Aaron Tucker of Carthage received several honors as a member of the 2014 East Central Community College golf team. Tucker was recognized as co-recipient of the Scholar Athlete award and was named second team MACJC All-State. Tucker is a product of Leake Central High School. Chris Clark serves as ECCC golf coach.
East Central Community College golfer Sawyer Williams finished in the middle of the pack in the 2014 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship held May 20-23 at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN.
Williams recorded rounds of 77-82-80-77 for a 316 total and finished 63rd in the 128-person field.
Williams earned a spot in the prestigious tournament based on his season scoring average.
He was earlier selected second team MACJC All-State and was named the Warrior golf team’s most valuable player. In addition, he was also a co-recipient of the Scholar Athlete award.
Williams is a 2014 graduate of ECCC, where he received numerous other honors.
He is a product of Parkers Chapel High School in Eldorado, AR.
ECCC golf coach Chris Clark said of the outstanding student-athlete: “I’m very proud of Sawyer for the success he has had playing golf at ECCC the past two years. I am even more proud of him for being the outstanding young man that he is. East Central Community College could not have had a better representative in the NJCAA National Golf Tournament than Sawyer Williams. We will miss him and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.”
Area young cheerleaders will have an opportunity to improve techniques and learn new routines by participating in a Cheer Clinic scheduled Saturday, June 21, 2014, at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Activities are set for 9 a.m. to noon at the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
The instructional clinic is designed for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Members of the 2014-15 ECCC Cheer Squad will provide instruction.
Cost is $40 per person.
Deadline to register and receive a camp T-shirt is Friday, June 13, 2014.
For more information, email Pauline Karcher, ECCC Cheer Squad sponsor, email@example.com.
Several instructional clinics for young males wanting to improve their basketball skills are scheduled this summer at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC men’s head coach Robert Thompson who serves as camp director.
Thompson, who recently completed his first year as Warrior head mentor, said in addition to learning the game of basketball and improving skills, each participant “will enjoy days of individual fundamental instruction, competitive games and various tournaments filled with fun and excitement.” Each camper will also have the opportunity to participate in an autograph session on the final day of each camp.
He added, “Our camps are designed to provide a positive experience for each participant by teaching them the fundamentals required to be a success in the great game of basketball and most importantly ‘LIFE,’ …regardless of level.”
Three sessions for various age groups are scheduled for the inaugural “Warriors Basketball Camp,” which will be held in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
Each camp includes Daily Fundamental Work, with emphasis on ball handling, passing, shooting and footwork; Daily Drills, with emphasis on strategy, five-on-five games, three-on-three games and competitive skills; and Daily Tips, which stress the importance of leadership, service and teamwork.
The overnight Fundamental Basketball Academy begins Sunday, June 22 and ends Thursday, June 26.
Instruction is designed for students in grades four through 12.
A $100 deposit (non-refundable) is required of campers.
Cost for overnight campers is $245 each, which includes 12 meals.
Cost for commuters (day campers) is $165 each, which includes nine meals.
JUNIOR WARRIORS CAMP
The Junior Warriors Camp, which is designed for students in grades one through three, begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, June 20.
Instruction will be provided from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
Cost is $55 per camper.
WARRIORS FUNDAMENTAL CAMP
The Warriors Fundamental Camp, which is designed for students in grades fourth through nine, begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, June 20.
Instruction will be provided from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost is $55 per camper.
ADDITIONAL CAMP INFORMATION
For more information, contact Coach Robert Thompson, 251-442-4022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several soccer camps for young athletes will be held this summer at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Activities begin with a High School Girls 7-v-7 Camp scheduled Thursday, June 5.
A High School Boys 7-v-7 Camp will be held Friday, June 6.
Cost is $20 per player.
Individual Skills Camps are also scheduled and will be offered June 16-19 (Monday through Thursday) for various age groups.
Instruction for age five to 11 will be provided from 9 to 11 a.m.
Instruction for age 12 to 18 will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost is $100 per camper and includes Warrior Soccer T-Shirt and camp insurance.
For more information, contact co-directors Kenneth Thompson (Warrior head coach) 601-635-6370 or email email@example.com, or Gray Massey (Lady Warrior head coach) 601-635-6234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition will remain the same for the upcoming school year at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.
Dr. Stewart made the announcement following the May 13, 2014, meeting of the ECCC Board of Trustees, which approved his request not to raise costs to attend the two-year institution this year.
His recommendation not to raise tuition and general student fees is based on the proposed FY2015 E&G Budget, which is built upon a projected increase in state appropriations and student enrollment.
Dr. Stewart stated, “The 2014 Mississippi legislature increased appropriations to community colleges by 4.6 percent which is proving very helpful in our goal to maintain our current charge for tuition. We appreciate their continued support of our college and the community college system.”
“In addition, based on preliminary enrollment reports, the College budgeted for an anticipated enrollment increase of 100 students in FY2015,” said Dr. Stewart. He noted that contingencies within the budget have been incorporated should the enrollment increase not materialize. He said the College will monitor actual enrollment figures and make changes as needed.
Dr. Stewart also explained that in an effort to address an action plan in 2020 Vision regarding coherent, structured educational pathways, several classes within Workforce Education programs will be providing opportunities for students to earn stackable credentials through national certification testing. Therefore, the College is planning an increase in fees associated with certification testing in selected Workforce Education classes.
