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EAST 'MISSISSIPPI 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2012 with funding from 

LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation 



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The Lion 

Spring 2008 ■ volume 74 



and East Mississippi Community 
College present 



A Step Toward 
Excellence" 



"East Mississippi Community College's theme 
this year is Take a Step Toward Excellence.' 
It calls on us to grow every day, in every way." 

Dr. Rick Young, 
EMCC president 



Antonio Lockett 
Editor 

Marques Creer 
Associate Editor 

Fred Boykins 

Brittany Dooley 

Angelique Harkley 

Lanquan Ivy 

Alison Linney 

Katie Moore 

Lee Turner 

Melissa Ybarra 

Katrina Zahniser 



Advisers 

Suzanne Monk 

Derrick Conner 

Michael Gann 



Special thanks: 

Michael Black 

Morgan Bondurant 

Terry Cherry 

Chris Coleman 

Trina Dendy 

Zelma Fulgham 

Marie Gordon 

Bruce Hanson 

Michael Lee 

Andrea Mayfield 

Danielle McDade 

Paula Merritt 

LaPari Morant 

Roxanne Murray 

Jodi Pierce 

James Skipper 

Marty Stamper 

Mike Tvarkunas 

Steve Vacik 

Michele White 

Charlsie Wiseman 

Kip Zahniser 

... and especially 
Wendy Smith 



"There are two books that 
will become more important 
to you with every passing year. 
One is the Bible; the other is 
your college yearbook." 

Suzanne Monk, 
yearbook adviser 




1512 Kemper Street 

Scooba, MS 39358 

(662) 476-5000 



SOFTBALL FIELD 

In February, East 

Mississippi Community 

College's softball team 

hosted its first home 

game at a brand-new 

softball field. The initial 

step toward excellence in 

a larger plan to upgrade 

all of EMCC's athletic 

facilities, the softball 

complex includes new 

dugouts, a training room 

and locker room, 

a concession stand, 

bleachers, a press box 

and additional parking 

for fans. The next step: 

renovation and upgrades 

for Gerald Poole Field, 

home of the Lions' 

baseball team. 



WINNING EFFORT 

EMCC athletes 

fought hard in every 

match-up. At right, 

No. 1 1 Kottia White 

jumps up and over 

defenders from 

Northwest Mississippi 

Community College 

to score for the Lions. 

At right, new head 

men's basketball 

coach Mark White 

huddles with No. 22 

Lewis Little, No. 30 

Brittion Smith and 

No. 23 Keith James 

during the same 

game. The women 

won 59-57 that night; 

the men won 119-115 

in double overtime. 



A Step Toward Excellence 




FEARLESS 

No. 2 Leon Berry stiff-arms 

a Northeast tackier. Crowds 

filled Sullivan-Windham 

Field in the fall as fans came 

out to support their Lions. 




SOUL AND SPIRIT 

Fred Boykins speaks during See 
You at the Pole, a nationwide prayer 
event. With 65 members, the Lions 
Pride Marching Band, below, was 
the largest ever fielded at EMCC. 





READY FOR 
THE FUTURE 

Austin Touchstone, a 
student in EMCC's new 
Lineworker Program, 
signals "thumbs up" as 
he poses with instructor 
Doyle Perkins. At left, 
Isaiah Lewis and Montrez 
Mosley study in the newly 
renovated Tubb-May 
Memorial Library. 



Steps tozvard 
extetfence ... 



Home campus: East Mississippi 
Community College's original home 
is Scooba, a residential campus 
established in 1927. 

Student Union/Cafeteria/Bookstore: 
The current student center was built in 
1977. The new student union will include 
a book/convenience store, student food 
services, study areas, meeting rooms 
and a recreation and fitness area. 

Sports Complex: A new sports complex 
will enable EMCC to recruit more 
competitive student athletes. The complex 
will include field houses to accommodate 
football, baseball and Softball. 

Soccer and Band Practice Field: With 
the completion of the new sports complex, 
the existing football field will be renovated 
for soccer and the marching band: existing 
stadium lighting will be replaced. 

Foundation and Sports Museum: 
Once the new sports complex is complete. 
the entrance to the existing football 
stadium will be renovated to house the 
EMCC Development Foundation offices 
and an EMCC sports museum -- focusing 
especially on the Bull Sullivan era. 

Band Hal!: Currently the band is housed 
in a 5,644-square-foot building, dating 
back to 1948. The space is shared with 
the choir. The band and choir have grown 
tremendously over the last few years. 
The college intends to renovate the 
existing cafeteria to house the band. 

Music Building Renovations: The Music 
Building will house the Reflections and the 
EMCC Choir, and provide space for 
classroom and individual music instruction 
and practice rooms. 

Oktibbeha Hall Renovation: Originally 
built in 1957, Oktibbeha Hall was last 
renovated in 1978. The 16,476-square- 
foot structure houses offices and 
classrooms -- as well as biology, anatomy, 
physiology, botany and physics labs. It will 
be renovated to accommodate the 
changing needs of today's science 
programs. 

Security Station/Welcome Center: 
With more than 400 commuter students, 
community traffic and 400-plus residential 
students, a new security station will help 
the college monitor people entering 
campus. 

More projects: In the coming years. 
EMCC also hopes to build a 20-acre lake 
and a nine-hole golf course, renovate 
Stennis Hall and the Hawkins Vocational 
Center, landscape, improve signage, and 
convert attic space in the Davis 
Administration Building to office space. 



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Golden TrianxjCe 



8731 S. Frontage Road 

Mayhew, MS 39753 

(662)243-1900 



HUMANITIES AND 
FINE ARTS BUILDING 

In Golden Triangle's latest 

step toward excellence, a 

new $3.5 million Humanities 

and Fine Arts Building 

opened Aug. 15. The facility 

encloses nearly 25,000 

square feet and includes 

10 multi-purpose classrooms 

in addition to a music hall, 

an English computer lab, an 

art/ceramics studio, 12 faculty 

offices and an administrative 

suite. Built on the banks of a 

lake, the facility will be joined 

in coming years by a Student 

Union building and an 

Allied Health building. 



