Lott Students travel to DC as part of the SEC DC Student Government Exchange

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Pictured: Cody Smith, Rod Bridges (ASB President, Lott Scholar), Camille Walker (intern with Congressman Trent Kelly), Austin Powell (Lott Scholar and incoming ASB President). Smith, Bridges and Powell also had the opportunity to visit with Senator Lott and tour the Squire, Patton, Boggs offices in Washington, DC.

Public Policy Leadership Students Inducted into University of Mississippi Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Hall of Fame 2016. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Hall of Fame 2016. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2015-2016 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors.

The Hall of Fame inductees were honored Friday (March 4) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Recipients are chosen by a committee in accordance with ASB policy, with selections based on a student’s academic achievement, community service and potential for future success.

New Hall of Fame members are Brady Bramlett of Memphis, Rod Bridges of Madison, Jeremy Coleman of Jackson, Maia Cotelo of Oxford, Joe Curry of Stringer, Ann-Marie Herod of Abbeville, William Kneip of Mobile, Alabama, Justavian Tillman of Bruce, Debra Whitley of Natchez, and Elizabeth Wicks of Ocean Springs.

Bridges, a public policy leadership major, is president of the Associated Student Body, a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and a Trent Lott Institute scholar. He is an officer for the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity and received the UM Outstanding Student Higher Education Award for 2016. Bridges is in Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. He received the ASB Senator of the Year Award in 2014 and the UM Freshmen Leader of the Year Award in 2013. After graduation, he plans to attend Officer Candidacy School. His parents are Roddy Bridges of Madison and London and Thomas Wagner of Coos Bay, Oregon.

Kneip is a public policy leadership major and member of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. He was elected Mr. Ole Miss for the 2015-2016 school year. He is the president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and holds the title of 2015 IFC President of the Year. He is the president of the Mississippi Columns Society and a member of Lambda Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. Kneip was also co-director of finance and fundraising for the Big Event. After graduation, he plans to work at the UM Foundation. His parents are Edward and Tori Kneip of Mobile, Alabama.

“We commend these outstanding students for their impressive accomplishments both in and out of the classroom,” said Morris Stocks, provost and executive vice chancellor. “We anticipate great successes for these young men and women, both professionally and academically. We also know that our Hall of Famers will contribute to the betterment of society.”

The 10 students, along with 150 other Ole Miss seniors, were also recognized for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. They are to be listed in the national publication’s 2016 edition.

 


Public Policy Leadership Student Recognized for Commitment to Diversity

Congratulations to Junior Public Policy Leadership major, Tysianna Marino from Pascagoula, Mississippi on being named the George Treadway Pearson Diversity Award winner at the reception held on March 2, 2016.

Congratulations to Junior Public Policy Leadership major, Tysianna Marino from Pascagoula, Mississippi on being named the George Treadway Pearson Diversity Award winner at the reception held on March 2, 2016.


 

Senator Lott and Chic-Fil-A VP of Corporate Talent Dee Ann Turner Visit With Lott Students

Senator Lott, Chic-Fil-A VP of Corporate Talent Dee Ann Turner, Local Chi-Fil-A Franchisee Lance Reed, and Lott Leadership Institute Students enjoyed one another's company during February 2016 events.

Senator Lott, Chic-Fil-A VP of Corporate Talent Dee Ann Turner, Local Chi-Fil-A Franchisee Lance Reed, and Lott Leadership Institute Students enjoyed one another’s company during February 2016 events.

Photos from February events hosted by the Lott Leadership Institute can be viewed here.


 

Congratulations to Trent Lott Leadership Public Policy Class of 2016 Recipients of Who’s Who 2015-2016 Recognition

Members of the Trent Lott Public Policy Leadership Class of 2016 gather to celebrate their being named as recipients of Who's Who 2015-2015 recognition.

Members of the Trent Lott Public Policy Leadership Class of 2016 gathered Thursday to celebrate their being named as recipients of Who’s Who 2015-2015 recognition. Among the 150 junior and senior level students selected, 15 Public Policy Leadership students will be honored at an induction ceremony to be held March 4, 2016 at 4 PM in the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Pictured above are, from left to right:

Front Row: Grant Beebe, Mary Chandler Cossar, Anna Lee Whisenant, and Rod Bridges.

Second Row: Anna Grace Stout, Mary Katherine Berger, and William Kniep

Third Row: Caroline Loveless, Vivian Paris, and Ryan Snow

Third Row: Mary Elizabeth Kakales, Joseph Latham, and William Fisher.

Kate Aspinwall, Terrian Garvis, and Camille Walker were unavailable for photograph, as they are representing the Lott Leadership Institute and University of Mississippi in internships this semester.


 

Summer 2016 Internship Opportunities Available

Poster 2016

Applications for summer internships through The Freedom Project and Greenville Renaissance Scholars are open through February 15, 2016. Click on the graphic for more information.


 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM FOR ENTERING FRESHMEN in the 2016-2017 academic year is TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016


 

Lott Leadership Institute Public Policy Leadership Fall 2016 Brochure


 Patricia Lott Public Policy Leadership Scholars

Class of 2019

PPL 2015 Scholarship Recipients

The Trent Lott Leadership Institute is pleased to boast an exceptional freshman class. Among these leaders, we take care to celebrate the commitment to excellence embodied by recipients of the Patricia Lott Public Policy Leadership Scholarship.

Pictured above, from left to right, are Levi Bevis of Florence, AL; Morgan Cannon of Loxley, AL; Margaret Hay from West Point, MS; Mallie Imbler of Belden, MS; Reagan Moody of Franklinton, LA; and Cole Holland of Fulton, MS. Ann Morgan Lamar of Meridian, MS was unavailable for photograph.


 

 

 

Senator Trent and Mrs. Patricia Lott Celebrated at Staff Reunion

PPL alumni and current students celebrated the contributions of Senator and Mrs. Tricia Lott recently.

PPL alumni and current students celebrated the contributions of Senator and Mrs. Tricia Lott at a weekend reunion May 1, 2015.

Members of Senator Trent Lott’s former staff gathered in Oxford recently to celebrate the legacy of leadership demonstrated by Senator and Mrs. Tricia Lott.

Honoring the Patricia Lott Scholarship and related funding efforts, the weekend featured remembrances of Senator Lott’s work in Washington and student perspective on the future.

See https://lottreunion2015.shutterfly.com for the opportunity to view and purchase photos from the event.


 

Lott Leadership Institute Featured in Ole Miss Alumni Review Magazine

The Lott Leadership Institute was recently featured in the Fall 2014 Edition of the Ole Miss Alumni Review Magazine. Read the full article below: