By Courtney Cleveland
This week’s Millsapian is Tyler McGee, a junior biology major from Kosciusko, Miss. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Order, and he serves as IFC President and as a Foundations Director.
The Purple and White: What made you come to Millsaps?
Tyler McGee: I originally came to Millsaps to play for the football team, but a season-ending injury changed that pretty quick.
P&W: What do you plan to do after graduating Millsaps?
TM: I am taking my MCAT in May with hopes of applying and getting accepted to a medical school to start my track on becoming a physician.
P&W: What legacy do you hope to leave behind on campus?
TM: I want to leave a legacy behind that lasts far beyond my time here. I want to make sure that I leave whatever I get involved in better off than when I found it.
P&W: What one thing do you like most about yourself?
TM: I like that I have a really strong work ethic. If I struggle with understanding something, I won’t stop working until I grasp the concept.
P&W: Tell me an embarrassing story about yourself.
TM: Just the other day I was walking across Galloway lawn after it had rained. As I went down a hill, I lost my footing and almost slipped and fell. When I caught my footing again, I looked up to see someone watching.
P&W: What do you hope to check off your “bucket list” in the next year?
TM: Hopefully getting into medical school.
P&W: What has been your high and low of your week?
TM: The high of last week was that payday was on Friday. The low had to be that it was just a really busy week with not much downtime.
P&W: What’s one thing you miss about being a child?
TM: I miss feeling like I didn’t have a care in the world—and also nap time. Kindergarteners just don’t know how good they have it.
P&W: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
TM: Always do everything to the best of your ability, and always be your true authentic self.
P&W: What are you looking forward to doing over spring break?
TM: I don’t have huge plans over the break other than attending SROW (Southern Regional Orientation Workshop). I’ll probably just enjoy not having to worry about class for a few days.
The Purple and White thanks Tyler for answering these questions! If you or someone you know would like to be the next “Meet the Millsapian,” you can email me at email@example.com.