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EMCC LAUNCH PAD APPLAUDS SANDERSON PLUMBING EMPLOYEES

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC LAUNCH PAD APPLAUDS SANDERSON PLUMBING EMPLOYEES

MAYHEW – In the face of immense uncertainty, a group of employees laid off from the closed Sanderson Plumbing facility in Columbus have pushed ahead toward a new chapter. And in the process they inspired a group who specializes in new chapters.
Around 15 former Sanderson Plumbing employees now enrolled in adult basic education classes at East Mississippi Community College’s Launch Pad program gathered for a reception Monday at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. The former Sanderson crew is still in the thick of their efforts to enroll in Workforce training classes at EMCC. But first they had to earn at least a bronze Career Readiness Certificate through the WorkKeys test, which is no small task for someone who’s been out of school for decades.
“Sanderson Plumbing was one of the few places that still hired people without a high school diploma. A lot of them thought they’d never work anywhere but Sanderson Plumbing, so they were completely out of their comfort zone. But they came in and gave this program their complete and total effort. So we felt like we ought to congratulate them,” said Jim Bearden, director of the Launch Pad, EMCC’s ABE-GED division.
As Sanderson Plumbing shut down in stages between January and May of 2014, displaced employees were offered the opportunity through the WIN Job Center to enroll at the Launch Pad and learn a fresh set of employable skills. Many were apprehensive about becoming a student again, to say the least.
“I thought ‘Oh, Lord! What am I going to do? I’ve been out of school for 41 years!” said Kathy Smith, who was relatively new to Sanderson Plumbing with just eight years under her belt.
“What they teach now isn’t the same stuff they taught when I was in school. But they told me, ‘Don’t worry about it. You’re going to do great.’ And they helped me every step of the way. I’ve never had people who pushed me like that and said, ‘You can do it.’”
Mary Davis of Brooksville spent 20 years at Sanderson Plumbing.
“I was just wondering how I’m going to pay these bills. I’m too old to go back to school. But I came out and met everyone and, once I took that first step, it didn’t take that long. Once you take that first step, it’s a whole lot easier than you thought,” she said.
Trent Ivy of Columbus had almost 29 years in the books at Sanderson Plumbing. And he thought he was done learning math for the rest of his life.
“It was hard at first. A lot of formulas, I didn’t remember. But they were very patient with us and eventually it all came back to me,” he said.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith also attended the reception and told the former Sanderson Plumbing employees how impressed he was to see them all reroute their lives.
“I admire you all for staying focused and committed. You’ve got a second chance. And if you weren’t serious about it, you wouldn’t be here right now,” said Smith.
Having achieved their Career Readiness Certificates through the Launch Pad, most of the former Sanderson Plumbing group will move on to Workforce classes through the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division at EMCC’s GT campus. Students who have a high school diploma or earn their GEDs are eligible to participate in any of the MTE Division’s Workforce classes, while those students without a GED can still enroll in EMCC’s welding, carpentry or HVAC programs.
“This opportunity and EMCC have given me hope,” said Kathy Smith, who will start EMCC’s health care data technician course in January.
“Everything I’ve learned in my life, I’ve learned through experience. Now this is my second life.”
Suzanne Monk, director of public information Office: (662) 476-5014 Cell: (601) 480-2879
Jason Browne, publications coordinator Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (662) 251-2296
Rocky Higginbotham, PI/marketing associate Office: (662) 476-5013 Cell: (601) 604-2056

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CPRAM offers communication majors scholarship at two/four-year colleges

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Jones County Junior College
CPRAM offers communication majors scholarship at two/four-year colleges

ELLISVILLE-State college public relations officials are encouraging students to continue their interest in the area of communications at Mississippi’s community and senior colleges by offering two $500 scholarships high school seniors and current college students can apply to receive.

Students applying for the CPRAM (College Public Relations Association of Mississippi) scholarship must be majoring in one of the following fields of study: public relations, communications, journalism, advertising, mass communications, political communications, crisis management, graphic design, or other communication-oriented majors. The scholarships could be awarded to a student entering or enrolled at the state’s two-year colleges or the state’s four-year colleges. The student must also be a full-time student.

Scholarship applicants must be in good standing and present three letters of recommendation from individuals connected to his/her academic institution. This includes college advisors, high school teacher/official, home-school teacher, etc. Students may be recommended by an active CPRAM member.

The applicants must complete the scholarship application and have it returned to the scholarship committee no later than Feb. 13, 2015. Applicants also must include a 500-word essay entitled, “With all the changes being made in the field of Communications, what skills do I have to keep up with these changes?”

Students receiving the scholarship can be awarded the scholarship for more than one year, but they must re-apply every year. The scholarship committee reserves the right to make its decision based on need, merit and the number of applicants each year.

CPRAM reserves the right to withdraw this scholarship if a student withdraws from school during the award year, changes his/her major, fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA or other grave instances of misconduct.

The committee will announce the winner(s) during its annual conference held in May 2015. The scholarship will then be awarded for the 2015 fall term.

For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu, or Scholarship Committee member at JCJC, Teresa McCreery at (601) 477-4032 or teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu
For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu, or Scholarship Committee member at JCJC, Teresa McCreery at (601) 477-4032 or teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu

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JCJC New Century Scholars/All-State American Team representatives selected

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC New Century Scholars/All-State American Team representatives selected
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College sophomores were recently nominated for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s New Century Scholars/All-State American Team honors. These students were nominated by faculty members and then selected by the JCJC Scholarship Committee. They have maintained a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA, have taken challenging academic courses, have completed a minimum of 36 hours, are busy serving the community and college in various ways, and did well in an interview with the Scholarship Committee.
The nominees were Anna Beth Houston, a political science major from Laurel; Trey Black, a physical therapy major from Ellisville; Joseph “Chip” Cooley, an art, English and film major form Laurel; Destini Meadows, a biology major from Richton; Chris Morgan, a bio-chemistry major from Madison; Ryan Shoemake, a nuclear research major from Laurel and Bridgette Wagner, a chemical engineering major from D’Iberville. Meadows and Morgan were chosen from the seven to go on to compete for state titles and national honors.
“I’m very excited about the path you’re taking. It was a very difficult decision for the Scholarship Committee to choose the group from the nearly 5,000 JCJC students and then narrow it down to two students. All of you make me proud to be a part of Jones,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, Dean of Academic Affairs.
He added each student has the opportunity to earn additional scholarships through Phi Theta Kappa and other organizations as a nominee.
“We are very honored to be chosen to represent JCJC,” said Meadows. “We will do our best to make the college proud as we continue to ‘compete,’” added Morgan.
Meadows is involved at Jones as PTK’s Director of Honors in Action project and is coordinating organ donation drives on campus in memory of a friend of hers. She is also a member of the English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta, she has been on the Dean’s Honor Roll and is a recipient of a JCJC Foundation Scholarship
She has also helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity, volunteered to be on the campus blood drive committee and is a tutor in the Student Success Center. Her future plans include earning her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College with an emphasis in medical sciences and applying for medical school at the University of Mississippi.
Morgan is a JCJC Bobcat Baseball player and was a part of the state and district championship 2013 team. He is a member of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute, an FCA lead team member, PTK member and earned All-Region 23 team honors and MACJC All-State 1st team honors in baseball. Morgan also earned the Coach Elmer Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship. His future plans include getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State and then apply for the University of Mississippi Medical College with plans to be an orthopedic surgeon. He has spent many summers being a camp counselor for Branson Missouri’s Kanakuk Kamps. He has been a devotional and motivational speaker from Madison Central High School’s football and baseball teams and is a Disciple Now leader at his home church, First Baptist Church of Madison.
Now the students will furiously work on writing about their volunteer efforts for the PTK selection committee. Mooney and Warren will be honored next spring in Jackson upon the conclusion of the competition. The USA Today Academic Team program annually recognizes 60 outstanding two-year college students. First, Second, and Third Teams, each consisting of 20 members, are selected from the nominees. The 20 First Team members receive stipends of $2,500 each. All 60 members of the All- USA Academic Team and their colleges receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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MCC Calendar of Events - Jan. 2015

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Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events January 2015
Workforce Education Class, Network Maintenance, Jan. 2-March 30, 6-9 p.m., Call 601-482-7445.

MCC reopens for spring registration, Jan. 5.

ABE/GED Registration, Jan. 6 and 8, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Ralph Young Center.

Spring classes begin, Jan. 12. Contact Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

MCC Basketball, Jan. 8: MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 13: MCC vs. Southwest Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 22, MCC vs. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Contact: Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

Workforce Education Class, Basic Electricity, Jan. 8-12, 6-9 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445

ABE/GED Registration, Jan. 9 and 10, 9 a.m., Ralph Young Center.

Workforce Development Class, Cabinetry and Woodworking, Jan. 13-May 14, 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Welding, Day Class, Jan. 16-March 20, 7 a.m.-noon, Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. MCC McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Rhonda Smith, 601-484-8645.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Tony Pasko and Friends, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call 601-484-8696.

Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 101 MCC Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

College closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Continuing Education class, Classical Ballet, Jan. 20, Jan. 22. Call 601-482-7445.]

Workforce Development Class, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Refresher, Jan. 20-Feb 5, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy. Call 601-482-7445.

GED Graduation, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Dulaney Room. Call 601-484-8798.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call 601-484-8696.

Workforce Development Class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech/Copper-Based Systems, Jan. 22-April 2, 6-10 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Welding-Night Class, Jan. 22-April 2, 6-10 p.m., Ross Collins Vocational Center Welding Shop. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Plumbing, Jan. 23-March 27, 6-9 p.m., MCC Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, ServSafe, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Culinary Arts Building. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Classes, Jan. 26-28, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Classes, Jan. 26-Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m.,Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, HVAC 1-Part II, Jan. 26-May 4, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, HVAC II-Part II, Jan. 27-May 5, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Clay Sculpture, 9-11 a.m., Jan. 27 or Jan. 28. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Art with Abby: Petite Picasso Art Camp, Jan. 29-March 5, 4 p.m. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Lifeguard Training, Jan. 30-Feb. 8, Damon Fitness Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Computer Class, Basic of Computers, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Webb Hall. Call 601-482-7445.
Kay Thomas
Director of College Promotions
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored
ELLISVILLE - Sixteen Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their accomplishments in the workplace. The Appreciation Awards began in 2004 and focus on four individuals from three categories of employees: faculty, office staff and administrative support, and employees working in, maintenance, housekeeping, campus grounds and campus police. Each staff employee finalist was awarded a cash prize of $125 and the overall winner received $625. Faculty finalists each received a cash prize of $250 and the overall winner received $1,000. Three individual honors were also bestowed upon the selected employees at the luncheon, including the Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence, SODEXHO Employee Award of Excellence and the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities.
The Faculty Recognition Program was designed and funded by the JCJC Foundation, Inc., and the college, with the luncheon sponsored by the JCJC Student Government Association, the college and the JCJC Foundation. Finalists are selected and interviewed by the Faculty and Staff Recognition Program Selection Committee. The finalists for the faculty awards were Dr. Ronnie Bishop-Social Sciences; Larry Looney, Industrial Services; Meri Ford Newell-Fine Arts; Rhonda Robertson-Science and Benji Sessums-Health and Human Services.
Dr. Bishop won the overall award in recognition of his 25 years in education at JCJC. As the division chair of the Social Sciences Department he teaches philosophy and religion classes, as well as overseeing dozens of sociology majors. Some of Dr. Bishops’ honors include being named Humanities Teacher of the Year in 2009, Jeff Meaders Check Pilot of the Year for the Mississippi Sqaudron of the Civil Air Patrol in 2010, Volunteer of the Year at South Jones Elementary School in 2009 for English tutoring and the Horizon Award for New Advisor of the Year from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 1995.
Dr. Bishop basically believes teachers are on a mission and may feel like they are in the mission fields trying to get students to learn. “In my opinion, good teachers are on a mission. They expect their students to learn. They plan for learning to happen. They take their students’ failure personally, and they make a plan for preventing that failure. I am convinced that education is life’s highest calling,” said Dr. Bishop. He added, “Teaching today requires a plan for success. Teaching is not successful if the ‘bait’ is only put out. The teacher succeeds only when the bait is taken, learning has occurred and the world is changed.”
He’s not just an advocate for being a great teacher. Dr. Bishop has a few thoughts on the importance of being a good learner as a teacher too.
“To learn continually means not only to remain current in one’s own field but to also branch out and learn just for the sake of learning. This is why I have learned to fly, have learned Spanish and I have begun to study Mississippi history since finishing my degrees. Good learners make good teachers.”
Another member of the JCJC faculty being recognized was Larry Looney, an automotive technology instructor. For sixteen years he has taught hundreds of students the ‘art’ of auto repair. He has repaired many JCJC employees’ cars while teaching students and giving them practical applications of the methods Looney teaches. He received a cash prize and a plaque for his work.
Meri Newell has been teaching at JCJC for 25 years and also serves as the assistant director of bands. She has been the voice of the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band half time show along with giving private lessons for woodwind students, teaching music appreciation classes and assisting the band director in managing the band’s performances. She has inspired many students and adults by volunteering her time with the Cancer Relay for Life program for years before she was diagnosed and is now a cancer survivor.
For 22 years, Rhonda Robertson has been teaching chemistry at Jones. She is a member of an administrative and faculty committee serving to liaise between JCJC and the polymer science program at USM, assisting students with the transition as well as providing research opportunities. Robertson has also assisted with several campus recruiting events and she has presented chemistry field career options for students. Her list of community involvement spans the gamut of teaching ESL classes through the Jones County Baptist Association to being an officer in the South Jones Show Choir and Soccer Booster Clubs. She is married to Ronnie Robertson, and they have three children.
Benji Sessums has been an EMT instructor for eight years and is now the program director. He has served on several Homecoming committees and he and his students assist with campus blood drives, Special Olympics and the Jones County School Districts’ Farmer Safety Day and teach CPR to fourth and fifth graders during that event. Sessums manages to work for two ambulance services: Emserve in Laurel and the Stone County ambulance service in Wiggins. When he’s not saving lives, he’s saving souls as the pastor of Carson Baptist Church in Jeff Davis County with his wife and two kids.
A new award was introduced this year to a member of the JCJC cafeteria staff. The SODEXHO Employee Award of Excellence for 2014 was given to Linda Hutto who has served Board of Trustees Members to students and community members for the last 20 years. Pat Williams, SODEXHO office manager said, “Linda puts her heart in everything she does. We just love her!”
Hutto received a plaque and a cash award for her service.
The Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence was established two years ago to honor a mid-level administrator whose commitment to the profession has stood out amongst their peers. Campus Police Chief, Stan Livingston was chosen as the recipient of this honor for his four years as the police chief and for taking on the challenge of changing how the department operates. Livingston has basically implemented the same standards for JCJC as a city police department would enforce. Dr. Smith praised his efforts for transforming the department by going over and beyond to provide a convenient service for students. Livingston received a plaque and a cash award.
The Office Staff and Administrative Support nominees included Tara Dupree who has worked in Admissions for 13 years at the college. Kristen Register has served nine years in the Health Clinic and has been called out on several campus emergencies utilizing her paramedic skills. For 18 years, Daphne Yeager has worked in the President’s and Business Offices and has proved to be a “vital” employee. The overall winner for the Office Staff and Administrative Support employees is Regina Poole Clark. She has worked in the Student Services and Academic Dean’s Office’s for 24 years.
In the maintenance, housekeeping, campus grounds and campus police departments, Gerald Griffin was recognized for his three years working in transportation and grounds. Stella Chapman’s 24 years in housekeeping earned her a spot as a finalist. Jeffrey Morris was also commended for his 13 years in the transportation and grounds departments. The top award went to Ravel Anderson who has worked in housekeeping for five years.
English instructor, Dr. David Lowery was honored with the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities. He received a $500 cash award in recognition of his abilities as a Humanities instructor who exemplifies intellectual integrity in the classroom, encourages independent analytical thinking skills, engenders a love for humanitarian pursuits and fosters a positive rapport with students. He was also recognized as the Faculty and Staff Associations’ member of the Year.
This Humanities award was initiated by JCJC alumni, Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. “Buddy” and Barbara Sauls. Their daughter, Tracy was a 1990 JCJC graduate. Mr. Sauls was a former JCJC Board of Trustees member and Mrs. Saul is currently on the JCJC Foundation board.

Picture cutline SODEXHO employee award of excellence linda hutto: A new award was given this year to recognize the efforts of JCJC’s cafeteria employees who work for SODEXHO. Linda Hutto was honored with a plaque and a cash award for her 20 years of outstanding service.

Picture cutline Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence: JCJC’s Campus Police Chief, Stan Livingston was the recipient of the Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence award.

Picture Cutline for Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities: Recipient of the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities, Dr. David Lowery is pictured on the right with JCJC VP of Advancement and JCJC Foundation Inc., Executive Director, Charlie Garretson.

Picture Cutline Faculty Recognition winners: Five faculty members were recognized for their
accomplishments in the classroom and community recently. Pictured left to right are finalists: Benji Sessums-Health and Human Services, Rhonda Robertson-Science, Overall Faculty Winner, Ronnie Bishop-Social Science, and finalists, Larry Looney-Industrial Services and Meri Newell-Fine Arts.

Picture Cutline recognition award Office Staff recognition: JCJC former Student Services and current Academic Dean’s Administrative Assistant, Regina Poole Clark (left) took home the top prize at the JCJC Employee Recognition luncheon for her accomplishments in her department and in the community. She is pictured with finalists, Kristen Register and Tara Dupree. Not pictured: Daphne Yeager.

Picture Cutline employee recognition award maintenance, housekeeping, transportation and campus police recognition:
JCJC’s Ravel Anderson (left) earned the top award for his accomplishments in the housekeeping department at the JCJC Employee Recognition luncheon. He is pictured with finalists, (left to right) Jeffrey Morris, Stella Chapman and Gerald Griffin.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College culinary arts students’ baking skills were put to the test recently. The Cake Show “Bake Off” tests the student’s baking and decorating skills as well as presentation of their product. Ariana Harrison of McComb made a wedding cake with a fall color theme learning a new way to create flowers.

“This was my first time working with gum paste to create flowers. I hope to do it again and be like my mom who bakes cakes out of her home,” said Harrison.

Petal’s Brenda Hegwood created an elegant red and black themed cake. She said she loves to cook but baking was a challenge for her.

“It was very time consuming. I love to cook but I’m not sure I want to bake for a living so I’m glad I had this opportunity in class.”

JCJC culinary arts instructor, Gloria Newell explained, “TV cooking shows don’t really show what it takes to cook a meal or decorate a cake. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on TV.”
Richton’s Jacqulyn Smith-Laythe said she loves to bake for her family but this assignment made her realize she is not a baker! Making this cake took 24 hours and we had to do it in small segments throughout the week.

“I have a huge appreciation for bakers because you have to have patience. The whole process is not easy. Laying out the fondant, getting wrinkles out and trying to measure how much you need to cover the cake is not as easy as it seems,” said Smith Laythe.

JCJC’s culinary program exposes students to a variety of cooking styles and venues but Newell stresses the basics. She added, if a student has a good foundation to build upon, students will be more marketable upon graduation. For more information about the JCJC culinary arts program contact Newell or Micah Moore at 601-477-4209 or email micah.moore@jcjc.edu or Gloria.newell@jcjc.edu.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College culinary arts students’ baking skills were put to the test recently. The Cake Show “Bake Off” tests the student’s baking and decorating skills as well as presentation of their product. Ariana Harrison of McComb made a wedding cake with a fall color theme learning a new way to create flowers.

“This was my first time working with gum paste to create flowers. I hope to do it again and be like my mom who bakes cakes out of her home,” said Harrison.

Petal’s Brenda Hegwood created an elegant red and black themed cake. She said she loves to cook but baking was a challenge for her.

“It was very time consuming. I love to cook but I’m not sure I want to bake for a living so I’m glad I had this opportunity in class.”

