When Jessie Duffield attended Camp Wakeela for the first time, she likely had no idea what kind of doors it would open for her. A University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media class of 2020 graduate, Duffield said the experience opened her eyes to many things in the world that awaited her.
A University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media student who has been crowned Miss Mississippi Collegiate America is also an entrepreneur.
A senior University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media integrated marketing communications major has turned her quarantine hobby into a business as a way to give back to charity. Leah Jackson’s With Luv From Lou business donates profits to Skid Row’s Union Rescue Mission.
Starting your own business can can be intimidating, and working up the courage to do so can be daunting. But the pandemic has led many students to spend their free time making money. Jordan Majersky, a University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media student, created the small art business, S & J Designs, with her roommate, Samantha Fletcher.
Everyone has an Untold story. Virginia White, a freshman University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New media integrated marketing communications major, works to uncover and repurpose stories in her business Untold Designs of Meridian, Mississippi.
Most people hear this and think it’s a cliché, but to Mississippi native Bailey Martin, it’s a way of life. Martin, a 2019 University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media journalism graduate, is serving as the press secretary for Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves.
Prior to attending Ole Miss, I decided to major in broadcast journalism due to my passion for writing. Since I have been a part of the School of Journalism and New Media, I have decided to minor in English.
The great-great-granddaughter of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Memphis cartoonist is forging her own path in the journalism world.
Kierra Jordan, a University of Mississippi junior, is a criminal justice major with a minor in business who is also an entrepreneur. During her three years at UM, she has created Cincere Beauty to enhance the natural beauty of her customers.
California native Kimberly Conklin, class of 2019, studied IMC at the University of Mississippi. Today, she is the communications manager at PopMenu, a customer engagement engine that allows independent restaurant owners to control their online presence through interactive menus and hospitality.
It has been said that although students may graduate from the University of Mississippi, you are always still a part of the family. For Riley Williamson, a buyer for Neilson’s department store and long time employee, she couldn’t agree more.
Senior integrated marketing communications major Olivia Wagner has been creating art since elementary school. Today, she operates her own pop culture painting business called artbyswagner.
Halle Ames, a 2020 University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media journalism student, is now an “Outsider” in Nashville as a staff writer for the lifestyle company that aims to be the “heartbeat of America, capturing the pulse of what matters most to our readers.”
Like many college students, Emma Gaddy didn’t stick with the same major she had freshmen year. After studying geological engineering for three semesters, she had to make a very important decision – which of the 78 majors that UM offers would she pursue her for an undergraduate degree?
Before transferring to Ole Miss this semester, I was not yet a Rebels fan. I am originally from Louisiana, and my family collectively roots for one team, and one team only. That should explain why I was not a Hotty Toddy-chanting fan. But attending my first Ole Miss football game quickly changed my mind.
With all of this happening, forcing me to stay in my Mississippi hometown, it makes me relish all that I have taken for granted these past years leading up to this – like all of the friendships I have made in just a few short months, or all of the sporting events that kept me on the edge of my seat.