Meet the Millsapian: Nigel Stinson

by Courtney Cleveland

features editor

This week, The Purple and White talked with Nigel Stinson, a junior psychology major. We started with a few basic questions and then moved into the more nitty-gritty.


The Purple and White:  What’s your favorite TV show?

Nigel Stinson: It’s a tie between The Chelsea Show and Friends.


P&W: What’s your favorite color?

NS: Red.


P&W: What’s your favorite book?

NS: Recently, The Quiet Game by Greg Iles; of all time: A Time To Kill by John Grisham.


P&W: What led you to choose Millsaps College?

NS: I visited for Open Doors (an overnight visit program that provides high school students who are admitted to Millsaps College with a final opportunity to explore the university), and getting to be around possible classmates and experience the campus with them is what ultimately led to my choosing Millsaps. I had such a great time and felt right at home.


P&W: In what ways are you involved on campus?

NS: I’m a member, and Vice President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. I am a Resident Assistant, Foundations Leader, Writing Center Consultant and Mellon Fellow for Dr. James Bowley, and a Presidential Ambassador in the Admissions Office. I am also a member of Singers and Chamber Singers.


P&W: What is your favorite memory on campus?

NS: My favorite memory on campus would be the night that I climbed the field goal post, for sure.


P&W: What has been your biggest challenge on campus?

NS: My biggest challenge has been overextending myself. I have just now learned to tell people no when they ask me to be a part of an organization or help with a task.


P&W: Is there any advice you would give to someone new on campus?

NS: Everyone tells incoming students this, but the advice I would give is get involved as possible, but make time for yourself a priority! Go for a run, go to Zumba or do yoga just for fun sometimes.


P&W: And finally, what are your future goals?

NS: After Millsaps, I hope to attend law school and pursue a dual JD/MPH degree.



The Purple and White would like to thank Nigel for taking the time out of his 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