JCJC culinary arts instructor, Gloria Newell explained, “TV cooking shows don’t really show what it takes to cook a meal or decorate a cake. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on TV.”
Richton’s Jacqulyn Smith-Laythe said she loves to bake for her family but this assignment made her realize she is not a baker! Making this cake took 24 hours and we had to do it in small segments throughout the week.

“I have a huge appreciation for bakers because you have to have patience. The whole process is not easy. Laying out the fondant, getting wrinkles out and trying to measure how much you need to cover the cake is not as easy as it seems,” said Smith Laythe.

JCJC’s culinary program exposes students to a variety of cooking styles and venues but Newell stresses the basics. She added, if a student has a good foundation to build upon, students will be more marketable upon graduation. For more information about the JCJC culinary arts program contact Newell or Micah Moore at 601-477-4209 or email micah.moore@jcjc.edu or Gloria.newell@jcjc.edu.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

ELLISVILLE– Three members of the Jones County Junior College Faculty and Staff Association were recently honored for their work in that association at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. Selection was based on the nominee’s outstanding abilities and contributions to the FSA, classroom, community and other professional accomplishments.

President of the organization, Dr. Matthew Burnham announced the FSA Member of the Year is English instructor, Dr. David Lowery of Laurel. He has been teaching at Jones for 13 years and recently published his first book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” Lowery was also recognized during the luncheon for a Humanities Award.

“I consider it an honor and a privilege to win both the Faculty and Staff Association Member of the Year Award and the Barbara and Gary Sauls Humanities Award. It is awesome to be recognized for my dedication to the field of teaching with both of these prestigious awards,” said Dr. Lowery.

For the seventh year, the FSA also recognized an outstanding officer of the organization. Career and Technical Support Services’ Lucy Flowers received the Officer of the Year Award. She has served as Vice President of the FSA for the last three years and has been the secretary for the organization from 2002 until 2011. Some of her contributions include attending every meeting and Capitol Day activities for the past 12 years. As a reward, Flowers received a plaque and $200.

A new honor was announced in the hopes the recipient would be able to be honored in person instead of posthumously. The newly established Distinguished Service Award was awarded to retired JCJC machine shop instructor, Bob Smith. He retired a year ago and was diagnosed with lung cancer several months ago. He lost his battle to cancer in November.

“As officers of the Faculty and Staff Association, Dr. Matthew Burnham, Lucy Flowers, and Kelly Atwood would like to send our deepest sympathy to Bob's family on behalf of JCJC. Bob was truly our best friend and each of us will never forget his stories. Bob served every position in the JCJC Faculty and Staff Association and as both VP and President of the Mississippi Faculty Association. He will be greatly missed but his laughter will never be forgotten. Thank you Bob,” said Dr. Burnham.

Smith’s children, Greg Smith of Hattiesburg and Lee Smith Taylor of Saucier shared with Dr. Burnham upon learning of the new award in their father’s memory, “Each family member would like to deeply express their gratitude to the JCJC family and how much the Faculty and Staff Association meant to Bob. He always had a wonderful FSA story full of smiles.”
Smith served 12 years in JCJC FSA and two years as the Mississippi Faculty and Staff Association President, and two years as VP.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

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EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

East Mississippi Community College held 2014 fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 12 at its Scooba and Golden Triangle campuses. The ceremonies included students who graduated during the summer and fall semesters at the Scooba, Golden Triangle, Columbus Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Meridian, Lion Hills and online/eLearning campuses.
“These men and women, young and old and from every conceivable background, have proven themselves ready to take the next step in their personal growth. Whether that’s continuing their education at another institution, entering the workforce or both,” said EMCC President Dr. Rick Young.
“We look forward to these commencement ceremonies as a celebration of our students’ accomplishments and their potential to impact their communities with the knowledge and skills they’ve gained at EMCC.”
This is the first year the Scooba campus has held a fall commencement ceremony.
Overall, more than 270 students earned associate’s degrees or vocational certificates in academic and career-technical areas. They are listed below by county and hometown.


BOLIVAR
Cleveland: Lauren Avery
Gunnison: William Lloyd

CHICKASAW
Houston: Mandy Duncan, Trampis Hardin, Thomas Hill, Sandra Oakman

CHOCTAW
Aberdeen: Diana Kirkpatrick
Ackerman: Josua Ponder, Samone Ponder
Mathiston: Emily Bullard, William Crenshaw, Keriann Johnsey
Weir: William Bramlett

CLARKE
Enterprise: Nicholas Thrash
Quitman: Christian Berry

CLAY
Cedar Bluff: Jessica Flemings, Crystal Scott, Sharon Cook
West Point: George Allen, Ana Chandler, Shaqueria Collins, Elizabeth Hammond, Nolan Fulcher, Linda Ivy, Tiffany Johnson, Tawona Lewis, Wendi McMinn, Toni McWilliams, Laura Ann Nix, Benjamin Pearson, Erica Powers, Jerry Randle, Anna Ready, Lauren Simpson, Aimee Smith, Willie Smith III, Alicia Stringer, Carolyn Ware, Terry Warren, Amber Wilkerson

DESOTO
Olive Branch: Jamal Danley, Tarble Mays III
Southaven: Leah Haughwout

FORREST
Hattiesburg: Brandon Acker, Charles Smith

HINDS
Clinton: Anna Floyd

JONES
Laurel: Defond Bester, Allen Sentimore

KEMPER
Daleville: Isaac Johnson
DeKalb: Kirsten Benoman, Jamon Davis, Tiffany Goins, William Hall, Kristy McCoy, Kirbi McIntosh, Terineshia Prince, Roshard Simmons
Porterville: Cordesha Anderson, Tybrisha Clayton, Jatesha Gibbs
Preston: Helena McClendon, Justin Sanderford
Scooba: Sharnessia Dale, ShaQuisha Mosley, Quynndarious Pettus, Tagina Rencher, Megan Reynolds, Myesha Terrell

LAMAR
Sumrall: Jeffrey Arrington, Nathanael Hutson

LAUDERDALE
Collinsville: Darwin Sessums
Daleville: Clint Brown
Lauderdale: Kelly Silliman, Quadacia Walker
Marion: Shekinah Christian
Meridian: Jodi Ahner, RaVondra Betts, Tyrone Johnson, Jetsen Scarbrough, JaQarius Scott, Walter Taylor, Samuel Williams
Toomsuba: Brittany Parnell

LEAKE
Carthage: Tavion Jones

LEE
Tupelo: Andrew White

LOWNDES
Artesia: Barbara Gilchrist
Caledonia: Kara Agnew, Dana Bertrand, William Bigham, Jacob Britton, Michael Bruce, Camella Hackman, Robert Jacobs, Tiffany Labonte, James Logan, Will McReynolds, Vonetta Moore, Kiara Scott
Columbus: Kaylee Ambrose, Kristie Baucom, Tia Baudoin, Lindsey Blankenship, Jessica Brown, Lisa Brown, Heather Cade, Taylor Christian, Allison Chunn, Tavaraes Clark, Vicky Deloach, Stephen Dennis, Dequanata Eckford, Stephanie Ellis, Sydnee Elmore, Jana Evans, Rebekah Ferguson, Victoria Fitzgerald, Aubrie Ford, Deanna Fowler, Miracle Gandy, Jasmine Gardner, Patrick Ghoston, Keidja Gore, Sade Gore, Connie Harris, Kwame Harris, Brittany Hawkins, Amber Heam, Rikki Heuser, Jessica Hill, Michael Hodges Jr., William Honnoll, Melissa Howard, Ivan Jackson, Jasmyn Johnson, Wesley Lake, Bryan Mayfield, Shekeyna McAllister, Jordan Miller, Daphne Mixon, Leslie Morgan, Cynthia Morris, Gage Parker, Ashley Peacock, Khadeja Perry, Tyre Psalms, Jasmine Reed, Thomas Rosselot, Michael Russell, Hannah Sabo, Samantha Saffore, Antoria Sanders, Sherikela Shields, Quentarius Smith, Susan Tyson, Brody Weseli, Brytni West, Derek Yoder
Crawford: Tracy Coleman, Ashley Harrell, Michael Young
Steens: Joshua Burr, Twanna Gray, Jeremy Marsh, Sandy Taylor

MADISON
Madison: Kailan White

MARSHALL
Holly Springs: Savannah Kimmons

MONROE
Aberdeen: India Brasley, Melanie Crandall, Brandon Hodges, Justin Lucas
Amory: Stephanie Phillips
Hamilton: Christopher Savage
Prairie: Lakevis Chandler, Mary Johnson, Roderick McNairy

NESHOBA
Philadelphia: Mary Burns, Jermeka Hathorn, Norman Samuel III

NOXUBEE
Brooksville: Thea Bankhead, Drew Cade, Klaireece Sanders, Steven Shepherd, Cornell Skinner
Macon: Mary Cheatham, Destiny Conner, Cassandra Dew, Ciara Latham, Ferris McGuire, Delanie Orr, Traneka Reed, Randy Williams, Jayberella Windham
Shuqualak: D’Airron Bryant, JaBreka Dancy, Temera Maxwell

OKTIBBEHA
Maben: Trevor Carpenter, Charles Guyton, Amanda Pugh, Alicia Yeatman
Starkville: Jakarta Agnew, Larry Avant, Meekayll Boyd, Joseph Brackin, Nicholas Brooks, Kinesha Brown, Treasure Butler, Kenneth Clifford, Mary Cody, Jasmine Cook, Jillesia Dancer, Joanna Franks, Alicia Hazzard, Macin Horstemeyer, Joseph Jaudon, Tuesdal Johnson, Bianca Jones, Stuart Kinard, Kaitlyn Lomen, Tanaugia Lucious, Tyronda Lucious, Brent Lyles, Elizabeth McDill, Cynthia Miller, Jailyn Montgomery, Jessica Neal, Benjamin Oglesby, Amber Osborne, David Oswald, Temeria Poe, Matthew Rives, Aisha Smith, Meagan Smith, Pethezza Tate, Ahsia Temple, William Trainor, Mark Vaughn, Ricky Wallace, Najeea Waters, Angela White, James White
Sturgis: Nicole Briones, Daniel Hamilton, Bridget Lee

PEARL RIVER
Picayune: Jacob Feeley

RANKIN
Florence: Evan Grimes

SCOTT
Morton: Shane Overby

TALLAHATCHIE
Charleston: Kameron Myers, Ambrois Neal Jr., Deshadrick Truly

WARREN
Vicksburg: Aaron Coomes, Arnold Hazzlerigg, Jade Oliver

WASHINGTON
Greenville: Eric Dancer

WAYNE
Waynesboro: Takera Mitchell

WEBSTER
Eupora: Stephanie Lamb, Mary Rumore
Mantee: Perrin Sizemore

WINSTON
Louisville: Dustin Carter, Matthew Carter, Dagard Hughes, LaCanada Miller, Shaundra Thames
Noxapater: Jennifer Clay

OUT OF STATE
Emelle, Ala.: Dontavia Smith
Fayette, Ala.: Byron McCrary
Spanish Fort, Ala.: Demario Montgomery
Chula Vista, Ca.: Gregnita Franks
Independence, La.: Jeryl Brazil
Patterson, La.: Lorenzo Phillips
Niagara Falls, N.Y.: Chad Kelly
Pelzer, S.C.: David Jones Jr.
Military: Clarence Hoffman

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JCJC employees honored for service

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored for service

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC.
Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.
Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.
“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC employees honored for service

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored for service

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC.
Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.
Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.
“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course

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JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College is offering Basic Machining as a non-credit class on the Ellisville campus, in the Industrial Services Building. Learn the basics of running a lathe, milling machine and drill press. Classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2015. If you have any questions about the class, call Paul Johnson at 601-477-4244 or Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4113.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC is offering intercession courses

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC is offering intercession courses
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is offering three intercession courses beginning December 30, through January 9, 2015. These “face-to-face” classes are for students who are serious about working to complete a course during the holidays. The same assignments for the regular semester courses will be completed during this time frame.

The classes will meet from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily except for the last day, which will meet for a two-hour final exam. Meeting Dates are: December 30, 31, January 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The classes will be counted as part of the total hours for the 2015 spring semester. If a student has financial aid available for the spring semester, payment can be applied for the spring semester.

Classes being offered are:

2347 CRJ 1313 Introduction to Criminal Justice Instructor-Yarbrough Jones Hall 135
2344 GEO 1113 World Regional Geography Instructor-Garick Jones Hall 138

2345 HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health Instructor-Robinson Jones Hall 132

The last day to register is December 17, in the Student Success Center for these classes.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

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JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College students in the Fine Arts Department performing groups, JC Voices and JC Jazz were overjoyed at the response of their first ever Toys for Tots toy drive. The public donated hundreds of toys as admission to a new holiday concert at JCJC called, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas.” The evening of jazzy Christmas tunes was spectacular, only topped off by the number of donated toys from the audience.

“We are very happy with the response to the toy drive as part of a new JCJC tradition in the Fine Arts Department. The Marine Reserves ‘Toys for Tots’ program was also pleased with the generosity of so many people attending the JCJC Jingle Jazz Christmas concert. JCJC students said they too enjoyed being able to give back to the community and showcase their talents,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Department Chair.

For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of JC Jazz


Saxophones
Cale Green - Laurel
Jordan Sanders - Ellisville
Harlan Mapp - Hattiesburg
Terry Jackson - Hattiesburg
Billy Loper - Seminary

Trumpets
Caleb Guilbeau – Ellisville
Sophia Daniel – Kokomo
Marshal Steen - Brandon
Bryce Kinzer – Gautier

Trombones
Leah Dueitt - Neely
Sam Cruz - Pensacola, FL

Doby Herring - Waynesboro
Andrew Watson - Ovett

Guitar
Micah Moffett – Magee

Bass
Dustin Logan - Soso

Drums
Zach Biglane – Ellisville


Members of JC Voices


Ashley Adams, Laurel, MS
Reagan Arnold, Collins, MS
Daniel Coats, Taylorsville, MS
Brian Doyle, Taylorsville, MS
Leah Dueitt, Neely, MS
Lauryn Easley, Laurel, MS
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins, MS
Steve Jones, Starkville, MS
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg, MS
Harlan Mapp, Hattiesburg, MS
Ashley Mills, Waynesboro, MS
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach, MS
Shaquille Shelwood, Ellisville, MS
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg, MS
Morgan Smith, Laurel, MS
David Walker, Laurel, MS
Gary Young, Ellisville, MS


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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EMCC INDUCTS TWO INTO ALPHA DELTA NU

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EMCC INDUCTS TWO INTO ALPHA DELTA NU

MAYHEW – Two students in East Mississippi Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu honor society Thursday.
Cindy Miller of Starkville and Lauren Simpson of West Point were inducted into the nursing honor society during a small ceremony at the Golden Triangle campus. The ceremony was just the second Alpha Delta Nu induction since the ADN program was reinstated at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in 2011. Miller and Simpson join four previous EMCC inductees.
Miller is retired from the Starkville School District after a 25-year teaching career. She holds degrees in microbiology and secondary education from Mississippi State but called the ADN program at EMCC “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
“It’s been a challenge with a 50-year-old brain instead of an 18-year-old brain. But I’m more settled now and my kids are grown and this is something I wanted to do for myself,” said Miller.
Simpson decided she wanted to be a nurse at 16 when she witnessed the care her father received in the hospital shortly before he passed away.
“The nurses were with him all the time and so supportive of him and us. I decided I wanted to be that person and be with people and their families when they’re at very vulnerable times in their lives,” said Simpson.
However, with a young son at home and a husband who works long hours, Simpson has sacrificed something most take for granted.
“It’s been a lot of sleepless nights. I don’t remember what sleep feels like,” she joked.
EMCC nursing instructor Rosie Wilbon said both inductees have distinguished themselves as leaders and tireless workers, and that membership in Alpha Delta Nu will offer them the chance to network with the top tier of nursing students and workers.
“Cindy has so much energy. And her will to do the best she can is always over the top. Lauren is more quiet and laid back but awesome also. She’s always at 110 percent,” said Wilbon.
Both students plan to pursue higher degrees in nursing and to practice in the Golden Triangle.

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JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Business and Office Technology program will be offering CPT Coding at night during the spring semester of 2015. This is a class designed for non-degree seeking students. The CPT Coding class will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The first class meeting will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

CPT Coding, (BOT 2643), a three semester credit hour course, is an introduction to the field of procedural coding and requirements for insurance reimbursement using CPT coding resources.
Enrollment in this class is recommended for persons who currently work in a medical setting or persons with past anatomy and physiology or medical terminology coursework who desire to learn the fundamentals of outpatient procedure coding as it relates to medical insurance reimbursement. Individuals interested in enrolling in this class, but who have questions, should contact the instructor for advice. Please notice this is a CPT Coding class—not an ICD Coding class.
For medical industry non-degree seeking students, this class and forthcoming classes could aid in studying for national certification exams offered through various health-care related professional organizations such as AHIMA, AAPC, AAMA, and AAMT in the areas of coding, medical assisting and transcription.
To apply for admission to JCJC, prospective students must complete an application either online or submit an application by fax to the admissions office at 601-477-4258, or fill out an application in person in the Admissions Office. Students must apply for admission and meet admissions requirements prior to registration. Prospective students must also request that a final high school transcript, GED score, and/or college transcripts be sent to JCJC. An ACT score is required for enrollment into certain classes.
Students can register for CPT Coding by contacting the Student Success Center (601-477-4257) for an appointment for advisement and registration, or register on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Academic Support Building.
The CPT Coding class will be offered based on demand, and space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

For more information contact the instructor, Dianne Johnson, 601-477-4816, dianne.johnson@jcjc.edu or Mary Abbey in Instructional Affairs, 601-477-4075, mary.abbey@jcjc.edu.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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MCC Baseball Visits N/E Middle School to read to students ...

10:00 am

Northeast Middle School
As you know, literacy is a huge focus of the Meridian Public School District this year. We are always looking for volunteers and people to help encourage students to read as often as possible.

This Friday morning (December 5), members of the Meridian Community College Baseball Team will be visiting Northwest Middle School to read with students. They will arrive at 10 a.m.


Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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JCJC’s Greene County Center offers non-credit spring classes ...

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Jones County Junior College’s Center in Leakesville
JCJC’s Greene County Center offers non-credit spring classes
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Center in Leakesville is offering non-credit day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on student demand however the following are two of the classes currently scheduled to begin in January.
Non-credit classes offered:

Pipefitting will be offered Monday, January 12, 2015, through June 25, 2015, for $488. Contact Skip Holland on his cell phone at 601-530-2061 or 601-394-4424 for more information or call the Greene County Learning Center at 601-394-4421 or 601-394-4423, or email skip.holland@jcjc.edu, menyone.barrow@jcjc.edu or clint.james@jcjc.edu.

Welding will be offered Monday, January 5, through June 25, for $350.

If you have any questions call the Center at 601-394-4421 or 601-394-4423, or email menyone.barrow@jcjc.edu or clint.james@jcjc.edu .


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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MCC December Calendar of Events ... Dec. 2nd - Dec. 17th

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Meridian Community College
MCC December Calendar of Events

MCC Gospel Choir Concert, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.

MCC Basketball: MCC vs. East Central Community College, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); MCC vs. Itawamba Community College, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

ACT Review Workshop, Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m.; Webb Hall Rosenbaum Room; 482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Call Center Customer Service Day Classes, Dec. 8-10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Christmas Gala featuring MCC Chorus and MCC Guitar Ensemble, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

MCC Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Practical Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, Dec. 12, 11 a.m., Temple Theater, Lara Collum, 601-484-8728.

Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Dec. 12, Temple Theater, 1 p.m., Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8745.

MCC Winter Graduations, Dec. 12, 6 p.m., in Temple Theater, Downtown Meridian; Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.

ACT testing, Dec. 13, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

MCC Continuing Education class, Street Defensive Driving, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-8892.

