Hi! My name is Joy Smith, and I'm from Amory, Mississippi! Before making Orlando my new home, I went to MSU and majored in Communication. I love that Mississippi State is full of so much history! We constantly find ways for new parts of campus to reflect our roots - like our brand new Old Main Academic Center! This state-of-the-art multipurpose classroom building is designed to be reminiscent of our Old Main Dormitory, the largest dormitory in the U.S. until it was destroyed by a fire in 1959. Old Main is used by almost 11,000 students on its busiest days. Be sure to check out this gorgeous building when you visit campus!
Favorite fun fact about MSU:
Our Women's Basketball team broke UConn's winning streak of 111 games to compete for the National Championship!
Favorite season on campus:
My favorite season on campus is fall! Campus is buzzing, the leaves are changing, and football season is back!
Tips for college success:
Go to class, give your all, and have pride in your University!
Favorite student organization & why:
My favorite student organization was the Baptist Student Union because that is where I met my best friends at MSU. They are still very big parts of my life today!
When you visit Starkville, be sure and...
Visit Little Dooey! It is the BEST BBQ!
Something about you that surprises people:
I go to Walt Disney World very often - probably once a week! Also, I was an extra in Pitch Perfect 2!
Region: Central Florida