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Three inducted at Major Donor Appreciation Dinner

Co-Lin to name residence hall in honor of board president

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the new men’s honors residence hall on the college’s Wesson Campus after Board Copiah-Lincoln Community College Chairman Eugene Bates of Church Hill. Official dedication ceremonies of P. Eugene Bates Foundation inducted three new members Hall will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012, into its Hall of Fame at a major donor apat 2 p.m. preciation banquet held March 24 at the “Mr. Bates and his wife Susie have been Thames Center on the college’s Wesson long-time supporters of the college and have campus. Those inducted were Ralph Anestablished a scholarship for students in the derson, Jim and Martha Lightsey, and the Co-Lin Foundation,” said Co-Lin President Co-Lin Trailblazers. Dr. Ronnie Nettles. “As Board Chairman, Mr. Anderson of Gulfport was honored Bates has been a constant source of leaderfor his contributions to the R. E. “Bob” ship and support to me as President and I believe he is certainly deserving of this recand Bonnie O. Anderson Scholarship, ognition and honor.” which was endowed in memory of his The 18,724 square foot two-story resiparents. He is a 1963 graduate of Co-Lin dence hall opened to men’s honor stuand a 1966 graduate dents on Jan. 5, 2012. The building has of Mississippi State 28 rooms (space for 56 students) and University with a bachone apartment for a residence hall elor’s degree in business supervisor. Each room is provided and industry. He retired with a private bath, single beds from Bellsouth after 29 ½ and mattresses, armoire/dressyears as a supervisor in the er, desk and chair. The rooms telecommunications department. also have Internet and cable He is the owner of RA Services, access. Students living in Bates Hall must have a 20 or above ACT and mainLLC, a real estate company. He is a Anderson tain a 3.0 grade point average. licensed realtor with Alfonso Holding Company. Architecture South, P.A. was the architect for the $3.2 million project. Anderson has been actively involved in his community, Coleman-Hammons Construction Company, Inc. of Brandon served as the serving as past president of the Civitan and Rotary Clubs general contractor. The Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property in Gulfport, as well as past president of the Orange Grove/ Management and the Department of Finance and Administration oversaw Lyman Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past assistant the construction. district governor of Rotary District 6840. He served for eight Bates has served on Co-Lin’s Board of Trustees for 28 years and has years on the Gulfport Planning Commission, and currently served as Board Chairman for the past 10 years. He follows in the footsteps serves as a volunteer with Mississippi Special Olympics and of his father, Pettus Bates, who served as a member of the Board representon the board of directors of the Co-Lin Foundation. He is ing Jefferson County for 16 years. Bates received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture from Misa member of Nugent Methodist Church, where he serves sissippi State University, and then attended the Co-Lin Natchez campus as a as a Sunday School teacher. He is married to Martha Kay non-traditional student to take accounting courses. Anderson, and they have three children, Tim, Katie and A cattleman and conservationist, Bates and wife, Susie, are the owners Kevin. and operators of Villa Gayoso and Idlewild Plantations in Church Hill. They The Lightseys of Wesson were honored for their are members of First Baptist Church in Natchez, where he serves as a Deacon contributions to the Robert Howard Scholarship and and Sunday school teacher. the Bobby O’Quinn Memorial Scholarship. (continued on page 2)

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They have two daughters, Paula Green (Ron) and Evie Peavey (Woodie), nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Bates said he is overwhelmed at the honor of having the new dorms named after him. “Each time I come onto campus and see the buildings, I think, is this really happening?” he said. “When I became a member of the board almost 29 years ago to fill out an unexpired term, it never occurred to me that I’d still be serving this many years later, much less as chairman. However, it’s been a tremendous experience, and I have loved every minute of it.”

