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Frys Plan Gift of Unrestricted Funds to Support University of Mississippi

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Business executive William N. Fry IV of New York and Nashville is passionate about University of Mississippi alumni providing career mentoring to students and new graduates. He and wife Lee Anne also believe in providing resources and have committed a $100,000 planned gift to his alma mater. “Ole Miss produces well-rounded graduates…

Bowmans Provide Gift to UM, Including Scholarship, Faculty, Vaught Society Support

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Audra and Phillip Bowman of Ridgeland first met at a New Year’s Eve event that Phillip and his friends organized to raise funds for a local charity. After marrying they have continued to make “giving back” a priority in their lives, providing support to educational, religious and community groups, including the University…

Strojny Couple Makes Commitment to Support Ole Miss Business Faculty

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Business professionals Michael and Jane Strojny of Biloxi have remained committed to their alma mater, the University of Mississippi, for more than four decades. When they learned of the initiative to build resources for faculty support, they stepped forward with a generous gift. The Strojny Faculty Support Endowment will provide funds for…

Nashville Family Foundation Supports UM Through Chancellor’s Trust Membership

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Their parents attended universities around the South and beyond, but five young members of a Nashville family chose the University of Mississippi for their college home. To recognize the students’ positive educational experiences, the family has joined the Chancellor’s Trust. Johnson B. “Jack” Wallace, Anne W. Nesbitt and Elena W. Graves –…

Illinois Couple Creates First-ever Integrated Marketing Communications Scholarship at UM

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Two accomplished communications professionals from Glenview, Ill., have committed funding for the first scholarship endowment to assist students pursuing degrees in integrated marketing communications through the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Mary E. and John B. Thomas have created the Thomas Family Scholarship Endowment to pay tribute…

Lott Leadership Institute Creates Scholarship to Honor Robert Haws for Many Contributions

(OXFORD, Miss.) – The Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi is honoring the outgoing chair of the university’s Department of Public Policy Leadership with a scholarship fund in his name. The Robert J. Haws Scholarship Endowment honors Haws, founding director of the public policy leadership program. A longtime member of the history faculty…

Tennessee Couple Make Commitment to Fund Scholarships for UM Students

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Anne and John Frame of Brentwood, Tenn., first became devoted to each other and to the University of Mississippi as college students more than five decades ago. Those affections have remained steadfast, and the couple recently committed $1 million to fund scholarships for deserving students to attend their alma mater. “John and…

Barbara, Ed Krei Establish Lectureship to Provide Faculty Support in Accountancy

(OXFORD, Miss.) – The longtime teaching and mentoring contributions of University of Mississippi accountancy professors have inspired Barbara and Ed Krei of Oklahoma City, Okla., to commit a $250,000 gift for faculty support to UM’s Patterson School of Accountancy.   “My wife, Barbara, and I were led to provide this faculty support to pay tribute…

University Celebrates Dedication of Robert C. Khayat Law Center

(OXFORD, Miss.) – The April 15 dedication of the Robert C. Khayat Law Center at the University of Mississippi will celebrate both the opening of a state-of-the-art law school facility and the man who shepherded the university through more than a decade of growth. The 2:30 p.m. ceremony will include comments from UM law alumnus…
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