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Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world MAY 23, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established […]


Two Mississippi Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores, both UM juniors, chosen for prestigious national honor April 14, 2022 By Whitney Woods University of Mississippi juniors Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores recently got life-changing news: both students in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarships. This is the first time […]


Ten Seniors Named 2021-22 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ole Miss students honored for service, achievement and potential for success April 8, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2021-22 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to Ole Miss students. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated […]


Three UM Students Named Truman Finalists

Students who raise awareness about mental health issues and educational access among national finalists February 18, 2022 By Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi juniors who have worked to improve access to education and to raise awareness about mental health issues have been named finalists for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. National finalists for the honor were […]


Senior Named to Time Magazine’s “30 for 2030”

Bobby Hudson III, a public policy major from Gulfport, makes list of ‘a generation creating change’ For his advocacy work in the north Gulfport community where he grew up, a standout University of Mississippi senior has made Time magazine’s list of “A Generation Creating Change.” Bobby Hudson III, a public policy leadership major, is featured in Time […]


A photo of PPL student Bobby Hudson III in a TIME video featuring him as one three young changemakers during the COVID-19 crisis.

TIME Changemaker: Bobby Hudson III

NOVEMBER 2, 2021 University of Mississippi public policy leadership major Bobby Hudson III is featured as One of 30 in 2030: A Generation Creating Change. Eloise Berry wrote for TIME: It’s no secret that mental health was the collateral damage of the pandemic, with illness, loss and financial hardship weighing heavily on billions around the […]


Ainsley Ash

Alumni Spotlight: Ainsley Ash

Ainsley Ash (BA public policy leadership 21) is the founder of the Mississippi College Access Project, an organization that helps high school seniors navigate the college application process, and previously worked for National College Attainment Network (NCAN) as a communications intern. She is originally from Meridian, Mississippi. How did your interest in studying public policy […]


Daniel Roberts (BA public policy leadership 14) aims at top-notch, varied career opportunities and has already gained experience at the White House, Capitol Hill, Lyft, and now Facebook. Photo by Reese Bland

Aiming for the Moon: Daniel Roberts

Young Alumnus Finds Success in Pursuit of Big Dreams By Annie Rhoades for the Ole Miss Alumni Review, Winter 2021 Welcoming Queen Latifah to the White House, working on Capitol Hill as a legislative correspondent and interning in the social office of former first lady Michelle Obama are just a few of the highlights alumnus […]


Diversity Innovator Award Goes to First Class of Students

Award recognizes those working for a more equitable campus community July 12, 2021 By JB Clark The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has honored four students with the Diversity Innovator Student Award in recognition of their efforts to create a more diverse and equitable campus. The awards went to Ainsley Ash, […]


UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society May 17, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications […]