June 1, 2017
The Wheeler Drug Store team won the Championship Flight of the 16th Annual East Central Community College Warrior Golf Classic May 11 for the second straight year at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, located on the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw.
Sponsored by the ECCC Alumni Association, the four-person scramble netted nearly $10,000 for student scholarships, according to event coordinator David LeBlanc, director of alumni relations and the foundation at ECCC in Decatur.
May 31, 2017
Coming off its first Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division title in program history, the East Central Community College football team will play five road games in 2017, including the first two games of the season.
The Warriors finished the 2016 season with a 5-5 overall record, including a South Division title and second straight trip to the state playoffs. It was the first time in 40 years that the Warriors competed in the state playoffs in consecutive seasons.
May 31, 2017
East Central Community College in Decatur has announced new members of auxiliary units for the 2017-18 Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, including the Color Guard and the Centralettes dance line.
May 30, 2017
Six freshmen and one sophomore who helped the East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warrior Softball team to postseason play during the 2017 season were recognized recently for their efforts.
Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Oswalt out of Heritage Academy in Columbus was named National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23. Oswalt posted a 22-5 record in the circle with three saves and 108 strikeouts.
May 29, 2017
East Central Community College head baseball coach Neal Holliman recently announced those members of the 2017 Diamond Warriors receiving team postseason recognition.
Sophomore infielder/outfielder Cole Prestegard out of Huntsville (Ala.) High School was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Sophomore pitcher Christian Bellew out of Gulfport High School, Most Valuable Pitcher.
Sophomore outfielder Johntrell Pickens out of Philadelphia High School, Best Teammate.
May 25, 2017
Students named to the 2017 spring semester honor roll, which includes those selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur.
(Alphabetically by hometown)
Those named to the President’s List, students with a 4.0 grade point average, include the following:
GOSFORD, AUSTRAILIA: Jessie Andrew
VELDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS: Tom Langelaar
May 23, 2017
Several East Central Community College Diamond Warriors were selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23 Baseball Team and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State Baseball Team following the 2017 season.
East Central compiled an overall record of 33-17 and participated in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament May 17-21.
Sophomore Cole Prestegard of Huntsville (Ala.) High School was named to the 2017 NJCAA All-Region 23 Team and the MACJC All-State First Team.
May 19, 2017
East Central Community College’s Theta Chi chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is the largest community college chapter in the nation, and fourth largest among all two-year and four-year institutions, the organization recently learned.
According to Christy Ferguson, ECCC business and office technology instructor and PBL advisor, there are more than 500 PBL chapters on college campuses across the United States. East Central’s chapter has 141 members.
May 18, 2017
The season came to an end for the East Central Community College baseball team with consecutive losses in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament being held May 17-21 on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.