Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

The University of Mississippi

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Meet the Members

Alliance Members

Nancy Harrelson Akin

Bridget Barnes

Kathryn Black*

Patsy Bogen

Meredith Creekmore*

Dr. Faye Gilbert

Sandra Guest*

Buzzy Hussey*

Lynnette Johnson*

Lydia Jones

Margaret Khayat

Tricia Lott*

Rachel McPherson*

Susan Martindale*

Celia Muths

Gail Pittman

Ellen Rolfes*

Dr. Carolyn Staton*

Honorary Member

Sharon Vitter

In Memoriam

Sally Barksdale*

Susan Howorth

Patricia Lamar

Keith McLean*

*denotes Founding Member


Karen Bell Moore

HeadKarenEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors degree in marketing and fashion design

Employment:

  • President of Project Redesign in Nashville, Tenn.

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Member of First Presbyterian Church
  • Board Member of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts
  • Chairman 2014-2016 of the Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Board Member of the University of Mississippi Foundation

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Past Chairman of the OMWC 2014-2016
  • OMWC Rose Society Co-Chair, 2016-present
  • Co-Chaired the 2016 Centerstone’s Reclaiming Lives Luncheon
  • Co-Chaired the Dede Wallace Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2009
  • Founded Project Redesign, 2008
  • Co-Chaired the Frist Gala, 2008
  • Co-Chaired the Ensworth School Auction, 2006
  • Sunday School Teacher and youth group work at First Presbyterian Church
  • Conducted a Bible study for girls for seven years
  • Sales Representative for the Robert J. Young Company
  • Marketing Assistant for the Martha White division of Beatrice Food Company

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Assisted the Ole Miss Alumni Group of Middle Tennessee with their fundraisers:
    • Mississippi at the Ryman with artists such as Amy Grant, Marty Stuart, Jimmy Weatherly, Rivers Rutherford and Bryan Kennedy.
    • Mississippi Rocks the Ryman
  • Assisted with the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Worked on a University of Mississippi Foundation/Ole Miss Women’s Council concert at the Ford Center with Vince Gill, with proceeds going to the Ford Center
  • Louise B. Katzman Volunteer of the Year Award

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Bruce Moore, husband
  • Kathryn and Tyler Moore, daughter in-law and son
  • Margaret Anne Moore, daughter
  • Mitchell Moore, son
  • 5 siblings (Sperry Bell Simmons, Bob Bell, John Rolfe, Dick Rolfe and Jim Rolfe)
  • 7 nieces and nephews have attended Ole Miss

Brief Personal Details:

  • Moore and her husband, Bruce, have been married for almost 34 years. The couple has three children, Tyler, Margaret Anne, and Mitchell.
  • She enjoys walking and riding her bike around Nashville’s trails. She also enjoys Pilates, yoga and spending time with friends.

Patsy Bogen

Education:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Science in Business, 1965
  • Belhaven College: Masters of Arts in Education, 1966

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • United Way Board in Oxford, Miss.
  • Ole Miss Tri Delta Alumni Association

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • President of the Leland Junior Auxiliary in Leland, Miss.
  • President of Women of Church at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Leland, Miss.
  • Vestry Member at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Leland, Miss.
  • President of Deer Creek Garden Club in Leland, Miss.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of Delta Community Mental Health Center in Greenville, Miss.
  • Member of the Greenville Symphony League in Greenville, Miss.

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Josh Bogen, husband
  • Josh Bogen III, son
  • Hayes Bogen, son
  • Buck Moore, brother
  • Ed Moore, brother

Personal Details:

  • A native of Senatobia, Miss.
  • Was an educator in Oxford, Jackson and Greenville, MS.

Dr. Alice Clark*

Education:

  • Troy State University: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • University of Mississippi: Masters of Science
  • University of Mississippi: Doctorate in Pharmacognosy

Employment:

  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Chair Elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • National Institute of Health
  • Center for Scientific Review Advisory Committee
  • Common Fund Transformative Research Projects Program
  • Marcy Speer Awards Committee

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Botanical Research Centers Program Expert Panel of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Member of the Mississippi Research Consortium
  • Board of Directors of the University of Mississippi Research Foundation
  • Internal Advisory Board of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Center
  • Company-Treasurer of the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition
  • Member of the Mississippi University Research Authority

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Recipient of the Marcy Speer Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2010
  • Rho Chi National Lecturer, 1996
  • Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, 1993

Personal Details:

  • In her spare time, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with family.

