Semester Breaks Offer Time for Students to Give Back

Submitted by Tylicia Grove This past spring break, I took a service trip to Shaw, Mississippi, with USM’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE).  Shaw  is a small town in a particularly poor section of the Mississippi Delta,  made up of primarily minorities.  The area is known as a food desert, which means that residents in rural areas have less access to healthy…

Luckyday Program Set to Top 1,000 Graduates this Spring

“Jessica Adcock. Zachary Agee. Leah Alda.” One by one, names of senior Luckyday Scholars were called as The Luckyday Foundation Executive Director Patricia Smith and board member Kristin Merrell bestowed the Luckyday graduation stoles on the scholars. This graduating class will hold a unique spot in the history of the program as it brings the number of Luckyday alumni to over 1,000 graduates.

A Golden State of Mind

by Gabbie Graham When I was young, I always dreamed of traveling and becoming an explorer of the many of the beautiful sights the world has to offer.  The Luckyday Program at Southern Miss has given me the opportunity to live out that dream when I never thought it was possible. I have now been on two…

LA in a day

How do you see all the major sights in a sprawling city with 19 people, two large vans, and rediculous traffic even on a Saturday? You don’t!  Day two of our discovery trip was more about choosing a few items from the buffet of options that Los Angeles and Santa Monica have to offer. We…

California Dreaming

How fast will people be able to spot the Mississippians in LA? We’ll soon find out, y’all!  For the past 4 years, the Luckyday Program has hosted a trip for students during spring break to discover natural wonders, fascinating cities, historic landmarks, and unique cultures around this great country of ours. Former itineraries included skiing…

Pink Weights and Protein Shakes

Early morning workouts, breakfast before most students even wake up, and motivating old and new friends: This is the current life of many girls on the first floor of Luckyday Citizenship Hall. These participants in this year’s fitness challenge are destined to gain in many ways by the end of the challenge, including not only muscles but deeper relationships and confidence through their shared goals.