East Central Community College Warrior defensive lineman Tyler Pace (seated, center) of Newton signs a letter of intent to continue his football career at the University of West Alabama. Pace, a 6-2, 276-pound former Newton High School standout, accumulated 18 solo stops, 13 assists and led the Warriors with five quarterback sacks this season. He is shown with his mother Alysia Pace (seated, left) and grandmother Gladis Pace. Also pictured are assistant football coach Mickey Mays and head football coach Ken Karcher.
East Central Community College basketball squads have qualified to compete in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament scheduled March 4-7, 2015, at Mississippi College in Clinton.
The East Central men quailed for the single elimination event as the number seven seed and begin first-round action by taking on number two seed Jones County Junior College at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
The Warriors hold a 13-12 overall mark under second-year head coach Robert Thompson. They were defeated 62-59 by Holmes Community College in first-round action of the MACJC State Tournament.
The Bobcats are 18-4 after falling to Northeast Mississippi Community College 67-62 in first-round action of the state tournament.
Other first round games on Wednesday will be Northeast Mississippi vs. Holmes at noon, Pearl River vs. Baton Rouge at 6 p.m. and East Mississippi vs. Southern-Shreveport (Louisiana) at 8 p.m.
The East Central/Jones winner plays the Holmes/Northeast winner at noon on Friday, while the Pearl River/Baton Rouge winner will face the East Mississippi/Southern-Shreveport winner at 2 p.m.
The championship game will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.
The Lady Warriors are the Mississippi number three seed and begin first-round action by taking on five seed Itawamba Community College at Noon Thursday, March 5.
The East Central women hold a 20-5 record under third-year head coach Crandal Porter after falling to Meridian Community College 79-77 in the semi-finals of the MACJC State Tourney.
Itawamba (20-4) was defeated by Meridian 76-74 in the opening round of the state tournament.
Other matchups in first-round women’s action Thursday include Co-Lin and Holmes at 2 p.m., Meridian and Northwest at 6 p.m. and Baton Rouge (La.) and Jones at 8 p.m.
The East Central/Itawamba winner plays the Co-Lin/Holmes winner at 6 p.m. on Friday. The winner of the Meridian/Northwest match-up will face the Baton Rouge/Jones winner at 8 p.m.
The championship game is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7.
Dr. Randall E. Lee, vice president for student services at East Central Community College, speaks to members of local law enforcement agencies to the Decatur campus for “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” held recently in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria. Approximately 35 guests from local Emergency Management Authority offices, police departments, and sheriff’s departments attended the luncheon, which was held to thank officials for their assistance, shared resources and expertise in ensuring the safety of ECCC students and employees. Also participating in the event were college president Dr. Billy W. Stewart; James Miller, ECCC Dean of Students; and John Harris, ECCC Chief of Police.
Kelly Covert of Collinsville and Caleb Brown of Philadelphia were chosen Most Beautiful and Most Handsome, respectively, at East Central Community College during the annual Beauty Pageant held Tuesday, February 24, on the Decatur campus.
These East Central Community College students were selected beauties and beaus during the annual Beauty Pageant held Tuesday, February 24, on the Decatur campus. Winners and their respective hometowns are (from left) beau Caleb Thomas of Decatur; beauty Kaitlin Sellers of Ellisville; beau Greyson William Dye of Carthage; beauty Kaley Bufkin of Decatur; Most Handsome Caleb Brown of Philadelphia; Most Beautiful Kelly Covert of Collinsville; beauty Mikayla May of Chunky; beau Dustin Fisher of Lake; beauty Macken’z Smith of Philadelphia and beau Albert McDougle of Union.
These ladies were selected for the Top 10 during the annual Beauty Pageant held Tuesday, February 24, on the Decatur campus. Pictured are (from left) Madison Pettigrew of Forest, Shelly Dowell of Lena, Skylar Davidson of Morton, Kaitlin Sellers of Ellisville, Kaley Bufkin of Decatur, Kelly Covert of Collinsville, Mikayla May of Chunky, Macken’z Smith of Philadelphia, Mackenzie Gannon of Decatur and Hannah Mitchell of Meridian.
East Central Community College softball player Lacey Hill was selected National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II “Pitcher of the Week” for Feb. 16-22, 2015.
Hill, a freshman and product of Kilbourne High School in Kilbourne, La., went the distance in the circle during games against Alabama Southern Community College and Marion Military Institute.
She pitched five innings against the ASCC Lady Eagles on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to pick up the win. She allowed just one hit, fanned four batters and walked three.
Against Marion Military on Feb. 20, Hill allowed one earned run on two hits in nine innings of work. She struck out seven and walked four.
She completed the week with a record of 5-1 and a 2.62 ERA.
She was earlier selected Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) ‘Pitcher of the Week.’
These students received top honors in the annual East Central Community College District Junior High Mathematics Competition, held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Seated are (from left) seventh grade winners Austin Smith, first place, Lake; Tashi Bolton, third, Leake Central; and Trin’e Honeycutt, fourth, Philadelphia. Standing (from left) are eighth grade honorees Morgan Gray, first place, Philadelphia; Emily Keen, second, Leake Central; Breanna Beckwith, third, Lake; and Patrick Williams, fourth, Newton Academy. Not pictured is seveth grader Will Swinney, second place. First and second place finishers will advance to state competition scheduled April 11 in Pearl. ECCC mathematics instructor Michael Miles serves as event organizer. For more information, contact Miles at 601-635-6361 or e-mail email@example.com.
Jackson native and Christian artist Gary Walters is shown presenting a “gallery talk” in the lobby of Vickers Fine Arts Center as part of the inaugural season of East Central Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, A display of Walters’ work will hang in the lobby of Vickers Fine Arts Center through Friday, March 6, and is available for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday though Friday. During the past 45 years, Walters has had numerous one-man shows. He has also taught art for Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, Hinds Community College and Belhaven University and has presented many workshops on painting. Quail Ridge Press published Gary's book Gary Walters: Delta Dreamin' in October 2008. The Cultural Arts series began as a way to bring performing artists and visual artists to the campus throughout the year for both EC students and the community, according to Vicki Blaylock, ECCC Fine Arts Department Chair. For more information on the Series, contact Blaylock at 601-635-6225 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Vickers discusses her upcoming program “The Culture of a Community as Reflected in its Quilts” with East Central Community College Fine Arts Department Chairperson Vicki Blaylock. Vickers will make her presentation at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. It is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council and is the next installment in the college’s Cultural Arts Series. The public is invited and there is no charge to attend. Vickers has been a quilter throughout her adult life and has always had an interest in the history of quilts and quilters, having spoken numerous times on this topic. In recent years, she has expanded her interest to include vintage linens. The Cultural Arts series began as a way to bring performing artists and visual artists to the campus throughout the year for both EC students and the community, according to Vicki Blaylock, ECCC Fine Arts Department Chair. For more information, contact Blaylock at 601-635-6225 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.eccc.edu/the-east-central-cultural-arts-series.