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The Mississippi College volleyball team fell in straight sets at Valdosta State University on Saturday, Nov. 16. The setback places MC as the No. 8 seed in the Gulf South Conference Tournament next weekend in Pensacola, Fla., and the campus of the University of West Florida. The tournament berth is the first for the program since 2009, when the Navy and Gold made the American Southwest Conference field. The appearance is the first for the Choctaws in the GSC Tournament since 1994. Jamie Boros reached double figure kills as she totaled a team-best 10 in the contest. Lexie Laurendine and Kendall Platt each added eight to finish tied for second on the team. Levi Lennard led the way with a roster-best 20 assists while Laurendine added 16 assists. Defensively, a trio of Choctaws notched double-digit digs in the outing led by Julia Martin's 12. Platt added 11 while Laurendine recorded 10. Kate Bass registered three blocks followed by Autumn Frost and Lexi Richards with two apiece. Game Score: Mississippi College 0 | Valdosta State 3 Date: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 Location: Valdosta, Ga. | The Complex Records: Choctaws 10-22, 5-11 GSC | Blazers 13-19, 5-11 GSC HOW IT HAPPENED - The two teams exchanged leads in a tightly contested opener. Trailing 9-7, VSU used a 5-0 run to grab a 12-9 lead. MC knotted the contest at 12-all behind a Frost kill, but the Red and Black responded with three straight points and never trailed the remainder of the set, en route to a 25-19 win. - The Blazers jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the second set and extended the lead to 16-11 as it claimed a 25-19 victory and took a 2-0 lead in the match. - The Choctaws battled back from an 18-11 deficit to take a 22-21 lead in the third. The Blazers lined up for match-point at 24-22, but the Navy and Gold fought off VSU to hold a 25-24 lead. The two teams exchanged a couple different lead changes, but a Boros kill placed MC up 28-27 with set-point. However, a pair of Blazer kills placed the Red and Black up 29-28 and a MC attack error sealed the match with a 30-28, third-set outcome. INSIDE THE BOX - Boros notched her 23rd contest this season with double-digit kills and 38th career. - Lexie Laurendine recorded her 11th double-double of the season and 16th of her career. - The 20-assist performance marked the second of the season for Levi Lennard. She's tallied 15-plus assists in the last three contests and 20-plus in two of the last three.
Mississippi College students take their verbal skills to the Lone Star State for the Tiger Invitational debate tournament.
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.
Kimberly Gilmore was recently accepted into UMMC Medical School. As a biology medical sciences graduate, Gilmore is looking forward to the next big step toward her career.
Senior Victor Bazan has been named Gulf South Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday (Nov. 5).
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.
As the fall semester is well underway, Mississippi College has welcomed many students to the Choctaw Family! The class of 2023 as well as transfer students are busy making MC thier new home and have already participated in a number of campus events.
Mississippi College senior Aaron Feazelle has been selected by Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) to the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
When "The Wall Street Journal" recently ranked America's higher education institutions, Mississippi College fared quite well.
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.
Mississippi College Dean Kimberly Sharp spoke at ceremonies to congratulate the new nurses. She says she will continue to keep them in her prayers. Sharp urged the Class of 2019 to continue to keep Christ at the center of their lives as they serve others. A cross, representing Christian caring and commitment, is superimposed on the MC School of Nursing pin. An image of Provine Chapel is imposed in the center of the pin going to the 65 new graduates.
