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Jim grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, and attended the University of Mississippi for undergraduate study. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, and was concurrently employed for three years by the Office of Admissions. After graduation, he worked for a time in Charleston, South Carolina as a historic interpreter for the Charleston Museum, where he was tasked with constructing tours of noteworthy historical properties. Upon moving back to Mississippi in early 2011, Jim spent two years with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, where he served as an insurance broker and conducted healthcare reform research and training. Feeling led back to higher education to both further his studies and begin a new career, Jim accepted a job as Assistant to the Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Mississippi College in September 2013. He is now serving as the Director of Employer Relations & Events in Career Services, and received a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration in December 2016. He is passionate about assisting students in realizing and tapping into their God-given potential.
Jim and his wife, Allison, and sons, Henry and Russ, currently reside in Madison and are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church.
His top 5 strengths include: Connectedness, Learner, Achiever, Input, and Context.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Stephanie is a native of Ridgeland, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi College and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations. Involved in both the Communication department and other areas on campus, Stephanie had a great experience as an undergraduate student. She served in various organizations, such as the Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Communication Department Messengers and Nenamoosha Social Tribe. After her time at Mississippi College, she went to Auburn University and graduated with her Master of Arts in Communication. While there, she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and taught public speaking courses for two years.
Since her junior year of college, Stephanie completed multiple internships and feels this current position is the perfect fit for her. Returning to Mississippi College is like coming home. She is passionate about assisting students realize their goals and seeing them achieve their proffesional aspirations. She feels so grateful to have the opportunity to work at the university she loves so much. Stephanie’s top five strengths are: Harmony, Discipline, Belief, Individualization and Consistency.
“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” Hebrews 13:2
Kelsey is originally from Greenup, Illinois, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Greenville College. After graduation, she began her work at Mississippi College in August 2014, as an Assistant Area Coordinator in Residence Life while pursuing a Master of Arts in Student Development Counseling & Administration as well as a Professional Coaching Certificate. In September of 2016, Kelsey started working with Mississippi College Career Services as an intern, and is now serving as a Career Coach. She will complete her master’s and certificate programs in April 2017. Her top 5 strengths include: Individualization, Learner, Relator, Achiever, and Strategic.
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
Joseph Dugger is a senior at Mississippi College from Nashville, Tennessee. The way Joseph got to MC is comical in the sense that he said he did not know where he would be going to college. After that, he began searching on Google for Christian colleges with reasonable prices, and Mississippi College was the first school that came up! Joseph then visited the school and decided it is where he felt God was calling him to be for the next four years. He is majoring in Administration of Justice, with a minor in Homeland Security. Since Joseph came to MC in the fall of 2013, he has been actively involved in Kokoa Men’s Service club. When he graduates in May of 2017, Joseph plans to either begin his career in law-enforcement, or attend law school, or do whatever God calls him to do. His top five strengths are: Restorative, Includer, Belief, Relator, and Command.
“But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” Romans 5:8
Annsley McRae is a junior marketing major from Tishomingo, Mississippi. She is a part of Student Government Association, Swannanoa Social Tribe, Welcome Week Crew, Investment Club and Christian Development Committee. Annsley additionally works as the Athletic Department Photographer throughout the school year. When she's not at school, Annsley works summers for LifeWay FUGE camps as a Bible study leader. Her strengths include discipline, belief, responsibility, consistency and harmony.
"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Emma grew up in Columbus, Mississippi and graduated from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in 2014. She is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Mississippi College. In addition to working on campus in the Career Services office, Emma is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honors society. KDP provides service opportunities involving children and schools in the surrounding areas, giving her the chance to improve the well being of students and their learning environments. Planning to continue her education after graduation and obtain a Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy, Emma hopes to become a dyslexia therapist in Mississippi. Emma’s top five strengths are: Empathy, Developer, Relator, Ideation, and Belief.
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
Wesleigh is a senior business student from Biloxi, MS. She is currently pursuing a Business Administration degree with a minor in Communications, and hopes to one day use her business degree and passion for Jesus Christ to make a profound difference in peoples’ lives for the sake of the Gospel – from her neighborhood, to the boardroom, to the nations. Wesleigh has a passion for service and leadership, and is extremely involved in several areas around campus and the community – Scouts, Women in Business, SGA Senate, and the leadership team for Pinelake Church’s college ministry, to name a few. To Wesleigh, being a part of Career Services means getting to be a part of students’ journey into whatever adventure God may call them to – one resume review at a time! Her top 5 strengths are Acheiver, Belief, Restorative, Responsibility, and Individualization.
“But now, this is what the Lord says— He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name - you are mine.'" Isaiah 43:1
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