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Ole Miss

Debate Sponsors

The University of Mississippi appreciates the following sponsors who made Lead Gifts in support of all Debate-related activities. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Gloria Kellum, 662-915-5124 or gkellum@olemiss.edu.


The Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation

The Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation is named for the late Jackson business leader and philanthropist. The foundation has given generously to a number of initiatives at the University of Mississippi, including the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, a new UM Chair of Reading and the Hearin Center for Enterprise Science.
 


AT&T

AT&T

AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates provide AT&T services in the U.S. and abroad. Among their offerings are advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high-speed Internet access and voice services. AT&T is known for its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and as part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings.

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BancorpSouth

BancorpSouth

BancorpSouth is a financial services company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. With assets of approximately $13.4 billion, BancorpSouth ranks in size as one of the top 50 U.S. based bank holding companies in America and is the largest bank headquartered in Mississippi. BancorpSouth operates more than 300 banking, insurance, investment, and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Wherever life leads you, BancorpSouth is "Right Where You Are".

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is committed to a healthier Mississippi, and supports this commitment through benefits designed to help its members take a more active role in their healthcare.
 

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Chevron Pascagoula Refinery

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery

Over the past 45 years, the Pascagoula Refinery has grown to be Chevron's largest wholly-owned refinery and one of the largest petroleum refineries in the United States. Proud to call Mississippi home, Chevron appreciates opportunities to promote the state as a great place to do business.

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Entergy

Entergy

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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FedEx

FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $37 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.

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Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, serves customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties.

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Roy Anderson Holding Corp.

Roy Anderson Holding Corp.

Roy Anderson Holding Corp. is the parent company of one of the Southeast’s largest and most diversified construction alliances – Roy Anderson Corp. of Gulfport, Miss., and Harrell Contracting Group of Jackson and Tupelo, Miss. Committed to unsurpassed excellence for almost 60 years, both firms offer general construction, design-build, construction management, consulting and pre-construction services to a broad base of clients throughout the southeast.


Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. The company employs more than 10,000 and ships products to nearly every state in the country and to many foreign nations. Sanderson Farms operates eight poultry complexes in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia, as well as one further processing plant in Mississippi. The company ranks among the top four poultry producers in the United States. (NASDAQ: SAFM)

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Southern Company

Southern Company

With nearly 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are significantly below the national average. The American Customer Satisfaction Index has for nine consecutive years ranked Southern Company as the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction.

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Trustmark Bank

Trustmark Bank

Trustmark Bank provides banking, wealth management and insurance solutions.  For more than 100 years, Trustmark has offered premier financial services to the markets it serves.  With locations in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, Trustmark continues to expand its customer relationships and prove that Trustmark is "People you Trust. Advice that Works."

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Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. saves people money so they can live better. By minimizing waste and conserving energy, it also is helping to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. Wal-Mart makes the majority of its charitable donations at the local level, where they have the greatest impact. More than 100 million customers shop at Wal-Mart every week.

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