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James (Jay) Mcillece

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. 


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!

James (Jay) Mcillece Portrait in front of Lake Chadwick with disk golf disk, jersey, and cowbell

Phone: (713)-247-9950

Email: James.mcillece@msstate.edu

States: Texas

Region: Houston, Austin, San Antonio & East Texas