ECCC presents $88,972 in student scholarships at annual event

Attending East Central Community College became even more affordable for approximately 120 students who received scholarships presented at the annual Scholarship Appreciation Program held June 12 on the Decatur campus.
Provided by numerous alumni, individuals, businesses and industries, the ECCC Foundation scholarship awards are valued at $88,972, according to Dr. Stacey Hollingsworth, executive director for Foundation and Alumni Relations.

Receives Wilks-Palmer Scholarship at ECCC Jamey Kinard (left), a 2014 graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the Wilks-Palmer Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is shown with Mickey Vance, ECCC Vice President for Business Operations, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Receives Wilks-Palmer Scholarship at ECCC
Jamey Kinard (left), a 2014 graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the Wilks-Palmer Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is shown with Mickey Vance, ECCC Vice President for Business Operations, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

US Electrical Motors Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Crystal Holdiness (left) is the 2014 recipient of the US Electrical Motors Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Nanih Waiya High School product is shown with Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.

US Electrical Motors Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Crystal Holdiness (left) is the 2014 recipient of the US Electrical Motors Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Nanih Waiya High School product is shown with Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.

Taylor Scholarship Recipients at ECCC Bay White (left) of Louisville High School is the recipient of the Taylor Advanced Machining Scholarship and Ratrae Carter (second from left) of Louisville High School and Lamonte Donald  (third from left) of Neshoba Central High School are the recipients of Taylor Advanced Welding Scholarships at East Central Community College in Decatur. They are shown with donor representative Rod Shealy of Taylor Machine Works in Louisville during the annual AT&T Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.  A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.  (EC Photo)

Taylor Scholarship Recipients at ECCC
Bay White (left) of Louisville High School is the recipient of the Taylor Advanced Machining Scholarship and Ratrae Carter (second from left) of Louisville High School and Lamonte Donald  (third from left) of Neshoba Central High School are the recipients of Taylor Advanced Welding Scholarships at East Central Community College in Decatur. They are shown with donor representative Rod Shealy of Taylor Machine Works in Louisville during the annual AT&T Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.
A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.  (EC Photo)

Moody Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Sophomore Leah Ferguson (left) is the recipient of the 2014 Robert J. Moody, Jr. Special Education Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Neshoba Central High School product is shown with donor representative Robin Fulton The award was presented during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.  (EC Photo).

Moody Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Sophomore Leah Ferguson (left) is the recipient of the 2014 Robert J. Moody, Jr. Special Education Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Neshoba Central High School product is shown with donor representative Robin Fulton The award was presented during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.  (EC Photo).

Cross Memorial Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Anna Wells (left) is the 2014 recipient of the Nellie Neill Cross Memorial Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Winston Academy graduate is shown with  Mickey Vance, ECCC Vice President for Business Operations, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.  (EC Photo)

Cross Memorial Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Anna Wells (left) is the 2014 recipient of the Nellie Neill Cross Memorial Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Winston Academy graduate is shown with  Mickey Vance, ECCC Vice President for Business Operations, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.  (EC Photo)

Winston Students Receive MS Supervisor Scholarships Louisville High School graduates Brittany Black (left) and Joelie Hill  (center) are the 2014 Winston County recipients of Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarships presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. They are pictured with David Case, ECCC Vice President for Research and Effectiveness.

Winston Students Receive MS Supervisor Scholarships
Louisville High School graduates Brittany Black (left) and Joelie Hill  (center) are the 2014 Winston County recipients of Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarships presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. They are pictured with David Case, ECCC Vice President for Research and Effectiveness.

MS Land Bank Scholarship Recipient at ECCC East Central Community College sophomore Zachary Allen (left) is the 2014 recipient of the Mississippi Land Bank Scholarship.  The Winston Academy product is shown with David Case, ECCC Vice President for Research and Effectiveness, during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.  A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value.   (EC Photo)

MS Land Bank Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
East Central Community College sophomore Zachary Allen (left) is the 2014 recipient of the Mississippi Land Bank Scholarship.  The Winston Academy product is shown with David Case, ECCC Vice President for Research and Effectiveness, during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony. During the 2014 event, more than 120 students received 124 endowed or annual scholarships totaling approximately $89,000 in value. 
(EC Photo)

Vowell Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Channing Parkes (left), a 2014 graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, is the recipient of the Lavern and Elizabeth Vowell Memorial Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. He is shown with David Case, ECCC Vice President for Research and Effectiveness, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.

Vowell Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Channing Parkes (left), a 2014 graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, is the recipient of the Lavern and Elizabeth Vowell Memorial Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. He is shown with David Case, ECCC Vice President for Research and Effectiveness, during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.

Horne Receives Burt Memorial Scholarship Colton Horne (left), a graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the 2014 Landon Bryan Burt Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College. He is shown with donor representative David Burt, Landon’s brother, during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.

