Major News

Statement from Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, President of Millsaps College

January 31, 2017

Millsaps College is an impressive collection of individuals from Mississippi and around the world. Our strength as a community comes, in large part, from our diversity—our different socio-economic backgrounds, faiths, races, cultures, political viewpoints, sexual orientations, and yes, nationalities. This diversity makes us a more ...
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Former Mississippi Governor and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to Speak at Millsaps College

January 27, 2017

Ray Mabus, governor of Mississippi from 1988-1992 and Secretary of the Navy under former President Barack Obama, will speak at Millsaps College on Friday, February 17. The speech will take place at 12:00pm in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, and is presented by the Elise and William Winter Speaker Series.
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Life-Changing Experience at Millsaps Inspires $1 Million Gift

January 25, 2017

Dr. Richard Blount, a longtime Jackson ophthalmologist, credits Millsaps College with changing the course of his life. For that reason and in recognition of the high quality education that Millsaps continues to provide, Blount and his wife, Martha, have funded a $1-million charitable trust, naming Millsaps College the beneficiary.
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Renowned Poet Claudia Rankine to Lecture at Millsaps College

January 24, 2017

Update: Due to travel difficulties, Claudia Rankine will not be in Jackson for Millsaps College’s Friday Forum on February 10. All events developed around Rankine’s visit will continue as planned. In her place a panel will feature an exciting group of scholars and writers at 1 p.m. in the Academic Complex Recital Hall.
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Noted Astronomer to Lecture at Millsaps College

January 20, 2017

Alex Filippenko, PhD, an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers, will present a lecture on solar eclipses and “dark energy” on the campus of Millsaps College on Friday, January 27. The lecture will take place at 1:3...
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The Reverend Dr. Joey Shelton to Join Millsaps College as Chaplain and Director of Church Relations

January 20, 2017

Millsaps College announced today that The Reverend Dr. Joey Shelton will assume the role of chaplain and director of church relations, effective June 1, 2017. Shelton is currently serving as the senior pastor of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson, a position he has held since January 2008.
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Millsaps Welcomes Hope Carter as Vice President for Institutional Advancement

January 18, 2017

Hope Carter has joined Millsaps College as vice president for institutional advancement at Millsaps College. She began her work in this new role on January 2. “I am pleased to welcome Hope as a new member of the Millsaps community,” said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College. “I know that she will be a strong a...
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Partnership Offers Legislative Research Fellowships

January 17, 2017

Three Millsaps College students will have an opportunity this semester to see up close how the Mississippi Legislature works and to provide support for members of the Legislature. The inaugural class of Millsaps–Women’s Foundation Mississippi Legislative Fellows includes Grace McWatters, a senior who is majoring in economics ...
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Internship Combines Student's Focus on Education and Business

December 14, 2016

Millsaps College senior Hannah Doggett has nurtured both her passion for education and her interest in business, thanks to the ELSEWorks Entrepreneurship Program.
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