East Central, which serves Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties, offers one of the lowest tuition and fee schedules among the state’s 15 community and junior colleges.
Tuition for in-state students will remain at $990 per semester. Students who reside out of state or out of country will continue to pay an additional $1,050 per semester.
Dormitory fees remain at $675 per semester for all dorms except Barber Hall, where the fee is $775 per semester.
The two meal plans offered at EC will also remain the same. A five-day meal plan costs $790 per semester. Students who prefer a seven-day meal plan will pay $970 per semester.
Dr. Stewart added, “We hope that our decision to not increase tuition and fees will allow more individuals to take advantage of the wonderful educational opportunities East Central has to offer. We are working hard in every aspect of college operations to be viewed locally as the preferred gateway to higher education and training for residents of east central Mississippi due to our focus on students and their success and our commitment to communities and their development.”
Several orientation/registration sessions are scheduled this summer for new and transfer students planning to attend the fall 2014 semester.
The first session will be held Saturday, June 7. Additional sessions are scheduled Friday, June 20; Friday, July 11; and Friday, August 8.
Fall classes start Monday, August 18, 2014.
For more information, contact ECCC Student Services, at 601-635-6205 or email email@example.com.
New and transfer students planning to attend fall 2014 fall classes at East Central Community College are encouraged to attend one of four orientation and registration sessions scheduled this summer on the Decatur campus.
The four sessions will be held Saturday, June 7; Friday, June 20; Friday, July 11; and Friday, August 8, announced Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services.
“Although four sessions are scheduled, we encourage students to attend the earliest session as possible in order to get the classes they want for the fall semester,” said Dr. Lee.
Prior to attending registration, students should have on file in the Office of Admissions a completed ECCC Application for Admission (www.eccc.edu); ACT or COMPASS scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register.
“As in years past, students may arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register,” Dr. Lee said. “Students who have completed the admissions process and have been accepted for admission should receive a letter in the mail instructing them how to proceed on the day of orientation. Students who have not completed the application process are welcome to attend if they have the ACT or COMPASS score report and college transcripts turned in and will begin the process in the Eddie M. Smith Student Union on the west side of campus.”
On the day of registration/orientation, students will complete their fall class schedules, have photos made for identification badges and the College yearbook, apply for a parking decal (must have tag number), and complete the online orientation.
Students who have not taken either the ACT or COMPASS test should be prepared to take it at 8:30 a.m. on the day of registration. The cost is $20.
Dr. Lee added, “A complimentary meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria for students and parents.”
Fall online, day and evening classes begin Monday, August 18, 2014.
For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205, or e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
A softball camp for ages 7-15 will be held June 9-10, 2014, at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced Kristin Chaney, ECCC head softball coach.
Activities are planned from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Lady Warrior softball field.
Coach Chaney said participants “will learn basic softball fundamentals and drills to help players improve their skills.”
She said instruction will be provided for hitting, pitching, fielding and base running.
Cost is $50 per camper.
Participants should provide their own equipment.
For more information, contact Coach Chaney, at 601-635-6301 or email email@example.com, or Courtney Nunn, assistant coach, at 601-635-6234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area young female athletes will have an opportunity to sharpen their basketball skills by attending the annual Junior High Girls’ Basketball Camp scheduled June 8-11 at East Central Community College in Decatur. Activities will be held in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
Lady Warrior head coach Crandal Porter serves as coordinator for the four-day clinic, which is designed for girls in grades four through eight.
“We want to provide not only instructional camp in the fundamental skills of basketball, but also to promote an enjoyment for the game,” said Porter, who recently completed his second year as EC head coach.
Registration is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8, followed by practice sessions from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Three practice sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 9-10, from 8 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A final session is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 11.
Camp will close Wednesday after the morning session.
Cost is $155 for full-time campers and $120 for day campers. All checks should be made payable to ECCC Women’s Basketball Camp.
Fees include meals (day campers will be provided the noon and evening meals only), dormitory room for full-time campers, accident insurance and camp T-shirt.
Full-time campers must provide linens, blankets and pillows.
A camp bank will be provided for concessions, pizza and snacks.
A deposit of $40 may be made in advance to satisfy registration with the balance due at the beginning of camp. No refunds will be made on deposits after June 6, 2014.
Walk-ups are welcome.
Parents and friends are welcome to attend any and all sessions.
For more information contact Coach Crandal Porter at ECCC, 601.635.6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Area female basketball players will have an opportunity to test their skills by participating in team camps offered at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Activities begin with a Junior High Team Camp scheduled June 6-7, followed by a JV/Varsity Team Camp set for June 27-29, both in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
Fees are as follows: $485 per team (commuter) and $385 per additional team (commuter); $150 per camper (room and meals); and $250 per team/one-day option. Fees include T-shirts for each camper.
Six games are scheduled for the Junior High and JV/Varsity camps. A tournament is also planned for the JV/Varsity Team Camp. High school officials will be used for tournament competition.
A three-point contest is also planned for coaches and players.
For more information, contact Crandal Porter, ECCC women’s head basketball coach, at 601-635-6372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.