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Millsaps College Names Hall of Fame


2012 Millsaps College Hall of Fame
Pictured from left are: Dr. Brit Katz, Wrijoya Roy, Oliver Galicki, Anne Waldrop, Amy Patterson and Millsaps College President Dr. Robert W. Pearigen.

This year's Hall of Fame students include a computer programmer, Rotary scholarship winner, Diwali dancer and future teacher for Teach for America.

Oliver Galicki, of Jackson; Amy Patterson, of Homewood, Ala.; Wrijoy Roy, of Columbus; and Anne Waldrop, of Paducah, Ky., received the honor at a recent Who's Who ceremony on campus.

Galicki is a computer science major. He served as president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was a member of the football team. He has also served as chair of the Honor Council. He works full-time as a computer programmer at St. Dominic hospital.

"Since his freshman year, Oliver has demonstrated a maturity in leadership, scholarship and time management that defies his youth. An all-conference football player, he proved that one can also be a fraternity president and write an honors project if you prioritize well," said Dr. Brit Katz, vice president for student life and dean of students.

Amy Patterson is a religious studies major. She has been involved with the women's lacrosse program and is an active member of Chi Omega sorority. Through a Lily internship she has worked with homeless men and women at Galloway United Methodist Church. She has completed a Ford Teaching Fellowship. She will begin work with Teach for America in the fall, teaching at an elementary school in the Mississippi Delta.

"Amy is a recipient of the Souls Afire Honors for the year's most exceptional community-service activist in addition to Phi Beta Kappa membership. She donated her time to every single campus cause proffered by our Faith and Work Initiative and by our 1C1C office. In addition, she remains one of the most unselfish servant-leaders imaginable," Katz said.

Wrijoya Roy is a public health and human development major. She is an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and has served as president of the Panhellenic Council for two years. For her work she has been inducted into Order of the Omega and received the highest Order of Omega scholarship in the nation. She has been active in the Faith & Work program, is president of Millsaps Masala and is a member of the Leadership Taskforce for the Campus Ministry Team. She plans to attend graduate school for a master's in public health with a concentration in global health.

"Activist, leader, philanthropist and scholar, Wrijoya is an amazing combination of outstanding qualities and characteristics. In addition to her leadership in the Senior Year Experience, she will be remembered for chairing the annual Diwali tradition for three consecutive years," Katz said.

Anne Waldrop is a biochemistry major. A pre-med student, she has played soccer on the women's team for four years. She has been active with the Faith and Work Initiative, Campus Ministry Team and Kappa Delta Sorority. She is a Lilly Fellow and Foundations Leader. She will spend next year studying in Paris as a Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship recipient. She plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2013.

"How many scholars claim invitations to four medical schools upon their college graduation? Anne excelled in her pre-medical studies while earning all-conference honors in women's soccer. Her Phi Beta Kappa membership confirms her place as an all-time well-rounded undergraduate at the College," Katz said.