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Adapting to life’s curveballs

MSU alums answer call to medicine, advocacy while raising sons with cerebral palsy When Wade and Carol Shrader were nearing graduation in the early 1990s, the careful planners sat in Mississippi State’s Chapel of Memories to sketch out a life plan in a notebook of...
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‘A Conversation with Myself’

MSU poet uses written word to reflect on life Ask Saddiq Dzukogi how he landed at Mississippi State University, and he’ll laughingly explain how he came for the catfish but stayed for the crawfish. The theme of the joke is pretty common among non-native Mississippians...
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Who Dat?

MSU alumna merges career, ‘Saint’hood to feed lifelong passions While growing up, Alexis Moran knew she wanted to have a positive impact on her community. So, when she came to Mississippi State in 2014, the question wasn’t what she wanted to accomplish in her career,...
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Jesse Goliath speaks for the dead—not through last words or wills and testaments but by making sure their stories don’t go unfinished. A forensic anthropologist, he uses his knowledge and skills to identify and determine possible causes of death for people who met unfortunate ends.
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Role Model

As an international print and runway model, BéBé Rayborn has traveled to the concrete jungle of New York City, across the pond to London, England, back to her home in Brandon and to her sorority house at Mississippi State.
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Roommates to Teammates

For many college roommates, the relationship after graduation relies on social media updates and reuniting for game days at their alma mater. But, for four Mississippi State grads, those reunions occur most often during staff meetings.
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