Alumni & Post-Grads

Location
University, MS
Undergrads
14,933
Tuition (in-state)
$16,266 ($6,282)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Alumni & Post-Grads

Facts & Statistics

Alumni Office
Triplett Alumni Center
Room 172
Phone: (662) 915-7375
Fax: (662) 915-7756
www.olemissalumni.com/welcome
Alumni Services
  • Access to Rebel Network, a social networking site that has helpful career networking and job site engine built in
  • E-mail forwarding
  • E-Newsletter
Alumni Publications
  • The Alumni Review is published quarterly and mailed out as part of your alumni dues.
  • The Rebel Insider is an electronic newsletter that helps keep alumni members up-to-date.
Major Alumni Events
  • Homecoming: A big event where alumni come in and relive their youth through those crowned on the field as Homecoming Queen or riding in the parade the Friday afternoon before the game.
  • Ole Miss Band Reunion: Each year, old band members get together with the Pride of the South Band. They play in the halftime show and sometimes in the stands.
  • Red and Blue Weekend: Each spring, the football team divides into two teams that scrimmage one another. After that, there's a baseball game. Alumni love coming in for this event to do double sports duty and to enjoy the Grove.
Famous Alumni
  • Stark Young (Class of 1901) - novelist
  • John S. McCain (Class of 1904) - admiral of U.S. Navy
  • Harold Burson (Class of 1940) - chairman of Burson-Marsteller, world's second-largest public relations firm
  • Charlie Conerly (Class of 1948) - New York Giants quarterback
  • Lenore L. Prather (Class of 1955) - first woman on the Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Larry Speakes (Class of 1959) - former press secretary to the president of the United States
  • Thad Cochran (Class of 1959 and 1965) - U.S. senator
  • James Meredith (Class of 1963) - first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi
  • Reuben Vincent Anderson (Class of 1967) - first black justice on Mississippi's Supreme Court
  • Trent Lott (Class of 1963, 1967) - former senate majority leader
  • Archie Manning (Class of 1971) - quarterback of the New Orleans Saints
  • Gail Pittman (Class of 1971) - known worldwide for her hand-painted china patterns
  • Haley Barbour (Class of 1973) - Mississippi governor
  • Jeanne Shaheen (Class of 1973) - first female governor of New Hampshire
  • Jim Barksdale (Class of 1974) - Netscape CEO
  • Bill Parsons (Class of 1979) - head of NASA's spaceship programs
  • John Grisham (Class of 1981) - author
  • Shepard Smith (Class of 1983) - news anchor and host of "Fox Report with Shepard Smith"
  • Jennifer Gillom (Class of 1986) - Olympic gold medalist and professional basketball player
  • David Dellucci (Class of 1995) - Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers left-fielder
  • Roosevelt Skerrit (Class of 1997) - prime minister of Dominica, and one of the youngest heads of state
  • Deuce McAllister (Class of 2002) - running back for the New Orleans Saints
  • Eli Manning (Class of 2004) - quarterback for the New York Giants
  • Leonard McCoy (Class of 2249 and medical school 2253) - fictional character from "Star Trek" series, served on the Starship Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk
  • Susan Sugarbaker - fictional character from "Designing Women," also (in that series) was crowned Miss Georgia
  • Robert Khayat - Washington Redskins kicker and current Ole Miss Chancellor
  • Gerald McRaney - actor
  • Mike Moore - former Mississippi Attorney General, began the major lawsuit against the tobacco industry
  • Lieutenant General James E. Sherrad III - chief of the Air Force Reserves
  • Eddie Fritts - president of the National Association of Broadcasters
  • Cynthia Geary - actress
  • Lynda Meed Shea - Miss America 1950
  • Mary Ann Mobley Collins - Miss America 1959
  • Ron Franklin - ESPN Broadcaster
  • David Molpus - reporter on National Public Radio
  • Mose Allison - jazz and blues pianist
  • Susan Alan-Lynch - Miss America 1986
  • Kate Jackson (attended but did not graduate) - actress, "Charlie's Angels"
  • William Faulkner (attended but did not graduate) - author
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