Miss Susan Atkinson and Pete FarrisMr. and Mrs. Raymond Lee Atkinson of Brandon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Susan Elizabeth Atkinson to Pete Nathaniel Farris of Southaven.
Susan is the granddaughter of Eleanor G. Campbell and the late James E. Campbell of Yazoo City and the late Ray and Arlayne D. Atkinson of Clinton.
Susan will graduate from Mississippi College in May with a B.A. in English Writing. She is the president of the English honors society, Sigma Tau Delta, as well as a member of Alpha Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Lambda Delta. In her years at Mississippi College she has worked with the school newspaper, The Collegian, as both a section editor and copy editor and with the school’s art and literary magazine, The Arrowhead, first as the assistant editor then as the general editor. Off-campus, she worked with Courthouse Gymnastics Inc., for four years as an instructor. She has also served as a tutor for two years in the Mississippi College Writing Center, as an office assistant in the English Department, and as the summer assistant for the Gore Art Gallery. Currently, she works as a freelance copywriter and editor with Catalyst Media Solutions based in Clinton. She is an alumna of East Rankin Academy.
Pete is the son of Gary and Julie Farris of Southaven and the grandson of Kitty and Gary Martin of Hardy, Ark., and Pete and Linda Sue Farris of Hornlake.
Pete will graduate from Mississippi College in May with a B.S. in Graphic Design. He is the president of Kappa Pi, the honorary art society, as well as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. He is a valued student of the art department with many awards and honors from the department for his artistic achievements. During his time at Mississippi College, he has worked in the Samuel Gore Art Gallery as one of its most dedicated student workers and as a Mac computer lab assistant. Pete has worked with several publications on campus including the Collegian, the Arrowhead, and the Tribesman. He is also an experienced photographer, having worked with the Life Touch portrait studios for a number of years, as well as a talented graphic designer and web developer, working with several businesses and design studios in the Metro-Jackson area. Currently, he is a freelance designer and web developer for Digitize My MSG and is the founder and owner of Catalyst Media Solutions. He is an alumnus of Southaven High School.
Their wedding will be celebrated at Lakeland Presbyterian Church, Flowood, June 8 at 2 p.m. All family and friends are welcome at the ceremony and reception.