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MBA 2022 William Magee Center For Wellness Education

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Project ended on April 26, at 11:59 PM CDT
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MBA Project - 2022 William Magee Center for Wellness Education

Our MBA project group invites you to assist us in raising funds for the William Magee Center for Wellness Education. This campaign will raise funds to assist the William Magee Center in its fight against drug and alcohol misuse along with other types of student mental health issues at the University of Mississippi. The Magee Center's purpose is to change students’ and families’ lives by becoming a national model for substance misuse prevention, support, and research in a collegiate environment. A small donation can go a long way towards helping educate students about the importance of taking care of your mental health.

The William Magee Center for Wellness Education aims to:

•  Increase students’ knowledge and skills related to responsible consumption of alcohol using research-informed, harm-reduction strategies

•  Provide a comprehensive, one-stop shop for education, research, support and advocacy for alcohol- and drug-related issues on the Ole Miss campus

•  Make available counseling, treatment and outside referrals to help members of the campus community overcome substance misuse

•  Engage in research to develop and improve best practices related to prevention and intervention strategies

William's Story: 

The son of David and Kent Magee of Oxford, William Magee entered Ole Miss in 2008 and was a top-tier student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Croft Institute for International Studies, as well as a member of the Ole Miss Men’s Track team, the SEC academic honor roll and Sigma Nu fraternity. But, William was also shy and suffered from anxiety, using alcohol and drugs initially to help him fit in and be more comfortable in social situations. He planned to stop using once he graduated.

In his senior year, William realized his drug habit was out of control. He graduated from Ole Miss and entered a rehabilitation facility. More than a year and several facilities later he was making progress, working in Nashville and planning to attend law school. He met friends from college to enjoy a concert after work one Friday evening and relapsed into drug use, which claimed his life in an accidental overdose.

William, who brought light and laughter to his family and friends, was 23 years old.

As he struggled to overcome his addiction, William hoped to one day be strong enough to help others. He is no longer with us, but his desire to help has been realized with this facility and a mission to help thousands in his name.

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