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With the University of Mississippi enjoying national recognition of its academic and athletic programs, it’s time to help the Ole Miss Alumni Association propel the university into more elite company. Join us in making the OMAA one of the nation’s top-tier alumni organizations.

To achieve this goal, Alumni Association Executive …

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By Annie Rhoades

With the Houston Astros’ season opener against the World Series champion Kansas City Royals under her belt, alumna Vivian Mora (MSS 94) is ready to take on her next big project as vice president of human resources for the franchise.

“My typical day involves a …

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By Alana Bowman, UMMC Division of Public Affairs

Mississippi has 1,361 practicing dentists. Of those, 78 are orthodontists. Of those, 14 percent are female. Of those, only one is African-American: Dr. Chandra Minor, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.

Being the only African-American …

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Help us brag about Ole Miss! Join the Alumni Association in its ninth year of The Shirt initiative at Ole Miss. Each year, the association introduces a new shirt showing Rebel spirit. Continue or begin your collection in 2016 by ordering shirts for everyone in …

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By Jim Urbanek

Oxford, Miss., Feb. 10, 2016 – Kirk Purdom, vice president for advancement at Transylvania University and a University of Mississippi alumnus, has been named UM executive director of alumni affairs, effective March 14.

Tim Walsh (BPA 83, MEd 91), who held the post since 2008, retired in …

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By Annie Rhoades

A career in financial strategies typically doesn’t begin with an English major spending his summers studying abroad in Costa Rica. But for alumnus Taylor Sledge (BA 07), president of financial strategies firm Sledge and Company, that’s exactly where it all began.

“I studied English in …

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February 1, 2016

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By Annie Rhoades

Traveling around the world specializing in exercise physiology and wellness with the federal government, alumna Rhea Daniels (MS 99) never imagined she would one day serve as the well-being services manager for the Coca-Cola Company headquartered in Atlanta.

“I had absolutely no idea I would end up …

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By Annie Rhoades

It was a brisk January afternoon late in the third quarter at the 1958 Sugar Bowl. Back deep in the end zone to punt for the Rebels was Ray Brown (BBA 58, LLB 62), quarterback, defensive back and punter. The ball was snapped high and with a …

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By Annie Rhoades

The chance to serve one’s country can come in many different forms. The choice of which military branch to serve in and in what capacity can be difficult, but for alumna Maj. Jennifer D. Mullins (JD 04), USAF JAG Corps, it was easy.

“As far as me …

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Your life has been filled with many important milestones. We congratulate you for a significant one in your lifelong relationship with Ole Miss: If you are 65 or older or 40 years past graduation, you’re eligible for Lyceum Life Membership.

As a Lyceum Life member, you will enjoy all of …

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October 15, 2015

The University of Mississippi has opened the position for Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and is seeking candidates who can provide visionary leadership for this historic institution’s engagement with its graduates and other key, external constituencies.

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University, Miss., Oct. 15, 2015 – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced its officers for 2015-16 on Saturday (Oct. 10) as part of Homecoming festivities on campus.

Eddie Maloney (BBA 72) of Jackson was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming. Maloney is president of Cowboy Maloney’s Electric …

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By Annie Rhoades

Standing on the turf beneath the bright lights of a college football stadium on any given Saturday, alumnus and SEC Center Judge Walt Hill (BBA 99) can’t think of any other place he would rather be.

“I love the whole gameday atmosphere and getting to be a …

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By Annie Rhoades

Many graduates aspire to “chase their dreams” once they receive their degree and forge a career path. But for alumnus Chase Treadway (BSFCS 09), founder and president of Chase Your Dreams Foundation, the phrase took on a new meaning when it became his life’s work.

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By Annie Rhoades

A career in law enforcement is a choice for some, but for Lt. Col. Kevin Myers (BAEd 91), assistant director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and chief of the uniform division, it was a family tradition.

“My dad and my uncle were both state troopers,” Myers said. …

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By Annie Rhoades

Growing up the son of a farmer in small-town Mississippi during the Great Depression, George Wardlaw (MFA 55), acclaimed artist, sculptor, painter, silversmith and jewelry maker, never dreamed he would be where he is today.

“Art as we know it today simply did not exist in my …

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By Annie Rhoades

Few are able to say they started their own successful business before the age of 30 – not once, but twice. For alumnus Addison Edmonds (BBA 09), founder of Gunner Kennels and The Indoor ADvantage, it’s been a fun process filled with hard work and …

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By Annie Rhoades

While painting is a hobby for many, few are able to parlay their passion into a successful career as an artist. But for alumna Susan Carter Hall (BA 00), artist and oil painter, that’s how it all panned out.

“I come from a father who is an …

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By Annie Rhoades

Professor, financial analyst and beer bottler typically do not go in the same sentence to describe one’s career, but alumnus Richard White’s (BBA 86, MBA 87) set of skills is anything but typical.

A native of Starkville, White graduated from Starkville Academy with a strong desire to …

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By Annie Rhoades

A creative eye and love of design led alumna Katie Scott (BSHEC 94), owner of Katie Design, to pursue a diverse career that has evolved from interior designer to author, public speaker and jewelry designer.

“I would say the start of my career goes back 10 years,” …

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Help us brag about Ole Miss! Join the Alumni Association in its ninth year of The Shirt initiative at Ole Miss. Each year, the association introduces a new shirt showing Rebel spirit. Continue or begin your collection in 2016 by ordering shirts for everyone in your family.

