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Meet the 2017-2018 MUWAA Board: Clemmie Phillips, Class of 2011

Clemmie Phillips of Columbus, graduated from The W in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in mass communication and a music minor. She also received a master of science in public relations in 2013 from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Phillips currently serves as the ministry assistant for music and student ministries at First Baptist Church, Columbus. With extensive experience in fundraising, events, writing, design and social media, she also freelances as a writer. She has been active in supporting The W since graduation through the MUWAA Public Relations committee, the MUWAA New Graduates/Young Alums committee, and as president of the MUW Masker Honorary Social Club Alumni Association. She has also served with several community organizations, including the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, the Columbus Historic District and Main Street Columbus as well as the Columbus Arts Council.   

While at The W, Phillips was actively involved on campus. She was a Telefund Ambassador for two years. She served her senior year as president of the Masker Honorary Social Club and Troubadour Social Club as well as treasurer for Mortar Board. She also sang in MUW Chamber Singers and Chorale.

She enjoys reading, singing and spending time with her family and pets. Phillips is a member of her church choir as well as the Columbus Choral Society and the Mississippi Baptist Singing Churchwomen.

Of her new role, she said, “It is an honor to serve on the board. I loved my time at The W and will always cherish the friendships and learning experiences the university afforded me. I look forward to serving my school in this capacity and connecting with other alumni that share the same passion for The W.”


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