Kellygrace Loko

MDS Student comes from West Africa to train for career in helping others

A World Away: Kellygrace Loko grew up in the West African country of Togo but came to the U.S. at the start of 2020 to fulfill a dream of helping others.

Holly Thrailkill

Prescott Named University's Top Online Instructor of the Year

This month University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty member Hayley Prescott received UM’s Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching.

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Mississippi High School Students Study Leadership, Community at UM

Eight high school students from Mississippi are participating in the “Building Community Change in the Mississippi Delta” track of the Pre-College Summer Program.

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Mississippi Long-haul trucker changes lanes to complete degree

During this month’s graduation ceremonies at the University of Mississippi, Leroy Kirkendall will fulfill a dream that has been thousands of miles and 40 years in the making.

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UM Social Work Instructor Receives Paragon Online Teaching Award

Kristy Durkin, instructor in social work, is the 2022 recipient of the annual Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching, awarded by Ole Miss Online.

Kaylee Hillhouse

Student Kaylee Hillhouse Pursues Passion in Critical Care Nursing

With degrees in nursing and allied health studies, Hillhouse begins her career as an ICU nurse this month at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. 

Holly Thrailkill

University of Mississippi Faculty Selected as Inaugural WOW! Faculty Fellows

Faculty members work to create learning communities where fellow UM instructors can share about productive elements in their online teaching experiences.

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Recreation Minor course of study now available through iStudy

Entire minor course of study now available from the School of Applied Sciences and the Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management Department.

Emily Ferris

Outreach Associate Director Emily Ferris wins Outstanding Staff Member award

Ferris was recognized as EEO Category 3 Outstanding Staff Member at the annual University of Mississippi Staff Appreciation Awards.

Holly Thrailkill

After Life-Threatening Accident, Mother of Five Pursues Dream

Holly Thrailkill, a junior education major at UM-Rankin, was recently honored with the UM School of Education's Sylvia Foran Curriculum Planning Award.

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Multi-Disciplinary Studies Grad Takes Degree to New Heights

University of Mississippi 2022 graduate Kelly Bator of Meridian was chosen to start pilot training for the U.S. Air Force following graduation.

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UM Announces Summer Program Lineup for K-12 Graders

The University of Mississippi’s Office of Pre-College Programs will offer opportunities for kids to learn and have fun this summer through a variety of camp options.

Carey Dowling

Carey Bernini Dowling Named University's Top Online Instructor

Dowling, instructional associate professor of psychology, is the recipient of this year's 2022 Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching at the University of Mississippi.

Oscar Pope

Pope Awarded 2021 UM Outstanding Internship Experience Partner

UM Alumnus Oscar R. Pope Jr. posthumously awarded the 2021 UM Outstanding Internship Experience Partner of the Year during presentations in Sept.

Jalen Wells

UM Student Encourages the Next Generation during Summer at Ole Miss

University of Mississippi sophomore Jhalen Wells wanted to spend his summer making a difference. Wells serves as summer programs counselor and mentor.

Gail Davis

UMHS Teacher is 2021 Outstanding Earth and Space Science Teacher

Davis, who teaches earth and space science online in the UM High School online program, was honored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

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UM Offers On-Campus and Online Summer Camp Options for K-12

UM’s Office of Pre-College Programs recently announced the 2021 lineup of summer program options for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

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UM’s Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

UM’s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is now accepting applications from rising 11th- and 12th -graders who attend high school in South Mississippi.

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Berezina Earns University’s Top Online Teaching Honor

Last March faculty at UM began swiftly converting live courses to an online format that allowed students to keep learning and progressing toward graduation.

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Antonow Honored with 2021 UM Diversity Innovator Award

Laura Antonow, of Oxford, was honored this month for her work at the University of Mississippi and in the Oxford community for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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UM Internship Students Boost Resumes Through Virtual Internships

The UM Internship Experience Program is offering an eight-week online course this fall for students from any major wanting to learns kills that employers will be looking for.

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UM Faculty Connect Students and Industry Leaders with virtual StudyUSA

During these Zoom conferences, Ole Miss students were able to hear from a variety of speakers about their institution's or government branch's responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

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UM Continues Commitment to Making Courses Accessible

Global Accessibility Day online lunch-and-learn is May 21 for faculty and staff. Online meeting begins at noon and will help participants increase accessibility in digital content.

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UM Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings. Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students.

Shennette Garrett-Scott

UM History Professor Awarded Paragon Online Teaching Award

Shennette Garrett-Scott, an associate professor of history and African American studies at UM, was recently honored with the UM Paragon Award for her work in online teaching.

Wintersession Students Get Close-Up Look at Government

Students tackled topics of campaigns, elections and advocacy in the United States, thanks to partnership between Study USA and Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics.

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Junior Using Experience with Migraine to Help Others

Denney working to inform and assist others suffering from chronic disease. When Delora Denney was 8 years old, a neurologist diagnosed her with chronic migraine disease...

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Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

15 UM students gained valuable career experience through unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country.

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Area Colleges Team up to Simplify Degree Completion

Officials from the University of Mississippi and NMCC came together this week at the DeSoto Center campus to introduce the Path 4 partnership.

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UM Outreach Staffer Earns Ally of the Year Award

University of Mississippi testing center coordinator Catherine Hultman was named a recipient of the Vicki Mahan Ally of the Year staff award.

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Green Completes UM Degree after 30-Year Break

Oxford teaching assistant, breast cancer survivor receives bachelor's degree in university studies during the University of Mississippi's Commencement exercises last month.