College closes for winter break at noon on Dec. 17. College reopens for business Jan. 5. Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

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EMCC STUDENT ART SHOW OPEN THROUGH DEC. 12 ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus in the F.R. Young Student Union
EMCC STUDENT ART SHOW OPEN THROUGH DEC. 12 ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

SCOOBA – The Art Department at East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus is hosting an exhibit of student art now through Dec. 12 in the F.R. Young Student Union.
Scooba art instructor Terry Cherry said the exhibit is an opportunity for students to get their first taste of publicly displaying their art. A reception for the exhibit will be held Dec. 8 from 2-4 p.m.
“We do this every year to spotlight the best work our students have produced and to give them a chance to show off the progress they’ve made since taking art classes at EMCC. And the reception will give students the opportunity to explain their creative processes so they can get some experience answering questions about their art,” said Cherry.
The exhibit is located in the activity rooms adjacent to the common area in the F.R. Young Student Union. No appointments are necessary to view the exhibit. Both the exhibit and the Dec. 8 reception are free and open to the public.

Jason Browne, publications coordinator Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (662) 251-2296
Suzanne Monk, director of public information Office: (662) 476-5014 Cell: (601) 480-2879

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Guitar Festival students get inspiration .......

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Jones County Junior College
Guitar Festival students get inspiration from Russian International Guitar competition winner

ELLISVILLE – The Guitar Foundation of America’s International competition winner and Russian musician, Anton Baranov served as the featured guest artist and gave students’ performance tips at Jones County Junior College’s eighth annual Guitar Festival. Baranov spent a couple of hours before his performance instructing several students on techniques that will enhance their performance and skill. JCJC sophomore, Bryce Kinzer said he appreciated the international prize winning guitarists suggestions.

“I understood what he was saying but I was having difficulty executing. I wish I could do more or have more time with him but I’m glad to be here and get his advice,” said the Gautier native who’s majoring in music. Kinzer also plays the French horn but started playing guitar in Junior High.

Baranov showed the students receiving the “Master Class” or personal instruction specific ways to improve their guitar performance. Joining them on his guitar, he hoped to demonstrate and ensure the occasional language barrier clearly communicated his suggestions with the six guitar students.
“It is indeed a special occasion when we host events such as this at JCJC because it doesn't limit exposure only to those participating, but the festival is an opportunity for all our students across campus to have access to world class performances and a unique sharing of knowledge,” said JCJC guitar instructor and festival coordinator at JCJC, Dr. Michael Boyd. “We were thrilled to not only have Mr. Baranov fresh off his Carnegie Hall debut come and share his talent and expertise with our community, but it is also wonderful to bring guitarists throughout the region together.”

Dr. Boyd said he and the college look forward to expanding the festival events through a continued and fruitful collaboration with the Mississippi Guitar Alliance and the Guitar Foundation of America. Another aspect of the festival included a competition for beginners through advanced guitarists. The winners of the competition include: Jason Shereck & Danny Torres from William Carey University who swept the beginner level competition. Jeremy Waldrip from Germantown High School took first place and Josh Glenn from USM placed second in the Intermediate level. Advanced level guitarists, Marco Villa from Florida State earned first place with Andrew Angelle from USM taking second place. Leo Moreira from USM placed third and Max Zuniga from Lone Star Community College in Houston, Texas came in fourth place.

College and high school students and faculty from at least a dozen schools throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas attended the two day festival. For more information about the Guitar Festival contact Dr. Michael Boyd at mike.boyd@jcjc.edu or by calling the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s art gallery features JCJC artists

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Jones County Junior College
ELLISVILLE – Two Jones County Junior College employees of the art department are the featured artists this month. Ceramics and art instructor, Melanie Eubanks and Eula Bass Lewis Gallery manager, Amy Walters will have their artwork on display in JCJC’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery from November 11, through December 10, 2014. The public is welcome to view the artwork on display at no charge.

Eubanks’ pottery usually has a theme and is always practical or functional. Since her first discovery of playing in the red clay, forming animal sculptures at her grandparent’s home in Mize, Eubanks’ work has predominantly focused on ceramic creations. In this show, Eubanks shares her interest in the history of ceramics.

“I take a lot of inspiration from the ceramic work of the Minoan civilization that pre-dates the ancient Greeks. Part of my interest in their work is the way they decorate their volumetric forms,” said Eubanks.

Her designs include painting inside the bowls and adding objects on the various pieces of clay art. Eubanks said she enjoys the simplicity and the connection to humanity’s origins that creating with clay offers in this technological age.

“Making objects with clay seems like a contrast to the digital age in which we live. Like many people I know, I embrace this age of technology and all that it has to offer as it quickly and dramatically reshapes the way we live our lives. At the same time, I find a real connection to my humanness through making and using handmade objects,” said Eubanks.

Her formal introduction to ceramics happened at the University of Southern Mississippi. She began teaching at JCJC in 1994 teaching ceramics, drawing and art history. She and her husband, who is also a ceramic artist, share a studio.

Walters’ artwork focuses mostly on the vibrant use of colors in her paintings. She uses thick layers of paint to give texture with figures, creating a scene or a story on the canvas.

“Viewers can use their own imagination to add to that story on the canvas which is fun! There are several musical themed paintings in this show because that has always been a favorite of mine, as well as the audience,” said Walters.

The JCJC graduate studied art at the University of Mississippi with an emphasis on painting. For more information about the JCJC art show contact the gallery at 601-477-4148 or visit the gallery which is normally open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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EMCC ... Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

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Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

In an effort to promote degree and credential completion among Mississippi’s community college students, Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapters at each of the 15 community colleges will coordinate campus-wide Community College Completion Challenge (C4) events the week of Nov. 17. This marks the first time that system-wide, coordinated efforts have been held to promote completion at Mississippi’s community colleges (MSC4).
Individual Phi Theta Kappa chapters are in charge of leading their college’s events. Some of the programs scheduled include speakers, student commit to complete pledge and faculty and staff completion champion signing ceremonies, scavenger hunts and seminars.
The national C4 initiative began in 2010 when leaders of several national community college organizations signed Democracy’s Colleges: A Call to Action. These groups included Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and the Center for Community College Student Engagement. The goal of this program is to produce 5 million more associate degree and certificate holders by 2020.


East Mississippi Community College
Scooba Campus Schedule of Events

Monday, November 17
• Campus email sent early to all students on Scooba Campus
• Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be given hourly starting at 9 a.m. through Instagram and Facebook until prize is found *
• Phi Theta Kappa students will travel to ECCC to hear Dr. Rod Risley speak about Community College Completion Corps at 4 p.m.


Tuesday, November 18
Commit to Completion Banner in Student Union from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. *
• Students will be given information about college completion—stickers, brochures etc.
• Students will be asked to sign college completion pledge cards and banner
• Students signing can then bring back friends to sign the banner.
Collegefish Workshop, 2:30 p.m. in Stennis Hall 117 *
• PTK students will demonstrate using this transfer software available through PTK. This software allows students to search colleges and scholarships available after transferring from the community college. A student does not have to be a member of PTK to use the software.
Wednesday, November 19
PTK Founders Day Celebration/Final signing of Banner
Commit to Completion Banner in Student Union from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. *
• Students will be given information about college completion—stickers, brochures etc.
• Students will be asked to sign college completion pledge cards and banner
• Students signing can then bring back friends to sign the banner.
• Drawing for prizes at 12:45 p.m.

* Students will be able to register for prizes at each event attended.
Suzanne Monk
District Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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“Under Age, Under Arrest” program

10:00 am

Aliceville High School
The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ...
Monday, Nov. 17, at Aliceville High School. The “Under Age, Under Arrest” program is part of the ABC Board’s educational and public awareness initiative to discourage underage and binge drinking.

The ABC Board is partnering in this initiative with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Alabama Citizens Action Program, Students Against Drunk Driving and law enforcement. The ABC Board is also working with the Pickens County Underage Drinking Task Force on this program.

The program will be at 10 a.m. at Aliceville High School

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DELTA STATE WINS INAUGURAL DONOR CHALLENGE ...

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DELTA STATE WINS INAUGURAL DONOR CHALLENGE AGAINST RIVAL MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
The Statesmen claim the 1st year title for promoting organ & tissue donation awareness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14th, 2014-Flowood, MS –Delta State University claimed its first Donor Challenge victory against Mississippi College by winning the 2014 organ, eye and tissue donation awareness campus campaign between the two rivals. Organized by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), the Donor Challenge is a form of college outreach that promotes the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. The program provides education, volunteer training and gives college students a chance to register as donors while encouraging donor designations campus-wide among fellow students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans.
During the four week challenge period, Delta State accounted for more donor designations than Mississippi College. Campus totals were based on a unique scoring system that fully credited new donor designations and utilized a point system for existing designations from fans, students, alumni, faculty and staff that identified their donor status. DSU tallied 341.75 points which accounted for 234 new donor designations and 431 existing designations. MC finished close behind with 311 points (267 new donor designations, 216 existing designations). The 501 new donor designations from DSU and MC exceeded the total of 498 posted in the 2014 Donor Challenge series between the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi that ended in mid-October. USM claimed a second Donor Challenge win in three years by collecting more donor designations than both Ole Miss and Mississippi State combined.
“Being part of the 2014 Donor Challenge was a lot of work, but it has been very rewarding,” said DSU Senior nursing student, Mary Hodges. “During the 10 events we hosted, I have had the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and the community that I would not have had the chance to even meet without this challenge. I especially loved hearing the personal stories about organ donation. It was a great experience and provided a chance for us to work together for a great cause.”
“It has been so much fun over the last month watching our students get involved in the Donor Challenge,” said Allison Hayes, a Nursing Instructor at Mississippi College. “From day one they have been thinking of new ways to recruit donors. I am so proud of their eagerness and desire to recruit new donors and be involved in helping give the gift of life to those in need.”
“We were blown away by the effort put forth by both Delta State and Mississippi College in this inaugural year of their Donor Challenge,” said Chuck Stinson, Director of Marketing and Media Relations for MORA. “They put together a truly amazing effort- motivating students, staff, alumni, and gathering support on their respective campuses and within their community. That is exhibited by the fact that this Donor Challenge, between two smaller student bodies, surpassed that of the one between the three largest universities in the state."
Both the MC School of Nursing and Delta State Student Nurses Association will receive a $500 donation from MORA after attaining all Donor Challenge performance standards that included a volunteer training session, a minimum of four registration events and a minimum of 150 new donor designations.
Alcorn State University and Jackson State University are in the final week of their respective Donor Challenge that ends today. You can register as an organ and tissue donor to support either of these schools on-line at www.msora.org/donorchallenge.
At present, more than 1,400 Mississippians and 123,000+ Americans are in need of a lifesaving transplant. A new patient is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes and an average of 18 people die each day awaiting a lifesaving transplant that never comes. One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 50 recipients or more. To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor go to www.donatelifems.org.
For more information contact:
Chuck Stinson
Director of Marketing & Media Relations
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
cstinson@msora.org
601. 936.8610 (work)
601.383.1221(cell)

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JCJC Sophomore Music Student, Harlan Mapp Performs

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Jones County Junior College ... in the chapel
JCJC Sophomore Music Student, Harlan Mapp Performs
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College sophomore music student, Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg invites the public to hear his last performance on the saxophone before graduation. This final performance by Mapp on Monday, November 17, at 7 p.m. in the JCJC chapel will include the musical works by Paul Creston and George Frideric Handel.
As a member of the JCJC saxophone quintet, Mapp will join the group as it rounds out the program with a set of Renaissance pieces including, Fats Waller's “Ain't Misbehavin’,” and Anders Edenroth's “Bumblebee,” arranged by Harlan Mapp.

The recital is free and open to the public and is part of Mapp’s music degree requirements for JCJC.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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Quitman High School BIG BLUE CREW Raffle Fundraiser

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Call for information
The band parents of the QHS Big Blue Crew is having a raffle. The ticket is $10.00 each--does not have to be present to win. To purchase a ticket contact Mrs. Brown at 601-659-4635---between the hours 9:00am--to 3:00pm--- Monday - Saturday--please leave a message if no answer.

QHS BIG BLUE CREW
presents
DELTA AIRLINES "COME FLY WITH US"

Two (2) - $1,000 Travel Gift Certificates (Cards)
To any of Delta's 325 destinations within 60 countries on 6 continents
Drawing Dec. 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm-Quitman High School Band Christmas Concert
--do not have to be present to win--
tickets: $10 each

Beverly Brown
601-659-4635

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Poplar Springs Elementary School Veteran's Day Celebration

9:00 am

Poplar Springs Elementary School Main Parking Lot
Poplar Springs Elementary School Veteran's Day Celebration
Tuesday, November 11 – 9:00 a.m.
PSE Main Parking lot
PSE students and staff will honor and remember family members and friends who have served and currently serve in the military. This ceremony will end with students placing flags in the boulevard located on Poplar Springs Drive.


Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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Presbyterian Christian wins second JCJC Bobcat Math League’s Super Bowl Championship

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Presbyterian Christian wins second JCJC Bobcat Math League’s Super Bowl Championship

ELLISVILLE –Presbyterian Christian had to come from behind to beat newcomers, Oak Grove High School in the final round to become the two-time, consecutive “Super Bowl” of Math Champions in the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League. It all came down to the twentieth question in the final round of the final playoffs before the Bobcats could walk away with the prize money which includes $2,500 for students to split and $2,500 for the math coach, scholarships and the Championship title.

“We had to overcome a lot of trials to get to this point. This was the hardest road to the championship,” said PCS senior, Jacob von Herrmann.

After six weeks of regular season competition amongst 22 high schools participating in the BML, the top scoring teams in each of the four divisions battled it out November 5, at JCJC in the double-elimination final playoffs between eight teams: PCS, Oak Grove, Sacred Heart, Stringer, Northeast Jones, South Jones, Wayne County and Mt. Olive.

The first time PCS and Oak Grove met in the regular season it was close and the final playoffs seemed more intense. Just when the PCS Bobcats thought Oak Grove’s Allen Huang was impossible to beat to the buzzer, and hopes of another win were fading, PCS junior, Alicia Brown managed to get through a couple of times and score some points. The first half ended with PCS scoring 23, and Oak Grove proving to be tough competitors, had 53 points.

After a team meeting, Brown came out of the half-time break on fire and she seemingly got “hot” on the buzzer. She buzzed in first, eight times with PCS’s Sam Lucas and Oak Grove’s Allen Huang getting to the buzzer just once. Brown also managed to answer correctly five times with teammates, Zoe Fokakis, Lucas and von Hermann managing to earn the four extra bonus points on each opportunity to catch up to the Warriors. Their efforts almost stopped Oak Grove from running away with the championship.

“Once I learned to time the buzzer better, or wait until it was activated I knew we could do it,” said Brown.

Presbyterian Christian math coach and Alicia’s mother, Melissa Brown gave the team simple instructions, which they followed after half-time. On the eighteenth question, Brown won the buzzer race but she gave a wrong answer allowing Oak Grove’s Ruby Liang and Cole Sisson’s correct answers to steal back the lead from PCS with a 59 to 63 score. Brown stayed focused and gained control of the next toss up question with Fokakis and von Herrmann getting the bonus questions to pull ahead of the Warriors by just three points, 66 to 63, and allowing PCS to regain the lead. JCJC math instructor and moderator, Bob Stevens read the last question and Brown quickly got on the board winning the five point question to put PCS ahead, 71 to 63, and becoming the Super Bowl winner and Bobcat Math League Champions for the second year in a row.

“I am so proud of this group for never giving up. The competition level was so high. It is amazing to win two years in a row,” said Coach Brown.

The Bobcat team said their division was probably the most difficult with Lawrence County, the 2013 runner-ups, Sacred Heart who is a fierce team that placed fifth in 2013 and came into the final round as the third ranked team, and two tough newcomers to the BML, Columbia Academy and second ranked, Oak Grove.

“We’re glad Oak Grove joined this year,” said Alicia Brown. “They added a lot to the competition and were tough adversaries.”

As the runner-up team, Oak Grove mathletes will receive $1,500 to split and the coaches will split $1,500.

Sacred Heart and the fourth ranked team coming into the playoffs, Stringer Attendance Center managed to keep both top teams on their toes during the final playoffs. Each team came within a few points from earning one of the top spots.

“Stringer was harder to beat than we thought they were going to be. Key’Shawn Kennedy greatly improved this season and he’s fast on the buzzer,” said PCS junior, Sam Lucas.

Stringer won the inaugural Bobcat Math League Championship in 2012, beating PCS. The Red Devils came in second place in 2009, 2010 and 2011. This year, both Sacred Heart and Stringer teams tied for third place in the final playoffs, earning $1,000 for each team and $1,000 for each team’s math coaches. Wayne County and Northeast Jones teams, tied for fifth place, earning $1,000 and each team’s math coaches will receive $1,000. South Jones and Mt. Olive each earned $500 for their teams and coaches with a tie for seventh place.

All of the final playoff teams except for Wayne County and Mt. Olive have made it to the final playoffs since the creation of the Bobcat Math League in 2012. However, Wayne County was the first team to win the one-day Math Bowl contest held in 2008 and they won the last Math Bowl competition in 2011.

Columbia Academy’s Joel Hitt earned the title, the Most Outstanding Player for the regular season by answering the most questions correctly. He took home a Howard Computer laptop for this honor. The top nine individual scorers were named to the All-League Team. They are: Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy; Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart; Cole Sisson-Oak Grove; Alicia Brown-PCS; Ruby Liang-Oak Grove; Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove; Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer; Jacob von Herrmann-PCS and Sam Lucas-PCS.

Each of the 22 team’s regulars season Most Outstanding Players were also recognized at JCJC: Bay Springs: Cauley Mayo; Collins: Paullexia Flowers; Columbia Academy: Joel Hitt; Heidelberg Academy: Jordan Lewis; Laurel High: Joshua Wright; Lawrence Co: Layton Powell; Mt. Olive: Josh Saucier; Northeast Jones: Obrie Scarbrough; Oak Grove: Cole Sisson; Perry Central: David Benefield; Presbyterian Christian: Alicia Brown; Quitman: Amber Rowell; Raleigh: Allie Boyd; Richton: Ava Calvert; Sacred Heart: Matthew Gallardo; Seminary: Xa'Kerriah Wheeler; South Jones: Thomas Gunell; Stringer: Key'Shawn Kennedy; Sylva Bay: Delaney Bassett; Taylorsville: John David Blackwell; Wayne Co: Maggie Ford and West Jones: Abbey Graham.

“We are very proud of this year's teams,” said BML Commissioner, Dr. Jessica Bunch. “The coaches and players have worked really hard, dedicating time and energy to the competition and it really shows. We appreciate our sponsors and the interest they have in the Math League. Their commitment to this endeavor means a great deal to all involved.”
Bobcat Math League supporter and Laurel realtor, Chris Wilson has served as the Math Bowl and Math League’s community liaison since 2009. Together with JCJC, he shares the goals of the Math League to the community and high schools hoping to accomplish these goals: Increase math interest in a greater number of students; to increase Mississippi standardized test scores and ACT math scores; to increase the number of students entering college and to foster community relations among high schools, businesses and JCJC. Sponsors of the 2014 JCJC Bobcat Math League include Wade Creekmore (Co-Founder of Cellular South), Cellular South (C-Spire) Foundation, Chisholm Foundation, Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, Mrs. Sandra Wright (Magnolia Realty), Mississippi Power, Corner Market and Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Howard Industries).
For more information about Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League, contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or Jessica.bunch@jcjc.edu.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

7:00 pm

Jones County Junior College M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will host its annual Most Beautiful Pageant on Tuesday, November 11, at 7 p.m.
in the M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium.
The pageant is sponsored by the JCJC yearbook staff.

Twenty-five contestants will compete for the title of Most Beautiful. Serving as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening will be Allyson Scott Knotts, public
relations director for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

Entertainment will be provided by the JC Jazz band, Jones OnStage show choir members and Joe Mauldin on piano.

Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for those with a valid JCJC ID. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there is no reserved seating.
For more information, call 601-477-4109.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing.

ELLISVILLE – English instructor at Jones County Junior College and new author, Dr. David Lowery is inviting the public to join in celebrating the release of his new book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell” on Thursday, November 13, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Laurel Library, located at 530 Commerce St. for a book signing.

The former Northeast Jones high school instructor and Quitman high school graduate, Dr. Lowery said the book began as a challenge with his wife, Jennifer more than two years ago. His book, “Bounded in a Nutshell” is the result of his “artistic” challenge.

“In late 2011, Jennifer and I decided that we would have a ‘year of challenges’ in 2012. We wanted to do something each month that we considered a challenge--something we had never done before,” explained Dr. Lowery. “I started writing poetry and because it was so different from the academic type of writing I had been doing, I decided to continue. When I had a significant number of poems, I decided to do something with this collection that I had been working on.”

The decision to pursue publishing his first collection of poetry has resulted in, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” The online description of the book enables readers to be, “able to see life in all of its varied eccentricities. From simple reflections of family life to vivid images of places that he has visited, Lowery is able to capture the importance and simplicity of day-to-day living in his poems. His keen eye makes note of the little things in life-effects that we most often ignore-and presents to the reader musings that help us see the importance of everything around us.”

Readers might even catch a reference to his favorite author, Shakespeare! Dr. Lowery's book can be found in the JCJC Bookstore, Xlibris.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble and at the Laurel Library on November 13, at his book signing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The 2012 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year and two-time STAR Teacher recipient, Dr. Lowery holds a doctorate degree in English education from Mississippi State University, both graduate and undergraduate degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and his Associate's Degree from JCJC. Some of his previous articles have appeared in “The Reading Professor, Journal of Case Studies in Education” and “Mississippi Professional Educators Journal.” In addition to teaching at Jones, Dr. Lowery has taught education courses as an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University and William Carey University. Dr. Lowery and his wife, Dr. Jennifer H. Lowery, have two sons, Noah and Owen.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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Meridian Community College for November 2014

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Meridian Community College
Astronomy Lecture, Mars: The Red Planet, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Admission is free. Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.

MCC Foundation Membership Celebration, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., Northwood Country Club, Kathy Brookshire, 601-484-8612.

The Big Event Student Registration, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-1:50 p.m., Graham Gymnasium, Deanna Smith, 601-484-8895.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wreaths: Fall and Holiday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word, advanced, Nov. 6, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word, advanced, Nov. 6- 20, 5:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Phi Beta Lambda Chapter March of Dimes Walk, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., MCC Track. Flora Sumrall, 601-484-8722.

MCC Community and Business Development class, ServeSafe Food Seminar, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Culinary Arts building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Basketball: Nov. 10, MCC vs. Pensacola, 5:30 p.m., women; Nov. 19, MCC vs. Holmes, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men. Sander Atkinson, athletic director, 601-484-8707.

MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Nov. 10, 11 and 13, 4:30-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education Class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Nov. 10,5:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Holiday Centerpieces, Nov. 10 (Thanksgiving) and Nov. 17 (Christmas), 601-482-7445.

Veterans Day Program, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Graham Gymnasium. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, The King and I, Nov. 13-15, 7 p.m., Nov. 16, 2 p.m. McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. 601-484-8696.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Customer Service, Nov. 17-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Christmas Holiday Centerpieces, Nov. 17, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Pretty Presents, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Artisan Breads Cooking Class, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Miller Art Gallery Opening, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., featuring the works of MCC art. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Nov. 21, 1 p.m., MCC EMSA building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Nov. 22, 8 a.m., Workforce Development, 601-482-7445.

College closed for Thanksgiving observance, Nov. 26-30. Classes resume Dec. 1.

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EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

7:00 pm

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EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

SCOOBA – The community is invited to light up East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus Nov. 10 during the Turkey Chase Glow Run.
EMCC Event Coordinator Kate McCarty said the free event is aimed at promoting healthy habits, such as running or walking.
“This is just a fun way to get people moving with a little twist on an old activity. Since the sun will be down by 7 p.m., we’ll pass out glow bracelets and necklaces and have a glow in the dark fun run, or walk,” she said.
Registration for the event take place at 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan-Windham Field on the Scooba campus and the event will begin at 7. Everyone is invited. Scooba Junction will provide water and snacks for participants and the winners in each age group will receive a gift card.
In other community services, EMCC is also partnering with the Classy Cats of East Kemper Elementary School for a canned food drive.
Donations can be dropped at McCarty’s office in the Davis Administration building on the Scooba campus, the EMCC Housing Office on the Scooba campus and East Kemper Elementary.
The food drive will benefit families from the community and Love’s Kitchen. The last day to donate is Nov. 19.
For more information on both events, contact McCarty at (662) 475-5035 or kneely@eastms.edu

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East Central Community College - "Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery

7:00 pm

East Central Community College Decatur, MS Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
The East Central Community College Players present ...
"Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery
Nov. 13th - 15th each night at 7:00
in the Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
Tickets are only $15
(601) 635-6215
Karen Robertson
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph: 601-635-6340
FAX: 601-635-4398
1-877-462-3222
www.eccc.edu

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JCJC costume contest winners

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC costume contest winners

ELLISVILLE – The fall weather brought out an estimated three thousand princesses, super heroes, goblins and ghouls to have fun at the annual Jones County Junior College Treats in the Streets on the eve of Halloween. Hundreds of kids participated in the costume contests for babies and teens, honoring the most creative kids with treats from JCJC and lots of games with sweet prizes.

College students who dressed the best were also given cash prizes for their efforts. Winning the Most Original category was the Queen of Hearts, Annie Price of Tupelo. The scariest JCJC students competing were Twin Clowns, Jody and Cody Courtney of Greene County. The Most Creative was Jack Frost, James Cooley of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and the Best Overall Costume went to Peter Pan and his shadow, Shelby Wesson of Petal as Peter and Sam Cruz of Pensacola as his shadow.

Treats in the Streets is an annual, free, community event that is hosted by the JCJC Student Government Association and the city of Ellisville.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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Clarkdale High School Band will compete for the 2a State Marching Championship

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The Clarkdale High School Band will compete for the 2a State Marching Championship on Saturday November 1st in Clinton, MS. This is the final band competition in Mississippi and will have Superior bands from all around the state competing in all 6 classes to determine a champion from every class level. The MHSAA/MBA State Championship is an annual event to determine state champions and this is Clarkdale's second straight year to qualify and compete for a state title. The Clarkdale band earned superior rankings in overall band, Drum Major and color guard at the region III marching evaluation held my the Meridian Band on the campus of EMCC in Scooba. The band performs at 10:00 a.m. At Clinton High School. Good Luck Clarkdale band!

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1st Annual Northeast High School Fall Festival

6:00 pm

Northeast High School campus
Join the Trojan Nation in the first annual Northeast High
School Fall Festival on October 30th from 6pm until
8pm at the Northeast High School campus. The festival
is open to the general public. The event is organized with the entire
Northeast community in mind and will be a fun event for the young and
the young at heart. Festival games include classics such as monster pitch,
match car races, minute 2 win it, a shooting gallery, and much, much
more. In addition to over 20 festival games, festival goers can play on the
inflatables, walk down Trojan Trunk or Treat Lane, visit the petting zoo,
participate in the costume parade or cake walk, or take a walk on the scary
side in the haunted house if you dare. Circle S ranch will be on site, in
addition booths selling nachos, funnel cakes, and world famous NHS
Soccer Chili Frito Pies.
Every club and team on the campus is participating in the Fall Festival
because at Northeast, we are “ALL IN” in building a stronger Trojan
Nation. Join our students for the Fall Festival on October 30th.
For more information
about the NHS Fall
Festival contact Michele
Pearson a@ 601-479-9089

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JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

ELLISVILLE – As a part of Jones County Junior College’ Homecoming festivities last week, the college recognized three graduates as the school’s 2014 Honor Alumni: Derrick Dease from the Class of 2002, Robin Robinson from the Class of 1976 and Dr. Milfred Valentine from the Class of 1961.
“These individuals all come from very diverse educational and career backgrounds, yet all of them began their studies at Jones,” said JCJC president Dr. Jesse Smith.
A graduate of Taylorsville High School, Derrick Dease is the son of John and Cora Dease. He majored in forestry at Jones and was very active in the Forestry Club and also as a student worker in the Student Services Offices.
While at Jones, Dease was selected to participate in a summer internship at Colorado State University where he researched the preservation of wildlife and vegetation habitats in South Mississippi using global information systems.
“Soon after Derrick joined the JCJC Forestry Program we realized there was something different about him; he was a ‘cut above the rest,’ said instructor Jeff Keeton. “He displayed a very strong work ethic and moral background along with a willingness to learn. He was the prefect blank canvas for any instructor to work with. Derrick simply aspired to do better and to be better in all aspects of his academic career and, for a teacher, it is a joy to work with someone with that attitude.”
Upon graduation from Jones, Dease attended CSU, earning his bachelor’s degree in natural resource management. He then earned his master’s degree in environmental management from the school of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University.
For his master’s project in 2007, Dease founded the Resources for an Inclusive Future as a method to get young students from rural and urban communities interested in the environment around them. Dease partnered with Yale to sponsor the first RIF summer camp in Mississippi in conjunction with Mississippi State University, Alcorn State University, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and International Paper as co-sponsors.
“Jones laid the foundation that my time at Colorado State, Yale, and my career with International Paper were built on,” Dease said. “It allowed me an opportunity to interact with faculty and administrative staff members that not only cared about my success at Jones, but also about me as an individual. I never felt like just a number on someone's enrollment sheet or just another student passing through campus. Without at doubt, I know everyone at Jones wanted me to be successful then, and they continue to root for my success today.”
Dease resides in Murrels Inlet, South Carolina with where he is an environmental engineer for International Paper's Georgetown Mill in South Carolina. He has worked at other facilities in Vicksburg, Bastrop, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee.
Robin Robinson came to JCJC as a graduate of Northeast Jones High School. She quickly became quite active in campus clubs and organizations. Robinson was the Student Government Association president and Homecoming Queen during her sophomore year. She was a class favorite and class president both of her years at Jones.
Robinson was the vice president of JCJC’s Phi Beta Lambda Business Society and represented Jones at the PBL National Business Leadership Conferences from 1975-1979 and was a delegate to the Southern Regional Leadership Conferences from 1975-1977.
After graduating from Jones in 1976, Robinson attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Soon after her USM graduation in 1978, Robinson began working at Sanderson Farms in Laurel. Since starting with Sanderson Farms as a cost accountant, she has held several positions with the corporation before attaining her current position as director of Organization Development and Corporate Communication in 2000.
“Robin and I have worked together at Sanderson Farms for 36 years and it’s just been amazing and a pleasure for me to see all that she’s accomplished,” said Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer for Sanderson Farms. “Robin went to work at Sanderson at a time when there really was no female leadership at Sanderson or in most companies in Mississippi. Robin took a leadership role and became the first female chief accountant in our company and she later became the first female auditor in our company. She has worked her way up in our company and, because of her excellent work performance, she soon became the first female to serve on our company’s executive committee.”
Within the Sanderson organization, Robinson serves on the Sanderson Farms Executive Committee, the Diversity Committee and also chairs the Wage and Salary Committee.
In 2004, Gov. Haley Barbour appointed her to serve on the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees. Barbour also appointed her to serve on the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services and continues to serve in this capacity by appointment of Gov. Phil Bryant.
Robinson has served as president of the Mississippi Federation of Business and Professional Women, on the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association International Board of Directors and the Business Advisory Council.
Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for the Jones County Junior College Foundation, Inc., Mississippi Economic Council, Dixie Electric Power Association and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Robinson was named one of Mississippi’s Leading Business Women, recognized by the Mississippi YWCA as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference,” named as one of America’s 2000 Notable Women, awarded the Most Distinguished Alumnae Award by the Mississippi-Louisiana Phi Theta Kappa, and inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame and honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.
In her acceptance speech, Robinson gave credit for her career achievements to the educational foundation she received at JCJC.
“Devoted teachers, instructors and administrators at Jones who demanded that high standard of achievement from me and others, inspired me to believe that I could be successful; no matter where I was or what I was doing, I could be successful” she said.
Robinson and her husband, Sam Britton, reside in Jones County.
Jones County native Dr. Milfred Valentine came to JCJC in the fall of 1959. He quickly became involved in a variety of campus activities, particularly in the music department.
Valentine was a member of the College Choir and won numerous awards as a soloist and as a member of duets. He was also a member of the speech and debate teams and the Youth Congress. Valentine was president of the Forensic Club and the College Choir. For his many activities and achievements, he was named to the JCJC Hall of Fame.
Upon graduating from Jones, Valentine attended Louisiana State University where he received his bachelor’s of music degree and his master’s of music in voice degree. He then earned his doctor of philosophy in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Then, Valentine came back home to JCJC. He served on the music faculty here for 28 years, 21 of them as chair of the Fine Arts Division. Under his leadership as director, the JCJC Concert Choir excelled. The choir toured much of the United States and enjoyed two concert tours to Europe, highlighted by concerts in Westminster Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral in England, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland
In 1982, the group sang for the Southern Division American Choral Directors Association convention, the first junior college group to do this. Then, in 1987, his JCJC Concert Choir performed Haydn’s “The Creation” in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, as the first Mississippi junior college to represent the state in this venue.
“There has never been a time when I did not know Milfred Valentine,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, former director of the JCJC Concert Choir and current dean of academic affairs. “He was my music minister at church, my musical mentor in high school and college, my colleague when I was hired at Jones in 1988, and to this day he is my friend. Any success that I may have enjoyed is due in large part to the investment that he made in my life. I can never thank him enough for all that he has done for me and for my family.”
Valentine retired from Jones County Junior College in 1992 to become the dean of music at William Carey College where he worked for 11 years.
In his spare time, Valentine serves as the conductor for the Mississippi Singing Churchmen, a group that performs throughout the state and has also performed abroad in places such as Argentina, Uruguay, Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Peru and Chile.
Valentine has enjoyed a career as a college music instructor and minister of music for more than fifty years. In 2011, he received the Ernestine Ferrell Award for Excellence in Choral Music in Mississippi. To be selected for this prestigious award, one must have been active in Choral Music in Mississippi for at least 20 years and made significant contributions to the choral art.
Valentine is married to the former Linda Jones of Laurel, and they have two children, David and Vicki, and are the grandparents of five boys. He currently serves Prentiss Baptist Church as minister of music, and is often an adjudicator and guest clinician for community, school and church choral clinics and festivals.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

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EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus
NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

MAYHEW – While teaching Army infantry tactics at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Joshua Carroll picked up the methods he now applies to teaching Business Marketing at East Mississippi Community College.
“If you’re teaching soldiers to maneuver in an open field or the woods, they need to be in the field or the woods. You can’t get that from looking at little dots on a board,” said Carroll.
That’s why Carroll and his students are frequently absent from their classroom at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. During his first semester, the French Camp native has already taken his students on field trips to the Commercial Dispatch, WFCA Radio and WCBI Television to learn about selling ads in various media, as well as production methods in each.
“A large portion of our instruction is based on experiential learning. They got to see how a newspaper press works. They got behind the sound boards and recorded their own radio ads. They got to stand in front of the green screens and do their own weather broadcasts. Good instructors put their students in the woods,” said Carroll.
Carroll was first exposed to marketing as a young boy following his father, who managed WFCA Radio in French Camp for decades, on sales meetings. Later, he picked up selling ads on his own as a way to make money while in college. After picking up a master’s degree in business administration, Carroll found himself selling the military itself as a recruiter for the Army ROTC program at Ole Miss. He parlayed that experience into a job as the Business Marketing Management instructor at Northwest Community College’s DeSoto Center for three years before moving to EMCC to be closer to home.
In his first semester as Business Marketing instructor at EMCC, Carroll has been busy in the field both with and without his students. He’s recruited representatives from the Commercial Dispatch, WCBI and Cindy Hodo of the Quest Group marketing firm to serve on the program’s advisory committee to make sure the information and techniques being taught inside, and outside, Carroll’s class are relevant in the industry.
“We don’t just cover marketing. We cover business management and human resource management. I teach them entrepreneurship, a little bit of web design, how to combine social media with e-commerce. We’re trying to give students every aspect of the industry and equip them to join a business or start their own,” said Carroll.
The Business Marketing program, said Carroll, is front-loaded to offer students the most relevant classes in the first 30 hours of instruction.
“After two semesters, students are equipped to move out into the working world with enough knowledge to start a career. To get in a position where they can start paying their dues. But I advise them to finish the four semesters and earn their associate’s degree at the same time, and to never pass the opportunity to further their education,” said Carroll.
Practicing what he preaches, Carroll is currently using the remnants of his G.I. Bill funds to pursue a PhD at Mississippi State University.

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JCJC English instructor & new author - book signing “Bounded in a Nutshell”

6:00 pm

Laurel Library, located at 530 Commerce St.
JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing
ELLISVILLE – English instructor at Jones County Junior College and new author, Dr. David Lowery is inviting the public to join in celebrating the release of his new book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell” on Thursday, November 13, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Laurel Library, located at 530 Commerce St. for a book signing.

The former Northeast Jones high school instructor and Quitman high school graduate, Dr. Lowery said the book began as a challenge with his wife, Jennifer more than two years ago. His book, “Bounded in a Nutshell” is the result of his “artistic” challenge.

“In late 2011, Jennifer and I decided that we would have a ‘year of challenges’ in 2012. We wanted to do something each month that we considered a challenge--something we had never done before,” explained Dr. Lowery. “I started writing poetry and because it was so different from the academic type of writing I had been doing, I decided to continue. When I had a significant number of poems, I decided to do something with this collection that I had been working on.”

The decision to pursue publishing his first collection of poetry has resulted in, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” The online description of the book enables readers to be, “able to see life in all of its varied eccentricities. From simple reflections of family life to vivid images of places that he has visited, Lowery is able to capture the importance and simplicity of day-to-day living in his poems. His keen eye makes note of the little things in life-effects that we most often ignore-and presents to the reader musings that help us see the importance of everything around us.”

Readers might even catch a reference to his favorite author, Shakespeare! Dr. Lowery's book can be found in the JCJC Bookstore, Xlibris.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble and at the Laurel Library on November 13, at his book signing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The 2012 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year and two-time STAR Teacher recipient, Dr. Lowery holds a doctorate degree in English education from Mississippi State University, both graduate and undergraduate degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and his Associate's Degree from JCJC. Some of his previous articles have appeared in “The Reading Professor, Journal of Case Studies in Education” and “Mississippi Professional Educators Journal.” In addition to teaching at Jones, Dr. Lowery has taught education courses as an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University and William Carey University. Dr. Lowery and his wife, Dr. Jennifer H. Lowery, have two sons, Noah and Owen.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Rho Sigma chapter advisor, Gwen Magee received recognition for her service to the chapter over the last five years. Magee has served in the role of advisor with current advisor, Julie Atwood and three previous, retired faculty advisors. Her service to the chapter was recognized by JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith at recent chapter meeting.

“During her five years in her role as advisor, the JCJC chapter of PTK, Rho Sigma has earned numerous awards including the first student to be recognized nationally. She has motivated and inspired many students to reach beyond their comfort zone to find success. Gwen has been a priceless asset to the college and is very deserving of this recognition,” said Dr. Smith.

The International headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa awarded Magee with a single sapphire set in a gold pin in recognition of her five years of service to the organization.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s Madrigals & More concert performs at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

7:00 pm

First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS
JCJC’s Madrigals & More concert performs at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
ELLISVILLE – JC Voices and the Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department will be performing the annual “Madrigals and More” concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature some early pieces of music from composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Jacques Arcadelt, John Dowland, Clement Janequin, John Bartlet, Thomas Morley, J. S. Bach, Orlando Gibbons, Johann Pachelbel, Tylman Susato, and others. This concert spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations.

JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, beginning with a delightful processional featuring the singers entering to the stately Pavane, and concluding with the energetic and ever-popular, Fyer, fyer!, by Thomas Morley. In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also hear somewhat rare instruments, like the harpsichord, played by Dr. Victoria Johnson, the lute played by Dr. Michael Boyd, and the recorder played by Meri Newell. This faculty consort will also accompany the singers this year as they sing and dance the Galliard.

Student ensembles are highlighted throughout the evening at “Madrigals and More,” beginning with the JCJC Brass Ensemble. This ensemble, conducted by Dr. Patrick Richards will delight the audience with an opening fanfare, followed by the “Madrigals and More” debut of the JCJC Clarinet Choir and an audience favorite, the Saxophone Quintet, both conducted by Meri Newell. Lindseay Keay, JCJC’s new Assistant Band Director and flute instructor, will conduct the Flute Choir in a beautiful arrangement of Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré, completing a trio of outstanding woodwind ensembles.

No concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel would be complete without hearing the 1968 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, which is among the world’s finest. JCJC music student and organist, Daniel Coats, will have the opportunity to perform Toccata in E minor by Johann Pachelbel on this fine instrument. The Dowland Quartet, consisting of JCJC students, Daniel Coats of Taylorsville, Leah Dueitt of Neely, Rohini Malkani of Hattiesburg and Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg will round out the evening with their performance of Now, O Now I Needs Must Part with Dr. Michael Boyd accompanying on lute. JC Voices will conclude the evening with the familiar Heinrich Isaac composition, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee.

The concert is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy an evening of early music with the JCJC music department. For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

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Jones County Junior College
Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – Representatives from the Mississippi based construction company, Yates Construction spent the day recruiting about 250 Jones County Junior College students from various majors. Yates Construction Director of Corporate Training, Mike Farrar said the company first worked with the JCJC Workforce Development team and discovered, “Jones is on the cutting edge in industrial training. Today’s presentation introduces and educates students about the industry, and we hope to find those students graduating with skills and who are ready to work.”

Skilled workers are in demand, especially welders for construction projects, said company representatives. Yates wants to be the first company JCJC student’s meet and hopefully find employment with to meet the growing needs.

“We’re looking for a skill-set, like welding or pipefitting but we also look for other important things like communications skills. We need the total package and we offer continued training for our employees so we think we are a good fit for Jones students,” said Farrar.

A lot of graduates have the skills but they are not sure how to get their “foot” in the door to work for a company like Yates, according to Farrar. He has found that Jones’ instructors care and help their students by offering these types of opportunities.

Farrar emphasized to the JCJC students, “This is not easy work. Safety is important to Jones and at Yates it’s our number-one core value. We build a culture of safety, wherever we are working. We are looking for the best of the best so push yourself to be the best and you’ll get recognized.”

Craft Training Manager at Yates Construction, Phillip Manning shared he started at Jones, graduated and began working at Yates. He said he is proof JCJC students can be successful in a company and on the jobsite.

“Learn everything about your craft at Jones and beyond that, the opportunities are unbelievable out there. Yates offers more training. The (NCCER) Level 2 training you get at Jones is the highest level you can earn at a community college. Take advantage of your time at Jones and practice good work ethics,” said Manning.
JCJC sophomore drafting and design major, Travis Marshall said he likes the idea of traveling with the company, which could include sites across the U.S. and the company’s international locations.

“My uncle worked at Yates so I know there are a wide variety of opportunities and I like the fact safety is important to them.” The Oak Grove High School graduate added, “I also like the fact Yates is a family oriented company and the company prayed for our lunch today. That impressed me.”
Civil engineering major, Dakota Davis of Moselle shared his thoughts about his possible future at Yates.

“The company benefits are great. I hope to be able to design some buildings or roadways after I graduate from MSU.”

With the demand for skilled workers on the rise, Clay Hicks, Yates Construction human resource director and administrator stressed the company benefits have also increased to attract good employees.

“A lot of companies are in competition for skilled workers,” said Hicks. “The benefits have changed to better take care of the employees within Yates. We offer health coverage, dental, vision, a 401K, life insurance and job mentoring and training.”

He added that the NCCER credentials, or industry standards, earned through Yates are “portable.” Another popular benefit to some of Yates’ employees according to Hicks is the ability to make your own schedule. That raised a few eyebrows amongst the JCJC students majoring in welding, drafting and design to engineering. Hick said the hunters really like that employee benefit.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

ELLISVILLE – The final week of the regular season of Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League ended with a huge upset in one of the divisions. The Pythagoras Division’s Perry Central led all season until now. Both Mt. Olive and Collins came away with wins changing the final ranking. The Pirates of Mt. Olive slaughtered the Bay Springs Bulldogs, 40-7 for the opportunity to steal the division top ranking and a first-time invitation to the playoffs. Collins had to get the win in their match with the former division leader, Perry Central to secure the lead for Mt. Olive. The Pirates will have a tough time in the post-season as the only team from the Pythagoras Division competing. They are the eighth seeded team in the final playoffs with a total of 165 points in the regular season. The Tigers of Collins, with the home-field advantage, narrowly won, 28 to 26 to earn their first win of the season while also knocking off the division leader, the Perry Central Bulldogs. The Seminary Bulldogs managed to keep the Sylva-Bay Saints in their place with a close match win, 15-11. Without the division title, Perry Central lost the bid to the playoffs on November 5, at JCJC. The Bulldogs could have earned a wildcard spot in the final playoffs but they didn’t have enough first half cumulative points to earn the invitation.

Three teams from the Newton Division have earned the right to compete in post-season action. Presbyterian Christian ended their perfect season by clobbering Lawrence County, 129 to 40. PCS ends the season with 488 total cumulative points and are the top seeded team in the playoffs. The Oak Grove Warriors earned a wild card bid with their slaughter of the Columbia Academy Cougars, 130 to 60. Oak Grove is second seeded in the final playoffs with 468 cumulative points on the season. The Sacred Heart Crusaders only competed in the written quiz or first half of competition this week and also earned a wild card invitation to the playoffs as the third seeded team with a total of 415 regular season points. Columbia Academy may have had more points than the bottom half of the League rankings with 305 total regular season points but the Cougars will miss out on post-season action this year because no more than three total teams from a division can qualify for the postseason, according to the BML Rules Committee.
“In seeding teams from the same division, priority was given to the respective teams’ positions in their division in the Final Standings. For two or more teams from different divisions, seeding’s were based upon regular season first half cumulative point totals with the tie-breakers being the same as those used for breaking a tie for a division. Wildcard teams are chosen based upon the total first half cumulative points and the win-loss record,” per the JCJC BML Rules Committee.
Columbia Academy may have lost out on competing in the post season but the Cougar’s Joel Hitt managed to outscore everyone in the League and is the Overall Most Outstanding Player and is an All-League Team member. Also making the All-League Team for the highest average individual regular season points is Matthew Gallardo of Sacred Heart, Cole Sisson of Oak Grove, Alicia Brown of PCS, Ruby Liang of Oak Grove, Nick Sciortino of Oak Grove, Key’Shawn Kennedy of Stringer, Jacob von Herrmann of PCS and Sam Lucas of PCS.

The only team with five wins in the League is the South Jones Braves. They managed to fend off the Quitman Panthers in a close match this week, allowing the Braves to hold on to the division title and continue competing in the post-season. South Jones ran away with the win against Quitman, 48 to 43. The Braves’ racked up 234 points for the sixth seed in the playoffs while Quitman’s 210 total regular season points were not good enough for post-season play. The Wayne County War Eagles came back from their only loss in week four against the Braves to rout the Raleigh Lions in the final game. Wayne County whipped Raleigh, 69 to 36, keeping their post-season hopes alive by earning 306 points in the season and is the seventh seeded team. Raleigh had 194 total regular season points.

“I am very pleased with my students’ performance against Raleigh. We have practiced working problems and I have seen the improvement. By this point, I pretty much know, during the buzzer round, who is going to answer which questions,” said Wayne County math coach, Dr. Marauo Davis. “We will be ready if we have to compete against South Jones again. We are a young, growing team. We will only get better.”

Wayne County will draw from the experience of its three returning players: sophomore, Maggie Ford and seniors, Taylor Hathorn and Jamorious Smith for post-season action.

The Laurel Tornadoes blew the Heidelberg Academy Rebels out of the competition with a 38 to 5 victory. Heidelberg Academy had 53 total regular points and Laurel ends the season with 168 total points.

The Stringer Red Devils easily hammered the Taylorsville Tartars for the win and the division title. Stringer bumped Taylorsville to third place in the Einstein Division, as prevailing champions with an 89 to 57 score. The Red Devils’ regular season points of 419 land them in fourth place in the League’s playoff rankings. Northeast Jones snuck in as the second place team in the division after beating Taylorsville earlier in the season and earning a bid to the playoffs. The Tigers trampled the West Jones Mustangs at home this week, 91 to 26, ending the Mustangs season. Northeast Jones total regular season points of 351 put them in fifth place overall in the final playoffs. Richton participated only in the written test this week, picking up more points but ending their season in fourth place in the division with 253 regular season points overall.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.


Week 6 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
NE JONES 91 West Jones 26
Taylorsville 57 STRINGER 89
LAUREL 38 Heidelberg Acad 5
SOUTH JONES 48 Quitman 43
Raleigh 36 WAYNE CO 69
Columbia Acad 60 OAK GROVE 130
Lawrence Co 40 PCS 129
MT OLIVE 40 Bay Springs 7
Perry Central 26 COLLINS 28
Sylva Bay 11 SEMINARY 15
Richton 34 (1st half only)
Sacred Heart 52 (1st half only)

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
Alicia Brown-PCS
Ruby Liang-Oak Grove
Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove
Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer
Jacob von Herrmann-PCS
Sam Lucas-PCS


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
x-Stringer 4 0 1.000 211 419
y-NE Jones 3 1 0.750 219 351
Taylorsville 2 2 0.500 157 268
Richton 1 3 0.250 162 253
West Jones 0 4 0.000 115 142

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
x-South Jones 5 0 1.000 122 234
y-Wayne Co 4 1 0.800 159 306
Quitman 3 2 0.600 106 210
Raleigh 2 3 0.400 138 194
Laurel 1 4 0.200 98 168
Heidelberg Acad 0 5 0.000 43 53

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
x-PCS 4 0 1.000 249 488
y-Oak Grove 3 1 0.750 253 468
y-Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 249 415
Columbia Acad 1 3 0.250 208 305
Lawrence Co 0 4 0.000 137 183

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP CP
x-Mt Olive 4 1 0.800 72 165
Perry Central 3.5 1.5 0.700 100 150
Seminary 3 2 0.600 95 105
Bay Springs 2 3 0.400 50 80
Sylva Bay 1.5 3.5 0.300 63 102
Collins 1 4 0.200 84 101


x-Division Winner
y-Wild Card


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

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Jones County Junior College ... in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus
JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

ELLISVILLE –The 8th annual Guitar Festival at Jones County Junior College will feature an international prize winning guitarist. Guitar Foundation of America International competition winner and Russian musician, Anton Baranov will perform a concert on Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus. The festival also includes a faculty showcase on Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

College and high school students and faculty from at least a dozen schools throughout Mississippi and Alabama are expected to attend. Daytime events on Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, will include presentations, competitions and master classes for student guitarists.

“The Mississippi Guitar Alliance continues to grow within the state and beyond with each passing year. This annual festival is a highlight not only for our prestigious instructors and their programs, but it is also a great opportunity for guitar students from across the region to come together to share their ideas and talents. JCJC is thrilled to once again host this event and bring international artists and opportunities such as this to our area,” said JCJC guitar instructor, Dr. Michael Boyd.

Details on student registration and participation are available by contacting Michael Boyd at mike.boyd@jcjc.edu or by calling the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

Anton Baranov
Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013.

Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls Baranov, “a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”

Baranov has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label and has been a D'Addario artist since 2013. Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia and graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation. He now teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

ELLISVILLE – This week, Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League “mathletes” are on Fall Break and return to action October 20. However, after last week’s upsets, the final week of the regular season is sure to be intense as teams prepare for the play-offs, November 5, at JCJC.

In week six, Oak Grove, 2-1, faces Columbia Academy, 1-2, in a battle for the second and third place in the division. Both teams are still licking their wounds from being on the losing end of upsets in week four. Based on the difficult season Lawrence County has been experiencing, their match with the undefeated Bobcats of Presbyterian Christian next week will likely leave PCS as the division leader and in the play-offs. Sacred Heart has the next week off from head-to-head competition and should remain in third place unless Columbia Academy pulls off an upset.

The Stringer Red Devils will have to fend off Taylorsville who is coming off a tough loss and wants to regain the division’s second place spot. The Tartars are attempting to knock off the perennial division champs in the final week of competition with its only loss to Northeast Jones. Stringer is 3-0, and has proven to be a tough contender again this year with the experience of their math coach, Michelle Green pushing them into the play-offs again this year. Richton is in a tough spot strategically since they will only be participating in the first half of competition next week and are in fourth place. West Jones’ Mustangs face the Tigers of Northeast Jones in a battle for a wild card spot in the play-offs for the Tigers. If the Mustangs pull off an upset as they look for a win this season, the Tigers will be knocked out of contention for post-season play.

The battle for the title in the Fibonacci Division continues with South Jones facing tough competition from Quitman. The Braves have a perfect 4-0 season and the Panthers are 3-1, with a loss to Wayne County the first week of the season. Meanwhile the 3-1, Wayne County War Eagles will find themselves in a skirmish with the Lions of Raleigh for another potential division upset next week. Raleigh has been a tough contender but Wayne County will be seeking revenge after losing to South Jones, who took the division lead with an upset in week four. The 2-2 Lions may find themselves in a sticky situation in the final week of the regular season. Heidelberg Academy, 0-4 and Laurel, 0-4 face off this week in a battle for pride.

As second in the division, Mt. Olive will have to prove itself in week six to keep its play-off hopes alive. The Pirates, 3-1, will be up against the 2-2, Bay Springs Bulldogs who are ready for another win. Collins has the opportunity to knock out the division leaders, the Perry Central Bulldogs with a win next week. The 0-4, Collins Tigers face the 3.5-0.5, Perry Central team who has managed to hang on to the lead during the regular season. The Sylva-Bay Saints, 1.5-2.5, are hungry for a win and will do some extra praying to get a victory against the 2-2, Seminary Bulldogs, who are holding on to the third place spot in the Pythagoras Division.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.


Week 5 Matches – (None because of Fall Break)

Week 6 Matches (All 4:30 PM)
NE Jones @ West Jones Mon 10/20
Taylorsville @ Stringer Mon 10/20
Laurel @ Heidelberg Acad Mon 10/20
South Jones @ Quitman Mon 10/20
Raleigh vs Wayne Co @ JCJC Mon 10/20
Columbia Acad @ Oak Grove Tue 10/21
Lawrence Co @ PCS Tue 10/21
Mt Olive @ Bay Springs Tue 10/21
Perry Central @ Collins Tue 10/21
Sylva Bay @ Seminary Tue 10/21
1st Half Only: Richton Mon 10/20
Sacred Heart Tue 10/21


MOP LEADERS (min 2 matches) from week 4
1 Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy 97.50%
2 Alicia Brown-PCS 95.00%
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
4 Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove 93.33%
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
6 4 players tied 90.00%


Week 4 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
Taylorsville 64 NE JONES 78
West Jones 28 RICHTON 73
Heidelberg Acad 6 QUITMAN 48
RALEIGH 46 Laurel 37
Wayne Co 51 SOUTH JONES 72
SACRED HEART 89 Columbia Acad 75
PCS 101 Oak Grove 85
Collins 10 SYLVA BAY 30
Seminary 20 MT OLIVE 28
Bay Springs 17 PERRY CENTRAL 25
Stringer 43 (1st half only)
Lawrence Co 34 (1st half only)


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
Stringer 3 0 1.000 167 330
NE Jones 2 1 0.667 171 260
Taylorsville 2 1 0.667 128 211
Richton 1 3 0.250 128 219
West Jones 0 3 0.000 94 116

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
South Jones 4 0 1.000 96 186
Wayne Co 3 1 0.750 126 237
Quitman 3 1 0.750 87 167
Raleigh 2 2 0.500 109 158
Laurel 0 4 0.000 85 130
Heidelberg Acad 0 4 0.000 38 48

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
PCS 3 0 1.000 198 359
Oak Grove 2 1 0.667 198 338
Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 197 363
Columbia Acad 1 2 0.333 162 245
Lawrence Co 0 3 0.000 109 143

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP
Perry Central 3.5 0.5 0.875 84 124
Mt Olive 3 1 0.750 59 125
Seminary 2 2 0.500 80 90
Bay Springs 2 2 0.500 43 73
Sylva Bay 1.5 2.5 0.375 57 91
Collins 0 4 0.000 61 73


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

ELLISVILLE – Two Gulf Coast artists will have their artwork on display in Jones County Junior College’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery for the month of October. Curtis Houston, a JCJC alumnus and Marc Poole are both art instructors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The JCJC art department will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. giving students and the public the opportunity to learn more about their work on display. The JCJC Art Gallery will also be open during Homecoming Festivities on Saturday, October 18.

The artwork currently on display encompasses a vast array of art mediums and styles, including ceramic pottery and figure heads, to oil paintings of pop culture, historical figures and coastal landscape views. Both artists are influenced by the coast and their artwork tends to depict their surroundings.

Houston describes his perception of art and his work as the life experiences of the artist. “These experiences shape our perception of the world around us and create a visual narrative for understanding cultural idiosyncrasies. It’s within the context of this visual narrative that I seek to use ceramic vessels, figurative sculpture and selected imagery to provoke thought and reflection on ourselves and within the culture in which we reside. Currently, I’m exploring the juxtaposition of graphics design and ceramics by placing kitsch images on ceramic vessels as well as sculptural forms using handmade and commercial decals.”

The Mississippi native and graduate of JCJC, USM and the University of Alabama, Houston has taught at Florida State University. He is currently teaching Three Dimensional Art at MGCCC.

Poole’s oil paintings include a bit of Gulf Coast history. Art patrons will find portraits of Lt. Samuel Keesler who was awarded posthumously, the World War I Victory Medal and the Silver Star Medal on June 3, 1919, for his gallantry and fortitude as a Prisoner of War. Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi was named after Lt. Keesler.
The art instructor at MGCCC’s Jackson County campus also has on display, aircraft, cars, historical figures and places, as well as pop culture items of interest. Poole earned his BA in graphic design and MFA in electronic visualization from Mississippi State University. Between his teaching experiences at MSU, William Carey and MGCCC, Poole spent two years as the multimedia designer for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, MS.

While freelancing, he has created commissioned works for clients such as Mercedes-Benz USI, Bryan Foods Inc., MSU, Beau Rivage, and Sunbelt Energy. He has been an Artist Member of the American Society of Aviation Artists since 2001, and his work has been included in the collection of the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

For more information about the JCJC art show contact the gallery at 601-477-4148 or visit the gallery which is normally open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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MCC Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of Events

MCC and Radio People 14th Annual Job Fair, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.,Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Digital Photography, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Old Southwest Band, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. 601-484-8678.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Oct. 18, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education Class, ACT Workshop Review, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Create a Website, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Fall Fest, Oct. 20-23.

My College Cares Day, Oct. 21.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media: What Parents Need to Know, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Advanced Tatical Medic Three-Day Course, Oct. 22, Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series Jazz Band concert, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

Humanities Professor of the Year Program, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Casteel Gallery. Michael Thompson, 601-484-8700.

