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Meet Your Leaders

The Orientation Team is so excited to have everyone come to campus for an in-person orientation experience this summer! Meet your leaders below! 

Davis Barnes

Welcome Team Director

  • Major: Accounting
  • Hometown: Pelahatchie, MS
  • Fun Fact: My car is nicknamed the Black Stallion

Emmy Coleman

Welcome Team Director

  • Major: Biology Pre-Med
  • Hometown: Memphis, TN
  • Fun Fact: My real name isn't Emmy

Raley Holman

Welcome Team Director

  • Major: Interpersonal Communication
  • Hometown: Athens, GA
  • Fun Fact: I almost drowned on a white water rafting trip. 

Wesley Thomas

Welcome Team Director

  • Major:  Biology Pre-Dental and Business Administration
  • Hometown: Clinton, MS
  • Fun Fact:  I won a dance contest at a Carrie Underwood concert.

Addison Seal

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: English Education
  • Hometown:  Bogalusa, LA
  • Fun Fact:  I make clay earrings :)

Anna Davis

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Biology Pre-Dental
  • Hometown: Shreveport, LA
  • Fun Fact:  Chickens are my favorite animal.

Cairo Plauche'

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Accounting
  • Hometown: Fairhope, AL
  • Fun Fact:  I’m allergic to giraffe saliva.

Camryn Johnson

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Mathematics
  • Hometown: Byram, MS
  • Fun Fact: Algebra is my favorite math. 

Claire Price

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Biology Pre-PA
  • Hometown: Madison, MS
  • Fun Fact:  I was in a Mumford & Sons music video!

Claire Stokes

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Biochemistry and Math
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, MS
  • Fun Fact: I've been skydiving!

Cooper Welch

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: History Education
  • Hometown: Clinton, MS
  • Fun Fact:  All 3 Jonas Brothers acknowledged me at their concert.

Corley Sullivan

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Biology Pre-PA
  • Hometown: Kimberly, AL
  • Fun Fact:  I am an ordained Minister and used to be a certified basic EMT.

Courtney Engel

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Interpersonal Communications
  • Hometown: Birmingham, AL
  • Fun Fact: I am really good at interpretive dancing.

Dalton Phillips

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Hometown: Southaven, MS
  • Fun Fact:  I’m a certified Junior Lifeguard.

Dylan Robertson

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Christian Studies
  • Hometown: Ball, LA
  • Fun Fact:  My get hype song is International Harvester.

Emery Applegate

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Marketing
  • Hometown: Indianola, MS
  • Fun Fact:  If I won the lottery tomorrow one of my purchases would include the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team.

Evan Warnick

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Hometown: Tupelo, MS
  • Fun Fact:  I have seen “The Last Dance” Michael Jordan documentary 6 times.

Gracie Phillips

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Biology Pre-Dental
  • Hometown: Clinton, MS
  • Fun Fact:  The Avengers Theme Song is my ringtone.

Jameson Cook

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Biology Pre-Med
  • Hometown: Pascagoula, MS
  • Fun Fact:  I’m a gluten-free asthmatic pastor’s son.

Jonathan Hestres-Rivera

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Political Science
  • Hometown: Pensacola, FL
  • Fun Fact: I love ice cream and whipped cream!!

Joshua Sumrall

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Accounting
  • Hometown: Vancleave, MS
  • Fun Fact: I can squat 450 pounds. 

Kendall Lauderdale

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Raymond, MS
  • Fun Fact:  Whenever I go to Wendy’s and they ask me what type of sauce I want, I always say cheese sauce.

Lindsey Newman

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Administration of Justice
  • Hometown: Madison, MS
  • Fun Fact:  I can say the alphabet backward.

Macy Kate Greer

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Public Relations
  • Hometown: D'lo, MS
  • Fun Fact: I made up my own secret language when I was younger. 

Mallory Burnside

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Clinton, MS
  • Fun Fact: I have long toes and I am not ashamed. 

Marion Pohl

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Public Relations
  • Hometown: Bay St. Louis, MS
  • Fun Fact:  This past summer I worked as a zipline instructor and lived in a little hut in the mountains - yeehaw!

Matthew Whiting

Orientation Behind the Scenes

  • Major: Biology Pre-Med
  • Hometown: Nesbit, MS
  • Fun Fact: Chip Wilson is my Dad. 

Riley Paige Lara

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Public Relations
  • Hometown: Hernando, MS
  • Fun Fact:  One of my bucket list items is to be the background vocals in a song.. but not like the harmony. I want to be the “yuh yuh” you hear in the back.

Sara Richardson

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Hometown: Pace, FL
  • Fun Fact: I've had three knee surgeries! 

Wilson Logan

Orientation Small Group Leader

  • Major - Business Administration
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Fun Fact: I am an uncle.