Ginger Clark

HeadGingerEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: B.A.E in Art, Theater and Speech

Employment:

  • Owner: g g clark (floral ad hoc)
  • Owner: g g clark (jeweled finery)

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Executive Board Member for the Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Executive Board Member for the Junior League of Birmingham
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Independent Presbyterian Church Guild
  • Canterbury Club
  • Triangle Garden Club

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Junior league of Jackson
  • Junior League of Birmingham-Antiques Show Chair
  • Newsheet Editor and Assistant Editor
  • Radio Reading for the Blind-Production/Scripts
  • Served on the School Board at the elementary, junior high and high school levels
  • Independent Presbyterian Church Sub Committee and Advent Workshops
  • Chi Omega Sorority

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Junior League of Birmingham Magazine, nominated for a national award
  • Garden selected June 2012 for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Tour as one of top five gardens in Birmingham
  • Chairman for Great Chefs in Birmingham to benefit the Birmingham Gardens
  • Chairman for Einstein fundraiser for the McWane Learning Center (partnered with Mercedes) in Birmingham
  • Partnered with Staglin Wines for mental health fundraiser in Seattle, Washington
  • Created reference booklet, Scholarships in a Nutshell, for Mountain Brook High School to aid students and parents in creating resumes and scholarship research
  • Assisted students with scholarships and research
  • Work published in Flower Magazine, Southern Living Favorites, Southern Lady Magazine and Bon Appétit
  • A favorite kitchen in Southern Living Magazine

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Charles Cleveland Clark, husband
  • Charles Cleveland Clark, Jr., son
  • Lee Dicks Guice, sister
  • Jacob Davis Guice, brother

Personal Details:

  • Mother of three children — Lee Dicks, Ginger Ann and Charlie — and three grandchildren: Sadie Virginia, Jake and Franny with another grandson due December 2016.
  • Clark enjoys gardening, bee keeping, sculpture, painting, French hand sewing and cooking.
  • Clark proclaims that she is “a jack of all trades and a master of none!”

Mary Susan Gallien Clinton

HeadMarySusanEmployment:

  • CEO Galien Global Vision
  • The Tailgate Collection, Co-Creator

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • INSOUTH Bank, Board of Directors, Directors Loan Committee, Marketing Committee, Audit Committee and Executive Committee
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, National Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, August 2012 to Present
  • Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, Executive Board, 2013 to Present
  • Ole Miss Women’s Council Rose Society
  • Gulfshore Life Magazine, Advisory Board
  • Greater Naples Area Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter, Vice President of Membership
  • Alpha Psi of Delta Gamma Capital House Campaign, University of Mississippi, Campaign Executive Committee
  • DAR-Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonel Joseph Hardin Chapter
  • Alpha Psi of Delta Gamma, University of Mississippi, Recruitment Records Advisor
  • First Baptist Church of Naples, Member
  • Alpha Psi of Delta Gamma, Alumni
  • Naples Children and Education Foundation, Founding Trustee, Executive Board 2000-Present
  • Independent Southern Bancshares, Director

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Morgan Keegan, Retail Stockbroker
  • Renaitre Medical Skin Care Line, Founder
  • Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Financial Task Force Committee
  • Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, Board Member
  • West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, Board Member and Gala Chair
  • The Community School of Naples, Advancement Board and Angel Ball Chair
  • Naples Winter Wine Festival, Founding Trustee Emeritus

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Clinton Family Christian Foundation, Co-Founder
  • Academy Cable Entertainment Award-Best International Documentary- 1991
  • Gulfshore Life’s Woman of the Year 2002
  • Naples, FL Community All Star 2006

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Grandfaterh, Dr. Glenn S. Gallien, Sr.
  • Sister, Jane Ellen Gallien Sanders
  • Son, John “Denver” Clinton, II, Class of 2017

Personal Details:

  • Married to J.D. Clinton and has two sons, John “Denver” Clinton, II, and Russell “Hurst” Clinton. They reside in Naples, Florida.
  • Passionate interests include time with family, love for culinary arts, entertaining friends, water sports, snow skiing, and freelance writing.

Pat McInnis Cooper

Educational:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

Employment:

  • Volunteer

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
  • Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation
  • The Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel Foundation

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • The Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Commission
  • The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas Field Office
  • The Phillips Celebrity Classic
  • Foundation for the Mid-South

Brief Personal Details (family and hobbies):

  • Cooper has four children, Mary Virginia Reid, John Cooper III, Borum and Jamie Cooper
  • Cooper’s interests include skiing, hiking, needlepoint and travel.

Meredith Creekmore*

Education:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Arts in Education, 1964
  • University of Mississippi: Masters of Art in Education with an Emphasis on Child Development, 1968

Employment:

  • Administrative Assistant for Telapex, Inc./Cellular South in Jackson, Miss.

Current Community and Professional Activity:

  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Community Stewpot Volunteer
  • Tutor and Mentor for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral partnership with Rowan Middle School

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Member of the Junior League of Jackson, Miss.
  • Chair of Learning Disabilities Project for Jackson Public Schools through the Junior League
  • Fundraiser for the American Heart Association, Kidney Foundation and Eudora Welty Library

Jan Griffin Farrington

HeadJanEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education

Employment:

  • Presently self employed
  • Past Executive Director of Medical Support & Development Organization, Inc. 1986-2014
  • Wachovia Bank 1968-1970
  • New Orleans Public Schools-Teacher 1965-1968

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board of Directors of MTrade, Inc.
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Anderson Regional Medical Center
  • Executive Board of Directors of University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors and Past Chair of Innovate, MS, Inc.

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • President of University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • Chair of University of Mississippi Foundation
  • Chair of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • President of Delta Delta Delta National Foundation
  • Chair of Mississippi Affiliate of American Heart Association
  • State Campaign Chair of American Heart Association
  • Past Board member of FNC, Inc.

