MERIDIAN, Miss.— Twenty-four Mississippi State seniors are new members of the university's prestigious Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences, including Danielle Marie Moulds, daughter of the Ivan and Melba Moulds from Clarke County.
Established in 1981 the honor organization recognizes top university students each semester from all majors who have demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence, and who also have pursued a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A psychology major at Mississippi State University-Meridian, Moulds was a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society, the Psychology Club and earned a 4.0 GPA. She is also a member of Golden Key - the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college students. She is currently working on an original research project of her own observation regarding the relationship between emoticons in text-based communication and their effect on the perception of that communication.
Moulds is a 2009 graduate of Enterprise High school and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, a Phi Beta Lambda member and Circle of Excellence at Meridian Community College.
She plans to begin a Clinical Psychology PhD program in the fall and upon completion hopes to teach, participate in research, and work in a hospital setting.