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EMCC GOLDEN TRIANGLE CAMPUS THEATRE PRESENTS “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER”

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East Mississippi Community College ... Golden Triangle campus ... at the Lyceum auditorium
EMCC GOLDEN TRIANGLE CAMPUS THEATRE PRESENTS “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER”

MAYHEW – A lesser-known play by Columbus native Tennessee Williams will make its Lowndes County debut next week at East Mississippi Community College.
The theatre program at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus will present “Suddenly Last Summer” at the Lyceum auditorium. The production is scheduled for four weekend performances – April 10 at 7 p.m., April 11 at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Dr. Don R. Vaughan, theatre instructor and the play’s director, chose this Tennessee Williams play to introduce his students to the famed writer. So many students auditioned for the Golden Triangle campus’s third annual spring production that it has the largest cast to date. In fact, two separate casts will perform the play.
Rivers Roberson of Starkville, who acted in the EMCC production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” in 2014, returns this time as the production’s student director.
“We’re running into some bumps in rehearsal, as all plays do. But the two casts are coming along very well,” said Robertson.
Vaughan agreed that the cast members, many of whom are new to theater, are exploring their roles with enthusiasm. And he praised Roberson, who has been involved in theater since his days at Starkville High School, for being particularly adept at spacing the actors and ensuring that their movements on stage are coordinated.
The play takes place in 1950s New Orleans as the play’s main character, Mrs. Venable, attempts to get to the bottom of her son’s mysterious death the previous summer.
The action plays out on the back porch of Mrs. Venable’s Victorian era house, on a set constructed in-house at EMCC. The four-scene play runs about 90 minutes with no intermission.
Admission is $5 at the door. EMCC students and employees will be admitted free with their school IDs.

The cast of “Suddenly Last Summer” at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.
Performances are scheduled for April 10, 11 and 12 at the Golden Triangle campus.

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MDE Recognizes 51 Schools for Academic Progress, Closing Achievement Gap

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MDE Recognizes 51 Schools for Academic Progress, Closing Achievement Gap

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Offices of Federal Programs and Special Education recognized 51 schools for academic achievement or progress during a ceremony today at the Central High School Building. Schools that earned the title of High Progress, High Performing, Exemplary Inclusion and/or Title I Distinguished under federal Title I guidelines were honored as "Champions of Change."

The federal Title I program provides funding to schools across the country for students at risk of failure and living in or near poverty. The goal of Title I funding is to provide students with a fair and equal opportunity to meet challenging academic standards and to help school districts close the achievement gap.

“It takes exceptional people with patience, knowledge, experience, and dedication to make schools successful,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. “School leadership, community partnerships, parental engagement and school building level teamwork brought this honor to the schools and districts.”

The High Progress status is awarded to schools across the state for demonstrating the greatest gains in closing achievement gaps among students. This award status goes to schools that represent the highest 10 percent of schools that have improved in overall performance over the past two years and showed performance gains of the lowest 25 percent subgroup of students.

The High Performing status is awarded to schools for demonstrating the highest performance across all Title I schools in the state. High Performing schools represent the highest 20 percent of all schools in performance over the past two years, show performance gains of the lowest 25% subgroup of students, meet all annual measurable objectives (AMOs), and earn a high graduation rate.

The Exemplary Inclusion award is being presented to schools for demonstrating and encouraging full inclusion of children with disabilities in all aspects of academic and extracurricular activities.

The Distinguished School status is awarded to the top 20 Title I schools for academic student performance, in Reading, Language Arts, and Math for two or more consecutive years while effectively closing the achievement gap between the black and white subgroups. Two schools earned national recognition as Title I Distinguished Schools – Bassfield High School, Jefferson Davis County School District and O’Bannon Elementary, Western Line School District.

“Ceremonies of this nature highlight the resilient ability of the administrators, teachers, parents, and students to overcome academic barriers created by poverty,” said Marcus E. Cheeks, director of federal programs.

Here is a complete list of honorees:

High Progress
1. Jonestown Elementary, Coahoma County School District
2. Sherard Elementary, Coahoma County School District
3. Heidelberg Elementary, East Jasper School District
4. Charleston Elementary, East Tallahatchie School District
5. Benndale Elementary, George County School District
6. Armstrong Elementary, Greenville Public School District
7. Coleman Middle, Greenville Public School District
8. Pineville Elementary, Harrison County School District
9. Bolton‐Edwards Elem/Middle, Hinds County School District
10. Bailey Middle APAC, Jackson Public School District
11. Chastain Middle, Jackson Public School District
12. Davis Magnet, Jackson Public School District
13. Dawson Elementary, Jackson Public School District
14. Key Elementary, Jackson Public School District
15. McLeod Elementary, Jackson Public School District
16. Northwest Middle, Jackson Public School District
17. Power APAC, Jackson Public School District
18. Moselle Elementary, Jones County School District
19. Byhalia Middle, Marshall County School District
20. Oakland Heights Elementary, Meridian Public School District
21. I.T. Montgomery Elementary, Mound Bayou Public School District
22. Falkner Elementary, North Tippah School District
23. Simpson Central, Simpson County School District
24. Batesville Junior High, South Panola School District
25. Pope Elementary, South Panola School District
26. James Rosser Elementary, Sunflower County Consolidated School District
27. Ruleville Middle, Sunflower County Consolidated School District
28. Dundee Elementary, Tunica County School District
29. Vicksburg Intermediate, Vicksburg‐Warren School District
30. West Bolivar Elementary, West Bolivar School District
31. Finch Elementary, Wilkinson County School District
32. Wilkinson County Elementary, Wilkinson County School District
33. William Winans Middle, Wilkinson County School District

High Performing
1. Weddington Elementary, Greenville Public School District
2. Casey Elementary, Jackson Public School District

Exemplary Inclusion
1. Pass Christian Middle, Pass Christian School District
2. Lockard Elementary, Sunflower County Consolidated School District

Distinguished Schools
1. Bassfield High, Jefferson Davis County School District*
2. O’Bannon Elementary, Western Line School District*
3. Saucier Elementary, Harrison County School District
4. Ruleville Middle, Sunflower County Consolidated School District
5. Heidelberg Junior High, East Jasper School District
6. Thrasher High, Prentiss County School District
7. Delisle Elementary, Pass Christian School District
8. Woodley Elementary, Hattiesburg Public School District
9. Jonestown Elementary, Coahoma County School District
10. West Lowndes Middle, Lowndes County School District
11. Key Elementary, Jackson Public School District
12. Byhalia Middle, Marshall County School District
13. Wesson Attendance Center, Copiah County School District
14. North Panola High, North Panola School District
15. East Hancock Elementary, Hancock County School District
16. Richland High, Rankin County School District
17. Finch Elementary, Wilkinson County School District
18. Denman Junior High, McComb School District
19. Southeast Lauderdale Elementary, Lauderdale County School District
20. Seminary High, Covington County School District

*National Recognition



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

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ECCC - Girling and Hodge To Present Sophomore Recital April 22

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East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Building Auditorium
Girling and Hodge To Present Sophomore Recital April 22
East Central Community College music majors Anna Girling of Carthage and Jonathon Hodge of Lake will present their sophomore recitals at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Vickers Fine Arts Building Auditorium on the Decatur campus. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for admission. Girling is double-majoring in piano and percussion and Hodge is a vocal music major.

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Mississippi Department of Public Safety donates police vests to ECCC

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Mississippi Department of Public Safety donates police vests to ECCC.

Jim Armstrong, director of governmental affairs for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and State Rep. Randy Rushing of Decatur, presented bullet-proof vests to the East Central Community College Campus Police Department. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety recently donated 15 bullet-proof vests to ECCC Campus Police, thanks in part to the efforts of Rushing, who represents Mississippi’s District 78 of Neshoba, Newton, and Scott counties.

Armstrong said that it was Rushing’s assistance in helping the Mississippi Highway Patrol in his district obtain new vests that allowed the Department of Public Safety to provide the used vests to ECCC. Armstrong hopes to provide used in-car cameras to the college in the future.

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Get Pulsed Fitness and The University of Southern Mississippi ...

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Dance Fitness Master Class and Instructor’s Training @ The University of Southern Mississippi. It’s full speed ahead for Get Pulsed Fitness and The University of Southern Mississippi, as they come together to present a Dance Fitness Class for the Community on April 17th and extensive training to train instructors to teach the Get Pulsed program along with a workshop on how to market their fitness business. Fitness Instructors and students will travel to the event from across the US.

LOCATION: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
DATE: April 17th & 18th, 2015
Get ready to move to the groove as The University of Southern Mississippi host GetPulsed™ Fitness taught by renowned fitness instructor, Alana Sanders, to offer a new wave of fitness.

The Fitness Dance Party presented by instructor Alana Sanders, is a fun and unique way to get fit while dancing. It doesn't matter if you have never worked out before or if you are a full-time fitness pro, this dance experience is sure to please.

Dance, Fitness and Fun is an exciting combo-package that brings the party to The University of Southern Mississippi this spring with GetPulsed ™. There will be 100+ happily dancing people all gathered for the same reason...to get fit and to dance off the calories!

Join us for the first installment of this amazing phenomenon sweeping the nation.

What is Get Pulsed?
GetPulsed ™ is a term used to motivate those who are into fitness or starting their journey into a healthier and fit lifestyle. It is also a brand that encompasses dance and toning all in one. With it being a cardio program it gets your heart rate up and your body moving.

Website: www.GetPulsed.com Email: Fitness@GetPulsed.com

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EMCC SYMPHONIC WINDS TO PRESENT SPRING CONCERTS

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The East Mississippi Community College Symphonic Winds will present two spring band concerts, one at each end of the college’s six-county district. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.
• Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. – Highland Baptist Church, 3400 27th St., Meridian
• Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m. – Lyceum auditorium at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus, 8731 Frontage Road, Mayhew
“We’ve performed up at EMCC’s Mayhew campus in the past, and that works out well because it’s a central location for people who live in the Golden Triangle area,” said Director of Bands Stephen Stringer.
“But we’re also trying to grow our presence in the southern end of the district. It’s easy to do a concert at the Scooba campus and say, take a drive to see us. But this time, we’re going to take the drive and bring a concert to the community and to the parents and friends of our band members from Lauderdale County.”
More than 50 musicians make up the EMCC Symphonic Winds.
The one-hour program will open on a patriotic note with “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Other selections include: “Appalachian Morning,” a sound poem by Robert Sheldon inspired by sunrise in the Cumberland Gap; “Nessun Dorma/None Shall Sleep,” an aria from the Puccini opera “Turandot”; and “Homeward Bound,” a march by John Philip Sousa.
The Meridian concert will also include a guest conductor, Highland Minister of Music Rev. Franklin Denham, as church organist Greer Goldman and church pianist Lorrie Stringer join the Symphonic Winds to perform “I Stand in Awe.”
The Mayhew concert will feature a special slide-show presentation as the Symphonic Winds perform “Auld Lang Syne.”
Stringer chose a high-energy composition called “Fire” as the evening’s closer: “It’s a very fast piece, a musical portrait of what it’s like to have fire dancing and crackling all around you.”
Meridian concert-goers will remember Stringer as director of the MHS Wildcat Band for three years before he signed on with EMCC in 2009.
Under his guidance, the Mighty Lion Marching Band has grown by 400 percent. In addition to the marching and symphonic bands, EMCC musicians also play in the ROAR rock band and the EMCC Jazz Ensemble.
Three levels of scholarships are available to students chosen as members of EMCC’s band program. For more information, contact Band Director Stephen Stringer at sstringer@eastms.edu or Assistant Band Director Chris King at cking@eastms.edu.
Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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ECCC Business, Education and Healthcare Expo Scheduled March 26

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East Central Community College in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
ECCC Business, Education and Healthcare Expo Scheduled March 26

Career and educational opportunities will be available for East Central Community College students when the 13th annual Business, Education and Healthcare Expo is held Thursday, March 26, 2015, on the Decatur campus.

The public is also invited to attend the free event, which is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.

“We are looking forward to another successful Expo,” said Wayne Eason, Director of Workforce Education and Expo committee chairman. “Many EC students began their careers because of this event each year, and we very much appreciate all the vendors not only for their participation but also for the services provided our students.”

For more information, contact Wayne Eason at ECCC, 601-635-2111 or call toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 211. The e-mail address is weason@eccc.edu.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
for Public Information
East Central Community College
601-635-6303

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East Central Community College’s rock-n-roll band, “The Collegians,” ...

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East Central Community College Huff Auditorium
ECCC Collegians to Present Spring Concert April 13

East Central Community College’s rock-n-roll band, “The Collegians,” will present its annual spring campus concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus. The popular group will perform hits by Bruno Mars, Scorpions, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson and many more. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend. Pictured are (kneeling, from left) technician Acea Ange of Meridian; vocalists Garrett McDill of Conehatta, Ryan Godwin of Newton and Nick Stewart of Philadelphia; and technicians Justin Moore of Kosciusko and Michael Buntyn of Newton; (second row, from left) technicians Patrick Embrey of Hickory, Hannah Mitchell of Meridian, and Jeremy Collins of Forest; auxiliary percussionist Matt Mason of Union; vocalists Tallie Johnston of Lake, Cara Jackson of Louisville and Anna Wells of Noxapater; keyboardist Anna Girling of Carthage; director/guitarist Chas Evans and technicians Ben Avera of Hickory and Ryan McClendon of Forest; and (top row, from left) trombonist Evan Derrick of Morton, saxophonist Zach Peden of Philadelphia, drummer Chris Kelley of Newton, trumpeter Nina LaBue of Conehatta, guitarist Stephen Stewart of Decatur, trumpeter Daniela Vargas of Morton, bass guitarist Houston Martin of Union and technician Ryan Packer of Decatur. (EC Photo)


Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
for Public Information
East Central Community College
601-635-6303

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JCJC’s Music Department hosts Spring Recital Series

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JCJC’s Music Department hosts Spring Recital Series
ELLISVILLE –A feast of music from across the ages and around the world is being offered on Friday’s in April at Jones County Junior College. The annual Spring Recital Series features a variety of musicians and vocalists entertaining the audience during the lunch hour. This musical event begins on Friday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. until 12:55 p.m. in the Foote Chapel and will continue on each Friday through May 1. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094 or look online at: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/finearts.

Friday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. in JCJC’s Foote Chapel the Series begins with Duo Cintemani, the husband and wife team of Rachel Ciraldo on flute and Nicholas Ciraldo on guitar. They will present 20th Century music from Spain and the United States by composers Zaninelli, Beaser and Rodrigo.

Love is in the air with tenor, Jonathan Yarrington and Lois Leventhal on piano presenting, “Love Hurts - Love and Loss in 19th and 20th Century Art Song.” This recital features songs by Schubert, Duparc, and Janáček on Friday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the Foote Chapel.

The Impromptu Piano Quartet with Stephen Redfield, violin, Hsiaopei Lee, viola, Alexander Russakovsky, cello, and Theresa Sanchez, piano, will join us on Friday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Foote Chapel for a program entitled, “Youthful Genius: Music of Beethoven and Brahms.” The Impromptu Piano Quartet was formed in 2006, and is part of the Mississippi Arts Commission's Touring Artist Roster.

Woodwind performers Meredith Hite on oboe, Kim Woolly on bassoon and pianist, Ellen Elder will present “A Breath of Fresh Air: Music for Double Reeds and Piano--Music of Handel and Poulenc.” The trio will take center stage on Friday, May 1, at 12:30 p.m. in the Foote Chapel.
MORE ABOUT MUSICIANS:
Duo Cintemani
Duo Cintemani is a husband and wife duet with Rachel Ciraldo on flute and Nicholas Ciraldo on guitar. The duo has been performing together for over fifteen years and enjoys consistent recognition for their inventive programming and skillful, expressive performances. Praised as “an exceptionally musical and accomplished guitarist,” Nicholas Ciraldo is a leader among his generation of American classical guitarists. Rachel Ciraldo, principal flutist of the Baton Rouge Symphony, has won awards in several international flute competitions and enjoys a successful solo career. The Ciraldo duet merges a pair of unique musical talents to form a distinctive and colorful ensemble.

Their interest in original and innovative programming has led to new works being written specifically for them as well as performances of transcriptions and established works for flute and guitar. The duo also pursues engagements that help improve music education in America through partnerships, including collaborations with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Austin Classical Guitar Society.

Nicholas and Rachel reside in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where Nicholas is Assistant Professor of Guitar at the University of Southern Mississippi and Rachel is the Office Manager and Development Coordinator of the Hattiesburg Concert Association.

Jonathan Yarrington and Lois Leventhal
A native of Idaho Falls, ID, tenor Jonathan Yarrington is Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to joining the faculty at USM, Yarrington was a member of The Dallas Opera Studio from 2011-2014, singing nearly one hundred performances in the title roles of their educational and outreach productions of Doctor Miracle and Jack and the Beanstalk. In 2012 he made his main stage debut with The Dallas Opera as The Messenger in Aida.

Yarrington has sung more than fifteen leading roles with UNT Opera, UNL Opera, and BYU Opera, including Jeník (Zápisník zmizelého) Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), William Marshall (Regina), Jeník (Prodana nevĕsta) Stage Manager (Our Town), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Herman (The Most Happy Fella), Don Ramiro (Cinderella), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Marco Palmieri (The Gondoliers), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Nanki Pooh (The Mikado), and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi).

He has appeared in concert with The Rapides Symphony Orchestra, The Plano Civic Chorus, The Dallas Chamber Orchestra, The Fort Worth Baroque Society, The Texas Camerata, The South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and The Utah Festival Opera Company. Mr. Yarrington holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from The University of North Texas, where he studied with Dr. Stephen F. Austin. He is a former student of retired Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Ariel Bybee, and he won the Nebraska District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2005.

Dr. Lois Leventhal, pianist, received her doctorate of music at Indiana University and is currently a professor of music at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her performing career includes concert appearances throughout Mississippi, as well as solo and chamber recitals in Chicago, New York, London and, under the auspices of the United States Information Agency, Argentina and Uruguay. Dr. Leventhal, whose performances have been broadcast widely, can also be heard on compact disc on Crystal and Albany labels with colleague Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, saxophonist.

The Impromptu Quartet
Violinist Stephen Redfield has taught violin and chamber music at the University Of Southern Mississippi School Of Music since 1996. He spent 2011-12 on leave as Chair of the Music Department at the New Mexico School for the Arts, where he is also concertmaster of the Santa Fe Pro Musica. Each summer since 1992, Stephen has performed with the Victoria Bach Festival. He is a long-standing participant in the Oregon Bach Festival, often featured as concertmaster and in numerous recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning disc "Credo." Stephen plays with his faculty colleagues in the Impromptu Piano Quartet, and performs regularly as a Baroque violinist with the Albuquerque Baroque Players and with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. He has also performed concerts with the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Newberry Consort. His Sebastian Ensemble with harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh has performed throughout the US and in Spain, Cuba and Peru.

A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Cincinnati, Hsiaopei Lee has performed in numerous solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, she appeared as a soloist with orchestras both in the USA and Taiwan in a series of recitals featuring contemporary music for viola. Her principal teachers include Masao Kawasaki, Catharine Carroll, and Ting-Hui Chen.

Dr. Lee is currently an Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Southern Mississippi, where her excellence in teaching has been recognized by several university awards. In 2012, she was awarded the Artist Fellowship by the Mississippi Arts Commission. She performs regularly with the Mississippi Chamber Circle and the Impromptu Piano Quartet, and serves as principal violist of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. Her first CD, ODYSSEY: NEW MUSIC FOR VIOLA BY AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS was released by Centaur Records in June 2014.

A graduate of Yale University and the University of Santa Barbara, Alexander Russakovsky has appeared in numerous solo and chamber music performances in Russia, Israel, Europe and the United States. A founding member of the Jerusalem Academy String Quartet, he has also performed at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, Bargemusic in New York City, and the Western Slope Music Festival in Colorado. In the fall of 2001, Dr. Russakovsky joined the music faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He has previously served on the faculties of the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, the IV Violoncello Biennal in Peru, and the CICA Chamber Music Festival. Most recently, Dr. Russakovsky has given master classes and recitals in Taiwan, Israel, and Latin America. His disc, featuring Russian works for cello and piano, was released by Brilliant Classics in April 2014.

Pianist Theresa Sanchez pursues a varied performing career as a soloist and collaborative musician. She has performed as soloist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (including the Southern Nights CD) and The Wind Ensemble. With the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, she premiered and recorded Carey Smith’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Dr. Sanchez was the founding Artistic Administrator for the Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival and performed in each series with various outstanding artists. She has been a faculty member at Jones Junior College since 1995 and is a past president of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association. She currently serves as Chamber Music Coordinator for the Hattiesburg Concert Association and FestivalSouth, and is listed on the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Touring Artist Roster.

Meredith Hite, Kim Woolly and Ellen Elder
Oboist Dr. Meredith Hite has performed and taught throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. Prior to joining the faculty of The University of Southern Mississippi, she was a member of the ten-piece Fifth House Ensemble, an innovative chamber ensemble in Chicago. She previously resided in New York City where she appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, American Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s as an active freelancer. She graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School and also studied at the Yale School of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. As a Fulbright Scholar at the Trossingen Musikhochschule in Germany, she explored how studying baroque and modern oboe together informs and benefits the player. Meredith is deeply committed to connecting with the next generation of musicians and audiences alike, through music education and community outreach. In addition to her oboe studio duties at Southern Miss, she teaches a class for all freshman performance majors on professionalism, music entrepreneurship, and how to thrive in college and beyond.

Dr. Kim Woolly is Associate Professor of Bassoon at The University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to teaching bassoon, Performance Practice and courses in woodwind pedagogy and literature, she performs as a member of faculty ensembles Category 5 and The Magnolia Reed Trio. Dr. Woolly is a member of the Mobile and Meridian Symphonies and formerly principal bassoon with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. Her performance credits include solo recitals or lectures at several conferences of the International Double Reed Society, the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium and the International Computer Music Conference. She has also given performances and master classes in Brazil and Panama. She has performed with the orchestras of the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Heidelberg, Germany, Schlossfestspiele, and the Victoria Bach Festival, and has participated in the festivals of Sarasota, Swannanoa, Chatauqua, Brevard, and Bowdoin. She holds a BA in music from Wellesley College, an MM from the Eastman School of Music, and a DM from Florida State University.

Dr. Ellen Price Elder is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is the coordinator of the piano accompanying program, teaches applied piano, class piano, and collaborates with faculty and guest artists. In 2011, Dr. Elder founded the Southern Miss Piano Institute, which offers private lessons to pre-college students and adults in the community. Her college and pre-college students receive numerous awards and honors for their performance. She holds the D.M.A. in Piano Pedagogy and Performance and the M.M. in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Michigan. Her primary instructors included Louis Nagel, John Ellis, and Joanne Smith. She did additional study in vocal accompanying with Martin Katz and fortepiano with Penelope Crawford. She received her B.M. in Piano Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi (student of Stanley Waldoff). She has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Eastern Michigan University, Schoolcraft College, and William Carey University. She has taught on the summer piano faculties of the University of Michigan All-State Program at Interlochen and the University of Michigan Summer Arts Institute.

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 “Kids’ College” summer camp

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC is offering “Kids’ College” summer camp

ELLISVILLE – First through six graders will have the opportunity to check out college this summer as a part of Jones County Junior College’s Kids’ College summer camp. Campers will gather Monday, June 1, through Friday, June 5, from 8 a.m. until noon. The $95 tuition includes all supplies and snacks and is non-refundable.
Kids’ College courses include Plants Pallooza, Kids’ Cuisine from Around the World, Zoology: Animals Up Close and Personal, Physical Science/Exploring the World Around Us, Art, and Physical Education.

For more information call Missie Meeks at 601-477-5427 or email missie.meeks@jcjc.edu or check out the web page at www.jcjc.edu/camps.

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

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Southern Miss Holds Ribbon Cutting ...

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Southern Miss Holds Ribbon Cutting for Fitness Center, Health Center and School of Social Work on Gulf Park Campus

LONG BEACH, Miss. – As a commitment to provide services to benefit students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi, three buildings have been renovated on the university’s Gulf Park campus for a Fitness Center, Health Center and new facility to house the School of Social Work. The university celebrated the completion of these building projects with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Tuesday, March 17.
“I am excited that we are now able to offer students the opportunity to learn and thrive in close proximity to fitness and wellness facilities on our Gulf Park Campus,” said Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett. “I am also confident that the new academic space for the School of Social Work will enhance our ability to improve the quality of life in our communities by enriching the educational opportunities we provide to a new generation of social work scholars.”
The completed building projects are located on Beach Park Place on the east side of the Gulf Park campus. To assist with parking on campus, as well as its location adjacent to the new facilities, a new parking lot located to the south of the Fitness Center has been completed and is available to Fitness Center patrons. In addition, a lighted parking lot located to the north of the Health Center will be paved providing 20 additional parking spaces and handicap accessibility.
“These facilities signify the university’s administration is listening to its stakeholders and making investments that matter to them,” said Dr. Steven G. Miller, interim vice president for the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus. “What you are seeing here today is a demonstration of the university’s commitment to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”
The renovations for each facility were designed by architect Larry Jaubert of Bay St. Louis. Gibson Maintenance, LLC, of Long Beach, served as the contractor completing the renovations. Consulting with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, along with Jaubert, Southern Miss worked to preserve many of the historic details in each building. The cost of renovations totaled $750,000.
Representing the student body, McKenzie Irish, vice president of the Student Government Association on the Gulf Park campus, said, “We are very happy all three facilities are here to improve the collegiate experience at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus. High quality classroom and academic space matters to students and has a direct impact on student learning and student success.”
For more information about the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 10 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.

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ECCC Nursing Curriculum to Change Models Beginning With Fall 2015 Classes

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East Central Community College
ECCC Nursing Curriculum to Change Models Beginning With Fall 2015 Classes
A curriculum change for East Central Community College’s Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs was recently adopted, moving from the current “medical model” to a newly designed “concept model.”

As a result of the changes, new admission requirements for the Associate Degree Nursing program were also approved and are available on the college website www.eccc.edu/healthcare-education.

Applications for Fall 2015 classes are also available on the website and must be received with all documentation by Monday, June 1, 2015. Successful candidates will be notified by June 5.
“The curriculum change will link nursing content together in order to enhance understanding of nursing concepts,” said Denita Thomas, ECCC Dean of Healthcare Education. “It is a streamlined curriculum which better prepares today’s nurse to succeed in our ever-evolving healthcare industry.”
With the ongoing curriculum changes, the program of study has not yet been established, but upon final approval, it will be emailed to each applicant and available on the college website.
Thomas said national leaders of medicine, nursing and nursing education published reports calling for transformation in nursing education as early as 2010.
The emphasis of change in nursing is for patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, use of evidence-based practice, continuous quality improvement, focus on safety, increased use of informatics and new roles for nurses.
Proposed changes in nursing education are student-centered learning and engagement, partnerships in the educational process, improved clinical reasoning/critical thinking, use of critical thinking in arts and sciences and infusion of technology.
“Transitioning to the concept-based curriculum allows ECCC to be at the forefront of these national changes in nursing and nursing education,” Thomas said.
Thomas said all nursing programs in Mississippi have either completely transitioned or are in transition to a concept-based curriculum, which is a form of critical thinking in which students organize and categorize content using concepts. It does not rely on memorization, but instead stresses the understanding of the altered concepts in patient care scenarios.
“Conceptual learning challenges students to think at more advanced levels and to relate previously learned concepts to new learning outcomes,” she added.
For more information, contact Thomas at 601-635-6294 or email dthomas@eccc.edu.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
for Public Information
East Central Community College
601-635-6303

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EMCC SCOOBA CAMPUS READY FOR PINE GROVE FESTIVAL

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East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus
EMCC SCOOBA CAMPUS READY FOR PINE GROVE FESTIVAL

SCOOBA – The Pine Grove Arts Festival returns to East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus next week.
The celebration of arts, from visual to choral to culinary, kicks off Saturday with an employee Grill Master BBQ competition at the EMCC baseball field before the Lions’ 2 p.m. doubleheader against Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
On Monday, Starkville artist Joe MacGown will return to EMCC with a selection of his work for a reception at 2:30 p.m. in Aust Hall. MacGown last exhibited his work at EMCC in 2008, but returned to speak to art students last year. The public is invited to attend the reception.
MacGown describes his work as “subconscious meandering.” He uses multiple media (pen & ink, acrylic paint, spray paint, water colors) to layer ideas of a similar theme without a concrete vision of the final product.
“Things just wander out of my head and take their own shape or form. They have meaning, but I’m not trying to force a certain theme,” he said.
Tuesday will feature a new Pine Grove event, the Fun Run 1-Mile Walk/Run at Sullivan-Windham Stadium at 4:30 p.m. The traditional Crawfish Boil will immediately follow the Fun Run.
Both the EMCC Choir and Band are scheduled to perform in the F.R. Young Student Union during the Festival, with the Choir performing Tuesday in the breakout room at 11 a.m. and the Band performing in the breakout room Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both performances are open to the public.
EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew will host its version of the Pine Grove Festival April 28 with free hot dogs for students, a talent competition and other fun activities.
For more information, call EMCC at (662) 476-5000.

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Jones County Junior College’s JC Voices for a celebration of music ...

7:00 pm

First Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel
JC Voices perform in Laurel
ELLISVILLE - The public is invited to join Jones County Junior College’s JC Voices for a celebration of music, hope, peace and the dawn of possibilities as it presents, Serenade to Music, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at First Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel. The annual spring concert begins at 7 p.m. and is a free event.
The concert will feature works by Dominick Argento, Ralph Vaughan Williams, György Orbán, Eric William Barnum, Stephen Paulus, Ola Gjeilo, and others. The chamber singers, conducted by Dr. Susan A. Smith and accompanied by Dr. Victoria Johnson are also joined by a host of collaborating instrumentalists this year. The singers will perform everything from the a cappella selection Pange Lingua, Orban’s impressive piece based on an ancient liturgical text, with driving percussive rhythms and complicated chromatic lyricism, to Eric Barnum’s Dawn, a meditation on the coming light-filled day and all the possibilities it brings, and Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home, a “Prospect” tune from Southern Harmony.
A string quartet, as well as organist and JCJC faculty member Ms. Kay Guiles, will join JC Voices, Dr. Smith and Dr. Johnson on one of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ best-loved works, Serenade to Music, with text by William Shakespeare. This work, originally written for sixteen singers and commissioned by the conductor Sir Henry J. Wood to mark his fiftieth anniversary as a conductor, was written not to be in praise of him, but rather a work, as stated by Sir Henry Wood, ‘that could be used at any time and for any occasion.’
Dr. Michael Boyd, JCJC guitar instructor will also join the group on the regional premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s unpublished work The Lake Isle. The singers will also perform Gjeilo’s stunningly beautiful piece, “The Ground,” based on a chorale from the last movement of his Sunrise Mass, drawing on portions of texts from “Sanctus,” “Benedictus,” and “Agnus Dei.”
Dr. Patrick Richards, JCJC horn instructor, will perform with the singers on the Richard Nance setting of Set Me As a Seal from Song of Solomon, and violinist Pedro Oseias will accompany the JCJC men’s ensemble on a traditional American Folk Song, The Girl I Left Behind Me.
The women’s ensemble will sing Away from the Roll of the Sea, first made famous by Canada’s award winning women’s choir, Elektra, and the chamber ensemble will also perform Bob Chilcott’s The Singing Heart, as a double choir, incorporating tone chimes. Culminating one of the group’s most challenging and collaborative programs to date will be Péter Louis van Dijk’s a cappella works, Chariots, a piece commissioned by the Texas State University Chorale and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir. Chariots is based on Psalm 20: 1-9, a prayer for success. And embedded within the text of the song is our hope for the year: “may He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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M H S Marching Band and Chorus was invited to Disney World ...

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Disney World in Orlando, FL
A group of local students took a magical trip over their spring break. Meridian High School Marching Band and Meridian High School Chorus was invited to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Band students marched through Main Street in the Magic Kingdom as a special guest feature opening the Electric Parade in front of record crowds. Chorus members performed at Saratoga Springs Performance Hall. Band Directors, Chorus Directors, Band Boosters, Parents, students and the community worked together through fundraising and special events to make the trip possible. The group left in three Meridian Coach busses late Wednesday evening, traveling overnight and arrived at Animal Kingdom Thursday Morning. The group visited Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios where they rode the Tower of Terror, Rockin Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. They enjoy live stunt shows and performances such as The Festival of the Lion King. The group even dined on the top floor of Planet Hollywood. Directors, chaperones and students arrived home safely Sunday Morning. We want to thank everyone person who helped make this dream come true for us!!!

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Lamar School 2015 Spring Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella G2K

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Lamar School Cafetorium
Lamar School 2015 Spring Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella G2K
March 27th @ 7:00 P.M. - $5.00
March 28th @ 1:00 P.M. - $5.00
March 28th @ 6:00 P.M. - $25.00 – Dinner Theatre
Pecan crusted pork tenderloin with a strawberry balsamic glaze, au gratin potatoes, garden salad with home made Italian dressing, and a choice of chocolate cake or lemon cake, with water or sweet tea to drink
Located in the Lamar School Cafetorium

Tickets available @ www.showtix4U.com

Ticket Info: boxoffice@lamarschool.com
Dixie Tibbetts @ dtibbetts@lamarschool.com / 601-482-1345
Ticket Link: www.showtix4u.com
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MIGHTY LION BAND TO HOLD AUDITIONS SATURDAY, MARCH 21

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East Mississippi Community College Scooba Campus
MIGHTY LION BAND TO HOLD AUDITIONS SATURDAY, MARCH 21


Auditions for East Mississippi Community College’s Mighty Lion Band will be held Saturday, March 21, at the Scooba campus. All students trying out should register online. Go to www.eastms.edu and look for the “Band auditions” link on the homepage.

