On Saturday, March 4th, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College hosted the Honors Silver Gala in the ballroom at The Inn at Ole Miss. Over 300 honors students, alumni, donors, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders celebrated the successes of the past 25 years and gave a standing ovation to Jim Barksdale for his family’s generosity […]
You are invited to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s 25th Anniversary Silver Gala, taking place at The Inn at Ole Miss, Gertrude C. Ford Ballroom, beginning at 6pm on Saturday, March 4, 2023. To purchase a seat or a table, RSVP by February 24, 2023. For questions, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are thankful for a great turnout on December 8th in Jackson, where we mingled with honors alumni and stakeholders. Visit our Facebook and Instagram accounts to view more pictures taken by Patrice Jenkins and Jennifer Parsons.
On June 11th in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ethel Young Scurlock (far left) and Dr. Vivian Ibrahim (far right) had a wonderful time engaging with honors alumni and staff during brunch in The Hamilton. (Photo by Scott Thompson)
The SMBHC will host its inaugural honors poster symposium, featuring honors students representing a variety of disciplines. The public is welcome to walk through the symposium and talk with some of our top citizen scholars from 6:30pm-7:15pm in the Ford Center lobby. Beginning at 7:30pm, please join us for the Honors College Spring Convocation, where […]
On November 19th, the SMBHC had the pleasure of hosting members of the Honors Leadership Council. The Honors Leadership Council is comprised of University Scholars alumni, honors program alumni, SMBHC alumni, currents students’ parents, and friends of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Council members provide vital financial support and steady wisdom to the SMBHC […]
On November 12th, the University of Mississippi launched a $1.5 billion campaign. The landing page nowandever.olemiss.edu is full of inspiring stories and features a video including SMBHC students and narrated by our SMBHC interim dean Dr. Ethel Young Scurlock. Make your gift to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College!
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 […]
On October 14th at 7:30pm, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College will welcome Caylin Moore to the Ford Center stage to deliver the Honors Fall Convocation keynote. Celebrated author and sought-after inspirational speaker, Caylin Moore invigorates audiences with wisdom from his journey of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to striving to leave the world better than […]
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 […]