Please read this story by Christian Middleton of the Mississippi Free Press.
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 […]
The day before giving the keynote address at the University of Mississippi’s 154th Commencement, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, dined alongside his wife Cathy Wright Isaacson, UM Chancellor and First Lady Vitter, Jim and Donna Barksdale, and SMBHC students.
Celebrating twenty years of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, DSG welcomed Jim Barksdale, who introduced the evening’s special guest, Fred Smith, founder and CEO of FedEx. A select number of honors students enjoyed dining with Jim and Donna Barksdale, Fred Smith and his daughter Samantha Smith, UM’s First Lady Sharon Vitter, Vice Chancellor for […]