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Project Coordinator Lele Gillespie named Staff Member of the Month

Meet Lele Gillespie, September’s Staff Member of the Month September 23, 2021 by Inside Ole Miss Lele Winter Gillespie, project coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long […]


JThe late Jackie Certion, assistant director of the FASTrack Program, is this year’s staff winner of the Frist Student Service Award. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

University Honors Two Beloved Employees with Frist Awards

JoAnn Edwards and Jacqueline Certion recognized for passion for serving students April 26, 2021 by Mitchell Diggs Two University of Mississippi employees – the university’s head debater and a late administrator fondly remembered as “one of the brightest lights on our campus” – have been honored with a prestigious campuswide award for student service. JoAnn […]


‘The Long Haul,’ a three-minute short film directed by Ole Miss student Maggie Bushway, is among the entries in this year’s Oxford Film Festival. Submitted photo

Lights, Camera, Action: Oxford Film Festival Returns

18th annual event brings more than 200 movies to community March 18, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith The Oxford Film Festival is returning this year with an ambitious hybrid format and plenty of movie magic for all to enjoy. The popular festival, which will be held March 24-28 and throughout the month of April, will […]


Hope Tulchinsky is the new success coach for the UM College of Liberal Arts. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Striving for Student Success

College of Liberal Arts welcomes Hope Tulchinsky as success coach February 17, 2021 by Abigail Meisel Hope Tulchinsky has joined the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience staff at the University of Mississippi as a success coach for the College of Liberal Arts to help students navigate their college experience and beyond. Tulchinsky […]


University Honors Three with Frist Awards

Carmen Riggan, Stefan Schulenberg and Sovent Taylor recognized for exceptional student service MAY 7, 2020 BY MITCHELL DIGGS Three University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Carmen Riggan, pre-law adviser and assistant to the dean in the College […]


Meet Kelly Houston, April’s Staff Member of the Month

APRIL 18, 2019 BY INSIDE OLE MISS Kelly Houston, administrative coordinator for the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for April. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at […]


Meet Glenn Schove, March’s Staff Member of the Month

MARCH 22, 2019 BY INSIDE OLE MISS Glenn Storey Schove, administrative coordinator II in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for March. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at […]


JThe late Jackie Certion, assistant director of the FASTrack Program, is this year’s staff winner of the Frist Student Service Award. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Jackie Certion Earns a ‘Ph.D. Every May’

FASTrack administrator receives Harriet Tubman Award for work with students of color APRIL 2, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Jackie Certion says she may not ever be called “doctor,” but she gets the same satisfaction she’d have from earning a Ph.D. each May when University of Mississippi students send her graduation invitations as thanks for helping […]


Martina Brewer Named to ACT State Organization Council

UM staff member appointed to three-year term DECEMBER 9, 2016 BY TINSLEY HASTINGS The Mississippi ACT State Organization has named Martina Brewer, associate director of admissions at the University of Mississippi, to its council. Brewer began in the Office of Admissions as a student worker during her undergraduate years. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2003 and a master’s […]


Sovent Taylor and Others Receive Outstanding Staff Awards

Personnel recognized for excellence in service categories MAY 23, 2016  |  BY EDWIN SMITH Human Resources employee Andrea Jekabsons was all smiles Friday (May 20) after being named the University of Mississippi’s 2016 Overall Outstanding Staff Member. Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter presented the assistant director of employment and training a plaque, $1,000 and two season […]