Dr. Ethel Scurlock is our new Dean! From Provost Wilkin: “I am pleased to announce that Dr. Ethel Scurlock has been appointed to serve as the next dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC). In addition to being Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, Dr. Scurlock currently serves as […]
Dr. Scurlock, Dr. Parsons, Professor Williams, Honors Senate Director and Honors Ambassador Taylor Thompson, SMBHC First-Gen Student Network President Andy Flores, and Executive Director of Project Powerful and Honors Ambassador Jilkiah Bryant attended the 56th National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Parsons presented with a colleague from the University of […]
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 […]
We are excited to welcome our newest members of the Honors Scholars program (formerly called the Junior-Entry program). On August 26th in the Great Room, we hosted dozens of new citizen scholars who are eager to connect with our SMBHC family and embark on their capstone journey. We appreciate the encouraging remarks from Interim Dean […]
SMBHC Dean Douglass Sullivan-González, Professor Ethel Scurlock, and other UM administrators helped make a loving mother’s dying wish come true. Honors senior Lilianne McKissack and her younger brother, a senior in high school, were able to graduate early so that their mother could celebrate with them. For the full story, click here.