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President’s Scholars and Dean’s Scholars for Spring 2023

Millsaps College Announces President’s Scholars and Dean’s Scholars for Spring 2023 At the end of each fall and spring semester, Millsaps College recognizes outstanding achievement by students by naming them to the President’s Scholars and Dean’s Scholars list. The...

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Making the Most of the Millsaps Experience

Making the Most of the Millsaps Experience

On a hot day in June, Aastha Banga showed up for the second day of her summer internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where she is working as a research lab assistant and getting a first-hand look at the ins and outs of academic medical...

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When Perspective Ignites a Passion

When Perspective Ignites a Passion

Bianca Jones has a unique perspective when it comes to education, and she’s using her time at Millsaps College to become a force of change in the system. Jones, a rising junior at Millsaps, grew up in New Roads, Louisiana. As a child, she was gifted but didn’t enter a...

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Millsaps Forms Faith Partnerships in Yucatán

It began with a familiar sign in unfamiliar territory: the cross and flame, the foundational symbol of The United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Joey Shelton, just a block and a half from Casa Millsaps—Millsaps’ “home base” for operations and partnerships in Merida,...

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Undergraduate Research Leads to Ph.D. Path

Undergraduate Research Leads to Ph.D. Path

From a young age, recent Millsaps graduate Andrew Lott knew he wanted to become a mathematician. After graduating from high school in Jackson, Mississippi, Lott’s path took him to the University of Washington, which is known for its mathematics program. Two years into...

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Millsaps Today, Medical School Tomorrow

Much of Hannah Henderson’s college experience has been unconventional. The rising senior at Millsaps and Madison, Miss. native started college almost two years earlier than most students her age. She also began college in January 2021, in the middle of the COVID-19...

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Another Class Moves On During 129th Commencement Weekend

The Class of 2023 observed its completion of studies at Millsaps College with a weekend of services and celebrations. A baccalaureate service was held the evening of Friday, May 12 at Galloway United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson, Miss. The Rev. Dr. Joey...

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A Love for Literature, Learning and Millsaps

Seraiah Lodge’s love of reading and learning began early in life. Lodge, a junior at Millsaps College and Jackson, Miss. native, grew up among educators. “My mom and her sister are both first-grade teachers,” Lodge said. “That environment helped reinforce my love of...

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Making His Own Mark at Millsaps

Paul Thomas was already familiar with Millsaps College. Thomas’ parents and sisters attended the college, with his parents both pursuing careers in the medical field. So, naturally, the Hattiesburg, Miss. native felt a pull to Millsaps and figured he would follow his...

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Transferring Home to Millsaps

The experience of transferring to a new college can be an exciting but stressful journey. For Millsaps senior and Rayne, Louisiana native Austin Arceneaux, it was flawless. Arceneaux began his college career at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas. When...

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Built-in Best Friends at Millsaps

Vicksburg, Miss. natives and sisters Madalyn and Natalie Burke have more in common than family. Both are students at Millsaps College, and both wanted similar college experiences. Madalyn, a senior majoring in business administration and communications studies, was...

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Millsaps College to Honor Alumni Award Winners

Millsaps College will present its annual alumni awards on Saturday, April 22, 2023 as part of Spring Alumni Weekend. The Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have...

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It All Adds Up at Millsaps

Chris Dean didn’t have to look far to find the right college. Dean, a sophomore at Millsaps and a Madison, Miss. native, considered colleges across the southeast, but he found his next step in life less than 30 minutes from home. “There was sense of community and...

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Fiser, Fender Named to Lead Else School of Management

Harvey L. Fiser, J.D. and Dr. Blakely Fender have been named dean and associate dean, respectively, of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College, beginning in July of 2023. “I could not be more pleased with the selection of Harvey Fiser and Blakely Fender to...

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“I’m going to Jackson.”

Worth Wilsey, a senior at Millsaps majoring in government and politics and pursuing a minor in peace and justice studies, had just had the first of many transformational experiences in Jackson, Mississippi. “Like 95% of my peers from home, I was hellbent on taking the...

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