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nee upon a time... 

Chapter 1 - Opening 

Chapter 2 - Campus Life 

Chapter 3 - Organizations 


Chapter 5 - Programs 
Chapter 6 - People 

Chapter 7 - World Events 

The Lion 

Volume 66 




Scooba Campus 

Highway 16 West 

Scooba, Mississippi 39358 

(662) 476-8442 

Golden Triangle 

8731 S. Frontage Road 

Mayhew, MS 39753 

(662) 243-1900 

Air Force Base 


Columbus AFB, MS 


(662) 434-2660 

Meridian Naval 
Air Station 

Building 209 

NAS Meridian, MS 


(601) 679-2671 

Macon Extension 

Highway 45 

Macon, MS 39305 

(662) 726-4225 

The District 

Nature's beauty: Below, 

EMCC is a place that has both a rich history and a bright, 
limitless future. With the coming of the new millennium, 
the future is on everyone's mind. The promise of new and 
better things keeps us looking toward tomorrow with 
hope and anticipation. But, we must also appreciate our 
past and learn from it. EMCC's humble beginnings are far 
from the college you see today! In fact, when the Scooba 
campus was built in 1912, it wasn't a college at all. 

The Scooba campus was originally Kemper County 
Agricultural High School. In 1927 college level courses 
were offered, and two years later, under the supervision of 
J. D. Wallace, the school was recognized as a junior college 
and renamed East Mississippi Junior College. With the 
addition of a campus in Mayhew and extensions at the 
Columbus Air Force Base, Macon, and Meridian Naval Air 
Station, EMCC has provided convenient locations through- 
out its district. 

EMCC is constantly growing and changing. Students can 
choose careers in the newest and most exciting fields. 
Careers such as computer technology and the medical field 
are both attainable goals thanks to EMCC's dedication to 
having the newest technology available. In keeping with 
the times, they have also acknowledged the changing face 
of the millennium college student. Besides providing edu- 

Gimmie a break: 

Above, Felicia Golson and Brandye Smith take a break from 
their hectic day in the Golden Triangle Student Center. 


cation for traditional students, EMCC has programs to help 
single parents, students with special needs, and those who 
come to college later in life. With EMCC offering services 
to people of all walks of life, the college is expanding great- 

Today, the college is busy with construction and renova- 
tions. Besides a new wellness center, men's dormitory and 
art building, a new honors section was added to the 
women's dormitoty and an addition to the science build- 
ing is also in the works. EMCC will continue to build and 
renovate to keep up with its growing enrollment. In fact, 
EMCC has been the fastest growing community college in 
the state for five years in a row. That growth can be attrib- 
uted to the dedicated faculty and staff who work under the 
direction of EMCC President Tommy Davis. Thanks also 
to the supportive board of trustees, the constantly improv- 
ing campus facilities, the support of the community, and 
its students, EMCC will continue to thrive. 

EMCC is an equal mix of past, present, and future. Many 
times, deep roots are the very thing that can give a person 
or organization the strength to face the uncertainty that 
the future brings. EMCC's commitment to both tradition 
and change ensures that its legacy will truly be a never end- 
ing story. 

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A great mind in the making: 

Above, Jason Richards gives his instructor his undivided attention while taking classes between 
work at the Columbus Air Force Base. 

n Salter, Jacob Matlock, and Stephanie Sharp enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Scooba campus. 

Deep thoughts: 

Below, Sharon Stanberry 

ponders what classes to 

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Listen and learn: 

Above, CAFB student Alucia Montgomery listens 
intently to her instructor. 

Three's company: 

Left, Tomeka Davis, Heather Weems, and Kristen 
Smith share a laugh while discussing an upcoming 
test at the Scooba campus. 


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Taking notes: 

Immediate above, Linda Bottom 
writes down facts during a lecture 
at the Columbus Air Force Base. 


Above center, Heather Smith and 
Carol Walker explore cyberspace in 
one of the computer labs on the 
Scooba campus. 



The term visionary can be used to describe not 
only an individual but an institution as well. The 
Scooba Campus has consistently contributed 
greatly to the institution of East Mississippi 
Community College as a whole and its role as 
visionary for what a community college is all 

The ability of an institution to serve its public 
is measured in many ways. Enrollment in pro- 
grams of study, the ability of graduates to con- 
tribute to society in general, the podium from 
which debate is carried, the band stand, stage or 
the headlines of the sports pages and the 
accomplishments on the fields, courts and ball 
parks of those individuals involved in all manner 
of extracurricular endeavors would be ways, to 
name a few. Regardless of the venture, the 
Scooba Campus has consistently made its mark 
in meaningful and successful ways. 

From rural settings, first generation students, 
and areas where the economic trends of pros- 
perity might have been dimmed by jobs going 
elsewhere, a message of hope and opportunity 
is proclaimed. It is that spirit that has sustained 
this campus for nearly three-quarters of the last 

As we go forward from today into a time of 
great uncertainty, bombarded with more infor- 
mation than we sometimes can humanly com- 
prehend, we will continue to look to the Scooba 
Campus of East Mississippi Community College 
for those rays of hope. In good times and bad 
the banner has been held high for all to see. 
With this in mind, we can all continue to show 
our Lions Pride! 

Quiet time: Below, Patrick Stokley and Tina Borntrager exercise their artistic abilities behind Margie B. 
Aust Hall. 

-Dr. Ed Davis 

Chief Administrative Officer 

Scooba Campus 


Hittin' the books: 

Immediate above, nursing student 
looks over her textbook before class. 

It's a group thing: 

Above center, Taft Baker, Kellis Moore, Brad Smith, and 
Julie Cunningham share the latest gossip. 

So happy together: 

Above right, Angi Weir and Josh Stennis enjoy a beautiful 
summer day. 

Strike a pose: 

Above, Marco Porter flashes a grin for the 

Heart and soul: Below, Jama! King (front) and Kurt Skipper (seated) emcee for the band Ninth Hour. The free concert with this Christian band is 
one of the many diverse activities EMCC offers throughout the year to its students. 

Couple time: Above, Jesse Hughes 
Put On a happV face: anc * Veronica Woodard share a moment 

Above, Laurie Atwood is all smiles between classes, 
during a break from classes. 

We are the champions: 

Above, Jeremiah Mikell, Blake Fuller, Marshall McCraney, 
Richard Lile, and Chris Ross celebrate a winning moment for the 
Lions' Soccer Team. 


Golden Triangle 

A Class Act: Jim Huerkam| 

It is a time of reflection and a time of closure as the 
Golden Triangle Campus of East Mississippi Community 
College completes its third decade of service to area stu- 
dents, employers and other institutions of higher learn- 
ing. We can reflect on the many, many, accomplish- 
ments ranging from first time training programs to 
becoming one of the fastest growing community college 
campuses in the country. Not bad for a little school 
located in the Lowndes county prairie. A time for clo- 
sure in that we are leaving the 20th centuiy behind and 
entering into a new millennium. 

Where will we go from here? It is easy to speculate that 
we will continue to grow and do great things for the 
publics that we serve. However, we can not let our past 
successes lull ourselves into a state of complacency or 
mediocrity, but use our rich reserves of past experience 
and the momentum from our many successes as a 
launching station for bold, exciting new services for our 
many customers. 

The new millennium offers many challenges, such as 
the opportunity for renewed emphasis on preparation 
and change. Preparation which must transcend the 

classroom to the workplace of the future. We must all 
be prepared for change which will be driven by new 
technology. New technology will lead to different 
opportunities in the workplace which can be realized 
only through a commitment to life long learning. 
However, we all must have the educational foundation 
that will prepare us to use and take advantage of the 
changes which will occur in our society and the work- 

Many new opportunities for personal growth and 
career advancement will await us. Herein lies the chal- 
lenge for all community colleges and the opportunity for 
continued commitment to meeting the demands for 
today's and tomorrow's educational needs. The highly 
dedicated faculty and staff of East Mississippi 
Community College will continue to reflect in all of our 
services to you, our many and diversified customers, a 
renewed commitment to helping you be successful in 
the new millennium. 

-Rick Young 

Chief Executive Officer 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Taxed to the max: 

Above, the hall outside the student center fills to the maxi 
mum between Period 1 and Period 2. 

Got books?: 

Above, in August the Golden Triangle bookstore becomes very popular as students search for the 
books they need. 

ience and Technology instructor, talks to a student about the newest technology. 

Help wanted: 

Below, Dorothy Hogan 
checks the job postings. 

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Below, Lorrita 
Chandler buck- 

es down. 

The place to be: 

Above, for 15 minutes between classes the Golden 
Triangle Student Center becomes a place for social gath- 

I'd rather be ? : 

Left, Erin Petty looks as though it's too nice outside to be 
in class. 

A break from testing: 

Immediate above, a Golden 
Triangle Practical Nursing student 
takes a break after her first test. 

A little R&R: 

Above center, Lexie Poe and Tarissa 
Clark take time out between classes 
for a little television education. 



Air Force 


As the year 2000 approaches, the Columbus Air 
Force Base Extension of East Mississippi Community 
College and the Education office staff will continue to 
strive to better serve both the civilian and military 
communities. Courses are available year around and 
can be taken day or night, in eight week or eighteen 
week semesters. 

At Columbus Air Force Base the student enroll- 
ment consists of military personnel, Department of 
Defense civilians, members of the National Guard 
and Reserve, adult military family members, military 

During the past decade several students 
have accomplished the goal of receiving a 
Community College of the Air Force 
degree and/or an Associates of Arts 
degree with EMCC. 

retirees, and local civilians. Classes are composed of a 
large number of mature students than those on the 
traditional college campus. 

During the past decade several students have 
accomplished the goal of receiving a Community 
College of the Air Force degree and/or an Associates 
of Arts degree with EMCC. Military personnel sched- 
ule classes during the lunch hour and after duty time 
to meet the requirements of their Air Force degree. 
Several students enrolled on dual campuses rush 
from work to class during the intensive sessions. 
These students are seriously dedicated to obtaining 
their personal goals. 

Because of the unique situation (variety of classes 
offered), and the dedicated faculty and personable 
staff, EMCC/CAFB will continue to offer classes to the 
students sc they can obtain their educational goals. 

Basic training: Below, Jason Richards and Ersan Bas pay close attention during a lecture. 

-Your Dedicated CAFB Staff 

Study buddies: 

Immediate above, Shavone Coleman and Lakeisha Minor 
take careful notes during their classes. 

Business as usual: 

Above, Mr. Luther Turner, a member of the office staff is 
hard at work. 


Above right, Marella Lathan is in a world of her own. 


Hmmm ., 


....? : 


Julie Williams studies 

Good times: Below, Sameca Jackson and Helena Allen have a laugh' between classes. 

Woman on a mission: 

Above, Marella Lathan gets down to 
business with her studies. 

Above, Lechard Jones puts a quiet 
moment to good use. 

Letting it all sink in: 

Above, Vanessa Frye, Alita Hamm, and Monica Williams try to 
absorb all the information from their classes. 


Meridian Naval 

ir Station 

Team effort: Below, Alvin F 

The Meridian Naval Air Station continues to play an impor- 
tant role in the never-ending story of military and civilian stu- 
dents seeking excellence through education. 

The MNAS EMCC Extension offers flexible intensive eight, 
ten and twelve week semesters. With the advent of 1999, 
MNAS marks its tenth year of 
serving the Lauderdale and 
Kemper County areas, meeting 
the needs of its area students 
through flexible and innovative 
course offerings. 

The program at MNAS has 
been successful not only 
through its student support 
but also through a "never-end- 
ing" promise of support from the faculty and staff at EMCC's 
main campus, to do "whatever it takes" to enable students to 
successfully achieve their educational goals. 

The student body at MNAS extension is composed of mili- 
tary personnel, civilians who work within the Department of 
Defense, military dependent personnel, retired military mem- 

The program at MNAS has been successful 
not only through its student support but also 
through a "never-ending" promise of support 
from the faculty and staff at EMCC's main 
campus, to do "whatever it takes" to enable 
students to successfully achieve their educa- 
tional goals. 

bers, National Guard personnel, and civilian students from 
local schools and colleges. 

The future of NAS Meridian remains solid in spite of 
replacement of some active duty personnel by civilian con- 
tract personnel. These civilian personnel are already involved 

in EMCC's intensive program. 

The United States Navy has 
always been a closely integrated 
part of the American way of life. 
It has a mission to be prepared 
to go anywhere in the world... at 
any time. What better way to 
meet those challenges than by 
striving to meet the challenges 
for personal success in the 
classroom. By doing so, we continue to add to the successes 
of the past, while we prepare to enter a new millenium. 

- Mark C. Schroeder 
EMCC/MNAS Extension Director 

Brain teaser: 

Above, Chris Mitchell searches for the answers to an assign 


A captive audience: 

Above, Phillip Ruppe and Tulianna Walker are completely focused on their instructor's words. 

dson and Eileen Nieves prove that two heads are better than one! 

Two smart cookies: 

Below, Casey Parker and 
Raytillia Balam compare 
notes after taking Mr. 
Skipper's test. 


Lucky listens 
closely during 

An "A+" teacher: 

Immediate above, Mr. Mark Schroeder, 
EMCC/MNAS Exstension Director. 

Education with a smile: 

Above, Melissa Manuel reviews her notes in 
Mr. Litton's class. 



Jen Gruno, 

Guadagno, and 
Matt Haskins 
dance the night 
away during 
the Ninth Hour 

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Possibly the most intriguing element of East Mississippi 
Community College is Campus Life. According to Deanna Smith, 
"It's great getting away from home and making new friends." That 
statement sums up life around EMCC. Getting out on your own 
and making lifelong friendships is what college life is all about. 
The best way to achieve this experience is to move into the dorms 
and live on campus. Living on. campus gives you the ability to 
make life at EMCC what you've alwaysf-dreamed college life would 

Looking for something to do? There are a number of annual 
events that students can participate in. These activities consist of 
the Pine Grove Festival, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming 
Court, and the Beauty and Beau Pageant. Other activities that stu- 
dents enjoy are Ninth Hour Concerts sponsored by the Student 
Christian Fellowship, dances, game shows, hypnotists, video 
bingo, crawfish boils and picnics. There is always something hap- 
pening around campus to keep the students entertained. 

Whether you attend sporting events, cheer at pep rallies, partic- 
ipate in activities arranged by EMCC, hang out in the Student 
Activities Center, take trips to Meridian with your newfound 
friends, or just curl up in your dorm room to watch TV, the mem- 
ories you make while at EMCC can last an eternity. 

Marco Porter 
enjoys a game 
of pool in the 

Angi Weir, and 
Sharp enjoy a 
meal in the 
EMCC cafete- 

Don Juan, 
Justice Cannon, 
and Tonya 
Sharp take time 
to chat between 

Heather Smith and Ryan Truesdale enjoy a leisurely conversation in front of 
Stennis Hall. 


Lion fans: 

Top, Angel Williams, David Conner, 
Matt Haskins, and Derrick Conner 
enjoy East Mississippi Community 
College's first home football game of 
the year. 

Say cheese: 

Above, Phillip Shoemaker's excitement 
builds as he gets ready to have his class 
picture taken for the yearbook. 

Break time: 

Center, Patrick Stokley, Matthew Rye, 
and Eric Rideout carry on a casual con- 
versation following an afternoon of 
baseball practice. 

Lion around: 

Right center, Coach Sean McDonall just 
couldn't resist putting on part of the 
mascot's costume. 

Turn the beat around: 

Above, Adam Wade, Patrick Harper, and Zach Childress keep the 
beat going at one of the many pep rallies. 

Friends forever: 

Right, Sharita Roberts, Ken Wooten, and Yukeisha Maxwell prove 
how close knit the friendships made at EMCC can be. 

Sing a little song: 

Top far left, Matt Jones, 
Meg Warren, Suzanne 
Simpson, and Melanie 
Smith perform at the annu- 
al "See You at the Pole" 

Service with a smile: 

Top left, Custodian 
Dorothy Windham takes 
time from straightening up 
Aust Hall to smile for a pic- 

Intently studying: 

Left, Patrick Post examines 
a math problem while sit- 
ting outside Stennis Hall. 

Healthy living: 

Center, Scooba campus' nutrition class studies carbohydrates by baking 
the "#1 Best Class Cookie." 

Merry melodies: 

Above, band member Deanna Smith plays her clarinet during one of the 
many school functions. 

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Above, the East Mississippi Community College cheerleaders attend every game to pep 
up both the players and the crowd. 



Playing their 
hearts out: 

Right, Brandy Kinard 
and Kim Knox rehearse 
for the 1999' Pine Grove 

Do you hear what I hear: 

Above, Choir members practice diligent 
ly for the 1999 Spring Choir Concert. 

Seize the day: 

Above,. English instructors Ken 
Turner, Betty Killebrew, and Martha 
Taylor are the sponsors of the 1999 
SYZYGY. ' : 


Above, Mrs. Betty Killebrew makes a 
presentation to kick off the 1999 Pine 
Grove Festival. 

Ringing the bells: 

Above, Beth Warren and Kim Sobley are 
putting their talents to good use while 
practicing for their upcoming concert. 


Pine Grove 

Fine Arts Festival 

Calendar of Events 

March 29 and 30 

The Yellow Boat, a play by David Saar 
synopsis: the life and death of an eight-year-old boy who 
contracts AIDS from a blood transfusion 

April 6 

Symphonic Concert 

April 12 

Jazz Concert 

April 15 

Choctaw Indian Dance 

April 20 

Artist Lou O'Leary 

April 26 

McCray Davis - Speaker on Evolution of Blues 

Picture perfect: 

Above, Terry Cherry and Bill 
Lauderdale, art instructors, help 
Lou O'Leary, local artist, set her 
art exhibit in Stennis Hall for the 
Pine Grove Festival. 

Blown away: 

Above, Patrick Post plays his 
tuba at one of the many 
Band Concerts. 

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ay cheese: 

hove, The cast of "The Yellow Boat" takes a much needed 
reak from their hard work. 


Helping hand: 

Above, Terry Cherry and Lou 
O'Leary carefully hang one of 
O'Leary's pieces for Pine Grove. 

On an adventure: 

Above, Will Davis, Jamal King, Tina Borntrager, Lorenzo Hill, and 
Carrie Frazier are sailing on the Yellow Boat. 


Chorus #4/ Eddy's Mom 

"What can I say? This urns one 
of the best experiences of my life, 
and I found that I was able to 
accomplish what I thought ivould 
be impossible. " 

- Tina Borntrager 


The life of an eight year old AIDS patient 

East Mississippi Community College's production of The Yellow Boat opened March 29, 1999. 

The Yellow Boat is a celebration of the life and death of an eight year old boy. Benjamin, 
diagnosed with hemophilia, contracts AIDS from a contaminated blood tranfusion. The play traces 
his journey through life and death amid the struggles of friendship and alienation, health and 
illness, imagination and realism. 

The Yellow Boat was performed for area high school students. The play was also performed for 
the public on March 29 and March 30. 

The cast, made up of seven characters, were Will Davis, Lorenzo Hill, Carrie Frazier, Katie Nichols, 
Jamal King, Tina Borntrager and Brad Landrum. The crew: 


Ann Tindal 

Asst. Director 

Mandy Robinson 

Scenic Designer 

Tina Borntrager 


Irene Nichols 


Sherry Cameron 


Joey Dufour 


Bern Joiner, Brenda DiMichele 

Bobbie Gibson 


Cynthia Loyd, Chiketa Williams, 

Letitia Scott 

Set Construction 

Al Fields, Tony Shelton, Jaron 

Cook, Lorenzo Hill, Jonathan 

Pedrick, James Stennis, Jermaine 

Temple, Kelvin Sherrod, Marcos 


Chorus # 3/ John Joyful 

"This urns a great experience for me, and it 
made me realize the true impact that AIDS has 
on our lives. " 

- Jamal King 

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Job well done: 

The cast of the "The Yellow Boat" 
take a well deserved bow. 


Above, the cast of the Yellow Boat's moto was "A 
cast that prays together plays even better." 

Cheesin' away: 

Happy to be a part of the play are 
Carrie Frazier, Jamal King and Tina 

Picture perfect: 

Katie Nichols and Will 
Davis practice a scene. 

Rock a bye baby: 

Right, Katie Nichols and 
Brad Landrum cradle their 
new born baby boy. 

Goin' home: 

Benjamin realizes his destiny and humbly sails in his Yellow 
Boat straight up to the sky. 


Lorenzo Hill gets his groove 
on before one of the plays. 


"Let's get ready to 

Ken Britt and Derek 
Whitford duke it out in 
the sumo wrestling 
ring. Other student 
activities that were 
enjoyed in the Spring 
of 1999 were Laser Tag, 
picnics, and a concert 
featuring the band 
Punkin Pie. 

Go for the goal : 

Jeremy Westbrook and Benjamin Stewart 
race at Inflatable Fun day. 

Go mickey : 

Nekemia Rich sports his Mickey 
Mouse ears while cheering on the 
Lion's at a pep rally. 

Resting place: 

Patrick Stokely, Heather Weims, Eric 
Rideout, Christin Smith, and Amy 
Robertson rest after falling into the 
obstacle course. 

Go Lions: 

Alana Boles and Jamie Gould put 
everything into cheering at an EMCC 
Pep Rally. 

Having fun 

Spare time 

Students participate in fun-filled campus activities 

Q: What has been your favorite activity so far on EMCC's 

campus ? 
A: " I think that the best activity at EMCC this year was the 
NINTH HOUR concert. It was an inspiration to me as well as 
the campus. It gave me a great preceptive and positive 
outlook on my life." 

- Michelle Jenkins 
Q:What EMCC activities have you attended as a freshman that 
were enjoyable? 

A: "I enjoyed the EMCC Homcoming Dance. It was 
the first dance that everyone partcipated in. I 
also enjoyed the Gospel Choir concert in 
Stennis Hall. The music really touched my 

- Tonya Sharp 

It's a dog world: 

Gypsy, the campus dog, takes a breather after 
going through the Inflatable Fun obstacle course. 

Boucin' around: 

Todd Chesser goes crazy 
during a fun filled day at 

On guard: 

Daron McKnight & Eric Rideout practice for a spot on 
American Gladiators. 

Gone fishin': 

Ms. Scott assists Crystal Harper 
and Angie Weir during a Biology 
2 lab. 

Supper time: 

Butch Copeland and Scott Connerly chows down at the annual 
Crawfish Boil. 


Alana Boles & Ben Carver 

Most Beautiful & Most Handsome 

Top Five Beauties: 

Below, Candi Moore, Morgan Gully, 
Most Beautiful Aland Boles, Kisez 
Townsel, and Jan VanDevender. 

Top Ten Beauties: 

Below, Christin Smith, Tabitha Spratt, 
Alana Boles, Kisez Townsel, Morgan 
Gully, Candi Moore, Jan 
VanDevender, Crystal Delmas, Jessica 
Darnell, and Emily Scarbrough. 

"It is an honor to be 

chosen EMCC's 

Most Beautiful. I 

was surprised I won 

because I had a lot of 

tough competiton. 

The pageant was a 

great experience. " 

- Alana Boles 

"The Beauty and 

Beau Pageant was a 

lot of fun. I'm very 

happy to be chosen 

EMCC's Most 

Handsome. " 

-Ben Carver 


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Top Eleven Beaus: 

Above, back row, Joseph Hare, Josh 
Cannon, Justin Frasier, Justin Harris, 
Justin Creer, Jamal King; front row, 
Jimmy Parker, Ben Carver, Nathan 
Waddell, Jeremy Jarvis; laying, Centel 

Top Five Beaus: 

Above, Jimmy Parker, Mosf Handsome 
Ben Carver, Nathan Waddell, Centel 
Truman, and Jeremy Jarvis. 

Macho men: 

The beaus goof off 
before the pageant 
begins. You won't see 
any pre-stage jitters 
from these guys. 

Hard workers: 

Curt Skipper, Irene Nichols, and 
Stephanie Sharp served as ushers for 
the night. 

A night to remeber: 

The beautiful set of the 1999 Beauty 
and Beau Pageant was designed by 
EMCC's drama productions. 

Fighting last minute jitters: 

Jessica Darnell, Crystal Delmas and Erin 
Petty talk as a way to stay calm before 
going on stage. 

EMCC beauties: 

Alana Boles, Morgan Gully, Donice 
Fletcher, and Christin Smith pose for a 
picture before the 1999 Beauty and Beau 
Pageant begins. 

