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The 2018 cohort of Stamps Scholars at UM is: (front row, from left) Grace Dragna, Grace Marion and Valerie Quach, and (back row) Shahbaz Gul, Jeffrey Wang, Gregory Vance and Richard Springer. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

Seven UM Freshmen Named 2018 Stamps Scholars

Students exemplify best of scholarship, community service and leadership SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven members of the 2018 freshman class at the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being Stamps Foundation Scholars. The Stamps Scholarships at Ole Miss are the most comprehensive, full scholarship packages for in-state and out-of-state students. This […]

Gov. Phil Bryant Appoints Ole Miss Grad as State Auditor

                          JULY 8, 2018 Ole Miss graduate Shadrack “Shad” Tucker White was appointed as the new Mississippi state auditor by Governor Phil Bryant Friday, July 6. White replaces former auditor Stacey Pickering. White graduated summa cum laude from Ole Miss in 2008 where […]

Thomas Garrett, associate professor of economics, is the director of the new Bachelor of Science in Economics program at the University of Mississippi. Staff photo by Nathan Latil/Communications.

UM Launches New Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics

                        Two years in the making, a new Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program is being offered at the University of Mississippi. The only one of its kind in Mississippi, the program was approved recently by the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions […]

Elizabeth Boyer, a junior economics major from Houston, is the first University of Mississippi student chosen to be a Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellow. Submitted photo

Economics Student Named Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Elizabeth Boyer among 16 chosen for prestigious summer program at George Washington’s estate APRIL 3, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been selected as a 2018 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. Elizabeth Boyer of Houston, a junior economics major with a minor […]

Feng Liu

Award-Winning Graduate Student

2017 Graduate Student Achievement Award FENG LIU PhD economics ’18  Feng has developed a new test of predictive accuracy for macroeconomic applications and written elaborate programs to generate results for the new test—working as a full research partner with Economics Professor Walter Mayer and Mathematics Professor Xin Dang. Their paper interpreting the results has been […]

Six Inaugural Stamps Scholars Reflect Upon UM Experience

Grateful recipients ready for graduation and chance to change the world MAY 12, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Four seniors graduating Saturday (May 13) from the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being among the first six UM students to have benefitted from the prestigious Stamps Scholars program. Funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the […]

UM Student Wins Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship

Kathryn James will submit articles for academic honor society’s online newsletter MARCH 29, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Kathryn James may not make a penny on any of the articles she writes for The Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa’s online newsletter, but the University of Mississippi student is grateful to have been awarded a writing internship from the prestigious academic […]

Alumnus Neal McMillin Wins Sea Grant Fellowship

June 9, 2016 Neal McMillin (BA economics and Southern Studies with an environmental studies minor ’14), a graduate student at the University of Washington College of the Environment in Seattle, has been selected as a 2017 Knauss Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Program. The one year paid fellowship matches highly qualified […]

Alumnus Begins New Career with Service Dog at Side

Ben Stepp applies personal experiences in military to new role as counselor MAY 13, 2016 | BY ANDREW ABERNATHY When graduate student Ben Stepp walks across the stage during the University of Mississippi’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 14), he will do so in the company of his canine companion, Arliegh, a service dog who rarely […]

Senior Economics Major Awarded 2016 Hall of Fame Honor

Recipients chosen for academic achievement, community service and potential for success MARCH 4, 2016  |  BY SHELBY SANSONE Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2015-2016 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors. The Hall of Fame inductees were honored Friday (March 4) in a ceremony at the Gertrude […]