Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Favorite Professor: Dr. Sarah Lea McGuire, biology professor
"I want to know something about anything and everything."
Meet Will Webb, a sophomore with big dreams and bigger goals. Last summer he started a non-profit program, Operation Rehydration, which provides relief for dehydrated children in sub-Saharan Africa.
"We distribute a product similar to Pedialyte, which costs 30 cents a dose." said Webb. "We raise money to distribute that product throughout the affected regions. We can actually count how many lives we have saved."
For Webb, it was important for college students to run the program and Millsaps was the perfect place for such an organization to thrive.
"The board of directors is made up of students from six colleges," Webb said. "All of the officers are Millsaps students. We also have planned several fundraisers at Millsaps."
Aside from managing his non-profit, Webb has chosen a hefty course load and enjoys studying a variety of topics with a focus on the premed requirements.
"The medical internships make Millsaps a great premed school," said Webb. "Millsaps empowers you to take control and take charge of your education. The teachers here are just brilliant. I would stay here for the teachers if nothing else. They are all top thinkers in their field and I wish I could major in everything because I could learn so much."
Greek life has also been a positive experience for Webb.
"Being in a fraternity gives you an instant group of friends," Webb said. "I am pretty involved in my fraternity. Since I have been at Millsaps I have served as pledge class chaplain, scholarship chair and on the Inter-fraternity counsel."
Webb has also indulged in a key part of Millsaps life, living on campus.
"I love the cottage cheese in the Caf'," said Webb, laughing. "I get so many weird looks when I eat the cottage cheese. I am probably the sole reason they even stock it."
And Millsaps has provided Webb with the tools he needs to balance extra-curricular activates with his studies.
"I am president of the French Club which helped me become fluent in the language," Webb said. "I am also secretary of the College Republicans. It is great to be at a school where you can step up and be a leader. Millsaps makes you want to get involved."
Webb admits that when he started college, he considered graduating early.
"I came to Millsaps with AP credits," said Webb. "I thought about trying to get in here and get out of here…I could have graduated in three years but I am choosing to spend all four years here just for the opportunities. I wouldn't mind taking Organic Chemistry in Scotland or studying Spanish in Costa Rica. The possibilities are innumerable."
-- Written by Nell Knox