We have bittersweet news. This month, Anthony Heaven is embarking on a new adventure as Associate Director of Development for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. As he successfully has done at UM, Dr. Heaven will serve as a philanthropic connector helping to engage donors and co-create opportunities of impact. Dr. […]
We are thankful for honors alumna JANET PILKO for generously establishing the Excellence in STEM Scholarship Endowment, which will support our honors students by advancing women in STEM fields. Ms. Pilko also serves on our SMBHC Leadership Council, and we are grateful for her investment and commitment to the honors college.
A $100,000 gift to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) pays tribute to two former University of Mississippi faculty members — one for his innovative approach to instruction and the other for his impact on the donor’s education and career path. The gift, made by an Honors Program graduate who preferred to remain anonymous, […]
On November 14th, Dr. Thomas, Professor Williams, and Dr. Heaven joined SMBHC students Charlotte Armistead, Azurrea Curry, Nya Thompson, Alana Mitias, Harrison McKinnis, Nakiyah Jordan, Nathan Beasley, Taylor Love, Jaylin Jones, Izzy Furr, Fernando Arellano, Noah Watts, Chandler Douglas, and Bella St. Amant (SMBHC ’20) in Ecru, MS for a day of service in partnership […]
Read our most recent Honors Report, and discover what some of our SMBHC students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters have been doing for the past year! Special thanks to all those who made this year’s Honors Report come alive: Stefanie Goodwiller, Benita Whitehorn, Caroline Abide, Kent Ford, Asia Harden, Austin Howard, Julia James, Kathryn James, […]
On February 28th, members of our SMBHC Leadership Council gathered for a full day of collaborative goal setting and engaging sessions with SMBHC staff, faculty, and students. Our Leadership Council members dedicate their time, talent, and treasure to the SMBHC, and we are thankful! If you would like to know more about the Leadership Council, […]
Last Friday in New Orleans, SMBHC alum and SMBHC Leadership Council member Alysson Mills hosted an alumni reception in her beautiful home, where Anthony Heaven and DSG shared recent SMBHC successes with alumni, students, and special guests.
On Friday, September 13th, the newly established SMBHC Leadership Council held its first meeting at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The council met with the SMBHC dean and staff and also interacted with current honors students. We look forward to working with our vibrant council to impact the SMBHC through advocacy, philanthropy and service. […]
The 2019 Honors Report has arrived! TAKE A LOOK! Special thanks to the following: Stefanie Goodwiller, Jennifer Parsons, Benita Whitehorn, Yasmeen Adbo, Ainsley Ash, Devna Bose, Brittany Brown, Sariyah Coleman, Eveanne Eason, Jacob Ferguson, Nakiyah Jordan, Swetha Manivannan, Liam Nieman, Ellie Smith, Jessica Tran, Kristen Vise, John Michael Walker, Arielle Wallace, Kevin Bain, Thomas Graning, […]
On March 20th, Jim and Donna Barksdale opened their Jackson home to SMBHC Dean Sullivan-González, Associate Director of Development Anthony Heaven, and Interim Associate Dean Jennifer Parsons. The SMBHC is grateful for the Barksdales’ continued support. For over two hours, we shared stories about some of our extraordinary honors students and alumni and the good […]