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Abbey Hendrix

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Abbey Hendrix, and I'm from Columbus, MS. I have been a lifetime fan of MSU and loved every second of being a student while I was there! Mitchell Memorial Library is where I would start my day with a delicious bagel from Einstein Bros. Bagels and end it studying in the basement. The library has over 2 million volumes in printed publications, great study nooks, and even presentation rooms. Libraries foster creativity and house some of the greatest stories ever told! I would love to talk with you about admissions or if you just need a great book recommendation!

What's your favorite tradition at MSU?

The cowbell! There is nothing like hearing a stadium full of ringing cowbells.

Favorite place on campus:

McComas! I spent a majority of my junior and senior year in McComas Hall, and it's where some of my favorite professors of all time could be found hanging around!

Favorite MSU Professor:

Dr. Hank Flick!

My favorite on-campus treat is...

Anything from the State Fountain Bakery!

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Enjoy all of the Super Bulldog Weekend festivities! From the Cotton District Arts Festival, to the athletic events, it's the weekend to really experience Starkville and MSU.

Favorite Starkville Restaurant?

Sunday Brunch at the Veranda!

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Phone: 321.441.0336

Email: arh218@msstate.edu

States: Florida

Region: Orlando, Central & South Florida

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Adrienne Gannon

Hey there! I'm Adrienne Gannon from Gulfport, MS. I majored in Communications at MSU, so I called McComas Hall my second home during undergrad. MSU has great facilities and world-class professors, so your time spent in the classroom learning from professionals truly prepares you to take on your new career after graduation. Start your new journey today and apply to MSU or reach out to me with any of your questions about admissions!

What was the highlight of your experience at MSU?

Receiving my diploma - The hard work really does pay off.

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

It's the embodiment of Southern Charm.

What advice do you have for future students?

Go to class and never be afraid to ask questions.

What is campus on game day like?

Electrifying!

What is your favorite restaurant in Starkville?

Little Dooey's - It really is slow-roasted perfection.

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

MSU holds such a special place in my heart, and I love sharing my memories and experiences with others in hopes that they will join the Bulldog family, too - it's priceless.

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Phone: 228.669.0640

Email: acg141@msstate.edu

States: Louisiana, Mississippi

Region: Mississippi Gulf Coast & Southern LA

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Amber Norwood

Hi! I'm Amber Norwood from a small town in South Mississippi called Wesson. My favorite place on campus is Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. There is absolutely nothing like fierce SEC action on a Saturday in the Fall with thousands of cowbells ringing in unison and the Maroon and White chant echoing across campus. I would love to chat with you about how you can join the Bulldog family!

What is your favorite fun fact about MSU?

We are the only school in Mississippi where you can become a rocket scientist!

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

One huge family.

What advice do you have for future students?

Jump into your classes and build relationships with your professors.

What is your favorite on-campus treat?

The birthday cake when we celebrate MSU's birthday every year on the Drill Field!

Where are your favorite places to shop in Starkville?

I love the local boutiques - Deep South Pout or Style Revel for girls and Last Man Standing for guys!

What's one interesting fact about yourself?

I danced in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

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Phone: 940-395-8034

Email: a.norwood@msstate.edu

States: Louisiana, Texas

Region: Dallas, East TX, & Northern LA

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Anne-Browning Wilson

Hi! I'm Anne Wilson from Atlanta, GA. I'm a third-generation Bulldog, and I bleed Maroon and White. I love the family atmosphere of campus and how our heritage and traditions are honored. It's so fun to watch our campus grow and develop while still preserving landmarks like Eckie's Pond where my grandfather, my parents, and I all enjoyed spending time at during our studies at MSU. Let me know if you have any questions about starting your own heritage here at MSU!

What is the one experience MSU students shouldn't miss?

Study Abroad - It is a great way to gain a new perspective, experience another culture, learn about things that interest you, and make life-long friends.

What is your favorite place on campus?

Eckies Pond -You can sit and study for hours or just grab a great book and relax.

What was your major at MSU?

I majored in Interior Design in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design.

What's your favorite on-campus treat?

MSU Cookies from the State Fountain Bakery!