PREPAREDNESS 

In January, Dr. Steve 

Vacik was named Vice 

President for Academics, 

succeeding Dr. John 

Perry, a longtime 

member of the EMCC 

family. At far right, when 

the Mississippi National 

Guard of Grenada 

needed training on 

automotive heating and 

air-conditioning, it turned 

to EMCC; instructor 

Grady Graham is shown 

teaching a Guardsman 

how to remove the 

pressure control valve 

on a compressor. 



ACADEMICS AND 
CAREER/TECHNICAL 

Art instructor Marsha 

Patterson helps Talissia 

Jones with a linear 

perspective drawing. 

At far right, Timothy 

Carter programs a 

robotic arm in the 

Automation and 

Control lab. 



A Step Toward Excellence 




HOMECOMING 

Students gather 
shortly before 
Homecoming for 
an outdoor event 
on the beautiful 
back campus at 
Golden Triangle. 





WORKFORCE 
LEADERSHIP 

Gov. Haley Barbour, above, 
listens during an August visit 
to Golden Triangle as Dr. Rick 
Young talks about EMCC's 
Welding Program -- the only 
two-year associate's degree 
welding program in the state. 
At left, machine shop instructor 
Steve Malone was part of a 
group from EMCC that toured 
a PACCAR plant in Eindhoven, 
The Netherlands. The diesel 
manufacturer broke ground for 
a new plant in July, and EMCC 
will supply workforce training 
for the new facility. 






Steps toward 
e?(ce[[ence ... 



Student Union/Cafeteria: With more 
than 3,000 students on this commuter 
campus, EMCC plans an anchor 
building to offer food service, recreation 
and physical fitness activities, an 
auditorium, and conference and 
meeting rooms for both the college and 
the community. 

Allied Health Building: For the last 
two years, EMCC has added one Allied 
Health program to its offerings each 
year -- and a new building is needed to 
house this expansion. 

Renovation of Douglas Annex: The 
overwhelming need to raise the level of 
manufacturing-specific training that 
emphasizes metals demands an 
expansion of the Douglas Annex. The 
renovation will provide the newest and 
most technologically advanced training. 

Transportation Technology Center: 
With the renovation of the Douglas 
Annex will come the relocation of the 
existing Automotive Technology 
Program to accommodate increased 
enrollment. In addition, with the start-up 
of PACCAR, EMCC will bring back the 
diesel technology program. 

New Entrance and Roadway: 
As the campus expands, it is 
necessary to properly manage traffic 
flow, parking and pedestrian safety. 
A western entrance will be built leading 
to a boulevard-type roadway, tying into 
the existing roadway that encircles the 
campus. The current entryway in 
mid-campus will be eliminated and 
front parking lots will be expanded. 

Renovation of Douglas-East Wing: 
The East Wing is part of the original 
facility built in 1968. It has provided a 
location for successful training in 
welding, electricity, machining, 
electronics and many other disciplines 
for 40 years. Plans are to expand 
current construction programs in size 
and scope. 

Lyceum Renovation/Second Floor 
Addition: The Golden Triangle campus 
includes about 82 acres and is land- 
locked. To expand, some construction 
must go vertical. EMCC proposes to 
drop in a slightly lower ceiling in the 
Lyceum and construct a second floor. 

Extension of the Center for 
Manufacturing Technology Excellence: 
The CMTE is an advanced technology 
training center utilized by business and 
industry to conduct worker training. 
EMCC plans to extend the facility by 
15,000 square feet. 

More projects: In the coming years, 
EMCC also hopes to build tennis 
courts, replace vehicles, landscape and 
repaint building interiors. 



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CnCumfms 9\ ir Tore* ^asp. 



LISTENING IN 

A step toward excellence 

at the Columbus Air Force 

Base branch is the new 

"listening" program. It allows 

the spouses of student pilots 

from foreign countries to sit in 

on classes -- but they don't 

have to take tests or complete 

homework assignments. 

The listening program is 

a way for overseas families 

to connect with people at 

their new U.S. duty station. 

Mayumi Yoshida, left, and 

Emi Matsuzaki are from 

Japan; they took several 

classes as their husbands 

worked in the pilot training 

program on base. 



CLASSMATES 

Kristine Anicetie, 

Taleesha Rice 

and Melisa 

Ybarra meet 

between classes 

at Columbus Air 

Force Base. 

At far right, 

instructor Julie 

Dalrymple 

passes out an 

algebra quiz. 




BUILDING LEADERS 

EMCC's branch at 

Columbus Air Force 

Base is housed at the 

Education Center. 

Columbus AFB is the 

home of the 14th 

Flying Training Wing: 

"Building the World's 

Best Warriors, Leaders 

and Professional 

Military Pilots." 




A Step Toward Excellence 




81 Fifth Street 

Columbus Air Force Base 

Columbus, MS 39710 

(662) 434-2660 



CAMPUS LIFE 

David Tousley and K.C. Boland 
arrive for class. Below, a sunny day 
draws students outside to a picnic 
area; they are, from left, Jasmine 
Baker, Sherry Clayton, Taleesha 
Rice, Ashley Jones, Ashley James 
and Anthony Home. 





ACADEMICS 

East Mississippi 
Community 
College instructor 
Melanie Benson 
goes over some 
new material 
during a General 
Psychology class 
at Columbus Air 
Force Base. 



Steps tozvard 
e?(ce[[ence ... 



East Mississippi Community 
College has maintained a branch 
at Columbus Air Force Base since 
1972 -- 35 years and counting. In 
the beginning, class selections were 
limited. In the late 1980s, EMCC 
began offering classes 
yearround, helping students earn 
associate's degrees 

Students attending EMCC 
classes at Columbus Air Force 
Base come from both the base and 
its surrounding community. In fall 
2007, the enrollment was 246 
students. Of these, 36 percent were 
active-duty military or military 
dependants; the other 64 percent 
were civilian members of the 
community. 

EMCC offers core classes, which 
students can transfer to four-year 
institutions. Or, for military students, 
credits are transferred to the 
Community College of the Air 
Force; these students can complete 
their associate's degrees with 
EMCC, or pick up where they leftoff 
at their next duty station. 

