Student of the Month
Ole Miss School of Education
SOE Student of the Month James Strickland is a doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in counselor education with a certification in play therapy. When the Brandon, Mississippi, native is not busy writing his dissertation, he’s working with clients at the UM Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment. Strickland recently took some time to sit down with us to discuss his current and past experiences at UM. [Read More…]
An Oxford native, Shevanti Retnam is an undergraduate student majoring in English Education and a member of the third cohort of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP). Through METP, Retnam enjoys getting to know her fellow cohort members and is gaining classroom experience through UM’s teacher education program. We recently sat down with Retnam to talk about her aspirations and her experiences at the SOE. [Read More…]
Saltillo native Anna Feather is a graduate student studying school counseling at the UM School of Education. When she isn’t spending time with her biological family, she’s spending her days with her adopted family— her M.Ed. cohort.
Feather earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UM with the intention of becoming a registered play therapist. She has since veered from that path toward professional school counseling [Read More…]
An elementary education major and Grenada native, Lindsey Leggett, would love to give back to the Mississippi community that has given her so much through education. Leggett has high aspirations for herself, which can be seen in her 4.0 GPA, active involvement in the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) and Teachers of Tomorrow programs, and her passion for service. Her “can do” attitude shines from her coursework to her extra efforts outside of the classroom. [Read More…]
February Student of the Month Lydia Hayes is finishing her final semester as a graduate student in the SOE’s M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel program. For nearly two years, the Monticello, Minnesota, native has served as a UM Graduate Community Director overseeing 12 community assistants working in student housing. Whether its developing programs for the residence halls or working one-on-one with her residents, Hayes’ passion for college students [Read More…]