Happy to serve: Meet MSU’s 16 inaugural Pre-Health Ambassadors

MSU’s inaugural Pre-Health Ambassadors pose for a group photo in Harned Hall.
Mississippi State’s inaugural Pre-Health Ambassadors include (front row, l-r) Anastasia Rogers of Ocean Springs; Thomas Moore of Guntown, president; Mary Mae Strickland of Mathiston; Ruby Hall of Bessemer, Alabama; Seth Lenoir of Brandon; Hannah Pray of Brandon, vice president; Natalene Vonkchalee of Ridgeland; (back row, l-r) Mary Ranie Miller of Madison; Miguel Sioson of Jackson, Tennessee; Hailey Jamison of Walnut Grove; Dalton Hall of Laurel; Trent Ray of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Kaitlyn Barber of Poplarville; Olivia Billingsley of Senatobia; and Lane Hynum of Vicksburg. Not pictured is Abi Johnston of Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Megan Bean)

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Sixteen enthusiastic students from Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee have been selected to serve as Mississippi State’s inaugural Pre-Health Ambassadors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Chosen from 50 applicants, this year’s ambassadors are assisting with events, mentorship, and recruitment and marketing efforts for the university’s Dr. A. Randle and Marilyn W. White Health Professions Resource Center located in Harned Hall, Room 116.

Under the direction of MSU Assistant Clinical Professor Mary Celeste Reese, the university-wide center provides application assistance, mock interviews, scholarships, workshops and other assistance and opportunities to undergraduate students of any academic major who are seeking to gain entry into medical, dental and other health professional schools.

The 2019-20 group includes (by hometown):

BESSEMER, Alabama—Ruby S. Hall, a junior chemistry/pre-medicine major.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Abigail G. “Abi” Johnston, a sophomore biochemistry/pre-medicine major.

BRANDON—Seth L. Lenoir, a senior chemical engineering/biomolecular engineering major; Hannah R. Pray, a senior biological sciences/pre-vet major serving as vice president.

GUNTOWN—Thomas Moore, a senior biological sciences/pre-medicine major serving as president.

JACKSON, Tennessee—Miguel C. Sioson, a junior biochemistry/pre-medicine major.

LAUREL—Dalton L. Hall, a senior biochemistry/pre-medicine major.

MADISON—Mary Ranie Miller, a junior biological sciences/pre-medicine major.

MATHISTON—Mary Mae Strickland, a junior biological sciences major.

OCEAN SPRINGS—Anastasia S. Rogers, a senior biochemistry major.

POPLARVILLE—Kaitlyn C. Barber, a junior biochemistry/pre-medicine major.

RIDGELAND—Natalene Vonkchalee, a senior microbiology major.

SENATOBIA—Olivia H. Billingsley, a junior biological sciences/pre-medicine major.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama—Trenton J. “Trent” Ray, a senior biochemistry/pre-medicine major.

VICKSBURG—Lane Hynum, a senior biological sciences/pre-dental major.

WALNUT GROVE—Hailey C. Jamison, a junior biochemistry/pre-medicine major.

For more information on the Health Professions Resource Center or to make an appointment, visit www.prehealth.msstate.edu.

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