News & Events

UM and the McLean Institute Welcome Dr. Cade Smith, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement

Dr. Smith brings a wealth of community engagement experience to UM. He served as chair of the Mississippi State University Community Engagement Committee, and director of the Center for Community-Engaged Learning. Dr. Smith prepared and secured MSU’s application for the Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement. 

Dr. Smith also served as Assistant Dean of Students at Mississippi State University and in other positions in the Division of Student Affairs from 2006 to 2018. Dr. Smith served as a research associate in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University from 1996 to 2006. Before that, he was a research specialist in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Arkansas.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Rhodes College, his master’s in agronomy from Arkansas and his doctorate in plant and soil sciences from MSU.

UM Students Spend MLK Day Serving in New Albany

A busload of University of Mississippi students spent their time Monday (Jan. 21, 2019) improving the lives of citizens in a neighboring town on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. M Partner, a community partnership program that helps match university capabilities with the goals and needs of local communities, took a group of 50 UM students and members of the North Mississippi VISTA Project to New Albany for a day of service. Following opening remarks and receiving instructions at the Union County Heritage Museum, the group dispersed to its three project sites.

McLean Institute Grant Award to Fund Community Engagement

Dr. Albert Nylander, director of the McLean Institute, professor of sociology and principal investigator for the Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, or CEED, program, said he is thankful for the approximately $500,000 provided by the foundation.

 

 

 

A McLean Institute scholarship allowed Elena Bauer to pursue her passion for studying youth leadership and workforce readiness.

During my time at Ole Miss I received a Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) scholarship through the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement. It covered my tuition. Being a CEED scholar allowed me to tailor my studies to the work I was engaged in in Clarksdale, MS. My scholarship helps me pursue my passion for youth leadership and workforce readiness in the state.

 

McLean Institute Expands Summer Entrepreneurial Leadership Program: Weeklong enrichment camp serves rising 10th and 11th graders

The third annual McLean Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, or MELP, was a weeklong experience for 15 students entering their sophomore and junior years. Presented by innovation fellows and scholars of the CEED Initiative at the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the program took place in July 2018 on the Oxford campus.

 

 

Alumnus Supports UM McLean Institute: Former student’s gift honors work of Vaughn and Sandy Grisham

Admiration for the Grishams recently led the Frys to make a major gift in support of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, housed on the university’s Oxford campus.

 

 

 

McLean Institute Teams with Newton Schools for Virtual Reality Project: Classroom technology places school system at forefront of VR movement in Mississippi

Dr. Albert Nylander envisions virtual reality as a powerful tool for students and community partners across Mississippi. Dr. JR Love and Vince Jordan have visited school districts throughout Mississippi to give high school faculty and students a virtual reality educational experience.

 

 

Pharmacy Students Partner with McLean Institute to Make a Difference: CEED initiative allows participants to broaden their education while helping communities

With financial support from the McLean Institute’s Hearin grant, CEED students work to build community partnerships to promote entrepreneurship and economic development.

 

 

 

McLean Institute Transformation through Service Publication

This publication highlights service-learning courses at the University of Mississippi
spanning a range of academic disciplines, as well as community-based programs
housed at the McLean Institute.