Graduate School

Alumni Notes

 

At the University of Mississippi Graduate School, we have a rich legacy of students whom have gone forward and succeeded in their fields. Here are some notable Alumni. You can be listed as well, just complete the Alumni Notes Submission form.

Warner Alford (BBA '60; MA '66)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Football Team Captain of 1960 National Championship squad
  • Ole Miss Athletic Director (1978-94)
  • Executive Director of the Ole Miss Alumni Association (2004-2008)

John Armistead (MA '87)

  • Author of three mystery novels and two novels for teenagers
  • Accomplished painter

Nadim M. Aziz   (BSCE '78; MS '80; PhD '84)

  • Department Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering, Clemson University

Brooke Bagley   (BM '03; MM '05)

  • Fulbright Scholar

Bill Beckwith II (MFA '76)

  • Sculptor whose works include statues of William Faulkner on the Square in Oxford and Jefferson Davis at the Beauvoir Presidential Library in Biloxi, MS

Dr. Hank Bounds (PhD '00)

  • Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education, 2009-
  • Mississippi Superintendent of Education, 2005-2009

Denver Brackeen (BSHPE '55; MED '56)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Led the SEC in scoring in 1955
  • Consensus All-America selection in 1955
  • Played three seasons for the New York Knicks
  • Was Assistant Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard

Van Chancellor (MED '74)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Compiled a 439-154 record during 19 years as head basketball coach of the Ole Miss Lady Rebels, leading the team to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Led United States team to 2004 Olympic Gold Medal

Roland Dale (BSHPE '49; MED '51)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Served as Assistant Football Coach (1960-71) on some of the greatest teams in Rebel history
  • Served as Athletics Director at Southern Mississippi

J.W. (Wobble) Davidson (BSHPE ’42; MED ’52)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • M-Club Scholarship at Ole Miss is named in his honor
  • Served as Assistant Football Coach (1942; 1945-68) on some of the greatest teams in Rebel history

John (Kayo) Dottley (BSHPE '50; MED '51)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection
  • Only player in Ole Miss football history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in two seasons
  • Played three years with the NFL Chicago Bears

William Dunlap (MFA '69)

  • Artist whose prolific body of work includes “Panorama of the American Landscape,” a 112-foot cyclorama for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Charles Daniel Goodgame   (BA '75; MA '84)

  • Rhodes Scholar

R. Glynn Holt   (BS '82, PhD '88)

  • NASA payload specialist (alternate) crew member for the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory, which flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1995
  • Professor of Physics, Boston University

Dan Jordan (BA '60; MA '62)

  • Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
  • Scholar in Residence at the University of Virginia

Dr. Pedro Lecca (PhD '71)

  • Dean Emeritus of the Howard University College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Alan McKay (MS '78; PhD '80)

  • Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Administration, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University

The Honorable John Palmer (MBA '59)

  • Head of Skytel Communications
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal

George Barney Poole (BSHPE '48; MA '49)

  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • First team All-America selection at both Ole Miss and Army
  • Member of  "The Pooles of Ole Miss" and shares the honor of having a street on the Ole Miss campus named in their honor
  • Played professional football five years

Ray S. Poole (BSHPE '47; MA '50)

  • Member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member of  "The Pooles of Ole Miss" and shares the honor of having a street on the Ole Miss campus named in their honor
  • Played six years in the NFL with the New York Giants and also two years in the CFL

Dr. Ken Roberts (PhD '75)

  • Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Patrick Smith (BA '47, MA '59)

Dr. Pedro "Pete" Rodriguez (PhD '97)

  • Director of the test laboratory in the Engineering Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Led the solid rocket booster accident investigation team following the Space Shuttle Columbia accident in February 2003
  • Inventor of a portable, battery-operated lift seat for people suffering from arthritis

Dr. Farid Sadik (PhD '68)

  • Dean of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmaceutics

Jeanne Shaheen   (MSS '73)

  • Governor of New Hampshire, 1996-2002
  • Director, Harvard University’s Institute of Politics
  • United States Senator for New Hampshire, 2009-

Dr. David Slatkin (MS '71; PhD '72)

  • Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, IL

Dr. Mickey Smith (PhD '64)

  • Frederick A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Administration at The University of Mississippi
  • Research Professor Emeritus in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Davis Temple Jr. (BSPh '66; PhD '69)

  • Retired Vice President for Central Nervous System Research, Bristol Myers Squibb Company
  • Nationally recognized expert in a wide range of neuroscience-related areas, including depression, Alzheimer’s, and memory.

T. Paul Teng   (MSCE '66)

  • Director, Office of Infrastructure R&D, Federal Highway Administration

Patrick Smith (BA '47, MA '59)

  • Renowned artist, historian and author
  • Three-time nominee for Pulitizer Prize, 1973,1974,1978
  • 1985 nominee for Nobel Prize for Literature

Ella Torrey (MA '84)

  • Late President of the San Francisco Art Institute
  • Founder of Pew Fellowhip in art

Glenray Tutor (MFA '76)

  • Artist known for popular town and city scenes

Nancy Van de Vate (MM '58)

  • Orchestral composer whose works include “Chernobyl,” “Der Herrscher und das Maedchen,” and “In the Shadow of the Glen”
  • Resides in Vienna, where she was granted dual citizenship by the Austrian government in recognition of her accomplishments

Chun-Tsung Wang   (MSCE '66)

  • Former President of National Taiwan Ocean University