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Starkville?

I love to walk on campus in the evening. There are great trails that connect campus with downtown Starkville.

These are a few of my favorite things….

I love to travel, read, ski, visit museums, and learn new things!

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Phone: 682.444.0018

Email: abw89@msstate.edu

States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Region: Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, West TX, Northern CA, & West Coast

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Avent VanHorn

Hi! I'm Avent VanHorn, and I'm from Greenwood, MS. I'm a third generation Bulldog and a two-time MSU graduate! While earning my master's degree, I was the graduate assistant for the student organization, Music Maker Productions. The Music Makers work hard to put on some of the university's best concerts at the Ampitheater. Musicians such as Cage the Elephant, The Neighbourhood, Zac Brown Band, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Shontelle have all made appearances here. If you enjoy live music, be sure to catch a show when you come visit campus! 

What is the one experience students shouldn't miss?

New Maroon Camp! This is a way for new students to learn all about MSU's traditions while meeting other Bulldogs!

Best place to study on campus:

Starbucks in the Colvard Student Union!

Most memorable class at MSU:

Whit Waide's government class

Favorite memory from a student organization or club:

Being on homecoming court as sophomore maid!

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Eat breakfast at City Bagel, go to the Farmers Market, and grab a candle at Aspen Bay!

Something about you that surprises people:

I worked in the Production Office and was an extra in the movie, "The Help".

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Phone: 662.325.2224

Email: avent.vanhorn@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Candace Johnson

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Candace Johnson, and I'm from Prentiss, MS. My favorite place on campus is the Chapel of Memories! My friends and I would always hang out here during our down time. I would also come here to think and meditate or just enjoy alone time. Because I lived next door in Hull Hall, the tower was often my alarm clock for 8:00 a.m. classes. If you're on campus or nearby, you can hear the clock tower ring at the start of every hour. It even plays the Hail State Fight Song at 5:00 p.m. and the Maroon and White Alma Mater at 10:00 p.m. Be sure to swing by the Chapel of Memories when you come to visit Mississippi State!

What is the one experience students shouldn't miss?

Dawg Daze! This is definitely a time for new students to meet new people and get familiar with the university.

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

Electric! You see and feel the love for the university all over the city. The people and traditions epitomize what it is to truly be maroon and white.

Tips for college success:

Step outside of your comfort zone. Never limit yourself academically or socially.

I loved living in a residence hall because...

It gave me the opportunity to meet so many different types of people. Living in a traditional community enabled me to form intimate relationships that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Stop by Brewski's to pick up some boiled shrimp or crawfish and a cold drink. It's the best way to end your warm, spring day!

These are my favorite things...

Ministry work with my congregation, Hallmark movies and rom-coms, a night of karaoke, and being outdoors!

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Phone: 601.988.3229

Email: c.johnson@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: Central MS

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Erron Flowers

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Erron Flowers, and I am from Vicksburg, MS. I love waking up each morning and sharing my passion for the Maroon and White with future Bulldogs. Going to the Hump for hoops is one of my favorite things to do at MSU. I love watching the team play their heart out on the hardwood and the fans cheering at the top of their lungs. Come for a visit, stay to watch the Bulldogs play, and experience the Bulldog pride!

What is the one experience MSU students shouldn't miss?

Cheering for the Bulldogs during a basketball game at the Hump!

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

At MSU, we have a very naturally friendly environment. There is an effortless initiative to welcome everyone into the Bulldog Family!

What advice do you have for future students?

It's ok to get out of your comfort zone - the most uncomfortable situations are the best learning experiences.

What was your favorite student organization at MSU?

The Student Association - It is the largest student group in the state of Mississippi, and it gives you the opportunity to experience how the University really works.

What should be on everyone's Starkville bucket list?

Try the Cookie Dough Bites at Strombolis!

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

As an undergrad, I got to serve this University in many facets, and now I am able to continue the Bulldog mission in my professional life.