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Jim, a native of Bay Springs, is a graduate of Jones County Junior College and Mississippi State University, where he received bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees in education. He taught sociology and psychology at Co-Lin for over 30 years. He has studied in Kenya, Africa, as a member of a Mississippi Community College Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship program. He is an instructor in the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program (MASEP), and has served as an alderman on the Wesson City Council for 20 years. Martha, a native of Hinds County, is a graduate of Hinds Community College and Mississippi Lightseys State University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She taught in the Natchez and Wesson Public Schools, at Copiah Academy and Whitworth College, as well as at Co-Lin before retiring in 2002 with 28 years of service in public and private education. She is an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi and Delta Kappa Gamma. The Lightseys have been married for over 30 years. They are members of Decell Methodist Church, where she serves on the church

council, as a children’s, youth and United Methodist Women leader, and as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. They have a daughter, Jessica Pavy, and five grandchildren. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling together. The Co-Lin Trailblazers were honored for their contributions to the Darlene Johnson and Ann Bradberry Memorial Scholarships, and the Russell Ray Leadership Scholarship. The Trailblazers are the college’s hospitality and recruiting group. It was formed in 1971 by Burlian Walker, who was serving as the college’s Director of the Foundation, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations. The group established the Darlene Johnson scholarship in 1985 in memory of a former Trailblazer who was killed in an accident. They began contributing to the Ann Bradberry Scholarship in 1991 after Bradberry, who served as a counselor at Co-Lin as well as Trailblazer advisor, passed away. They established the Russell Ray Leadership Scholarship along with Phi Theta Kappa in 2002 to honor the longtime advisor. The Trailblazers take part in many activities at Co-Lin such as serving as ushers and hosts for special events on campus. They also assist in recruiting by visiting high schools in the college’s district, and by providing campus tours to prospective students. In addition, they participate in annual fundraisers which allow them to contribute to the college’s mission through the Foundation.

Welcome New Lifetime Members of the Alumni Association! • Jackie Ard Barclay • Joseph “Jojo” Douglas 2 ::: Investing, Improving, Impacting

• Darryl Colona • Kim Prince Mangum

• Julie Stegall Campbell • Randall Parker

• Hank Thompson

Awards Day ceremonies and receptions scheduled

Nominations Sought

Awards Day ceremonies and receptions for scholarship recipients and donors are planned for Co-Lin campuses at Wesson, Natchez, and Simpson County in April. The ceremonies honor students for their achievements and Nominations are being sought for Coannounce scholarship recipients. The reception brings scholarship donors Lin’s Alumna/Alumnus of the Year, The Coand recipients together. Lin Sports Hall of Fame and the Band and The Co-Lin Natchez program is April 16, Co-Lin Wesson April 18, Colette Alumni Chapter’s Hall of Fame and Stanley Stewart Outstanding Young Alumni and the Simpson County Center April 19. award. “Gifts to scholarships are an investment in the future of our state Alumna/Alumnus of the year nominaand nation,” David Campbell, executive director of the Foundation/alumtions will be accepted until August 1. Criteni affairs said. “We will award more than $100,000 in scholarships to ria for selection include three areas: what the deserving students. That is made possible by the generosity of our alumni person has done for Co-Lin, his or her accomplishments in their chosen profession, and and friends who give to scholarship funds.” what he or she has done for their community. The man and woman selected will be honored during Co-Lin’s 2012 Homecoming. Co-Lin Sports Hall of Fame nominations may be made until July 2. Those nominations can only be made by members of the Drs. Donald and Catherine Cotten of Hattiesburg recently endowed a scholarship Co-Lin Athletic Alumni Association, which in their names to be awarded in the fall of 2012 to an academic student at the Wesson includes former Co-Lin athletes. An Athletic campus who demonstrates financial need. Alumni Association committee will select Dr. Cotten is a 1966 Co-Lin graduate. A native of Meadville, he has worked in varifive persons for induction into the Sports ous capacities in academia for over Hall of Fame. 40 years. He received a B.S. degree Nominations for the Band and Colette in biology and a M.S degree in sciAlumni Chapter’s Stanley Stewart Outence education with an emphasis in standing Young Alumni award and the biology from The University of SouthHall of Fame may be made until July ern Mississippi, and an Ed.D in curricu20th. Recipients of the young alumlum and instruction from West Virginia ni award should be alumni who University. He was inducted into the West have truly distinguished themVirginia University College of Human Reselves since leaving Co-Lin, and sources and Education Hall of Fame in 2005. who have become a source of He served as a science instructor and divipride and/or inspiration to the Co-Lin community. A Hall of sion chair at Co-Lin in the 70s, and worked in Fame nominee should have various capacities at The University of Southsuccessfully demonstrated ern Mississippi as a professor, program develoutstanding leadership abiliopment coordinator and assistant vice president ties in business and industry, Drs. Donald and Catherine Cotten, left, presented a scholarship for research and planning. After a stint as exto Dr. Ronnie Nettles, Co-Lin president, and David Campbell, ecutive director of The Public Education Forum community service, or pubexecutive director of the Foundation. lic life and brought distincof Mississippi, he returned to Southern Miss to tion to Co-Lin. Nominations serve as director of The Center for Science and for these awards are acceptMathematics Education and later served as vice president for research and graduate dean. He has also ed from members in good served as associate vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at Arkansas State University standing of the Co-Lin Band and vice provost for research at Lamar University in Beaumont, Tex. and Colette Alumni Chapter. Dr. Cotten is currently engaged in entrepreneurial/consulting activities serving in a liaison capacity Induction/award ceremowith Federal agencies and corporate partners in the fields of energy, defense, education and environnies for these honors will be mental initiatives. He was selected as Co-Lin’s Alumnus of the Year in 2010. held during Homecoming Dr. Catherine Cotten has served for 39 years in public and private education. She has held teaching 2012. All nomination forms and administrative positions at the elementary through the university level that included academic are available at www.colin. departments and research offices. She received one of the first National Presidential Awards for Exceledu/alumni or by calling the lence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. She was an instructor at Co-Lin in 1971. She received Alumni Office at (601) 643a B.A. degree in mathematics and psychology and a M.A. degree in curriculum and instruction from 8313 to receive a form via mail West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in science education, mathematics, and educational research or fax. Nominations should be from The University of Southern Mississippi. submitted to the Co-Lin Alumni She has served as director of information and research for Jones County Junior College, and is the Office, P. O. Box 649, Wesson, author of many publications and national presentations in mathematics and advanced technology MS 39191.

