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Office of Development and Alumni Engagement

As Mississippi's only academic health sciences center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) serves all of the people of our state through our six schools, four hospitals and dozens of outreach programs.

Our mission is to be a great, comprehensive, public institution of higher learning. We strive to enhance the educational, economic, health care, social and cultural foundations of the state, region and nation.

UMMC receives approximately 11 percent of its operating funds from the State of Mississippi. The dramatic improvements in our programs and facilities that we have made would not have been possible without substantial private philanthropic support.

We invite you to join us on our journey of healing and discovery, and we appreciate all that you do to improve the health of our people and state.
Portrait of Ada Seltzer

Donor Spotlight: Ada Seltzer

Ada Seltzer retired from UMMC after serving as the Rowland Medical Library director for over 20 years. She recently established the Ada M. Seltzer Endowment for Health Sciences Library Staff Development Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to provide librarians and library-support staff opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills of theoretical, administrative or technical aspects of health sciences library information management and services.

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Support the UMMC School of Nursing

Construction is set to begin on a new state–of–the–art home for the nursing school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

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Office of Development and Alumni Engagement

Members of the second cohort of Bower scholars include, standing, from left, Wendy Sasser, Stephanie Langston, James Davion, Jeremy Nowell, Noah Holcomb, Kimberly Roland; and, seated, from left, Shannon Blailock, Jessica Cagle, Stephanie Childress and Angela Cooper.

Bower Foundation MSN graduates educating next generation of nurses

Monday, May 20, 2024

Building a Stronger Future for Nursing in Mississippi, funded by a $3.8 million grant from the Bower Foundation, has graduates who are now nursing educators. The project provided scholarships and stipends for registered nurses to earn their MSN degrees at the UMMC School of Nursing. Read More

Dr. Stephen Stray, professor of cell and molecular biology, delivered the 2024 Last Lecture. The annual series is presented by the Office of Development-Alumni Engagement, the Student Alumni Representatives (STARS) and the Associated Student Body.

Listen and engage: Stray delivers ‘Last Lecture’

Monday, April 22, 2024

Being relatable comes easy for Dr. Stephen Stray – listen to others when they speak and treat them with respect. He shared life lessons tinged with stories of humble beginnings during delivery of the 2024 Last Lecture. Read More

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UMMC Office of Development and Alumni Engagement

2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Phone: (601) 984-2300

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