MCC Continuing Education class, Kitchen Duty! Painting Cabinetry 101, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Oct. 25, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

ACT testing, Oct. 25, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.
Kay Thomas
Director of College Promotions
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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All ECCC offices will close and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

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East Central Community College
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson, there is an increasing potential for severe weather in and around our area this afternoon beginning around 5:00 p.m. Some school districts and colleges in the surrounding area have released or will release students early in anticipation of these potential storms. With that in mind, all ECCC offices will close and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014, to allow for employees and commuters to travel home prior to the scheduled arrival of these storms. Evening classes at all ECCC locations will not meet this evening in anticipation of this severe weather.

Dinner for all dormitory students will be distributed from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria today. The Grill will also be open from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. for our residence hall students. We will ask that all dormitory students remain in the dormitories and be weather alert throughout the late afternoon and evening. I will also ask our Housing Staff and Campus Police to be alert if there is a need to mobilize students in our residence halls to safe areas should severe weather arise.

We do anticipate resuming regular schedule on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu

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PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

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PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – In the second year of the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s, “Round Up for Education Scholar’s Program,” more students are receiving scholarships and more money is being awarded. Forty-eight JCJC students are receiving the maximum scholarship amount allowed from this new program with a total of 172 eligible community college students. The students are all residents of PRVEPA’s 12-county service area and each student will receive scholarships of $1,000.

“This means a lot to me because it will pay off this semester and part of next semester’s tuition,” said electrical engineering major, Tyler Sanders from Columbia. The Lamar Christian High School graduate continued, “I was faced with getting a job to pay for school and I’m not good at multi-tasking so this scholarship will allow me to keep focused on school and it helps my parents financially.”

Last year, the PRVEPA Scholarship program provided 36-JCJC students with scholarships of nearly $1000. The increase in dollar amount is a sign the PRVEPA’s members are buying into the idea of investing in college students, because they voluntarily “round-up” their monthly power bill on average, by about 50-cents.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manger, Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.”

Kurt Brautigam, PRVEPA’s Manager of Member Services explained, “Scholarships are available to members, their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community/junior college this fall and are participating in the ‘Round Up for Education’ program.”

More than 90-percent of the PRVEPA’s members have remained enrolled in the scholarship program. The accumulation of “spare change” has turned into a brighter future for JCJC student recipients like, Jenna Hauk of Purvis and Landon Monk of Columbia because both students have plans to work in the medical field.

“I am very thankful for the customers of PRVEPA for paying that extra to help get me through school,” said Monk whose goal is to be a general medicine practitioner. “I think the scholarship program is a great thing to help people get into and through college.”

JCJC freshman and Purvis High School graduate, Hauk is serving as a Student Government Association Senator and resident assistant in the dorms, while studying to be a pharmacist.

“Receiving this scholarship has given me hope that I can one day be a pharmacist. I think with PRVEPA implementing this scholarship program will help many students like myself in allowing their future to become a reality.”

Sumrall freshman, Lindsey Garrity said the scholarship has been a blessing in disguise because her dad’s eye was injured by a baseball and her dog was hit by a car. Medical bills are stacking up and the scholarship came at a great time.
“Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this scholarship program. Your care for students and their education is very much appreciated. You have helped many families in many different ways,” said Garrity.

The PineBelt Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs, granting between $250 and $2,000 to high school, community college and university students, according to Theresa Erickson, Executive Director of the Foundation. However, she said the Round Up for Education program is the largest scholarship program they manage.

“We often see how small contributions from large numbers of people can grow into significant amounts that benefit many individuals, and when people continue their education it not only benefits the individual, but it also benefits their family and ultimately their community,” said Erickson.

Ten percent of each year’s funding will be set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants. Overall, students from 18 different high schools and home school programs are receiving PRVEPA scholarships. Eighty-three of the scholarship recipients this year are Pearl River Community College students, forty-eight are JCJC students and thirty-two are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students. Ten other students are attending three other state community colleges.

JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith appreciates the efforts of PRVEPA and the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation. Providing a creative way to engage the community by investing in its future with college scholarships for the region’s students will strengthen the Pine Belt on many levels.

“Investing in the education of a region’s residents will produce more options for students and communities because these students will be better prepared to solve the problems we’re faced with today, and they will be enriching the region with new resources, for a brighter future,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1, will go to next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

JCJC PRVEPA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Kelsey Addison-Purvis; Aaron Edward Albritton-Brooklyn; Katie Anderson-Hattiesburg; Tyler Brooks Ash-Purvis; Madison Aultman-Sumrall; Hannah M. Boyte-Sumrall; Jordan Browning- Hattiesburg; Rayna D. Brumfield-Hattiesburg; Lexington V. Cooley- Hattiesburg; Shanice Daniels-Columbia; Olyvia Freeman-Sumrall; Joshua S. Friend-Sumrall; Lindsey Allison Garrity- Hattiesburg; Georgette Geter- Kokomo; Kelsey Grace Hannaford- Lumberton; Jenna Hauk-Purvis; Wayne Alanceson Herring-Sandy Hook; Kierston Hickey-Lumberton; Christina Nicole Hobson-Hattiesburg; Austin Brentley Jackson- Sumrall; Jonathan Jones- Purvis; India Kohli-Hattiesburg; Kolby Allen Krohn- Wiggins; Hannah LeBlanc- Hattiesburg; Eniaya Leonard-Columbia; Mikaela Malone-Lumberton; Michael Mann-Sumrall; Landon Monk-Columbia; Traci Monroe-Perkinston; Victoria E. Morris-Hattiesburg; Jeremy Dean Newsom-Sumrall; Kayla Phipps-Hattiesburg; Leslie Pounds-Columbia; Kaley Radtke- Hattiesburg; Kevin Rieder-Hattiesburg; Natia Roberts-Columbia; Alli Kate Ross-Hattiesburg; Tyler Matthew Sanders- Columbia; Morgan Shows-Purvis; Kyle G. Smith-Columbia; Brittney Smith-Sumrall; Charleigh Smith-Columbia; Danita D. Stevenson; Ariana Thompson-Columbia; Katie Marie Thornhill-Purvis; Mercedes Vines-Hattiesburg; Cynthia Waller-Hattiesburg; Aaron Ward-Sumrall.


2014 PRVEPA Scholars Program Recipients (172 total)

Community Colleges Students are Attending
Pearl River 83
Jones 48
Gulf Coast 31
Southwest 7
Hinds 1
Co-Lin 1

High Schools Recipients Attended
Stone 31
Purvis 22
Oak Grove 20
FCAHS 18
West Marion 15
Columbia 15
Sumrall 12
Columbia Academy 11
East Marion 9
Lamar Christian 9
Poplarville 2
Homeschool 1
Lawrence County 1
Prentiss Christian 1
Lumberton 1
George County 1
Presbyterian Christian 1
St. Stanislaus 1
Sarah T. Reed 1


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

MAYHEW – Fall graduation couldn’t come fast enough for one East Mississippi Community College Electrical Technology student. So he started his own business in April.
Joey Brackin of Starkville is set to graduate in December with an associate’s degree in Electrical Technology from EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. But as he neared the finish line, he couldn’t wait to get to work, so he got a local contractor license from the city and some insurance and fired up his one-man company, Pro Electric.
“It’s a little bit nerve-wracking to go into business for yourself. But I knew I had learned enough so that, if I put my mind to it and work hard, I’ll be successful,” said Brackin.
Brackin didn’t go into business without experience. He took a job with an electrical repair business back in 2003 and accumulated a wealth of on-the-job training before coming to EMCC in 2012 to earn his degree. He’s worked on residential, commercial and industrial projects and services all three sectors as Pro Electric.
“I do anything from new builds to swapping out lights to commercial stuff like running conduit or just trouble-shooting,” said Brackin.
EMCC electrical instructor Bobby Johnson said Brackin is the second student from the program to go into business for himself recently, and he hopes to see many more do the same as the market for electrical work remains strong in the Golden Triangle.
“The area benefits from small companies like Joey’s that fill service gaps for the residential and commercial markets. His company has a lot of room to grow,” said Johnson.
Brackin says EMCC’s Electrical Technology program was instrumental in landing him a job working on a commercial vent hood by introducing him to new material like motor control.
“I called Mr. Johnson one day and told him motor control helped me because the vent hood had all those components we talked about in class,” said Brackin.
EMCC Electrical students will add another tool to their belts next fall when a low voltage training lab is installed thanks to assistance from the Low Voltage Association of Mississippi and Honeywell. Johnson said students will be certified by the LVAM after completing certain courses, which will make them legally eligible to install low voltage systems such as security systems and fire alarms.
Meanwhile, Brackin is on his job, working 20 to 30 hours a week and weekends at Pro Electric in addition to his classwork at EMCC.
“It’s hard being the only guy. I work when I can. I take phone calls. I schedule everything to keep everyone happy. I get enough sleep sometimes. It’s tough,” he said.
“But everyone I know who owns their own company makes a good living. And I wanted to be able to make a good living.”

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Gold Rush auditions at JCJC

1:30 pm

Jones County Junior College
Gold Rush auditions at JCJC
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College's basketball dance team, Gold Rush will hold an audition clinic on Tuesday, October 28, at 1:30 pm. The dance for the audition will be taught at the clinic. Both the clinic and tryouts will take place at Dance Arts Studio, located at 401 Hwy 11 North, in Ellisville. Tryouts will be Friday, October 31, at 1:30 pm.

Gold Rush performs at all men and women's home basketball games. For more information contact dance team sponsors, lora.davis@jcjc.edu or beth.mcdaniel@jcjc.edu.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC Bobcat Math League

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Jones County Junior College
Upsets continue to shake up the JCJC Bobcat Math League division rankings

ELLISVILLE – Three of the four divisions’ rankings have changed this week because of big upsets, including South Jones taking the division title away from Wayne County. In the fourth week of the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s regular season, South Jones continued to knock off contenders to climb to the top of the Fibonacci Division. The Braves of South Jones snatched the lead away from the War Eagles of Wayne County who have been division leaders from the start of the season. The Braves slaughtered the War Eagles with a commanding, 72 to 51, victory on the South Jones Reservation and remain undefeated.

“We knew at the beginning of the season that we had to beat them (Wayne County) to advance. Last year we were very close and ended up losing to them on the last question,” said South Jones Math Coach, Thomas Hinkle. “What impressed me most was that everyone contributed in the buzzer round and we were very confident with our answers. That was something we had been lacking in previous weeks.”

The Quitman Panthers’ win against the Heidelberg Academy Rebels, who are struggling to find a win, help keep Quitman in third place as Quitman pounced all over Heidelberg Academy, 48 to 6. The Raleigh Lions came back from a defeat against Quitman last week to win this weeks’ match against the Laurel Tornadoes, 46 to 37, to keep in fourth place.

With the end of the season nearing, Presbyterian Christian High School’s crushing blow to the Oak Grove Warriors’ perfect season, means PCS remains the undefeated division leaders. The PCS Bobcats thrashed the Oak Grove Warriors, 101 to 85. Sacred Heart delivered a big upset this week after coming off of a loss to Oak Grove in week three. The Crusaders take the third place spot in the Newton Division by picking off the Columbia Academy Cougars, 89 to 75, and dashing the Cougars’ rise to the top. Lawrence County earned 34 points in the written test, remaining in the bottom spot.

Joel Hitt from Columbia Academy continues to dominate in the individual point’s competition and remains “The Most Outstanding Player” for the second week in a row with a 97.5 percent average. Alicia Brown from PCS and Sacred Hearts’ Matthew Gallardo, move up a notch from last week with their improved average score of 95 percent, tying for second place. With an average of 93.33 percent, Oak Groves’ Cole Sisson drops from second place to tie with Nick Sciortino in fourth place. Sciortino moved up this week, reappearing in the standings from week two of the competition. Four players tied with a 90 percent average.

Stringer only competed in the written test, earning 43 points to keep their division leader status. The Northeast Jones Tigers pulled off a big upset in week four, after a whipping from Stringer last week. The Northeast Jones Tigers take back the second place spot from the Taylorsville Tartars with a 78 to 64 showdown. Richton routs West Jones to keep the fourth place spot. The Rebels win with a 73 to 28 stomping of the Mustangs.

The Pythagoras Division saw no changes this week as Perry Central remains on top with a win against Bay Springs, 25 to 17. Mt. Olive’s pirates stole any hope the Seminary Bulldogs’ had of making the play offs with a 28 to 20 victory. The Saints of Sylva Bay walloped the Tigers of Collins with another crushing defeat. Sylva Bay scored 30 points to Collins’ 10 points to keep in fifth place of the division.

Next week, the League will take a break and return to action October 20. For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC includes a student art show

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Jones County Junior College
“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC includes a student art show

ELLISVILLE- Jones County Junior College’s Student Government Association along with campus clubs and organizations, and the city of Ellisville will be hosting the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year, JCJC’s Rho Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is sponsoring a High School Art Walk in conjunction with the annual “Treats in the Streets” celebration. The location for the Art Walk will be in the Terrell Tisdale Library lobby. Admission is free and open to the public. All artwork will be displayed in a clothesline fashion so no hangers are necessary. Other guidelines include: No artwork over 14 inches in any direction will be accepted for the exhibit; All art must be 2-dimensional and should be “fall” themed; No more than 15 pieces of art may be submitted from each school. Art must be turned in by October 23. There is no entry fee for submissions which can be delivered to the Terrell Tisdale Library lobby, on October 21, through 23, from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The annual Treats in the Streets celebration is an outdoor event and will be cancelled or modified, and moved indoors to the PE Building if it rains or if the weather is not conducive for children. The Art Walk, which is held indoors, will continue regardless of weather.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. for kids ages 0 to 12 years, JCJC clubs and organizations will have treats and games available around, and between the library and student center square. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The costume contests will begin at 6 p.m. in the art gallery area for kids of all ages. At 6:30 p.m. a costume contest for JCJC students will begin.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the JCJC all-you-can-eat cafeteria will stay open for dinner. The cost for children ages 4 to 9 years of age is $4.63, and children ages 9 and adults is $6.90.

Taco Bell & the Bobcat Grill, both located behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium, will be open till 9:30 p.m.

For more information call JCJC Student Services at 477-4030 or Rebecca Patrick at 601-477-4109.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes

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East MS Community College
Folks,
We're running a 2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes and the on-campus deadline is the 13th (the online classes start a week later). Anyone who reads this and wants to take advantage of the on-campus classes would have to beat feet to an EMCC campus Friday to get their paperwork filed. I know we're super late getting this out, but we were handed this Monday. So I'm gently requesting that anyone who is capable of getting this published tomorrow, please do so. I would be eternally grateful.

Jason
662-251-2296

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Southeast High "Community Day"

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Southeast High School
I am putting together a Community Day at Southeast High on November 1st and want to spread the word to possible vendors and people that might want to attend. . I’m sponsoring the Fun Day because I run the Spanish Club, and we are raising money to take a trip to Europe in June, 2015. I also am trying to give our community something to come out and do together, since the elementary has a Fall Fun Day, but the Middle School and High School do not. As part of the Fun Day we are going to have vendors/booths for clubs where they can sell items, paint faces, etc. For example, my Spanish club is doing a booth to sell our discount/fundraising cards. The FBLA is doing a cake walk and face painting...some will be food vendors...some will be flea market type booths.

Thanks so much,
Kim Davis
(601) 917-5807

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Meridian High School ... annual College Fair

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Meridian High School Boys Gymnasium
Meridian High School is hosting the annual College Fair for Juniors and Seniors. There will be over 30 different colleges and careers (military, etc) represented from all over the state of Mississippi and from Louisiana.

The fair will be held in the MHS Boys Gym from 9 – 12

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College history instructor, Carson Atwood has been named the 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. The Ellisville native was selected by the Mississippi Humanities Council based on the accomplishments and contributions of the recommended faculty. In recognition of this honor, Atwood will give a presentation titled, “Ten Historical Figures You Should Know: or At Least, Ten Historical Figures I Think You Should Know.”
Atwood explained, “The presentation covers 10 historical figures who have had a significant impact on the history of world. It isn't a top-10 list but rather a list of people that you have some knowledge about but you might not understand their cultural significance.”
This free community event to hear Atwood’s presentation will be on Wednesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
“I feel very honored to be recognized for doing something that I love to do. Teaching history is truly a passion for me and I hope that I am able to express its importance to students,” said Atwood.
The JCJC 1996 graduate began teaching at Jones fourteen years ago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from USM. He began working in the computer-aided learning lab at JCJC and taught computer information systems technology classes in 2000 before becoming director of the CAL Lab and teaching history classes in 2001, part-time. For the last seven years, Atwood has been living his passion by teaching history full-time.
Some of Atwood’s honors include JCJC’s Who’s Who, earning the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship, he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship Award from USM’s history department and he received the Phi Alpha Theta’s Graduate Student Award. Interestingly, Atwood was the Features Editor for JCJC’s newspaper, The Radionian and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the American Historical Association.
When he’s not teaching, Atwood is one of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society advisors at JCJC, and he is a member of the Mississippi Historical Society and The Society for Military History. Atwood is married to Julie Atwood, the Director of the Terrell Tisdale Library, and they have one daughter, Kathryn, who is seven years old.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC hosts Fall Choral Festival

7:00 pm

Jones County Junior College ... M.P. Bush Fine Arts auditorium
JCJC hosts Fall Choral Festival

ELLISVILLE - The Jones County Junior College Concert Choir is inviting the public to the Fall Choral Festival featuring area High School concert choirs. The JCJC Fall Choral Festival will include the concert choirs of Forrest County Agricultural High School, directed by Andy Smigielski and Laurel High School, directed by Krista McKenzie. These outstanding local choirs will join with the Jones County Junior College Concert Choir to present a concert on Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts auditorium. Each choir will sing several selections, and the evening with culminate with over 150 participating singers in a rousing rendition of “He Never Failed Me Yet” by Robert Ray. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information call the Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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Mid-season upsets in 3rd week of JCJC’s Bobcat Math League

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Mid-season upsets in 3rd week of JCJC’s Bobcat Math League
ELLISVILLE – Without Presbyterian Christian High School in head-to-head competition this week, newcomers Columbia Academy managed to get its first win in a “Cat Fight,” and move up in the division. In week three of the Bobcat Math League competition, the Cougars of Columbia Academy clawed their way past the Cougars of Lawrence County in spectacular fashion, beating the 2013 runner up champions, 79 to 41. Columbia Academy seems to have found a way to win after a cold welcome to the Newton Division with a loss last week to the 2013 League winners, PCS. Oak Grove is continuing its hunt for first place in the division by making a strong appearance against Sacred Heart in an upset. The Warriors came out on top, 97 to 85, over the Crusaders who are in shock after beating Lawrence County last week. Sacred Heart also had more cumulative points last week than Oak Grove, but drop to fourth place while Oak Grove remains in second place. PCS garnered 46 points in the written test, or first half competition and finish the week as division leaders.

The Newton Division mathletes continue to dominate in individual competition with Joel Hitt from Columbia Academy receiving the highest average score to be “The Most Valuable Player” this week with a 96.67 percent average. Cole Sisson of Oak Grove had a 95 percent average with Alicia Brown from PCS and Matthew Gallardo from Sacred Heart tying for third place honors with a 93.3 percent average. Four players tied for fourth place with a 90 percent average.

In the Fibonacci Division, Quitman knocked Raleigh off this week as it climbs toward the top of its division, dropping the Lions to fourth place. The Panthers outscored the Lions in a close match, 31 to 28, and will move into the third place behind South Jones and Wayne County who remain in second and first place respectively. Wayne County’s War Eagles soared past the Laurel Tornadoes with a forty point blowout, 67 to 27. On the “Reservation,” the Braves of South Jones wounded the Heidelberg Academy Rebels, 23 to 12.

Stringer still leads in the Einstein Division with another big victory. The Red Devils spoiled the Northeast Jones Tiger’s rise to the top by knocking them down to third place in the division with a crushing defeat, 99 to 62. Taylorsville eked out a one-point win against the Richton Rebels, 56-55, putting the Tartars in second place while the Rebels slip to fourth place. The Mustangs of West Jones had the week off in head-to-head competition but earned 20 points in the written test.

