(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Advanced Microdevices Manuals | Linear Circuits Manuals | Supertex Manuals | Sundry Manuals | Echelon Manuals | RCA Manuals | National Semiconductor Manuals | Hewlett Packard Manuals | Signetics Manuals | Fluke Manuals | Datel Manuals | Intersil Manuals | Zilog Manuals | Maxim Manuals | Dallas Semiconductor Manuals | Temperature Manuals | SGS Manuals | Quantum Electronics Manuals | STDBus Manuals | Texas Instruments Manuals | IBM Microsoft Manuals | Grammar Analysis | Harris Manuals | Arrow Manuals | Monolithic Memories Manuals | Intel Manuals | Fault Tolerance Manuals | Johns Hopkins University Commencement | PHOIBLE Online | International Rectifier Manuals | Rectifiers scrs Triacs Manuals | Standard Microsystems Manuals | Additional Collections | Control PID Fuzzy Logic Manuals | Densitron Manuals | Philips Manuals | The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Debates | Linear Technologies Manuals | Cermetek Manuals | Miscellaneous Manuals | Hitachi Manuals | The Video Box | Communication Manuals | Scenix Manuals | Motorola Manuals | Agilent Manuals
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Utica Institute Commencement Programs"

\Miam H. Holtzclaw Library 
^V JLJtica Junior College 
Utica. MS 



1903 1953 



The Fiftieth 
COMMENCEMENT 

of 

THE UTICA INSTITUTE 



UTICA INSTITUTE, MISSISSIPPI 
MAY 17 and 18, 1953 



Paine Hall Auditorium 



Baccalaureate Service 



SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1953 
10:00 A. M. 

Processional 

Hymn Audience 

Invocation Rev. B. E. Lewis 

Selection The Utica Institute Chorus 

Introduction of Speaker Mr. J. D. Boyd 

Superintendent 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON . Rev. R. B. Shorts, Pastor 

Butler Street CME Church 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Selection _ The Utica Institute Chorus 

Announcements 

Benediction 

Recessional 



PATTERN 

type i slot or 
size start 



CUST ACCT. NO 



BINDING COPY 






PATTERN NO 



PRINT MATERIAL 






SPINE CUST PAT NO 



POST 
ACCENTS 

TO 

TITLE 

IF 

REQUIRED 

NEW TITLE 



SAMPLE 
OR RUB 



SPECIAL PREP INSERT MATERIAL 



GUM STUB 



PERMA FltM 



PARTS BOUND 



PRODUCT 
' 1 MAG 

2 REF B 

3 M PAM 



COVER NO. 






C o m m e n c e in e n t Progra m 

MONDAY, MAY 18, 195? 
10:00 A. M. 



Processional 

Hymn Audience 

Invocation Rev. E. E. Spencer 

Selection The jjjTtica Institute Chorus 

Introduction of Speaker Supt. J. D. Boyd 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. E. W. Rand 

Southern University 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Music Tho Utica Institute Band 

PRESENTATION OF GRADUATING 

Class Mr. Walter Washington 

Principal 

Awarding of Diplomas, Medals and Scholarships 

Music The Utica Institute Band 

Remarks 

"THE UTICA ODE" 

RECESSIONAL 



Class Roster 



Mae Julia Anderson 

Gloria S. Beal 

Loretta Boarden 

Letha Bell Bracey 

Virlee Bracey 

Veria A. Cole 

Minnie E. Cooper 

Willie Mae Cooper 

Emma Lee Cross 

Martha Davenport 

A lfred Davis 

Lizzie Mae Davis 

Mae Julia Davis 

Alberta Dixon 

Estella Dixon 

Mary Lee Dixon 

Maude Lee Dixon 

Willie B. Dixon 

as 

Eugene Durham 

Perry Louis Flowers 

Lartha Lean Fultz 

Minnie Bell Funches 

Helen Marie Frazier 

Razella Green 

Fannie Griffin 

Vertis Teresa Harris 

Mary Emma Harvey 

Barbara Jean Hicks 

Martha Evelyn Hicks 

Alvin Higgins 

Bernardine Baf.ilaba Holtzclaw 

Odester Jackson 

Lillie Mae Johr son 

Willie Mae Johnson 

Bessie M. Jones 

Tommie Jordan 

Mattie M. Kelly 

Dorothy Jean Lee 

Madeline Lofton 

Mertis Willis 

Oretha Wolfe 



Willie T. Lofton 
Louise Marshall 
Susie Milton 
Lydia Mae Moffett 
Nay Ruth Montgomery 
Percy Moss 
Leneva Myles 
Cara Lee Newell 
Marjorie Newell 
Ruthie Mae Nolen 
Louise Parker 
Virginia Patterson 
Ernestine Pugh 
Betty Lee Reginal 
David Rials 
Elnora Ross 
Anna Ruth Smith 
Eugene Smith 
Helen liuih Smiiii 
Robert Smith 
Vera Snow 
Barbara Jean Stamps 
Irma Stamps 
Royal L. Stamps 
Pete Stewart 
Edgar Stimage 
Cornelius Terry 
Naomi Thomas 
Sarah Jane Tillman 
Joyce Torry 
Yvonne Torry 
De Lars Wade 
Vernell Walters 
Betty Washington 
Jesse Washington 
Brunice B. Williams 
Gerena Williams 
Juanita P. Williams 
Nora D. Williams 
Marie Yates 



1903 1956 



The Fifty-third 

Commencement 



of 



THE UTICA INSTITUTE 



Iflb 



AUDITORIUM 

Utica Institute, Mississippi 

MAY 20 and 21, 1956 




Mr. J. D. Boyd, President 
The Utica Institute 



We wish to welcome each of you to our fifty-third annual 
Commencement program here at The Utica Institute. It is our 
sincere hope that each of you will enjoy this occasion. 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 
Sunday, May 20, 1956 

10:00 A. M. 

PROCESSIONAI Pomp and Circumstance 

HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" Audience 

INVOCATION __Prof. B. F. Willioms 

"Bless the Lord My Soul" Ferris-High 

The Utica Institute Chorus 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER _ __Mr. J. D. Boyd, President 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Rev. William T. Peters, Chaplain 

Alcorn A. & M. College 
Alcorn, Mississippi 

"Gloria In Excelsis" (From the Twelfth Mass) W. A. Mozart 

The Utica Institute Chorus 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

BENEDICTION 

RECESSIONAI God of Our Fathers 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Monday, May 21, 1956 

10:00 A. M. 

PROCESSIONAI War March of the Priests 

SONG — "Onward, Christian Soldiers" , Audience 

INVOCATION _. Rev. Fred Black 

"Halleluiah Chorus" (From Mt. of Olives) L. van Beethoven 

The Utica Institute Chorus 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Mr. J. D. Boyd, President 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. Robert C. Hatch, Supervisor 

Division of Secondary Education 

State Department of Education 

Montgomery, Alabama 

MUSIC The Utica Institute Band 

PRESENTATION OF THE GRADUATING CLASSES _ Mr. Rudolph E. Waters, 

Dean 

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS, MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 

MUSIC The Utica Institute Band 

REMARKS 

"The Utica Ode" 

RECESSIONAL Coronation Morch 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE DIPLOMAS 

1956 

ELLENA GRIFFIN** 
MARY EMMA HARVEY* 
VERA MAE HARVEY 
IDA REE IRVING*** 
RACHEL ELIZABETH LEE* 
MARY ALICE LLOYD 
BERNICE LOFTON* 
LUELLA KATHRYN MANNY 
DAVID MORGAN 
MYRTIS MARIE STAMPS* 
ISAAC WILLIAMS 

Closs Motto: "Victory Is Ours Forever" 

*** With highest honor 
** With high honor 
* With honor 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS 



1956 



ROSIE LEE BISHOP 

DAVID BRAXTON 

WILLIE MAE BROWN 

BEULAH MAE BURKS 

ELMARIE BURKS 

LUE BERTHA BURKS 

JACOB BURNLEY 

CHARLIE BELL BURNS*** 

BESSIE MAE CASTON 

ELIZABETH COLEMAN 

HORACE CRAFT 

MARIE DAVENPORT 

MARY ELIZABETH DAVENPORT 

BARBARA LEE DAVIS* 

JAMES A. DAVIS 

WILBERT HENRY DAVIS 

MAGGIE LEE DENNIS 

VERA DIVINITY 

INELL DIXON 

ARCHIE LEE DURHAM 

BERDIA MAE FLAGG 

MAE EVELYN FLOWERS 

THELMA FULTZ 

EMORY GREEN, JR. 

MARY IDELLA GREENE 

CHARLES GREEN 

ROY HAMILTON 

BOBBIE JEAN HENDERSON* 

LIDDELL VIRGINIA HICKS* 

WILLIE MAE HIGGINS* 

CLEO HILL 

EMBRY IRVING 

LA YVONNE JOHNSON 

LINNIE DELOIS JOHNSON 

ROBERT JOHNSON, JR. 

SAM KIMBLE, JR.* 

DORIS KINNEBREW 

A. J. KNOX 

ESTHER MAE LAWS 



SEBETHA LEE 

CECILE LLOYD** 

LEWIS LYONS 

WILLIE LEE MALLARD 

JOE WILLIE MARSHALL 

MAE BELL MARKS 

MARY ELIZABETH MAYS 

FREDERICK DOUGLAS MILLER 

NORMAN MOORE 

NETTIE DELORIS MOODY* 

LORENE MYLES 

DELORIS DILWORTH NEWTON 

WILLIE JAMES O'QUINN 

WILLIAM PARKER 

VIRGIA MAE PHILLIPS 

LILLIAN ROBINSON 

MATTIE VERA ROBINSON 

FLORA ROSS* 

JOSEPH LEE ROSS 

MALISSIA DELORIS SAMUEL 

JOHNNY SINGLETON 

ALTHA STAMPS 

JOYCE MARIE STAMPS* 

MARK ANTONIA STAMPS 

NORMA RUTH STAMPS 

OSIA JEWEL STAMPS 

ETHA DELOIS STURGIES 

ALFRED TERRY 

WILLIAM TERRY, JR. 

MARY ETHEL THOMAS 

FREDDIE THORNTON 

BOBBY JOE VINSON 

LELA BLANCHE WALTERS 

FANNIE MAE WEBB 

JESSIE MAE WEBB 

AMANDA C. WELLS 

CLARA LUCILE WHITE 

EARNESTINE WILLIAMS 

IDA MAE WILLIAMS 



Closs Motto: "Labor Conquers All Things" 



* Valedictorian 

* Solutatorian 

* With Honor 



AWARDS 

VALEDICTORIAN 

Charlie Bell Burns 

SALUTATORIAN 
Cecile Lloyd 

PERFECT ATTENDANCE 
Delores Newton 
Vertile Sanders 

BASKETBALL 

Florence Terry 
David Pearson 

FOOTBALL 

Johnny Singleton 

TRACK 

William Terry 

TWO MOST EFFICIENT STUDENTS 
Herticine Mack 
Sam Kimble 

DRAMATICS 

Herticine Mack 

BAND 

Norman Moore 

CHOIR 

Juanita Moffett 
Charles Mallard 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS 
Robert Johnson 

AGRICULTURE 

Currie Davis 

COMMERCIAL 
Flora Ross 

HOME ECONOMICS 
Beverly Marshall 

BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
C. J. Mallard 






"THE UTICA ODE" 



Oh, Utica, Dear Utica, fair child of Mississippi 

The world now turns its longing eyes to thee. 

Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and prayer you've made your start. 

Now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



Oh, Utica, brave Utica, Thy race needs Thy assistance, 

Viewing Thy policies no more askance 

Thy task it is to burst the bonds of baneful ignorance 

Naught now can stray the upward way. 

God sends the manner day by day, 

And guides Thy footsteps, and guides Thy footsteps 

And guides Thy footsteps lest they go astray. 

Oh, Utica, Dear Utica, we pledge thee help unending. 

No lisping tongue, nor stifling voice we bring, 

Oh joyful hearts, and willing hands, 

Of purpose true depending, 

We strive and pressing to that height 

Each eye is lost to human sight. 

Of mortals when they spurn, 

Of mortals when they spurn, 

Of mortals when they spurn the path of right. 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



^fifty-sixth 
cJinnual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 



May 24 and 26, 1959 



J 



^Jl 



II 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee; 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, oil the saints adore three, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea, 
Cherubim ond seraphim falling down before thee, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



COME, THOU ALMIGHTY KING 

Come, Thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing 
Help us to praise — Father all glorious, 
O'er all victorious, come and reign over us, 
Ancient of days: 

Come, Thou incarnate Word, Gird on thy mighty sword 
Our pray'r attend; come and thy people bless, 
And give thy word success, 
Spirit of holiness, on us descend! 



-2- 



ll 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 

Sunday, May 24, 1959 

3:00 p.m. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

Utica Junior College Band 

HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend Oatis Rials 

Pastor, Temple Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

RESPONSE Utica Junior College Choir 

MUSIC — "Sing Praises" Glarum 

Utica Junior College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington, President 

Utica Junior College 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Reverend E. E. Spencer 

Pastor, St. Peters Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord" Moore 

Utica Junior College Choir 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

BENEDICTION 

RECESSIONAL "Coronation March From Le Prophete" 

Utica Junior College Band 

-3- 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Tuesday, May 26, 1959 

4:00 p.m. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

Utica Junior College Band 

SONG — "Come, Thou Almighty King" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend Porter Wynn 

Pastor, Pine Leof Church 
Hozlehurst, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Lift Up Your Heads" Buchtel 

Utica Junior College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington, President 

Utico Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS J. R. Buck, President 

Natchez Junior College 
Natchez, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Adagio Contobile" Beethoven 

Utica Junior College Band 

PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES George A. Johnson, Dean 

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS F. M. Greaves, President 

Board of Trustees 
Utico Junior College 

THE GRADUATE'S PLEDGE The Graduating Class 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS George A. Johnson, Dean 

THE UTICA ODE 

ANNOUNCEMENTS George A. Johnson, Dean 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 

Utica Junior College Band 
Miss Ouida demons, Organist 
Miss Lorraine Glover, Directress 
Louis L. Lee, Bond Director 

-A- 



UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utico, dear Utico, fair child of Mississippi 

The world now turns its longing eyes to thee. 

Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, 

Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and prayer you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



THE GRADUATE'S PLEDGE 

With a solemn sense of my responsibility, I pledge myself to hold my diploma 
as a sacred trust, an emblem of my obligation to serve my fellow-men, and 
to keep its significance inviolate in loyalty to my Alma Mater and with fidelity 
to my country and to my God. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
With his sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

God be with you till we meet again, 

Neath His wings protecting hide you, 

Daily manna still provide you: 

God be with you till we meet again, A-men 

-5- 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE DIPLOMAS 

1959 
Class Motto: "Here's Ending — Here's Beginning" 



ACADEMIC 



SHIRLEY LEE BOYD 
DUDLEY BRACEY, JR. 
SHIRLEY HARPER BURNS 
EDDIE C. CHAMBERS 
ARLETHA CRUMP 
PERCY LEE DURHAM 
PERCY ERVES, JR. 
JUANITA HARDY* 
JAMES THEADO HILL 
ELNORA JACOBS 
EDWARD JOHNSON 
OLLIE B. JOHNSON* 
VERLEE KELKER 
CAROLYN MACK 
MINNIE MYRTLE MACK 



LUC IN DA MALLETT 
MARY MARSHALL 
WILLIE TERETHA MARSHALL 
HENRY TERREL MARTIN 
JUANITA MOFFETT* 
CARRIE LEE MOORE* 
BARBARA JEAN MYLES 
JESSIE BELL MYLES 
VERNA JOE NELSON, JR.* 
JUANITA RANSOM 
ROSIE MAE SIMS 
JOHNNY SINGLETON** 
HELEN BELINDA SMITH 
MILDRED SPERRY 
DELORES JEAN WHITE* 



VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL 
Carpentry 

WILLIAM COLEMAN 
ESTHER DIXON 
LANIER DIXON 
WALTER HARVEY, JR.* 
WILLIE MALLARD* 
WILLIAM HENRY PARKER* 
CORNELIUS SNOW 

* With Honors 

* First Semester Graduate 



6- 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS 

1959 

Class Motto: "Determined" 



ALBERT ALLEN 

KATHERINE BOYD* 

EMMA NELL BRIDE 

ROBERT L. BROWN 

J. B. BURKS 

FULTON ELLIS CASTON 

JOHNNIE B. CLAY 

NORMI RUTH COINS 

BESSIE BERNICE COLE* 

FLORENCE CRUMP 

MARY HELEN CURTIS* 

BILLY LENARD DAVIS 

CLEMISTINE DAVIS 

DONIVA DAVIS 

IDA MAE DAVIS 

IONAE DIVINITY 

CATHERINE DIXON 

JULIA MARIE DRONE 

CLEO DURHAM 

ELMARIE DURHAM 

NATHANIEL EDWARDS 

JOAN FERREL 

ALLEN HALCOMB 

MARY E. HALCOMB 

ALLENE HARRIS 

LAURA ANN HENDERSON* 

ROBERT HENRY, JR. 

DORIS CHRISTINE HICKS 

ARTIMESE ANNETTE HOBSON' 

THELMA LOUISE HORTON 

DOROTHY LEE JACOBS 

LOIS EVELYN JAMES 

LILY MAE JOHNSON 

VELMA JOHNSON 

WALTER JOHNSON 

NATHANIEL JOINER 

SAM KELKER 

A. J. LAWSON* 

RE ELLA LEWIS 



BARBARA LLOYD 
MARGE L. LOFTON 
LILLIAN ARLEDA MACK 
LEE ETHEL MALLETT 
ARTHUR MANNY 
MATTIE LOU MASON 
MINNIE BEATRICE MASON 
EARLENE MIMS 
ISSAC MOFFETT 
DORIS LEE MOORE 
EVA NELL MORELAND 
JOHNNYE RUTH McPHERSON 
VINIA MARIE PAIGE 
PARLINE PALM* 
OSCAR PERRY 
ERMIA J. PHILLIPS 
LOIS J. POLLARD* 
SHIRLEY RUTH ROBINSON* 
VERTILE SANDERS 
NETTIE RUTH SIMS 
JAMES EDWARD SMITH 
JEANETTE SMITH 
ELEANOR SNOW 
LOUELLA HILDA STAMPS 
MARY LEE STAMPS* 
ROOSEVELT THOMAS 
EVA MAE THOMPSON 
LAWRENCE THOMPSON 
RALPH THOMPSON 
GLORIA JEAN TILLMAN 
BERNICE WALKER 
GLADYS WALKER 
CHRISTINE JONELL WEBB 
MARGAREE D. WEBB* 
CALLIE LEE WILLIAMS 
CLARENCE LEE WILLIAMS 
EMMIT GENE WILLIAMS 
JANIE E. WILLIAMS 
LAVORN WILLIAMS 



* With Honors 



-7 






AWARDS 

VALEDICTORIANS 

College: Ollie B. Johnson 
High School: Shirley Robinson 

SALUTATORIANS 

College: Verno Joe Nelson, Jr. 
High School: Jeanette Smith 

BUS DRIVERS OF THE YEAR 
Clarence Horton 
Percy Caston 
Johnny Grantham 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Mrs. Carrie Wallace, Class of 1932 
Principal, Antioch Elementary School 
Hazlehurst, Mississippi 
Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 
Principal, Utica Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
Adra Ruth Brown 
Pattie Jamison 
Alean Barner 
Calvin Brown 

COLOR GUARDS 

Robert Moreland 
Ben Marshall 

USHERS 

Mildred Corley 
T. Ella Barner 
Florence Terry 
Ruth Moody 
Mary Broome 
Lawrence McPherson 
Albert Carter 
Herman Wilson 
Alberta Porter 



-8 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



Sixtieth 
^Annual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 26 and 28, 1963 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song sholl rise to thee; 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea, 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



COME, THOU ALMIGHTY KING 

Come, Thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing 
Help us to praise — Father all glorious, 
O'er all victorious, come and reign over us. 
Ancient of doys. 

Come, Thou incarnate Word, Gird on thy mighty sword 
Our pray'r attend; come and thy people bless, 
And give thy word success, 
Spirit of holiness, on us descend! 



