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VOLUME 38 | JANUARY 2012 VOLUME 39 | JANUARY 2013

Copiah-Lincoln Community College ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Co-Lin Wolfpack MACJC State Champs


Alumni Staff

David Campbell, Foundation Executive Director Angela Furr, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs Danielle White, Foundation & Alumni Affairs Secretary

Alumni of the Year Honored at Homecoming, page 3

Public Relations Staff Natalie Davis, Director of Public Information Jimmie Gayle Cain, Public Relations Assistant

Wolfpack wins championship page 7

Alumni Association

Patrick Brown (‘04), President Dee Dee Case (‘94), Vice President Lindsey Hatten (‘06), Secretary

Athletic Alumni Association

Scenes From Homecoming 2012, pages 8-11

Foundation Board of Directors

Foundation updates, page 15

Curtis McMillan (’60), President Alton Ricks (‘48), Vice President Keith Case, Secretary

W.W. Allen, Jr., Ralph Anderson, Robert Barnes, Bobby Britt, Andrew Calvit, Chris Caughman, Johnnie Ruth Carlisle, Brent Collins, Jennifer Covington, Terry Estes, Kenny Goza, Larry Greer, Charles Hart, Larry Hill, Danita Hobbs, Dr. Chip Holbrook, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mark Lewis, Elmer McInnis, Dr. Sherry Pippen, Jeff Posey, Geralyn Russell, Bill Salters, Bradley Smith, Art Stevens, and Tammy Torrey, Chairperson Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the college administration, faculty or students.

Tracking the classes, page 20

ON THE COVER: MACJC State Champions Photo by: Natalie Davis The Colinian is printed as a service through the Offices of Public Information and Alumni Affairs and is mailed to all members and friends of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Alumni Association. Copiah-Lincoln Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191, 601.643.8332.

Graphic design by Jimmie Cain.


From the President | Dr. Ronald E. Nettles It has been another exciting year at Co-Lin with several accomplishments that are unique in our history. First, in April of last year we were very excited to have two of our students recognized on the national All USA Academic Team. Faith O’Brien from our Natchez Campus and Kimmie Kolpek from our Wesson Campus were the only two students from Mississippi on the All USA Academic Team, and out of the 20 national members of the team, Co-Lin was the only college in the nation with two members. Another great accomplishment this year occurred in athletics in which our Wolfpack football team won the 2012 MACJC state championship. It was our first state championship in football since 1985. The Wolves played in the Mississippi Bowl on December 2, but lost in a close game. Nevertheless, it was a great year for our football team, and we congratulate Coach Glenn Davis and the Wolfpack on a fantastic season. Our Homecoming this year was a huge success with hundreds of our alumni returning to Co-Lin to celebrate. Rosie and I hosted a reception at our home for the graduates of Co-Lin’s first Associate Degree Nursing class. We also welcomed back to Co-Lin several high school and college reunion classes and enjoyed successful Sports and Band/ Colette Hall of Fame inductions on Saturday morning. For the first time, the 854th Medical Collecting Company did not have a formal meeting at Homecoming due to the unfortunate passing of their unofficial leader, Ben Durr. Mr. Durr’s memorial service was on the morning of Homecoming

and I was pleased to have two former Co-Lin Presidents, Dr. Billy B. Thames and Dr. Howell C. Garner, attend the service on behalf of Co-Lin. Over 180 alumni and friends attended the annual alumni awards luncheon. Dr. Ronnie and Rosie Nettles We were pleased to honor our Alumni of the Year, our Hall of Fame inductees, outstanding instructors and staff, and the college’s first black football players, who were given a standing ovation. Special congratulations to all of the groups and individuals who attended and who were recognized. Although our Wolves were unable to win the Homecoming game against Gulf Coast (a loss we avenged in the state championship game), it was a beautiful day to present Queen Chynna Coghlan and her court. If you were unable to attend Homecoming activities this year, I want to extend a special invitation to all our graduates and friends to return to CoLin next year. Co-Lin will always be “The Place to Be!”

Letter to Alumni and Friends | Patrick Brown

Attending Copiah-Lincoln Community College was one of the best career choices I have ever made. The intense instruction and involvement in campus activities paved the way for success. A better aspect is the continual development of business and personal relationships made directly through the college. As part of the Alumni Association, I have been able to meet and socialize with many returning alumni. Any position in the Alumni Association is a distinct honor and I appreciate the support of the staff and administration of Co-Lin for giving our officer team the opportunity to serve. Since my tenure as an officer, I have been fortunate to see exponential growth with new alumni chapters forming and new members coming

aboard. I am excited to serve this year as the Association President. I am also excited to have DeeDee White Case as Vice President and Lindsey Mills Hatten as Secretary. It is our goal, as a team, to continue representing the college at a professional level while encouraging new memberships. There are many reasons to join the Co-Lin Alumni Association. By being a member, you can support the school as we recognize outstanding faculty and staff members or develop business and community relationships that only Co-Lin alumni can experience. Paying the small, yearly association fee is easy and can be paid online via PayPal. So, you attended, but didn’t graduate from Co-Lin? You are quite welcome to join! New graduates receive a complimentary two-year

membership as well. Whether volunteering, attending sporting events or perhaps serving on craft committees as I do, the time you spend is greatly appreciated. Is there any exciting news in your life such as marriage, a baby or career advancement? Let us know about it so we can update the Co-Lin family! We’re on Facebook and Twitter! As we continue to enhance programs and services within the association, we’ll let you know via the most popular platforms of communication today, but continue to visit the Co-Lin web site for the latest in campus news and events. You’re not just a member, you’re family. Thank you,

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Alumni Association | Officers elected for 2012-2013

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Patrick Brown (’04) of Brookhaven is serving as president of the Alumni Association. He has an A.A.S. degree from Co-Lin and works as a computer network administrator for Lincoln County School District. Dee Dee White Case (’94) of Wesson is serving as vicepresident of the Alumni Association. She received a B.B.A. in accounting from Mississippi State University and works parttime at Kings Daughters Medical Center as a Staff Accountant. She is married to Tony Case, and they have 4 children: Shelby, 18; twins Bailey and Brighton, 7 and Mac, 2. Lindsey Mills Hatten (’06) of Byrum is serving as secretary of the Alumni Association. She received a B.A. in education from the University of Mississippi and teaches eighth grade English at Byrum Middle School. She is married to Nick Hatten (’06).

