Mississippi University for Women


Recent Accomplishments


  • U.S. News & World Report's 2012 guide, "America's Best Colleges," placed MUW in the top tier of Best Regional Universities and as the highest ranked public school from Mississippi in the Southern category.

  • MUW was ranked sixth in the country among public master's universities by Washington Monthly. The publication also ranked MUW 14th among all masters universities in community service participation and hours served.

  • MUW has 97 students enrolled in its V3 College, MUW's online initiative that offers degree completion nationwide.

  • MUW was recognized on the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The university completed 137,000 hours of community service in 2009-2010 with almost 8,000 hours coming from faculty.

  • The graduate education program in speech-language pathology has been re-accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. 

  • Art professors Robert Gibson and Thomas Nawrocki have pieces that were accepted to the Bi-State Art Competition hosted by the Meridian Museum of Art. Nawrocki's work also is on display in other countries and across the nation.

  • Dr. Bonnie Oppenheimer, professor of mathematics, presented at the Third International Conference on Science in Society held in Washington, D.C. She presented research over a three-year period titled "STEM Research: What the Pictures Tell Us."

  • Dr. Van Roberts, associate professor of communication, has several entries that were accepted into Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, which is a referenced text focused on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States from the late 19th century through the present.

  • Dr. Jiben Roy, associate professor of chemistry, completed his textbook titled "An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science: Production, Chemistry, Techniques and Technology." The book is now available for worldwide circulation.

  • Dr. James Ward, professor of political science, has been appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Program Review Committee.

  • Lynette Cook '81 was featured in USA Today for her work as a space artist.

  • Susan Stephens Golden '78 was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in April 2010.

  • John Brad Gore, a 2000 graduate of the BSN program, was pinned as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy.

  • Kristi Henderson '97, who graduated from the MSN program, was the recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners' 2010 Mississippi State Practitioner of the Year Award.

  • The Honorable Lenore Loving Prather '53 was presented The Mississippi Bar 2009-2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Joy Richardson, who graduated in May 2010, has joined the Mayo Clinic as a registered nurse.

  • Candace J. Warner '99 was honored at Columbia State Community Colleges annual Employee Awards Convocation with the 2009-2010 Distinguished Faculty Award.