March 9, 2023

East Central Community College sophomore Mary Presley Harrington of Brandon (left) and English instructor Tanya Boler recently attended the 34th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, where they were recognized as William Winter Scholars. Each Winter Scholar is chosen by his or her educational institution as the Humanities Division's most outstanding student, faculty member, or professional. The event was hosted by Copiah-Lincoln Community College and held at the Natchez Convention Center. The NLCC is a time-honored tradition in the State of Mississippi, with a well-deserved reputation as one of the state’s most significant annual conferences devoted to literature, history, film, and culture. Each February the NLCC chooses a new topic related to humanities in the American South and brings nationally known scholars and authors to Natchez for the award-winning conference. (Photo courtesy Co-Lin Community College)