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Phone: 662.325.1568

Email: e.flowers@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: Associate Director

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Grant Nerren

Hi! I'm Grant Nerren from Amory, MS. I was a Road Runner in undergrad here in one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, Montgomery Hall. I enjoyed meeting new people and sharing my love for Mississippi State with prospective students so much as a Road Runner that I became a full-time Admissions Counselor soon after graduation. I would love to chat with you about admissions and the many opportunities to get involved on campus!

What is your favorite fun fact about MSU?

We produce our own ice cream and cheese that can be purchased right here on campus!

Where was your favorite place to study?

McCool Hall - They have a large open atrium and private study rooms.

What is the main reason you chose MSU?

The community - There really is a caring, family atmosphere at MSU.

What was your favorite thing about living in the residence hall?

Meeting new friends - I was able to get to know so many people in the residence halls that I would not have met in my classes or even through my involvement on campus.

What's your favorite restaurant in Starkville?

Restaurant Tyler - Their blue plate is fine dining on a college student's budget.

What are your top three favorite things to do?

Read, run, and build great relationships.

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Phone: 662.418.9015

Email: gan21@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: North Mississippi

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Hannah Matthews

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Hannah Matthews, and I am from Spanish Fort, AL. I absolutely love Mississippi State Athletics and cheering on the Bulldogs. I worked with the football coaches and football recruiting during undergrad, and I made some of the best friends just by getting involved. I loved showing prospective athletes around campus as a football recruiter, and now I get to talk to prospective students every day as an Admissions Counselor. Give me a buzz if you ever have questions about MSU Admissions!

What is your favorite MSU tradition?

There is nothing like a baseball game at Dudy Noble field and hanging out in Left Field Lounge taking in the best atmosphere in college baseball.

What is your favorite season on campus?

Fall - Our campus is beautiful year-round, but the changing leaves and crisp, perfect weather in the Fall is my favorite.

Why did you choose MSU?

There are so many small connections that brought me here, but the family atmosphere sealed the deal on choosing MSU.

What is your favorite game day tradition?

Tailgating in The Junction - I love tailgating with family and friends before football games.

Where is your favorite place to hang out in Starkville?

Bin 612 - You can have a relaxing lunch on the patio with your puppy.

What is something about you that surprises people?

I'm obsessed with great white sharks, so needless to say, Shark Week is my favorite week of the year.

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Phone: 662.418.1866

Email: Hm286@msstate.edu

States: Louisiana, Mississippi

Region: Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

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Hilda Queiroz

Hi! I'm Hilda Queiroz, and I was born in Brazil but raised in Atlanta, GA. I majored in communication with a concentration in broadcasting, so I spent a lot of time at the Television Center! I made a lot of lifelong memories here while learning how to broadcast a television show. Many students who have come through the Television Center can attest to the exciting doors that an MSU education can open for you. Students have interned with companies like ESPN, MTV, CMT, and numerous news networks. Apply today and start preparing for your exciting future at MSU!

What is the one experience students shouldn't miss?

Your first football game as a student!

Best place to study on campus:

The theater lobby in McComas Hall.

Favorite class project at MSU?

Making a short film for my broadcasting practicum class!

I loved living in a residence hall because...

I loved the community I was a part of. When you live on campus, you're at the center of all things MSU, which is really convenient! I loved living on campus so much that I did it for two years.

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Grab a coffee from Strange Brew!

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

As a first generation college student, the process of applying to college was foreign to me. My admissions counselor helped me get through that process. To be able to give that same guidance to other potential Bulldogs is why I chose to become an admissions counselor!

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Phone: 404.353.4845

Email: hkq2@msstate.edu

States: Georgia

Region: Metro Atlanta & Georgia

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Jaye West

Hi! My name is Jaye West, and I am from Vicksburg, MS. One of my favorite parts of the campus tour is showing prospective students the Drill Field, which got its name from when the Army ROTC Cadets use to perform morning and evening drill on the field in the middle of campus. Today, the Drill Field is the center of campus activity where students read or play frisbee between classes or meet up with friends for coffee in the Union. Let's talk about what it will take for you to be walking on the Drill Field as an MSU student!

What is your favorite MSU tradition?

The Cowbell - Ringing a cowbell at a game is ten times more fun than waving a pompom.

