Planning on another successful season are the above members of the 2012-13 East Central Community College women’s basketball team. Seated from left are guards Chelsea Campbell (15) of Forest High School, Tyler Hearn (12) of West Jones, Taylor Brister (11) of Lawrence County and Tynesia Mickens (4) of Noxubee County, and forward Niya Hughes (23) of Forest. Standing from left are managers Ashley Lyle of Scott Central and Blake Gordon of Philadelphia; guard Xzandra Dowd (24), Neville High School, Monroe, La; forwards Reneisha Evans (30) of Newton County, Ellen Black (5) of Scott Central and Jakela Johnson (34) of West Jones; guard Jaianah Matthew (25) of Arkansas High School, Texarkana; forward Nakia Miller (10) of Louisville; and managers LeKeya Brown of Wayne County and Pasha Williams of Scott Central. Not pictured are head coach Crandal Porter and assistant Kotreece Bender. The Lady Warriors begin home action Monday, Nov. 12, when they battle Holmes Community College at 6 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
Ready to begin a successful 2012-13 campaign are the above members of the East Central Community College men’s basketball team. Seated from left are manager LaRomeo McKee, a product of Scott Central High School; guards TeJiminon Leatherwood (3) of Northridge (Ala.) High School, Hakeem Wesley (14) of Newton County and Chris Rhoney (11) of West Lauderdale; forwards Walter Evans (15) of Hattiesburg and Demarcus Clayton (20) of Bay Springs; guards Jamere Eichelberger (22) of Louisville and Jakaris Coleman (31) of Forest Hill; and manager Michael Taylor of Hattiesburg. Standing from left are assistant coach Devarus “Scooter” Walker; manager Michael McCullum, Bay Springs; forwards Bobby Wrench (21) of Columbus, Tyler Anderson (25) of Carver Military Academy in Chicago, Vodrick Lucious (34) of Tuscaloosa County, Aquill Baynard (23) of Elsik High School, Houston, Texas; Akeem Toppin (10) of Columbus and Keivondre Watford (32) of Tuscaloosa County; manager Rosco Spires of Forest Hill and head coach Maurice Bowie. The Warriors begin home action Monday, Nov. 12, when they battle Holmes Community College at 8 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
The highly talented “Voices of Mobile” has scheduled two concert performances in Decatur on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The multi-versatile vocal ensemble from the University of Mobile will perform during the noon hour at the Baptist Student Union Center on the ECCC campus followed by a 6:30 p.m. concert at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church. “Voices of Mobile” maintains a highly visible and consistent performing schedule in churches, schools, conferences, and civic events throughout the United States and abroad. The 16-member group shown above recently returned from an eight-day tour of Israel. Performances have also been held at the Southern Baptist Convention Pastor’s Conference, White House, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Earlier this year the group participated in a 10-state/40-day tour across the Southeast and from working with First Baptist Church in the Grand Cayman Islands. According to information provided about “Voices,” a great emphasis is placed on a desire to honor the Lord in word and deed as stated in the mission statement: “Honor Him with our Lives and Praise Him with our Voices.” Serving as “Voices of Mobile” director is Dr. Al Miller and the producer is Dr. Roger Breland.
East Central Community College President Dr. Billy Stewart (right) and Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig are shown during their recent meeting on the Decatur campus. The education leaders discussed current and potential partnerships between the two institutions. The meeting was held in President’s Office at ECCC.
Students who need to know the exact location of a campus facility or classroom at East Central Community College in Decatur will soon be able to access the information with the use of Google, which recently released an “indoor navigation tool” as part of its Google Mobile Maps.
Specifically designed for Android smartphone and tablet users, the new technology allows users “to quickly and efficiently navigate through indoor spaces, picking up where GPS leaves off,” according to information provided on Google’s Web site. There is no charge for the service.
ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said ECCC is pleased to serve as an educational partner with Google in providing the service not only to students but for the public as well.
“The Google Indoor Mapping service is a great tool for new and prospective students and guests of the College who may not know where a room or an office is located in a particular building,” said Dr. Stewart. “This information will also be useful to law enforcement in the event of a campus emergency.”
Instructor Chris Ryals and his drafting and design technology students are in the process of uploading drawings for each building to be included in the Google search.
“Our students are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Google in this project,” Ryals said. “We are also excited that East Central Community College is the first Mississippi community college to announce a partnership with Google Indoor Maps.”
Google indoor mapping is a relatively new initiative from Google started in 2011.
Dr. Stewart said ECCC plans to have Google Indoor Maps ready for implementation by the fall 2013 semester.
Military veterans will be guests of honor when Celebration of Freedom 2012 is held Saturday, November 10, 2012, in downtown Decatur and at East Central Community College’s Bailey Stadium.
Activities begin at 10 a.m. with a parade in downtown Decatur. Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict are receiving special recognition at this year’s event and will be a part of the parade lineup along with ECCC’s Wall O’ Sound Marching Band and several area high school bands.
Special recognition continues for the World War II and Korean Conflict heroes who will be provided a complimentary lunch by EC’s SkillsUSA members at Bailey Stadium.
A concession stand will be available for the public to purchase lunch. The public is also invited to visit the Memorabilia Room located in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building, and the military displays (including a helicopter and military service vehicles) and antique auto display available at Bailey Stadium. The self-guided events will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A patriotic concert featuring EC’s Wall O’ Sound and the Ac’cents, the College’s show choir, begins at noon at Bailey Stadium.
The Celebration of Freedom Ceremony is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m., also at Bailey Stadium.