2- 






BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 

Sunday, May 26, 1963 

3:00 p.m. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

RESPONSE College Choir 



MUSIC — "Lift Up Your Heads" E. L. Ashford 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Reverend T. B. Brown 

Pastor, Mt. Helm Baptist Church 
Jackson, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Climbing Up the Mountain" Smith 

College Choir 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
BENEDICTION 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 

College Band 



3- 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Tuesday, May 28, 1963 

4:00 p.m. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

SONG — "Come, Thou Almighty King" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Ride The Chariot" Smith 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER E. Ray Izard 

Superintendent, Copiah County Schools 
Hazlehurst, Mississippi 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. E. R. Jobe 

Executive Secretary, Institutions of Higher Learning 

Jackson, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS F. M. Greaves 

President, Board of Trustees 
Utica Junior College 

MUSIC — "Hallelujah Chorus" Handel 

College Choir 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior Colleqe 
UTICA ODE 

ANNOUNCEMENTS . Arthur H . Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 
HYMN - "God Be With You" __. Audience 

RECESSIONAL — "Coronation Morch From Le Prophete" Meyerbeer 

College Band 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist 
Miss Janet Dozier, Choir Directress 
Louis Lee, Band Director 

-4- 



UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utica, dear Utica, fair child of Mississippi 

The world now turns its longing eyes to thee. 

Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, 

Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and prayer you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

God be with you till we meet again, 

Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 

God be with you till we meet again, A-men 



-■ 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1963 

Class Motto: "Today We Follow — Tomorrow We Lead" 



ALLEN, JAMES P. 

ANDERSON, JOE S. 

ANDERSON, ROY DENNIS 

AUSTIN, ANNA LOUISE 

BARNER, MAXINE 

BARNER, ROBERT CARL 

BARNES, BOBBIE JEAN 

BEECHAM, HELENA 

BELL, EUGENE 
jBERRY, ALLEN 
tBERRY, I. V. 

BRADLEY, JUANITA 
§BRENT, RUBY 
§BYRD, VERNA J. 
"COURSE, JOHNNY I. 

DANIELS, JOYCE ELAINE 

DAVIS, EDNA RUTH 
*DEVINE, EARNEST 

DIXON, MOSBY K. 

DONAHUE, WILLIE 
§DOTSON, EDITH 

EDWARDS, STELLA LOUISE 
***FLAGG, ODELL 
**GUSTAVIS, FLOREE ANNETT 

GUYNES, VELMA 

HARRIS, ANNIE LOUISE 

HARRIS, DOROTHY LYNETT 

HARRIS, GEORGIA LEE 

HARRIS, ROSIE MAE 

HENDERSON, LEROY 

HIGGINS, MARY LEE 

HILL, TRAVIS 

HILTON, ROY LEE 

HORNE, CAROLYN 
* 'JACOBS, MYRTLE ANN 
§JESSIE, SARAH 



JOHNSON, R. C. 

JOHNSON, YVONNE 

JORDAN, MINNIE 

MASON, BARBARA 

McCELLIES, TYRONE 

McELROY, GEORGIA 

MITCHELL, ALMA JEAN 

MOORE, LEONARD 
tMOORE, WALTER 
tMOORE, WILBURT 
•MORELAND, VICTORIA P. 

NAVE, MARY LEE 

NEAL, JOHNNIE 

NELSON, ALFRED 

NORMAN, ANNIE ROSEZENA 

PAIGE, BEATRICE 

PAIGE, MADIE GENNA LEE 

POPE, DOROTHY 

FOWELL, AUDREY NELL 
§PHILLIPS, LENA MAE 

REESE, HELEN 

ROBERTS, GENEVIA 

ROBINSON, BENARD 

ROSS, JOHNNY 

SMITH, ELINDER 
§SMITH, FLORA M. 

VINCENT, ERNEST 
'WALKER, DAVID COOPER 

WALKER, JOHNNIE, JR. 

WASHINGTON, CHARLESTON 
tWARD, JESSIE JAMES 

WEBB, JAMES RICHARD 

WILLIAMS, CLIFTON 
§WILLIAMS, ELLA M. 
§WILLIAMS, LOTTIE 

WOODS, CHRISTINE 



§ Graduate of Cosmetology Department, June 1962 
t Graduate of Barbering Department, June 1962 
*With Honors 
**With High Honors 
***With Highest Honors 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1963 

Class Motto: "To The Valiant Heart; Naught is Impossible" 



ALLEN, JESSIE LEE 
BATTLE, PHILLIP 
BEECHAM, MARY E. 
BEECHAM, ROOSEVELT 

*BOYD, DOROTHY 
BREAKFIELD, DAISY 
BROOME, BARBARA A. 
BROWN, AMIE 
BROWN, ORA LEE 
CALLAHAN, MARY REE 
CASEY, GEORGE 
CASTON, MATTHEW 
COLE, KARESICA 
COLEMAN, BETTY 
CRAFT, JURIST LEE 
CRAFT, SARAH 
CROSS, LOIS 
CROSS, ROSETTA 
CRUMB, BETTY JEAN 
CRUMP, DAISY 
CRUMP, KENNETH 
DANIELS, DIANE 

*DAVIS, BEVERLY C. 
DAVIS, DOROTHY 
DAVIS, LOISTEAN 
DAVIS, MERRELL G. 
DIXON, MIMS, JR. 
DIXON, SARAH S. 
EASLEY, MARY LEE 
FERGUSON, WILLIE B. 
FLAGG, EMMA LEE 
FLOYD, BIRDISTEAN 
FORTNER, VERNA B. 
FOSTER, EARLEAN 
FOSTER, MINNIE EARL 
FRAZIER, DELOIS 
HICKS, WILMA JEAN 
HILL, SUSIE MAE 
HUDSON, PEARL 
HUNT, JOHNNY LEE 
IVORY, CHARLES 
IVORY, JOHN HENRY 
JOHNSON, JAMES ZELL 
JOHNSON, JIMMIE DELL 
JOHNSON, PAUL A. 
JONES, MARGARET 
JORDAN, GLORIA M. 



*KINNARD, WILLIE H. 

LAWSON, EDWARD LEE 

LAWSON, LOUISE 

LIDDELL, CARRIE 

McCADNEY, JACQULINE 

McGRIGGS, BETTY 

McKENZIE, DELORIS 

McPHERSON, ALMAZEAN 
*MACK, LORETTA 

MANNING, EDWARD 
•MARSHALL, CLIFTON 

MILTON, MARY 
*MIMS, ETHAREAN 

MONTGOMERY, EARLEAN 
•MOORE, TERESIA 

MOORE, WILLIE MAE 

MORGAN, JOHN IVORY 

PAIGE, WILLIE FRANK 

REDFIELD, JAMES 

RICHARDSON, VERNELL 

ROBINSON, PATRICIA ANN 

ROSS, ALMA 

SANDERS, FREDDIE LEE 

SANDERS, JOYCE 

SIMMONS, WILLIE LEE 

SIMS, GEORGIA ANN 

SNOW, MARGARET ANN 

STURGIES, FRANK 
•TERRY, HERBERT 

TERRY, ORA LEE 

THOMAS, CORNELIUS 

THOMAS, MATTHEW, JR. 
•THOMPSON, ANNIE MYRTLE 

THOMPSON, BERNICE 

THOMPSON, MARY ELEASE 

THORNTON, YVONNE 

TODD, MARIAH 

TURNER, LILLIAN 

TURNER, LILLIAN LOUISE 

WADE, ROSIE LEE 

WALKER, ANNIE ALVERTA 

WASHINGTON, MAGGIE RUTH 

WELLS, BESSIE RUTH 

WHITTAKER, PEARLIE MAE 

WILSON, DALLAS 

YOUNG, GLORIA 



•With Honors 



AWARDS 



VALEDICTORIANS: 
College: 
High School: 

SALUTATORIANS: 
College: 
High School: 



Odell Flagg 
Teresia Moore 



Myrtle Ann Jacobs 
Betty Jean Crumb 



BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Thomas Crisler 

HONARARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 
Principal, Utica Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

Delois White, Class of 1959 
Teacher, Sumner Hill High School 
Clinton, Mississippi 

Johnny Singleton, Class of 1959 
Teacher, Edwards Junior High School 
Edwards, Mississippi 



HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 

College: Glodis Gibbs 

Dorothy Edwards 



High School: 



K. C. Morrison 
Catherine Jones 



COLOR GUARDS 

Richard Savage 
Thomas Joiner 



USHERS 



Mary Helen Brown 
Shelley Ann Chatmon 
Precious Gaddis 
Janis Gettis 
Dorothy McDuffie 
Mary E. Myricks 
Victoria Roach 
Gennia P. Smith 



Rosetta Smith 
Lovie Vinson 
Ada Williams 
Charlene Barner 
Ola Mae Dozier 
Rita Gettis 
Bernice Kinnard 
Ruby Mason 



Gloristine Taylor 
Roy Lee Ayers 
James A. Cross 
Willie Byrd 
Johnnie L. Harris 
Robert H. Pickett 
Paul Reed 



8- 



— 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



iSlxty- ~xfast 
cAnnual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 
Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

May 24 and 26, 1964 



J 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee; 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea, 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before three, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



COME, THOU ALMIGHTY KING 

Come, Thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing 
Help us to praise — Father all glorious, 
O'er all victorious, come and reign over us, 
Ancient of days. 

Come, Thou incarnate Word, Gird on thy mighty sword 
Our pray'r attend; come and thy people bless, 
And give thy word success, 
Spirit of holiness, on us descend! 



-2 



*l 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 

Sunday, May 24, 1964 

3:00 p.m. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" Audience 



INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Postor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

RESPONSE College Choir 



MUSIC — "Let Thy Blessed Spirit" Tschenokoff 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Reverend Charles L. Dinkins 

President, Owen College 
Memphis, Tennessee 

MUSIC — "Roll, Jordan, Roll" R. Gillum 

College Choir 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 



BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 



RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgor 

College Band 



3 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Tuesday, May 26, 1964 

4:00 p.m. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Bond 

SONG — "Come, Thou Almighty King" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Ride The Chariot" Smith 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wolter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. Richard Morrison 

President, Alabama A. & M. College 
Normal, Alabama 

PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS F. M. Greaves 

President, Board of Trustees 
Utica Junior College 

MUSIC — "Lift Up Your Heads" E. L. Ashford 

College Choir 
Rita Queen, Soloist 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

UTICA ODE 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 
HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Coronation March From Le Prophete" Meyerbeer 

College Band 

Miss Janet Dozier, Choir Directress and Organist 
Louis Lee, Band Director 



4- 



UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utica, dear Utica, fair child of Mississippi 
The world now turns its longing eyes to thee. 
Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong. 
Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and proyer you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet. 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you. 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



Class Motto: "Education 

ALEXANDER, TOMMIE 
ALLEN, EARLINE 
tATKINSON, LESSIE 
§AYERS, ROY LEE 
ttBAILEY, WILLIAM 
tBANKS, CORA LEE 
fBARBER, ELIZABETH 
BRANSON, JOHN C. 
BRANTLEY, BILLY JOE 
ttBREAKFIELD, DAISY BELL 

BROWN, FLENOICE 
ttBURNETT, JOE LAMAR 
BURNS, CAROLYN 
BURNS, WILLIE DORIS 
§BYRD, WILLIE 
CAVETT, HAZEL 
COOPER, ALBERT JAMES 
§CROSS JAMES 
tCRUMP, ANNIE LOU 
ttCRUMP, KENNETH EARL 
CRUMP, McKENZIE 
tDAVIS, CLARA 
DAVIS, JANIE 
DAVIS, JOHN LOUIS 
DAVIS, LULAR A. 
DERRICKS, LOUISE 
§DILLON, WILLIE LEE 
DIXON, ALBERT LEE 
ftDRAKE, BETTY JEAN 
ttDUNSON, WELTON A. 
ttELLIS, ANNIE MAE 
ttFORTNER, VERNIA BEATRICE 
tFUNCHESS, GLADYS 
GARAWAY, BETTYE 
*GETTIS, RITA RENAE 
'**GIBBS, GLADYS LOUISE 
liGRAVES, LILLIE B. 
HARDY, MARY ALICE 
§HARRIS, JOHNNY LEE 
HARRIS, SIDNEY 
HARVEY, KATE MAE 
HENDERSON, DORIS 
HENDERSON, ELDRIDGE 
HIGGINS, PERCY JEAN 
HUBBARD, ANNIE PEARL 
♦'HUBBARD, CHARLIE T. 
IVORY, ARTHUR LEE 
JACKSON, AUTHERENE 
JAMES, JOHN LEE 
ttJAMISON, GLORIA DEAN 
JOHNSON, JULIUS 
JOHNSON, NOAH 
KINNARD, BERNICE 
LANGDON, BOBBY EARL 
LAWSON, BESSIE MAE 
§LEE, EUGENE 
LEE, GENNETTE 
LENOIR, ELLIS RAY 
SLONGINO, DAVID 



1964 
Is The Key To Many Doors" 

tfLYNCH, HERBERT 
tfLYNCH, WILLIE LEWIS 
MACK, ROBERT EARL 
MANNING, VIRGINIA 
fMARKS, MAE BELL 
MARSHALL, TOM 
MASON, RUBY 
ttMALLETT, CLARENCE 
ttMcGEE, JOHNNIE JR. 
§MIMS, JESSIE 
♦MINNIEFIELD, BEATRICE 
MOODY, ALONZO 
MOORE, MARY ELIZABETH 
MORRIS, DAISY MARIE 
MORRIS, JOHN 
MYERS, AUDREY LEE 
NICHOLSON, MARY C. 
OSBORNE, GEORGIA 
'PATTERSON, DORISTINE 
POWELL, BARBARA 
tfPOWELL, EARNEST B. 
§PICKETT, ROBERT 
§REED, PAUL 
REVIES, WILLIAM H. 
ROBINSON, WILLIE A. 
ROSS, ELSIE LOUISE 
SANDERS, ARNA JEAN 
5SANDERS, LEARANCE 
SSANDERS, ROBERT 
*SAVAGE, RICHARD A. 
SCOTT, ROSA 

§SHANNON, BENNIE FRANK 
SIMMONS, JESSIE MAE 
§SMITH, ARVESTER 
SMITH, LEE DESTRA 
♦STAMPLEY, ROSIE 
ttSTAMPS, EULYSSES 
tfSTRAUGHTER, MARY HELEN 
STOVALL, JANIE MAE 
♦TAYLOR, GLORIASTINE 
TERRY, EMANUEL JAMES 
ttTERRY, JAMES ALEX 
THIGPEN, ANNA RAE 
THOMAS, CLAUDETTE 
ttTHOMPSON, CORA LEE 

♦THOMPSON, LOUISE 
ttTUCKER, MARY RUTH F. 
TURNER, KATHERINE 
VEAL, HOWARD 
♦VINCENT, CHARLES 
WARREN, FLORIA LEE 
WHITAKER, SELMON P. 
ttWASHINGTON, KATIE MAE 
ttWASHINGTON, PARK ALICE 

WHITE, GLORIA GRACE 
ttWELLS, J. C. 
ttWILLIAMS, ETHEL MAE 
tYATES, ANNA RAY 



f Groduate of Cosmetology Department, June 1963 
tt Graduation depends upon the passing of the State 
Cosmetology — Barbering Examination 
§ Graduate of Barbering Department, June 1963 
-6- 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



1964 



Class Motto: "Do' 



ANDREW, CLARENCE JR. 

BANGER, JIMMIE LEE 

BANKSTON, AMOS 
♦BOWMAN, LOTTIE 

BROOME, LUCY 

BROWN, CHARLES EDWARD 

BROWN, MARY HELEN 

BUTLER, TERESA 

CARSON, BETTY 

CARSON, WILLENA 

CHAMBERS, JEAN HELEN 
'CHATMON, SHELLEY ANN 
CLARK, MARGARET ANN 
CORLEY, JOHNNY 
CRUM, WILLIE GENE 
DAVIS, JAMES OLIVER 
DAVIS, LESSIE LEE 
DAVIS, RUTH 
DIVINITY, JOE EDWARD 
DIVINITY, WILLIE LEE 
FERGUSON, MYRA 
FERRELL, RUBY 
FLAGG, CLEMATEEN 
FORTNER, LITTLETON C. 
'GADDIS, PRECIOUS ELAINE 
GETTIS, JANIS 
GILMORE, ODESSA 
GREEN, LUCILLE 
HAMILTON, HERSEANE 
HARDY, DOROTHY JEAN 
HARVEY, MADGELENE 
HENRY, ROBBIE DORA 
HILL, PRISCILLA SUSETTE 
HOBSON, LAVERNE 
JACOBS, CLARA JEAN 
JOHNSON, PHILLIP 
JOHNSON, W. C. 
'JOINER, THOMAS DEWEY 
*JONES, CATHERINE 
KIDD, VERLINE 
KIMBLE, NARVELL JR. 
KNOX, PHALIA GLENTEEN 
LOMAX, WILSON JR. 
MALLETT, JULIA 



*McDUFFIE, DOROTHY 

MclNNIS, LEONARD H. JR 

MITCHELL, LEE URSIE 

MOFFETT, GOLDIE MAE 

MOORE, ROSIE LEE 

MORGAN, ANNIE MAE 

MORRISON, ELIZABETH 
'MORRISON, K. C. 

MYRICKS, MARY ELLA 

NEWTON, WALLACE 

PAIGE, LIZZIE VERNELL 
* ROACH, VICKIE BONITA 

ROBINSON, CRESSIE 

ROBINSON, MINNIE PATRICIA 

ROBINSON, ROSIE LEE 

ROSS, LEE ARTHUR 

SCOTT, WILLIE ZELL 

SHIPPINGS, SUSIE MAE 

SMITH, ALTHAM 
'SMITH, GENNIA PEARL 

SMITH, JESSE DEAN 

SMITH, LORETTA 
*SMITH, ROSETTA 

SMITH, WILLIETTE 

STAMPS, BOOKER T. 

STAMPS, MELVIN 
STOKES, LEROY 
TAYLOR, EARNESTINE 
THOMAS, EARNESTINE 
THOMAS, JEANNIE 
THOMAS, WILLIE BELL 
THOMPSON, WALTER JAMES 
TIGLER, WILLIE FRANK 
TODD, THELMA 
VINSON, LOV1E LaVERNA 
WADE, EFFIE MAE 
WALKER, MARY JULRENA 
WARD, L. J. 
WASHINGTON, FRED 
WILLIAMS, ELLY D. 
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH EUGENE 
WINTERS, CARL LAWRENCE 
WOLFE, DELORIS 
YOUNG, RUTH MAE 



'With Honors 
'With High Honors 
'With Highest Honors 



-7- 



AWARDS 



VALEDICTORIANS: 
College: 
High School: 

SALUTATORIANS: 

College: 
High School: 



Gladys Louise Gibbs 
Shelley Ann Chotmon 



Charlie T. Hubbord 
Catherine Jones 



BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Thomas Crisler 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 
Principal, Utica Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

Mrs. Shirley Robinson Wicks, Class of 1961 
Teacher, Jim Hill High School 
Jackson, Mississippi 

Edward Johnson, Class of 1959 
Teacher, Mary Jones Elementary School 
Jackson, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 



College: 
High School: 

COLOR GUARDS 

Paul Archie Johnson 
Walter Robinson 

USHERS 

Dorothy Boyd 
Irma Christian 
Sarah Lean Craft 
Bettye Jean Crumb 
Loistean Davis 
Mamie L. Foxworth 
Willie Howord Kinnard 



Teresia Moore 
Rosie Wade Crisler 

Murlene Anderson 
Linda Ratliff 



Loretto Mock 
Alma McPherson 
Almelia Pendleton 
Lillie Sims 
Annie Thompson 
Susie Mae Burns 
Irene Burse 



Joan Compbell 
Ernest Jamison 
Mary Helen Mays 
Jessie Earl Mosley 
Johnny L. Williams 



-8 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



<Sixty-<Second 
iJlnnual Commencement 



AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 23 and 25, 1965 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee; 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea. 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



COME, THOU ALMIGHTY KING 

Come, Thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing 
Help us to praise — Father all glorious, 
O'er all victorious, come and reign over us, 
Ancient of days. 

