Shirley Harrington Davis
MSU Extension Service
Years in Position: 13 Years
Years of Service to MSU: 13 Years
The Holmes County Extension Service can count on Shirley Davis to provide support to all county staff.
Davis answers the phone, inputs 4-H data, files, assists clients in all program focus areas and performs other general office duties.
Davis said what motivates her most in her job is being a resource for everyone around her.
“I love and enjoy helping my co-workers with the many aspects of their jobs,” she said. “They know they can depend on me with any task, no matter how large or small when needed. They know that I will be eager to help.”
Davis said that her favorite memories from her 13 years as an Extension office associate are from the time Crayton Coleman worked for the Holmes County Extension Service.
“He would often come to work with his smoker and pork loins or beef briskets all seasoned and ready to cook,” she said. “He would smoke that meat, and before he could get it out of the smoker, our mouths would be watering from hunger. His barbeque sauce was amazing. What a joy.”
In her spare time, Davis enjoys singing and playing Spider Solitaire. She has two sons, ages 43 and 32. Davis has 13 grandchildren.
Research Associate II
Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture
Years in Position: 1 Year
Years of Service to MSU: 1 Year
The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture relies on Myung-Bok Lee to provide them with information about their research in an organized manner.
Lee is a Research Associate in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture. She analyzes the research data and prepares manuscripts for publication.
Lee is currently working on a project studying the effects of biofuel and native grass management practices on the insect community. Another project that she is working on looks at the relationship between avian species and functional diversity in agricultural landscapes.
Lee enjoys researching different topics and getting information to her colleagues in the department.
“I provide analysis of the data, which helps others in the department with their research,” she said. “That’s what I am good at.”
Lee graduated last year from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Lee said that she came to Mississippi State University because of a friend that she had in lab at UTA.
“My supervisor, who is also my friend from UTA, first asked me if I would be interested in the job,” she said. “I like it here at MSU because the size of the school is not too big or too small. It is just right.”
Lee enjoys hiking and watching movies.