2 MC students from Brookhaven win awards

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Two Brookhaven students have received awards at Mississippi College.

Michaela Cooper of Brookhaven has received the Susan H. Lassiter English Award. The award is funded by the English full-time faculty to recognize senior transfer students majoring in English who embody the values and ideals of MC’s English Department.

Allie Townsend of Brookhaven was named the Glenda Locke White Elementary Education Honor Student of the Year. Presented by MC’s Department of Teacher Education and Leadership, the honor is a monetary award given in memory of Glenda Locke White, a first-grade teacher and 1966 MC graduate. The award is presented to the elementary education student who rated the highest standard of achievements in student learning, scholarship, personal qualities, educational ideals and contributions.

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Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences serving more than 4,100 students from approximately 35 states and more than three dozen countries. Founded in 1826, MC is the oldest institution of higher learning in Mississippi, one of the largest private universities in the state, and America’s second-oldest Baptist college. MC offers 84 areas of undergraduate study, 45 degree programs in graduate studies, more than 10 certificate programs, two educational doctoral degrees, a doctor of jurisprudence, and a doctor of professional counseling. MC seeks to be a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.