The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College welcomed Dr. Brian Foster to the Ford Center stage on February 19th for the SMBHC Spring Convocation. Dr. Foster presented Jukebox: Sounds like Then and captivated the audience with his storytelling centered around the question, What should we remember? Read more about the magical evening here. Thank you, Dr. […]
Honors sophomore Mitchell Palmertree has been selected to be a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow! Mitchell is a public policy leadership major from Winona, Mississippi, and after participating in the Sunflower County Freedom Project in the summer of 2018, he was inspired to work on creating a similar program in Winona. “The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows […]
Congratulations to the 2019 Barksdale Award Winner Maureen Maher! A junior psychology major, Maureen will be taking a 42-day road trip through 12 national parks this summer. Her $5,000 award will allow her to conduct a multilayer study on the national park seasonal worker, and her research will culminate in her honors thesis. Way to […]
Kaitlyn Barton (SMBHC 15) is featured in a recent article by Mississippi Today about the Delta teacher shortage. Read the story here.
Bruce Levingston has had an incredible start to 2019. Read about it here.
Some honors ambassadors and members of the Honors Senate and Honors College Minority Engagement Club mailed Valentine cards to some of our SMBHC donors as a sweet way of saying, “Thanks!” Students are afforded extraordinary opportunities thanks to our donors’ generosity, and we are grateful. If you would like to make a contribution to the […]
On February 2nd, over 900 honors students and their friends danced the night away at The Lyric during the 4th Annual Honors College Formal. Follow the SMBHC on Facebook and Instagram for a video of photos from the Fly Me to the Moon-themed event, which will be posted by February 5th. Thanks to the Honors […]
On February 2nd, 39 Freshman Ventures teams convened at the Jackson Center to enjoy presentations about their trips throughout the U.S. to answer this year’s question: What should we remember? Congratulations to the two winning teams of Freshman Ventures! Ava Cooper, Kaylee Goff, Amy Rhodes, and Kai Newman traveled to Washington, D.C., to ask, “What should […]
Josh Law (SMBHC 17) has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar! At UM, he earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies with biology and chemistry minors. Josh plans to pursue an MPhil in public health at Cambridge and then an MD/PhD and return to practice somewhere in his home state of Alabama. Way to go, […]
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College admissions committee is eagerly reviewing a strong applicant pool of regular decision applicants. The roughly 800 applicants have the highest average ACT (29.6) and highest average high school GPA (3.89) in at least the last six years. The SMBHC will release its admission decisions by Friday, March 2. The […]