Meet the Millsapian: Abby Tidwell

by Courtney Cleveland

features editor

This week, The Purple and White met with Abigail Tidwell, a freshman at Millsaps, who is currently undecided on a major.

The Purple and White: Would you rather be called Abby or Abigail?

Abby Tidwell: It doesn’t matter to me. I think most people know me as Abby on campus.

P&W: Awesome, so what’s your favorite hobby?

AT: My favorite hobby since I got to Millsaps is caf sitting. I enjoy just getting to chill with my friends and see what’s happening with their days.

P&W: What’s your favorite song?

AT: As of right now, my favorite song is “Miss Atomic Bomb” by The Killers.

P&W: Tell me a fun fact about yourself.

AT: I guess a fun fact about me is that I competed in 11 state level competitions throughout high school.

P&W: That’s cool! What kinds of competitions?

AT: Cross country, soccer, track and band.

P&W: So, what led you to choose Millsaps College?

AT: I chose Millsaps because I was really looking for a small school where I could connect to the community and feel like home.

P&W: What organizations are you involved in on campus?

AT: So far, I’m involved in Kappa Delta and MCF (Millsaps Christian Fellowship), but I’m hoping to join other groups soon.

P&W: Okay, so what is your favorite memory thus far on campus?

AT: My favorite memory since I arrived at Millsaps is the night my friend Sophia and I played soccer on the football field after all the lights had been turned out.

P&W: How has it been living with a roommate?

AT: Living with a roommate has been a new experience for me, but I’ve enjoyed always having someone to count on as a friend when I need her.

P&W: That’s so sweet! And what about your dorm?

AT: Like most freshman girls, I live in Bacot (residence hall), and I absolutely love it. The bathrooms usually break about twice a week and the lack of color is not the most appealing aspect, but being able to just walk down the hall or stairs and see my friends makes up for the downsides.

P&W: I completely agree! And last but not least, where do you want to end up after you graduate from Millsaps?

AT: Since I am not sure of what I want to major in, I can’t exactly tell where I want to be school wise, whether that’s going on to grad school or starting a job. But, wherever I end up, my goal is to be happy with whatever I’m doing.

The Purple and White would like to thank Abby for taking the time out of her schedule to answer these questions! If you or someone you know would like to be featured in the next “Meet the Millsapian” article, you can email me at