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Donald Cole Catalyst for Change Scholarship

$43,210
123%
Raised toward our $35,000 Goal
264 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 26, at 12:00 AM CDT
Project Owners

Patrice

Jenkins

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 25, 2019

Tanya

Bartee

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 25, 2019

Joyce Mckinney

In Honor of Dr. Donald Cole

$25

Oct 25, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 25, 2019

Sheldon Herrington

In Honor of Dr. Donald Cole

$25

Oct 25, 2019

Victoria

Green

$25

Oct 25, 2019

Leah

Davis

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 25, 2019

Jacqueline Certion

In Honor of Dr. Cole for being a CHANGE AGENT!

$51

Oct 25, 2019

Mineasa Nesbit

In Memory of Dr. Donald Cole

$50

Oct 25, 2019

Shirley

Joiner

$25

Oct 25, 2019

Anthony

Beard

$25

Oct 25, 2019

Kelly

Houston

$25

Oct 25, 2019

Anonymous

In Honor of Future African American Students

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 25, 2019

Shauneille Mason

In Memory of My parents Jesse L. Jackson MS '77 & Bernice H. Jackson M Ed'79

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 25, 2019

Anonymous

In Honor of Audra Trnovec and Bud Edwards, Jr

$200

Oct 25, 2019

Larry J.

Pittman

$177

Oct 25, 2019

Anonymous

$51

Oct 25, 2019

willie

sumner

$51

Oct 25, 2019

Melissa Ivory-Brown

In Honor of Ms. D and Dr.Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Noel

Wilkin

$100

Oct 24, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Yvon

Foster

$100

Oct 24, 2019

Maliah

Wilkinson

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Samuel and DeAngela

Ekugwum

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Nequel

Burwell

$25

Oct 24, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Kara

Caruthers

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Gale Walker

Johnson

$900

Oct 24, 2019

Holly

Reynolds

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Debbie McCain Wesley

In Honor of Earnestine Cooper McCain

$177

Oct 24, 2019

Marcia Cole

In Honor of Our Mothers Ethel L. Cole & Norma J. Moody

$570

Oct 24, 2019

Kristy Gilliland

In Honor of Dr. Don and Marcia Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

THELMA

Curry

$70

Oct 24, 2019

Jonathan

Scott

$25

Oct 24, 2019

Jerry

Graham

$70

Oct 24, 2019

Joel

Mobley

$51

Oct 24, 2019

Tanya Nichols

In Memory of Elaine Newby

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 24, 2019

Darlene Williams Washington

In Memory of Dr. Lucius L. Williams, Academic Affairs. 1975-1990

$51

Oct 23, 2019

Dexter

Woodberry

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 23, 2019

Betty

Crouther

$70

Oct 22, 2019

Wendell

Weakley

$100

Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Bryan L.

Williams

$500

Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Carla

Cotwright-Williams

$500

Oct 21, 2019

Laura

Martin

$51

Oct 21, 2019

Brantley Sanderson

In Honor of Dr. Ethel Scurlock

$177

Oct 21, 2019

Joshua

Bloomekatz

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 20, 2019

Melody

Patterson

$100

Oct 20, 2019

Nikitia

Hollingsworth Forest

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 19, 2019

Jeannie

Adams

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 18, 2019

Artair

Rogers

$70

Oct 18, 2019

Lenora Morris

In Honor of The Late Honorable Leonard Morris Class of 1971

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 18, 2019

Candis

Varnell

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 18, 2019

Kathy Knight

In Honor of Donald and Marcia Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 18, 2019