Color guard and dance line students should report to the Scooba campus at 8:30 a.m. to register. At 9 a.m., these students will learn the audition routine in a fundamentals workshop. Color guard and dance line auditions follow after lunch.

Students auditioning for instrumental and percussion positions should use the online form to request individual appointment times. Audition music will also be available for download through the “Band auditions” link. EMCC will contact these musicians individually to confirm an appointment.

All students auditioning for the Mighty Lion Band should report to the band hall, which is on the north end of campus, across from the old football field.

Band auditions will also be held on Saturday, March 28, at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus.

For more information, email Director of Bands Stephen Stringer at sstringer@eastms.edu or Assistant Director of Bands Chris King at cking@eastms.edu.
Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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NEW EMCC RECRUITER BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO SCOOBA CAMPUS

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East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus
NEW EMCC RECRUITER BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO SCOOBA CAMPUS

SCOOBA – There’s a new recruiter at East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus, and she’s setting her sights on the southern end of the college’s district – especially Lauderdale County.
Leia Hill, a Collinsville native, brings a unique blend of skills and experience to her new role as Scooba campus recruiter. Hill worked in the community college setting for over eight years prior to joining EMCC and has also worked in promotion, marketing and public relations for advertising agencies and private businesses. She’s even pursuing a master’s degree in communication and social media online from the University of Florida and operates her own social media consulting firm.
But she says all those jobs boil down to a couple essential ingredients that she’ll bring to EMCC.
“My biggest strengths are networking and relationship building. I have a lot of contacts everywhere I’ve been, and I’m ready to put it all to use in Scooba,” said Hill.
“My primary goal is to reach out to Lauderdale students. EMCC does a great job recruiting in Kemper and Noxubee, but I want to strengthen our relationship with Lauderdale students. They’ve heard about us, but they may not know enough about who we are, or they don’t know that we have tuition guarantee, or they don’t know that our campus life is the best in the Mississippi community college system.”
Between her husband and two sons, grad school and her consulting firm, Hill stays plenty busy. She said she’s lucky to get five hours of sleep in a night. Fortunately, she also has the indefatigable energy of a natural public relations professional and a strong belief in the value of education.
“I love community colleges, and feeling like I’m part of something and helping people. Everybody I’ve ever known who has worked at EMCC or gone to school here has loved it. So it’s my job to reach the people who haven’t heard our story yet,” she said.
Hill began her tenure at EMCC in February. In addition to recruiting, she is the staff sponsor for campus groups such as the Student Ambassadors and Student Government Association and helps with orientation programs like JourneyEAST.

Leia Hill of Collinsville began her tenure as East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus recruiter in February. “Everybody I’ve ever known who has worked at EMCC or gone to school here has loved it,” she said. “So it’s my job to reach the people who haven’t heard our story yet.”

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E C C C College ENCORE production of “Wizard of Oz

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East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium
East Central Community College ENCORE production of “Wizard of Oz” scheduled March 24-28 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Matinees are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, March 24, 25 and 27. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the College switchboard at 601-635-6215 or 1-877-462-3222, ext. 215.

For more information, contact Encore director Natalie Emmons at 601-635-6347 or email nemmons@eccc.edu.

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JCJC hosts unique art display

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC hosts unique art display

ELLISVILLE- This month’s art show at Jones County Junior College could be summed up in one phrase: off-the-wall. There are literally works of art hanging from the ceiling, some are just “unique” because of its contents and some work is being called eclectic. The creative works of three artists, Adrienne Callander, Rowan Haug and Robert Ring will have you looking at art in a different way at the Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery. The exhibit is free to the public and will be on display through March 27, except during Spring Break, March 9-13.

“This show is all about theory,” said Mark Brown, JCJC art instructor. “Students will hopefully recognize some design theory looking at Callander’s work in particular. Some may think the artists have forgotten art theory because it is very different than some art shows we’ve hosted before.”
Callander’s work is the only art hanging on the wall in frames, appearing to be your typical framed art work. Looking closer, Brown insists art theory like the “Golden Mean” will be obvious to students of art. She uses pieces of brown paper bags and material with deliberate stitching and placement.

“Ultimately, I take things apart to discover new wholes. Sewing also marks time and, as a process, runs parallel with my interest in beginnings and ends. Sometimes I extend a material history. I might restructure an object so that past and present identities exist in tandem,” said Callander, who currently lives in Starkville and teaches at MSU. She is also the art gallery curator and served as the Interim Coordinator for the Sculpture Program at Mississippi State.

The artwork of Rowan Haug can be found hanging from the ceiling, draped over a display block or pinned to the wall. The Starkville native teaches 3-D Design and works with the MSU art department’s Fiber and Paper Arts Club. Her current work is mostly the “hands-on” type of creative display of art work.
“I choose to work with textiles and the methods, techniques and processes of slow making, of handwork and hand-dye. They have a memory (like) your grandmother’s quilt made from your mom’s baby clothes, or a material memory like natural dyes made from plants or minerals that bond with a new fiber or fabric surface,” said Haug.

Japanese native, Robert Ring’s work can be described as gaudy, colorful and “off-the-wall” to most viewers. He is famous for taking items made in Japan, like cheap objects you’d find in a thrift store, and combining them with other found items to re-create a new form of 3-D art.

“I have tried to create a context for the viewer which is derived from their sum. Cheap objects produced in multitude that individually only announce their poor taste but in mass repetition create an aesthetic appeal. Seeking an aesthetic that is the sum of these objects but also for me is also the suggestion that illustrates my heritage,” said Ring.

His father was an American soldier during WWII when he met his Japanese mother. Ring moved to the U.S. when he was two-years old. His artwork intertwines his ethnicity with his American identity.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. through 3 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For special accommodations call the gallery at 601-477-4148.

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

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Wagnon Selected ECCC Administrator

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East Central Community College
Wagnon Selected ECCC Administrator
Bill Wagnon of Fort Smith, Ark., was recently selected Associate Vice President for Public Information at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.
Prior to beginning his employment on March 2, 2015, Wagnon served as Director of Marketing and Communications for the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive annual marketing plan and supervised staff in the areas of marketing and communications, graphic design, social media, photography and web management.
“I am confident that Mr. Wagnon will serve ECCC and our communities well,” Dr. Stewart said. “He is very familiar with the College’s 2020 Vision and is committed to doing all he can to see our vision become a reality.”
In total, Wagnon has 29 years experience in public relations/higher education including similar positions at the University of West Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College, Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama.
Wagnon received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Auburn University and completed a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration at Mississippi State University.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
for Public Information
East Central Community College
601-635-6303

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M S U ... Starkville and Meridian campuses will be open for all classes as usual on Friday, March 6.

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M S U ... Starkville and Meridian campuses
Mississippi State University's Starkville and Meridian campuses will be open for all classes as usual on Friday, March 6.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to exercise caution on bridges in their travels and to allow extra time for travels. MSU encourages all students, faculty and staff to monitor the media for changing weather information and asks that each person exercise caution and good judgment in making travel decisions.

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JCJC is offering welding classes in Clarke County

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Jones County Junior College Clarke County Center in Stonewall
JCJC is offering welding classes in Clarke County

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Workforce Development is offering an eight-week welding class at JCJC’s Clarke County Center in Stonewall. Classes will begin Monday, March 16, through May 13, 2015.

The welding class is offered at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., on Monday and Wednesdays. Students in this course will learn Oxy Fuel Cutting and Cover Stick Welding. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready for NCCER Certification. The cost of the class is $100.

For more information contact the Clarke County Center at: 601-659-0622, or email jody.buchanan@jcjc.edu or travis.thrash@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 is offering Pipefitting classes at the ATC in Ellisville

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Jones County Junior College Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville
JCJC is offering Pipefitting classes at the ATC in Ellisville

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Workforce Development is offering a new seven-month class on Pipefitting at the JCJC Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville. Classes will begin Monday, March 30, through October 22, 2015. Registration will be held in Ellisville at the ATC on Monday, March 30, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The night class will meet Monday through Thursday, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This course will cover Core, Pipefitting Levels 1 and 2. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready for NCCER Certification.

The cost of the class is $488 and it will cover basic safety, an introduction to construction math, and expose students to hand tools, power tools, blueprint reading, basic rigging, various fabrication methods, communication and employability skills. The Pipefitting course will also orient students to the trade and cover pipefitting hand and power tools, oxyfuel cutting, motorized equipment, ladders and scaffolding.

For more information contact Paul Johnson at 601-477-4244 or contact Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4114 or email Shannon.wilks@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 Sophomore Music Students Perform

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC Sophomore Music Students Perform
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College sophomore music students invite the public to hear their last solo performances before graduation. The final performances will be held in the Foote Chapel on the JCJC campus in Ellisville on three nights in April.
Scheduled to perform on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., will be Ashley Mills of Waynesboro on horn, Leah Dueitt of Neely will give a performance on piano and Gary Young of Ellisville will perform a vocal recital.
On Monday, April 13, Doby Herring of Waynesboro will perform on his euphonium while Caleb Guilbeau will give a trumpet recital.
Final performances for Neely’s Leah Dueitt on trombone and vocalist, Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg will be held on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.

Each recital is free and open to the public and is a part of the sophomore music student’s degree requirements for JCJC. For more information about the JCJC music program or the sophomore recitals 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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JCJC is offering non-credit computer classes in Ellisville

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Jones County Junior College Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville
JCJC is offering non-credit computer classes in Ellisville
ELLISVILLE – Four non-credit computer classes will be offered at the Jones County Junior College Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville this spring. The Tuesday and Thursday night classes will be offered from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The cost is $55 for the basic courses, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basic on Tuesday nights beginning May 12, through June 9, and Microsoft Excel 2013 Basic on Tuesday night beginning March 19, through April 16.

The advanced course fee is $75 for Microsoft Word 2013 Advanced which meets beginning March 17, through May 5. Microsoft Excel 2013 Advanced begins April 23, through June 11. All materials used in the class will be provided. CEU credits are available upon request. To register call Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4114, or email, Shannon.wilks@jcjc.edu.

For the most current schedule, please visit the website: http://www.jcjc.edu/atc/eventscalendar_noncreditclasses.php or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jcjc.atc.

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 computer class in Waynesboro

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Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center
JCJC is offering non-credit computer class in Waynesboro
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center will be offering an Introduction to Personal Computers class beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The class will meet each Tuesday night for six weeks from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The cost for the class is $55.00 which includes books. CEUs are available at the conclusion of the class for $10. Registration is required one week prior to the start date of the class. For more information or to register for the class, please contact Melanie James at 601-735-2228.

For the most current schedule of JCJC’s non-credit courses, please visit the website: http://www.jcjc.edu/atc/eventscalendar_noncreditclasses.php or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jcjc.atc.

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

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ECCC ... school closing

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East Central Community College
Officials at East Central Community College (ECCC) have been continually monitoring the winter weather developments in the five-county service area throughout the morning. According to the most recent weather reports, winter weather continues to cause hazardous traveling conditions throughout the district. Icy road and bridge conditions have now been reported by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) in Winston County, Leake County, and Neshoba County. In addition, temperatures continue to drop in and around our area. Based on this information, all ECCC offices will be closed today and all DAY and EVENING classes will be canceled on Thursday, March 5, 2015. At this time, we anticipate resuming our normal office and class schedule on Friday, March 6, 2015.
We will continue to monitor weather developments this afternoon and throughout the evening. As always, should developments in weather conditions necessitate additional changes to any campus activity/ schedule, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations. Please continue to monitor the College website and ECCC social media for updates.
Once again, at this time, all ECCC offices will be closed today and all DAY and EVENING classes will be canceled on Thursday, March 5, 2015. I encourage all of our students and staff to exercise extreme caution as they travel. Please maintain an emphasis on personal safety at all times.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
for Public Information
East Central Community College
601-635-6303

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JCJC’s Clarke County Center opens the state’s 1st Petroleum Program

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JCJC’s Clarke County Center
JCJC’s Clarke County Center opens the state’s 1st Petroleum Program

ELLISVILLE- Clarke County officials, along with Stonewall, Quitman and Enterprise city officials joined Jones County Junior College representatives in a long awaited ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the college’s newest educational and workforce training facility. What started as a vision more than two-years ago has produced JCJC’s fourth off-campus Center.

“It took a lot of effort from a lot of people,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “They planted a seed and a building grew out of it. The Supervisors had a vision and it’s come to fruition.”

Funding for the Center came from the combined efforts of the USDA, Rural Development and the East Mississippi Electric Power Association bringing in $1,360,000, with the MDA and Clarke County Supervisors putting $2,000,000 towards the project.

“This is going to be an asset for years to come. I’m certainly proud to have it in our county,” said Paul Moseley, District 4 Clarke County Supervisor.

The 15,400 square-foot center includes two buildings and an outdoor training facility on 10-acres of land on Highway 513. It also features seven classrooms, a state-of-the-art welding lab and a petroleum lab. A 20,000 square foot laydown yard will also be used for fire field training, and the location of the oil rig and derrick. Students will be able to get hands-on training for the oil field through the Roustabout Program.

“Oil field related jobs are the county’s biggest employers. This is going to be the first school of its kind in the state. We’ll implement the petroleum technical workforce training and help our guys get good paying jobs,” said Troy Smith, District 3 Clarke County Supervisor. “The economy is slow but it’s coming back and this training is a way for people to stay here where their roots are and provide for their families.”

The Clarke County Center’s unique oil field training should help bolster the “oil belt” and give these potential workers an edge in their competition for jobs.

“They’ll have the same safety training and heights certifications that a roustabout trainee needs. Our guys will work on the oil rig here and at the ‘Mr. Charlie’training facility in Morgan City, Louisiana, along with welding certifications. They’ll be a step ahead of the crowd,” said Clarke County Center Director and JCJC welding instructor, Jody Buchanan.

Expectations are high for the first Petroleum Technology Program in the state in Stonewall because nearly two-thousand jobs were cut with the closing of two textile factories in the past decade in Clarke County. Those county officials now hope this educational opportunity will provide an avenue towards boosting the economy.

“This is going to be a nucleus of job creation and making lives better, not only for Stonewall but for Clarke County, all of East Mississippi and really the state,” said Representative Greg Snowden. “This is a dream come true because Stonewall has had its share of hard knocks. I’m so excited about today.”

“We built this and I hope they come and get the word out to our young people that if they want to make it they can start here. This is a nice facility and we need to keep it going,” said Cleveland Peebles, President of the Clarke County Supervisors.

Dr. Smith added the fastest pathway to a job is through the Community College system. The Clarke County Center is part of a strategy to ensure growth and opportunities in the region.

“Community colleges provide workforce training and college level courses. Increasing access to education improves access to the workforce with training credentials to fill jobs. Access is the key for regional development.”

The Center is currently offering GED/ABE courses with the Non-credit Entry Level Petroleum Trainee and Basic Welding classes starting March 16. College courses like Algebra, English Composition and Western Civilization will begin this summer with Non-Credit Commercial Truck Driving starting in the fall. For more information about the Center, call the main office at 601-659-0622.

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

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EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Winter Weather Update

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EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Winter Weather Update
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 a.m.
Officials at East Central Community College (ECCC) have been continually monitoring the winter weather developments in the five-county service area throughout the evening. According to the most recent weather reports, there is an increasing potential for winter weather conditions causing hazardous traveling conditions throughout the district early this morning. Therefore, all ECCC offices will open at 12:00 noon and classes will begin at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015. We will resume our normal class schedule at 12:55 p.m.
We will continue to monitor weather developments this morning. As always, should developments in weather conditions this morning necessitate additional changes to any campus activity/schedule, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations. Please continue to monitor the College website and ECCC social media for updates.
Once again, at this time, all ECCC offices will open at 12:00 noon and classes will begin at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015. I encourage all of our students and staff to exercise extreme caution as they travel to campus. Please maintain an emphasis on personal safety at all times.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
for Public Information
East Central Community College
601-635-6303

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All East Mississippi Community College locations will be closed on Thursday, March 5

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All East Mississippi Community College locations
All East Mississippi Community College locations will be closed on Thursday, March 5, due to inclement winter weather and potentially dangerous driving conditions. Food service at the F.R. Young Student Union in Scooba will continue as usual for residential students.

Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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Read Across America with Community Leaders / Diversity Career Fair

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West Hills Elementary ALSO ... Northwest Middle School
West Hills Elementary Read Across America with Community Leaders
Friday, March 6 – 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Dignitaries and members of the community will be visiting students at West Hills to read books in honor of Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Northwest Middle Diversity Career Fair
Friday, March 6 - 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Northwest Middle School Gymnasium
The goal of the Career Fair is provide all students with career guidance and to empower them to realize that any career is possible if set their goal, stay in school, and work hard. There will be police officers, doctors, insurance sales representatives, hospital representatives, funeral homes directors, architects, city officials, and many others on hand to discuss with students the amount of education, training, and what steps must be taken to have a successful career in the field they are representing.

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

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Meridian Community College - Events for March 2015

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Meridian Community College
March 2015
Computer Class, Microsoft Excel (Beginning), March 3-17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

Program, Understanding the Culture of Today’s Youth, March 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Wreathes: East Cross, March 5, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Gardening 101, March 5, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Mississippi Community and Junior Colleges State Art Competition Show Opening Reception, March 5, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Tennis: March 5, MCC vs. Hinds Community College, 2 p.m., Northeast Tennis Center; March 14, MCC women vs. Seminole, 1 p.m., Northeast Tennis Center; March 24, MCC vs. Itawamba Community College, 2 p.m., Northeast Tennis Center; March 28, MCC vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 1 p.m., MCC campus. Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.

MCC Softball: March 6, MCC vs. Pearl River Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; March 21, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 2 and 4 p.m.; March 24, MCC vs. Gulf Coast Community College, 3 and 5 p.m.; March 30, MCC vs. East Central Community College, 3 and 5 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field (Highland Park), Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.

College will be closed for spring break, March 9-13. Classes resume March 16.

Term II classes begin, March 16. Admissions, 601-483-83241.

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony, March 17, 6 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Lucy Ferguson, 601-484-8640.

MCC Baseball: March 17, MCC vs. Delta Community College, 3 p.m.; March 21, MCC vs. Itawamba Community College, 2 p.m.; March 25, MCC vs. Northeast Community College, 3 p.m.; March 28, MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 2 p.m.; Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

Workforce Education class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Class, March 16-April 13, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Education class, Foundations of Computer and Digital Literacy, March 17-July 30, 5-8 p.m., MCC Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Clay Sculpture. Participants can choose either March 18 or March 19, 9-11 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Computer class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), March 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

Computer class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), March 19-April 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

Computer class, QuickBooks, March 19-23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Forklift, March 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., MCC Workforce Development Center Room 101. 601-482-7445.

Basic Life Support/CPR, March 20, 1-5 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Caring for the Elderly or Disabled: Lay Caregiver Workshop, March 21, 10 a.m. to noon. 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Community Band Concert, March 22, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. 601-484-8696.

Workforce Education class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, March 23-25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Education class, OSHA General Industry 10-Hour Certification, March 23-25, 4:30-8 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Crosses, March 24, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Fairy Container Gardens, March 24, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Today’s Bully: In the Classroom and the Boardroom, March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Stock Market Fundamentals, March 26, 5:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Four Meals for Busy Cooks, March 26, 6-8 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Antiquing/Junking/Treasures, March 26, 10 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Tuberculosis Surveillance and Testing Certification Workshop, March 27, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, March 28, 10 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, March 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC and MSU-Meridian College Connect, March 31, noon, Tommy E. Dulaney Center. Nedra Bradley, 601-484-8674.

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EMCC’S DICKERSON, WIGGINS HONORED AT HEADWAE LUNCHEON

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EMCC’S DICKERSON, WIGGINS HONORED AT HEADWAE LUNCHEON

JACKSON – An East Mississippi Community College student and teacher were recognized among the best in higher education Feb. 17 in Jackson.
Jonathan Wiggins of DeKalb and Octavia Dickerson of Columbus were named EMCC’s 2015 HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence) Award recipients. The pair attended a luncheon where a student and teacher from each community college and university in Mississippi were applauded for their outstanding work.
Wiggins, a pharmacy major, has maintained a 4.0 GPA and earned induction to the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. During his time at EMCC, he captured the attention of his instructors with his work.
“Jonathan, as a student, is a teacher's dream. He is responsible, reliable and produces work of the highest standard,” said Derrick Conner, English instructor and PTK sponsor.
Wiggins, who plans to attend the University of Mississippi, chose to attend EMCC first to remain close to home for awhile and transition to a college atmosphere.
Dickerson, or “Miss D” as students call her, has been a popular instructor for years in the Funeral Service Technology program.
“Octavia was selected because of her commitment to academic excellence and her hard work to increase the national board scores for the Funeral Service Technology program at EMCC,” said James Rush, EMCC associate dean of instruction.
“I’ve had many students tell me that ‘Miss D’ demands a lot in the classroom. However, after taking the national board, they say her efforts and expectations were warranted. And many of those same students still visit her on campus and support the FST program.”
The daughter of two educators, Dickerson became a teacher later in life but found her home in the classroom. She said the best part of teaching is seeing her students become successful professionals.
“I have many graduates who stay in contact, and I know I can call on any of them to help the program,” Dickerson said. “It makes you feel blessed to know you had a hand in that person growing and developing into a productive citizen and a wonderful human being.”
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

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E M C C Council of Teachers of Mathematics District Tournament

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC DISTRICT MATH TOURNAMENT STAND-ALONES


EMCC MCTM 7th Grade Winners

East Mississippi Community College hosted the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics District Tournament Feb. 20 at its Scooba campus. The top two finishers in the seventh and eighth grade categories will move on to the MCTM State Tournament April 11 at Hinds Community College in Jackson, with the third-place finisher serving as an alternate. The seventh grade winners are, from left, 1st place Catherine Li of Armstrong Middle School in Starkville, 2nd place Guillermo Hoffman of Armstrong Middle School and 3rd place Nyshedra Jordan of B.F. Liddell Middle School in Macon.



EMCC MCTM 8th Grade Winners

East Mississippi Community College hosted the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics District Tournament Feb. 20 at its Scooba campus. The top two finishers in the seventh and eighth grade categories will move on to the MCTM State Tournament April 11 at Hinds Community College in Jackson, with the third-place finisher serving as an alternate. The eighth grade winners are, from left, 1st place Hamilton Wan of Armstrong Middle School in Starkville, 2nd place Bates Bennett of Starkville Academy and 3rd place Gloria Zhang of Armstrong Middle School.
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

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Night classes at all E M C C locations have been canceled for tonight, Thursday, Feb. 26 ...

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East Mississippi Community College
Night classes at all East Mississippi Community College locations have been canceled for tonight, Thursday, Feb. 26. Unless otherwise notified, normal operating hours for the college will resume Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m.

Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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all ECCC offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m

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East Central Community College
all ECCC offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015, to allow for employees and commuters to travel to campus as the temperature rises above freezing.
With this delayed start, ECCC will make one class schedule modification. The 9:25 – 10:45 a.m. class will be held from 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. with Activity Period being canceled on Thursday. We will then resume our normal class schedule at 11:30 a.m.
As always, should developments in weather conditions in the morning necessitate additional changes to any campus activity/schedule, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations.
Once again, at this time, all ECCC offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015. I encourage all of our students and staff to exercise extreme caution as they travel to campus. Please maintain an emphasis on personal safety at all times.

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Meridian Public School District - Delayed start of classes

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Due to the possibility of unfavorable road conditions, MPSD will have a delayed start this morning ...Thursday, February 26.

Elementary Schools will begin at 9:40 a.m. and Middle and High Schools will begin at 10:10 a.m.

Buses will pick students up two hours later than their normal pick up time.

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

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JCJC’s “Operation JumpStart” expands to Hattiesburg & Waynesboro

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2 locations .... Hattiesburg at the Woodall Center, on the Pearl River Community College campus at 906 Sullivan Drive and in Waynesboro, at JCJC’s Wayne County Learning Center located at 103 Collins Street in Waynesboro.
JCJC’s “Operation JumpStart” expands to Hattiesburg & Waynesboro
ELLISVILLE - Entrepreneurs in the Pine Belt area will now have the opportunity to realize their dreams of small business ownership with the help of Jones County Junior College’s, “Operation JumpStart.” This six-week course is a nationally-recognized, highly successful training model delivered to individuals who want to start or expand a small business. The Operation JumpStart: First Step curriculum teaches participants essential small business planning and preparation skills with practical hands-on training from experts in the field.

“By offering hands-on training and business advice from our business sponsors and business leaders, participants can be more successful. They get to see how the process works instead of us telling them what they need to do to start a business.” said Crystal Nail, JCJC Entrepreneur Center Director.

The training program will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning on Monday, March 23, through Thursday, April 30. Classes will meet in two locations:
Hattiesburg at the Woodall Center, on the Pearl River Community College campus at 906 Sullivan Drive and in Waynesboro, at JCJC’s Wayne County Learning Center located at 103 Collins Street in Waynesboro.

“We're excited to see the Operation JumpStart program has been well received in the Pine Belt. The entrepreneurial spirit can bring jobs and new industries to the region. In some cases the new businesses that are generated from this program meet the unmet needs of a community.”
The Operation JumpStart tuition is $250 with the help of participating sponsors like Mississippi Power and First State Bank in Waynesboro. Applications can be picked up at First State Bank and the JCJC-Wayne County Learning Center in Waynesboro and the Larry Woodall Center in Hattiesburg or at the JCJC Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville.

Interested participants need to register by March 17, to be considered for the Operation JumpStart program. For more information or to apply for this new business coaching and training program, contact: Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4114 or email: Shannon.wilks@jcjc.edu or call Crystal Nail at 601-477-4235 or email: crystal.nail@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's Theater department presents, “Guys & Dolls”

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC's Theater department presents, “Guys & Dolls”
ELLISVILLE – The “Golden Age of Broadway” will be resurrected in Ellisville as Jones County Junior College’s Fine Arts department presents, “Guys and Dolls.” The 1950 Tony Award winning musical will be presented on Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22. The weekend shows are at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Auditorium with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and will be available in the lobby each night. All students, from any school can watch the show at no cost with a valid school ID.

The cast is made up of a motley crew of gamblers, female night club performers and Salvation Army workers determined to win souls. These unlikely groups are intertwined in a tale of good and evil, love and deception and the challenges of life. The abundance of male talent in her theater class prompted JCJC producer and musical director, Nikki Johnson to showcase the classic musical which takes place in New York City.

“’Guys and Dolls’ is the perfect musical for this group of students and we often laugh because so many of the roles seem to be people we know and love. We will definitely be making type-casting jokes long after this production,” said Johnson.

Rob Mulholland continues as guest director for the production and JCJC music instructor, Jennifer Hart joins the team as the orchestra conductor and assists with music and producing the show. The leading man in this year’s spring musical is a familiar face and familiar to being the lead. Hattiesburg’s Harlan Mapp plays gambler and self-described “goof,” Nathan Detroit. His fiancé of 14-years, Miss Adlaide, the lead dancer at the “Hot Box” night club is played by newcomer to the JCJC stage, Lydia Myers of Laurel.

“My character, Nathan Detroit’s relationship is comical and his wit is quick which I find easy to tap into,” said Mapp. “My favorite part of this show has been getting to star alongside Lydia Myers, my character’s fiancée. She’s very talented both as an actress and as a vocalist. She’s so quick to adapt to any situation we’re in.”

Myers is also very complimentary of Mapp’s skills and being able to adjust to anything. Both said they push each other to do more and to be better actors.

“We have great stage chemistry so we can work off of each other,” said Myers, who has been on the stage in pageants and dance since she was two-years old and plays since she was seven. “When one of us does something unexpected, the other can immediately adapt and play off of it. That’s the great thing about working with him; he’s ready for anything!”
Morgan Scott of Meadville is returning to the JCJC stage as Sarah Brown, a Salvation Army worker determined to save all the sinners in New York. Things get dicey when Mapp’s character bets Sky Masterson, played by JCJC freshman, Steve Jones of Starkville, he can’t get Sarah Brown to fall in love and leave the country with him. The funny thing is Sky’s charms seem to be working!

“Compared to the previous roles I have had at JCJC, I love this one the most!” said Scott. “My character has a tough exterior…but throughout the show, that exterior begins to break down.”

Jones admitted playing Masterson was a little difficult at first because it is very different from his personality.

“While I enjoy Sky Masterson’s character, I don’t at all like the beginnings of his character. He is suave, while very fake trying to uphold his reputation. It made it difficult to relate to him at first,” said Jones, who is no stranger to the stage with previous lead roles like Ren in “Footloose,” Moonface Martin in “Anything Goes,” and the Geni in “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.”

These four actors are surrounded by a cast made up of sinners and saints who dance and gamble, chased by Salvation Army soul-winners who all roll the dice on love and adventure. For more information about “Guys and Dolls,” contact the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.


Cast of Characters in Alphabetical Order
Agatha Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg
Arvide Abernathy Reagan Arnold, Collins
Assistant Stage Manager Doby Herring, Waynesboro
Big Jule Jordan Sanders, Ellisville
Benny Southstreet Gary Young, Ellisville
Brandy Bottle Bates Chip (James) Cooley, Hopkinsville, KY
Crew Victoria Craft, Raleigh
Crew Sophia Daniel, Hattiesburg
Crew Brian Doyle, Taylorsville
Crew Simone Johnson, Hattiesburg
General Cartwright Roxie (Taylor) Hudgins, Collins
Harry the Horse Dominic Vellon Diamondhead
Hot Box Girl Lauryn Easley, Laurel
Hot Box Girl/Mimi Hanna Lester, Magee
Hot Box Girl Katie Garretson, Hattiesburg
Hot Box Girl/Martha Hannah Hankins, Laurel
Hot Box Girl Victoria O'Quin, Meridian
Hot Box Girl Jenna Smith, Columbia
Liver Lips Louie DeJuan Sam, Stateline
Lt. Brannigan James Moss, Petal
*Miss Adelaide Lydia Myers, Laurel
*Nathan Detroit Harlan Mapp, Hattiesburg
Nicely-Nicely Johnson David Walker, Ellisville
Rusty Charley Austin Perkins, Ellisville
*Sarah Brown Morgan Scott, Meadville
Scranton Slim Tanner Crabtree, Gautier
*Sky Masterson Steve Jones, Starkville
Society Max Ricky Chambers, Waynesboro
Stage Manager Leah Dueitt, Neely
The Greek Reed (Stephen) Schaub, Magee
*Lead Roles


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

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All East Mississippi Community College locations ... weather info

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All East Mississippi Community College locations
All East Mississippi Community College locations will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 25, due to impending severe winter weather. Food service at the F.R. Young Student Union will continue as usual for residential students at the Scooba campus. A decision about Thursday classes will be made that morning about 6 a.m.


Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Winter Weather Update

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EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Winter Weather Update
for
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Officials at East Central Community College (ECCC) have been continually monitoring the potential for winter weather developments in our five-county district throughout the day. In anticipation of a significant weather event beginning early in the morning, several school districts in our service area have made the decision to close tomorrow. Therefore, acting upon the best information we have at this time, all ECCC offices will be closed and all activities canceled on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
Please know that predicting weather developments and their impact on our College, our communities, our students, and our employees is an inexact science. It is my intention to always make a wise decision in these circumstances. And, although I prefer, and would normally wait, to make this type of decision in the morning, the potential timing of the weather event early Wednesday morning will preclude me from waiting this time.
It is anticipated that this significant weather event will occur from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Therefore, we do not anticipate any changes to Thursday’s schedule. Also, Tuesday night classes and the ECCC Beauty Pageant will go on as scheduled. However, should developments in weather conditions necessitate additional changes to any campus activity/schedule, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations.
For our dormitory students, all meals will be served in Mabry Cafeteria (the Grille will be closed) on Wednesday, February 25, according to the following schedule:
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Supper 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Once again, at this time, all ECCC offices will be closed and all activities canceled on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Please maintain an emphasis on personal safety at all times during this potential winter weather development.

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Meridian Public School District - Delayed start of school

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Meridian Public Schools
Due to the possibility of unfavorable road conditions, the Meridian Public School District will have a delayed start today ...Wednesday, February 25.

Elementary Schools will begin at 9:40 a.m. and Middle and High Schools will begin at 10:10 a.m.

Buses will pick students up two hours later than their normal pick up time.

We will continue to work with the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency (LEMA) throughout the night and in the morning. If conditions should worsen, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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

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Oakland Heights Elementary School Black History Program

9:00 - 11:00 am

Oakland Heights Elementary
Since we had a delayed school start this morning, Oakland Heights has changed the performance times for the Black History program. They will have it at 10:30 and 12:30 today.


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

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JCJC holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at new Clarke County Center

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the new Clarke County Center 1200 South Erwin Road, Stonewall MS
JCJC holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at new
Clarke County Center


WHAT: Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Clarke County Center in Stonewall

WHO: JCJC President Dr. Jesse Smith, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors, State and County representatives, elected officials along with Clarke County school representatives will be a part of the ceremony.

WHERE: 1200 South Erwin Road, Stonewall MS

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, February, 26, 2015.


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

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Meridian Public School District will have a delayed start

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Due to the possibility of winter weather, the Meridian Public School District will have a delayed start ... Today, February 24.

Elementary Schools will begin at 9:40 a.m. and Middle and High Schools will begin at 10:10 a.m.

Buses will pick students up two hours later than their normal pick up time.


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

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JCJC’s Jasper County Learning Center is offering Stained Glass class

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Jasper County Learning Center in Bay Springs
JCJC’s Jasper County Learning Center is offering Stained Glass class
ELLISVILLE – The Jasper County Learning Center in Bay Springs is offering the popular Stained Glass Non-Credit Course. Enterprise’s North River Studio artist, B.J. Hatten will be teaching the class beginning on Thursday, March 19. The class meets from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., for six weeks. The cost is $75, which does not include supplies. Register by March 6, to reserve your place. There is limited seating. Call the JCLC at 601-764-9393 for more information.