Come, Thou incarnate Word, Gird on thy mighty sword 
Our pray'r attend; come and thy people bless, 
And give thy word success, 
Spirit of holiness, on us descend! 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 

Sunday, May 23, 1965 

3:00 p.m. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" Audience 

INVOCATION 



RESPONSE College Choi 



MUSIC — "Onward Christian Soldiers" Waring 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Reverend J. W. McKewen 

Pastor, St. Paul M. B. Church 
Brookhaven, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Yonder Come Day" Hall 

College Choir 
Alma Ross and Rita Queen, Soloists 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

BENEDICTION 



RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 

College Band 

-3- 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Tuesday, May 25, 1965 

4:00 p.m. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

SONG — "Come, Thou Almighty King" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend J. O. Rials 

Pastor, Temple Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Set Down Servant" Shaw 

College Choir 
Brenda Wooley, Joan Campbell, and John Kelly, Soloists 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS J. D. Boyd 

President, Alcorn A. & M. College 
Lorman, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS F. M. Greaves 

President, Board of Trustees 
Utica Junior College 

MUSIC — "Glorious is the Land" Osser 

College Band and Choir 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

UTICA ODE Audience 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend J. 0. Rials 

RECESSIONAL — "Coronation March From Le Prophete" Meyerbeer 

College Band 

Miss Janet Dozier, Choir Directress 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist 

Louis Lee, Bond Director 

-4- 






UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utico, dear Utica, fair child of Mississippi 
The world now turns its longing eyes to thee. 
Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, 
Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and prayer you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



1965 



Class Motto: "Strive Today For A Better Tomorrow' 



ALLEN, JESSIE LEE 
#ALLEN, WILLIAM 

BAKER, HATTIE EARL 
+ BANKS, DORIS JEAN 

BANKS, HENRY C. 

BARBER, ELIZABETH 
•BEECHAM, MARY EVELYN 

BEECHAM, ROOSEVELT 
#BROWN, JOHNNY REESE 
'BROWN, ORA LEE 

BRYANT, AGNES MARIE 
*BURNS, MURIEL CHRISTINE 

CALDWELL, DAN ETHEL 

CARSON, ALTON JAMES 
#CARTWRIGHT, JOHN 
•CHRISTIAN, IRMA FAYE 

CHRISTMAS, NORMA JEAN 

COLEMAN, MILDRED JEAN 
#COTTON, LEWIS, JR. 

CRAFT, JURIST LEE 
*CRAFT, SARAH LEAN 

CROSS, LOIS RAY 

CROSS, ROSETTA 
•CRUMB, BETTYE JEAN 

CURRY, JIMMY LEE 
•DAVIS, LOISTEAN 

DIXON, IDA JEAN 

DRAKE, FLORINE 

DURHAM, IDA MAE 

ELLIS, DELORES INEZ 

ELLIS, THOMAS 

ENGLISH, JOHN 
•FOXWORTH, MAMIE LEE 
+ GOODMAN, BETTY JEAN 

GREEN, VERNON 
#HARRIS, CLAUDE 
+ HARRIS, DOROTHY ANN 

HARVEY, ODDIE MAE 
•HICKS, WILMA JEAN 

HILL, SUSIE MAE 

HUNT, JOHNNY LEE 

JOHNSON, HENRY LEE 
#JONES, CEASER T. 

JONES, MAGGIE MARIE 

KENDRICKS, SARAH 

KINNARD, WILLIE HOWARD 



LAWSON, LOUISE 

LIDDELL, CARRIE 
•**MACK, LORETTA 
•*McPHERSON, ALMA JEAN 
#MELVlK JOHNNY LEE 

MILTON, MARY HELEN 
*MIMS, ETHER REAN 

MITCHELL, GEORGIA 

MITCHELL, JIMMY 
•MONTGOMERY, EARLEAN 
#MOODY, RUFUS 
•MOORE, JANNIE 
•MOORE, TERESIA 
•MOORE, WILLIA MAE 

MYLES, JOE CALVIN 
•MYLES, OBADIAH 
+ NEAL, NANCY JANE 

NEWELL, JOSEPHINE 

OSBORNE, LOIS ANN 
•PENDLETON, ALMELIA 
#POINDEXTER, GEORGE A. 

PRICE, BETTY LOUISE 

QUEEN, RITA LOUISE 
+ ROBINSON, ELEASE 
•ROBINSON, PATRICIA 

ROSS, ALMA WILBUR 

SCOTT, JOSEPHINE 
+ SHAMBLEE, KATIE LEE 

SIMMONS, WILLIE LEE 
•SIMS, LILLIE MAE 

SNOW, MARGARET ANN 

TERRY, WILLIE RUTH 

THOMAS, GENEVA 
•THOMPSON, ANNIE MYRTLE 

TORREY, BENJAMIN 

TRAXLER, TOMMY 

TURNER, LUTHER CLAY 

WASH, CINDERELLA 
+ WATKINS, CALLIE MAE 

WATT, JOHN EARL 

WHITE, CARLEANER 

WILSON, HENRY, JR. 

WOODS, BETTY RUTH 

WOOLEY, BRENDA 
+ YOUNG, RUTH IE MAE 
#YOUNG, SYLVESTER 



+ Graduation depends upon the passing of the Stote Cosmetology Examination 
# Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Barbering Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1965 
Class Motto: "He Conquers Who Conquers Himself" 



ALEXANDER, JOHN HENRY 

ALLEN, DOROTHY JEAN 

ALLEN, THELMA JEAN 
* 'ANDERSON, MURLENE 

BAILEY, ADA MARIE 

BEECHAM, CAROLYN 

BROWN, LEE ETTA 

BROWN, VIRGIE MAE 

BURNS, ALICE 

BURNS, BETTY JEAN 

BURNS, L. A. 

BURNS, LULA BELL 

BURSE, IRENE 

BUTLER, CLIFTON 

CAMPBELL, JOAN 

CARSON, ANNIE MAE 

CHATMON, LARRY, JR. 

CLARK, MARGARET JEAN 
*CORLEY, WILLIE 

CRUMP, WILLIE JAMES 

DAVIS, GLORIA JEAN 

DAVIS, JOHNNIE 

DAVIS, LEOLA MAE 

DAVIS, QUEEN ESTHER 

DAVIS, ROBERT EARL 

DIXON, BETTY SOLONE 

GERMAN, JAMES EARL 

GREEN, RUBIE LEE 

HENDERSON, ANNIE LAURA 

HENDERSON, LOREAN 
*HORTON, CORNELIUS, JR. 

HOUSTON, ROSA MAE 

HOWARD, DIANE INEZ 

IRVING, CHARLES E. 
•JACKSON, GLORIA MAE 

JACKSON, JEWELENE 
•JACKSON, PAULETTE 

JACOBS, PAUL 

JACOBS, PAULINE 

JAMISON, ERNEST 

JONES, MARY ANN 

JONES, MARY LOUISE 

JONES, SADIE MAE 

JOHNSON, WILLIE 

KELKER, ANNIE LEE 

KELLEY, ALTHANETTE 

KING, PAULETTE 

KINNARD, TOMMIE CHARLES 






KYLES, CHlNEttA 
LIDDELL, GRADDIE L. 
LIDDELL, THELMA 
McGOWAN, LULA 

Mcpherson, vergia mae 

'"mays, mary helen 
mims, merle lee 
montgomery, aaron 
moore, robert charles 

*mosley, jesse earl 
myers, james limm1e 
nolan, albert earl 
outland, james andrew 
paige, johnny cornelius 

PRICE, E. L. 
RHODEMAN, CARRIE 
ROBERTS, ANNIE DELORIS 
ROBINSON, ETHEL MAE 
ROBINSON, MARY LOUISE 

•ROBINSON, WALTER 
ROSS, SHERLIE VIRGINIA 
SANDERS, ARTHUR 
SCHULER, RUBBIE JANE 
SEATON, ANNIE JEAN 
SIMPSON, ANNIE LEE 
SISNEY, RUBY NELL 
SMITH, WILLIE JAMES 
SNOW, GLORIA 
STAMPS, VERDISEL 
TERRY, EDWARD LOURAY 
TERRY, RUBY JEAN 
THOMAS, CHARLIE ROBERT 
THOMAS, WILLIE LEE 
THOMPSON, ANGELINE 

•THOMPSON, BENNIE GORDON 
THOMPSON, BERTHA 
THOMPSON, DOROTHY MAE 
WALLACE, BENNIE 
WASHINGTON, CLARA MAE 
WATTS, FREDDIE LOUISE 
WEBB, ERNESTINE GWENDELL 
WILLIAMS, FRANKLIN DELANO 
WILLIAMS, HOWARD WINDELL 
WILLIAMS, JAMES, JR. 
WILLIAMS, JERRY DEAN 
WILLIAMS, JOHNNIE LEE 
WILLIAMS, SAMM1E 



•With Honors 
**Solutatorian 
***Voledictorian 



7- 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



VALEDICTORIANS 

College: 
High School: 



Loretta Mack 
Murlene Anderson 



SALUTATORIANS 

College: 
High School: 



Alma Zean McPherson 
Mary Helen Mays 



BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Mrs. Jennie Mae Tucker 



HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 
Principal, Utica Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

Miss Edna Hollis, Class of 1962 
Teacher, Perryman Junior High School 
Terry, Mississippi 

Mrs. Johnnie Phillips, Class of 1962 
Teacher, Jim Hill High School 
Jackson, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
College: 



High School: 



Shelley Ann Chatmon 
Mory Ella Myricks 

Bonnie Ruth Gray 
Katherine Scott 



COLOR GUARDS 

College: 
High School: 



Tommy Lyman 
Vertis M. Robinson 



USHERS 



Mary Helen Brown 
Precious Gaddis 
Louetta Gary 
Thomas Joiner 
Betty Jones 
Catherine Jones 
Dorothy McDuffie 
Ina Belle Milton 
Earnestine Pendleton 



Dora Dean Pope 
Hazel D. Prentiss 
Vicki B. Roach 
Loretta Smith 
Rosetta Smith 
Cornelius Thomas 
Bertha M. Williams 
Lovie Vinson 
Gloria J. Horton 



Annie Ree Hudson 
Johnny P. Hunter 
Stella Jones 
Annie Jordan 
Bennie J. Lawson 
Lloyd Mason 
Elnora Stamps 
Shirley Terry 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



iSlxty- ^fhi'id 
tJlnnual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 22 and 24, 1966 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 



Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee - 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS 

What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry, Everything to God in pray'r! 
O, what peace we often forfeit, O, what needless pain we bear, 
All because we do not carry, Everything to God in pray'r! 

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? 
We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in pray'r. 
Can we find a Friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our every weakness, Take it to the Lord in pray'r. 



2- 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 

Sunday, May 22, 1966 

3:00 p.m. 



PROCESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 



HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" __ Audience 



INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

RESPONSE Hear Our Prayer O Lord 

College Choir 



MUSIC — "Gloria Inexcelsis Deo" Fred Bock 

College Choir 



INTRODUCTION Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Reverend Wendell P. C. Taylor 

Pastor, Central Methodist Church 
Jackson, Mississippi 

MUSIC — Ain't A That Good News William L. Dawson 

College Choir 



ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthur H - K ' nnard < Jr - 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 



RECESSIONAL — "Fanfare and Recessional" — James Ployhar 

College Band 

-3- 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Tuesday, May 24, 1966 

4:00 p.m. 






PROCESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 

SONG — "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "America, Our Heritage" Helen Steeie 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Mrs. Willie D. Blackburn 

Chairman, Language Arts Department 

Jackson State College 

Jackson, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS F. M. Greaves 

President, Board of Trustees 
Utica Junior College 

MUSIC — "Hallelujah Chorus" from the "Messiah" George F. Handel 

College Band and Choir 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

UTICA ODE Audience 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Fanfare and Recessional" James Ployhar 

College Band 

Benny Richmond, Choir Director i 

Louis Lee, Band Director r 



4 - 



UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utica, dear Utica, fair child of Mississippi 

The world now turns its longing eyes to thee 

Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, 

Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and prayer you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
■With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1966 
Class Motto: "Labor Conquers All Things" 



*Larry Noble Ayers 
+Sallie Ann Barber 
* Bertha Laverne Bland 

Patricia Ann Bolden 
*Sonny Lee Bolls 
-(-Dorothy Jean Bracey 
Edward Bridges 
*Mary Helene Brown 
#L. A. Burns 
Jean Helen Chambers 
***Shelley Ann Chatmon 
John L. Corley 
#James Ecrnest Cotton 

Annie Ruth Derrick 
-(-Francis Nora Curry 
-fSarah Salone Dixon 
Charles Dukes 
Lula Mae Elmore 
Clemateen Flagg 
Annie Ruth Franklin 
*Lena Mae Funchess 
*Precious Gaddis 
*Luetta Jewel Gary 
Mary Ann Gatlin 
-(-Janis Larue Gettis 

Sula Gibson 
+ Ruby Lee Green 
Dorothy Jean Hordy 
Robbie Dora Henry 
Susette Hill 
Helen Deloris Hood 
-(-Betty Lee Hopkins 
+ lshmael Jackson 
'Margaret Jean Jackson 
Clara Ree Johnson 
Sterling Jones 
David Earnest Kelley 
Bertha L. Keys 
*Narvel Kimble, Jr. 
+ Bobbie Nell Kincaid 
#Earnest Lee Lacey 
Edna Ruth Ladner 
#Graddie Liddell 
Hannah Mae Littles 
Susie Lloyd 
Lue Delia Lloyd 
-(-Sallie Jean Lofton 
#James E. Longino 
Julia Marie Mallett 
Lena Mae Marbra 
Thomasene Marshall 
-fCorrie Dell Mason 
Willie B. Mason 



Berneice McClentton 
Betty Jean McGee 
Leonard Mclnnis 
Arizona McPherson, Jr. 
Mildred Miller 
Ina Bell Milton 
-(-Virgie Lee Morris 
Alfredia Nelson 
Wallace Newton 
#Albert Earl Nolan 
#L. V. Nunnally 
*Dora Deene Pope 
-hSezzie Mae Powell 
* Hazel Deloris Prentiss 

Alma Jean Pridgen 
*Vicki Bonita Rocch 
Cressie Robinson 
Katherine L. T. Robinson 
#Arthur P. Sanders 
-(-Carolyn Jean Seals 
-j-Ruby Jane Schuler 
Lula Mae Shelby 
Jesse Dean Smith 
*Loretta Smith 
Nella Smith 
**Rosetta Smith 
Melvin Stamps 
#Verdisel Stamps 
#Robert Joel Tate 
Richard Lee Terrell 
Hattie Thigpen 
'Cornelius Thomas 
Matthew Thomas, Jr. 
Thelma Todd 
Charlie James Tolliver 
Albert McArthor Torrey 
-(-Rosie Marie Turner 

James Walker 
#Bennie Wallace 
#Willie Washington 
Doristine Welch 
Henry Lee Wells 
J. C. Wells 
Ethel Mae Wiggins 
#George Wilkes, Jr. 
* Bertha Mae Williams 
-(-Dorothy Marie Williams 
-(-Hester Mae Williams 
#W. C. Williams 
-(-Dessaree Wilson 
J. C. Windmon 
-(-Geraldine Winters 
Earnestine Young 



-f Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Cosmetology Examination 
# Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Barbering Examination 

-6- 



a 



CAT ^fC>E£S FOR JUNIOR 6 

1966 i 




"ADfrATION 



Class Motto: "LabQ^^-CoJ3£^ue^ : &-A-^J-J^aings' / ' 



Ruby Mae Adams 
Madie Marie Arnold 
Alice Virginia Bankston 
Mable Nell Beecham 
Glover Bell 
Percy L. Bland, Jr. 
Carolyn Virginia Bracey 
Mary Lee Brown 
Willie Earl Brown 
Florence Burks 
Annie Louise Burks 
Earl Jean Burns 
Alcorn Butler, Jr. 
Alexander Butler 
Scott Callahan, Jr. 
Shirley Ruth Carter 
Ruby Jean Caston 
Eldnor Marie Clark 
Charles Coleman 
Eddie Earl Cooper 
Lynn Arthur Cooper 
Dan Crum, Jr. 
George Wayne Daniels 
Charlotte Davis 
Essie Davis, Jr. 
Gerald Davis 
Barbara Elois Divinity 
Betty Jean Drone 
A. C. Dulaney 
Carles Fisher, Jr. 
Sharkey Fisher 
Hattie Bell Frazier 
Eddie Lee German 
Tyrone Gettis 
Hubert Earl Gibson 
Bobbie Jean Grant 
* 'Bonnie Ruth Gray 
Julia Mae Guice 
Willie Harris, Jr. 
Eddie Lee Horton 
*Gloria Jean Horton 
*Annie Ree Hudson 
Earnestine Hunter 
Johnnie Pearl Hunter 
*Albertine Ivory 
Annette Cheryl Jacobs 
Betty Jean Johnson 
Dorothy Mae Johnson 
H. C. Johnson 
Rosie Lee Johnson 
Ulysess Johnson 
Earnestine Jones 
Ernestine Jones 
Shirley Jean Jones 



*Stella Louise Jones 

*Annie Christine Jordan 
Gladys Jecnette Jordan 
John Russell Kelly 
Calvin James Knox 
Willie James Kyles 

*Bennie Jean Lawson 
Daisy Bell Lee 
Susie Mae Lighter 
Loistine Paymon Mallett 
Madelyn Marshall 
Lloyd Mason 
Pauline Mason 
Dessie Mims 
Robert Eric Moore 
Larncr Nelson 
Ora Lee Paige 
Eugene Robinson 
K. C. Robinson 

*Vertis Milton Robinson 
Frank N. Ross 
James Arthur Senders 

* Robert Earl Sanders 
Thaddeus Sanders 
James Edward Scott 
l *Katherine Scott 
Robert Sheriff 
Daisy Lee Smith 
Floretha Smith 
Hubert Smith, Jr. 
Annie Ruth Snow 
Exsell Snow 
Willie Dell Snow 
Clifton Stamps, Jr. 

*Elnora Katherine Stamps 
Verteal Stamps 

*Shirley Jean Terry 
Eddie Lee Thomas 
Ira Lee Thomas 
Christine Thompson 
Eddie Lee Thompson 
Irene Thompson 
Clara Mae Trimble 
Robert Lee Turner 
W. D. Wade, Jr. 
Ellis Washington 
Clarence Webb 
Lewis Welch, Jr. 
Mary Francis Wilcher 
Rosia Lee Wilder 
Fioydia Mae Williams 
James Henry Williams 
Johnny Richard Wolfe 



*With Honors 
**Salutatorian 
** 'Valedictorian 



-7- 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



VALEDICTORIANS 
College: 
High School: 

SALUTATORIANS 
College: 
High School: 



Shelley Ann Chatmon 
Kotherine Scott 



Rosetta Smith 
Bonnie Ruth Gray 



BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Eddie Thomas 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 
Principal, Utica Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

George Terry, Class of 1960 
Teacher, Morrison Elementary School 
Jackson, Mississippi 

Johnny I. Course, Class of 1963 
Teacher, Summer Hill High School 
Clinton, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 



College: 
High School: 

COLOR GUARDS 
College: 
High School: 

USHERS 

Frances Banks 
Annie Barnes 
Malinda Barnes 
Viola Chiplin 
Cassandra Davis 
Patricio Funchess 
Gladys Frieson 
Jerrell Green 



Minnie Ruth Hood 
Cornelius Horton 

Annie Bland 
Phillip Kimble, Jr. 



Walter A. Robinson, Jr. 
James Durr 



Billy Jean Holmes 
Sally Hunter 
Frances Jackson 
Earnest Jamison 
Sarah Jordan 
Roy Mason 
Mary Helen Mays 
Jacqueline McGee 



Lula McGowan 
Jesse Mosely 
Abena Reese 
Barbara Sturgis 
Annie Thompson 
Jerul Thompson 
Dorothy Trimble 
Bonnie Dean Walters 



8- 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



otxft/- Jtouith 
<Jinnual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 21 and 23, 1967 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 



Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee; 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS 

What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry. Everything to God in pray'r! 
0, what peace we often forfeit, O, what needless pain we bear, 
All because we do not carry, Everything to God in pray'r! 

