June 5, 2017
OXFORD, Miss. – On May 30, 2017, the UM School of Pharmacy welcomed Lindsey Cooper as its new admissions counselor for Early Entry students. Originally from Fulton, Mississippi, Cooper graduated from Ole Miss in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and got her master’s degree in school counseling from Mississippi State University in 2011. After six years as a guidance counselor at an elementary school, she spent a year in the Ole Miss Office of Admissions as an admissions counselor before joining the School of Pharmacy. She will be guiding high school students through the process of applying for Early Entry into the pharmacy school.
School of Pharmacy: What do you like about being an admissions counselor for Ole Miss?
Lindsey Cooper: Being an admissions counselor for Ole Miss is a perfect fit for me because it allows me to tell students about the place that’s been home for my entire life. My parents met and fell in love here. My first Ole Miss football game was when Chucky Mullins was injured. In short, I don’t know anything else. I am very much a product of “One never graduates from Ole Miss.” I love getting to know students, telling them about the opportunities Ole Miss has to offer and then seeing them on campus experiencing it all for themselves.
SOP: What are some of the reasons why high school students might consider Ole Miss Pharmacy?
LC: Ole Miss Pharmacy offers everything and more that a bigger school does, but in a smaller, family-like environment. Students have access to a unique combination of high-quality academics, exceptional research opportunities and encouraging professors, all at an amazing financial value.
SOP: What are some of your favorite things about Ole Miss?
LC: Saturdays in the Grove, Friday night fireworks after a Rebel baseball win at Swayze Field, the steps of the Lyceum, weddings at Paris-Yates Chapel, running into old professors and getting their smiles of approval and pride, showing first-time visitors all the great dining options and where to find an Ole Miss t-shirt, red tulips on campus in Spring, Easter Sunday church service, Double Decker Arts Festival and trash can Fridays during football season.
SOP: What are some things you like about Oxford?
LC: It’s the ultimate small town, but it has something for everyone and everything you need; shopping, live music, sports, nice restaurants for dinner or brunch on Sundays after a Rebel win, but also that one restaurant where they know when you walk in.
SOP: Is there anything about yourself you’d like to share?
LC: I’m a “Wizard of Oz” nerd, I attend the Neshoba County Fair every year with my family and I love to cook.