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October 4, 2013 7 p.m. JSU Student Center Ballroom A&B

Congratulations Rodney Phillips You are a Superstar! - Love, Charlie, Danielle and Family

Greetings: I’m honored to welcome you into the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame. You all have been ambassadors for the university, both in your respective sports and subsequent careers. This induction ceremony is another great milestone for you. On behalf of the university, congratulations on your achievement. The 2013 JSU Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is an opportunity for you, JSU supporters and athletic enthusiasts to celebrate our sports programs, our outstanding athletes and coaches and our commitment to the success of JSU. You are now a part of a collection that highlights athletic excellence. This is an outstanding induction class. We’re honoring winning coaches, standout basketball players, football players, baseball players and track and field athletes. Again, congratulations on your new honor. Your contributions to JSU can never be overstated. Sincerely, Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D. JSU President

Welcome Class of 2013: It is with great honor I congratulate you on your induction into the Jackson State University Sports of Hall of Fame. Your athletic careers, sportsmanship and support stand as examples to the university’s current group of student-athletes and fans. They can look to you all as models when it comes to dedication, teamwork and leadership. You have set a high standard for achievement and the JSU community commends you. This ceremony is a tribute to your accomplishments. Not only have you shown commitment to “getting the win” for JSU, but you’ve been a star in your communities. You’ve earned respect both on and off the field. Enjoy the 2013 JSU Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony because it was planned just for you. Again, congratulations. Sincerely, Dr. Vivian L. Fuller JSU Director of Athletics

Our Purpose The Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame promotes a program of recognition for former athletes, coaches and supporters who have continued to exemplify high principles of good sportsmanship through their contributions and achievements as citizens in their respective communities. The organization works cooperatively with the administration in providing leadership for Jackson State University in realization of basic beliefs and for improving programs of intercollegiate athletics. The hope of Jackson State University is that the honors bestowed this evening will serve to keep alive the memory of men and women who have brought fame and recognition to the university, state and nation. In recognition of their selection, the honorees will be presented plaques and medallions. Their pictures will have honored places in the Sports Hall of Fame Room at the university.

2013 Inductees Stanley Blackmon Wes Chamberlain Martin Epps Lindsey Hunter Alvin Jackson Keith Lee Rickey Myles Rodney Phillips Tom Rice Mary Fuller Scott Darrin Wade Harrison Wilson Sean Woodson

The 2013 JSU Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Stanley Blackmon Stanley Blackmon has emerged as one of the most talented administrative officials in recent Jackson Public School history. He is the principal at Lanier High School and previously served as the principal at Hardy Middle School (2002-2004) and Canton High School (1996-2002). Blackmon has a history of turning underperforming schools around through his tireless work ethic and commitment to superior service. He is detailed-oriented, well organized and resourceful. His secondary education achievements have been a source of pride for Jackson State and metro Jackson. Blackmon is the recipient of the Bill Wade Unsung Hero Award (All-American Football Foundation) and was twice on the coaching staff of the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star Classic. He also was named the Metro Football Coach of the Year and the Outstanding Secondary Educator of America in 1975. Blackmon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from JSU in 1970. He completed his graduate studies at Western Michigan in 1975 and earned a Master of Science degree from JSU in 1978 before getting his Certification in Administration in 1984. He was also a member of the Tigers football program during his matriculation at JSU.

Wes Chamberlain Prior to finishing fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year Award voting and before appearing in the 1993 World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies, Wesley Polk Chamberlain was a Jackson State Tiger. Chamberlain roamed the JSU baseball field from 1985 to 1987. While playing baseball for head coach Robert Braddy Sr., Chamberlain played three positions. As a freshman, he started at shortstop and as a sophomore he played third base. He found his home in the outfield, however, as a junior. At JSU, Chamberlain was an All-SWAC performer. During his final season, he recorded 58 hits, 47 runs, 46 RBI and tied for second on the team with eight home runs. In 1986, he was named to the all-conference first team as a first baseman. During his sophomore season, he had a .393 batting average to go along with 13 home runs and 48 RBI. As a freshman, he batted .313, hit seven home runs and knocked in 44 runs while being named to the SWAC All Eastern Division first team. Chamberlain played six seasons in Major League Baseball, first for the Phillies (1990-1995) and then the Boston Red Sox (1995). The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Chamberlain in the fourth round in 1987. In 1990, Pittsburgh sent him to Philadelphia. In 1991, his most productive season with the Phillies, he posted career highs in home runs (13), RBI (50), runs (51), hits (92), stolen bases (9) and games played (101). During that season, he also had three, four-hit games.

