Junior Summer Institute program for Public Policy and International Affairs
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) strives to promote diversity and the inclusion of underrepresented groups in public service. The Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is an opportunity to participate in an intensive seven-week program that prepares students with the knowledge and skill needed for graduate school and a career. Being a part of this program also provides future opportunity for financial and career support through PPIA.
Memphis World Trade Club: Nell Baugh International Scholarship
To promote the continued development of the international transportation community in Memphis, this scholarship covers a portion of a student's annual tuition (for a one year period). Funds for the scholarship are raised throughout the year at monthly meetings and through the annual golf tournament.
Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships
Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.
Hispanic Heritage Film Series 2018
The Hispanic Heritage Film Series has returned for several events this semester. This fall five films included in the series with the first event being held Thursday, September 13th at 6:00pm in Lamar Rm 127. Admission is free and all films include English subtitles. For more information contact Prof. Diane Marting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abt Associates seeks entry level Francophone for Analyst position
Croft alumnus, Joe Bateman, ’10, recently informed Croft that a friend of his, Katie Baczeweski who works at Abt Associates, is looking for interested people to apply for an entry level analyst position for the Francophone team for SHOPS Plus.
Position available at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI)
JP Tyson, ’11, Croft alumnae, recently shared several available positions at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) where she began working in January. MI is a center-right think tank that focuses primarily on economic issues. JP fundraises for the Adam Smith Society, a branch of MI. Being personally connected to that program, she thought these positions would be specifically interesting to Crofties who have graduated in the last few years.
Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan
In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo.
Sixteen Croft Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
On Friday, April 6, sixteen Croft students were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest undergraduate honors society in the United States. Dr. Schenck, the president of the University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, led the ceremony in Paris-Yates Chapel.
Croft Junior Named 2018 Barksdale Award Winner
Croft junior Gabrielle Schust was named a 2018 Barksdale Award Winner by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Gabbi, who is focusing on Latin America, Spanish, and international governance and politics, is planning to travel to England this summer to interview women in religious orders who provided medical care to the poor in the 1960's and 1970's. While studying abroad next year, she will interview women who do similar work in religious orders in Peru. Rates of poverty, maternal and fetal mortality, and life expectancy in the Andes today are quite similar to those in England before the advent of the National Health Service, offering Gabbi a fascinating basis of comparison. Barksdale Award Winners are given $5000 to support scholarly and creative endeavors.
Video of Fall 2017 Alumni Panel
Those who missed the Croft Alumni Panel on November 10 and those who want to see it again can watch the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/09npXdEA9Io.