Seniors Share Their Post-Millsaps Plans

by Catherine Arjet

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by Catherine Arjet

opinions editor

As the class of 2016 prepares to embark on careers or pursue post graduate degrees, The Purple and White asked six seniors to share their post-Millsaps plans and to reflect on the time they have spent here.

Katie Lane Kirkland
What are your post graduate plans?
I’m not sure yet but, I will hopefully be enrolled in a philosophy [graduate degree] program. I’ve been accepted into the University of Houston’s masters program, so I might be doing that, but if I get into a Ph.D. program, I’ll do that instead.

What is your favorite thing about your time at Millsaps?
I like the atmosphere here. I feel like it’s really friendly and open and welcoming.

Paul Bonney
What are your post graduate plans?
I’m going into a Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Arkansas. I get to live in a really cool house and I get to do real research.

Erika Wheeler
What are your post graduate plans?
Right after graduation I am going with my history professor, Dr. MacElvine, to Beijing, Tibet and Nepal for 14 days and then I’m [looking] for a summer internship or project to do around Jackson. It’s looking like the Women’s Foundation, but I’m hoping to follow a lawyer who’s working on the airplane case. In the fall, I’m going to Oxford to study criminology criminal justice for nine months.

Mary Frances Ivey
What are your post graduate plans?
I am moving to the local in which I’ll do graduate school, and that will be a master’s and Ph.D. in art history. [It] will either be in Lawrence, Kansas, or London, England. At the University of Kansas or the Courtauld Institute of Art.

What is your favorite thing about your time at Millsaps?
I made a niche for myself and I’ll never forget it. It’s been more than a four-year bond; it’s been a life-changing experience.

Will Brewer
What are your post graduate plans?
I accepted a bid to go to Ph.D. school at Baylor [University] for sustainability research and geology.

Katie Iskra
What are your post graduate plans?
After graduation, I’m going back to Boston to be with my family again and to introduce my new niece or nephew to this world in August and to spoil it rotten.

What is your favorite thing about your time at Millsaps?
Honestly, I’ll never forget the people at Millsaps.

About Bekah Ervin (28 Articles)
I am a member of the Class of 2019 at Millsaps College in the capital city of Mississippi. I am from just outside of Memphis, Tennessee and am very excited to get to know my new home away from home.

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