23 Results for author: Anne Threlkeld

Band of Brothers

By Bill Dabney Hankins Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics and Gate Naming Initiative The Hankins name is stamped on every piece of lumber that leaves the family’s Ripley, Mississippi, mill. “It’s because we want people down the line to know who made it, and it represents that our family believes in the quality of the product we produce,” said ... More

Andy Prefontaine Pays it Forward with Planned Gift

By Bill Dabney Andy Prefontaine built bridges in the summertime to pay his way through college. “At that time, the interstate was being built in Connecticut, and my oldest brother was a foreman,” recalls Prefontaine of Indianapolis, Indiana. “I worked as a rod buster, reinforcing concrete with steel. It was a great paying job but it was very, ... More

Frious’ Gift Supports the Forward Together Campaign

By Bill Dabney and Tina H. Hahn New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who recently made a major gift in support of Ole Miss Athletics. “When Billy Brewer was coach here, I was a real insider. I really was. So that brought me close to ... More

Athletics Foundation Recaps Another Strong Year

Donor Support and Team Success Highlight 2017-18 Year OXFORD, Miss. – Success was found throughout the 2017-18 Ole Miss Athletics season, and the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation added to another strong year for the Rebels by announcing $33 million in cash donations for the fiscal year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the foundation exceeded $30 ... More

Wesley Owen Named Associate Athletics Director for Resource Development

Owen Enters 14th Year with Ole Miss Athletics By Adam Kuffner OXFORD, Miss. – Wesley Owen, a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Department since 2005, has been named Associate Athletics Director for Resource Development, Ole Miss Deputy Athletics Director for Development and Resource Acquisition Keith Carter announced Thursday morning. Owen, formerly ... More

Remembering a Legend

New Scholarship Fund Honors Eddie Crawford’s Legacy By Bill Dabney The late Eddie Crawford of Oxford, Mississippi, is being memorialized with a scholarship fund in his name. The legendary Ole Miss player, coach and administrator was touted as one of the University of Mississippi’s greatest ambassadors. “Eddie epitomized everything good ... More

Forbes Family Makes Major Gift to Ole Miss Athletics

By Bill Dabney Avery and Neil Forbes of Madison, Mississippi, attended colleges other than the University of Mississippi, but the couple caught Rebel fever nonetheless. “When I came to Mississippi in 2003 to run a political campaign, I happened to work for a candidate who was a UM grad and his love for Ole Miss was contagious,” said Neil Forbes, a ... More

Facility Gives UM Tennis Competitive Edge

Hester’s Major Gift to Forward Together Campaign Helps Offset Construction Costs By Bill Dabney A major gift to the University of Mississippi from attorney Bill Hester of New Orleans, Louisiana, is helping give the Ole Miss tennis teams a competitive edge. Hester, who started playing tennis at 6 years old and lettered at Ole Miss from 1967 through ... More

Simmons Couple’s Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics

Rebel fans who’ve enjoyed game day at the University of Mississippi are likely familiar with the arched gateway that begins the Walk of Champions — the football team’s brick-paved passage to the stadium. Lesser known is where the Walk of Champions ends. UM alumni Doug and Jane Simmons, however, know it ends at Gate 4 of Vaught-Hemingway ... More

Holloway Gift Kicks Off Gate Naming Initiative

By Bill Dabney Fans entering the south entrance of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at the University of Mississippi may have noticed new signage, displaying the names of Diane and J.L. Holloway and serving as a lasting tribute to the Ridgeland, Mississippi, couple’s recent major gift in support of Ole Miss Athletics. The Holloways’ $1 million gift to ... More