Program participants and order of service include Dr. Mike Grevey, master of ceremonies, special presentation; ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart, welcome; Chaplain Hank Moreau, LTC, US Army (Retired); 204th ADA-Newton, presentation of colors; Sonya Smith, national anthem followed by a flyover by the MS Air National Guard in Meridian; Brigadier General Mitchell L. Brown, Veterans Day remarks; Lt. Gen. (Retired) William L. Freeman, Jr., guest speaker; Major General (Retired) William L. (Bill) Waller, Jr., keynote speaker; Kenneth Harris, president, Newton County Board of Supervisors, presentation of resolution honoring World War II veterans; Pat O’Neill, Mayor of Decatur, presentation of resolution honoring Korean Conflict veterans; Dr. McGrevey, special recognition of World War II and Korean Conflict veterans; Colonel Harry D. Hastings, US Army (Retired), veterans’ response; ECCC Music Department/Boy Scout Troop 46, salute to the Armed Forces; James Davis and Sam Williams, wreath laying; ECCC Wall O’ Sound Band, playing of Taps; Dianne Smith, committee chairman, balloon release remarks; and ECCC Ac’cents performance of God Bless America.
Activities conclude with a balloon release ceremony as family members and friends honoring their respective military heroes.
The public is invited to attend the event and show support and appreciation of all who have served or continue to serve our country.
For more information on Celebration of Freedom 2012, contact the Town of Decatur, 601-635-2761.
Serving on East Central Community College’s Board of Trustees in 2012 are (first row, from left) Edsel Cliburn, Union; Van Lucas, Newton; Dr. Danny Lanier, Little Rock; Rebecca Farris, Morton; Beverly Ware, Union; Annie Stowers, Forest; Janie Wilbanks, Carthage; Patsy Clark, Louisville; and Jerry Smith (Board Vice Chairman), Philadelphia; (second row, from left) Delane Hudson, Louisville; W. B. Jones, Walnut Grove; Rodney Bounds, Newton; William E. Kitchings, Carthage; Dr. Jimmy Hollingsworth (Board Chairman), Lake; Bingham Moncrief of Morton, Scott County Supt. of Education; Tommy Dearing, Neshoba County Supt. of Education and Prentice Copeland, both of Philadelphia; and Patrick Posey of Carthage, Leake County Supt. of Education; and (back row, from left) Ricky Goldman, Philadelphia; Vernon Crotwell, Morton; Randal Livingston and Jerry Nance, both of Louisville; Leo Parker, Noxapater; J.O. Amis of Decatur, Newton County Supt. of Education; Dr. William Wade of Louisville, Winston County Supt. of Education; Alan D. Rhea, Carthage; Pat Cleveland, Conehatta; and David Byars, Philadelphia. Not pictured are Royce Shaw (Board Secretary) of Forest and Dr. Kimsey Cooper of Carthage.
East Central Community College quarterback Brock Hall (8) tries to avoid Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defenders in the Warriors’ season finale Saturday, Oct. 27 on the Perkinston campus. Hall is a sophomore and product of Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa. EC fell 41-0 to the Bulldogs who captured the MACJC South Division championship following their impressive victory. The Warriors finish 3-6 overall and 2-4 in league play under fourth-year head coach Brian Anderson. Gulf Coast improved to 8-1 and 6-1 and advances to semi-final action of the MACJC State Football Championship.
Season competition came to an end for the East Central Community College Warriors who were 41-0 homecoming victims of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on a cold, windy and overcast Saturday afternoon at A.L. May Stadium on the Perkinston campus.
EC finished 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the MACJC South Division under fourth-year head coach Brian Anderson, while division winner Gulf Coast improved to 8-1 and 6-1.
The Bulldogs host Northwest Mississippi Community College Saturday, Nov. 3 in semi-final action of the MACJC State Football Championship. Copiah-Lincoln travels to North Division winner East Mississippi in the other semi-final matchup.
Gulf Coast took a commanding 34-0 lead at halftime and added a final tally in the fourth stanza as the Warriors suffered their first shutout since a 23-0 defeat to Southwest in 2003.
Bulldog quarterback Clint Hatten accounted for three scores, as the sophomore from Stone County had touchdown strikes to JoJo Snell for 42 yards, Byron James for five yards and Dhaquille Williams for 30 yards. Snell and James are both Moss Point High School products and Williams hails from East St. John in Laplace, La. Hatten also connected with Williams for a two-point conversion.
Running back Detrick Goff also found pay dirt for the Bulldogs, as he scored on a one-yard plunge in the first period and a three-yard scamper in the final stanza. Goff is a product of Hancock High School.
The Bulldog defense also found the end zone, as Elijah Hughes scooped up a fumble following a high snap to Warrior punter Austin Franklin of Petal and carried the pigskin 12 yards to pay dirt. Hughes is a product of Elizabeth (N.J.) High School.
Freshman kicker Stephen Braucle of Gulfport made three of five PATs.
Sophomores Brock Hall and Zak Thrasher shared quarterbacking duties for the Warriors.
Hall completed seven of 19 passes for 75 yards and had one interception. His longest completion was to Georgio Grace, which covered 48 yards. Hall is a product of Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa. Grace hails from Philadelphia High School.
Thrasher, a New Hope High School product, completed three of six passes for 14 yards and also had an interception.
Freshman running back Martin Johnson led EC’s rushing attack with 21 carries for 81 yards. His longest run went 34 yards. Johnson is a product of Philadelphia High School.
Hall had 11 carries for 22 yards.
Franklin averaged 32 yards on four punts. His longest effort went 43 yards.
Gulf Coast had 232 yards rushing and 176 yards passing for a 408 total.