Weekly EC News Summer Vacation

The Weekly EC News will take its annual summer vacation after this issue. As always, important college news will still be communicated through the website, social media, and email (if necessary).


The 2019 ECCC Commencement Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. This year’s Commencement will again be available by live stream on the East Central Community College website at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media for those who cannot attend.

Warrior Golf Classic Registration Closes May 3

The last day to register for the 18th Annual Warrior Golf Classic is Friday, May 3. Online registration is available at www.eccc.edu/estore. The tournament is Friday, May 10, on the Oaks Course of the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw. The tournament is sponsored by the ECCC Alumni Association and all proceeds support student scholarships.

2018-19 Wo-He-Lo Yearbook

Students, faculty, and staff may pick up one copy of the 2018-19 edition of the Wo-He-Lo yearbook weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Public Information Office on the bottom floor of Huff Auditorium. Only one copy per person, and you must present your student or staff ID. There is no cost for a yearbook.

Book Buy-Back

Spring book buy backs will begin Monday, April 29, and end Thursday, May 2. Students must bring EC student ID card to sell back books. Book buy backs for online students will be the week of May 6-10.

Summer Jobs Available

Students, if you plan on attending classes this summer, you may be eligible for a work-study position. Please come by the Financial Aid Office for more information.

MSU Advisor to Visit

Mississippi State University advisor Amy Robinson will be in the Burton Library from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday to assist students planning to transfer to MSU.

May Semester Courses

Students, the college is offering several courses during its May Semester, including General Biology I with Lab, English Composition I & II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, College Algebra, General Physics I with Lab, and Public Speaking. The two-week term begins on Monday, May 13, and ends on Friday, May 24. The last day to register is Tuesday, May 14. All courses are on the campus in Decatur.

Internships Available for Students

There are still internship opportunities available for ECCC students in in-demand occupations in the Twin Districts Workforce Development Area.

  • Students must be a sophomore or entering into sophomore year
  • Academic or Career & Technical
  • Apply for WIOA grant funds
  • Earn paid internship up to 15 weeks/$10-15 an hour

For more information, contact Roxana Rogers-Sullivan, workforce placement coordinator/WIOA case manager, at 601-635-6407 (Monday and Tuesday), 601-469-2851 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), or rsullivan@eccc.edu.

Attention Student Loan Borrowers

If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized, or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program or the FFEL Program, you must complete exit counseling each time you:

  • Drop below half-time enrollment
  • Graduate
  • Do not return the following semester

Exit counseling provides important information to prepare you to repay your federal student loan(s). The entire counseling process must be completed in a single session. Most people complete counseling in 20-30 minutes. You will need:

  • Verified FSA ID
  • Details on your income, financial aid, and living expenses
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for references

The following link will take you directly to the federal loans webpage and then proceed by clicking on Exit Counseling: https://studentloans.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to come by or call the Financial Aid Office at 601-635-6326.

Catholic Campus Ministries Seeks Donations

Campus Catholic Ministries is accepting donations of cleaning supplies for Care Lodge. Donations will be accepted through May 3. The drop off point is located in the Wellness Center in the Student Union Building. For more information, contact Gina Mowdy at 601-323-5079.

Upcoming Concert Choir/Vocé Auditions

Students interested in being a member of the Concert Choir and/or Vocé acapella vocal ensemble next year can audition on the following days/times:

  • Friday, May 3, Noon to 4 p.m.

Auditions will be held in room 112 of Vickers. For more information, contact director Lucus Orndorff at lorndorff@eccc.edu.

Intramural Beach Volleyball

Death at the Net won the championship tournament this year and went undefeated during the season and tournament.

Upcoming Sports Events

Softball vs. Pearl River
Tuesday, April 30, 4/6 p.m.

Baseball @ Meridian
Tuesday, April 30, 4/7 p.m.

Softball vs. Northwest
Thursday, May 2, 2/4 p.m.

Baseball @ Coahoma
Saturday, May 4, 1/4 p.m.

Baseball vs. Shelton State (Ala.)
Monday, May 6, 6 p.m.