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Scholarship Endowments Honor Longtime Professor

Late Donald Summers helped build resources to support talented students in physics and astronomy NOVEMBER 5, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. A–
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Christene Chavez (standing, center, in gray sweatshirt) and other Luckyday Scholars put together Halloween treat bags.

A Family of Luckyday Scholars

Chavez Siblings Grateful for Common Scholarship, UM Experiences NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY SARA MAHMOUD/UM DEVELOPMENT Leaving the comfort and familiarity of a small town to join thousands of other students at the University of Mississippi can be a daunting experience for many freshmen. That wasn’t the–
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Supporting Reading Experiences for Children

Scotts Provide Gifts to Book Festival to Pay Tribute to Mother OCTOBER 31, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN Elementary school students will be encouraged to love reading thanks to a University of Mississippi endowment paying tribute to the late Elaine Hoffman Scott of Little Rock, Arkansas, remembered for her–
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Towery Scholarship

Final Mile Scholarship

Col. Bobby Towery Memorialized with Fund for Army ROTC Cadets OCTOBER 25, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN, UM DEVELOPMENT The late Col. (Ret.) Bobby Towery, 59, ran his final mile Oct. 26, 2019, like he lived his life: supporting and encouraging others. Towery of Oxford, Mississippi, died of a heart attack–
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Honors College medal

Honors College Scholarships Support High-achieving Students

More than $600,000 awarded to freshmen from Mississippi and across the globe OCTOBER 19, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College awarded more than 20 scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, continuing a 25-year tradition of supporting top–
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Transforming Lives

Gift to Support Mission of Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement OCTOBER 10, 2022 BY BILL DABNEY Vaughn Grisham, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Mississippi, believes his life’s purpose is to raise the quality of life for others, so much so that he founded an–
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J. Steven Blake & James Meredith

Meredith Legacy Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM’s Integration

Blake creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic–
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Colby Kullman was a collector of both things and of friends. "He touched thousands and thousands, always remembered who helped and supported him, and he always gave back," said Richard Herzog, of his father, pictured here in his home office.

He Lifted as He Climbed

UM Community Remembers Professor Emeritus Colby H. Kullman AUGUST 29, 2022 BY MARY S. KNIGHT To his friends and family, University of Mississippi professor emeritus Colby H. Kullman, who died on Aug. 9, was a one-of-a-kind human being who touched the lives of thousands of students during his tenure–
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The Dr. Donald Summers Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment and the Dr. Donald Summers Graduate Student Fellowship Stipend Endowment will enable University of Mississippi students to pursue work in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The late professor dedicated his professional life to teaching and conducting research.

Helping Students Reach for the Stars

Longtime Professor Honored by Assistance for Students AUGUST 26, 2022 BY TINA HAHN The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. Now, a gift in his name will enable students to–
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The university will honor the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation and Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat with Concerto Awards in honor of their efforts to build the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2002. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM to Dedicate Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

AUGUST 24, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses–
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