Eudora Welty *
Prize-winning author and leading lady of
letters in America.
- Elizabeth Hazen *
- Scientist who was the
co-discoverer of the world's leading
- Dorothy Bush *
- Served as the
secretary of the National Democratic Party
for 45 years.
- Blanche Colton Williams *
- Writer who started
the nationally prominent O.Henry Short Story
- Evelyn McPhail *
- Served as co-chair of
the Republican National Committee.
- Lenore Prather
- First woman to serve
as a Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi.
- Valerie Jaudon
- Only Mississippi
woman artist featured in H.H. Arnason's History of Modern Art (third edition).
- Denise Dillard
- Playwright and winner
of the American Theatre Festival's National
Student Playwright Award, whose play, Blue Collar Blues, was performed in the
- Toni Seawright
- First black Miss
- Dr. Susan Stephens Golden
- Scientist and Professor of Biology who was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences
The mothers of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner both attended MUW.