What's one word to describe the atmosphere at MSU?

Friendly

What was your major at MSU?

I graduated in Psychology in undergrad and in Student Affairs in grad school.

What was your favorite part of living in a residence hall?

Meeting people - We would all leave our doors open and hang out or study in the hallways; now the residence halls have study rooms and lots of cool places to hang out.

What is your favorite restaurant in Starkville?

The Grill - so delicious!

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

I fell in love with spreading the MSU gospel when I was an Orientation Leader, and I still love being able to share MSU with students. I enjoy assisting students with making one of the biggest decisions of their lives; it is a huge honor!

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Phone: 256.520.9117

Email: Jnj25@msstate.edu

States: Alabama, Tennessee

Region: Huntsville, AL & Chattanooga, TN

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Judd Williams

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Judd Williams, and I'm from Hoover, AL. I double majored in English and Philosophy during my undergrad at MSU. The English department is located in Lee Hall, so naturally, I called it home! Lee Hall houses Bettersworth Auditorium, where several campus events take place. Mitt Romney, Buzz Aldrin, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and ZZ Ward are just a few of the speakers and musicians that we've hosted in Bettersworth Auditorium! Let me know if you have any questions about admissions!

What's your favorite tradition at MSU?

My favorite tradition at MSU is definitely the cowbell! There's no better tangible representation of so many things that Mississippi State encompasses than the cowbell.

Where's the best place to study on campus?

The best place to study on campus is the 3rd floor balcony of Nunnelee Hall. I studied and read there all the time when I was a resident adviser in the building.

Favorite class project at MSU?

In the last religion class I took with Professor Bisson, I was allowed to write a short story instead of a research paper. I wrote the story of the woman at the well in John 4. It helped me to remember that while studying theology can be academic, it is never less than the lives of people.

Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with:

Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Reformed University Fellowship, and MSU Roadrunners

Favorite place to hang out in Starkville:

929 Coffee Bar!

These are my favorite things...

My favorite book is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I also love to run, write, and hang out with friends!

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Phone: 662.418.9824

Email: judd.williams@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: East Central MS & Golden Triangle

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Kaitlin Crepps

Hi! I'm Kaitlin Crepps from Central Texas. I attended Fall Preview Day my senior year of high school and had such a great time that my college decision was easy. I loved the diversity of programs at MSU, and I found my fit as a graphic design student. One of my favorite classes at MSU was a letterpress class where we used this Vandercook Printing Press. I found my niche, and I would love to chat with you about the wide range of programs available to you at MSU!

What are your 3 favorite things about MSU?

1. The people! The students, fans, professors, staff are the nicest people you'll ever meet. 2. Fall on campus; the leaves changing and FOOTBALL! 3. The glorious sound of 60,000 cowbells ringing on a beautiful night in Davis Wade Stadium.

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

Warm and Inviting

Why did you choose MSU?

I've been a Bulldog fan my whole life, but I came for Fall Preview Day my senior year and that made my decision easy. I had such a good time, and I knew MSU was where I wanted to go!

I loved living in the Residence Hall because…

You're so close to everything, and my pot luck roommate became my best friend. We still talk every day!

What's your favorite restaurant in Starkville?

City Bagel

What's something about you that surprises people?

I was born and raised in Central Texas, but my parents actually met as RAs in the residence halls at Mississippi State.

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Phone: 832.289.5952

Email: k.crepps@msstate.edu

States: California, Texas

Region: Houston, Texas & Southern California

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Katy Sneed

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Katy Sneed, and I'm from Starkville, MS. Although I was born in Sarasota, FL, Starkville has always been home to me. My entire family attended Mississippi State, so not only was I joining the Mississippi State family, but carrying on my own family tradition. My love of sports was nurtured at a young age, which led me to major in Sports Management at Mississippi State! The Professional Golf Management program at MSU is one of 19 schools to be accredited by the PGA of America. We're also the second oldest PGM program in the nation and have almost 100 percent placement of graduates at more than 1,200 golf courses worldwide! Come swing by our golf course when you visit campus! 

What is your favorite tradition at MSU?