This year's pageant crowned Alana Boles Most Beautiful 
and Ben Carver Most Handsome 

Alana Boles of Meridian was chosen 
Most Beautiful and Ben Carver of 
Starkville was chosen Most Handsome at 
the annual Beauty and Beau Pageant 
held at the East Mississippi Community 
College Scooba campus October 25, 

The top five beaus included Carver, 
Centel Truman of Meridian, Jimmy 
Parker of Columbus, and Jeremy Jarvis 

and Nathan Waddell of Dekalb. 

The top five beauties included Boles, 
Candi Moore of West Point, Kisez 
Townsel of Columbus, and Jan 
VanDevender and Morgan Gully of 

The top ten beauties included Emily 
Scarbrough of West Point, Jessica Darnell 
of Clinton, Crystal Dehnas of Macon, 
Tabitha Spratt of Aberdeen, Christin 

Smith of Columbus, Boles, Moore, 
Townsel, VanDevender and Gully. 

Miss Olivia Irons, 1999 Miss Hospitality, 
and the EMCC Reflections provided 
entertainment for the evening. Sean 
McDonnall of Starkville was the master 
of ceremonies for the pageant. EMCC's 
Most Beautiful 1998, Amanda Caperton, 
returned to crown Boles this year's 

Awaiting the winner: 

Donice Fletcher, Christin Smith, 
and Alanna Woolsey chat before 
going on stage. 

Celebrate good times: 

Justin Creer, Jamal King, and Jimmy Parker congratulate Ben 
Carver on winning EMCC's Most Handsome. 

Most Beautiful 1998: 

Amanda Caperton crowned 
Alana Boles EMCC's Most 
Beautiful 1999. 

Top five beauties & beaus: 

Jimmy Parker, Kisez Towsel, Nathan Waddell, Jan 
VanDevender, Jeremy Jarvis, Morgan Gully, Centel Truman, 
Candi Moore, and Most Handsome and Most Beautiful Ben 
Carver and Alana Boles. 

Final preparations: 

Justin Harris and Josh Cannon 
make sure they look okay before 
going out on stage. 

Hosted by: 

Rachel Ezelle, Master of Ceremonies Sean McDonnall, 1999 Miss 
Hospitality Olivia Irons, and Irene Nichols. 


Scooba Campus 
Nekemia Rich 

Major: Theater • Home town: Starkville • Son of Rosemary Rich • Activities/Honors: Honor 
Roll, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member, Choir member, Drama member, Football team member 

"I chose to come to 

EMCC because of the 

size of the school. I 

have really 

appreciated being able 

to talk with my 

teachers about any 

problems I've had. 

I've also enjoyed 

meeting lots of new 

- Stephanie Sharp 


"College has taught 

me that my mom 
doesn't live here, so 
I'll have to clean up 
for myself, wake up 
on time, study when 
needed, go to practice 

on time, comb my 

hair, iron my clothes - 

all this and no mom." 

- Nekemia Rich 

Stephanie Sharp 

Major: Nursing • Home town: Scooba • Daughter of Steve and Katie Sharp • Activities/Honors: 
Student Christian Fellowship, Student Government Association President, PTK President, 
B Scholar's Bowl, Science Club, SYZYGY, HEADWAE Award, Who's Who Among American 
Junior Colleges, All-USA Academic Team Nominee 

"EMCC has given me a 

lot of interesting things 

to think about as far as 

my career, goals and 

education. I have 

looked at a lot of 

schools, and EMCC 

was one of the best at 

making me feel that 

they wanted me to be 

here to further my 


-Christopher Clinton 


Golden Triangle Campus 
Christopher L. Clinton 

Major: Computer Programming Technology • Home town: Starkville • Son of Betty Ann Keyes • 
Activities/Honors: President of AITP, member of the Student Recruiter team, FBLA member, 
National Award recipient, Dean's list, Mu Alpha Theta math club, Basic Rifle Marksmanship 

"Attending EMCC has 

been a great 

experience for me. I 

have learned a great 

deal in my major. 

This information will 

be helpful on the job 

or if I continue my 

education at a four 

year university." 

- Okema Miller 

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Okema Miller 

i Major: Business Technology • Home town: Columbus • Daughter of Ms. Nettie L. Congress and 
Donnell Guvton • Actvities/Honors: President of Phi Beta Lambda, Judicial Council member, 
'98 & '99 President's List, Phi Theta Kappa member 

Miss EMCC 

Golden Triangle Campus 



Scooba Campus 

"EMCC has such a warm, 

loving atmosphere. Everybody 

knows the real you, and they 

accept you and embrace yon. 

EMCC is my extended family." 

- Jeremy Jarvis 

Major: Pre-Pharmacy • Home town: DeKalb • Son of Bill and 
Carol Jarvis • Activites/Honors: Band, Reflections, Student 
Christian Fellowship, top five in the Beauty and Beau Pageant 


Scooba Campus 

"A memorable experience I've 

had at EMCC was the 

opportunity to perform in the 

Christmas play with fellow 


-Antonio Rice 

Major: Funeral Service Technolgy • Home town: Brooksville • Son 
of Deloris Wilkerson and Robert Rice • Activities/Honors: Church 
Choir, EMCC Lion's Pride Band, Reflections, Minister of Music of 
the Teen Voices of Praise Choir, graduated 12th in class, JAFRDTC 
Outstanding Officer Award, Principal's List 


Scooba Campus 

"l chose EMCC because it's a 
college where everyone knows 
each other. EMCC lias taught 
me many things in business." 
-Yolanda Thomas 

Major: Office System Technology • Home town: Brooksville • 
Daughter of Rose and Earnest Porter • Activities/Honors: Women's 
Basketball, Phi Beta Lambda Chapter 


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Scooba Campus 

"I chose EMCCfor its small, 

personable campus. I love the 

student/teacher relationships. 

I've definitely learned to be 

more responsible, and I've 

thoroughly enjoyed making 

new friends." 

-Alana Boles 

Major: Nursing • Home town: Meridian • Daughter of Teresa and Alan Boles 
• Activities/Honors: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Christian 
Fellowship, Student Government Association Freshman Representative, 
Head Cheerleader, Most Beautiful, Homecoming Freshman Maid, in high 
school, performed in London's New Year's Day Parade and Citrus Bowl 


GT Campus 

"EMCC has taught me to stay 

positive and focused, mid no 

matter what may come my 

way, I have the ability to 


- Adrienne Davidson 

Major: Computer Programming Technology • Home town: West 
Point • Daughter of Marilyn and Timmy Davidson • 
Activities/Honors: President's List, Best Vacation Bible School Teacher 


GT Campus 

"I've been out of school for 

about 17 years, and EMCC has 

made it very easy to get back 

into the swing of class and 

homework. " 

- Bobby Ward 

Major: Marketing Management Technology • Home town: 
Starkville • Son of Johnny and Johnnie Ward • Activities: Student 
Government Association 



Scooba Campus 

"I have learned that life is not 

easy, but good friends will 

always be therefor you. I chose 

to come to EMCC because my 

dad teaches here, and I always 

wanted to come here. I have 

made a lot of good friends 

here. " 

- Curt Skipper 

Major: Forestry • Home town: Shuqualak • Son of James and Sue 
Skipper • Activities/Honors: Student Christian Fellowship, Forestry 
Club, Coach's Award in Football and Basketball, The Beacon Award 


Scooba Campus 

"I love EMCC - the atmo- 
sphere, the teachers and the 
friends that I made in the last 
two years I've attended. The 
one-on-one student-teacher 
relationship helped me survive 
through critical times. I'd 
advise students to choose 
EMCC. It's the best two-year 
- Candis Moore 

Major: Elementary Education • Home town: West Point • 
Daughter of Milton and Bettye Moore • Activities/Honors: Student 
Government Association, Student Recruiter, Homecoming Queen, 
Collegian staff member, top five in Beauty and Beau Pageant 


Scooba Campus 

"I chose EMCC because I knew 

it was the best place to start my 

education. It has the perfect 

atmosphere for studying, and 

the administrators are there 

whenever you need help. " 

-Sliavonda Smart 

Major: Nursing • Home town: Shuqualak • Daughter of Russell 
and Mary Smart • Activities/Honors: Phi Theta Kappa, Leadership 





Scooba Campus 

"EMCC lias given me many 

opportunities. If it wasn't for 

this school, I would be in the 

army right now. God has truly 

blessed me. " 

-Jamal King 

Major: Theater • Home town: Tuscaloosa, Al • Son of Joyce 
Whitfield • Activities/Honors: Band, Reflections, Choir, Yearbook, 
Drama, SYZYGY, Collegian, Student Christian Fellowship, 
Student Government Association, Who's Who, Dean's List, 
President's List, Delta Psi Omega, Drum Major, SGA Vice 
President, SCF Council member 


GT Campus 

"EMCC is a wonderful college 

and a good starting point for 

acquiring skills that are needed 

for jobs of the future. Again I 

must say that it has been 

challenging but yet rewarding 

but through it all you tend to 

groio mentally. 

- Johnnie Humphries 

Major: Business Technology/Office Systems • Home town: 
Columbus • Daughter of the late Johnnie Lou Knox and Joseph 
Edinburgh, Sr. • Activites/Honors: Freshman Favorite, Dean's List 
Fall '98, Sophomore Favorite, '99 President's List, Phi Beta Lambda 




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GT Campus 

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"I have learned a lot at EMCC 

and have enjoyed going to 

EMCC for the past two years." 

- Travis Harris 

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Major: Microcomputer Technology • Home town: Cedar Bluff • 
Son of James and Bobbie Harris 



EMCC Homecoming Court 

Homecoming Queen Sophomore Maid 

Candis Moore Stephanie Sharp 

Sophomore Maid 

Heather Weems 

Sophomore Maid 

Kizzy Moore 

Sophomore Maid 

Khristy Salter 

Freshman Maid 

Patricia Dendy 

Freshman Maid 

Tyresia Love 

Freshman Maid 

Alana Boles 

Freshman Maid 

Theresa Smith 


Alumni and students celebrate with events 

Alumnus of the year: 

Daniel Hutcherson proudly displays his 
"Alumnus of the Year" plaque. 

Busting a move: 

Matilda Wilhourne shows off her dance 
moves at the EMCC Homecoming Dance on 
November 4, 1999 in the old gymnasium. 

Homecoming Queen 1999 

Candis Moore beams proudly after being 
crowned EMCC's Homecoming Queen. 



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Lion's pride: 

Tawanda Fortson and Casey Asmus 
are excited that the EMCC band won 
first place in the float contest during 
the homecoming parade. 

Alumni banquet: 

Ms. Hailey & Cheryl 
Sparkman serve their 
plates at the Annual 
Alumni Luncheon on 
November 6, 1999. 


Free falling: 

Greg Bolls enjoys a day of 
Inflatable Fun on Fun Day 
during homecoming week. 

Standing proud: 

Peggy Persons proudly 
accepts the "Distinguished 
Service Award" on her 
husband's, John Evans 
Persons, behalf. 

Eating out: 

Jamie Gould & Rhea Williams eat 
a quick bite before the 
homecoming game kicks off. 

jf»3 Lion spirit: 

EMCC Forestry 
students won second 
place with their float 
that was displayed 
during the 
homecoming parade 
on November 4, 1999. 


Adam Wade poses next to 
the beautiful decorations 
I that adorned the gym 
during the EMCC 
Homecoming Dance. 

Flipping out: 

Tony Shelton shows off on the 
obstacle course during Fun Day 
on November 2, 1999. 

Where's Waldo?: 

Kisez Townsel, Waldo, & 
Amber Hayden show 
their love for the lions 
while they ride on the 
Science Club float. 

Caring nature: 

Nekemia Rich takes time after the 
homecoming game to spend some 
quality time with one of his biggest 

In your face: 

Scotty Elliot hits Alana Boles 
in the face with a pie during 
the final pep rally. Cheer- 
leaders get hit with a pie if 
they speak on silent day. 


"Merry Christmas 
to all, and to all a 
good night!": 

The cast of A Christmas 
Portrait get together for 
a "family" picture. The 
cast became so close 
throughout the many 
rehearsals that they 
think of each other as a 
second family. 

Christmas memories: 

Grandma (Nicole Landrum) and Grandpa 
(Jason Moody) relive their many 
Christmases past. 


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Home for the holidays: 

Jamie Gould and Brandi Roberts are 
happy to be spending the holidays 
with Grandma and Grandpa. 

The most famous reindeer of all: 

Santa Claus (Matt Jones) and Rudolph The Red-Nosed 
Reindeer (Nekemia Ricli) tell the story of the famous red- 
nosed reindeer that went down in history. 

Santa's little helpers: 

Leonard Cotton, Tonya Hundall, and Suzanne Simpson are Santa's best friends. 

EMCC's new Christmas 
extravaganza entertains thousands 

Spreading Christmas joy: 

Jeremy Jarvis and Alana Boles sing 
and dance to The Merry Christmas 
Polka and Deck the Halls Medley. 

EMCC's twelfth annual Christmas 
production got a new look this year 
when Director Brenda DiMichele, the 
choir and music theatre workshop 
presented A Christmas Portrait to over 
2,000 elementary school students. 
Children from Reed, Earl Nash, Wilson, 
West Kemper, Friends of Children, 
Kemper Academy and Northeast 
Lauderdale elementary schools 
enjoyed the musical, met the cast and 
even sent EMCC thank you cards 
depicting their favorite characters from 
the show. Frosty, Santa, Suzy 
Snowflake and Rudolph seemed the 
most popular for the children, but the 
cast and crew of over seventy were all 
stars in the production, which 
included reindeer, elves, children, a 
grandma and grandpa, Mr. and Mrs. 
Claus, soldiers, shoppers, gymnasts, 
soloists and a chorus. 

Winter wonderland: 

Suzy Snowflake (Kisez Tozvsel) gets 
ready for her closeup. 

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas!: 

Mrs. Claus (Michelle Jenkins) and Santa (Matt Jones) spread 
Christmas cheer to all of the children in the audience. 

Christmas spirit: 

Jonathan Brown celebrates a 
victorious performance after the 
first show. 

Rocking around the 
Christmas tree: 

Javonica Smoot is one of the fifteen- 
member chorus that helped pull the 
show together. 

"I'll be home for 

Jamal King's character 
dreams about going home 
for the holidays. 


Man's best friend: 

Above, Rob Kelsey couldn't bear the thought of 
leaving his puppy when he moved to Scooba. 

Checking in: 

Below, Lonell Richy calls home to tell his parents 
what a great time he's having at college. 

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Hanging out: 

Above, Dennis Cook and Scott Connelly carry on a 
casual conversation while relaxing outside of 
Lauderdale Hall. The balconies outside the guys' 
dorms are always popular hang out spots. 

Taking a break: 

Right, Adam Wade contemplates the meaning of life 
while he sits on the steps outside one of the men's 

When we first set foot on EMCC's campus, the first 
two thoughts we had were "I'm finally out of the 
house." and "I hope that I like the dorms ami my 
roommate!" Well, fortunately mom and dad finally 
let go and dorm life turned out to be everything it 
was cracked up to be. Honors Hall, Lauderdale Hall, 
Noxubee Hall, and Sullivan Hall give the guys at 
EMCC a chance to truly live it up, and to realize what 
it is like to he parent-tree and loaded down with 

"I love the dorms. They are 

like my second home. " 

-Jeremy Jarvis 

responsibility, We also learn that Patience 101 is a 
class that should he taught here at EMCC because 
roommates sometimes need a lot of it. Some of the 
fa\onte pastimes of the guvs here at EMCC's dorms 
are hanging out with friends, talking to buds on the 
phone, sleeping, listening to music, and making plans 
for the weekend. According to Jeremy Jarvis, "1 love 
the dorms. They are like my second home." Dorm 
life for the guys at EMCC is an experience that brings 
together main types of people, and helps to build 
memories that will last forever, 

Life on the campus of EMCC can be very exciting! 

There is always some action taking place. Whether it 
be a report due at the end of the week, an athletic 
event, or just hanging out with friends, Scooba is full 
of surprises. "Living in the dorms gives you the 
opportunitv to meet lots of new people," April 
Puckett saiil. Dorm life makes you appreciate many 
things, learn new things about yourself, and rise to 
the challenge of what the future may hold. A day in 

"Living in the dorms gives 

you the opportunity to 

meet lots of new people. " 

-April Puckett 

the life of a dorm girl can be rather tiring. After 
classes, phone calls are made, people are gathered 
and it's "out on the town" we go. If plans fall 
through, the girls in the dorms enjoy talking on the 
phone, being with friends, and sleeping, among 
many things. Some girls began dorm life energized 
and reach' for independence, while others left home 
not wanting to face the adventures before them. No 
matter which outlook they had on the adjustment to 
college and dorm life, by now most girls can call 
Gilbert Anderson Hall their second home. 

Nap time: 

Above, Tameka Pippins rests in the lobby of the girls 
dorm after a long day of classes. The lobby offers the 
girls a living room environment where they can 
socialize with their friends and watch TV. 

Making a date: 

Left, Meg Warren makes sure her plans are still on 
for the night. A typical night out for EMCC dorm 
students involves trips to Meridian or Philadelphia. 

Nightly ritual: 

Above, Jennifer Belk and Laurie Atwood get ready 
for their "beauty rest." 

Four aces: 

Below, Kim Davis, Hollie Dixon, Donna Franklin, 
and Tamika Davis enjoy an afternoon game of cards. 


Scooba and Golden Triangle 

Back to school: 

Above, Haley Henderson, Lisa Madciox, and Blair 
McCluskey eagerly enter EMCC's GT campus on the first 
day of school. 

Having fun: 

Above, LaShonda 
Smith participates in a 
campus game show. 



Time out: 

Above, Benjamin Stewart takes a well 
deserved break from one of EMCC's 
soccer games. 

Mmm mmm good: 

Above, Adam Carmichael eats lunch 
at one of the weekly SCF meetings. 

Lunchtime chat: 

Above, April Puckett and Jeremy Jarvis 
carry on a conversation in the EMCC 

Lunch time: 

Above, during lunch, most of the 
cosmetology students from the GT 
campus can usually be found together at 
the picnic table behind the rear entrance. 


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Nap time: 

Above, April Oviatt finds the calm in the middle of the 
storm, the GT Student Center. 


Fun in the sun: 

Above, Perez Boyd and 
Rita Roberts show off their 
biking skills. 

May I help you?: 

Above, Christina Jackson is 
always willing to help out in the 
EMCC Bookstore. 

Rest and relaxation: 

Above, Patrick Harper and his guitar are 
inseparable, even at bed time. 


_. Jamal King, Kim Knox, Laurie Atwood, Julia Little, Kristy Guadagno, Jamila Page, Shanna Beasley, Deanna Smith, 




Mighty Trumpets: Suzanne Simpson, 
Adam Carmichael, Adam Wade, Jason Moody, 
and Lois Morris 

The Fierce Low Brass: (kneeling) Kristy 

Guadagno, Melissa Crenshaw, (standing) James 
Knight, Patrick Post, Antonio Rice, Kendle 
Boogan, and Scott Connelly 

Awesome Woodwinds: (sitting) Christi 
Thomas, Brandi Roberts, Cheere Steed, Deanna 
Smith, (kneeling) Amy Blair, Jamila Page, Kim 
Knox, Julia Little, Shanna Beasly, Kendrick Little 



One. Two. Three. E-M-C-C Oooh!! rang loud and clear at every home 

football game. The "Pride" of EMCC makes their mark once again. 

The EMCC "Pride" Marching Band performs faithfully under the 

direction of Mrs. Bobbie Gibson. This year the "Pride" of EMCC filled 

the nights with their swinging hits. The band graced everyone's ears 

with such great hits as "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That 

Swing)" (opener), "Zoot Suit Riot", "Jump, Jive, and Wail ", and 

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (closer). The "Pride" spiced their 

show by adding such hits as "On Broadway", "Kansas City", and "Sir 

Duke". This year the band was led by a phenomenal Drum Major, 

Jamal King. The band showed their pride by attending every pep 

rally and home football and basketball game faithfully. During the 

year, the band also participated in various other concerts and 
parades. Wherever the BAND goes, their "Pride" is not far behind. 

Dedication: We, 

the E M C C 

band, dedicate 

this page to 


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Beating As One: (kneeling) Rob Kelsey, 
(standing) Jeremy Jarvis, Dennis Cook, Patrick 
Harper, Lonell Richy, Zach Childress, Lance Short, 
Matt Jones, Matthew Terrell, and Beth Warren 

Keeping Up Their Guard: (kneeling) 
RaShonda Smoot, Penny Sansing, Kim Sobley, 
(standing) Roshanda Westerfield, Lora Taylor, and 
Laurie Atwood - Color Guard 

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Suzanne Simpson, Kim Sobley, Amy Blair, (back) 
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The cro%cls : roar, cheerleaders /cheer,^ the score is tied, and the 
teams fight - battling through the last few seconds of the game. 
What a great moment in a game to witness! These are moments 
that have been seen by fans, players, coaches and all other 
spectators watching any of the many sporting events EMCC has to 
offer. Sports are a great form of entertainment for students and 
fans of EMCC. 

Sports at EMCC are challenging, fun and exciting. In order to 
excel in any sport, such as soccer, baseball, golf, football, softball, 
and basketball, much hard work, dedication, andjeamwork are 
required from all athletes. These qualities are major necessities in 
preparing for success. All athletes strive to reach the goals set 
before them. '*. 

The EMCC Lions have become a major success in the past few 
years. Our soccer team was established only a year ago but has 
successfully worked hard to establish m standing among 
community colleges. Our golf program is fairly new also. They 
compete in many^ournamerlrs and work very hard during the 
season to do their best. Besides the athletic programs founded in 
the past few years, the traditional sports have managed to remain 

EMCC football 

player tackles a 





Angela - 
takes a time 
out from one 
of the many 
softball games 

J amison Evans 
blocks a Pearl 
River soccer 
opponent at an 
EMCC home 

JV1 embers of 
the EMCC Lady 
Lions basketball 
team attend a 
soccer game to 
give their 

Steve Olglesby 
winds up to 
strike out an 
during a game 
in Demopolis. 

Brad Smith cools down at an EMCC soccer home game. 


II tied up at the 
moment! Eric Felton, 
Cedrick Shumpert and 
lario Nash tie up a 
Southwest player. 

an't touch this. 
Jamie Taylor speeds to 
the goal during a hot 
moment in the game! 

akin' a break! 
Scotty Elliot and Frankie 
Doss watch the game 
from the sidelines. 

3 got you now! During 
a home game against 
Coahoma, Perez Boyd 
takes a Coahoma 
player to the ground. 
Deatrick Hampton and 
Patrick Burchfield are 
coming to assist. 

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ffering a helping 
hand! Tim Colbert and 
a local EMT member 
work on Tim Love after 
Love obtained an injury 
during the game. 

/e're beat! Henry 
Vaughn, Jo-Jo Minor, 
and Jeffery Williams 
take a break from the 
hectic game. 

Robertson, Albert 
Hale, Torrey 
Taylor, Jamie 
Taylor, Rod 
Penry, Tim 
Boyd, Perez 
Johnson, Rodney 
Rich, Nekima 
Felton, Eric 
Wamble, James 
Elliot, Scott 
Hampton, Deatrick 
Bell, Randy 
Tisdale, Samuel 
Robinson, Tim 
Matlock, Jacob 
Belk, Bennard 
Moffitte, Terrance 
Cribbs, Thad 
Nash, Mario 
April, Brandon 
Gardner, Ronta 
Roby, Alexander 
Clemmons, Courtney 
Burchfield, Patrick 
Brooks, Sammy 
Smith, Travis 
Minor, Jo-Jo 
Shumpert, Cedrick 
Evans, Mario 
Young, Derrick 
Brown, Milford 
Cummins, Al 
Doss, Frankie 
Humphries, John 
Black, Donald 
Davis, Steve 
Shannon, Kyle 
Thomas, Mario 
Barnette, Todd 
Vaughn, Henry 
Henley, Tony 
Kelly, Darold 
Williams, Jeffery 
Miller, John 
Nickson, Marvin 
Trussell, Kimo 
Crusoe, Carlos 
Nash, Tori 
Lewis, Thurman 
Love, Tim 
Jones, Rashun 
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A team that never gives up 

f^heckin' his list twice. 
Coach Gandy, one of 
EMCC's football coaches, is 
updating team players' 

o team, go team, 
go! Our beloved Mrs. 
"M" cheers on our Lions 
during our first home 
game. She always 
shows her school spirit! 

atch me if you can! 
Jo-Jo Minor is in the home 
stretch during a game 
against Coahoma. 

