STARKVILLE, Miss.— Longtime English faculty member Ann Spurlock, who retired in December after 33 years influencing college students at Mississippi State University, directed MSU’s quality enhancement plan (QEP)—Maroon and Write—now proven to have increased the writing skills of university students.
What happens when a student finds themselves struggling in a class with nowhere to turn for additional instruction? Assistant Clinical Professor of Chemistry Eric Van Dornshuld anticipated this need, creating an online tool to benefit his students as well as students around the world.
“I enjoy the interaction with students and having that moment of seeing them ‘get it’ with concepts related to video production,” said Christopher “Chris” Misun, a broadcast instructor with MSU’s Department of Communication.
Courtney E. Thompson, an assistant professor in Mississippi State’s history department, went to Harvard University with intentions of becoming a medical doctor. However, a core curriculum history class “blew my mind,” said the Toms River, New Jersey, native, and changed the trajectory of her career.