East Central Community College Lady Warrior Bryanna McClendon (30) battles Meridian Community College defenders for a rebound during the MACJC South Division matchup held Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Brackeen-Wood gym. The visitors pulled away for an 82-64 victory. McClendon, a freshman guard from Lake, led EC with 15 points.
Jacques Johnson (30) pulls up for a long range jump shot during East Central Community College’s matchup with visiting Meridian Community College Thursday, Jan. 30. Johnson scored 15 points to lead the Warriors whose late rally fell short by a 75-71 margin. Johnson is a sophomore guard/forward and product of Provine High School in Jackson.
Struggles on the hardwood continue for East Central Community College basketball squads following setbacks to Meridian Community College Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
The Lady Warriors were outscored by an 82-64 margin and the Warriors were edged 75-71 in the MACJC South Division matchups.
Freshman guard Bryanna McClendon tallied 15 points to lead the EC women, who fell to 7-10 overall and 2-6 in league play. McClendon is a product of Lake High School.
Also scoring in double figures were Jaleshia Jones of Wayne County, 14; and Leake Academy product Anna Katherine Nowell of Philadelphia, 11.
Other point makers were Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish in Monroe, La., and Tynika Bender of Newton, eight each; Andreka Harper of Forest, four; and Shaniqua Quinn of Brandon and Haley Watkins of Scott Central, two each. Wallace was top the rebounder with 10 boards.
Kristen Sampson poured in 27 points to lead the Lady Eagles, who improved to 14-3 and 6-2.
EC trailed 47-32 at the break.
The Warriors were led by Jacques Johnson’s 15 points. Johnson is a sophomore guard/forward and product of Provine High School in Jackson.
Other top point makers were Quinton Campbell, a product of Mary G. Montgomery HS in Mobile, 13; and Terrance Mujahid of Westwood HS in Memphis, 10. The 6-7, 210-pound sophomore forward led in rebounds with 10.
Also scoring were Kristian Clark of St. Martin, nine; Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, eight; Keon McKinney of West Point, seven; Michael Matlock of Central High in Memphis, five; and Demarkus Jones of Terry and Demond Morgan of Morton, two each.
Kenny Davis pumped in 24 point to lead the Eagles, who improved to 4-12 and 3-5.
The visitors held a 41-31 advantage at the break.
ECCC squads host division foe Pearl River Community College Monday, Feb. 3. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood.
East Central Community College’s basketball squads return to action tonight by hosting Meridian Community College in key MACJC South Division matchups.
The women’s contest begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s battle at 7:30 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
The Lady Warriors, who dropped to 7-9 overall and 2-5 in division competition following their 96-83 loss to Jones County Monday night, will be hoping to avenge a 92-65 defeat to the MCC Lady Eagles earlier in the season. The MCC women are 13-3 overall and 5-2 in league play.
EC’s Warriors will be looking to sweep the season series with the Eagles, after earlier claiming a 71-69 victory.
The Warriors are 6-10 overall and 2-5 in the division following their 77-75 last-second loss at Jones County Monday night. MCC is 3-12 and also 2-5.
The ECCC/MCC matchups as well as all home basketball games are audio streamed on the EC website, www.eccc.edu and on the Scott County Broadcasting Network website, www.850AMWQST.com.
Tynika Bender led the Lady Warriors with 22 points in their setback with the Lady Bobcats. Bender is a freshman guard from Newton.
Also scoring were Jaleisha Jones of Wayne County, 20; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, 14; Tanihhija Hughes of Forest, 11; Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy, seven; Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish HS in Monroe, La., four; Andreka Harper of Forest, three; and Breona Foster of Neshoba Central, two. Hughes led in rebounds with 10.
Crystal Clay had 18 points to lead the Lady Bobcats, who improved to 11-5 and 5-2.
EC led 43-39 at the break.
In the men’s contest, Jones County’s Bryce Jones drained a 28-foot jumper at the buzzer to claim the victory.
EC had grabbed a 75-74 lead on Terrance Mujahid’s basket with 3.9 seconds left.
Jacques Johnson pumped in 24 points and gathered eight rebounds to lead the Warriors. Johnson is a sophomore guard/forward from Jackson Provine.
Other scorers were Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, 14; Mujahid, a Westwood High School product in Memphis, 13; Michael Matlock of Central HS in Memphis, seven; Demarkus Jones of Terry and Quinton Campbell of Mary G. Montgomery HS in Mobile, five each; Kristian Clark of St. Martin, four; and Kiese Kirkland of Yazoo City, two.