Lele

Gillespie

$20

Oct 18, 2019

Kent

Ford

$51

Oct 18, 2019

melvin and teresa

arrington

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 18, 2019

Monroe

Neal Jr

$70

Oct 18, 2019

Thomas and Phyllis

Wallace

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 18, 2019

Levi and Myra Boone

In Honor of Both 1980 Ole Miss Alums of Alpha Phi Alpha & Alpha Kappa Alpha

$100

Oct 17, 2019

David & Susan

Shaw

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Melinda Valliant

In Honor of Don and Marcia Cole

$70

Oct 17, 2019

Robbie

Morganfield

$200

Oct 17, 2019

Ev

Barrett

$51

Oct 17, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Jill

Layne

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Adrienne

Barnes

$70

Oct 17, 2019

Laura

Sheppardson

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Annette

Kluck

$51

Oct 17, 2019

Pamela

Turner

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Lawrence

Anderson

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Anonymous

$100

Oct 17, 2019

Anne

Cofer

$70

Oct 17, 2019

Regina

Pitts

$51

Oct 17, 2019

ERNEST

WATSON

$51

Oct 17, 2019

Gloria

McDonald

$25

Oct 17, 2019

Cedric & Keyana Washington

In Memory of Diane Washington

$150.06

Oct 17, 2019

Belinda

Thompson

$50

Oct 17, 2019

Grace

Mathis

$25

Oct 17, 2019

Erica

Avent

$166

Oct 17, 2019

Lorna

Frazier

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Anne

Bomba

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Shea

Stewart

$51

Oct 17, 2019

Olivia

Morgan

$25

Oct 17, 2019

Joe Osgoode & Ron Nurnberg

In Honor of Marcia & Don Cole

$100

Oct 17, 2019

Patricia

Thompson

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Anthony Heaven

In Memory of Carrie Jean Heaven

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Jessica

Ayers

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Tina Hahn

In Honor of Dr. Don Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Shundral Cole

In Honor of McNair Scholars- Thank you Dr. Cole!

$177

Oct 17, 2019

Danielle Cook

In Memory of Bertrial Totten Sr.

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 17, 2019

Mariah

Williams

$51

Oct 17, 2019

TORIE MARION

In Honor of Dr. Cole's contribution to 51 years of change!

$51

Oct 16, 2019

Adrian Cartier

In Honor of Adrian and Dana Cartier

$1,000

Oct 15, 2019

Brian

Foster

$51

Oct 15, 2019

Jake

McGraw

$70

Oct 15, 2019

William

Teer

$25

Oct 15, 2019

Arielle Hudson

In Honor of The amazing legacy Dr. Cole has left and the impact he has had on every student.

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 14, 2019

Katrina

Caldwell

$300

Oct 14, 2019

Penelope

Jones

$25

Oct 14, 2019

Jessica

Raines

$25

Oct 14, 2019

E. Dexter

McCain

$177

Oct 14, 2019

Ted

Ownby

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 14, 2019

Anonymous

In Memory of Chucky Mullins

$38

Oct 13, 2019

Jasmine

Minor

$25

Oct 11, 2019

Kathleen

Sukanek

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 11, 2019

Robbie

Ethridge

$177

Oct 11, 2019

Courtney

Dressler

$25

Oct 11, 2019

David F.

Gregory

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 11, 2019

Melissa

Dennis

$70

Oct 11, 2019

Shawn

Clark

$1,000

Oct 11, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 11, 2019

Jo Ann

O'Quin

$177

Oct 10, 2019

Anonymous

$51

Oct 10, 2019

Velsie

Pate

$25

Oct 10, 2019

Andrew

Paney

$70

Oct 10, 2019

Jason Ritchie

In Honor of Dr. Don Cole

$70

Oct 10, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 10, 2019

Cade

Smith

$100

Oct 10, 2019

Albert

Nylander

$51

Oct 10, 2019

Stacey

Smith

$177

Oct 10, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 10, 2019

Brooke

Whitworth

$25

Oct 10, 2019

Douglass

Sullivan-Gonzalez

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 10, 2019

Jacquline Vinson

In Memory of The Vinson Family and In Memory of Dr. T. P. Vinson

$300

Oct 07, 2019

Shennette

Garrett-Scott

$500

Oct 07, 2019

Martha Thompson

In Honor of Dr. Donald Cole Scholarship Fund

$25

Oct 05, 2019

Earnest

Stephens

$100

Oct 05, 2019

Ray Hawkins

In Honor of Dr Donald Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 04, 2019

Brian

Reithel

$51

Oct 04, 2019

CPT Sherika Bradford

In Honor of Dr. Cole and his Family

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 04, 2019

Cory

Barr-Pulliam

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 04, 2019

Anonymous

$75

Oct 04, 2019

Sarah

Siebert

$25

Oct 04, 2019

Edith

Kelly-Green

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 04, 2019

Dr. Rhonda Reed

In Honor of Dr. Don Cole & Family

$100

Oct 04, 2019

Eloise Jones

In Honor of Devine 9

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 03, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Enos

Jackson

$250

Oct 03, 2019

Jontarius

Haywood

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 02, 2019

Kimbrely

Dandridge

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 02, 2019

Ryan

Upshaw

$70

Oct 01, 2019

Suave and Kaleshia

Taylor

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 01, 2019

Sumeka Thomas

In Honor of Dr Donald Cole Catalyst for Change Scholarship

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 01, 2019

ROBIN

BUCHANNON

Undisclosed Amount

Oct 01, 2019

Anonymous

$100

Sep 30, 2019

Patricia

Thompson

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 30, 2019

Wei-Kai

Lai

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 28, 2019

Anonymous

In Memory of Mr. Willie B. Boyd Sr.

