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William Magee Center for Wellness Education
Together, We Can Change Lives

The William Magee Center for Wellness Education at the University of Mississippi seeks to help all whose lives and dreams have been disrupted by substance misuse and prevent students from suffering harm from alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use.

With your help, the center's goal of changing students’ and families’ lives can be realized. It aims to be a nationally recognized leader in substance misuse prevention, support and research in a collegiate environment.

The Center represents the culmination of a dream that began with its namesake, the late William Magee, years ago. Hundreds of people have given generously to bring his dream to life. But to help students for decades to come, Ole Miss family members must continue to show support with our gifts and our enthusiastic support for its mission. Contributions of all sizes can fuel the Center's momentum and change student lives.

The William Magee Center for Wellness Education aims to:

  • Increase students’ knowledge and skills related to responsible consumption of alcohol and other drugs using research-informed harm-reduction strategies
  • Provide a comprehensive, one-stop shop for education, research, support and advocacy for alcohol- and drug-related issues on the Ole Miss campus
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners to promote all 10 areas of wellness
  • Make available assessment, referrals for treatment and counseling, and ongoing support to help students overcome substance misuse
  • Engage in research to develop and improve best practices related to prevention and intervention strategies

Already, the Magee Center has had life-saving impact, providing students in need support and guidance. Additionally, working closely with the University Counseling Center, students now have the option of five on-campus recovery meetings weekly and a dedicated space. To support that mission for years to come, please give and share this project with others.

William Shared Light and Laughter

William Magee entered Ole Miss in 2008 and was a stellar student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Croft Institute for International Studies, as well as a member of the Ole Miss Men’s Track team, the SEC academic honor roll and Sigma Nu fraternity. But, William was also shy and suffered from anxiety, using alcohol and drugs initially to help feel more comfortable in social situations. 

In his senior year, William realized his drug habit was out of control. He graduated from Ole Miss and entered a rehabilitation facility. More than a year and several facilities later he was making progress, working in Nashville and planning to attend law school. He met friends from college to enjoy a concert one Friday evening and relapsed into drug use, which claimed his life in an accidental overdose.

William, who brought light and laughter to his family and friends, was 23 years old.

As he struggled to overcome his addiction, William hoped to grow strong enough to help others. He is no longer with us, but his desire to help has been realized with this facility and a mission to help thousands in his name.

On Giving Day, let’s all work as one to fulfill William's promise. Together, WE are Ole Miss.

 

 

