Alumni Hall of Fame
The University of Mississippi Alumni Association created the Hall of Fame commencing on October 19, 1974. The Hall of Fame will be governed by the following rules, to-wit:
1. PURPOSE: The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor those select alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their Country, State or The University of Mississippi through their good deeds, services or contributions, all of which have perpetuated the good name of Ole Miss.
2. ELIGIBILITY: Any alumna/alumnus of The University of Mississippi shall be eligible to be nominated.
3. NUMBER AND METHOD OF SELECTION: Each year not more than five (5) persons will be selected from the nominations presented. In order for a person to be nominated, there must be presented, in writing, a resumé of such person so nominated, which resumé may be made by any individual. The written recommendations must be presented to, or filed with, the Executive Director of the Ole Miss Alumni Association on or before the 1st day of April of each year. From the nominations presented, a secret committee will select not more than five (5) persons, they being the outstanding ones to be honored by selection to the Hall of Fame.
4. PRESENTATION OF HONORS: The persons selected as members of the Hall of Fame will be presented and honored at the Homecoming Ceremonies on the campus at The University of Mississippi each year.
5. SELECTION CRITERIA:
I. An alumna or alumnus, as defined in Article III of the Bylaws of the Alumni Association of The University of Mississippi, who has “… made an outstanding contribution to their Country, State or The University of Mississippi through their good deeds, services or contributions, all of which have perpetuated the good name of Ole Miss.”
II.To be eligible for induction, recipients must agree to be present at the Hall of Fame Ceremony.
III.A nominee may be selected the first year he or she is nominated.
IV.The following individuals may not be considered for the award: deceased alumni (unless extraordinary qualifications or circumstances); elected officials and sitting judges; current faculty; employees of the University or one of its affiliated entities, if employed during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) in which the award is presented; and current Alumni Association officers.
V.Diversity is encouraged by careful consideration of the following: Past Presidents of the Alumni Association; geographic distribution; careers; gender and race.