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? 
We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in pray'r. 
Can we find a Friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our every weakness, Take it to the Lord in pray'r. 



- 1 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 



Sunday, May 21, 1967 



3:00 P. M. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend J. L. Brown 

Pastor, Mount Olive Baptist Church 
Lorman, Mississippi 



RESPONSE Hear Our Prayer O Lord 

College Choir 



MUSIC — "Gloria From Mass in G" Schubert 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 



BACCALAUREATE SERMON 



Dr. S. Leon Whitney 

Pastor, Farrish Street Baptist Church 
Jackson, Mississippi 



MUSIC — "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" 

College Choir 



Miller 



ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

BENEDICTION Reverend J. L. Brown 



RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

Tuesday, May 23, 1967 

4:00 P. M. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

SONG — "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" Audience 

INVOCATION Reverend J. O. Rials 

Pastor, Temple Church of Christ 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Praise Ye The Lord" Newbury 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. J. H. White 

President, Mississippi Valley State College 
Itta Bena, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

Dennis L. Jackson 

Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

AWARDING OF DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS F. M. Greaves 

President, Board of Trustees 
Utica Junior College 

MUSIC — "God Bless America" Berlin-Ringwald 

College Choir 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

UTICA ODE Audience 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend J. O. Rials 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Bond 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist 

Benny Richmond, Choir Director 

Louis Lee, Band Director 

-3- 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1967 
Class Motto: "No Victory Without Labor" 



#Curtis Amos 
+ Alberta Archer 
'Frances Lee Banks 

Cecil Barner 

Malinda Rose Barnes 
#Edward Lee Bolin 
+ Carolyn Virginia Bracey 

Lee Etta Brown 

Frank Buckhaulter 

Elois Burnett 

James Burnett 

Jesse Eli Burns 

Sherlie Ross Burns 

John Cartwright 

Lebertha Cavitt 
+ Mary Louise Chase 

Larry Chatmon, Jr. 
+ Grace Eva Clincy 

Willie Lee Corley 
*Deloris Morris Craft 

Robert Earl Davis 

Betty Solone Dixon 

Alice Marie Dukes 

Clarence Everett Dunmore 

Annie Bell Evans 

Alvin Ray Evans 

Myra Ferguson 
#Carles Fisher, Jr. 
*Gladys Frierson 
+ Essie Mae Grayson 

Jerrell Green 
#John Percy Green 

Richard Earl Green 
+ Bobbie Lee Greene 

Willie Lee Gynes 
#Joseph Daniel Hargro, Jr. 

Bertha Mary Harper 

Henry Harper, Jr. 

Naomi Lee Harris 

Ruby Mae Henderson 
#Jimmy Lee Holifield 
#Alvin Henry Holloway 
*Billie Jean Holmes 
***Minnie Ruth Hood 
*Poulette Jackson 
*Rose Marie Jackson 

Bertha Alice January 

Paul Jacob 
*Ernest Jamison 

Mary Jane Johnson 

Alberta Jones 

Jeanette Jones 

Sadie Mae Jones 



Alice O'Neal Kendrick 
+ Cora Lee King 

Rosia Mae Lofton 
#Booker T. Lindsey 
+ Velma Lee Lyons 
'Dorothy Jean McGee 

Virgie McPherson 
+ Joanne Merritt 

Emma Louise Michael 
+ Dessie Mims 

Merle Lee Mims 

Myrtle Ann Miner 

Louise Morris 
#Lynn Morris 
#William Watson Morris 

Jesse Earl Mosley 

Woodrow Nelson, Jr. 
+ Lorine Henderson Owens 

Francis Leroy Reed 
*Cola Dean Reese 
#Nathan Riddley 

Tom Haider Ridley 
**Walter Alonzo Robinson, Jr. 

Walter Lonzo Robinson, Jr. 
#James A. Sanders 

* Linda Faye Scott 
*Annie Jean Seaton 
#Willie Simmons 

+ Mathilda Sims 

James Leedale Smith 
Otis Davis Solomon 
Moggie Mae Stingley 
'Barbara Faye Sturgis 

#Tyree Tanner 
Catherine Tate 
Earlean Taylor 
Gloria Jean Taylor 
Ruby Nell Taylor 

+ Marcella Thompson 

Sal lie Elizabeth Thompson 
Johnnye Ruth VanBuren 

* Bonnie Dean Walters 
#Jacob James Weathersby 

Ernestine Gwendell Webb 

* Louise Webster 
Pearlie Mae Webster 
Effie Mae Williams 
Franklin Delano Williams 
Johnny Lee Williams 

+ Purdene Williams 
+ Laura Louise Wilson 
Frances Louise Young 



+ Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Cosmetology Examination 
# Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Barbering Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1967 

Class Motto: "Onward Bound" 



Robert Leroy Allen 

Richard Bernard Anderson 

Annie Mae Barnes 
*Annie L. Bland 

Dorothy Rene Bland 

Ivory Blue 

Thurman Bradley 

Occlyde Broome 

Barbara Ann Brown 

Shirley Ann Burks 

Mary Lucille Butler 

Annie Byrd 

Bertha Mae Carter 

Mattie Isola Carter 

Louise Caston 

Jerelene Cole 

Nettie Ruth Coleman 

Sarah Lee Conner 

Lorene Cross 

Irene Crum 

Johnnie Crumb 

Virginia Crump 

James Albert Curtis 

John Henry Daniels 
*Cassandra Davis 

Elizabeth Davis 

Lanette Davis 

Charles Edward Dixon 
* Edward Arlington Dixon 

Joe Lidell Dixon 

Roosevelt Dixon 

Ted Downing 

Ethelean Dulaney 

M. C. Dulaney 

Jimmy Dunbar 
**James Williams Durr 

Ruby Lee Ferguson 
*Earlean Ferrell 
*Vertis Nell Flowers 

Bobby Ann Frazier 

Lovie Frazier 

Lucy Mae Gaddis 

Bobbie Jean Galloway 

Minnie Lee Gray 
Inez Green 

Deloris Hamilton 
Lavern Hardy 
Helen Harris 
Melvin Harris 
Jurdine Hicks 
Leon Hill 
Rachel Marie Howard 

*Sally Mae Hunter 



Catherine Hutton 
*Arthur James Irving 
*Frances Jackson 

Willie Clarence Jacobs 

McArthur James 

Joseohine Johnson 

Mary Ann Johnson 

Ora Lee Johnson 

Shirley Ruth Johnson 

Sarah Lee Jordan 

Nelson Kelker 

Maggie Ruth Kimble 
'Phillip Kimble 

Betty Pearl King 

Clara Mae King 

Joe Edwards Knox 

Mynella Liddell 

Sarah Mae Liddell 

Claudia Mae Lighter 

Millie Ruth Lodge 

Vertis Mae McKenzie 

Robert McMullen 

Donald Lee McPherson 

Willie Mae Mack 

Roy Mason 

Taylor Mason, Jr. 

Deloris Marie Miller 

A. J. Mims 

Eugene Moffett, Jr. 

Nelson Montgomery, Jr. 

Annie Mae Moore 

James Earl Moore 

Leon Mosley 

Edith Paige 

Bobby Lee Perry 

Joe Edward Perry 

Garnetta Prichard 

James Henry Richardson 

Johnnie Richardson 

Audrey Robinson 

Charlie Robinson 

Eugene Robinson 

Jeanette Robinson 
* Bernard Ross 

Shelby Ross, Jr. 

Beulah Mae Sanders 

John Earl Shears 

Willie Cornelius Shipping 

Carrie Mae Sims 

James Sisney 

Bernard Hubert Smith 

Elijah Wendell Snow 

Lucy Mae Spencer 



(Continued next Page) 



■ 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1967 
Class Motto: "Onward Bound" 



Clarence Sproulls 
*Alvin Stamps 

Dorothy Marie Stamps 
'**LeRoy Stamps 

Robert Earl Stomps 

Juanita Stewart 

James Carl Stokes 

Clifton Taylor, Jr. 

William D. Taylor 

Lamar Terry 
*Adline Bertha Thomas 

Mary Alice Thomas 

Prince Thomas 

Annie Mae Thompson 

Jean Evelyn Thompson 
*Jerul Thompson 

Elliot Tigler 

Dorothy Jackson Todd 



* Dorothy Lee Trimble 

Jerry Jessie Turner 

Louis Turner 

Booker Macilliam Walker 

Margaret Louise Walker 

John Wallace 

Edna Deloris Washington 

Mattie Lee Watts 

Christine White 

Bessie Mae Williams 

Bobby Jean Williams 

Christine Williams 
"David Williams 

Dudley Williams 

Ethel Williams 
'Monica Sue Williams 

Bernard Wolfe 

Clara Mae Young 



*With Honors 
**Salutatorian 
** 'Valedictorian 



-6 



VALEDICTORIANS 
College: 
High School: 

SALUTATORIANS 

College: 
High School: 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



Minnie Ruth Hood 
LeRoy Stamps 

Walter Alonzo Robinson, Jr. 
James Williams Durr 



BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Eddie Thomas 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 
Principal, Utica Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

Mrs. Anne L. Harper, Class of 1962 
Teacher, Mixon Junior High School 
Utica, Mississippi 

Robert Johnson, Class of 1958 
Teacher, Mixon Junior High School 
Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 



College: 


Annie Christine Jordan 
W. C. Johnson 




High School: 


Malinda Boyd 
Larry Willis 




COLOR GUARDS 






College: 


Walter Lee Washington 




High School: 


John Williams 




USHERS 






Emma Ashmore 


Malcolm Gaines 


Lloyd Mason 


Elizabeth Ann 


3argains Daisy M. Gates 


Edward Myles 


Ida Burks 


Willie Hudson 


Lena Seaton 


Myrtis Burns 


Kathleen Jefferson 


John Tobias 


Lizzie Caston 


Willie Joiner 


Beverly Wade 


Annie Lee Coll 


ns Jean Kelly 


Fannie M. White 


Georgette Davi: 


Bennie Jeon Lawson 


Georgia M. Wiggins 


Eddie Downing 


Carolyn Levi 
-7- 


Burnesta Wilder 


■ 







UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utica, dear Utico, fair child of Mississippi 

The world now turns its longing eyes to thee 

Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, 

Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and prayer you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you will we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



-8 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



\0 
\0 



<A 



% 



^ 






SEl'iT 






C9^ 

<Jtnnual Commencement 



l&LX 



1&& 



Sixty-Siftk ^> % 







AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 



May 19 and 21, 1968 



HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 



Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee; 

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty, 

God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
Which, wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 



WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS 

What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry, Everything to God in pray'r! 
0, what peace we often forfeit, O, what needless pain we bear, 
All because we do not carry, Everything to God in pray'r! 

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? 
We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in pray'r. 
Can we find a Friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our every weakness, Take it to the Lord in pray'r. 



1 - 



BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 
Sunday, May 19, 'Sfel^/T 

3:00 P. M. 

PROCESSIONAL — "V/3vC%rc»"of the Priests" Mendelssohn / 

College Band 



HYMN — "Holy, Holy, Holy" „ ■ Audience 

8S9£T 

INVOCATION ___ J-r __ r __._*_._ Reverend J. L. Brown 



Lorman, Mississippi 

RESPONSE _ __ f% _____ __Heor Our Prayer O Lord 

College Choir 

MUSIC - "Let All The Nations Praise The Lord" . —- /4— — Hoggard 

College Choir 



' 



gS?^/U r Q€^|£ r Vl ount 01ive Baptist Church 

7*? 

"is Praise The Lord" 

INTRODUCTION J^Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON Dr. LeVander Kinds 

>• President, Natchez Junior College 

C Sjj -^ Natchez, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "King Jesus Is A Listening" Dawson 

College Choir 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

BENEDICTION Reverend J. L Brown 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 

-2- 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 
/> l/5rf-b Tuesday, May 21, 1968 17526 

*% £ 4:00 P^. 16^-^ 

PROCESSIONAL — 0y ar March of tjgjKPriests" Mendelssohn 

16B-5 Coll^Band ^ 
SONG — "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" J\l .a-^j^udience 

/ II^VftCATION ^'—Reverend B. E. Lewis 

-*- ' O90 j, /"»0 ti? h yt-^. PasQft InstftSfe Baptist Church 

U 16?- 3 - ?5SU ^ ^V Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — -f VCysalm/' Q^ Cha ) es 

-L # OC7U College Choir ^ 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington 

■^ *\, T/Q^J/^ T* President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENTH^BRESS Dr. Arenia C. Mallory 

, "V President, Saints Junior College 

Lexington, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

•J *% /-»<-» f (jf^C^Xr Dean, Utica Junior College 



r f~ 03inis L. Jackson 

•J Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

AWARDING OF DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS &) 

MUSIC i/^grfa^hat Sinner Home" ** Clark 

CpNQqr£hoir 

AWARDING OF Mlfe/tL^O*! SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 



UTI*i*5»Ef- Audience 

ACKNOWLEK»»V5NTS 

HYMN — "God Be^Vith You" Audience 



BENEDICTION /_'___"__, Reverend B. E. Lewis 

""'" 'T 
RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" *- Elgar 

College Band 

Iqi r -j- Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist J"&t^y ir 

^^ ' *" Benny Richmond, Choir DireaSS&V V 

^CpX- Louis Lee, Band Director SS^c^T 

" 3 ~ 88^68^1 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1968 
Class Motto: "Thus Far And Farther" 



Beatrice Adoms 
#Jessie Linda Allen 

Leon Ford Amos 

Wilena Barnes 

Elaine Barnett 

Dorothy Beasley 
*Mable Beecham 

Seymore Bell 
+ Jerry Bibb 
+ Perry Bibb 

Wayne Blackman 

Percy Louis Bland 
#Shirley Jean Brown 
+ Willie Ray Brown 

Wilbert Charles Bryant 
+ James Cessna 

Walter Christian 
*Bettye Joe Coleman 

Irma J. Crisler 
#Priscilla Ann Davis 

Geneva Dixon 
#lda Mae Dunbar 

Corine Durr 

Debra Elaine Eddington 
#Francie Edwards 

Clarence Herbert Ellis 

Mary Lois Funchess 

Alonzo Erves 

Malcolm Dewitt Gaines 

* Daisy Mae Gctes 
Edward Lee Gooch 
Pamela Ann Goodwin 
Abraham Green, Jr. 
Mary Lee Hamlin 
Anne Mae Haney 
Annie Mae Harris 
Betty Jean Hawkins 
Gloria Lorraine Hill 
Vertie Mae Hill 

+ Robert Hopkins 
Earnestine Hunter 
Betty Jo Jackson 
Ishmael Lenora Jackson 
Janie B. Jackson 

* Kathleen Jefferson 
Doris Johnson 

+ Lonnie G. Johnson 
Robert James Johnson 
Ulysses Johnson 

* Willie C. Johnson 
Clarence Jones 

+ Larry Jones 

+ Martie Mae Jones 

Willie Earl Jones 
**Annie Christine Jordan 

Paulleana Kemp 

Wardell Kline 
*Bennie Jean Lawson 

Carolyn Levi 

# Graduation depends upon 
T Graduation depends upon 



#Lillie B. Lewis 
Wardell Lewis 
Hannah McGee 
Ruth Ann McGee 
*Jacqueiine McKinnie 

+ Sylvester McLin 

~!"Marshall L. Magee 

+ Sinclair Martin, Jr. 
* Lloyd Mason 
Herman May 
Floria Ann Miller 
Kenneth King Moore 
Richard James Moore 
#Maderia Dean Morris 
Willie Ruth Morris 
Girtha Mae Myers 
Edward Myles 
Herman Nesby 

#Pearl Newsome 
Charles Lee Pendarvis 
Margaret Deloris Pierce 
Bernice Robinson 
Virginia Sue Russell 
Robert Earl Sanders 

#Geneva Lorraine Sanders 
James Edward Scott 
Christine Shelby 
Robert Earl Sheriff 

#Helen Jean Smith 
Elcine Spann 
Daisye Isabella Spires 
Patricia Ann Sutherland 
Alvin Taylor 

+ Cliffton Taylor, Jr. 
Earnest Thomas 

?/Pearl Thomas 
Eddie Lee Thomas 
Eddie Lee Thompson 

+ Erastus Thompson, II 

#Otha Lee Thompson 
John Lawrence Tobias, Jr. 

#Dorothy M. Todd 
W. D. Wade, Jr. 
Dolores Wallace 
Tommie Ruth Wash 
Robert Washington, Jr. 
Walter Lee Washington 
Robiestine Webster 
+ Ben Wells 

Fannie Mae White 
Joe Ann White 
* 'Georgia Mae Wiggins 
+ Andrew Willioms 

Barbara Faye Williams 
+ Emanuel Earl Williams 
Joseph Williams, Jr. 
Robert LeEdward Williams 
Ronald Woods 

the passing of the State Cosmetology Examination 
the passing of the State Barbering Examination 



[ 






CANDIDATES FOR 


HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 
1968 




' Class Motto: 


"Striving For Perfection" 




Doris Adams 


Eddie Lee Jones, Jr. 




*Emma Glane Ashmore 


Eva Lee Jones 




James Berry Bankston 


Sally Thelma Jones 




Grover Cleveland Bland 


*Jean Diane Kelly 




Oliver Rosevelt Bland 


Vernell Kelly 




*Malinda Boyd 


Betty Jean Killingsworth 




Hazel Brown 


Augston Eugene Kinnard 




*Hazei Elizabeth Brown 


Eddie Kinnard, Jr. 




Marjean Brown 


Willie Lee Kinnard 




Ida Lee Burks 


Gloria Jean Laird 




Bettie Mae Burnley 


Aaron Lee 




Robert Burnley 


Joe Lee, Jr. 




*Myrtis Burns 


Mae Ruth Liddell 




Willie Andrew Burns 


Carolyn Elizabeth McGee 




Narcissus Butler 


Barbara Ann McGriggs 




Hayes Eugene Butler 


Delores Marie McGriggs 




*'Lizzie Vernell Caston 


Gloria Jean Mace 




Gwendolyn Ophelia Clark 


Roy P. Mace 




Priscilla Crumb 


Richie Earl Manny 




*Georgetta Davis 


Willie Earl Mckinley 




Virgie Davis 


Eddie Milton, Jr. 




Mary Alice Dixon 


Clifton Mitchell 




Alma Ruth Dunbar 


Ruth Deloris Moore 




Moris Easiey, Jr. 


Delois Montgomery 




Jeanetta Eatmon 


George Montgomery 




Zeannetta Eatmon 


Theodore R. Montgomery, II 




Edna Marie Fields 


Josie Mae Myles 




Joseph Fisher 


Ethel Lee Noel 




Louis Charles Fisher 


Rachel Louise Paige 




Robert Flowers 


R. L. Perkins 




Ellis Henry Foster 


Margie Ruth Price 




Dessie Mae Franklin 


Johnie Roach, Jr. 




Queen Esther Frazier 


Mattie Roach 




Patricia Funchess 


Arlene Fowler Robinson 




Mary Lee German 


Betty Ruth Ross 




Moses Givemore 


Dorothy Jean Ross 




Sally Grafton 


Alice Marie Sampson 




*Rochella Green 


Edna Jean Sanders 




Betty Lou Harris 


Winfield Scott, Jr. 




Mable Harrison 


*Lena Mae Seaton 




Henry Henderson, III 


Johnie Bee Simmons 




**Willia Mae Hudson 


Andrew Lloyd Smith 




Robert Hunt 


George Clifton Smith 




Betty Ann Hunter 


Ida Mae Smith 




Margaret Jean Hunter 


Jo Ann Smith 




*Vernon James Ivory 


Robert Louis Smith 




Leo Jackson, Jr. 


Rosezena Bishop Smith 




Lewis Jackson, Jr. 


Christine Bonnie Snow 




Russell Jackson 


Tilford Toylor, Jr. 




Robert Eugene Jacobs 


Zilla Mae Terry 
Ethel Lee Thomas 




*Vernon William Jasper 


Willie R. Thomas 




Ben R. Johnson 


Martha Thompson 




Bernard Johnson 


Nathaniel Thompson 




Delmar Johnson, Jr. 


