These East Central Community College faculty members were recently selected to attend the annual Lamplighters Conference, which honors outstanding community and junior college instructors throughout the state. Lamplighters and their respective teaching areas include (from left) Natalie Emmons, music keyboard; Kristie Pilgrim, surgical technology; and Sherri Cliburn, special populations reading. This year’s conference was hosted by Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale.
The East Central Community College choral music department hosted its annual District High School Choir Festival Thursday, October 23 on the Decatur campus. Dr. Gary Packwood (right), Director of Choral Activities at Mississippi State University, served as clinician for the 352 students from Newton County, Neshoba Central, Scott Central and Philadelphia high schools who attended. Special exhibition performances were presented by the ECCC Concert Choir and the Ac’cents show choir. The day concluded with a mass choir performance by all festival participants. For more information contact Vicki Blaylock, ECCC vocal/choral music instructor/Fine Arts Department Chair, at 601-635-6225. The e-mail address is email@example.com.
These participants captured first-place honors in their respective divisions of the annual East Central Community College 5K Race held as part of Homecoming activities Saturday, October 11, 2014 on the Decatur campus. Pictured are (seated, from left) Griffin Bailey of Decatur (Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run), Matthew Nowell of Philadelphia (Male 0-12), Kiersten Selman (Female 0-12) and Lori McMullan (Female 40-49), both of Decatur; Lanette Hanna of Louisville (Female Overall Masters) and Donna Luke Pierce of Philadelphia (Female Overall Grand Masters); and (standing, from left) Charlie Creel of Sebastopol (Male Overall Masters), Hunter Collins of Noxapater (Male 20-29), Jerry Lewis of Lake (Male 30-39), Krissi Munn of Decatur (Female Overall), Erin Thornton of Walnut Grove (Female 20-29), Amanda Lewis of Lake (Female 30-39), Becky Monk (Female Walker Overall) and Stacy Monk (Male 50-59), both of Hickory. ECCC instructors Scott Hill and Susan Fox-Smith served as co-chairmen of the annual event.
The East Central Community College women’s soccer team experienced a rare loss after falling to Hinds Community College 3-0 Friday, Oct. 17 at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.
The playoff-bound Lady Soccer Warriors are now 12-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the MACJC North Division prior to the completion of regular season action this week.
Gray Massey is in his second year as head coach.
On the men’s side, EC was unable to maintain a 1-0 halftime lead and fell to the visiting Eagles by a 4-2 margin.
Scoring for the Warriors were Carlos Gutierrez and Eliud Alvarez. Connor Brennan was credited with a scoring assist for each goal.
Gutierrez is a freshman defender and product of Mooreville High School. Alvarez is a sophomore midfielder from Forest. Brennan, a sophomore midfielder, hails from Pearl High School.
The Warriors traveled to Itawamba Community College in Fulton Sunday, Oct. 19, for a division battle that was rescheduled due to inclement weather.
EC fell 3-1 to the host Indians. Jordan Alonso scored the lone goal for the Warriors, who dropped to 5-8-2 overall and 1-6 in league play under head coach Kenneth Thompson. Alonso is a sophomore midfielder and product of Newton County High School.
Both EC soccer squads travel to Holmes Community College for division contests scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 22 on the Ridgeland campus. Game times are noon and 2 p.m.
The regular season finale is scheduled with Pearl River Community College Friday, Oct. 24. The Lady Warrior contest begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m. Sophomore players will be recognized during the non-division matchups.
A preview of East Central Community College’s basketball talent for the 2014-15 campaign will be available Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, when the annual “Haunted House of Hoops” is held on the Decatur campus. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
Brief scrimmages by the Lady Warriors and Warriors will highlight the event, which also includes introductions of players by their respective head coaches, Crandal Porter and Robert Thompson.
A three-point shooting competition featuring Lady Warrior and Warrior players is also scheduled.
In addition, members of the women’s fast-pitch softball, baseball, golf and tennis teams will receive special recognition. Providing introductions are the respective head coaches – Kristin Chaney (softball), Neal Holliman (baseball), Chris Clark (golf) and Dianne O’Neill (adjunct instructor for tennis).
Providing entertainment for the Haunted House of Hoops will be the Centralettes, the dance line for the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band; the Wall O’ Sound Drum Line; and cheerleading squad.
“Trick or treat” candy will be available for youngsters wanting to get an early start on Halloween activities. A Halloween costume contest is also scheduled for ECCC students and staff members.
Refreshments and hot wings will be provided by Valley Food Services, Inc., and served by the Student Body Association officers, event sponsors.
There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.
For more information contact Kristi Smith, director of housing/student activities, 601-635-6213 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the 1994 East Central Community College Lady Warrior basketball team were recognized during the 2014 Homecoming festivities held Saturday, October 11. Joining then head coach Sammy Pace (seated, third from left) were team members (front row, from left) Genia Griffin Jackson of Morton, Evelyn Nelson Dupree of Brandon, and Rena Reed Pierre of Springfield, LA; and (standing, from left) Nikki Ross of Philadelphia, Jamala Odom Black of Forest and Carla Leflore Lewis of Brandon. The 1994 Lady Warriors captured the NJCAA Consolation Bracket Championship, the Region 23 Championship and finished ranked 7th in the nation.
Members of the East Central Community College Classes of 1957, 1958 and 1959 were among special groups honored during the 2014 Homecoming festivities held Saturday, October 11 on the Decatur campus. Class members in attendance and their respective hometowns included (front row, from left) Wilmer James, Brandon; Carol Vickers and Jeanette Thrash, both of Decatur; Lois Cooper, Madison; and Dr. Beverly O. Martin, Roanoke, VA; and (back row, from left) Mack Shelton, Pearl; Jimmie Rea, Flora; and Nancy Haggard, Clinton.
Allen Davis of Decatur, a member of the Class of 2004, was among alumni attending reunion activities during East Central Community College’s 2014 Homecoming celebration held Saturday, October 11.
Members of the East Central Community College Class of 1994 were among special groups recognized during the college’s 2014 Homecoming festivities held Saturday, October 11 on the Decatur campus. Class members in attendance and their respective hometowns included (from left) Michelle Perkins Rushing, Walnut Grove; Evelyn Nelson Dupree, Brandon; Rena Reed Pierre, Springfield, LA; Carla Leflore Lewis, Brandon; and Jamala Odom Black, Forest.
Members of the East Central Community College Class of 1954 were among special groups recognized during the college’s 2014 Homecoming festivities held Saturday, October 11 on the Decatur campus. Class members in attendance and their respective hometowns included (front row, from left) Madeline McKay Strahan of Meridian and Carl Mack Sullivan of Raleigh.