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Volunteer for American Heart Association for over 35 years
  • Recipient of AHA President’s Award and Heart of Gold Award
  • Entrepreneurial Award in UM School of Business-Established with husband, Lawrence

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Lawrence Farrington, husband
  • Emma Stroud Griffin, mother
  • Jennifer Hollingsworth, daughter
  • Jet Hollingsworth, son
  • Laurie Farrington Davis, daughter
  • Sue Farrington McBride, daughter
  • Gena Farrington Collis, daughter

Personal Details:

  • Farrington and her husband, Lawrence, have 6 children and 12 grandchildren.

Rose Jackson Flenorl*

HeadRoseEducation:

  • University of Mississippi

Employment:

  • Manager of Social Responsibility at FedEx

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Represents FedEx on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Board, the American Red Cross Corporate Advisory Council and the Conference Board Contributions Council
  • Serves on the boards of the National Civil Rights Museum, the University of Mississippi Alumni Association and the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Board Chair of the University of Mississippi Foundation

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • President of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, 2008
  • Served on the boards of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the United Way of the Mid-South
  • Served on the Ole Miss Journalism Advisory Board
  • Graduate of Leadership Mississippi, Leadership Memphis and Tennessee Leadership

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Awarded the FedEx Five Star Award
  • Awarded the Salvation Army Partner in Mission Award
  • Awarded the Tri-State Defender Women of Excellence Award
  • Awarded the Memphis Black Business Directory’s “Simply the Best Award”
  • Awarded The Girl’s Inc. “She Knows Where She’s Going Award”
  • Awarded the Silver Star News Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Awarded the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South Character Award
  • Awarded the Mertie Buckman Mentor Award from the Women’s Foundation
  • Recipient of the Memphis Woman Magazine “50 Women Who Make A Difference Award”
  • Recipient of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives’ Crystal Award for Philanthropy
  • Awarded the Black Business Association Benny Award for Outstanding Community Involvement
  • Awarded the Urban League J.A. McDaniel Award
  • Awarded the AKA Sorority South Eastern Region Vanessa Long Humanitarian Award
  • Awarded the Dress for Success Woman of Courage Award
  • Recipient of the Trumpet Awards’ High Heels in High Places
  • First black female named to the student Hall of Fame
  • Chosen by Glamour Magazine as one of the top 10 college women in the United States
  • Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame, 1998

Personal Details:

  • She and her husband, Richard, have one daughter, Lillie Clarissa.

Kimberley Fritts

Education:Fritts

  • University of Mississippi — 1981 – 1983
  • Mount Vernon College (now George Washington University) — 1983 – 1985

Employment:

  • CEO, Podesta Group, Inc.

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Miss America Organization

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board of Trustees, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
  • Auction Chair, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
  • Board of Trustees, Florida House
  • Board of Associates, National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Junior League of Washington DC
  • Delta Gamma, Alpha Psi Chapter

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Women Who Mean Business Award, Washington Business Journal

Family Members Who Attended Ole Miss:

  • Edward Owens Fritts, father
  • Timothy Owens Fritts, brother
  • Jennifer Fritts Darcey, sister
  • Mailande Vise Turner, Mother-in-Law

Personal Details:

  • Spouse – Francis Marion Turner, IV
  • Daughter – Margaret Malone Turner, National Cathedral School (currently in School Year Abroad (SYA-Italy)
  • Native – Indianola, Mississippi
  • Hobbies – cooking, reading, boating, travel and all things Eastern Shore (Chesapeake Bay, MD) related

Martha Dale Fritts

HeadMarthaDaleEducation:

  • University of Tennessee at Martin

Current Community and Professional Activity:

  • Serves on the Foundation Board of Directors at the University of Mississippi
  • Serves as an advisory board member for the National Chi Omega Sorority

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Served as an advisory board member of the Gertrude C. Ford Performing Arts Center
  • Served on the foundation board of Wolf Trap, the nation’s only National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Served on numerous committees and advisory boards for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Meridian House International Ball and a Meridian House program assisting diplomatic families upon their arrival in Washington, D.C.
  • Served on programs benefiting the Choral Arts Society and the Arlington Hospital Ball
  • Responsible for the spouse programs for the board of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters.

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Honored with a scholarship endowment in her name for the Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • Founding member of the Xi Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Tennessee at Martin

Personal Details:

  • Fritts and her husband, Eddie, have three children and five grandchildren.
  • The couple has resided in Washington, D.C. since moving from Mississippi in 1983.

Mary Ann Hancock Frugé

Education:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Mississippi: Masters of Arts

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • University of Mississippi Friends of the Museum Board Member
  • Involved in various ministries at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Former Chair of the Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • National President, Vice-President and Secretary of Chi Omega Fraternity
  • Chi Omega Foundation Trustee
  • President of Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce
  • Diocesan Pastoral Council member

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • University of Mississippi “Sorority Advisor of the Year”
  • University of Mississippi Collegiate Hall of Fame, 1966
  • Oxford-Lafayette County “Citizen of the Year”
  • Chi Omega President’s Award recipient
  • 2014 Woman of Distinction sponsored by Girls Scouts

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Don L. Frugé, husband
  • Don Frugé, Jr., son
  • John Hancock, brother

Personal Details:

  • Frugé lives in Oxford with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.
  • In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and entertaining.

