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Our vision is to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.
New Students Join the Mississippi College Family
As MC begins its 195th academic year, students returned to traditional classes in the midst of a pandemic, there are many health protocols in place to protect the university family. From social distancing to frequent temperature checks and lots of sanitizing stations, it is all part of the landscape at MC as well as the case at institutions nationwide. Kyle Brantley, the Mississippi College director of admissions, believes the Class of 2024 will be special for many reasons. Students in this class, he said, "are some of the most deeply committed to MC, choosing to enroll despite difficult and uncertain world circumstances.'' MC "recruits on the strength of our academic portfolio and reputation, and on the dedication to our Christian mission. I think there's a strong segment of students who will find that attractive in a university experience.'' Students enrolling at Mississippi College in 2020-21 can sample from a smorgasbord of classes from the undergraduate level through the doctorate. MC Law School in Jackson, and the state's only physician program are seeing enrollment grow. MC's NCAA sports recently added a women's golf team. MC's equestrian team at Providence Hill Farm is among the best in the South. MC's overall enrollment includes a large number of students from across the Southeast, and other regions of the USA. There are 121 international students from dozens of nations.
Mary Bates of Soso Named to the Spring 2019 President's List at Mississippi College
The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the president's list after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate credit with all academic courses impacting their grade point average.
Madison Batarseh of Saint Amant Given Multiple Awards from the Department of Mathematics
2020 Senior Madison B. Annison was presented with the Senior Mathematics Award as well as the Epsilon Delta Academic Achievement Award. She also was induced into the Epsilon Delta Society.
Who's Who Recipients
Selection to Who's Who at Mississippi College is made on the basis of student scholarship, participation in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to Mississippi College, promise of future usefulness, character and loyalty to the ideals of the College.
Jordan Faison of Madison Given the Norman E. O'Neal Religious Education Award
This award, provided by Dr. and Mrs. Norman O'Neal, is given annually to the junior or senior Christian Studies and Philosophy major or minor who is deemed by the Christian Studies and Philosophy Department faculty to show the greatest promise of future usefulness in this field of religious education.
Will Nabholz of Clinton Adapts His Student Teaching Due to Coronavirus
Will Nabholz never envisioned his student teaching duties would require a major makeover due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Mississippi College senior, Nabholz learned to adapt as he teaches Advancement Placement biology classes online at Madison Central High.
Michael Washington of Collinsville Elected Student Government Association President
Michael Washington, Jr. emerged as the winner in an online election to become Mississippi College's new Student Government Association president. An MC Choctaws football standout, Washington defeated classmate Chance Easterling of Pelahatchie in Tuesday's contest. It marked the first time MC's SGA elections were held online.
Matthew Burkhalter of Flowood Assists Merit Hospital as the Coronavirus Cases Soar
Working long hours at a Jackson hospital, physician assistant Matthew Burkhalter is among many professionals taking on critical COVID-19 challenges. The 26-year-old Brandon resident knows this unprecedented health emergency isn't going away soon. Mississippi reports 1,073 Coronavirus cases on April 1, including 22 deaths.
Kayla Ryan of Picayune Speaks of the Award Winning Chemistry Club at Mississippi College
Kayla Ryan loves tutoring students at area schools as a member of Mississippi College's chemistry club. It is one of many activities for the award-winning chemistry club recently winning a prestigious award. The honor comes from the American Chemical Society. MC's club is recognized in "In Chemistry Magazine."
Alexis Dunn of Houston Named GSC Track & Field Champion Scholar-Athlete
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Alexis Dunn of Mississippi College has been named the 2020 Gulf South Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Champion Scholar-Athlete. This is the first year that the league office has given out the Champion Scholar-Athlete Award. Normally, the award would be handed out at the site of each GSC Championship, but this is unable to occur due to the cancellation of the conference's spring competition this year.
Peyton Pope of Saucier Interns with Congressman Steven Palazzo
Peyton Pope cherishes the time she can serve her home state of Mississippi. So the Mississippi College student is thrilled to take her next step: as a summer intern for 4th District U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in Washington.
Hannah Turner of Alabaster Represents Mississippi College in the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Hannah Rose Turner is selected as the recipient of the Mississippi College Social Work Program nominee for the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) annual Claire Nowlin undergraduate student of the year.
Mississippi College Symphonic Winds Orchestra Set for March 2 Concert
Featuring the music of legendary American composers, the Mississippi College Symphonic Winds orchestra is set for a free concert on the Clinton campus. The March 2 event in Swor Auditorium begins at 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited. "It's going to be a great concert," says MC band director Craig Young.