During his professional career, Chamberlain was a .255 hitter with 43 home runs and 167 RBI. Following his major league career, he played for several independent league teams, including the Gary South Shore Rail Cats and the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League. He was selected as an AllStar in 2000 and 2003. Chamberlain and wife, Melvina married in 1993 and they have five children: Wes II, Elon, Naomi, Miriam and Sarah. He currently is a motivational speaker, mentor and writer.

Martin Epps From 1969 to 1991, Jackson State’s track and field teams were consistently ranked among the best in the world. At the helm of the Flying Tigers’ program was Martin Epps, who helped build the JSU track program from the ground up and established it as a powerhouse. He is arguably the most successful coach of any sport in Southwestern Athletic Conference history. During his tenure, JSU won six NAIA indoor track and field national championships and an NAIA outdoor track and field title. From 1973 to 1979, the Tigers dominated the track and field scene. In addition to the national championships, JSU also won four straight NAIA District championships. Epps was named the SWAC Coach of the Year four times: 1972-73, 1975-76, 1977-78 and 1978-79. He also claimed NAIA District 27-30 Coach of the Year honors in 1973-74, 1975-76, 1977-78 and 1978-79. JSU was a NAIA national championship runner-up in 1974 and in 1980. Epps guided his Tigers to SWAC cross country championships nine times: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986.

Mary Fuller Scott Mary Fuller Scott is the third leading scorer in Jackson State women’s basketball history. From 1976 to 1980, she scored 1,923 points. While a Lady Tiger, she was named a team MVP, received SWAC All-Tournament team awards and was an All-American. As a freshman, she scored 481 points and made 54% of her field goal attempts and shot 77% from the free throw line (85-110). She also dished out 80 assists and had 30 steals. During her sophomore year, she scored 533 points, connecting on 228 of 450 shots (50.6%) from the field and went 77 of 109 from the free throw line (70.6%). She also pulled down a career high 145 rebounds. She scored another 507 points during her junior season, in addition to recording 70 assists. As a senior, she scored 402 points and had 92 rebounds, 67 assists and a career high 83 steals. The St. Louis Streak (Women’s Professional Basketball League,

preceding the WNBA) drafted Fuller Scott. When the league folded in 1981, she became a youth program director. Fuller Scott earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, with a major in physical education and a minor in psychology. She is married to Senior Master Sgt. Roderick K. Scott, and they are the parents of Michelle A. Scott Sloane and Roderick K. Scott. She is also the sister of Lafon Fuller Wiley, who played women’s basketball at Jackson State and was inducted into the JSU Hall of Fame in 2000.

Lindsey Hunter Lindsey Benson Hunter is arguably one of the greatest champions to come out of Jackson State University. He is also considered among the top 10 best athletes to play for the Tigers, along with such greats as Walter Payton, Jackie Slater and Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. Following a prolific collegiate career, Hunter was selected as the 10th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played with the Pistons from 1993 to 2000, when he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.  He played only one season as a Buck before being sent to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a member of the Lakers, Hunter was a contributor to the team that won the 2001-02 NBA title. Following the Lakers’ championship season, he was traded on draft night (2002) to the Toronto Raptors. In 2003, he made his way back to the Pistons and that team won the 2003-04 NBA championship. Hunter remained with the Pistons until the 2008-09 season, when he signed with the Chicago Bulls. He remained with the Bulls until the end of the 2009-10 season then went on to work in the Bulls’ front office as a player development assistant. In 2012, Hunter landed a role with the Phoenix Suns as an assistant head coach for player development. After the Suns opened the season with a 13-28 record, he was named the Suns’ interim head coach in early 2013. In his head coaching debut, Hunter led the Suns to a 106-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings. During his professional career, he won two NBA championships (2002, 2004), was named to the NBA AllRookie second team and recorded 7,956 points (8.5 ppg), 2,021 rebounds (2.2 rpg) and 2,506 assists (2.7 apg). Prior to winning championships on the professional level, Hunter was a local legend in Jackson, Miss. He played high school basketball at Murrah High School before attending Alcorn State University for a year. He then transferred to Jackson State, where he became one of the best collegiate players in the country. Hunter needed only three seasons to become the second-leading scorer in JSU history. As a sophomore (1990-91), he averaged 20.8 points per game and as a junior boosted that to 24.7 points per game. As a senior, he averaged 26.6 points, making him one of the leading scorers in the nation. He was also named the Southwestern Athletic Conference player of the Year.