I'm all ears. Coach Moore 
listens to the upcoming plays 
to keep tabs on everything. 

The Lions end the year with a win 

I hinking hard. Coach 
Gandy and Coach 
Goode are discussing 
the upcoming plays 
during one of the many 
home games at EMCC. 

I en more yards to 
go! John Humphries 
and Nekima Rich are 
racing to make a 
winning touchdown. 

p raying for others. 
The EMCC team prays 
as medics work on an 
injured player from an 
opposing team. There 
were many injuries this 
year to all teams, 
causing some players to 
sit out for the rest of the 

I earn strategy. 

Patrick Burchfield and 
Torrey Hale discuss 
team strategy while 
taking a time-out on the 
side lines. 


September 2 

September 9 
Pearl River 

September 16 
East Central 

September 23 

October 2 

October 7 

October 16 

October 21 

October 28 

November 6 



(joinq for the 
goal. Sammy Brooks 
rushes toward the 
endzone in hopes of 
scoring points for the 

I got you now! 
Sammy Brooks and 
Milford Brown are in the 
middle of a hot move 
against ECCC. 

QJuench your thirst. 
Kyle Shannon and Tony 
Henley, along with other 
team members, re- 
hydrate before going 
back on the field. 

^hould we try plan 
B? Scotty Elliot and 
Jamie Taylor discuss 
game plays with Trey 
Askew, an athletic 

/\im High. Jamie 
Taylor leaps high into 
the air to complete a 
long pass with John 
Miller assisting his 


Let's Go. The 1999- 
2000 EMCC cheer- 
leaders gather on the 
sidelines to show their 
school spirit. 

pj eather L. Smith 
gives it all she's got at 
one of the EMCC pep 

Lj ustin' Out! The 
EMCC cheerleaders 
pepped up the team 
with their great cheers 
and enthusiasm. 

O o Big Red- The 
cheerleaders get on 
their feet to show who 
they are really rooting 
for.. .SCOOBA TECH! 

_eo the Lion. Fresh- 
man mascot Heather 
Patterson brings Leo 
back to life for another 
wonderful year at 


[^ oing for a ride. 
The EMCC Cheer- 
leaders take their 
annual ride on the fire 
engine during the 1999 
Homecoming Parade. 

y freshman year was very 
exciting, and it gave me a chance to 
get involved in school activities and 
promote school spirit." 

-Jamie Gould 

Victory dance. The 
spirit of Scooba Tech is 
shown by smiles which 
brighten the faces of the 
EMCC cheerleading 

I hank you. Valerie 
Kemp shoots a thankful 
smile to Tim Colbert 
after he ices her injured 
knee. Valerie was an 
unfortunate victim of a 
football play gone bad 
during Homecoming. 

/\irborne. Ben 

Stewart volleys a pass 

to a teammate against 
Pearl River. 

VV atcn ' n 9 tne ga me - 
Greg Joiner watches to 
see how well his 
teammates are doing. 

|\eep away. Jamison 
Evans wins a 50/50 ball 
from the Delta 


^occer team, (front) 
Greg Joiner, Chris 
Ross, Justin Dear, Trey 
Campbell, Richard Lile, 
Jeremiah Mikell, 

(middle) Ben Stewart, 
Joseph Gray, Raymond 
Williams, Brad Smith, 
Ryan Truesdale, 

Jeremy Westbrook, 
Jonathan Sanders, 
(back) Athletic Trainer 
Trey Askew, Al 
McQuarters, Lowry 

Yarbrough, Blake Fuller, 
Jamison Evans, 

Brandon Allen, Marshall 
McCraney, Coach Sean 

I've got it! Jimmy 
Parker, Richard Lile, 
and Jamison Evans all 
reach the ball at the 
same time. 


Striving to be the BEST 


August 31 

September 3 
East Central 

September 8 
Pearl River 

September 1 1 
Mississippi Delta 

September 14 

September 11 

VJoing midfield. Jamison 
Evans looks for support from 
his teammates. 

||alf time. Jeremy 
Westbrook listens to 
Coach McDonall at 
halftime after a 
frustrating first half. 

Celebrate good times. 
Members of the soccer 
team celebrate a victory. 

V^oach. Sean McDonnall 
leads the EMCC soccer team 
for a second year. 


A young team headed for the top 

ame time. Jeremy 
Westbrook gets ready 
for the game to begin. 

eady to roll. 
Jimmy Parker gets 
ready to score a 

ighty manager. 
Trey Campbell keeps 
stats for one of the 
home games. 


soccer team works the 
ball down the field to 
make a goal. 

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THE 1999-2000 

Allen, Brandon 
Dear, Justin 
Evans, Jamison 
Fuller, Blake 
Gray, Joseph 
Joiner, Gregory 
Lile, Richard 
McCraney, Marshall 20 
McQuarters.Al 12 

Mikell, Jeremiah 
Parker, Jimmy 
Ross, Chris 
Sanders, Jonathan 
Smith, Brad 
Stewart, Ben 
Truesdale, Ryan 
Westbrook, Jeremy 
Williams, Raymond 22 
Yarbrough, Lowry 2 

eterm i nation . 
Brad Smith heads a 
ball away from a 
Jones County de- 

eady or not. Ben 
Stewart lunges ahead of 
the crowd to take 
control of the ball. 

et's celebrate! 
Jamison Evans, Lowry 
Yarbrough, Al McQuar- 
ters, and Jonathan 
Sanders celebrate a 
well-executed goal. 

oaching at its best. 
Coach McDonnall peps 
up the team at halftime 
during the game against 

est break. Brad 
Smith, Ryan Truesdale, 
and Jeremiah Mikell sit 
fatigued during half 


r"xcuse me. Thomas 
Reed drives his way to 
the basketball goal. 

|aking a breather. 
McKenzie Lash watches 
at the freethrow line. 

t5'' nc l pass. Bryson 
Simon passes the ball fc 
without taking his eye off 
of his opponent. 

Jump ball. Members 
of the EMCC Lions bas- 
ketball team wrestle for 
control of the ball. 

|Oul line. Sophomore 
James Lewis focuses 
on the basketball goal 
as he gets ready to 
shoot a freethrow. 

November 5 

East Central 


November 8 


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November 11 

Pearl River 

November 15 

East Central 

November 22-23 

Gulf Coast Classic 






December 6 


December 9 


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December 30-31 

Pensacola Holiday 

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Pearl River 

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January 13 


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January 18 


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January 24 


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January 27 


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February 7 


^^an't touch this. 

February 14-17 

Nonh Division ■ 

Point guard Thomas 
Reed fakes out his 

♦HOME Games 

opponent with a bounce 


/\ir bound. Freshman 
basketball player Thomas 
Reed goes air bound while 
shooting a jumpshot. 

f\ebounders. Trying to 
get a rebound, 
McKenzie Lash and 
Willie Thomas clash 
while in the air. 

/\rrival. Derrick Sanders 
is in position and waiting 
for the ball to come down in 
a game against Jones. 

V,/oncentration. Chris 

Hayes focuses on doing his 

eith Dillard looks to 
make a score at a home 
game against Jones. 

wo is better than 
one. Curtis 

Nicholson and 

James Lewis go up 
for the ball. 

ut me in coach. 
Bryson Simon watches 
from the bench while 
waiting his turn to get 
back in the game. 

ook. It's a bird, it's a 
plane, no, it's Wiley 
Gladney at the 
freethrow line. 

ames Lewis and 
ckenzie Lash set 
themselves up for the 

p, up and 
away. Thomas 
Reed success- 
fully goes for a 
lay up. 

ecision. Freshmen 
Wes Carlisle and Keith 
Dillard discuss what 
they think is going to 
happen next. 

efend. Derrick 
Sanders tries his 
hardest to defend the 

Lion's goal. 

/\in't no stopping us 
now. Yanesha Cole- 
man, assisted by Yo- 
landa Thomas, plays 
tough defense. 

^he scores two. 
Tina Hubbard goes for a 

f"ree throw. Lady 
Lion Ame Robertson 
shoots a free throw in a 
game against Jones 
Community College. 

[he Mighty Lions. 
Team members Patricia 
Dendy, Tina Hubbard, 
Emily Scarbrough, Kelli 
Glenn, Sha'Lena Dixon, 
and Yolanda Thomas 
watch the rest of the 
team play while 
discussing team 




The Lady Lions are on the prowl 


Help. Ame 

Robertson searches for 
help during a game. 

November 5 

East Central 

November 8 


November 11 

Bevill St. 

November 15 

East Central 

November 18 


November 30 


December 2 


December 6 


December 9 


January 6 

Bevill St. 

January 10 


January 13 


January 18 


January 20 


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January 27 


January 31 


February 7 


February 10 


February 14-17 

North Tour. 

February 21-22 

State Tour. 

Ijlocking. Yolanda Thomas 
blocks her opponent's layup. 

Under control. Kelli 
Glenn, playing point, 
has everything "under 
control" as she brings 
the ball out. 

\Jn the move. Morgan 
Gully checks to see if any 
of her teammates are 

^,/oncentration. Kimberly 
Davis concentrates hard on 
the freethrow she's about to 



A team destined for success 

ang time. Sha'Lena 
Dixon shoots and 
scores two points for 
the Lady Lions. 

oing for the goal. 
Yolanda Thomas has 
nothing on her mind 
but making the goal. 

efense. The Lady 
Lions put up their guard 
and defend their goal. 

n apple a day. 
Sha'Lena Dixon eats an 
apple while watching 
the Men's basketball 



Yanesha Coleman 


Kimberlv Davis 

Tamika Davis 


Patricia Dendy 


Sha'Lena Dixon 

Kelli Glenn 

Morgan Gully 

Tina Hubbard 


Ame Robertson 


Emily Scarbrough 


Yolanda Thomas 

Latarsha Walker 

Head Basketball Coach 

Dale Peav 


Brent Thompson 

ustle , hustle, 
hustle. Latarsha 
Walker hustles down 
the court in hopes to 

ike clockwork. 
Coach McDonnell, 
Denetra Stewart, and 
Kisez Townsel work the 
clock and keep stats for 
our home games. 

Kimberly Davis puts her 
best paw forward to 
show how awesome the 
Lady Lions can be. 

allying thoughts. 
Coach Peay and the 
Lady Lions rally 
together before going 
back on the court. 

trength. Morgan 
Gully uses all of her 
strength to get two 
points for the Lady 

V^/ome together. The 
Lions Baseball Team 
rally together before a 

ower play. Steve 
Oglesby prepares to 
send a strike out right to 
home plate. 

L/own time. Ben 
Carver has a moment to 

I ogether separately. 
The Lions are each in 
their own world as they 
watch their teammates 
from the dugout. 

'ouble take. Steve 

Oglesby and Jaron 

Andrews take a break 
from the action. 

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Strong arming it. 
)Ove, Terry Givens 
ives a ball back from 
3 outfield. 


ome run 

Leading the way home 


Jaron Andrews 
Brice Augustyn 
Chris Ball 
Bradley Beard 
Jay Blackburn 
Scott Bonvillian 
Ken Britt 
Josh Buckley 
Ben Carver 
Caley Chrismond 
Justin Frasier 
Terry Givens 
Jimmy Grace 
Josh Harrell 
Kevin Long 
Brad Montgomery 
Steve Oglesby 
Andy Ray 
Eric Ridout 
Tony Shelton 
Brandon Smith 
Jason Smith 
Patrick Stokley 
Ryan Taylor 
David Tucker 
Carey Upton 





























Derrick Whitford IF 

Bill Baldner, Head Coach 
Tony Montgomery, Asst. Coach 
Steve Young, Manager 


'uch! Ben Carver "helps" 
Caley Chrismond do some 
pre-game stretches. 


atch out ! Jimmy 
Grace practices his 
sliding skills on an 
unsuspecting Patriots 


ension. Brad Mont- 
gomery stands ready for 
an upcoming pitch. 

unning man. Josh 
Buckley rounds the bases 
with determination. 

Going the Distance 

eeping a watchful 
eye. Stefanie Pickard, a 
freshman outfielder 
from Clarkdale High 
School, watches as 
fellow team members 
play rough and tough at 
a home softball game. 

liding into third. 
Melissa Crenshaw, a 
freshman from 

Caledonia High 
School, completes a 
run by sliding into 
third base. 

ooking back. Ursula 
Conley looks back to 
catch a glimpse of the 
base line. 

eady to run. Heather 
Weems, a sophomore 
from New Hope High 
School, contemplates 
stealing third base. 









Name Position 

Amber Lynn Barium OF 
Angela Blankenship 
Michelle Booth 
Ursula Conley 
Melissa Crenshaw 
Tshurah Dismuke- 
Donna Franklin 
Kerrie Gough 
Katerine Hinton 
Shonda MooneyHam 
Stephanie Morton 
Heather Patterson 
Stefanie Pickard 
Ame Robertson 
Heather Weems 

























Softball Classic 


East Central 



NW Alabama 

East Central 

MS Delta 


Pearl River 



Northeast Tourney 


Pearl River 

NW .Alabama 




Calhoun Tourney 

MS Delta 



State Tourney 

National Tourney 

n deck. Tshurah 
Dismuke patiently 
awaits her turn at the 
plate. While on deck, 
she visualizes the 
elusive home run. 

closer look. 
Katherine Hinton keeps a 
watchful eye on the 
opposing team. 

o Lions! Tshurah 
Dismuke, Heather 

Weems, Stephanie 
Morton and Angela 
Blankenship relax in the 
dugout while keeping 

trike three! 

Katherine Hinton, a 
freshman pitcher from 
New Hope High School, 
releases a pitch in 
hopes of it becoming 
strike three. 

ombs away. 

Stefanie Pickard aims 
high for a good hit, 
sending some of her 
teamates home to 

football. Showing 
Lion's Pride. Coach S.E. 
Sullins and John Hum- 
phries after Homecom- 

D ase ball. Just chillin'. 
Steve Olglesby and Ben 

football. Down, Set, 
Hut... Torrey Hale. 

O occer - O n y° ur 
mark, get set, GO! 
Jeremy Westbrook. 

/\thletic Trainers. 
Cleaning Up. Audrey 




Looking back on our successes 

Qaseball. Goin' home. Tony 

Cheerleaders. Pie in the eye. 
Brooke Deese, Heather L. Smith, 
Christin Smith, Jamie Gould, 
Valerie Kemp, Rhea Williams, 
Kristin Salter, Alanna Boles, 
Heather N. Smith, and sponsor 
Michelle White. 

y^oftball. Concentration. 
Ursula Conley. 

[jasketball. Time Out. 
Willie Thomas. 

t^asketball. Up, 
up, and away. Curtis 


Helping athletes continue to achieve their goal 

"Being an athletic trainer 
here at EMCC has been a 
great opportunity for me. I 
have learned many things 
about the treatment and 
prevention of athletic 
injuries. I know this 
knowledge will be helpful 
as I pursue my own career 
as an athletic trainer." 
- Audrey McCrory 

the rescue. Tim 
Colbert and Brooks 
Thomas help number 
24, Brandon April, 
who was injured at 
an EMCC home 

"My first year as a trainer was a 
very difficult one! I was the only 
student trainer and had to cover all 
of the sports programs. But, 
having Todd, Audrey, and Jason 
my second year made things a lot 
easier. I really appreciate their 
help and Coach Goode for giving 
me this opportunity." 

- Trey Askew 

odd in a box? The 
athletic trainers 

celebrate after the Lions 
beat the Indians at 
Homecoming. Todd 
Chesser gives a wave 
as he drives the 
"trainermobile" off the 

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EMCC's athletic trainers 

aid in the healing process 

of our valuable athletes. 

The trainers work at 

every game of every 

sport. They're always on 

hand to treat injuries and 

replenish athletes during 

games. They put much 

effort, support and 

quality into their jobs. 

The trainers at EMCC are 

affiliated with Meridian's 

Rush Hospital. 

Tim Colbert 
Head Trainer 

Joined the staff in 19% 

" BS from MSU, 1995 

MS from MSU, 1997 

Student trainer while at 


Worked in 

Physical Therapv in 

Oktibbeha County 


Hometown: Ringold, 


Audrey McCrory 


Trey Askew 


Todd Chesser 


Brooks Thomas 


Jason Miller 


rap it real good. 
Brandon April sits 
patiently on the bench 
as athletic trainer Tim 
Colbert wraps up his 

n your feet. A 
group of EMCC's 
athletic trainers come 
to the rescue to help 
number 82, Marvin 
Nickson, to get on his 
feet and get back into 
the game. 

ard workers. 

Athletic trainers for 
1999-2000 are Brooks 
Thomas, Jason Miller, 
Tim Colbert, Audrey 
McCrory, Todd Chess- 
er, and Trey Askew. 

reparation. Todd 
Chesser helps Tony 
Henley during a game 
by wrapping his ankle. 

earless Leader. Tim 
Colbert proudly 

represents the EMCC 
athletic trainers. 


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EMCC organizations offer many opportunities for students to get 
involved in influential organizations which fit their interests. 

This gives students the chance to interact with people who share the same 
interests, talents, and professions. It also gives students the opportunity to 
compete for local, state, or national offices and to work with their chosen 
profession. Furthermore, it is a way for students to express themselves 
through involvement on campus and in their communities. 

No matter what your profession or interest may be, there is an 
organization for you. There are numerous organizations, such as Fellowship 
of Christian Athletes (FCA), Student Christian Fellowship (SCF), Phi Theta 
Kappa (PTK), Sigma Phi Sigma, Health Occupations Students of America 
(HOSA), Music Theatre Workshop, Band, The Lion annual staff, The 
Collegian, Syzygy, Optical Club, Forestry Club, and the Student Government 
Association, just to name a few. 

Whether you join an organization for academic or 
professional purposes, you will always find a place where you belong and 
can interact with people who enjoy being involved in the same things that 
you do. It is a great way of meeting new people, sharing common interests 
and having fun doing so. 

In being part of an organization, you learn responsibility, 
dependability, and the ability to be a hard worker on campus as well as off. 
It teaches you not only to have fun, but also to work hard. In doing so you'll 
take pride in what you work for and can apply what you've learned to your 
daily life from here on after. 

Jaronica Smoot, 
and Tamika 
Welch practice 
for an 

Club members 
Kim Sobley 
and Ryan 
Wilson repair 
a set of lenses 
for a pair of 

Members of 
Sigma Phi 
Sigma listen 
intently to a 
guest speaker. 

Kim Hampton 
and Tina 
Jackson discuss 
what they 
learned at a 
Fellowship of 
Athletes meet- 

1 iffany Price 
makes a toy out 
of house hold 
products for 
one of the many 

/ elissa Crenshaw, Deanna Smith, Patrick Post, and Kristy Guadagno attend 
one of SCF's annual events, "See You at the Pole." 

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Scooba & Golden Triangle 

Members of HOSA (Health Occupations of 
America) are Jennifer Bell, Shana Bell, Erica 
Benson, Teena Blakeney, Christy Boyd, Doug 
Bush. Sherry Butler. Martha Byrd, Cathy Clark. 
Stephen Elmore. Wend) Fulton, Cassandra Ganclv, 
Dana Harris, Cassidy Henly, Judi Holmes, Monica 
Johns. Leslie Jones. NaTonya Jones, Lashonda 
Lenoir. Brandi Mills. Lisa Parham. Traci Sides, Amy 
Smith, Jennifer Smith, Tabitha Spratt, Julia 
Sullivan, Misty Tehan, Angie Turnage, ShanTanva 
Turner, Beth Knight Vann, Stephaine Watts, Leigh 
Westbrook, and Chris Wiggins. 

Scooba Campus Health Occupations 
Students of America are, seated. Tiffany 
'rice, Natasha Parks, Johnnie Miller. 
Natasha McGraw; standing, sponsor Betty 
,andrum, Rochelle Lard, Kim Windham, 
)ebbie Poole, Core) Pickens, Monique 
Reed, Mary Hudson, Aniece Thompson, 
sponsor Cindy Patrick 


Health Occupations Students of America is an 
organization designed to help students build 
confidence and develop and stregthen skills that will 
lead them to a successful future in their health 
occupation field. 

HOSA encourages students with leadership ability 
and social maturity to handle the spirit of 
competitiveness, to be community oriented, to seek 
involvement and participate in citizenship activities 
and to acheive a sense of commitment to their family, 
their school, and their community. 

To become a member of HOSA. you must be 
involved in a program related to Health Science 
Technology affiliated with either a secondary or post- 
secondary school. 

Last year, the HOSA Scooba Campus Chapter sent 
four students to the national competition in Nashville, 
TN, Three placed in the top 20 in the Health Issues 
Exam ami one student, Heather Miller, plated third in 
the nation in Pathophysiology and brought to EMCC 
the bronze medal. They raised over $5000 last year 
supporting charities ami programs in Mississippi and 
the nation. 

As far as activities, I IOSA will participate in the Cystic 
Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon, St.Jude's Bike-A-Thon, Make A 
Wish Foundation. The Angel Tree at Christmas, ami 
Adopt a Grandparent at a nursing home. Fundraisers 
are held to collect donations to support our charity 
work such as Foodmax Shopping Spree, Wal-Mart Gift 
Certificate Give Away, Bake Sales, etc. 

As well as the numerous activities, HOSA attends 
conferences. During the Fall Leadership Conference 
on November 20 this year, HOSA will elect its state 
officials. Then in February, the skills and district 
leadership conference will be at MCC in Meridian, 
Those winning there go on to state competition in 
Jackson in April and then to the nationals in 
Cleveland, OH, this June. 

The HOSA Scooba Campus officers for the 1999- 
2000 war are: President-Corey Pickens. Vice President- 
Aniece Thompson, Secretary-Johnnie Miller, 
Treasurer-Monique Reed, Parliamentarian-Rochelle 
Lard, Reporter/Historian-Debbie Poole, Delegates- 
Tiffany Price and Natasha Parks and Activities Director- 
Man' Hudson. 

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The Practical Nursing Students of Hast Mississippi 
Community College are involved each year in 
various projects. One project that the students 
participated in this \x\u was in the Human Growth 
and Development class. The students were asked 
to choose an age group that related to children. 
The\ were then instructed to build or make a toy or 
game that would he considered a toy with teaching 
capabilities, and it must also he considered a "sate" 

Students were asked to 

make a toy with teaching 

capabilities, and to make 

sure the toy was safe for 

its clwsen age group. 

toy for their chosen age group. The students 
planned, designed, and made toys, and then they 
presented an oral presentation about each of their 
tows to their fellow classmates and instructor. The 
purpose of this project was to assist them in making 
decisions about purchasing toys in stores, and to 
show them that while a toy may be fun to play with, 
children can also be developing and learning motor 
and cognition skills at the same time. 



Left, Kim Windham works to make 

toys out of house hold products. 

Far below, Mary Hudson stops to 

ask a question before completing her 

Below, Tiffany Price works hard to 

finish her toy. 

Center Left, Corey Pickens 

demonstrates to the class how the 

game that she designed works. 

Above, Corey Pickens and Debbie Poole make sure that they have 
understood the instructions for their project. 

Far left, Monique Reed and Jonnie Miller carry on a conversation 
while they begin their work. 

Left, Debbie Poole makes sure the sock is just the right fit for a sock 

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Alanrta Woolsey: Student Recruiter 

The Scooba Campus student recruiters travel with the recruiter and 
work on campus with visiting students. Their job is to encourage 
students to attend EMCC. Students who wish to become a recruiter 
must fill out an application and interview with the campus recruiter. 
Their job is to influence students to consider the programs and 
opportunities at our college and help them understand what EMCC 
is all about. 

Front row, Christin Smith, Valerie Kemp, Heather Weems, Alana 
Woolsey, Angi Weir, Stephanie Sharp, Denetra Stewart; second row, 
Emily Scarbrough, Brook Desse, Angela Blankenship, Heather Burns, 
Candice Moore; third row, Jayson Merchant, Patricia Dendy, Alana 
Boles, Jamie Gould, Rosemary Harrell, Jamal King; back row, Clint 
Butler, Morgan Gully and Wes Carlisle. The recruiter for the Scooba 
Campus and the district is Michelle White. 