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

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JCJC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is Accepting Applications

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is Accepting Applications

ELLISVILLE- Jones County Junior College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is now accepting applications for the fall 2015 semester. The application deadline is April 30, 2015. The program at Jones County Junior College is designed to train a sonographer to work in each type of general sonography setting and to proficiently perform each task. General sonography includes, but is not limited to; abdominal organs, pediatric studies, obstetrics and gynecology and the endocrine system. Although our program does not offer a full vascular study, due to the organization of our clinical sites, our students are exposed to a considerable amount of vascular sonography.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum is a one-ear program which combines classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical experience to prepare students for employment and advancement in the sonography field.

Admission requirements for the program include: must be accepted to or eligible for enrollment at Jones County Junior College, have a minimum composite score of 17 on the American College Test (ACT), have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, have either a Bachelor’s of Science degree in any field from an accredited institution OR be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (A.R.R.T.) and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, OR have successfully completed a two-year patient care based program from an accredited institution and complete the Diagnostic Medical Sonography application package. Students must have also completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II, college algebra and a physical science course.

Each freshman Diagnostic Medical Sonography class at Jones County Junior College begins in the fall semester. Students receive approximately forty (40) hours of combined classroom instruction, clinical instruction and practical experience each week during the one-year program. Classroom and lab instruction are offered at Jones County Junior College. Clinical participation and scheduled rotations are offered at the clinical sites. Clinical Affiliates are located in Hattiesburg, Collins, Picayune, McComb, and Magee. In the future, the Sonography Program may offer additional sites.

Graduates of this program will have the skills necessary for employment as sonographers under the direct supervision of a physician. Students will be prepared to work in any sonographic setting and will be trained in all areas of general sonography. Upon completion of the program students will be eligible to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography exam to become registered sonographers.

For more information or to request an application packet call, 601-477-4220, or email Wanda Finch at wanda.finch@jcjc.edu, or visit the website at: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/sonography/index.php


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

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JCJC inducts 209 students into PTK international honor society

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC inducts 209 students into PTK international honor society

ELLISVILLE – Two-hundred-and-nine Jones County Junior College students were recently inducted into the international honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa. These students are enrolled in 15 credit hours of classes and have maintained a 3.5 GPA and will have to continue to meet academic standards to remain a member in good standing. Being a member of PTK also provides scholarship opportunities for senior college.

Before being inducted in the prestigious organization, keynote speaker, Executive Director of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, George Bassi quoted Mahatma Gandhi, encouraging students to, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” He added, “One thing that doesn’t change is education and its importance….(while in college) Join a group and stand out. Be a leader and do something.”

The honor society provides opportunities for its members to volunteer and work on campus and community projects. One of PTK’s community projects this year included adding beauty to the campus. Bassi commended the PTK officers for selecting a project to bring an outdoor sculpture to the campus. He said, “Raising awareness of the arts is one of the things that make JCJC special.”

The museum executive recommended students “enjoy the journey” and find their passion to help give focus and zest to their lives.


PTK Spring Inductees 2015

Name Major Hometown


Abbey Adams- Pre-Radiology, Ellisville
Erica Adams-Education/Teaching, Ovett
Lacey Ainsworth-Education/Teaching, Ellisville
Madison Allbrooks-Business/Education, Waynesboro
Faith Anderson-Mathematics, Collins
Penny Aultman-Liberal Arts, Ellisville
Shanakan Barnes-Education/Teaching, Taylorsville
William Baskin-Physical Therapy, Louisville
Emily Batley-Education/Teaching, Leakesville
Makayla Bavido-Liberal Arts, Mize
Madalyn Beckham-Biological Sciences, Hattiesburg
Emily Bedwell-Engineering Mechanical, Laurel
Cruise Beeding-Computer Sciences, Hattiesburg
Miranda Beesley-Biological Sciences, Ovett
Kallie Belcher-Pre-Medicine/Pharmacy, Quitman
Brittny Belding-Nursing, Heidelberg
Haley Biglane-Medical Technology, Ellisville
Zachary Biglane-Agricultural Sciences, Ellisville
Ashleigh Blakeney-Business, Taylorsville
Brady Boleware-Health Related Profession, Prentiss
Rachel Boling-English, Seminary
Shanice Bolton-Criminal Justice, Hattiesburg
Name Major Hometown
Will Boot-Engineering, Ellisville
Savannah Boswell-Fashion/Merchandising, Ellisville
Elise Bowie-Nursing, Lucedale
Hannah Boyte-Biological Sciences, Sumrall
Robert Breland-Meteorology, Sumrall
Jaina Brockaway-Engineering, Pascagoula
Allysia Broome-Veterinary Medicine, Seminary
Kayla Broome-Legal Services/Paralegal, Petal
Jacob Brown-Accounting, Magee
Lyric Brown-Sports Medicine, Richton
Kristen Buchanan-Psychology, Vicksburg
Lindsey Byrd-Accounting, Richton
Hunter Carpenter-Liberal Arts, Ellisville
Brandon Carter-Welding, Seminary
Taylor Cartwright-Psychology, Stateline
Geneva Catlett -Biological Sciences, Lucedale
Sharniece Chambers-Health Related Profession, Waynesboro
Connor Chancellor-Health Related Professions, Petal
Raven Chancellor-Accounting, Vossburg
Cody Courtney –Nursing, Leakesville
Sasha Coyle-Biological Sciences, Hattiesburg
Cameron Crawford-Agricultural Sciences, Tylertown
Ethan Davis-English, Soso
John Davis-Nutrition, Hattiesburg
Alexa Deas-Psychology, Waynesboro
Summer Deloach-Public Relations/Advertising, Soso
Katelyn Dew-Education/Teaching, Stonewall
Ashley Dickerson-Liberal Arts, Laurel
Sydney Dickerson-Marketing , Laurel
Virginia Donohue-Education/Teaching, Vicksburg
Hunter Eady-English, Laurel
Denzel Edwards-Psychology, Mount Olive
Yasmine Fairley-Pre-Medicine, Collins
Dorian Felder-Health Related Profession, McComb
Emetric Fells-Pre-Medicine, Poplarville
Ryan Finley-Business, Richton
Kaylie Flynt-Psychology, Ellisville
Brittany Franks-Veterinary Medicine, Waynesboro
Madison Freeman-Sociology/Social Science, Waynesboro
James Fuller-Information Technology, Prentiss
Lindsey Garrity-Public Relations/Journalism, Hattiesburg
Roshita Gates-Nursing, Paulding
Kayla Gordon Speech-Pathology, Waynesboro
Megan Grafton-Business, Laurel
Ashley Green-Health Related Profession, Waynesboro
Blythe Griffin-Veterinary Medicine, Hattiesburg
LaDonavon Halton-Engineering, Louin
Hannah Hampton-Physical Therapy, Quitman
Jhadia Harris-Computer Sciences, Ocean Springs
Karlie Hart-English, Collins
Hannah Hathorn-Education/Teaching, Bassfield
Jenna Hauk-Chemistry, Purvis
Anndra Havard-Health Related Profession, Lucedale
Nicole Hebert-Art, Hattiesburg
Elizabeth Herring, Speech Pathology, Ellisville
James Herring-Chemistry, Laurel
Kent Herring-Music/Theatre/Dance, Waynesboro
Micah Herrin-Hinnzhses-Nursing, Sumrall
Haley Hertenstein-Health Related Professions, Laurel
Joshua Hester-Engineering Civil, Florence
Anna Hinton-Pre-Medicine, Ovett
Ashley Hite-Education/Teaching, Soso
Kaitlyn Hite-Liberal Arts, Soso
Victoria Hodge-Veterinary Medicine, Laurel
Thedford Hollis-Engineering Mechanical, Oxford
Sierra Holmes-Engineering Mechanical, Lumberton
Destiny Hux-Speech Pathology, Mize
Mason Irby-Business/Finance, Meridian
Shelby Ishee-Liberal Arts, Laurel
Landon James-Pre-Medicine, Ovett
Logan James-Biological Sciences, Bay Springs
Me'lea Johnson-Nursing, Mt. Olive
Jonathan Jones-Business, Purvis
Jordan Jones-Engineering Electrical, Gulfport
Joshua Keel-Business, Waterford
Hannah Kelly-Education/Teaching, Seminary
Abigail Kennedy-Pre-Law, Mize
Alexis King-Architecture Drafting/Art, Laurel
India Kohli-Medical Technology, Hattiesburg
Jared Lal-Aerospace Engineering, Waynesboro
Mary Landrum-Veterinary Medicine, Ellisville
Brittany Lee-Nursing, Laurel
Eniaya Leonard-Psychology, McComb
Hanna Lester-Liberal Arts, Magee
Toni Leverette-Biological Sciences, Jackson
Keandra Lindsey-Nursing, Heidelberg
Marianna Lunsford-Health Related Profession, Soso
Michael Mann-Engineering Mechanical, Sumrall
Tarena Marshall-Sports Medicine, Mendenhall
Ashley Martinolich-Business/Pre-Law, Hattiesburg
Mickel McCann-Business, Jackson
Collin McCraw-Pre-Medicine, Laurel
Pamela McDonald-Legal Service/Paralegal, Ellisville
Kiana McFadden-Physics, Waynesboro
Toronzo McInnis-Engineering Civil, Gulfport
Dallas McKinnon-Engineering, Ellisville
Lacey McLain-Architecture/Design, Laurel
Skyler McLain-Education/Teaching, State Line
Andreona McLaurin-Liberal Arts/General Studies, Petal
Lisa McNeil-Marketing, Prentiss
Dalton Middleton-Journalism/Broadcasting, Florence
Ashton Miller-Music/Theatre/Dance, Ellisville
Christian Miller-Education/Teaching, Ocean Springs
Traci Monroe-Sports Medicine, Perkinston
Sarah Murdock-Nursing, Hattiesburg
Lydia Myers-Communications, Laurel
Julie Nguyen-Physical Therapy, Petal
Haleigh Nichols-Nursing, Laurel
Ann Norris-Culinary Arts, Sumrall
Mallory Odom -Nursing, Bay Springs
Ricci Page-Biological Sciences, Laurel
Disha Patel-Medical Technology, Laurel
Sunny Patel-Political Science, Ellisville
Cody Patrick-Engineering Electrical, Laurel
Austin Perkins-Music/Theatre/Dance, Ellisville
Kayla Phipps-Nursing, Hattiesburg
Brandi Pittman-Liberal Arts, Collins
Michael Platt-Physical Therapy, Waynesboro
Leslie Pounds-Pharmacy, Columbia
Jabe Powe-Information Technology, Waynesboro
Mary Powell-Liberal Arts, Mt. Olive
Anna Price-Education/Teaching, Ellisville
Kaci Raimey-Nursing, Hattiesburg
Alexis Rambo-Health Related Profession, Louin
Danielle Rando-Speech Pathology, Magee
Andreanna Rankin-Business Office Technology, Waynesboro
Jessica Rice-Business, Ellisville
Adam Rigney-Electronics, Hattiesburg
Bethany Rivers-Education/Teaching, Stonewall
Matthew Roberts-Nursing, Ellisville
AJ Robinson-Music/Theatre/Dance, Hattiesburg
Stephen Rogers-Computer Information Technology, Hattiesburg
Claire Rounsaville-Nursing, Ellisville
Allison Rutland-Biological Sciences, Mt. Olive
Tyler Sanders-Engineering Electrical, Columbia
Erubial Sandoval-Pre-Medicine, Waveland
Alyssa Sanford-Business, Collins
Laken Sanford-Accounting, Collins
Clinton Sasser-Pre-Medicine, Ellisville
Taylor Sasser-History, Mt. Olive
John Scarborough-Business, Mendenhall
Kailey Scarbrough-Pre-Medicine, State Line
Natalie Seales-English, Hattiesburg
Cristina Serrano-Marketing, Laurel
Lauren Sheller-Health Related Professions, Petal
Tanner Shutze-Business/Marketing, Hattiesburg
Thomas Sims-Engineering Mechanical, Florence
Tameia Singleton-Nursing, Heidelberg
Kayla Sledge-Dental Health, Petal
Ashley Smith-Nursing, Laurel
Cady Smith-Accounting, Magee
Jenna Smith-Biological Sciences, Columbia
Kyle Smith-Nursing, Columbia
Madison Smith-Health Related Profession, Laurel
Melanie Soldinie-Music/Theatre/Dance, Petal
Sara Stevens-Nursing, Ellisville
Danita Stevenson-Nursing, Kokomo
Rayne Strickland-Nursing, Lucedale
Amber Stuart-Nursing, Collins
Krissy Stutts-Speech Pathology, Petal
Alden Swindle -Education/Teaching, Ellisville
Ross Thompson-English, Soso
Hanna Tolbert-Sports Medicine, Laurel
Luke Tucker-Agricultural Sciences, Ellisville
Aaron Turner-Veterinary Medicine, Hattiesburg
Dalton Voge-Criminal Justice, Laurel
Tabitha Wade-Nursing, Laurel
Amber Walker -Business/Accounting, Bay Springs
Joel Wambolt-History, Bassfield
Aaron Ward-Engineering Mechanical, Sumrall
Robert Warner -Pharmacy, Kokomo
Gabriella Watson-Nursing, Laurel
Eric Welch-Engineering Civil, New Hebron
Brandon West-Forestry, Waynesboro
Brittany Whiddon-English, Purvis
Adam Wigley-Nursing, Richton
Kayla Williams-Liberal Arts, Leakesville
Kayleigh Williams-Communications, Georgetown, TX
Sara Williams-English, Laurel
James Williams Jr.-Pre-Medicine, Waynesboro
Ashley Williamson-Nursing, Magee
Matthew Wilson-Engineering, Laurel
Quenetta Wilson-Nursing, Bogue Chitto
Kirstin Woods-Nursing, Saucier
Brianna Woodward-Pre-Medicine, Ovett
Joanna Word-Liberal Arts, Magee
Emily Wright-Biological Sciences, Laurel

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

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Peavey Electronics® Proudly Supports Mississippi Arts During Mississippi Governor’s Arts Awards

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Peavey Electronics® Proudly Supports Mississippi Arts During Mississippi Governor’s Arts Awards
27th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards highlights accomplishments of Mississippi artists and arts organizations


February 19, 2014, Meridian, Miss. – Peavey Electronics® is proud to announce its participation at the 27th annual celebration of the Governor’s Arts Awards, hosted by the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) at Belhaven University Center for the Arts on Thur., Feb.19, at 6:00p.m.
This inspiring event spotlights Mississippi’s outstanding cultural resources and honors those who contribute to the state through their vision and creativity. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations for exceptional work in visual, literary, and performing arts, community development through the arts, and arts patronage.
Mary Peavey, President of Peavey Electronics, longtime MAC board member and a former Texas “Arts in Community” award recipient, applauds Governor Phil Bryant for his ongoing support of the arts.
"Governor Bryant is a strong ally to arts in Mississippi," shared Peavey. "He and our First Lady, Deborah Bryant, understand the importance of the arts in our schools across Mississippi. One of the most important accomplishments of the arts commission has been its Whole Schools initiative, which is a statewide comprehensive arts education program. Children are truly inspired by our educators who are bringing arts into the classroom."
Peavey further stated, "Mississippi is famed worldwide for its artists, writers, poets, musicians, and soon in 2015 the citizens of Cleveland, Mississippi will complete the GRAMMY museum there, the only official GRAMMY museum location outside Los Angeles. The arts are becoming more of a focus, but they have always been strong and enduring in our Mississippi culture. This year's "Arts in Community" award will go to Mississippi State University's Riley Center here in Meridian. I wish all those on that original committee to revitalize (or really, rebirth) the Grand Opera House could accept this award along with its exceptional director, Dennis Sankovich.
"We celebrate the Riley Center and anticipate the soon-to-be-completed beautiful Arts and Entertainment center, which will also be located here in Meridian!"
The five gifted recipients for the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards are the Lane Chapel Quintet from Tupelo, Excellence in Music; Chesney Blankenstein Doyle from Natchez, Excellence in Media Arts; Maude Schuyler Clay from Sumner, Excellence in Visual Arts; Mississippi State University Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts in Meridian, Arts in Community; and Craig Wiseman from Hattiesburg, Excellence in Music.
For more information, visit peavey.com.


About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

About The Mississippi Arts Commission
The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.

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JCJC’s Pharmacy Technology Program is Accepting Applications

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Pharmacy Technology Program is Accepting Applications

ELLISVILLE-- Jones County Junior College’s Pharmacy Technology Program is now accepting applications for the fall 2015 semester, with April 1, 2015 as a priority deadline. Applications can be downloaded from the website at http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/pharmacy/pharmacy_howtoenroll.php or by calling the department at 601-477-4230.

The JCJC Pharmacy Technology curriculum is a two year program which combines classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical experience to prepare students for employment and advancement in the pharmacy field. Admission requirements for the program include a high school diploma or GED, a minimum score of 17 on the ACT, and a background check. The student will obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree after successfully completing the program and will be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has now required technicians who register with the board, to pass the technician certification exam within one year. The focus of the JCJC program is for students to earn an associate degree in Pharmacy Technology and to prepare for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The first graduates completed the program 14 years ago and since that time, JCJC has maintained a 99% passing rate for the exam.

The Pharmacy Technology program at Jones is designed to train a technician to work in each type of pharmacy setting and to proficiently perform each task. The US Department of Labor has forecasted pharmacy technician job growth of over 31% by 2018. Currently, there are an estimated 381,000 full and part-time pharmacy technicians in the United States.

Students will learn pharmacology, pharmaceutical compounding, dosage calculations, pharmacy management, pharmacy law, therapeutic classification of drugs, drug use and abuse, trade and generic nomenclature, medical transcription abbreviations, and health care devices utilization. Through classroom and laboratory instruction, students will learn methods of drug preparation, packaging and distribution, and the function and services provided by retail and hospital pharmacies. The technician will be prepared to transcribe physician orders, prepare, dispense, and deliver orders, prepare admixtures of intravenous solutions, maintain inventory control, replenish pharmaceutical supplies, maintain patient records, and communicate effectively with patients, other health care providers, and third party insurance agencies. Practical experience in community clinical and retail settings will enhance the learning experience.

Graduates of this program will have the skills necessary for employment as technicians under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. They will be qualified to assist and support pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients in retail settings, hospitals, home health care, nursing homes clinics, nuclear medicine settings, and compounding pharmacies. Non-traditional employers will also include medical insurance companies, drug wholesale companies, medical computer software vendors, and drug manufactures.

For more information call 601-477-4230, or email Tracey McCraw at: tracey.mccraw@jcjc.edu or visit the website at: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/pharmacy/index.php. Program applications can be found at: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/pharmacy/docs/application.pdf.

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

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Meridian High School College Goal Sunday

9:30 - 1:00 pm

Meridian High School Main Campus Computer Lab (next to Library)
Meridian High School College Goal Sunday
Thursday, February 12 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meridian High School Main Campus Computer Lab (next to Library)
College Goal Sunday is a program to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid forms. Parents should bring their latest tax information with them to the school. More information can be found on www.mscollegegoalsunday.org. Refreshments will be served to parents, and GEAR UP MS will draw one $250 scholarship award from the parents or students that attend this event.


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

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Mississippi’s community colleges thank legislators for support

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Jones County Junior College
Mississippi’s community colleges thank legislators for support

JACKSON –Representatives from the state’s 15 Community/Junior Colleges gathered for a special luncheon honoring legislators in Jackson. The event, hosted by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges was an opportunity to thank legislators for supporting the two-year college system. The informal luncheon was also used as a special venue for faculty and students to show off some of their culinary arts, hospitality and music programs. Governor Phil Bryant surprised the crowd and took a moment to share his success story as a community college graduate.

“If I can be the Governor of Mississippi starting out a community college, students I want you to know you can reach and attain your goals too….Community colleges are very important to the workforce development of this state.
Employers can’t find skilled workers without community colleges,” said Governor Bryant. “There is nowhere else we’re going to get skilled, trained workforce in the future except through community colleges and we’ve got to help you help us do that,” he said.

The Governor discussed two pieces of legislation being proposed to help in that effort. One plan, the Mississippi Works Scholarship with a price tag of $3 million, will help to pay for “blue-collar kids who are working hard and need a break” to continue their career-technical programs they started in high school. The other proposal is a $50 million program with $25 million for the next two years to go toward workforce training.

“I am thankful for this opportunity to meet our legislators,” said Chandler Brinson of Prentiss. “I was both astounded and comforted to learn that Governor Bryant and numerous other state officials are community/junior college graduates. I am so grateful for their support of the community/junior college system and feel we are very fortunate to have them as leaders.”

Each community/junior college’s faculty, students and administrators had the chance to meet with some of the state’s highest officials like Lt. Governor, Tate Reeves and district legislators. Mississippi’s community colleges enroll more than 75,000 students, including 54 percent of all undergraduates and nearly half of all students taking a college credit course. The nation’s oldest community college system serves nearly 250,000 Mississippians each year in university transfer, career/technical, workforce and adult education programs.

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

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JCJC offering Mid-term Mini Session Courses

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JCJC offering Mid-term Mini Session Courses

ELLISVILLE-Jones County Junior College is offering twelve mid-term mini session classes. The online and traditional lecture formatted classes will begin Wednesday, March 18, through Wednesday, May 14. Students may begin registering Tuesday, February 24, for these courses through the Student Success Center. The last day to register is Thursday, March 19, 2015.

Tuition for these courses is $120 per credit hour, plus books for current students. Tuition for new students is $120 per credit hour, plus books and fees. Tuition is calculated as part of the students’ spring 2015 semester credit hours. For questions concerning tuition and fees, contact Student Accounts at 601-477-4225.

Spring Mini-Session Courses

BAD 2523—Personal Financial Management (Online), Class #2435, Instructor: Dusty Holifield.
Course description: This course deals with an individual’s optimal management of personal income and expenditures over a lifetime to best meet the needs of his/her financial objectives. The course focuses on the areas of budgeting, insurance, borrowing and credit purchases, home ownership, investment, taxes and family financial planning. This course is three semester credit hours.

BIO 2524—Anatomy and Physiology II (Hybrid), Class#2446, Instructor: Jeremiah Estes. Face-to-face meetings on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9.
Prerequisites for the course include: ACT score of 21 on science component or BIO 1134 or 1144 or CHE 1214 or admission to health-related program at JCJC or permission of instructor.
Course description: A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of human endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic & immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. This course is four semester credit hours.

CSC 1123—Computer Applications I (Online), Class #2436, Instructor: Charlotte Williams.
Pre-requisites for this course include: Typing or keyboarding skills. This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word-processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. This course is three semester credit hours.

HIS 1123—Western Civilization II (Online), Class #2442, Instructor: Jacquelyn Canizaro.
Course description: A general survey of European History since the 17th Century. This course is three semester credit hours.
HPR 1121—Gen. Physical Ed. Fitness (Online), Class #2437, Instructor: Katie Herrington
Course description: This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills. This course is one semester credit hour.

HPR 1223—Personal and Community Health II (Online), Class #2438, Instructor: Katie Herrington.
Course description: A continuation of HPR 1213 that is designed to give students information on how to avoid or overcome habits that jeopardize or destroy one’s health, happiness, or health, happiness, and life. This course is three semester credit hours.

LLS 1312—Freshman Orientation (Online), Class #2448.
Course description: This course is designed to help the new college student adjust to college life. It includes a study of personal and social adjustments. It teaches effective study habits, reading methods, use of the library, note taking and report writing and gives the student guidance in collegiate life. This course is two semester credit hours.

MAT 1234—Intermediate Algebra (traditional lecture meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. This course begins Thursday, March 19, through May 14), Class # 2439, Instructor: Lynn White
Pre-requisites for this course include: MAT 0123 with a grade of C or higher or ACT math score of 16 – 18.
Course description: Topics include linear equations and their graphs; inequalities and number line graphs; rational expressions; factoring; laws of exponents; radicals; polynomials. This course is four semester credit hours.

MAT 1313—College Algebra (traditional lecture meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. This course begins Thursday, March 19, through May 14), Class #2440/2441, Instructor: Kerri Pippin- All students must take accompanying lab
Pre-requisites for this course include: MAT 1233 with a grade of C or higher or ACT math score of 17 or above.
Course description: Topics include inequalities; functions; linear and quadratic equations; circles and their graphs; rational, radical and higher-order equations; applications; polynomials and rational functions; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. The lecture portion of the course is three semester credit hours with the lab receiving one semester credit hour.

MUS 1113—Music Appreciation (Online), Class #2445, Instructor: Dr. Victoria Johnson.
Course description: A course designed to give the student, through listening and written work, the ability to understand, appreciate, and evaluate music of Western Culture. This course is three semester credit hours.

PSY 1513— General Psychology (Online), Class #2443, Instructor: Stephanie Green.
Course description: An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. This includes history and theories of psychology, research methods, biological bases of behavior, the principles of learning, personality and abnormal behavior. This course is three semester credit hours.

SOC 2113—Introduction to Sociology (Online), Class #2444, Instructor: Tina Chisholm.
This course introduces the scientific study of human society and social interaction. Social influences on individuals and groups are examined. This course is three semester credit hours.


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

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JCJC HEADWAE recipients selected

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC HEADWAE recipients selected
ELLISVILLE – A prestigious honor was recently bestowed upon Jones County Junior College business faculty member and business division chairperson, Rick Bedwell and JCJC sophomore, Bridgette Wagner of Biloxi. They are two of 72 outstanding students and faculty members from 34 Mississippi public and private universities and community colleges receiving special recognition from the Mississippi Legislature. They have been selected as JCJC’s HEADWAE recipients. The 27th annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) honors a faculty and student representative from each of Mississippi’s higher institutions as a reward for their excellence in education. The honorees are invited to the State Capitol and will be acknowledged in each chamber of the Legislature. The day concludes with a luncheon, thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, where each student and faculty honoree is recognized for their accomplishments.

“I am honored to be selected for this recognition! To receive recognition for something I love and get to do every day is great! However, the greatest reward I get from what I do every day is to hear and witness the success of my former students as they further their academic careers and enter the work force!” said Bedwell.

Some of his success as a business instructor may be attributed to being an entrepreneur before going back to school to change careers. The Petal resident started out working in the automotive industry as the general manager for Auto Alignment Inc., in Hattiesburg in 1976. He became the body shop manager for Ryan motors a year later and then the parts department manager for Vardaman Buick Honda in 1982. He graduated from JCJC in 1992 with numerous honors like being a PTK Gold Key recipient, PTK Regional Most Distinguished Student and the PTK President along with Who’s Who and Hall of Fame honors. During his more than16 years teaching at Jones, he has also owned and still operates Rick’s Rehab. Bedwell spends his free time restoring and repurposing antiques and furniture as well as being the advisor for the Southern Christian Student Center at USM. He is a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges organization.

Biloxi native Bridgette Wagner is a sophomore chemical engineering major with aspirations to retire to the coast to work. Moving to Ellisville included the opportunity to continue her softball career. The D’Iberville High School graduate plays left outfielder and was on the State Championship JCJC team that also finished the season second in the nation. Juggling academics and the demands of being an athlete also taught her something else being away from home.

“I think being away from home has helped me mature and grow as an independent person. I have enjoyed the teachers and classes; each teacher has showed me kindness and has challenged me in the classroom every semester,” said Wagner. “I am happy to know that my teachers have recognized my hard work this past year to recommend me for these honors.”
Wagner was also chosen to be one of only five freshmen selected to be a Tullos Scholar and was most recently named to the JCJC Hall of Fame. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was nominated as one of seven students to be an Academic All-American finalist. Wagner also volunteers with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other community service projects. She said she is looking forward to her first visit to Jackson for the HEADWAE honor.
“I have never been to the Capitol in Jackson. I am really looking forward to seeing the city as well as meeting the legislators of our state. I feel blessed to be recognized in such a prestigious way by the state legislators. I also feel very privileged to have been chosen by the Jones faculty to represent JCJC,” said Wagner.


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

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JCJC annual Black History program

10:00 am

Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Auditorium
WHAT: JCJC annual Black History program will focus on the theme, “The Value of Your Education”

WHO: Dr. Samuel Jones, JCJC Dean of Student Affairs has invited internationally renowned speaker, a best-selling author of five books and business professor at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Dennis Kimbro.

WHERE: JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium

WHEN: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10 a.m.

MORE INFO: Dr. Jones said Dr. Kimbro is a perfect example of someone who has succeeded in many areas and will help the audience learn how to be successful. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a M.A. and doctorate degree from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty in underdeveloped countries. In 2005, the National Black MBA Association presented him with the 2005 H. Naylor Fitzhugh award, recognizing him as one of the top professors in the nation. His life's work is to share this valuable knowledge with people of all races, socio-economic levels, cultures and beliefs.

Dr. Kimbro’s speaking clients include: General Motors, Walt Disney Corp., Citigroup, Frito-Lay, Eli Lilly, Apple Computers, Exxon Mobil, NIKE, Gallup Organization, Ohio State ‘Buckeye’ football team, Notre Dame ‘Fighting Irish’ football team, Kansas City Royals baseball team, Denver Nuggets basketball team, and many other groups of people who want to improve their lives and increase their success in life and in their careers.

For more information on Dr. Kimbro, go to his website: www.denniskimbro.com.
For more information: about the program contact Samuel Jones, PhD. at 601-477-4038.

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

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JCJC family mourns the loss of Board of Trustees Vice Chair, “Coach” William Boone

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC family mourns the loss of Board of Trustees Vice Chair, “Coach” William Boone
ELLISVILLE –The Jones County Junior College family is saddened to learn of the recent loss of Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, “Coach” William Boone. The 82-year old died Sunday, February 1. He has served on the Board of Trustees for more than 30 years and as Vice Chairman for the last seven years. He was also a member of the JCJC Foundation Board of Directors since 2007 and he was a 1992 Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame recipient. The Biloxi native retired from coaching at Quitman High School.

“Coach Boone was such a joy to work with,” said JCJC President Dr. Jesse Smith. “He cared about every student he met and was genuinely concerned about how the college was progressing with the students in mind.”

Even though Boone was not a JCJC alumnus, he supported every effort and event. Both of his two daughters, Sandra Kay Boone Alexandra and Kimberly Ann Boone Lozano are Jones graduates. He and his wife Joyce established the Coach William C. Boone Scholarship Endowment a couple of years ago, through the JCJC Foundation Inc. for JCJC students. Despite not feeling well, he awarded the family scholarship during the September Scholarship Day to personally meet scholarship recipient from Quitman, Tori Dew.

“Coach Boone was especially proud of our athletes like softball player and reigning NJCAA Division II Player of the Year, Tori Dew. To be able to personally award Dew his family’s scholarship meant so much to him. He was very proud to meet students like Dew and have a role in their success. He will be missed by all those who were touched by his many endeavors,” said Dr. Smith.
Most recently he reconnected with a childhood friend from the coast, Max Jordan who read about Boone’s Scholarship in the JCJC Alumni Magazine. It was something special to watch unfold according to Alumni Association Coordinator, JoAnna Newcomb.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 6, at the First Baptist Church in Quitman. Graveside services were held at Boone Cemetery in Purvis, Mississippi.


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

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East Mississippi Community College’s 2015 Scholars’ Olympiad

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East Mississippi Community College
CALEDONIA TAKES OVERALL PRIZE AT EMCC SCHOLARS’ OLYMPIAD

MAYHEW – Caledonia High School outperformed eight other area high schools to claim first place overall at East Mississippi Community College’s annual Scholars’ Olympiad.
The academic and career-technical testing competition was held Friday at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. More than 100 students participated. Participating schools included Caledonia High School, Columbus High School, McKellar Technology Center, Millsaps Career and Technology, New Hope High School, Oak Hill Academy, Starkville Academy, Starkville Christian School and West Point Career and Technology Center.
Michael Black, head recruiter for EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew, said the Scholars’ Olympiad is an ideal way for EMCC to introduce itself to future college students and vice versa.
“It’s exciting for the students because they get out of regular class for the day, but for an academic competition where they can earn money for college. And it’s exciting for us because we get to bring the brightest students in the area to our campus, show them what we have to offer and make a good impression with the hope that they’ll choose to begin their college careers at EMCC,” he said.
First place finishers were awarded $2,000 scholarships to be distributed over four semesters at EMCC. Second place earned $1,000 over four semesters. And third place earned $400 over four semesters.
Winners and their high schools are listed below:


ART
1st Karlie Lockhart from Starkville Academy
2nd Haley Barton from New Hope
3rd Effie Morrison from New Hope

Biological Science
1st Gabrielle Norton from Caledonia
2nd John Willis Stevens from Oak Hill Academy
3rd Judson Bristow from Oak Hill Academy

English
1st Minnie Duke from Oak Hill Academy
2nd Margaret Hay from Oak Hill Academy
3rd Kayla Howell form New Hope High School

Math
1st Jack Mitchener from Oak Hill Academy
2nd Carson Lawrence from Starkville Christian
3rd Robert Reed from New Hope High School

History/Government
1st Reagan Brown from Oak Hill Academy
2nd Shelbie Kellum from Caledonia
3rd Jacob Smith from Caledonia

Physical Science
1st Trevor Gibson from New Hope High School
2nd Adalis Wicks from Columbus High School
3rd Buck Morgan from Oak Hill Academy

Performing Arts-Dance
1st Zykia Bell from Caledonia High School
2nd Anna Beth Robertson from Starkville Academy
3rd Sierra Roberts from New Hope High School

Performing Arts-Theatre
1st Callie Hester from Starkville Academy
2nd Oshia Cobb from New Hope High School
3rd Marlee Maples from Starkville Academy
3rd Johnna Chaney from New Hope High School

Performing Arts-Music
1st Ty Jernigan from Caledonia High School
2nd Trey Steward from New Hope High School
3rd Malik Richardson from Caledonia High School

Career/Technical Winners

Automotive Technology
1st Austin Glorioso from McKellar Technology Center
2nd Morgan Robertson from Starkville Academy
3rd Casey Staples from Caledonia High School

Culinary Arts
1st Rebecca Stewart from Caledonia High School
2nd Caitlin Crimm from Starkville Academy
3rd Briana Tillman from West Point Career and Technology Center

Drafting and Design Technology
1st Elizabeth Dexter from West Point Career and Technology Center
2nd Cooper Weseli from McKellar Technology Center
3rd Russell Taylor III from McKellar Technology Center

Electrical Technology
1st Lexus Price from West Point Career and Technology Center
2nd Carter Wood from Starkville Academy
3rd Colin Wall from Starkville Academy

Precision Machining
1st Nathan Albert from West Point Career and Technology Center
2nd Neal White from New Hope High School
3rd Paul Bridges from West Point Career and Technology Center

Marketing, Finance, and Hospitality
1st Alicia Henderson from Millsaps Career and Technology Center
2nd Tori Boatner from West Point Career and Technology Center
3rd Ashley Johnson from West Point Career and Technology Center

Nursing
1st Alexandria Lee from Caledonia High School
2nd Shersentria Williams from McKellar Technology Center
3rd Latasha Latham from Caledonia High School

Nutrition
1st Henley Hardin from Millsaps Career and Technology Center
2nd Telvin Shinn from Caledonia High School
3rd Kyiesha Beard from McKellar Technology Center

Welding
1st Darren Melton from West Point Career and Technology Center
2nd Omar Lemus from West Point Career and Technology Center
3rd John Foster from Starkville Academy

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Poplar Springs Elementary “Celebrate Meridian!”