Perry Central struggles to remain in the top spot for the third week despite a tie with Sylva Bay who land in fifth place with Collins having a tough time getting off the bottom, after losing its match this week. The Saints of Sylva Bay tied with division leaders, the Perry Central Bulldogs, 17-17. The Collins Tigers tried to get its first win of the season but the Mt. Olive Pirates slayed the Tigers in a 41-23 victory. That victory moved Mt. Olive back to the number two spot in the division. The Bulldogs of Seminary and Bay Springs tied up in Bay Springs with the visiting team coming out the winners, 22-17. Bay Springs drops to fourth place while Seminary moves to the third place ranks.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.

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College Fair at ECCC

10:00 am

Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus East Central Community College
On Friday, October 3rd, beginning at 10:00 am, at the Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus of East Central Community College, representatives from post-secondary colleges and organizations will be promoting opportunities available to students at their respective sites. High School seniors from Newton County, Newton County Academy, Union Public Schools and Newton City (Juniors and Seniors), are participating.

We would love to see you there!

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of families in East Central MS/AL, Janine Vincent Publicity Newton County Schools
601-357-0143

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Signing a commitment to graduate

9:30 am

Newton County Career and Technical Center 15935 Hwy 15 N, Decatur, MS
Another amazing opportunity has developed today at the Newton County Career and Technical Center:

The Class of 2017, from both Union and Newton County Schools, who are students at the Center, will be signing a commitment to graduate.
This will be happening throughout the day.

Thank you!
Janine Vincent
Publicity
Newton County Schools
601-357-0143

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MCC Calendar of Events for October 2014

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Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of Events for October 2014

MCC Continuing Education class, Art with Abby: Petite Picasso Camp, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Ebay: Buying and Selling, Oct. 2 and 9 and 30, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), Oct. 2-16; 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Fiber Optic Cabling, Oct. 2-Nov. 20; 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wreaths: Halloween and Thanksgiving, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Skype Microsoft, Oct. 3-10; 1 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.

Phi Theta Kappa Nu Upsilon Chapter and American Cancer Society Queen City Fourth Annual Race for Life and Fifth Annual Street Strut for Breast Cancer, Oct. 4, 7:45 a.m., Downtown Meridian, Phyllis Holladay, 601-553-3439.

MCC fall break, Oct. 6-7. Classes resume Wednesday, Oct. 8.

MCC Continuing Education class, Flowers and Cake Design, Oct. 6, 15, 20, 27, 6 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Friendly Beginnings for Writers, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Soccer games: Oct. 7, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 5 p.m. (women); 7 p.m., (men); Oct. 15, MCC vs. Pearl River Community College, 5 p.m. (women); 7 p.m., (men); Oct. 22, MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 5 p.m., (women); 7 p.m., (men), C.D. Smith Field; Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

MCC Continuing Education class, Clay Sculpture, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Continuing Education class, Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Welding, Oct. 9; 6 p.m., Workforce Development, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Electricity, Oct. 9; 6 p.m., Workforce Development, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Oct. 10; 1 p.m., MCC EMSA building, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Term II classes begin, Oct. 13.

MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Class, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Introduction to Stained Glass Free Workshop, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC and Radio People 14th Annual Job Fair, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.,Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Digital Photography, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Old Southwest Band, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. 601-484-8678.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Oct. 18, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education Class, ACT Workshop Review, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Create a Website, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Fall Fest, Oct. 20-23.

My College Cares Day, Oct. 21.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media: What Parents Need to Know, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Advanced Tatical Medic Three-Day Course, Oct. 22, Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series Jazz Band concert, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

Humanities Professor of the Year Program, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Casteel Gallery. Michael Thompson, 601-484-8700.

MCC Continuing Education class, Kitchen Duty! Painting Cabinetry 101, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Oct. 25, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

ACT testing, Oct. 25, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

MCC computer class, Publisher/PowerPoint, Oct. 27, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Dedication of welding facility, Oct. 31, 10 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

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JCJC’s Concert Choir begins new season of singing with new director

6:30 pm

First Baptist Church of Ellisville
JCJC’s Concert Choir begins new season of singing with new director

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College’s Concert Choir will be performing its first concert on Sunday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Ellisville. This concert will also be the first concert under the direction of Joel Dunlap, JCJC’s new choral director. Dunlap has been the Director of Choral Activities at Long Beach High School for the last nine years.

The versatility and talent of the JCJC Concert Choir will shine through with its performance of a wide variety of music. The Sunday program will include an early motet by Victoria to crowd pleasing favorites like “Down to the River to Pray” and Robert Ray’s gospel hit, “He Never Failed Me Yet.” Assisting the choir as the group’s accompanist is JCJC’s fine arts faculty member Kay Guiles.

The concert is free and the event is open to the public. For more information contact the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.


JCJC Concert Choir Members

Reagan Arnold, Collins
Ashley Adams, Laurel
Kayla Austin, Laurel
Kaci Beasley, Taylorsville
Michael Beckwith, Forest
Erica Bridges, Laurel
Jordan Browning, Purvis
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Caleb Butler, Sumrall
Miracle Clemons, Hattiesburg
Chip Cooley, Jr., Hopkevsville, KY
Kailey Cuevas, Long Beach
Lauryn Easley, Laurel
April Gallion, Clinton
John Garner, Foxworth
Cale Green, Laurel
Hannah Hankins, Laurel
Morgan Henry, Laurel
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins
Brandon Hudson
Allison Hyche, Long Beach
Megan Ingram, Waynesboro
Stephen Jones, Starkville
Karen Kennedy, Petal
Bryce Kinzer, Gautier
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg
Mikaela Malone, Lumberton
Scott Martin, Murrah
Kacie McGowen, Laurel
Emily McKissack, Mize
Jessica McLaurin, Louin, MS
Landon Monk, Columbia
Lydia Myers, Laurel
Victoria O’Quin, Meridian
Shelby Odom, Carthage
Lexus Peppers, Laurel
Austin Perkins, Ellisville
Octavia Roberts, Laurel
DeJuan Sam, Stateline
Laken Sanford, Seminary
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach
Victoria Schlude, Hattiesburg
Griffin Schrock, Jackson
Morgan Scott, Meadville
Jared Smith, Seminary
Kyle Smith, Columbia
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg
Phebe Tisdale, Laurel
Brianna Tobias, McComb
Malik Walker, Hattiesburg
David Walker, Laurel
Veronica Walker, Clinton
Cole Ward, Caledonia
Rehema Weems, Laurel
Shelby Wesson, Petal
Isha Williams, Mobile, AL
Colton Williamson, Sumrall
Josh Wilson, Pearl
Gary Young, Jr., Ellisville


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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The robotics team of Sumter Central High School

7:00 - 9:00 am

Applebee's
The robotics team of Sumter Central High School will have their pancake breakfast ...
October 11, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Applebee's. Tickets will be sold at $5.00 each. All proceeds will go towards team promotion.

For more information please contact my adviser Latosha Caves at 205-652-1501 or by email at caves36751@gmail.com.

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EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

MAYHEW – Dalvin Tate had a good idea what he wanted to do with his life, all he needed was a little TIME.
Tate enrolled in East Mississippi Community College’s TIME (Technology Initiative in Manufacturing and Engineering) program as a junior and senior at Starkville High School before graduating from EMCC in May as a member of the first Honors class at the Golden Triangle campus.
During the closing ceremony for the TIME program, Tate told parents and guests that the program helped him decide on engineering as a college major by exposing him to advanced manufacturing in the Golden Triangle area.
Tate is now studying computer engineering at Mississippi State University.
“The second semester of my junior year I took the TIME class on blueprint reading and learned quite a bit. Then over the summer I took fundamentals of electricity, which was a reminder of things I had learned in my high school physics class, but it helped keep that information fresh in my head instead of it going to waste. And the first semester of my senior year I took precision measurement, which was measuring down to very small increments,” said Tate.
“A lot of the information I learned in the TIME courses has come up again in my computer classes. And the program was also a way to build my resume and learn more outside of school and get involved in something.”
Chrystal Newman, TIME project manager for EMCC’s Division of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, said Tate’s experience embodies the program’s goal of uniting educational entities at multiple levels and exposing the next generation of workers to high-tech manufacturing methods.
“Dalvin embraced the career exploration opportunity that was afforded to him through the TIME grant. He excelled in training and had perfect attendance during his one-year commitment. When he came to EMCC and excelled in the Honors program, I was elated but not surprised,” said Newman.
Tate eventually hopes to work for Apple or a similar innovative technology manufacturer.
The TIME Program was a three-year National Science Foundation grant awarded based on the collaborative efforts of EMCC, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology, and regional industries.
For more information on programs available through EMCC’s Division of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, visit www.eastms.edu or call (662) 243-2686.

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JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College announces its 2014 Homecoming Court. Elections were held in September and students chose the following ladies to represent them during Homecoming.
Queen: Haley Middleton of Raleigh is very busy at JCJC with her job as a resident assistant and being involved in numerous clubs on campus. She is a member of the Student Government Association, serving as a Senator, the Bobcat Brigade, Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, and she is a member of JCJC’s 2014 state championship tennis team and current member of the tennis team. Middleton has earned the Letter “J” Award, and two JCJC Foundation scholarships. At Raleigh High School, Haley was also a distinguished student athlete being voted as Most Athletic by her class. She played on the varsity tennis and basketball teams all four years, earning her a JCJC Bobcat Scholarship. She earned academic basketball awards each year and received a district honorable mention. Middleton excelled to the All-District tennis team, was a District champion her junior and senior years and a 2012-3A semi-finalist for mixed doubles in tennis. Other honors include graduating with highest honors, being the 2013 Most Beautiful at Raleigh High School, homecoming maid eleventh and twelfth grades, earning top subject awards in English IV, English III, Government and Computer Applications. Haley was also a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FBLA, FFA and 4-H.
Her future plans include graduating from Jones and continuing her education at Mississippi State University as an accounting major with aspirations of working for a large company or bank. Lee and Anita Middleton are Haley’s parents.
Escorting Middleton will be Carlton Reid of Petal. The business administration major is the captain of the JCJC golf team and a member of the Student Government Association and Bobcat Brigade. The Petal High School graduate played golf, earning a JCJC scholarship and he was named to the Hattiesburg American’s All-Region Golf Team in 2013. He was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The sophomore plans to graduate from JCJC, transfer to William Carey University with ambitions of being an insurance agent. Lance and Sherri Reid are Carlton’s parents.
Student Body Maid: Macy Rogers is majoring in sports medicine. The Lucedale native is a member of the Jones soccer team where she serves as team captain. Macy has been awarded All-State women’s soccer honors last year and played on the state and region championship team in 2013. She was recently invited to play in the MACJC All-Star Soccer game for 2014. Her high school activities include being a varsity soccer player all four years and captain her senior year, being on the cheerleading squad and winning the state championship title in 2010, she was voted Most Versatile Girl in 2013 and she won the physical fitness portion in the Distinguished Young Woman program in 2013. Rogers was voted to participate in the homecoming court her freshman, sophomore and junior years at George County High School.
The sophomore’s plans include playing soccer, becoming a physical therapy assistant and eventually owning her own physical therapy business. Her parents are Tim and Glenda Rogers.
Escorting Rogers is Daniel Goff of Lucedale. The sports medicine major is a member of the JCJC baseball team and played on the 2013 state championship baseball team. Goff was a varsity baseball player at George County High School and was voted as Prom King and Mr. George County. His future plans include playing baseball and hopefully become an athletic trainer. His parents are John and Tammy Goff.
Sophomore Maid: Soso native, Summer DeLoach is majoring in public relations. Her JCJC activities include being the Student Government Association secretary/treasurer and a member of the Bobcat Brigade. DeLoach was active at West Jones High School as a member of the Beta Club, president of TARS, and she was on the swim team for five years. She earned academic certificates of merit, was a member of the Hall of Fame and was a Mississippi Scholar. Her future plans include earning a public relations degree from Mississippi College. Dr. Mark and Charlie DeLoach are Summer’s parents.
DeLoach’s escort is Chandler Brinson of Prentiss. The biology major was worked hard in high school as Senior Class President, yearbook editor, and president of both the Spanish Club and the Honor Society. Brinson graduated with High Honors. At JCJC, Brinson is the director of marketing for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and he is a member of the SGA. He plans to work in the medical field following graduation from Mississippi State University. Harper and Debbie Brinson are Chandler’s parents.
Sophomore Maid: Anna Sanford of Seminary is an elementary education major. At JCJC, she is a member Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. She has earned JCJC Foundation and Bobcat scholarships and has made the Dean’s List honor roll. Sanford was busy at Seminary High School as a member of the yearbook staff, tennis team and various clubs. Her future plans include finishing her education at USM. She hopes to work with students with dyslexia. Anna’s parents are Cody and Jacqueline Sanford.
Sanford’s escort is Matthew Huff of Hebron. The biology major kept busy at West Jones High School as a member of the Beta Club, student council and teenage republicans while also keeping a 4.0 GPA. At JCJC, Huff is a member of the College Republicans and the SGA. Huff’s future plans include pursing his medical degree after graduating from the University of Mississippi. Jim and Samantha Huff are Matthew’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Bailey Davis of Ellisville is a business marketing and law major. At Jones, Davis is a member of the Bobcat Brigade and the captain of the Touch of Gold dance team. The South Jones High School graduate was selected as an All-American Dancer, the captain of the Bravettes dance team and a member of the Lady Braves soccer team which earned her a spot on the First-Team All-District team in soccer and she was awarded the title of “Best Forward” her senior year. Bailey was also a senior homecoming maid and she graduated with honors and as a Mississippi Scholar. Her goals include becoming a member of the Pom Squad at Mississippi State University with aspirations of being a professional cheerleader for the Saints’ Saintsations, as she works toward a career as a sports agent or in the marketing and entertainment divisions for the NFL. Her parents are Steve and Lora Davis.
Davis’ escort is Jake Sumrall from Soso. The economics major is busy at Jones as a member of the Bobcat Brigade and plays intramural football. The West Jones High School graduate was a member of the mustang football team, FCA and Teenage Republicans. Sumrall graduated with Honors and was the recipient of the 18 Club Award. His future plans include continuing his education at Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in economics and earn his MBA, with plans to become an investment banker. John and Joey Sumrall are Jake’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Kaylie Flynt is undecided on her major. The Ellisville native was busy at South Jones High School as a member of the Bravettes dance team, cheerleading, Key Club, Beta Club, Future Leaders of Jones County, show choir, diamond girl, and was honored with inclusion into the South Jones Hall of Fame. At JCJC, Kaylie is a member of the Bobcat Brigade and works in the Office of Recruitment. Her future plans include graduating from JCJC and transferring to a University. Scott and Sandi Flynt are Kaylie’s parents.
Kaylie’s escort is Austin Perkins from Ellisville. The music education major is a member of the JCJC Concert Choir, Jones OnStage and theater. He was also involved in show choir and drama at South Jones High School. Perkins’ future plans include earning his degree and transferring to USM. Marlana and Grant Hedgepeth are Austin’s parents.
The JCJC Homecoming court will also have represented as the flower girl, Jaycee Elizabeth Holifield of Moss. The seven-year old is in second grade at Stringer Attendance Center and is the daughter of Dusty and Christy Holifield. Will Hampton is a second grader at Petal Primary School and will serve as crown bearer for the 2014 Homecoming Court. The seven-year old is the son of Sandy and Vicki Hampton.
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014
ELLISVILLE – Plans are underway to make Homecoming at Jones County Junior College a special event. The weekend of activities begins Friday, October 17, with the annual Homecoming Golf Tournament held at Dixie Golf Club. The day begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The 3-man select shot event is sponsored by the JCJC Hardwood Club, which is a fund-raiser for the Bobcat basketball teams. For more deadline and registration information, contact Lady Bobcat coach Sandra Sumrall at 601-477-4090, men’s coach Rahim Lockhart at 601-477-4093 or the Dixie pro shop at 601-649-3384.
The college will recognize three alumni at the Honor Alumnus Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center on Friday, October 17. Reservations for this dinner can be made through the Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145 or by emailing, jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.
The 1964 JCJC and Ellisville High School 50-year reunion classes will hold a reception in the Tullos Suite of Jones Hall at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, and the 1955 JCJC class will meet in the Banquet Hall of the C.L. Neill Student Center for a 5 p.m. dinner.
Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 18, is slated to be an entire day of fun for all ages. Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a reception for alumni and friends at the Terrell Tisdale Library. At 10 a.m. the JCJC Homecoming Parade will wind through the streets of Ellisville and the campus. The Homecoming theme this year is, “Love it, Live It, Bobcat Spirit.” The parade will feature floats made by the student body incorporating the theme, as well as the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band, JCJC cheerleaders, Touch of Gold, and of course, the 2014 Homecoming Queen and her court.
At 10:45 a.m. the public is also invited to join the Jones family for a pep rally following the parade in front of the C.L. Neill Student Center. At 11 a.m. the 50-year reunion luncheons will honor members of the Ellisville High School and JCJC classes of 1964. The reunions will be held in the C.L. Neill Student Center for class members and their guests.
Tailgating begins at 11:30 a.m. at the tennis complex at the Sim Cooley Football Field for $5 per person. The 1964 Football Team Reunion will also meet under the tents at the Sim Cooley Football Field. Make reservations through the JCJC Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145.
The Homecoming football pre-game festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the marching band’s pre-game show on the Sim Cooley Football Field at Bobcat Stadium. The game against Hinds Community College will begin at 2 p.m.
At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be presented with the crowning of the 2014 Homecoming Queen, Haley Middleton. Also during halftime, the JCJC and the Ellisville High School honored classes, and the 2014 Honor Alumni will be recognized at this time. The festivities will end with a performance by the Maroon Typhoon and Touch of Gold. For more information call the Alumni office at 477-4145 or email jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College history instructor, Carson Atwood has been named the 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. The Ellisville native was selected by the Mississippi Humanities Council based on the accomplishments and contributions of the recommended faculty. In recognition of this honor, Atwood will give a presentation titled, “Ten Historical Figures You Should Know: or At Least, Ten Historical Figures I Think You Should Know.”
Atwood explained, “The presentation covers 10 historical figures who have had a significant impact on the history of world. It isn't a top-10 list but rather a list of people that you have some knowledge about but you might not understand their cultural significance.”
This free community event to hear Atwood’s presentation will be on Wednesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
“I feel very honored to be recognized for doing something that I love to do. Teaching history is truly a passion for me and I hope that I am able to express its importance to students,” said Atwood.
The JCJC 1996 graduate began teaching at Jones fourteen years ago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from USM. He began working in the computer-aided learning lab at JCJC and taught computer information systems technology classes in 2000 before becoming director of the CAL Lab and teaching history classes in 2001, part-time. For the last seven years, Atwood has been living his passion by teaching history full-time.
Some of Atwood’s honors include JCJC’s Who’s Who, earning the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship, he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship Award from USM’s history department and he received the Phi Alpha Theta’s Graduate Student Award. Interestingly, Atwood was the Features Editor for JCJC’s newspaper, The Radionian and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the American Historical Association.
When he’s not teaching, Atwood is one of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society advisors at JCJC, and he is a member of the Mississippi Historical Society and The Society for Military History. Atwood is married to Julie Atwood, the Director of the Terrell Tisdale Library, and they have one daughter, Kathryn, who is seven years old.

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Ross Collins Career and Technical Center - Appreciation Lunch

12:00 noon

Ross Collins Career and Technical Center Meridian High School
Ross Collins Career and Technical Center is hosting an “Industry Appreciation Lunch” on Monday, September 29 at 12 noon,

Each department at Ross Collins has an advisory committee made up of local industry members, and this lunch is a time to honor them and allow them to see what the students are learning at Ross Collins. There will be a short program during lunch as well as tours of the Career and Technical Center.