Please consider investing $25 for an individual, $40 for a couple or $250 for a life-time membership. Make your check payable to Co-Lin Alumni Association and mail to P. O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191. Online payment options are now available at www.colin.edu/alumni. Alumni dues help publish imPACK and The Colinian and fund Homecoming and other events.

Athletic Alumni Association Taps Officers At the annual meeting of the athletic alumni association held during homecoming activities, Curtis McMillan (’60) was elected as president. He will be joined by Alton Ricks (’48) as vicepresident and Keith Case (baseball coach) as secretary. Don Pressley (‘74) and Troy C. Greer (’58) were elected to serve as board members for the organization.

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A l u m n i S p ot l i g h t Sarah Reid Berthelson (‘55) has authored four books, which have been used in a world-wide ministry. “He Guides My Path” is being used in Kenya, Africa, in the schools to teach English to the children. Her other titles include “Just Jesus”, “Only By His Grace” and “Walking in the Wilderness of Fear”. She has been actively involved in many churches as her husband George was in the military. They retired in Millington, Tenn., where she teaches a ladies’ Sunday School class and is a speaker for Christian women’s groups. Berthelson’s books are available to purchase on Amazon.com and at most Christian bookstores. The Colinian | 2


Alumni Association | Alumni of the Year Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey and Margaret Ewing Thomas were honored at Homecoming as outstanding alumni of the year. The selection is made by a committee of alumni from throughout Co-Lin’s district after accepting nominations from the alumni body. Posey of Union Church is a 1975 graduate of Co-Lin where he was a member of the newspaper staff and the men’s resident council. Posey is currently serving as Mississippi’s Central District Public Service Commissioner, and is also vicechairman of the Commission. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Banking. He served in the Mississippi Senate from 1999-2007. While in the Senate, he served for 16 years as chairman of the Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee and was a member of the Public Utilities Committee. He also served as a sub-committee chairman on Appropriations, Business and Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Forestry. In addition, Posey also served as the chairman of the PEER Committee, as well as the founder and chairman of the Mississippi Sportsman Caucus. Among his other memberships, Commissioner Posey also serves on the Advisory Council of Boy Scouts of America, is a member of the Co-Lin and Mississippi State Alumni Associations, the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Union Church Volunteer Fire Department. He has been a long-time supporter of Co-Lin and the community college system in Mississippi. Commissioner Posey is married to the former Kathy Singletary of Crystal Springs and they have two children, Hunter and Kaitlyn. They are members of Union Church Baptist Church. Thomas of Hattiesburg, grew up on the Copiah-Lincoln campus, graduating from Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School in 1954 and from the college in1956 where she played in the band for two years and was a Colette for four years, serving as head Colette her sophomore year. She held offices in Phi Theta Kappa, Wesley Foundation, Dramatics Club, and YWCA, and was named to the Co-Lin Hall of Fame. She is an honor graduate of Millsaps College and holds a master’s degree in music education from William Carey University. Thomas’ professional life was devoted to vocal music, which she taught to all age levels in schools, churches, and her private studio. In 1995 she founded Mississippi Boy-

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choir, which she conducted until her retirement in August 2010. Thomas received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Co-Lin’s Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in 1996, and was named to the Band-Colette Hall of Fame in 2010. She attributes her professional success to the background she was given at Co-Lin from her mother, Maggie Flowers Ewing, for whom the Wesson campus’ Fine Arts Building is named, and from Co-Lin piano teacher, Gertrude K. Mutton. Thomas has rarely missed annual Homecoming celebrations since the death of her father, former Co-Lin president, James M. Ewing, for whom the Administration Building is named. To honor their parents, she and her brother, Jim Ewing, are regular donors to the Co-Lin Foundation and are members of the Foundation’s Hall of Fame. She was married to the late Rev. John Ed Thomas, III, and has three children, Susan Flowers, Molly Ewing and John Edward, IV, and four grandchildren.

Don’t miss out on the Colinian! As a result of college budget constraints, the Colinian is now mailed only to dues-paying members of the alumni association. Previously, the publication was sent to everyone in the alumni database, which includes alumni, employees and friends of the college. To ensure that you don’t miss the next Colinian, join the alumni association today. Dues are $25 for an individual, $40 for a couple or $250 for lifetime membership. Visit www.colin.edu/alumni to pay electronically using PayPal or mail a check, made payable to the Co-Lin Alumni Association, to P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191. Alumni dues help publish alumni publications like imPACK and the Colinian and fund Homecoming and other events. The Colinian | 3


Alumni Association | Sports Hall of Fame has four new members The Co-Lin Athletic Alumni Association inducted four new members into its Sports Hall of Fame during their annual meeting at Homecoming. Those honored were Ira E. Coates, Chris Dunn, Joel Lessley, and Victoria Mason.

From left, Ira Coates, Victoria Mason, Joel Lessley and not pictured Chris Dunn. Coates of Prentiss is a 1960 Co-Lin graduate where he was an outstanding football player. He lettered each year as a fullback and was chosen to play in the Junior College All American Game in 1959 in Albuquerque, N.M. Before coming to Co-Lin, he played for one year at Mississippi State University. After Co-Lin, he attended Delta State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in education, lettered in football and was a member of the M Club. He has coached junior high and high school football for over 30 years. He taught and coached in the public school system for over 11 years, and served as a Mississippi Private School Association football referee for 20 years. He taught and coached at Prentiss Christian School for 12 years, retiring from coaching in 2003, and continues to teach eighth grade health classes today. He has also coached basketball and track and has worked with Hazlehurst Youth Sports. Coates is an active member of Prentiss United Methodist Church where he serves as a Sunday School teacher. He is a member of the Methodist Men’s Club and has worked with Relay for Life. He is an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He is married to Cindy S. Coates and they have six adult children, Renee Berry, Lisa Jackson, Amy Falcon, Joe Buck Coates, John Coates and Angela Lollis and 14 grandchildren. Dunn of Magee is a 2000 graduate of Co-Lin where he was an All-American, All-Region, All-State and Academic All-American baseball player. He led his team to win the Region XXIII Championship, the Super Regional Championship, and finished fourth in the College World Series.

