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James (Jay) Mcillece

  • Houston, Austin, San Antonio, East Texas


Hey, future Bulldogs! I'm James (Jay) Mcillece from the great state of Texas. My favorite place on campus is Chadwick Lake. As an undergraduate student, I was a member of the MSU track & field team, and during my graduate career at MSU, I was a member of the 2018 national championship disc golf team! Chadwick Lake is such a great place on campus to both run and play disc golf - and perfect for blowing off steam after classes, enjoying a relaxing activity, or just laying out by the banks of the lake to soak up some sun. 

Cowbell Chats

Get to know me

Something about you that surprises people:

I have a twin brother, and we both attended Mississippi State and ran track and field here.

What are your 3 favorite things about MSU?

The tradition, the people, and the memorable academic and sporting experiences.

How would you describe the atmosphere at MSU?

It feels like a very welcoming and inviting family - one that will embrace you the second you step on campus.

Most memorable class at MSU:

Tyson Elbert's American Government class. Not only did I enjoy the subject material, but he, just like many of my professors, took a real interest in me and my education!

Favorite student organization or club & why:

I enjoyed being a part of the MSU disc golf club team. MSU has many great clubs and organizations to join. Many are even competitive on a national level!

When you visit Starkville, be sure and...

Check out historic downtown Starkville. There is amazing food, historic landmarks, and great shopping!