ECCC Gospel Choir

East Central Community Gospel’s Choir is shown prior to the talented group’s fall semester concert held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Pictured are (first row, from left) T’keya Backstrom and Keona Foster, both of Philadelphia; Andrea Riley, Walnut Grove; Chaiydreanna Leflore, Carthage; Tanzania McCalphi, Newton; and Terry Bolar, Newton; (second row, from left) Ke-Yanna Kidd, Newton; Brandon Davis, Decatur; Contessa Peebles and Paige Brown, both of Philadelphia; Tammie Triplett, Louisville; and Malcolm McBride, Morton; and (third row, from left) Christopher Kelley Newton; A.J. Mapp, Decatur; Glenn Bender, Newton; Dekendrick Rushing, Walnut Grove; and sponsor Mrs. Brenda K. Johnson, Lawrence. Not pictured are Chesea Clay of Philadelphia, Chris Hickman of Louisville, Da’Quan Robinson of Decatur, Keron Evans of Hickory, and Alysia Johnson and Karimeka Britton, both of Carthage.  Bill Flowers of Newton served as guest speaker. Flowers, an ECCC graduate serving as an assistant basketball coach for Newton Public Schools, spoke of “Making the Right Choices” Campus Life – Part III. The Rev. Marcus Mann, also an ECCC alumnus, served as master of ceremonies. ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart also provided remarks. ECCC women’s basketball coach Crandal Porter introduced Flowers, who is also a former ECCC basketball assistant. Gospel choir members who participated in the program included Andrea Riley, introduction of master of ceremonies; and Keona Foster of Philadelphia, who performed a mime dance. (EC Photo)

ECCC Gospel Choir Sponsor Honored

Mrs. Brenda K. Johnson (center) of Lawrence, longtime sponsor of the East Central Community College Gospel Choir, received a surprised honor at the talented group’s fall semester concert held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. ECCC Board of Trustees members Delane Hudson (front left) of Louisville and Jerry Smith (right) of Philadelphia, who serves as Board vice chairman, announced the establishment of the Brenda K. Johnson Gospel Choir Scholarship at ECCC. Details of the scholarship will be announced at a later date. Mrs. Johnson has led the Gospel Choir since 1988. Pictured in back are (from left) Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services, and ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart, who also provided remarks. (EC Photo)

Mrs. Brenda K. Johnson (center) of Lawrence, longtime sponsor of the East Central Community College Gospel Choir, received a surprised honor at the talented group’s fall semester concert held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in the

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EMT certified

(first row, from left) Kamry Freeny, Carthage; Brittany Morrow, Union; Shantel Jenkins, Philadelphia; Justina Billy, Choctaw; Maria Rivera, Forest; Amy Beasley, Quitman; and P.J. Burr, Decatur; and (second row, from left) Thomas Fox, Forest; Cassaundra Dunaway, Noxapater; Shadaedra Jones, Conehatta; Janera Triplett and Tommy Martin, both of Philadelphia; and Jeremiah Tindol, Carthage. Also pictured (back row, from left) are instructors John Barham of Polkville and Dale Yates of Union. Chris Kelly serves as interim director/instructor for the EMT-Paramedic Program. For more information on ECCC healthcare programs, contact Denita Thomas, dean of healthcare education, at 601-635-6294 or email dthomas@eccc.edu.  (EC Photo)     

These East Central Community College students were recently recognized for completing the fall semester Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course. The honorees received certificates during a special ceremony held Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus. … Read more

Program grads

(first row, from left) Brandi Sanders, Morton; Kierra Lanay Griffin, Louisville; Victoria Smith, Morton; Jessica Delon Thames, Decatur; and Tywonna Kyerica Harris, Lena; (second row, from left) Con’Brianna T. Evans, Clinton; Heather Lee Clark, Nichole Wilson (Surgical Technology Student of the Year) and Dakota Wilcher, all of Philadelphia; (third row, from left) Julie Ann Pierce, Philadelphia; Veronica Shan’ta Ramsey, Meridian; and Shawna Danielle Peets, Union; and (back row, from left) instructor Kristie Pilgrim; DeMarcus Antwan Brown, Meridian; and program director/instructor LeAnn Shirley. For more information on ECCC’s healthcare programs, contact Denita Thomas, dean of healthcare education, at 601-635-6294 or email dthomas@eccc.edu. (EC Photo)