Mary Donnelly Haskell

HeadMaryEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Arts

Employment:

  • Singer/Actress/Recording Artist
  • Partner and Vocal Artist for “My Songs”, Personalized Children’s Music
  • Performing with various Symphonies and at churches across the country
  • Recordings: “Inspired”, “Power of the Cross”, & “Just in Time for Christmas”

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Chairman of the Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Co-Chair, Mary K Haskell Scholarship Foundation
  • Active volunteer with More Than a Meal and Girl Scouts, Heart of the South “Women of Distinction Luncheon”

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church Oxford
  • Ole Miss Alumni Association Executive Board
  • Co-chair, Ole Miss “Momentum” Capital Campaign
  • Miss University & Miss Mississippi 1977
  • Board Chair, “Celebrity Action Council”, Los Angeles Mission

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Performed at venues including The Kennedy Center, The White House for Pres George W. Bush 2005 Inaugural Gala, and with the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Sam Haskell, husband

Personal Details:

  • Mary is married to her college sweetheart Sam Haskell.
  • They have two children, Sam IV and Mary Lane.
  • Two grandchildren, Samuel Bond Haskell V and James Donnelly Haskell

Kathryn Healy Hester*

HeadKatieEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Arts
  • University of Paris (Sorbonne)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law: J.D.

Employment:

  • Jones, Walker, L.L.P.

Current Community and Professional Activity:

  • Leadership Team, ABA Health Law Action
  • Member of the Sections of Gaming and Estates Law of the Mississippi Bar, the Sections of Litigation and Health Law in the American Bar Association, and the Mississippi Gaming Lawyers Association
  • Regular lecturer and writer on gaming and property issues for continuing legal education
  • Bencher of Charles Clark American Inn of Court, 1995 – to date
  • Founding and current board member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Communicant, St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Former Member of the Board of Bar Commissioners for the Mississippi Bar and a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • President of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 1996; also served as Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, 1992-1995
  • Former member of the Jackson City Planning and Zoning Board
  • President of Charles Clark American Inn of Court, 2004-2006; also Barrister, 1989-1995
  • Former President, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2013 in the areas of Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation (listed annually since 2006)
  • Honorary French Consul for Mississippi (1989-1997)
  • Leadership Mississippi – MEC, Board of Directors
  • AV ® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbel
  • Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women in the Mississippi Business Journal, 2007
  • Voted Business Woman of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal, 2008
  • Appointed by the governor as Hinds County Chancellor 1989
  • The Mississippi Bar Fellow, selected 1992
  • The Mississippi Bar Board of Bar Commissioners, 2010-2012
  • Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College School of Law, taught Pre-Trial Practices
  • Founding Chair of the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation
  • Founding Member and former Chair, Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Rosa Healy Hester, mother
  • William E. Hester, Jr., brother
  • George Thomas Hester, brother
  • George William Healy, Jr., uncle

Dr. Gloria Dodwell Kellum*

HeadGloriaEducation:

  • Louisiana State University: B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Speech Language Pathology

Employment:

  • University of Mississippi, 1966 – 2009; Vice Chancellor Emerita for University Relations and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Active in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, Miss. Since 1966
  • Founding Member of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • Member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Serves as a resource development consultant for the University of Mississippi Foundation and School of Applied Sciences

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board of Directors of the Oxford/Lafayette/University United Way
  • Chair of the two most recent capital campaigns by the University of Mississippi Foundation
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs of the American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of CREATE Foundation

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • 2016 Oxford Woman of the Year, Presented by the Girl Scouts of America
  • Founding President of the Board of Directors of the Cotesworth Culture and Heritage Center
  • Advisor of fundraising to the Dodwell House in New Orleans
  • Recipient of the Honors of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, 2011
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Louisiana State University Alumni Association, 2003
  • Recipient of the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Mississippi, 1975

Family Members who graduated from Ole Miss:

  • Jerry Kellum, husband
  • Kate Kellum, daughter who teaches at Ole Miss
  • Kelly Kellum Weems, daughter

Personal Details:

  • Kellum and her husband, Jerry, are the proud parents of two daughters, Kate and Kelly, and three grandchildren who live in New Orleans, LA.
  • The Kellums raise Tennessee Walking Horses, which they care for and ride with great pleasure, and love the many Ole Miss cultural and sports activities.

Roane Rayner Grantham

HeadRoaneEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Millsaps College: Masters of Business Administration

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Current Board President of More Than A Meal, Oxford, MS, since 2012
  • Board Member of 21 United
  • Active member at Oxford University United Methodist Church

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Previous Board member for the Oxford University School
  • Education Committee member at Oxford University United Methodist Church
  • Arthritis Foundation Silent Auction Banker Chairman
  • Member of the Junior League of Jackson, Finance Chair

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Taylor Medalist in Accountancy at University of Mississippi
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Mississippi

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Daughter, Mary Morgan, is a current freshman
  • Mary Sharp Rayner, mother
  • Bradley Rayner

Personal Details:

  • Married to Robert Grantham.
  • Grantham is the mother of two children, Mary Morgan (18) and Sharp (13).
  • Grantham enjoys traveling, exercising, reading and spending time with good friends.
  • Grantham is in the owner of a small business in Oxford, Align Body-Mind, a group fitness studio, with 3 other partners.

