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Meet Carson Shomaker

What’s your title? Assistant Manager of Applications & Assignments

What does that mean? I help in the creation of the Department of Housing & Residence Life’s housing applications as well as help manage all resident assignments on the campus.

What is your hometown? College Station, TX

Share a bit about your family. My mom currently serves as the CFO & VP for Finance at Auburn University, my dad is a Political Science Professor in Houston and my sister is a Lawyer in Dallas.

What are your hobbies? What’s your passion? I love watching sports (both live and in-person). I’m very passionate about movies and television shows (especially in our current situation).

When did you first hear about Southern Miss? I did a 52-schools tour (in 35 days) with my dad between my sophomore and junior year of high school. Southern Miss was one of the campuses we visited. I really enjoyed the size of the school as well as the comfort I felt from everyone that I met on campus.

What is your best or most favorite skill or strength? I am very analytical. I like to evaluate data before acting on anything to develop trends or patterns.

What college professor or advisor do you most admire? Andrew Wiest. I took every class I could from him in college. He has a vast wealth of knowledge but also knows how to take history and make it relevant to the current day.

What was your major? History/Political Science

Social Media? I have social media but don’t really post anything. I use it more for news and keeping up with friends than to share my thoughts with the world.

Office Location? Hickman Hall RM 217

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