In fall 2007, EMCC offered 22 
full-time classes, six first intensive 
term and six second intensive term 
classes at CAFB, for a total of 34. 
Biology was offered for the first time 
this year. Classes were held during 
daytime and evening hours. 

Many recent changes at the 
branch are designed to make 
students feel more a part of the 
MCC family. New bulletin boards 
are going up in the hallways. A 
small school store stocks items 
such as pens, binders, pencils and 
notebooks emblazoned with EMCC 
logos. In spring 2008, the branch 
designed its own T-shirt featuring 
an EMCC/CAFB logo. 

The EMCC staff at Columbus Air 
Force Base lists among its goals for 
the future: Recruit and retain more 
students, involve CAFB students in 
campus-wide activities, offer more 
classes and keep the education of 
the students first and foremost in 
their minds. 

Student Melisa Ybarra: "I can see 
greatness and success for those 
who come out in the world after 
their college experience at EMCC. 
Students emerge with leadership 
life skills, such as understanding 
oneself, getting along with others. 
\ making decisions, managing time, 
money and people, and working in 
groups." 



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thfavaCfl ir , Station <J\4 Pridian 



SERVING THOSE 
WHO SERVE US 

Petty Officer 2nd Class 

Lisa Roudenbush is an 

air traffic controller 

at Naval Air Station 

Meridian -- and a 

student at the NAS 

Meridian branch of East 

Mississippi Community 

College. Loudenbush 

has taken liberal arts 

classes from EMCC 

for about a year. She 

hopes to achieve her 

next step toward 

excellence, earning an 

associate's degree, 

before she leaves 

for her next 

duty station. 



FIGHTER PILOTS 

Naval Air Station 

Meridian is home to 

eight commands -- 

including Training 

Air Wing One, the 

Naval Technical 

Training Center and 

the Regional 

Counterdrug 

Training Academy. 

Student pilots from 

the U.S. and abroad 

train in the T-45C 

"Goshawk." 



RECOGNITION 

James McMullan, 

Dr. Rick Young and 

Loretta Boswell, all of 

EMCC, honor the NAS 

Meridian students of the 

year, U.S. Navy Chief 

Howard West and 

Sgt. Tara Whitfield of 

the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Associate's degrees were 

awarded to 17 students 

during the June 2007 

graduation ceremony. 



8 A Step Toward Excellence 





255 Rosenbaum Avenue 

NAS Meridian, MS 39309 

(601)679-3570 



A SENSE OF COMMUNITY 

James McMullan, director of the 
NAS Meridian branch, meets with 
student Danive Sanders, a 
hospitalman at the base clinic. 
Sailors from NAS Meridian were 
Lion supporters off-duty, attending 
football games and on-campus 
events. Below, Petty Officer 
1st Class Jeremy Thompson, 
Petty Officer 1st Class Mark 
Anderson and Petty Officer 
1st Class Alton Williams take 
part in God Bless America Day 
at the Scooba campus. 




NEW CLASS 
SCHEDULE 

James 
McMullan, 
director of the 
NAS Meridian 
branch of East 
Mississippi 
Community 
College, helps 
Sgt. Kelvin 
Thornton 
register for 
the fall 2007 
semester. 



Steps toward 
extetfence ... 



EMCC's Naval Air Station Meridian 
Campus offers classes year-round. 
Students attending EMCC classes 
come from both the base and its 
surrounding community. About 50 
percent of the students are active- 
duty military personnel: the rest are 
military dependants and civilian 
members of the community. 

Courses offered at Naval Air 
Station Meridian provide students 
with the opportunity to obtain 
associate's degrees and continue 
at four-year institutions. 

Through the Servicemembers 
Opportunity Colleges Degree 
Network System, military students' 
credits are transferred to other 
colleges and they are able to pick up 
where they left off at their next duty 
station. 

The Degree Network System is 
made up of colleges and universities 
selected by the military to deliver 
associate's and bachelor's degree 
programs to service members and 
their families. Schools taking part in 
the Servicemembers Opportunity 
Colleges agree to special conditions 
that make it possible for military 
students to complete degrees without 
losing academic credits when they 
change duty stations. The system 
also operates programs for the Army, 
Marine Corps and Coast Guard. 

In fall 2007, EMCC offered 12 
first intensive term and 1 1 second 
intensive term classes at the Naval 
Air Station Meridian campus, for a 
total of 23 classes. Leadership, 
Nutrition, First Aid and CPR, and 
Math for Teachers were offered for 
the first time in the spring. Classes 
are held in the afternoons and 
evenings. 

EMCC invited Naval Air Station 
Meridian to be a part of its family in 
the fall - after noticing that sailors 
and their families were attending 
on-campus events. Now, active-duty 
military and their dependants may 
attend sporting events at East 
Mississippi College free, simply 
by presenting valid military IDs at 
the entrance. 

The EMCC staff at Naval Air 
Station Meridian lists among its goals 
for the future: Recruitment and 
retention of more students, involving 
military students in campus-wide 
activities and offering a variety of 
classes to help them meet their 
educational goals. 



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Macon 



Noxubee Training Center 

James Arthur Hensleigh Training Center 

Noxubee County High School 






HANDS-ON STYLE 

At East Mississippi 

Community College's 

Macon branch, students 

have been stepping 

toward excellence for 

more than 20 years -- 

in both academic and 

career technical classes. 

The Noxubee Training 

Center's unique model 

classrooms give students 

hands-on experience in 

basic carpentry and 

residential electrical 

wiring. At right, EMCC 

students Linda Ramsey 

and Richard Long 

look on as instructors 

Terry Jourdan and 

Sterling Doolittle 

demonstrate how to 

shingle a roof. 



CONCENTRATION 

Student Marilyn 

Cotton takes notes 

during a class in 

General Psychology. 

At far right, EMCC 

instructor Terry 

Jourdan watches 

as Linda Ramsey 

works on a 

house model. 



CLASSES 

Electrical instructor Billy 

Whitehead discusses 

the importance of safety 

with Robert Mosley. 

At far right, Tametha 

Macon focuses on the 

instructor's lecture 

during a Biology class. 