Alvin Jackson From 1977 to 1980, Alvin Jackson was a member of the Jackson State men’s track and field team that set the Southwestern Athletic Conference on fire. He lettered all four years, and in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field, he competed on five National Championship teams, five SWAC championship teams and was a member of the world-ranked 4x400 meter relay. That 4x400 relay team recorded a time of 3:08.7. Individually, he was a six-time All-American and a six-time AllSWAC performer. He also placed in every national track and field championship in which he participated.

Keith Lee Keith Ellis Lee was a prominent member of the Jackson State men’s track and field team. From 1973-1978, Lee and his teammates dominated the track and field landscape in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. As a freshman, Lee advanced to the NAIA finals in the 880yard dash, where he lowered his personal best to 1:50.8. As a sophomore, he started running cross country, which helped bring his time down to 1:50.2. Ellis had a banner junior year, going undefeated during the cross country regular season, before winning the conference meet. During the indoor track season, he posted a time of 2:07.7 in the 1000 yards, only 2 seconds off the indoor record at the time. Once again he lowered his 880 time to 1:49.4. He also set a Jackson State and SWAC record as he ran a 6.5-mile course in 33:33. As a senior Ellis again went undefeated during the cross country regular season. The Tigers won seven major meets, including indoor and outdoor nationals. Lee recorded another personal best in the 800 meters, posting a 1:47.2. He also recorded a time of 1:46.8 in a leg of one of the teams’ sprint medley relays. A fall in the preliminary rounds of the nationals prevented him from qualifying for the finals. While at JSU Ellis was a four-year letter winner in the 800, 1000, 1500, 1-mile, sprint medley and the 2-mile relay. He was an All-SWAC performer in the same events and earned All-American honors in the 800 and the 2-mile relay. He was an Olympic qualifier in the 800 in 1976 and again in 1980. After leaving Jackson State, Ellis ran for the Flying Tiger Track Club for a year. He participated in track and road races and was undefeated at distances from five kilometers to 10 miles. In 1979, Lee joined the Air Force and continued to race. He eventually joined the Air Force Track team and participated in Armed Services track meets in Colorado and Brazil. In 1980, he won the Air Force Long Distance Championships in both the three- and six-mile events. While serving as the director of logistics for the 100th Regional Support Group in the United Kingdom, Lee helped found the American Air Museum there. He retired as a major in 2000.

Rickey Myles Rickey Myles was one of the most versatile athletes on the Jackson State Flying Tigers track and field team from 1974 to 1978. He was a four-year letter winner at JSU. He was also a four-year, All-SWAC performer and six-time NAIA All-American. As a freshman, he finished third in the 600-yard run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field regional in Detroit. As a senior, he had become a national champion, winning the 600-yard run at the NAIA championships. He also was a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay team which won the 1977-78 NAIA National championship. After leaving JSU, Myles worked at the Bank of Zion, Citi Financial Services (corporate division) and Lake Forest High School (LFHS) as a custodial and security supervisor. He was at LFHS for 29 years. He also has participated in Partner for Progress, which assists mentally challenged children. Myles is married to Lori Marie and has four children —Rickey, Ryan, Bronson and Heather Marie. In his spare time, he likes to golf, bowl, fish and tour the country on his Harley-Davidson.

Rodney Phillips Rodney Phillips was the prototypical Jackson State football player under head coach Robert “Bob” Hill. He played football at Jackson State from 1971 to 1974 with Walter and Eddie Payton, Jackie Slater and Robert Brazile. He was a two-time letter winner and a two-time, first-team AllSWAC member as a tight end. In 1974, he led all tight ends in the SWAC in receptions. As a junior, Phillips played in 10 games and hauled in 27 passes for 473 yards and three touchdowns. During his senior season, he played in 10 games and made 23 receptions for 296 yards and six touchdowns. From 1975-1978, Phillips played with the Los Angeles Rams as a converted running back. In 1975, he was named the Southern California Player of the Week for his Monday Night Football performance against the Pittsburg Steelers. Following his tenure with the Rams, the St. Louis Cardinals picked him up for the 1979-1980 season. As a pro football player, Phillips played in 84 games and had 595 rushing yards along with three touchdowns. He also had 14 receptions for 86 yards. Following his pro career, Phillips returned to Jackson and became a firefighter. After 30 years of service, he retired as a captain. He was awarded the Firefighters Limited Leadership award in 1993 and 1994. He was also a volunteer coach at Jackson State for 12 years. In 2011, he was named to the JSU Football AllCentury team.

