Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

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The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) is the honors program at the University of Mississippi in the United States. Founded in 1997 through an endowment from Jim and Sally Barksdale, the college boasts the rich education of a private liberal-arts school at the cost of a public university. The institute originally bore the name McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College but was renamed upon the death of Sally Barksdale in 2003.

The Dean of the SMBHC is Douglass Sullivan-González. The Associate Deans are John Samonds and Debra Brown Young. Other SMBHC staff members include: Dru Ashoo - Academic Counselor, Jennifer Parsons - Academic Counselor, and Ryan Upshaw - Admissions Counselor.

In 2005, Reader's Digest named the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College as Best Honors College in its Best of America issue.[1]


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