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Student Profiles - Meet a Major

Kaleigh Redhead, Class of 2014

Kaleigh Redhead considers the opportunity to grow as a student, an athlete and a member of the Jackson community the best part of her experience at Millsaps College.

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Faustin Mwambutsa, Class of 2014

Faustin Mwambutsa distinguished himself as a top math and science student in Rwanda and earned a Rwanda Presidential Scholarship that placed him at Millsaps College.

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Faustin Mwambutsa

Adriana Lopez-Esteban, Class of 2016 

Adriana Lopez-Esteban decided as a high school senior that she wanted to attend college somewhere totally different from her home in San Diego, Calif. 

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Adriana Lopez-Esteban

Conor Hagan, Class of 2016 

Small classes and the opportunity to play soccer drew Conor Hagan to Millsaps College from his home state of Florida. 

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Conor Hagan

Samantha Perez, Class of 2015 

"As soon as I visited, I knew that this was the right place for me to grow as a person," said Perez, a junior from Miami, FLA.  "Millsaps has allowed me to reach my full potential doing the things I love and am passionate about." 

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Samantha Perez

Ben Evans, Class of 2014 

Ben Evans learned how little he knew about music when he enrolled in the class, History of Jazz.  

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Katie Alford, Class of 2015 

Katie Alford is a medical history buff, who in her down time likes to read about key players in the history of medicine and disease. 

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Katie Alford

Margaret Eggers, Class of 2014

Margaret Eggers will graduate with a master's of accountancy this year and no worries about a job.  Thanks to an internship last summer, she has already secured a position with a Big Four accounting firm.

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Connor Mize, Class of 2014 

Connor Mize credits his classes at Millsaps College with cultivating creativity and thought - all which will be useful when he owns a restaurant. 

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Sara Navarro, Class of 2014

Sara Navarro reserves Monday nights for the Millsaps College Dance for Parkinson's program, where she encourages, assists, and follows along with participants.

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Kara Sowell, Class of 2014

Sowell tweets about events happening at three of Jackson’s most popular restaurants - Broad Street Baking Co.& Café, Bravo! Italian Restaurant & Bar and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint - and updates Facebook as part of her job with the Jackson restaurant group, Mangia Bene.

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Daniel Kees, Class of 2016

Kees said he decided to attend Millsaps because he liked how students are encouraged to take advantage of all of the College’s resources. “At Millsaps, I am free to research and pursue anything I want. I could not ask for more than that,” he said.

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Muzamil Khawaja, Class of 2015

An internship at a government-owned clinic in Meriida, Mexico during the Christmas break gave Muzamil Khawaja real-life experience that will be useful in his quest to become a Spanish-speaking physician who specializes in the treatment of kidney disease.

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Ben Parva, Class of 2015

Ben Parva runs 50 to 75 miles a week, serves as captain of the Millsaps cross country team and leads the track and field team as distance captain - and that's just the start of his involvement on campus.

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Emily Simmons, Class of 2015

It seems a natural fit for Emily Simmons to study art history at Millsaps considering that her family owns Brown's Fine Art and Framing, one of the art galleries in the nearby Fondren neighborhood.

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Trey Vernaci, Class of 2016

Trey Vernaci of Pearlington, Mississippi, is a sophomore political science major and the man who brings the Millsaps College Mascot, "The Major," to life.

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Garrett Coble, Class of 2015

Garrett Coble of St. Paul, Nebraska, is majoring in both economics and English while excelling on the football field.

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Alexis Guice, Class of 2014

As a shot put and discus thrower who plans to graduate with two bachelor's degrees, Alexis Guice of Monroe, Louisiana, has made the most of her Millsapas experience.

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Sarah Peterman, Class of 2015

Come the spring of 2014, Sarah Peterman expects to see the group of bicycle locks she selected during her recent internship for sale at Walmart stores across the country.

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Madelyn Walker, Class of 2014

Madelyn A. Waker, a Millsaps senior, is spending her summer as an intern at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. D.C.

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Lily Womble, Class of 2014

Lily Womble has made it her life's mission to empower and improve the lives of women around the world.

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Sara Del Castillo, Class of 2014 and Kate Rust, Class of 2015

Two Millsaps College students have spent the summer working for non-profits in Florida and Massachusetts that provide educational programs for youngsters.

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