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ECCC student body leaders

(front row, from left) Kaley Bufkin, freshman class president and Kaylee Yates, freshman vice president, both of Newton County; Anna Claire Webb, freshman class secretary, Noxapater and Hannah May, freshman class treasurer, also of Newton County; (back row, from left) Zack Allen, sophomore class president of Neshoba Central; Megan Robinson, sophomore class vice president and Cara Jackson, sophomore class secretary, both of Nanih Waiya; Matt Ferguson, sophomore class treasurer, Lake; Leah Ferguson Student Body Association (SBA) president, Neshoba Central; Hannah Mitchell SBA vice president, Newton County; Addie Ambrosier, SBA secretary, Magee; and Warner Parkes, SBA treasurer, Nanih Waiya. (EC PHOTO)

Selected to lead East Central Community College’s student body for 2014-15 and their respective high schools are… Read more

Garden speaker


Teresa Ward speaks to the Winston Garden Club’s October meeting on the topic … Read more


(seated, from left) Leah Ferguson of Philadelphia, Student Body Association; Jenna Lovorn of Louisville, Astronomy Club; Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services; Katy Ezell (vice president) of Decatur, Diamond Darlings; Zach Allen (president) of Louisville, Phi Theta Kappa and Sophomore Class; DeeJay Rolison (secretary) of Conehatta, Encore’; Dr. Billy W. Stewart, President; Kara Yates of Morton, ECCC Concert Choir; and Emily Cook of Philadelphia, Centralettes and Wo-He-Lo; (second row, from left) Bristol Buffington of Starkville, EC Art Club and EC Players; Mak Rowzee of Hickory, Cheerleading Squad; Virginia Easley of Philadelphia, Phi Beta Lambda; Warner Parkes of Louisville, Warrior Corps; Haley Pierce of Noxapater, Warrior Corps; Madison Barnett of Noxapater, The Tom-Tom; Trent Haden of Sumrall, EC Business Club; Colton Horne of Noxapater, Alpha Alpha Epsilon; Jamie Mathis of Meridian, ASNEC (Association of Student Nurses at EC); Katie Sanford of Decatur, Wall O’ Sound Band; Emily Shoemake of Conehatta, Native American Club; Lydia Wolfe of Decatur, Practical Nursing Association; Kierra Griffin of McCool, EC Surgical Technology Student Association; Kaley Bufkin of Decatur, Student Body Association; and Kodi Wright of Collinsville, Sigma Sigma Mu Tau; and (back row, from left) Tallie Johnston of Lake, Ac’cents; Houston Martin of Union, Collegians; Joshua Parker of Foxworth, Baptist Student Union; Caleb Stallings of Vossburg, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Resident Assistants; Duston Call of Union, Newman Club; Noah Corcoran of Louisville, Environmental Club; Colby Amis of Decatur, Association of Student Nurses at EC; William Milner of Lena, SkillsUSA; Sarah Freeman of Decatur, Wesley Foundation; Keona Foster of Philadelphia, Gospel Choir; Christopher Brown of Forest, Bon Appetit; and Allison Johnston of Philadelphia, Student Education Association. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Lee serve as sponsors of the President’s Council. (EC Photo)

ECCC Presidents’ Council

The above students currently serve as members of the President’s Council at East Central Community College in Decatur. The President’s Council is comprised of leaders of all campus clubs and organizations and was established to provide better … Read more

Pet of Week – 11/19/2014

Pet of week

Jodie is a sweet boxer mix who is available for adoption. She has been spayed, and her adoption fee is $20.00. She is great with the other animals in the shelter. … Read more

Learning for work

(right from left) Wes Spears and Micah Williams, both of Newton County High School; Desmond Stewart, Leake County Career-Technical Center; and Preston Breazeale, Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center. Also pictured are (from left) hotel and restaurant management technology students Ashley Hill of Noxapater, and Alecia Breedlove and Delana Comans, both of Philadelphia. The annual conference is sponsored by the ECCC Career-Technical Division. This year’s theme was “Stampeding to Success.” (EC Photo)

Learning How to ‘Fold’ Properly!

How to properly fold dinner napkins and other information related to fine dining were among items presented by hotel and restaurant management technology program representatives at the annual Non-Traditional Conference for Male Students held recently … Read more



Lynne Cunningham visits lighthouse at Chinocteague Island, home of wild ponies, waterfowl and turtles; also a bed and breakfast for leagues of migratory winged visitors from the north making their way south to warm weather wintering grounds. … Read more

Fun and learning

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CAREER & TECH NEWS –Sergeant Montoya Rush spoke to the career and tech students at the John C. Stennis Vocational Complex on Friday, October 24, 2014. She spoke about the importance of … Read more

Nanih Waiya competes in MC’s 32nd Annual Academic Competition

Mississippi College is honored to host the 32nd annual academic competition. Thirty-eight teams began competing on November 4, 2014 and the competition will continue until January 27, 2015.

The quiz-like, single-elimination competition is … Read more

Phi Theta Kappa War paint event set

ECCC Students Tapped for PTK Honor Society
These outstanding East Central Community College students were inducted into Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, at the annual PTK Fall Induction Ceremony held Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus. New members of the prestigious organization include (front row, from left) Samantha Morgan, Louisville; Kaylee Yates, Decatur; Jamey Kinard, Louisville; and Faith Emmons, Lake; (second row, from left) Nikki Triplett, Forest; Kelsey Smith, Louisville; Aaren Avera, Hickory; and Alana Knowles, Decatur; and (back row, from left) Brooke Smith, Noxapater; Justin Moore, Kosciusko; and Joshua Parker, Foxworth. Not pictured are inductees Mikayla May of Chunky and Justin Marcangeli of Philadelphia. Casie Page, student pastor at Northcrest Baptist Church, served as guest speaker. He was also inducted as an honorary Theta Xi member and adviser. ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart and Vice President for Instruction Dr. Teresa Houston also provided remarks and congratulated inductees.  Workforce education counselor Amanda Walton, math instructor Jenna Wright, and drafting and design technology instructor Chris Ryals serve as Theta Xi Chapter advisers.   (EC Photo)

East Central Community College is making a difference in the lives of its students through Phi Theta Kappa. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to promote scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and membership among academically superior students.

This year Phi Theta … Read more

Helping out

L to R: Betty Sherrod and Jaslyn Sherrod-Turner.

Girl Scout Troop 20206 at Dean Park

Girl Scout Jaslyn Sherrod-Turner planted pansies at Dean Park on Saturday, November 15, 2014. There are 7 girls in Winston County Girl Scout Troop 20206, however, the others couldn’t keep their engagement with … Read more