Tom Rice Tom Rice was one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the Southwestern Athletic Conference from 1977 to 1980. In 1978, he was a member of the line unit that paved the way for JSU running backs Perry Harrington and Jeffery Moore. Behind the blocking of the offensive line, Harrington and Moore became the first pair of players to each rush for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. That same season, JSU was named the NCAA Rushing Offense Champion as the Tigers averaged 314.5 rushing yards per game. In 1979, JSU was again named the NCAA Rushing Offense Champion. The team averaged 288.4 yards per game. Following a four-year drought, JSU won its sixth SWAC championship in 1980. The Tigers finished with an 8-3 overall record and had only one conference loss. Rice was recognized for his individual performances. He was named an All-SWAC member at the center position and as an offensive tackle. He received Kodak All-America recognition and was named a team captain. Rice coached football at Lanier High School in Jackson, Miss. His son, Darius Rice played college basketball at Miami.

Darrin Wade Floyd Darrin Wade was a four-year baseball letter winner from 1983-87. He attended JSU on an academic scholarship and made the baseball team as a walk-on. As a Tiger, he was a three-year starter at first base. In 1987, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays and played two minor league seasons. While playing in the Blue Jays farm system, Wade suffered a career-ending eye injury, and he returned to Jackson State to complete his degree. While at Jackson State, Wade was a standout on and off the baseball diamond. In 1983, he was named the male scholar athlete, and in 1987 he was named an Academic All-American. Under the leadership of head coach Robert Braddy Sr., Wade ended his playing career at Jackson State listed among the best of the best in Tigers history. His 30 home runs, 100-plus RBIs and .330 batting average make him one of JSU’s top 10 career leaders. In 1986, he was named a second team All-SWAC selection at first base. He played in 163 games, had 424 at bats, scored 101 runs, 126 hits (29 doubles, 5 triples, 30 home runs) and 110 runs batted in. During his minor league career, Wade played in 166 games with 534 at bats, 132 hits, 60 runs, 10 home runs and 64 RBI. Wade graduated from JSU in 1989 with a degree in mathematics as an honor student. His two sisters, Clara and Joyce, also graduated from JSU with degrees in biology and chemistry and both are doctors. Wade resides in Ohio and works for GE as a senior application and enterprise architect. He is married to the former Kim Washington and has four boys (quadruplets): Aaron Joshua, Nicholas Landon, Zachary Logan and Nigel Connor. Wade, an avid outdoors man, is a bow hunter and a catch and release bass fisherman.

Harrison Wilson As Jackson State’s men’s basketball coach and later as president of Norfolk State University, Harrison B. Wilson became known for his formidable leadership. His 371-93 career record wins rank the highest for JSU basketball. He is considered by many the architect of modern men’s basketball. In 17 seasons at the helm of the Tigers’ program, he never had a losing season and recorded thirteen 20-plus win seasons. His teams also posted 29 wins in a season twice (1955-56 and 196364). His 1963-64 team won the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. During his tenure at Jackson State, Wilson coached some of the most talented players in the country, such as Cleveland Buckner (drafted by the New York Knicks in 1961), Ed Manning (former NBA player and the father of Kansas Jayhawk great Danny Manning) and Paul Covington (a disciple of Wilson’s who took over as head men’s basketball coach at Jackson State). All of these individuals are highly respected in the world of basketball and that is due in no small part to Wilson’s teaching and philosophy. From 1960-67, he served as chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Jackson State. Wilson believed in and demanded excellence in his student-athletes, a trait which he took to Norfolk State with him. Wilson left Jackson State in 1967 to work as chair and professor of health and physical education at Tennessee State University. He then worked for a short time as assistant to the president at Fisk University before being named president at Norfolk State University in 1975. Upon his retirement in 1997, Wilson was honored by Old Dominion University as one of their Strong Men and Women Excellence in Leadership series.

