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Alumni Couple Supports Chancellor’s Trust

OXFORD, Miss. – Because of their love for the University of Mississippi and their belief in its mission, UM alumni Neel and Pam White of Austin, Texas, have made a gift to support the Chancellor’s Trust at Ole Miss. The Whites said they wanted to give to the Chancellor’s Trust primarily because of the many…

Jackson-based Accounting Firm Supports UM’s Patterson School of Accountancy

OXFORD, Miss. – Jackson-based accounting firm Horne LLP has created the Horne LLP Accountancy Excellence Endowment at the University of Mississippi with a gift of $100,000. The endowment will support the UM Patterson School of Accountancy, which has a longstanding partnership with Horne. “We have more than 40 Ole Miss graduates working at Horne and…

Alumnus Makes Gift to Benefit Ole Miss Student Affairs

OXFORD, Miss. – For University of Mississippi alumnus Steve Castleman, it’s not just the historic Lyceum, the iconic Grove or even tailgating before football games that he loves most about Ole Miss.  “I’ve been away for over thirty years now, and the best memories I have all revolve around the friendships and relationships I made…

Couple Honors Barry Hannah With Creative Writing Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi adjunct biology professor Howard Lenhoff, and his wife, Sylvia, have honored their friends by creating the Barry and Susan Hannah Creative Writing Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $25,000.   Barry Hannah, a novelist and short story writer, is a writer-in-residence at UM.  His first novel, “Geronimo Rex,” won…

Sons Honor Father with Gift to UM School of Law

OXFORD, Miss. – Brothers Hardy P. Graham and Newell Graham have pledged $250,000 to the University of Mississippi School of Law in honor of their father, Hardy M. Graham. All three Graham men are Ole Miss alumni. The gift will be used to create the Hardy M. Graham Library Special Collections Room in the new…

Ole Miss Alumna Supports UM’s School of Business

OXFORD , Miss. – When University of Mississippi alumna Donna Ruth Roberts moved back to Oxford eight years ago, she knew she was home to stay. Roberts, who graduated from Ole Miss in 1965, grew up in Yazoo City and lived much of her life in Memphis, Tenn. But no matter her whereabouts, her love…

Pharmacy grad pays it forward

In his second year of pharmacy school at Ole Miss, Stan Williams remembers walking into associate dean emeritus Joe McCaskill’s office. Williams was paying his way through school and had simply run out of money. When he told McCaskill about his situation, McCaskill pulled out his checkbook and wrote him a $200 check, right then…

Gifts Support Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Ole Miss First

OXFORD, Miss. – For James “Joc” Carpenter, helping make possible the $1.5 million gift to the University of Mississippi was a little bit like playing Santa Claus.                            Carpenter, an Ole Miss alumnus who lives in Port Gibson, is one of a handful of members serving on the board of the Madison Charitable Foundation, a private…

Gift Completes Information Commons in Williams Library

Thanks to a recent gift of $100,000, the final phase of the Information Commons, a new technology-driven lounge and study space in the Williams Library, will soon be complete. “We are incredibly excited about the completion of this much needed-new space for our students and other library patrons,” said Dean Julia Rholes. “There is a…
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Online gifts for the 2024 calendar year should be made no later than noon on December 31, 2024.  Checks by mail will need to be postmarked by December 31 to be counted in the 2024 calendar year.