Edith Kelly-Green*

Education:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Vanderbilt University: Masters of Business Administration

Employment:

  • Partner of the KGR Group
  • Retired from FedEx

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Member of Baptist Hospital Advisory
  • Board Member of BULABs Holding in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Board Member of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Board Member, Regional One Health, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Member of the Links Incorporated, Memphis Chapter

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Founding Member of the Women’s Foundation in Memphis
  • Member of Memphis in May
  • Member of Make a Wish Foundation
  • Member of the Memphis Zoo
  • Member of Meritan, Inc.
  • Member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association Executive Board of Education
  • Member of the Ole Miss Foundation
  • Chairman and Treasurer of the Ole Miss Women’s Council

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Founding Chairman of the Ole Miss Women’s Council

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Dr. Jayna Kelly, daughter

Personal Details:

  • Kelly-Green is the mother of three children, James, Ryan and Jayna, and grandmother of four.
  • She has run 47 half-marathons (in 31 states) and four full marathons.
  • She is a season ticket holder of the Memphis Grizzlies, enjoys movies and television crime and comedy shows, traveling,  and reading.

Martha Dunn Kirkley

HeadMarthaEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Arts in English
  • University of Redlands: Masters of Arts in Education

Employment:

  • Retired; Former adolescent sexuality counselor and public health social worker in San Bernardino County, Calif.

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • President of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • President of the Golden Triangle Homeless Coalition
  • Lifetime member of Junior Auxiliary of Columbus
  • Volunteer for Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen
  • Member of Daughters of the King, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Member of Columbus Garden Club

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • President of Junior Auxiliary of Columbus
  • Senior Warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Alumni Board of University of Mississippi
  • School Board of Heritage Academy
  • President of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church School Board
  • Board of Directors for Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson, Mississippi

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Lindsay Kirkley, daughter
  • James Kirkley, son

Patricia Povall Lewis*

HeadPattyEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Business Administration

Employment:

  • Retired Managing Partner of Downtown Grill in Oxford, Miss.

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Advisory Board Member of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts
  • Member of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, and serves on the Altar Guild

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Oxford School District Board of Trustees
  • Oxford Tourism Council
  • LOU Homes Board of Directors
  • Mississippi Arts Commission
  • Director of District Auditions for the Metropolitan Opera of North Mississippi

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Lewis has participated in many community projects over the years to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
  • She has served on numerous University committees to advance the status of Ole Miss in Mississippi and across the nation.

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • William Lewis, Jr., husband
  • Goodloe T. Lewis, son
  • Lydia Lewis Myers, daughter
  • Amanda Lewis Hyneman, daughter

Personal Details:

  • Lewis is the mother of three children and grandmother of five grandchildren, all who live in Oxford.
  • She enjoys travel and enriching the lives of her family.

Lisa Chow Mallory

HeadLisaEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Patterson School of Accountancy, 1994

Employment:

  • Responsible for Investor Relations at Gerber Taylor Management in Memphis.
  • As a certified public accountant, she has worked in public accounting and bank auditing in Memphis, TN at Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and Touche, and National Bank of Commerce.

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Books from Birth Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Ole Miss Women’s Council, Treasurer
  • An active community participant in the Junior League of Memphis and Carnival Memphis.
  • Active member at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Treasurer and Controller of the University of Mississippi Foundation
  • Special Events for the Pink Palace Museums
  • Participant with Les Passees, the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy, Junior Achievement, Junior Achievement and Hands on Memphis
  • Worked with the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lafayette Program as a graduate and a steering committee project chair.

Personal Details:

  • Mallory and her husband, Hugh Mallory, live in Memphis have a young daughter, Smith Elisabeth Mallory.
  • From Mississippi Delta, Clarksdale native.

Olivia Williams Manning

HeadOliviaEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors in Elementary Education

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Chair of the 2013 Whitney Zoo to Do
  • Member of Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross
  • Hospitality Committee of the St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Go Red Campaign for the American Heart Association
  • Board of the American Red Cross
  • Chaired fundraiser, Sentimental Journeys, for Longue Vue House and Gardens

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Archie Manning, husband
  • Cooper Manning, son
  • Eli Manning, son

Personal Details:

  • Olivia and her husband, Archie, enjoy going to football games in New York, Denver and at Ole Miss.
  • The couple enjoys spending time with three sons and daughter in-laws and their eight grandchildren.

Susan Cumbest McCormick

HeadSusanEducation:

  • Mississippi University for Women: Bachelor of Music Education, 1977
  • University of Mississippi: Masters of Music Education, 1980

Employment:

  • Retired after 26 years of teaching elementary music education in public schools

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Adult Handbell Choir, Administrative Board and Chancel Choir Member at Eastlawn United Methodist Church
  • Pascagoula Strategic Planning Committee
  • Board Member of the University of Mississippi Foundation

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Chairman of Elementary Music Festival, 1988-2005
  • La Point-Krebs Museum Docent

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • David McCormick, husband
  • Sarah Kathryn McCormick Hickman, daughter
  • Caroline McCormick, daughter
  • Gantt Hickman, son-in-law
  • Scott Cumbest and Sandra Cumbest, siblings

Personal Details:

  • In her spare time, McCormick enjoys reading, traveling, skiing, playing tennis and bridge.

