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Faithful Alum Continues Giving: $150,000 Supports Math, Science Education

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi engineering alum and former Hungarian refugee John G. Adler keeps giving back to his alma mater. Chairman of the board of directors of Adaptec Corp., Adler visited the campus recently and announced his latest gift: $150,000 to the university’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education. He previously donated company…

Senior Class Creates Scholarship Honoring Dean of Students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi senior class president Charles Cascio recently surprised longtime UM administrator Thomas J. Reardon with news of a scholarship in his name. Cascio announced the Class of 2008/Thomas J. "Sparky" Reardon Scholarship last week at the university’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Class of 2008 plans to raise…

Oxford Law Firm Gives $20,000 to Robert Langley Memorial Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Oxford law firm Tannehill & Carmean PLLC, has contributed $20,000 to the Robert Langley Memorial Scholarship endowment at the University of Mississippi. J. Rhea Tannehill Jr. and Jay P. Carmean, both Ole Miss alums, said they wanted to do something to honor the memory of their friend, Robert Langley, a UM police…

Ole Miss Raising $12 Million for Basketball Practice Facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A plan to raise $12 million for a basketball practice facility at the University of Mississippi was announced today and – like the nationally ranked men’s team – the effort is off on a fast break. Officials with the UMAA Foundation, the private fundraising arm for intercollegiate athletics, said more than $6…

Faculty, Staff Give $1.4 Million to MomentUM Campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi not only serve in classrooms, offices and buildings throughout the campus, but they also have contributed more than $1.4 million of their own resources toward the university’s MomentUM campaign. More than 700 current faculty and staff have given or pledged $1.46 million since Jan.…

Alumnus Gives $300,000 to Chancellor’s Trust

A University of Mississippi alumnus and his wife have honored Chancellor Robert Khayat with a gift of $300,000 to the Chancellor’s Trust. Fred and Beth Jones of Columbus gave the money to show their support of Khayat’s leadership. Established in 1975, the UM fund is used at the chancellor’s discretion to address the university’s greatest…

Barksdales to Give $12.8 Million to Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Jim Barksdale, former president and CEO of Netscape Communications Corp., and his wife, Donna, are giving $12.8 million to the University of Mississippi to support and enrich educational opportunities in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. "The generosity and commitment of the Barksdale family have ensured that the University of Mississippi remains a premier public…

National Center for Physical Acoustics Receives $100,000 Gift

Nationally known inventor Elwood "Woody" Norris has always been fascinated by sound. So when he heard about the many research projects under way at the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi, he wanted to help. His gift of $100,000 from the Elwood and Stephanie Norris Foundation to the center will provide…

Alumni Couple Supports Chancellor’s Trust

A University of Mississippi alumni couple has honored Chancellor Robert Khayat with a gift of $25,000 to the Chancellor’s Trust. Pete and Allison Davis wanted to give back to their alma mater and support Khayat’s leadership and vision for the institution. "I wanted to support the many positive steps the university has taken under Chancellor…