Victoria Aileen Starks of Paris was among the 21 students to be inducted into The Columns Society for 2021-22 at the University of Mississippi.
Starks is a biology major in the College of Liberal Arts at the university.
Founded in 2008, The Columns Society is a group of 12 men and 12 women who serve as the official hosts and hostesses for the University of Mississippi. It consists of juniors and seniors who embody character, respect and passion for the university, according to a press release from the school. These students represent the university at various events and welcome guests to campus. The organization is founded upon the principles of humble service, leadership and integrity.
“Our Columns Society members dedicate themselves to going above and beyond in their roles in order to serve the University of Mississippi, and I’m delighted to be able to recognize them,” said Natasha Jeter, assistant vice chancellor for wellness and student success. “Someone wise once said, ‘If service is beneath you, leadership is beyond you,’ and I believe that perfectly describes our Columns Society members.”