Chase Patterson poses for a photo

Chase Patterson

Where are you now? Colmer Middle School, Pascagoula, MS

Why did you choose to come to MSU? The atmosphere. Period. Everywhere I went there I felt like there was an infinite number of people willing to assist me in any way necessary for my success.

How did the METP enhance your college experience at Mississippi State? One way in which METP enhanced my college experience was that I met and became friends with incredible people that I, otherwise, would have probably never met. It also showed me the more professional aspects of being a student which was something that I do not think I would have experienced much of without METP.

What are some of your other involvements on campus? I played a lot of sports with other students who I had met since joining the MSU family.

What advice would you give to entering freshmen or students finishing up high school?  Try to have a tentative schedule for how you're going to spend your time.

Funny moment/Interesting Fact? Through a series of extremely unfortunate events, I had a black eye on my student ID picture...