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One of the Community Engaged Partnership Development Fund grants awarded this year aims to expand marketing efforts for farmers markets hosted at the university in partnership with the Oxford Community Market organization. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

University Supports Community Partnership Projects

Projects range from youth nutrition programs to sustainable farmers market activities FEBRUARY 3, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi has awarded funding to six projects aimed at increasing collaboration between the institution and the Lafayette County and Oxford communities. The Community Engaged Partnership Development Fund grants are awarded by the Division of Diversity […]


Savannah Draud

High School STEM Outreach Led by UM Graduate Student

Inspiring passion for science-related fields in the next generation of scholars DECEMBER 12, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Savannah Draud, a doctoral student in biology at the University of Mississippi, is spending time at local high schools to help increase science literacy in an effort to inspire students to further their education and foster a love […]


UM alumnus Reggie Willis lives in Juneau, Alaska. The 2018 graduate experienced homelessness twice during his time as an Ole Miss student after coming out to his parents. Submitted photo

Professor Launches LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund

Sarah Isom Center director organized nonprofit to address concern DECEMBER 6, 2022 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Reggie Willis, who is transgender, will never forget when he lived in his truck on a diet of bagged cereal. He grew up in a middle-class family and lived a privileged life. He started at the University of Mississippi in […]


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 […]


Brittney Reese

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women’s Council Celebrates ‘Giving Nature’ of UM Alum, Olympian NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT As one of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese (BA English 11) is already recognized as Ole Miss’ most celebrated Olympian. However, her quiet efforts to help and serve others are […]


Annie Cafer, associate professor of sociology, director of the Center for Population Studies, and codirector of UM CREW. Photo by Thomas Graning

Center for Population Studies Co-Hosting Rural Partner Summit

More than 75 partners meeting Nov. 9 in Cleveland to address challenges across Mississippi NOVEMBER 8, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi is co-hosting a statewide rural partner summit Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Cleveland. The event, to be held at the Lyric Hotel West End from […]


Charles E. Cowan

UM Alumnus Appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

JANUARY 19, 2022 A shareholder attorney at Wise Carter in Jackson, University of Mississippi alumnus Charles E. Cowen (BA history and political science 10, JD 13) was appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to a four-year term on Mississippi’s Advisory Committee to the Commission on November 19, 2021. The Commission maintains the United […]


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UM, Community Partners Organize Bilingual Health Fair in Pontotoc

Spanish-speaking community members invited to receive free screenings, health services July 16, 2021 By JB Clark University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students are working with health care and public service providers to start meeting the health care needs of Pontotoc’s underserved Spanish-speaking community. The UM McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, as […]


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, […]


Ole Miss student Jodie Bartlett (left), of Bay St. Louis, teaches reading to rising first-grader Jackson Knight, of Oxford. Photo by Mary Stanton Knight/University Development

Helping Students Who Learn Differently

Donors’ $1 million gift funds program to equip kids to overcome illiteracy June 30, 2021 By Bill Dabney The University of Mississippi, the Shelton School of Dallas, two Mississippi school districts, a former UM professor and an Ole Miss alumnus have joined forces in a fight against illiteracy. For the next three years, the Shelton […]