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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!
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 […]