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 […]
Congratulations to the 2019 HALL OF FAME inductees, especially to these eight SMBHC citizen scholars: Jarvis Benson, Skylyn Irby, Jaz Brisack, Mallie Embler, Blair Wortsmith, Jacob Ferguson, Levi Bevis, and Elam Miller. For full details on all ten inductees, go here. (Photo by Jennifer Parsons)
Last week, Interim Associate Dean Jennifer Parsons, Nakiyah Jordan (SMBHC 21), Jarvis Benson (SMBHC 19), Swetha Manivannan (SMBHC 21), and Ajah Singleton (SMBHC 22) traveled to Conway, Arkansas for the National Society for Minorities in Honors 3rd Annual National Conference. Swetha successfully led a roundtable discussion on Bridging the Racial and Cultural Gap. The conference […]
Congratulations to Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell, Chinelo Ibekwe, and Marisa Kutchma! Benson, Brisack, and Chappell have been named Rhodes Scholarship finalists, Brisack and Kutchma have been named Marshall Scholarship finalists, and Ibekwe has been named a finalist for the 2018 Rhodes West Africa Scholarship! Grenada, MS native Jarvis Benson is studying international studies and […]
Congratulations to JAZ BRISACK, our wise and unyielding citizen scholar, who has been named the University of Mississippi’s 15th Truman Scholar. Jaz juggles political organizing while pursuing a degree in journalism, public policy leadership and creative writing. She also competes on the school’s debate team. Jaz strives to practice intersectional activism, fighting for human rights […]
SMBHC students Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, and Allen Coon are Truman Scholarship Finalists! They will now advance to regional interviews in Nashville on March 13. The final selections will be announced on April 18. Jarvis is from Grenada, Mississippi and is an International Studies and Spanish major who plans to obtain a Master of Science […]
Watch our new SMBHC video by Deer Run Media. Many thanks to Deer Run Media and the three SMBHC students featured in this film: Jessica Tran, Hallie Gillam, and Jarvis Benson. All three are from the SMBHC Class of 2019.
If you are interested in becoming an Honors Ambassador, please fill out the application and return to the SMBHC by Wednesday, September 6, by 5 p.m. Questions? Email Mrs. Connor Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Phillips (center) with Honors Ambassadors (L-R) Jacob Ferguson, Dottie Reid, Malerie Lovejoy, and Jarvis Benson.