Millsaps College 120th Commencement: May 9-10, 2014


The College's 120th Commencement will take place Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 2014.

The Last Hurrah! event for graduates will be Thursday, May 8 from 8-10 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson.

The Baccalaureate service begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Christ United Methodist Church.

The Commencement Ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 and is traditionally held in the Bowl, the outdoor area adjacent to the A. Boyd Campbell College Center.

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Commencement 2014


Learning for Life: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Each spring, high school seniors across the country make decisions about where they will spend the next two or four (or, in some case, more) years attending college. Whatever career path they eventually pursue, a liberal arts education offers a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that will serve graduates well throughout their lives. The most successful careers, particularly the ones that are vital to the 21st century economy, are built upon abilities central to any good liberal arts education. These abilities include the willingness to ask penetrating questions and challenge the status quo, to think critically, to communicate clearly, and to seek connections between diverse ideas and practices.

A liberal arts education is especially valuable in a world changing as fast as ours. Young people’s professional prospects are uncertain, and the jobs and roles of today are in flux to a greater extent than any time in memory. Jobs with high demand today may be on the decline in ten years, and the jobs today’s high school seniors will have 20 years from now may not even yet exist. Imagine trying to explain to someone in 1994 the skills and responsibilities of a director of social media or digital marketing!

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Dr. Rob Pearigen


Psychology Major Samantha Perez

Samantha Perez chose to attend Millsaps because of opportunities for success both on and off the basketball court.

“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.”

Basketball is one of her favorite sports, and rightly so. Perez is captain and point guard of the Millsaps College women’s basketball team, a team that went to the conference championship two years in a row and won the regular season conference title during her sophomore season. During the most recent season, she led the team in minutes, steals and assists and was second in scoring.

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Katie Alford


Visit Millsaps!


High School Juniors, spend a day exploring all that Millsaps has to offer at Junior Jumpstart, on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

For Admitted Students only - Open Doors Day on Friday, Saturday, April 11-12, 2014.

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See when Millsaps admission counselors will be in your area.


Elementary Education Major Conor Hagan

Small classes and the opportunity to play soccer drew Conor Hagan to Millsaps College from his home state of Florida. He transferred to Millsaps after attending a major public university in Florida for a year.

“Getting a lot of one-on-one time with your professors and having them personally know you is very helpful,” said Hagan, a sophomore. “Last year, the professors at the university I attended had zero idea about who I was because there were so many people in each class. It felt like you were basically on your own unless you could find a tutor.”

Hagan switched from playing soccer at a Division 1 NCAA college to a Division 3 conference with many of the top liberal art schools in the nation, known for both their academic and athletics programs.

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Conor Hagan


You're Invited to the Millsaps Experience


Millsaps College is proud to share rich and varied events with our community. From music and theatre performances, to panel discussions with bright minds on a wealth of topics, to lectures from artists, writers, politicians and more, Millsaps offers something of interest to just about everyone.

Check out our Public Events Calendar, or some of the regular events listed below. We hope to see you on campus soon!

Arts & Lecture Series
Millsaps Forums Series
Rabbi Perry Nussbaum Lecture Series
Music Events
Lewis Art Gallery Events
Community Enrichment Classes

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