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education. She was inducted into Co-Lin’s Literary Hall of Fame in 2000.

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here are they now?

Zoula Mae Hennington Huffman, Ren Brown and Gabe Goza each attended Co-Lin in a different decade, but they all agree that they wouldn’t be where they are today without Co-Lin. Here’s what they’re all up to today:

Huffman (’62) was known and liked by everyone she came in contact with at CoLin, and she is still friends with many of them today. She was involved in numerous clubs and organizations on campus such as the Baptist Student Union, YWCA, Phi Theta Kappa, Executive Council, Greater Council, and the Huffman then Colettes, where she served as head Colette. She was also a class officer, campus favorite and homecoming maid, and selected as a member of the Hall of Fame. Huffman today After Co-Lin, Huffman attended The University of Southern Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, a master’s in adult education, and a specialist’s degree in higher education administration. She worked for University Medical Center as a medical technologist and instructor, and then came back to Co-Lin where she served as assistant vocational-technical dean. She went on to serve as dean of academic instruction and student services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where she retired in 1997. Today, Huffman lives in Wesson with her husband, Dr. George W. Huffman. She has two children, Dena Owens and Eric Strong, two stepchildren, Dawn Goolsby and George “Bo” Huffman, and nine grandchildren. She is a member of Beauregard United Methodist Church where she serves as president of the women’s group. She is also a member of the Wesson Friends of the Library, Wesson American Legion Auxiliary, and the Band and Colette Chapter of the Co-Lin Alumni Association, where she serves on the board of directors. She enjoys reading, sewing, traveling, spending time 4 ::: Investing, Improving, Impacting

with her family and remodeling her home. She has traveled to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 19 foreign countries. Huffman enjoyed all of the activities she participated in at Co-Lin, but counts her membership in Phi Theta Kappa as a benefit throughout her professional career. She also enjoyed being a member of the band and Colettes, and enjoys seeing the traditions continue today while serving on the alumni board. Ren Brown (’89) was a rare college student who was able to have success both in the classroom as well as in athletics. Brown was involved in a variety of activities on campus such as Student Government Association and the Afro-American Plus Club, in which he served both as president. He was also a defensive back on the Wolfpack football team, and was selected as Mr. CoLin. After Co-Lin, Brown received a bachelor’s deBrown then gree in paralegal studies from the University of Southern Mississippi. Following college, the Natchez native joined the United States Air Force, where Brown today he now serves as a logistics officer in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He and his wife, Andrea, have an 8-year-old daughter, Aaliyah Fretwell-Cross. They are members of St. Luke AME. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Brown says Co-Lin was the launching pad for his successful career in the United States Air Force. “I reflect back on the great people that I met while there, and Mrs. Mae Robinson Brown, a guidance counselor, comes to mind because of her words of encouragement. She was always positive,” he said. “Being selected as the Student Government President gave me a

