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Free Rebel Ride Shuttle Receives $30,000 Gift, Expands Route

Rebel Ride shuttle service is to continue providing free transportation for the Oxford-University of Mississippi community this fall, thanks in part to a recent $30,000 gift from the Ole Miss Greek Fundraiser. Fraternity and sorority members raised the money through a yearlong letter-writing campaign, requesting private donations from friends and relatives. The Greek Council voted…

Jackson Physician, Wife Establish Ole Miss First Scholarship

Proud of the strides made at the University of Mississippi in academics, athletics and facilities without marring the "emotion of Ole Miss," Dr. and Mrs. Darden North of Jackson have established a scholarship for deserving students. The couple recently seeded the Darden and Sally North Ole Miss First Scholarship with a $25,000 pledge. "Ole Miss…

Jake and Julie Farrell Establish Ole Miss First Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Placing importance on the value of a good education, Jake and Julie Farrell decided to donate $25,000 to establish a scholarship in the Ole Miss First Scholars program at the University of Mississippi. by Rebecca Lauck Cleary "The education I received at Ole Miss and the friends I made there were incredible,"…

Fourteen Students from Four States Granted Honors College Scholarships

Fourteen outstanding high school graduates from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee have been chosen to receive prestigious scholarships from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors Scholarships, Donald S. Pichitino Scholarships and Harold Parker Memorial Scholarships, ranging from $24,000 to $32,000, are attracting top-notch students to…

Alum Sees Second Son Through College, Establishes Scholarship to Help Others

OXFORD, Miss. – When Larry Bryan sees his younger son graduate from the University of Mississippi this weekend, he relinquishes his parental responsibility for educating his children. However, the UM alumnus says he is committed to helping other young men and women realize their dreams. "It’s a great thing to take advantage of opportunities and…

Ole Miss First Scholarship Established in Honor of Moss Point Couple

OXFORD, Miss. – Brittany Jones of Moss Point is the recipient of the inaugural Gregory and Mary Alice Wood Ole Miss First Scholarship Award at the University of Mississippi. She is to be recognized May 11 at her high school’s awards day activities. David Wood, who grew up in Moss Point, established the scholarship to…

Robert Gage Honors Family Traditions With Ole Miss First Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Two traditions run deep in the family of Robert Gage IV: banking and attending the University of Mississippi. Gage’s love for his alma mater and his desire to share the rewards of a successful career in banking have inspired him to pledge $25,000 to establish a scholarship in the Ole Miss First…

Engineering Alumnus Gives $100,000 for Fruge’ Endowment, OMF Scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi engineering alumnus has donated $100,000 to his alma mater to be divided between an endowment and two Ole Miss First Scholarships. by Edwin Smith Michael T. "Mike" McRee of Jackson has pledged $50,000 to be paid over four years to support the scholarship fund bearing his name; he…

Two Ole Miss First Scholarships Come from George P. Hewes Estate Gift

OXFORD, Miss. – George P. Hewes III lived unselfishly, sharing his time and money to help others. His service ranged from co-chairing a major fund-raising campaign at the University of Mississippi to heading the Stewpot Community Services in Jackson. The late Jackson attorney placed great value on education and throughout his long career gave generously…