Contact: James Carskadon
STARKVILLE, Miss.— Twenty-three upperclassmen from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina and Tennessee are leaders of Mississippi State University’s 2019-20 orientation programs.
Working with the Office of Orientation and Events, MSU Orientation Leaders provide assistance and share their knowledge of the 141-year-old land-grant institution with incoming freshmen and transfer students—and their families—during each of the school year’s many registration and information sessions.
Selected from dozens of applicants, this year’s Orientation Leaders participated in a rigorous screening process and also are required to take a concentrated course that prepares them to welcome the newest members of the Bulldog family to campus.
The 2019-20 group includes (by hometown):
ARLINGTON, Tennessee—McKenzie Craig, a senior psychology major.
BILOXI—Ally Langlinais, a junior communication major.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Haleigh Duke, a sophomore elementary education major.
BRANDON—Hayden Tucker, a sophomore biochemistry major.
BYRAM—Madison Litwin, a sophomore communication major.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—Julie King, a sophomore accounting major.
COOKEVILLE, Tennessee—Austin Molnar, a sophomore business administration major.
FLORENCE, Alabama—Cheyenne Simmons, a junior agricultural engineering technology and business major.
FRANKLIN, Tennessee—Claire Hamblen, a junior elementary education major.
GREENWOOD—William Smith Lyon, a sophomore undeclared student.
GRENADA—AJ Forrest, a senior biochemistry major.
JACKSON—Peyton Brown, a sophomore educational psychology major.
LEXA, Arkansas—Ramsey Pillow, a junior finance major.
MACON—Dell Ivy, a junior psychology major.
MADISON—Brooke Thomas, a sophomore accounting major.
NESBIT—Kennedi Pigues, a junior accounting major.
OLIVE BRANCH—Cammie Hopkins, a senior management major.
OXFORD—Ann Fava Peters, a sophomore undeclared student.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida—Madelyn Winstead, a junior kinesiology major.
RIDGELAND—Malon Stratton, a junior biomedical engineering major.
SOUTHAVEN—DeAvalon Holman, a junior geosciences major.
TUPELO—Olivia Collier, a junior educational psychology major.
WAHIAWA, Hawaii—Janarah Jones, a sophomore biochemistry major.
For more on MSU’s Office of Orientation and Events, visit www.admissions.msstate.edu/admitted/orientation.
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