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Study on Internships at UM Earns National Honors

University of Mississippi staff members Kristina Phillips and Jennifer Saxon have been honored with the "Dissertation of the Year" award by the National Society for Experiential Education.

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BGS Honor Grad Prepares for Career in Dentistry

She came to UM because of the community atmosphere she felt when visiting campus but stayed because of the opportunities to make a difference in the Ole Miss community and others around the world.

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UM English Students Explore Career Options with Alumni

UM English majors and minors had the unique opportunity to learn more about career options and job search advice during the "Next Chapters: Career Networking with English Alumni" event held April 11 and 12.

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Alumnus donates 1908 Railway Map to UM Oxford Train Depot

University of Mississippi alumnus Briggs Smith of Batesville and his wife Dot (center) donated a special piece of memorabilia to the historic UM Oxford Train Depot last week- a 1908 map of all train stops in Mississippi. 

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Online Faculty Receive Paragon Award for Excellence in Teaching

The University of Mississippi Office of Academic Outreach works to highlight faculty members who are crafting online classes around these criteria each year. Two faculty members share honor for 2018-19 year.

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Division of Outreach Earns Constant Contact All Star Award

Digital marketing is a highly competitive and valuable resource for corporations, organizations, and universities around the globe. UM’s Division of Outreach was recently honored for their successful efforts in the use of this medium.

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NY Attorney Richard Burke Honored for Mentoring UM Students

Since his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1966, Richard A. Burke has had a heart for helping Ole Miss undergraduates and others achieve the American dream.

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Students Start Careers with Help from Internship Experience

University of Mississippi students spent this past summer living, working, and networking in Atlanta, New York City and Washington D.C as part of UM's Internship Experience Program, opening doors for their future.

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UM ‘Green is the New Pink’ for Young Environmentalists

2nd Year of Program looks to recruit 7-10th grade students to study local ecology. Students interested in participating ‘Green is the New Pink’ for Young Environmentalists are invited to apply online by Sept. 20.

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Former UM Students Find Pathway to College Degree

Police officers, pro football players, substitute teachers, stay-at-home moms and Nissan employees are just a few of the professionals who took part in a special event at the University of Mississippi.

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Local HR Professionals Excel in National Certification Exam

Human resource professionals in north Mississippi are increasing their knowledge and skills to help employers after participating in professional development course offered at the University of Mississippi.

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Two Grandmothers Receive UM's Highest Academic Honor

From 'I can't go back to school' to earning Taylor Medals, new graduates aim to make a difference. Both ladies' efforts are being honored this spring as recipients of 2018-19 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals.

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Watch this short video. See what we're doing this summer.

From coding to cooking to Shakespeare. There are more than 40 one-week camps available. Check out the 2018 academic summer camps available at Ole Miss through the UM's Office of Pre-College Programs.

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Crutchfield Awarded UM Online Teaching Award

Each year the Office of Academic Outreach within the University of Mississippi’s Division of Outreach seeks to encourage and highlight faculty members’ contributions to online instruction...

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“Black Panther” Writer to Headline Annual MSPA Convention

The author of Marvel Comics’ graphic novel reboot “Black Panther” is the keynote speaker for the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association’s (MSPA) 2018 spring convention and awards ceremony.

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University Expands Summer Programs for K-12 Students

More than 40 one-week camps available, open house set for Feb. 27. You are invited to check out the 2018 academic summer camp opportunities available through the UM's Office of Pre-College Programs.

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Academic Traveler Offering Sicilian Culinary Adventure

UM's Academic Traveler program is offering a unique gift idea this holiday season that will send participants off to bask in the Mediterranean sun while enjoying delightful cuisine and historic beauty.

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UM Youth Summer Camps Release 2018 schedule

OXFORD—The University of Mississippi Office of Pre-College programs wants to make holiday shopping easier this year by offering the gift of a fun, educational experience. Gift certificates are now available...

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New Program Engaging Students in Local Environmental Issues

OXFORD— Local students involved in the University of Mississippi’s “Green is the New Pink: Young Women Environmentalists in Action” program recently spent a Saturday testing and observing water sources and electrofishing...

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UM Students, Faculty Take Learning on the Road

Whether students are capturing biological field samples or capturing the essence of a culture, the eye-opening experience of experiential learning will be on full display through Study USA Wintersession 2018 classes.

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Division of Outreach Sets Open House to Show Off New Space

The division will open its doors for an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9). Everyone is invited to come view the space, locate colleagues in their new offices and preview the available conference spaces.

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UM Offers Fall Rebel Quest Camp for First- through Sixth-Graders

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty and staff looking for activities for their school-aged children during the week of fall break have a new option this year with the extension of the popular UM Rebel Quest camp.

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Students Share Experiences from NYC and D.C. Internships

The University of Mississippi Internship Experience Program, in its 10th year, helps make that move successful for students through career preparation and internship opportunities in New York and Washington, D.C.

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UM Communiversity Classes Help Locals Try Something New

What does learning to decorate a home like Joanna Gaines, spinning around the dance floor like your favorite “Dancing With The Stars” couple and decorating a cake like you’re a contender on “Cake Wars” have in common?

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UM Faculty, Students Prepare for Learning Adventures Across USA

This summer University of Mississippi students will be eyewitnesses to the raising of Tappan Zee bridge in New York City, meeting with Pulitzer Prize-winning staff at The Washington Post and visiting Google’s headquarters in California.

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