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Staff Spotlight: Kordarius Parker

Posted on: July 6th, 2017 by sydney

July 7, 2017

Kordarius Parker began as the new Records Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in June 2017.

Kordarius Parker is a Records Coordinator the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Kordarius Parker

School of Pharmacy: Can you tell us about your background?

Kordarius Parker: I am a Mississippi native from a small ­­town called Goodman. I am the only child of a very hardworking mother who has taught me the value of getting an education. Because of this, I finished high school at Williams-Sullivan High School in Durant, Mississippi. I then decided to further my education by attending the University of Mississippi where I graduated with a degree in Biology. I had fun getting involved in campus organizations, meeting new people and learning about myself.

SOP: What brought you to Ole Miss?

KP: There was literally no other option in Mississippi. None of the other schools were of any interest to me. It was either Ole Miss or Alabama! Thankfully, I chose the better one of the two. I also wanted to go to a place that was quite diverse and where I could learn about more than my own history. Being here at Ole Miss taught me a great deal about my own history, which I appreciated.

SOP: What do you enjoy about your job?

KP: I really love how nice and friendly everyone is. The environment is positive which makes it breathable. I feel really comfortable here because of how everyone has welcomed me in.

SOP: What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

KP: I enjoy spending time with friends and catching up on Netflix shows that we all enjoy. I like to read historical accounts about different individuals from different time periods.  

SOP: What is something others might not know about you?

KP: I have a passion for helping underprivileged youth see that they are worth much more that what their environment shows them and what society tells them. I mentor, tutor and teach young boys how to be young men.

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