voice for the student body that I will always cherish.” Gabe Goza (’99) was an all-around Co-Lin student. He was involved in several clubs and organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Delta, President’s Council, the Baptist Student Union, STARS, in which he served as president, and the Trailblazers, where he served as vice-president. He also served as vice-president of the sophomore class, and was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and the Goza then Hall of Fame. After Co-Lin, he received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Mississippi College, and a juris doctorate from Goza today Mississippi College School of Law. Today Goza is an attorney, serving as a law clerk for Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr., with the Supreme Court of Mississippi. He and his wife, Carey, live in Brandon, where they attend Crossgates Baptist Church. They have one daughter, Kendall, and another girl on the way this summer. Goza counts his time at Co-Lin as a great experience that has proven beneficial to where he is in his career today. “I will always appreciate those two years,” he said. “Danny Harrell was my favorite instructor. He taught political science and government classes, and I think I took every class that he taught.” To submit alumni for “Where are they now?” contact Angela Furr at (601) 643-8498 or email

Alumni News Annual Golf Classics scheduled for Natchez and Wesson

Dr. Ted Alexander (’58) of Hattiesburg was honored recently by the Mississippi Association of School Administrators with the Golden Lamp Award during the organization’s fall conference in Jackson. He received a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College, a master’s degree from Mississippi College and a PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. After a 43-year career in education, Alexander retired in 2000 as president of Pearl River Community College. He currently serves as chief executive officer of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation in Picayune. Alexander also is the founding chair and a current member of the board of directors of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, which serves to provide economic and financial literacy curriculum and economic academic competition to more than 500,000 students in Mississippi public and private schools. He is married to Barbara Alexander.

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation has set the Natchez Golf Classic for Thursday, April 26 at Beau Pre’ Country Club in Natchez, and the Wesson Golf Classic is planned for June 21 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club on the Wesson campus. Both the 12th annual Natchez Golf Classic and the 19th annual Wesson Golf Classic are four-man scrambles. Players may enter as part of a team or join the play as an individual and be placed on a team. For a fee of $l000, corporate sponsors can play in both tournaments. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation. The fees for both classics are the same. Corporate team sponsorships are $550 and include four players, a sponsorship sign and eligibility for a corporate team trophy. Hole sponsorship/player packages are $150 and include one player and a sponsorship sign.

Other individual players can donate $100 and be assigned a team. A cart, green fees, and two mulligans per person are included with each package. Businesses who do not wish to play can participate in the event by sponsoring a hole for $75. In conjunction with the Natchez tournament, the Natchez Area Alumni Chapter will sponsor a ball drop. Tickets are $25 each, and the payout will be 20 percent of the proceeds. The remainder of the proceeds will go toward chapter development and a Co-Lin Natchez Campus scholarship fund. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. The Foundation is responsible for accepting and managing gifts that benefit the college and student and faculty scholarships. For more information, contact the Co-Lin Foundation at (601) 643-8313 or e-mail

PRINCESS BALL- Eva Anderson clutches the door prize she won at the Band and Colette Father/Daughter Princess Ball. Eva attended with her father, Tim Anderson. Eva is the granddaughter of Ralph Anderson, a 1963 Co-Lin graduate.

Nelson elected to House of Representatives Miles Patrick “Pat” Nelson (’69) was elected in November to the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 40th District in DeSoto County. Nelson, a Monticello native, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, and from Tulane with a master’s degree in business administration in 2000. He spent nine years in service in the Mississippi National Guard from 1971-1979. He retired in 2011 after a nearly 38-year career with Entergy Corporation. He served as a regional customer service manager at the

time of his retirement. Nelson is a member of Southaven Rotary Club, is founding director of DeSoto Bank, past chairman of DeSoto Economic Development Council, past president of Southaven Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. He was named Southaven Man of the Year in 2000 and received a Distinguished Service Award from Mississippi State University in 2006. Nelson and his wife, Katherine, have lived in DeSoto County since 1998. They are parents to two daughters, Julie and Claire. 5 ::: Investing, Improving, Impacting