Phillip Thompson 




Mary Ann Johnson 


Verlean Thompson 




Barbara Ann Jones 


Joseph Todd 




(Continued next Page) 




1 


-5- 





CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1968 
Class Motto: "Striving For Perfection" 



Melvin J. Torry 
Henry Harold Trimble 
Jeff Turner 
Percy Turner, Jr. 
* Beverly Wade 
Annie Ruth Walker 
Mary Elizabeth Wallace 
Frederica Watts 
Willie Jean Wallace 
Norman Burnett Weeden 



Betty Ann Welch 
Edith Dianne Wilcher 
Burnestha Wilder 
***John Willie Williams 
Mary Louise Williams 
*Larry Dale Willis 
Tommie C. Wilson 
Maxcine Woodruff 
Booker T. Young 
Karry Lee Young 



*With Honors 
**Salutatorian 
***Valedictorian 



-6 



' 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



VALEDICTORIANS 

College: Annie Christine Jordan 

High School: John W. Williams 

SALUTATORIANS 

College: Georgia Mae Wiggins 

High School: Willia Mae Hudson 

BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Miss Maude Kendricks 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Verris M. Walker, Class of 1922 

Teacher, Mixon Junior High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

Mrs. Clyde E. Thomas, Class of 1962 

Teacher, Bowman Elementary School 

Vicksburg, Mississippi 

Mrs. Oceal Rozell, Class of 1962 

Teacher, Edwards Junior High School 

Edwards, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 

College: Patricia Funchess 

Phillip Kimble 

High School: Irene Dixon 

Micheal Myers 

COLOR GUARDS 

College: George Harper 

High School: Henry Draper 



USHERS 



Katherine Bailey 
Annie Bland 
Georgia Carson 
Ernest Carter 
Olander Coleman 
Alice Davis 
Samuel Davis 
Linda Dillion 
Clifton Downing 



Dorothy Ellis 
Belinda Gettis 
Annie Hood 
Sally Hunter 
Johnny Jordan 
Sarah Jordan 
Linda Killingsworth 
Marilyn MaGee 
Roy Mason 



James Motthews 
Vertis McKenzie 
Jerline Richardson 
Ethel Rudd 
Arthur Taylor 
Leona Tol liver 
Dorothy Trimble 
Margaret Winters 
Robert Willioms 



UTICA ODE 

Oh, Utica, dear Utico, fair child of Mississippi 

The world now turns its longing eyes to thee 

Be brave and strong, nor stoop to wrong, 

Strong in integrity. 

The strength of youth inspires your heart; 

In faith and praysr you've made your start 

Now climb the rugged road, now climb the rugged road, 

Now climb the rugged road, and play your part. 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again. 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet. 

Till we meet at Jesus' feet 

Till we meet, Till we meet, 

God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily, manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



8- 






UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



iSixty-sixtn 
tJtnnual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 25, 1969 



BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 25, 1969 

3:00 P. M. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Mendelssohn 

College Band 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Gloria in Excelsis" Lara Hoggard 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Walter Washington 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. M. K. Curry, Jr. 

President, Bishop College 
Dallas, Texas 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

George Barnes 

Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

AWARDING OF DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS 

MUSIC — "Sit Down Servant" Robert Shaw 

College Choir 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 
HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 

College Band 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist 

Benny Richmond, Choir Director 

Louis Lee, Band Director 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1969 

Class Motto: "There's Worth in the Simplest of things 
and dignity in every Man" 



+ Larnell Abby 

James Edward Banks 

Sherry Marie Barnes 
+ Willie Bell, Jr. 
+ Billy Ray Black 

Eugene Black 
'Annie LueElla Bland 

Dorothy Rena Bland 

Ode 1 1 Bracey 

Thurman Bradley 

Catherine Brown 
+ Robert Lee Brown 
+ Larry Darnell Butler 

Sarah Ann Burse 

* Georgia Ann Carson 

* Ernest Carter 
*Joan Marie Carter 
#Anglean Chaffee 
'Jerelene Cole 

Nettie Ruth Coleman 
'Bertha Cooper 

Thomas James Cox 

Lorene Cross 

Lennette Marie Davis 

Lenon Davis 

Cornelius Denson 

Bessie Mae Dillard 
#Hattie Mae Douglas 

Elaine Durham 

Willette Ealy 

Mary Lee Edwards 
*Dorothy Jean Ellis 

Maurice Fortner 
'"'Patricia Ann Funches 

Harry Grady, Jr. 

Wyonie Graves 

Willie David Green 

Deloris Hamilton 

Laverne Hardy 

George Henry Harper, Jr. 

Ollie Henry 

Fred Lawrence Holmes, Jr. 

Clifton Hulitt 
*Sally Mae Hunter 
'Frances Jean Jackson 
+ Johnny Edward Jackson 
'Morris Lee Johnson 

Robert T. Johnson 
'Shirley Ruth Johnson 
^Bessie Lee Jones 

Sarah Lee Jordan 
'Philip Kimble 
+ Tommy King 
'Bobby Joe Kirksey 



Evora Diane Levy 

Eunice Lee Lewis 

Linda Jean Lewis 
#Victoria Love 
+ Earl Lee Marbra 

Johnnie Mae Marshall 

Roy Mason 
'Vertis Mae McKenzie 

Katie Mae McLaurin 
#Ruth Marie McLaurin 
'Donald Lee McPherson 
+ Lend Atward McQuarters 
'Doris Miller 
+ Luther L. Moncrief 

Evelyn Earl Montgomery 
+ Theodore Montgomery 

Edith Paige 

Anthony John Palmer 
+ Mack Charles Pampley 

Bobby Lee Perry 

Joe Edward Perry 
'Malvin Pruitt 

Regina Richardson 

Bernard Ross 

Shelby Ross, Jr. 
'Ethel Mary Rudd 

Deltha Kendall Scutter 
#Thelma Scott 
+ Leon Simms 
'Viola Alberta Sims 

Barbara Jean Smith 
#Helen Jean Smith 

Clarence Earl Sproulls 
+ Victor Sterling 

William Donovan Taylor 
#Forestine Thames 
'Adline Bertha Thomas 

Estell Thomas, Jr. 
'Estella Mayfield Thomas 
#Evelyn Dianne Thomas 

Mary Alice Thomas 

Classie Ree Thompson 
'James Earl Thompson 

Dorothy Lee Trimble 
+ Betty Jean Turner 

Joe Willie Walker 

Edna Delois Washington 
/'Linda Kaye Warren 
'Fannie Loretta Watson 

Augusta Louise Wicks 
'McKinley Williams, Jr. 

Robert Earl Williams 

Shirley Mae Williams 
"Margaret Ann Winters 



^Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Cosmetology Examination 
+ Graduation depends upon the passing of the State Barbering Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1969 
CLASS MOTTO: "Upward, Onward and Forward" 



Margaret Anderson 
Aubin Arnold 
*Katherine Bailey 
Magazine Bankston 
Emma Barnes 
Polly A. Beechem 
Barbara Ann Bland 
Larry Bland 
Alberta Gail Broome 
McKinley Brown 
Georgia Butler 

* Dorothy Byrd 
Henry Callahan, Jr. 
Mary Carter 
Preston Carter 
Rosie Mary Carter 
Virgie Carter 

* Henry Caston 
Yvonne Caston 

"Lottie Coleman 
*Olander Coleman 

Donald E. Cooper 

Arthur Crump 

Raphellia M. Currie 
*Willie Currie 
*Eddie P. Curtis 

Jimmie Datson 
*Alice Davis 

Barbarette Davis 

Harold Davis 

James Davis 

* Roosevelt Davis 
'Samuel Davis 

Francis Dixon 
Oscar C. Dixon 
*Clifton Downing 

* Henry T. Dozier 
Joyce Juanita Durr 
Mae Francis Eatmon 
Bennie J. Ferrell 
Betty J. Fisher 
Pearlie Mae Fisher 
Alma Flagg 

Moses Flowers, Jr. 
Annie Pearl Frazier 
Edna Frazier 
Cherry Fultz 
Jerry Fultz 
Gideon Funches 
** Belinda Gettis 
John M. Gilmore 
Minnie Gilmore 
Brenda Goodson 
Douglas M. Gray 

* Sandra Gayle Gray 
Octavia Green 
Betty Griffin 
Rubye Griffin 



Ophelia M. Hardy 

Jimmy Harris 

Carolyn Levertis Hicks 

Johnnie Hunter 

William Ivory 

Mildred Jimerson 

Annie Marie Johnson 

Calvin Johnson 

Mattie Ann Johnson 

Annie Mae Jones 

Columbus Jones 
*Jeardine Jones 

Brenda Jordon 

Daisy L. Kelker 

Willie Kelly 
*Linda Killingworth 

John Kirkland 

Rosco Lee 

Collie Liddell 

* Marilyn Annette McGee 
William E. McKinley 
Floyd D. Moore 
Deloris Morris 

Glenn R. Murray 

* Michael Myers 
Dianne Neal 
Otto L. Neal 

"Barbara Ann Nichols 
John C. Nolen 
Daisy Paige 
Spuare Palmer 
John Perry 
Thelma Powell 
Louise Price 
Sandra Pritchard 
Willena Richards 
Charley Richardson 
*Jurline Richardson 
Roy L. Richardson 
Dillard Robinson, Jr. 
Lavarn Robinson 
Fannie Salter 
Vera M. Sanders 
Bertha Shears 
Carolyn Shears 
Alvin Smith 
John L. Smith 
* Larry Stamps 
Myriatrice Stewart 
Annie Stinson 
Willie Ella Taylor 
***Doris Terry 
Joseph Terry 
*Roy Terry 
Eddie C. Thomas 
Jimmie L. Thomas 
Freddie Thompson 
Nancy Trimble 
Robert Turner 



(Continued next Page) 
-3- 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



(Continued from Page 3) 



Walter Turner 
Betty J. Washington 
Linda J. Weeden 
*Mary E. Welch 
Betty Williams 
John Williams 



Joyce R. Williams 
Mary Williams 
Nora Lee Williams 
Wyonnetta Williams 
Shirley Womack 
*Hayward Young 



'With Honors 
* *Salutatorian 
** 'Valedictorian 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



VALEDICTORIANS 

College: Patricia Ann Funches 
High School: Doris Terry 

SALUTATORIANS 

College: Margaret Ann Winters 
High School: Belinda Gettis 

BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 
Miss Maude Kendricks 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 

Teacher, Mixon Junior High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

Miss Clara Higgins, Class of 1957 

Teacher, Mixon Junior High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

Mr. Benard Robinson, Class of 1 963 

Teacher, Mixon Junior High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
College: Patricia Hood 
Tilford Taylor 
High School: Larry Lawson 

Gaynell Womack 

COLOR GUARDS 

College: Samuel Taylor 
High School: Clifton Dixon 

USHERS 

Mary Bennett 
Kathleen Brown 
Myrtis Burns 
Melvin Butler 
Bettye Carmack 
Lizzie Caston 
Christine Coleman 
Egnation Davenport 

Ora Weathersby 



Mary Henderson 
Willie M. Hudson 
Juanita Kinnard 
Minnie Lewis 
Emma McKinley 
Juanita Montgomery 
Dorothy Ross 
Parlee Smith 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



^ylxty-seventh 
<Jinnual Commencement 




AUDITORIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 24, 1970 






BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 24, 1970 
3:00 P. M. 

PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

College Band 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "How Excellent is Thy Name" Eugene Butler 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER J. Louis Stokes 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Rudolph E. Waters 

Dean of Instruction 

Alcorn A & M College 

Lorman, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean, Utica Junior College 

George Barnes 

Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

AWARDING OF DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS 

MUSIC — "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Peter J. Wilhousky 

College Choir & Band 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist & Choir Directress 

Louis Lee, Band Director 



I 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1970 
Class Motto: "Yesterday's Dream, Tomorrow's Realities" 



Will T. Adams 
x Emma Glane Ashmore 

Vernon James Bailey 

William Henry Banks 

Mary Glen Bass 

Mary Sue Beacham 

Cardell Bell 

Arthur Lee Bennett 

Mary Louise Bennett 
*Grover Cleveland Bland 
+ Eddie Carol Bledsoe 

Alma Ann Blunt 
+ Eddie Ray Bozeman 

Larry Branch 

Mary Frances Brisby 

Runnical Jean Brooks 
xGloriastine Brown 
xx*Kathleen Brown 
*Melvin Brown 
x Wil I ie Henry Brown 

Michael Kipling Brown 
*Willie Ray Brown 

Bettie Mae Burnley 

* Robert Burnley 
*Mytris Burns 

* Hayes Eugene Butler 
*John Ford Butler 

Charles E. Cain 

Tommie Steen Calhoun 

Lee Earnest Campbell 

Walter Carson 
x Lizzie Vernel Caston 

James Cessna 

Versie Lee Christmas 

Mary Ann Coleman 
x Ollie Mae Cooper 

Samuel Cooper 

Sutter Cooper 
'Lawrence Edward Cosby 
+ Roy Lee Crump 

J. C. Curry 
x Georgette Davis 
x Sam Henry Davis 

Thomas Terry Davis 

Cloella Jean Devine 
x Maxine Dillon 

Janie Douglas 

Erma Dean Dubose 
xAlma Ruth Dunbar 

Josie Pearl Durham 
xRuby Louise Durham 
x Doretha Eason 
xArville Ellis 
+ Alexander Fields 



x Edna Marie Fields 

xLinda Ruth Harris Flemming 

Paul Ford, Jr. 
+ Arthur Lee Garner 

Cleotha Garrett 
#William Gatlin, Jr. 

Audrey P. Robinson German 

Moses Givemore 

James E. Grant 
+ James Edward Grant 
x Rochella Lynette Green 

Fannie Mae Greenwood 
+ Willie James Guise 
+ Herbert Glenn Guynes 

La Salle Harris 
x Mable Harrison 
* Henry Henderson 
xPatricia Ann Hood 
xxWillie Mae Hudson 

Floradine Humphries 

Betty Ann Hunter 
#Johnnie Mae Hunter 
#Asia Nora Irwin 
xN/ernon James Ivory 
xRobert Eugene Jacobs 
x Tommy Lee James 

John Lewis January 

John Eddie Jenkins 
x Margaree Gordon Jenkins 

Norman Jenkins 
#Annie Marie Johnson 

Bernard J. Johnson 

Grace Denise Johnson 

James William Johnson 

Hazel Lean Johnson 
x Joan Johnson 

Willie Albert Johnson 

Ellis Lee Jones 

Larry Jones 
#Lethia Jones 
xx Jean Diane Kelly 

Betty Jean Killingsworth 
*Eddie Lee Kinnard 
x lda Mae Smith Kinnard 
*Willie Lee Kinnard 

Aaron Lee 
#Brenda Joyce Lexing 
x Lucy Luckett 
x Gloria Jean Mace 

Willie Mack, Jr. 

Fred Manning 

Ellen Dell McGrew 
+ Dennis Thurman McHarris 
+ Donell McKenny 



(Continued next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



Albert James Miller 

Herbert McMiller 

Kenneth McMillian 

Robert McMullen 
x Arthur James Miller 

Eddie Milton, Jr. 
x De Lois Montgomery 
#George Montgomery 

Nelson Montgomery, Jr. 
xjosie May Myles 

Johnny Nailor 

Elijah Napoleon, Jr. 

Ivy Jean Nelson 

Myra Jean Nelson 

Pearlie T. Nelson 

Euna Mae Mann Page 

Betty Joe O'Banner 
#Sarah Lee O'Quinn 
#Elaine Osborne 

Albert Cornnell Pendilton 

R. L. Perkins 

Rosie Mae Randall 
*Norl Richardson, Jr. 
*Dorothy Jean Ross 

James Russell 

Eugene Robinson 

Annie Audrey Sanders 

James Earl Sayles 

Winfield Scott, Jr. 

Lena Mae Seaton 
'Johnnie Bee Simmons 
#Lillian Simmons 
x Ernestine Simpson 

Willie Simpson 

Albert Sims, Jr. 

Bobby Ray Smith 

George Clifton Smith 

Jo Ann Smith 
'Johnnie Lee Smith 

London Lee Smith 



+ Macilian Smith 
xFannie Christine Spotwood 

Rosezeana Bishop Smith 
+ Lauree Stokes 

Deloris Strahan 

Sylester Dianne Sturgis 

Helen Faye Sutton 
xTilford Taylor, Jr. 
x Wilhelmina Taylor 
x Zilla Mae Terry 
x Celestine Thomas 
x Willie Pearl Thomas 
x Delbrah Elaine Thompson 
x Diana Thompson 

Verlean Thompson 
'Joseph Todd 
'Cornelius Trunner 
+ McKinley Turner 

Charles Jake Valetine 
x Annie Ruth Walker 

Willie Jean Wallace 
x Mary Jean Walls 

Laura Ann Holden Washington 
+ Lonnie James Washington 

Thomas Frederick Watson 

Willie Otis Watson, Jr. 
x Ora Mae Weathersby 

Norman Burnett Weeden 

Betty Ann Welch 

Ronald Wells 
+ Herman Wheeler 
+ James R. Wilkerson 

Richard Oneal Williams 
x Larry Dale Willis 
+ Armon Wilson, Jr. 
x Cheryl Kaye Wilson 

Myra Gail Wilson 
'Tommie C. Wilson 

Booker T. Young 



+ Graduation depends on passing the State Barbering Examination 
#Graduation depends on passing the State Cosmetology Examination 
'Graduation depends on completion of course of study in July 
x With Honors 
xxSalutatorian 
xxxValedictorian 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1970 
Class Motto: "Today We Follow, Tomorrow We Lead' 



Willie Alexander 
Alberta Anderson 
Janice Anderson 
Mary Bailey 

*Nancy Bailey 
Bonnie Bland 

*JoAnn Bland 
Mattie Boyd 
Cary Breakfield 
Earl Brown 
Reginald Brown 
Venetta Burks 

*Bettye Carmack 

* Everett Callahan 
*James Carson 

Lorenzo Carter 
*Robie Carter 

* Felix Caston 
"Christine Coleman 
*Selina Coleman 

Alma Cooper 
Jurdean Cooper 
Shirley Crawford 
Prentiss Crump 
Doris Currie 
Earnest Cutley 
Charlie Davis 
James Davis 
Ora Davis 
Donzella Dixon 
Helen Dixon 
J. T. Dixon 
Mary Dunbar 
Willie Evans 
Ella Ferguson 
Ethel Fisher 
Leroy Fisher 
Mamie Flowers 
Hersticene Foster 
Annie Franklin 
Helen Franklin 
Annie Frazier 
Bertha Freeman 
Hugh Funches 
Gwendolyn German 
Alberta Gibbs 
Alean Green 
James E. Green 
Robert Green 
Henry Harris 
Otis Harris 

*Mary Henderson 
Richard Hicks 
Eddie Hunt 

'Elizabeth Hunter 



Alma Irving 
Eddie Jackson 

* Nancy Jackson 
Dorothy Johnson 
James Johnson 

*Mary Johnson 

Willie J. Jordon 

Lula B. Kelly 
*Juanita Kinnard 

Queen Kinnard 

Patricia Knox 

* Larry Lawson 
Jessie Lee 
Linda Lewis 

*Minnie Lewis 

Emma Liddell 

Susie Liddell 

Ida Lighter 
*Leola Lodge 

Bobbie Mack 

Lee I. Mallett 

Levorn McGee 

Willie McGowan 
"Emma McKinley 

Joyce Middleton 

Evelyn Mims 

Shirley Mims 

Elizabeth Mitchell 

Liza Mitchell 

Audrey Mixon 

Catherine Montgomery 
*Juanita Montgomery 

Henry Moore 

Nathaniel Moore 

Joyce Murray 

Rosie Nelson 
*Rether Perkins 

Drewzie Phillips 

Stanley Pollard 

Carol Riles 

George Robinson 

David Ross 

Eliza Ross 
Joseph Scott 
'Fletcher Smith 
* Martha Smith 
Perry Smith 
Addie Stamps 
Doris Stamps 
*Ezzard C. Stamps 
Luther Steele 
Jerdine Stimage 
Juanita Stimage 
A. J. Stinson 
Milton Stokes 



