Transfer students Tabby Braswell and Malinda McBride and freshman Taracious Carter all have something in common. As students at Mississippi University for Women, they are pioneers—the first in their families to go to college.
Since its construction, Poindexter Hall has hosted a President, two future-governors, and countless world-famous musicians. Now entering its second century, having just completed an extensive renovation, Poindexter returns to its rightful spot as the musical heart of our historic campus.
It went on record as the second-largest tornado outbreak ever experienced in the Eastern United States: 76 tornadoes reported in two intense days over 17 states. It was later known as “The Veterans Day Outbreak.”
As he prepared to finish high school near Hoover, Ala., two roads diverged for Rob Smith. A talented trombonist and member of the high school band, he considered a career in music, and the comfortable path of joining his classmates as they chose to attend Alabama universities. In fact, he was offered a music scholarship to the University of Alabama.
By definition, a public servant is described as person who holds a government position by election or appointment. While this description holds true for those who have a passion for politics, three Mississippi University for Women alumnae also find themselves serving in a variety of other roles: advisers, marketers, negotiators, caregivers and… experts in a little bit of everything.
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