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University Dames

University of Mississippi


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Art Group

  • Nancy Mitchell
  • Date: TBA
  • No previous painting skills required. As an art teacher for more than 30 years, Nancy can teach ANYONE to paint!

Book Club Group

  • Betty Bridge
  • 3rd Sunday of each month (2:30pm).
  • Read a book of your choice and tell the group about it. Swap books and discover new authors.

Coffee Group

  • Toni Paolillo
  • Date: TBA
  • Meet at a local coffee shop for your favorite morning brew and conversation.

Community Service Group

  • Ivonne Liebenberg and Nathalie Flake
  • Meets Once a month by partnering with a local charity. Involve your kids in good deeds.
  • These activities do not require meeting in person. Dames are welcome to participate in any way/frequency their schedule and situation allows (volunteering their time/skills, cooking, monetary or item donations, etc.)

Outdoor Group

  • Dasha McGinness
  • Meetings on weekends and as frequently as the group would desire.
  • Explore the outdoors by hiking or biking together in town while meeting other Dames.

Ladies Night Out

  • Amy Johnson
  • Meets Once a month
  • Take a break and enjoy an evening of dining with other Dames.

Off- Campus Lunch Group

  • Keri Dibrell
  • Monthly (TBA)
  • Join other Dames for the lunch hour at a local eatery.

Game Night

  • Amy Johnson & Nancy Mitchell
  • Meets the third Thursday of each month in the event room at Newks on University from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
  • Come to play and chat with new and old friends.

Recipe Group

  • Debbie Maddigan
  • Twice a semester.
  • Get together in the evening to share dishes and recipes based on a theme to be chosen by the Group.

Sewing Group

  • Pricilla McCoy
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30am-11:30am
  • Bring works in progress, finished items, or just your interest in sewing, and enjoy refreshments while you visit with the group. If you don’t sew, someone may teach you how, or inspire you with an idea for a new project.


  • Sue Gaston
  • Meet Monday-Friday at the “Tad Pad” and walk for about an hour, starting at 8:05am.
  • Walk with us for good health and fitness. Both fast and slow walkers – and baby strollers – are welcome.


  • Shannon Sharp
  • Once a month, typically on Wednesday.
  • Dinner and live trivia.

On-Campus Lunch Group

  • Shannon Sharp
  • Monthly (TBA)
  • Join other Dames for the lunch hour on campus for the times when you can’t get off campus.