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Six Students Named Outstanding Freshmen

Omicron Delta Kappa honors students for leadership

The University of Mississippi chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society has selected six students for Outstanding Freshman honors for their exceptional academic, service and leadership roles at the University of Mississippi.

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Joseph Bell

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Madeleine Achgill

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Terrius Harris

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John Brahan

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Chase Moore

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Chase Moore

Recipients are Madeleine Achgill of Indianapolis, Joseph Bell of Gloucester, Massachusetts, John Brahan of Hattiesburg, Terrius Harris of McComb, Chase Moore of Horn Lake and Austin Powell of Corinth.

“We are fortunate to have such outstanding young leaders here at the university,” said Ryan Upshaw, ODK adviser and assistant dean for student services in the UM School of Engineering, “They already exemplify the attributes that Omicron Delta Kappa looks for in potential members.

“These students have contributed to our campus in a myriad of ways very early on in their undergraduate experience: performing arts, community service, sustainability and campus government, to name a few. I look forward to seeing their continued leadership on our campus.”

Achgill previously attended United World College-USA in Montezuma, New Mexico. At UM, she is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Croft Institute for International Studies, and the Chinese Flagship Program. An international studies and Chinese major, Achgill is also a vice chair of Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus and a Stamps Scholar.

Bell attended the Thacher School in Ojai, California. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Lott Leadership Institute. Bell, an international studies and public policy leadership major, is also a campaign chair of Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus and Real Food Rebels.

Brahan, a public policy leadership and theatre arts major, attended Presbyterian Christian School in Hattiesburg. He is a member and scholarship recipient of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Lott Leadership Institute. He’s also a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. He is an Associated Student Body senator and has performed in UM theater productions.

Harris attended McComb High School. At UM, he is a member of the Associated Student Body Freshman Council, Ole Miss Model United Nations and Student Activities Association. A marketing and corporate relations major, Harris is also vice president of administration for the UM Residential Housing Association and had a program selected for the “Top 20 Program” at the South Atlantic Affiliation of Colleges and University Residence Halls.

Moore is a graduate of Horn Lake High School, and since being enrolled at UM, he is a member of the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir, the Student Activities Association and the Luckyday Residential Hall Council. Moore is also a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll.

Powell attended Corinth High School. Majoring in public policy leadership, he is a recipient of the Lott Leadership Scholarship and Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship. Powell is also a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Chancellors Honor Roll. He is an ASB senator and secretary of the ASB Freshman Council.