$5,000
Magee Center Challenge
The Oxford Creamery and it's owners, Hudson and Lo Magee of Oxford, MS, is challenging you to join in supporting alcohol and other drug education on campus. When 25 gifts are made to the William Magee Center, a $5,000 challenge gift will be unlocked. Support this meaningful resource for Ole Miss students and help secure vital funds. Please make your gift today!
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The Middleton Lunch Time Special!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 14 will earn an additional $2,000, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Randle Middleton (BA 82) and Lynda Middleton of Huntsville, AL. Make your gift now to help your favorite area of campus enjoy added resources!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Education 44
2 Student Affairs 32
3 University Bands 23
4 School of Law 22
5 The Ole Miss Fund 18
6 The Ole Miss Women's Council 9
7 Patterson School of Accountancy 8
8 Student Disability Services 8
9 Ole Miss First 6
10 School of Pharmacy 6
11 School of Engineering 5
12 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 4
13 Love your Department 4
14 University Museum and Historic Houses 4
15 School of Business 3
16 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 3
17 School of Applied Sciences 3
18 Graduate School 3
19 William Magee Center 3
20 College of Liberal Arts 2
21 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 2
22 Career Center Gifts 2
23 University Health Center 2
24 Campus Recreation 2
25 University Counseling Center 2
26 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 2
27 Veterans and Military Services 2
28 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 2
29 Fraternity and Sorority Life 2
30 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 1
31 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 1
32 Parents Campaign 1
33 School of Journalism and New Media 1
34 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 1
35 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 1
36 Associated Student Body 1
37 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 1
38 Black Student Union 1
39 Rebel Retention Fund 1
40 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
41 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
42 Excited about STEM 0
43 Skilling Up 0
44 Club Sports 0
45 Campus Safety 0
46 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 0
47 Student Veterans 0
48 Living Music Resource 0
49 Club Sports 0
50 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
51 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
52 University Libraries 0
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Early Bird Special
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 9 a.m. and noon on April 13 will earn an additional $2,000. Make your gift right away to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Law 81
2 Student Affairs 31
3 School of Education 30
4 University Bands 29
5 William Magee Center 21
6 School of Pharmacy 16
7 College of Liberal Arts 12
8 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 11
9 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 8
10 School of Engineering 8
11 Fraternity and Sorority Life 8
12 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 7
13 The Ole Miss Fund 6
14 School of Journalism and New Media 4
15 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 4
16 School of Business 4
17 The Ole Miss Women's Council 4
18 Patterson School of Accountancy 3
19 Graduate School 3
20 University Libraries 3
21 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 3
22 Ole Miss First 3
23 Black Student Union 3
24 Love your Department 3
25 University Museum and Historic Houses 2
26 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 2
27 Southern Foodways Alliance 2
28 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 1
29 Student Disability Services 1
30 School of Applied Sciences 1
31 Excited about STEM 1
32 University Counseling Center 1
33 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 1
34 Skilling Up 0
35 Career Center Gifts 0
36 University Health Center 0
37 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
38 Veterans and Military Services 0
39 Campus Recreation 0
40 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 0
41 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
42 Associated Student Body 0
43 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
44 Club Sports 0
45 Campus Safety 0
46 Rebel Retention Fund 0
47 Parents Campaign 0
48 Student Veterans 0
49 Living Music Resource 0
50 Club Sports 0
51 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
52 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
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Total Dollars by Area
See which areas are in the lead with dollars raised.
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Liberal Arts $1,635,460.00
2 Forward Together (Triple Points) $326,040.00
3 School of Education $67,145.00
4 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts $60,765.00
5 School of Pharmacy $47,510.00
6 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement $42,755.00
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council $39,130.00
8 Patterson School of Accountancy $36,705.00
9 School of Law $26,014.18
10 University Bands $24,524.12
11 School of Business $22,675.00
12 The Ole Miss Fund $18,044.80
13 Track and Field, and Cross Country $17,570.00
14 Ole Miss First $16,215.00
15 Love your Department $11,425.00
16 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund $7,750.00
17 School of Applied Sciences $6,680.00
18 William Magee Center for Wellness Education $6,155.00
19 School of Engineering Dean's Fund $4,875.00
20 William Magee Center $4,203.00
21 University Libraries $2,751.00
22 Softball $2,455.00
23 Soccer $2,170.00
24 Women's Basketball $2,075.00
25 University Museum and Historic Houses $2,000.00
26 School of Journalism and New Media $1,955.00
27 Graduate School $1,725.00
28 University Health Center $1,585.00
29 Football $1,465.00
30 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund $1,410.00
31 Career Center Gifts $1,390.00
32 Capital Building Projects $1,335.00
33 Fraternity and Sorority Life $1,172.00
34 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College $1,145.00
35 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) $1,140.00
36 Living Music Resource $1,100.00
37 University Counseling Center $1,040.00
38 Men's Basketball $1,025.00
