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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org