MSU Orientation Leaders welcome new students to campus beginning next week

Contact: Cammie Hopkins

Group photo of MSU Orientation Leaders wearing maroon shirts
MSU Orientation Leaders welcoming new students to campus this summer include (front row, left to right): Carrington Davis, Nathan Mosley, Vyusti Yadav, Grace Breuers and Jamarcus Sutton; (second row, left to right) Omega Storey, Madison Beckham, Sara Frances Wolfe, Raegan Rushing, Camila Salazar and Anna Schumacher; (third row, left to right) Emily Shand, Dehn Basham, Trey O’Neal, Tim Boyd and Titus Neyland; (back row, left to right) Jacob Carter, Obuchi Aga and Kelan Traylor. (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State is recognizing 19 students from Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and India who are leaders of the university’s orientation programs that begin next week.

Working with the Office of Orientation and Events, MSU Orientation Leaders provide assistance and share their knowledge of the 144-year-old land-grant institution with incoming freshman students and transfers—and their families—during each of the school year’s many information and registration sessions.

Selected from nearly 60 applicants, Orientation Leaders participate in a rigorous screening process to earn this distinction. In preparation for orientation sessions and events, these leaders take a concentrated course that prepares them to welcome the newest members of the Bulldog family to campus.

Students who have served this year include (by hometown):

BILOXI—Raegan Rushing, a senior industrial engineering major.

BYRAM—Jamarcus Sutton, a senior marketing and psychology major.

CANTON—Jacob Carter, a senior communication major.

COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee—Dehn Basham, a senior landscape architecture major.

COLUMBIA, Tennessee—Emily Shand, a junior industrial engineering major.

COLUMBUS—Carrington Davis, a junior elementary education major.

DECATUR, Alabama—Grace Breuers, a senior marketing major.

FORT WORTH, Texas—Anna Schumacher, a junior communication major.

GURGAON, India—Vyusti Yadav, a junior business administration and finance major.  

JACKSON—Titus Neyland, a senior computer science major.

NETTLETON—Trey O’Neal, a senior software engineering major.

RIPLEY—Omega Storey, a junior elementary education major.

SALISBURY, North Carolina—Timothy Boyd, a senior biological sciences major.

SOUTHAVEN—Madison Beckham, a senior educational psychology major.

STARKVILLE—Camila Salazar, a senior biomedical engineering major.

TERRY—Obuchi Aga, a senior marketing major.

TUPELO—Kelan Traylor, a senior communication major; and Sara Frances Wolfe, a senior biochemistry major.

VICKSBURG—Nathan Mosley, a junior biomedical engineering major.

For more on this summer’s orientation sessions and to register, visit MSU’s Office of Admissions and Scholarships at

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 3:58 pm