Please read Dean Sullivan-González’s response to the recent news regarding the Emmett Till memorial. Photo of Emmett Till © Associated Press
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Commissioning took place at the Ford Center on Friday, May 10, 2019. Before a packed house, Jessica Tran welcomed everyone, Jarvis Benson delivered the address, and Jacob Ferguson provided the charge. Ellie Smith served as Class Marshal. Yasmeen Abdo was awarded the Dean’s Prize for earning 70 honors hours–the highest amount in her class, and tied for the second-highest […]
On April 23rd, DSG dined with a few honors alumni and current, SMBHC students’ parents in Birmingham, Alabama. Thanks to those who joined him!
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 […]
Whither the State of Mississippi? Professors, we invite you to create a course (1- to 3-hours) preparing students to engage the questions surrounding Mississippi at Mid-Century: Our current brain drain, disappearing labor force, and declining population decimate our State of Mississippi. Design a course that engages the questions that create directions and suggestions for policies […]
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 […]
On January 3rd, honors students Madlyn Lawrence and Adryanna Tucker (along with their fun folks!) joined #SMBHC 2013 alum Gabe LaBonia and his lovely wife for some wining and dining with DSG in the Windy City. Gabe LaBonia, DSG, Madlyn Lawrence, and Adryanna Tucker stand outside of The Gage after dinner. (Photo by Jennifer Parsons)
This past Saturday, art major Carter King (SMBHC 22) and mechanical engineering major Annie Catherine Richardson (SMBHC 20) helped DSG install smoke alarms in Lafayette County. Read more about the “Town-Gown” initiative here. Carter (left), Annie Catherine, and DSG
On September 5, UM Stamps Scholars dined with Chancellor and First Lady Vitter, Provost Wilkin, SMBHC Dean Douglass Sullivan-González, and ONSA Director Tim Dolan. The Stamps Scholarship is the most generous, full-ride scholarship package at the University of Mississippi and is made possible by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.
Fourteen honors freshmen have received $434,000 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarships. Read more here!