There is nothing like football game days in Davis Wade Stadium with 60,000 Bulldog family members. All you need is a cowbell in hand to top off the game day experience!

Between classes I would...

Spend time in the Union. You could find me at Starbucks or Chic-Fil-A!

The main reason I chose MSU:

It was a big university with a small-town family environment!

Favorite Starkville Restaurant:

The Veranda - the blue plate specials or the Veranda chicken are must tries!

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

For so long I thought working in sports was my passion. While I still love sports, I learned that helping students join the Mississippi State family was where my heart longed to be!

What advice do you have for future students?

Be as involved as possible! The people you meet and the experiences you gain at college will help you achieve your career goals.

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Phone: 662.418.5503

Email: k.sneed@msstate.edu

States: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee

Region: Transfer Counselor - North MS, TN, and AL

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Kelsey Waters

Hey, future Bulldogs! I'm Kelsey Waters from Southaven, MS. I have two favorite dogs: my dog named Harper and Bully. Bully, a registered English Bulldog, became the official MSU game mascot in 1935. Today, Champ serves as Bully XX and can be found at MSU games, countless events, or swimming in his own pool at the Vet School, and statues of his father, TaTonka-Bully XIX, are the perfect photo op in the Junction. Schedule your campus visit today and be sure to stop by the Junction for a picture with Bully!

What are your top three favorite things about MSU?

1. The people 2. The atmosphere 3. The support of the town of Starkville

What is your favorite season on campus?

Fall when school starts - There is an electric charge in the air as students, new and old, get to campus and are starting to realize the opportunities they have ahead of them.

What are your top tips for college success?

Go to class! Try new things. Go to EVERYTHING on campus. Speak to people as you walk across campus. Call your parents. Get to know your professors. Get to know Starkville. Invest in your new friends, your new town, and your new future.

What is campus on game day like?

A family get-together! People from all different walks of life come to campus. Students, teachers, staff, parents, and alumni gather in the Junction where everyone shares their food, laughter, and a few thousand cowbells.

What is your favorite shop in Starkville?

The Lodge - It has maroon everything!

These are a few of my favorite things….

The Harry Potter book series, Chacos, new t-shirts, Catfish Fridays at Perry, my dog named Harper, and Diamond Dawg baseball.

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Phone: 864.354.4342

Email: k.waters@msstate.edu

States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont

Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, Augusta, GA, & East Coast

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Lauren Porter

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Lauren Porter, and I'm from Hurley, MS. Greek life was one of my favorite ways to get involved at Mississippi State. Being a Kappa Delta gave me leadership development, academic success, and most importantly, lifelong friendships! With 31 different sororities and fraternities at MSU, everyone can find the Greek family that is perfect for them. Let me know if you have any questions about admissions! 

The highlight of my experience at MSU:

Being on MSU's Pom Squad - there's nothing like cheering on the Bulldogs at different sporting events!

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

Welcoming and friendly!

What advice do you have for future students?

Get involved - don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone!

My favorite on-campus treat is...

MSU ice cream!

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Stop by The Lodge to get some Mississippi State attire!

Favorite place on campus?

Davis Wade Stadium - LOVE hearing thousands of people ringing their cowbells in unison!

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Phone: 601.906.1378

Email: lauren.porter@msstate.edu

States: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

Region: Transfer Counselor - South MS, South AL, and South LA

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Leanna Baldner

Hello! I'm Leanna Baldner from Meridian, MS. My favorite season on campus is the Spring, because that means campus is in full bloom with baseball and tennis season in full swing. Every green space on campus comes alive with the vibrant colors of Spring and the Veteran's Memorial Rose Garden is absolutely stunning. The MSU campus has countless breath-taking views, and I can't wait for you to see all of them when you visit campus!

What was the highlight of your experience at MSU?

Going to Italy with Campus Crusade my junior year - We got to share the Gospel with wonderful people in a beautiful place!

Where was your favorite place to study on campus?

Barnes and Noble second floor - no one bothers you or even knows you are there.

What was your most memorable class at MSU?

Small Group Communication with Hank Flick - Once we had to spend 5 hours straight with a random group of students for a class project.

