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John and Margaret Keeton Make Gift of More Than 1,300 Acres of Timberland

John T. Keeton Jr. remembers the day he went to the late Dean Robert Farley at the University of Mississippi School of Law and asked to be admitted. Certainly not a traditional law school student in 1952, Keeton arrived on campus with a wife and three young children in tow.             “Dean Farley kindly accepted…

Bruce Moore Enhances Opportunities for Students by Creating OMWC Scholarship to Honor His Wife

Karen Moore always connects people with opportunities, says Bruce Moore, who is honoring his wife by making certain more opportunities are available for young people.             Bruce Moore of Nashville has created the Karen Bell Moore Scholarship at the University of Mississippi under the guidance of the Ole Miss Women’s Council with a $100,000 gift.…

Alumni Couple Seeds Business Scholarship with $100,000

Ever since his father took him to visit a branch of the New York Stock Exchange, Michael Strojny knew he would grow up to be a businessman. "I remember all the clack, clack, clacking," Strojny said. "It was very exciting, and I knew from then on that I wanted to work in business. My father…

Scholarship Endowed In Memory of Business Alumnus

Ed Howard always had a zest for life. He especially loved horsing around with his nieces and nephews, spending time with his wife, Rita, and following Ole Miss sports. He never slowed down, even when he got sick, and was always trying new things such as watercolor painting and playing guitar. Rita remembers that one…

Mississippi’s MorganWhite Group Seeds Scholarship Endowment with $200,000 Pledge

The MorganWhite Group, a Mississippi company headquartered in Jackson, has pledged $200,000 to create the MorganWhite Group Scholarship Endowment in Insurance and Human Resources Management at the University of Mississippi. The company’s founders, Johnny Morgan and David White, are both graduates of UM’s School of Business Administration. "We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Johnny…

Gift to Center Celebrates 30 Years

To help mark 30 years of examining, reflecting upon and celebrating Southern culture, Michelle Hyver Oakes has pledged $30,000 to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Oakes, who recently became chair of the center’s advisory committee, said she feels strong ties to both the center and Ole Miss.…

Alumnus Lucian S. Minor Gives $1 Million to Endowment for Patterson School of Accountancy

University of Mississippi alumnus Lucian S. Minor of Memphis has established a trust of $1 million to benefit the university’s Patterson School of Accountancy. A longtime donor, he established the Lucian S. Minor Endowment in 1996 to benefit the accountancy school, and this latest gift will add to the school’s growing endowment. "Many of the…

Medical Center Builds MomentUM with Kickoff Event

Officials from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the UM Oxford campus hosted a celebration Oct. 30 on the front lawn of University Hospital to launch the Medical Center’s portion of the MomentUM campaign. "For Mississippi’s Better Health: MomentUM," is to help fund the UMMC Cancer Institute, a new heart and vascular center, relocation…

Scholarship Honors Family of Pharmacists

One of Allen Linton’s favorite childhood memories is of visiting her grandfather’s drugstore in Isola, Mississippi, and watching as he stood behind the counter, carefully compounding prescriptions with his mortar and pestle. It’s an image that’s defined the Linton family. Pharmacy school brought together Allen’s mother and father; they met there in 1946 and were…