Callie Ann Smith
Callie Ann Smith is an agronomy major from Finger, Tennessee. She anticipates graduating in May 2019. Callie is the youngest of four kids and she says her favorite thing about home is being surrounded by her siblings and family members. Her favorite thing about Mississippi State is the professors. "Let me tell you why it's the professors," says Callie Ann. "Dr. TJ Bradford, for example, is so invested in his students that he follows us on social media. One day I tweeted something about having a rough time because I was rethinking my major and he tweeted me back and told me to come see him in his office the next day and we sat down and spoke about how I was feeling and if this was something I really wanted to do. He helped me realize that I was just having a rough season but I still had the same fire and passion for agronomy when I started." Another example is Dr. Amelia Fox and I were talking in her office one day and I had been having some health issues which caused me to have to drive to Jackson, MS pretty often. Dr. Amelia Fox asked me if anyone was going with me I said no and she said next time I had to go to the doctors that she would drive me to Jackson and go with me. Dr. Amelia Fox also told all her students before Easter that if anyone wasn't going home for Easter and needed a place to come that they were invited to her house and she would cook for everyone. Callie's favorite thing about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is that as a freshman she was able to get hands-on involvement in drone research which was very important to her. During her free time, you can find her either playing with her 80-pound laborador or using her agricultural mechanical skills she learned from high school to wire or weld something awesome.
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