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Facts about the 1970’s

1970 – Alumni representative to Athletic committee reported that Astroturf had been installed in the stadium.

1971 – C.M. “Tad” Smith and Johnny Vaught retired

“Ole Miss” by Frank Everett first published in the Winter Alumni Review 

Announcement made of first annual convention in London and Paris

First notion that a joint dues plan be made for husbands and wives who were alumni.

1973 – 125th Anniversary of the University

Alumni staff members could now become member after 5 years service as instead of 10 years.

Bill Griffin presented plaque for his 25 years service to the Association. 

Association approved for a third representative on the Athletic Committee.

1974 – M-Club Alumni Chapter reorganized and became an integral part of the Alumni Association.

Alumni Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumnus Awards established.

University of Mississippi Foundation formed.

Dues increased to $10 for annual single, $13 for annual joint, $42 for 5 year single, $52 for 5 year joint, $200 for Life single, and $300 for Life joint membership. Life memberships could be paid out with $100 down and annual payments of $25 until balance paid. 

1975 – Dental Alumni and Health-Related Affairs Alumni Associations formed.

First Alumni Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumnus Award ceremony.

1976 – Ole Miss Union opened.

The Kate A. Skipwith Teaching Museum was completed and the athletic dormitory was fully occupied.

Eight alumni scholarships awarded.

Distinguished Professors program created.

1977 – School of Business Alumni Chapter formed

1978 – Ole Miss Law School celebrates 125th anniversary. Lamar Law Center building completed. Old law building renamed Farley Hall.

From the Archives:

1979 – Brief History by James Butler

Alumni Presidents

1970-1971

Lee T. Cossar

1971-1972

Charles D. Fair

1972-1973

Tom B. Scott, Jr.

1973-1974

Dr. Paul H. Moore

1974-1975

Clifford G. Worsham

1975-1976

A. Conley Cox

1976-1977

Frank O. Crosthwait, Jr..

1977-1978

Tally D. Riddel, Sr.

1978-1979

William F. Winter

1979-1970

Charles S. Bidgood

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