Young to be inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

Gwyn Young, longtime women’s basketball coach at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, will be inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet set for April 24 on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College. The event will be broadcast live at Young has been head coach of the Lady Wolves basketball team for 35 years. Since coming to Co-Lin, he has seen his team win title after title and is ranked as the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Second Winningest Active Coach in the nation and the Winningest Women’s Coach in the MACJC. Young has put the Lady Wolves on the map as one of the nation’s most premier women’s basketball teams. Under his direction, the Lady Wolves have accomplished numerous awards including 22 MACJC regular season 1st place finishes, 16 MACJC South Division championships, 21 MACJC State tournament appearances, six MACJC state championships and been runner-up to the MACJC state champions seven times. The Lady Wolves have won seven NJCAA Region XXIII championships, been runner-up to the NJCAA Region XXIII champions nine times and made six NJCAA National Tournament appearances. Young’s team finished the regular season with a 27-4 record, 11th place finish in the final regular season NJCAA Poll and 6th in the 2011 National Tournament. His teams have finished 7th in the 2010 National Tournament, 6th in the 2007 National Tournament, 4th in the 1989 National Tournament and have been consistently ranked each year by the NJCAA polls.

He was named Region XXIII Coach of the Year in 1989, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011 and MACJC and Mississippi Association of Coaches Coach of the Year in 1993, 2001, 2007, 2010 and 2011. The Clarion-Ledger has also recognized him as Coach of the Year for Junior College on numerous occasions. A graduate of Copiah-Lincoln where he was a standout for the Wolves basketball team, Young Young was inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. After graduation from Co-Lin, he attended Mississippi College where he was team MVP and a team captain. Young received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served as athletic director at Co-Lin since 1989. He is married to the former Velesta Smith. They have two grown children, Lane and Jessica, and four grandchildren, Mailey Kate Young, Justin, Mary Gwyn, and Grant Young Hynum. Other members of the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame from Co-Lin are Carl Medley, Alton Ricks, Henry “Hook” Stone, M. K. Turk, Charlie Ward, Alton Greenlee, A.J. “Red” Mangum and Bob Ricketts.

Annual coaches’ reunion set for June

The annual reunion luncheon for players and friends of former Co-Lin coaches Wallace Hargon and A. J. “Red” Mangum is planned for Saturday, June 2 at the Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Brookhaven. The program begins at 11 a. m. The two men were football coaches at Co-Lin in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Mangum was head football coach at Co-Lin from 1954 to 1960, and Hargon was assistant football and track coach from 1957 to 1959 and athletic director and head football and track coach from 1960 to 1963. All former players, spouses and friends are invited. Additional information is available from Jimmy Wooten at 601-643-5662 or Alton Greenlee at 601-643-5877.

Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles presents head baseball coach Keith Case with a ball signed by his players commemorating his 600th career coaching victory on Sunday, March 4, against Kellogg (MI).

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Tracking the Classes Congratulations Congratulations to Angela Smith (’02) on becoming branch manager of Bank of Franklin in Brookhaven. She has been in banking for 10 years. She is married to Wade Smith with one child, Carter, age 4. Congratulations and good luck to Kolby Byrd (attended) who left in March for spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals. Byrd played for the Wolfpack baseball team in 2011.

Wedding Bells Thomas “Jeff” Mullins IV (’87) married Amy Owens (’97) on March 24, 2012.


Katie Leggett (’11) married Lawrence Jergins on March 10, 2012.


Sarah Falvey (attending) married Trenton Housely on December 30, 2011. Madeline Delaughter (attending) married Jakob Walker (attending) on December 31, 2011. Jessica Wallace (attended) married Linfield Oglesby, IV on March 17, 2012.

New Arrivals Justin (‘98) and Mary Garner are proud parents of Lewis Collier “Cole”, born on February 7, 2012. Proud grandparents are Dr. Howell and Candy Garner. Dr. Garner is the former president of the college. Justin (’99) and Brandi (’99) Smith are the proud parents of Paxton Daniel, born February 8, 2011. Kristin (’00) and Hank King are proud parents of John Henry, born on October 20, 2011. Josh (‘01) and Kail (‘04) Garrett are proud parents of Walker Byron, born on January 10, 2012. Proud grandparents are Dr. Gail and Jimmy Baldwin. Dr. Baldwin is the dean of career, technical and workforce education.