Thaddeus Hall poured in 16 points to the lead the 14th ranked Bobcats, who improved to 15-1 and 7-0.
EC led 43-30 at halftime.
Sophomore Lindsey McCool and math instructor Robin Fulton, both of Louisville, were recently selected to represent East Central Community College in Decatur at the 2013-14 Higher Education Appreciation Day: Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) program scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Jackson.
The annual HEADWAE observance was established by the Mississippi Legislature to honor the academically talented students and faculty members from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges.
Honorees are invited to the State Capitol where they are welcomed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and recognized in each Legislative chamber.
A luncheon is scheduled at the Jackson Marriott Hotel in downtown Jackson, during which each student and faculty honoree is recognized in front of their guests, institution leaders, corporate sponsors and legislators.
In addition to the public recognition, a booklet will be published featuring photos and biographical sketches of each honoree.
McCool is a sophomore at East Central, where she currently has a 3.95 grade point average. Her career goal is to become an occupational therapist.
She is a member of Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges; Warrior Corps; Sigma Sigma Mu Tau; Baptist Student Union; and Warrior Cheerleading squad.
Honors include her selection as a freshman and sophomore class favorite.
She was also recently named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.
McCool is a 2012 honors graduate of Winston Academy, where selection to the Hall of Fame was among her numerous honors and awards.
She was also chosen a Mississippi Scholar.
McCool was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, yearbook staff and cheerleading squad.
She received the Spanish Club and Cheerleading awards and was also selected an All-Star Cheerleader.
McCool is the daughter of Marc and Carrie McCool of Louisville.
Fulton joined the ECCC math faculty in August 2009.
She served the previous 10 years as a math instructor at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. While at EMCC, she was selected HEADWAE Instructor of the Year and chosen a Lamplighter, which recognizes the state’s outstanding community and junior college faculty members.
She is also a former math instructor at Central Academy in Macon and Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and was chosen STAR Teacher at both schools.
In addition, she is a former adjunct instructor at ECCC.
At EC, Fulton serves as co-sponsor of Alpha Alpha Epsilon, an organization for pre-engineering majors.
She served as Common Core strategies presenter to high school teachers at the IMPACT Institute held at Mississippi State University during the summer of 2013. She will also participate in the 2014 event.
A graduate of Winston Academy, Fulton holds bachelor and master’s degrees in mathematics from MSU.
She is married to Buddy Fulton and they have two grown children: Blake, an attorney for the Jones Walker firm in Jackson; and Anna, an ECCC Hall of Fame member currently attending physical therapy school at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Robin and her husband are members of Good Hope Baptist Church, where she teaches a college Sunday school class.
Her parents are former State Rep. Bobby Moody and Ann Moody of Louisville.
East Central Community College’s Bryanna McClendon (30) attempts a jump shot during the Lady Warriors’ division battle with Southwest Mississippi Community College Thursday, Jan. 23 in Decatur. The visiting Lady Bears rallied from a slim halftime deficit to claim a 65-44 victory. McClendon, a freshman guard from Lake, finished with seven points and five rebounds.
Michael Matlock (1) attempts a shot from three-point range during East Central Community College’s division matchup with Southwest Mississippi Community Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Brackeen-Wood gym in Decatur. Matlock was credited with nine points (including two treys) on the night but the visiting Bears came away with the 86-65 victory. Matlock, a freshman guard/forward, is a product of Central High School in Memphis.
East Central Community College’s basketball squads dropped decisions to Southwest Mississippi College in MACJC South Division action held Thursday, January 23 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
The Lady Warriors, who held a 31-30 lead at the break, were outscored 35-13 in the second half and fell 65-44 to the Lady Bears.
Tanihhija Hughes was the only scorer in double figures for the Lady Warriors, whose record dipped to 7-8 overall and 2-4 in league play under second-year head coach Crandal Porter.
Hughes, a sophomore forward from Forest, tallied 11 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Other EC point makers were Tynika Bender of Newton, nine; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, seven; Jaleisha Jones of Wayne County, six; Shaniqua Quin of Brandon, Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy and Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, La., three each; and Shamyia Evans of Lake, two. Bender led in rebounds with seven.
Katrina Littlepage poured in 16 points to lead the Southwest women, who improved to 13-2 and 5-1.
