Alumni & Giving
The University of Mississippi

Funding Priorities

Faser Capital Initiative

Picture of outside Faser HallThe University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy launched the Faser Capital Initiative to support renovations in one of its main buildings on the Oxford campus. Faser Hall is currently home to faculty offices, laboratories and a skills laboratory.

The pharmacy school recently completed two construction projects. The last phase of construction in the school’s West Wing updated research space and facilities, while a renovation to Faser Hall upgraded space in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery.

The Faser Capital Initiative will support the renovation of Faser Hall and improve the academic environment for current and future pharmacy students, as well as our research facilities.

Capital Improvements

To keep pace with the rapidly changing demands within the pharmacy profession, the School of Pharmacy constantly monitors and addresses technological capabilities within the classrooms and lab space.  Additionally, the size of our facilities literally dictates the number of students we can accept, therefore, affecting the size of our professional program. Through renovations, new construction, technological upgrades and lab improvements we strive to provide the best learning environment for our students.

Naming opportunities are a wonderful way to publicly show your support or recognize a loved one and are available through a large range of sponsorship levels. Additionally, in kind donations of software or equipment are welcome for consideration.

Faculty Support

Kristie Willett is presented an award from Chancellor Jeff Vitter

BioMolecular Science Chair Kristie Willett won the 2017 University of Mississippi Faculty Achievement Award

Dedicated professors define the School of Pharmacy’s academic reputation. The influence our faculty wields is indisputable and invaluable. They not only share their vast knowledge with students, they fuel a love of learning, expand knowledge and provide compassionate patient care.

An investment in faculty is an investment in our students and subsequently our academic reputation. Only by recruiting and retaining top faculty are we able to recruit and retain the brightest students. We ask you to consider a gift to support our talented and deserving faculty.

Tax-deductible gifts of all sizes are appreciated, and unlimited opportunities are available to invest in the teaching and research of faculty. Some naming opportunities include endowments at the following levels:

  • Chair- $1.5 million+
  • Scholar- $1-$1.49 million
  • Professorship- $500,000-$999,000
  • Lectureship- $250,000-$499,000
  • Distinguished Teaching Scholar- $100,000-$249,000
  • Excellence in Teaching Endowments- $25,000 and above

Student Support

Sarah and Jim Ainsworth stand beside two female scholarship recipients.

Sarah (left) and Jim Ainsworth of Hernando meet the first recipients of the scholarship they created in their names: Laura Luther of Hattiesburg (second from left) and Katie Sims of Athens, Ala.

An investment in today’s student will yield great returns for the pharmacy profession and the health of our communities.

Competitive scholarship support attracts promising students and diminishes the financial constraints many students face. Scholarships can be need-based, merit-based, or a combination of both. Donors help to establish the criteria for their fund. Endowed scholarship funds are named and provide recognition in perpetuity for the donor or a designated honoree.

Your support enables the next generation of pharmacists, chemists, and scientists to fulfill their potential and make a difference in our state and beyond.

Research Support

Pharmacy students and faculty are conducting research to help to manage Type 2 diabetes, create personalized, 3D-printed drug dosages, develop environmentally safe chemicals to manage insects, work on a treatment for Alzheimer’s and so much more. Helping fund pharmacy research might help a student today, and you or a family member tomorrow.


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Annual gifts of any amount may be directed to the general faculty support fund or designated to a specific unit or department.