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A ‘Game Changer’ for Incarcerated Students

Funds Help UM Expand Its Prison-to-College Pipeline’s Services, Staff and Courses FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UM DEVELOPMENT A $150,000 grant to the University of Mississippi’s Prison-to-College Pipeline Program (PTCPP) is helping expand course offerings and services to those looking to–
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Dean Douglas

Raising Awareness

Alumnus Establishes Fund in Support of UM’s Center for Practical Ethics FEBRUARY 12, 2024 BY BILL DABNEY/UM FOUNDATION A recent gift from University of Mississippi alumnus Dean Douglas will support a campus entity focused on developing practical solutions to pressing and contentious moral and–
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Thirteen UM Students’ Projects Selected for Support FEBRUARY 9, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award program at the University of Mississippi to support undergraduate-initiated, faculty-mentored research and creative achievement projects, has announced–
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Searights Make Major Gift to Enhance Student Support

IMPACT ON GRADUATE STUDENTS, NEW BUILDING FEBRUARY 7, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT A Dallas, Texas, couple is helping strengthen the University of Mississippi’s academic reputation with a $250,000 gift for graduate student stipends and a matching gift of $162,500 for the Patterson School of–
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Daniel Roberts

Young Alumnus Invests in UM Students

JANUARY 26, 2024 Daniel Roberts, a 2014 University of Mississippi graduate, has established an Ole Miss First scholarship in hopes of planting seeds that will thrive and help students enjoy an exceptional college experience. He becomes one of the youngest alumni ever to establish an Ole Miss First–
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book conference

Organization Provides Support for Oxford Book Conference

JANUARY 26, 2024 In honor of its upcoming 30th year, the Oxford Conference for the Book has received a surprise gift from Hawthornden Foundation. Jimmy Thomas, director of the conference, which is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, welcomed–
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Alumna Mary Louise Rosenbush made a $125,000 gift to the University of Mississippi in support of the Grove Scholars program

A Cheerful Giver

UM Alumna Establishes Endowment to Support Grove Scholars JANUARY 11, 2024 BY BILL DABNEY/UM FOUNDATION Mary Louise Rosenbush is a cheerful giver, especially knowing that her major gift to the University of Mississippi will support students who share her values: humble beginnings, hard work and–
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A gift from the Kelly Gene Cook Charitable Foundation will help provide laboratory facilities in the Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation at the University of Mississippi. One of the laboratories will be named for Kelly Gene Cook Sr.

Supporting STEM

Dallas Couple’s Gift Recognized with Chemistry Lab in Their Honor JANUARY 9, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY/UM FOUNDATION A major gift to the University of Mississippi from alumnus Waddell Mashburn and his wife, Sally, will support the teaching of chemistry in lab courses housed in the Jim and Thomas Duff–
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University of Mississippi Grove Scholars

Grove Scholars Promotes Equity

Investments Sought to Expand Proven UM Program JANUARY 8, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The University of Mississippi Grove Scholars program — which helps Mississippians from underrepresented demographic groups earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or health–
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Mia McKey, left, and Ross Cohen

A Greener Community

UM Student Turns Classroom Project into Real-World Impact DECEMBER 8, 2023 BY REAGAN COLLINS/UM DEVELOPMENT What began as a University of Mississippi class project has evolved into a campus-wide initiative to keep discarded clothing out of landfills and into the hands of people who need it. Through–
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