Horne Receives Burt Memorial Scholarship
Colton Horne (left), a graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the 2014 Landon Bryan Burt Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College. He is shown with donor representative David Burt, Landon’s brother, during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium.

Receives Hitt Scholarship at ECCC Candace Barrett (left), a graduate of Grace Christian School, is the recipient of the­ Jeffrey G. and Kathy L. Hitt Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is pictured with Mickey Vance, ECCC Vice President for Business Operations, during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Receives Hitt Scholarship at ECCC
Candace Barrett (left), a graduate of Grace Christian School, is the recipient of the­ Jeffrey G. and Kathy L. Hitt Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is pictured with Mickey Vance, ECCC Vice President for Business Operations, during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Vance Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Dylan Jones (left) is the 2014 recipient of the James M. Vance Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Choctaw County High School product is shown with donor representatives Patsy Vance (center) and Jeff Vance during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Vance Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Dylan Jones (left) is the 2014 recipient of the James M. Vance Scholarship provided at East Central Community College in Decatur. The Choctaw County High School product is shown with donor representatives Patsy Vance (center) and Jeff Vance during the annual Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Hudspeth Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Victoria Burt (second from left), a 2014 graduate of Louisville High School, is the recipient of the Hudspeth Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is shown with donor representatives (from left) Henry B. “Bubba” Hudspeth, Faye Hudspeth and Allyson Kinard, all of Louisville. The award was presented during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Hudspeth Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Victoria Burt (second from left), a 2014 graduate of Louisville High School, is the recipient of the Hudspeth Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is shown with donor representatives (from left) Henry B. “Bubba” Hudspeth, Faye Hudspeth and Allyson Kinard, all of Louisville. The award was presented during the annual ECCC Scholarship Awards Program held June 12 in Huff Auditorium. A luncheon was held in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria following the awards ceremony.

Goodson Scholarship Recipient at ECCC Joshua Reed (left), a 2014 graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the Clyde B. and Flossie H. Goodson Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. He is shown with Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, during the annual Scholarship Appreciation Program held June 14 in Huff Auditorium.

Goodson Scholarship Recipient at ECCC
Joshua Reed (left), a 2014 graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the Clyde B. and Flossie H. Goodson Scholarship presented at East Central Community College in Decatur. He is shown with Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, during the annual Scholarship Appreciation Program held June 14 in Huff Auditorium.

