Ole Miss First

University of Mississippi

Leadership Team

Rosie 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.


Daniel Reed

Graduate Assistant

Daniel Reed is from Belzoni, Mississippi where he graduated from Humphreys Academy in 2013. 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. After graduation, he worked for the Committee on House Administration for the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C. Daniel is currently a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel.


Anna Booth Weems

Graduate Assistant

Anna Booth Weems is originally from Sumner, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Mississippi in 2009. After becoming certified as a Montessori educator in 2013, Anna Booth taught in the classroom for five years before returning to Ole Miss for graduate school. She is currently in her second year of the M. Ed. in Counselor Education program and an active member of the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. Once she graduates, Anna Booth hopes to begin working towards her licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and focus on play therapy.


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.