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Four Outstanding Freshmen Awarded Lott Leadership Scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Four University of Mississippi freshmen have been awarded the fall 2008 Lott Leadership Scholarships by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. The students were chosen for the awards based on their leadership ability, academic performance and record of community service. The prestigious scholarships provide $10,000 per year for four years and are awarded…
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Senator Trent Lott Gives $250,000 to Scholarship in Wife’s Honor

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Mississippi senator Trent Lott has made a $250,000 gift to a University of Mississippi scholarship endowment that honors his wife. “We are grateful to Senator Lott for his continued support of Ole Miss and are thankful to those friends who created this scholarship,” said UM Chancellor Robert Khayat. “The Patricia Lott…
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Sorority Gift to Fund Campus Gates

OXFORD, Miss. – Visitors arriving to the University of Mississippi campus by way of Highway 6 and Coliseum Drive will soon see new entrance gates, thanks to a $250,000 commitment to Ole Miss from the Delta Gamma House Corporation. “First impressions are important, and since Robert Khayat became chancellor, one of our goals has been…
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Alumnus Continues in Tradition of Giving

OXFORD, Miss. – Jim and Mary Margaret Bennett of Pearl will continue to fund the Faye Evans Bennett Ole Miss First Scholarship through a bequest to the University of Mississippi. “We are most grateful for this generous gift from the Bennett family,” said Wendell Weakley, president of the UM Foundation. Planned giving is extremely important…
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Pediatrics Chair Named for Alumna

JACKSON, Miss., – For more than 20 years, Suzan Brown Thames (BA 68) of Jackson has worked tirelessly to improve health care for Mississippi children. Now her name will be synonymous with her life’s passion through an endowment to The University of Mississippi Medical Center. The Suzan Brown Thames Chair in Pediatrics in the Blair…
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State Rep. Cecil Brown Donates Salary to Mississippi Teacher Corps

OXFORD, Miss. – Cecil Brown, a Mississippi State Representative from the 66th District, has established the Nancy H. Brown Teacher Corps Endowment at the University of Mississippi with a gift of $130,000. The Mississippi Teacher Corps, which is housed at Ole Miss, addresses the critical need for teachers in Mississippi’s most poverty-stricken areas. It is…
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Alumni Couple Supports Chancellor’s Trust

OXFORD, Miss. – Because of their love for the University of Mississippi and their belief in its mission, UM alumni Neel and Pam White of Austin, Texas, have made a gift to support the Chancellor’s Trust at Ole Miss. The Whites said they wanted to give to the Chancellor’s Trust primarily because of the many…
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