The ECCC Foundation would like to thank our donors who continue to support the scholarship program,” said Dr. Hollingsworth. “We also encourage others to establish scholarships and help meet the financial needs of our future alumni.”
ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart provided remarks at the annual event and expressed appreciation to donors for their support and congratulations to scholarship recipients.
Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services, served as master of ceremonies.
Scholarships presented and the respective recipients/high schools are as follows:
ATCO Loan Inc. – Mia Coleman, Leake Central; Bank of Morton – Tynequa Bryant, Morton; BankPlus  – Peyton Cain, Newton County; Dr. Conrad Barnes Math & Science – Louise Berryhill, Newton County; Pleas Clayton and Amanda Breazeale Blount Memorial – Jacob McNeil, Raleigh; Board of Trustees – Lillian Shuler, Leake Central; Iris Boggan – Rachel Rogers, Neshoba Central;
Dr. Frank and Bobbie McPhail Bowen – Enoc Reynoso, Leake Central; Denver Brackeen Memorial – Logan Alford, East Rankin Academy; Ann Burkes Phi Theta Kappa ­– Kristen Gordy, East Rankin Academy; Landon Bryan Burt Memorial – Colton Horne, Winston Academy; Jessica Cager Memorial – James McElhenney, Union; Mable Moore Carr Educational – Bryce Power, Forest; The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia – Taylor Lott, Scott Central;
Classes of 1957, 1958 and 1959 – Aaren Avera, Newton County; Class of 1964 – Jennifer Grove, East Rankin Academy; Prentice and Dorothy Copeland – Kaylyn White, Neshoba Central; SouthGroup Cox – Austin Anderton, Leake Central; Frances Brown Crenshaw Nursing – Haleigh West, Newton County; Aaron R. Davis Memorial – Jennifer Grove, East Rankin Academy; Tony Dobbs Memorial Golf – Christopher Brown, Forest;
Kyle Dunkerson Memorial – Chelsea Taylor, Newton County; James and Luvie Thomas East Central Scholars – Ryan Gardner, Neshoba Central; Eastside Pawn and Gun – Shelby Hemphill, Leake Academy; Leon Eubanks KALJYC-PEERS – Leah Ferguson, Neshoba Central; Robert G. Fick – Houston Martin, Edinburg; Hubert Gilmore – Tyler Sistrunk, Union; Clyde B. and Flossie H. Goodson – Joshua Reed, Winston Academy;
R.O. and Bertha Hannah – Anthony Emmons, Lake; Pam Harris Memorial – Duster Allgood, Newton County; Harrison Memorial – Lindsey Savell, Newton County; Dan Harrison Memorial – Sarah Wysocki, Newton County; Jeffrey G. and Kathy L. Hitt Memorial – Candace Barrett, Grace Christian School; Hogue-Brantley ­– Colby Amis, Newton County; Albert F. and Fannie M. Hollingsworth – Matthew Mitchell, Lake;
Hudspeth – Victoria Burt, Louisville; Kelley Humphries Nursing – April Evans, Lanier; S. Lebrun Hutchison – Daniel Giles, Union; James E. Land – Lalah McMullan, Newton County; Andrew Wilson Lathem – Devon Campbell, Newton County; La-Z-Boy – Dylan Raines, Newton County, and Hannah Mitchell, Newton County; William Wade Long Memorial – AnnaLea Clarke, Newton County;
Edwin and Marie Lowe – Letecia Rome, Edinburg; Thomas Rudolph Mayes – Justin Thornton, Raleigh; Russell McCann Memorial – Shelby McGrew, Lake; Dr. Howard Carlton McMillin Memorial – Everett Fisher, Newton County;
Mississippi Association of Supervisors (Neshoba County) – Terryn Bystrom, Union,  and James Buckley, Neshoba Central; Mississippi Association of Supervisors (Winston County) –  Brittany Black and Joelie Hill, both of Louisville; Mississippi Association of Supervisors (Leake County) –  Wesley Jelen and Kaitlyn Harthcock, both of Leake Academy, andAriel Enoch, Leake Central; Mississippi Association of Supervisors (Scott County) –  Garrett McDill, Sebastopol; Mississippi Association of Supervisors (Newton County) –  Catherine Yohe and Erick Bishop, both of Newton County, and Alexa Roberts, Newton County Academy;
Mississippi Automotive Association Scholarship – David Banks, Scott Central, and Eduardo Santillan, Forest; Mississippi Land Bank – Zachary Allen, Winston Academy; Robert J. Moody, Jr. Special Education – Leah Ferguson, Neshoba Central; Ben Myers Memorial – Devin Skinner, Neshoba Central; Reverend John Lambert Neill – Alana Knowles, Newton County; Nellie Neill Cross – Anna Wells, Winston Academy;
Newton Rotary Club – Hannah May, Newton County; Polk and Jennie Pace – Evan Derrick, Morton; Charles P. and Bonnie Saxon Phillips – Kaylee Yates, Newton County; Roscoe C. Pugh – Emily Cook, Leake Central; Shirley Renaud Memorial – JoHannah Smith, Newton County; Ruth Round Volunteer – Jessica Buffington, Newton County; Sam Rush Memorial – Kimberly Watkins and Caleb Brown, both of Neshoba Central; Willie E. Blum and Frances Gaines Blum Slagle Memorial – Brandi Kilpatrick, Neshoba Central;
Jay B. and Frances Harris Smith ­– Shelly Dowell, Leake Academy; Willis W. “Bubba” Smith Memorial – Courtney Williams, Newton County; Square County Auctions – Chaiydreanna LeFlore, Leake County; State Farm Insurance – Mable Rayner, Raleigh; Taylor Advanced Machining – Bay White, Louisville; Taylor Advanced Welding – Ratrae Carter, Louisville, and Lamonte Donald, Neshoba Central; Larry B. Therrell Memorial – Wes Brown, Leake Academy; Charles and Judy Dowdle Thomas – Rashada Boler, Philadelphia;
Kinoth and Ella Mae Thornton & Emerson Electric – Katy Ezelle, Newton County; Thomas W. Thrash Memorial – Tyler Spence, Newton County; Dustan Todd Memorial – Victoria Dumas, Newton County; U.S. Electrical Motors – Crystal Holdiness, Nanih Waiya; James M. Vance – Dylan Jones, Choctaw County; Ovid S. and Carol F. Vickers – Hannah Bryan, Newton County; Arno and Ruth Carr Vincent – Kaitlin Thrash, Germantown;
Lavern and Elizabeth Vowell – Channing Parkes, Nanih Waiya; Warrior Golf Classic Alumni Association – Stephen Stewart, Newton County; Weems Family – Samuel Mitchell, Leake Academy; J.C. White – Rebecca Hitt, Sebastopol; Jack and Mary Jo White – Stefan McClellan, Newton County; Bob Wilkerson Memorial Vo-Tech – Taylor Bone, Lake; Wilks-Palmer – Jamey Kinard, Winston Academy; General William Patrick Wilson – Bridgette McFarland, Neshoba Central; Lucille Wood – Makenzie Rowzee, Newton County;
For more information, contact Dr. Stacey Hollingsworth, executive director for Foundation and Alumni Relations, 601-635-6327 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 327. Her email address is sholling@eccc.edu