We have good news! After a nationwide search and from a competitive applicant pool, we are happy to announce VIVIAN IBRAHIM as the Director of Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA). As she served as Interim Director over the past year, Dr. Ibrahim will continue overseeing nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities by encouraging students […]
A $100,000 gift to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) pays tribute to two former University of Mississippi faculty members — one for his innovative approach to instruction and the other for his impact on the donor’s education and career path. The gift, made by an Honors Program graduate who preferred to remain anonymous, […]
The Office of National Scholarship Advisement and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are delighted to announce that CHARLOTTE ARMISTEAD has been named a 2021 Rangel Fellow. Charlotte, who comes from Mooreville, MS, is a senior at the University of Mississippi. She is a joint major in International Studies and Arabic completing a minor in […]
Please read this story by Christian Middleton of the Mississippi Free Press.
We are thrilled to announce that SMBHC student Joshua Mannery is a Truman Scholarship finalist! There were over 800 applications and 60 awards are made annually. Joshua will now proceed to final round interviews in Nashville, TN, on March 18th. Joshua is a Political Science and English double major from Jackson, MS. Passionately believing in […]
JESS COOLEY is our 2020 Barksdale Award winner! Jess has won $5,000 to travel the Chiquitanía in Bolivia on motorcycle. The Chiquitanía is an arid forest in eastern Bolivia that serves as Bolivia’s natural barrier against global warming, and recently suffered devastating fires as did the Brazilian Amazon and the Australian bushlands. From August to October […]
Congratulations to English major and honors senior Jacob Ferguson! From the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History’s website: Jacob Ferguson is the winner of the 2018-2019 Franklin Riley prize for best undergraduate paper for his work on “Paternalism and Property Rights in the Slaveholding South: F.A.P. Barnard’s Trial at the University of Mississippi, White Southerners, […]
The SMBHC hosted this year’s SEC Honors Deans Meeting. During March 7-9, honors deans, directors, and administrators from twelve SEC schools discussed honors in higher education issues ranging from mental health initiatives to minority and diversity engagement. During a break from the meetings, the SMBHC accompanied its guests on the Double Decker bus for a […]