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Dunn led the nation in home runs with 20 in 2000. After Co-Lin he played for one year at The University of Southern Mississippi, and transferred to William Carey University where he was All-Conference and was selected as the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He played one year of professional baseball in the northern league. Dunn received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of business administration degree from William Carey. He attended the Mississippi School of Banking at The University of Mississippi and Southeastern School of Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University. He is vice president and security officer of Peoples Bank in Mendenhall. He is a member of the Magee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Simpson County Tourism Council Board, Leadership Simpson County, the Co-Lin Board of Trustees and serves as vice president of economic development for the Simpson County Economic Development Foundation. He is married to Morgan Dunn and they have three children, Sawyer, eight; Ava, five; and Wyn, two. Lessley of Natchez is a 1990 graduate of Co-Lin where he won the number one singles state and regional titles his freshman year, leading his team to finish second in the conference and number 15 at the NJCAA Nationals in Tyler, Texas. He won number two in singles and number one in doubles his sophomore year and was captain of his team that won the MACJC State and Regional Championships, finishing their season undefeated and number 17 at the national tournament. He was ranked among the top 50 in (continued on page 12)


Alumni Association | Outstanding Faculty & Staff

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Alumni Association recognized five outstanding faculty and staff members at the college’s annual fall faculty and staff meeting Aug. 6. The group was later recognized at the Alumni Association Awards Luncheon at Homecoming. Those honored were Dr. Brett Shufelt, Bo Johnson and Beverly Barnes, all from the Wesson Campus; James Wiggins, Natchez Campus; and Laurie Gambrell, Simpson County Center.

Shufelt, of Brookhaven, was recognized as outstanding academic instructor of the year at the Wesson campus. He has been employed at Co-Lin since 2004 as a football coach and history instructor. Prior to Co-Lin, he was a high school teacher and coach and worked as Manager of Operations for the Division of Continuing Education and served as a graduate assistant football coach among various other positions at Mississippi State University for eight years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Western New Mexico University and master’s and doctorate degrees from Mississippi State. He chose to step down as a football coach in 2010 to focus solely on teaching history at Co-Lin. He was selected as Mid-south Community College Fellowship Program Instructor in 2003 and Mississippi Association for Community and Junior Colleges Coach of the Year in 2006, and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society. He is married to Tracy Shufelt and has a 14-year-old daughter, Mimi. Johnson, of Tylertown, was recognized as outstanding career/technical instructor of the year at the Wesson campus. He has been employed at Co-Lin since 2008 as a Precision Machining Technology instructor. He received an associate’s degree from Southwest Mississippi Community College. Prior to Co-Lin, he was employed by Farnham Electric Co. and Smith’s Machine and Welding. He was a tremendous asset in rebuilding the Precision Machining program, which had been previously closed. He works intensely in securing business and industry support to grow his program and to meet the needs of local businesses, as well as serving as an advisor to students in Skills USA. He is married to Suzanne Johnson, a Business and Office Technology instructor at Co-Lin, and they have a 10-year-old daughter, Annalee. Barnes, of Monticello, was selected as outstanding staff member for the Wesson campus. She has been employed at Co-Lin since 1989 as an academic counselor.

From left, James Wiggins, Dr. Brett Shufelt, Beverly Barnes, Bo Johnson and Laurie Gambrell.

She received an associate’s degree from Co-Lin, a bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a master’s degree from William Carey University. She provides academic guidance and assessment services, and reviews transcripts and graduation requirements with students. She is the supervisor of the ACT Residual Test and administers the COMPASS Placement Test on campus. She also teaches online courses. She served as an advisor to the African-American Studies Club for 17 years and implemented “Gospel Fest,” an event in which all proceeds were donated to the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation in 2012. She received the High Performance Award in 1998. Barnes is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she serves as youth director and is a member of the choir and volunteers with the children’s ministry. She is married to Roy Barnes and they have a six-year-old son, Roy’Avery. Wiggins, of Natchez, was selected as outstanding faculty/staff member for the Natchez campus. He has been employed at Co-Lin since 1981 as a history instructor. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. He is a co-organizer and guide for the Studies Abroad Program and is founder and facilitator of the weekly Current Issues Discussion Groups for the community. He has been an Elderhostel and Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration (NLCC) lecturer, and raised funds for the Judith Seargent Murray Memorial on the Co-Lin campus. He also assisted with the rescue of historic artifacts after a fire at Antebellum Arlington. He is a recipient of the Trillium Yearbook Dedication in 2002, the High Performance Award in 2003 and is a NLCC William Winter Scholar. He is married to Judy Wiggins and is a member of Mississippi Community and Junior Colleges Faculty (continued on page 16) The Colinian | 5


Alumni Association | Band and Colette Alumni Chapter Hall of Fame & Stanley W. Stewart Outstanding Young Alumnus Award The Band and Colette chapter of the Alumni Association induced Mary Little Peevey into its Hall of Fame and honored Dr. Sherry Chance Pippen as the Stanley Stewart Outstanding Young Alumni recipient during Homecoming festivities Oct 20. Peevey, of Clinton, is a 1950 graduate of Co-Lin where she was the first female to play snare drum in the band and was the first head Colette. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She taught math and science at McComb High School until her children were born, and later received a master’s degree in education from Mississippi College. She taught at Hardy Jr. High in the Jackson Public School District before moving to Clinton, where she briefly taught eighth grade math before moving to the high school to teach algebra, geometry, advanced placement math and trigonometry. She retired in 1990. While teaching at Clinton High School Peevey was selected as her school’s representative to the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for the Clinton Public School District and was inducted into Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators. She is a member of Clinton First United Methodist Church, where she has sung in the choir for 40 years and serves in the handbell choirs, helping with both youth and children’s handbell choirs. She is also faithful to her Sunday School class, currently serving as its treasurer. Peevey is a charter member of the Co-Lin Band/Colette Alumni Chapter and has been a strong supporter, offering her service to help with special committees whenever needed. She is married to Michael Peevey and has two children, Mark Peevey and Wanda Wright, two grandchildren and six greatchildren.

Peevey Pippen Pippen of Monticello is a 1997 graduate of Co-Lin where she was head Colette and was a member of numerous clubs and organizations such as the English Club, Science Club, the Student Government Association, President’s Council and Phi Theta Kappa. She was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, was a campus favorite and homecoming maid. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mississippi College and a doctorate of dentistry from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. She is a family dentist and owner of Oak Lane Family Dental in Monticello. Pippen is active in her community, serving on the Lawrence County High School Community Advisory Council and as a mentor to high school students, acts as a volunteer for the Mississippi Department of Health Mississippi Seals and sits on the Georgia Pacific Community Advisory Board. She is past president of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Mississippi Dental Association and the Mississippi Academy of General Dentistry where she serves as vice president. She is a member of the Co-Lin Foundation Board of Directors and is a founding member of Co-Lin’s Band and Colette Alumni Chapter. She is married to Lynn Pippen, and they have a four-yearold daughter, Kiley.

