by Kristen Bush In the spring of this year, I began volunteering at Brookdale Senior Living. Each Friday at 3:00, I go to play Bingo with a group of the residents, and then at 4:00, I sing for them while they enjoy refreshments. I frequently sing old hymns, and many of the residents enjoy singing…
Three Luckyday Scholars receive funding for summer internship experiences through the Pathways Scholarship Program at Southern Miss with opportunities in Biloxi, MS, Washington, D.C., and New York, NY.
Some students take the opportunity to participate in an extended service trip with the CCE at Southern Miss. This senior scholar traveled to Shaw, MS, during spring break and learned that sometimes by helping others we gain insights into our own lives.
Internships can be a great way to gain valuable experience, but often they are unpaid and this can be a hinderance to students. The Pathways Program at Southern Miss provides the opportunity for students to seek funding for summer internships and gain valuable skills as well as having funds to support their needs.
At the January semester meeting, Luckyday staff gave program announcements and words of wisdom to encourage us in our academic endeavors. Then, Dr. Sparkman put the microphone back on its stand and sat down. Great, the meeting was over. But all of a sudden, this guy in the audience stood up and simply said, “Can one person change the world?”
For the past seven years, the Luckyday Program has held a challenge to encourage students to think about their nutrition habits, increase physical activity, and gain muscle. We are kicking off this year’s challenge on February 2. The challenge will run for 10 weeks. Join us as we become big losers! And winners!
Here are a few volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations that help children and work to end hunger in our state. From ongoing needs to special events, there are many ways Luckyday scholars can make a difference in our Hattiesburg community!
by Sarah Dixon “I’m a little concerned that I am going by myself to volunteer.” These were the words freshman scholar Hadley Howell confessed when she came into my office one September morning. What developed from Hadley’s willingness to seek help is a story of discovery and relationships that continues to be written as the…
The Hattiesburger Club is a great way to get involved in our great city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi! You get to enjoy local food, explore new places, and find fun things to do. Join official club events or just visit places on your own time and share your experience on social media using #HattiesburgerClub.
All I knew was that I would be in a place that is known for their olives, and I will be attending school at the University of Jaén. … I started to wonder what I was getting myself into. Would I make friends? Would I feel homesick? …At one point the driver looked back at me and said, “Estamos aquí,” and I looked up and realized I made it to Jaén. This city meant nothing to me at that moment, but it is everything to me now.