(Continued next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



Arthur Strong 
Mary Sturgies 
Robert Taylor 
Katherlean Terry 
Velma Tillman 
Annie B. Turner 
Rosetta Turner 
Charles Wadley 
Luther Wadley 
'Minnie Walker 
Valarie Walker 



Annie Walters 

Catherine Washington 
* Henry Whitehead 

Adline Whitley 

Robert Whitley 

Bettye Williams 

Connie Williams 

*Onetta Williams 

* * Gay ne 1 1 Womack 

Roy Lee Young 



*With Honors 
**Salutatorian 
' * 'Valedictorian 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
VALEDICTORIANS 

College: Kathleen Brown 
High School: Gaynell Womack 

SALUTATORIANS 

College: Willie Mae Hudson, Jean Diane Kelly 

High School: Emma McKinley 
BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR 

Miss Maude Kendricks 
HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Vertis M. Walker, Class of 1922 

Teacher, Utica Consolidated High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

Mrs. Earlean Bass, Class of 1 965 

Teacher, Utica Consolidated High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

Mrs. Janie Johnson, Class of 1965 

Teacher, Mixon Elementary School 

Utica, Mississippi 
HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 

College: Frazier Anderson 
Mildred Butler 

High School: Donald McGowan 
Mertha Moore 

COLOR GUARDS 

College; Larry Stamps 

High School: Willie McPhearson 

USHERS 

Dorothy Byrd Annie Walters 

Clifton Downing Debra Murray 

Linda Killingsworth Marion Mixon 

Minnie Moore James Kinnard 

Michael Myers Donald Ross 

Louise Price Jerry Washington 

Sandra Pritchard Earnest Freeman 

Barbara Shannon Bernice Moore 



GOD BE WITH YOU 

God be with you till we meet again, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 

Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 

Till we meet at Jesus' feet 

Till we meet, Till we meet, 

God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 

God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



<j)ixty-Gignth 
cJLnnual Commencement 




STADIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 23, 1971 



BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 23, 1971 

6:00 P. M. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

College Band 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Glory to God" Johann S. Bach 

College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER J. Louis Stokes 

President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. Marie Martin 

Director, Community College Education 

Office of Education 

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 

Washington, D. C. 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Dean of Instruction, Utica Junior College 

George Barnes 

Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

AWARDING OF DEGREES, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS 

MUSIC — "Roll Jordan" R. L. Gillum 

College Choir & Band 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist & Choir Directress 

Louis Lee, Band Director 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1971 
Class AAotto: "Pride . . Struggle . . Endurance . . Success" 



#Audrey Lee Adams 
xxxWillie Allen 

Henrine Amos 
xMary Lou Anderson 

Aaron Baker 

Jeanette Barnes 
#Julie Mae Bartee 

Betty Beasley 

Polly Beechem 
xxxLula Mae Bentley 

Billy Ray Black 

Barbara Jean Bland 

Jonah Blunt 
xWilliam C. Bowman, Jr 
^Charlotte Bradley 
#Jetaum Bradley 

Patricia Brichfield 

Jo Ann Broadway 
xLuwettica Brooks 
+ Billie James Brown 

Earl S. Brown 
#Hazel Brown 
xLinda Louise Brown 

Marjean Brown 

McKinley Brown 
xRosie Mae Brown 

Beverly A. Bryant 
xHarvey Lee Burns 
xLillie Rose Burns 

Georgia Ann Butler 
xxxMildred Ann Butler 
xxxDorothy Byrd 
#Essie Mae Byrd 

Victoria Caldwell 

Agnes Evelyn Calhoun 

Henry Callahan, Jr. 
xLorenzo C. Carter 

Henry Lloyd Caston 

Arlena Ruth Clayton 

Jeffery Cleveland 

Herman C. Clincy 
xEvelyn Louise Coleman 

John Ephron Coleman 
xLottie Varnall Coleman 
xOlander Coleman 

Jerome Crisler 
xRaphellia Currie 
xWillie Mae Currie 

William M. Daniels 

Alfred Earl Davis 
xAlice Davis 
xBarbarette Davis 

Bennie Lee Davis 
xJoseph Clarence Davis 

Joslyn Standford Davis 

Priscilla Ann Davis 
xxSamuel Wendell Davis 



Larry Ephron Dillard 

Clifton Louis Downing 
xGeneva Durham 

Virgie Mae Easterling 

Fredie Edwards 

Christine Ephriam 

Johnny C. Evans 
#Joyce Kaye Falcomer 
xDora Mae Fisher 

Annette Ford 

Ellis Foster 
xxPercy Lee Fulgham 

Brenda Garrett 

Larry Darnell Garrett 
xBelinda Gettis 

Dian Gibson 
xBobbie Nell Graves 
#Annie Marie Gray 
#Linda Green 

Lizzie Louise Green 
xRubye Griffin 
xRosie Marie Hamlin 

Ophelia Mae Hardy 
+ Andrew C. Harris 

Elma Lee Harris 

Tommie Lee Harris 
xShirley Ann Henderson 
+ Cedell Hendricks 
xCarolyn Levertis Hicks 
xLedoria Hill 

Johnny L. Hollowell 

Alma Jean Jackson 

Henry Joseph Jackson 

Ronnie Jackson 

Tyree Jackson 
xTerrie Jean S. James 

Brenda Jamison 

Florice Jefferson 
xRobertha Ann Jefferson 

Al Arnold Johnson 

Moses Kelly Johnson 

Stella Johnson 

Columbus Jones, Jr. 
xJeardine Jones 
xVerma Lee Jones 

Brenda Jordan 
xLinda D. Killingsworth 

Vergia M. King 

Roscoe Lee 

Evelyn Lofton 
xAnnie Lois Love 

Lillie Ruth McDowell 

Levorn McGee 
xxMarilyn McGee 

William E. McKinley 
xLorraine P. Meeks 
xEmma Bernice Miller 



(Continued next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



Glenn Miller 
Michael Myers 

xJohn C. Nolen 

#Helen Norman 

#Mary Ellen Patton 

#Bobbie Ann Pendelton 

xWilliam Phillip 

+ Stanley Pollard 

xEddie Powell 

xJoseph Powell 

xLouise Price 

xSandra Pritchard 

xCharles H. Randall 
Odean Velma Reed 
Ray Richardson 

xAudrey Roberts 
Joyce A. Robinson 
Larvarn Robinson 
Lula Mae Robinson 
Joseph Scott, Jr. 

xBarbara Shannon 
Carolyn G. Shears 
Edna Earl Simmons 
Alonzo B. Simms 
Alvin Smith 
Bobbie Jean Smith 

#Carolyn Smith 
Irish Virginia Smith 
Rena Mae Smith 



Robert Louis Smith 
xRolean Smith 

Elijah Stamps 

A. J. Stinson 
xMae Christine Sturgis 

Dorothy Jean Tarrance 

Joseph Terry 

Juanita Thomas 

Phillip Thompson 

Clifton Tillman 

Robert Henry Tolliver 

Nancy Trimble 

Alice Turnage 

Malachi Turner 
#Allean Wade 
#Annie Mae Walters 
xArneda Ware 

Robert James Washington 

Mattie Watts 

Charlie Wells 
#Maxine Wells 

Barbara Ann White 
+ Willie White, Jr. 

Christine Williams 

Dorothy Ann Williams 
xMary B. Williams 
+ William Willis, Jr. 

Mattie Lee Wilson 
xAlphonso Wright 



+ Graduation depends on passing the State Barbering Examination 
#Graduation depends on passing the State Cosmetology Examination 
xWith Honors 
xxSalutatorian 
xxxValedictorian 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1971 

Class Motto: "Lasima Tashinde Murlashaka" 

(We shall Conquer, without a Doubt) 



Dorothy Allen 

Vanester Arnold 

Nathaniel Bailey 

Homer Bankston 

Cloydell Barnes 

Doris Faye Bell 

Bobbie J. Bland 
*Zennie E. Bland 

Vertie Ruth Bracey 

Dorothy Bradley 

Willie D. Bradley 

Willie E. Bradley 

Malinda Breakfield 

Alford Earl Brown 

Earl Brown 

Earnil Brown 

Louis Brown 

Mary E. Brown 

Cornelius Bryant 

Mary Burnely 

Daisy M. Burns 

James Burns 

Jason C. Burse 

Charles R. Butler 
'Marilyn Butler 

Ray F. Butler 

Christine Byrd 

Jerry L. Byrd 

Mary Alice Callahan 

Mary Ann Carroll 

Elnora Chatmon 

Walter Chatmon 

Ella Louise Cheatham 

Stella Louise Cheatham 

Wilie Cheatham 

Luster Clark 

Charles E. Coleman 

John H. Coleman 

Dorothy Conners 

Betty Jean Cooper 
* Carolyn Cooper 

Esther Cooper 

Ronder Cooper 

Oliver Coverson 

Robert Currie 

Horace Cutley 

Dennis Davis 

Frankie Mae Davis 

Jessie Davis 

Willie E. Davis 

Willie Evie Davis 

Bobbie Dixon 

Eddie Dixon 

Jimmie Lee Dixon 

John Dozier 
*Lena Draper 



Mary L. Eatmon 
Cornelius Edwards 

'Gwendolyn Elmore 
Denease Fields 
James E. Flaggs 
Dorothy F. Flowers 
Vernon Flowers 

*Canuary Floyd 
John F. Foster 
Bessie Freeman 
Earnest Freeman 
Arthur Gaddis 
Walter Gaskew 
Lois Goodson 
Robert Gordon 
Eddie Green 
Jean H. Green 
Katie R. Green 
Mamie D. Green 
Georgia Harris 
Shirley Harris 
Delois Henderson 
Lawrence Hicks 
Carolyn Higgins 
Charles Hopkins 
Rozell Horton 
William Horton 
Robert Howard 
Ellis Hubbard 
Robert Hulitt 
'"Victoria Ivory 
Earl L. Jackson 
Jimmie Jacobs 

'Dorothy Johnson 
Louis Johnson 
Mattie Johnson 
Robert Johnson 
Genna Joiner 
Hattie P. Jones 
Johanna Jones 
Reola Jones 
Patricia Kelly 
James Kinnard 
Bobbie G. Leach 
Mertis Lee 
Archie Lewis 
James Lewis 
Gloria Liddell 
Zell Liddell 
Laura Lighter 
Lorraine Lodge 
Phyllis Louisville 
Herman Ray Mack 
Annie Pearl Mallett 
Eugene Mallett 
Herman Martin 



(Continued next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



*Princess Martin 

Charles McDuffy 

Robert McGee 
* Donald McGowan 

Gloria McGraw 

Anita McKinley 
*Willie F. McPhearson 

Bennie Middleton 

Doris Miller 

Stella Mims 
*Marion Mixon 

Alice Moffett 

Arthur Montgomery 
*Bernice Moore 

Diane Moore 
*Mertha Moore 

Dorothy Morgan 

Jerry Morgan 

Wanda Morris 

Ida Morrow 
'Deborah Murray 

Mary L. Myles 

Percy Myles 

Sophie Myles 

W. L. Nelson 

Jimmie Norwood 
*Velma Owens 

Donald Paige 

Charles Peterson 

Loretta Pollard 

Stella M. Price 
*Ada M. Pritchard 

Elizabeth Redfield 
*Francis Reese 

Shirley Richardson 

Kay F. Riles 

Adline Roach 
•Regina Roach 

Dianne Robinson 



Donald Robinson 
Henry Lee Robinson 
Mary E. Robinson 

* Donald Ross 
John E. Russ 
Shirley Sampson 
Annie Scott 
Ezzard C. Scott 
Willie Shannon 
Harry Shears 
Dotty S. Smith 

"Charles Stamps 
*Narcell Stamps 

* Bobbie Stimage 
Levi Stokes 
Andrew Thomas 
Mary F. Thomas 
Ozie Thomas 
Sandra Thomas 
Cirkelon Thompson 
Cortez Thompson 
John A. Thompson 

*Zolda Tillman 

Mary Trimble 

Robert Louis Trimble 

Arthur Turner 

Doris Turner 

Wilma J. Vance 
*Jerry L. Washington 

Willie J. Watkins 
*Jacquline Watson 

Joetta Watts 

Jennett Wilder 
**Patricia Williams 

Arthur Willis 

Archie L. Wilson 

Prentiss Wolfe 

Orange Woodley 



*With Honors 
**Salutatorian 
** "Valedictorian 







ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 


VALEDICTORIANS 








College: 








Associate 


in 


Arts — 


Lula Mae Bentley 


Associate 


in 


Arts — 


Dorothy Lee Byrd 


Associate 


in 


Science 


— Willie Allen 


Vocationa 


1 - 


— Mildred Ann Butler 


High School: 








Victoria 1 


rene Marie 


Ivory 



SALUTATORIANS 

College: 

Associate in Arts — Marilyn Ann McGee 
Associate in Science — Samuel Wendell Davis 
Vocational — Percy Lee Fulgham 

High School: 

Patricia Williams 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 

Robert Johnson, Jr., Class of 1958 
Teacher, Utica Consolidated High School 
Utica, Mississippi 

Miss Clara Lee Higgins, Class of 1957 
Teacher, Mixon Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
College: Larry Lawson 

Gaynell Womack 
High School: Patricia Robertson 
Kenneth Stamps 

COLOR GUARDS 

College: Joseph Smith 

High School: Henry Alexander 



USHERS 

Rosetta Anderson 
Bettye Carmack 
Arthelis Carson 
Lamar Carter 
Linnian Chillis 
Joyce Coleman 
Ora Davis 
Alma J. Durkins 
Jerome Ervin 
Annie Franklin 
Bert Goodman 



Verie Anges Hicks 
A. J. Hood 
Paul E. Irving 
Celia E. Johnson 
Shirley Liddell 
Alice Major 
Juanita Montgomery 
Fletcher Smith 
Rosetta Terrell 
Lorraine Wilder 
Onetta Williams 






GOD BE WITH YOU 



God be with you till we meet again, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 



Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 

Till we meet at Jesus' feet 

Till we meet, Till we meet, 

God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 



God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



<j>ixty-J linth 
^Annual Commencement 



STADIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 21, 1972 



BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 21, 1972 

6:00 P. M. 



PROCESSIONAL — "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

College Band 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Pastor, Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Praise Ye The Father" Charles Gounod 

High School Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Arthur H. Kinnard, Jr. 

Acting President, Utica Junior College 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. Andrew Torrence 

President, Tennessee State A & I University 
Nashville, Tennessee 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES David H. Wicks 

Acting Dean of Instruction, Utica Junior College 

George Barnes 
Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

AWARDING OF DEGREES, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS 

MUSIC — "King Jesus Is A - Listenin' " Arr. Royal Stanton 

High School Choir 

AWARDING OF MEDALS AND SCHOLARSHIPS David H. Wicks 

George Barnes 

REMARKS J- Louis Stokes 

President, Utica Junior College 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist & Choir Directress 
Louis Lee, Band Director 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1972 

Class Motto: "Committment, Involvement, Achievement" 



John Archie Amos 
Emma Jean Banks 
Paul Bellas Banks 
Willie Earl Barnes 
Jesse Tyrone Bass 
Sylvester Eeeman 
Johnnie Mae Benjamin 
Bonny Dean Bland 
Lorean Blue 
Willie Mae Blunt 
Annie Jewel Boler 
Lawrence Henry Bolls 
Mittie Lois Bradley 
Barbara Jean Brown 
Bettie Jean Brown 
Billie James Brown 
Donald Steve Brown 
Karl Leonard Brown 
Reginald Clayton Brown 
Willie Harold Brown 
Venetta Elaine Burks * 
Kemp Burley, Jr. 
Betty Jean Carmack * 
Robie Laverne Carter * 
Walter V. Cavett * 
Frances Clark 
Edward Lee Clincy * 
Garnetta Collins 

Alma Jean Cooper 

Joseph Cooper, Jr. 
Shirley Lee Crawford 
Doris Dean Currie 
Dorothy Jean Curtis 

James Thomas Daniels 

Ora Lee Davis * 

Wanda Pauline Davis 

Tommy Dillard, Jr. 

Glen Patrick Donald 

Mary Ellen Dunbar * 

Gary Durham 

Rommy James Edwards 

Lawrence Ellis 

Emma Erves 

Larry Connell Erves 

Willie Erves, Jr. 

Jerome Milton Ervin * 

Jesse Fair 

Cherry Lee Flowers 

Annie Delois Ford 

Herbert James Foster 

Hersticen Foster 

Annie Jean Franklin * 

Bernice La'Shun Frederick 

Percy Lee Fulgham * 

Harold Wedell Gaines 

Frank James Gaskin * 

Alberta Gibbs 

Ledora Gilmore 



Nina Pearl Gilmore # 

Bert Goodman * 

Edward Charles Goodwin 

Georgia Mae Grady 

Curtistine Graves 

Phillis Ann Graves # 

Alean Greer 

Josephine Brown Gregory * 

Retha Mae Griffin * 

Robert Earl Griffin * 

Herbert Glen Guynes 

Calvin Guyton * 

Esther Mary Harris 

Henry Ray Harris ** 

Herbert Lee Harris 

Juliet Harvey * 

Stella Harvey 

George Peterson Haynes * 

Mary Lee Henderson 

Katherine Hill 

Eddie Lawrence Hobson 

Mattie Marie Holmes * 

Albert James Hood *** 

Lloyd Hopkins 

Calvin Louis Horton * 

Carolyn Hubbard 

R. H. Hulitt 

Eddie Charles Hunt 

Elizabeth Hunter * 

Alma Lavern Jackson 

Earl Lee Jackson, Jr. 

Peter Edward Jackson 

Donnell Jefferson 

Queen Victoria Jefferson 

Dorothy Mae Johnson 

Mary Beatrice Johnson * 

Bernice Perkins Jones 

Bobbie Louise Jones * 

Bobby Lee Jones 

Isiah Jones 

James Kinnard *** 

Juanita Kinnard * 

Zelda Beatrice Knight 

Patricia Ann Knox * 

Larry Milton Lawson * 

Linda Faye Lee 

Minnie R. Lewis * 

Zell Liddell 

Carolyn Elizabeth Lilley 

Mae Frances Lindsey 

Dale Evans Lloyd 

Billy George Lynch 

Georgia Ann Lyons 

Alice M. Major * 

Samuel Glen Mason 

Joyce Steen Middleton 

Albert Earl Miller 



(Continued next page) 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



Emma McKinley Miller** 

Shirley Ann Mims 

Juanita Jean Montgomery ** 

Joyce Evon Moore 

Jerry Morgan 

Joyce Murray * 

Charles Lee McDonald * 

Lavoin McDowell 

Lartha Jean McDuffey 

Clair Retha McMillian * 

Eddie Mae McNeal * 

Arie Ann Newell * 

John Wiley Owens, Jr. 

Square Palmer, Jr. 

Arthur Lee Poats * 

Albert Earl Porter 

Larry Rankins 

Charles Ellis Ray 

Allene Reed * 

Earnest Regan, Jr. * 

Lacey Melvin Reynolds 

Celestine Rhymes # 

Melvin Lewis Robinson 

Albert Ross * 

David Thomas Ross 

Johnny Evans Rouser 

Willie Lee Rucker 

Fannie Mae Salter 

Leola Scott 

Henrietta Shelby 

Rosie Lee Simpson 

Alonzo Bernard Simms 

Demackal Sims 

Mary Elizabeth Singleton 

Delois Smith * 

Fletcher Smith, Jr. * 

Joseph Smith * 

Martha Ann Smith * 

Odell Smith * 



Perry Lewis Smith 
Viola Spann 
Donald Stevens 
Juanita Stimage 
Milton Carl Stokes 
Arthur Roy Strong 
Howard Earl Strong 
Edward Charles Sturgis * 
Webster Alexander Swilley 
Johnnie Lee Taylor * 
Robert Taylor 
Charles Edward Thompson 
Annie Bell Turner 
Luther James Turner 
Walter C. Turner * 
Carolyn Ann Varnell * 
Carolyn Sue Varnell * 
Verdell Vaughn 
Charles Wadley 
Ernest Lee Walker 
Shirley Ann Walker 
Bertha Lee Walton 
Bennie Lemarris Washington 
Rita Watts * 

Belinda Ann Weathersby * 
Mattie Mae Weathersby 
Linda Beatrice West * 
Willie White 
Robert Earl Whitley 
Jesse Louis Williams 
Johnny Louis Williams 
Nora Lee Williams 
Onetta Williams * 
Sandra Denise Williams 
Dorothy Mae Winston * 
Gaynell Womack*** 
Patricia Ann Young 
Roy Young 



** 'Valedictorian 
**Salutatorian 



*With Honors 
#Graduation depends on passing the State Cosmetology Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1972 

Class Motto: "Knowledge Comes But Wisdom Lingers' 






Henry Alexander** 

Rosetta Anderson *** 

Joyce Arnold * 

Roslyn Barber 

Deloris Barnes 

Toney Bell 

Catherine Bibbs 

Linda Bland 

Dorothy Marie Boyd 

Linda Bradley 

Helen Jean Brown 

Jessie D. Brown 

Leroy Brown 

Mary Lee Brown 

Phillip S. Burks 

Trinell Burks 

Arthelis Carson 

Barbara Carson 

Janice Carson * 

Catherine Carter 

Lamar Carter 

Jurlean Casnel 

Mary R. Caston 

Lillian Chillis * 

Catherine Clay 

Joyce Marie Coleman 

Gloria Collins 

Gloria Craft 

Cleveland Lomax Crane 

Calvin W. Crawford 

Henry E. Crump 

Stanley Lawrence Crump 

Jessie Cutley 

Carrie Bell Davis 

George Davis 

Worley Davis, Jr. 

