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

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




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

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.




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




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

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




JCJC's Theater department presents, “Guys & Dolls”

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




All East Mississippi Community College locations ... weather info

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




EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Winter Weather Update

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.




Meridian Public School District - Delayed start of school

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




Oakland Heights Elementary School Black History Program

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




JCJC holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at new Clarke County Center

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




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




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

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




JCJC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is Accepting Applications

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




JCJC inducts 209 students into PTK international honor society

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




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.





JCJC’s Pharmacy Technology Program is Accepting Applications

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




Meridian High School College Goal Sunday

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




Mississippi’s community colleges thank legislators for support

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




JCJC offering Mid-term Mini Session Courses

Jones County Junior College
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




JCJC HEADWAE recipients selected

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




JCJC annual Black History program

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




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

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




East Mississippi Community College’s 2015 Scholars’ Olympiad

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





Poplar Springs Elementary “Celebrate Meridian!”

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




MCC - Calendar of Events - Feb 2015

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.




Annual Black History Celebration

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




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




JCJC Hosts DECA District 4 and 5 Competition

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




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




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




JCJC ALUMNI MAGAZINE CONNECTS PAST WITH PRESENT

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



JCJC - Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association Clinic

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




MPSD - Events Calendar - Friday, Jan. 23rd

See Schedule
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




JCJC is offering Ship-fitting classes in Greene County

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




EMCC PRESIDENT DR. RICK YOUNG ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

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



Fall Honor Roll at JCJC Announced

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


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




JCJC President’s List - Honor Roll - Fall 2014

Jones County Junior College
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




MPS - Out for Holiday Break

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





EMCC LAUNCH PAD APPLAUDS SANDERSON PLUMBING EMPLOYEES

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



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

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


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

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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




MCC Calendar of Events - Jan. 2015

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



JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored

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




JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

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




JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

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




JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

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




EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

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




JCJC employees honored for service

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



JCJC employees honored for service

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



JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course

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




JCJC is offering intercession courses

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




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




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.




JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015

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




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

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




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

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




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

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.




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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




JCJC’s art gallery features JCJC artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




EMCC ... Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

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Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

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


East Mississippi Community College
Scooba Campus Schedule of Events

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


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

* Students will be able to register for prizes at each event attended.

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



“Under Age, Under Arrest” program

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

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

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




DELTA STATE WINS INAUGURAL DONOR CHALLENGE ...

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




JCJC Sophomore Music Student, Harlan Mapp Performs

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

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

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




Quitman High School BIG BLUE CREW Raffle Fundraiser

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

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

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

Beverly Brown
601-659-4635




Poplar Springs Elementary School Veteran's Day Celebration

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

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

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

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

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

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

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




JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Meridian Community College for November 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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




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

East Central Community College Decatur, MS Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
The East Central Community College Players present ...
"Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery
Nov. 13th - 15th each night at 7:00
in the Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
Tickets are only $15
(601) 635-6215

Karen Robertson
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph: 601-635-6340
FAX: 601-635-4398
1-877-462-3222
www.eccc.edu



JCJC costume contest winners

Jones County Junior College
JCJC costume contest winners

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

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

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

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




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

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




1st Annual Northeast High School Fall Festival

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




JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

Jones County Junior College
JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

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

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




NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

Jones County Junior College
Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy

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


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

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

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

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


x-Division Winner
y-Wild Card


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





JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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





JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Week 5 Matches – (None because of Fall Break)

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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





JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




MCC Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall Fest, Oct. 20-23.

My College Cares Day, Oct. 21.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kay Thomas
Director of College Promotions
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



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

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

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

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

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




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

Jones County Junior College
PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2014 PRVEPA Scholars Program Recipients (172 total)

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

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


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




EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

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




Gold Rush auditions at JCJC

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

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


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




JCJC Bobcat Math League

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next week, the League will take a break and return to action October 20. For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes

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

Jason
662-251-2296