The Golden Triangle recruiting committee: 

Dr. Virginia Young, Jerry Davis, Chris Erby, Dr. Raj Shaunak 

and Emmett Farrar 

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The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to develop competent, aggressive business 
leadership, to increase interest and understanding in the intelligent choice of 
business occupation, and to encourage improvement in scholarship. 

The officers of the GT PBL are: President-Okema Miller, Vice President-Robena 
Barry, Secretary-Roxanne Liddell, Treasurer-Joy Fulgham, Historian-Tammy Hamby, 
Reporter- Samantha Wilbon, Parliamentarian-Tina Yeates. 

PBL attends the following conferences: National Fall Leadership, State Fall 
Leadership, State Leadership Conference and National Leadership Conference. They 
also participate in various activities such as fund raisers, community service projects, 
professional activities and workshops. 

PBL members are required to participate in business and office programs and must 
pay local, state and national dues. Members shown from Phi Beta Lambda are Johnnie 
Humphries, Tammy Hamby, Denise Williams, Roaxanne Liddell, Kristy Salter, Beneva 
Hudson, Tina Yeates, Joy Fulgham, Angela Jennings, Deletha Stevenson, Bridgett 
Sykes, Michel! Hood, Nikita Moore, Lekishanna Rambus, Erica Ellis, Andrea Lashley, 
Helen Robinson, Kemetha Rupert, Robena Barry, Montresyal Warren, Demeatra 
Bluitt, Courtney Keaton, Sherry Vest and Okema Miller. Advisors are 
Marilyn Doolittle and Zelma Fulgham. 

The Scooba Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit educational 
association of student members preparing for careers in business. 
PBL provides support for business students and enhances and 
increases their knowledge. 

PBL attends the State Phi Beta Lambda Conference in March of 
each year in Jackson, which is paid for through a local fundraiser. 
During this conference, students compete in areas related to their 
business studies. 

Pictured, front row, sponsor Wynelia Cherry, Camilla Harrison, 
Kristin Glenn, Linda Gandy, sponsor Patricia Calloway; second row, 
Heather Edwards; Takisha McNeese, Tamika McNeese, Tonisha 
Jackson, Kamelia Harris; third row, LaToya Rash, Yoland Thomas, 
Sonya Brooks, Cassandra Card, fourth row, Sarah Greer, Lekeva 
Calhoun, Monica Darden, Travis Hill, Zach Childress, Amy Blair, 
Jayson Merchant, and Terrone Hopson. 

Kristen Glenn: Phi Beta Lambda 

Heather Edwards: Phi Beta Lambda 

Kristen Glenn, Yalonda Thomas, 
Latoya Rush, Amy Blair: Phi Beta 
Lambda officers 

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Scooba & Golden Triangle 

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage 
scholarship among associate degree students. To achieve this purpose, Phi 
Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and 
service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively 
fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing 
academic excellence. On the GT Campus, the primary emphasis is to 
encourage membership in order to be eligible for scholarship money at a 
senior institution. 

The GT PTK normally does not attend any conferences or elect officers. 
To be a member, one must be a currently enrolled, lull-time academic or 
technical student and maintain a 3.5-4.0 GPA. 

Members shown from Phi Thelta Kappa are Zelma Fulgham. advisor, 
Okema Miller, Debbie Quinn, Porter Roberts, Jasmine Houser, Sherry Vest 
and Kemetha Rupert. 

The Scooba Campus Eta Upsilon Chapter of PTK is an organization that 
promotes four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. 
To be in this organization, one must make the President's List while- 
taking 12 academic hours. Once the student earns the distinction of 
being a member, he/she must maintain good academic status 

Throughout die school year, PTK does service projects such as 
providing Thanksgiving and Christmas boxes, visiting nursing homes and 
offering reading programs. They attend the leadership conference, and 
the regional conventions, and the) also have the opportunity to attend 
the International Convention and Honors Institutes. 

The officers for the 1999-2000 school year are: President-Stephanie 
Sharp. Vice President-Angie Weir, Vice President of Service-Tina 
Borntrager. Secretary/Treasurer-Stephanie Morton, and Reporter-Pennv 

Pictured (standing l-r) Jeffrey Burch, Leah Allred, Audrey McCrorv. 
sponsor Bene Killebrew, Morgan Gully, April Cherry, Ben Stewart: 
(seated) Angi Weir. Penny Sansing, and Tina Borntrager 

Penny Sansing, Mrs. Betty Killebrew, Tina Borntrager, Stephanie Sharp, and Stephanie Sharp and Angi Weir: Phi Theta Kappa. 
Angi Weir: Phi Theta Kappa Officers 

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The Eta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on 
the Scooba Campus participated in the 

"America Reads" program, Local chapter members 
visited the Hast Kemper Elementary Schools and 
read to the students. They read various nursery 
rhymes along with stories that related to the 
"class's topic of the week" such as tire safety. The 
reading project was a service project in which Phi 

7 really enjoyed spending time 

with the students every week. 

I especially loved watching 

them as we read the stories/' 

- Stephanie Sharp 

Theta Kappa organizations across the state of 
Mississippi participated for their communities. 
Stephanie Sharp commented. "1 really enjoyed 
spending time with the students every week. I 
especially loved watching them as we read the 
stories. Their eyes seemed to grow as they looked 
at the pictures and heard the tales." 

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cooba Campus 

The Gospel Choir is an organization that seeks to help studer 
achieve a spiritual education through music. The choir believes th 
this helps students not only with their singing abilities but also wi 
their spiritual growth. 

The choir practices in the evenings. Students then perform in tl 
evening for the campus. 

Front row, Veronica Woodard, Candis Moore, Aime Vallery, Kis 
Townsel, advisor Terry Stennis; second row, Shevondra Benn, Raw 
Cole, Victoria Nealy, Kimberly Hampton; third row, Yanesl 
Coleman, Kimberly Smith, Amber Young, Tashanda White, Tavan< 
Fortson; back row, Leonard Cotton, Bobby Batiste, Steve Dav 
Yalonda Rice. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an organization designed to 
allow Christian .students to unite together and fellowship in the love 
of Jesus. It is designed to present to athletes, coaches and all people 
the influence, the challenge and adventures of receiving Jesus Christ 
as their Savior and Lord, seeking Him in their relationships and in 
the fellowship at the church. With the help of leader Dale Peay and 
co-leaders Patricia Dendy and Scotty Elliot, they make this happen. 

Throughout the school year, FCA attends various retreats, get- 
togethers, etc. and also goes to national camps. FCA meets every 
other week. It is a time to fellowship, have group discussions and 
listen to guest speakers. Being involved in FCA is a 
wonderful experience. It's a great way to fellowship in the Lord with 
peers and have fun in doing so. Not only do they witness to each 
other, but they also witness to everyone on and off campus. Pictured 
left to right are advisor Coach Dale Peay, Patricia Dendy, Emily 
Scarbrough and Alana Boles. 


Scooba Campus 

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If you're involved in science technology, or are a science major, then the 
Science Club is for you, 

This new club on the Scooba campus was organized to unite students 
with science related subjects and majors. Some of the activities and func- 
tions that the club will participate in this year are working the concession 
stands at the games, fundraising, and attending several conferences such 
as MAS, MSTA, American Institute of Biological Science, and Association of 
College and University Biology Educators. To join the club, a student has 
to be enrolled in at least one science course. 

The officers for the 1999-2000 year are: President: Amber Hayden, Vice 
President- Patricia Dendy, Secretary- Leah Alfred, Treasurer-Emily 
Scarbrough, and Public Relations- Derrick Conner. 

Pictured, back row, sponsor Randy Williams, Judson Lambert, Butch 
Copeland, Robert Woods; second row, Robert Woods, Stephanie Sharp, 
Patricia Dendy, Melissa Crenshaw, Kevin Parker; front row, Emily 
Scarbrough, Amber Hayden, Pamela Smith, Angi Weir, Christin Smith and 
Derrick Conner. 

Vocational Industrial Clubs of America members are Daemon Liegey, Victor 
Barnett, Roosevelt Drungo, Michael Young, Terry Covington, Lucious Wilson, David 
Hairston, Sheldon Williams, Jason Hall, Yolanda Foster, France Dildv, Fred Tate. 
Chiquita Roberson, Reggie Roberson, Pam Edwards, Kerry Williams, Jason Sheldon, 
Charles Hefner, John Kent, Randy Johnson, Jeffrey Emerson, Marques Hunt, Maurey 
Webber, Elbert Mullin, Jonas Fulgham, Onzie Glenn, Eric Hall and Ernest Lowrimore, 

VICA state officers from EMCC are David Hairston, parliamentarian, and John 

Scooba Campus 

Kisez Townsel: Science Club 

Stephanie Sharp: Science Club 

Emily Scarborough: Science Club 

Amber Hayden: Science Club 

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Savonya Jones, Amanda Russe 

TaShanda White: Choir 

Tricia Robertson, Casey Asmus, Melanie Smith: Choir 

Alana Boles, Heather Weems, KKez 
Townsel: Choir 

Scooba Campus 

EMCC Choir is open to all students interested in singing with a group 
and carries one .semester hour credit. Together with the Music Theatre 
Workshop, the group presents a major show choir production for area 
students, the community and the college every year. During the spring 
semester, the choir participates in the Mississippi Community Junior 
College Choral Festival as well as the EMCC Pine Grove Festival. 

Choir members are Casey Asmus, Ricky Benamon, Alana Boles, Leonard 
Cotton, Heather Edwards, Tawanda Fortson, Jamie Could, Janice Grady, 
Bobbie Hailev. Matt Jones, Savonya Jones, Jaraal King. Kim Knox. Nicole 
Landrum, Gabe McCann, Audrey McCrorv. LaShondra McDonald, Jayson 
Merchant, Annetta Mendeth, Lois Morris, Victoria Nealy, Jamila Page. 
Antonio Rice. .Alex Robe. Amanda Russell, Melanie Smith, Javonica Smoot, 
Dan Stokes, Christina Thomas, Kisez Townsel, Meg Warren, Heather 
Weems, TaShanda White, Michelle Jenkins, Tameka Welch, Bobby 
Baptiste, Kim Hampton, Nekemia Rich. Tricia Robertson and Kim Smith. 

Music Theater Workshop consists of, seated. Tawanda 
Fortson, Candis Moore. Penm Sansing, standing, Mrs, 
DiMichele, Jonathan Brown, and Heather Burns. 

Not pictured are Trev Campbell. Justin Creer, Steve Davis, 
Krist\ Guadagno, Antrish Meredith. Branch Roberts, Richard 
Rowery, Suzanne Simpson, Christin Smith, Mathilda 
Wilbourne, Danielle Williams. Erik Yarbrough, Tonya Hudnall, 
Stephen Ilutcherson, Branch Ball. 

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Student Christian Fellowship is a Christian 
organization designed to help strengthen and 
develop college students as disciples ol Christ. Their 

>b is not onh to influence, witness, and fellowship 
with ones tiiat know Jesus as their personal Savior, 
but also to the ones that don't. The most important 
goal ot SCF is to tell others about the good news ol 

esus Christ ami to do their best to lead others to 

Jim. SCF is a plate where fellow Christians of 
different denominations come toghether as one to 

tare in the |o\ of God. Each year this organization 
invites guest speakers in for fellowship, and the) hold 
concerts ami related activities also. SCF sponsors 
man) activities, such as See You At The Pole. Monday 
Mornings with the Master, and concerts 

Front row, l-r, Tina Borntrager, Alanna Woolsey, 
Nicole [ohnson. Stephanie Sharp. Angi Weir. Heather 
Weems: second row. I.miie Gould, Angela Jackson, 
Mekinie Smith, Misty Clayton, April Puckett, Meg 
Warren. Lora Taylor: third row. Alana Boles. Zach 
Childress, Beth Warren. Adam Carmichael, Mark 
Fleming. Melissa Crenshaw; back row, Jeremy Jarvis, 
lamal King and Jayson Merchant. 

Center right, Stephanie Sharp and Rosemary Harrell listen 

Above, left, Beth Warren, Brother Woods and others greet last at See You at the Pole, 

year's SCF president Jav Parker. 

Above, Ninth Hour played for SCF and the campus one 


Above, Misty Clayton helps herself to Above, Tomeca Brown selects from the many choices of foods 

some food served at the SCF weekly offered at the SCF luncheon. Above center, Miss M. Smith, Jeremy Jarvis, Suzanne 

meeting. Simpson and other students join hands at See You at the 


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he Reflections, EMCC's musical ambassadors, are a select vocal/instru- 
mental ensemble who perform a variety of musical styles on and off campus 
throughout EMCC's six-county district. This versatile group provides music 
for listeners of all ages and musical tastes with a repertoire ranging from pop 
to country and contemporary "classics" to rock'n roll. 

The group provides music for a variety of occasions on and off campus 
including Homecoming, Beauty and Beau Pageant, Pine Grove Festival, con- 
ference, civic functions, athletic events, the Mississippi Community Junior 
College Choral Festival, as well as commencement. 

Membership in the Reflections is by audition and carries one hour's cred- 
it each semester. Scholarships are available for vocalists and instrumental- 
ists, including keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, and saxo- 
phone, as well as sound technicians. 

Advisor Brenda DiMichele, Suzanne Simpson, Nicole Landrum, Victoria 
Nealy, Melanie Smith, Patrick Burchfield, Kimberly Smith, Jonathan Brown, 
Jamal King, Matt Jones, Jayson Merchant, David Lauderdale. 

All State Honor Choir is a select group of talented young 
men and women who excel in singing ability. Once a year they 
take a trip to Jackson to participate with the choir members 
chosen from all the other community colleges in the state, 
forming the All State Choir. 

EMCC members of Mississippi Community/Junior College All 
State Honor Choir are Jamal King, Matt Jones, and Suzanne 
Simpson. Also pictured is director Brenda DiMichele. 

Songs: "Joshua Fit the Battle," "In Silent Night," "Sing to the 
Spirit Moves," and "Handel's Cheerful Notes." 


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Syzygy is an organization that promotes creative writing and aims to 
improve students' writing ability. Members of Syzygy must have a rea- 
sonably good English background and have an interest in writing. 

During the school year, the Syzygy members attend a Creative Writing 
Conference. The students submit entries to be judged. The winners are 
published in the annual junior/community college writer. When they 
aren't involved in conferences and contests, members often meet to dis- 
cuss writing and review each other's work. 

Being involved in Syzygy is not ( >nly fun, but it is a great way of learning 
better writing skills. 

The members of the staff for 1999-2000 are, front row, advisor Betty 
Killebrew, Penny Sansing, Angi Weir, Stephanie Sharp, advisor Martha 
Taylor; second row, advisor Ken Turner, Johnathon Pedrick, Tyreshia 
Love, Derrick Conner, Angel Williams, Matt Haskins; back row, Roshanda 
Smood, Jamal King, Jayson Merchant and David Lauderdale. 

The Collegian is the official newspaper of East Mississippi Community 
College. It serves its campuses at Scooba, Golden Triangle, Mayhew, 
Columbus Air Force Base, Meridian Naval Air Station and Macon. 

The Collegian is open to all members of the student body. All that's 
needed is the willingness to work hard and have some knowledge of 
writing skills and computers. The vast majority of the students sign up 
because they truly want to be on the staff as a reporter, a columnist, or 
a sports writer. 

The Collegian is printed and published six times a year (3 per semes- 
ter). _^ 

The members of the staff for 1999-2000 are, standing, LaShondra 
McDonald, Alanna Woolsey, Melanie Smith, Tanaya Williams, Dr. 
Conrad DiMichele, April Puckett, Michelle Jenkins, Amanda Russell, 
Penny Sansing, Angel Williams, Matt Jones, Candis Moore; seated, 
Brandi Ball. Danielle Williams, Heather Burns, and Michael McCallum. 

Scooba Campus 

Michael McCallum, Michelle Jenkins, Heather April Puckett, Angel Williams, Jen Heather Burns, Penny Sansing: 
Melanie Smith: Collegian Burns: Collegian Gruno: Collegian Collegian 


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Curt Skipper, Chris Mason, Kim Sobley: Optical 
Kevin Parker: Forestry 

Casey Asmus, Pam Smith, Jeremy Coleman: Forestry Rvan Wilson, Brad Robertson: Optical 

Scooba Campus 

This club provides students with the opportunity to get involved in 
a professional organization that promotes forestry and land 
management practices. Students organize fundraisers, cookouts and 
field trips to promote a better understanding of our natural resources 
and soil, To join this club, one must be a Forestry major, The club is 
a member of the Adopt A Highway Program and has established a 
recycling program for the Scooba campus. 

Pictured, first row. Butch Copeland, Pam Smith, Kevin Parker; 
second row. Justice Cannon, Robert Woods, Jeremy Coleman; third 
row, James Sanford, Judson Lambert, Jeremy Taylor, sponsor Brian 
Mitchell; fourth row. Justin Cannon, sponsor Andrew Couch. Blake 
Watson, Curt Skipper, 

Officers are Kevin Parker. Vice President; Butch Copeland, 
Treasurer; Pam Smith, Secretary. Not pictured: Donna Monroe. 

The Optical Club of Scooba made their debut at EMCC last 
year, Students majoring in ophthalmic technology can 
become members of this organization. Each year the club 
takes various field trips and attends the Mississippi 
Association of Dispensing Opticians Convention. 

The sponsor of the club is ophthalmic instructor Eddie 

Pictured are Akin McFarland. Thomas Cherry, Shamalisha 
Riddle, and Kim Soblev, 


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The purpose of AITP is to develop a better understanding ol the nature and 
functions of data processing, promote sound general principles in data 
processing and to study technical methods with a view to their improvement. 
to also stud) equipment related to data processing, to disseminate generally, b\ 

.ill appropriate means, all lundamentalK sound data processsing principles and 
methods, to supply to its members information of the most i urrent methods. 
and assist them in solving their individual problems, and finally to foster among 
students a better understanding of the vital business role of data processing. 

Membership is available to any full-time student whose major is in the field of 
data processing, Each year, they attend a Regional Competition in Law ton. 
Oklahoma, They plan to compete in Visual Basic, C+ + , and COBOL. They'll 
also attend National Competition in Tampa, FL. The organization interacts with 
the Computer Industry through meetings, occasional parties, tours and 

The 1999-2000 officers of the organization are fasmine Houser, Co-President: 
Chris Clinton, Co-President; Eva Dickerson, Sophomore Vice President; Jon 
Trimmer. Freshmen Vice President; Kristy White. Treasurer: Jason Hudson, 

Sigma Phi Sigma is a service fraternity in conjunction with 
the funeral services department. The fraternity works hard 
on professionalism, ethics, and moral character. This 
organization offers opportunities for learning experiences 
and hands-on training. This gives students a way to learn 
more about the funeral service business and have fun in 
doing so. 

Pictured are. front row. Tony Hudgins, Vice President; Tim 
Jones. President; Kizzv Moore. Treasurer; second row. 
Edward Ruffin. Chaplin; Margaret Maness. Secretary; and 
loch' Crimm, Sargeant at Arms. 

Scooba Campus 

Ed Ruffin: Funeral Services 

Kizzy Moore: Funeral 

Services Antonio Rice, Kennv Williams: Funeral Services Houser, Clinton, ludson, White, Trimmer: AITP Officers 

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Hotel and Restaurant at work. 

Wanda Hubbard: Banking and Katina Bush: Hotel and Restaurant 


Danielle Jones: Banking and 


Golden Triangle 

This chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi is for students who are majorin; 
in business or finance. The chapter allows students the opportunit 
to attend conferences such as the National Career Developmen 
Conference and Fall Leadership Conference and participate in schoc 
activities and community service. 

Pictured are Jennifer Brooks, Michelle Edinburgh, Debris Doss 1 
Sheria Minor, Crystal Hollingshed, Rubina Miller, Anita Thomae 
Tawanna Gray, Katetria Jackson, Takeita Jackson, Jacqueline Esley 
Chenelle DeLoach, Khalilah Dora, Danielle Jones, Lorie Wliiteheao 
Brenda Payne, Wanda Hubbard and Janet Gullet, advisor. 

This chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi is for students enrolled in 
Marketing Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, 
Fashion Management or Banking and Finance Management. 
DECA serves as one of the training areas for men and women 
who are preparing for mid-management careers. The chapter 
has an excellent working relationship with businesses and 
civic groups. 

Pictured are Linda Farrar, advisor, Marcus Weaver, Katina 
Bush, Heath Bardley, Janet Prewitt, Chad Strickland, Yoyanda 
Chapman, Shawn Williams and Patsy Bennett 

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The Rodeo Team competes in various rodeos sanctioned by the 
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The NIRA is divid- 
ed into 11 regions. EMCC is a member of the Ozark Region, con- 
taining twenty-six colleges and universities who participate in rodeos 
throughout the year. The EMCC Rodeo Team will compete in ten 
college rodeos sponsored by various colleges ranging from Southern 
Arkansas University to Michigan State University. 

Some of the events our rodeo team compete in include: breakaway 
roping, goat-tying, barrell racing, bare-back riding, calf roping, and 
steer wrestling. Our members have competed in rodeos across the 
nation from Wyoming to Georgia, including the National High School 
Finals Rodeo. They plan to continue their success by qualifying for 
the NIRA Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming this June. 
Pictured are: front row, Morgan Gully and Misty Clayton; back row, 
Trey Clavton and Jeb Stewart 

The purpose of Delta Psi Omega is to promote the art of the- 
ater. It gives students a chance to experience the theater to 
the fullest. This organization is a smaller part of a nationwide 
fraternity. After leaving EMCC, students have the opportunity 
to join Alpha Psi Omega at a four year institution. As a mem- 
ber, students have a chance to attend the American College 
Theater Festival and the Mississippi Theater Association activ- 
ities. Students may join if one has participated in a full-length 
play or helped with the Beauty Revue. 

Pictured are Tina Borntrager, sponsor Ann Tindal, andjamal 

Scooba Campus 

Jamal King and Tina Borntrager: Delta 

Psi Omega Trey Clayton: Rodeo 

Tina Borntrager: Delta Psi 

Omeea Misty Clayton: Rodeo 

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The Delta Epsilon Chi Chapter is a student (entered organization whose 
program of leadership anil personal development is designed specifically for 
students preparing for market related careers. 

The Delta Epsilon Chi Chapter takes place in Relay For Life (the American 
Cancer Society fundraiser), they recruit potential EMCC marketing students from 
local DECA, do a clothes drive for the Palmer Home for Children, attend the 
Career Job Fair at MSU, and provide assistance to local businesses for promotional 
events. The\ placed high in state competition in 1998-99, won 2 first places, 
second place and fourth place. They also placed first in the national competition 
at the Management Institute. 

The) attend the State Fall Leadership Conference (a professional seminar 
featuring noted authority in business), and they also attend the Southern Region 
Leadership-Conference (business workshops and seminars which provide 
networking opportunities). 

To be involved in this organization, you must be a marketing majorat EMCC and 
your dues must be paid. The officers lor the 1999-2000 year are: President-Beth 
Seomardo, Vice President-Erin Petty, Secretary-Tameka Williiams, Treasurer- 
Minnie Harris, Reporter-Jesse Broadbent, SGA Rep-Bobby Ward, Scrapbook 
Editor-Erin Hunter. Scrapbook Asst-Shiquita Mobley. 

Marketing DEX: 

Front-Beth Scamardo, Erin Petty, Minnie Harris, Erin Hunter, Deborah Cappe, Undra 
Boggan, Tumeka Williams and Melanie Sanders, advisor. Back-Shiquita Mobley, Montrel 
Dale, Bobbv Ward, Jesses Broadbent, Myke Duck, Larrita Chandler and Dwayne Phillips. 

Above, Melanie Sanders, Jamie Clardy 
Minnie Harris, and Larrita Chandler 
stand in front of the "Twister" ride at 
Universal Studios. 

Above right, Minnie Harris almost 
loses her head at King Henry's Feast. 

Right, Clayton Doss, Jamie Clardy, 
Larrita Chandler, and Minnie Harris 
lean against a limo at the airport. 

Above, Clayton Doss, Larrita Chandler, Jamie Clardy, Melanie 
Sanders, and Minnie Harris pose in front of a swan topiary. 

