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Contact the Office of Development - Alumni Engagement

As members of the Office of Development staff, we are proud to serve the University of Mississippi Medical Center and its alumni, friends and donors. We hope this site will provide you with useful information regarding services provided by the office.

If you have any questions or concerns, come by or contact us between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

  • Office of Development - Alumni Engagement
    2500 N. State St. 
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center, Room U013
    Phone: (601) 984-2300; Fax: (601) 984-2301


Office of Development - Alumni Engagement Staff

Meredith AldridgeExecutive Director of Development (601) 815-7469

Principal Gifts

Melissa L. RobinsonDirector of Principal Gifts and Strategic Planning
Lauren F. EngleDirector of Development - Special Projects
Suzanne ThigpenAssociate Director Special Projects(601) 496-9600
Sheila A. HendersonMajor Gifts Officer(601) 815-3302
Suzanne CrellMajor Gifts Officer(601) 815-8778
Harold BrewerGifts Officer(601) 815-3738
Jane HarkinsPlanned Giving Officer (601) 984-4468
Lee PharrInstitutional Giving Officer (601) 984-1114

Community Team

Jennifer HospodorDirector - Community Development, Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement (601) 984-1105
Andrew RussellDevelopment Liaison(601) 984-1930
Matthew BrazierCommunity Development Coordinator(601) 815-5014
Kathryne LewisDevelopment Liason - Children's Miracle Network(601) 984-1976
Katie RogersChildren's Miracle Network Specialist
Amber MageeGifts Coordinator(601) 984-1101
Patrick CooperAlumni Engagement Officer(601) 984-1729
Margaret SmithAlumni Engagement Associate(601) 984-1726

Stewardship Team

Emily L. RouthStewardship and Donor Relations Manager(601) 984-2300
Ariel BarnesDonor Relations Officer(601) 496-9600
Emily RettigDevelopment Coordinator (601) 984-1116


Melanie HatawayDirector of Finance and Administration(601) 815-5893
Vishal BalajiDevelopment Database Analyst(601) 815-5132