May 10, 2014
A total of 181 undergraduates and an additional 50 graduate students received degrees from Millsaps College on Saturday, May 10 during a commencement ceremony at Christ United Methodist Church. The ceremony marked the college’s 120th commencement.
In keeping with a focus on student excellence, Priya Patel of Sunrise, Florida, recipient of the Millsaps College Founders' Medal, delivered the commencement address. The medal is awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average and an excellent on comprehensive examinations. Click here to read the transcript (PDF).
Anna Claire Loflin Gary of Hattiesburg was recognized as the recipient of the Frank and Rachel Anne Laney Award for her award-winning essay that reflected upon the value of a Millsaps liberal arts education. Click here to read the transcript (PDF).
Victor Cobb of Jackson, who was named the Outstanding M.B.A. graduate, gave the Else School of Management graduate address. Click here to read the transcript (PDF). Margaret Eggers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was recognized as the Outstanding Master of Accountancy graduate.
The college conferred honorary degrees on three individuals for their accomplishments and service to their communities. Honorary degree recipients were:
Lily Womble of Homewood, Alabama was named the recipient of the Don Fortenberry Award, which recognizes the graduating senior who has demonstrated the most notable, meritorious, diligent, and devoted service to the college with no expectation of recognition, reward or public remembrance.
Wolfgang H. Kramer of Jackson, associate professor of chemistry, received the Distinguished Professor Award.
Each graduate was photographed as he or she receives the diploma by the staff of Professional Images Photography. No appointment is necessary. Free proofs and an order form will be mailed to you from Professional Images. The Alumni Relations Office is not directly responsible for photographs. The Alumni Office provides labels to the photographer with the graduate's address. If you have questions about your photos, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-540-7634. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
The Millsaps Office of Communications offers DVDs of this year's Commencement ceremonies at cost to the friends and relatives of our graduates. DVDs are $20 each. There is no limit to the number ordered. Send a check for $20 for each DVD you are purchasing by July 1 to the following address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Office of Communications
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210-0001