The 2019-2020 Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) freshman class scholars are (front, from left) Mary Lathan Pittman of Batesville, Mississippi; Samantha Turner of Starkville, Mississippi; Emelia O’Neill of Smithton, Illinios; Gray Duperier of Oxford, Mississippi; Ansley Brown of Johns Creek, Georgia; (second row, from left) Amyaha Graham of Clarksdale, Mississippi; Shelby Sledge of Amory, Mississippi; Casiah Watson of Jackson, Mississippi; Shelby Phillips of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Mary Patton Murphy of Jackson; Hailey Ellis of Olive Branch, Mississippi; Jodyn Wyms of Tupelo, Mississippi; (back row, from left) Brody McCammon of New Albany, Mississippi; and Bradley Brantley of Jackson.
The OMWC is an innovative and groundbreaking program at the University of Mississippi that provides scholarships and counsel for students destined to be leaders.
Helmed by an accomplished cadre of female leaders and philanthropists, the OMWC provides scholarships for tuition and books for young men and women, as well as guidance and training in leadership skills, career development, and personal growth throughout the students’ tenure at the university.
Scholars are guided by career mentors and sitting members of the OMWC and participate in leadership training, mentoring, community service projects, cultural enrichment activities and alumni networking.
By Bill Dabney