The Honors Orientation will be held May 22-23. You do not need to attend this particular session, but it is recommended if your schedule allows. For a complete list of Orientation dates as well as schedules and information, please visit the UM Orientation website.
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Commissioning took place at the Ford Center on Friday, May 11, 2018. Before a packed house, Christopher Cross welcomed everyone, Seth Dickinson delivered the address, and Savannah Smith provided the charge. Meliah Grant served as Class Marshal. Paul Lee was awarded the Dean’s Prize for earning 70 honors hours–the […]
The day before giving the keynote address at the University of Mississippi’s 154th Commencement, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, dined alongside his wife Cathy Wright Isaacson, UM Chancellor and First Lady Vitter, Jim and Donna Barksdale, and SMBHC students.
Ainsley Ash (SMBHC 21), a freshman from Meridian, Mississippi is the first University of Mississippi student to participate in a Fulbright Summer Institute. This highly selective program chooses college freshmen or sophomores from the United States to study at select colleges in the United Kingdom. In a month-long seminar called Education for Transformation at Queen’s […]
Will Tribble (SMBHC 19) and Sam Harres (SMBHC 19) have won the 2018 Gillespie Business Plan Competition for Shortwork, an app that provides crowd-sourced, on-demand, problem-by-problem solutions designed to teach. Will and Sam will soon receive $10,000 and free office space for a year at Insight Park. Congrats to them along with 2nd place winner Bella Gonzalez […]
On April 12th, the Honors Art Showcase culminated in an evening of performances by the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist in Residence and Holder of the L. G. Fant Chair Bruce Levingston, collaborative pianist and music instructor Nancy Welch, and music professor and soprano Nancy María Balach. Honors students Ava Street, John Michael Walker, Lawson Marchetti, […]
Congratulations to JAZ BRISACK, our wise and unyielding citizen scholar, who has been named the University of Mississippi’s 15th Truman Scholar. Jaz juggles political organizing while pursuing a degree in journalism, public policy leadership and creative writing. She also competes on the school’s debate team. Jaz strives to practice intersectional activism, fighting for human rights […]
The sublime Nancy María Balach (left) stands with Dean Douglass Sullivan-González and Ava Street (SMBHC 19) at Carnegie Hall on the evening of the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist in Residence and Holder of the Lester G. Fant Chair BRUCE LEVINGSTON’s solo concert, featuring two world premieres of works by David T. Little and Price Walden, […]
Results are in for those elected to the 2018-2019 Honors Senate. Congratulations to the following: Student Director Jessica Tran Assistant Student Director Alexis Miller Senior Senators Katherine Levingston Dottie Reid Tommy Steis Grant Wichman Junior Senators Taran Carrasco Andrew Groneck Trip Johnson Jordan Watts Sophomore Senators Kaylee Crafton Madison Josey Robert Wasson Johnny Yang Freshman […]
The 2017-2018 Hall of Fame includes seven SMBHC students! Congratulations to Jake Thrasher, Elizabeth Taylor, Megan McLeod, Savannah Smith, Ingrid Valbuena, Christopher Feazell, and Allen Coon. Read more about their achievements here.