10:30 am

Poplar Springs Elementary in the auditorium
Poplar Springs Elementary “Celebrate Meridian!” Third Grade Program
Friday, February 6 - 10:30 a.m.
Poplar Springs Auditorium
Third grade students present an arts integrated program celebrating the birthday of our hometown, Meridian. This is a culminating activity as students share the information that they have learned in the study of Meridian through music, dance and drama.


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

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MCC - Calendar of Events - Feb 2015

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Meridian Community College
MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2015

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Feb. 5-April 2, 4:15 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Art with Abby: Pietite Picasso Art Camp, Feb. 5-26, 4:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Guitar for Adults and Teens, Feb. 5-April 2, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, World Religions, Feb. 5-April 2, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

The Inspired Seven Program, Celebration of the Lives of the first African-American Students at Meridian Junior College, Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Derek Mosley: 601-553-3453.

MCC Tennis, Feb. 7, MCC vs. Falkner State, 10 a.m.; Feb. 8, MCC vs. Oxford Emory, 10 a.m.; Feb. 13, MCC vs. Gadsen, 1 p.m.; Feb. 15: MCC vs. Seminole, 8:30 a.m.; MCC vs. MMI, 11:30 a.m.; Feb. 20, MCC vs. Colin Community College, 2 p.m.; Northeast Tennis Center, Feb. 21, MCC vs. MMI, 9:30 a.m., MCC Tennis Courts; Feb. 26, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 2 p.m., Feb. 27, MCC vs. Northeast Community College, Feb. 27-29, Dual Match Mixer, Northeast Tennis Center, Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.

MCC Alumni Homecoming Program and Reception, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall. Barbara Jones: 601-484-8804.

MCC Basketball: Feb. 9, MCC vs. Hinds Community College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); Feb. 12, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); Feb. 19: MCC vs. Pearl River Community College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men), Graham Gymnasium. Sander Adkinson, 601-484-8707.
Honors College Room Dedication, Feb. 10, 9 a.m., Meridian Hall. Barbara Jones: 601-484-8804.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Feb. 10-24, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Homecoming Court Presentation, Feb. 12, 6:15 p.m., Graham Gymnasium. Queen will be crowned. Patrick Lovette, 601-481-1340.

Men’s Soccer Media Day, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

MCC Baseball, Feb. 13-15, Rush Invitational Tournament; Feb. 20, MCC vs. Baton Rouge Community College, 6 p.m.; Feb. 21, MCC vs. Coahoma, 2 p.m., MCC Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Feb. 16-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Feb. 16-18, 5:30-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, OSHA 30-Hour Certification, Feb. 16-18 and Feb. 23-25, 5:30-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Basic of Computers, Feb. 17-26, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Ebay Class, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Softball, Feb. 20-21, MCC/Rush Classic Tournament; Feb. 27, MCC vs. Hinds Community College, noon and 2 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Forklift, Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center Room 101. 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Feb. 20, 1-5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Small Engine Maintenance and Repair, Feb. 24-May 12, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series presentation, Beauty and the Beast (performed by Lauderdale County High Schools), Feb. 26-28, 7 p.m.; March 1, 2 p.m., McCain Theater. Ticket information: 601-484-8696.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, PADI Certification Scuba Class, Feb. 26 and Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Microsoft Excel (Beginning), Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

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Annual Black History Celebration

10:15 am

Jones County Junior College ... Fine Arts Auditorium
Author & internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Dennis Kimbro is JCJC Black History Celebration’s featured guest
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Office of Student Affairs will be hosting its annual Black History Celebration on Tuesday, February 10, at 10:15 a.m. in the JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium. The program’s theme, “'The Value of Your Education,” will feature guest speaker, Dr. Dennis Kimbro. The public is invited to this free event.
“It's an honor to have someone you respect and admire to come to your campus to speak to your students. I've followed Dr. Kimbro's success for a while and I've been challenged with my own personal goal of writing and speaking as I continue to work in education,” said JCJC Dean of Students, Dr. Samuel Jones.

Dr. Kimbro is also a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Personal Achievement award. Those that attend the program featuring internationally renowned speaker, a best-selling author of five books, a writing partner and master trainer for the prestigious Napoleon Hill Foundation, and business faculty member at Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration, will get a lot of good and useful information. He will be addressing the audience on the theme for this year's event with an extra emphasis on how to be successful, said Dr. Jones.

“Dr. Kimbro's failure and success is a perfect example of what is possible when you use your education and your mind to create opportunities. I wanted a speaker this year who would challenge our campus community (students, faculty, staff) to not only think about success, but to learn from different examples of how to be successful. This is why I wanted to focus on a leadership program rather than just a black history program this year,” said Dr. Jones.

Dr. Kimbro received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a M.A. and doctorate degree from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty in underdeveloped countries. In 2005, the National Black MBA Association presented him with the 2005 H. Naylor Fitzhugh award, recognizing him as one of the top professors in the nation. His life's work is to share this valuable knowledge with people of all races, socio-economic levels, cultures and beliefs.

Dr. Kimbro’s speaking clients include: General Motors, Walt Disney Corp., Citigroup, Frito-Lay, Eli Lilly, Apple Computers, Exxon Mobil, NIKE, Gallup Organization, Ohio State ‘Buckeye’ football team, Notre Dame ‘Fighting Irish’ football team, Kansas City Royals baseball team, Denver Nuggets basketball team, and many other groups of people who want to improve their lives and increase their success in life and in their careers.
For more information on Dr. Kimbro, go to his website: www.denniskimbro.com.


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

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JCJC hosts Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi artwork

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JCJC hosts Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi artwork

ELLISVILLE-Jones County Junior College’s Art Department is hosting the creative works of three Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi members: Harry Day, Steve Bullock and Teresa Haygood. Their artwork will be on display in the Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery on the Ellisville campus through February 13.

“We feel privileged to be able to offer the variety of artwork from members of the Craftsmen’s Guild. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this exhibit,” said Mark Brown, JCJC art instructor.
Harry Day’s specialty is metal work. Using various common items to create a new object is a pure joy for him.

“I found interest in metal sculpture, mostly from things I find laying around. Mississippi is a treasure trove of discarded and aged metal,” said the self-taught metal sculptor from Brandon, Mississippi. “My career began in the fall of 2003 while rehabilitating from ACL surgery on my knee. I was discouraged from writing and at the time, disenchanted and bored with painting. Once I built up a collection of items I started creating,” said Day.

A large, metal-made “Drummer” is one of the metal creations on display. Day used chain links for dread locks and metal brackets he found, for legs. His “Robot” and “Dancer” utilize part of a metal sign and “T”-fence posts. He managed to create animals like the “Elephant” and “Duck” using hinges and nails, while a piece of metal most familiar on a bicycle was used to create the propeller on the “Airplane” sculpture.

Stephen Bullock’s preferred artwork involves creating images with wood. Incorporating his love of the outdoors, he finds ways to make creatures come alive by arranging pieces of wood.

“I love transforming wood into artwork because it brings a little bit of the ‘outdoors,’ inside,” said Bullock, who lives in Madison, Mississippi. “I begin with a graphite or black ink sketch which is then transferred to cedar planks. A typical piece may have anywhere from twenty to sixty component pieces of varying sizes and shapes.”

Bullock spends many hours cutting, carving and sanding to transform the wood into art. On display in the JCJC gallery include his wood creations, “Hoot,” a wooden owl picture, “The Point,” a dog on the hunt, “Red Fish,” “Dragonfly,” and “Peace,” using the hand sign.

Another unique form of artwork by Teresa Haygood is also on display at JCJC. Her passion for mosaics was discovered accidentally she admits.

“After collecting leftover stained glass bits for several years, I decided to put them to use and my first mosaic was completed in the summer of 1998. It was love at first creation!” said Haygood.

The Jackson, Mississippi artist works full-time in her studio, “Creative Minds Glass & Mosaic Studio,” creating mosaics for the home and garden. She also teaches this art form and can be found at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland and at the Attic Gallery in Vicksburg. Lovers of this ancient art form can enjoy her “Delta Sunset,” “Alligator” and “Owl” which are on display in Ellisville.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. through 3 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For special accommodations call the gallery at 601-477-4148.



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

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JCJC Hosts DECA District 4 and 5 Competition

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Jones County Junior College M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium and C.L. Neill Student Center
JCJC Hosts DECA District 4 and 5 Competition

WHO: @400 high school grade students from26* school districts, including: Columbia Academy, Covington County Vo-Tech, Forrest County AHS, George County, Gulfport HS, Hancock County, Harrison County, Hazlehurst HS, Heidelberg HS, Jefferson County, Laurel HS, Lawrence County, Magee High School, McComb Business and Technology, Moss Point, Newton Career Center, Newton County Career and Technical Center, North Pike, Ocean Springs, Perry County, Picayune, Poplarville, Ross Collins Career Center, Smith County, Stone High School and Vancleave.

*This is almost double the number of students from previous years because of district realignment and new chapters.

WHAT: DECA is a career development conference for high school students.

WHEN: Thursday, January 29, the opening session is at 8:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. Individual and team testing begins after, concluding with an awards session at 3 p.m.. See schedule below.

WHERE: JCJC M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium and C.L. Neill Student Center.

MORE INFORMATION: Tammie Brewer MS DECA Advisor (601) 576-5010, Teresa Ledlow Northeast Jones H.S. coordinator (601)-729-8144 and Ginger Keeton JCJC DECA coordinator. Headquarters-Fine Arts Building, Room-145 near the backstage entrance and ladies bathrooms.
The Schedule:
8-8:30 Registration M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
8:30-9:00 a.m. M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium Opening Session
9:05-9:45 a.m. Individual and Team Competency Testing in the Fine Arts Auditorium (written exams)
9:45-1:00 p.m. Role Play Events prep in C.L. Neill Building with competition in Banquet Hall
11-12:30 Lunch
11:30.m. State Officer Candidates Screening, C.L. Neill Board Room
12:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt Fine Arts Auditorium
2 p.m. Jones OnStage Performance
1:45 p.m. Second General session, M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
2:30 p.m. Dr. Samuel Jones, Inspirational Speaker
3:00-4:30 p.m. Awards Session, Fine Arts Auditorium
NOTE: Mississippi DECA conference is February 19-21, in Jackson and the International DECA conference will be Orlando, Florida, April 25-28, 2015.

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

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JCJC Band Clinic sharpens skills

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JCJC Band Clinic sharpens skills

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s annual Band Clinic serves as an opportunity to sharpen the skills of both high school and college students. Marching season is over and now students are preparing for the next phase in their musical careers: spring concert band and the personal challenge and rewards of honor band auditions. Nearly 400 high school students auditioned on a Friday afternoon to learn music for a concert performed on the following Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015.

JCJC Director of Bands, Dr. Jonathan Helmick explained, “The JCJC Band Clinic is an opportunity for continued growth in a fun and energizing honor band setting. It also gives our students at JCJC opportunities to work alongside clinicians in an apprenticeship environment. These students will be more successful as they develop their skills and get a competitive edge as they progress toward a four-year music education licensure program.”

High school and middle school students from Enterprise, Greene County, Laurel, Mize, Northeast Jones, Perry Central, Quitman, Raleigh, Richton, Seminary, South Jones, Stringer, Sumrall, North Forrest, Taylorsville, Wayne County, West Jones and Oak Grove participated in the JCJC Band Clinic. South Jones High School Junior, Jesse Tims said he decided to audition as a personal challenge, to see how he’d do.

“I have participated in other band clinics but I wanted to see how I would do at JCJC and be in contention for college scholarships. The audition process is competitive; just like sports. I’m glad I earned a spot in the Gold Band especially since this was a new competition for me,” said Tims. The Ellisville native plays alto saxophone, bass drum, guitar and piano.

JCJC sophomore music major, Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg spent the weekend helping the younger musicians. He noted, “I’m really enjoying working with these students and our guest clinicians.”

Guest clinic directors were: Elizabeth Jackson of Ocean Springs directing the Middle School “A” Honor Band; Zach Hassell of Oak Grove, directing the Middle School “B” Honor Band; Ida Mitchell of Stone County, directing the “Gold” Honor Band; and David Carter of Summerville, South Carolina, directing the “Maroon” Honor Band.

Helmick admits the band clinic gives him a chance to see the talent that may be a part of the JCJC Maroon Typhoon or other ensembles. For more information call JCJC band director, Dr. Jonathan Helmick at 601-477-4095 or 4094 or email: jonathan.helmick@jcjc.edu.


JCJC Band Clinic Jan. 16-17, 2015

NOTE: This is a list of students who were invited to participate after the audition process.

Name Class Instrument School Band
Jaden Mathis 12 Euphonium Seminary HS
Ava Calvert 12 Alto Sax Richton HS
Gavin Sellers 9 Alto Sax Richton HS
Natalie Kilgore 9 Alto Sax Taylorsville HS
Bryce Herring 10 Alto Sax Wayne County HS
Makenna Vega 7 Alto Sax Richton JH
Chesley Conner 8 Alto Sax Wayne County Beat Four JH
Jaylne Davis 8 Alto Sax Wayne County Clara JH
Bailey Cooper 7 Alto Sax Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Darrien Bumpers 8 Alto Sax Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Sydney Herrington 11 Alto Saxophone Enterprise HS
Grace Slider 9 Alto Saxophone Greene County HS
Josh Anderson 11 Alto Saxophone Greene County HS
John Riley 8 Alto Saxophone Mize HS
Derek Jones 12 Alto Saxophone Northeast Jones HS
Dillion Gieger 9 Alto Saxophone Northeast Jones HS
Renaldo Hopkins 12 Alto Saxophone Quitman HS
Brelynne Baldwin 11 Alto Saxophone Raleigh HS
Ethan Williamson 10 Alto Saxophone Seminary HS
Jacob Hegwood 11 Alto Saxophone Seminary HS
Jesse Tims 11 Alto Saxophone South Jones HS
Storm Williamson 12 Alto Saxophone South Jones HS
Thomas Gunnell 12 Alto Saxophone South Jones HS
Morgan Kelly 11 Alto Saxophone Stringer HS
John Harrison 10 Alto Saxophone West Jones HS
Josiah Hicks 10 Alto Saxophone West Jones HS
Olivia Eubanks 7 Alto Saxophone Greene County JH
John Thomas 8 Alto Saxophone Laurel JH
Joseph Pruitt 7 Alto Saxophone Laurel JH
Grant McLeod 7 Alto Saxophone Mize JH
Colton Watts 7 Alto Saxophone Northeast Jones JH
Blaine Brown 8 Alto Saxophone Quitman JH
Adam Bushman 8 Alto Saxophone South Jones JH
Chloe Entrekin 7 Alto Saxophone South Jones JH
Whitney Hinton 8 Alto Saxophone South Jones JH
Carter Templeton 7 Alto Saxophone Sumrall JH
Michael Everette 8 Alto Saxophone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Kenton Henderson 9 Bari Sax Richton HS
Sarah Crawley 11 Bari Sax Enterprise HS
Connor Odom 9 Bari Saxophone Oak Grove HS
Kyle Hawkins 10 Bari Saxophone Raleigh HS
Donnie Murphy 8 Bari Saxophone West Jones JH
Annabell Faust 7 Baritone Northeast Jones JH
Buster Jarrell 7 Baritone South Jones JH
Caleb Smith 7 Baritone South Jones JH
Emmanuel Gonzalez 8 Baritone South Jones JH
Sidney Matthew 8 Baritone South Jones JH
Jessica Shirley 12 Baritone BC Enterprise HS
Gwen Rowzee 9 Baritone BC Northeast Jones HS
Sadie Braddock 10 Baritone BC Northeast Jones HS
Anesha Douglas 12 Baritone BC Quitman HS
Dalton Lewis 12 Baritone BC South Jones HS
Kelsie Graham 12 Baritone BC Stringer HS
Hunter Donald 8 Baritone BC Enterprise JH
Shelby Robinson 12 Baritone T.C. Mize HS
Jarrett Darden Baritone T.C. Seminary HS
Abbigail Johnson 11 Baritone T.C. Wayne County HS
Olivia Stevison 8 Baritone TC Wayne County Clara JH
Tristan Gerlach 7 Baritone TC West Jones JH
Amanda Stevenson 10 Bass Clarinet Raleigh HS
Chelsea Everett 10 Bass Clarinet Wayne County HS
Takia Chapman 8 Bass Clarinet Quitman JH
Tori Wilks 8 Bass Clarinet South Jones JH
Kaitlyn Beasley 7 Bass Clarinet Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Jesus Trujillo 10 Bassoon West Jones HS
Haylee Riley 12 Clarinet Enterprise HS
Idasha Glenn 12 Clarinet Enterprise HS
Katlyn Mosely*** 12 Clarinet Enterprise HS
Mckayla Bedwell 9 Clarinet Enterprise HS
April Pierce 12 Clarinet Greene County HS
Leigh Moles 9 Clarinet Greene County HS
Rhylee Pierce 9 Clarinet Greene County HS
Desirae Blackwell 9 Clarinet Mize HS
Angela Ramsey 9 Clarinet Northeast Jones HS
Hanna Wilson 10 Clarinet Northeast Jones HS
Katelyn Hinton 11 Clarinet Northeast Jones HS
Alexus Floyd 12 Clarinet Oak Grove HS
Amber Rowell 12 Clarinet Quitman HS
Grace Bonner 10 Clarinet Quitman HS
Adele' Hall 9 Clarinet Raleigh HS
Anthony Surmik 11 Clarinet Raleigh HS
Dakota Malone 10 Clarinet Raleigh HS
Christian Lee 11 Clarinet South Jones HS
Jeanine Wear 11 Clarinet South Jones HS
LeeAnn Nobles 12 Clarinet South Jones HS
Mallory Rigdon 10 Clarinet South Jones HS
Morgan Ottis 10 Clarinet South Jones HS
Natalie Buckley 12 Clarinet South Jones HS
Shannon Murrell 11 Clarinet South Jones HS
Sydney Stone 9 Clarinet South Jones HS
Tyler Foster 11 Clarinet Sumrall HS
Kacie Parker 9 Clarinet Taylorsville HS
Brooklyn Brewer* 12 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Cammy Conner 11 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Chris Green 10 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Jalin Lacey* 12 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Marissa West* 12 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Mia McFadden 11 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Mykayla Williamson 9 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Bria Sims 10 Clarinet West Jones HS
Lauryn Hieldelberg 10 Clarinet West Jones HS
Katie Davis 7 Clarinet Enterprise JH
Maddy Combest 8 Clarinet Enterprise JH
Alyssa Grimes 8 Clarinet Greene County JH
Laken Edwards 7 Clarinet Greene County JH
Ayainah Brown 8 Clarinet Laurel JH
Baleigh Jones 8 Clarinet Laurel JH
Jacquelynn Gaines 7 Clarinet Laurel JH
Collin Williams 7 Clarinet Northeast Jones JH
Lexi Berlin 7 Clarinet Northeast Jones JH
Lexz Carpenter 8 Clarinet Northeast Jones JH
Paul Windham 7 Clarinet Perry Central JH
Kaylee Ivey 8 Clarinet Quitman JH
Eli Whitehead 8 Clarinet Seminary JH
Abbie Williamson 8 Clarinet South Jones JH
Danielle Holliday 7 Clarinet South Jones JH
Katie Allen 8 Clarinet South Jones JH
Harley Smith 6 Clarinet Stringer JH
Sarah Ishee 6 Clarinet Stringer JH
Jade Atencio 8 Clarinet Taylorsville JH
Serenity Walker 8 Clarinet Taylorsville JH
Kenya Byrd 8 Clarinet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Loray McCann 8 Clarinet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Rebecca Kennedy 8 Clarinet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Chloe Coaker 8 Clarinet Wayne County Buckatunna JH
KeAmbryae Gray 8 Clarinet Wayne County Clara JH
Laila Davis 7 Clarinet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Laura Carson 7 Clarinet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Tiana Eiland 7 Clarinet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Alexandra Castillo 8 Clarinet West Jones JH
Jessy Gardner 8 Clarinet West Jones JH
Kelsi Corr 7 Clarinet West Jones JH
Skylar Stephenson 8 Clarinet West Jones JH
Melody Walker* 12 Contra Alto Clarinet Wayne County HS
Heather Watson 12 Contrabass Clarinet South Jones HS
Brianna Gunn 11 Flute Enterprise HS
Aleshia Washington 11 Flute Greene County HS
Kirsten Deese 11 Flute Greene County HS
Alex Ellzey 12 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Emma Grace Brownlee 9 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Haleigh Hollinghead 9 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Savannah Smith 10 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Sydney Watts 10 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Elizabeth Felipe 12 Flute Oak Grove HS
Savannah Maness 10 Flute Perry Central HS
Miracle Smith 9 Flute Quitman HS
Regan Cameron 9 Flute Richton HS
Alison Earl 11 Flute South Jones HS
Scarlett Sandifer 11 Flute South Jones HS
Kristian Blackwell 11 Flute Taylorsville HS
Whitney Whitehurst 11 Flute Taylorsville HS
Alaysia Pou* 12 Flute Wayne County HS
Clarissa Brown 9 Flute Wayne County HS
Harmony Packer 9 Flute Wayne County HS
Jessalyn Malone* 12 Flute Wayne County HS
Whitney Jones 11 Flute Wayne County HS
YaRaeonna Gandy* 12 Flute Wayne County HS
Savannah Holifield 9 Flute West Jones HS
Scarlett Gully 10 Flute West Jones HS
Thomas Glenn 9 Flute West Jones HS
Kirsten Garrard 8 Flute Greene County JH
Erin Carter 6 Flute Mize JH
Laney Bruce 6 Flute Mize JH
Skylar McPhail 6 Flute Mize JH
Aiko Williams 7 Flute Northeast Jones JH
Josie Blue 7 Flute Northeast Jones JH
Lynda Bazor 8 Flute Perry Central JH
Dixie Pinkerton 7 Flute Quitman JH
Madison Ishee 8 Flute Quitman JH
Taylor Manasco 8 Flute Quitman JH
"Luvene, Lanijah" 7 Flute Richton JH
Olivia Wilson 7 Flute Seminary JH
Annamaire Kirkwood 8 Flute South Jones JH
Candice Ellzey 8 Flute South Jones JH
Kragen Lewis 8 Flute South Jones JH
Lindsey Sanders 7 Flute South Jones JH
Audrey Wohlsheid 7 Flute Stringer JH
Caitlyn Waites 6 Flute Stringer JH
Sara Cardenas 8 Flute Sumrall JH
Sarah Hinchy 7 Flute Sumrall JH
Jessica Ferreira 8 Flute Taylorsville JH
Kristen Rice 8 Flute Taylorsville JH
Emily Rigney 7 Flute Wayne County Beat Four JH
Brittney Hinton 8 Flute Wayne County Clara JH
Krissie Rook 8 Flute Wayne County Clara JH
Lexi Soetaert 8 Flute Wayne County Clara JH
Mackenzie Herrington 7 Flute West Jones JH
Milisen Tvarkunas 9 French Horn Enterprise HS
Jame Riley 8 French Horn Mize HS
Zoe Graves 10 French Horn Northeast Jones HS
Mitchell Cook 11 French Horn Seminary HS
Audry Windham 10 French Horn South Jones HS
Caleb Pitts 12 French Horn South Jones HS
Jorge Castillo 11 French Horn South Jones HS
Jonet Johnson* 12 French Horn Wayne County HS
Samantha Johnson* 12 French Horn Wayne County HS
Lauren Flynt 9 French Horn West Jones HS
Caylee Sanson 7 French Horn Laurel JH
Megan Arnold 7 French Horn Northeast Jones JH
Tristian Gendusa 7 French Horn Northeast Jones JH
Will Ball 8 French Horn Quitman JH
Luke Basye 8 French Horn South Jones JH
Melanie McLaurin 8 French Horn West Jones JH
Adriana Gilbert 12 Mallets Enterprise HS
Maggie Smith 10 Mallets Richton HS
Mollie Smith 10 Mallets Richton HS
DJ Mozingo 12 Mallets South Jones HS
Katherine Guerra 12 Oboe South Jones HS
Ashley Blakeney* 12 Oboe Wayne County HS
Jordan Mills 9 Oboe Wayne County HS
Dawson Pierce 10 Percussion Greene County HS
David Benefield 11 Percussion Perry Central HS
James Ellis 11 Percussion South Jones HS
Adam Young 7 Percussion Quitman JH
Gavin Reeves 8 Percussion Quitman JH
Amy Spears 9 Percussion Mallets Seminary HS
Joseph Welch 11 Percussion Mallets South Jones HS
Taylor Riels 11 Percussion Mallets South Jones HS
Jacob Taylor 7 Percussion Mallets Northeast Jones JH
Meagan Logsdon 7 Percussion Mallets Richton JH
Abby Keen 7 Percussion Mallets South Jones JH
Sara Shoemake 7 Percussion Mallets South Jones JH
JaQuilla Simpson 8 Percussion Mallets Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Curt Carter 10 Percussion Snare Mize HS
Daphne Sullivan 9 Percussion Snare Mize HS
Ryan Gatlin 9 Percussion Snare Northeast Jones HS
Ty Evans 12 Percussion Snare Northeast Jones HS
Chris Ball 10 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Matthew McCann 11 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Tavion Collins 10 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Tyrikus Hayes 9 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Michael Peterson 9 Percussion Snare Seminary HS
Jackson Dale 11 Percussion Snare Stringer HS
Key'Shawn Kennedy 11 Percussion Snare Stringer HS
Shaun Burger 10 Percussion Snare Stringer HS
Colton Lewis 8 Percussion Snare Enterprise JH
Julie Hupp 7 Percussion Snare Laurel JH
Andrew Powell 8 Percussion Snare Mize JH
David Thompson 7 Percussion Snare Northeast Jones JH
Luke Knight 8 Percussion Snare South Jones JH
Payton Dykes 8 Percussion Snare South Jones JH
Chloe Clark 6 Percussion Snare Stringer JH
Mason Williamson 8 Percussion Snare Taylorsville JH
Taikya Ducksworth 7 Percussion Snare Taylorsville JH
Abby Dailey 7 Percussion Snare Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Emily Crist 8 Percussion Snare Wayne County Clara JH
Trey Pough 8 Percussion Snare Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Donivan Chastain 8 Percussion Snare West Jones JH
Azarey Willis 8 Percussion Quitman JH
Kalyn Bales 11 Percussion-Mallets Stringer HS
Bryce McDonald 9 Snare Richton HS
Macaleb Magee 11 Snare Taylorsville HS
Skyler Sharpley 10 Snare Taylorsville HS
Tyron McCormick 10 Snare Taylorsville HS
Peyton Flynt 9 Snare West Jones HS
Brice Fortenberry 11 Tenor Sax Greene County HS
Mackenzie Piercy 11 Tenor Sax Perry Central HS
Emme Meadows 9 Tenor Sax Richton HS
Zack Everett 12 Tenor Sax South Jones HS
Anthony Shanks 10 Tenor Sax Wayne County HS
Faith Hebert 8 Tenor Saxophone South Jones JH
Ja'Quan Kelly 7 Tenor Saxophone West Jones JH
Ray Sweeney 12 Trombone Enterprise HS
Will Farmer 11 Trombone Enterprise HS
Jeffrey Holder 12 Trombone Greene County HS
Caleb Lee 9 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Cole Johnson 11 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Linda Echenique 11 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Mackenzie McLaurin 9 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Courtney Johnson 10 Trombone Raleigh HS
George Stockman 10 Trombone Raleigh HS
Caitlin Robinson 9 Trombone Richton HS
Alex Petersen 12 Trombone South Jones HS
Bethany Miller 10 Trombone South Jones HS
Destiny Jordan 10 Trombone South Jones HS
Dylan Jones 10 Trombone South Jones HS
Bryce Cooper 10 Trombone Wayne County HS
David Yarber 10 Trombone Wayne County HS
Demontraye McDonald 11 Trombone Wayne County HS
Hayden Brewer 9 Trombone Wayne County HS
Consuela Jones 11 Trombone West Jones HS
Quentin Buck 12 Trombone West Jones HS
Gavin Sullins 7 Trombone Enterprise JH
Brea Smith 8 Trombone Laurel JH
Jordan Booth 7 Trombone Laurel JH
Jordan Joshua 8 Trombone Laurel JH
Quaveon Arrington 7 Trombone Laurel JH
Mason Anglin 7 Trombone Mize JH
Jared Gatlin 7 Trombone Northeast Jones JH
Jordan Holifield 7 Trombone Northeast Jones JH
Joseph Dillion 8 Trombone Northeast Jones JH
Dustin Johnson 7 Trombone Quitman JH
Micah Malone 8 Trombone Raleigh JH
Jackson Parish 8 Trombone South Jones JH
Nick Russell 7 Trombone South Jones JH
Stephen Gold 8 Trombone South Jones JH
Dakota Brewer 8 Trombone Wayne County Beat Four JH
Caleb Kendrick 7 Trombone Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Erik Sickinger 7 Trombone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Kelee Gibson 8 Trombone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Marquez Hundley 7 Trombone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Joshua Cooper 8 Trombone West Jones JH
Breanna Cunningham 12 Trumpet Enterprise HS
Hunter Mollett 10 Trumpet Enterprise HS
Hadden Allen 9 Trumpet Home School HS
Collin McLeod 10 Trumpet Mize HS
Garret Anglin 9 Trumpet Mize HS
Lauren Bartran 9 Trumpet Mize HS
Legend Waldrup 9 Trumpet Northeast Jones HS
Samantha Manaway 9 Trumpet Oak Grove HS
Dakota Bazor 10 Trumpet Perry Central HS
Ronnie Davis 11 Trumpet Perry Central HS
Will Windham 10 Trumpet Perry Central HS
Cody Hunter 10 Trumpet Quitman HS
Hannah O'Neill 11 Trumpet Quitman HS
Amberly Stockman 9 Trumpet Raleigh HS
Trent Norris 11 Trumpet Seminary HS
Gavin Shows 9 Trumpet South Jones HS
Jared Bush 8 Trumpet South Jones HS
Katelyn McGowen 11 Trumpet South Jones HS
Logan Donald 9 Trumpet South Jones HS
Ryan Nowell 10 Trumpet South Jones HS
Tyler Carpenter 10 Trumpet South Jones HS
Chris Michael 11 Trumpet Sumrall HS
Justin Graves 11 Trumpet Taylorsville HS
Chelsie Richardson* 12 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Jonathan Seeger* 12 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Megan Sickinger 9 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Stephanie Waites 10 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Jacob McCraw 8 Trumpet West Jones HS
Justin Ford 11 Trumpet West Jones HS
Nakiyah Jordan 10 Trumpet West Jones HS
Hannah Lillis 8 Trumpet Enterprise JH
Zoe Holdiness 7 Trumpet Enterprise JH
Garrison Knight 8 Trumpet Laurel JH
Nadia McKenzie 7 Trumpet Laurel JH
Summer Hughes 7 Trumpet Mize JH
Chase Gieger 7 Trumpet Northeast Jones JH
Tyler Mixon 8 Trumpet Northeast Jones JH
Tyler White 8 Trumpet Northeast Jones JH
Hannah Manning 7 Trumpet Quitman JH
Julian Noel 8 Trumpet Quitman JH
Sara Scott 8 Trumpet Raleigh JH
Graeme Forrest 8 Trumpet Richton JH
Mary Kebodeaux 7 Trumpet Richton JH
Isaiah Dennis 8 Trumpet Seminary JH
Nic Boozer 7 Trumpet South Jones JH
Seth Estes 8 Trumpet South Jones JH
Tricia Pounders 8 Trumpet South Jones JH
Mallory Avary 6 Trumpet Stringer JH
Noah Schumann 8 Trumpet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Noah Rigney 7 Trumpet Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Destiny Holmes 8 Trumpet Wayne County Clara JH
Joshua Curry 8 Trumpet Wayne County Clara JH
Hunter Deese 8 Trumpet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Karley Richerson 7 Trumpet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Kirby Heathcock 8 Trumpet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Hayden Touchstone 7 Trumpet West Jones JH
Jarrett Stephens 8 Trumpet West Jones JH
Kade Ellington 7 Trumpet West Jones JH
Nevagant Jones 8 Trumpet West Jones JH
Malcolm Combest 10 Tuba Enterprise HS
Andrew Grimes 9 Tuba Greene County HS
Adam Lindsey 10 Tuba Oak Grove HS
Nia Johnson 10 Tuba Oak Grove HS
Ezra Saunders 11 Tuba South Jones HS
Taylor Firmin 9 Tuba South Jones HS
Nick Logan 10 Tuba Sumrall HS
Christopher Powe 11 Tuba Wayne County HS
Chance Tisdale 7 Tuba South Jones JH
Christian Mouton 7 Tuba South Jones JH
Joshua Arguello 8 Tuba South Jones JH
Ryan Miller 8 Tuba Wayne County Beat Four JH
Laterrous Chambers 7 Tuba West Jones JH
Zoe Hudson 7 Tuba Northeast Jones JH
Payton Eaves Clarinet Unknown
Kelly Herpel Alto Saxophone Unknown
Daniel Shelton French Horn Unknown
Daniel McAllister Euphonium North Forrest HS
Caitlyn Mosley Clarinet Unknown
Anna Jordan Clarinet Unknown
Mauel Vega Clarinet Unknown
Treavon Davidson Alto Saxophone Unknown
Austin Autry Trombone Unknown
Christian Keys Trombone Unknown
Lizzy Beard Trombone Unknown
Rodney Cotton Percussion Unknown
Abbigail Allen Flute Unknown
Dillon Widdershoven Trombone Unknown
Grace Bower Clarinet Unknown


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

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JCJC Band Clinic sharpens skills

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JCJC Band Clinic sharpens skills

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s annual Band Clinic serves as an opportunity to sharpen the skills of both high school and college students. Marching season is over and now students are preparing for the next phase in their musical careers: spring concert band and the personal challenge and rewards of honor band auditions. Nearly 400 high school students auditioned on a Friday afternoon to learn music for a concert performed on the following Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015.

