Bagley Bound Newsletter – October 2021

October 1, 2021

McCain Hall
McCain Hall

Hello, future Bulldogs!

Spooky season is here! What shouldn’t be spooky is the admissions process…

Below are updates to keep you in the know about the BCoE and what to expect:

  1. The Fall 2022 application is live now! What are you waiting for? APPLY NOW!
  2. Have you visited campus? I encourage you to schedule a visit with the Bagley College of Engineering to hear all that we have to offer you as a student. Book your campus visit now!
  3. Can’t make it to campus, but want to chat with me anyway? I am hosting Cowbell Chats. These chats are available to all Fall 2022 (and beyond) prospective students. This allows students and families 30 minute one-on-one sessions with me.
  4. Have you filled out the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is encouraged for all students looking to attend Mississippi State. FAFSA application is live now for 2022-2023 school year.
  5. The General Scholarship Application is LIVE! To be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships, be sure to have this completed by December 1, 2021 for Fall 2022.

I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing all of you on campus soon!

Stay safe, be well, and Hail State!
Joy Smith
Admissions Coordinator

Jason Keith

Fast Fact from the Dean

“The student chapter of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers has been one of only a few international chapters recognized repeatedly for outstanding work representing the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering through participation in university and community service, leadership in the chemical engineering profession, and presentations of research and outreach at international conferences. They have been selected as an Outstanding Student Chapter (one of only 10% selected among over 350 chapters around the world) annually for 18 of the last 19 years.”

Dr. Jason Keith

Meet A Current Student

Kerrion Thedford

Kerrion Thedford

"I enjoy all chemistry and knew I could be successful in the field of engineering that combined medicine and chemistry.”

When going through the college admissions process, it is important to build relationships with your admissions counselors and coordinators. For Kerrion Thedford, her recruiter, Judd Williams, played a major role in her selection of Mississippi State University and the Bagley College of Engineering.

Kerrion is a Senior Biomedical Engineering student from Meridian, Mississippi. Choosing where she would continue her education was an easy choice for her. In her words on why she chose MSU, she said, “I chose MSU because of the homely feel. The atmosphere of the university was amazing and it was far enough from home but yet close enough to get back if I needed anything.”

Biomedical Engineering isn’t an easy degree path, but Kerrion knew what she wanted when she was looking at potential careers. In her decision to study Biomedical Engineering, she explained, “I enjoy all chemistry and knew I could be successful in the field of engineering that combined medicine and chemistry.” Thus, she chose Biomedical Engineering and is looking at attending Optometry School after she graduates from MSU in December.

Kerrion knows a thing or two about being involved on campus and success. Not only does she work two jobs while in school, she is also an active member of Engineering Recruitment Leaders, the Biomedical Engineering Association at MSU (BEAM), and the Pre-Optometry Club. She proves that as long as you are able to prioritize and get ahead in time management, that you can be successful.

Here are some fun facts from Kerrion:

Favorite spot on campus: The front of the Hunter Henry Building

Favorite place to eat in Starkville: Bin612

What is a fun fact that you wish every student knew about the BCoE or MSU: We are one big family!


Noteworthy Achievements

Five Bagley students earn scholarships from Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association

Five Mississippi State engineering students are among the 15 students statewide who were recently recognized by the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association.

The five Bagley College of Engineering students will each receive a $2,500 scholarship that can be put towards educational expenses. Scholarship winners will also receive one on one mentoring from a MAMA member in their region and the opportunity to participate in job skills workshops.

“The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association provides scholarships for ambitious students with an interest in an automotive career to become the next leaders of our industry,” said Kevin Burgess, president of MAMA. “I congratulate this group of excellent students who received this year’s Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association Scholarships, and wish them success in completing their degree, followed by a successful start in our industry!”

Article excerpt from the BCoE Newsroom.
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