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 24, 2019

Kristen

Kreskey

$51

Sep 22, 2019

John

Adrian

$25

Sep 19, 2019

Daniel

Carpenter

$177

Sep 18, 2019

Jonathan

Weinstein

$25

Sep 16, 2019

Addison

Mickens

$25

Sep 16, 2019

Lisa Stone

In Honor of In honor of Don and Marcia

$300

Sep 15, 2019

David Allen

In Honor of Donald Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 14, 2019

Karen Kate

Kellum

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 14, 2019

Anonymous

In Memory of Mr. Willie B. Boyd Sr.

$600

Sep 13, 2019

Ole Miss

Athletics Foundation

$1,000

Sep 13, 2019

FedEx

Corporation

$3,000

Sep 13, 2019

Julian

Gilner

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 13, 2019

Dexter

Foster

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 13, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 13, 2019

Carlo and Ethel Scurlock

In Honor of Dr. and Mrs. Cole's Support of the Scurlock and Minor Family

$250

Sep 13, 2019

Katie

Corrigan

$25

Sep 11, 2019

Jamye

Curry Savage

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 10, 2019

Markeeva and Shaquinta

Morgan

$500

Sep 09, 2019

Jean M. Shaw

In Honor of Dr. Don Cole

$50

Sep 07, 2019

Ruby

Kelley

$51

Sep 05, 2019

Donnell

Alexander

$51

Sep 05, 2019

KIM

BARNES

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 05, 2019

William

Phillips

$900

Sep 04, 2019

Anonymous

$70

Sep 04, 2019

R Gerald

Turner

$500

Sep 04, 2019

Molly

Pasco-Pranger

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 04, 2019

Alexander

Cheng

$51

Sep 04, 2019

Neal & Shawnboda

Mead

$100

Sep 04, 2019

Jennifer

Parsons

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 04, 2019

Euphiazene

Gray

$51

Sep 04, 2019

Albert Hilliard

In Memory of Robbie Irene Oliver Hilliard

$900

Sep 03, 2019

Gerald Walton

In Honor of Don Cole

$51

Sep 03, 2019

Gloria

Kellum

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 03, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 03, 2019

Gail Stratton

In Honor of Pat Miller

$70

Sep 03, 2019

Barbara L.

Howard

$25.90

Sep 03, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 03, 2019

Anonymous

$1,000

Sep 03, 2019

Jennifer

Young

$70

Sep 03, 2019

Clarice Thompson

In Memory of Patricia Sharon Frederick

$25

Sep 03, 2019

Susan C Allen

In Honor of Donald Cole

$250

Sep 03, 2019

Karen

Forgette

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 03, 2019

Anonymous

$300

Sep 03, 2019

Rosalyn P

Brunt

$25

Sep 02, 2019

Larry

Word

$50

Sep 01, 2019

Anonymous

In Memory of Chucky Mullins

$38

Sep 01, 2019

Edward

Waller

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 31, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 31, 2019

Anonymous

$500

Aug 30, 2019

Brittney

Thomas

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 30, 2019

Aileen

Ajootian

$250

Aug 29, 2019

Megan Davis

In Honor of Don Cole

$51

Aug 29, 2019

Maurice

Eftink

$500

Aug 29, 2019

Ceasar

Douglas

$250

Aug 28, 2019

Bruce E.

Ware

$1,000

Aug 28, 2019

George

Neal

$300

Aug 28, 2019

Tyrus

McCarty

$500

Aug 28, 2019

Mayfield

Law Firm

$200

Aug 28, 2019

John Osmond

Jenkins

$300

Aug 28, 2019

Crandall S.

Hayes

$200

Aug 27, 2019

Scott A.

Griffin

$300

Aug 27, 2019

James

Gilleylen

$500

Aug 27, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 27, 2019

Carl

Griffin

$51

Aug 26, 2019

Tonya Collins

In Honor of BGPSA, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Sumkindaway Solutions, Inc.

$900

Aug 26, 2019

Susan

Duncan

$51

Aug 26, 2019

kevin

duncan

$51

Aug 26, 2019

Derrick

Martin

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 26, 2019

Melissa

Bass

$25

Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Robert L.

Foster

$300

Aug 26, 2019

Rose

Flenorl

$250

Aug 26, 2019

Cheryl

Donald

$300

Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Charles E.