JCJC Director of Bands, Dr. Jonathan Helmick explained, “The JCJC Band Clinic is an opportunity for continued growth in a fun and energizing honor band setting. It also gives our students at JCJC opportunities to work alongside clinicians in an apprenticeship environment. These students will be more successful as they develop their skills and get a competitive edge as they progress toward a four-year music education licensure program.”

High school and middle school students from Enterprise, Greene County, Laurel, Mize, Northeast Jones, Perry Central, Quitman, Raleigh, Richton, Seminary, South Jones, Stringer, Sumrall, North Forrest, Taylorsville, Wayne County, West Jones and Oak Grove participated in the JCJC Band Clinic. South Jones High School Junior, Jesse Tims said he decided to audition as a personal challenge, to see how he’d do.

“I have participated in other band clinics but I wanted to see how I would do at JCJC and be in contention for college scholarships. The audition process is competitive; just like sports. I’m glad I earned a spot in the Gold Band especially since this was a new competition for me,” said Tims. The Ellisville native plays alto saxophone, bass drum, guitar and piano.

JCJC sophomore music major, Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg spent the weekend helping the younger musicians. He noted, “I’m really enjoying working with these students and our guest clinicians.”

Guest clinic directors were: Elizabeth Jackson of Ocean Springs directing the Middle School “A” Honor Band; Zach Hassell of Oak Grove, directing the Middle School “B” Honor Band; Ida Mitchell of Stone County, directing the “Gold” Honor Band; and David Carter of Summerville, South Carolina, directing the “Maroon” Honor Band.

Helmick admits the band clinic gives him a chance to see the talent that may be a part of the JCJC Maroon Typhoon or other ensembles. For more information call JCJC band director, Dr. Jonathan Helmick at 601-477-4095 or 4094 or email: jonathan.helmick@jcjc.edu.


JCJC Band Clinic Roster Jan. 16-17, 2015

NOTE: This is a list of students who were invited to participate after the audition process.

Name Class Instrument School Band
Jaden Mathis 12 Euphonium Seminary HS
Ava Calvert 12 Alto Sax Richton HS
Gavin Sellers 9 Alto Sax Richton HS
Natalie Kilgore 9 Alto Sax Taylorsville HS
Bryce Herring 10 Alto Sax Wayne County HS
Makenna Vega 7 Alto Sax Richton JH
Chesley Conner 8 Alto Sax Wayne County Beat Four JH
Jaylne Davis 8 Alto Sax Wayne County Clara JH
Bailey Cooper 7 Alto Sax Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Darrien Bumpers 8 Alto Sax Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Sydney Herrington 11 Alto Saxophone Enterprise HS
Grace Slider 9 Alto Saxophone Greene County HS
Josh Anderson 11 Alto Saxophone Greene County HS
John Riley 8 Alto Saxophone Mize HS
Derek Jones 12 Alto Saxophone Northeast Jones HS
Dillion Gieger 9 Alto Saxophone Northeast Jones HS
Renaldo Hopkins 12 Alto Saxophone Quitman HS
Brelynne Baldwin 11 Alto Saxophone Raleigh HS
Ethan Williamson 10 Alto Saxophone Seminary HS
Jacob Hegwood 11 Alto Saxophone Seminary HS
Jesse Tims 11 Alto Saxophone South Jones HS
Storm Williamson 12 Alto Saxophone South Jones HS
Thomas Gunnell 12 Alto Saxophone South Jones HS
Morgan Kelly 11 Alto Saxophone Stringer HS
John Harrison 10 Alto Saxophone West Jones HS
Josiah Hicks 10 Alto Saxophone West Jones HS
Olivia Eubanks 7 Alto Saxophone Greene County JH
John Thomas 8 Alto Saxophone Laurel JH
Joseph Pruitt 7 Alto Saxophone Laurel JH
Grant McLeod 7 Alto Saxophone Mize JH
Colton Watts 7 Alto Saxophone Northeast Jones JH
Blaine Brown 8 Alto Saxophone Quitman JH
Adam Bushman 8 Alto Saxophone South Jones JH
Chloe Entrekin 7 Alto Saxophone South Jones JH
Whitney Hinton 8 Alto Saxophone South Jones JH
Carter Templeton 7 Alto Saxophone Sumrall JH
Michael Everette 8 Alto Saxophone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Kenton Henderson 9 Bari Sax Richton HS
Sarah Crawley 11 Bari Sax Enterprise HS
Connor Odom 9 Bari Saxophone Oak Grove HS
Kyle Hawkins 10 Bari Saxophone Raleigh HS
Donnie Murphy 8 Bari Saxophone West Jones JH
Annabell Faust 7 Baritone Northeast Jones JH
Buster Jarrell 7 Baritone South Jones JH
Caleb Smith 7 Baritone South Jones JH
Emmanuel Gonzalez 8 Baritone South Jones JH
Sidney Matthew 8 Baritone South Jones JH
Jessica Shirley 12 Baritone BC Enterprise HS
Gwen Rowzee 9 Baritone BC Northeast Jones HS
Sadie Braddock 10 Baritone BC Northeast Jones HS
Anesha Douglas 12 Baritone BC Quitman HS
Dalton Lewis 12 Baritone BC South Jones HS
Kelsie Graham 12 Baritone BC Stringer HS
Hunter Donald 8 Baritone BC Enterprise JH
Shelby Robinson 12 Baritone T.C. Mize HS
Jarrett Darden Baritone T.C. Seminary HS
Abbigail Johnson 11 Baritone T.C. Wayne County HS
Olivia Stevison 8 Baritone TC Wayne County Clara JH
Tristan Gerlach 7 Baritone TC West Jones JH
Amanda Stevenson 10 Bass Clarinet Raleigh HS
Chelsea Everett 10 Bass Clarinet Wayne County HS
Takia Chapman 8 Bass Clarinet Quitman JH
Tori Wilks 8 Bass Clarinet South Jones JH
Kaitlyn Beasley 7 Bass Clarinet Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Jesus Trujillo 10 Bassoon West Jones HS
Haylee Riley 12 Clarinet Enterprise HS
Idasha Glenn 12 Clarinet Enterprise HS
Katlyn Mosely*** 12 Clarinet Enterprise HS
Mckayla Bedwell 9 Clarinet Enterprise HS
April Pierce 12 Clarinet Greene County HS
Leigh Moles 9 Clarinet Greene County HS
Rhylee Pierce 9 Clarinet Greene County HS
Desirae Blackwell 9 Clarinet Mize HS
Angela Ramsey 9 Clarinet Northeast Jones HS
Hanna Wilson 10 Clarinet Northeast Jones HS
Katelyn Hinton 11 Clarinet Northeast Jones HS
Alexus Floyd 12 Clarinet Oak Grove HS
Amber Rowell 12 Clarinet Quitman HS
Grace Bonner 10 Clarinet Quitman HS
Adele' Hall 9 Clarinet Raleigh HS
Anthony Surmik 11 Clarinet Raleigh HS
Dakota Malone 10 Clarinet Raleigh HS
Christian Lee 11 Clarinet South Jones HS
Jeanine Wear 11 Clarinet South Jones HS
LeeAnn Nobles 12 Clarinet South Jones HS
Mallory Rigdon 10 Clarinet South Jones HS
Morgan Ottis 10 Clarinet South Jones HS
Natalie Buckley 12 Clarinet South Jones HS
Shannon Murrell 11 Clarinet South Jones HS
Sydney Stone 9 Clarinet South Jones HS
Tyler Foster 11 Clarinet Sumrall HS
Kacie Parker 9 Clarinet Taylorsville HS
Brooklyn Brewer* 12 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Cammy Conner 11 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Chris Green 10 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Jalin Lacey* 12 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Marissa West* 12 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Mia McFadden 11 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Mykayla Williamson 9 Clarinet Wayne County HS
Bria Sims 10 Clarinet West Jones HS
Lauryn Hieldelberg 10 Clarinet West Jones HS
Katie Davis 7 Clarinet Enterprise JH
Maddy Combest 8 Clarinet Enterprise JH
Alyssa Grimes 8 Clarinet Greene County JH
Laken Edwards 7 Clarinet Greene County JH
Ayainah Brown 8 Clarinet Laurel JH
Baleigh Jones 8 Clarinet Laurel JH
Jacquelynn Gaines 7 Clarinet Laurel JH
Collin Williams 7 Clarinet Northeast Jones JH
Lexi Berlin 7 Clarinet Northeast Jones JH
Lexz Carpenter 8 Clarinet Northeast Jones JH
Paul Windham 7 Clarinet Perry Central JH
Kaylee Ivey 8 Clarinet Quitman JH
Eli Whitehead 8 Clarinet Seminary JH
Abbie Williamson 8 Clarinet South Jones JH
Danielle Holliday 7 Clarinet South Jones JH
Katie Allen 8 Clarinet South Jones JH
Harley Smith 6 Clarinet Stringer JH
Sarah Ishee 6 Clarinet Stringer JH
Jade Atencio 8 Clarinet Taylorsville JH
Serenity Walker 8 Clarinet Taylorsville JH
Kenya Byrd 8 Clarinet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Loray McCann 8 Clarinet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Rebecca Kennedy 8 Clarinet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Chloe Coaker 8 Clarinet Wayne County Buckatunna JH
KeAmbryae Gray 8 Clarinet Wayne County Clara JH
Laila Davis 7 Clarinet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Laura Carson 7 Clarinet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Tiana Eiland 7 Clarinet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Alexandra Castillo 8 Clarinet West Jones JH
Jessy Gardner 8 Clarinet West Jones JH
Kelsi Corr 7 Clarinet West Jones JH
Skylar Stephenson 8 Clarinet West Jones JH
Melody Walker* 12 Contra Alto Clarinet Wayne County HS
Heather Watson 12 Contrabass Clarinet South Jones HS
Brianna Gunn 11 Flute Enterprise HS
Aleshia Washington 11 Flute Greene County HS
Kirsten Deese 11 Flute Greene County HS
Alex Ellzey 12 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Emma Grace Brownlee 9 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Haleigh Hollinghead 9 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Savannah Smith 10 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Sydney Watts 10 Flute Northeast Jones HS
Elizabeth Felipe 12 Flute Oak Grove HS
Savannah Maness 10 Flute Perry Central HS
Miracle Smith 9 Flute Quitman HS
Regan Cameron 9 Flute Richton HS
Alison Earl 11 Flute South Jones HS
Scarlett Sandifer 11 Flute South Jones HS
Kristian Blackwell 11 Flute Taylorsville HS
Whitney Whitehurst 11 Flute Taylorsville HS
Alaysia Pou* 12 Flute Wayne County HS
Clarissa Brown 9 Flute Wayne County HS
Harmony Packer 9 Flute Wayne County HS
Jessalyn Malone* 12 Flute Wayne County HS
Whitney Jones 11 Flute Wayne County HS
YaRaeonna Gandy* 12 Flute Wayne County HS
Savannah Holifield 9 Flute West Jones HS
Scarlett Gully 10 Flute West Jones HS
Thomas Glenn 9 Flute West Jones HS
Kirsten Garrard 8 Flute Greene County JH
Erin Carter 6 Flute Mize JH
Laney Bruce 6 Flute Mize JH
Skylar McPhail 6 Flute Mize JH
Aiko Williams 7 Flute Northeast Jones JH
Josie Blue 7 Flute Northeast Jones JH
Lynda Bazor 8 Flute Perry Central JH
Dixie Pinkerton 7 Flute Quitman JH
Madison Ishee 8 Flute Quitman JH
Taylor Manasco 8 Flute Quitman JH
"Luvene, Lanijah" 7 Flute Richton JH
Olivia Wilson 7 Flute Seminary JH
Annamaire Kirkwood 8 Flute South Jones JH
Candice Ellzey 8 Flute South Jones JH
Kragen Lewis 8 Flute South Jones JH
Lindsey Sanders 7 Flute South Jones JH
Audrey Wohlsheid 7 Flute Stringer JH
Caitlyn Waites 6 Flute Stringer JH
Sara Cardenas 8 Flute Sumrall JH
Sarah Hinchy 7 Flute Sumrall JH
Jessica Ferreira 8 Flute Taylorsville JH
Kristen Rice 8 Flute Taylorsville JH
Emily Rigney 7 Flute Wayne County Beat Four JH
Brittney Hinton 8 Flute Wayne County Clara JH
Krissie Rook 8 Flute Wayne County Clara JH
Lexi Soetaert 8 Flute Wayne County Clara JH
Mackenzie Herrington 7 Flute West Jones JH
Milisen Tvarkunas 9 French Horn Enterprise HS
Jame Riley 8 French Horn Mize HS
Zoe Graves 10 French Horn Northeast Jones HS
Mitchell Cook 11 French Horn Seminary HS
Audry Windham 10 French Horn South Jones HS
Caleb Pitts 12 French Horn South Jones HS
Jorge Castillo 11 French Horn South Jones HS
Jonet Johnson* 12 French Horn Wayne County HS
Samantha Johnson* 12 French Horn Wayne County HS
Lauren Flynt 9 French Horn West Jones HS
Caylee Sanson 7 French Horn Laurel JH
Megan Arnold 7 French Horn Northeast Jones JH
Tristian Gendusa 7 French Horn Northeast Jones JH
Will Ball 8 French Horn Quitman JH
Luke Basye 8 French Horn South Jones JH
Melanie McLaurin 8 French Horn West Jones JH
Adriana Gilbert 12 Mallets Enterprise HS
Maggie Smith 10 Mallets Richton HS
Mollie Smith 10 Mallets Richton HS
DJ Mozingo 12 Mallets South Jones HS
Katherine Guerra 12 Oboe South Jones HS
Ashley Blakeney* 12 Oboe Wayne County HS
Jordan Mills 9 Oboe Wayne County HS
Dawson Pierce 10 Percussion Greene County HS
David Benefield 11 Percussion Perry Central HS
James Ellis 11 Percussion South Jones HS
Adam Young 7 Percussion Quitman JH
Gavin Reeves 8 Percussion Quitman JH
Amy Spears 9 Percussion Mallets Seminary HS
Joseph Welch 11 Percussion Mallets South Jones HS
Taylor Riels 11 Percussion Mallets South Jones HS
Jacob Taylor 7 Percussion Mallets Northeast Jones JH
Meagan Logsdon 7 Percussion Mallets Richton JH
Abby Keen 7 Percussion Mallets South Jones JH
Sara Shoemake 7 Percussion Mallets South Jones JH
JaQuilla Simpson 8 Percussion Mallets Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Curt Carter 10 Percussion Snare Mize HS
Daphne Sullivan 9 Percussion Snare Mize HS
Ryan Gatlin 9 Percussion Snare Northeast Jones HS
Ty Evans 12 Percussion Snare Northeast Jones HS
Chris Ball 10 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Matthew McCann 11 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Tavion Collins 10 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Tyrikus Hayes 9 Percussion Snare Quitman HS
Michael Peterson 9 Percussion Snare Seminary HS
Jackson Dale 11 Percussion Snare Stringer HS
Key'Shawn Kennedy 11 Percussion Snare Stringer HS
Shaun Burger 10 Percussion Snare Stringer HS
Colton Lewis 8 Percussion Snare Enterprise JH
Julie Hupp 7 Percussion Snare Laurel JH
Andrew Powell 8 Percussion Snare Mize JH
David Thompson 7 Percussion Snare Northeast Jones JH
Luke Knight 8 Percussion Snare South Jones JH
Payton Dykes 8 Percussion Snare South Jones JH
Chloe Clark 6 Percussion Snare Stringer JH
Mason Williamson 8 Percussion Snare Taylorsville JH
Taikya Ducksworth 7 Percussion Snare Taylorsville JH
Abby Dailey 7 Percussion Snare Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Emily Crist 8 Percussion Snare Wayne County Clara JH
Trey Pough 8 Percussion Snare Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Donivan Chastain 8 Percussion Snare West Jones JH
Azarey Willis 8 Percussion Quitman JH
Kalyn Bales 11 Percussion-Mallets Stringer HS
Bryce McDonald 9 Snare Richton HS
Macaleb Magee 11 Snare Taylorsville HS
Skyler Sharpley 10 Snare Taylorsville HS
Tyron McCormick 10 Snare Taylorsville HS
Peyton Flynt 9 Snare West Jones HS
Brice Fortenberry 11 Tenor Sax Greene County HS
Mackenzie Piercy 11 Tenor Sax Perry Central HS
Emme Meadows 9 Tenor Sax Richton HS
Zack Everett 12 Tenor Sax South Jones HS
Anthony Shanks 10 Tenor Sax Wayne County HS
Faith Hebert 8 Tenor Saxophone South Jones JH
Ja'Quan Kelly 7 Tenor Saxophone West Jones JH
Ray Sweeney 12 Trombone Enterprise HS
Will Farmer 11 Trombone Enterprise HS
Jeffrey Holder 12 Trombone Greene County HS
Caleb Lee 9 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Cole Johnson 11 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Linda Echenique 11 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Mackenzie McLaurin 9 Trombone Northeast Jones HS
Courtney Johnson 10 Trombone Raleigh HS
George Stockman 10 Trombone Raleigh HS
Caitlin Robinson 9 Trombone Richton HS
Alex Petersen 12 Trombone South Jones HS
Bethany Miller 10 Trombone South Jones HS
Destiny Jordan 10 Trombone South Jones HS
Dylan Jones 10 Trombone South Jones HS
Bryce Cooper 10 Trombone Wayne County HS
David Yarber 10 Trombone Wayne County HS
Demontraye McDonald 11 Trombone Wayne County HS
Hayden Brewer 9 Trombone Wayne County HS
Consuela Jones 11 Trombone West Jones HS
Quentin Buck 12 Trombone West Jones HS
Gavin Sullins 7 Trombone Enterprise JH
Brea Smith 8 Trombone Laurel JH
Jordan Booth 7 Trombone Laurel JH
Jordan Joshua 8 Trombone Laurel JH
Quaveon Arrington 7 Trombone Laurel JH
Mason Anglin 7 Trombone Mize JH
Jared Gatlin 7 Trombone Northeast Jones JH
Jordan Holifield 7 Trombone Northeast Jones JH
Joseph Dillion 8 Trombone Northeast Jones JH
Dustin Johnson 7 Trombone Quitman JH
Micah Malone 8 Trombone Raleigh JH
Jackson Parish 8 Trombone South Jones JH
Nick Russell 7 Trombone South Jones JH
Stephen Gold 8 Trombone South Jones JH
Dakota Brewer 8 Trombone Wayne County Beat Four JH
Caleb Kendrick 7 Trombone Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Erik Sickinger 7 Trombone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Kelee Gibson 8 Trombone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Marquez Hundley 7 Trombone Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Joshua Cooper 8 Trombone West Jones JH
Breanna Cunningham 12 Trumpet Enterprise HS
Hunter Mollett 10 Trumpet Enterprise HS
Hadden Allen 9 Trumpet Home School HS
Collin McLeod 10 Trumpet Mize HS
Garret Anglin 9 Trumpet Mize HS
Lauren Bartran 9 Trumpet Mize HS
Legend Waldrup 9 Trumpet Northeast Jones HS
Samantha Manaway 9 Trumpet Oak Grove HS
Dakota Bazor 10 Trumpet Perry Central HS
Ronnie Davis 11 Trumpet Perry Central HS
Will Windham 10 Trumpet Perry Central HS
Cody Hunter 10 Trumpet Quitman HS
Hannah O'Neill 11 Trumpet Quitman HS
Amberly Stockman 9 Trumpet Raleigh HS
Trent Norris 11 Trumpet Seminary HS
Gavin Shows 9 Trumpet South Jones HS
Jared Bush 8 Trumpet South Jones HS
Katelyn McGowen 11 Trumpet South Jones HS
Logan Donald 9 Trumpet South Jones HS
Ryan Nowell 10 Trumpet South Jones HS
Tyler Carpenter 10 Trumpet South Jones HS
Chris Michael 11 Trumpet Sumrall HS
Justin Graves 11 Trumpet Taylorsville HS
Chelsie Richardson* 12 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Jonathan Seeger* 12 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Megan Sickinger 9 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Stephanie Waites 10 Trumpet Wayne County HS
Jacob McCraw 8 Trumpet West Jones HS
Justin Ford 11 Trumpet West Jones HS
Nakiyah Jordan 10 Trumpet West Jones HS
Hannah Lillis 8 Trumpet Enterprise JH
Zoe Holdiness 7 Trumpet Enterprise JH
Garrison Knight 8 Trumpet Laurel JH
Nadia McKenzie 7 Trumpet Laurel JH
Summer Hughes 7 Trumpet Mize JH
Chase Gieger 7 Trumpet Northeast Jones JH
Tyler Mixon 8 Trumpet Northeast Jones JH
Tyler White 8 Trumpet Northeast Jones JH
Hannah Manning 7 Trumpet Quitman JH
Julian Noel 8 Trumpet Quitman JH
Sara Scott 8 Trumpet Raleigh JH
Graeme Forrest 8 Trumpet Richton JH
Mary Kebodeaux 7 Trumpet Richton JH
Isaiah Dennis 8 Trumpet Seminary JH
Nic Boozer 7 Trumpet South Jones JH
Seth Estes 8 Trumpet South Jones JH
Tricia Pounders 8 Trumpet South Jones JH
Mallory Avary 6 Trumpet Stringer JH
Noah Schumann 8 Trumpet Wayne County Beat Four JH
Noah Rigney 7 Trumpet Wayne County Buckatunna JH
Destiny Holmes 8 Trumpet Wayne County Clara JH
Joshua Curry 8 Trumpet Wayne County Clara JH
Hunter Deese 8 Trumpet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Karley Richerson 7 Trumpet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Kirby Heathcock 8 Trumpet Wayne County Waynesboro JH
Hayden Touchstone 7 Trumpet West Jones JH
Jarrett Stephens 8 Trumpet West Jones JH
Kade Ellington 7 Trumpet West Jones JH
Nevagant Jones 8 Trumpet West Jones JH
Malcolm Combest 10 Tuba Enterprise HS
Andrew Grimes 9 Tuba Greene County HS
Adam Lindsey 10 Tuba Oak Grove HS
Nia Johnson 10 Tuba Oak Grove HS
Ezra Saunders 11 Tuba South Jones HS
Taylor Firmin 9 Tuba South Jones HS
Nick Logan 10 Tuba Sumrall HS
Christopher Powe 11 Tuba Wayne County HS
Chance Tisdale 7 Tuba South Jones JH
Christian Mouton 7 Tuba South Jones JH
Joshua Arguello 8 Tuba South Jones JH
Ryan Miller 8 Tuba Wayne County Beat Four JH
Laterrous Chambers 7 Tuba West Jones JH
Zoe Hudson 7 Tuba Northeast Jones JH
Payton Eaves Clarinet Unknown
Kelly Herpel Alto Saxophone Unknown
Daniel Shelton French Horn Unknown
Daniel McAllister Euphonium North Forrest HS
Caitlyn Mosley Clarinet Unknown
Anna Jordan Clarinet Unknown
Mauel Vega Clarinet Unknown
Treavon Davidson Alto Saxophone Unknown
Austin Autry Trombone Unknown
Christian Keys Trombone Unknown
Lizzy Beard Trombone Unknown
Rodney Cotton Percussion Unknown
Abbigail Allen Flute Unknown
Dillon Widdershoven Trombone Unknown
Grace Bower Clarinet Unknown


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

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JCJC ALUMNI MAGAZINE CONNECTS PAST WITH PRESENT

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC ALUMNI MAGAZINE CONNECTS PAST WITH PRESENT
Foundation and Alumni News Magazine (FAN) leads to 102-year-old alumnus Max Jordan to reconnect with family friend William C. Boone after more than 60 years

Connecting the past with the present is one of the goals of every college alumni association. Recently, the Jones County Junior College Alumni Association was reminded of how something as simple as its annual magazine can help reconnect people who had lost touch with one another over the years.
The story begins in 1927 when 14-year-old Max Jordan of the Pine Grove Community, located seven miles southwest of Ellisville, decided to enroll at Jones County Agricultural High School.
Jordan’s family consisted mainly of farmers and tradesmen, none of whom had ever graduated from college. Despite the fact that none of his family members had ever finished college, Jordan explained that his father supported his desire to continue his education beyond Pine Grove School.
“My father had two ideas,” Jordan said. “One was that I was supposed to work. The other was that I was to learn everything I could. Sometimes the two didn’t go together.”
While Jordan’s father supported his desire to attend JCAHS, it was Jordan who bore much of the responsibility to make it happen.
“People talk (today) about having no opportunities,” Jordan said. “We made our own opportunities at that time. We worked. We tried to work toward a goal of some sort... I wanted a college degree, and I was the first member of my family on either side, Robertsons or Jordans, that ever finished college.”
So, after attending Pine Grove for his first eight years of school, Jordan found himself enrolling at JCAHS.
“I thought that I had really arrived, and I decided I wanted to take science,” Jordan recalled. “I didn’t know what it was, but I wanted to take it. So, I enrolled in science; it was biology. I didn’t know what it was all about so I failed the first month, but I buckled down and I got to where I could pass it. I also realized that the opportunities for learning were so much greater at the agricultural high school than they were at Pine Grove. That was (my) motivation.”
The year Jordan enrolled at JCAHS, 1927, was a very important year in the school’s history as college courses were added to the curriculum. It was also a pivotal year for Jordan.
“I realized that I could get at least two years of college work and still stay home,” he said, smiling. “I could afford to do that.”
Although times were hard and money was tight when Jordan started at JCAHS, things got even tougher. For Jordan, attending school was serious business.
“I didn’t have the chance to play sports. I had to work,” he explained. “The depression came along in 1929 and we were poor as Job’s turkey after that. We had food; we grew our food, but we didn’t have any money. Buying clothes and getting the things you actually needed to spend money for was very difficult. There were (several) years there that things were tough.”
In addition to filling in as the substitute bus driver for the Pine Grove route, Jordan also worked two summers on the campus farm. Because the school was an agricultural high school and taught all courses on all aspect of farming, the high school maintained a working farm and dairy.
“I remember one summer when I was out there, the fellow that was milking the cows got the mumps and he had to stay in bed for a number of days,” Jordan said. “There wasn’t anybody else to milk the cows. There were 24 cows that had to be milked and I had to milk them. That was a pretty tough job for me because I wasn’t accustomed to milking and we milked by hand, we didn’t have machines. It was very difficult.”
After graduating from junior college in 1933, Jordan earned his bachelor’s degree in teaching at State Teacher’s College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg. He finished his degree by taking classes for six straight quarters. He taught English and social studies at Eatonville and Picayune before moving to Biloxi to teach in 1940.
“World War II came along and I started moonlighting at the post office at Keesler Field to make a little extra money,” Jordan said. “After about a month or two, I was making more money moonlighting than I was teaching school. So, I changed careers, and I ended up making a career in the postal service.”
It was during those years in Biloxi, 1940-55, that the Jordan family, which included wife Archa, son Max, Jr., and daughter Marcella, met the person who would, more than 50 years later, become a random connection to Jones County Junior College.
The Boone family lived in the same Biloxi neighborhood as the Jordans. William Charles Boone was about five years older than the Jordan’s son, Max. Jordan recalled that the teenaged Boone had a love for working with young people, even though he, himself, was still quite young.
“The boys had to have something to do in the summertime,” Jordan said. “We called (Boone) “Floppy.” That was his nickname. Floppy always liked to work with kids. He sort of took over and helped the younger boys with their organized sports: baseball and whatever else they were trying to play. Of course, we got to know Floppy real well through that.”
Though still a teenager, Boone made a big impression on Jordan.
“He was always a very high type young man,” Jordan said. “It was obvious that he was going to get into something that would involve the development of young people…. He became a teacher and a coach.”
When the Jordan family moved to Ocean Springs in 1955, they lost touch with Boone. Over the course of the next 50 years, Jordan worked for and retired from the postal service. His work took him to the Washington, D. C. area on two different occasions, but the he maintained his house in Ocean Springs where he and his wife now reside.
Last spring, as Jordan, now 102 years of age, was reading through last year’s edition of the FAN Magazine, the name listed on one of the scholarships rang a bell. The lifetime member of the alumni association recognized the name William C. Boone.
“I knew it had to be Floppy,” Jordan laughed.
Happy to see that Boone was not only a member of the JCJC Board of Trustees, but also had a scholarship in his honor, Jordan immediately sent two checks to the Foundation: $1000 to help a deserving student in need and $1000 to add to the scholarship honoring Boone.
The JCJC Alumni and Foundation Office staff immediately went to work to reunite Jordan and Boone.
“It brought tears to my eyes to see them reconnect after all those years,” said JoAnna Newcomb, alumni coordinator. “It’s amazing that something as simple as a magazine could bring such joy to people.”
As for Boone, who taught and coached at Quitman High School and has been a JCJC board member for more than 20 years, seeing Mr. and Mrs. Jordan after all these years and learning of their generous contribution in his honor was overwhelming.
“I am blessed, truly blessed for them to do this,” Boone said. “This isn’t something I ever expected. I was so happy to see Mr. and Mrs. Jordan after all these years. All I can say is that I am humbled that they thought enough of me to help others today with their donations. They are fine people.”
Anyone who would like to contribute to an existing JCJC Foundation Scholarship or, perhaps, endow a new scholarship, can contact the Foundation Office at 601-477-4145 or www.jcjc.edu/foundation for more information.
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC - Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association Clinic

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Jones County Junior College ... M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
SEMBDA Student Concerts Held at JCJC; JCJC Symphonic Band featured Friday in concert

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is hosting the annual Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association Clinic January 30, and 31, 2015. Almost 1000 middle and high school students from district five auditioned earlier in the month to earn the right to participate in this clinic and concert.

JCJC’s Symphonic Band will start the weekend clinic on Friday, by entertaining the students with a concert at 1:30 p.m., in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert will include a musical arrangement of the song, “All Those Endearing Young Charms,” featuring tuba soloist and USM music professor, Dr. Richard Perry. This concert is free and open to the public.

High school and junior high school students will then continue practicing their concert pieces Friday afternoon and evening, January 30, to prepare for their Saturday, January 31, concerts. About 400 students in the two senior high and two junior high bands will be featured in concert beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium. These concerts are also free and open to the public.

JCJC has hosted the SEMBDA clinic since it began more than 35 years ago. Jones hosted its own Band Clinic last weekend, January 17-18, with about 400 students in attendance. For more information call JCJC band director, Dr. Jonathan Helmick at 601-477-4095 or 4094 or email: jonathan.helmick@jcjc.edu.

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

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MPSD - Events Calendar - Friday, Jan. 23rd

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CPR Training
8:30 a.m.
Ross Collins – Peavey Auditorium
MPSD Nurses will host a CPR training class for teachers and other district staff Friday morning. The nurses host this at various times throughout the year to ensure that our staff is trained in case of an emergency. The training will last until around noon.

District Reading Fair
11:00 a.m.
T.J. Harris Upper Elementary Gym
Each school hosts a reading fair, and the school winners participate in the District Reading Fair. Friday at 11:00 a.m., the District Reading Fair winners will be announced.
I feel like the reading fair is more important than ever with the new third grade Gateway Assessment.


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

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JCJC is offering Ship-fitting classes in Greene County

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jones County Junior College - "Greene County Learning Center" in Leakesville
JCJC is offering Ship-fitting classes in Greene County

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Workforce Development is offering a new two-month Ship-fitting class at the JCJC Greene County Learning Center in Leakesville. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning on February 16, 2015 through April 3, 2015.