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In early Maw excitement filled the air as the Delta 
Epsilon Chi Marketing Chapter members boarded the 
plane. The National Career Development Conference 
was held in Orlando, Florida last year. Students in 
attendance were from all areas of the US, Guam, 
Puerto Rico, etc. For four days EMCC students 
participated in role play situations, took tests, and 
attended career development seminars. 

Students that attended were: Clayton Doss - 
Entrepreneurship, who placed first at state 
competition; Larrita Chandler - Food Marketing, who 
placed first at state competition; Jamie Clardv - Sales 
Representative, who placed third at state 
competition; and Minnie Harris who participated in 
the National Management Institute. Minnie placed 
first in the national competition. 

While in Florida, students took advantage of a few 
vacant hours and went sight seeing. The group 
visited Disney World, Universal Studios, and attended 
King Henry's Feast, a dinner theater. 

All in all, the trip was a success and a welcomed 
break before exams, 

Left, Minnie Harris tries her luck at 
shooting a toothpick dart at the 

Below, Minnie Harris, Jamie Clardv, 
Clayton Doss, and Larrita Chandler 
get ready for the opening session of 
national competition. 

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Top left, Jamila Page learns 
the music for the EMCC 
band halftime show. 

Top center, Penny Sansing 
fixes a hamburger during 
the band cookout. 

Top right, Zach Childress, 
Antrione Meredith, Matt 
Jones, and Rob Kelsey are 
just a few of the members 
in the EMCC drum line. 

Center left, Suzanne 
Simpson, Cheere Steed, and 
Brandi Roberts goof off 
after an afternoon of band 

Center right, Deanna Smith 
puts her clarinet together 
and gets ready for band. 

Below, Mrs. Gibson cooks 
hamburgers for the band 
students during a band 
cook out. 

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Right, Adam Carmichael and Amy 
Blair get ready to play at an EMCC 
football game. 

Far right, Beth Warren fixes a burger 
at the band cookout. 

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The Student Government Association is made up of class 
representatives chosen to best serve the interests of the stu- 
dent body, These representatives gather ideas, suggestions 
and opinions from other members to be discussed at their 
meetings. SGA makes recommendations to administration, 
and the administration considers the request. This year SGA 
had the privilege to host the student council association's 
annual meeting in Jackson, MS. Not only does SGA work 
hard, but it gives them the opportunity to communicate with 
people that share in the same interests. 

Student Government Association for Scooba are, seated, 
1-r, Stephanie Sharp, Jamal King, Patricia Dendy, Angi Weir; 
second row, Angela Blankenship, Lakeisha Wilson, Candice 
Moore, Dean of Students Mickey Stokes, Alana Boles. 
Heather Weems and Emily Scarbrough. 

SGA officers are Stephanie Sharp - President, Jamal King 
- Vice President, Patricia Dendy - Secretary, Angi Weir - 

(ferry Williams, Andrea Lashley, Joy Fulgham, Jackie Wofford (advi- 
>r), Michelle Malott, Lee Pannell, Chrischenda Wiggins, Jason Hall, 
avid Hairston, Bobby Ward and Jim Huerkamp (advisor). Advisors 
r the Student Government Association are Jim Huerkamp and Dr. 
ckie Wofford. 

flgi Weir and Stephanie Sharp: SGA Patricia Dendy: SGA 

Stephanie Sharp, Angi Weir, Jamal King, Patricia 
Dendy: SGA Officers 

Mickey Stokes, Patricia Dendy, 
Stephanie Sharp, Angi Weir: SGA 

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Even' year the yearbooks .staffs goal is to mold a book that will reflect the 
students' attitudes, trends and people of that year. Publication of a 
college yearbook is a rewarding experience. It takes much dedication, 
hard work and long hours, not to mention cooperation. To enhance their 
knowlege of yearbooks, the yearbook staff attends a yearbook conference 
on the Mississippi Coast where they learn more about yearbooks and also 
compete with other community colleges. At the end of the year the staffs 
hard work is distributed across campus for everyone to enjoy. 

Above, EDITORS: front row: Meg Warren, Jama! King: second row: 
Branch' Ball. Alanna Woolsey; back row: Matt Haskins, Leonard Cotton 

Left, 1999-2000 Lion Staff: Candis Moore. Matt Haskins, Tina 

Borntrager, Leonard Cotton, Jayson Merchant, Derrick Conner. Manna 
Woolsey, Jamal King, Meg Warren, Angel Williams, Branch Ball. 

Above, Photographers: Jayson Merchant, Derrick Conner, 
Angel Williams, and Tina Borntrager. 

Above, Alanna Woolsey studies 
intensely before going to class. 

Above, Meg Warren and Matt Haskins have fun at 
one of the exciting EMCC football games. 

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Top far left, Angel Williams and Brandy Ball are suite- 
mates who always have fun. 

Top left, Jamal King and Matt Haskins pose while 
istening to their favorite CD. 

Above, Leonard Cotton takes time to smile while working 
on the computer. 

Above right, Derrick Conner takes a break after a long day 
of class. 

Left, Jayson Merchant struts his stuff on the way to Stennis 

Center far left above, Ms. Atwood smiles at the camera 
while she feeds sea gulls on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

Center far left below, Candis Moore shows off her 
beautiful smile before going to the yearbook office. 

Center left, Jamal King and LaShaundra McDonald look 
out from the friendship tree on the Mississippi Gulf-Coast 
where the Mississippi Junior /Community College Press 
Association Conference and Awards Banquet was held. 
The 19 c '9 Lion received several honors including awards in 
typography, copy, over all excellence, layout and design, 
theme, and structure. 

Bottom far left, Angel Williams and Leonard Cotton have 
fun while in the yearbook office. 

Bottom center left, Tina Borntrager hangs one of her many 

Bottom left, Derrick Conner waits for class to start. 

Below, the 1998-1999 Lion Staff poses with Herff Jones 
associates after a tour of the yearbook plant in 
Montgomery, Alabama. The staff got to see the yearbook 
being printed as well as get a copy of the cover for a 


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"Ms. Rita," as she is lovingly known, is a true blessing to EMCC. She is a thoughtful, 
sensitive, giving, caring person. The depth of her caring far exceeds the normal role of a 
college President's wife. Her friendship to the faculty and staff often helps soften the hard 
edges of life. With her, forgiveness is instantaneous and disappointments are soon forgotten. 
She possesses something in her character that we all admire and wish to add to our own 

Ms. Rita is an educator in her own right, having taught school herself and taken an early 
retirement to labor along side her husband in promoting EMCC. She finds countless ways to 
make EMCC proud! She opens her home every fall to homecoming guests, each spring for 
the Phi Theta Kappa reception, and at Christmas for "Christmas Cheer," a reception for 
Vocational-Technical students. 

Not only is she a gracious hostess, she is also an excellent cook. Whether it is a dinner for 
the EMCC board, Beauty and Beau judges, legislative banquet, or Christmas dinner for 
maintenance, all are made to feel that they really count. Ms. Rita is also active in her support 
of EMCC athletics and other college activities. Her generous nature and positive influence 
extend beyond the campus boundaries. Her contributions through church and community 
activities benefit many. 

In Ms. Rita's friendship we all find strength. Knowing her truly enlightens our minds, 
enriches our hearts, enhances our lives, day to day, season to season! With love and pride we 
claim Ms. Rita Davis, "Our First Ladv." 


Mrs. Ann Tindal 

"I will cherish the years spent being a part of 
EMCC's drama life. Such fun we've shared with 
special students and casts, Delta Psi Omega Drama 
State Competition trips and being dorm girls again. 
Each set created by the drama department for the 
Beauty and Beau pageant has been breathtaking! 
What can I say, she is my inspirational, 
compassionate, humorous, and unconditional 

- Ms. Irene Nichols 

"Mrs. Tindal is always there when you need her. 
She's someone who will laugh and have fun like a 
friend, but will also correct you when you get off 
track. She's one of the best teachers I've ever had, 
and she has definitely changed my life." 

- Tina Borntrager 


"Mrs. Tindal is one of the most remarkable people 
one could ever meet. Her personality makes you 
feel that you have known her for years. She has 
been a second mother to me by telling me what I 
should and should not do. She brings a smile 
upon my face whenever I see her. I do not know 
what I would do without her. She is my fairy God- 
Mother because she makes my wishes come true." 

-Jamal King, aka John Joyful 


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. Students have many educational opportunities at EMCC in aeademleUech; 
"nical and vocational education. The academic programs prepare students for 
entry into a university, while the 7 vocational and technical programs offer 
Associate of Applied" Science Degrees, real-world experience and the skills 
needed to get the most sought afterjobs. 

Besides learning in the field that best suits them, students will prepare them- 
selves for the working world through usrouSt interactions offered on the 
EMCC campuses. Students learn responsibility, dependability and punctuali- 
tf. Thrice also put in situations where they learn how to interact with others 
in teams and as professional These lessons ensure that,stAidents are pre- 
^^trefffortomorrow and the challenges that-lte ahead. 

EMCC offers unique services; that prepare students for the work force upon 
graduation "These service^ include Tech Prep, Counseling and Career 
Development; .Centef" for Career Advancement, Job Placement, Related 
"Studies and^ork-Based Learning. 

Ev@ry.clay ore world is changing. Emerging technology, exploration into the 
unknown, anji new challenges are occurring eveiy day. EMCC is prepared to 
accommodate the needs of our ever changing society. Students learn in mod- ] 
ern facilities equipped with up-to-date materials. 

Education never stops and as our world changes, students may find 'them-,, 
selves .feturning to college to catch up on the latest technology. EMCC offers 
continuing education for students returning from the work force to attain 
new skills. 

Whether you're just out of high school or returning to college, we hope youi? 
time at EMCC is filled with positive lessons and pleasant memories. 



Denji Boyd, 
Meredith and 
Chris Cross 
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and Trey 
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ten to science 
EMCC offers 
science courses 
to fit all majors 
and interests. 


1 erez Boyd 
and Cassandra 
Thomas are 
working on a 
Biology lab 
assignment in 
Andrea Scott's 

Latonya Miller, 
i Hyneshia Cole" 
..and Patricia -' 

Gjady observe 

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machine. In this 
program, stu-^'** 
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Wardlaw com- 
pare notes on . 
soil sample 
they've taken 
during a field 
trip in Forestry 

Virgil Mcintosh conducts an experiment in Randy Williams' Biology lab. 

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Fine Arts 

Do you enjoy writing? Do you love to 
draw or paint? If vou have a love for 
art. writing, singing or acting, then Fine Arts 
and Humanities inav be for vou. This division 
allows students to express their talent and 
creativity through numerous activities and 
performances during the school Year, on 
campus as well as off, The Pine Grove Festival 
is a fine example. It is one of the many 
performances in which many students with 
various talents are given the chance to 
perform. With the help of great teachers and 
staff, we are guided and encouraged to do our 
very best taking part in what we love the best. 
The instructors on the Scooba campus are 
Bobbie Gibson, band: Brenda Dimichele. choir: 
Terry Cherry and Bill Lauderdale, art: Ann 
Tindal. drama and speech: Betty Killebrew. 
Pam Moore. Martha Taylor and Ken Turner. 
English. The instructors on the Golden 
Triangle campus are Dr. Carolyn Evans. Marilyn 
W'ynn. Barbara Murrah and Elizabeth Stringer. 
English: Cynthia Lightner. art appreciation: 
Emma Rodriguez. Spanish and Mvra Fritzuis 
,\m\ Sandra Grych, speech. 

Top left, Stephanie Morton enjoys her 
favorite class of the dav... Ceramics. 

Above, Carey Upton and Brad 
Montgomery are hard at work in coach 
Moore's English class. 

Right, Carrie and Ashley Shepherd listen 
for the correct pronunciation while in 
French Class. 

Creativity at its best 

Scooba & Golden Triangle 

Did you know? 

• One single pencil can write 45, 000 words, or a line 35 
miles long, 

• "Hang on Sloopy " is the official rock song of the state of 

•Edgar Mian Poe invented the detective story. Before he 
wrote "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery 
of Marie Roget" the genre was totally unknown in English 
or American Literature. 

Above, Mrs. DiMichele is hard at work instructing her choir 

Below, students watch a film on Modern Art during Art 
Appreciation Class. 

Below, Almetris Smith studies hard for his test in Art 

elow, Mr. Lauderdale enjoys spending 
time working with his students in pottery 

Above, Keisha Hunt listens while the Music Theatre Workshop class decides on the new Christmas Musical. 

Center right, Mrs. Humi Eddington 
assists her French students during class. 

Above, students listen to a film in oral 
communication class on the Golden 
Triangle campus. 


An understanding of the world around us 

Have you ever wondered \vh\ the sk\ is 
blue or what the .stars are realh made 
of? If .mi. the EMCC Department of Science 
is for you. Not only can it help you grasp a 
better understanding of life and energy, but 
it can also help vou brush up on your math 
and computer skills. There are extensive 
courses ottered through the science 
department. Want to be a scientist? There is 
biology, anatomy and physiology, 
microbiology, zoology, physical science. 
physics, organic chemistry, and chemistry. 
Are you better with numbers? If so, then try 
algebra, trigonometry, calculus, math for 
teachers, finite math, statistics, and 
developmental math. Maybe you'd rather 
work with computers? You could take 
microcomputer applications, computer 
concepts, and computer programming, II 
you want a class that otters a variety of 
sciences applied in real-world situations, 
take the science and technology course on 
the Golden Triangle campus. No matter 
what your major, the EMCC Department of 
science has something tor you, 

Top left, instructor Randy Williams has an 
informal discussion with his class. 

Above, Jeremy Bell and Ryan Truesdale 
perform experiments under Ms. Sentt's 
watchful eye. 

Right, fim Huerkamp prepares an 
experiment in his Science and Technology 


Scooba & Golden Triangle 

Did you know? 

• If the sun 's energy output was decreased by l/10tb 
percent, the entire Earth would he covered in ice one mile 

• It's quieter during a snowfall because small pockets of air 
trapped in the snow absorb the energy of sound. 

) bur voice gets higher when you inhale helium because 
sound travels faster in helium than in nonnalair, 
creating a higher pitch. 

Above, Toquila Harris takes careful notes. 

Below, Ms. Scott helps Garrett Brock prepare chemicals for 
an experiment. 

Below, | i m Huerkamp holds a classroom discussion 
before conducting an experiment in the Science and 
Technology lab. 

Below, Taniva Williams is watching for 
changes in cells and writing down the 
results during a lab experiment. 

Center right, Christin Smith cleans up 
following a lab on the Scooba campus. 

Above, Debbie Quinn assists a fellow 
classmate with a microscope in Biology 

Above, Tracy Reeve makes observations using one of the Biology lab's many microscopes. Reeve is a student on the 
Golden Triangle campus. 

Social Sciences 

Learning about mankind 

Do vou enjov history? Do you like to 
learn about people, the world, or the 
mind? Social Sciences are necessities for the 
world today. Social Sciences provide 
education for people who are majoring in 
elementary and secondary education, 
.special education, business, accounting, 
.social work, health and physical education. 
social science .science, political science, pre- 
behavioral law. and criminal justice, just to 
name a few. Dr. Conrad DiMichele is 
chairman of the Social Sciences department 
and has worked on the Scooba campus for 
over 32 years, The long list of other 
dedicated instructors at Scooba include: 
Lucy Hull. Lam Salter. Rachel Ezelle, coach 
Bill Baldner, Michelle Staley ami Dale Peay. 
Part lime instructors are left lowers, Marivin 
Wiggins. A. Cagle, D. Litten and Bilh Clay, 
Golden Triangle instructors include 
Thankgod Imo, Earl Stennis.John Cotton. 
Todd Herring. Craig Piper. Julie Lee, James 
Woolmgton, John Smithson, Cheryl Morrow 
and Telmate 

Top left, Tina Hubbard is preparing a good 
stopping place in her notes. 

Above, Trey Campbell is enthralled while 
watching a video in Ms. Ezelle's 
Accounting class. 

Right, Golden Triangle instructor 
Thankgod Imo reviews business student 
Vickie Robertson on material for a test. 

Scooba & Golden Triangle 

Did you know? 

• The most common phobia is a fear of speaking in public 
(41%), followed by a fear of heights (32%), 

Other phobias include vestiophobia, the fear of wearing 
clothes; logizomechanophobia. the fear of computers; and 
anthophobia, the fear of flowers. 

• Only 16% of able-bodied males in the American colonies 
participated in the Reuolutionaiy War. 

Above, Willie Thomas has his book, notebook, pen and mind 
ready to begin class. 

Below, Mr. Salter, psychology instructor, understands the 
importance of indulging in a little humor each day. 

3elow, Heather Smith listens intently to a lecture given 
n a Western Civilization class on the Scooha campus 

Below, LaKeisha Wilson diligently takes 
notes during a lecture in one of the history 
classes offered on the Scooba campus. 

Center right, Golden Triangle instructor 
Kelli Shreeves speaks to her Introduction 
to Sociology class. 

Above, Brooke Deese listens to Ms. Staley 
ecture in US History Class. 

Above, Vincent Nash takes a few minutes to review material before his American National Government Class on the 
Golden Triangle campus. 


Related Studies 

A commitment to service 

How docs EMCC deal with the 
changing face of today's college 
student? What new challenges face students? 
Are there ways to meet these challenges And 
succeed? The Special Populations program is 
an excellent example of EMCC's 
commitment to service and helping students 
achieve their goals. The program acts as a 
support service for students involved in the 
vocational-technical programs who are 
disabled, disadvantaged, single parents. 
displaced homemakers, non-traditional 
students, or those who speak limited 
English. Mrs. Mary M. Smith serves as a 
counselor for the program. She maintains 
the office of vocational student services, 
coordinates counseling sessions and 
provides referrals to helpful resources. Mrs 
Irene Nichols serves as a classroom 
instuctor. She administers placement tests 
and teaches basic skills. The Golden Triangle 
instructors are Brenda Wilson and Gina 
Thompson. The ladies on both campuses 
provide students with the extra attention 
that can make all the difference. 

Top, Brenda Wilson shares a laugh with 
one of her students at the GT campus. 

Above, Miss M. Smith a\h.\ Vis. Irene 
Nichols discuss special populations and 
related studies on the Scooba Campus. 

Right, Ellen Shaw, Tech Prep Coordinator 
at the Golden Triangle campus, conducts 
business on the phone. 

Scooba & Golden Triangle 

Did you know 

•Divorce accounts for 12% of bankruptcy filings, due in 
pari to homemakers being left with few skills and little 
means of support. 

• 1/2 of all marriages in the V. S. end in divorce. 

• // is becoming more and more common to see parents and 
even grandparents as students on college campuses across 
the nation. 

Above, Gina Thompson prepares students at the Golden 
Triangle campus for the T.A.B.E. test. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a 
substitute for blood plasma in an emergency. This was 
discovered by doctors in Fiji during World War 11. 

• The knee is the most easily injured joint of the body. More 
than 6 million people visit an orthopedic surgeon each 

year for a knee problem, and hospital emergency rooms log 
1.4 million visits per year for knee problems. 




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Below, Sarah Rickert examines a human bone model during 
an EMT lab. 



Left, instructor Shelia Criddle explains the 
muscular system to the class. 

Bottom right, the EMT class takes a test on 
the Golden Triangle campus. 

Below, Chain Owens takes notes during a 

If you've ever wanted to be a part of 
a life saving team, then the EMT 
program may be for you. The 
Emergency Medical Technician courses 
are designed to prepare technicians to 
become members of the emergency 
health care team. They include: Basic 
EMT, EMT Refresher and Emergency 
Medical Responder. The Basic EMT 
course prepares the individual to 
respond to medical emergency calls 
and evaluate the nature of the 
emergencies, take prompt action to 
reduce medical hazards, transport to 
receiving stations and serve as a 
technical assistant to the hospital 
emergency room staff. Specific course 
content is based upon National 
Department of Transportation and the 
National Standards Curriculum. 

Molding tomorrow's lifesavers 


Revving up for a new career 

Are you having problems with your car 
engine? If so, check around campus 
for an automotives student. Chances are he 
or she can tell vou what the problem is. The 
automotive program otters students the 
chance to work with new and old equipment 
alike, including a new car engine. Students 
receive hands-on experience during labs, as 
well as learn through lectures and 
demonstrations. The students work under 
instructor Earl Oliver repairing ami 
rebuilding old model cars. The nine month 
automotives program is quickh growing. 
The automotive students work m well- 
equipped, modern labs. Like all students 
enrolled in the vocational, technical or 
academic program that best suits them, they 
have a chance to work with and learn about 
something they really enjoy, Some of the 
things they learn with old model cars is how 
to repair suspension systems, drive train 
components, transmissions, electronic fuel 
injection, heating and cooling systems, and 
over-all engines. 


Top left, Curtis Grace and several others 
observe Mr. Oliver at work. 

Above, Willis Steward (right) and Antrion 
Meredith review the instructions before 
starting to work. 

Right, Chris Cross works on a brake drum. 

Did you know? 

• Most automobile trips in the U.S. are less than five miles. 

The first automobile to cross the U.S. took 52 days to go 
from San Francisco to New York in 1903. 

9 A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Only 
half an ounce is used to start the average car. 

Above, Gabriel Warren, Chris Cross and Willie Stewart look 
on as Mr. Oliver instructs them on how to operate a new- 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

Private autos were forbidden on the island of 
Bermuda until 1948, a reason why so many 
many people still use bicycles there. 

m Cooking and salad oils could lubricate cars, say Penn 
State chemical engineers. Tests found that blended with 
additives developed by Penn State, some vegetable oils 
performed as well as or better than commercial oils. 

Below, Victor Barnett and Jesse Hogan work on an engine in 

Left, Daemon Liegey inspects a tire. 

Bottom right, Trevor Johns, Andrew 
Forstner, Jesses Hogan, instructor Grady 
Graham and [ason Bridges in lab. 

Below, Roosevelt Drungo and Steven 
Pearson work on a truck in lab. 

The Automotive Services Technology 
department offers two programs: (1) a 
nine-month curriculum that leads to a 
vocational certificate in Automotive Mechanics 
and, (2) a two-war curriculum that leads to an 
Associate of Applied Science degree in 
Automotive Technology. The Automotive 
Mechanics and the Automotive Technology 
programs provide the graduate with the basic 
skills and the technical knowledge to properlv 
diagnose and repair late model vehicles, along 
with problem solving techniques, and 
computer diagnostics. More advanced 
automotive classes/laboratories and academic 
course work are taught during the second year 
of study. Students are taught in modern well 
equipped labs that utilize late model vehicles 
tor repair procedures as well as electronic 
diagnostics. Practical experience is given in 
such areas as drive train components, 
suspension systems, automotive transmissions, 
heating and air conditioning systems, 
electronic fuel injection, engine repair and 
engine testing. 


A trade that goes far 

Practical Nursing 

Helping those in need 

Are you dedicated? Do you have a 
positive attitude and a capable, 
skillful, can-do mentality? Are you 
interested in health care? If so, then nursing 
may be for you, The EMCC Practical 
Nursing Program offers classes which refine 
skills and enable the student to develop a 
more positive approach to health care of 
the 21st century. This program is geared to 
help students attain knowledge and apply 
that knowledge in dealing with disease 
processes and disease prevention. The 
program also teaches students the 
appropriate care to be given in medical- 
surgical situations and in managing the care 
of the patient. This course prepares 
students to take the national test that is 
required for all nursing students, This test 
has to be passed in order to begin work in 
the nursing field. Students are also exposed 
to several working environments during 
their clinicals. These clinicals give students 
experience in area hospitals, nursing homes 
and doctor's offices. 

Top left, Monique Reed and Kimberly 
Windham begin sorting through skeleton 

Above, Debbie Poole and Mary Hudson 
begin to construct a skeleton during class. 

Right, Johnnie Miller and Natasha 
McGraw practice taking each other's blood 

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Scooba Campus 

Did you know? 

• The first stethoscope invented was made of paper. 

• Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is considered to be the godfather 
of the modem vaccine era. He created nearly three dozen 
vaccines, including those for mumps, measles, rubella, 
chicken pox, bacterial meningitis, flu and hepatitis B. 

• In the 1600s, thermometers were filled with brandy 
instead of mercury. 

Above, Tiffany Price looks up from the hospital chart long 
enough to grin for the camera. 

Golden Triangle Campu 


Did you know? 