Cora Mae Darty 

Alfred Dixon 

Elzetta Dixon 

Peggy Dixon * 

Alma Durkins 

Lillian Fisher 

Mary Jo Fisher 

Katie Franklin 

Queen E. Franklin * 

Fred Frazier 

Sister Mary Frazier 

Eddie Freeman 

L. T. Funches 

Gracie Fultz 

Leroy Gaddis 

Louis Gaskew 

Percy Gaston 

Lavander German 

Earl Gilmore 

Lois Green 

Lewis Green 



Lucille Green 
Ophelia Green 
Mildred Griffin 
Willette Gordon * 
Luvenia Harrison 
Ethel M. Heard 
Ruby Heard 
Elaine Hicks 
Ronald Hicks 
Vera Hicks 
Wilbur Higgins 
Willie Hill 
Bobbie Ann Hodge 
Robert Hodge 
Linda Sue Hubbard 
Edward Hudson 
Benjamin Hunter 
Thomas Hunter * 
Paul E. Irving * 
Alphonzo Jackson 
Carl Eugene James 
Bobbie Jelks 
Robert C. Jenkins 
Alonzo Johnson 
Albert Johnson 
Alfrenette Johnson 
Debra K. Johnson * 
Dorsey Johnson 
Evelyn C. Johnson 
Linda Johnson * 
Mary P. Johnson 
Vivian Johnson 
Johnny C. Johnson 
Eddie C. Jones 
Johnny Jordan 
Lee Arthur Kidd 
Carolyn King 
Willie King 
Jimmie Lee Kinnard 
Howard Kirkland 
Constonce Kelly 
Charles Lee 
Johnny Lewis, Jr. 
Ruby Lewis 
Shirley Liddell * 
Jeanette Mack 
Rose Mary Mack 
Doris Mallett 
Jimmy Mallett 
Beatrice Martin 
Eddie Martin 
Lawerence Martin 
Willie McCoy 
Alma McFarland 
Mary McForlond 
Ike McGowan 
Thomas McGriggs 



(Continued next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



Shirley McKenzie 

Bernard McKinley 

Wycliff McPhearson 

Christine Miller 

Edwards Mims 

Fannie Mims 

Tonnie Pearl Mims 

Eugene Mitchell 

Billy Ray Moore 

George Moore 

Bobbie Morris 

Linda Morris 

Calvin Mosley 

Anna Lee Neal 

Larry Neal 

Arthur Ray Nelson 

Delores Newell 

Laura L. Noel 

Queen E. Paige 

Alma J. Palmer 

Horace Palmer 

John Palmer 

Vernon Peoples 

Daron Pritchard 

Demo Roach 

James Robinson 

Patricia Robinson * 

R. G. Robinson 

Willie E. Robinson 

Curtis Ross 

Barbara Rozell * 

Sweetie Houston Sanders 

Mattie Scott 

Charles R. Seals 

Freddy Lee Shelby 

Jessie Mae Shirley 

Willie Ruth Singleton 

Ellis Smith 

Harold Smith 



John C. Smith 
Ann D. Stamps 
Kenneth Stamps * 
John Steels 
Robert E. Stimage 
Linda Mae Stinson 
Glenn L. Stokes 
Curtis Taylor 
Emmitt Taylor 
Rosetta Terrell 
Lenora Terry 
Mamie Terry 
Garrett Thomas 
Theresa Thomas 
Charles Thompson 
Osca Thompson 
Clara A. Tillman * 
Willie Trimble 
Luretha Tucker 
Annie Turner 
Clara Turner 
Johnny Turner 
Dianna Veal 
Clementine Washington 
Lnfavette Webb 
Gladys White 
Cassandra Wilcher 
Lourean Wilder 
Velda Wilkins 
Betty Ruth Williams 
Phillip Williams 
Evelyn Willis * 
Debra Womack 
Lucious Womack 
Shirley Jean Wright 
Shirley Mae Wright * 
Curtisene Young 
Dorothy Young 
Henry C. Young 



*With Honors 
**Salutatorian 
***Valedictorian 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

VALEDICTORIANS 
College: 

Associate in Arts — Gaynell Womack 
Associate in Science — Albert James Hood, 
Vocational — James Kinnard 

High School: 

Rosetta Anderson 

SALUTATORIANS 

College: 

Associate in Arts — Juanita Montgomery 
Associate in Science — Henry Ray Harris 



Jr. 



Vocational 
High School: 



Emma Miller 



Henry Alexander 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALLS 

Mrs. Osia J. Halsell, Class of 1958 
Secretary, Mixon Elementary School 
Utica, Mississippi 
Bernard Robinson, Class of 1 963 
Teacher, Utica Consolidated School 
Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALLS 

College: Willie McPherson 

Gwendolyn Elmore 

High School: Thamascine Anderson 
Robert Kinnard 

COLOR GUARDS 

College: Ronald Burse 

High School: Marques Griffin 



USHERS 

Lena Mae Berry 
Zinna Bland 
Mary Ann Braxton 
Billy Brown 
Hazel Catchings 
Jacqueline Dillon 
Walter Easterling 
Sally T. Jones 
Leonard Knight 
Robert Lindsey 
Lorraine Lodge 
Elizabeth Marba 



Donnie Moncure 
Mertha Moore 
Percy Neal 
Earnestine Norell 
Ralph Odom 
Stella Price 
Barbara Smith 
Zolda Tillman 
Thelma Washington 
Joe Nathan Welch 
George Wiggins 
Joanne White 



GOD BE WITH YOU 



God be with you till we meet again, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 



Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 



God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



II 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



i^eventy-fl'ist 
^Annual (commencement 




STADIUM 

Urica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 12, 1974 



!■ 



BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 12, 1974 

6:00 P. M. 

PROCESSIONAL — "God of our Fathers" George Warner 

College Band 

Invocation Reverend B. E. Lewis 

Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Psalm 150" Lewis Lewondowski 

College and High School Choirs 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER J. Louis Stokes 

President, Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Representative Thad Cochran 

U.S. House of Representatives 

Fourth Congressional District 

of Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES George Barnes 

Dean of Instruction, Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

Charles Bell 
Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Little Innocent Lamb" Arr. by Bartholomew 

College and High School Choirs 

REMARKS J - Louis Stokes 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 

Mrs. Ouida Kinnard, Organist 

Mrs. Clara Porter, High School Choir Director 

Bobby Cooper, College Choir Director 

Louis Lee, Band Director 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1974 

Class Motto: "Knowledge, Unity, Progress, Success" 



Eddie Steve Adams* 
Henry Alexander, II** 
Henry Austin* 
Homer Bankston* 
Delois Barnes 
Yvonne Bee*** 
Allen Earl Bell 
Toney O. Bell 
Shirley Bennett* 
Samuel L. Blackman 
Robert Braxton* 
George Brister 
Michael L. Brooks 
Ben Brown*** 
Coleman Brown 
Varis Brown* 
Melvin Brunner 
Wilbert Buie* 
Phillip Burks 
John E. Burley 
Beulah M. Cameron # 
Arthelis Carson* 
Janice E. Carson* 
Catherine Carter 
Brenda Catchings*** 
Lillian Jean Chillis* 
Walter Coleman* 
Joe Collins 
Gracie W. Daniel 
Cora M. Darty 
George Davis 
Mary Lois Davis# 
Worley L. Davis, Jr. 
Annie Mae Dillard 
Peggy Dixon* 
Marcellus Douglas 
Lorean Easterling* 
Charles England 
Maxine Evans* 
Curtis Flowers 
Mary Alice Foster 
Katie Franklin* 
Queen Franklin*** 
Fred Frazier 
Gracie Fultz 
L. T. Funches* 
Elease Funches 
Elnora C. Funches* 
Leroy Gaddis 
Charles Edward Gaskin* 
Percy Gaston 
LeVander German 
Danny M. Geter 
Williette Gordon 
Lewis L. Green* 
Raymond Green 



Ophelia Greene 
Deborah Hannon* 
Luvenia Harrison 
Clara L. Hart* 
Ellis Hays* 
Charles Herron* 
Elaine Hicks'* 
Vera Hicks 
Carl Edward Hill 
Jan Hill 

Willie James Horton* 
Linda Sue Hubbard 
Edward Hudson*** 
Benjamin Hunt 
Thomas S. Hunter 
Paul Irving* 
Barbara Jackson 
Dorothy Jacobs* 
Carl Eugene James 
Roosevelt James 
Pat H. Jefferson 
Albert Lee Johnson 
Cora T. Johnson 
Evelyn C. Johnson 
Linda Johnson* 
Mary Pearl Johnson* 
Calvin Jones 
Erma Jones* 
Ethel Louise Jones* 
Lee Andrew Jones 
Mary Ann Jones 
Rosella Jones* 
Ledora Kemp 
Maude Kendricks 
Harry Kline* 
Everleona Lacey 
Patricia Lane 
Wilma Faye Ledbetter + 
Johnnie Lewis 
Johnny Lewis, Jr. 
Mary Frances Lewis* 
Willie Charles Linson** 
Albert Otis Little* 
Delois Lloyd* 
Lee Donald Lyles 
Jeannette Mack 
Perry C. Mack 
Albertha Martin 
Geneva Miller* 
Inetta A. Miller* 
Edward E. Mims* 
Eugene Mitchell 
Janice Moncure* 
Quincy Moore 
Linda B. Myles 
Calvin McCoy 



(Continued Next Page) 



1 


■ 




CANDIDATES FOR 


JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 




Edward L. McDonald** 


Shirley Ann Spicer 




Arthur McDowell 


Johnny Swilley 




Debra Kay McGee 


Judy LaGale Taylor 




Herbert C. McGhee 


Annie Louise Terry 




Ike McGowan 


Garrett Thomas 




Keefe McGowan 


Teresa Thomas 




Mead McMillian, III* 


Flora Jean Thompson + 




Freddie Nelson 


Johnny L. Turner 




Naomi Oatis 


Rufus Walker 




Lillie Pendleton* 


Carrie Walton* 




Doris Perkins 


Clementine Washington 




Glenda Pittman* 


Joseph C. Washington 




Annette Pope 


La Vern Delois Whigham* 




Hattie Powell* 


Don Edward Williams 




Dorothy Randle 


George Williams 




Ethel Chase Reese* 


Janice M. Williams* 




Vickie Reese 


Larry L. Williams 




Milton Ricks, Jr. 


Patricia Willingham 




Patricia Ann Robinson* 


Evelyn Willis* 




Willie Earl Robinson 


Jo Ann Willis* 




Ella Rockingham 


Wilma Lucille Wilson* 




Curtis Ross* 


Henry Woods* 




Barbara Rozell* 


Linda Fay Woodson # 




Alinda Ann Sanders* 


Dorothy Wright 




Tyrone Sibbie 


Willie Wynn*** 




Julia B. Singleton* 


Christine Young 




Lavoise Singleton 


Henry Charles Young 




Johnnie Otis Slater 


Maurine Young 




Ellis Smith 


Rosetta Young 




***Valedictorian 






**Salutatorian 






*With Honors 






#Graduation depends on 


passing the State Cosmetology Examination 




+ Graduation depends on 


passing the State Barbering Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1974 

Class Motto: "Do Not Say Go, But Go Thyself" 



Mary Elizabeth Allen 
Vergil Marie Allen 
Robert C. Andrews 
Bruce Arnold 
Lawrence Atkinson 
Audrey Austin 
Mitchell Bailey 
Willie Mae Bailey 
Otis Davenport Barnes 
Ronald Barnes 
Roy Barnes 
Ella Louise Beecham 
Curtis Bland 
Obie Dean Boatman 
Kelly Breakfield 
Jerry Brister 
Rosemary Brooks 
Carl Broome 
Glen Wade Broome 
Mary Rochelle Bryant 
Henry M. Buckley 
Charlene Byrd 
Annette Calvin 
Henry Chillis, Jr. 
Rosie Jean Cole 
Flise Ruth Cooks 
Donald Ray Cornelius 
Ronald Cornelius 
Roosevelt Coverson 
Edna Mae Crawford 
Ketha Cutley 
Donna Davis 
Mary Alice Davis 
Rosetta Davis 
William Davis 
Edna Dixon 
Karen Dixon 
Donold Felton 
Ella Mae Flagg 
Lillie Fultz 
Mary E. Funches 
Dianne Funchess 
Lawrence Funchess 
Ray Gilmore 
Linda Gipson 
Cheryl Dianne Griffin 
Harold Harding 
Annie Harris 
Frank Harris 
Ronnie Hartsfield 
Joe Lee Hayes 
Joyce Hayes 
Alma Dean Hill 
Mae Etta Hill 
Thomas Horton 
Ode 1 1 Hudson 



Glorystine Hunter 
James Hutton 
Venita Hutton 
Clyde Irving 
Annie Lee Jackson 
Helen Jean Johnson 
Judy Mariah Johnson 
Larry Johnson 
Ronald H. Johnson 
Willie Johnson 
Shelia Jones 
Lamar Jordan 
Elmer Leffridge Kelly 
Sandra Kelly 
Bobbie Jean Kinnard 
Eddie Joe Lampkin 
Tommie Lee Larry 
Blonda Faye Lawson 
Gloria Faye Lee 
Curtis Lee Lewis 
Curtis Ray Lewis 
John T. Lewis 
Nothan Lighter 
Mary Lynn Mack 
Mary Ann Marshall 
Glenn Martin 
John Henry Martin 
Angela Mathis 
Rosie McFarland 
Janice McGee 
Edith Pearl McKenzie 
Willie James McNiel 
Antonia Mims 
Matilda Sue Moore 
Mack Roy Moreland 
Faye La-Trenda Mosley 
Carol Elaine Murray 
Willie Murray 
Ruby Nelson 
Vera Delois Nelson 
Bobby Delores Paige 
Eva Mae Phillips 
Shelina Pollard 
Eddie Powell 
James Calvin Price 
Anita Redfield 
Ernestine Richards 
Joyce Richardson 
Jessie Robinson 
Curtis Lee Rozell 
Gloria Rozell 
Patricia Ann Scott 
Rosie Mary Scott 
Laverne A. Schuller 
Barbara Jean Shears 
Clemetta Shelby 



(Continued Next Page) 



■ ■ 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

uVZ f T ST'* Hozel Lee Thompson 

Mnlrolm 1" £ B ° bbie Jean Washington 

Malcolm J. Stamps Sammie Delois Webb 

Sh.rley Stewart Richard West 

Mary St.rnage Terry L. White 

Michael Stringer Earnest Whitley 

Clementine Taylor Ze | ma Wi | kins 

Genish B. Terry Betty J. Williams 

Laura Mae Terry Brenda Faye Wilson 

,T • v< L Te, 7u Juli0 Mae Wilson 

Johnnie Mae Thomas Calvin Winston 

Rosie Thomas Joan Wright 

Timothy Thomas Blake Young 

r-annie Mae Thompson 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

VALEDICTORIANS 

College: 

Associote in Arts: Queen Franklin 
Associate in Science: Ben Brown 
Vocational: Yvonne Bee 

Brenda Catchings 

Edward Hudson 

Willie Wynn 

High School: 

Bobbie Kinnard 

SALUTATORIANS 
College: 

Associate in Arts: Henry Alexander, II 
Associate in Science: Willie Charles Linson 
Vocational: Edward L. McDonald 

High School: 

Willie Murray 
Ella Beecham 

HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 
Belinda Gettis, Class of 1971 
Utica, Mississippi 
Samuel Davis, Class of 1971 
Utica, Mississippi 
Vertis Walker, Class of 1922 
Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
College: Lenzy Fisher 

Joyce Ross 
High School: Warren Stamps 
Ethel Robinson 

COLOR GUARDS 

College: Herbert Ross 
High School: Carl Johnson 



USHERS 

Edith Chapman 
Ruby Lee Dixon 
Ruby Lois Dixon 
Carolyn Edwards 
Earlene Ford 
Betty Harris 
Alexander Jelks 
LeGertha Lodge 
Garland McGowan 
Gaynell McPhearson 



Romas Mims 
Thomas Moses 
Lorraine Mosley 
Carolyn Murray 
Eddie C. Palmer 
Linda Shears 
Roosevelt Smith 
William Stamps 
Dorathene Torrey 
Issac Wilson 



GOD BE WITH YOU 



God be with you till we meet again, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God Be with you till we meet again, 



Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 



God Be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet agoin. 



■I 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



<Seventy-<Second 
cJLnnual Commencement 




STADIUM 

Utica Junior College 

Utica, Mississippi 

May 11, 1975 



BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 11, 1975 

6:00 P. M. 

PROCESSIONAL — "God of our Fathers" George Warner 

College Band 

INVOCATION Reverend E. E. Lewis 

Institute Baptist Church 
Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Arr. Peter J. Wilhousky 

College and High School Choirs 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER J. Louis Stokes 

President, Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS J. Harry Smith 

President, Essex County Community College 
Newark, New Jersey 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES George Barnes 

Dean of Instruction, Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

Charles Bell 
Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

MUSIC — "Ain't Got Time to Die" Hall Johnson 

College and High School Choirs 

REMARKS J - Louis Stokes 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — ■ "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

College Band 

Mrs. Clara Porter, High School Choir Directress 

Bobby Cooper, College Choir Director 

Louis Lee, Band Director 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1975 

Class Motto: "Today's Education with Tomorrow in Mind" 






Lois Adams 
Lula Mae Adams 
Michael Adams 
Linda R. Bailey* 
Judy B. Banks 
Lois D. Barnes** 
Wanda Faye Barnes 
Ella Louise Beecham*** 
Annie Bland 
Kenney Bennett* 
Ida Lee Blackmore 
Wanda Faye Blue 
Gregory L. Bolton 
Steve Bradley 
Marjorie W. Brandon 
Frankie Mae Braxton** + 
Ralph Brooks 
Jeanette Broome 
Isaac Lee Brown 
John Lee Brown 
Willie James Brown 
Robert Earl Bryant* + 
Ronald Burns 
Wilma Jean Burns* 
Johnny E. Byrd 
Georgia Lee Caldwell 
Edith Pearl Chapman 
Joyce Marie Clay* 
Catherine Coleman 
George Coleman 
Lerenzo Coleman 
Stanley Coleman 
Viola H. Collins 
Delores Ann Currie* 
Charlesetta R. Divinity*** 
Maggie Dell Davis 
Flora M. Dillard 
Ethel Lee Dixon 
Juliena Dixon 
Rubie Lee Dixon 
Rubie Lois Dixon 
Eddie Lee Doss 
Lydia Dulaney* 
Percy Lee Durham** 
Lenzy Fisher** 
Johnnie Earl Flagg 
Johnnie Lee Flogg 
Eorlene Ford 
Debra A. Fountain 
Demmer Lee Freeman 
Kenneth Earl Fridge 
Betty Ann Gardner**** 
Donnie Ray Granberry 
Carl Kenneth Gray 
Bobbie Jean Green 



Darlene Green** 

Jeanette Green 

James Leo Griffin 

Thomas Harvey, Jr. 

