Mississippi College

MC Welcomes Sharia Brock to Residence Life Team

July 13, 2009

Sharia Brock is joining Mississippi College's residence life leadership team in mid-July. Brock succeeds Ashley Krason, who becomes a full-time faculty member in the MC Department of Modern Languages.

The MC family is welcoming Brock, who joins the staff as residence life coordinator on the Clinton campus July 13 after success at her post at Baylor University. MC is home to ten residence halls - six for men and four for women.

"Sharia comes to MC with an impressive background in programming in residence life from Baylor University," said Jim Turcotte, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. "She will help us continue the tradition of providing excellent programming for our residential students."

Brock comes from a Baptist-affiliated university with more than 14,000 students in 146 areas of study. Based in Waco, Texas, Baylor has nearly 300 student organizations. The nation's second oldest Baptist college, MC enrolls nearly 5,000 students in more than 80 academic areas of study.

Krason's job switch at MC won't require any moving vans. She packs up her office at Nelson Hall to teach modern language classes full-time starting in August at Jennings Hall. A graduate of Brandon High and Belhaven College in Jackson, Krason will also help in the English Language Learners certificate program. Ashley is in China in early July taking part in English camps. In recent months, Krason worked as adjunct faculty member in modern languages.

Krason "will be an asset to the department," and bring enormous energy to the job, said Beth Stapleton, who chairs the modern languages department at Mississippi College. The MC department teaches French, Chinese, German, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew and Japanese.

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