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The University of Mississippi

Dear Students, Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the summer 2017 edition of the Graduate School newsletter. This is a special time in the life of the university; we have just graduated an outstanding group of master’s, specialist and doctoral students, and we look forward to starting all over again in the fall with new students. The summer is always a time to reflect and prepare for the future.

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 particularly would like to hear from and about our alumni.

In this issue, you can read about the accomplishments of Carla Cotwright-Williams, a math department alumna who works for the federal government. We also have stories about some on-campus programs, new housing for graduate students and new degree programs.

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


Doctoral Alumna Uses Math for Public Good

Carla Cotwright-Williams has never met a barrier or a stereotype that could stand up to her; antiquated standards for race and gender quail in the face of her unrelenting competence. Read more…


GAs Expand Knowledge through Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning

Prior to working with the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi, Tyler James had no experience with early education. Read more…


Campus Walk Offers Grad Student-Specific Housing for 2018

Beginning in 2018, University of Mississippi graduate students will have the option of living in Campus Walk Apartments and taking advantage of the conveniences it offers. Read more…


Three New Graduate Programs Launched

In the spring and fall semesters of 2017, the University of Mississippi is rolling out three new graduate programs. Read more…


Graduate School Hosts Expo for Prospective Students

The University of Mississippi Graduate School hosted its first Grad School Expo at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 15, for all undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. Read more…