William Graves is a poultry science major from Cleveland, Alabama and anticipates graduating in fall 2018. Graves has an interesting answer when asked to list his favorite thing about home. "Home is just a comforting word, isn't it? When I think of home, I love the thought of peace and quiet. Now that I am living in a college town, it's great to get away from the hustle and bustle and go home to see the cattle grazing, ride down country roads, and sit on the porch to listen to the songs of the crickets, cicadas, and frogs as the sun sets into the night. For me, being home helps me clear my mind. Sometimes I just need to take a step back and enjoy the simpler things in life. Spending time with family and old friends, seeing so many familiar faces—it brings back a lot of good memories! Home is not simply just a place, it's a feeling." William says that his favorite part of MSU is the people. He loves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and says "Our college excels in research. I think it's fascinating to look at all of the different studies being conducted in each of the departments." So where can we find William in his free time? He says, "If you don't find me at the poultry science building or on the farm, I'm probably going to be driving down the highway. Needless to say, I really enjoy traveling. Since moving to Mississippi, I find myself going on random day trips on the weekends to see everything that Mississippi is known for. I like to become familiar with the state that I live in. I also like to spend time relaxing, enjoying the outdoors, and hanging out with friends." At the moment he's still trying to figure out what direction to take his career. He wants to attend graduate school but he is taking it day by day and knows he will make his mind up eventually. A fun fact about Graves is at the bright, young age of 19, he was one of the youngest public officials in the state of Alabama. He served on city council in his hometown. He finished his term during the Fall 2016 semester, his first semester at MSU!
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