KA Named as Mr. Ole Miss
After running a two-week campaign, Cole G. Putman (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’14) was elected by the University of Mississippi student body as Mr. Ole Miss for the 2016-2017 academic year with more than 57% of votes. Cole will work with Miss Ole Miss, Acacia Stantos, to plan a student body wide community service event.
“We help with alumni fund raising, and we get to be a part of the homecoming court on the field for the homecoming game,” Cole explains. “More than that, as Mr. Ole Miss I truly want to leave a legacy of kindness and inclusivity on this campus. Over the next year, I hope to only do things that unify this student body and propel it forward.”
Cole, a senior from Brandon, Mississippi studying social work, has served the Ole Miss community in a variety of ways including the Associated Student Body government, the president’s cabinet as the Director of First Year Experience, and the Inclusion Team through the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. “My favorite place I’ve served is as an Orientation Leader through the Office of Admissions for the past two summers,” Cole states. In addition, Cole has been involved with the Reformed University Fellowship and was philanthropy chair for Alpha Upsilon Chapter.
“KA has been an essential part of my journey of involvement here at the university,” Cole said when asked about KA’s emphasis on campus involvement. “My big brother in KA, Rod Bridges, is truly the reason I am where I am today. He paved a way for me to get involved at this campus, and he is the reason I wanted to be KA in the first place. Through him and KA, I saw that your time in college is precious. You have to use it to serve and love others. I never expected to receive this honor while I was at the University of Mississippi, but I can truly say that I wouldn’t be here today without the people like Rod in KA that have influenced me.