•In one year the average human heart circulates 770,000 to 
1.6 million gallons of blood through the body, enough fluid 
to fill 200 tank cars, each with a capacity of 8,000 gallons. 

The hydrochloric acid of the human digestive process is 
strong enough to eat through a cotton handkerchief or the 
iron of an automobile body but it doesn 7 endanger the 
stomach walls. 

I ell, the nursing students attentively listen 
while then' professor discusses the lesson. 

Bottom right, Lance Szakel, Danah Harris, 
and Natonya Jones practice and discuss 
good childcare. 


i Below, Amy Smith practices wrapping 
techniques on Ann Deaton. 

Below, Sherry Butler lets Doug Bush take a blood sampl 
from her finger. 


his one-year program is a course of 
study designed to prepare qualified 
men and women to become Practical 
Nurses, Upon successfully completing the 
program, the graduate is eligible to take 
the National Council Licensure 
Examination for Practical Nurses. The 
student will gam classroom and laboratory 
instruction in such areas as: vocational 
adjustments, basic nursing skills, nutrition, 
anatomy, human growth and development, 
pharmacology, maternal/child nursing, 
emotional and mental illness and medical- 
surgical nursing. Clinical experiences are 
provided by the affiliating hospitals and 
other health care agencies. This program 
begins each year in August. Employment 
opportunities are available in hospitals. 
nursing homes, and doctors' offices. Upon 
completion of the first semester of 
training, students are eligible to take the 
Certified Nurse Aide examination and 
become employed as a geriatric nurse 

Practical Nursing 

Integrity and service 

Business Computers 

Learning for the 21st Century 

Would you like working with the 
latest technology in the business 
world? Do you have good communication 
skills? Do you love working with 
computers? If so, then we have the program 
for you! Business Technology is made up of 
two programs. Microcomputer Technology 
and Office Systems Technology, both of 
which offer an Associate of Applied Science 
degree. Students can also complete the first 
year of Office Systems Technology and 
receive an Office Assistant Certificate. 
Students who receive this high-tech 
education can work in the business, 
industry or government fields. Students 
enrolled in this program learn the office 
skills needed to meet the demands of the 
twenty-first century. Students best suited 
for this career are those who enjoy 
interacting with others and are willing to 
adapt to new technology as it comes 
available. This dynamic field will constantly 
change, so students need to have a life-long 
commitment to learning. 

Top left, LaToya Rush practices her typing 
skills in Mrs. Landrum's class. 

Above, Cassandra Card works on an 
assignment in class. 

Right, LeKeva Calhoun concentrates on 
her work in Mrs. Cherry's class. 

Scooba Campus 

Did you know? 

• The invention of typing correction fluid is credited to Bette 
Nesmith, the mother of former Monkee Mike Nesmith. She 
would use a small brush and a bottle of white paint to 
correct her typos at work. An office supply company soon 
approached her to market her invention, and in 1979 she 
renamed the product Liquid Paper and sold the rights to 
the Gillette Company for $47.5 million. 

Above, Sarah Creer proofs her day's assignment in Mrs. 
Calloway's class. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

•Some Chinese typewriters have 5, 700 characters. The 
keyboard is almost three feet wide on some models, and the 
fastest one can type on these machines is eleven words per 

•Internet access in the country of Burma is restricted by 
anti-modem laws. Illegal possession of a modem can lead 
to a prison term. Public typists work at typewriters and 
charge about 14 cents per page. On a good day, a typist 
earns about $350. 

elow, Shirley Broussard is testing in Microcomputer 
pplications class. 

Left, Dorothy Hagan checks her Database 
Management textbook. 

Bottom right, Johnnie Humphries gives 
Brenda Rogers a hand in Database 
Management class. 

Below, Computerized Accounting students 
in lab. 

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The Business Technology Department 
prepares graduates for employment 
in business, industry and government 
organizations that use microcomputers to 
process and manage information. There 
are two two-year Associate of Applied 
Science Degrees offered: Office Systems 
Technology and Microcomputer 
Technology. Successful completion of the 
first year of the Office Systems Technology 
program entitles students to an Office 
Assistant Vocational Certificate. Office 
Systems Technology offers a broad 
overview of the entire office function and 
the integration of systems, people and 
technology. Its primary concentration is 
office skills. Microcomputer Technology 
includes software configuration, 
troubleshooting, network administration 
and system operation. The course is 
designed for the individual who wants to 
manage the microcomputer operations in 
an office. 

Business Computers 

Tomorrow's technology 


Funeral Services 

An ongoing tradition of excellence 

Are you a caring individual? Do you enjoy 
serving others? Are you interested in 
employment opportunities nationwide? The 
Department of Funeral Services Technology 
prepares men and women to be effective 
workers in the funeral home and other 
funeral service fields. The department has 
added many items to enhance the facility, 
including a new clinical lab containing some 
of the most contemporary equipment 
available in instructing students in the 
embalming process. There is also a new 
student lounge/arrangement office, a lab 
equipped with new computers, and a new 
devotional chapel/display room has been 
constructed containing various types of 
caskets which will also be used as a chapel for 
muck funerals. A new restorative art lab has 
been added that provides an adequate 
atmosphere for students to put into practice 
those things learned in Restorative Art/Color 
and Cosmetics. This year the Funeral Services 
program is celebrating its 25th year of service, 
capping off the celebration with an alumni 
reunion at Homecoming. 

Scooba Campus 

Top left, Bill sullivan shows fe 
classmates the instruments used for 

Above, the funeral services students get 
acquainted with the tools required for their 

Right, James Ash, Amanda Little and Tim 
Jones check one last time to be sure they 
have everything in order for their 

Did you know? 

• At funerals in ancient China, when the lid of the coffin 
was closed, mourners took a few steps backward lest their 
shadows get caught in the box. 

•In Milan, Italy, there is a law on the books that requires a 
smile on the face of all citizens at all times. Exemptions 
include time spent visiting patients in hospitals or 
attending funerals. Otherwise, the fine is $100 if they are 
seen in public without a smile on their faces. 

Above, Edward Ruffin explains the differences in caskets to 
his classmates during a tour of the casket selection room. 


Scooba Campus 

Did you know? 

• It 's estimated that millions of trees in the world are 
accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then 
forget were they hid them. 

Oak trees don Y have acorns until they are 50 years or 

•Christmas trees are edible. Many pans of pine, spruce, and 
firs can be eaten. The needles are a good source of 
Vitamin C. 

Below, Jeremy Taylor takes a moment away from work for a 

Left, Trey Newell, Judson Lambert and 
Keith Odom are taking soil samples to test 
in a lab assignment. 

Bottom right, Kevin Parker and Trey 
Newell compare their field assignments 
for accuracy. 

Below, Casey Asthmus, Blake Watson and 
Judson Lambert are taking notes during a 
lecture in the Forestry classroom. 

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o you enjoy working outdoors? Are 
you interested in America's forests? 
Interested in conservation? The Forestry 
Technology Program continuously grows 
and changes, progressing toward a better 
outlook for the future. New facilities have 
taken shape recently at EMCC including a 
computer lab. equipment room, and an 
open area for indoor lab exercises, The 
Forestry Program is a very field-based 
program. Students spend many lab hours 
collecting, researching, and classifying data 
from different forests. Students gain hands- 
on experience in a variety of learning 
experiences related to soils, land and forest 
measurements, growth processes of timber 
stands, tree identification, and many other 
useful skills pertaining to forestry, Students 
in the forestry program at EMCC are taught 
the information in a small classroom setting 
that will place them at the forefront of the 
job market. Mr. Andrew Couch and Mr. Brian 
Mitchell are the instructors of forestry. 

Future nature conservationists 

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Working for a clear tomorrow 

Do you like to work with people? Would 
you like a job with good earning 
potential? Are you interested in working with 
your hands? If so, you may want to check out 
the ophthalmics program. Students receive 
hands on experience in making lenses, 
dispensing glasses and selling frames. 
Students receive instruction from Mr. Eddie 
Sciple on how to adjust and repair 
eyeglasses. They also get real-world 
experience through a ten-week internship 
with an optical lab or optical dispensary. 
Graduates of the program can work for an 
optical lab. an eve doctor, independent 
optician or as a salesman for a frame or lens 
company, This program has top of the line 
equipment for students to receive the 
training they need. The EMCC ophthalmics 
department has several rooms. One room 
resembles the front of an optician's store, 
complete with walls of eyeglass frames and 
stations where students learn to help 
customers find the best fitting frames. 

Top left, Mr. Eddie Sciple assists Brad 
Robertson in using opthalmics equipment. 

Above left, Kim Sobley and Leanne 
Alexander surf the net while working on a 
class assignment. 

Right, Robert Jackson prepares the lab 
equipment for that day's lab. 

Scooba Campus 

Did you know? 

• The daughters of a mother who is colorblind and a father 
who has normal vision will have normal vision. The sons 
will be color blind, however. 

It takes human eyes an hour to adapt completely to seeing 
in the dark. Once adapted, however, the eyes are about 
100,000 times more sensitive to light than they are in bright 

Above, Patricia Grady (front) and Latonya Miller study the 
readouts on a lens-making machine. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• A study of American coins and currency revealed the 
presence of bacteria, including staptylococcus, E. coli, 
and rubella, on 18% of the coins and 7% of the bills. 

mln Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to 
pay with pennies. 

• Kettle drums were once used as currency in the US. 

Photo below, Jimmy Hargrove during lecture. 

Below, Michelle Edinburgh takes notes. 

Bottom right, Janet Gullett lectures the 

Left, Tawanda White prepares for a test. 

Are you interested in the field of 
financial services? Banking and Finance 
Technology is a two-year course of study 
designed to help banking and finance 
students and employees take advantage of 
the varied career opportunities available to 
them in the progressive field of financial 
services. The program is designed to 
provide an introduction and overview of the 
financial services industry, and the 
opportunities for the student or employee to 
develop basic financial knowledge and 
abilities, along with the required 
competencies and social skills necessary for 
employment/advancement in the field of 
finance. Courses in finance, computers, and 
academics are included. The Golden 
Triangle area hosts several of Mississippi's 
top ten banks, according to Money 
magazine. Employment trends in bank 
management, computerized bank 
operations, loan processing, financial 
counseling, and financial management are 
opportunities in the banking field. 

3 A degree you can bank on 

Do vou like working with computers? It so 
this program is for vou. Computer 
Programming Technology offers two programs: 
a nine month curriculum that leads to a 
Vocational Certificate in Computer Operations 
and a two-year curriculum that leads to an 
Associate of Applied Science degree in 
Computer Programming Technology. The 
Computer Operations program is a two- 
semester curriculum which prepares the 
student with training in basic technical 
microcomputers ami mid-range computers. 
Emphasis is placed on mid-range computers 
and programming, with an introduction to word 
processing, spreadsheets, and database 
applications. The two-year program offers the 
opportunity of entry-level positions in computer 
programming, network management, and 
systems analysis as well as in computer 
operations. Completion of the two-year 
curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied 
Science degree in Computer Programming 
Technology. This program offers the 
opportunity of entry-level positions in computer 
programming, network management, systems 
analysis and computer operations. 

Top left, Sandra Coleman helps her 
student, Michelle Malott. 

Above left, Fran Towsel lends a hand to 
Wendy Blunt. 

Right, Chris Clinton, Eva Dickerson and 
Jasmine Houser share their thoughts. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• Computers and hard drives aren 't as fragile as they were 
a few years ago, but you're asking for trouble if you move 
your PC around while it is running While your computer 
is running, its hard disk is very vulnerable. A tiny magnet 
literally floats less than a hair's breadth above a platter 
where data is stored. A minor bump can send the magnet 
skittering into the disk's surface. The damage can't be 
repaired. Not only will you need a new hard disk, but 
you '11 likely lose the information the disk held. 

Photo above, Wendy Blunt during lab. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• The hair of adults can stretch 25 percent of its length 
without breaking. If it has less elastic, it is not healthy. 

• Hair grows slowest at night. It speeds up in the morning, 
slows in the afternoon, and grows faster again in the 
evening. Hair grows faster in summer than in winter. 

• If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would 
grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime. 

Photo below, Chiquita Roberson, Tina Crews and Laura 
Massev do their homework. 

Below, instructor Debbie Coker leads class 
as Melvin Banks, Pam Edwards and Buffi 
Mann listen. 

Bottom right, just a normal day. 

Left, Sayward Muirhead practices hair 

Do you want to know the difference 
between crimping and curling? Do 
you want to help someone make 
themselves feel better by gving them a 
new image? If so, EMCC offers the 
program that is calling your name! The 
Cosmetology department at GT campus 
gives the individuals that want to be 
involved in this interesting line of work 
the experiences needed in acquiring a 
license. The students receive a vocational 
certificate and quality to take the state 
board examinations that would allow 
them to work as Cosmetologists, 
Estheticians or Nail/Color Technicians. 
They receive 230 hours of theory and 
1,270 hours of supervised skills training 
and clinical work over the ten month 
program of study. The ratio of lab hours 
to lecture is 3 to 1. Students that receive 
license get to work in this rewarding and 
exciting field. 


Creating many new looks 

Drafting & Design 

Creating a new world 

Are you interested in mapping and 
surveying? Would you like to be an 
architect later in life? If so, then Drafting 
and Design is the ideal program for you 
to study. Drafting and Design 
Technology's curriculum prepares 
students for employment in the field of 
technical graphical representation. 
Drafters may seek employment in steel 
production, architecture, civil service, 
general drafting and engineering. The 
classroom training provides a sound 
foundation in the basics of drafting 
practice and is closely related to actual 
industry standards. The subjects taught 
include architectural drafting, machine 
drafting, surveying, mapping and 
topography and computer-aided 
drafting. To meet industrial demands, 
computer aided drafting is included in 
the program. 

Top left, Jeff Lofton and Austin Reed takin 
notes in class. 

Above left, Jon McCravv using the plumb 
on his transit. 

Right, Jason Hall setting up his transit. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• In the original architectural design, the French 
Cathedral ofChartes had six spires (It was built with two 

• Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the 
architects, masons, and designers that have come down 
to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and 
there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators 


Photo above, Josh Pounders sets his transit and Casey Powell I 


Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• The core of an upward lightning stroke is only a few 
inches across but can carry a current of 100,000 
amperes, enough to run nearly 8,000 electric toasters at 
the same time. 

• To produce as much electricity as a nuclear power 
station, a wind farm would need to occupy an area of 
around 140 square miles. 

Photo below, Georgia St. Lawrent trains in residential wiring. 

Below, Todd Gibson testing. 

Bottom right, Electrical class. 

Left, Albert Lee and Tawonn Troop take 
turns on the trainer. 

Have you ever wondered how a light 
bulb works? Do you want to find out 
how electrical sockets work? The Electrical 
Technology Department offers both a one-year 
Vocational Certificate Option and a two-year 
Associate of Applied Science Degree Option. 
The one-year program is two semesters in 
length and prepares graduates to become 
employed in residential, commercial, and 
industrial electricity settings. Graduates of the 
program will possess the knowledge and skills 
necessary to plan, install, maintain, and 
troubleshoot various electrical systems. 
Students will study such topics as blueprint 
reading, residential/commercial/industrial 
wiring, job cost estimation, motor maintenance 
and trouble shooting, and programmable logic 
controllers. The two-year program provides 
students with more in depth training in all 
aspects of the electrical field. Additional 
instruction is provided in the areas of 
instrumentation, solid-state motor control, and 
digital electronics. In both the one-year and 
two-year programs, heavy emphasis is placed 
on "Learning by Doing." 

Electrical Technology 

Wiring the world 


Learning new technologies 

Do you like working with your hands? 
Do you want to take part in the 
t-haping of our latest technology? If so, 
EMCC Electrical Technology program can 
open up this world of opportunity for you. 
With technology changing every day the 
demand for trained individuals is sky- 
rocketing. The Electrical Technology 
program provides an opportunity to obtain a 
broad electronics base and is designer! to 
prepare the student for employment in this 
ever changing environment. The program 
offers a coverage of electronic studies in 
analog electronics, digital electronics, and 
communications, just to name a few. 
Students learn with the latest technology in 
this field of Study, The course is taught in a 
lab setting. These lab exercises are used in 
such a way that students are provided with 
practical experiences to use later in their 


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Top left, Brian Bobbitt makes power 
supply adjustment. 

Above left, Thomas Files and T. J. Hamiter 
prepare for class. 

Right, Jeffrey Emerson tunes a transmitter. 

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Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• When lightbulbs were first made, most lightbulbs were 
hand blown, and the cost of each one was equivalent to 
half a day's pay for the average US worker. 

One 75 watts bulb gives more light than three 25-watt 

9 The electric chair was invented by a dentist. 

Photo above, David Harrison tunes for proper frequency 
with instructor, Bob Lovelace. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• The most ordered food in restaurants is shrimp. 

In Japan, squid is the most popular topping for Dominos 

Chocolate contains the same chemical that your brain 

produces when you fall in love. 
Potato Chips are the number one selling snack in the US. 

Photo below, Janet Prewitt and David Hoskins are trying out 
their baking skills. 

Below, Valeria Scott and Patsy 
Bennett in class. 

Bottom right, Yoyanda Chapman and 
Shawn Williams debate. 

heft, Chad Strickland, Hank 
McElhenney and Forrest Eaves are 
busy in the kitchen. 

A iv von interested in the restaurant or 
hotel business? The Hotel and 
Restaurant Management Technology 
program is designed to provide specialized 
occupational instruction in all phases of 
hotel and restaurant management. The 
program prepares students tor careers as 
managers/supervisors in the hospitality and 
tourism industry. Completion of the two- 
year program leads to an Associate of 
Applied Science degree. This program 
targets the needs of entering students who 
want to develop skills required for entry jobs 
at the mid-management level in the 
hospitality industry and individuals already 
employed in the industry who need 
additional competence for possible 
advancement. Courses cover phases of food 
safety, sanitation, selection, production and 
handling, as well as, aspects of the common 
practices and management principles of the 
hospitality, industry. Texts include 
computer applications and use of the 

Hotel & Restaurant 

Southern Hospitality 


Controlling the process 

Do you take pride in your work? Do 
you like ensuring quality in your work? 
Instruments used to measure and control 
specific processes are essential in producing 
quality products in industries today. The 
technology required to use these 
instruments is called instrumentation. This 
program prepares the graduate to work with 
professionals in many different fields that 
require accurate measurements for analysis 
and for process control maintenance. Jobs 
include instrumentation technician, 
electronic technician, environmental 
technician and electrical transmission 
technician to name a few. The 
Instrumentation Technology course 
objective is to train the student for an entry 
level position in instrumentation. Classroom 
study and hands-on lab study are used for 
teaching basic electronics, hydraulics, and 
pneumatics. This knowledge is then put to 
use in classes for calibration and process 
control training. Technology continues to 
race forward into these new areas. 

Top left, Jeffrey Emerson and Wade 
Worrells read their lesson. 

Above left, Emmett Farrar leads class. 

Right, Johnny Craddietch and John 
Whitfield are connecting computers. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• The word robot was coined by Karel Capek, but made up 
by his brother, Josef Capek. When Karel was writing his 
play, R. U.R., he couldn't find a name for these artificial 
creatures. Originally, he proposed the word "labors". Josef 
proposed "robots", coming from a word "robota", which 
means, work in Czech and other Slavic languages, 
including Russian, 

Photo above, Steven Jamison measures sound waves. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• The wages paid by Ford were much higher than those 
paid by other automobile companies. In 1914, Ford paid 
workers who were age 22 or older $5 per day — that was 
twice the average wage offered by other car factories. 

# England's first great industry was wool. Its export was the 
nation's largest source of income in the Middle Ages. 

Below, Dale Podolece turns a flange in a 

Bottom right, Derrick Porter is indicating a 

Photo helow, Dexter Walker turns to a new dimension. 

Are you quick with your hands? The 
machinist course is a one or two-year 
vocational program. The first year of the course 
consists of hands-on operation of machine 
shop equipment and classroom theory 
covering such areas as safety, blueprint 
reading, lathe and milling machine operation, 
and shop math. In the second year of study the 
student learns the theory and operation of 
basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 
equipment, metallurgy, and production 
methods along with the development of more 
advanced hands-on skills. In the two-year 
program the students will perform bench 
work, develop hand tool skills, and learn 
applied applications of blueprint reading and 
shop math. Students will also learn the 
operation of the lathe, the vertical and 
horizontal milling machines, the drill presses, 
band saws, and cutoff saws. Emphasis will also 
be placed on programming and operating the 
Computer Numerical Control lathe and the 
Computer Numerical Control milling machine, 
as well as the heat treatment of metals, 
metallurgy and precision grinding. 

Machine Tool 

A matter of precision 

Marketing Management 

Creating a world of opportunity 

Can you sell a product? Do you enjoy 
meeting new people? Doing 
research? Primary objectives of any firm, 
agency or business are to market its 
products or services profitably. Marketing 
Management Technology prepares the 
graduate for careers in marketing 
research, sales, advertising, management, 
public relations, merchandising, and 
buving. Marketing research helps to 
determine the demand for products and 
services. This is vital to the success of a 
company, A manager must oversee all of 
these activities and support services in 
order to maintain efficiency and 
profitabilitv of the business. The abilities 
to plan merchandise assortment and 
properly display the goods are essential 
skills for a manager. Students will develop 
these skills, plan sales forecasts, prepare 
budgets, and effectively utilize various 
types of advertising media. 

Top left, Melanie Sanders lectures. 

Above left, Jesse Broadbeat and Beth 
Scamardo seek help after class. 

Right, Erin Petty speaks before the class. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• As an advertising gimmick, Carl Mayer, nephew of lunch 
meat mogul Oscar Meyer, invented the company's 
"Wienermobile". On July 18, 1936, the first Oscar Mayer 
"Wienermohile" rolled out of General Body Company's 
factor)' in Chicago. The Wienermobile still tours the U.S. 

Photo above, Minnie Harris speaks with instructor Melanie 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to 
be born with a crooked nose. 

oPiggly Wiggly was the world's first self-service grocery store. 
It was a Memphis enterprise started by Clarence Sanders 
in 1916. It was the first grocery store with price marked 
items, checkout stands, and refrigerated produce cases. 
Credit Sanders for leading the way to thegivceiy stores we 
know today. 

Photo below, Gloria Houston during a test. 

Below, classes are evening only. 
Bottom right, Gale Quinton takes notes. 

Left, Ben Murphy is the program's 


Are you a leader rather than a follower? 
Supervision and Management 
Technology is a two-year curriculum 
offered in the evenings. This program 
leads to an Associate of Applied Science 
Degree. The 66 credit hours required are 
designed for adults who wish to become 
qualified or more qualified for 
management and supervisory positions in 
business, industry or government. A new 
class begins every eight weeks. Courses of 
study include Counseling the Troubled 
Employee, Management, Supervision, 
Production and Inventory Control, 
Personnel, Decision Making, Labor 
Relations, Quality Control, Labor Law, Job 
Analysis, Safety and Accident Prevention, 
Communications, Computer Concepts, 
Accounting I and Algebra. Electives 
include Accounting II, Professional 
Development and Business 


Supervision & Management 

Learning to be a better manager 


Truck Driving 

On the road.. .again 

Do you love to drive? Would you like a 
job that will let you see America? 
Commercial Truck Driving Program is an 
eight week program which prepares the 
graduate to enter the commercial truck 
driving industry as an over-the-road driver. 
This program is a combination of 
classroom, lab, and actual road driving for 
students. The course covers such areas as: 
safety, DOT rules and regulations, proper 
shifting techniques, pre-trip inspections, 
map reading, log books, handling of 
paperwork, cargo handling, two-lane 
driving, four-lane driving, night driving and 
metro driving. Students will be trained 
driving conventional and cabover tractors 
pulling loaded and empty vans and flatbed 
trailers. This program places great emphasis 
on preparing students for today's truck 
driving industry. Today, truck drivers must 
be prepared and well-trained to meet the 
increased demands of the modern and 
competitive transportation industry. 

hp fift/i/I Golden Triangle Campus 

new, ms 

Top left, Daniel Davis checks for low air 

Above left, Sandra Hamon, Bob Weining, 
Daniel Davis, and Ricky Garner check the 

Right, instructor Bob Weining gives 

Did you know? 

• The driver's test was invented in France. In 1893, drivers 
of all self propelled vehicles bad to undergo an exam that 
included driving ability. 