Band and Colette Alumni Chapter Plans Fundraiser The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter is sponsoring “A Princess Ball” for fathers and daughters on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Thames Center. The purpose of the event is to raise money to fund the Stanley Stewart and Clyde Wilson scholarships for band and Colette students. Band and Colette Alumni Chapter president Mark Hamilton said the event is the only event of its kind in the area, and not only will it be an opportunity for The Colinian | 6

the organization to raise funds, but it is an opportunity for fathers and daughters to connect. “The father/daughter connection is so important, and there is nothing like this available in our area to encourage that relationship,” Hamilton said. The event is open to fathers, grandfathers and father figures and girls ages 5-15. The event times will be separated by age groups on both Friday and Saturday night with a ball for 5-9 year-

olds from 6-7:30 p.m. and for 10-15 year-olds from 8:15-10 p.m. Tickets to the event are $30 per couple and will be available at area banks and the Alumni office. Cost of the ticket includes a refreshments, dancing, door prizes and ballroom dance instruction. Dress for the event is formal, and photography will be available for an additional fee. For more information, contact Mark Hamilton at (601) 835-6607.


Wolfpack wins state championship

by Natalie Davis On Nov. 10, the underdog Co-Lin Wolfpack came from behind and upset the No. 6 ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs 41-37 to win the MACJC State Championship, the Wolfpack’s first state championship since 1985. “The first half we didn’t play very smart,” said Co-Lin Head Coach Glenn Davis. “We told them at halftime that we weren’t playing very physical and we weren’t playing very smart and we’ve got 30 minutes to change what we weren’t doing. Kids came out and we made some plays offensively that got us going, the defense got going, it was a great second half.” The Wolfpack would take their first lead of the game with 7:52 left in the game. Quarterback Chandler Rogers would find a wide-open Marquis Hayes for his third touchdown of the game. This one, a 46yard strike, put Co-Lin up 34-31 with 7:52 left in the game.

“Coach called some good plays, Chandler got it to me and I was wide open,” said Hayes who had the biggest game of his Co-Lin career with touchdowns of 51, 71, and 46 yards. On the next Gulf Coast possession, Milton Griffin would pick off a Hatten pass to give Co-Lin the ball at the Gulf Coast 17-yard line. Rogers would hit Joe Craig Jr. on a 15-yard touchdown pass. Long’s PAT increased the Wolfpack lead to 41-31 with 5:54 remaining. But the Bulldogs weren’t going to go down without a fight. After Hatten was sacked by Terrell Hartsfield at the Gulf Coast 3-yard line, it looked like the Wolfpack had the game well in hand. On the very next play, Hatten would throw a 97-yard touchdown pass to Dhaquille Williams with 4:48 still on the clock. The Bulldogs would try an onside kick, but the Wolfpack would recover. The Gulf Coast defense would force

hold Co-Lin on fourth down with less than a minute left in the game. After an incomplete pass, Hatten found Williams for a 51-yard pass down to the Co-Lin 30. On the next play, Greg Sims would intercept Hatten in the end zone to ice the win for the Wolfpack. “I really can’t believe it,” said quarterback Chandler Rogers. “I didn’t know how long it had been since Co-Lin had won the state and to come out here against Gulf Coast who embarrassed us at homecoming it was awesome to come down here and get a win. Rogers completed 23-of-31 passes for 358 yards and 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Gulf Coast scored first on an 11-yard run by Anton Thornton with 7:26 remaining in the first quarter. Stephen Brauchle’s PAT gave the Bulldogs an early 7-0 lead. Co-Lin would mount a 75-yard drive (continued on page 14) The Colinian | 7


High School Class of 1952 The Co-Lin AHS class of 1952 held their 60th class reunion at the home of Mike and Lynn Lusk on Oct. 19. Those attending are front row, from left: Emma Sue Weems, Patsy Faye Jackson, Lorrell Coleman, Marie Miller, Miriam Moyer, Mary Ann Jasper and Edwin Claude Remington. Back row, from left: Billy Frank Ferrell, Michael G. Lusk, Sr., Jack Coleman, James Ewing, Glynn Woods, Johnny Weeks and Larry Barlow.

Homecoming 2012

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omecoming 2012 was a great success. After a fun-filled week of activities for students and faculty on campus, the weekend kicked off with the annual golf tournament on Friday sponsored by the baseball team followed by a reception at the president’s home in honor of the College’s first Associate Degree Nursing Class, the class of 1996. Saturday’s events began with the induction of four new members into the college’s Sports Hall of Fame. Members of the class of 2012 are Ira Coates, Chris Dunn, Joel Lessley and Victoria Mason. The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter inducted Mary Little Peevey into its Hall of Fame and recognized Dr. Sherry Chance Pippen as the recipient of the Stanley Stewart Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Over 150 alumni and friends attended the Alumni Association’s annual awards luncheon. The Association honored Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey and Margaret Ew-

ing Thomas as 2012 Alumni of the Year. Outstanding faculty and staff were also recognized. Those included were Dr. Brett Shufelt, Outstanding Academic Instructor; Bo Johnson, Outstanding CareerTechnical Instructor; Beverly Barnes, Outstanding Staff Member; all from the Wesson campus; James Wiggins, Outstanding Faculty/Staff Member, Natchez campus; and Laurie Gambrell, Outstanding Faculty/Staff Member, Simpson County Center. The tailgate party featured entertainment by the Sojourners as well as the Blue Wave Show Band and cheerleaders. Alumni and friends enjoyed gathering under tents in the center of campus while children enjoyed food, games, an exhibit by the Seawolves Robotics team and a bounce house. An impressive crowd gathered at Stone Stadium to support Homecoming Queen Chynna Coghlan and her court and to cheer on the Wolfpack. Although the Wolfpack was not able to celebrate a victory over Gulf Coast, they had the opportunity to avenge their Homecoming loss at the state championship game.


