Morgan Derden

Morgan Derden

Why did you choose to come to MSU? MSU has always been home to me. My parents both went to Mississippi State, and they took me to the occasional football or baseball game to get a feel of the experience. I attended Junior Preview Day as well as an Academic Insight Day my senior year. Mississippi State welcomed me with open arms, and I felt comfortable here. With the staff and professors, I knew they would be able to work with me with the things that I struggle with as well as help me pursue my life long dream of becoming a math teacher.

How has the METP program enhanced your college experience at Mississippi State? There are not enough words to describe how good METP has been to me. The older students have helped me through registering for classes and getting accustomed to life at MSU and college in general; they are mentors for the younger students. Shane Davis is always an e-mail away. METP is a family at your new home.

What are some of your on-campus involvements outside of METP? This past year I was a member of the Student Association’s History and Traditions Committee.

Please share a funny moment/interesting fact about yourself.  I was born yellow. It isn’t very interesting considering it is very common, but it’s all I got.