•New York was the first state to require the licensing of 
motor vehicles. Tloe law was adopted in 1901. 

Photo above, Ricky Garner drives one of EMCC's trucks. 

Golden Triangle Campus 

Did you know? 

• Shiny metal objects such as tin or copper turn into black 
powder when ground fine. The only exception to this is 

• The first screw-cutting was in 1809. 

The Empire State Building was built with 60,000 tons of 
steel and 3 million square feet of wire mesh. 

Photo below, Eric Hall is laying out a piece 

Below, Deloristine Conner and Onzie 
Glenn are laying out a piece. 

Bottom right, James Morton and Duke 
Barnett are cutting. 

Left, Carbin Tilley is grinding. 


oulcl you like to learn how to weld? 

If so, you can prepare for your 
future at GT. The Welding and Fabricating 
program prepares graduates to enter the job 
market in many different areas. Welding is 
utilized in manufacturing, structural 
construction, pipeline construction, custom 
job shops, and as an integral part of many 
businesses. In this program the student will 
learn safety in all aspects of welding and 
fabrication. They will be taught the correct 
methods of welding, arc welding, mig 
welding, tig welding, brazing and use of the 
acetylene cutting torch. Components of 
fabrication utilizing the shear and brake will 
be a part of the curriculum. Emphasis will be 
placed on safety in the work place, 
relationships with others on the job, and the 
importance of regular and timely attendance 
on the job. The need for welders is stable 
with a slight increase in the past year. The 
upswing in manufacturing has resulted in 
renewed employment of welders. The 
increase is expected to remain stable. 

Putting it all together 


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Uhapter 5 



People from many places and of many backgrounds can be found at 
East Mississippi Community College. The diverse student body enjoy a 
variety of styles and tastes. EMCC is a place for people to begin 
preparations for a career, whether they've just completed high school, 
have returned from the workforce or are attending part time to 
supplement their skills. 

Everyone at EMCC has different reasons for being here and different 
ways of getting here. No matter the reason or way, everyone is here for 
two reasons, education and experience. Education is a valuable 
resource, and the opportunity that is put before us by the staff and 
administration - the opportunity to learn - should be appreciated. In 
college, students not only receive an education in studies, but also in 
life's experiences. Those who miss out on college miss out on valuable 
life experience obtained mainly from the people we meet. Through 
contact with these diverse people, we learn tolerance, understanding, 
patience, kindness, trust, and that we are all really very much alike. 

When we make that walk to receive our diplomas, those who truly 
learned at EMCC will leave with knowledge and responsibility for a 
career, understanding and compassion for leadership, and love and 
respect for life. 

D randy 
Roberts and 

emphasize the 
"friends are 

rleather Smith, 
Kristin Salter, 
Heather Smith 
and Valerie 
Kemp pose for 
a picture at the 
EMCC Home- 
coming Dance. 

Ricky Rowery studies outdoors before his class begins. 

Victor Malone, 
Maxwell and 
Alvin Deans 
rest on the 
steps of the 

Bobby Baptise 
hams it up for 
the camera and 
shows off his 
great person- 
ality during a 
pep rally held 
one evening on 
the Scooba 

1 awanda 
Fortson relaxes 
near the Science 
Building on the 
Scooba campus. 
Students enjoy 
this popular 
spot because of 
its pine trees 
and picnic 

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The EMCC Board of Trustees 

The EMCC Board of Trustees are, standing, Gary Chism, Larry Bell, Dennis Morgan, Ed Mosley, Ann Marie Lamb, Bobby Caldwell, Billie Dickson, Tommy Wallace; 
seated, Theresa Hughes, Linda Jackson, John Persons, Susan Moates, R.S. Wofford. 

Dr. Ann Marie Lamb and 
Mrs. Susan Moates review 
the agenda for the 
evening during one of 
the monthly Board 
meetings held alternately 
on the Scooba and 
Golden Triangle 


Mr. Billie Dickson, Mr. 
John Persons and Mr. 
Larry Bell examine 
information while 
listening to Mr. Gary 
Chism speak. 


Gary Chism, Lowndes County, Board Chairman 

Mr. Larry Bell 

Oktibbeha County 

Mr. Bobby Caldwell 
Lowndes County 

Mr. Billie Dickson 

Noxubee County 

Mrs. Theresa Hughes 

Noxubee County 

Mrs. Linda Jackson 
Kemper County 

Dr. Ann Marie Lamb 
Clay County 

Mrs. Susan Moates 
Clay County 

Mr. Dennis Morgan 
Lauderdale County 

Mr. Ed Mosley 
Lauderdale County 

Mr. John Persons 

Kemper County 

Mr. Tommy Wallace 
Board Attorney 
Lowndes County 

Mr. R. S. Wofford 
Oktibbeha County 


District Administration 

Dr. Tommy Davis 

Dr. Ed Davis 

Chief Administrative Officer, Scooba Campus 

Dr. Rick Young 

Chief Executive Officer, Golden Triangle 

Andra Brown 

District ABE Director 

Sterling Doolittle 

Physical Plant Director 

Shelton Gandy 

Assistant Dean of Students 

Debby Gard 

Assistant Business Manager 

Tom Goode 

Athletic Director 

Bobby Jones 

GT Physical Plant Director 

Garry Jones 

Financial Aid Director 

Jacqueline Newton 

CAFB Director 

Dr. Deborah Pullen 

GT Assistant Vocational Director & 

Will Shelton 

Scooba Assistant Vocational Director 

Dr. Lavinia Sparkman 

GT Assistant District Academic Dean 

Mickey Stokes 

Scooba Dean of Students 

George Stockman 

Business Manager 

Dr. Joyce Walker 

Computer Science Instructor/ 
Director of Institutional Research 

Ed Wamble 

GT Career Center Leader 

Dr. Virgil Warren 

Academic Dean 





Faculty and Staff 

tfi /\na 

\H a ^ 4 -i^ ^JM Forestry Instructor 

Ahmad Al-Mahmoud 
GT Matfi Instructor 

Kelly Atwood 

District Director of Public Information 

Mae Brewer 

GT Related Studies 

Doreen Bryan 
Secretary to the President 

Wayne Bryant 
GT Security Guard 

Joanne Buchanan 

Clerical/ Switchboard Operator 

Patricia Calloway 

Admin. Support Services Instructor 

Terry Cherry 

Art Instructor 

Wynelia Cherry 

Admin. Support Services Instructor 

Debbie Coker 

GT Cosmetology Instructor 

Ricky Collier 

GT Welding & Fabrication Instructor 

Andrew Couch 

William Cummins 

GT Machine Shop Instructor 

Jerry Davis 

GT Sociology Instructor 

Brenda DiMichele 

Music Instructor 

Dr. Conrad DiMichele 
Social Sciences Instructor 

Marilyn Doolittle 

GT Administration Support Service Instructor 

Rachel Ezelle 

Business Instructor 

Emmett Farrar 

GT Industrial Technology Instructor 

Linda Farrar 

GT Hotel & Restaurant Instructor 

Ida Foote 

GT Security Guard 

Zelma Fulgham 

GT Administration Support Service Instructor 

Linda Gates 

GT Work Based Learning Coordinator 

Larry Gibson 

Math Instructor 

Emma Giles 

Financial Aid Clerk 

Grady Graham 

GT Automotive Service Technology Instructor 

Gypsy Gray 

inancial Aid Clerk 


Sandra Grych 

GT Speech Instructor 

Janet Gullett 

GT Banking and Finance Instructor 

Ruth Handy 

Bobbie Hines 

GT Drafting and Design Technology 

Catalina Huerkamp 

SC Spanish Instructor 

Jim Huerkamp 

GT Science & Technology Instructor 

Lucy Hull 
Social Science Instructor 

Melanie Hutcherson 

Registrar/ Student Services 

Janice Irby 

Library Assistant 

Thankgod Imo 

GT Accounting Instructor 

Betty Killebrew 

English Instructor 

Betty Landrum 

Practical Nursing Instructor 

William Lauderdale 

Art Instructor 

Ola Little-Harley 

Bookstore Clerk 

Bob Lovelace 

GT Electronics Instructor 

Diane Lowrimore 

GT Computer Technology Instructor 

Ernest Lowrimore 

GT Drafting & Design Instructor 

Danielle McDade 

Clerical Support Administration 

Elaine McKay 

Accounts Receivable Clerk 

Donny McKee 

GT Telecommunications Technology 

Judy Miller 

GT Related Studies Instructor 

Brian Mitchell 

Forestry Instructor 

Louis Nabors 

GT Truck Driving Instructor 

Rick Noffsinger 

GT Public Information/Recruiting 

Earl Oliver 

Auto Mechanics Instructor 

Ryan Oliver 

District Information Technology Director 

Karen Parsons 

GT Practical Nursing Instructor 

Cindy Patrick 

Practical Nursing Instructor 

Cheryl Purcell 

GT Librarian 

Rosemary Rice 

GT Library Assistant 

Emma Rodriguez 

GT Spanisli Instructor 

Pam Rushing 

Financial Aid Clerk 

Marion Sams 

ABE Instructor 

Melanie Sanders 

GT Marketing Instructor 

Renee Sanders 

CAFB Clerical 

Eddie Sciple 

Ophthalmic Instructor 

Hari Sharma 
GT Matli Instructor 

Kelli Shreves 

GT Sociology Instructor 

Dudley Shurlds 
CAFB History Instructor 

James Skipper 

Science Instructor 

Mary Margaret Smith 

Special Populations 

Roger Smith 


Tantie Spencer 

CAFB Clerical 

Janice Spears 
GT AP /Purchasing Clerk 

Michelle Staley 

History Instructor 

Susan Stokes 
GT English Instructor 

Martha Taylor 

Reading Instructor 

Denise Tennison 

GT District Practical Nursing Supervisor 

Gina Thompson 

GT Related Studies 

Bobby Thrash 

Dist. Learning Coord. /Comp. Science Instr. 

Ann Tindal 

Communications/Drama Instructor 

Kenneth Turner 

English Instructor 

Mike Tvarkunas 

Asst. Director of Information Tech. 

Andrew Walters 
GT Math Instructor 

Ramona Walters 

GT Office Clerk/ Student Services Secretary 

Bob Weining 

GT Truck Driving Instructor 

Kary Williams 
Math Instructor 

Randy Williams 

Biology Instructor 

Brenda Wilson 

GT Special Populations 

Sandra Wimberly 

GT Library Assistant 

Marilyn Wynn 

GT English Instructor 

Who's Who 

Tina Borntrager 

Major: Art Therapy * Home town: Macon 

Parents: Floyd and Lois Borntrager 

Vice President of Services for Phi Theta 

Kappa • SCF • Set Designer • Phi Theta 

Kappa Scholarship • Developing 

Photographer Award • Distinguished 

Artist Award 'National Dean's List 

Garrett P. Brock 

Major: Liberal Arts 

Home town: Montpelier 

Parents: Gary and Roxie Brock 

Phi Theta Kappa • Who's Who ' 

US History Award 

Jeffrey Burch 

Major: Liberal Aits 

Home town: Porterville 

Parents: Jimmy and Candance Burch 

Phi Theta Kappa • The National Dean's 

List • Who's Who 

Butch Copeland 

Major: Forestry 

Home town: Philadelphia 

Parents: Lynn and Kay Copeland 

Forestry Club • Science Club 

Outstanding Forestry Award 

Phi Theta Kappa 

Benjamin Stewart 

Major: Business 

Home town: Meridian 

Parents: Charles and Kay Stewart 

Phi Theta Kappa • President's List 

Soi i er 

Laura Persons Thomas 

Major: Accounting 

Home town: Scooba 

Mother: Annie Ruth Persons Eugene (Dec) 

Phi Theta Kappa 

President's List 

Beth Warren 

Major: Biomedical Engineering 

Home town: DeKalb 

Parents: Dr. Virgil and Joyce Warren 

SCF • PTK • Science Club • Band 

Mathmatics Award • Chemistry Award • 

President's List • Physics Award • 
National Dean's List • All USA Acad.Team 

Scooba Campus 

Jamal King 

Major: Theater 

Home town: Tuscaloosa, Al 

Mother: Joyce Whitfield 

Band (Drum Major) • Choir/ Reflections 

SGA (Vice -President) • SCF • Yearbook 

All - State Honor Choir 

Dean's and President's List 

Shaundria Renae King 

Major: Business Education 

Home town: Macon 

Mother: Sadie J. Readus 

Phi Theta Kappa 
Phi Theta Kappa award 

Donna L. Monroe 

Major: Forestry 

Hometown: Collinsville 

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Simpson 

Science Club • Foresty Club 

Phi Theta Kappa 
Outstanding Forestry Award 

Stephanie Sharp 

Major: Nursing • Home town: Scooba 

Parents: Steve and Katie Sharp 

SGA President • PTK President • 

Scholar's Bowl • SCF Council Member • 

Science Club 'HEADWAE Award • All - 

USA Academic Team Honors • English 

Award • President's List •Ntl. Dean's List 

Angila Weir 

Major: Nursing • Home town: Columbus 
Mother: Bonnie Kimbrough 
Vice -President of Phi Theta Kappa 
Treasurer of SGA • America Reads 
program • Science Club • SYZYGY 
Scholar's Bowl • President's List • 
National Dean's List 

Jeremy S. Westbrook 

Major: Business 

Home town: Columbus 

Parents: Jerry and Susan Westbrook 

Phi Theta Kappa • Soccer 

Phi Theta Kappa • History Award 

President's List 

Not Pictured 

Leah Allred 


James Ash 

April Cherry 

Michael Ethridge 

Joseph Hare 

Timothy Jones 

Robert M. Kilpatrick 

Stephanie Morton 

Tricia Robertson 

William Sullivan, Jr. 

Who's Who 

Wayne Butler 

Major: Computer Programming 

Technology • Home town: Starkville 

Parents: Edward and Eva Butler 

Phi Theta Kappa • President's List 

Student Recruiter • Association of 

Information Technology Professionals 

Chris Clinton 

Major: Computer Programming 
Technology • Home town: Starkville 

Parent: Betty Ann Keyes 

Mr. EMCC • President of Association of 

Information Technology Professionals 

Student Recruiter • President's List 

Tammy Conner 

Major: Business Technology 

Home town: Caledonia 

Parents: Roy and Maxine Butler 

Phi Beta Lambda • President's List 

First Baptist Church of Steens member 

Bible school teacher 

Eva Dickerson 

Major: Computer Programming 

Technology • Home town: Starkville 

Parent: Margaret L. Dickerson 

Vice-President of Association of 

Information Technology Professionals 

Student Recruiter • President's List 

Children's Defense Fund 

Nikita C. Moore 

Major: Business Technology 

Home town: West Point 

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Willie B. Moore 

Phi Beta Lambda • President's List 

Dean's List 

Porter Roberts 

Major: Academic • Home town: Starkville 

Parents: Kate and William Roberts 

Phi Theta Kappa • President's List • 

Student Government Association 

Catherine Sims 

Major: Microcomputer Technology 

Home town: Cumberland 
Parents: Robert and Catherine Bland 

Past President, present 

Secretary/Newsletter editor/Show 

Chairman and web master for the Golden 

Triangle Kennel Club of Mississippi 

Golden Triangle 

Deloris Ann Doss 

Major: Banking and Finance Technology 
Home town: West Point 
Parents: Louis and Lucille Collins 
Delta Epsilon Chi Parliamentarian- 
Banking and Finance Chapter 
Phi Theta Kappa • Dean's List 
Missionary • Youth Director of Church 

Jeffrey Emerson 

Major: Electronic, Industrial, Electrical 

Technology • Home town: Meridian 

Parents: Peggy and Wayne Emerson 

VICA • Work Based Learning 

President's List • Dean's List 

Kristy White 

Major: Computer Programming 
Technology • Home town: Cedar Bluff 

Parents: Roby and Linda White 

Phi Theta Kappa • President's List • 

Dean's List • Student Government 

Association • Student Recruiter • 

Treasurer of A1TP 

John Whitfield 

Major: Instrumentation/Electronics 

Technology • Home town: Columbus 

Parents: Jacqueline and John Whitfield, Sr. 

President's List • Dean's List • Vocational 

Industrial Clubs of America State President 

of Skills USA 

Jason Hudson 

Major: Computer Programming 

Technology • Home town: West Point 

Parents: Gary and Connie Hudson 

Phi Theta Kappa • Dean's List 

President's List • Association of 

Information Technology Professionals 

Not Pictured 

Brian Bobbitt 


David Hairston 
Jasmine Houser 
Okema Miller 
Regan Edwards 
Audrea Lashley 
Paula McGahey 
Tawanna Gray 
Valerie Shepherd 

Audrey Michelle McKee 

Major: Banking and Finance Technology 

Home town: Starkville 

Parents: Wanda Kay Miller and Roger 

Curtis McKee 

Phi Theta Kappa • President's List • Delta 

Epsilon Chi Secretary/Treasurer - Banking 

and Finance Chapter 



Scooba Campus 

Leah Allred 


Brandon April 


Timeka Ash 

Amber Barham 


Amy Blair 


Angela Blankenship 


Greg Bolls 

Little Roek, Ark 

Tina Borntrager 


James Bounds 


Sarah Brandyburg 

Ken Britt 
West Point 

Jonathan Brown 

Anson Bryant 

'st Point 


Jeff Burch 


Trey Campbell 


Shelia Carey 


April Cherry 


Valerie Cherry 

Zach Childress 


Yanesha Coleman 



Derrick Conner 

Butch Copeland 

Carlos Crusoe 


Taneshia Dansby 

Steve Davis 

Tamika Davis 


John Deviney 


Andy Dorroh 

Kim Dowell 


Felix Edmonds 


Christopher Fears 

West Point 

Mark Fleming 


Kristin Glenn 


Jimmy Grace 


Morgan Gully 


Libby Hailey 


Kimberly Hampton 


Joseph Hare 


Todd Hensley 


James Hollinshed 



Kenisha Hopson 

Tonya Hudnall 

Angela Jackson 

Michelle Jenkins 

Rodney Johnson 

Rayshun Jones 

Tuscaloosa, AL 

Timothy Jones 


Michael Kilpatrick 

Jamal King 

Tuscaloosa, AL 

Kimberly Knox 


Audrey Luster 


Victor Malone 

Margaret Maness 

Audrey McCrory 


LaShondra McDonald 


Alvin McFarland 
West Point 

Natasha McGraw 


Annetta Merideth 


Jeremiah Mikell 


Jason Miller 


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Donna Monroe 


Kizzy Moore 


Victoria Nealy 

New Hope 

Keith Odom 


Kevin Parker 

Jonathan Pedrick 

DeMarco Porter 


Kristi Rankins 


Katoria Rice 


Yulanda Rice 


Nekemia Rich 

Shamalisha Riddle 


Tricia Robertson 

Sharita Roberts 


Albert Robertson 
West Point 

Brad Robertson 

Tim Robinson 


Tyshon Rogers 


Richard Rowery 

York, AL 

Edward Ruffin 


James Sanford 


Shan Seymore 

Stephanie Sharp 

Phillip Shumaker 
West Point 

Suzanne Simpson 
Northport, AL 

Curt Skipper 

Shavonda Smart 


Brad Smith 


Kimberly Smith 


Shantela Smith 

Javonica Smoot 


Rashonda Smoot 

Kimberly Sobley 


Ben Stewart 


Denetra Stewart 


Patrick Stokley 
Silas, AL 

Alveta Tate 


Centel Truman 


Adam Wade 


LaTarsha Walker 



Margaret Yates 

Amber Young 
West Point 

Beth Warren 

Marco Washington 


Heather Weems 


Angi Weir 


Tameka Welch 

Derick Whitford 

West Point 

Matilda Wilbourne 

Angel N. Williams 


Danielle Williams 


Kenny Williams 


Raymond Williams 


Kimberly Windham 





Scooba Campus 

Brandon Allen 


Casey Asmus 


Laurie Atwood 


Taft Baker 


Brandy Ball 

y Ban 

Kristin Barefield 


Danny Barnes 


Todd Barnette 

Shanna Beasley 


Christopher Bell 


Randy Bell 


Shevondra Benn 


Sharee Bensmoke 


Jay Blackburn 


Alana Boles 


Benjamin Boyd 

Justin Boyd 


Sonya Brooks 


Tomeka Brown 


Heather N. Burns 


Keisha Butler 


LeKeva Calhoun 

West Point 

Daniel Calvert 

Josh Cannon 

Justice Cannon 

Wes Carlisle 


Adam Carmichael 


James Carter 


Ben Carver 


Kristen Clark 


Misty Clayton 


Bobby Cleveland 


Raven Cole 


Treka Cole 


Clay Colvin 


David Conner 


Leonard Cotton 


Justin Creer 

Melissa Crenshaw 


Chris Cross 



Josh Crowe 


Ryan Daniels 

West Point 

Alex Darnell 

Jessica Darnell 

New York City, NY 

Barron Davis 

West Point 

Crystal Delams 


Patricia Dendy 

Frankie Doss 

West Point 

Katrina Echoles 


Heather Edwards 

Orlando Ellerby 

Fred Fair 


Eric Felton 
Ft. Myers, FL 

Tawanda Fortson 

Corey Fowler 

West Point 

Chip Frazier 


Sharonne Gandy 


Renaldo Gardner 


Kellie Glenn 


Josh Goodwin 


Jamie Gould 


Curtis Grace 

Patricia Grady 


Jon Detrick Grisson 


Kristy Guadagno 


Patrick Harper 


Josh Harrell 

Zachary, LA 

Justin Harris 


Kate Harrison 


Josh Hazelwood 

West Point 

Matt Haskins 


Tony Henley 


Kenyota Hicks 


Travis Hill 


Ezell Holiday 


Jafari Hopkins 


Mary Hudson 


LaKeisha Hunt 


Camille Jackson 


Tonisha Jackson 


Jeremy Jarvis 

Patrick Jenkins 

Angela Johnson 


Brandy Johnson 


Field Johnson 


Matt Jones 

Tuscaloosa, AL 

Savonya Jones 

Zachary Kelly 


Rob Kelsey 
West Point 

Valerie Kemp 

Katrina King 


Matt King 


Nicole Landrum 


Clarice Langford 


Angenette Lard 

Livingston, AL 

Richard Lile 

Kevin Long 


Tyreasia Love 

Michael Madison 


Yukeisha Maxwell 
West Point 


Daniel Mayfield 

Lauder dnlc 

Dianna McCall 

Gabe McCann 

Titonya McConnell 

Phyllis McDade 

Jayson Merchant 


Antrion Merideth 

Johnnie Miller 


LaTonia Miller 


Emily Moore 


Lois Morris 

Tuscaloosa, AL 

Tori Nash 


Justin Norwood 

Memphis, TN 

Michael Oliver 

Jimmy Parker 


Natasha Parks 


Timmy Penry 


Tabitha Phillips 


Corey Pickens 


Carl Pierce 

West Point 

Tameka Pippins 


Debbie Poole 


Tiffany Price 


April Puckett 

Shevita Ramsey 


Lena Ratcliff 


Andy Ray 

Moody, AL 

Monique Reed 


Crystal Reese 


Lonell Richey 


Ahman Roberts 


Trynequa Robinson 


Brian Rogers 


Latoya Rush 


Amanda Russell 


Kristin Salter 


Emily Scarbrough 
West Point 

Tonya Sharp 


Lance Short 


Cedric Shumpert 



Almetris Smith 


Deanna Smith 


DeWayne Smith 

West Point 

Heather L. Smith 


Heather N. Smith 

Jason Smith 


Melanie Smith 

Kimberly Stewart 


Shalonda Stewart 


Willie Stewart 


Jeremy Tate 


Lora Taylor 


Cassandra Thomas 


Aniece Thompson 


Kylan Tippett 


Kisez Townsel 


Juan Turnipseed 


Aimee Vallery 


Jan Van Devender 


Lisa Vickers 


Trey Wall 

James Wamble 


Sean Ward 


Gabriel Warren 


Meg Warren 


NaKisha Webb 


Rickysha Westbrook 


Roshanda Westerfield 

TaShanda White 


Dector Wilburn 


Moira Williams 


Rhea Williams 


Eddie Woodard 

Veronica Woodard 

Robert Woods 


Alanna Woolsey 

Tameka Wyatt 

Erek Yarbrough 

Eps, AL 

Stephen Young 

West Point 


Planet Playground 

Helping our communities' children 

Members of EMCC's Student 
Christian Fellowship were among 
those who helped with construc- 
tion of Planet Playground in 
Meridian on October 21, 1999. 