What was your favorite part of living in a residence hall?

I could walk everywhere, and I was close to everything.

Where is your favorite place to shop in Starkville?

Aspen Bay - Scrumptious candles and fun finds galore.

These are a few of my favorite things….

Soccer, learning, coffee shops, big cities, working out, Harry Potter, and friendships.

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Phone: 901.591.6744

Email: leb199@msstate.edu

States: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee

Region: Northwest TN, Southern IL, & Missouri

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Lindsey Norman

Hello! My name is Lindsey Norman, and I’m a Starkville native. This college town has always been my home, and I love how the city and the University embrace each other. Starkville recently won the designation as Mississippi's Healthiest Town, and spaces like the walking track around Chadwick Lake on the MSU Campus allow the faculty, staff, and students to join the community in promoting healthy habits. You can keep that walking up and stroll right from campus through the Cotton District and into downtown to one of our adorable boutiques or local restaurants. I would love to chat with you and share my love for MSU and my hometown!

What is your favorite MSU tradition?

The Cowbell - It's so unique and special to our University.

What is your favorite season on campus?

Spring - Warm weather and baseball at Dudy Noble Field.

What was your major at MSU?

Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.

What's your favorite on-campus treat?

MSU Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream

What is your favorite restaurant in Starkville?

City Bagel - Fresh, local deliciousness.

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

I want to share my love and passion for MSU with other students and families. MSU gave me the best four years I could have ever asked for, and I want others to feel the same way!

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Phone: 662.325.3077

Email: Lcn32@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: Campus Visit Coordinator

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Naron Remillard

Hi! My name is Naron Remillard, and I am from Cleveland, MS. I love everything about Mississippi State, especially MSU Baseball. There's nothing like a Spring day in Left Field Lounge cheering on the Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field. Baseball is my favorite, but MSU has a total of 8 varsity women's teams and 7 varsity men's teams. There are always lots of opportunities to ring your cowbell and root for the Bulldogs! Schedule your visit today and catch a game while you're in town!

What is your favorite fun fact about MSU?

MSU holds all 10 spots in the Top 10 college baseball attendance records.

What is your favorite place on campus?

Dudy Noble Field - Sports Illustrated named Dudy Noble the #1 field in the U.S. to watch college baseball.

What advice do you have for future students?

Get involved in a student organization, embrace the MSU traditions, and find something you are passionate about studying.

What's your favorite on-campus treat?

MSU Cheese

What should be on everyone's Starkville bucket list?

Have brunch at Restaurant Tyler!

What is something about you that surprises people?

How much I love college sports and Elvis Presley.

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Phone: 662.325.2224

Email: n.remillard@msstate.edu

Region: Director

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Parker Jones

Hello! I'm Parker Jones from Calhoun City, MS. I was a Road Runner student recruiter at MSU during undergrad, and my favorite thing about our morning meetings was breakfast at the Market Place at Perry; it's an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner dining hall. It is right off of the Drill Field, so it's a great central place to meet your friends, and let's face it, every meeting is better with endless waffles. Schedule your campus visit today and be sure to stop by the Perry for lunch!    

What is the one experience MSU students shouldn't miss?

Getting Involved - Working with other students in a student organization is so much fun, and you make fantastic friends.

What is your favorite place on campus?

Chadwick Lake - That's where I asked my wife to marry me. It has a great one-mile walking track around it where you can watch the sunset over the lake.

Why did you choose MSU?

I grew up coming to campus for sporting events and a lot of my family attended MSU, so I knew I would feel comfortable at State.

What was your favorite part of living in a residence hall?

Making friends - I got to meet so many fellow students that I would not have met if I did not live in a residence hall.

What should be on everyone's Starkville bucket list?

Eating at Little Dooey's - even the ESPN reporters rave about it.

These are a few of my favorite things….

I enjoy playing golf, attending MSU sporting events, the Fall, and Chick-fil-A.

