Student Spotlight: Dustin Smith

Student Spotlight: Dustin Smith


Columbus, MS

Why English?

I have always loved reading and watching movies, and the English department at MSU gave me the opportunity to study two of my favorite things!

Clubs and Organizations:

I am the vice president of Bully’s Bards and a member of F.L.A.R.E. 


  • I received the Dabbs scholarship my first year here.

Favorite Books Reads for Class:

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O’Connor
  • Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco


  • Outside of academia, I am the social media coordinator for Starkville Pride. It is a position that I really enjoy. Creating safe spaces and events for MSU’s and Starkville’s LGBTQ+  community is really important to me.