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Hollis, Miconi Assume New Positions, as UM Office Expands to Increase Private Support

 (OXFORD, Miss.) – Sarah Sloan Hollis has been promoted to associate director in the University of Mississippi Office of Development. In addition to helping coordinate major gift development efforts, the Oxford native will provide guidance and direction to many of the development officers for UM’s various schools and the College of Liberal Arts.  In addition,…

Students, Faculty Look Forward to New Pharmacy Practice Building

JACKSON, Miss. – For 38 years, pharmacy practice students and faculty have been learning and working at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson without a building of their own. That will change this fall, when the two-story structure going up on University Drive is complete. The 29,500-square-foot “L”-shaped building includes 17 small classrooms,…

Barbara and Dewey Garner Create Endowment to Fund Scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. — A professor who dedicated 38 years to helping University of Mississippi pharmacy students become successful practitioners is building on that legacy by endowing a scholarship fund to assist future students. Dewey Garner, professor emeritus of pharmacy administration and research professor emeritus in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and his wife, Barbara,…

Pharmacy Alumni Chapter Creates UM Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – To help the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi recruit and retain qualified students, the Pharmacy Alumni Chapter of the UM Alumni Association recently created a scholarship endowment bearing its name. The group plans to fund the endowment with proceeds from the annual pharmacy weekend golf tournament and gifts from…

Clay, Elinor Herrington Trust Provides Gift for Ole Miss Golf Practice Facility

(OXFORD, Miss.) – A $448,000 gift from an Olive Branch family devoted to the University of Mississippi and to the sport of golf will fund construction of a new facility providing optimal practice opportunities for the Ole Miss golf teams. The Clay and Elinor Herrington Charitable Remainder Trust has provided resources to construct a 3,600-square-foot…

Alon Bee Family Makes Supporting Faculty a Priority with Endowment

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Alon Bee of Jackson believes that the future of the University of Mississippi lies in recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty members who provide exceptional academic instruction. For this reason, he and his children, Paige and Blake Bee, have created an endowment to benefit the College of Liberal Arts. “I continue to be…

2+2 Scholarship for DeSoto County Students Tops $1 Million Mark

(OXFORD, Miss.) – The 2+2 Endowed Scholarship awarded to students who attend the DeSoto Center campus for all four years – two years with Northwest Mississippi Community College and two years with the University of Mississippi – has surpassed the $1 million level. The fund-raising milestone was announced at a recent Northwest Foundation Board of…

Liberal Arts Alumni Board Expresses Support for Faculty with $130,000 Gift

(OXFORD, Miss.) – When an enlightened group of UM alumni leaders partner to improve faculty support in the College of Liberal Arts, great needs are met. Members of the Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter Board of Directors have personally committed $130,000 to ensure that long-term resources are available to recruit and retain outstanding teachers. The endowed…

Canales Present Rare Civil War Book Collection to UM’s J.D. Williams Library

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Dr. D.J. Canale of Memphis, a retired neurosurgeon, has spent years collecting rare books related to Civil War history, particularly the medical treatment of soldiers in the field. The medical historian and his wife, Janet, have now donated their collection to the University of Mississippi to be available to other historians, researchers…
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