Sean Woodson Sean Andre Woodson emerged as one of the premier defensive backs in the Southwestern Athletic Conference during the mid-1990s. He was a two-time All-SWAC first team member, receiving the honor in 1995 and 1996. During his senior year, he recorded a league-high eight interceptions. In 1997, Woodson was drafted with the 23rd pick in the fifth round by the Buffalo Bills. Woodson is currently a radio broadcaster and firefighter in Jackson, Miss.

“Leaders to Legends” --Program-Mistress of Ceremony-Gwen Caples Greetings..................................................................................Eric Stringfellow Invocation....................................................................................Mario Kirksey Occasion....................................................................................Dr. Walter Reed Entertainment............................................ J-Settes and the JSU Sonic Boom

--Dinner-Video Introduction Introduction of Honorees............................................................ Gwen Caples Presentation of Awards....................Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers, JSU President

Dr. Vivian L Fuller, JSU Director of Athletics

--Inductees’ Comments-Announcements.................................................................Dr. Tamika Bradley Closing Remarks . ............................................................. Dr. Vivian L. Fuller

JSU Sports Hall of Fame Classes by Year Members marked with “*” are deceased

1973 *A.A. “Toy” Alexander *Earl W. Banks *Luther J. “Hot” Marshall Lucius “Mitch” Mitchell *Edgar “Tripp” Stewart

1974 *Tellis B. Ellis Jr. *Percy Greene *John L. “Slick” Sullivan *C.D. “Pillar” Westbrook, Jr.

1975 *Edward S. Bishop, Sr. *T.B. Brown *Wallace A. “Fats” Huggins *Giles “Froggy” Hubert *Robert L Wolfe

1976 *Clarence Watson *Raymond “Sunshine” Gilliam *Commodore Dewey Higgins *Frank Bear McCune

1977 Herbert A. Wilson Leroy Ramsey Robert G. Clark, Jr. John A. Peoples, Jr.

1978 Willie Richardson *Mayne P. Higgins *Joel “McCoy” Ingram



Robert Carl “Bob” Hill Melvin Woods *Walter A. Reed, Jr.

Frances Walters Pippins Carter Richard Caster Archie Lee Cooley, Jr. *Daniel W. Heath *Robert A. “Trixie” Johnson

1980 *Joseph Harrison Jackson Estus Smith Jean C. Wilson

1981 *Robert C. Cooper *Ben McGee, Jr. Wiley R. White

1987 Tellis B. Ellis, III Jimmie Lewis Franklin *John Henry “Big Red” Grantham Eddie Payton


Willie T. Allen Aaron Jones Walter Reed

Jerome Barkum Paul Covington *Eugene Marshall Roderick R. Paige *Ray Y. Self




Alvin Odell Chambliss, Jr. *Roy C. Hill Lem Barney Beverly Vernon Bishop, Sr.

*James Carson Vera A. Ford *Robert Hughes *Melvin Pete, Sr.



*Thomas J. “Toe” Hill Harold Jackson *Gloria Crawford Paige *John Dolph Rhodes, Sr.

1985 Robert Braddy James A. Brooks *Walter Jerry Payton Cornell “Snake” Warner

*Verlon Biggs Robert Banks Roy Curry Helen Sias *Stanlee Greene

1991 *Ralph H. Bishop Gene Bright *Sylvester Collins Sam Jones Leslie Peters *Leroy Smith Sank Powe




Hylon Adams Theodore Ambrose Marvin Brown Shirley “Billy” Harris Calvin Scott Jimmy Ray Smith

Robert L. Brazile Christopher L. Burkett Charles H. Figgs Lisa Thomas Freeman *Harrison Hall James Hartfield Brenda Pinch Holloway Wardell Leach *Edward R. Manning *Donald Reese Earl Sanders Leon Seals

Eva Freeman Anderson *Harold L. Bishop Vivian Brown Leon Campbell Robert E. Frith Daryl Jones Vernon Perry Yolanda K. Stringfellow Lori T. Swanier

1994 *Louis Bullard Bertha Hardy Smith Luther Williams Roscoe Word

2000 Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd Dave Clark Pam McDonald-Felder Tommie Funchess Lyvonne LeFlore William Revies *Willie Shepherd Eugene Short Purvis Short Jackie Slater Earl Thomas *LaFon Fuller-Wiley

