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Public Policy Leadership

Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Industry Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban earned two degrees in air and space law from UM JUNE 22, 2020 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. […]


Students Recognized for Commitment to University

Columns Society members presented annual awards for dedication APRIL 28, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi students have been honored as part of their affiliation with the Columns Society to recognize their commitment to serving the institution. Members of the Columns Society serve as the official hosts and hostesses for the university, and each […]


Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement MAY 5, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this […]


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University Spotlights Service with Sullivan Awards

Five recipients honored for outstanding community involvement, support for others APRIL 30, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Several University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students were honored recently in celebration of their service within the LOU community and beyond. The annual Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards were presented by the university’s Division of Diversity and Community […]


UM senior William Hay plans to use his 2020 Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Moldova.

UM Senior Named Fulbright Recipient

West Point native William Hay headed to Moldova to study and teach English APRIL 27, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi student is set to study and teach next year in Moldova, thanks to the 2020 U.S. Fulbright Student Program. William “Wills” Hay, a senior public policy leadership major with minors in […]


2019-20 Hall of Fame

Ten Seniors Named 2019-20 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

UM students honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 24, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2019-20 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by […]


The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


UM student veterans Winston Taylor (left), Lauren Graham and Jamie King show off an Ole Miss flag with Andrew Newby, UM assistant director for veterans and military services, in front of U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s office In Washington, D.C. The flag was originally carried to Iraq by King when he was deployed there with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

UM Students, Staff Lobby for Student Veterans in D.C.

Group met with Veterans Affairs committees to promote ideas for student veteran success APRIL 15, 2020 BY JB CLARK Three University of Mississippi student veterans recently joined Andrew Newby, assistant director for veterans and military services, in Washington, D.C., to meet with the nation’s leaders and participate in a joint hearing before the House of Representatives’ and Senate’s […]


Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning MARCH 10, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this month in Jackson. Barron Charles Mayfield, a senior from Lubbock, Texas, majoring in public […]


Cultivating Leaders: Tyler Yarbrough

Meet Tyler, a public policy leadership major OCTOBER 7, 2019 Raised in the most impoverished region in the poorest state in the country, the Mississippi Delta is where I’m from. Some see Clarksdale as a place where hope goes to die, but I view it a little differently. It is a place of hope. A […]