Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Dear students, friends and colleagues,


Christy WyandtWelcome to the Summer 2016 edition of the Graduate School Newsletter.  All of us enjoy the slower pace of summer but we are looking forward to a new academic year that will be upon us soon! We capped the 2015-2016 academic year with a series of wonderful commencement ceremonies beginning with the very special Doctoral Hood Ceremony.  You can read about out Class Marshals, Melissa Graves and Bridget Piculell in this newsletter.

I am pleased that we have so many excellent students, graduate programs and alumni.  It is our privilege to tell some of your stories in our newsletter.  We welcome story suggestions and would particularly like to hear from and about our alumni.

It is a time of transition for the Graduate School as we say goodbye to Dean Kiss.  He left the University of Mississippi to become the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  We wish him well in his new endeavors.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and appreciate your support of the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi!


Christy M. Wyandt, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Pharmaceutics