Contact: James Carskadon
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Twenty-three Mississippi State seniors are new members of the university’s prestigious Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences.
The honors organization recognizes top university students each semester from all majors who have demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Those selected for the rigorous screening process must have demonstrated a sound foundation in languages, mathematics, sciences, oral and written communication, humanities or social sciences.
In addition to Mississippi, the 2017 fall semester group represents the states of Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana and Tennessee. They include (by hometown):
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Erin O’Quinn, a mechanical engineering major.
BELDEN—Megan Pirkle, an English major.
BILOXI—Sarah Wooden, a marketing major.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—David Sides, a business administration major.
BROOKHAVEN—Lindsey Winborne, a chemistry major.
COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee—Mary Ann Smith, a microbiology major.
CORINTH—Katie Jones, a biological sciences major.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Lily Brooks, a biochemistry major.
MADISON—Wesley Dillard, a biological sciences major; and Terranecia “Bria” Henderson, a communication major.
MUNFORD, Tennessee—Meghan Brino, a biological sciences major.
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee—Caroline MacDonald, a geosciences major.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida—Laura Herring, a management major.
PIPERTON, Tennessee—John Cole Gwin, a chemistry major.
RIDGELAND—Alexandra Wedderstrand, a psychology major.
SHALIMAR, Florida—Kyle Winston, a microbiology major.
SHANNON—Alivia Roberts, a communication major.
STARKVILLE—Jeremy Burt, a chemistry major; Alexandra "Alex" Mazzola, a biological sciences major; and Kelley Mazzola, a history major.
SULLIGENT, Alabama—Autumn Sizemore, a history major.
WATERLOO, Illinois—Kennedy Moehrs, a political science major.
YAZOO CITY—Ruschewski Ragland, a mathematics major.
Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at www.cas.msstate.edu.
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