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News from the Croft Institute
  • Croft Annual BBQ

    The Croft BBQ is hosted by the Croft Senate and will take place on the Croft Porch! Bring yourself for some good food and fun!

    Wednesday, April 17th
    500pm-6:30pm
    Croft porch

  • National Scholarship Workshops 

    Beginning at the end of March, Ashleen Williams will be hosting several scholarship workshops to help students with their applications. The workshops will include working to craft personal statements, choosing recommenders, and developing competitive resumes. 

    • Thursday, March 28: 4-5:30pm
    • Wednesday, April 3: 5-6:30pm
    • Wednesday, April 10: 5-6:30pm
    • Wednesday, April 17: 5-6:30pm

    These workshops are open to any students interested in applying to national scholarships. 

    All workshops are currently scheduled to take place in the SMBHC. If you have questions, please email Ashleen Williams.

  • Visiting Speaker: History in Images by Dr. Carmelita Hinton

    Director Carma Hinton will show excerpts from her film, The Gate of Heavenly Peace
    (1995), as well as out-takes from the film. She will discuss her decisions on what
    to include and exclude in telling the story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest
    movement, and how these decisions affected her presentation of the events covered by
    the film. She will also address the different problems that the historian encounters when
    presenting history in images as opposed to in words: the potential and limitation of each
    medium and what information each might privilege or obscure.

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
    in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107)

    Croft lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Alumni Talks

    As part of the Croft Institute’s ongoing efforts to connect current students with our amazing network of alumni, the institute began a series of video talks by Croft alumni hosted in the building’s Gerald M. Abdalla Boardroom. The “Alumni Talks” series has proven to be popular amongst students, who come to each session equipped with plenty of questions about how to find a career after college, and how to use their experience with Croft to make the most of their options. The Alumni Talks allow for interaction between Croft alumni and students to be more regular and easier to coordinate by using Croft’s new video-conferencing system

    The Croft Institute celebrated its 20th anniversary this past October, with members of all 16 graduating cohorts joining current students for commemorative events in the Croft building, as well as refreshments and entertainment at the Powerhouse downtown.

    The Alumni Talks series will continue with Cody LeBlanc (’13) on Friday, February 22. If you are a Croft alumnus and would like to get involved with the Alumni Talks series -or in any other capacity- please contact Croft’s Coordinator for Alumni Relations, Ms. Bree Starnes (bstarnes@olemiss.edu).

  • 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.

    Samuel Starr, who is focusing on Spanish, recently began his undergraduate degree in International Studies. From Troy, Illinois, Sam was an Illinois State Scholar and highly involved in Student Government, the National Honor Society, and Madison County Youth Board. Sam participated in Model United Nations as well and won several awards at the University of McKendree Model United Nations.

    Hayden Williamson, who is focusing on Spanish in Europe in  International Studies, is a from Ocean Springs High School. Hayden was president of the Ocean Springs Mayor's Youth Council, co-founder and secretary of the OSHA Debate Club, committee chair at the Mississippi Youth and Government's Youth Legislature and chief justice at the Model UN. A member of the 30+ ACT Club, Hayden was on the principal's list, in the National Honor Society, American Legion Auxiliary's Magnolia Girls State and Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit.

Fellowships and Scholarships
March 29, 2019
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National Scholarship Workshops 

Beginning at the end of March, Ashleen Williams will be hosting several scholarship workshops to help students with their applications. The workshops will include working to craft personal statements, choosing recommenders, and developing competitive resumes. 

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From the Institute
February 11, 2019
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Alumni Talks

As part of the Croft Institute’s ongoing efforts to connect current students with our amazing network of alumni, the institute began a series of video talks by Croft alumni hosted in the building’s Gerald M. Abdalla Boardroom. The “Alumni Talks” series has proven to be popular amongst students, who come to each session equipped with plenty of questions about how to find a career after college, and how to use their experience with Croft to make the most of their options. The Alumni Talks allow for interaction between Croft alumni and students to be more regular and easier to coordinate by using Croft’s new video-conferencing system

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Students in the News
August 29, 2018
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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.

[read more]