In the men’s contest, East Central was unable to overcome a 39-26 halftime deficit and fell 86-65 to the Bears.
Sophomore guard/forward Jacques Johnson tallied 14 points to lead the Warriors, whose record now stands at 6-9 overall and 2-4 in the division under first-year head coach Robert Thompson. Johnson, a Provine product, was also credited with seven rebounds.
Also scoring for EC were Terrance Mujahid, a product of Westwood High School in Memphis, 13; Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, 10; Michael Matlock of Central High School in Memphis, nine; Quinton Campbell of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, eight; Demarkus Jones of Terry and Keon McKinney of West Point, four each; and Kevin Kirk of St. Martin, three.
Chris Jones, Corey Williams and Twymond Howard each had 14 points to lead the Bears, who improved to 9-6 and 3-3.
Next up for EC squads are division battles at Jones County Junior College Monday, Jan. 27. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the Ellisville campus.
These high school baseball standouts recently signed national letters of intent to continue their careers in 2014-15 at East Central Community College in Decatur. The new Diamond Warriors and their respective high schools include (seated from left) right-handed pitcher Peyton Cain, Newton County; left-hander pitcher Peyton Lott, Seminary; right-handed pitcher Peyton Owen, Stone County; right-handed pitcher/third baseman Taylor Creighton, Quitman; and outfielder Jacob Huff, Puckett; and (standing from left) outfielder/left-hander pitcher Matt Mitchell, Lake; catcher Michael Davis, Clinton; and right-handed pitchers Channing Wall of Louisville, Josh Merchant of Terry and Josh Carpenter of Winona. The ECCC baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Scott DeLoach and Ronald Sims.
East Central Community College was recently selected to serve as a host site for the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, The Way We Worked, which will be on display for several weeks on the Decatur campus.
The exhibit officially opens with a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, in the Molly McGee Gold Room of Mabry Memorial Cafeteria.
ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart will preside at the Grand Opening and provide remarks about the exhibit, which is designed “to rediscover the strength and spirit of American workers through rare archival images, compelling videos and fascinating interviews.”
Project Coordinator Chris Brady, who serves as ECCC art instructor, said the overall focus of the exhibition and its ancillary programs is “to honor and commemorate the diverse forms of work and its impact on the lives in the community.”
Brady said several presentations and events are planned to supplement the Smithsonian exhibition, which will be on display in the Gordon Room of Mabry Memorial Cafeteria.
The first event features former astronaut Fred Haise, who served as the lunar module pilot during the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission in 1970 and is portrayed by Bill Paxton in the blockbuster film, Apollo 13. His presentation is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center. There is no charge to attend his presentation titled Failure is Not an Option.
The first presentation features Rae Nell Vaughn, Director of Development for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Vaughn will speak on The Social and Economic Impact of the Gaming Industry on the Choctaw Nation, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Gold Room. Included in her presentation is a photo exhibition that documents the social and cultural changes which have taken place over the past 20 years due to the economic impact of gaming.
Dr. G. Everett Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University in Starkville, will speak on The Scope and Significance of the Poultry Industry in Mississippi, during his remarks scheduled Thursday, March 20. Dr. Morgan’s presentation begins at 11 a.m. in the Gold Room and is part of “Workforce Appreciation Day” activities, which includes a chicken lunch. The program concludes at 1 p.m.
The third presenter is retired ECCC English instructor Ovid Vickers. Vickers, a local historian, folklorist, author, poet and longtime newspaper columnist, will discuss “Work in Literature” beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the Gold Room.
The Way We Worked exhibit will also be available during Senior Day activities Friday, March 28, 2014, when high school seniors from throughout the EC five-county district will visit the Decatur campus. The annual event is highlighted by the appearance of Tony Dungy, former NFL head football coach and current commentator on NBC’s Football Night in America.
Coach Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to the 2007 Super Bowl Championship, will deliver his inspiring message to high school and ECCC students at Bailey Stadium to conclude Senior Day activities.
He will speak later that day as a fundraising event for the proposed Football Operations Center at Bailey Stadium. The dinner program begins at 7 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. Tickets to “Laying the Foundation - An Evening with Tony Dungy,” are $125 and may be purchased by contacting the ECCC Office of Foundation and Alumni Relations.
The Mississippi Humanities Council serves as a sponsor for The Way We Worked Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition.
For more information, contact Chris Brady (601-635-6229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Teresa Houston, Vice President for Instruction (601-635-6202 or email email@example.com).