Michelle Bruce, 20, is a junior general business major with a double minor in English and journalism. She was born in San Antonio, Texas and was adopted when she was 5 along with her older brother and younger sister by parents who both worked in the Air Force.
She has lived in multiple places, including Colorado Springs, Colorado; Oxford, Mississippi; and Warrensburg, Missouri with her military family. When she isn’t at school, she resides in Overland Park, Kansas with her mother, sister; their dog, Bailey; and their cat, Marigold.
Bruce enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, writing mainly fiction and poetry, listening to music and creating playlists, napping and watching movies. Her favorite movie is an animated film by Studio Ghibli called Howl’s Moving Castle, which she has seen at least 20 times. Her favorite song is “Rhythm of Love” by Plain White T’s.
She lived in Oxford during 6th-9th grade and wanted to attend Ole Miss since she was a freshman in high school. She hopes to become a writer and editor, and spends quite a bit of time daydreaming about writing the perfect story. She likes to think of herself as being spontaneous, which can be evidenced by the occasional radical haircut or intense wardrobe change. Online shopping is the bane of her existence.
Bruce was most likely named after The Beatles’ song “Michelle,” which she says is simple and lovely, but entirely underrated. Her favorite time of the year is near the end of spring because everything has come back to life and the weather has warmed up to the ideal temperature of 70 degrees with the occasional cool breeze. She also very much enjoys the flowers.