Class of 1952 members sitting from left: Syble Jones, Diane Blankenhorn, David Blankenhorn; Standing from left:Rachel Barker Hill, Wayne Wood, Carl Green, Dr. Bill Costley, and Willa Moak.

Class of 1962 members seated from left: Walter Smith and Duane Russell; Standing from left are Reba Gill Roberts, Bobby Templet, Gene Craft, Jerry Young, Jim Garner, Roy Daughdrill, Larry Loftin and Percy Rutledge.

Members of the first Associate Degree Nursing class (‘96) were honored at a reception at the president’s home. Class members present are seated from left: Robin Brinson, Brenda Webber, Susan Case, Pam Earls, Dana Rutland. Standing from left: Todd Adcock, Jennifer Adcock, Barbara Foster, Mary Ann Nations and LaWanda Sullivan. Dean of Students Brenda Smith reuniting with several of her former tennis players at the tailgate party.

Reunions


Alumnus of the Year, Commissioner Lynn Posey with 2010 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Donald Cotten

Winning the championship flight in Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Homecoming Golf Tournament at Wolf Hollow were from left, Cody White and John Burns, second place; Bobby McGuffie and Benny Nixon, first place. Not pictured are Chris Lofton and Ricky McInnis, third place.

Class of 2002 members at the tailgate party.

Stanley Stewart (far right) reunites with former band members.

Dr. Nettles with the 2012 Alumni of the Year, Commissioner Lynn Posey and Margaret Ewing Thomas Sports Hall of Fame inductee Ira Coates with Coach Alton Ricks


Band and Colette honoree, Mary Little Peevey and chapter president Mark Hamilton.

Vice President Jane Hulon and her son Drew at the tailgate party

One of our oldest alumni, Marguerite Rutledge, class of 1938.

Members of Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s 2012 homecoming court are from left, Jessica McArthur, Katelyn Berch, Whitney Mohon, Brooke Rehms, Brittany Scroggins, Shelby Wallace, 2012 Homecoming Queen Chynna Coghlan, Kasey McWilliams, Shamoni Jenkins, Chelsey Buie, Courtney Watts, Dana Sartin and Elizabeth Guerrero.

Homecoming Court

Sports Hall of Fame inductee Joel Lessley and his family at the tailgate party

Former Assistant Coach Duane Burt, Coach Rob Channell, and head softball Coach Allen Kent with former players at the alumni softball game.


Sports Hall of Fame

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the nation in singles and the top 30 in doubles. After Co-Lin, Lessley received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Mississippi. He is a part of the management team of Home Hardware Center, and is a member of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited- Adams County chapter, Ole Miss Alumni Association where he is past president of the Adams County chapter, and the Natchez Home Builders Association. He also serves on the Trinity Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees. He is married to Jennifer Lessley and they have two children, Taylor, 10; and Meredith, eight. Mason of Hazlehurst is a 2000 graduate of Co-Lin where she led her team to win the MACJC State and South Division Championships and finish second in the Regional Championship her freshman year. She was selected as Second Team All-State and to the NJCAA All Region and All Tournament Teams her freshman year and was selected as MACJC First Team All State and was selected to the NJCAA All Region and All Tournament

teams, and as MACJC All Star and MVP her sophomore year. She was captain of her team and led them to win second at the NJCAA Region XXIII Championship her sophomore year. After Co-Lin, she signed with The University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree and numerous athletic awards such as Most Valuable Player in the Comfort Inn Classic Tournament. She is employed at the Mississippi Job Corps Center as a recreation specialist where her women’s basketball team won the Regional and National Championships in 2006 and 2007. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Jackson State University. She is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, Taraji.

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Community Arts Series Musical Performances

Art Exhibits Student Art Show

April 8-May 3, 2013

Philippe Bianconi* Pianist April 9, 2013

Tom Ross

John O'Conor, piano and Akemi Takayama, violin* March 5, 2013

Retrospective

Feb. 25-Mar. 22 2013

*Aficionado Season Tickets: $50 Adult, $35 Senior Adult, $35 Student Showcase Series Events are Free For tickets call the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Business Office at 601.643.8305 www.colin.edu


A l u m n i S p ot l i g h t Dr. Michael Henderson (’78) practices radiology in Jackson, MI. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Millsaps College and his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is very involved with his community, serving as a previous director on the board of Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, Mich., as well as emeritus board member to the Gifted and Talented Program of Ingham County in East Lansing, Mich., and has recently become very involved with local politics. Dr. Henderson is an avid runner and has run three full marathons, more than a dozen half marathons, one ultra-marathon (50K) along with numerous 5Ks and 10Ks. He also enjoys golfing, gourmet cooking, traveling across the U.S. and Europe and gardening. He received a Master Gardeners certificate at Michi-

gan State University. He is married to Susan Stuwe Henderson and has two stepsons, David Rastall, who is currently in his third year in a combined Osteopathic Medicine/ Ph.D. program at Michigan State University, and Thomas Rastall, who is in his final year in a master’s program at the University of Arkansas in music composition. Dr. Henderson credits Co-Lin with much of his success. “This institution of higher learning is one that allows its alumni to stand proud of their accomplishments that were attained, and once they have moved on to other institutions of even higher learning, no regrets are ever entertained for having matriculated through the course-work of Co-Lin.”

History of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Band, Colettes, Majorettes, Flag & Rifle Corps 1928 - 2013

This hardbound book is a collection of photos and comments recounting the history of the Co-Lin Band, Colettes and related groups. This must-have contains contributions from Ralph & Dot Franklin, Clyde Wilson, Stanley Stewart and Shaw Furlow.

ing 2013! r p S g n i m Co Now* Pre-Order Cost: $50.00 Optional Shipping & Handling $10.00 All profit above printing cost will go to fund the endowment of the Clyde Wilson Memorial Band Scholarship! * Pre-orders are encouraged to assist with upfront printing costs. Submit orders to: Co-Lin, Attn: Sonya Cowen, P.O. Box 649,Wesson, MS 39191. Make checks payable to Band/Colette Alumni Chapter. Please include name, address, phone number and e-mail address for updates on book delivery. Questions, call 601.643.8365


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that took 6:23. Running back Van Lee ran in from 2 yards out. Nolan Long’s PAT was partially blocked as the Wolfpack pulled to 7-6 with 1:03 left in the first quarter. Gulf Coast would score 17 points in the second quarter. A 7-yard run by Derrick Goff at the 12:03 mark put the Bulldogs up 14-6. After Fenest Armstrong intercepted a Rogers pass, the Bulldogs took advantage as Hatten hit Williams on a 23-yard strike to put Gulf Coast up 21-6. On the next Co-Lin possession, Rogers would find Hayes for a 51-yard touchdown. Long’s PAT would pull the Wolfpack to 21-13 with 6:30 left in the half. Gulf Coast would increase their lead to 24-13 on a 28-yard Brauchle field goal with 1:43 remaining in the half. Co-Lin would strike first in the second half when Casey Gladney took a Zach Pinkerton punt 71-yards to pay dirt to pull the Wolfpack to with 24-20 at the 11:03 mark in the third quarter. Bulldog running back JoJo Snell would break free to score from 51-yards out to increase the Gulf Coast lead to 31-20 with 7:49 left in the third.

