Staff Spotlight: Tyler Wheat

Robert Scott


Tyler Wheat is the communication specialist for Mississippi University for Women. He works for University Relations in the Welcome Center. Wheat performs many duties each day that are crucial to the university. These duties include writing press releases, managing the school’s social media accounts and writing articles for the alumni magazine, “Visions.” He attended the University of Alabama, where he studied Public Relations.

Spectator Spotlight: Tatjana Matthews

Anna Dudley


This spotlight features Tatjana Matthews, head softball coach for Mississippi University for Women’s Lady Owls.  Matthews, affectionately known as “Coach Tot,” is originally from Charleston, S.C. and started the position in January 2017.  Matthews has a lifetime of wisdom and experience to guide her and the team through this experimental season ahead.

Staff Spotlight: Alan Johnson

Staff Spotlight: Alan Johnson

Monica Kizer


Alan Johnson is the director of Dining Services at The W. Originally from Milwaukee, Wis., Johnson has been in the South for several years now and a staff member at The W for the last three. During the fall semester, the dining hall has hosted monotony breaker events such as the World’s Fair and other "Elite Events" to ensure students a great dining experience. Johnson shares insights of the Dining Services’ past and future events throughout the semesters. 

Q: What brought you to The W?

Alumni Spotlight: Johnathan Best

Lauren Trimm

News Editor

Johnathan Best graduated from the W in 2016 with a degree in theater. He has been training in martial arts since he was 12 and has always wanted to own his own studio. That dream has finally become a reality. In this Alumni Spotlight, Best shares the story behind his dream and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.

Q: How did you come up with the idea for a martial arts studio?