Rubbie Mae Hecrd* # 

Roy Lee Hicks 

Gwendolyn D. Higgins** 

Wilbur Higgins** 

David Hinkle 

Annie J. Hobson* 

Mary Louise Holly***** 

Stephanie Hood** 

Anthony J. Howard 

Odell Hudson***** 

Karl Hunter* 

Jimmie Lee Husband 

Vernitta Jones Hutton* 

Clotee Jackson 

Mary Ann Jackson* 

Andrew James 

Mae Cathern James 

Dave Lee Jefferson 

Delphena J. Johnson***** 

Susie Mae Johnson* 

William C. Johnson 

Carl Jones 

Noel Frankie Jones 

Sarah Lee Jones** 

Beverly Ann Kelker 

Lula Bell Kelly 

Maggie Jean Kelly 

Verlena Kelly 

Otis R. Kemper* 

Carolyn C. Kent* 

Mary E. Killingsworth 

Bernice King* 

Bobbie Jean Kinnord***** 

Louise Kinnard 

Lester Kyles* 

Robert C. Lawson* 

Dianne S. Lee* 

Gloria Mae Lee* 

Paul E. Lee* 

Irma Lee Lewis 

Freddie Lee Little 

W. D. Logqins 

Carolyn I. Lumpkin 

Helen O. McComb 

Elbert McGowan 

Rosie Jean McGriggs 

Daisy M. Marbra 

Ralph Mason 

Antonia Mims 

Louvenia Mims 

Buford Moore 






(Continued Next Paae) 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



Carolyn Ann Murray 
Sandra Murray 
Willie Murray, Jr.** 
Joseph Newsome 
Mary Lee Palmer 
Millie Mae Palmer** 
Mary Sue Patterson* 
Kathlean Pendleton 
Marylene Pendleton 
Arthur C. Phelps* 
Catherine Pope 
Larry D. Price 
Cleotha Ratliff 
John L. Redfield 
Harvey Reece 
Andrew C. Reed 
Walter A. Reynolds**** 
Billie Jean Robinson 
Magdalene Robinson** 
Joyce Ross* 
Sweetie Bell Sanders 
Zenobia Lucille Sanders 
Linda Ann Shears* 
Suzanne Simmons* 
Belinda Smith**** 
Cynthia E. Smith 
Donald Leon Smith 
Melvin Donald Smith* 
Willie Leon Smith 
Wilbert C. Snow, Jr. 
Amos Sterling, Jr. 
Glen Stokes 



Mary Lee Stokes** 
Debra Denice Sturgis* 
Rita Dianne Sutton 
Laverne Swan* 
Connie D. Taylor# 
Edward Terry 
Roy Terry* 
Annie Ruth Thomas 
Garrett Kent Thomas* 
Cirkelon Thompson 
Ethel Lee Thompson** 
John Thompson** 
Timothy E. Thompson 
Ola Mae Tillman 
Larry R. Tolliver 
Mary Tory* 
Helen Trimble*** 
Connie Marie Washington 
Judy C. Washington* 
Helen B. Watkins 
Vincent Watson* 
John P. Welch 
Gladys White 
Doris Mae Williams* 
Dudley Williams* 
John Earl Williams 
Lindell Williams 
Patricia Ann Williams 
Ruby Lee Williams 
Larry Womack 
Catherine Woodley 
Fred Young, Jr. 



i * * * "Valedictorian 
****Salutatorian 



**Highest Honors 
**High Honors 

* Honors 

#Graduation depends on passing the State Cosmetology Examination 
+ Graduation depends on passing the State Barbering Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1975 

Class Motto: "Stepping Out, Yet Entering" 



Edith Anderson 

Janice M. Andrews. 

Willie Banger 

Eddie Beecham 

Michael Carl Bishop* 

Jeanette Bland* 

Rita Bland 

Carolyn Bracey 

Charlie Bracey 

James B. Bradley 

Melvin Donell Burks 

Doris Elaine Burnley 

Patricia Burse 

Jimmy Carson 

Shirley M. Cassell 

Clarence Cheatham 

Priscilla Chillis 

Fannie Alice Christian 

Gwendolyn Clark 

John A. Clemmons 

Ollie Mae Cole 

Henry Coleman 

Jeanne Marie Cooper 

Fred Course 

Ettress Davis 

Francis Davis 

Gwendolyn Marie Davis 

Shirley Davis 

Willie Mae Davis 

Juanita Denson 

Benjamin Dixon 

Clara Dixon 

Dorothy Dixon 

Grace Dixon 

Janie Beatrice Dixon 

LeAndrew Dixon 

Bertha Dotson 

Alice Dulaney* 

Annie Lue Eason 

Carolyn Marie Edwards**' 

Jarvis L. Evans 

Charles Flowers 

Willie Foster* 

Brenda Frazier 

Alonzo Fultz 

Beverly Christine Funches 

Rosemary Galloway 

Charles Ray Gilmer 

Bobbette Gordon 

Celia Green 

Cleveland Green 

Pearl ie Mae Green 

Larry Guice 

Lou Harris 
Shirley Harris 



Lois Jean Harris 
Jean Ella Heard 
Carolyn Henderson 
Amy Mae Hill 
Dora Mae Hill 
Willie Hill 
Ella Mae Hubbard 
Paulette Jackson 
Alander Jelks* 
Anthony W. Jenkins 
Charles Jennings 
Conway Jones 
Walter Earl Jones 
Abraham Johnson 
Carl Johnson* 
Eugene Johnson 
Mary Johnson 
Patricia Ann Johnson 
Willie Johnson 
Ozella Kelly 
Elizabeth Kimble 
Ethel King 
Alvin Kinnard 
Fannie Delois Kinnard 
Mary Francis Kinnard 
Mary Lucille Kyles 
Carolyn Lee 
John Lee 
Albert Lewis 
Clifton Coleman Lewis 
Dennis Michael Lewis 
Jimmie Ray Lewis 
Vicky Lewis 
Robert Logan 
Betty Jean Magee 
Diane Mallett 
Melvin Martin 
Edna Ruth McCoy 
Willie McCune, Jr. 
Glorystine McFarland 
Audrey L. McGee 
Attrice McGee 
Estella McGee 
Sammie McGowan 
Shirley K. McGriggs 
Johnnie McKenzie 
Alvin McKinley 
Julius McNair 
Berry N. Mims 
Romas Lee Mims 
Bridgett D. Moncure 
Lonnie Moore 
Willie Lewis Morgan 
Thomas Jefferson Moses 
Lorraine Mosley* 



(Continued Next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



Elaine Myles 

Allen Nelson 

LeVella Nelson 

Eddie Charles Palmer 

Edna Marie Peace 

Rosie M. Perkins 

Beverly Ann Phillips 

Rubbie Lee Pollard 

Martha Powell 

Vera Powell 

Arthur Randle 

Adlene Rawls 

Roderick Roach 

Shirley A. Roach 

Diane Roberts 

Ethel Marie Robinson** 

Irvin Roby 

Rosie Seaton 

Willie Clifton Seaton 

Dorothy Scott 

Rosa Ann Shears 

Coralette Shelby 

Cherilee Shirley 

Dorothy Shorts 

Louis Simmons 

Joyce Ann Sims 

Benita Yvette Smiley 



Stanley Smith 
Kathleen Snow 
Agnes Stamps 
Andrew Stamps 
Warren Eric Stamps* 
William Carl Stamps* 
Michael Stewart 
Rosie Terry 
Ester Thomas 
Johnny Thomas 
Arlene Thompson 
Charlie Thompson* 
Isiah Thompson 
Stanley Thompson 
Dorothy Thornton 
Dorothene Torrey 
Tommie Trotter 
Dean Wadley 
Anthony Wallace* 
Clara Watts 
Eugene Williams 
Ruby Williams 
Paul Lawrence Willis* 
Issoc Wilson 
Barbara Womack 
Barbara Ann Wright 
Walter L. Young 



Valedictorian*** 

Salutatorian** 

Honors* 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

VALEDICTORIANS 
College: 

Associate in Arts: Mary Louise Holly 
Associate in Science: Bobby J. Kinnard 

Vocational: Odell Hudson and Delphena Johnson 

High School: 

Carolyn Edwards 

SALUTATORIANS 
College: 

Associate in Arts: Betty Ann Gardner 
Associate in Science: Belinda Smith 
Vocational: Walter A. Reynolds 

High School: 

Ethel Robinson 



HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 
Wayne Daniels, Class of 1966 
Bolton, Mississippi 
Betty Carmack Jones, Class of 
Bolton, Mississippi 
Vertis Walker, Class of 1922 
Utica, Mississippi 



1972 



HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
College: 

Delorise McKnight 
Charles Jones 

High School: 

Rosie Williams 
Tommie McGowan 

COLOR GUARDS 

Earnest Whitley, Jr. 
Percy Davis 



USHERS 

Patricia Butler 
Shirley Davis 
James Divinity 
Karen Dixon 
Patricia Fisher 
Diane Graham 
Parolean Johnson 
Donna Handy 
Joyce Hayes 
Ruthie McDuffie 



Paulette Mclntyre 
Edith McKenzie 
Josephine Miller 
Clara Mitchell 
Bobbie Paige 
Earnestine Richards 
Donald Stamps 
Gloria Stamps 
Patricia Vance 
Deloris Wilkins 



GOD BE WITH YOU 



God be with you till we meet again, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 



Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet 
Till we meet, Till we meet 
God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 



God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



UTICA JUNIOR COLLEGE 



Uinnual Commencement 




STADIUM 

Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

May 9, 1976 



BACCALAUREATE-COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

May 9, 1976 

6:00 P.M. 



PROCESSIONAL — "God of our Fathers" George Warner 

Band 

INVOCATION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

MUSIC — "God Bless America" Arr. Roy Ringwald 

College and High School Choirs 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER J. Louis Stokes 

President, Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. Deane G. Bornheimer 

Chairman, Department of Higher Education 

New York University 

New York, New York 

PRESENTATION OF CLASSES George Barnes 

Academic Dean, Utica Junior College 
Utica, Mississippi 

Charles Bell 
Principal, Hinds County Agricultural High School 

Utica, Mississippi 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS Dean George Barnes 

Principal Charles Bell 
President J. Louis Stokes 

MUSIC — "All My Trial" Arr. Norman Luboff 

College and High School Choirs 

REMARKS J. Louis Stokes 

HYMN — "God Be With You" Audience 

BENEDICTION Reverend B. E. Lewis 

RECESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar 

Band 

Clara Porter, High School Directress 

Bobby Cooper, College Choir Director 

Louis Lee, Band Director 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 

1976 

Class Motto: "Education Is Our Gold" 



Debra Adams** 
Virgil M. Allen 
Patricia Anderson 
Lawrence Atkinson 
Charles E. Banks** 
Henry Barber 
Genetta Barns 
Linda Barnes 
Ray Charles Barnes 
Bobbie Bell 
Lamar Bishop 
Larry Bishop 
Curtis Bland 
Ray Charles Bracey 
Willie Earl Bradley 
Frank Earl Braxton* # 
Arthur Lee Brown 
Darryl V. Burley**** 
Doris Burnley 
Shirley Burton 
Shirley L. Byrd 
Michael Carter* 
Edna Caston 
J. D. Cavett* 
Albert Lee Cole* 
Sandra Collins 
Donald Cornelius 
Ronald Cornelius 
Allen Cousin 
Sharon Craft* *# 
Delores Y. Crump** 
Georgia Crump 
Jerland Curry 
Milton Davis 
Mary Davis** 
William Davis** 
Carlee Dente 
Juliena Dixon 
Karen Dixon 
Felton Donald 
Johnnie Mae Elmore* 
Annie B. Evans** 
Nora Everett* 
Jessie James Fields** 
Dorothy Floyd**** 
George Ford* 
Annie Foreman 
Barbara H. Gary* 
Robert Gaskin 
Bruce Gates 
Charles Gilmer 
Earl Gilmore 
Frank Glmore 
Jesse Gilmore 
Lelia Good 
Carlean Gower* 



Cheryl D. Griffin** 
Johnnie Gusta 
Leesco Guster**** 
Odell Guynes, Jr.* 
Janice Haley* 
Helen Harris* 
Thelma Henderson* 
Armon Higgins 
Carl Hill 

Moses Howard, Jr. 
Glorystine Hunter 
Reginald Irving 
Catherine Jefferson 
Beatrice Jenkins* 
Irene Jenkins 
Ruth Johnson 
William D. Johnson 
Charles Jones***** 
Chester Jordan 
Shirley Kilcrease 
Charles King* + 
Mary F. Kinnard 
Calvin Kyles 
Mary L. Laird* # 
Blonda Lawson 
Martha Lyons 
Vera Mayfield 
Joseph Miller* 
Marvin Moore 
Faye Mosley 
Howard McBride 
Lonzo McClure* 
Emma J. McDonald* 
Robert McGee, Jr. 
Flora Mae McGriggs 
Delorise McKnight** 
Willie James McNeil* 
William Neal, Jr. 
Willie Neal 
Joseph Newsome 
Napoleon Newton* 
Linder Nicholson 
Mary Patterson 
Deloris Pierce* 
Craton Pope* 
Carleatha G. Powell* 
Eddie M. Powell 
Geneva Powell* 
Bobbie Paige 
Johnny Reed 
Lavan Richardson* 
Michale Richordson 
Ruby J. Roberts 
Ruthie Robinson 
Robert J. Rogers** 
Doris M. Ross 



(Continued Next Page) 



CANDIDATES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE GRADUATION 



Curtis Rozell 
Gloria Rozell 
Laverne Schuler 
Ezzard Scott 
Linda G. Scott 
Patricia Scott 
Cynthia Sipp 
Burnell Smiley* 
Marsha R. Smith 
Roosevelt Smith 
Bennie Spencer 
Addie Stewart* 
Laura Swilley 
Audrey Taplin*# 
Bobbie Jean Taylor 
Shirley J. Taylor***** 
Cora Terrell 
Pearl Terry 

Rosie Marie Thomas** 
Rosie M. Trimble 



Leon Turner, III 
Lucious Turner, III*** 
Herman Usher 
Helen B. Watkins 
Sandra J. Watkins**** 
Sammye D. Webb 
Ethel West 
Michael West* 
Betty Jean Williams 
Gladys Williams 
Hattie Williams* ****# 
Sarah Williams 
Frank Earl Wilson + 
Larry Wilson* 
Sandra Wilson 
Angela Windom 
Deloris L. Yarber**# 
Blake Young 
Fred Young, Jr. 
Eli Younger 



**** 'Valedictorian 
****Salutatorian 



'**Highest Honors 
**High Honors 

* Honors 

#Graduation depends on passing 
+ Graduation depends on passing 



the State Cosmetology Examination 
the State Barbering Examination 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 

1976 

Class Motto: "No Excellence Without Toil" 



Willie Allen 
Deloris Anderson 
Alan 3. Anding 
Laura Atkinson 
Carolyn Bailey*** 
Limmie Lee Bailey 
Brenda Beecham** 
John Bell 

Charles Edward Bradley 
Linda Bradley 
Debbie K. Bridges 
Robert Brown 
Annetta Lanell Butler 
Barbara Ann Carter 
Theresa Christian 
Samuel Clark 
Mary Elizabeth Cole 
Gene Coleman 
Darlene Craft 
Fred A. Crawford 
Yvonne Annette Crawley 
David B. Daniels 
Cathy Joyce Davis 
John Davis 
Karen Davis 
Mary Joe Davis 
Shirley Jean Davis* 
Annie Pearl Denson 
Birtnell Denson 
Angeline Dixon 
Jo Ann Dixon 
Larry Darnell Dunbar 
Barbara Ann Dupree 
Michael Edwards** 
Diane Dion Fields 
Patricia Fisher 
Willie Franklin 
Carl Edward Frazier 
Charles Wendell German 
Ethel Mae Green 
Laverne Griffin* 
Lewis Harris 
Carolyn Harrison 
Henrietta Harvey 
Marilyn Heard 
Charles Eugene Higgins 
Alonzo Hill 
Donnell Hood 
Glenn Julius Hubbard 
Earnest Hudson 
Alphonso Hunter 
Lillie Mae Jackson 
Patricia Jackson 
Daniel Tyrone James 
Darlene Jenkins 



Mitchell Jiles 
Beatrice Johnson 
Brenda Johnson 
Diane Johnson 
Jackie Johnson 
Jo Ann Johnson 
Paralean Johnson* 
Alberta Jones 
Yvonne Jones 
Larry Kelly 
Linda Marie Lawson 
Patricia Lee 
Tony Liddell 
Charlean Lindsey 
Mary Ann Lodge 
Fragelia Denise Lyles 
Margaree Lyons 
Lendell Mack 
Josephine Mallet 
Sandra McLeod 
Josephine Miller** 
Irene Mims 
Rosie M. Mims 
Jerry Mitchell 
Neilvella Moffett 
Robert Earl Moreland 
Beverly Murray 
George Myrick, Jr. 
Linda L. McCune 
Joseph Earl McFarland 
Tommie McGowan 
Deborah McLeod 
Deloris Ray Neal 
Patsy Nelson 
Joe Nathan Palmer 
Annetta Peterson 
Linda D. Powell 
James Gregory Reese 
Gwendolyn Robinson 
Netterie Robinson 
Ronnie Robinson 
Carson Ross 
Jerry Lee Rozell 
Frederick Rucker 
Willie Russell 
Alyne Patricia Shears 
Joseph Sims 
Oliver Sims 
Mittie Ann Smith 
Willie James Smith 
Eeulah Stamps 
Donald Stamps* 
Gloria Jean Stamps* 
Tony Stamps 
Lawrence Taylor 



(Continued Next Page) 



■ B 



CANDIDATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 



Donald Ray Terry James Washington 

Florida Mae Terry Sidney Watson 

Ellis Thomas Delphine Watts 

Leon Thomas Shirley Welch 

Charles Henry Thompson Elmiria Williams 

Timothy Thompson Kenneth Williams 

Norman Trimble Rosie L. Williams* 

William Earl Turner Shirley Young 

Jo Mary Varnell* Johnny Wright 
Robert E. Wallace 



***Valedicrorian 
**Salutatorian 
* Honors 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



VALEDICTORIANS 

College: 

Associate in Arts: Charles Jones 
Associate in Science: Shirley Taylor 
Vocational: Hattie Williams 

High School: Carolyn Bailey 



SALUTATORIANS 
College: 

Associate ii 
Associate i 
Vocational: 
High School 



Arts: Sandra Watkins 

Science: Leesco Guster 

Darryl Burley and Dorothy Floyd 
Brenda Beecham 
Josephine Miller 



HONORARY ALUMNI MARSHALS 
Linda Killingsworth, Class of 1 
Utica, Mississippi 
Phillip Kimble, Class of 1969 
Utica, Mississippi 
Regina Roach, Class of 1973 
Utica, Mississippi 
Vertis Walker, Class of 1922 
Utica, Mississippi 

HONOR STUDENT MARSHALS 
College: 

Nora Crisler 
Michael Bishop 

High School: 

Cheryl Stamps 
Edward Williams 

COLOR GUARDS 

Henry Coleman 
Charlie Johnson 
Jimmy Jordan 
Paul Willis 

USHERS 

Alicia Allen 
Maulee Brown 
Danny Coverson 
Bobbette Gordon 
Brenda Griffin 
Ethel King 
Emma Logan 
Quedine Mixon 
Willie Monger 
Diane Montgomery 



971 



Esther Morrow 
Lorraine Mosley 
Carolyn Murray 
Vondo Parks 
Rose Perkins 
Martha Richardson 
Kelvin Stamps 
Calen Stokes 
Sidney Thorp 
Arlean Thompson 



GOD BE WITH YOU 



God be with you till we meet ogoin, 
By His Counsels Guide uphold you; 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again, 



Chorus: Till we meet, Till we meet, 

Till we meet at Jesus' feet 

Till we meet, Till we meet, 

God be with you till we meet again, A-men. 



God be with you till we meet again, 
Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you: 
God be with you till we meet again. 



JW 



M/illiam H. holtzclaw Library 
JUticai Junior College 
ca, MS