39 Parents Campaign $1,010.00
40 Student Disability Services $980.00
41 Baseball $890.00
42 Campus Recreation $840.00
43 Club Sports $515.00
44 Southern Foodways Alliance $385.00
45 Men's and Women's Tennis $385.00
46 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience $325.00
47 Excited about STEM $275.00
48 Skilling Up $250.00
49 Croft Institute for International Studies $225.00
50 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies $205.00
51 Veterans and Military Services $203.00
52 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund $200.00
53 Women's Rifle $150.00
54 Black Student Union $125.00
55 Volleyball $125.00
56 Women's Golf $100.00
57 Men's Golf $100.00
58 Student Veterans $100.00
59 Rebel Retention Fund $75.00
60 Associated Student Body $50.00
61 Fraternal Leadership and Learning $50.00
62 Campus Safety $50.00
63 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf $25.00
64 Club Sports $0.00
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Russell's Final Countdown Prize!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 4 p.m. and 5:48 p.m. on April 14 will earn an additional $1,100, thanks to the generosity of Gail Russell (BA 76) of Louisville, KY. Act now by making a gift and help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds.
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $1,100 University Bands 25
2 Student Affairs 8
3 School of Engineering 4
4 Love your Department 3
5 University Museum and Historic Houses 3
6 School of Education 3
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council 2
8 William Magee Center 2
9 Student Disability Services 2
10 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 2
11 Campus Recreation 2
12 School of Applied Sciences 2
13 Patterson School of Accountancy 1
14 College of Liberal Arts 1
15 Ole Miss First 1
16 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 1
17 School of Business 1
18 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 1
19 School of Pharmacy 1
20 University Libraries 1
21 University Health Center 1
22 Croft Institute for International Studies 1
23 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 1
24 The Ole Miss Fund 1
25 Career Center Gifts 1
26 Excited about STEM 0
27 Skilling Up 0
28 University Counseling Center 0
29 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
30 Veterans and Military Services 0
31 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 0
32 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
33 Associated Student Body 0
34 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
35 Club Sports 0
36 Campus Safety 0
37 School of Law 0
38 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 0
39 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
40 Black Student Union 0
41 Rebel Retention Fund 0
42 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 0
43 Parents Campaign 0
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
45 Graduate School 0
46 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
47 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 0
48 Student Veterans 0
49 Living Music Resource 0
50 Club Sports 0
51 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 0
52 School of Journalism and New Media 0
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Happy Hour Special
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 13 will earn an additional $2,000. Make your gift during this time to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these resources!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Law 30
2 University Bands 18
3 Patterson School of Accountancy 9
4 School of Education 7
5 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 4
6 School of Engineering 4
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council 3
8 Student Affairs 3
9 Fraternity and Sorority Life 3
10 Love your Department 2
11 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 2
12 School of Pharmacy 1
13 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 1
14 University Libraries 1
15 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 1
16 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 1
17 William Magee Center 1
18 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 1
19 School of Journalism and New Media 1
20 College of Liberal Arts 0
21 School of Business 0
22 Ole Miss First 0
23 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 0
24 School of Applied Sciences 0
25 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
26 Graduate School 0
27 University Museum and Historic Houses 0
28 Career Center Gifts 0
29 University Health Center 0
30 Student Disability Services 0
31 University Counseling Center 0
32 Campus Recreation 0
33 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
34 Excited about STEM 0
35 Skilling Up 0
36 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
37 Veterans and Military Services 0
38 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
39 Associated Student Body 0
40 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
41 Club Sports 0
42 Campus Safety 0
43 Black Student Union 0
44 Rebel Retention Fund 0
45 Parents Campaign 0
46 The Ole Miss Fund 0
47 Student Veterans 0
48 Living Music Resource 0
49 Club Sports 0
50 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
51 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
52 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 0
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Top Area by Gifts
See which Giving Area has secured the most gifts!
Rank Department Gifts
1 University Bands 289
2 Ole Miss Athletics Foundation 200
3 School of Law 171
4 Student Affairs 158
5 School of Education 141
6 The Ole Miss Fund 108
7 Patterson School of Accountancy 64
8 School of Engineering 59
9 College of Liberal Arts 57
10 School of Pharmacy 52
11 School of Business 50
12 The Ole Miss Women's Council 45
13 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 41
14 Fraternity and Sorority Life 31
15 School of Applied Sciences 23
16 School of Journalism and New Media 20
17 Ole Miss First 18
18 University Museum and Historic Houses 18
19 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 17
20 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 15
21 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 12
22 University Libraries 12
23 Graduate School 11
24 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 10
25 Southern Foodways Alliance 6
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