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A Golden Eagle by Happenstance

A Golden Eagle by Happenstance

The bright stadium lights shining over Hill Denson Field brought Robert “Bob” Putnam into the Southern Miss family more than 20 years ago. Later, a strong friendship with a long-time University employee and an admiration for the generosity of Oseola McCarty led him to make a $1.9 million planned gift to benefit the University.

Teacher's Planned Gift Makes a Way for Future Teachers

Teacher's Planned Gift Makes a Way for Future Teachers

After dedicating over 40 years to education as a teacher, Southern Miss alumna Barbara Guernsey Smith’s desire to help students in need led her to leave a legacy at Southern Miss. Her planned gift of $1 million has changed the life of recent scholarship recipient Shannon Wallace.