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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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A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students’ college dreams a reality AUGUST 13, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling–
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Co-chairs (from left) Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy and Debra and retired Maj. Gen. Leon Collins are leading the steering committee for Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, which has attracted $1.2 billion toward its $1.5 billion goal. Now & Ever is the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mississippi universities. Fiscal year 2022 fundraising saw $150.6 million secured in private support. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

Campaign Secures $1.2 Billion

Historic Now & Ever Well on its way to success AUGUST 8, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mississippi universities, Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, just secured $1.2 billion toward its $1.5 billion goal. Elevating the total is more than $150.6–
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Vaughn Grisham

Fight Poverty in MS by honoring Dr. Vaughn Grisham’s Legacy

AUGUST 10, 2022 Dr. Vaughn Grisham’s scholarship and teaching have changed lives and entire communities by inspiring hope, leadership and resilience. Honor and celebrate his legacy by supporting the Grisham Scholarship and the renaming of the McLean Institute to the Grisham-McLean Institute for–
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Endowment Provides Graduate Scholarships

Gift honors donor’s mother, aids students in UM College of Liberal Arts June 18, 2022 By Bill Dabney A Christmas present opened by Nannette Holcomb Comer, of Fulton, has the power to make dreams a reality for countless University of Mississippi students. The gift from Comer’s daughter, Karen Comer–
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Grisham Fellows

Grisham Fellows Program Brings South Delta Students to Campus

Program aims to give rural high schoolers an in-person college experience May 27, 2022 By JB Clark A group of South Delta High School students got a taste of the college experience earlier this spring as part of the Grisham Fellows program during a weekend visit to the University of Mississippi. The–
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UCIMG-2217-1 APRIL 28, 2022 BY MDIGGS The Pride of the South marching band performs at halftime of the 2021 Ole Miss-Arkansas football game in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

UM Band Getting Bigger, Better Practice Field

Chancellor Glenn Boyce announces $3.5 million commitment from the university, donors APRIL 28, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seeking to expand and improve outdoor rehearsal conditions, the University of Mississippi is committing $3.5 million to build a bigger, better practice field for its–
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Leading Surgeon Credits University of Mississippi for Success, Gives Back

April 4, 2022 Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi — the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson–
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Shelly and Kirk Morgan

Morgan Family Gift Supports Faculty, Students

$100,000 will help retain, recruit top faculty to UM College of Liberal Arts University of Mississippi alumni Kirk and Shelly Morgan, of Lexington, South Carolina, are celebrating the university’s Giving Day with a $100,000 gift to help the College of Liberal Arts recruit and retain top faculty. Of–
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Gift to Southern Studies Benefits Graduate Students

One trip to Oxford led donor Marc Rosen to a mutually enriching relationship with UM center February 12, 2022 By Mary Stanton Knight A trip to the University of Mississippi to learn more about the Center for the Study of Southern Culture gave tax attorney Marc Rosen an opportunity to continue his–
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