Research dealing with Alzheimer's disease, autism, and alternative medicines remain popular research topics for college students nationwide. The impact of climate change, methods of destroying cancer cells, studies of neonatal intensive care units are other subjects attracting studies on campuses. On April 12, undergraduates from Mississippi College and Tougaloo College will present their latest research findings at a conference on the Clinton campus. The 16thannual symposium is open to students in all disciplines doing undergraduate research. Students from the two nearby Mississippi institutions will make poster and oral presentations in natural sciences, social science, humanities along with education. MC's student chapter of the American Chemical Society received a $1,000 grant from ACS and $300 more from its Mississippi section to help pay for the sessions. Other funds for the Spring symposium are coming from student chapter fund raisers. Breanna Holmes serves as president of the American Chemical Society chapter on the Clinton campus. She successfully applied for the grants coming to the university. "This is a great honor," said Mississippi College chemistry professor Trent Selby. "We received one of only three available grants from ACS for this purpose." An Albertville, Alabama resident, Holmes is a former chemistry major who recently switched to electrical engineering. Holmes leads an American Chemical Society student chapter at Mississippi College with 122 members. MC's organization ranks among the best in the nation. The group engaged in more than 100 events in 2017-18 to rank 5th best in the USA. The ACS remains the world's largest scientific society. The Washington-based professional development society consists of 150,000 members in over 140 nations. To be eligible to receive symposium awards in April, students must submit an abstract of 1600 words or less to Mississippi College chemistry professor David Magers by a March 7 deadline.
Pictured are Mississippi College's American Chemical Society student chapter officers: Meagan Martin (vice president), Ashton Church (secretary), Breanna Holmes (president), Emma Robertson (fundraising chair), and Sabrina Yen (treasurer). Mississippi College's American Chemical Society student chapter ranks among the best in the nation. The MC chapter's 122 students offered free tutoring help to area high schoolers, raised more than $1,600 for disaster relief for Hurricane Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico, and promoted research. The students engaged in more than 100 events in 2017-18 to rank 5thbest in the USA in that category. The Mississippi College student chapter was also rated "outstanding" nationwide for the fourth year in a row. MC's delegation will receive the award at the ACS spring meeting in Orlando, Florida March 31-April 4. Chartered by the U.S. Congress 142 years ago, the ACS remains the world's largest scientific society. The society seeks to improve the world through the transforming power of chemistry. Student leaders like Ashton Church of Pearl say the organization is committed to national success from one year to the next at Mississippi College. "The creativity and work that go into numerous events that our chapter participates in is fueled by the dedication of both its members and sponsor, Dr. Trent Selby," Church says. An MC senior, Church is on track to graduate in May with a bachelor's in biology/pre-med and minor in biochemistry. She plans to pursue her master's in biomedical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and then attend UMMC's School of Medicine. A 21-year-old graduate of Park Place Christian Academy in Pearl, Church serves as secretary of the student chapter on the Clinton campus. She's part of a new generation of advocates for Washington-based ACS. The professional development organization consists of 150,000 members in over 140 nations. A professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Selby noted that MC's student chapter ranks among 69 nationwide evaluated as outstanding. Its 108 events listed in 2017-2018 ranks one below the 109 events reported at the University of Utah and 133 at the University of Toledo. MC undergraduate Breanna Holmes of Albertville, Alabama says solid support from Dr. Selby helps the organization thrive. "Dr. Selby at the helm is indisputably the reason MC's student chapter both consistently wins national awards," Holmes said. "He is the backbone of our club." A former chemistry major who recently switched to electrical engineering, Holmes serves as president of the student chapter. Last year, Mississippi College students received six grants totaling $2,800, and led more than a dozen chemistry demonstrations for children at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Olde Towne markets in Clinton. The students planted a garden and raised $3,801 from produce sales at the "Fresh at Five" farmers market in Clinton. Of 1,150 chartered ACS student chapters nationwide, less than 6 percent were honored as outstanding, Selby said. His hard work at Mississippi College is getting noticed in national circles. "Professor Selby's efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science and mentoring around the country," says Peter K. Dorhout, president of the American Chemical Society.
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
Mississippi College juniors Ali Pike, Taylor Cupit, Katelyn Brock and Allie Boyd are scholarship recipients.
This summer, Mississippi College student, Aaron Plunkett was selected as part of a group of only 34 students in Mississippi to participate in a biomedical research internship through Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Scholars program.
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.
Kassie Cox accomplished one dream as the new Choctaw Indian Princess. Coming at the Choctaw Indian Festival over the summer, the pageant honor marked one more major goal achievement for the energetic Mississippi College sophomore. As princess, Kassie shares her vast knowledge of the history, culture, fashions, and hard work ethic of the tribe on an East Mississippi reservation near Philadelphia.
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.