Honorable Mentions is the official podcast of the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University. Hosted by Wade Leonard, listeners will hear interviews with faculty, students, and alumni of the Honors College. It's a perfect introduction to Mississippi's largest and arguably most remarkable Honors College.
Ray Gildea and The Astronaut Scholarship
Today on Honorable Mentions, Wade chats with Mr. Ray Guildea whose generous support has made it possible for Mississippi State University to offer its students the Astronaut Scholarship (awarded in support with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation)....
Dr. Donald Shaffer
Dr. Donald Shaffer is the Director for African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as the mentor to the Presidential Scholars program at the Schackouls Honors College. In this episode, Dr. Shaffer talks about his journey to...
On this episode of Honorable Mentions Wade speaks to Field Brown, Mississippi State University's most recent Rhodes Scholar. Field talks about what it was like pursuing the Rhodes, what life was like in England, and how the Honors College paved the way...
Dr. Seth Oppenheimer
For more than 30 years, Dr. Seth Oppenheimer has served as a mathematics professor at Mississippi State University. Along with his other work, Dr. O also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Shackouls Honors College. During this...
Presidential Scholar and biochemistry major Jayla Mondy spends a few minutes with Wade in the Honorable Mentions studio to talk about her time at Mississippi State and how the Honors College has shaped and formed her experience at the University.
Brady Kruse is a senior computer science major at Mississippi State University and a member of the Shackouls Honors College. On today's episode, Brady talks about being an Honors student, the incredible experiences a person can have by taking advantage...