On the first play of Co-Lin’s next possession, Rogers found Hayes again, this time a 71-yard bomb that took 9 seconds off the clock. Long’s PAT closed the Gulf Coast lead to 31-27. Hayes led the Wolfpack receivers with 8 catches for 231 yards. Craig had 8 catches for 72 yards. Co-Lin rushed for 94 yards. Van Lee led the way with 44 yards. Darius Guy added 42 yards before going out of the game in the second quarter with a foot injury. Hatten was 10-of-19 for 280 yards 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. Williams had 9 catches for 235 yards. Thornton led the Gulf Coast ground attack with 7 carries for 58 yards. Goff, who rushed for 145 yards in the first meeting, was held to 32 yards by the Co-Lin defense. On defense for the Wolfpack, Milton Griffin, Brian Isaac, and Greg Sims had interceptions. Jordan Harris had 11 tackles to lead the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack traveled to Biloxi to compete against the Garden City Broncbusters in the Mississippi Bowl on Dec. 1. They lost the game 31-29 on a last second field goal by the Broncbusters. The Wolfpack ended the season with a 9-3 record.

Green wins second trophy Calvin Green (’86) of Wesson was on the 1985 State Championship team and is now an assistant football coach for the Wolfpack. Green said it felt good to play on a championship team and then to be a part of the team as a coach when they won the next time. “I was fortunate to be surrounded by great players and great coaches in ’85 and I’m surrounded by great players and great coaches this time. To beat Gulf Coast for a second time makes it even better,” Green said. Green also serves as director of student life and oversees the issuing of student IDs and parking decals, coordinates intramural sports and supervises the recreation area of the grill. Prior to Co-Lin, he served as an assistant football coach at East Mississippi Community College. He received an associate’s degree from Co-Lin and a bachelor’s degree in human performance and recreation from Alcorn State University. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He is married to the former Falana Armstrong and they have two children, Farrod and Sabria.The family attends First Baptist Church in Monticello. The Colinian | 14

Green in his playing days with Coach Bob Ricketts.

Coach Calvin Green (‘86) with the 1985 trophy and this year’s trophy.


FOUNDATION |

Foundation provides more than scholarships By Angela Furr

The Co-Lin Foundation will award approximately $200,000 to more than 140 students in scholarships this year, but the organization does much more than provide scholarships. The Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, currently manages assets of over $6 million. The primary goal of the Foundation is to support the college and its students and faculty. This year, the Foundation has provided support for academic departments on campus, as well as brought speakers such as The Biggest Loser’s Patrick House to campus, and assisted with the Community Arts Series. In the past year, the Foundation provided new calculators for the math department, assisted the science department with Science Quest, helped with a program that brought students from the career-tech and academic sections together to build an underwater robot using skills from both divisions, provided new ipads for the Humanities division, helped send the history club to the Winston Churchill Symposium, and opened a new Music Lab state-of-the-art music lab in the Maggie Flowers Ewing Fine Arts building. “Scholarships and assistance to other programs at the college are possible because of the generosity of alumni and friends of the college,” said David Campbell, executive director of the Foundation. In addition to providing support to students, the Foundation also provides faculty development scholarships. The Foundation awarded over 24 scholarships to faculty and staff last year for continuing education, conferences, webinars and more. The Foundation has also provided funds for improvements on campus. The Co-Lin Foundation is operated by a 26-member board of directors. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductThe SeaWolves Robotics Team ible to the extent of IRS regulations. Contact David Campbell at (601) 643-8332, david.campbell@colin.edu for more information. Gifts should be made to Co-Lin Foundation, P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191.

A l u m n i S p ot l i g h t Reba Gill Roberts (’62) along with her husband Raymond has published a book. “Only Gold” is a collection of poems written by Reba, with design and graphics contributed by her husband. The poems depict home and family life, observations, and travels taken from personal experience. The poems are divided into three thematic sections: “Serendipity,” “The Home Front,” and “The Highway.” The poems are interspersed with the couple’s photography and quotes from favorite poets.

Roberts received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. She spent 35 years as a teacher and college instructor. Copies of “Only Gold” may be obtained from the author by sending $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling to the following address: 419 Curran Avenue, Brookhaven, MS 39601. The Colinian | 15


The civil war’s imprint on southern culture By Carolyn Vance Smith

The Civil War’s imprint on Southern Culture will be the focus of the 24th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebra-

tion (NLCC) on Feb. 21-24. The NLCC was founded by Carolyn Vance Smith and CoLin in 1990 and is sponsored by Co-Lin, Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi Department of Archives and History and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Conference headquarters will be the Natchez Convention Center. The keynote speaker on the evening of Feb. 21 is the noted professor and author William Cooper of Louisiana State University, whose program is called “1863: Year of Crucial Decisions.” The Mississippi Humanities Council, which has partially funded the Natchez conference each year since 1990, will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the 2013 NLCC, with Feb. 23 named “Mississippi Humanities Council Day.” Other speakers, most of whom are noted authors, and their topics include: • Jay Watson, University of Mississippi professor, “Faulkner’s Civil Wars” • Gaines M. Foster, Louisiana State University professor, “Celebrating the Sesquicentennial? Complexities and Ambiguities in Remembering the Civil War” • Maryemma Graham, University of Kansas professor, and C. B. Claiborne, Texas Southern University professor, “Reading/Seeing Between the Lines: Fact and Fiction in ‘Miss Jane Pittman’ and Subsequent Slave Narratives” • J. Parker Hills, military historian of Clinton, Miss., “Art of Commemoration: Vicksburg National Military Park” • Jefferson G. Mansell, historian with the Natchez National Historical Park, “Now Occupied for Public Use: The Houses of Natchez Behind Enemy Lines” • R. Lee Hadden, Civil War re-enactment expert of Sterling,