10 A Step Toward Excellence 




Contact number for al 

Macon locations 

(662) 476-5347 





FOCUS 

Sheron Wells 
works hard to 
make sure 
she doesn't 
miss anything 
the instructor 
says in her 
lecture. At far 
left, EMCC 
offers classes 
to Macon 
students at: 

■ Noxubee 
County High 
School 

■ Noxubee 
Training 
Center 

■ James 
Arthur 
Hensleigh 
Training 
Center 



I 



Steps toward 
excellence ... 



In the mid 1980s, East 
Mississippi Community 
College established its first 
branch at Macon. The initial 
program was developed by Dr. 
James Sansing, Ed Nave and 
Perry Gaither; the classrooms 
were located at the Noxubee 
County Vocational Center. In 
the beginning, two instructors. 
Ed Nave and Perry Gaither. 
offered courses in History 
and English. 

EMCC currently offers a 
core curriculum of academic 
courses at Noxubee County 
High School. Evening classes 
are available Monday through 
Thursday in Psychology. 
English and Biology -- as well 
as other areas of the core 
curriculum. The goal of EMCC 
is to make as many classes as 
possible available at this 
location, and make more 
educational options accessible 
to students in the area. 

In addition to the high school 
site, EMCC has established 
the James Arthur Hensleigh 
Training Center, located 
behind the Noxubee County 
Courthouse. This building is a 
functioning computer lab used 
by EMCC students studying 
industry computer training, 
especially in the field of 
outdoor technology. But the 
lab is also open to the public, 
offering courses in beginning 
computers, Excel and Word. 
This facility offers day and 
evening classes. 

Also in Macon is the 
Noxubee Training Center. 
This is a workforce training 
facility in the old Cal-Jac Plant 
in Macon. At this facility, 
students get hands-on 
experience in several 
workforce areas -- including 
basic carpentry, finished 
carpentry and residential 
electricity training. This facility 
offers evening classes. 

Future steps toward 
excellence at EMCC's Macon 
branch: Continue to increase 
offerings so that students can 
graduate from EMCC by taking 
classes only at Macon branch 
sites; and expand dual 
enrollment opportunities for 
local high school students. 



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"West (Point 



3210 North TVA Road 

West Point, MS 39773 

(662) 492-8767 



RIBBON-CUTTING 

Mayor Scott Ross of 

West Point speaks at the 

ribbon-cutting for East 

Mississippi Community 

College's West Point/Clay 

County Center -- one of 

the college's most recent 

steps toward excellence. 

The ceremony was 

attended by EMCC staff 

members and their West 

Point and Clay County 

partners. Pictured behind 

Scott Ross are, from left: 

Dr. Rick Young, EMCC 

president; Homer Ivy and 

Eddie Binder, both of the 

West Point Public Works 

Department; Paul McKay, 

chief administrative officer 

of West Point; and R.B. 

Davis, Clay County 

District 3 supervisor. 



FIRST DAY 

WCBI-TV reporters 

interview EMCC 

President Dr. Rick 

Young after the 

ribbon-cutting 

ceremony in West 

Point. At far right, 

Construction Skills 

student Terrell 

Jackson works 

with a saw as 

instructor Sterling 

Doolittle looks on. 



COOPERATION 

Castella Huggins 

and Convernita 

Neely work on 

class project in 

West Point. 



12 A Step Toward Excellence 





TRUCKING 

EMCC instructor 
Louis Nabors poses 
with one of EMCC's 
"big rigs." Due to 
bridge and roadway 
construction near 
Golden Triangle, the 
Commercial Truck 
Driving Program has 
temporarily relocated 
most of its equipment 
and instruction to the 
West Point campus. 
This relocation has 
had a positive impact 
on the community 
and the program. 





ROAD TEST 

Trucking students 
Uyless Ray and Billy 
Develin listen as 
instructor Louis Nabors 
reviews some driving 
protocols. At left, 
Reggie Hairston and 
Steve Loden take a 
map-reading test. 



Steps tozvard 
e\cettence ... 



East Mississippi Community 
College opened two new locations 
in 2007, renewing and strengthening 
its commitment to make education 
more accessible by establishing 
branch locations in each county of its 
six-county district -- Kemper 
Lauderdale, Noxubee, Oktibbeha. 
Lowndes and Clay. 

The EMCC West Point/Clay 
County Center officially opened on 
Aug. 21 , 2007. The new campus was 
especially meaningful to more than 
1 ,600 workers who lost their jobs 
when Sara Lee closed its plant in 
West Point. Many of those workers 
also took advantage of workforce 
training classes at the Golden 
Triangle campus. 

The campus in West Point is the 
result of a collaborative effort among 
the city of West Point, Clay County 
and East Mississippi Community 
College. It began with the signing of 
an interlocal agreement providing for 
the renovation of three buildings 
donated by the Tennessee Valley 
Authority. The physical work of 
building the campus is shared among 
the partners, and additional funding 
came from the state of Mississippi. 

Two buildings have been renovated 
and specialized classrooms for 
welding and construction skills have 
been completed. In addition, EMCC 
is currently offering Commercial 
Truck Driving at the West Point 
campus. 

Day and evening classes in these 
career/technical areas, as well as 
adult basic education and academics, 
are being offered. More classes will 
be added over time, and the 
development and construction of an 
administrative facility has begun. 

Also in 2007, EMCC opened a 
branch site in Oktibbeha County. 
Starting small and making it grow, 
EMCC provided academic classes at 
the Maben Public Library in the fall; 
the Maben branch is currently housed 
at West Oktibbeha High School. 

The college is working with local 
officials to develop a permanent site 
in Maben. A collaborative effort 
between the local government and 
the college may result in a renovated 
structure in Maben -- providing easier 
access to education for local 
residents while giving EMCC's 
Construction Skills students hands-on 
experience. 



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GAMPIIC I ICE 
MIVlrlJD LITE 




Home away 
from home 

There is never a dull 
moment at East Mississippi 
Community College. From 
patriotic observances, festivals 
and intramural sports to 
traditions like Spirit Week, 
Homecoming and the Beauty 
and Beau Pageant -- not to 
mention seasonal celebrations 
and just hanging out with 
friends -- there is always 
something exciting to do. 



