The SCHE graduates are excited to have Field Brown as their commencement speaker.
Donald M. “Field” Brown is a Mississippi State English and philosophy double-major from Vicksburg who was recently awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship.
He received what widely is considered the world’s most celebrated and prestigious international fellowship. He is a 2010 Vicksburg High School graduate.
MSU President Mark E. Keenum said that Brown’s selection as a Rhodes Scholar is a source of tremendous pride to the university’s students, faculty and staff.
“First and foremost, Field Brown’s selection as a Rhodes Scholar is a testament to his own drive and determination and the nurturing influence of his wonderful family,” said Keenum. “But it is also a resounding testament to the quality of scholarship, intellectual rigor, and encouragement that we strive to provide each and every student. This outstanding news makes for quite a Thanksgiving at Mississippi State University. We rejoice when our students succeed.”
Each year, 32 young Americans are chosen on the basis of demonstrated scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and the common good, and leadership potential.
Brown is MSU’s second Rhodes Scholar and the first since 1911. Mississippi State, Brown said, has offered him the best undergraduate experience possible.
“I couldn’t be in a better position if I had gone anywhere else,” he said. He added that his professors have given him “concrete ways to be the best in my field.
“That’s all you can ask from a college education,” he said.
You can read more about Field at Our People – Mississippi State University.