January 28, 2012 Six Lott Leadership Students Inducted into UM Hall of Fame
Six of the ten UM students inducted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 27 are members of the Lott Leadership Institute: Marianna McInnis Breland of Forest; Davis Lee Gates of Terry, Caleb Miles Herod of Abbeville, Meghan Marae' Litten of Petal, Philton Cortez Moss of Calhoun City, and Taylor Michael McGraw of Oxford.
January 20, 2012 Lott Institute Students, Professor Spend Wintersession Observing Election Process from Capitol Hill
A group of University of Mississippi students have a clearer understanding of the U.S. electoral process after completing a unique course in the nation's capital.
On January 19, 2012, Nick Castiglia, Margaret Ann Morgan, Maggie Starks and Evan Kirkham, students in the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, traveled to Charleston, SC to attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) and the Republican Presidential Primary debate, hosted by CNN. University of Mississippi Alumni and Trent Lott Scholar, Richard Walters was a Senior Staffer at the SRLC, making it possible for the students to represent the Lott Institute and the University of Mississippi at these events. While at the conference, the students were able to hear Ron Paul and South Carolina's Governor, Nikki Haley speak. Additionally, they were able to attend the debate and hear the four candidates, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, debate major policy issues. [photo, left to right: Nick Castiglia (Senior, PPL Major), Margaret Ann Morgan (Junior, Journalism Major, PPL Minor), Maggie Starks (Senior, PPL Major), Evan Kirkham (Junior, PPL Major)]
April 28, 2011 Mikhail Margelov, chairman of the European Democrat Group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, spoke on issues regarding Russian-American relations and the modernization of Russia on Thursday, April 28th in the Overby Center Auditorium.
March 4, 2011 Public Policy Leadership Major to Serve Term on Houston School Board
Although Zackary Huffman of Houston is only a college sophomore, his passion about education policy has inspired him to become an advocate for students.
December 7, 2010 Six Outstanding Freshmen Named Lott Leadership Scholars
The 2010-11 Lott Leadership Scholars are Gabrielle Barrientos of Biloxi, Zachary Grossenbacher of Madison, Vinod Kannuthurai of Hazlehurst, Matthew McDonald of Madison, Daniel Roberts of Moss Point, Gabrielle Barrientos of Biloxi and Courtney Washington of Cleveland.
November 18 , 2010 Oxonian Jake McGraw Finalist For Coveted Rhodes Scholarship
James K. "Jake" McGraw of Oxford interviews Saturday (Nov. 20) as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. A senior in UM's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College on track to graduate in December, McGraw will participate in rigorous interviews in St. Louis, Mo. The academic distinction is shared by some of the world's great leaders and intellectuals of the past century.
September 27, 2010 LLI ALUM AMONG ELEVEN OUTSTANDING FRESHMEN NAMED 2010-11 CROFT SCHOLARS
Eight students from Mississippi, two from Tennessee, and one from Louisiana entered the fall 2010 semester at the University of Mississippi on prestigious scholarships as members of the Croft Institute for International Studies. Among them is Colby Woods of Byhalia, Miss., who was a member of the 2009 Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students.
July 15, 2010 Lott Institute, Study Abroad Enrich Colorado Native's UM Experience
Three years ago, "excellent academic programs" helped woo Jennifer Urban of Littleton, Colo., more than a thousand miles from home to enroll at the University of Mississippi
April 2010 Six Lott Scholars were recently inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society on Friday, April 9. Lott Scholars inducted to the Beta of Mississippi Chapter at The University of Mississippi included: William Chadwick Armstrong, Joshua David Cox, Elizabeth Jayne Joseph, James Kenneth McGraw, Carmen Rae Musgrove, and Katherine Grace Watson. Public Policy Leadership minor Marie Elizabeth Wicks also joined the group.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honors organization in the country. Its mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence. The University's chapter was chartered in April 2001 and is one of only 270 institutions of higher learning that may boast the society.
April 26, 2010 Scholarship Honoring Patricia Lott to Nurture Leaders
Patricia Lott and her husband, former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, visit the University of Mississippi campus for an Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy Rose Garden ceremony honoring Mrs. Lott.
March 18, 2010 Lott Scholars and Public Policy Leadership majors receive the 2010 Taylor Medal
2010 Taylor Medalists were announced at Honors Day on April 8, 2010. The list included four Lott Scholars: William Chadwick Armstrong, Lott Scholar and Physics major; James Kenneth McGraw, Lott Scholar and Public Policy Leadership major; McDaniel Wicker, Lott Scholar and Croft International Studies major; and Elizabeth Joseph, Lott Scholar and Public Policy Leadership major. The Taylor Medal, which recognizes outstanding academic performance, is given to no more than 1 percent of the student body. To be considered, a student must have a grade-point average of at least 3.85. Additionally, all four students have represented the Lott Leadership Institute through their student body involvement, pro-active community service and visionary leadership among their respective peer groups.
January 27, 2010 Five Lott Scholars Inducted into the UM Hall of Fame
Lott Scholars Vince Chamblee, Elizabeth Joseph, Artair Rogers, Andre Cotton, and Melissa Cole were recently inducted into the University's prestigious Hall of Fame.
November 20, 2009 Fulton Native Vincent Chamblee Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship
Tommy Vincent "Vince" Chamblee of Fulton interviewed Saturday (Nov. 21) as a finalist for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
November 13, 2009 Tom Brokaw, Rhesa Barksdale To Share Insights with Students
Two of the most intriguing figures in recent American history - Tom Brokaw and Rhesa Barksdale - have agreed to share their insights and reflections with students at the University of Mississippi next spring as visiting lecturers.
As a member of the Lott Leadership Institute, you can become instrumental in positively changing the lives of children and reversing the negative impact HIV/AIDS has on their communities and country.
Lott Leadership Institute Programs
The Lott Leadership Institute offers students an intellectual community of faculty and students designed to turn ideas into action. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in numerous public programs in this country and abroad.