Sasha Bogan, home 
football game, Scooba 



Brittany MacDonald 

and Debbie Mason, 

Golden Triangle 



Yolanda Hibbler, 
Funny T-shirt 



14 Campus Life 






When rain fell in buckets 
just before the first home 
game of the football 
season, and water rose 
calf-high in the gully 
between Wallace Hall 
and the stadium, the guys 
from Lauderdale Hall ran 
out into the wild weather 
whopping and hollering to 
take part in a Scooba 
tradition ... football in the 
floodwaters. 



The Marquee at Golden 
Triangle welcomes both 
students and visitors. 



Antonio Cayson, 
checking his e-mail, 
Scooba campus 







1 



GOOD TIMES 

Katie Moore, center of 
page, dresses up in an 
'80s costume during Spirit 
Week at the Scooba 
campus. Above, Armand 
Edwards, Cameron 
Shumpert and Kendrick 
Gibson chow down at 
lunch. At left, art student 
Yvonne Strong works on 
a project during a 
ceramics class. 



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Pine Grove Festival 



The 2007 Pine Grove Festival was 

dedicated to the memory of longtime 

EMCC art instructor Bill Lauderdale, 

pictured above, who passed away on 

Feb. 24, 2007. At right, Coach Kate 

Neely seems lost in thought as she 

sits beside one of the art displays. 



CREATIVITY 

As always, the Pine Grove 

Festival featured hundreds 

of original artworks created 

by students and instructors, 

live musical and theatre 

performances, good food 

and lots of fellowship. 



16 Campus Life 




Chapel in the Pines 




In may ways, the Chapel in the 
Pines is the heartbeat of EMCC's 
Scooba campus -- the site of religious 
and holiday observances, and the 
marking of milestones in the lives of 
students. In December, students 
completing the Health Care Assistant 
program gathered for a graduation 
ceremony. They are, first row from left, 
Jennifer Brandon, Shatonia Potts and 
Alexandria Gladney. In the second row 
are LaToya Julien, Amelia Yates, 
Dominick Glenn and Cushena Donald. 
In the third row are Lillian Patty, 
Denesha Ewell, Whitney Hooks, 
Veronica Newell, Zundra Jackson, 
Shatarika Jones, Ciera Barber and 
LaKeisha Clark. 




Mary M.Smith, Cadarrall Eddings and Debbie 
Baker meet at the Chapel in the Pines for Friday 
prayers. 

Chaddrick Smith and Jarvis Taylor bow their heads 
during a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting. 



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Cadarrall Eddings, right, counsels with 
Michael Page during an FCA meeting. 



EMCC alumni tour the chapel 
during Homecoming. 



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God Bless America Day 



East Mississippi 
Community College 
students, faculty and 
staff gathered Sept. 1 1 
for God Bless America 
Day, marking the sixth 
anniversary of 9-1 1 . 
They were joined by 
sailors from Naval Air 
Station Meridian, who 
talked about how the 
attack affected them. 
God Bless America Day, 
sponsored by the Student 
Christian Fellowship at 
EMCC's Scooba campus, 
is a time to remember 
those who lost loved 
ones and pay tribute to 
members of our armed 
forces. At right, SCF 
member Fred Boykins 
opens the event 
with a prayer. 






REMEMBRANCE 

Lonnie Benoman, Lovelillie 

Cockrell, Lee Turner and 

LaShaundra Murray hold a 

banner reading "God Bless 

America." At right, cafeteria 

staff members Tammy 

Thrash and Mary Dunn 

serve up a dessert. 



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PATRIOTISM 

Director Wendy Smith leads the EMCC Choir in a musical 
tribute to America; pictured in front are Antonio Lockett, 
Yolanda Hibbler, Trave Williams and Kirsten Dickerson. In 
the center of the page, the EMCC Chapel Choir performs; 
pictured are Jennifer Card. Marion Sam, Jackie Stennis 
and Lucy Hull. 




On Nov. 8, EMCC's 
Golden Triangle 
campus hosted Proud 
to be an American 
Day. Dr. Robert 
Foglesong, president 
of Mississippi State 
University and former 
commander of U.S. 
Air Forces in Europe, 
delivered the keynote 
address. Student 
recruiters took part in 
the program; pictured 
from left are Tiffany 
Wicks, Aimee 
Scribner, Foglesong, 
Traci Whitehead, 
EMCC President 
Dr. Rick Young, 
Suzanne Stewart 
and Brandi Wynn. 



Proud to be an American Day 





FULL HOUSE 

An overflow crowd packed the Lyceum at Golden 
Triangle for Proud to be an American Day. At left, 
the JROTC Color Guard from Noxubee County 
High School presents the U.S. and state flags at 
the beginning of the program. 



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Spirit week 2007 



Students and faculty alike 

get into the spirit before 

Homecoming weekend with a 

week of controlled craziness -- 

including Costume Day, 

Camouflage Day, Jersey Day 

and Red-and-Black Day. 

At right, Lauren Reves and 

Katrina Zahniser of the 

Scooba campus dress as 

rap stars on Costume Day. 

Below, Areal Bland 

and Kirsten Dickerson 

wear matching outfits on 

Red-and-Black Day. 




HOMECOMING 

Crystal Craven, 

Kim Furler, Leigh 

Keeton and Yvette 

Pippins chat during 

a Homecoming 

gathering at the 

Golden Triangle 

campus. At far 

right, Diamond 

Benoman, Kayla 

Brown, Ashley 

Clark, Shandrika 

Gunter and Tiara 

Jethrow pose for 

the camera on 

Red-and-Black 

Day in Scooba. 



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COSTUME DAY 

Danielle Kelly dresses as a bank robber 
from the movie "Dead Presidents" on 
Costume Day -- which also found Reva 
Brown and Victoria Hill, center of page, 
rockin' it out between classes. 





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Homecoming 



On a picture-perfect fall day, 

alumni, students, faculty 

and staff gathered in Scooba 

for a day of food, football, 

Homecoming royalty, awards, 

catching up, campus tours, 

memorial services, EMCC's 

80th birthday party and a 

reception hosted by EMCC 

president Dr. Rick Young. 