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By Annie Rhoades

Interior design is a hobby for many, but for alumna Julie Dodson (BA 99), owner of Dodson Interiors, it’s both a hobby and a career she is passionate about.

A native of Houston, Dodson graduated from Memorial High School in 1994 with her sights initially set on …

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Oxford, Miss., Feb. 2, 2015 – Sheila Dossett (BAEd 75) has been appointed interim executive director of Alumni Affairs at the University of Mississippi effective March 2. Executive Director Tim Walsh (BPA 83, MEd 91), who has held the post since 2008, retires March 1. He has accepted a position …

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By Annie Rhoades

Some instinctively know what career they want to pursue from an early age. Those who are steadfast and determined often see that career come to fruition. Alumnus Brian Roberson (BAccy 92, MAccy 93), CPA, audit partner with KPMG’s New York audit practice, vividly recalls the day he …

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By Annie Rhoades

Late-night studying, hard work and determination are necessary to obtain a college degree and establish a successful career path. It took all of this and much more for alumnus Markeeva Morgan (BSEE 01), Space Launch System (SLS) Program Core Stage Avionics Hardware Subsystems Manager for NASA, to …

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The Ole Miss Alumni Association’s new line of credit cards includes the Maximum Rewards® Visa® Card, a card that earns you points for your everyday purchases. When you use your card on qualifying purchases, points are automatically added to your rewards account. You can redeem points for gift cards, merchandise, cash back …

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By Annie Rhoades

Playing basketball in the WNBA is a dream for many athletes but a reality for few. For alumna Armintie Price-Herrington (BA 07), professional basketball player for the L.A. Sparks, years of practice, hard work and dedication turned a dream into reality.

“I never thought I would be …

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University, Miss., Oct. 20, 2014 – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced its officers for 2014-15 on Saturday as part of Homecoming festivities on campus.

Trentice Imbler of Tupelo was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming. Imbler is a veteran agent with State Farm Insurance with more …

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By Annie Rhoades

From fashion apparel executive to television cooking show contestant, alumnus Jim Stark (BA 78) has worn many hats throughout his career.

“I had no idea I would be where I am now,” said Stark. “But it’s been fascinating. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I’ve …

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By Annie Rhoades

Dr. Demondes Haynes (BA 95, MD 99), program director for pulmonary and critical care fellowships with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, knew from an early age that he wanted to spend his life in service to others. Taking on the roles of physician, professor and mentor …

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By Annie Rhoades

Paul Dongieux (BSCHE 73), president of Kadant GranTek, applied his chemical engineering degree from Ole Miss toward a long and successful career, but some of his most cherished memories are from his days of playing Ole Miss Football with Archie Manning (BPA 71) and under …

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By Annie Rhoades

Students majoring in education look forward to their first day of teaching, but few begin their career with the support of a teaching fellowship worth $175,000.

Alumna Jessica Fancher Peralta (BAEd 13), recipient of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship, is the first Mississippian to be awarded …

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By Annie Rhoades

Oxford is an unlikely place for a New Jersey native to call home. It is perhaps even less likely to be the home of an acoustics specialist, former physics professor, rugby player and musician all wrapped up in one person. Meet alumnus Dave Woolworth (MA 00), principal …

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By Annie Rhoades

Many people might view their mid-50s as a time to look forward to retirement, spending time with grandchildren and traveling. It’s the time to relax, and enjoy the simple things in life. That typically does not involve playing in the Semi-professional Football League.

Alumnus Henry Roop (BA …

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By Annie Rhoades

A career in education can encompass a variety of jobs including teaching, leadership and even government relations. Alumnus Jason Lewis Walton (BA 96, MEd 99), newly elected head of school for Jackson Preparatory School, can count all three and more.

A native of Hernando, Walton graduated from …

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By Annie Rhoades

Many alums enjoy the time they spend as a student in Oxford so much that they never leave. In addition to the local community, the town attracts numerous visitors each year to see its rich selection of cultural offerings beyond the university, from historical and literary attractions …

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By Annie Rhoades

From journalism student, beat reporter and editor for The Daily Mississippian to writer for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C., alumnus Jesse Holland (BA 94), has led an accomplished career.

Born in Holly Springs, Holland, Associated Press race and ethnicity writer, had his sights set on Ole …

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By Annie Rhoades

Many alums graduate from college and move on to pursue various career options. Some are fortunate to have an end goal in mind and attain it. But for alumnus Valmadge Towner (PhD 10), president of Coahoma Community College, a career in higher education was never on the …

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Every five years, the Ole Miss Alumni Association prints an alumni directory, and the 2015 directory project has begun.

Over the next several months, Publishing Concepts Inc. will be contacting Ole Miss alumni via mail, phone and e-mail to request that you update your information. We understand that you might …

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By Annie Rhoades

Recent graduates are fortunate to find a job they love, but few are able to boast having …

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The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced its officers for 2013-14 during Homecoming festivities on campus.

Jimmy Brown (BBA 70) of Grenada was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming. Brown oversees banking operations in North Mississippi for Regions Financial Corporation.

He has served 38 years with Regions, a …

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Ole Miss alumni and friends responded to the Alumni Association’s call to “Get active, stay active and help Ole Miss,” bringing the total number of active members to more than 25,500.

To help celebrate our membership goal, alumni and friends have an added incentive to stay active. All who join, …

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