Home The reason she decided to return to The W- because it felt like home.

Kaylin McCree comes from a small town in Mississippi and she never lost that small town feeling.

McCree grew up in Newton, attended Newton County High School and went to a small community college. When searching for a university, she hoped to find a place to be where her professors would know her name, a place where should would have to walk a mile between classes. She chose Mississippi University for Women.

“I knew it was a good academic school and it was a welcoming environment. The university made me feel comfortable. I like the fact that it is small, because everything is so convenient. Your professors you on personal level, so I thought that was the place for me,” said McCree.

Despite COVID-19 and transitioning to online classes, McCree graduated this spring with her undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology. She admits she is not in favor of online classes. This fall she will return to campus to pursue her graduate degree in speech-language pathology.

“My parents have always encouraged me to make school one of my priorities. I knew that speech-language pathology was a difficult major going into it and the competition was high so I knew I had to go in and put my best foot forward.”

The reason she decided to return to The W- because it felt like home.

McCree said faculty always have their door open and built in clinic space inside Turner Hall, home of the department of speech-language pathology are just some of her favorite highlights of The W.

After finishing her graduate degree, McCree hopes work in a pediatric hospital setting. Her passion is working with infants and babies.

To celebrate her May graduation, McCree and family gathered around for the virtual commencement. Her mother created a banner to hang and prepared deserts.


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