2002 Evelyn Bender Hubert Butler Gloria D. Freeman Larry Hardy Perry Harrington Marion Henly Clifton Marshall Audie Norris Kenny O’ Banner John Outlaw Aaron Sellers John Earl Shinall Esther Hope Washington

2004 Charles Bingham, Jr. William H. Cotton Sheila Sanders-Dupree *Huey Gayden, Jr. A.W. Holt Mozella Gibson-Jackson John McKenzie Kelvin Moore Lewis Tillman Jerry Yarbrough Emanuel Zanders

2005 Cleveland Buckner Dennis Conner Larry D. Cowan Annie B. Currie Tomysyne Toney Ford Clinton Johnson, Jr. Elwood Johnson Jessie R. Jones Tyrone Kidd Jeffery Moore Sylvester Stamps

2009 Tommie Campbell  Shawn Gregory  Picasso Nelson  Karen Taylor  Lester Walls  *Jobie Martin  W.C. Gorden

Jackson Fair Pawley-Hall Jackson Fair, Jackson Dear Thee I love, my dear old College home Thee I love where I may roam; Jackson Fair, Jackson Dear. Jackson Fair, Jackson Dear Thee I love, thy colors rich and bright Thee I love, the blue and white; Jackson Fair, Jackson Dear. Refrain Hail, hail to thee, Yes hail to thee; Hail to the College of my heart. Hail, hail to thee. Yes, hail to thee; Hail to the College of my heart.

Acknowledgements Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors Dr. Tamika Bradley Chris Burkett Charles Cathey III Robert Cook Dr. Vivian L. Fuller Dr. Marie O’Banner-Jackson Mario Kirksey Wesley Peterson Dr. Walter Reed Dr. James C. Renick Jimmy Smith, Sr. Eric Stringfellow, chair Adrianne Swinney Terry Woodard

Selection Committee Dr. Vivian L. Fuller Bertha Hardy Lyvonne Leflore Fidelis Malembeka Wesley Peterson Earl Sanders Eric Stringfellow, chair Lori Swanier Adrianne Swinney Earl Thomas Rose Washington

Steering Committee Timothy Abram Dr. Tamika Bradley Tabatha Terrell-Brooks Joann Buchanan Gwendolyn Caples Keith R. Collins Linda Daniels Dr. Vivian L. Fuller (ex-officio) Shelia R. Hardwell-Byrd David Hoard (ex-officio) Dr. Verna R. Jones Dr. Roosevelt Littleton Derrick McCall Jeffrey Moore Dr. Marie O’Banner-Jackson Wesley L. Peterson Gailya Porter Eric D. Stringfellow Adrianne Swinney Zenotha Tate-Robinson Sylvia Watley Terry Woodard MeShonya Wren-Coleman

New Hope Baptist Church 5202 Watkins Drive - Jackson, MS 39206 Dr. Jerry Young, Pastor Phone: 601-366-7002 Fax: 601-362-1854 Congratulations & Best Wishes to

Bro. Rodney A. Phillips Honoree for the “2013 JSU Sports Hall of Fame”

“After 100 years, we are standing firm, but moving forward.”

New Hope Christian School Pre-School Phone: 601-362-0912 Elementary Phone: 601-362-4776 Web:

Pastor Jerry Young & Sis. Helen Young

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“Glorifying God through our commitment to help Christ fulfill his mission in the world.”


THE PAYTON FAMILY FOUNDATION Salutes Rodney Phillips 2013 Inductee JSU Sports Hall of Fame


New Hope Baptist Church Male Choir Congratulates Our Own “Hall of Fame” Member


- 2013 Inductee -

Sports Hall of Fame, Jackson State University

New Hope Baptist Church • 5202 Watkins Drive, Jackson, MS 30206

“Congratulations Rod on your selection into the JSU Football Hall of Fame. This selection is a great achievement.� - Billy Wayne and Dona Fair

Congratulations! ! ! Rodney A. Phillips For a Well Deserved Honor of Distinction!!! Wishing You God’s Continued, Abundant Blessings ~~~ ~ The Gray Family ~ Al, Rica, J.P. and Garrett