Molly Meisenheimer*

Education:

  • University of Mississippi

Employment:

  • Spent more than a decade as a public school art teacher
  • Community College Instructor
  • Director of Cancer Foundation

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Greater Oxford Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae officer
  • Member of the Community Cancer Advisory Board with Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation task force member

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Instrumental in developing local support services in West Tennessee for breast cancer patients and their families.
  • Director of the Ole Miss Women’s Council’s Leadership/Mentorship Program
  • Developed and wrote a local educational resource guide for breast cancer
  • Testified before U.S. Congress on the need for mammography screening, as well as lobbied in Washington for the cause.
  • Chair of the Baptist Women’s Hospital Advisory Board

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Founded the Memphis Area Race for the Cure in 1993 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, served as chair for 9 years.
  • Served on the Susan G Komen National board for 4 years.
  • Co-founded the Memphis Pink Ribbon Open (PRO), a one-day, pro-am event featuring LPGA touring professionals.
  • Meisenheimer and her husband, Ed, co-founded a male support group dedicated to helping support breast cancer awareness in the workplace.
  • Opened the Molly Meisenheimer Training Facility in Memphis, TN. The facility was opened as a teaching site for breast physicians, surgeons and technicians.
  • Meisenheimer has received numerous awards and honors for her volunteer work in the field of breast cancer, including Citizen of the Year, Communicator of the Year, Lion’s Club Citizen of the Year, Rotary Club Person of the Year and Hometown Hero.
  • One of eight women to be honored with Women Who Made a Difference.
  • Recipient of Athena Award
  • Organized the Meisenheimer family to give the first Women’s Council Scholarship named after her sister-in-law, Sarah Meisenheimer.

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Ed Meisenheimer, husband
  • Drew Meisenheimer, son
  • Tyler Meisenheimer, son
  • Kate and Lindsey, daughters-in-law
  • 7 Future Ole Miss Rebels, grandchildren

Pam Dismukes Perkins

Education:Perkins

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Science in Business Education

Employment:

  • Retired legal secretary for brother-in-law, the late Richie E. Perkins (1975-2000)
  • Manpower Office, Administrative Assistant and Receptionist (2004-2006)

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • Rose Society of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • Ole Miss Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County Board of Directors
  • Jackson County Genealogical and Historical Society
  • Moss Point Main Street, Promotions Committee
  • Moss Point Excel by 5 Coalition
  • Backpack Buddies, Moss Point
  • Magnolia Garden Guild
  • Moss Point Garden Club
  • Fortnightly Club of Moss Point
  • Singing River Chorale member
  • “Celebrations” Committee, City of Moss Point
  • Economic Development Advisory Board, City of Moss Point
  • Moss Point Active Citizens (MPAC) Family membership
  • Moss Point Friends of the Library
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Volunteer, American Heart Association
  • Volunteer and member, Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Circle of Red, Gulf Coast American Heart Association
  • Anola Club of Pascagoula
  • Moss Point School Board member
  • Moss Point Junior Miss Program

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • 2016 Recipient of the Young Men’s Business Club of Moss Point Lifetime     Community Service Award
  • 2016 Recipient of the Red Rose Award, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Xi Chapter
  • 2014 Open Your Heart Chair, Gulf Coast American Heart Association

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Husband, Weldon Darcy Perkins – 1970-1974, BBA ’74, Banking and Finance
  • Son, Matthew Earl Perkins – 1998-2002, BBA ’02, Banking and Finance;  JD ‘06
  • Daughter-in-Law, Sarah A. Harkins Perkins – 1997-2001, BA’01, Psychology; MA ’04, Counselor Education
  • Daughter, Darcy Rebecca Perkins Ross – 2001-2005, BACCY ’05, MBA ‘06
  • Son-in-Law, Dr. Peter Samir Ross – 1998-2002, BS ’02, Pharmaceutical Science; Doctor of Pharmacy ‘04
  • Son, Richard Holmes Perkins – 2005-2009, BBA ’09, Management
  • Daughter-in-Law, Lindsey Brooke Presley Perkins – 2004-2008, BBA ’08, Marketing Communications and Public Relations
  • Brother-in-Law, the late Richard Earl Perkins, Jr. – 1960-1964, BBA ’64; JD ‘66
  • Sister-in-Law, Martha Frances Smira Perkins – 1963-1967, BA ‘67
  • Brother-in-Law, the late James Riley Miles, Jr. – 1970-1975, BS ’75 Forensic Chemistry
  • Sister-in-Law, Debra Elise Perkins Miles – 1972-1976, BBA
  • Niece, Paige Elizabeth Perkins – 1987-1991, BA ’91, Public Administration
  • Nephew, James Richard Miles – 2001-2005
  • Nephew, William Joel Miles – 2006-2010
  • Great-Niece, Mary Theresa “Tess” Gutherz – 2012-present

Personal Detail:

  • Married to Weldon Darcy Perkins (BBA ’74, Banking and Finance), who is President and CEO at First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Pascagoula, Mississippi.  We have three married children:  Matt and Sarah Perkins, Pascagoula; Darcy and Peter Ross, Oxford; and Richard and Lindsey Perkins, in Moss Point.  All of our children and their spouses graduated from Ole Miss.  We have five grandchildren:  June, Matthew and Will Perkins; and Sam and Ben Ross.
  • In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy Ole Miss Sports, traveling, music and theater.  I am a substitute hand bell ringer at Eastlawn United Methodist Church, Pascagoula; and Weldon and I attend First Baptist Church, Moss Point, where we both sing in the choir.

