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Scholarship Initiative: Alumnus Honored for Public Service

The Brad Dye Public Service Scholarship Program will provide financial support for University of Mississippi students to engage in service-learning opportunities and public service. Duncan-Williams Inc., an investment banking firm in Memphis, has committed the first contribution toward the–
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Couple’s $100,000 Gift Helps Students

Johnny and Renee McRight remember their undergraduate and graduate school years at The University of Mississippi as some of the best of their lives. They also recognize the fellowships, grants and other opportunities they were afforded made their graduate degrees and professional careers possible–
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Funds Enhance Napier Scholarship

No disrespect to Thomas Wolfe, but John H. Napier III, a 1949 University of Mississippi history graduate, has irrefutable evidence that you can, in fact, go home again–
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Patricia and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott

Scholarship Honoring Patricia Lott to Nurture Leaders

APRIL 26, 2010 BY ADMIN “We are grateful to Senator Lott for his continued support of Ole Miss and are thankful to those friends who created this scholarship,” said UM Chancellor Robert Khayat. “The Patricia Lott Scholarship helps ensure that Ole Miss will continue its long–
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$200,000 Fund to Support Research of Southern Studies Faculty Members

Leila Wynn provides challenge grant matched by University.  A new $200,000 fund at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture is the result of one woman’s belief that faculty members must have resources to pursue a wealth of research and scholarship–
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Estate of Veteran English Professor Enhances UM Libraries with $128,000 Gift

“A library is the absolute heart of a university.” That favored sentiment was often delivered by Charles E. Noyes, whose passion for teaching changed the lives of countless University of Mississippi students and whose passion for learning will impact generations to come. A $128,000 gift–
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Max and Nila Williams Applaud Leadership of Former Chancellor Khayat with Gift

Two Oxford residents who have contributed to the life of the University of Mississippi for more than four decades are recognizing a leader for his contributions: former Chancellor Robert Khayat. Max and Nila Williams have joined the Chancellor’s Trust with a $25,000 gift to honor Khayat, who–
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Department of Theatre Arts Applauds its First Scholarship Endowments

Before 2007, the largest scholarship a theatre major at UM could receive was $100. Simply put, there were no substantial endowments for theatre scholarships. Now, thanks to alumni, faculty and staff members who love UM theatre, there are two–
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Students Honor a Legacy

Winthrop Jordan, a Bancroft Prize and National Book Award-winning historian who wrote several influential works on American slavery and race relations, died in early 2007. His legacy, however, lives on–
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Scholarship Honors Retired Professor

UM political science alumni and friends have honored Goberdhan Bhagat, who taught in that department for 30 years before retiring in 1994, with a scholarship endowment in his name. Bhagat (affectionately known as GB) joined the faculty after serving as a diplomat for the Indian government in the–
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