If you´ve ever wondered how The University of Mississippi got its nickname Ole Miss, well, wonder no more! In 1896 a student yearbook was published for the first time. As a way to find a name for the book, a contest was held to solicit suggestions from the student body. Elma Meek, a student at the time, submitted the winning entry of Ole Miss. This not only named the yearbook, it also became the name that The University of Mississippi is now affectionately known as.
Since 1897, the yearbook has played a major role in documenting the history of The University of Mississippi. The student staff strives to capture the school year through the lives of all Ole Miss students. In doing so, it provides a permanent record of each year as seen and told by the student staff.
Working on the yearbook provides leadership and management opportunities for students in addition to the many the publication skills positions.
If you think working on the yearbook doesn´t contribute to your career, think again! Former yearbook editors and staff members work in a wide array of fields. Here are just a few: Managing Editor, Jane Magazine; Managing Editor, Imagination Publishing; teachers and/or yearbook advisers; Web designers; graphic designers; Taylor Publishing Company; Budget Analyst, U.S. Army; education reporters and law clerks.
Click here to browse through our digital yearbook archive.