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UM Foundation President Honors Daughters with Women’s Council Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Foundation president Wendell Weakley and his wife, Sue, have honored their three daughters with a bequest that will create an Ole Miss Women’s Council scholarship endowment. "You cannot imagine how much this means to the members of the council," said Jan Farrington, chair of the Ole Miss Women’s Council.…

Student Environmental Activist Chosen for Prestigious Udall Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – When the chancellor’s office at the University of Mississippi called Alecia Waite to schedule a meeting about environmental issues, the student leader and activist immediately prepared herself to show how Ole Miss could improve its recycling efforts. But Chancellor Robert Khayat had a different agenda – namely, a surprise reception to congratulate…

Dedicated Member of the Ole Miss Family Assures UM Legacy

OXFORD, Miss. – To show support for the University of Mississippi and its MomentUM campaign, UM alumnus Jamie Houston of Ridgeland has planned a bequest through the University of Mississippi Foundation to create the Jamie Houston Family Endowment. Houston said he wanted to give to Ole Miss because he has such a love for the…

Alumni Couple Create Scholarship to Honor Lifelong Friend

OXFORD, Miss. – Mitzi Whittington fondly remembers her childhood best friend Morris George – his bright red hair and freckles, his love of learning and their good-natured competition for grades at Coffeeville High School in their hometown. Now, thanks to a scholarship Whittington and her husband, Lynn, have created in his name at the University…

Scholarship Endowment Honors Pharmacy Alumnus

OXFORD, Miss. – Like most little girls, Cecilia Caldwell adored her daddy. From the time she was a 2-year-old sitting beside him as he drove, to fishing with him and her brothers on Wissahickon Creek, Cecilia could usually be found by his side. He was her hero. "He is still my hero," she said. "He…

Former NAB Head Eddie Fritts Honors Wife with Women’s Council Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – A woman recognized in the nation’s capital for her tireless leadership supporting political, educational and charitable fundraising is being honored with a University of Mississippi scholarship endowment and is joining the efforts of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. The first Women’s Council Scholarship designated solely for students majoring in public…

Greenwood Couple Gives $321,000 to School of Engineering

OXFORD, Miss. – For 93 years, University of Mississippi alumnus Harper Johnson has watched the world change. He remembers the tracks and locomotives that carried him to Oxford in 1935 to enroll at the university, and he recalls the building of highways back then that Ole Miss students still travel. He saw radio born, then…

Alum’s Gift of Music Lives on in Gifts of Scholarship and Rare Flutes

OXFORD, Miss. – Mary Lee Sneed Hill knew the power of music – how it can chase away the blues, and brighten the darkest days. That’s why, for more than 40 years, the University of Mississippi alumna shared her voice with the sick and shut-in, performing at nursing homes throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. "To…

Alumnus Creates Ole Miss First Scholarship to Honor Mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus C. Patrick "Pat" Massey of Birmingham, Ala., has honored the memory of his mentor Roger Q. Scott with a gift of $25,000 to fund an Ole Miss First scholarship in Scott’s name. Growing up in Pensacola, Fla., Massey lived across the street from the Scott family and he…