Elizabeth Johnson Randall

Education:Randall

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Business Administration (2003)
  • University of Mississippi: Master of Business Administration (2005)
  • New York University: Executive Education

Employment:

  • President Randall Commercial Group

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Executive in Residence, Insight Park Ole Miss
  • Trustmark Bank North MS Advisory Board
  • MBA Advisory Board Ole Miss
  • Ole Miss Business School Advisory Board
  • Delta Gamma philanthropy advisor
  • Education Committee, National Association of Junior Auxiliary
  • Chairman of St Jude Taste of Oxford Benefit
  • Clint & Ellen Ann Johnson Foundation Trustee
  • Chairman, Palmer Home Tailgate 2016

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Past President of Ole Miss MBA Advisory Board
  • Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board
  • Spark Symposium Leadership Chairman
  • Junior Auxiliary Projects Chairman
  • Adjunct Finance Faculty, School of Business, Ole Miss

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • 2014 Top 50 Leading Women in Business, MS Business Journal
  • 2003 Swayze Scholar
  • 2008 Outstanding Young Ole Miss MBA Alumnus

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • 4th generation Ole Miss Graduate
  • Trace Randall, husband
  • Ben Johnson, brother
  • Parent, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, & cousins

Personal Detail:

  • Married to Trace Randall and we have 3 children, Pierce, Pherron, and Augustus.  Liz loves competing in runs and triathlons, mentoring students, and philanthropic endeavors—primarily aim at improving the lives of children.

Lib Wight Quirk

Education:Quirk

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Advertising)

Employment:

  • Marketing Representative at IBM Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board Member of the Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Board Member of the Paces Civic Association

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • UM Foundation Board Member
  • Egleston Children’s Hospital Board Member
  • Coach of girls youth Basketball, 8 years
  • Junior League of Atlanta
  • Founded and Operated Annual Christmas fundraising event for homelessness and local foundation, 10 years

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Worked on the Atlanta Area Sendoff for 7 years

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Neal Quirk, son
  • Joe Quirk, son, currently attending
  • Elizabeth Quirk, daughter, currently attending

Personal Detail:

  • Quirk and her husband, Neal, have been married for 29 years.  The couple has four children: Neal, John (UGA), Joe and Elizabeth.  She enjoys walking, tennis, sports and family and friends.

Mary Sharp Rayner

HeadMarySharpEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Art in Education

Employment:

  • Taught high school in Jackson, Miss. and Memphis, TN.
  • Served as office manager for husband’s medical practice for 31 years.

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board of Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow
  • Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Board of Ole Miss Alumni Association
  • Ole Miss Athletic Foundation Board of Governors
  • Building Committee for Oxford-University United Methodist Church

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Past Chair of Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Numerous committees of Oxford-University United Methodist Church
  • Board of Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board of Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • Board of Ole Miss Foundation
  • National Officer of Delta Delta Delta
  • Board of Oxford-University Bank
  • United Way

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • President of Ole Miss Alumni Association, 2002-2003
  • Founding member of original Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and Oxford Little Theatre

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Roane Grantham, daughter
  • Bradley Rayner, son

Personal Detail:

  • Rayner and her husband, Jim, have three children and four grandchildren.
  • She enjoys volunteer activities, church work, family and golf.

Vicki L. Sneed

HeadVickiEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • University of Colorado: School of Bank Marketing and Management
  • Vanderbilt University: Tennessee School of Consumer Lending
  • George McLean Institute for the Development of Community Leaders
  • University of Mississippi: Mississippi School of Banking

Employment:

  • Retired from the financial services industry

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Executive Committee OMWC
  • Member of the Board of Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Mississippi Blood Services
  • Member of the Board of Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Member and Lay Liturgist of Oxford-University United Methodist Church
  • Member of The Rotary Club of Oxford

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • President of Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce
  • President of the Rotary Club of Oxford
  • Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Rotary International

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Oxford Business Women’s Initiative through the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • Recipient of Woman of Distinction Inaugural Award
  • Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women, as named by Mississippi Business Journal

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Harry A. Sneed, husband
  • Alicia C. Baladi, daughter

Personal Details:

  • Sneed and her husband, Harry, have three children and twelve grandchildren.
  • Her hobbies include volunteerism, Bible Study group participation, Book Lovers’ Club, entertaining her grandchildren and cooking.

