On May 18th, author, editor, and political commentator Andrew Sullivan spoke to the Honors Faculty as part of their faculty development meeting.
SMBHC senior Kathryn James, a triple-major in public policy, Southern studies, and economics, will be joining the Mississippi Teacher Corps beginning June 1. Read about her story here.
Congratulations to SMBHC students Meredith Brown (Chinese), Tyler Caple (Chinese), and Mary Frances Holland (Russian) for being three of five UM students recently awarded Critical Language Scholarships! Read the press release here. For more information on the Critical Language Scholarship or other major scholarships, please visit the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, or contact ONSA Director […]
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College welcomes 425 students into its Class of 2021. This stellar class averages a record 31 on the ACT and a 3.97 high school GPA. The students hail from 26 states and 1 foreign country, with 58% being from the state of Mississippi. We look forward to meeting all of […]
Croft and SMBHC seniors Madeleine Achgill and James DeMarshall have been named 2017 Boren Scholars and will be studying in China next year. Congratulations to Madeleine and James! Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including […]
Political Science Professor Robert “Bob” Brown and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Modern Languages Donald Dyer have been awarded the Thomas Frist Student Service Awards. Brown and Dyer teach sections of Hon 101 and 102. Congratulations to Professors Brown and Dyer, and we also […]
Taylor McGraw (SMBHC ’12) has released the first episode of his podcast The Bell. “The public education conversation in New York City, and really everywhere, is dominated by the voices of politicians, school officials, union leaders, and others who have long since forgotten what it’s like to sit in a student desk. The result is […]
Congratulations to SMBHC senior Pontus Andersson and his business partners for winning second place and $5,000 for their company, Myra Mirrors, at the 12th annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition, hosted by the UM Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Pontus is majoring in Management Information Systems and is from Ridgeland, Mississippi. He is the Co-Founder and […]
Congratulations to John Rimoldi, the 2017 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award winner! Dr. Rimoldi is a professor of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, and he teaches sections of Hon 101, 102, 391, and 392. Read about Dr. Rimoldi’s prestigious win here.
Congratulations to our newly elected Honors Senate members: Student Director Tommy Steis Assistant Student Director Jessica Tran Senior Senators Mary Kathryn Barry Hunter Myers Will Nowell Lizzy Pitts Junior Senators Sarah Brouckaert Jacqueline McGrath Alexis Miller Grant Wichman Sophomore Senators Hannah Hoang Kayla Lovitt Simmy Vig Jordan Watts