By AMBER ALEXANDER
BB Staff Writer
Mr. MSU 2010 Price Davis uses one word to describe what his goal was along with getting a degree at MSU: Involvement.
“Being involved is the number one piece of advice that I always tell incoming students as well as current students. Being involved allows you to step out of your comfort zone and put yourself out there,” Davis says.
“It is one of the hardest things to do as a new student, in a new environment, but you meet a variety of people that are interested in the same things you are and friendships are created that will last a lifetime,” he added
Davis is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, serving as the chaplain, as well as being the president of the MSU Alumni Delegates, chief of staff for the Student Association.
Davis was a 2009 orientation leader, and along with Libbo Haskins, Miss MSU 2010, Davis was co-director of History and Traditions for the Student Association.
He was secretary of the Lambda Sigma Honor Society, fraternity row senator, and served on Freshmen Forum his freshmen year at MSU.
“Through being a part of all these organizations in college, I have learned many valuable lessons that will follow me throughout my professional career,” Davis says.
I have made life long friends that I would not have met without becoming involved and the amazing memories I have made will be with me forever. I could not ask for a better college experience,” Davis says.
Davis hopes to represent each person at MSU and prove that Mississippi State is a school like no other.
“As Mr. MSU I want to represent the students of MSU. Without the students, MSU would not be where it is today. I want to represent the passion that so many have for State and express that Mississippi State is a home away from home,” Davis said.
For Davis, he is truly blessed to be surrounded by those around him, and knows that he would not be where he is today without them.
“I am thankful for God for allowing me to have this honor. I am so humbled by this experience. I would like to thank my mom for letting me make decisions for myself and pushing me to step out of my comfort zone,” Davis says.
“I would also like to thank every one of my friends for being supportive and I would also like to thank the students of MSU for electing me to this position, they will never know how grateful I am. Thank you.”
Davis says that next year he is planning on continuing on with his education.
“I am planning on going to medical school. I am going to take a year off to either go teach, or work within the hospital setting to gain experience and experience in the world outside of Mississippi,” Davis says.
Miss MSU 2010 Libbo Haskins is a proud Bulldog and knows that she isn’t alone in that assessment.
“The fact that we call ourselves ‘the People’s University’ is an understatement,” said Haskins, a communication major from Madison. “I am so proud of the fact that you can come to MSU, be yourself, and find solid friendships while getting a great education.”
Coming to MSU was an easy transition for her, even now three years after leaving home for Mississippi State.
“You come as you are to MSU and despite the fact that we have over 19,000 students enrolled, I have always felt like this was my second home,” Haskins says.
Haskins wasn’t planning on being a Bulldog, with both parents being graduates of Ole Miss and her father playing football there. But something changed her mind and she hasn’t looked back since.
“I feel like God intervened, and obviously, I know that I made the right choice to come to MSU. After my dad passed away 15 years ago, my mom became such a solid example of hard work and loving others,” Haskins said. “My mom has been a constant encouragement throughout college and is now definitely a Bulldog fan (don’t tell some of her friends that). So thanks for everything, Mom.”
Haskins is a member of Chi Omega sorority, which she says, along with her friends, helped get her to where she is today and where she’ll be in the future.
“Chi O really gave me a foundation for campus involvement. I had older girls in Chi O that really encouraged me to become involved in things on campus and to really try and make a difference at MSU.
“I have incredible friends and they have always encouraged me and loved me for who I am. I am so grateful for the impact they have had on my life,” Haskins says.
Haskins has been involved in Freshmen Forum, Freshmen Council, History and Traditions Committee as co-director, Student Association as the executive assistant, Lambda Sigma Honor Society as Vice President, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, RoadRunner, Orientation Leader in 2009, Reformed University Fellowship, MSU Honor Board Council, Colleges Against Cancer as sponsorship chair, PEAK Program tutor, Project AIM mentoring, Habitat for Humanity, The Big Event, Make A Wish Foundation and McLean Fletcher Grief Center Volunteer.