Ready to begin their new careers in the healthcare field are the above students who recently completed the 12-month surgical technology program at East Central Community College in Decatur. The special group was honored at the program’s annual pinning ceremony … Read more

Christmas giving

Tiger Stripes

Noxapater Tiger Stripes participated in a Toy & Pajama Drive for Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. They would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s drive a success.  … Read more

Truth play

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This years play is an original Christmas story written and directed by Dr. Melissa Davis in collaboration with Truth Church members. The play is titled: … Read more

ECCC Who’s Who

Honorees and their respective hometowns include (kneeling in front, from left) Rachel Laird, Meridian; Haleigh West and Mak Rowzee, both of Hickory; Danielle Gregory, Little Rock; and Nikki Triplett, Forest; (seated, from left) Lacye Harrison, Little Rock; Sarah Freeman, Decatur; Anna Girling, Carthage; Lorrie Moore, Lena; Jenny Grove, Forest; Cara Jackson, Nanih Waiya; Grayson Harrell, Morton; Jessica Moffett, Meridian; Aaren Avera, Hickory; and Alana Kron, Decatur; (third row, from left) Alex Bucklew, Louisville; Jordan Alonso, Chunky; Daniel Giles, Union; Colton Horne, Noxapater; Justin Moore, Thomastown; Jenna Lovorn and Samantha Morgan, both of Louisville; Bridgettte McFarland, Philadelphia; Lauren Cantey, Collinsville; Chance Lovern, Philadelphia; Emily Cook, Carthage; Megan Robinson, Nanih Waiya; Mackenzie Gannon, Decatur; Hannah Mitchell, Meridian; DeeJay Rolison, Conehatta; and Kardarius McClendon, Brandon; (fourth row, from left) Kyle McCullough, Madison; Jeremy Hudson, DeKalb; Katherine Jacome-Cluff, Hickory; Katie Sanford, Decatur; Dakota Wright, Jana Warren, Leah Ferguson and Allison Johnson, all of Philadelphia; Erika Cockrell, Birmingham, AL; Tesia Keith, Corinth; Anna Katherine Nowell, Philadelphia; Kimberly Harrison, Forest; Haley Pierce, Noxapater; Katy Ezelle, Decatur; Kristen Gordy, Forest; Madelyn Peterson and Bryan Burton, both of Louisville; (fifth row, from left) Jage Doss, Enterprise; Ben Killen, Union; Hunter Thrower, Meridian; Faith Emmons, Lake; Chase McNair, Philadelphia; Warner Parkes, Nanih Waiya; Virginia Easley, Philadelphia; Tyler Runnels, Morton; Mallory Turner, Meridian; Karoline Holsonback, Kennedy, AL; Trent Haden, Sumrall; Christopher Brown and Dominck Fields, both of Forest; Alec Doggett, Carthage; Lauren Peterson, Forest; and Noah Corcoran, Louisville; and (top row, from left) Tyler Cook, Gulfport; Todd Hughes, Meridian; Chance Whitten, Batesville; Brittney Taylor, Lake; Regan Reiss, Forest; Charles Thorne, Decatur; John Davis, Carthage; William Howington and Delton Harrison, both of Little Rock; Dylan Little, Mobile, AL; Will Myers, Philadelphia; Brody Richardson, Louisville; Tyler Armistad, Caledonia; Tyler Faulkner, Carthage; Asif Zaffar, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan; Zach Allen, Louisville; and Jonathan Hodge, Lake. (EC Photo)

These students at East Central Community College in Decatur were recently named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Community/Junior Colleges for 2014-15. Students were nominated by faculty and staff and are chosen based on academic achievement and involvement in … Read more