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.

Student Spotlight: Jack Hoda

Story compiled by Kayla Rowe, graduate assistant with the Luckyday Program. Sophomore Luckyday Scholar and Southern Miss student Jack Hoda recalled his experiences working as a Teacher Advisor in Rosedale, Mississippi, at the Rosedale Freedom Project this past summer. Read his story for insight into his service to the community. What is the Freedom Project?…

The World is Big and You are Capable of Exploring It

This past summer, seven Luckyday Scholars spent four weeks in London with the USM British Studies Program. A few staff and administrators from Southern Miss and the Luckyday Program had the opportunity to visit London for several days in June, going on tours with classes and experiencing just a portion of what these students get to be a…

Luckyday in London

London. Rome. Paris. Istanbul. These are just a few of the places that some Luckyday Scholars will be visiting this summer through their studies abroad. Students at Southern Miss have the opportunity to study all over the world, made possible through study abroad and exchange programs organized thorough the International Programs office. One such program…

Student Takes Fitness Challenge “To Heart”

For the past five years, the Luckyday Program has hosted a fitness challenge to encourage students to make more mindful nutrition choices and be more physically active. Jessica Seaton, a senior scholar, participated in the challenge last spring. She fully engaged herself, enrolling in the nutrition class provided through the “Health is Golden” campaign and attending…

A New Year’s Resolution

It’s 2016. A new year. Time for resolutions. Time to forgo some habits. Time to pick up new ones.

The Luckyday Program will begin a new habit in 2016. We will regularly share stories of Luckyday Scholars. Since 2001, over 900 scholars have graduated from Southern Miss through the Luckyday Program. There are currently about 430 scholars who are in the program and steadily preparing themselves

Take Us Back to the West Coast Wonders!

Bradley Floore Junior Finance and Accounting Double Major Hometown: Gautier, MS In a few words, this year’s Luckyday Discovery Trip was INCREDIBLE! It is hard to believe all that we accomplished in just a few short days. From 8 am wake up calls to late night adventures, we took advantage of every opportunity we had…