For 19 years, Dr. Douglass Sullivan-González, most affectionally known as “DSG,” led the way for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Although he left his long-held position of dean this year to focus full time on teaching and research in the University of Mississippi’s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, his legacy and impact will […]
Our generous honors alumni have raised almost $20,000 to assist SMBHC students who have struggled financially this past semester and/or face difficulties for the coming Spring 2021. Students, please read your email from DSG–sent on December 14th–for more details.
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, […]
Students: DSG emailed you on 3/13/2020. Please read his letter. Everyone: For the most recent updates regarding UM and COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Update site.
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. […]
Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. SMBHC Dean Douglass Sullivan-González (right) welcomes the 2019 cohort of freshmen scholars, including (front row, from left) Tristan Tran, Jilkiah Bryant, Anastasia Jones-Burdick, Gracie Bush, Vivienne McCracken, Ethan Lambert and […]
We welcomed our new freshmen to the SMBHC family during our Honors Welcome Week (HWW), which kicked off with a delicious meal from Taylor Grocery and followed with four full days of fun sessions, ranging from belly dancing to automobile maintenance! We thank all of our student, faculty, and staff volunteers for leading sessions, and […]
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!