Corey Yeates

Majors: Mathematics and Chemistry

Class: Junior

Hometown:  Canton, MS

Honors and Activities: Presidential Scholar, Intramural sports

About me: The Honors College at Southern Miss was probably one of the best college decisions I could have made because it has brought me new experiences, an elite level of education and close friends that I would not have met otherwise. The Honors College is not solely focused around academics. The staff are not simply people to go to for academic concerns, but they are people who have become true friends of mine. The atmosphere is family-like.

The first Honors Ambassador that I met was K-J Lockley when I was a senior in high school. She was an amazing friend and role model through her duties as an Ambassador, and I want the chance to have that impact on other incoming freshman who needed a helping hand just like I did.

With a degree in both mathematics and chemistry, I hope to enroll in medical school and eventually become an orthopedist, possibly an orthopedic surgeon.