No. 87 Charlie Fall holds the ball as No. 88 

Chandler Brooks collects an extra point. 

At far right, Distinguished Service Award winner 

Johnny Fisher speaks at the alumni luncheon. 






No. 4 LeGarrette 
Blount, above, 
takes a hand-off 
from quarterback 
Jare Gault as the 
Lions' offensive 
line holds off 
tacklers. 



HALL OF FAME 

New members of the EMCC Sports Hall of Fame pose at 
center field. Inducted in 2007 were "Speedy Gail" Rolison, 
Charles "Bulldog" Coggins, A.L. Courtney, David Bradberry, 
Billy Charles Eskridge, Chris Holbrook, Garry Hughes, 
Ronald Marion, Joe Rowell and Matthew "Bud" Turner. 



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ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 

Charlie Box, center, accepts the Alumnus of the 
Year Award during halftime from Nick Clark, 
EMCC director of development; standing at right 
is Box's wife, Kay. 



ALUMNI GATHERINGS 

Robin Gray, marching band director, performs 
at the alumni luncheon as a member of the 
EMCC Jazz Band. In the center of the page, 
Korean War veterans gather at Homecoming 
for an annual memorial service. 



OLD TIMES 

New Hall of 
Famers "Speedy 
Gail" Rolison and 
Ronald Marion 
swap stories at a 
reception in their 
honor. Below. 
Emmittean and 
John Dickerson 
enjoy luncheon 
at Keyes Currie 
Coliseum. 




MEMORIES 

elinda Sciple 
poses with a cake 
baked by her 
sister for EMCC's 
80th birthday. At 
far left, freshman 
maid Ashley Ash 
and her escort, 
Lonnie Benamon, 
prepare to lead 
the Homecoming 
Court onto the 
field at halftime. 



SPECIAL GUESTS 

Tammy Thrash, Alice 
Kingry and Jessica 
McDaniel get the 
buffet line ready for 
uncheon. At far left, 
sophomore Brandon 
Briggs chauffeurs 
alumni around the 
campus in a golf cart. 



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Emily Foy, center, is crowned Homecoming Queen on Oct. 13 
during halftime of EMCC's match-up with Coahoma Community 
College. She is shown with Dr. Jackie Stennis. left, vice president 
of the Scooba campus, and Dr. Rick Young. EMCC president. 

Center 

EMCC Homecoming Court 2007. See page 25 for names. 



24 Campus Life 



Bottom 

Emily Foy and her Homecoming escort. Demetrius Foy. 
greet the crowd at Sullivan-Windham Stadium. 



Ashley Ash, 
freshman maid 



Ashley Clark, 
sophomore maid 




Kim Duke, sophomore maid 



Ashley Helms, sophomore maid 



Victoria Hill, freshman maid 



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intramural Sports 



Intramural sports run all year -- 

from volleyball, flag football and 

spades to pool, basketball and 

ping-pong. At right, Meashawn 

Brand runs down Trave Williams 

during a game of flag football. 



Jacob 
McGregor 



WINTER SPORTS 

Volleyball enthusiasts 

pose for a photo. 

They are, first row 

from left, Katie Warren 

and Erica Warnat; 

in the second row are 

Trey Triplett, Matt 

Witbeck and Adam 

Lollar. At far right are 

ping-pong players 

Kendal Halbert and 

Christopher Williams. 



INDOOR 
PURSUITS 

Lonice Hill.Keisha 

McCloud, Danielle 

Kelly and Brittany 

Barry play UNO at the 

Student Activities 

Building. At far right, 

Dustin Carter lines 

up a pool shot. 



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BIG SCORE 

Rufus Nunn, left, and 
Lance Hendrix celebrate 
a winning touchdown. 



COMPETITION 

Lacey Mangrum tries 
to elude a tackier 
during a game of flag 
football. In the center 
of the page, Charles 
liddleton finishes a 
run as tacklers 
Kendrick Gibson and 
Dustin Carter look on. 
Below, Jeremy Wyke 
and Maurice Bradley 
take a break from 
studying for a little 
lawn-bowling. 




RUN FOR IT 

Devon 

IcKnight goes 
after runner 
Andreekous 
Jefferson's 
flags. At far 
left, Trey 
Triplett grabs 
the football 
and makes a 
post-whistle 
break for it. 



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Beauty & Beau 2007 



Brandi Wynn, center, 

was crowned "Most 

Beautiful" in EMCC's 

Beauty and Beau 

pageant -- an EMCC 

tradition held each 

year in November at 

Stennis Auditorium 

in Scooba. Wynn is 

shown with the other 

contestants who 

placed in the top five. 

They are, from left, 

Renee Connor, 

Nikki Brasher, Kim 

Arledge and Jamera 

McDonald. 




IN THE WINGS 

Contestants wait 

backstage for the 

Beauty and Beau 

pageant to begin. 

Shown above is 

Shawntell Triplett; 

at right is Tamarie 

Phillips and 

supporter Thea 

Bankhead. 



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LION BEAUS 

East Mississippi Community College's 2007 Beaus are, from 
left: Jeremy Owen and Quincy Brandon, both freshmen at the 
Golden Triangle campus; and Alex Mayfield, a freshman at the 
Scooba campus. 



COUNTDOWN 

Pageant consultant Marie 

urphy gives EMCC beauties 
some last-minute tips before 
the pageant begins. Below, 
Karen Thead and Deanna 
Thead entertain the audience. 




STAGE PRESENCE 

Jamera McDonald, 
Monica Sykes and 
Carrie Ring rehearse 
before the show. 
At left, Heather 
Cummings, Miosha 
Pharr, Andrea Foote, 
Shawntell Triplett and 
Jamera McDonald hit 
their marks onstage 
as the judges 
deliberate. 



Heather Cummings 
and Andrea Foote 



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Beauty & Beau 
Pageant 




Most Beautiful 
Brandi Wynn 



Top 

Dr. Rick Young congratulates Brandi Wynn, an EMCC sophomore, as she 
is crowned "Most Beautiful" during the annual Beauty and Beau Pageant. 

