Piper Walters Joins Career Services Team at Mississippi College
Piper Walters will add more energy to Mississippi College’s Office of Career Services after she was recently named to join its staff this summer.
The Clintonian will work full-time as coordinator of student employment on the Clinton campus.
“Piper will bring enthusiasm to the Career Services Office. Our students will benefit from her many talents,” says Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment services.
Mississippi College faculty and staff will continue to see healthy lifestyle benefits from Walters due to her work in wellness initiatives.
Walters will promote MC wellness programs by working after hours and coordinating with the university’s Kinesiology Department, says Turcotte, dean of students.
In June 2015, Walters hit the ground running as the Christian university’s wellness coordinator. A former fitness leader at two hospitals and a Clinton-based dance instructor for girls, she’s done amazing work in the wellness arena at Mississippi College.
Her hiring as wellness coordinator was made possible by generous grants from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. The Mississippi College gift included funds to construct a quarter-mile walking track near the Longabaugh Soccer Field and build a disc golf course.
Walters strengthened the MoveMC program created in 2012. Her efforts boosted healthy lifestyles for faculty, staff, students and the Clinton community the past three years. Her partners included the Baptist Healthplex, the Kinesiology Department and a campus wellness committee. She’s worked as well with leaders of Campus Dining, MC’s food service provider.
Walters received her bachelor’s in fitness management at Mississippi State University in 1996. The 1992 Clinton High graduate earned a master’s in exercise physiology at MSU in 1997.
In her new role, Walters will oversee the on-campus student employment process. At her Nelson Hall office, she serves as the primary contact for employers seeking to hire MC students, says Taylor Ormon, associate director of Career Services. “She will provide support to me in order to enhance relationships with employers hiring qualified candidates.”
The big event for the Office of Career Services staff happens in February 2019. Each year, about 80 employers visit MC’s Anderson Hall for the Career Services Fair to meet hundreds of job-seeking students.