The course will cover basic safety, rigging, communication skills, employability skills, and an introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools and construction drawing. The Maritime Structural Fitting Level One Course will teach welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, base metal prep, shielded metal arc welding, welding quality, tack welding, fitting and fire safety.

Upon completion of this course, students will be credentialed in ship fitting. The cost of class is free. To register for the Ship-fitting class, call 601-394-4421.

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

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EMCC PRESIDENT DR. RICK YOUNG ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC PRESIDENT DR. RICK YOUNG ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

Dr. Rick Young announces his retirement as president of East Mississippi Community College effective June 30, 2015.

“As sad as we are to lose Dr. Young as our president, we are extremely grateful for the innovative, positive leadership he has exhibited during his tenure at EMCC,” said Kathy Dyess, chairman of the EMCC Board of Trustees.

“His aggressive pursuit of excellence in all areas of the college has brought EMCC into the national spotlight, enhancing the value and quality of academic, vocational, workforce training and athletics provided by the Mississippi community college system.”

Dr. Young’s career spans 42 years in education. He has been a member of the EMCC team for 40 of those years, and president of the college since 2004.

“EMCC will always be a part of my life because of the many special people who have made our college what it is today. It has been my privilege to have had a career that enabled me to work with many dedicated individuals who work tirelessly every day to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” Young said.

“I am especially appreciative of my leadership team and their support, as well as that of the EMCC Board of Trustees. I believe that we have made a lasting impact that will serve others for many years to come.”

The search for Dr. Young’s replacement will begin Feb. 2, when instructions for potential applicants will be available on the EMCC website. The deadline to submit an application will be March 27.

Founded in 1927 following its beginnings in 1912 as Kemper County Agricultural High School, East Mississippi Community College serves and is supported by Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties in East Mississippi. It offers classes and training at locations throughout its district, including Mayhew, Scooba, Columbus Air Force Base, Lion Hills, the West Point-Clay County Center and Naval Air Station Meridian. EMCC is one of 15 state‐supported community colleges in Mississippi. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree, as well as a variety of career-technical and workforce training certificates.

For more information about EMCC, visit www.eastms.edu.
Suzanne Monk
Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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Fall Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

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Jones County Junior College
Fall Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

ELLISVILLE -Jones County Junior College has announced the 2014 fall semester honor roll scholars. Full-Time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List--4.0; Dean’s List--3.99-3.5: Faculty List--3.49-3.0.

(NOTE: Honor roll scholars from your area are listed according to county and then hometown in alphabetical order. Some names may be listed in your county but they also listed themselves as a resident of a city in another county. Example: the student may be listed under Lamar County but claims Hattiesburg as their hometown or Jasper County as their county but claim Laurel as their hometown or mailing address.
Please include these names according to the county they claim.)


JCJC President’s List Honor Roll
Fall 2014

Grovetown, Georgia: Jacob Dale Stringer.
Amite, Louisiana: Robert Shane Abernathy.

Clarke Heidelberg: Emily Kay Harwell.
Clarke Quitman: Kallie Lynn Belcher, Patrick Dashawn Henry, Joshua DaShawn Robinson and Jonathan
Tyler Turner.
Clarke Stonewall: Katelyn Tori Dew.
Covington Collins: Kristin Lenora Carter, Karlie Blake Hart, Alexander William Lott and Arda'Sha Ariel Moody.
Covington Mount Olive: Denzel Xavier Edwards, Mary Baylea Powell and Allison Denise Rutland.
Covington Seminary: Brandon Hosea Atwood and Brandon Charles Carter.
Covington Sumrall: Sabrina Nicole Peterson.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Jacob Nathaniel Billingsley, Alicia Edell Brooks, Ashley Lynne Green, Kirsten Alayna
Groome, Robert Aaron Johnson, India Selena Kohli, Amanda Leigh McRaney, Stephen Goyer Rogers, Natalie Beth Seales, Auston Jacob Simpson and Rajanece Breanna Steele.
Forrest Petal: Krystal DaSharon Brown, Connor Joseph Chancellor, Meagan Katherine Clatworthy, Christopher Leon DeBolt, Tori Regina Douglas, David Landell Holmes Jr., Rachel Olivia Manning, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, James Cory Moree, Adrian Romero, Jane Ann Stansell, Callie Lorraine
Stephens, Joseph Richard Tullos, Seth Timothy Walters and Kenneth Alan White.
Greene Leakesville: Mary Sharlene McCoy, Kaelin Alexander Moore, James Matthew Smith and Joseph Michael Storment.
Greene Lucedale: Jaina Braylon Brockaway and Anndra Marissa Havard.
Greene McLain: Alvin Bryan Green and Sarina Murry.
Greene Neely: Joseph Montgomery Denmark.
Greene Richton: Lindsey Lauren Byrd and Jason Paul Lambert.
Greene State Line: Sabrina Faye Strickland.
Hancock Kiln: Morgan Elizabeth Adam.
Hancock Waveland: James Patrick Ponder.
Harrison Biloxi: Bridgette Rochelle Wagner.
Harrison Gulfport: Steven Craig Ingram, Jordan Alexander Jones, Toronzo Jamel McInnis and Heather
Christine Nance.
Harrison Long Beach: Reagan Elizabeth Ladner.
Hinds Byram: Tyler McKaylen Harless.
Hinds Terry: Charitei Stehene' Anderson.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Jhadia Adajha Harris.
Jasper Bay Springs: Robert Sean McCary.
Jasper Laurel: Pamela Marie Brady and Andrew Lewis Harris.
Jasper Louin: LaDonavan Kryshun Halton.
Jasper Paulding: Leeza Lanee Ducksworth.
Jasper Stringer: George Douglas Dominguez.
Jasper Vossburg: Raven Caroline Chancellor.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Lisa Adelynn McNeil and Brady Chaz Boleware.
Jones Ellisville: Lacey Marie Ainsworth, Penny Cash Aultman, Trenton Wayne Black, Courtney Lynn Creel, Erin MiKaylan Ezell, Sherry Shaffer Farmer, Nathan Daniel Farrell, Christopher Shane Jackson, Thomas Kirk Johnson, Josiah Da-ren Lim, Ashton Marie Miller, Ashleigh Lauren Patten, William Matthew Poole, Martin Berlie Spell, David Lee Stewart, Jami Leigh Taylor, Rachel Marie Wade, Jeffery Lee Williams and Kendra Michelle Wilson.
Jones Heidelberg: James Anthony Sherman.
Jones Laurel: JoDanna Maria Bell, Illisia Marie Breazeale, Bridgett Alexis Byrd, Joseph Preston Cooley,
Karmon Nicole Davis, Alyssa Christine DiMauro, Justin Aaron Drasher, Lauryn Elizabeth Easley, Joshua Wright Fisher; James Wesley Herring, Vanita Xantae Hosey, Anna Bethel Houston, Alison Jaclyn Jenkins, Josiah David Jones, Brittany Elizabeth Lee, Marianna Gayle Lunsford, Amy Savannah Lyon, Karlie Jeanine Matthews, Jarrett Demas McCann, William Jackson McFarland, Lindsay Michelle Miller, Aubrey Nicole Parker, Harley Dawn Perdue, James William Pistole, Billy Joe Pitts, Jessica Mavis Rogers, Timothy Austin Rozek, Ryan Anthony Shoemake, Jordan Alexandra Simmons, Katelyn Joy Smith, Gabriella Marie Watson, Thomas Patrick Watson, Leslie Jeanine Weaver, Kami Purvis Welch, Breanna Grace Williams, Benjamin Caleb Wilson, Matthew Evan Wilson, William Paul Wittman and Kirsten Young.
Jones Moselle: Hailey Lauren Ishee, Blake Joseph McAdams, Dennis Christian McWilliams and Katie
Breanne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Taylor Allen Byrd, Landon Blake James, Benjamin Charles Mace, Deana Louise Nichols and Rachel Victoria Tucker.
Jones Richton: British Ileana McKenith.
Jones Sandersville: Christen N Leggett.
Jones Soso: Ethan Garret Davis, Geoffrey Charles Grayson and Ashley Nicole Hite.
Lafayette Oxford: Thedford James Hollis.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Kyle Thomas Arnold, Kylie Ann Bohannon, Emily Anne Cade, Sasha Chanell Coyle,
Daniel Justin Harris, Ariana Luce Harrison, Kristen Jarnae Hollingsworth, Lauren Elizabeth Lott, Scott Howard Martin, Tashara Danielle McGee, Hunter Keith Miller, Krishna Dilip Patel and Denice Renee
Pearson.
Lamar Lumberton: Sierra Lee Ann Holmes.
Lamar Purvis: Jenna Allyn Hauk, Ashley Danielle McArthur and Brittany Mashea Whiddon.
Lamar Sumrall: Heather Lynn Carter, David Rae Hobold, Nathaniel Cade Parsons, Dustin Keith Russell and
Andrew Taylor Thrash.
Lauderdale Meridian: Mason Lou Allen Irby and Rimen Brar Singh.
Lawrence Jayess: Lauren Elaine Halase.
Lowndes Columbus: Lauren Elizabeth Holifield.
Marion Columbia: Emily Renee Hill.
Marion Sandy Hook: Alicia Monet Harris.
Panola Batesville: Taylor Everette Karr.
Pearl River Lumberton: Sylvia Dawn Flowers.
Perry Beaumont: Garth Alexander Breland and Amanda L Johnson.
Perry New Augusta: Christina Lavonne Mixon.
Perry Petal: Devin Lee Travis.
Perry Richton: Keely Shaye Beasley, Tina Marie Breland, Lauren Taylor Carpenter, Connor Allan Dolbear, Erica Elizabeth Giadrosich, Linton S Koch, Katie Lauren Pittman, Jacqulyn DeLainey Smith and Eules Claude Williams.
Pike McComb: Pennie Marie Frith.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Anna Marie Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Emily Ashlyn Moore.
Rankin Florence: Joshua Phillip Hester and Thomas Luke Sims.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Jordan Elizabeth Graves and Bailey Ann Miller.
Rankin Richland: Seth Davis Nash.
Scott Morton: Lauren Gabriel Sanders.
Simpson Magee: James Charles Fuller.
Simpson Mendenhall: Rachel Suzanne Boling and Ashley Brooke Williamson.
Simpson Pinola: Damascus Luvell Sterling.
Smith Bay Springs: Kelsey Elizabeth Martin.
Smith Mize: Makayla LeAnn Bavido, Destiny Lynn Hux, Matthew Chase Roberts and Kaitlyn Nicole Sullivan.
Smith Mount Olive: Courtney Nicole Robbins.
Smith Raleigh: James M Arender, Steven James Craft, Chandler Dianne Hardin, Robin Dianne Hardin, Jared
Dewayne Revette, Jennifer Nicole Sheffield, Lee Taylor Sullivan and Lakin DanRielle Thornton.
Smith Taylorsville: Connor Dewayne Atwood.
Walthall Tylertown: Cameron Edward Crawford.
Warren Vicksburg: Virginia-leigh Donohue.
Wayne Buckatunna: Kensey Lee Jordan.
Wayne Clara: Kaitlyn Nicole Freeman.
Wayne Waynesboro: Madison LeAnn Allbrooks, Kayla Nichole Bishop, Tracey Carol Bonner, Rhonda Karen Brown, Alyssa Deione Cochran, Brittany Renee Franks, Ashley Danielle Green, Jordynne Alexis Rose Grimes, Kiana De'Marius McFadden, Kameron Lavelle Nugent, Andreanna Shanae Rankin.


JCJC Honor Roll Dean’s List Fall 2014

Hoover, Alabama: Jamal Akeem Lucas.
Amite, Louisiana: Rhase Bond Riggins and Rhett Earl Riggins.
Covington, Louisiana: Kimberly Ann Nilsson and Shelby Alexis Rome.
Franklin, Louisiana: Kaitlyn Amber Kennedy.
Lake Charles, Louisiana: Rebecca Ann Monceaux.
Humboldt, Tennessee: Chase Fulton Hensley.
Georgetown, Texas: Kayleigh Grace Williams.

Carroll Carrollton: Haley Melaine Morgan.
Clarke Enterprise: Christian BreeAnne Miller.
Clarke Quitman: Hannah Elizabeth Hampton, Hannah Elizabeth Harlan, Micah Lauren Herrin-Hinrichsen and Memory Daniell Morris.
Clarke Stonewall: Bethany Paige Rivers.
Copiah Crystal Springs: Ashlyn Georgia Gaddy and Caitlyn Suzanne Gaddy.
Covington Collins: Dustin Carl Allen, Faith Marie Anderson, Edwind Jamal Blackwell, Chrissy Marie Casey, Dillon Wade Chain, Matthew Dwain Cross, Bianca Alexxandra Edwards, Yasmine Sha'neca Fairley, Kathryn Connie Friedman, Julie Renee Hall, Katelyn Dawn Harvey, Jacob Brody Keys, Alyson Leann Knight, Amiee Cheryre Knight, Amber Marie Little, Jalyn La'Prestiana Lockhart, Alexandra Kelly Phillips, Brandi Alexis-Monet Pittman, Suzanna Marie Salinas, Alyssa Gale Sanford, Laken Olivia Sanford, Dillen Tamaise Starr, Abby Elizabeth Stringer, Amber Diann Stuart and Erica Dianne Wylie.
Covington Mount Olive: Mindy Renee Dennis, Me'lea Yasmeen Johnson, Taylor Ann Sasser, Marisa Nell
Daniel, Olive Cory Arron Ellis, Tyler Devin Jenkins, Katlin Hope Lack and Ryan David Sanford.
Covington Seminary: Hannah Marie Kelly, Allysia LeAnn Broome, Austin Wayne Davis, Angelyn Tempe
Easterling, Richard Nathan Knotts and Kristen Marie Thompson.
Covington Sumrall: Aaron Wesley Ward.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Sara Katherine Anger, Madalyn McNeel Beckham, Meagan Leanne Blackwell, Keyanna Untrell Booth, Jason Brooks Byrd, Ronald Blake Crawford, Desirae Rashun Fairley, Sara Elise Foster, Blythe Leighton Griffin, Phadre Yvonne Hocker, Stephanie Marie Horton, Ian Aaron Hubble, Emily Claire James, Harlan Michael Mapp, Mark Hudson O'Neal, Cheyenne Palmer, Adam Lee Rigney, James Michael Sheasby, Daniel Cole Stadalis, Bethany Anne Stewart, Tishara Renee Thomas, Michael Austin Tucker, Perry Lee Wade and Michael Isaac Wilson.
Forrest Petal: Laurence Gerald Barhum, Bethany Jane Barnes, Adonis Enrique Berdion Ayala, Kayla Dianne
Broome, Jolonda Cheron Clay, Brenda Baquie Hegwood, William C Hoang, Shane Jerel Hochstetler,
Karen Anne Kennedy, Marcus Bradley Massioni, Clayton Taylor Mikell, Cody Michael Mims, Joseph Allen Rider, Jacob Myles Rollin, Amanda Ortego Rowley, Kayla Cheree Sledge, Darrah Michelle Smith, Melanie Kristen Soldinie, Krissy Lynn Stutts and Fredrick WR Woodruff.
George Lucedale: April Nicole Ackeret, Elise Jensen Bowie, Geneva Ellyn Catlett, Macy Cristine Rogers,
Leah Suzanne Smith, Rayna Kaye Strickland and Mitchel Colby Summers.
Greene Leakesville: Emily Reve' Batley, Melissa Dial Clark, Cody Lee Courtney, Audrey Noel Gibson, Caitlin Gaberielle Harvison, George Daulton McDonald, Bridgette Ashley McLain, Abbie Elouise
Moreno, Chad Llewellyn Sharp and Kayla Joann Williams.
Greene McLain: Terron Tyshun Brown.
Greene Neely: Leah Danielle Dueitt and Brandy Deanna Jenkins.
Greene Richton: Amanda Renee Arnold, Mason Lee Brewer, Samantha Carolina Lassiter, James Christopher
Turner and Meka Ann White.
Greene State Line: Paige Elizabeth Crager, Rheygen Chantell Moody, Jamie Ray Parnell and Stephanie
Suzanne Parnell.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Courtney Jade Miller, Meghan Leigh Beaugez and Nathan Daniels Lambeth.
Hancock Diamondhead: William Richard Justice Hazen and Jared Layton Lal.
Hancock Waveland: Ashley Marie Corr, Kendall Jon Island and Erubiel Alejandro Sandoval Araiza.
Harrison Gulfport: Karla Yadira Santiago and William Coten Wales.
Harrison Long Beach: Savannah Jill Scafide.
Harrison Saucier: Kirstin Briana Woods.
Hinds Clinton: Veronica Elizabeth Walker.
Hinds Jackson: Toni Vontrell Leverette, Scott Hamkari Martin and Mickel Jared McCann.
Jackson Gautier: Bryce Vaughn Kinzer and Gabrielle Idalis Scott.
Jackson Moss Point: Shelby Lawson Nelson.
Jasper Bay Springs: Logan Kyndall James, Mallory Ann Odom, Morgan Brianne Smith and Shayn Donovan Wardrop.
Jasper Heidelberg: Hope Elizabeth Beard, Brittny Kristen Belding, Charles Edward Darty, Nakiba Kyelia Harkless, Jasmine Shaunte' Jones, Keandra Nicole Lindsey, Annie Marie Shirley and Tameia Natasjia Singleton.
Jasper Laurel: Justin Ra'Shad Moody and Dustin J Rayner.
Jasper Paulding: Roshita LaDream Gates.
Jasper Raleigh: Rebekah LeAnne Sullivan.
Jasper Stringer: Stormy Cheyenne Boyanton, Leslie Susanne Conerly, Kaden Thomas Dale, Michael Jason Gambrell and Kolton McCarty.
Jasper Vossburg: Courtney Lasha Darby and Precious Monique Strickland.
Jefferson Prentiss: Macon Cortez Holliman.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Hannah Kate Hathorn, Jacob Lee Jackson and Joel Phillip Wambolt.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Ashley Noelle Graves, Malcolm Jamal Gray and Louis Charles Martin.
Jones Ellisville: Abbey Dale Adams, Edwin Van Alford, Haley Renee Biglane, Zachary Austin Biglane, Germecca Charteka Bolton, William Alan Boot, Malcolm L Bounds, Savannah Lee Boswell, Hunter Lamar Carpenter, James Christopher Cooley, Adreana Lakera Crosby, David Jacob Driskell, Michael Paul Ellzey, Kaylie Suzanne Flynt, Jennifer Marianna Glaze, Aaron Maxwell Hall, Elizabeth Enochs Herring, Lea Crosby Jefcoat, Mary Kathryn Landrum, Jacob Scott Lightsey, Amanda Redditt Looney, Tylexis Ariel Martin, Pamela G McDonald, Dallas Alis McKinnon, Jordan Olivia Niezgoda, Priya Dilip Patel, Sunny Navin Patel, Austin Allen Perkins, Brandi Jessica Powe, Jessica Monique Rice, Sabrina Claire Rounsaville, Clinton Thomas Sasser, Lauren Emilee Shows, Sara Elizabeth Stevens, Jessica Leigh Sullivan, Alden Jae Swindle, Luke Lowery Tucker, Cassidy Nicole Ulmer, Haley Brianna Wansley and Chris Norman Wallace.
Jones Hattiesburg: Shelby Leigh Gilliland and Ashley Elizabeth Martinolich.
Jones Heidelberg: Aubrey Suzanne Nickey.
Jones Laurel: Jeremy Arkel Arrington, Emily Kranz Bedwell, Jeffrey Douglas Broome, Keundreiah Wa'ne Burns, Elizabeth Ann Busby, Molly Marie Chandler, Crystal Louise Cole Mackey, Adrienne Kenise Cook, Jake Zachary Crews, Ashley Marie Dickerson, Sydney Nicole Dickerson, Hunter Analisa Eady, Cassie Marie Ezzell, William Robert Farquhar, Callen Mackenzie Gibson, Megan Colleen Grafton, Kayla Tianda Harper, Shawna Ann Herron, Haley DaSha Hertenstein, Jonathon David Hicks, Victoria Renae Hodge, Chynna Jordan Holifield, Cassia Joy Hosey, Benjamin Garrett Howse, Lisa Anne Hunter, Shelby Reese Ishee, Tarriq Husam Kanan, Kiana Sharell Keys, Alexis Michelle King, William Carl Lyon, Jatari Dontae McCann, Marisha Chandria McClendon, Collin Tyler McCraw, Lacey Michelle McLain, Lydia Noelle Myers, Haleigh Lauren Nichols, Ricci Renaldo Page, Kadie Nicole Parker, Disha Bharat Patel, Cody Ryan Patrick, Daphney Danyelle Pickering, Adam Dean Poore, Karleen Danielle Randol, Pertina Lasalle Roberson, Taylor Lynn Sanders, Eryn LeAnn Sanderson, Patrick Lee Scoggin, Cristina Lucerito Serrano, Jaliza Minnette Simmons, Ashley Brianna Smith, Forrest Alton Smith, Katelyn Danielle Smith, Madison Kate Smith, Morgan Elizabeth Smith, Kasey Reanee Tanner, Hanna Da'Shae Tolbert, Charles Guy Turner, Dalton Adam Voge, Tabitha Jo Flora Wade, Luke Baker Waggoner, Chikaylla Dejone Hearn Walker, Dalton Cade Webb, Jared Keith West, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Sara Elizabeth Williams, Hunter Ashton Windham and Ian Andrew Yelverton.
Jones Moselle: Kellie Dianne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Erica Faye Adams, Miranda Leighann Beesley, Desirae Jeanette Brown, Andrew James
Hargrove, Anna Kaitlyn Hinton, Jamie Randal Sauls, Madalyn Raine Walters, Brooke Erin West and Brianna Hope Woodward.
Jones Sandersville: Erin Elise Jordan, Britney E Kelley and Charmayne Laroze Walker.
Jones Soso: Somer M'Leigh Anderson, Summer Nicole DeLoach, Kasey Joy Gavin, Kaitlyn Danielle Hite, Haven Karlana Ishee, Devonte TaBorise Jones, Chantal Lewis, Aleena Morgan Powell, Kelsey Cheyenne Quarles and Ross Graham Thompson.
Jones Taylorsville: Mashayla Chauntell Harper, Janetta Dovanna McCullum and Sammie Lenar McDonald.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Cruise Allen Beeding, Shanice Tatiana Bolton, Jansen Keith Bounds, Matthew Aaron Burgess, Nicholas Daniel Canner, Zachary Michael Culpepper, Leiloni Lynn Davenport, Eden Danielle Dearman, Jawanna Mon'ae Evans, William Aultman Folkes, Lindsey Allison Garrity, Undrea Le'Anna Harris, Nicole Lynda Hebert, Tyler Glenn Henry, Santana Wenter Jackson, Rebecca Joy Kahler, Victor William Merritt, Sarah Jane Murdock, Kayla Marie Phipps, Kaci Alicyn Raimey, AJ Thomas Robinson, Clayton Dean Rowley, Shaun Ashby Royer, Tanner Scott Shutze, Clifton Allen Tice, Aaron Robert Turner and Mercedes Alexia Vines.
Lamar Purvis: Noel Chandler Bell, Crystal Lynn Jones, Jonathan Michael Jones, Taylor Hayden Long, Rachel Viola Raynes and Rebecca Gail Turner.
Lamar Sumrall: Hannah Marae Boyte, Robert Matthew Breland, Timothy Matthew Cooper, Jessica Shelby
Foster, Lisa Marie Guy, Michael Alan Mann, Ann Marie Norris and Nicholas David Underwood.
Lawrence Monticello: Hunter Garrett Stephens.
Lawrence Silver Creek: Dana Nicole Baker.
Lee Saltillo: Anna Claire Price.
Lincoln Bogue Chitto: Quenetta Donishia Wilson.
Madison Madison: William Christopher Morgan and Bailey Nicole Stokes.
Marion Columbia: Megan Chantel Peters, Tyler Matthew Sanders, Jenna Denise Smith, Kyle Gage Smith, D'Andre Darrell Watts and Courtney Renee White.
Marion Kokomo: Danita Daichon Stevenson and Robert Dale Warner.
Marshall Waterford: Joshua Guy Keel.
Newton Newton: Brandon Joseph Ellis.
Noxubee Brooksville: Javoris Montez Glenn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Carolina Summer Berryhill.
Pearl River Poplarville: Emetric Jamil Fells.
Perry Beaumont: Katelyn Danielle Seeley.
Perry Petal: Julie Linh Nguyen and Kristina Lynn Travis.
Perry Richton: Taylor Danielle Breland, Lyric Ailiyah Brown, Jered Russel Creel, Abbagail Cheyanne
Edwards, Ryan Ellis Finley and Adam Reece Wigley.
Pike McComb: Dorian Venice Felder and Eniaya Janeise Leonard.
Rankin Brandon: Caycee Lynn Sumrall.
Rankin Florence: Dalton Layne Middleton, Savannah Cheyenne Raines and Lindy Lee Tabor.
Rankin Pearl: Randa Katherine Amason, Parris Jade Ladner and Joshua Taylor Wilson.
Scott Forest: Stephen Tyler Woods.
Scott Lena: Phillip Michael Parker.
Scott Morton: Christyna Noel Mangum.
Simpson Magee: Jacob Mark Brown, Hanna Nicole Lester, Alison Nicole Padgett, Robert Walton Prince, Cady Nicole Smith and Joanna Catherine Word.
Simpson Mendenhall: Tarena Michelle Marshall and Kaci Danielle Powell.
Simpson New Hebron: Eric Christopher Welch.
Smith Bay Springs: Austin Luke Cargile.
Smith Forest: Morgan Brittany Cora.
Smith Louin: Jessica Machelle Moore and Alexis Dominique Rambo.
Smith Mize: Abigail Reid Kennedy and Brandon Reid Stringer.
Smith Morton: Vincent David Buffington.
Smith Pulaski: Carrie Lee Harrison.
Smith Raleigh: Haley Leeanne Middleton, Roslyn Nico Miller and Jacob Marcus Sims.
Smith Taylorsville: Shanakan Lashey Barnes, Carrie C Bass, Ashleigh Marie Blakeney, Michael Robertson
Coats, April Littieanna Hall, Lukas Thomas Ishee, Jeremy Phillip Skinner, Joshua Charles Vowell and Terri Clarice Wilson.
Stone Lumberton: Thomas Tyson Parker.
Stone Perkinston: Traci Andrae Monroe.
Stone Wiggins: Reese Keeling Sloan and Trinity Paige Williams.
Warren Vicksburg: Kristen Elizabeth Buchanan.
Wayne Buckatunna: Victoria Hope Smith.
Wayne Clara: Donald Gray Utsey.
Wayne Richton: Naomi Jenise Clark and Brandy Rae Nicholson.
Wayne Shubuta: Susan Lola Beasley.
Wayne State Line: Taylor Paige Cartwright, Bridgette Lynn Gardner, Skyler Hope McLain and Kailey
Breanna Scarbrough.
Wayne Waynesboro: Maegan Danielle Beech, Sharniece Verday Chambers, Treston Wayne Cochran,
Alexa Blake Deas, Madison Brittany Freeman, Trenton Douglas Freeman, Kayla Michelle Gordon, Shaquavous On'Yale Harris, Logan Skylar Holyfield, Cecil Scott Miller, Ashley Nicole Mills, Gary Rashaan Myers, Michael Cade Owen, Jabe Andrew Powe, Rachel Amelia Reynolds, Abby Marie Trigg, Brandon Robert West, Bryce Taylor West, Breanna Nicole Whitfield, James Thomas Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Jennifer Dawn Chaffin.
Winston Louisville: William Austin Baskin.

JCJC Faculty List Honor Roll Fall 2014

Mobile, Alabama: Isha Nicole Williams.
Mandeville, Louisiana: Dylan Michael Manichia and Tyler Jeffrey Schwaner.
Slidell, Louisiana: Hayley Elise Pichon.
Rosedale, New York: Kiana Mona Morgan.
Sheyenne, North Dakota: Derek Hugh Duckworth.
Harker Heights, Texas: Kyla Elizabeth Welch.