Center 

Brandi Wynn. chosen "Most Beautiful" in the Beauty and Beau Pageant, appear; 
in the Columbus Christmas parade with Homecoming Queen Emily Foy. 



30 Campus Life 



Bottom 

Brandi Wynn poses with Michael Black. EMCC's recruiting coordinator, during th 
Columbus Christmas parade. 




PAGEANT COMMITTEE 

The members of the Beauty and 
Beau Pageant committee are, first 
row from left, Patricia Calloway, 
Linda Farrar, Linda Bouler, Kate 
Neely and Marcille McLendon. 
In the back row are Kelly Cantrell, 
Paul Miller, Debbie Coker, Jay 
Johnson, Terry Cherry, Rodney 
Woodards, Larry Gibson and 
John Weatherford. 




TOP TEN BEAUTIES 

Jrandi Wynn of West Point is crowned "Most Beautiful" in East Mississippi Community College's annual Beauty and Beau 
'ageant. Wynn, a sophomore at EMCC's Golden Triangle campus, is pictured with the other Top 10 winners. They are, 
rst row from left, freshman Jamera McDonald, freshman Shawntell Triplett, freshman Monica Sykes and freshman Whitney 
unkin. In the second row are freshman Renee Connor, freshman Nikki Brasher, freshman Stephanie Pounders, 
/lost Beautiful winner Brandi Wynn, freshman Jessica Stokes and freshman Kimberly Arledge. 



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Christmas Spirit 



EMCC students are 

everywhere during the 

holiday season, sharing 

their Christmas spirit both 

on campus and in their 

communities. At right, the 

Student Recruiters from 

Golden Triangle take part 

in the Columbus Christmas 

parade. They are, front row 

from left, Suzanne Stewart 

and Traci Whitehead; 

directly behind them is 

Andrew Arnett. In the back 

row are Casey Rowe, 

Alana Champion, Aimee 

Scribner, Brandi Wynn, 

Hanna Miles, Kathryn Long 

and Michael Black, 

recruiting coordinator. 



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Alisha Hogan, 

Brittney Jefferson, 

Lonice Hill, Mary 

Smith and Danielle 

Kelly pose after 

the Christmas 

parade in Macon. 

At far right, Kirsten 

Dickerson, Wiley 

Saul and Katralya 

Manigo get in 

costume for a 

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the Chapel in 

the Pines. 








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CHRISTMAS 
WITH THE KIDS 

Students hosted 
Christinas with the 
Kids in December -- 
an EMCC tradition. 

n the front row, from 
left, are Debbie Stuart, 
Lee Turner, Fred 
Boykins, Arnisha Boyd, 
Yolanda Hibbler, 
Lonice Hill, Shawntell 
Triplett, Roshondra 
Cooper, Tashia 
Jennings and Corey 
Haynes. The back row 

ncludes Dominick Gill, 
arques Creer, Trave 
Williams, Allen Rattler, 
Wiley Saul and Brittany 
Alexander. 



PARADES 

Golden Triangle 
instructor Marilyn 
Lantz poses at 
the Columbus 
Christmas parade 
with Aimee 
Scribner and 
Alana Champion. 
At far left, Ashley 
Martin, Asia 
Thomas and 
Kirsten Walker 
after the Macon 
parade. 



IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

Katralya Manigo and 
Armand Edwards take 
the stage in "Dullsville," 
presented by EMCC 
theatre students. At far 
left, Brittany Alexander, 
Dallas Smith and Trave 
Williams of the Musical 
Theatre Workshop 
perform at Kemper 
County High School. 



Fred Boykins plays Jack Frost at 
Christmas with the Kids. 

Christian Trussell and Brittany 
Barry perform with the Musical 
Theatre Workshop at Kemper 
County High School. 

Stephen Phillips as a reindeer 
during Christmas with the Kids. 



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Mr. & 
Miss 

EMCC 

Golden 
Triangle 

Tiffany Wicks and James Kevin 
Towery were chosen as Mr. and Miss 
EMCC for the Golden Triangle 
campus. 

Tiffany Wicks, an elementary 
education major, is from West Point, 
Miss. She is the daughter of Donnell 
and Sheryl Wicks. While attending 
EMCC, she served as secretary of the 
SGA and was an EMCC Student 
Ambassador. She was also one of 
EMCC's Sophomore Homecoming 
Maids. 

James Kevin Towery, a computer 
networking technologies major, is 
from Columbus, Miss. He is the son 
of James and Brenda Towery. While 
attending EMCC, he served as 
president of SGA, student chapter 
president of the Association of 
Information Technology 
Professionals, and is an active 
member of Phi Theta Kappa. 

He also served as a Columbus- 
Lowndes Recreational Authority 
Baseball Umpire and was included in 
EMCC's Who's Who Among American 
Community College Students. 





"Being in a community college 
setting, everyone is accessible 
from the president all the way 
down. The faculty and staff at 
EMCC's GT campus really care 
about each and every one of 
their students and want them to 
succeed. This type of family 
atmosphere has helped me to 
succeed in my chosen path and 
has helped me to become a 
better person." 

Kevin Towery 
Mr. EMCC 




"Attending EMCC has been 
a very good experience. The 
teachers here offered 
personal guidance that you 
don't find at many other 
schools. I met a lot of great 
people here and built many 
strong friendships. I hate that 
I have to leave in the fall 
because I know I will never 
find another school like 
EMCC." 

Tiffany Wicks 
Miss EMCC 



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Miss 

EMCC 

Scooba 

Jorga Edmonds and 
Brandon Briggs were chosen 
as Mr. and Miss EMCC for 
the Scooba campus. 

Jorga, a nursing major, is 
from Sturgis, Miss. She is the 
daughter of George Edmonds 
and Buddy and Judy 
Johnson. While attending 
EMCC, she was a member of 
the Lady Lions softball team, 
participated in Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes, and was 
included on the Dean's List. 

Brandon Briggs, a 
surveying major, is from 
Porterville, Miss. He is the 
son of Gregg and Janet 
Briggs. While attending 
EMCC, he was included in 
EMCC's Who's Who Among 
American Community College 
Students, and he was on the 
EMCC Lions Baseball team. 




