Alyssa Revis (BS Chemical Engineering 2013) knows how scholarships can transform lives
Alyssa enrolled at Ole Miss on a soccer scholarship, and chose demanding chemical engineering as her major. By her sophomore year, she was faced with the difficult decision of giving up soccer to be able to focus on academics. That would mean she’d lose her athletics scholarship and possibly not be able to stay in the chemical engineering program.
Fortunately, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering were able to provide Revis with the financial assistance she needed.
“I always greatly appreciated Dr. John O’Haver, the dean and all the engineering donors who gave financial resources to make those scholarships available. My appreciation for that generosity stayed with me, and I knew at some point I wanted to give back to Ole Miss.”
Now, just six years after graduation, she and her husband Jesse have established the Revis Chemical Engineering Scholarship Endowment. They both work at ExxonMobil, which encourages philanthropy by providing a generous match of employee donations.
“This scholarship is huge because it gives our department more options to help our students financially,” O’Haver said. “When we recruit students, we tell them, ‘Welcome to the Ole Miss chemical engineering family,’ and we mean it. We try to take care of our family.”