• Natalie M. Jones, an English and sociology double major from Flowood, is one of 54 students nationwide to be named a 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholar and the only one from Mississippi. She will receive her award in a ceremony May 29 at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri.
Recipients of the Truman award receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership. Jones is the 18th MSU student to earn the Truman Scholarship.

    Natalie M. Jones, an English and sociology double major from Flowood, is one of 54 students nationwide to be named a 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholar and the only one from Mississippi. She will receive her award in a ceremony May 29 at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. Recipients of the Truman award receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership. Jones is the 18th MSU student to earn the Truman Scholarship.

  • Take a look at where our students are going next year!

    Take a look at where our students are going next year!

  • “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

    “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch

  • "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."

    "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."- John Dewey

  • "Education is the preparation of the individual for the community."

    "Education is the preparation of the individual for the community."- H.G. Wells

  • ”A good program of liberal education feeds the student’s love of truth and passion to live a good life”

    ”A good program of liberal education feeds the student’s love of truth and passion to live a good life”- Allan Bloom

  • MSU's newest Truman Scholar provides voice for the underdog.

The Shackouls Honors College

The Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University is a community of students, faculty, and staff devoted to the pursuit of academic excellence. It serves as an intellectual focal point for the university through sponsoring speakers, conferences, and programs which connect undergraduate students to issues in higher education and well as specific research areas. We strive for rigor in both our distinctive curriculum and in our undergraduate research. Our curriculum is based upon our belief in the efficacy of general education, especially in the liberal arts, which develops such skills as critical thinking and effective writing and also engages students in discussion of the formative ideas, arts, and cultures of our world. Through a mix of both traditional and innovative pedagogies, we help our students begin their pursuit of truth in the classroom which they continue as they specialize in their research in their chosen disciplines. Our students demonstrate their general and specialized learning in a significant senior capstone experience.

MSU's newest Truman Scholar provides voice for the underdog

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Donna L. Clevinger, Senior Faculty Fellow in the Shackouls Honors College, has been selected as the Drama Master Class Facilitator for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) during the 2016 conference in Seattle later this year. More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Student Spotlight

Feifei Zeng, a senior marketing and foreign language double-major at Mississippi State is among 12 rising U.S. college students participating August 11-20 in one of China's most influential student-run exchange programs. More