Twenty one Mississippi State seniors are new members of the university's Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences.
Each semester, the limited-membership organization recognizes upper-level undergraduate majors at the very top of their class.
In addition to meeting requirements of their specific academic majors, persons selected for the rigorous screening process must have demonstrated a sound foundation in languages, mathematics, science, oral and written communication, humanities, and social sciences. All have regularly been included on the President's or Dean's lists during their time on campus.
The 2011 fall semester class of new scholars recently was recognized formally at a campus ceremony. They include (by hometown):
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Psychology major Colleen W. Wynn, the daughter of William and Dawn Wynn (35242).
CORINTH--Accounting major Hollie M. Phillips, the daughter of Terry and Mary Phillips.
DECATUR, Ala.--Hunter R. Merrill, a mathematics and physics double-major and the son of Paul and Connie Merrill.
DeKALB--Psychology major Kimberly R. Brown, the daughter of Shannon and Patricia Ryals.
GREENVILLE--Foreign language education major Preslee E. Trammell, the daughter of Floyd and Kristee Trammell, and biological sciences major Jordan B. Tullos, the daughter of Kathi Tullos of Greenville and Rodney Tullos of Oak Grove, La.
HERNANDO--International business major Kaitlin N. Lewis, the daughter of Howard Lewis of Hernando and Nancy Heindl of Pearl.
HORN LAKE--Computer science major Evan A. Howlett, the son of Harold and Teresa Howlett.
JACKSON--Chemistry major Rachel T. Mustain, the daughter of Dr. William Mustain and Barbara Mustain (39211).
MADISON, Ala.--English major Brittany Ann Buchanan, the daughter of Neil Pittman and Tammy Mason.
MADISON--Management major Max E. Moseley, the son of Steven and Kay Moseley, and mathematics major Brittany C. Stephenson, the daughter of Judson and Christine Stephenson.
McDONOUGH, Ga.--Communication/public relations major Jamee M. Etheridge, the daughter of James and Beth Etheridge.
MERIDIAN--Interdisciplinary studies major Rose E. Brown. [parents not listed]
PONTOTOC--Chemistry/pre-pharmacy major Kelsey N. Laprade, the daughter of Greg and Karen Laprade.
ST. ROSE, La.--Professional meteorology major Katie E. Landry, the daughter of Steven Landry and Dianna Pappas.
STARKVILLE--Art/graphic design major Kirby T. Davis, the daughter of George and Rebecca Davis; business economics major Victoria E. Ferguson, the daughter of Vicki and Bill Burnett and the late Dr. Jeffery Ferguson; business administration major Hyesu Kim [parents not listed].
SUMMIT--Mathematics major Jonathan A. Richardson, the son of Jonathan and Dori Richardson.
VICKSBURG--Communication/broadcasting major Ann A. Jones, the daughter of Douglas and Martina Jones.