Adams Natchez: Alexius Cherie Coley, Christopher Dee Daniels, Kiera Michelle Knight and Jacqueline Anne Owens.
Claiborne Hermanville: Aaron Jamal Bevily.
Clarke Meridian: Victoria Lea O'Quin, Sammi Jo Rich and James Hunter Riley.
Clarke Quitman: Elizabeth Chapell Burgess, April Kristine Lawson and Kristen Paige Parker.
Clarke Shubuta: Sabina Dansby Edwards.
Copiah Hazlehurst: Kenneth Rashad Taylor Coleman and Breanna Nicole Pruy.
Copiah Hermanville: Jimmie Davies Johnson.
Copiah Wesson: Javarious K Tanner.
Covington Collins: Reagan Gerald Arnold, Britany Nicole Childress, LeAngel Lashay Coleman, Devin Lamar
Crosby, Hannah M Dutton, Kaleb Morgan Easterling, Jaylon Howard Flowers, Michael Jerome Flowers, Alexander Paul Hall, Tristen Balee Hanegan, Kristin Rene' Harvey, Ceira Michelle Hayes, Roteisha Lashaunbria Hope, Amy Danielle Hosey, Candace Miaree Jones, Tiearra Shantale Jones, Cillmuriel Odessa La'nell Keys, Tremaine Lerrell Keys, Jarvis Curtis Payton, Brittany Renee Pegram, Stefani Danielle Pickering, Brianna Michelle Rials, Brittany Marie Riley, James Anthony Sharp, Ronnecia Quashanita Smith, Nolan Kyle Stapleton, Christy Michele Warren and Gustave Liola White.
Covington Mount Olive: Abagail Faith Burkes, Joshua Alexander Carr, Shenandoah Sterling Jackson, Jalisa
Franshun Keyes, Magadelyn Quantavia Pickering, Erin Hillary Walker and Ryan Edward Weston.
Covington Petal: Rachel Inez Watson.
Covington Seminary: Jarred Clint Ashley, Linda Taylor Cockrell, Joshua Lee Collins, Richard Lee Cothran, Austin Lane Gandy, Miles Alexander Graham, Brandon Marc Hand, Katelyn Nicole Herring, Colton
Scott Kendrick, Timber Josi Lott, Lydia M McCall, Anna Cathryn Sanford, Ronald James Smith, David Carlton Travis and Michael Tanner Windham.
Covington Sumrall: Marissa Faye Ciraco and Whitney DeAnna Clinton.
Covington Taylorsville: Kaci Anjoli Beasley and Maricus A Walker.
Desoto Southaven: Hailee Nicole Kolwyck.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Amara Asad, Mandy Renee Baker, Denisha Marie Bass, Floyd Ray Blakely, Madelaine
Beck Collins, Mason Alexander Cowart, Kelly O'Neal Creel, Raven Alexxis Cuyler, Kyrstin Necole
Dahmer, Lelland Montgomery Ducksworth, Charles Donald Funderburk, Joseph Burton Goff, Noah Thomas Gower, Lauren Elizabeth Howard, Mary Louise Johnson, Marsha Venitta Keys, Raven Sa'Rae Lee, Keila Joyce Mitchell, Juan Carlos Molina, Kalissa Monique Penry, Kaitlyn Lynette Son, Stephen Lamar Sweeney, Summer Leigh Tyson, Jatasha Lanae Walker, Ishica Mykittia Washington, Niesha Nicole West and Jermaine RoJohn Wright.
Forrest Lumberton: Kiersten Angelene Hickey.
Forrest Petal: Chase Ryland Barnes, Zachary Tyler Bowman, Katelynn Renee' Brock, Chasity Nicole
Buckley, Donavan Robert Carley, Patrick Rylee Culpepper, Anna Marie Dickinson, Robert Blake Dunn, Gregory Steven Dye, Tara Elizabeth Fisher, Melody Victoria Graves, Jonathon Maxwell Gunn, Tyler Fondshay Hamby, Jennifer Nichole Headley, Jenna Lynn Hegwood, Brittney Nichole Henley, Jacob Matthew Hiatt, Shelby Ann Hodge, Franki LaRae Hubbard, Kelly Grace Ingram, Michelle Spot Jaynes, Zachary Andrew Kizer, Garrett Ray Lancaster, Madison Olivia Magee, Kimberly Elaine Maliden, Tara Rachelle Massengale, Christandre Chardette McCaskill, Brandon Rayshod McInnis, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Josiah Lee Montague, Chelsea Jane Montgomery, Katie Allison Peoples, Janekia Shawntarious Peters, Justin Alexander Powell, Lauren Kate Raborn, Michael Andrew Rahaim, Monica Rowell Rawlins, Carlton David Reid, Ryan Lynn Rich, Jessica Elizabeth Rogers, Crystal Lee Ross, Lauren Danae Sheller, Jerrica Shy'nez Sims, Anna Blake Smith, Brannon Cade Smith, Hannah Renee Smith, Lexie Ann Swaim, Charlie Ga Tran, Dalton Grant Walley, Zadeya Ambre Ware and Crystal Lynn Watkins.
Forrest Purvis: Preston Lee Grover and Bradley Steven Marchal.
George Lucedale: Crystal Elizabeth Beech, John Daniel Mackenzie Goff, Jalissa Monique Hardy, Jacob Scott
McLeod, Juliana Leigh Rouse and Chaisley Katlyn Sargent.
Greene Beaumont: Austin Tyler Lee.
Greene Leakesville: Tierren De'Shannon Blakely, Lauren Elizabeth Box, Cody Alexander Brown, Jennifer Lynn Byrd, Laura Elizabeth Cooley, Brandon Warren Dixon, Taylor Olivia Fountain, Joseph Tyler Hand, Jacqueline Renee Holland, Trevor Anthony McCarty, Logan Conner Robbins, Ashley Marie Strickland, Ethan Mackenna Tribble, Perry Franklin Turner and Hayden Mark West.
Greene McLain: Reginald Shaquille Ball.
Greene Neely: Jeremy Brennan Dolbear and Hanna Noell McLendon.
Greene Richton: Taylor Meagan Adcock, Nikita Charanne Brewer, Carrie Alexandria Byrd, Jessica Sharay
Evans, Jonathan Marshall Henderson, Regan Ashley Nicholson, Harrison Ely Pitts, Robert Adam Smith and Lexus Caroline Watson.
Greene State Line: Kaitlyn Nicole Hovatter and Elizabeth Mennetta Nash.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Jacob Lee Moss, James Nathan Thompson IV, Zachary Gage Lafontaine, Morgan
Alexandra Kowalski, Jeffery Quade Stadalis and Brandon Joseph White.
Harrison Gulfport: Jared Michael Brister and Otis Christopher Harvey.
Harrison Long Beach: Garrett Scott Garcia and Shawn Carlton Howze.
Harrison Pass Christian: Aliyah Alyse Nicole Bell and Travis Daniel Brogle.
Hinds Byram: Malik Lamarc Harvey, Racquel Anquanette Johnson and Brittany Nicole Wright.
Hinds Clinton: Leslie Anne Wall.
Hinds Jackson: Taylor Elise Dodd, Adrianna Kebrodnee Goodman and Andrew Emmanuel Riley.
Hinds Raymond: Bennett Arthur Davis.
Hinds Terry: Christopher Oneal Pendleton.
Hinds Utica: Shelldreonna M Odoms.
Jackson Gautier: Tanner Allen Crabtree and Briahna Nyael Dickerson.
Jackson Moss Point: Carissa Nicole Lancaster.
Jasper Bay Springs: Stanley Ryan Daniel, Ravon Alexandria Ducksworth, Denarius Dshun Evans, Olivia LeAnn Harrison and Amber De'Vay Walker.
Jasper Heidelberg: Destin Darnell Cooley, Kaliyah Di'Jon Heidelberg, Morgan Lindsey Lee and Emily Tara Parker.
Jasper Laurel: Donica Lynn Graham, Brandon Douglas Gray, Kelsey Leann Hamilton, Anthony Scott Hill, Donna Chanel James, Brekelshie Jo'Merreia Knight, Ashlee Nicole Morgan, Brittany Danielle Pipkins, Justin Blaine Presley and Olivia Suzanne Russell.
Jasper Louin: Keela Salica Monique Jones, Ieesha Necole Moore and Bryan Christopher Walters.
Jasper Pachuta: Taylor Amanda Dixon.
Jasper Stringer: Waylon Mitchell Blakeney, Jameson Keith Buckley, Kasey Elizabeth Fox, Dalton Emette
King, Taylor Renea Parker, Ryan Chanler Smith and Ashley Caselle Valentine.
Jasper Taylorsville: Sharla Amanda Graham.
Jasper Vossburg: Jessica LeAndrea Carmichael and Alisha Audreanna Moore.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Ashley Kanetta Mickell, Brittney Marie Peyton-Parkman, Alexandria Tytianna Price and Joshana Jacquette Thompson.
Jefferson Davis Carson: Tanner Thomas Stuart.
Jefferson Davis Oakvale: Christianna Deareale Williams.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Chandler Harper Brinson, Abbigail Lane Burnette, Starla Sana Daggan, Natalie Brooke Daley, Zachary Michael Daley, Priscilla Sierra Holloway, Cabrina Anna Offutt and Calvin Lashad Sands.
Jefferson Davis Sumrall: Shelby Lynn Ryals.
Jones Ellisville: Savannah Joyce Bynum, Carla Jean Coleman, Hayley Danielle Davidson, Jacquelyne Carole
Davis, Rachel Suzanne Ellzey, Logan Brehnin Gerlach, Jeffrey Adam Gregson, Caleb Ryan Guilbeau, Nicholas Stone Hardison, Kelsie Hope Hathorn, Austin McKinley Herrington, Tammie Leann Holifield, Ronald Trent Jefcoat, William Corey Jefcoat, Janae Nicole Keyes, Keleigh Anne Lee, Durland Dwight McGill, Dominique D Moffett, Lindsay Rigdon Moody, BreiAnna Dovie Morgan, Brian Antonio Pollet, Michael Sterlin Reynolds, Kristin Brooke Rogers, Ruben Silvan Sanchez, Jordan Paul Sanders, Bethany Caroline Smith, Linward Shawn Snow, Gelinda K Stewart, Shelbie Elizabeth Suber, Trinity Brooke Thompson, Jordan Marie Touchstone, Marlee Aspen Ulmer, Stacey Elizabeth Varnell, Uvatira Zenzelee Watson, Lauren Victoria Welch, Megan Brook Whatley, April Allissa Willey, Dalton Read Williamson and Alycia Marie Yarbrough.
Jones Hattiesburg: Anna-Kate Cowart.
Jones Heidelberg: John Aaron Broadhead, Brittany Kay Kitchens and Sandra Marie Wells.
Jones Laurel: Marcus Deante Barnes, Hugh Graham Bergin, Richard Ryan Blackwell, Abbey Elizabeth Boone, Miguel Antron Brent Brown, Megan Taylor Bryant, Evan Anthony Buckley, Jeremy Michael Carter, Katlyn Alexandra Carter, Raven Seymone Carter, Jeremy Alexander Clanton, William Chancellor Clark, Andrea Danyel Cox, Keyuna R Crosby, Cynthia Ann Curtis, Jordyn Robinson DuBose, Morgan Phillips Duett, Brodrick Donte Everett, Lauren Millicent Farragut, David Orion Frantz, Rachel Elizabeth Glossop, Sarah Elizabeth Gregory, Jessie Leigh Hall, Hannah Grace Hankins, Seth Lee Harrison, Brayden Alexander Hodge, Jordan Nichole Holifield, Aaron Holmes Huff, Tamara Kali Hullings, Tymeka Lashay Hunter, Joshua James Ishee, Matthew Townsend Ishee, Jennifer Dyan Jarrell, Mia Ni'Sem Jasper, Kaitlin Elizabeth Johnson, Shukiera La'Shiandrey Johnson, Turner Alexander Johnson, David Keith Jones, Sheron Katorria Jones, Christopher Jacob Knight, Melody Joy Laypath, Alex Weston Lindsey, Megan Elise Livingston, Kimberly Jade Long, Lacy Angel Long, Rachel Rebekah Manning, Katlyn Marie Martin, Brittany Leigh Matthews, Jody Nicole Maxey, Wanda Gail McCraney, Mikala Breanne McLaurin, Brittney Alexandria McRae, Kiara Natasha Merrill, Tiara Fenae Milsap, Christian Chase O'Brian, Destiny Alexis Odom, Mary Dianna Overstreet, Robert Matthew Parish, Christine B Pledger, Kristine Marie Porter, Karly Lyn Ray, Sarah Mackenzie Rayner, Karlee Raelyn Reeves, Abby Kate Ridge, Brooke Alexandra Riley, Travis Ladarian Roberson, Octavia Sherise Roberts, Ashley Renee Robinson, Jeremiah Samuel Scott, Corey Allan Shepherd, James Zachary Sherman, Matthew Chisolm Sherman, Adriann Reid Shoemake, Andrew David Sims, Mckenzie Morgan Sims, Jamie Renae Slade, Aaron Lee Smith, Amanda Lynn Smith, Erica Denike Smith, Ricky Joe Smith, Devin Glenn Stokley, Ja'Monica M Strickland, Victoria Eileen Sumrall, Joshua Blake Taylor, Cameron Arnett Thomas, Jasper De'Vonta Thompson, Austin William Waldrup, David Thomas Walker, Jacob Chauncey Walker, Brittany Nicole Walters, Haley Erin Walters, Lakken McKenzie Walters, Seth Elliot West, Brennan Chase Whatley, Taurean Rechard Wilkins, Kyle Jordon Williams, Ryce Nicole Williams, Stephan Robert Williams, Benjamin Austin Winpigler, Zanquelis Amontte DeVonne Wolverton and Emily Nicole Wright.
Jones Moselle: Janet Lynn Archer, Jessica Lynn Collins, Joseph Michael Crosby, Brandi Lee Dayner,
Katherine Anne Martin, Stephanie Lauren Murrell, Marissa Brekae' Robinson, Robyn Elizabeth Robinson, Wesley Michael Ross, Lourdes Sanchez Paz, Alicia Selina Stanford, Jessica Meagan Taylor and Dustin James Thompson.
Jones Ovett: Shaylee Khristine Ainsworth, Lauren Nicole DePriest, Angela Marie Haigler, Cristy Lynn Kaufman, Jacob Cheyenne Manning, Jared Allen Russell and Brandon Allen Shoemake.
Jones Richton: Marley Reagan Mills and James Austin Parker.
Jones Sandersville: Summer Sedera Garner, Katy Nicole Mattison and Christy Lee Reeves.
Jones Seminary: Kimberly Kay Bell, Shelbi Felicia Coleman and Taylor Alexander Tamberg.
Jones Soso: Emily Renea Busby, Emily Lynn Davis, Dakota Chayne Dupree, Jimmie Laverne East, Rachel
Harley Holifield, Ashley LeAnn Ivy, Kaylee Elizabeth Jones, Jacob Adam Knight, Timothy Hayden Logan, Tosha Lee Manasco, Nikki Lynn Morgan, Memrie Lynn Nix, William T Smith and Kristiona Lynn Williams.
Jones Taylorsville: Tevin Dion Barnett, Matthew Garland Huff, Maurissa Monique Marshall and Cierra Leann Owens.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Alyssa Reyes Bell, David Shane Berry, Silvino N Bravo Hernandez, Jessica Michelle
Brinson, Annie Kaitlyn Caulfield, Raymond Brett Cole, Lisa Gayle Diaz, Chaney Case Dozier, Landon Aleis Garner, Raymond James Gilson, Mason Kade Hinton, Madeline Annette Ingram, Simone Christine Johnson, Desirae Nichole Knight, Zachary Andrew Kover, Ashley R Lavallais-Hocker, Madison Alicia Knoll, Hannah Victoria LeBlanc, Charlotte Louise Lear, William Henry Lee, Rohini Malkani, Jamal Antonio Moore, Jeroderick Rushawn Moore, Jennifer Mims Niemeyer, Clayton Kyle Nobles, Michael Thomas Orsi, Laurel Elizabeth Pass, Megan Anne Pruett, Kevin B Rieder, Brittany Nicole Roberts, Nicholas Ian Royer, Julia Michelle Shropshire, Kwadric Rashad Smith, Rebekah Michlle Ward and Sara Lisann White.
Lamar Lumberton: Shelby Nicole Gray and Kelsey Grace Hannaford.
Lamar Purvis: Kelsey Elaine Addison, Brad Keith Anderson, Tyler Brooks Ash, Halae Cameron Brown, Danielle Cherise Girod, Ashley Nicole Lee, Yvonne Frances Nichols, Preston Earl Pitfield, Morgan Tyler Shows and Triston Cecil Yates.
Lamar Sumrall: Christopher Theadore Bond, Caleb Austin Butler, Kristen Nicole Dobbs, Katherine Maria Forsmark, Olyvia Anastasia Freeman, Austin Brentley Jackson, Jeffery Scott Jones, Katie Miranda Lohman, Chelsie Muse Lozada, Allison Denise Lucus, Camillia Kate McKissack, Jeremy Dean Newsom, William Thomas Nobles, Mack Alvin Smith Jr., Fancy Virginia Stewart, Taylor Craig Varnado and Caitlyn Allie McRaney.
Lauderdale Meridian: Eric Benjamin Fera.
Lawrence Monticello: Leigh Ann Reeves.
Leake Carthage: Shelby LeeAnn Odom.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Kerri Brooke McGehee and Michael Landon Nettles.
Lincoln Wesson: Destiny Adrieanna Lloyd.
Lowndes Columbus: Taylor Danielle Baudoin and Cody Stephen Mordecai.
Madison Madison: William Andrew Edgar, Virginia Elizabeth Endris and Emily Hannah Jones.
Marion Columbia: Zana Rychell Bridges, Heather Nicole Broom, Lissa Denise Little, Leslie Taylor Pounds and Doniqua Gleniece Strickland.
Marion Foxworth: Courtney Katherine Lowery.
Newton Chunky: Josue Gonzalez.
Newton Hickory: William Troy Brand.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Zebedee Rice.
Pearl River Picayune: Lauren Elisabeth Lander, Sarah Faith Richard and Alyssa Tere' Scott.
Perry Beaumont: Justin Ray Lott and Andrew Reese Murry.
Perry New Augusta: Samuel Lee Hinton and Damarcus Latraun Moore.
Perry Petal: Alexander Ian Crays, Chelsea Elizabeth Sanford, Destiny Elizabeth Sanford and Amanda Danielle
Williams.
Perry Richton: Leah Michelle Carpenter, James Logan Cooper, Lindsey Alyssa Crane, Katey Amelia Dolbear, Ellen Victoria Herring, Rachel Elizabeth Myrick, Albert Ryan Nicholson, Amber Nicole Odom, Brittany Denise Rice, Krista Noel Robinson, Cheyanne Nicole Sketo, Stephanie Cheri Valentine, Justin Troy Walley and Brittany Kathleen Welsh.
Pike McComb: Briana LaTrice Tobias.
Pontotoc Ecru: Brittany Kay Seale.
Rankin Brandon: Arnesha Neshay Caldwell, David Nathaniel Muirhead and John Alan Wall.
Rankin Florence: Dillon Jared Boyte, Daylin Connor Britt, Victoria Renea Easley, Joshua Thomas Hamby, Jake Kendall Holland, Ali Noelle Sullivan and Abigail Faith Taylor.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Mary Katherine Shoultz.
Rankin Richland: Lauren Elaine Hosey.
Scott Forest: Brice Alexander Harrell.
Scott Morton: Hannah Elizabeth Beemon and Audrianna Marie Huff.
Simpson Braxton: Madison Brooke Jones.
Simpson Florence: James Price Berry.
Simpson Magee: Nathan O Ashley, Brandon Lee Cockrell, Unique Markell Cooper, Harley Diane Hilton, Tyler Gordon King, Michael N Layton, Porcha Mishia Leggett, Molly Elizabeth McCool, Sara Bridgette McDaniel, Micah David Moffett, Danielle Dawn Marie Rando, Christopher Cullen Richardson and Stephen Reed Schaub.
Simpson Mendenhall: Charlene Michelle Hux Malik:, Jamal McNair, John Langston Scarborough and Nija Kiona Williams.
Simpson New Hebron: Brody William Matthews.
Smith Bay Springs: James Allen Smith.
Smith Louin: Laquata Aquanette Davis, Victoria Jean Smith, Ivy Chanel Williamson and Simeon Devon
Wright.
Smith Mize: Dakota Aleczander Brannon, Zachary Taylor Bryant, Bethany Hope Eubanks, Brooks Thomas
Howell, Donnette Rachel Lowery and Allison Alise Purser.
Smith Morton: Kerri Danielle Hamilton and Hannah Morgan Hammons.
Smith Mount Olive: Gabrielle Fonsha Ducksworth, Joshua Layne Rusche and Dontaye Shanell Tatum.
Smith Pulaski: Heather Nicole Baker.
Smith Raleigh: Victoria Rose Craft, Treston Wilson Crumpton, Chitez Pwayne Keyes, Nasiya Yenteia Shenite Keyes and Adrian Nicole Robertson.
Smith Seminary: Jared Patrick Smith.
Smith Taylorsville: Kala Shontai Blackwell, James Michael Blakeney, Samantha Blair Garner, Jeana Darlene Graves, Richard Todd Hetrick, Alexis Nakia James, Rita Victoria Johnson, Mildred Mechelle McCullum, Sara Josephine Phipps, Yeshia Dyminyontia Pittman, Cassidy Laurel Rice, Matthew Adam Valentine, Zachary Russell Walker, Amber Nicole White and Landon Hall Wilson.
Stone Perkinston: Amos Eugene Alexander.
Stone Wiggins: Kolby Allen Krohn.
Sunflower Bay Springs: Patrick Douglas Lofton.
Wayne State Line: Kelsey Lane Guy.
Walthall Tyertown: Jahmaad Isaac Harrell and Myeisha S Bickham.
Warren Vicksburg: Kaci Leeann Holdiness, Alaina Marie Hubbard, Christopher Craig McRaney and Tana Elizabeth Starnes.
Wayne Buckatunna: Shelly Linn Collinsworth, Ariel Katrice Hill, DeAshley Ariell Hill and Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor.
Wayne Clara: Chelsea Breanna Miller and Allie Alyse Sehon.
Wayne Richton: Bobby Colton Brewer and Amber Hope Landrum.
Wayne Shubuta: Shakela Latriece Leggett, Kuadias Demetrus Smith and Akeiba Kashona Spencer.
Wayne Waynesboro: Brant Miles Bazor, Tyler Anne Beasley, Kalli Dawn Bunch, Haley Lynn Davis, Katlyn Brianne Davis, Cheramie Ann Dobson, Marie Cheryl Evans, LaDashia Bresha Fields, Zachary Dakota Freeman, Jace Holden Gardner, Bailey Nicole Hall, Devonte Lavoris Hayes, Walter Andrew Haynes, Kent Doby Herring, Katelyn Danielle Holland, Justin Grant Hutto, Alexis Camille Johnston, Natalie Paige Jones, Kambria Quendacia Jordan, Samuel Add Mathis, Lauren Ashley McCarty, Meagan Olivia McCarty, Jill Tonettee Phillips, Michael Johnathon Platt, Haley Breann Sharp, Shamesha Wanette Sibley, Richard Thomas Wadley, Lindsey Claire Walker and Laterrius M Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Tailor Jordon-rome Cutrer, Hannah Michelle Lanehart, Kelsy Ann Miller and Justin Edwin Ryan.
Yazoo Yazoo City: Jamiah Dannette Alexander.

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

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JCJC President’s List - Honor Roll - Fall 2014

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JCJC President’s List - Honor Roll - Fall 2014

Grovetown, Georgia: Jacob Dale Stringer.
Amite, Louisiana: Robert Shane Abernathy.

Clarke Heidelberg: Emily Kay Harwell.
Clarke Quitman: Kallie Lynn Belcher, Patrick Dashawn Henry, Joshua DaShawn Robinson and Jonathan
Tyler Turner.
Clarke Stonewall: Katelyn Tori Dew.
Covington Collins: Kristin Lenora Carter, Karlie Blake Hart, Alexander William Lott and Arda'Sha Ariel Moody.
Covington Mount Olive: Denzel Xavier Edwards, Mary Baylea Powell and Allison Denise Rutland.
Covington Seminary: Brandon Hosea Atwood and Brandon Charles Carter.
Covington Sumrall: Sabrina Nicole Peterson.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Jacob Nathaniel Billingsley, Alicia Edell Brooks, Ashley Lynne Green, Kirsten Alayna
Groome, Robert Aaron Johnson, India Selena Kohli, Amanda Leigh McRaney, Stephen Goyer Rogers, Natalie Beth Seales, Auston Jacob Simpson and Rajanece Breanna Steele.
Forrest Petal: Krystal DaSharon Brown, Connor Joseph Chancellor, Meagan Katherine Clatworthy, Christopher Leon DeBolt, Tori Regina Douglas, David Landell Holmes Jr., Rachel Olivia Manning, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, James Cory Moree, Adrian Romero, Jane Ann Stansell, Callie Lorraine
Stephens, Joseph Richard Tullos, Seth Timothy Walters and Kenneth Alan White.
Greene Leakesville: Mary Sharlene McCoy, Kaelin Alexander Moore, James Matthew Smith and Joseph Michael Storment.
Greene Lucedale: Jaina Braylon Brockaway and Anndra Marissa Havard.
Greene McLain: Alvin Bryan Green and Sarina Murry.
Greene Neely: Joseph Montgomery Denmark.
Greene Richton: Lindsey Lauren Byrd and Jason Paul Lambert.
Greene State Line: Sabrina Faye Strickland.
Hancock Kiln: Morgan Elizabeth Adam.
Hancock Waveland: James Patrick Ponder.
Harrison Biloxi: Bridgette Rochelle Wagner.
Harrison Gulfport: Steven Craig Ingram, Jordan Alexander Jones, Toronzo Jamel McInnis and Heather
Christine Nance.
Harrison Long Beach: Reagan Elizabeth Ladner.
Hinds Byram: Tyler McKaylen Harless.
Hinds Terry: Charitei Stehene' Anderson.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Jhadia Adajha Harris.
Jasper Bay Springs: Robert Sean McCary.
Jasper Laurel: Pamela Marie Brady and Andrew Lewis Harris.
Jasper Louin: LaDonavan Kryshun Halton.
Jasper Paulding: Leeza Lanee Ducksworth.
Jasper Stringer: George Douglas Dominguez.
Jasper Vossburg: Raven Caroline Chancellor.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Lisa Adelynn McNeil and Brady Chaz Boleware.
Jones Ellisville: Lacey Marie Ainsworth, Penny Cash Aultman, Trenton Wayne Black, Courtney Lynn Creel, Erin MiKaylan Ezell, Sherry Shaffer Farmer, Nathan Daniel Farrell, Christopher Shane Jackson, Thomas Kirk Johnson, Josiah Da-ren Lim, Ashton Marie Miller, Ashleigh Lauren Patten, William Matthew Poole, Martin Berlie Spell, David Lee Stewart, Jami Leigh Taylor, Rachel Marie Wade, Jeffery Lee Williams and Kendra Michelle Wilson.
Jones Heidelberg: James Anthony Sherman.
Jones Laurel: JoDanna Maria Bell, Illisia Marie Breazeale, Bridgett Alexis Byrd, Joseph Preston Cooley,
Karmon Nicole Davis, Alyssa Christine DiMauro, Justin Aaron Drasher, Lauryn Elizabeth Easley, Joshua Wright Fisher; James Wesley Herring, Vanita Xantae Hosey, Anna Bethel Houston, Alison Jaclyn Jenkins, Josiah David Jones, Brittany Elizabeth Lee, Marianna Gayle Lunsford, Amy Savannah Lyon, Karlie Jeanine Matthews, Jarrett Demas McCann, William Jackson McFarland, Lindsay Michelle Miller, Aubrey Nicole Parker, Harley Dawn Perdue, James William Pistole, Billy Joe Pitts, Jessica Mavis Rogers, Timothy Austin Rozek, Ryan Anthony Shoemake, Jordan Alexandra Simmons, Katelyn Joy Smith, Gabriella Marie Watson, Thomas Patrick Watson, Leslie Jeanine Weaver, Kami Purvis Welch, Breanna Grace Williams, Benjamin Caleb Wilson, Matthew Evan Wilson, William Paul Wittman and Kirsten Young.
Jones Moselle: Hailey Lauren Ishee, Blake Joseph McAdams, Dennis Christian McWilliams and Katie
Breanne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Taylor Allen Byrd, Landon Blake James, Benjamin Charles Mace, Deana Louise Nichols and Rachel Victoria Tucker.
Jones Richton: British Ileana McKenith.
Jones Sandersville: Christen N Leggett.
Jones Soso: Ethan Garret Davis, Geoffrey Charles Grayson and Ashley Nicole Hite.
Lafayette Oxford: Thedford James Hollis.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Kyle Thomas Arnold, Kylie Ann Bohannon, Emily Anne Cade, Sasha Chanell Coyle,
Daniel Justin Harris, Ariana Luce Harrison, Kristen Jarnae Hollingsworth, Lauren Elizabeth Lott, Scott Howard Martin, Tashara Danielle McGee, Hunter Keith Miller, Krishna Dilip Patel and Denice Renee
Pearson.
Lamar Lumberton: Sierra Lee Ann Holmes.
Lamar Purvis: Jenna Allyn Hauk, Ashley Danielle McArthur and Brittany Mashea Whiddon.
Lamar Sumrall: Heather Lynn Carter, David Rae Hobold, Nathaniel Cade Parsons, Dustin Keith Russell and
Andrew Taylor Thrash.
Lauderdale Meridian: Mason Lou Allen Irby and Rimen Brar Singh.
Lawrence Jayess: Lauren Elaine Halase.
Lowndes Columbus: Lauren Elizabeth Holifield.
Marion Columbia: Emily Renee Hill.
Marion Sandy Hook: Alicia Monet Harris.
Panola Batesville: Taylor Everette Karr.
Pearl River Lumberton: Sylvia Dawn Flowers.
Perry Beaumont: Garth Alexander Breland and Amanda L Johnson.
Perry New Augusta: Christina Lavonne Mixon.
Perry Petal: Devin Lee Travis.
Perry Richton: Keely Shaye Beasley, Tina Marie Breland, Lauren Taylor Carpenter, Connor Allan Dolbear, Erica Elizabeth Giadrosich, Linton S Koch, Katie Lauren Pittman, Jacqulyn DeLainey Smith and Eules Claude Williams.
Pike McComb: Pennie Marie Frith.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Anna Marie Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Emily Ashlyn Moore.
Rankin Florence: Joshua Phillip Hester and Thomas Luke Sims.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Jordan Elizabeth Graves and Bailey Ann Miller.
Rankin Richland: Seth Davis Nash.
Scott Morton: Lauren Gabriel Sanders.
Simpson Magee: James Charles Fuller.
Simpson Mendenhall: Rachel Suzanne Boling and Ashley Brooke Williamson.
Simpson Pinola: Damascus Luvell Sterling.
Smith Bay Springs: Kelsey Elizabeth Martin.
Smith Mize: Makayla LeAnn Bavido, Destiny Lynn Hux, Matthew Chase Roberts and Kaitlyn Nicole Sullivan.
Smith Mount Olive: Courtney Nicole Robbins.
Smith Raleigh: James M Arender, Steven James Craft, Chandler Dianne Hardin, Robin Dianne Hardin, Jared
Dewayne Revette, Jennifer Nicole Sheffield, Lee Taylor Sullivan and Lakin DanRielle Thornton.
Smith Taylorsville: Connor Dewayne Atwood.
Walthall Tylertown: Cameron Edward Crawford.
Warren Vicksburg: Virginia-leigh Donohue.
Wayne Buckatunna: Kensey Lee Jordan.
Wayne Clara: Kaitlyn Nicole Freeman.
Wayne Waynesboro: Madison LeAnn Allbrooks, Kayla Nichole Bishop, Tracey Carol Bonner, Rhonda Karen Brown, Alyssa Deione Cochran, Brittany Renee Franks, Ashley Danielle Green, Jordynne Alexis Rose Grimes, Kiana De'Marius McFadden, Kameron Lavelle Nugent, Andreanna Shanae Rankin.


JCJC Honor Roll Dean’s List Fall 2014

Hoover, Alabama: Jamal Akeem Lucas.
Amite, Louisiana: Rhase Bond Riggins and Rhett Earl Riggins.
Covington, Louisiana: Kimberly Ann Nilsson and Shelby Alexis Rome.
Franklin, Louisiana: Kaitlyn Amber Kennedy.
Lake Charles, Louisiana: Rebecca Ann Monceaux.
Humboldt, Tennessee: Chase Fulton Hensley.
Georgetown, Texas: Kayleigh Grace Williams.

