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Army ROTC cadet carries the 2021 Egg Bowl game ball

Rivals Ole Miss, MSU Rally for a Cause This Year in Egg Bowl Run

Cadets taking canned food donations ahead of weekend’s 100-mile trek NOVEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University will relay nearly 100 miles across the state on Sunday (Nov. 19) for the annual Egg Bowl Run. Before hitting the field for the game on Thanksgiving, Ole Miss […]

Daneel Konnar (right), a senior from Meridian

Welcome Home: UM Reunites Military Family for Unforgettable Weekend

Father, family reunited at football game as a part of Ole Miss Wish NOVEMBER 4, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Four young boys ran into their father’s arms Saturday (Nov. 4) in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, kneeling and crying as they met him on the field. For a moment, it didn’t matter that 65,680 people were focused on […]

Military Times

UM Rated No.1 ‘Best for Vets’ University in the SEC, Top 5 Nationally

UM reaches record high in Military Times’ university rankings NOVEMBER 8, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE For the first time, the Military Times has listed the University of Mississippi No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference and No. 5 nationally in its annual Best for Vets ranking.  Military Times surveyed 325 colleges and universities across the nation […]

Master Sgt. Anthony Douglas & Haley Barbour

State, National Leaders Share Insights on Leading Through Disaster

Panel discusses leadership through tragedy, crisis at Ford Center event SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five state and national leaders shared lessons from their struggles and successes of leadership in crisis Thursday evening (Sept. 14) at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. With former Sen. Trent Lott moderating, former […]

Andrew Newby speaks at the parking passceremony

University Named Gold-Level Military Friendly Institution

Achievement marks second consecutive year of UM reaching gold MAY 2, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE For the second year in a row, the University of Mississippi has been named a gold-ranked 2023-24 military friendly institution by the Military Friendly Advisory Council. Military Friendly ranks schools, employers, spouse employers and others based on how well that […]

Student Veterans

Veteran and Military Services Honors Student Veterans, Alumni at Gala

Mike Durant, veteran and inspiration for movie ‘Black Hawk Down,’ set for keynote address MARCH 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE University of Mississippi student veterans will hear from an American hero whose story inspired a blockbuster movie this month at the third annual Veteran’s Alumni Gala. On March 31, the Office of Veteran and Military […]

Lt. Gen. Maria R. Gervais

Speaker Series to Spotlight Diversity, Inclusion in Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC collaborate to bring civilian and military leaders for campus chat JANUARY 31, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Three female leaders of the Army, Navy and Air Force will visit the University of Mississippi next month to lead a discussion on diversity and inclusion in the armed services. Lt. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, […]

Members of the Magnolia Battalion deliver the game ball for this year's Egg Bowl game to campus on Monday evening. Ole Miss and Mississippi State cadets ferried the ball nearly 100 miles for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run, with proceeds benefiting the Mississippi Food Network. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM, MSU Cadets Leg 100 Miles for Egg Bowl Run

ROTC students relayed from Starkville to Oxford to deliver game ball NOVEMBER 22, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University relayed the Egg Bowl game ball nearly 100 miles across the northern Mississippi gridiron Monday (Nov. 21) for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run. The Bulldogs met […]

Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series OCTOBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Army ROTC program. Maj. Gen. […]

Towery Scholarship

Final Mile Scholarship

Col. Bobby Towery Memorialized with Fund for Army ROTC Cadets OCTOBER 25, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN, UM DEVELOPMENT The late Col. (Ret.) Bobby Towery, 59, ran his final mile Oct. 26, 2019, like he lived his life: supporting and encouraging others. Towery of Oxford, Mississippi, died of a heart attack hours after finishing the […]