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Phone: 901.238.4896

Email: parker.jones@msstate.edu

States: Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee

Region: Memphis, TN, Northwest MS, Arkansas, Indiana, & Kentucky

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Philip Moss

Hey, future Bulldogs! My name is Phillip Moss, and I am from Birmingham, AL. The Mississippi State campus is simply beautiful; you have to come see the state-of-the-art facilities mixed with historic buildings to understand its Southern Charm and come experience that family feeling that everyone talks about. I love Fall days at the State Fountain Bakery where I can grab a Starbucks coffee and a hot-out-of-the-oven pastry and just catch up with friends. Need to catch up on your admissions questions? Give me a ring.

What are your top three favorite things about MSU?

1. The size of campus - lots of opportunities, but you can find your place. 2. The family atmosphere 3. The approachable and helpful professors

What is your favorite place on campus?

The State Fountain Bakery - It's a great place to hang out or study between classes.

What advice do you have for future students?

Visit campus on a typical day - A football Saturday might not be an accurate reflection of your college experience. Visit on a normal weekday to see if it is a good fit.

What was your favorite student organization at MSU?

I enjoyed participating in intramural sports. You do not have to be athletic or even competitive to enjoy intramural sports.

What is your favorite restaurant in Starkville?

The Veranda is hard to beat, but I do love Starkville Café.

These are a few of my favorite things….

I enjoy reading, learning, cooking on the grill, and spending time with my wife and two children.

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Phone: 205.516.5168

Email: philip.moss@msstate.edu

States: Alabama, Georgia

Region: Birmingham, AL & Western GA

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Stephanie Neumann

Hey, future Bulldogs! I'm Stephanie Neumann, and I lived in Illinois for 10 years before moving to Flowood, MS. Now, I live in Nashville, TN! One of my favorite experiences as a student was living in the residence halls on campus. I liked it so much that I did it for two years! The residence halls are just a short walk to your classes, sporting events, concerts, and so much more. Living on campus allowed me to take full advantage of all that MSU has to offer. Be sure to sign up for a housing preview when you come to visit campus! 

The highlight of my experience at MSU:

When I was a part of the color guard, I got to travel with the Famous Maroon Band to Jacksonville, FL for the 2011 Gator Bowl!

Between classes I would...

Grab a bite to eat in Perry Cafeteria or the Union, and then find a quiet place to catch up on school work.

Tips for college success:

Stay organized, study hard, don't procrastinate, and build relationships with your professors! If you truly want to succeed, they are willing to help in any way they can.

Favorite student organization & why:

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). I was able to network and build relationships with others in my field.

Favorite Starkville Restaurant:

The Veranda!

These are my favorite things...

Traveling, MSU football, Star Wars, all things Disney, and spending time with family and friends!

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Phone: 901.591.6748

Email: stephanie.neumann@msstate.edu

States: Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin

Region: Middle Tennessee, Chicago, IL, & Wisconsin

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Tabora Cook

Hey, future Bulldogs! I’m Tabora Cook from the Mississippi Delta, but I’ve spent most of my years in Ridgeland, MS. My favorite place on campus is the Colvard Student Union. Between classes, I would grab lunch here and eat on the balcony, while watching the Drill Field buzz with life! The Union is always lively with students whether grabbing a quick coffee at Starbucks, going to a student organization meeting, or unwinding in one of the many quiet, study spaces throughout the building. Make sure you check out the Union whenever you come visit campus! 

What are your 3 favorite things about MSU?

The people, the cultural experiences, and the sporting events!

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

The atmosphere on campus is definitely inviting. MSU immediately made me feel like I was part of a small, close-knit family where I'm more than just another student.

Most memorable class at MSU:

Interviewing taught by Dr. Hank Flick. He teaches you how to be successful in future job interviews, but more importantly, he teaches you life lessons - all while being very entertaining!

Favorite student organization & why:

I enjoyed being an MSU Roadrunner, because it helped grow the love I have for the university and cultivate my Bulldog pride.

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Eat as many times as humanly possible! The food options in Starkville are endless.

Something about you that surprises people:

I was once a nationally ranked powerlifter.

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Phone: 601.624.0622

Email: t.e.cook@msstate.edu

States: Mississippi

Region: MS Delta, West Central MS, & Jackson Public Schools