Carroll Carrollton: Haley Melaine Morgan.
Clarke Enterprise: Christian BreeAnne Miller.
Clarke Quitman: Hannah Elizabeth Hampton, Hannah Elizabeth Harlan, Micah Lauren Herrin-Hinrichsen and Memory Daniell Morris.
Clarke Stonewall: Bethany Paige Rivers.
Copiah Crystal Springs: Ashlyn Georgia Gaddy and Caitlyn Suzanne Gaddy.
Covington Collins: Dustin Carl Allen, Faith Marie Anderson, Edwind Jamal Blackwell, Chrissy Marie Casey, Dillon Wade Chain, Matthew Dwain Cross, Bianca Alexxandra Edwards, Yasmine Sha'neca Fairley, Kathryn Connie Friedman, Julie Renee Hall, Katelyn Dawn Harvey, Jacob Brody Keys, Alyson Leann Knight, Amiee Cheryre Knight, Amber Marie Little, Jalyn La'Prestiana Lockhart, Alexandra Kelly Phillips, Brandi Alexis-Monet Pittman, Suzanna Marie Salinas, Alyssa Gale Sanford, Laken Olivia Sanford, Dillen Tamaise Starr, Abby Elizabeth Stringer, Amber Diann Stuart and Erica Dianne Wylie.
Covington Mount Olive: Mindy Renee Dennis, Me'lea Yasmeen Johnson, Taylor Ann Sasser, Marisa Nell
Daniel, Olive Cory Arron Ellis, Tyler Devin Jenkins, Katlin Hope Lack and Ryan David Sanford.
Covington Seminary: Hannah Marie Kelly, Allysia LeAnn Broome, Austin Wayne Davis, Angelyn Tempe
Easterling, Richard Nathan Knotts and Kristen Marie Thompson.
Covington Sumrall: Aaron Wesley Ward.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Sara Katherine Anger, Madalyn McNeel Beckham, Meagan Leanne Blackwell, Keyanna Untrell Booth, Jason Brooks Byrd, Ronald Blake Crawford, Desirae Rashun Fairley, Sara Elise Foster, Blythe Leighton Griffin, Phadre Yvonne Hocker, Stephanie Marie Horton, Ian Aaron Hubble, Emily Claire James, Harlan Michael Mapp, Mark Hudson O'Neal, Cheyenne Palmer, Adam Lee Rigney, James Michael Sheasby, Daniel Cole Stadalis, Bethany Anne Stewart, Tishara Renee Thomas, Michael Austin Tucker, Perry Lee Wade and Michael Isaac Wilson.
Forrest Petal: Laurence Gerald Barhum, Bethany Jane Barnes, Adonis Enrique Berdion Ayala, Kayla Dianne
Broome, Jolonda Cheron Clay, Brenda Baquie Hegwood, William C Hoang, Shane Jerel Hochstetler,
Karen Anne Kennedy, Marcus Bradley Massioni, Clayton Taylor Mikell, Cody Michael Mims, Joseph Allen Rider, Jacob Myles Rollin, Amanda Ortego Rowley, Kayla Cheree Sledge, Darrah Michelle Smith, Melanie Kristen Soldinie, Krissy Lynn Stutts and Fredrick WR Woodruff.
George Lucedale: April Nicole Ackeret, Elise Jensen Bowie, Geneva Ellyn Catlett, Macy Cristine Rogers,
Leah Suzanne Smith, Rayna Kaye Strickland and Mitchel Colby Summers.
Greene Leakesville: Emily Reve' Batley, Melissa Dial Clark, Cody Lee Courtney, Audrey Noel Gibson, Caitlin Gaberielle Harvison, George Daulton McDonald, Bridgette Ashley McLain, Abbie Elouise
Moreno, Chad Llewellyn Sharp and Kayla Joann Williams.
Greene McLain: Terron Tyshun Brown.
Greene Neely: Leah Danielle Dueitt and Brandy Deanna Jenkins.
Greene Richton: Amanda Renee Arnold, Mason Lee Brewer, Samantha Carolina Lassiter, James Christopher
Turner and Meka Ann White.
Greene State Line: Paige Elizabeth Crager, Rheygen Chantell Moody, Jamie Ray Parnell and Stephanie
Suzanne Parnell.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Courtney Jade Miller, Meghan Leigh Beaugez and Nathan Daniels Lambeth.
Hancock Diamondhead: William Richard Justice Hazen and Jared Layton Lal.
Hancock Waveland: Ashley Marie Corr, Kendall Jon Island and Erubiel Alejandro Sandoval Araiza.
Harrison Gulfport: Karla Yadira Santiago and William Coten Wales.
Harrison Long Beach: Savannah Jill Scafide.
Harrison Saucier: Kirstin Briana Woods.
Hinds Clinton: Veronica Elizabeth Walker.
Hinds Jackson: Toni Vontrell Leverette, Scott Hamkari Martin and Mickel Jared McCann.
Jackson Gautier: Bryce Vaughn Kinzer and Gabrielle Idalis Scott.
Jackson Moss Point: Shelby Lawson Nelson.
Jasper Bay Springs: Logan Kyndall James, Mallory Ann Odom, Morgan Brianne Smith and Shayn Donovan Wardrop.
Jasper Heidelberg: Hope Elizabeth Beard, Brittny Kristen Belding, Charles Edward Darty, Nakiba Kyelia Harkless, Jasmine Shaunte' Jones, Keandra Nicole Lindsey, Annie Marie Shirley and Tameia Natasjia Singleton.
Jasper Laurel: Justin Ra'Shad Moody and Dustin J Rayner.
Jasper Paulding: Roshita LaDream Gates.
Jasper Raleigh: Rebekah LeAnne Sullivan.
Jasper Stringer: Stormy Cheyenne Boyanton, Leslie Susanne Conerly, Kaden Thomas Dale, Michael Jason Gambrell and Kolton McCarty.
Jasper Vossburg: Courtney Lasha Darby and Precious Monique Strickland.
Jefferson Prentiss: Macon Cortez Holliman.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Hannah Kate Hathorn, Jacob Lee Jackson and Joel Phillip Wambolt.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Ashley Noelle Graves, Malcolm Jamal Gray and Louis Charles Martin.
Jones Ellisville: Abbey Dale Adams, Edwin Van Alford, Haley Renee Biglane, Zachary Austin Biglane, Germecca Charteka Bolton, William Alan Boot, Malcolm L Bounds, Savannah Lee Boswell, Hunter Lamar Carpenter, James Christopher Cooley, Adreana Lakera Crosby, David Jacob Driskell, Michael Paul Ellzey, Kaylie Suzanne Flynt, Jennifer Marianna Glaze, Aaron Maxwell Hall, Elizabeth Enochs Herring, Lea Crosby Jefcoat, Mary Kathryn Landrum, Jacob Scott Lightsey, Amanda Redditt Looney, Tylexis Ariel Martin, Pamela G McDonald, Dallas Alis McKinnon, Jordan Olivia Niezgoda, Priya Dilip Patel, Sunny Navin Patel, Austin Allen Perkins, Brandi Jessica Powe, Jessica Monique Rice, Sabrina Claire Rounsaville, Clinton Thomas Sasser, Lauren Emilee Shows, Sara Elizabeth Stevens, Jessica Leigh Sullivan, Alden Jae Swindle, Luke Lowery Tucker, Cassidy Nicole Ulmer, Haley Brianna Wansley and Chris Norman Wallace.
Jones Hattiesburg: Shelby Leigh Gilliland and Ashley Elizabeth Martinolich.
Jones Heidelberg: Aubrey Suzanne Nickey.
Jones Laurel: Jeremy Arkel Arrington, Emily Kranz Bedwell, Jeffrey Douglas Broome, Keundreiah Wa'ne Burns, Elizabeth Ann Busby, Molly Marie Chandler, Crystal Louise Cole Mackey, Adrienne Kenise Cook, Jake Zachary Crews, Ashley Marie Dickerson, Sydney Nicole Dickerson, Hunter Analisa Eady, Cassie Marie Ezzell, William Robert Farquhar, Callen Mackenzie Gibson, Megan Colleen Grafton, Kayla Tianda Harper, Shawna Ann Herron, Haley DaSha Hertenstein, Jonathon David Hicks, Victoria Renae Hodge, Chynna Jordan Holifield, Cassia Joy Hosey, Benjamin Garrett Howse, Lisa Anne Hunter, Shelby Reese Ishee, Tarriq Husam Kanan, Kiana Sharell Keys, Alexis Michelle King, William Carl Lyon, Jatari Dontae McCann, Marisha Chandria McClendon, Collin Tyler McCraw, Lacey Michelle McLain, Lydia Noelle Myers, Haleigh Lauren Nichols, Ricci Renaldo Page, Kadie Nicole Parker, Disha Bharat Patel, Cody Ryan Patrick, Daphney Danyelle Pickering, Adam Dean Poore, Karleen Danielle Randol, Pertina Lasalle Roberson, Taylor Lynn Sanders, Eryn LeAnn Sanderson, Patrick Lee Scoggin, Cristina Lucerito Serrano, Jaliza Minnette Simmons, Ashley Brianna Smith, Forrest Alton Smith, Katelyn Danielle Smith, Madison Kate Smith, Morgan Elizabeth Smith, Kasey Reanee Tanner, Hanna Da'Shae Tolbert, Charles Guy Turner, Dalton Adam Voge, Tabitha Jo Flora Wade, Luke Baker Waggoner, Chikaylla Dejone Hearn Walker, Dalton Cade Webb, Jared Keith West, Lauren Elizabeth Williams, Sara Elizabeth Williams, Hunter Ashton Windham and Ian Andrew Yelverton.
Jones Moselle: Kellie Dianne Nelson.
Jones Ovett: Erica Faye Adams, Miranda Leighann Beesley, Desirae Jeanette Brown, Andrew James
Hargrove, Anna Kaitlyn Hinton, Jamie Randal Sauls, Madalyn Raine Walters, Brooke Erin West and Brianna Hope Woodward.
Jones Sandersville: Erin Elise Jordan, Britney E Kelley and Charmayne Laroze Walker.
Jones Soso: Somer M'Leigh Anderson, Summer Nicole DeLoach, Kasey Joy Gavin, Kaitlyn Danielle Hite, Haven Karlana Ishee, Devonte TaBorise Jones, Chantal Lewis, Aleena Morgan Powell, Kelsey Cheyenne Quarles and Ross Graham Thompson.
Jones Taylorsville: Mashayla Chauntell Harper, Janetta Dovanna McCullum and Sammie Lenar McDonald.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Cruise Allen Beeding, Shanice Tatiana Bolton, Jansen Keith Bounds, Matthew Aaron Burgess, Nicholas Daniel Canner, Zachary Michael Culpepper, Leiloni Lynn Davenport, Eden Danielle Dearman, Jawanna Mon'ae Evans, William Aultman Folkes, Lindsey Allison Garrity, Undrea Le'Anna Harris, Nicole Lynda Hebert, Tyler Glenn Henry, Santana Wenter Jackson, Rebecca Joy Kahler, Victor William Merritt, Sarah Jane Murdock, Kayla Marie Phipps, Kaci Alicyn Raimey, AJ Thomas Robinson, Clayton Dean Rowley, Shaun Ashby Royer, Tanner Scott Shutze, Clifton Allen Tice, Aaron Robert Turner and Mercedes Alexia Vines.
Lamar Purvis: Noel Chandler Bell, Crystal Lynn Jones, Jonathan Michael Jones, Taylor Hayden Long, Rachel Viola Raynes and Rebecca Gail Turner.
Lamar Sumrall: Hannah Marae Boyte, Robert Matthew Breland, Timothy Matthew Cooper, Jessica Shelby
Foster, Lisa Marie Guy, Michael Alan Mann, Ann Marie Norris and Nicholas David Underwood.
Lawrence Monticello: Hunter Garrett Stephens.
Lawrence Silver Creek: Dana Nicole Baker.
Lee Saltillo: Anna Claire Price.
Lincoln Bogue Chitto: Quenetta Donishia Wilson.
Madison Madison: William Christopher Morgan and Bailey Nicole Stokes.
Marion Columbia: Megan Chantel Peters, Tyler Matthew Sanders, Jenna Denise Smith, Kyle Gage Smith, D'Andre Darrell Watts and Courtney Renee White.
Marion Kokomo: Danita Daichon Stevenson and Robert Dale Warner.
Marshall Waterford: Joshua Guy Keel.
Newton Newton: Brandon Joseph Ellis.
Noxubee Brooksville: Javoris Montez Glenn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Carolina Summer Berryhill.
Pearl River Poplarville: Emetric Jamil Fells.
Perry Beaumont: Katelyn Danielle Seeley.
Perry Petal: Julie Linh Nguyen and Kristina Lynn Travis.
Perry Richton: Taylor Danielle Breland, Lyric Ailiyah Brown, Jered Russel Creel, Abbagail Cheyanne
Edwards, Ryan Ellis Finley and Adam Reece Wigley.
Pike McComb: Dorian Venice Felder and Eniaya Janeise Leonard.
Rankin Brandon: Caycee Lynn Sumrall.
Rankin Florence: Dalton Layne Middleton, Savannah Cheyenne Raines and Lindy Lee Tabor.
Rankin Pearl: Randa Katherine Amason, Parris Jade Ladner and Joshua Taylor Wilson.
Scott Forest: Stephen Tyler Woods.
Scott Lena: Phillip Michael Parker.
Scott Morton: Christyna Noel Mangum.
Simpson Magee: Jacob Mark Brown, Hanna Nicole Lester, Alison Nicole Padgett, Robert Walton Prince, Cady Nicole Smith and Joanna Catherine Word.
Simpson Mendenhall: Tarena Michelle Marshall and Kaci Danielle Powell.
Simpson New Hebron: Eric Christopher Welch.
Smith Bay Springs: Austin Luke Cargile.
Smith Forest: Morgan Brittany Cora.
Smith Louin: Jessica Machelle Moore and Alexis Dominique Rambo.
Smith Mize: Abigail Reid Kennedy and Brandon Reid Stringer.
Smith Morton: Vincent David Buffington.
Smith Pulaski: Carrie Lee Harrison.
Smith Raleigh: Haley Leeanne Middleton, Roslyn Nico Miller and Jacob Marcus Sims.
Smith Taylorsville: Shanakan Lashey Barnes, Carrie C Bass, Ashleigh Marie Blakeney, Michael Robertson
Coats, April Littieanna Hall, Lukas Thomas Ishee, Jeremy Phillip Skinner, Joshua Charles Vowell and Terri Clarice Wilson.
Stone Lumberton: Thomas Tyson Parker.
Stone Perkinston: Traci Andrae Monroe.
Stone Wiggins: Reese Keeling Sloan and Trinity Paige Williams.
Warren Vicksburg: Kristen Elizabeth Buchanan.
Wayne Buckatunna: Victoria Hope Smith.
Wayne Clara: Donald Gray Utsey.
Wayne Richton: Naomi Jenise Clark and Brandy Rae Nicholson.
Wayne Shubuta: Susan Lola Beasley.
Wayne State Line: Taylor Paige Cartwright, Bridgette Lynn Gardner, Skyler Hope McLain and Kailey
Breanna Scarbrough.
Wayne Waynesboro: Maegan Danielle Beech, Sharniece Verday Chambers, Treston Wayne Cochran,
Alexa Blake Deas, Madison Brittany Freeman, Trenton Douglas Freeman, Kayla Michelle Gordon, Shaquavous On'Yale Harris, Logan Skylar Holyfield, Cecil Scott Miller, Ashley Nicole Mills, Gary Rashaan Myers, Michael Cade Owen, Jabe Andrew Powe, Rachel Amelia Reynolds, Abby Marie Trigg, Brandon Robert West, Bryce Taylor West, Breanna Nicole Whitfield, James Thomas Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Jennifer Dawn Chaffin.
Winston Louisville: William Austin Baskin.

JCJC Faculty List Honor Roll Fall 2014

Mobile, Alabama: Isha Nicole Williams.
Mandeville, Louisiana: Dylan Michael Manichia and Tyler Jeffrey Schwaner.
Slidell, Louisiana: Hayley Elise Pichon.
Rosedale, New York: Kiana Mona Morgan.
Sheyenne, North Dakota: Derek Hugh Duckworth.
Harker Heights, Texas: Kyla Elizabeth Welch.

Adams Natchez: Alexius Cherie Coley, Christopher Dee Daniels, Kiera Michelle Knight and Jacqueline Anne Owens.
Claiborne Hermanville: Aaron Jamal Bevily.
Clarke Meridian: Victoria Lea O'Quin, Sammi Jo Rich and James Hunter Riley.
Clarke Quitman: Elizabeth Chapell Burgess, April Kristine Lawson and Kristen Paige Parker.
Clarke Shubuta: Sabina Dansby Edwards.
Copiah Hazlehurst: Kenneth Rashad Taylor Coleman and Breanna Nicole Pruy.
Copiah Hermanville: Jimmie Davies Johnson.
Copiah Wesson: Javarious K Tanner.
Covington Collins: Reagan Gerald Arnold, Britany Nicole Childress, LeAngel Lashay Coleman, Devin Lamar
Crosby, Hannah M Dutton, Kaleb Morgan Easterling, Jaylon Howard Flowers, Michael Jerome Flowers, Alexander Paul Hall, Tristen Balee Hanegan, Kristin Rene' Harvey, Ceira Michelle Hayes, Roteisha Lashaunbria Hope, Amy Danielle Hosey, Candace Miaree Jones, Tiearra Shantale Jones, Cillmuriel Odessa La'nell Keys, Tremaine Lerrell Keys, Jarvis Curtis Payton, Brittany Renee Pegram, Stefani Danielle Pickering, Brianna Michelle Rials, Brittany Marie Riley, James Anthony Sharp, Ronnecia Quashanita Smith, Nolan Kyle Stapleton, Christy Michele Warren and Gustave Liola White.
Covington Mount Olive: Abagail Faith Burkes, Joshua Alexander Carr, Shenandoah Sterling Jackson, Jalisa
Franshun Keyes, Magadelyn Quantavia Pickering, Erin Hillary Walker and Ryan Edward Weston.
Covington Petal: Rachel Inez Watson.
Covington Seminary: Jarred Clint Ashley, Linda Taylor Cockrell, Joshua Lee Collins, Richard Lee Cothran, Austin Lane Gandy, Miles Alexander Graham, Brandon Marc Hand, Katelyn Nicole Herring, Colton
Scott Kendrick, Timber Josi Lott, Lydia M McCall, Anna Cathryn Sanford, Ronald James Smith, David Carlton Travis and Michael Tanner Windham.
Covington Sumrall: Marissa Faye Ciraco and Whitney DeAnna Clinton.
Covington Taylorsville: Kaci Anjoli Beasley and Maricus A Walker.
Desoto Southaven: Hailee Nicole Kolwyck.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Amara Asad, Mandy Renee Baker, Denisha Marie Bass, Floyd Ray Blakely, Madelaine
Beck Collins, Mason Alexander Cowart, Kelly O'Neal Creel, Raven Alexxis Cuyler, Kyrstin Necole
Dahmer, Lelland Montgomery Ducksworth, Charles Donald Funderburk, Joseph Burton Goff, Noah Thomas Gower, Lauren Elizabeth Howard, Mary Louise Johnson, Marsha Venitta Keys, Raven Sa'Rae Lee, Keila Joyce Mitchell, Juan Carlos Molina, Kalissa Monique Penry, Kaitlyn Lynette Son, Stephen Lamar Sweeney, Summer Leigh Tyson, Jatasha Lanae Walker, Ishica Mykittia Washington, Niesha Nicole West and Jermaine RoJohn Wright.
Forrest Lumberton: Kiersten Angelene Hickey.
Forrest Petal: Chase Ryland Barnes, Zachary Tyler Bowman, Katelynn Renee' Brock, Chasity Nicole
Buckley, Donavan Robert Carley, Patrick Rylee Culpepper, Anna Marie Dickinson, Robert Blake Dunn, Gregory Steven Dye, Tara Elizabeth Fisher, Melody Victoria Graves, Jonathon Maxwell Gunn, Tyler Fondshay Hamby, Jennifer Nichole Headley, Jenna Lynn Hegwood, Brittney Nichole Henley, Jacob Matthew Hiatt, Shelby Ann Hodge, Franki LaRae Hubbard, Kelly Grace Ingram, Michelle Spot Jaynes, Zachary Andrew Kizer, Garrett Ray Lancaster, Madison Olivia Magee, Kimberly Elaine Maliden, Tara Rachelle Massengale, Christandre Chardette McCaskill, Brandon Rayshod McInnis, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Josiah Lee Montague, Chelsea Jane Montgomery, Katie Allison Peoples, Janekia Shawntarious Peters, Justin Alexander Powell, Lauren Kate Raborn, Michael Andrew Rahaim, Monica Rowell Rawlins, Carlton David Reid, Ryan Lynn Rich, Jessica Elizabeth Rogers, Crystal Lee Ross, Lauren Danae Sheller, Jerrica Shy'nez Sims, Anna Blake Smith, Brannon Cade Smith, Hannah Renee Smith, Lexie Ann Swaim, Charlie Ga Tran, Dalton Grant Walley, Zadeya Ambre Ware and Crystal Lynn Watkins.
Forrest Purvis: Preston Lee Grover and Bradley Steven Marchal.
George Lucedale: Crystal Elizabeth Beech, John Daniel Mackenzie Goff, Jalissa Monique Hardy, Jacob Scott
McLeod, Juliana Leigh Rouse and Chaisley Katlyn Sargent.
Greene Beaumont: Austin Tyler Lee.
Greene Leakesville: Tierren De'Shannon Blakely, Lauren Elizabeth Box, Cody Alexander Brown, Jennifer Lynn Byrd, Laura Elizabeth Cooley, Brandon Warren Dixon, Taylor Olivia Fountain, Joseph Tyler Hand, Jacqueline Renee Holland, Trevor Anthony McCarty, Logan Conner Robbins, Ashley Marie Strickland, Ethan Mackenna Tribble, Perry Franklin Turner and Hayden Mark West.
Greene McLain: Reginald Shaquille Ball.
Greene Neely: Jeremy Brennan Dolbear and Hanna Noell McLendon.
Greene Richton: Taylor Meagan Adcock, Nikita Charanne Brewer, Carrie Alexandria Byrd, Jessica Sharay
Evans, Jonathan Marshall Henderson, Regan Ashley Nicholson, Harrison Ely Pitts, Robert Adam Smith and Lexus Caroline Watson.
Greene State Line: Kaitlyn Nicole Hovatter and Elizabeth Mennetta Nash.
Hancock Bay Saint Louis: Jacob Lee Moss, James Nathan Thompson IV, Zachary Gage Lafontaine, Morgan
Alexandra Kowalski, Jeffery Quade Stadalis and Brandon Joseph White.
Harrison Gulfport: Jared Michael Brister and Otis Christopher Harvey.
Harrison Long Beach: Garrett Scott Garcia and Shawn Carlton Howze.
Harrison Pass Christian: Aliyah Alyse Nicole Bell and Travis Daniel Brogle.
Hinds Byram: Malik Lamarc Harvey, Racquel Anquanette Johnson and Brittany Nicole Wright.
Hinds Clinton: Leslie Anne Wall.
Hinds Jackson: Taylor Elise Dodd, Adrianna Kebrodnee Goodman and Andrew Emmanuel Riley.
Hinds Raymond: Bennett Arthur Davis.
Hinds Terry: Christopher Oneal Pendleton.
Hinds Utica: Shelldreonna M Odoms.
Jackson Gautier: Tanner Allen Crabtree and Briahna Nyael Dickerson.
Jackson Moss Point: Carissa Nicole Lancaster.
Jasper Bay Springs: Stanley Ryan Daniel, Ravon Alexandria Ducksworth, Denarius Dshun Evans, Olivia LeAnn Harrison and Amber De'Vay Walker.
Jasper Heidelberg: Destin Darnell Cooley, Kaliyah Di'Jon Heidelberg, Morgan Lindsey Lee and Emily Tara Parker.
Jasper Laurel: Donica Lynn Graham, Brandon Douglas Gray, Kelsey Leann Hamilton, Anthony Scott Hill, Donna Chanel James, Brekelshie Jo'Merreia Knight, Ashlee Nicole Morgan, Brittany Danielle Pipkins, Justin Blaine Presley and Olivia Suzanne Russell.
Jasper Louin: Keela Salica Monique Jones, Ieesha Necole Moore and Bryan Christopher Walters.
Jasper Pachuta: Taylor Amanda Dixon.
Jasper Stringer: Waylon Mitchell Blakeney, Jameson Keith Buckley, Kasey Elizabeth Fox, Dalton Emette
King, Taylor Renea Parker, Ryan Chanler Smith and Ashley Caselle Valentine.
Jasper Taylorsville: Sharla Amanda Graham.
Jasper Vossburg: Jessica LeAndrea Carmichael and Alisha Audreanna Moore.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Ashley Kanetta Mickell, Brittney Marie Peyton-Parkman, Alexandria Tytianna Price and Joshana Jacquette Thompson.
Jefferson Davis Carson: Tanner Thomas Stuart.
Jefferson Davis Oakvale: Christianna Deareale Williams.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: Chandler Harper Brinson, Abbigail Lane Burnette, Starla Sana Daggan, Natalie Brooke Daley, Zachary Michael Daley, Priscilla Sierra Holloway, Cabrina Anna Offutt and Calvin Lashad Sands.
Jefferson Davis Sumrall: Shelby Lynn Ryals.
Jones Ellisville: Savannah Joyce Bynum, Carla Jean Coleman, Hayley Danielle Davidson, Jacquelyne Carole
Davis, Rachel Suzanne Ellzey, Logan Brehnin Gerlach, Jeffrey Adam Gregson, Caleb Ryan Guilbeau, Nicholas Stone Hardison, Kelsie Hope Hathorn, Austin McKinley Herrington, Tammie Leann Holifield, Ronald Trent Jefcoat, William Corey Jefcoat, Janae Nicole Keyes, Keleigh Anne Lee, Durland Dwight McGill, Dominique D Moffett, Lindsay Rigdon Moody, BreiAnna Dovie Morgan, Brian Antonio Pollet, Michael Sterlin Reynolds, Kristin Brooke Rogers, Ruben Silvan Sanchez, Jordan Paul Sanders, Bethany Caroline Smith, Linward Shawn Snow, Gelinda K Stewart, Shelbie Elizabeth Suber, Trinity Brooke Thompson, Jordan Marie Touchstone, Marlee Aspen Ulmer, Stacey Elizabeth Varnell, Uvatira Zenzelee Watson, Lauren Victoria Welch, Megan Brook Whatley, April Allissa Willey, Dalton Read Williamson and Alycia Marie Yarbrough.
Jones Hattiesburg: Anna-Kate Cowart.
Jones Heidelberg: John Aaron Broadhead, Brittany Kay Kitchens and Sandra Marie Wells.
Jones Laurel: Marcus Deante Barnes, Hugh Graham Bergin, Richard Ryan Blackwell, Abbey Elizabeth Boone, Miguel Antron Brent Brown, Megan Taylor Bryant, Evan Anthony Buckley, Jeremy Michael Carter, Katlyn Alexandra Carter, Raven Seymone Carter, Jeremy Alexander Clanton, William Chancellor Clark, Andrea Danyel Cox, Keyuna R Crosby, Cynthia Ann Curtis, Jordyn Robinson DuBose, Morgan Phillips Duett, Brodrick Donte Everett, Lauren Millicent Farragut, David Orion Frantz, Rachel Elizabeth Glossop, Sarah Elizabeth Gregory, Jessie Leigh Hall, Hannah Grace Hankins, Seth Lee Harrison, Brayden Alexander Hodge, Jordan Nichole Holifield, Aaron Holmes Huff, Tamara Kali Hullings, Tymeka Lashay Hunter, Joshua James Ishee, Matthew Townsend Ishee, Jennifer Dyan Jarrell, Mia Ni'Sem Jasper, Kaitlin Elizabeth Johnson, Shukiera La'Shiandrey Johnson, Turner Alexander Johnson, David Keith Jones, Sheron Katorria Jones, Christopher Jacob Knight, Melody Joy Laypath, Alex Weston Lindsey, Megan Elise Livingston, Kimberly Jade Long, Lacy Angel Long, Rachel Rebekah Manning, Katlyn Marie Martin, Brittany Leigh Matthews, Jody Nicole Maxey, Wanda Gail McCraney, Mikala Breanne McLaurin, Brittney Alexandria McRae, Kiara Natasha Merrill, Tiara Fenae Milsap, Christian Chase O'Brian, Destiny Alexis Odom, Mary Dianna Overstreet, Robert Matthew Parish, Christine B Pledger, Kristine Marie Porter, Karly Lyn Ray, Sarah Mackenzie Rayner, Karlee Raelyn Reeves, Abby Kate Ridge, Brooke Alexandra Riley, Travis Ladarian Roberson, Octavia Sherise Roberts, Ashley Renee Robinson, Jeremiah Samuel Scott, Corey Allan Shepherd, James Zachary Sherman, Matthew Chisolm Sherman, Adriann Reid Shoemake, Andrew David Sims, Mckenzie Morgan Sims, Jamie Renae Slade, Aaron Lee Smith, Amanda Lynn Smith, Erica Denike Smith, Ricky Joe Smith, Devin Glenn Stokley, Ja'Monica M Strickland, Victoria Eileen Sumrall, Joshua Blake Taylor, Cameron Arnett Thomas, Jasper De'Vonta Thompson, Austin William Waldrup, David Thomas Walker, Jacob Chauncey Walker, Brittany Nicole Walters, Haley Erin Walters, Lakken McKenzie Walters, Seth Elliot West, Brennan Chase Whatley, Taurean Rechard Wilkins, Kyle Jordon Williams, Ryce Nicole Williams, Stephan Robert Williams, Benjamin Austin Winpigler, Zanquelis Amontte DeVonne Wolverton and Emily Nicole Wright.
Jones Moselle: Janet Lynn Archer, Jessica Lynn Collins, Joseph Michael Crosby, Brandi Lee Dayner,
Katherine Anne Martin, Stephanie Lauren Murrell, Marissa Brekae' Robinson, Robyn Elizabeth Robinson, Wesley Michael Ross, Lourdes Sanchez Paz, Alicia Selina Stanford, Jessica Meagan Taylor and Dustin James Thompson.
Jones Ovett: Shaylee Khristine Ainsworth, Lauren Nicole DePriest, Angela Marie Haigler, Cristy Lynn Kaufman, Jacob Cheyenne Manning, Jared Allen Russell and Brandon Allen Shoemake.
Jones Richton: Marley Reagan Mills and James Austin Parker.
Jones Sandersville: Summer Sedera Garner, Katy Nicole Mattison and Christy Lee Reeves.
Jones Seminary: Kimberly Kay Bell, Shelbi Felicia Coleman and Taylor Alexander Tamberg.
Jones Soso: Emily Renea Busby, Emily Lynn Davis, Dakota Chayne Dupree, Jimmie Laverne East, Rachel
Harley Holifield, Ashley LeAnn Ivy, Kaylee Elizabeth Jones, Jacob Adam Knight, Timothy Hayden Logan, Tosha Lee Manasco, Nikki Lynn Morgan, Memrie Lynn Nix, William T Smith and Kristiona Lynn Williams.
Jones Taylorsville: Tevin Dion Barnett, Matthew Garland Huff, Maurissa Monique Marshall and Cierra Leann Owens.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Alyssa Reyes Bell, David Shane Berry, Silvino N Bravo Hernandez, Jessica Michelle
Brinson, Annie Kaitlyn Caulfield, Raymond Brett Cole, Lisa Gayle Diaz, Chaney Case Dozier, Landon Aleis Garner, Raymond James Gilson, Mason Kade Hinton, Madeline Annette Ingram, Simone Christine Johnson, Desirae Nichole Knight, Zachary Andrew Kover, Ashley R Lavallais-Hocker, Madison Alicia Knoll, Hannah Victoria LeBlanc, Charlotte Louise Lear, William Henry Lee, Rohini Malkani, Jamal Antonio Moore, Jeroderick Rushawn Moore, Jennifer Mims Niemeyer, Clayton Kyle Nobles, Michael Thomas Orsi, Laurel Elizabeth Pass, Megan Anne Pruett, Kevin B Rieder, Brittany Nicole Roberts, Nicholas Ian Royer, Julia Michelle Shropshire, Kwadric Rashad Smith, Rebekah Michlle Ward and Sara Lisann White.
Lamar Lumberton: Shelby Nicole Gray and Kelsey Grace Hannaford.
Lamar Purvis: Kelsey Elaine Addison, Brad Keith Anderson, Tyler Brooks Ash, Halae Cameron Brown, Danielle Cherise Girod, Ashley Nicole Lee, Yvonne Frances Nichols, Preston Earl Pitfield, Morgan Tyler Shows and Triston Cecil Yates.
Lamar Sumrall: Christopher Theadore Bond, Caleb Austin Butler, Kristen Nicole Dobbs, Katherine Maria Forsmark, Olyvia Anastasia Freeman, Austin Brentley Jackson, Jeffery Scott Jones, Katie Miranda Lohman, Chelsie Muse Lozada, Allison Denise Lucus, Camillia Kate McKissack, Jeremy Dean Newsom, William Thomas Nobles, Mack Alvin Smith Jr., Fancy Virginia Stewart, Taylor Craig Varnado and Caitlyn Allie McRaney.
Lauderdale Meridian: Eric Benjamin Fera.
Lawrence Monticello: Leigh Ann Reeves.
Leake Carthage: Shelby LeeAnn Odom.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Kerri Brooke McGehee and Michael Landon Nettles.
Lincoln Wesson: Destiny Adrieanna Lloyd.
Lowndes Columbus: Taylor Danielle Baudoin and Cody Stephen Mordecai.
Madison Madison: William Andrew Edgar, Virginia Elizabeth Endris and Emily Hannah Jones.
Marion Columbia: Zana Rychell Bridges, Heather Nicole Broom, Lissa Denise Little, Leslie Taylor Pounds and Doniqua Gleniece Strickland.
Marion Foxworth: Courtney Katherine Lowery.
Newton Chunky: Josue Gonzalez.
Newton Hickory: William Troy Brand.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Zebedee Rice.
Pearl River Picayune: Lauren Elisabeth Lander, Sarah Faith Richard and Alyssa Tere' Scott.
Perry Beaumont: Justin Ray Lott and Andrew Reese Murry.
Perry New Augusta: Samuel Lee Hinton and Damarcus Latraun Moore.
Perry Petal: Alexander Ian Crays, Chelsea Elizabeth Sanford, Destiny Elizabeth Sanford and Amanda Danielle
Williams.
Perry Richton: Leah Michelle Carpenter, James Logan Cooper, Lindsey Alyssa Crane, Katey Amelia Dolbear, Ellen Victoria Herring, Rachel Elizabeth Myrick, Albert Ryan Nicholson, Amber Nicole Odom, Brittany Denise Rice, Krista Noel Robinson, Cheyanne Nicole Sketo, Stephanie Cheri Valentine, Justin Troy Walley and Brittany Kathleen Welsh.
Pike McComb: Briana LaTrice Tobias.
Pontotoc Ecru: Brittany Kay Seale.
Rankin Brandon: Arnesha Neshay Caldwell, David Nathaniel Muirhead and John Alan Wall.
Rankin Florence: Dillon Jared Boyte, Daylin Connor Britt, Victoria Renea Easley, Joshua Thomas Hamby, Jake Kendall Holland, Ali Noelle Sullivan and Abigail Faith Taylor.
Rankin Pelahatchie: Mary Katherine Shoultz.
Rankin Richland: Lauren Elaine Hosey.
Scott Forest: Brice Alexander Harrell.
Scott Morton: Hannah Elizabeth Beemon and Audrianna Marie Huff.
Simpson Braxton: Madison Brooke Jones.
Simpson Florence: James Price Berry.
Simpson Magee: Nathan O Ashley, Brandon Lee Cockrell, Unique Markell Cooper, Harley Diane Hilton, Tyler Gordon King, Michael N Layton, Porcha Mishia Leggett, Molly Elizabeth McCool, Sara Bridgette McDaniel, Micah David Moffett, Danielle Dawn Marie Rando, Christopher Cullen Richardson and Stephen Reed Schaub.
Simpson Mendenhall: Charlene Michelle Hux Malik:, Jamal McNair, John Langston Scarborough and Nija Kiona Williams.
Simpson New Hebron: Brody William Matthews.
Smith Bay Springs: James Allen Smith.
Smith Louin: Laquata Aquanette Davis, Victoria Jean Smith, Ivy Chanel Williamson and Simeon Devon
Wright.
Smith Mize: Dakota Aleczander Brannon, Zachary Taylor Bryant, Bethany Hope Eubanks, Brooks Thomas
Howell, Donnette Rachel Lowery and Allison Alise Purser.
Smith Morton: Kerri Danielle Hamilton and Hannah Morgan Hammons.
Smith Mount Olive: Gabrielle Fonsha Ducksworth, Joshua Layne Rusche and Dontaye Shanell Tatum.
Smith Pulaski: Heather Nicole Baker.
Smith Raleigh: Victoria Rose Craft, Treston Wilson Crumpton, Chitez Pwayne Keyes, Nasiya Yenteia Shenite Keyes and Adrian Nicole Robertson.
Smith Seminary: Jared Patrick Smith.
Smith Taylorsville: Kala Shontai Blackwell, James Michael Blakeney, Samantha Blair Garner, Jeana Darlene Graves, Richard Todd Hetrick, Alexis Nakia James, Rita Victoria Johnson, Mildred Mechelle McCullum, Sara Josephine Phipps, Yeshia Dyminyontia Pittman, Cassidy Laurel Rice, Matthew Adam Valentine, Zachary Russell Walker, Amber Nicole White and Landon Hall Wilson.
Stone Perkinston: Amos Eugene Alexander.
Stone Wiggins: Kolby Allen Krohn.
Sunflower Bay Springs: Patrick Douglas Lofton.
Wayne State Line: Kelsey Lane Guy.
Walthall Tyertown: Jahmaad Isaac Harrell and Myeisha S Bickham.
Warren Vicksburg: Kaci Leeann Holdiness, Alaina Marie Hubbard, Christopher Craig McRaney and Tana Elizabeth Starnes.
Wayne Buckatunna: Shelly Linn Collinsworth, Ariel Katrice Hill, DeAshley Ariell Hill and Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor.
Wayne Clara: Chelsea Breanna Miller and Allie Alyse Sehon.
Wayne Richton: Bobby Colton Brewer and Amber Hope Landrum.
Wayne Shubuta: Shakela Latriece Leggett, Kuadias Demetrus Smith and Akeiba Kashona Spencer.
Wayne Waynesboro: Brant Miles Bazor, Tyler Anne Beasley, Kalli Dawn Bunch, Haley Lynn Davis, Katlyn Brianne Davis, Cheramie Ann Dobson, Marie Cheryl Evans, LaDashia Bresha Fields, Zachary Dakota Freeman, Jace Holden Gardner, Bailey Nicole Hall, Devonte Lavoris Hayes, Walter Andrew Haynes, Kent Doby Herring, Katelyn Danielle Holland, Justin Grant Hutto, Alexis Camille Johnston, Natalie Paige Jones, Kambria Quendacia Jordan, Samuel Add Mathis, Lauren Ashley McCarty, Meagan Olivia McCarty, Jill Tonettee Phillips, Michael Johnathon Platt, Haley Breann Sharp, Shamesha Wanette Sibley, Richard Thomas Wadley, Lindsey Claire Walker and Laterrius M Williams.
Wilkinson Woodville: Tailor Jordon-rome Cutrer, Hannah Michelle Lanehart, Kelsy Ann Miller and Justin Edwin Ryan.
Yazoo Yazoo City: Jamiah Dannette Alexander.

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286564331.html | 286564331

MPS - Out for Holiday Break

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Meridian Public School District
We will be out and on Winter Break!!!
Will be back on Monday, January 5, 2015.

If you need me, please contact me via phone – 601.486.3388.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thanks,
Elizabeth

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286265471.html | 286265471

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286217411.html | 286217411

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286215771.html | 286215771

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286215661.html | 286215661

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286118131.html | 286118131

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286118031.html | 286118031

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286117911.html | 286117911

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

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/286117561.html | 286117561

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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East Mississippi Community College
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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Jones County Junior College ... on the Ellisville campus
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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