Bland

$1,100

Aug 26, 2019

Dr. J. Steven

Blake

$500

Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Frank Watt

Bishop

$1,000

Aug 26, 2019

Margaret

Schaff

$177

Aug 26, 2019

Anonymous

$250

Aug 25, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 24, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 24, 2019

Emily

Ferris

$51

Aug 24, 2019

Laurel Lambert

In Honor of Don Cole

$70

Aug 24, 2019

Anonymous

$25

Aug 23, 2019

Marc

Lerner

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 23, 2019

Linda Arrington

In Honor of Dr. Don Cole

$51

Aug 23, 2019

Denise

Fisher

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 23, 2019

Alexandria White

In Honor of Dr. Donald Cole

$51

Aug 23, 2019

William

Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 23, 2019

Nathan Best

In Honor of My 2019 EDHE 105 FASTrack students and mentees

$51

Aug 23, 2019

Charles

Ross

$200

Aug 23, 2019

John

Hughes

$113.06

Aug 23, 2019

Judith

Cole

$500

Aug 23, 2019

Claiborne and Marian

Barksdale

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Cheryl

Turner

$300

Aug 22, 2019

Veronique

Jenkins (Witherspoon)

$25

Aug 22, 2019

William

Staton

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

April Grayson

In Honor of Dr. Don Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Debora

Wenger

$25

Aug 22, 2019

Carmen

Calmes

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Ari

Friedlander

$51

Aug 22, 2019

Anonymous

$300

Aug 22, 2019

Dale and Tonya

Flesher

$100

Aug 22, 2019

Brittany

Chapman

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Glenn and Carol Hopkins

In Honor of Don Cole

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Larry Weeden

In Honor of Don Cole Change Scholarship

$400

Aug 22, 2019

SUSAN

Boyette

$25

Aug 22, 2019

Katie Morrison

In Honor of Drs. Don & Marcia Cole

$25

Aug 22, 2019

Anonymous

$25

Aug 22, 2019

Holly

Reynolds

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Perry

Cartlidge

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Sarah

Sapp

$51

Aug 22, 2019

Wendy

Pfrenger

Undisclosed Amount

Aug 22, 2019

Maura

Langhart

$30

Aug 22, 2019

Maura

Langhart

$25

Aug 22, 2019

Angela

Atkins

$25

Aug 22, 2019
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Choose a giving level

$25

Honor Cole's 25 Years at UM

Dr. Don Cole served as a respected professor and administrator for 25 years at the University of Mississippi, touching the lives of students, faculty and staff.

$51

51 Years of Change

James Meredith bravely enrolled as the University of Mississippi's first African-American student in October 1962. When Don Cole arrived on campus as a freshman six years later, further progress was needed. Thankfully, Dr. Cole helped lead the way, as a student, a graduate student, a professor and administrator, and a champion of programs and opportunities serving African- American students, economically disadvantaged students, and indeed, every student enrolled at UM.

$70

1970: Stand up for Progress

As a young campus activist with the Black Student Union, Don Cole and other UM students staged a protest at a Fulton Chapel concert in February 1970. Their modest demands included more opportunities for black students and staff and the hiring of black faculty members. In response, Cole and seven others -- the Ole Miss Eight -- were expelled from the university. Their leadership sparked change at UM. In the years since, nearly all the demands of the students were met by the University.

$177

McNair Scholars Build a Future

As director of the Ronald E. McNair Program at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Cole mentored 177 outstanding students through intensive research projects in all fields of study. The program aims to prepare disadvantaged college students for graduate school and prepare them to become future Ph.D.s.

$300

The Next Generation

Dr. Cole and his wife, Marcia, who serves as director of internships and community engagement in the UM School of Applied Sciences, raised three children in Oxford. Donald Cole II, Mariah Cole Williams and William Cole, all three of whom attended the University of Mississippi.

$900

The Divine 9 Give Back

For African-American students, the nine fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council offer a sense of belonging and a shared mission that extends well beyond four years of college. If you give $900 in honor of the Divine 9, you will fund the Don Cole Scholarship for one freshman student for one year. Supporting education is the founding principle of every Greek-letter organization in the NPHC.

$1,906

First of All: Alpha Phi Alpha

"First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all." Dr. Cole's membership in Alpha Phi Alpha has been an important part of his service to African-American students over the years. From his time as an advisor to the UM chapter while earning his Ph.D. in the 1980s to his current leadership and mentorship, we honor his commitment with a gift that recognizes the year Alpha Phi Alpha was founded at Cornell University.

$5,000

Four Years of Cole Scholarship

Fund the Donald Cole Scholarship for one student through all four years of his/her undergraduate pursuits at the University of Mississippi. This deserving student will major in African American Studies and possibly complete a double major as well. As part of their course of study, they will learn the civil rights history of UM, of which Dr. Cole played an integral part.

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