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, renew or extend their memberships, or become Sustaining Life Members from Oct. 1, 2013-Jan. 15, 2014, will be automatically entered into a drawing for a two-night stay at The Inn at Ole Miss during the Memphis home football weekend in 2014.
The Alumni Association set a goal to reach 25,000 in 2013, said Tim Walsh (BPA 83, MEd 91), OMAA executive director. Members can join online at www.olemissalumni.com/join.
“Having exceeded the goal of 25,000 members, we are pushing forward to new heights,” Walsh said. “The more members we have, the more we can help our university. We are deeply thankful, and we are offering this stay at the Inn during the peak football season as another way to say ‘thank you’ to the Ole Miss family.”
The Alumni Association keeps records on 120,000 living Ole Miss alumni.
“The Ole Miss Alumni Association plays a vital role in connecting Ole Miss alumni and friends, funding scholarships for students and supporting many university programs,” Walsh said. “With Ole Miss experiencing record growth, the support of our alumni and friends has never been more important.”
Active member dues fund scholarships for children of graduates, connect supporters through reunions and the nationwide Ole Miss club network, and assist with the upkeep of the Grove. Alumni Association participation also enhances the reputation of the university, with active membership affecting the university’s standing in U.S. News and World Report and other rankings.
Benefits of active membership include a subscription to the quarterly Ole Miss Alumni Review magazine, savings and special offers from participating businesses and partners, an annual wall calendar, entry to a special “Members Only” area on home football game weekends, invitations to special events, an official alumni car decal, and more.
Graduates and non-graduates alike are eligible to be Alumni Association members.
“Active membership in the Ole Miss Alumni Association allows a small contribution to go a long way and enables you to contribute to practically every part of the university,” said Jimmy Brown (BBA 70), Alumni Association president. “The Association assists a large number of campus organizations and departments, all while keeping alumni and friends connected to Ole Miss.”
A year’s membership is only $40 for an individual or $50 for a couple. Three-year memberships and lifetime memberships are also available. Membership fees may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax adviser concerning tax deductibility.
To join the Alumni Association or check your membership status, go to www.olemissalumni.com/join or call 662-915-7375.