The University of Mississippi is set to honor members of the Ole Miss family it lost during an annual campus-wide Memorial Ceremony set for Thursday (April 22).
The university’s traditional memorial service could not be held last year to honor those lost in 2019-20 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, those the university lost in 2019, 2020 and the 2020-21 academic year will be remembered in a 4 p.m. ceremony at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
“It is unspeakably heartbreaking and difficult to lose a loved one, and we deeply feel each loss in our own university family,” Chancellor Glenn Boyce said. “We hold the University Memorial Service to remember and honor those cherished individuals we have lost.
“Our hope is that this ceremony will evoke meaningful memories and encourage feelings of peace and solace.”
All members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community are invited to attend. To RSVP for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is typically hosted on the final Thursday of spring semester classes. The memorial ceremony is an occasion for the LOU community to come together and celebrate the lives of those who died. The names of those lost will be read.
The UM Memorial Ceremony was established in 2008 by then-Chancellor Robert Khayat.
The program is followed by a playing of the alma mater by the University String Quartet.
This year, the ceremony will honor:
J. Michael Aulds
Anna Grace Miller
M. Lynne Murchison
R. Dewey Knight
By Michael Newsom