Ole Miss First

University of Mississippi

Leadership Team

rosie2Rosie McDavid, MSW

Rosie McDavid is the Program Coordinator for the Ole Miss First Scholarship program. She is a 1983 graduate of the University of Mississippi, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 1985.

While in Oxford, she has been involved in a variety of settings providing mentoring to youth and young adults including the Leap Frog tutoring program, the Episcopal Church at Ole Miss and the Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship Program, prior to joining the staff of Ole Miss First. As the Program Coordinator, her duties include mentoring students, coordinating student dinners and volunteer opportunities. supervising office staff, serving as a liaison between students and donors and representing Ole Miss First in the larger community.


Je’ Roy

Graduate Assistant

Je’Monda Roy is from Jackson, MS where she graduated president of her class from Murrah High School in 2012 and since 7th grade she knew she wanted to be an Ole Miss Rebel. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi with a minor in Southern Studies May 2016. She recently received her Master’s degree in Southern Studies with her thesis titled “Birds of a Feather: The Effects of Segregation Preservation in Rural Mississippi Public School Systems.” this past August. Je’Monda is currently a first-year M.F.A student in the Documentary Expression program. Her documentary thesis will highlight the experiences of black women with natural hair at this predominantly white institution through film and oral history.


Daniel Reed

Graduate Assistant

Daniel Reed is from Belzoni, Mississippi where he graduated from Humphreys Academy. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Leadership from the University of Mississippi in 2017. During his time at Ole Miss, Daniel served in The Columns Society, Orientation Leader, and President of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. This past year, he worked for the Committee on House Administration for the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C. Daniel is currently a first-year Higher Education graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree.


Suzanne Helveston

Development Associate

A graduate of Ole Miss in 2002, Suzanne received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Business. She joined the staff of the Ole Miss Women’s Council in August of 2015, serving as the Career and Leadership Coordinator. Previously, Suzanne served as the conference sales manager for the Mississippi State University Riley Center, in Meridian, Mississippi. She also has over five years of experience in pharmaceutical sales, with Abbott Laboratories and Boehringer- Ingelheim.