I think many people have heard of Ross Collins, but we would love to be able to showcase all that Ross Collins offers students as they serve MPSD students as well as Lauderdale County and private school students.

Thank you so much!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net
Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 ...

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NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT YOUTH LITERACY

[PHILADELPHIA, MS] – SEPTEMBER 12, 2014] – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY a $3500 grant to support youth literacy.

Neshoba Central High School’s librarian Rachel Kiepe says, “We are very excited to receive this grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The money will fund The Readbox Project. We appreciate Dollar General’s commitment to the youth of our community.”

“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people’s lives.”

The Readbox Project will purchase library books that have been made into movies. Each book will be an Accelerated Reader book. Library funds will be used to build a red book shelf on wheels that resembles a Redbox video kiosk. The book shelf will be on wheels so that it can be rolled to the cafeteria during lunch on selected days. The purpose is to increase student access to the collection. Books will have covers that look like Redbox DVD case.

Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers, schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to properly begin the school year. This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Contact person:
Rachel Kiepe
Neshoba Central High School
Library Media Specialist
601-504-9465
rkiepe@neshoba.k12.ms.us

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ECCC - Homecoming

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC HOMECOMING COURT

East Mississippi Community College will celebrate Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 4, at its Scooba campus

The Homecoming Court will be presented, and the 2014 Homecoming Queen crowned, during halftime of EMCC’s football match-up against Jones County Junior College. For more information about Homecoming events at EMCC, visit the homepage at www.eastms.edu.

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EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4TH

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4TH

SCOOBA – A pair of state legislators from Columbus will be honored as East Mississippi Community College celebrates its 2014 Homecoming Oct. 4 in Scooba.
The late State Senator Terry Brown and Representative Jeff Smith have been selected as EMCC’s Distinguished Service Award winner and Alumnus of the Year, respectively. Smith and members of Brown’s family will be in Scooba for the annual Homecoming Alumni Luncheon and the NJCAA football national champion Lions’ tilt against Jones County Community College.
Brown’s son Chas, speaking on his father’s behalf, and Smith both say Scooba was the nexus for many early friendships and connections that would be put to good use during their political careers.
Smith attended EMCC’s Scooba campus from 1968-70 before moving on to Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Law School.
“I made some lifelong friends during those years that I’ve kept in touch with who, being in politics, have been very important. If anyone ever went to Scooba and finds out you went, too, there’s a very real camaraderie,” said Smith.
Chas Brown said the first person to see real potential in his father and hold him to a higher standard was his football coach at EMCC, the legendary Bob “Bull” Sullivan.
“I think Coach Sullivan saw a lot of himself in my dad. I think he saw a lot of potential that my dad didn’t see in himself. They were both very outspoken,” said Chas.
Smith eventually went into law while Brown sold cars and opened a convenience store in New Hope before running for office. Both men enjoyed long, successful runs in Mississippi politics. Smith currently chairs the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee while Brown had runs in both the House and Senate.
Smith and Brown will both be honored at the Alumni Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and at halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 2 p.m. at Sullivan-Windham Field.
Halftime will also see the crowning of EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. This year’s Homecoming Court includes Hannah Lynn Daugherty of Leroy, Ala.; Mark Anne Hobart of Starkville; Addison Lowery of Columbus; Meg McBrayer of West Point; Anna McCrary of Columbus; Raven Necaise of Kiln; Rachel Salvaggio of Caledonia; Kennedi Sanders of Columbus; Attia Smith of Louisville; Tia Sykes of Columbus; Kayla Thomas of Shuqualak and Anna Willers of Maben.
The 2014 class of the EMCC Sports Hall of Fame will also be honored at halftime of the football game. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 3 at an invitation-only ceremony on the Scooba campus. The 2014 EMCC Sports Hall of Fame class includes: Thomas Adkins (baseball, 68-70), George Belvin (football, 63-64), LeGarrette Blount (football, 06-07), Orlando Bobo (football, 92-93) Ronnie Carter (football, 63), Buddy Conn (football 64-65), Junior Files (football, 63-64), Rick Garner (football, 67-69), Tom Goode (football coach, 92-03), James Johnson (football, 96), John Mason (football, 73-74), Don Massey (football, 59-60), Steve Moore (football) 69-70, Eddie Permenter (football, 63-64), Rod Richards (football, 56-57), Antowain Smith (football, 93-94) and Tommy Smith (football/basketball, 67-68).
EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming will also include a dedication ceremony for William “Bill” Buckner Memorial Drive on the Scooba campus. Bill Buckner, who passed away in May, was a football All-American under Bull Sullivan, co-chair of the Sullivan Division of the EMCC Development Foundation and state director of the Federation of Christian Athletes, as well as regional director of the FCA for Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida. The road, near Highway 16, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Oct. 4.
Finally, the newly formed EMCC Young Alumni Association will host a tailgate adjacent to Sullivan-Windham Field beginning at 11:30 a.m. Any alums interested in joining the Young Alumni Association or attending the tailgate may contact Kate McCarty at (662) 476-5035 for more information or to RSVP to the tailgate.


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EMCC Homecoming 2014 Jeff Smith
State Representative Jeff Smith, pictured in his office at Sims & Sims Attorneys at Law in Columbus, will be honored with East Mississippi Community College’s Alumnus of the Year Award Oct. 4 in Scooba during EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.

EMCC Homecoming 2014 Terry Brown
The late State Senator Terry Brown signs copies of “Bull Cyclone Sullivan and the Lions of Scooba, Mississippi” at a past East Mississippi Community College event. Brown will be honored with EMCC’s Distinguished Service Award Oct. 4 in Scooba during EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.

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See You at The Pole

7:30 am

Newton County Middle/High School
Activities will begin at Newton County Middle/High School at 7:30
am-7:55 am on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. This will be a student led event, inclusive of vocalists and speaking.

This year's student speaker actually has connections to the first event.

See You at the Pole™, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school.
Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

See You at the Pole™ is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God.

Please know you and your staff are welcome to celebrate with us at this time.

Thank you,
Janine Vincent
Publicity
Newton County Schools
601-357-0143

More details and downloads at www.syatp.com

Just a thought for tonight and Tuesday...
A reminder for parents and students to check with their schools and find out what time each See You the Pole event begins on their campuses Wednesday in your viewing area would be GREAT!!!

Thank you for all you do!

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Event Scheduled at MCC

9:30 - 11:30 am

Meridian Community College ... Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center
Meridian Community College Science Department and MCC Recruiting Staff will host high school seniors for Pre-Professional Student Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center.
Speakers from Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi and The University of Mississippi Medical Center will discuss majoring in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and engineering. Additional speakers will discuss scholarship opportunities and attending school at MCC.
There is no charge for this program, and students will have time to talk to the representatives from the professional schools.
For additional information, contact Dr. Angie Carraway, MCC chemistry instructor, 601-484-8660, or Valerie Bishop, Science/Wellness Division chairman, at 601-484-8642.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center
New Offices Ribbon Cutting
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, Sept 24th
10 a.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th
8 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Tee Times

White Stone Transportation Ribbon Cutting
5959 I Street
Tuesday, September 30th
2 p.m.

Mississippi Works Tour with
Governor Phil Bryant
MSU Riley Center
Friday, October 3rd
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org

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MCC Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events
MCC Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 15, 22, 29, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Auditions for the King and I, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Steve Nabors, 601-481-1338.

East Mississippi Development Development Corp, How to Start a Business, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 8-Oct. 2, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, mandatory orientation, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher, Sept. 9-25, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Sept. 9-23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5 p.m., women; 7 p.m., men; Sept. 17, MCC vs. Gulf Coast, 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men; C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Memo of Understanding signing between Lauderdale County Public Schools and Meridian Public School District, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., Casteel Gallery.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Sept. 11, 4:30 or 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Brunchin’ with Friends Cooking Class, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting Techniques, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Outlook, Sept. 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Crafts for Kids, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, iPhone/iPad, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

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MCC - Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events

MCC Workforce Development class, Welding – 10-week course, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, 6-10 p.m., Class meets on Thursdays, Meridian High School Ross Collins, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Sept. 4-Oct. 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Adults and Teens, Sept. 4-Oct. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Class meets on Thursdays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Quickbooks, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, 601-482-7445.

Auditions for the King and I, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Steve Nabors, 601-481-1338.

East Mississippi Development Development Corp, How to Start a Business, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 8-Oct. 2, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, mandatory orientation, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher, Sept. 9-25, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Sept. 9-23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5 p.m., women; 7 p.m., men; Sept. 17, MCC vs. Gulf Coast, 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men; C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Memo of Understanding signing between Lauderdale County Public Schools and Meridian Public School District, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., Casteel Gallery.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Sept. 11, 4:30 or 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Brunchin’ with Friends Cooking Class, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting Techniques, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Outlook, Sept. 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Crafts for Kids, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, iPhone/iPad, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Sept. 22-24,18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 129, 482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Gardening: Containers and More, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Pre-professional Student Day, Sept. 23, 8-11:30 a.m., Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center, Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Tailgate Tastic, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.

Continuing Education workshop, Introduction to Stained Glass, Sept. 29, 6 p.m, 601-484-8856.

Arts & Letters Series presentation, Skippyjon Jones, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.

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ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE AT UWA Tiger Stadium

8:00 PM

UWA Tiger Stadium
The community ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE for West Alabama, and East Mississippi is happening Thursday September 4th at 8PM at UWA Tiger Stadium.

Come support UWA men's soccer at 6:00 pm at Tiger Stadium in Livingston,AL. with the Ice Challenge immediately following! Bring your team and join us on the field to complete the challenge together as a community!

Get your team together (church, team, work, office, community group) then donate $10.00 to nominate each person you want to "accept" the ice challenge !

You can nominate more than one person ($10.00 for each person) Then let the bidding begin! Donate ($1.00 or more) to the person in your group that you want to take the ice challenge.

The nominee with the highest donations from your team gets the ice challenge! That person will accept the challenge for your entire team!

There will be a spokesperson from the local ALS chapter in Huntsville Alabama to inform us of this devastating disease and how your challenge and donations are helping those affected.

Ice water and buckets are provided!
Come join 963 WLYB, WTOK-TV, Sumter County Alabama Chamber of Commerce and The University of West Alabama at the soccer game and and TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!

The Community Ice Bucket Challenge. A Community fundraiser for the ALS Chapter of Alabama.

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Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

3:00 pm

Meridian High School Lower Football Practice Field
The Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! The team was challenged by Former Wildcat and Big 8 Championship team member Wally Hudnall and his family. Mr. Hudnall was recognized as part of the Big 8 Championship teams during half-time of this past Friday night’s game, and he has ALS.

The football team will take the challenge today at 3 p.m. at the Lower Football Practice Field.

The team will also raise money by asking for donations for ALS during the upcoming football game which this Friday night at Ray Stadium.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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MCC Calendar of Events - August 2014

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Meridian Community College
August 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, S.E.R.T., Basic Medic Course, Aug. 13-15, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Basic Intermediate Welding, Aug. 15-Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to noon, Fridays, MCC Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



ServSafe Food Seminar, Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Workforce Development, 601-482-7445.



Soccer Eagle Day, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Fall semester classes begin, Aug. 18. 601-483-8241.



Continuing Education class, Basic Cabinetry and Woodworking, Aug. 19-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.; class meets on Tuesdays; Reed Hall Room 132. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Holmes Community College, Aug. 19; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development Class, Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. East Central Community College, Aug. 23; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Aug. 25-27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part I, Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Mondays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part II, Aug. 26-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Small Engine Maintenance and Repair, Aug. 26-Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Basics of Computers, Aug. 26,-Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Aug. 26, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Itawamba Community College, Aug. 29; 2 p.m., women, 4 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.
Kay Thomas
College Promotions
Meridian Community College
601-484-8689

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ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance

4:00 pm

East Central Community College ... on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.
ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance Aug. 8

The East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band will hold an exhibition performance at 4 p.m. Friday, August 8, on the Decatur campus, announced Hunter Corhern, Director of Bands.

“We appreciate everyone’s support of the Wall O’ Sound and we invite them to bring their lawn chairs and get a sneak preview of our upcoming marching show,” Corhern said.

Activities will last approximately one hour and will be held on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.

The band will perform songs from their 2014 show titled "We Will Rock You" and featuring songs by Queen.

For more information, contact Corhern at 601-635-6123 or email hcorhern@eccc.edu.
Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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Parent University

4:00 - 6:00 pm

MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center ... (across the street from the main campus)
The Meridian Public School District will hold the first Parent University today from 4 to 6 p.m. in MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center (across the street from the main campus). We will have a very short program, door prizes, entertainment, and informational stations that parents can visit to learn more about the upcoming school year. The informational stations include each school, technology, community partners, etc. The event is come and go.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/269037241.html | 269037241

Second Annual Back to School with MCC

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Meridian Community College
Meridian Community College will host its Second Annual Back to School with MCC, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1-6 p.m. in Ivy Hall. For more information, call 601-483-8241 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.

Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College
College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689

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Newton County Youth Football Association - Open House

8:30 am

Beulah Hubbard ball field
Final registration and open house - August 2nd

Newton County Youth Football Association is holding an open house Saturday August 2nd beginning at 8:30 am at the Beulah Hubbard ball field. Lunch will be provided. Players will need to wear shorts,
t-shirts, and cleats.

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ECCC Offers Free Workshop on Starting New Business

5:30 - 7:30 pm

ECCC'S Small Business Development Center in Philadelphia
ECCC Offers Free Workshop on Starting New Business

Tips on starting a new business will be available during a workshop scheduled Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Small Business Development Center in Philadelphia.

The free information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC Director, will serve as guest speaker.

To advance register or to receive more information, contact Ronald Westbrook at 601-635-6297 or Virgie Thames, administrative assistant, at 601-635-6296. Their respective e-mail addresses are rwestbrook@eccc.edu and vthames@eccc.edu.
Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu

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Local High School Teacher Attends Summer Institute

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Local High School Teacher Attends Summer Institute

Meridian High School English teacher Derrick Johnson recently attended the Literacy Across the Curriculum Institute (LACI) for Teachers in Grade 5–12, hosted by Delta State University’s College of Education & Human Sciences.
The institute, titled "Putting the Pieces Together," enables teachers in middle and secondary schools to effectively incorporate the teaching of literacy skills in specific content areas. For more information regarding the institute, please contact Dr. Levenia Barnes at lbarnes@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4309.

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Meridian Public Schools - Registration 2014/2015

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2014-15 Registration - July 14-18, 2014

Parents and Guardians of new and returning students must go to their child's school during the week of July 14-18, 2014 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to complete registration for the 2014-15 school year.



Returning Students:

Parents and Guardians of returning students will need to provide photo identification, two (2) proofs of residency*, and verify information on data cards.



New Students:

Parents and Guardians of students that are new to MPSD must provide photo identification and two (2) proofs of residency* as well as the student's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization records.



Incoming 7th grade students:

All incoming 7th grade students must provide proof of the Tdap Immunization prior to beginning school.



Meridian High School:

The registration schedule for the week of July 14-18 at Meridian High School is as follows -

Monday, July 14 - Seniors

Tuesday, July 15 - Juniors

Wednesday, July 16 - Sophomores

Thursday, July 17 - Freshman

Friday, July 18 - New Students and Make-Ups



*Proofs of Residency:

Proofs of residency can include: homestead exemption, mortgage documents, apartment or home lease, one utility bill, driver's license or voter precinct card, and automobile registration.



Open House Schedule



Meridian High School

Sunday, August 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Middle Schools (Carver, Magnolia, and Northwest)

Monday, August 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.



Elementary Schools

Tuesday, August 5 (see times for each school below)



Crestwood - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

T.J. Harris Lower – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

T.J. Harris Upper - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Oakland Heights - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Parkview - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Poplar Springs - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (New Family Orientation at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium)

West Hills - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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UWA exhibit features 17 Sumter County artists

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The University of West Alabama Webb Hall Gallery
UWA exhibit features 17 Sumter County artists

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama will display 17 local artists’ pieces during its summer art exhibit, Accent on Art: Sumter County, in Webb Hall Gallery.

A reception honoring the artists is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. in the gallery located on the first floor of Webb Hall. Art on display includes a variety of formats including wood carving, china painting, dress making, painting, doll making, furniture making, and knife making.

Local artists featured in the exhibit include Christy Abbey, Louise Boyd, Mary Neville Boyd, Bonnie Campbell, Karen Castleman, James Cockrell, Peggy Colvin, Burton Fuller, Margaret Hagood, Alan Hall, Sheila Hull, Jane Hurtt, Frances Leverett, Lilly Mack, Nathan Purath, Tut Riddick, and Claire Smith.

The Accent on Art: Sumter County display will be featured throughout the month of August on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information on exhibits in Webb Hall Art Gallery, please contact Vivian Hauser at vhauser@uwa.edu or 205-652-3611.

Betsy Compton
Director of Public Relations
Collegiate Licensing Liaison
The University of West Alabama
UWA Station 6
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-3892
Fax: (205) 652-3893
bcompton@uwa.edu
www.uwa.edu
Betsy Compton
Director of Public Relations
Collegiate Licensing Liaison
The University of West Alabama
UWA Station 6
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-3892
Fax: (205) 652-3893
bcompton@uwa.edu
www.uwa.edu

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MCC - July 2014 Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
July 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, IBEST System Maintenance A+ Certification Boot Camp, June 30-July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



College closed for Independence Day holiday, July 4. Classes resume July 7.



Freshman Orientation, July 15, 8 a.m., campus wide. Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, July 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Introduction to Network Cabling – Copper-Based Systems, July 24-Sept. 25, 6-10 p.m. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Customer Service Day Class, July 28-July 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Customer Service Evening Class, July 28-Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Surgical Technology Program Pinning Ceremony, July 31, 6 p.m., Dulaney Room. 601-481-1301.



Summer graduation ceremony, Aug. 1, 1 p.m., Temple Theater. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.

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Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

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Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School Livingston, Alabama
Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

5th grade – 12th grade boys & girls

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Registration: 8am – 9am...
(Parent/Guardian must register their children)
9am – 3pm ... and
Thursday, July 3, 2014
8am – 2pm

Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School
Livingston, Alabama

***Free, Fundamental & Life Skills Basketball Camp***

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Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

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Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

College for Kids, June 9-13, 8 a.m. to noon, campus-wide. Tanya Thompson, 601-481-1325.

ACT exam, June 14, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to noon, Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Basketball Junior Day Camp for boys and girls in grades 1-5, June 16-18, 8 a.m. to noon, Graham Gym. Coach Cedric Drake, 601-481-1336.

Individual Basketball camp for girls in grades 6-8th, June 19-21, 8 a.m.-noon; Individual basketball camp for girls in grades 9-12th, June 16- 18, 2-6 p.m., Ivy Hall Gym. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry, 601-484-8699.

Freshman Orientation, June 20, 8 a.m.-noon. Ivy Hall, Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.

Summer Day Term II classes begin, June 30. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.
College Promotions Director
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689

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Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

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Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

College for Kids, June 2-6 and June 9-13, 8 a.m. to noon, campus-wide. Tanya Thompson, 601-481-1325.



High school soccer camp, June 2-4, 9 a.m. to noon, C.D. Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



ACT Review Workshop, June 7, 7:45 a.m.-noon, Webb Hall, Rosenbaum Room. Gail Young, 601-481-1326.



ACT exam, June 14, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.



Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to noon, Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Basketball Junior Day Camp for boys and girls in grades 1-5, June 16-18, 8 a.m. to noon, Graham Gym. Coach Cedric Drake, 601-481-1336.



Individual Basketball camp for girls in grades 6-8th, June 19-21, 8 a.m.-noon; Individual basketball camp for girls in grades 9-12th, June 16- 18, 2-6 p.m., Ivy Hall Gym. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry, 601-484-8699.



Freshman Orientation, June 20, 8 a.m.-noon. Ivy Hall, Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.



Summer Day Term II classes begin, June 30. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.
Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu


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