Va., “Re-enactment: History by the People, of the People, and for the People” Also on the program are three Civil War-inspired films: • “Cold Mountain,” with discussion led by James Wiggins, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Natchez, Miss. • “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” with discussion led by Wiggins and Graham • “Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel,” a Georgia Public Broadcasting film about the author of “Gone with the Wind” There will be a 90th birthday party at the Briars and Briarvue on Feb. 21 honoring William F. Winter, former Governor of Mississippi and President Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Winter has served as Director of Proceedings at every NLCC since the conference began in 1990. The Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award, the Horton Foote Award for Special Achievement in Screenwriting and the Thad Cochran Humanities Achievement Award will be presented at an awards ceremony Feb. 23 In addition, there will be tours of several historical sites associated with the Civil War on Feb. 24. Other events include a reception at Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture and a gala benefit reception and supper honoring award winners and speakers at the mansion Magnolia Vale. Most of the conference is free of charge. Ticketed events are a luncheon at the Carriage House Feb. 22 ($25); a reception at Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture ($10); a benefit reception/supper at Magnolia Vale Feb. 23 ($135, with $100 tax-deductible); a concert Feb. 23 ($10); a morning tour of two mansions Feb. 24 ($20); and a guided afternoon tour Feb. 24 ($25). Up to 2.6 Continuing Education Units are available by emailing Beth.Richard@colin.edu or calling 601-446-1103. Information about the NLCC and tickets are available by visiting www.colin.edu/nlcc, emailing NLCC@colin.edu or calling 601-446-1289 or toll-free 866-296-NLCC (6522).

Outstanding Faculty

(continued from page 5) Association. Gambrell, of Taylorsville, was selected as the outstanding faculty/staff member for the Simpson County Center. She has been employed at Co-Lin since 2010 as a Business and Office Technology instructor. She received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and a master’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to Co-Lin, she served as an adult education instructor and trainer at Jones County Junior College. She is a memThe Colinian | 16

ber of The Mississippi Association for Adult and Community Education. She is the author of five solution manuals for the GED Official Practice tests in mathematics and the author of a website for GED math teachers. She was a finalist for the Faculty Recognition Award at Jones in 2009 and received the Academic Achievement Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the Department of Technology Education at Southern Miss in 2010. She is married to Don Gambrell and they have two adult children, Matt and Kelly.


foundation |

Clayton inducted into Literary Hall of Fame By Angela Furr Elizabeth Clayton (’60) of Jackson was inducted into Co-Lin’s Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta’s Literary Hall of Fame on Nov. 14. Clayton is a 1958 graduate of CoLin High School and served as a faculty member of the college in the early 1960s. She also taught at The University of Southern Mississippi and retired in 1995 from Hinds Community College where she chaired the psychology department for over 20 years. Her works include her autobiography, I, Elizabeth, published in 2007, as well as seven volumes of poetry and a modest collection of psychological es- Sigma Kappa Delta members and advisors with Literary Hall of Fame inductee, says. Her latest volume, Scarlet Flow, Elizabeth Clayton are from left, Brooke Rehms, Alexis Smith, Glenda Silverii, Clayton, Pam Reid, Chelsea Evans, Kayla Cloy. was released in November 2012.

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Gifts from alumni and friends such as you help provide needed equipment for classroom, support for student learning activities, scholarships, faculty development and much more. When you give, you make a difference in the lives of students and the future of Southwest Mississippi. Won’t you consider supporting your college with a gift today? “Please join me in supporting Co-Lin. Our gifts, large or small, can make a difference.”

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(L to R) Billy Abrams, Jesse Terrell, Willie Harris, Henry Harris, Leroy Chatman, Emmitt Madison, Artis Murray, Jr., Russia Everett, Coach CB Hawkins, and Ronnie McNair. Henry Harris

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First Black Football Players Honored By Angela Furr Thirty years have passed since a group of young black men left their predominately black high schools to come play football at Co-Lin, then a predominately white school. It was a time of uncertainty when many young men had the options of either going to college or going to war in Vietnam. Leroy Chatman, Leonard Frazier, Jesse Terrell, Billy Abrams, Russia Everett, Henry Harris, Willie Harold Harris, Emmitt Madison and Artis Murray, Jr were unsure of what to expect when they came to Co-Lin, but once everybody was on the football field, race didn’t matter. “After experiencing some turbulence at my high school due to integration, coming to CoLin was like a breath of fresh air,” Artis Murray said. “You heard things before coming to

school there, but we didn’t experience any of that. You could see that the coaches and administration really respected our worth and gave us every opportunity to succeed.” Murray decided to try to get the players together at Homecoming this year for a reunion. When the group was given a standing ovation at the Homecoming luncheon and then honored at the football game, Murray says it was an emotional moment. “All of us guys were really touched, and it really lifted everyone up to honored.” After such a successful gathering this year, Murray says the group plans to get together on a more regular basis now. “It was really great to see everyone alive and doing well, especially the former administrators like Dr. Thames. It was funny to see how young they all still looked.”


“Mississippi JUCOs…The Toughest Football League In America” The book and DVD are now on sale in the office of Public Information on the Wesson Campus. There is a chapter in the book devoted to CoLin as well as photos of football, Blue Wave, and mascots. The book is written by X.M. Frascogna, Jr., Mike Frascogna, III and Marty Frascogna. The Frascogna trio has authored several popular

books about the fascinating football culture in the Magnolia State, namely, Gridiron Gold, Y’all vs. Us, Bull Cyclone Sullivan and Gridiron Glory. Noted cartoonist Marshall Ramsay adds his special touch with humerous and thought provoking cartoons in each chapter. For more information contact Natalie Davis at (601) 643-8354.

