9 Results for author: Anne Threlkeld

For Sports and Students – Davis’s Love for University Inspires Major Gift

By Bill Dabney Don and Lynne Davis met in anatomy and physiology lab and realized instantly they had great chemistry. Now married for 53 years, the Davises of Meridian, Mississippi, admit they fell in love at first sight. They are grateful to the University of Mississippi for bringing them together and also for making them who they are today: Don, a ... More

Renovated Complex Brings Renewed Spirit To Ole Miss Track & Field Program

$7.2 Million Complex Completed in September By Scarlett Fox, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Photos from Ole Miss Track Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 9, 2016 The term “blessing in disguise” is one that can be applied to the challenges the Ole Miss track and field program has faced these past two-and-a-half years. After announcing its closing ... More

Athletics Foundation Announces Record-Breaking Year

Ole Miss Athletics Foundation Raises $45.6 Million over the Past Fiscal Year By Adam Kuffner OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation is pleased to announce $45.6 million in cash contributions, a new record, from donors in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. The annual contributions break the previous high of $35.2 million in cash ... More

Stadium Expansion to Feature Bell Tower

Lloyd Family Supports Construction with Additional Gift By Bill Dabney Ole Miss football fans are accustomed to the cacophony of sounds in the Grove on game day – the chatter of classmates reuniting, the laughter of children playing catch, the rousing horns and drums of the Pride of the South, the cheers as Rebels parade along the Walk of Champi... More

Young Alumnus Supports Campaign for Athletic Excellence

By Bill Dabney Aircraft manufacturer Cirrus published a tagline to describe its SR22-model personal prop plane: “Make your life possible.” At only 29 years old, Will Stroud has done just that. The University of Mississippi alumnus, a former restaurant owner and now CEO of a Dallas-based investment firm, is a self-made millionaire who ... More

Updates Announced For Baseball Renovations

Ed and Jan Trehern Make Major Contribution, CDFL Sports will Serve as the Architect Project Renderings OXFORD, Miss. – In February 2016, Ole Miss Athletics announced plans for a $13 million baseball project that will enhance the student-athlete experience as well as the gameday atmosphere for Rebel fans. There will be multiple phases to the ... More

Pearson Stays Committed to Ole Miss

Tread Pearson Returns to Oxford, Gives Back to Ole Miss Athletics Ole Miss is a family. Families are always there for each other, providing support no matter how many miles separate them. A member of the Ole Miss family, Tread Pearson, took that same route. He graduated from Ole Miss, earning two bachelor degrees in 1978 (Journalism & Advertisi... More

McCommons Provide Major Gift to Ole Miss Athletics

March 23, 2016 John and Donna McCommon, who recently made a $250,000 gift to the Forward Together campaign for Ole Miss Athletics, may not be University of Mississippi graduates but they definitely share a passion for the Rebels. One of the couple’s first dates was to an Ole Miss football game in Memphis, but both enjoyed the beauty of the ... More

FEDEX AND ANONYMOUS DONOR DELIVER MAJOR GIFTS TO OLE MISS ATHLETICS

Dec. 7, 2015 OXFORD, Miss. -- A gift from FedEx Corporation will help Ole Miss student-athletes succeed in the classroom and beyond. The company recently donated $2.5 million to the Ole Miss Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to enhance the existing FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center. In addition to the FedEx gift, an anonymous donor has ... More