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McRight Advocates for Veterans at UM

Alumna's lifelong service to veterans is honored through named endowment
Lila Lee McRight (center, seated), a 1946 UM graduate, Miss Ole Miss, Hall of Fame inductee and cheerleader,has been honored by her family through an endowment in her name.
Lila Lee McRight (center, seated), a 1946 UM graduate, Miss Ole Miss, Hall of Fame inductee and cheerleader,has been honored by her family through an endowment in her name.

Lila Lee McRight, a 1946 UM graduate, Miss Ole Miss, Hall of Fame inductee and cheerleader, has been honored by her family through an endowment in her name to support military and veterans programs on the Oxford campus. The longtime Ole Miss supporter’s son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Renee McRight of Greenville, Miss., have established the Lila Lee McRight Endowment for Veterans’ Success to pay tribute to her contributions to UM and provide assistance to veteran and military students. A UM student during World War II, Lila McRight has long held a passion for veterans, and has spoken to students about the WWII experience on the Oxford campus.  

To learn more about the UM Veterans and Military Services program, visit vms.olemiss.edu, or contact Michael Howland at 662-915-5021 or [email protected]. For more information on making a gift to the UM Veterans and Military Services program, contact Denson Hollis at 662-915-5092 or [email protected]. To make a gift online, visit www.umfoundation.com/makeagift.
 

Katie Morrison