2 local students earn degrees from Ole Miss


OXFORD, Miss. – The following local students were among more than 5,500 University of Mississippi graduates who received their academic degrees May 11, 2019 at the university’s 166th Commencement:

  • Sydney Whittle, of Cullman, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Sarah Brickell, of Cullman, earned a Specialist in Education

The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 23,000 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.