Adam (’03) and Samantha (’03) Speeg are proud parents of Eden Alexandra, born on January 1, 2012. Samantha works in the Counseling Center. Proud grandmother is Leslie Smith, Director of Financial Aid. Speeg

Carrie (’05) and Cliff Barnhart are proud parents of Finley Rebecca, born on December 12, 2011. Ryan (‘06) and Loren Watts Williams are proud parents of Caden Walker, born on January 11, 2012. Johnny and Cindy Williams are the proud grandparents. Johnny is the former math/computer science division chair and is currently an adjunct instructor.

Liana Kristin Bass (’11) married Zane Brown on August 3, 2011.

Erin Scott (’11) married Daniel Sisco on March 10, 2012.

Jodi (’02) and Jason LeBlanc are proud parents of Jon Bowen, born January 6, 2012.

Zach (’03) and Diedra Baldwin are proud parents of Barrett Charles, born January 6, 2012.

Lasonga Fields (’03) married Kenyon Edwards on December 17, 2011. Cody Cunningham (‘06) married Margaret Howard (‘08) on March 10, 2012.

born March 8, 2012. Cliff is an English instructor and assistant coach for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and Angela is associate director of alumni affairs.

Bruce III (’06) and Melinda (’06) Brady are proud parents of Ainsley Kate, born on February 3, 2012. Proud grandparents are Rev. Bruce and Beth Brady. Bruce serves as the director of the Baptist Student Union.


Terry and Pam Reid are proud grandparents of Matthew Fisher, born January 11, 2012. His parents are Dr. and Mrs. Bill (Carrie) Sones. Pam is chairperson of the humanities division. Sones Keith and Kathy Lee are proud grandparents of, Kenzie Claire, born January 13, 2012. Her parents are Barry and Kelly (attended) Tabor. Keith and Kathy work in the maintenance division.

Michael and Phyliss Tanner are proud grandparents of Rhys Michel, born on January 14, 2012. Michael is the vice president of business affairs and Phyliss is an ADN instructor.

In MemoriamMikell Damon Hall (attended ’11), 23, passed away on December 2, 2011. Mary Howell (’49), 82, passed away on December 22, 2011. B. F. McCardle (’47), 83, passed away on December 23, 2011. Ray Reynolds (’62), 69, passed away on December 27, 2011.


Cliff (’02) and Angela (’02) Furr are proud parents of Graham Davis,

Bertha Faye Starnes Thornton (’56), 72, passed away on December 28, 2011. 7 ::: Investing, Improving, Impacting

Copiah-Lincoln Community College P.O. Box 649 Wesson, MS 39191 Address Service Requested

Foundation/Alumni Staff David Campbell, Executive Director of Foundation/ Director of Alumni Affairs Angela Furr, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs Danielle White, Foundation & Alumni Affairs Secretary Alumni Association Angela Berch, President Kelly S. Perkins, Vice President Patrick Brown, Secretary

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Melissa C. Barwick Grant (’43), 87, passed away on December 31, 2011. Jerry Lewis (’63), 77, passed away on January 10, 2012. Dr. Paul D. Johnson, 56, former Dean and basketball coach, passed away on January 17, 2012. Dennis Butler (attended), 69, passed away on January 18, 2012. Joy Hurst Barton (attended), 52, passed away on January 20, 2012.

Administration Dr. Ronnie Nettles, President

Willie E. Wooley (attended), 80, passed away on February 15, 2012.

Dr. Jane Hulon Vice President of Instructional Services

John Hedgepeth (attended), 76, passed away on February 17, 2012.

Teresa Busby Vice President of the Natchez Campus

Margaret Bernita Harlan (’46), 85, passed away on February 23, 2012.

Dr. John Dickerson Vice President of the Simpson Co. Center

Paralee Elizabeth Mullen Tate (1928 graduate of Co-Lin Agricultural High School), 100, passed away February 26, 2012. She was a high school cheerleader.

Michael Tanner Vice President of Business Affairs

Lenora Hunter, 95, wife of the late B. Frank Hunter, former Co-Lin Academic Dean, passed away February 29, 2012. She is survived by a son, Allan Hunter, and a daughter, Martha Hunter Morrow of Columbia. Martha was Co-Lin Alumna of the Year in 1983

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