A l u m n i S p ot l i g h t Jarett Rodriguez (’93) is the associate director for the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at Louisiana State University. Four years ago, he created and launched the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program at LSU. He has also taught health and wellness classes at Southeastern Louisiana University and at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and is a member of the Executive Education faculty at LSU where he teaches innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship classes. He also serves as the academic director of the Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans with Disabilities. Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship from Louisiana Tech, an executive MBA through the LSU Flores MBA Program, and also holds a master of education with

emphasis in cardiovascular rehabilitation from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has founded or co-founded numerous companies ranging from a franchise health club (Florida) to a construction company (Mississippi, Louisiana, & Colorado) to an IT consulting firm (Texas) to a furniture manufacturing company (Texas & Arkansas). Through his involvement with these companies, he has created over 270 jobs. Rodriguez serves on the board of directors for a privately-held firm in Texas, the advisory board of a privately-held firm in Michigan and on the host committee for the Louisiana Purchase Venture Capital Forum. He is part of the economic development community in Louisiana and has participated in the Louisiana Certified Economic Developer program. He recently became a graduate of Leadership Louisiana. The most important thing to Rodriguez is his family. He has been married to his wife, Sherry for 10 years and they have an eight-year-old daughter, Morgan.

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tracking the classes Alumni Update Tanya Ponder (’74) is a registered nurse in the U. S. Navy stationed in Japan. Her sister, Terri Ponder Hutson (’80), has been a nurse at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for 30 years. Their mother, Pat Williamson Ponder (’49), deceased, was a member of the basketball team.

Patrick Case on September 29, 2012.

Wedding Bells

Lindsey Duckworth (’10) married William Byrd on November 3, 2012.

Cerise Marshall (’01) married Jonathan King on August 18, 2012. David Russell, II (’05) married Kelli Jackson on September 15, 2012. Sonny Norton (’05) married Elizabeth Short on November 17, 2012. Allyson Wallace (’07, ’12) married Michael Smith (attended) on October 20, 2012. Katharine Cutrer (’07) married James Petty on November 17, 2012. Marxy Myers (’07) married Judson Lindsey on December 1, 2012. Tyler Smith (’08) married Nikki Longoria on November 24, 2012. Amber Arender (’09) married The Colinian | 20

Erica Stephens (’10) married Don Lofton on October 13, 2012. Melissa Delaney (’10) married Layton Bowman on October 20, 2012.

Alexander Forman (’11) married Adrienne Ellzey (attending) on September 28, 2012. Haley White (’11) married Drew Yawn (attended) on September 15, 2012. Caitlin Freeman (’11) married Joseph Smith (attending) on September 22, 2012. Alex Lea (’12) married Jeffery Case on September 22, 2012. Hannah Watts (’12) married Kyle Hutson (attended) on October 6, 2012. Skylar McMorris (attending) married Tucker Brady on November, 17, 2012.

In Memoriam

Harold Hillebert (’42) passed away on October 6, 2012. Dorothy Wittig (’48) passed away on November 4, 2012. Joe Brown (’52) passed away on November 9, 2012. He was a member of the football team and a life member of the alumni association. Betty Davis (’52) passed away on August 31, 2012. Ben Durr (’54) passed away on September 22, 2012. He was a member of the 854th Medical Collecting Company, a lifetime member of the alumni association and a member of the Foundation Hall of Fame. Mary “Carolyn” Carlisle Kingsmill (’61) passed away on November 22, 2012. Dorsey Furr (’65) passed away on November 16, 2012. Clarence Bernard Johnson Jr. (’76) passed away on September 6, 2012. Mary Rushing Daniels Calloway (’81) passed away on August 23, 2012. JoAnna Cutler Lewis (‘00) passed away on December 2, 2012. Patricia Ann Powe Chambliss (High School ’54) passed away Oct. 6, 2012 in Beaumont, TX. She was a life member of the Alumni Association. William “Billy” Chappell (attended ’51-’53) passed away on October 4, 2012.

Hayley Haag (attended) married Colbey Moak (attended) on September 8, 2012.

Meshelle McCrory (attended) passed away on October 21, 2012.

Tamara Edwards (attended) married Randy Fredinand II (attended) on September 22, 2012.

Mary Lou King passed away on November 13, 2012. She was a member of the Foundation Hall of Fame.


tracking the classes Erin Scott (attended) married Aaron McGraw on September 29, 2012. Michelle Dykes (attended) married James Smith on October 6, 2012. Stephen Russell (attended) married Beth Wallace on October 6, 2012. Anna Kinbrough (attended) married Nathan Shideler on October 20, 2012. Dr. Amy Bishop married Joey Pickering on October 19, 2012. Dr. Bishop Pickering is a fulltime math instructor at Simpson County Center.

New Arrivals

parents of Liam Winfield born October 23, 2012. David coaches soccer and is an instructor. Carlos (‘02) and Abby Garcia (attended) are the proud parents of Katie Grace, born November 27, 2012. Mikey and Laci Fenn Godbold (’03) are the proud parents of Ginger Nix, born November 25, 2012. Bradley and Maggi Sellers White (‘06) are the proud parents of Liam Andrew, born on August 21, 2012.

Jarod (‘99) and Katie Amos are the proud parents of Kiersten Ann Amos, born on October 24, 2012.

Matthew (‘07) and Cari (‘07) White are proud parents of Jax Mereel, born August 18, 2012. Proud grandmother is Mitra White. Mitra works in the CoLin Bookstore.

Joshua and Erin Puryear (‘01) Cogswell are proud parents of Owen Elisha, born on October 1, 2012.

Savannah (’07) and Joey King are proud parents of David Earl, born on August 21, 2012.

Corey (attended) and Courtney (‘03) Myers are proud parents of Miriam Ables on October 8, 2012. Courtney is a former secretary for the office of the Foundation and Alumni Affairs. David (’01) and Nina (’02) Strother are the proud

Krystal (’11) and Scott Shaw (attended) are proud parents of Annmarie Taylor, born on August 8 2011.

Angela Garrett. Angela is a Business and Office Technology instructor. Jacob and Heather Prisock are proud parents of Jentezen Bryce, born on Sepetember 17, 2012. Jacob is the grounds supervisor on the Wesson Campus. Johnnie and Charlotte Stewart, full time math instructor at Simpson County Center, are proud grandparents of Deborah Faith, born October 23, 2012. Parents are Dustin and Tabatha Stewart.

Congratulations Congratulations to Dr. Dewayne Middleton (‘96) on being named Vice President of the Simpson County Center. Dewayne previously served as Dean of Student Services at the Simpson County Center.

Rhianna (attended) and Kyle Reeder are proud parents of Harper Jane, born on October, 6, 2012. Proud grandmother is

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