Hall of Fame Inductees

The School of Education proudly honors these Alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Education through their good deeds, services, or contributions, all of which perpetuated the good name of The University of Mississippi and the School of Education and/or the education profession:

  • 2016

  • 2015

Suzie Adcock
B.A.Ed. 77
Jackson, MS
A 31-year veteran teacher and librarian

Jahnae Barnett
M.B.Ed. 67, Ph.D. 72
Fulton, MO
President, William Woods University

Cecil Brown
B.A. 66
Jackson, MS
Mississippi public service commissioner, former state representative and first-ever Outstanding Education Service Award Winner in SOE Hall of Fame

Robert Depro
M.Ed. 70
Sikeston, MO
Honored for 51 consecutive years teaching high school social studies

Cathy Stewart
B.A.Ed. 78, M.Ed. 81, Ed.D. 95
Oxford, MS
A 20-year teacher and founding director of UM's World Class Teaching Program

Milton Kuykendall
M.Ed. 76
Hernando, MS
Three-time state champion basketball coach, 18-year principal and 12-year superintendent

Judith Reynolds
B.A.Ed. 68
Clinton, MS
A 39-year teaching veteran, nine-time Star Teacher and Mississippi Teacher of the Year

Jerome Smith
B.A. 48, M.A. 51
Jackson, MS
Honored for 52-year career as a teacher, coach, counselor, principal, exec. director of Mississippi Professional Educators and assistant to the governor for education