Students with Disabilities Find Welcoming Environment, Assistance
September 20, 2017 By Edwin Smith of University of Mississippi News
OXFORD, Miss. – Before Valentine’s Day 2011, Rhett Unbehagen did not consider himself to be a person with a disability.
But while running on his high school campus that day, the University of Mississippi student experienced a 70 percent loss in his lung capacity. Barely breathing and covered with hives, he was rushed to the emergency room at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune.
Published October 1, 2017
UM Honors Two Employees with Access Awards
April 20, 2017 By Edwin Smith of University of Mississippi News
OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees have been recognized for their outstanding service to assist students with disabilities.
Meghan Edwards, a graduate assistant in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, and Heather Duncan, administrative coordinator in the Patterson School of Accountancy, were presented Access Awards in the faculty and staff categories, respectively, Wednesday (April 19).
UM Student’s Drive Helps Him Accomplish Goals
September 20, 2016 By Christina Steube of University of Mississippi News
OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi senior P.J. Sheffield has not missed an Ole Miss football or baseball game in seven years. He’s been to every home basketball game for five years, and every fall Friday for the last 12 years, he has been on the sidelines at Saltillo High School’s football games.
Scientist Finds New Calling at Ole Miss
September 19, 2016 By Christina Steube of University of Mississippi News
OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi graduate student Yelda Serinagaoglu grew up in Ankara, Turkey, with a deep love for science. She was an active student when her life suddenly and completely changed.
Stevelyn Robinson: The Little Guy With The Lion Heart
November 12, 2014 By Susan Christensen of Methodist Rehabilitation Center
When he ran hurdles for Kilmichael’s Montgomery High School, Stevelyn Robinson never took practice jumps at a track meet.
He wanted to see the flabbergasted faces as his 5-foot frame flew over chest-high barriers and past taller opponents.
“I was always the smallest and nobody thought I could do anything,” said the award-winning, three-sport athlete from Winona. “Even my mom was scared for me to play football.”
“Then I watched him take down kids twice his size, and he proved he could hang with the big guys,” said Sheila Robinson. “He doesn’t give up on anything.”
December will mark three years since Stevelyn suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury, and the little guy with the lion heart is still unstoppable.
Dr. Cole will be missed. He is a champion for all students, and especially for underrepresented students. Many years ago I casually mentioned Disability as a diversity issue.He immediately asked me to sit on the university’s two diversity-related committees. This happened before Disability as diversity became part of higher education’s discussion about the inclusion of disability in diversity efforts. Dr. Cole recognized the need and became an instant champion for students with disabilities. Thank you, Dr.Cole! ... See MoreSee Less
OXFORD, Miss. – When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk so...