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Derrick Harriell and Patrick Alexander

Remembering a Mississippi Leader

Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship Established in African American Studies January 26, 2022 By Mary Stanton Knight/ UM Development A generous gift from an anonymous donor will provide the University of Mississippi African American Studies Program with an endowed scholarship that honors a Mississippi civil–
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Overstreet Champions Band, Accountancy with Major Gift

Donation to help renovate Pride of the South practice facilities, build new home for Patterson School January 19, 2022 By Tina H. Hahn On a breezy Friday afternoon, the University of Mississippi‘s Pride of the South marching band members finished the day’s rehearsal and then gathered close to shout–
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Students Honored for Creating Positive Change

Majestic Gay and Frederick Williams are first recipients of scholarship honoring Donald Cole January 18, 2022 By Rhodes Walker A student activist, professor and leader, Don Cole has retired from the University of Mississippi but continues to influence the lives of Ole Miss students through a new–
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A Place for All

Gift supports student programming in LGBTQIA+ Lounge January 14, 2022 By Mary Stanton Knight A gift from a University of Mississippi alumnus will support Spring Pride Camp, an annual event designed to provide fun, networking opportunities and information on campus resources for students who are–
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Aryana Gaines, a senior from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, who is pursuing a major in design and theatre production, examines the costumes she worked to design for Ole Miss Theatre’s upcoming production of “Legally Blonde.”

Gift Creates Space for Ole Miss Costume Design Shop

Setting the Stage August 25, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight In the hands of a costume designer, reams of fabric can be used to transport a theater patron to another time or even another world. A $650,000 gift establishing the Nancye Starnes Theatre and Film Fund at the University of Mississippi–
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The Triplett siblings, from left, are Lou Ann Woidtke, Liz Walker, Suzy Fuller, Diane Holloway and Chip Triplett.

Improving Student Wellness

Gift establishes Institute for Student Well-Being August 10, 2021 By Bill Dabney The Triplett family is making a big dream to help others come true. The family’s $500,000 gift, from the Dr. and Mrs. R. Faser Triplett Foundation, provides the seed money needed to establish the William Magee Institute–
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University of Mississippi students in the Chinese Language Flagship Program learn about the local culture, business community and language while studying in Taiwan. Thanks to a recent gift from American First National Bank, future study abroad trips to Taiwan will be more affordable for UM students.

Creating Opportunities in Taiwan

Fund eases study abroad costs for UM students July 22, 2021 By Jonathan Scott The University of Mississippi and Taiwan are located on opposite sides of the globe, but a recent gift from American First National Bank is bringing the two closer together. As a result of the Houston, Texas-headquartered–
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Ole Miss student Jodie Bartlett (left), of Bay St. Louis, teaches reading to rising first-grader Jackson Knight, of Oxford. Photo by Mary Stanton Knight/University Development

Helping Students Who Learn Differently

Donors’ $1 million gift funds program to equip kids to overcome illiteracy June 30, 2021 By Bill Dabney The University of Mississippi, the Shelton School of Dallas, two Mississippi school districts, a former UM professor and an Ole Miss alumnus have joined forces in a fight against illiteracy–
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A voracious reader, Bill Morrison’s lifetime of learning would not have been complete without a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, England, the birthplace of one his favorite writers, William Shakespeare.

Cultivating Knowledge

University Libraries to Receive Multimillion-Dollar Gift June 21, 2021 By Bill Dabney Ralph Vance tries to talk about the late Bill Morrison’s generosity to the University of Mississippi, but the words catch in his throat. “We’ve all been meeting and putting our heads together about how to do the–
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The new Linda Spargo Art and Rowan Oak Fund will contribute financially to academic research within the College of Liberal Arts – such as the work examining the history of author William Faulkner’s former home, known as Rowan Oak – and to the work of the Department of Art and Art History.

Support Fund Named for Spargo Supports Arts, Rowan Oak

Honoring Linda Spargo June 11, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight Navigating a four-year university can be daunting for some, but University of Mississippi students had a mentor in Linda Spargo, who devoted her career to guiding them and their families. Recently retired, Spargo’s impact is being honored–
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