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Community, Else School, and Athletics Resonate with Menist

by Zaria Bonds, Class of 2019 on April 24, 2017

Tanner Menist values Millsaps College for the opportunity to study accounting, play on a sports team, and be part of a tight-knit community.

“I chose Millsaps because I knew I wanted to study business and continue playing football, and Millsaps had a great reputation for both,” said the Jackson native who graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland. “Growing up, I was able to experience Millsaps firsthand while my brother, Tye, was there as a student.” 

Tye Menist, a 2010 Millsaps graduate who received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently working on his MBA through the Else School of Management at Millsaps, works as a Millsaps admission counselor, and he encouraged his brother to consider Millsaps. 

“I think the thing I like most about Millsaps is the close-knit community we have,” Tanner Menist said. “I know when I look back in 10 years the thing that I will value the most will be the relationships I’ve developed along the way. When I graduate I will have a close network of friends, professors, and coaches across the world.” 

“One of the greatest experiences I’ve had at Millsaps was studying abroad in Mérida last summer with the Else School,” he said. “With the help of Millsaps professors Harvey Fiser and Dr. Patrick Hopkins, Hector Sandoval, Zach Borne, and I had the opportunity to experience Yucatecan culture firsthand.

The Minds to Markets class challenged us to critically examine Yucatecan culture and constructively create a product that could be implemented into American society. All the while we were able to travel across Yucatán, exploring ancient Maya pyramids, eating local cuisine, and interacting with locals. We capped off the class with a three-day trip to Cancun. I highly recommend the trip to any student at Millsaps.”

After graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Tanner Menist will intern with Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Department in New Orleans for the summer. He plans to pursue a master of accountancy degree in August.

Tanner Menist has played football at Millsaps for four years. He is member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council, the Else School Student Advisory Council, and Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. He has served as a Millsaps Presidential Ambassador for four years.