Congratulations Stanley Blackmon

124 East Amite St. Jackson, MS 39201 601-948-7770

Congratulations Stanley Blackmon On your induction into the JSU SPORTS HALL OF FAME YOUR TIME HAS COME From Coach Leon Campbell JSU Sports Hall of Fame 2006 Inductee

Congratulations & Best Wishes Stanley Blackmon It is the desire to achieve which makes one a winner in life From Arthur Lee “Snow� Britton

Congratulations & Best Wishes Stanley Blackmon We salute you on being named to the JSU Sports Hall of Fame From Wilfret and Geneva Anderson

Congratulations Stanley Blackmon on your selection to the JSU Sports Hall of Fame From Henry L. and Beverlyn A. Cotton, Sr., Family

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Stanley Blackmon For being inducted into the JSU Sports Hall of Fame Gwendolyn H. Handy

There is more to why your name was placed in the Sports Hall of Fame, other than past accomplishments. It is because of the “Sport” you are today. CONGRATULATIONS STANLEY BLACKMON! John Wayne (Eddie) Dawson

Congratulations Mary Scott Bobbie and I never knew you as Mary Fuller, but she must have been an awesome child of the living God. When we arrived at Lakenheath, UK, in 2006, new and needy, You, Mary. Came to our aid like the loving sister you are. When we processed in as newcomers to our new assignment, feeding food she cooked, and singing God’s praises When we went to church, you were there, serving and loving. When Bobbie needed help with her students, you were there helping with the planning, preparation, and presenting life’s lessons. You, Mary, personify the poem quoted below Keep on Keeping on --by Michael Sage We’ve all had times, when the going gets tough The smooth ride suddenly, feels bumpy and rough The good times are gone, it’s all rather gruff You let out a sigh and exclaim – “I’ve had enough” We are all entitled at times, to gripe and to moan What’s happened to my life, you say with a groan? My backpack seems weighed down, by a very big stone How do I move away, from this miserable zone? When a curved ball hits you, through a trick or a con Remember the good days, when the sun always shone Go forward with the belief, that you already have won The best advice I can give, is to keep on - keeping on

Bro William and Sister Bobbie Donald Colossians 1:11-12

Congratulations Mary Fuller-Scott Wish we could be there to share in your special day! Once again your hard work and perseverance have been recognized and you are so deserving. May God continue to bless you and use your testimony to inspire others. We love you and are so very proud of you (Mommy, Ma Ma, Mother-in-law, and Ms. Mary)! Love, Mechelle, Walter, and Trey & Your Maryland Family (The Sloane’s, The Quartey’s, & The Connor’s) If there is happiness in my heart, it’s because you helped put it there. If there is gentleness in my beliefs, it’s because you showed me how to care. If there is understanding in my thinking, it’s because you shared your wisdom. If there is a rainbow over my shoulder, it’s because of your outlook and your vision. I am who I am, a mere reflection of my birth mother’s heart. I am forever indebted. My mother, my blessing, God’s Angel…congratulations! Your son, Rod Jr Congratulations baby on this great accomplishment! Your character, faith and trust in God have earned you this success and glory. Let the spirit never fade away. I’m so proud of you and honored to be a part of this history making event. May life always shower you with such happy and successful moments. Again, congratulations and may God continue to use and bless you! Your loving husband, Rod

Congratulations Mary Fuller Scott

Mary Fuller–Scott from the

Misawa School Age Crew Misawa Air Base, Japan ’95-‘00



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Dr. Candace Bird Kevan Sutton Karrie Brown Sandra Dareing Renee Smallwood Norma Hill Ericks King Meckaela Smith Sheri Snyder Marcia Blythe

on your induction into the 2013 JSU Sports Hall of Fame. We’re proud of you. Bertha Hardy-Smith LaToya Smith Jones Christie Smith Eddie Smith, Jr. (U.S. Air Force)

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sean Woodson #37 . on your induction into the



Congratulations to JSU’s Newly Inducted Sports Hall of Famers!


Congratulations Alvin Jackson

on your induction into the JSU Sports Hall of Fame 2013 Class

Congratulations to the 2013 JSU Sports Hall of Fame Class JSU Alumni Players Association Mario Kirksey, President Jeff Moore, Vice President Eric Stringfellow, Secretary Perry Harrington, Treasurer Eric Greene, Communications Director Jesse Griffin, Parliamentarian

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