The $100,000 playground, paid 
for through fundraisers, was con- 
structed over a five-day period by 
over 2,000 volunteers. The play- 

ground is located on Highway 39 
at the Northeast Recreation Park. 
Members of SCF who partici- 
pated in Planet Playground were: 
Jamal King, Stephanie Sharp, 
Joseph Hare, Curt Skipper, Tricia 
Robinson, Chris Egbert, sponsor 
Irene Nichols, and Rev. John 

Jamal King, Rev. John Woods and Curt Skipper and Chris Egbert help 
Joseph Hare take a breather from with cleanup of the playground area, 
garbage detail while cleaning up the 
playground area. 

Tricia Robinson, SCF sponsor Irene 
Nichols and Stephanie Sharp collect 
concrete mix bags while helping with 
Planet Playground. 


Gorden Triangle Campus 

Delisa Adams 


David Adcock 


Patsy Bennett 

West Point 

Courtney Blake 

West Point 

Demeatra Bluitt 


Bernice Brandon 


Jennifer Brooks 


Douglas Bush 


Hugo Castillo 


Chad Cheatham 


Chris Clinton 


Tammy Conner 


Chenelle Deloach 


Deloris Doss 
West Point 

Spence Eacholes 

Cedar Bluff 

Jacqueline Easley 


Michelle Edinburgh 

Nicole Eggerson 

West Point 

Jeff Emerson 


Keidrick Ewing 

West Point 


Ricky Faulkner 

Victoria Flowers 

Brad Gary 


Nicolas Gibson 

Jason Hall 


Tammy Hamby 
West Point 

Rashida Hamilton 


Minnie Harris 
West Point 

Tenasha Harris 


Travis Harris 

Cedar Bluff 

Dorothy Hogan 

West Point 

Jessie Hogan 
West Point 

Ransy Hollingsworth 


Jasmine Houser 


Johnnie Humphries 


Jess Hutcheson 


Fransen Isaac 


Bobbie Jones 


Danyale Jones 


Leslie Jones 



Keith Kellum 

Jared King 

Andrea Lashley 

West Point 

Rachel Lee 

West Point 

Angelia Love 


Delois Matthews 

West Point 

Korine McCarter 


Jon McCraw 


Paula McGahey 
West Point 

Belinda Mead 


Chad Miles 


Okema Miller 

Sheria Minor 


Reliford Murray 


Bridget Nuall 


Linda Parker 

West Point 

Josh Pounders 


Josh Putt 


Meletta Randle 
West Point 

Pam Roberts 



Porter Roberts 


Brenda Rogers 


Teresa Rogers 


Kemetha Rupert 

West Point 

Valeria Scott 


Mary Senter 


Khalilah Short 


Flice Smith 


Jeannett Smith 

West Point 

Lowanda Smith 


Tabitha Spratt 


Misty Tehan 


Anita Thomas 


Angela Turnage 


Shenedia Walker 


Joseph Whitaker 



Golden Triangle Campus 

Michelle Avant 

Jayson Banks 


Melvin Banks 


Heath Bardley 


Kimberly Bardwell 


Duke Barnett 

Victor Barnett 


Tonya Baswell 


Christopher Belk 


Jennifer Bell 

West Point 

Shana Bell 


Grica Benson 


Undra Boggon 


Michael Bridges 

Shirley Broussard 


David Buchanan 


Friday Burse 


Germone Bush 


Katina Bush 


Sherry Butler 




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Anna Caldwell 
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Christina Calhoune 

West Point 

Yoyanda Chapman 


John Chism 


Cathy Clark 


Tarissa Clark 


Ashaunti Coggins 

West Pont 

Deloristine Conner 


Terry Courington 


Sharron Dancer 


John Davis 


Amy Deaton 


France Dildy 


Theotric Donald 

West Point 

Terrance Douglas 


Tairaus Dowd 


Roosevelt Drungo 


Mike Duck 


Ted Duett 


Casey Eatman 


Pamela Edwards 

West Point 

Heather Eledge 


Chad Elmore 


Tammy Eras 

West Point 

Rashunda Evans 
Cedar Bluff 

Ann Foster 


Yolanda Foster 


Tammy Frasher 

Jonas Fulgham 
West Point 

Wendy Fulton 


Casandra Gandy 


Stephanie Garner 

Krista Garretson 


Onzie Glenn 


Barbara Gordon 


Terrell Green 

Danah Harris 


Marco Harrison 


Vince Hartness 


Robbie Haynes 



Heather Hickman 


Natasha Hill 

Sharron Hill 

Judi Holmes 

West Point 

Michelle Hood 


John Hunt 

West Point 

Mark Hunt 


Phyllis Jacobs 


Lakisha Jefferson 

West Point 

Angela Jennings 


Monica Johns 


Denesha Johnson 


Teresa Jolly 

West Point 

Danielle Jones 


Leslie Jones 

Natonya Jones 


Dave Keelin 


Tarus Koger 


Timothy Lang 


Albert Lee 
West Point 


Lashanda Lenoir 
West Point 

Kim Lipe 


Mary Loggan 

Andy Long 

Buffie Mann 

Laura Massey 

West Point 

Jenny McClelland 


Brandy Mills 

Shiquita Mobley 


Michelle Moore 


Robert Moore 


Sayward Muirhead 


Elbert Mullin 


Christie Myers 
West Point 

Vincent Nash 


Mike Nickoles 


Felicia Norris 


Lisa Parham 


Mark Patrick 

Ethelsville, AL 

Mary Patterson-Davis 






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Brenda Payne 


Estella Payne 

Steven Pearson 


Don Perry 


Erin Petty 


Dale Podolece 


Jessica Poe 
Cedar Bluff 

Derrick Porter 


Janet Prewitt 


Debra Randle 

West Point 

Lamanda Randle 

West Point 

Camella Rasberry 

Cedar Bluff 

Ira Reliford 


Consandra Rice 


Chiquita Roberson 


Reggie Roberson 


Andrew Robertson 


Heather Robinson 


Henry Ross 


Andy Ruth 


Latonya Scott 

Nicole Shelton 


Shay Shephard 


Beulah Sherrod 


Louis Sherrod 


Priscilla Sherrod 


Windy Shirley 


Traci Sides 

Jamy Smith 

Teresa Smith 

West Point 

Anita Spearman 


Jeffrey Stanford 


Danny Stephens 


John Stephenson 

Gregory Stewart 


Kimberly Stinson 


Georgia St. Laurent 


Jon Stone 


Chad Strickland 

West Point 

Julia Sulliva 


Bridgett Sykes 
West Point 

Lance Szakel 


Dominic Tate 


Fred Tate 

Yylonda Tate 


Tiffany Taylor 


Donshay Thomas 


Tiffany Thornhill 


Carvin Tilley 

Ethelsville, AL 

Roxann Tribble 


Richard Tucker 


Shatanya Turner 


Rebecca Upchurch 


Beth Vann 


Dexter Walker 


Bobby Ward 


Tomicka Ward 


Montresyal Warren 


Brandy Washington 


Stephanie Watts 


Marcus Weaver 

Leigh Ann Westbrook 


Tawanda White 


Chrischenda Wiggins 

Temeka William 


Kerry Williams 


Marcus Williams 


Shawn Williams 


Sheldon Williams 


Shiconner Williams 


Leah Wilson 

West Point 

Ryan Winter 



In Loving Memory 

Detrice Ingram 


James Patrick Ard 

(not pictured) 

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished 
the race, I have kept the faith." 
II Timothy 4:7 


Below, Dennis Cook sits on the balcony of 
Lauderdale Hall with his guitar. 

Above, Valerie Kemp dances the night away. 

Immediately above, Adam Wade is styling in 
some of the latest fashions. 

Below, Jeremy Jarvis is one of Scooba's most 
stylish men. 

Scooba Tec 


Fashion and trends are a big part of the life at East Mississippi Community College. Some of the biggest trends 
seen around the campuses of East Mississippi Community College this year were clothing, hair styles, guitars, 
tattoos, musical preferences, key chains, cars, shoes, and piercings. Personal expression is a big part of college life. 
The East Mississippi Community College campuses give each individual the opportunity to be his or her own 

Below, always stylish 
Cassandra Thomas 
never has a bad hair 
day. Some of the 
hairstyles that are in 
fashion are Micro 
braids, crochet braids, 
and straight weave. 

Trendy People at EMCC 

Below, Kim Harlam 
always knows how to 
put together a trendy 
outfit when she is 
going to class because 
she doesn't believe in 
dressing tacky. 

Above, Benard Belk, Mario Evans, and Jeff 
Gillespie strike a pose at a school dance. 

Immediately above, Scott Connley shows off 
his muscles and his eyebrow ring. 

Below, Beth Warren plays the bells during the 
annual Christmas concert. 

Above, Jamal King plays his heart out at the band 

Immediately above, Cheere Steed uses her musical 
abilities to spread Christmas cheer to Scooba and 
the surrounding communities. 

Below, Patrick Harper keeps the Christmas beat 


December was a busy month for the students at EMCC. Choir, Reflections, and Music Theater Workshop classes all came 
together to perform a Christmas play which was entitled "A Christmas Portrait." This show was attended by over 2000 
elementary children from the .surrounding area. Other EMCC students helped with "Christmas With the Kids". The SCF, 
Music Theater Workshop, and the Special Populations Program sponsor this program. (This year the Bonita Lakes Wal-Mart 
in Meridian donated some of its proceeds to help buy toys for this charity.) Last but not least, the EMCC Lion's Pride Band 
held its Christmas concert. Under the direction of Bobbie Gibson, this year's concert was a tremendous success. 

Below, Mrs. M. Smith 
spreads Christmas joy 
to children from the 
surrounding area. 
Thanks to the Bonita 
Lakes Wal-Mart for 
making this year's 
program a success. 

Christmas with the Kids 

Below, the cast of "A 
Christmas Portrait" 
takes time before the 
show to meet and greet 
the children and share 
with them the 
Christmas spirit. 

Below, Angela Blankenship has the time of her life 
at the EMCC Homecoming Dance. 

Scooba Tec 

Above, Jamila Page and Anson Bryant carry on a 
conversation at the Back to School Dance. 

Immediately above, Almetrius Smith breaks it 
down at the Back to School Dance. 

Below, Greg Boaz and Tim Penry have a great 
time dancing at the Back to School Dance at the 
end of August. 


One of the best activities to participate in while attending EMCC are the many dances. This year there were three main 
dances. The school year is started off with a Back to School Dance which takes place in the student activities center. As 
part of the festivities of homecoming week there is a dance, The EMCC Homecoming Dance is sponsored by the 
Student Government Association. The homecoming dance is a time to let loose and celebrate the excitement. The 
final dance takes place during the Spring Semester. This dance is the winter formal and is sponsored by Phi Theta 

Below, Kim Smith 
dances the night away 
at the EMCC Back to 
School Dance. The 
Dance was held in the 
Student Activities 

Dance With Me 

Below, Matilda 

Wilbourne isn't afraid 
to "Get Jiggy Wit It" at 
the East Mississippi 
Community College 
Homecoming Dance 
held in the old gym. 

Above, Michelle Jenkins takes a break from 

Immediately above, Stephanie Sharp and 
Chris Egbert enjoy an evening of dancing. 

Below, Yolanda Thomas, Gregg Boll, and James 
Lewis make their way to their first classes. 

Above, Jonathon Brown takes a break between 

Immediately above, Victoria Neely plays cards 
with a group of her friends in the Student Center. 

Below, Candis Moore and Kim Hampton make 
their way to the cafeteria for a good dinner. 

Scooba Tec 

Even though Scooba, Mississippi is a small town, there are a great deal of outlets one can pursue. The most 
popular places East Misssissippi students may be seen are such places as the Grill, the BP, the computer lab, the 
library, and the Student Center. They also participate in many different activities or just hang out between classes. 
East Mississippi Community College is a great place to get an education, meet life-long friends, and also to relax 
and just have fun. The memories shown in this annual tell a story, a neverending story. 


Below, Jeremy Taylor 
takes part in the 
Student Christian 
Fellowship luncheon. 
These luncheons took 
place every Monday at 

Sights and Sounds 

Below, Rayshun Jones 
plays video bingo in 
the Student Center. 
Video bingo was one 
of many activities 
students participated 
in when school started. 

Above, Ericka Jones fixes her lunch at the 
funeral services banquet. 

Immediately above, Chris Cross, Lance 
Short, Ezelle Holiday, and Antione Meredith 


Below, Torrey Hale stretches before the bij 
Homecoming game against Itawamba. 

Scooba Tec 

Above, Mrs. "M" Smith assists Mrs. Davis in 
pinning her corsage on before the Alumni 

Immediately above, Stephanie Sharp has fun 
while attending the 1999 Homecoming Dance. 

Below, Brooke Deese and Valerie Kemp pose with 
their fearless mascot, Leo the Lion. 

Homecoming Events included many interesting, fun-filled things to do. Fun Day included "Inflatable Fun" that 
came to the campus for the first time last year. The Homecoming Parade was a successful, exciting event on 
campus while the Band, Floats and Homecoming Maids paraded down the streets of the campus. The football 
team played a fierce game against Itawamba while the Lion's Pride Band and crowd supported them in the stands. 
SGA sponsored a Homecoming Dance that many students attended. 

Below, Javonica Smoot 
helps the choir decorate 
their float. All the 
participants in the 
parade put in much 
hard work and 

Homecoming Floats 

Below, Jeremy Jarvis 
stands in front of the 
Band Float that won 
1st place in the parade. 
Other winners were 
Forestry 2nd place and 
Choir 3rd place. 

Above, Tanisha Jackson and Joseph Hare 
ride the SCF Float. 

Immediately above, Derrick Conner makes 
final touches to the Science Club Float. 

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wise and glorious, 

heart and soul of each and all 

over fate and foe victorious, 

deep inside these cherished halls. 

Armed with loyalty, sing we to thee 

as our hearts with love do soar. 

Alma mater, EMCC God 

preserve thee evermore. 


...times of 
our lives 




O.K. what can we say??? The year has been full of hard work, 
interesting people, new ideas, and the successful completion of this yearbook. 
We've finally finished one more chapter of our "Neverending Story." This has 
been a wonderful year because we had a great staff and also an awesome 
yearbook sponsor (a.k.a. "Mother Nature"). 

Mrs. Atwood, thank you for being the understanding, hard-working 
sponsor you are. Furthermore, thank you for putting up with us! We enjoyed 
all the times we laughed together along with all the frustrating deadlines and 
moments we shared that were not as funny. Also, thank you to our assisting 
yearbook staff who helped make the publication of the yearbook possible: 
Matt Haskins, Brandy Ball, Leonard Cotton, Angel Williams, Tina Borntrager, 
Derrick Conner, LaShanda McDonald, and to someone who helped us out that 
was not part of the staff, Tonya Sharp. All of your hard work has paid off and 
will be evident in this publication of the 1999-2000 Lion. 

We as editors thank the students of EMCC for helping us write this 
chapter in our lives by giving us wonderful moments to share over the years. 

The Neverending Story continues... 




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President, Putin gave Yeltsin bodyguards, a Mugu, California on January 31 . All 88 people on board Since February of 1997, school shooting sprees left 36 

pension, and immunity from prosecution. were killed. dead and 77 wounded. 

▲ Russia came under international scrutiny for waging a civil war to try to hold on to the break-away 

republic of Chechnya. After months of fierce fighting neither side gained much ground, and a ▲ Raisa Gorbachev, former first lady of the Soviet Union, 
settlement seemea nowhere in sight. " ' died after a battle with leukemia. ' 

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The last solar eclipse of the century drew thousands of spectators 
around the world on August 1 1 . A shadow cast by the moon turned day to 
night for those in a seventy mile wide path from England to India. 

Suspected serial killer 

Rafael Resendez-Ramirez 

surrendered to authorities 

after more than three £ > \ ■.> 

weeks on the FBI's Ten 

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injured when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit Izmit, Turkey railroad tracks in Illinois, Carolina in recent memory. Water from the Tar and Neuse rivers covered 
on August 1 7. Kentucky, and Texas. 66 counties, destroying over 4,000 homes and killing 51 people. 


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needed on "Super Tuesday" to win the 
Republican nomination for president, beating 
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A Morocco s King Hassan, one of the Middle Easts' most 
devoted peacemakers, died after ruling for over 38 years. 

All 217 passengers aboard EgyptAir flight 990 were 
killed October 31, after the plane dropped 17,000 feet in 
a matter of seconds. Initial reports indicated that a 
backup pilot may have intentionally plunged the plane 
into the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Nantucket Island. 

A Thousands were feared dead as a supercydone" tore through India in October. A More than 2,100 people lost their lives when an earthquake measuring 7.6 
Another cyclone just two weeks earlier killed 1 00 people and injured 1 ,000 in Orissa. on the Richter scale shook through the island of Taiwan. 

A People around the world celebrated the turn of 
the century. These partiers ushered in the year 2000 
in New York's Times Square. 

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Stalled Middle East peacemaking efforts were put back on track senator Bill Bradley, Vice President Al Gore had the 

when Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel signed Democratic presidential nomination wrapped up 

a land-for-security agreement. by the end of "Super Tuesday" in March. 

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violent protesters claiming the WTO 

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and businesses. Worst hit was the Oklahoma City area where over 50 tornados touched down. 

tv & movies 

A story about a child who sees dead people all around him 
made over 26 million its first weekend. The Sixth Sense received 
six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Sense's Haley Joel 
Osment received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

Felicity's Keri 
Russell won a Golden 
Globe for Best Actress 
in a drama, though 
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was blamed for loss of 
viewers this season. 

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her dancing abilities in ▲ Star Wars: Episode l-The Phantom Menace hit theaters in May with industry-shaking power, 
her movie Mad About Phantom took in 28.5 million on its first day, and totaled the biggest five day opening ever at 105.7 
Mambo. million. It was the biggest film of 1999, bringing in $430.7 million. 


Scream 3 hit theaters with a bang, but fell 
short of Scream fans' expectations, me film's 
heroine was again Neve Campbell, with 
Courteney Cox-Arquette, David Arquette, 
Scott Foley, and Parker Posey costarring. 

▲ David E. Kelley's law firm 
drama, The Practice, won 
an Emmy for Outstanding 
Drama Series. 


Cider Hpuse Rules received seven 
Oscar nominations, including Best 
Picture, Best Director, and Best 
d Screenplay. 

Toy Story 2 delighted us with its 

computer animation, and won a 

Golden Globe for Best Motion 

Picture, Musical or Comedy. 

The Green Mile, starring Tom 

Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, 

received four Oscar nominations, 

including Best Picture. The story 

about a magical death-row inmate 

and his pet mouse earned Duncan 

an Oscar nomination for Best 

Supporting Actor. 

American Bandstands eternally 

young Dick Clark turned 70 in 


Fox's new comedy Malcolm in the 
Middle had the strongest debut 

since The Simpsons. Mote than 22 
million viewers tuned in to the 

show about a middle-class family 

with four squabbling brothers and 
their parents. 

Novelist Stephen King suffered 

extensive injuries after being hit by 

a van. King, who has written close 

to 50 books, was back to writing 

within weeks. 

Julia Roberts continued as one of 

the hardest working women in 

show business with two box office 


with a high-tech mix of action and 
computer generated effects. 

Popular TV shows included South 
Park, Dawson's Creek, Popular, 
ER, Friends, f rosier, Everybody 

Loves Raymond, NYPD Blue, Jesse, 

Clayton Moore, TV's Lone Ranger, 
died at age 85. 

Academy Award winner George C. 
Scott, most known for his roles in Dr. 
Strangelove and Patton, died at 72. 

Actress Madeline Kahn died of 

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Jim Varney, best known for his 

Ernest commercials and movies, 

died of lung cancer. 

▲ Regis Philbin hosted ABC s 
1 FM surprisingly successful, big money trivia I 
I* show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. 

▲ HBO s gritty organized crime drama, The Sopranos, 
was a huge hit with fans and critics. Edie Falco and 
James Gandolfini won Golden Globes for their roles as 
Carmela and Tony Soprano. 


Shania Twain was CMA's Entertainer 
of the Year. She also won AMA's 
Favorite Female Artist in both the 
Country and Pop/Rock categories. She 
won Grammys for Female Country 
Vocal Performance for Man, I Feel Like 
a Woman, and Country Song, Come 
On Over. 

_ Clint Black's duet with his wife, Lisa A Three sisters from Utah pushed musical boundaries and the result was The 

Hartman Black, When I Said I Do, reached Whole Shebang, their debut CD. SHeDaisy brought a fresh sound to country 
the top of the country radio chart. music with their popular songs Little Good-byes and This Woman Needs. 

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▲ Latin music enjoyed a surge in popularity with 
> Winning the Grammy for New Artist, Christina entertainers like Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Enrique 

Aguilera rose to stardom with her self-titled album. The Iglesias, and Lou Bega gaining huge English-language 
CD went to number one with more than 250,000 audiences. Martin won an American Music Award for 

copies sold in its first week of release. Favorite Artist. 

Jennifer Lopez made the move from 
movies to music with her number one single 
If You Had My Love. Sean "Puffy" Combs had 
a rocky year with indictments for bribery and 
gun possession charges stemming from a 
shooting at a New York City night club. 

▲ Carlos Santana won eight Grammys for the 
album SuperNatural and the song Smooth, 
, Woodstock '99, the 30th anniversary of the Woodstock featuring Rob Thomas. The album and the 
| Peace Festival, turned out to be anything but peaceful song topped the charts. The 52-year-old 

when hundreds of concert goers looted vendors and Santana, who performed at the original 1969 

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▲ Cher's dance hit Believe went 
to number one in 23 countries 
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A TLC received two Grammys, including one for Best R&B Album, Fanmail. Their ▲ Sting won two Grammys for his album 
singles No Scrubs and Unpretty did well on the charts. They also earned an AMA Brand New Day, Best Pop Album and Best 
Award for Favorite Band, Duo, or Group in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category. Male Pop Performance. 

A The Backstreet Boys gained momentum with a sold-out tour and the success of Millennium, which sold over a million 
copies its first week of release, setting a single-week sales record. Their song / Want It That Way was high on charts and 
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N Sync s Music Of My Heart, recorded with Gloria Estefan, was an 
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▲ NASA received a disappointing setback to the Mars program when it lost contact with 
the Mars Climate Orbiter. This was followed by yet another lost mission when the Mars 
Polar Lander disappeared only three months later. 

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Ford introduced its new hybrid electric car prototype, the 
Prodigy. This fuel efficient family car achieves more than 70 
miles per gallon, making it very appealing to the cost 
conscious, environmentally aware consumer. 

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colorful cell 
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A Winning the Women's World Cup in an overtime shoot-out, Brandi Chastain's 
final shot clenched a hard-fought victory for the U.S. soccer team in front of more 
than 90,000 fans. 

Margaret McGregor made it into sports history by defeating Loi Chow in the A New Zealand won its second consecutive America's Cup, returning the 149- 
, first male-female boxing match. year-old trophy to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. 


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NBA records, including the most points ^ Serena Williams became the only African-American woman to win a 

scored in one game (100), and the most Grand Slam tennis championship in over 40 years with her win in the US 

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Tiger Woods ended '99 at the top of books for his 56 game hitting streak in 
his game, ranked number one in the 1941, cementing his spot in baseball 
golfing world. history for all time. 

▲ Allen Iverson showed his stuff this year. Iverson, whose height is six feet 
even, was the shortest NBA scoring champion ever. He also finished third in 
the League and was named to the All-NBA first team. 


After 17 years, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino retired. The 
1 38-year-old Marino threw for a record 61 ,361 yards and 420 
| touchdowns, but never won a Super Bowl Championship. 

, After winning his second Super Bowl in a 
row, Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway 
announced his retirement from football. 

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! New York Rangers-'Gretzkyhelped win four ▲ Andre Agassi had an awesome year, winning the U.S. Open and the 
Stanley Cup championshipSarid three Canada French Open, and taking over the number one ranking from Pete 
Cup tournament titles. He was also inducted Sampras for the first time since 1 996. Agassi and Steffi Graf plan to 
into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada. marry in June.