Suzan Thames

HSSuzanEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors Degree
  • Tulane University: Masters Degree in Communicative Disorders
  • University of Wisconsin: Behavioral Disorders

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Board of Directors University of Mississippi Foundation
  • Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Chairman Emeritus of the Friends of Children’s Hospital at UMMC
  • Mississippi Children’s Cancer Clinic Fund Board of Directors UMMC
  • School of Applied Sciences Board of Directors
  • Advisory Board for School of Communicative Disorders
  • Chairman of the MIND Center Board UMMC

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Employed as an Audiologist with Jackson Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic for 34 years
  • National Philanthropy Award
  • Suzan B. Thames Chair of Pediatrics UMMC
  • 2015 UMC Hall of Fame Volunteer  Award
  • UMMC Children’s Cancer Board

Personal Details:

  • Suzan and her husband Tommy live in Jackson, MS and have three daughters and six grandchildren. They are members of Northminster Baptist Church.

Jane C. Thomas

HeadJaneEducation:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Ole Miss Women’s Council
  • Delta Delta Delta House Corporation Board

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • President PTA for Pillow Academy
  • Ole Miss Foundation Board
  • Endowment Board of Pillow Academy
  • Life Member of the Greenwood Junior Auxiliary
  • Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts, Board member

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Preston Thomas, son
  • Carter Thomas, daughter

Julia H. Thornton

Education:Thornton

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Arts
  • Tulane School of Law: Juris Doctorate

Employment:

  • Contract Lobbyist, CenturyLink

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation (LA), Board Member
  • Telecommunications Assn., Board Member
  • Relay Administration Board, Officer
  • Ole Miss English Department, Chair, Advisory Council
  • North Ridge Condo Association, Officer

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Director of Governmental Regulatory Affairs, LA & MS Centurylink
  • President, Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge
  • President, Family Services of Baton Rouge
  • President, YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge
  • President & CEO, Steps to Success (LA)
  • General Counsel, University of New Orleans
  • In-house Counsel & Director Of Governmental Affairs, LSU System
  • VP for Federal Relations, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of LA
  • Law Associate, Blue, Williams & Buckley, LLC (New Orleans)
  • Aide, US Senator J Bennett Johnston

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Ole Miss Hall of Fame; President, Panhellenic Council; VP – DDD Sorority; Who’s Who
  • Louisiana Leadership, Class of 1999
  • Baton Rouge Leadership, Class of 1987
  • Metropolitan Leadership Class, New Orleans
  • YWCA Women of Achievement 2003, Finalist

Julie Grimes Waldorf*

Education:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and French, 1992
  • Harvard University: Juris Doctorate, 1995

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Clerk for Judge Barksdale on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Practice corporate law for three years at Pillsbury Winthrop in New York City
  • Founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of TravelCharts
  • Worked for the U.S. Trade Representative in the Office of Europe and the Mediterranean, USAID in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the NATO Information Office
  • Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Founding member of Network 20/20
  • General Counsel of The Vitamin Shoppe
  • Served as Corporate Counsel of Ford Models

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • University of Mississippi’s first Newman Scholar
  • Taylor Medalist
  • Truman Scholar, 1990
  • Ole Miss Student Hall of Fame
  • Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Women
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Law Journal

Personal Details:

  • Waldorf lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Waldorf, and their two sons.
  • Her other interests include traveling, the arts, activities with her children and studying foreign languages and cultures.

Becky Jones West*

HeadBeckyEducation:

  • University of Mississippi

Employment:

  • President of West Rogers Strategic Communications

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • University of Mississippi Advisory Board for the Meek School of Journalism and New Media
  • Founding Board Member of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, past chair
  • Board of Directors for Metropolitan BancGroup

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Ole Miss Collegiate Hall of Fame
  • First female inducted into ODK at Ole Miss
  • Graduate of Leadership Memphis
  • Inside Memphis Business Power Player in 2011-2015

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Started the Ole Miss Sendoffs for incoming freshmen and their parents in 2007; now a tradition held in a number of out-of-state communities.

Family Members who attended Ole Miss:

  • Ben David Jones, father
  • Bobbye Franks Jones, mother (deceased)
  • Benjamin Dwyer West, son
  • Taylor Rebecca West, daughter

Personal Details:

  • Becky and Steve, general counsel emeritus at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, have been married for 33 years and live in Memphis.

Judge Patricia D. Wise*

Education:

  • University of Mississippi: Bachelor of Science in Special Education
  • University of Mississippi: Masters of Communicative Disorders
  • University of Mississippi: Juris Doctorate

Employment:

  • Chancellor of the Fifth Chancery Court District of Hinds County State of Mississippi
  • Former Managing Attorney and Partner of Dockins & Wise, LLC

Current Community and Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Charter Board Member of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Women for Progress, Inc.
  • National Association of Women Judges

Previous Community and Professional Activities:

  • Past President and first female President of the Magnolia Bar Association
  • Seminar faculty speaker for Magnolia Bar
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Pro Bono Project
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Graduate of the Mississippi Judicial College and the National Judicial College
  • Member and former State Coordinator 0f National Association of Women Judges
  • Professor at Hinds Community College and Mississippi College
  • District 6 Director of the National Association of Women Judges

Special Projects and Accomplishments:

  • Former Chair of the Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission
  • Served as Special Master to the Chancery Court
  • Appointed by State Supreme Court as a member of Complaint Tribunal
  • Chair of the Executive Board of Alpha Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Personal Details:

  • Wise and her husband, Mark, have been married for over 45 years and have two daughters, attorney Crystal Martin and Dr. April Ross, and six grandchildren.
  • The couple enjoys traveling and gardening.