Rodalyn Gerardo of Dededo Graduates at Mississippi College With Online Business Degree
Guam is a paradise loaded with beautiful beaches in the North Pacific Ocean. An island heavily focused on tourism, Guam sits more than 7,600 miles from Mississippi College. Ties between Guam, a United States territory with a diverse population, and MC's campus in Clinton just got stronger. That happened when Rodalyn Gerardo traveled 30 hours to receive her college diploma at Fall commencement. Visiting MC for the first time at the December 20 ceremonies, Rodalyn is a proud graduate of the Christian university's online MBA accounting program.
Dance Marathon Set for November 21 Boosts Blair Batson Children's Hospital
Last year's MC Dance Marathon raised nearly $43,000 for the facility at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. When the event returns to the Clinton campus on November 21, students are likely to exceed that amount. The six-hour event in Anderson Hall begins at 6 p.m. that Thursday.
2019-20 Mississippi College Ambassadors Announced
MC Ambassadors enjoy serving the Baptist-affiliated university with a passion for all things Blue & Gold. They welcome prospective undergraduates, reach out to the metro Jackson community, and greet alumni. One recent event was the admissions office's Junior Day as 80 high school juniors toured the Clinton campus. Working with President Blake Thompson, who launched the group, the first class of MC Ambassadors set a high standard. Inducted in late April, the newest class was selected to be their successors.
Cooper Chavis of Grenada Trains as United States Marine Corps Leader
Semper Fidelis or Latin for "always faithful" proudly serves as the U.S. Marine Corps motto since 1883. One of the latest to offer his faithful service to the USA as a young Marine Corps leader is new Mississippi College graduate Cooper Chavis. His hard work, determination to succeed and solid commitment to the Marine Corps were all showcased during a special ceremony on the Clinton campus December 20.
First Blood Drive of 2019 Attracts Mississippi College Donors
Students from communities in the Magnolia State and as far away as England were among the donors at Mississippi College's first blood drive of 2019. On January 22, the students waited their turn at the Mississippi Blood Services bus parked near Provine Chapel to give the gift of life. During MC's Founder's Day to celebrate the institution's 193-year anniversary, 33 students donated blood. It was a nice turnout that will help ease statewide blood shortages for hospital patients statewide. "We are hoping for at least that many (donations) on Wednesday, because, yes, blood supplies are still very low," says Mississippi Blood Services marketing staffer Tammy Bouchillon. "Please don't let a few raindrops scare you away. Mississippi College always comes through for us." The blood donated to Flowood-based MBS headquarters gets shipped to more than 40 Mississippi hospitals. Blood also goes to one hospital across state lines in Tallulah, Louisiana. Among blood drive donors Tuesday was Samantha Carson, a Mississippi College senior from England. A midfielder, Carson was a standout on the MC Lady Choctaws soccer team finishing the 2018 season ranked 14th in the nation. "Sam" Carson says she was excited to be part of the two-day blood drive on the Clinton campus. "There is a need for it," added Will Davis, 20, an MC accounting major from Brandon, making a blood drive donation. Students don't leave empty-handed. They receive free MBS T-shirts along with words of thanks from employees in charge. Mississippi Blood Services staffers return to Mississippi College again April 3-4 to conduct a second drive in 2019. Phi Theta Kappa members on the Clinton campus will sponsor the next event. For decades, Mississippi College students have remained frequent contributors to MBS campaigns. Tammy Bouchillon was delighted to honor MC representatives with a trophy recently. Mississippi College edged Delta State University in their 2018 MBS Heritage Bowl blood drive. Rivals in the Gulf South Conference, the Mississippi schools sit two hours apart. Bouchillon is forever grateful for the MC students showing up, rain or shine, to make donations. But always, she would like to see more students signing up. "Bring a friend, roll up your sleeves, and save a life today." For more information on Mississippi Blood Services call their offices in Flowood at 888-90-BLOOD or go to www.msblood.com
Warm Welcome for Class of 2022 at Mississippi College
Whether their connections to the 5,200-student university began decades ago or they're new to the Blue & Gold family, 200 incoming freshmen received a warm welcome at orientation. Activities began Thursday May 31, including a dinner with President-elect Blake Thompson serving as the featured speaker.
Mississippi College Students Heading to London
The Mississippi College London semester program is about to embark in it's 29th year. Taking 20 students once again, this program allows students to experience day-to-day life as well as balancing five college classes and over 30 course-related excursions. Accompanying the students this year are Dr. Steven Price and Dr. Christopher Weeks. For the majority of their stay, the students are housed in a bed and breakfast and are within walking distance of many major sites, including the British Museum. One month of their trip they will experience a home stay with a local family to fully embrace British culture. Students also have the opportunity to travel elsewhere for spring break. Previous trips have included Scotland and Northern England.