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Scholarship Intended to Empower Women to Set Goals Higher and ‘Achieve Great Things’

Becky Jones West says her two passions are Ole Miss and opportunities for women. Her $100,000 scholarship endowment fund will open the doors to both. A founding member of the Ole Miss Women’s Council, West has been a behind-the-scenes resource for the UM administration for many years—sharing her advice and expertise as a successful Memphis…

Women’s Council ‘Garden’ Blooms with Scholars

There are seven bright new faces at The University of Mississippi—the first bloom in the garden planted by the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. The Women’s Council was created in 2000 to attract funds for scholarships by tapping into the greater participation of women in their financial lives.  In 2001, having raised more than…

Student Wraps Up Scholarship Endowment

Susan Keith, a managerial finance major from Long Beach, wanted to give her grandmother something special for Christmas last year. She knew the holidays had been rough for Dorothy Graham Brown of Pass Christian since her husband, Keith’s grandfather, died on Christmas Eve four years ago. So instead of the usual outfit or even household…

Scholarship Created for Aspiring Teachers Who Delay Getting College Education

Emma Stroud Griffin of Meridian, Mississippi, always dreamed of completing her college degree. But time and history seemed to work against her. The fifth of eight children born to a small-town physician, she began college while the country was trying to cope with the Great Depression. World War II followed, and Griffin traveled with her…

Women’s Council Scholarship Honors Former Sardis Couple

Ole Miss announces that a scholarship honoring former Sardis residents Mary Jane Short Wilson and her husband, the late Edward R. “Brut” Wilson, has been established at the University. Beginning in the fall of 2001, a qualifying student, male or female, from Panola County will be awarded an annual scholarship of $5,000, generated from a…

Family Honors Mom, Wife for Loyalty, Love, and Support

How does a family honor a mom and wife for all the love, attention, and care she has given over the years? The Brevards of Tupelo, Mississippi, thought an excellent idea was to establish an Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy Scholarship. With their $100,000 gift, the family recently created the Elizabeth B. Brevard Council…

Senior Recognizes Counselor, Mentor by Endowing Women’s Council Scholarship

Senior Scott Walker considered Sue Hodge a friend and mentor. As an academic counselor for the School of Business Administration, she not only guided the Ocean Springs native through the logistics of choosing the best classes and schedule but also took time to inquire about his personal life. Walker didn’t forget Hodge’s many acts of…

Wife of Ole Miss Alum Creates Scholarship to Honor Secretary who Contributed to her Husband’s Success

When Shirley Wagner Crawford speaks to you, it’s like she’s letting you into a special world where anything is possible. She exudes a zest for living – it’s in the 65 year-old’s movements, he sparkling eyes, and especially her smile. Now longtime Ole Miss supporter Susan Martindale is paying tribute to the spirited Crawford, a…

Documentary Filmmaker Directs her Support to ‘Phenomenal’ Women’s Council Scholarship

Rachel McPherson of New York learned the ropes of documentary filmmaking the hard way: on-the-job training in one of the world’s toughest cities. That’s why she is so excited about joining The University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy and being one of its first sponsors. McPherson recently gave $100,000 to the newly…