14 Results for author: Anne Threlkeld

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

Serving an Ace for Ole Miss Tennis

Serving an Ace for Ole Miss Tennis Brandts Make Major Gift to New Indoor Facility   By Tina Hahn Fans of Ole Miss Tennis can leave their winter coats at home come January as the Rebels begin competing in a new $11 million indoor facility, which has received a major boost from longtime tennis enthusiasts. A $300,000 gift from Louis and Lucia ... More

Peaces Create Graduate Scholarship

Gift will help student-athletes who attend professional schools By Tina Hahn University of Mississippi student Rush Peace had it all: a well-rounded college experience that combined rich academic experiences with the thrill of playing baseball on scholarship under legendary Coach Tom Swayze. And then it was on to dentistry school and a rewarding ... More

Bullpen Club Makes Major Gift to Ole Miss Baseball

Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club Donates $150,000 Towards Stadium Enhancements By Bill Dabney A ritual has emerged within Ole Miss Baseball that compels the Rebels to pump their fists in unison to the beat of the 2007 hit song “Love is Gone.” Now, with a major gift, the sport’s fan base wants to show its players that the love is back. The Ernie ... More

Vaught Society Member Dennis Moore Named Silver Em Honoree

Moore Earns Most Prestigious Journalism Honor Given by UM By Brandon Lee It’s not every day that a prestigious journalism honor and a generous donor to athletics go hand-in-hand, but Dennis Moore, a University of Mississippi graduate, has earned one of the biggest awards the University bestows, and also pledged his commitment to the Ole Miss ... More

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