Darby Anderson | Office of Admissions and Scholarships
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Darby Anderson

  • Jackson
  • Central Mississippi

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My name is Darby Anderson, I am from Dallas, TX. I graduated from Miss. State in 2020. My favorite spot on campus would either be Dudy Noble or the Tri Delta House. I spent many hours at both, making some of my favorite memories at both. Tri Delta was my home away from home, and The Dude is the place that reminds me why Mississippi State is so special, it is truly a family atmosphere and I love cheering on our Diamond Dawgs!

Get to know me

What is your favorite tradition at MSU?

My favorite tradition at MSU is the famous Maroon & White chant! No matter where you are, sporting events, philanthropy events, or walking around campus when someone yells MAROON it is always followed by a loud WHITE.

Favorite season on campus:

The spring semester is my favorite season on campus, everyone comes back from Christmas break refreshed and ready to take on the semester full force. Freshmen are feeling confident and excited to see all their friends again, while seniors are ready to soak in every last moment for their final 4 months on campus. Basketball is in full swing, and baseball which is my favorite MSU sport kicks off! The time change creating more daylight makes for the best drives to the refuge and walks around campus with your friends. It is hard to beat everything the spring semester has to offer.

What advice do you have for future students?

My best advice would be to try new things, believe in yourself, and push yourself out of your comfort zone!

My favorite game day tradition is:

My favorite gameday tradition would have to be tailgating because everyone becomes one big family! Thousands of tents set up, grills burning, and cowbells ringing! Everywhere you look is maroon and white, there's not a stranger to be bet on game day in the fall.

When you visit Starkville, be sure and….

When you visit Starkville, be sure and go through downtown to visit all the different shops Starkville has to offer.

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

I grew up cheering on the Bulldogs all my life, when I got the chance to attend the University my mom is an alumni of I was thrilled. My 4 years on campus flew by but it only increased my love and passion for all things Mississippi State. I wanted to become an admissions counselor to share how great of a place this University is. People are my other passion, connecting with new poeple and creating relationships is very important to me. Being an admissions counselor for Mississippi State is the best way to combine the two!