"While at EMCC, I have 
enjoyed the small classes 
and friendly staff, but most of 
all, I liked being able to live 
on my own. Being able to 
play softball has given me a 
lot of opportunities to meet a 
lot of great people. 
Leaving in the spring will 
mean starting over, but I will 
not forget the two years 
spent at EMCC." 

Jorga Edmonds 
Miss EMCC 




"Being at EMCC the last 
couple of years has allowed 
me to be involved and have 
fun while providing a solid 
foundation for my college 
career. The closeness of the 
teachers, coaches and 
students has helped me 
understand why students 
say that Scooba Tech is a 
family!" 



Brandon Briggs 
Mr. EMCC 



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Class favorites 



Kayla Brown 

Freshman 
Scooba 

Hometown: Meridian 

Parent: 

Deborah Brown 

Major: Nursing 



Laura Cravey 

Sophomore 
Golden Triangle 

Hometown: Caledonia 
Parents: 
Tim & Frances Cravey 

Major: Computer 
Networking Technology 



Adam Lollar 

Sophomore 
Scooba 

Hometown: Columbus 

Parents: 

Mike & Gwen Lollar 

Major: Criminal Justice 








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Sophomore 
Scooba 

Hometown: Macon 

Parents: 

Buddy & Lisa Moore 

Major: Nursing 



Cody Brownlee 

Freshman 
Scooba 

Hometown: Nettleton 

Parents: 

Robert & Vickie Brownlee 

Major: Education 



Justin Head 

Sophomore 
Golden Triangle 

Hometown: Starkville 

Parents: 

Jeff & Charlotte Guyton 

Major: Computer 
Networking Technology 



Alex Mayfield 

Freshman 
Scooba 

Hometown: Aliceville 

Parents: 

George & Andrea Mayfieid 

and Ginger & Byron Spiller 

Major: Agricultural Science 



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Itephanie Powers 

Freshman 
Golden Triangle 

Hometown: Vicksburg 

Parent: 

Vicki Powers 

Major: Hotel & 

Restaurant 
Management 



Lee Turner 

Sophomore 
Scooba 

Hometown: Macon 

Parent: 

Mary Louise Turner 

Major: Secondary 

Education 



Justin Walker 

Freshman 
Golden Triangle 

Hometown: Macon 
Parents: 
Ir. & Mrs. Larry Walker 
\/lajor: Land Surveying 



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Freshman 
Scooba 

Hometown: Macon 

Parents: 
Mickey & Susan 

Stokes 
Major: Occupational 

Therapy 



Brandy Walden 

Sophomore 
Scooba 

Hometown: Porterville 

Parents: 

Tommy & Vivian 

Walden 

Major: Math Education 



Kiresten Walker 

Sophomore 
Scooba 

Hometown: Columbus 

Parents: 

Eddie & Chrystal 

Newman 

Major: Elementary 

Education 



Chris Wilson 

Sophomore 
Scooba 

Hometown: Columbus 

Parents: 

Larry & Melinda Wilson 

Major: General Business 



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Who's Who Among America's 



Selections to Who's Who 
Among Students in America's 
Community Colleges are made 
in the fall. Who's Who is a 
highly regarded honor reserved 
for outstanding second-year 
college students. In general, 
students are recognized at 
graduation ceremonies and at 
convocation in the spring. 




Brandon Briggs 
Scooba 




Teeache Cunningham 
Golden Triangle 




Hilda Austin 
Golden Triangle 




Jacob Briggs 
Golden Triangle 




George Duke 
Golden Triangle 





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Lacie Golson 
Golden Triangle 





Michelle Both 
Golden Triangle 




Laura Cravey 
Golden Triangle 




Terasa Halterman 
Golden Triangle 




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Wanda Jones 
Scooba 



Katie Kelleher 
Scooba 



Tomarcus Kidd 

Golden Triangle 



Community College students I 




Kelsey Prevatt 
Scooba 




Sarah Kilpatrick 
Golden Triangle 




Walter Mitchell 
Golden Triangle 




Bridgette Prisock 
Golden Triangle 





Michelle Lawton 
Golden Triangle 




Katie Moore 
Scooba 




Allen Rattler 
Scooba 





Kathy Petty 
Golden Triangle 




Johnny Reed 
Scooba 



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Scooba 



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Scooba 



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Who's Who 

Among America's 

Community College 




Suzanne Stewart 
Golden Triangle 




David Trosclair 
Scooba 



Not pictured, Scooba: 

Nicholas Becton 

Johnathan Dancer 

Karaneisha Green 

Ashley Helms 

Scott Jackson 

Corey Jennings 

Bradford Joiner 

Arequetta Kelley 

Kristie Owens 




Carol Toney 
Scooba 




Anthony Vaughn 
Golden Triangle 





Marsha Roeland 
Scooba 




Kevin Towery 
Golden Triangle 




Brandy Walden 
Scooba 





Genese Shanks 
Golden Triangle 




Laura Trenor 
Golden Triangle 




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Felicia Watkins 
Golden Triangle 



Chris Wilson 
Scooba 



Erica Warnat 
Scooba 



Not pictured, 

Golden Triangle: 

Matthew Boyles 

Ethalrean Brown 

Evelyn Collins 

Cal Henderson 

Lindsey Trenor 

Not pictured, 
Columbus Air 
Force Base: 
Tabatha Caples 
Edwin Fields 
Teresa Hulen 



1. Cameron Ezell, 
Tristan McGowan 
and Cataurius 
Taylor show their 
support for Lions' 
football at the 
Northeast game. 



2. Catcher Ashlyn 
Grossie during a 
spring practice. 



3. La Van Baskin of 
Scooba, getting a 
touch-up to his 
makeup, prepares 
for one of his 
scenes in 
"Dullsville." 



4. Arael Bland 
performs with 
Music Theatre 
Workshop at 
Kemper County 
High School. 



5. Dr. Rick Young, 
Dr. Jackie Stennis, 
and Paul Miller 
celebrate East 
Mississippi 
Community 
College's 80th 
birthday. 



6. Golden Grasse, 
a pitcher for the 
EMCC Lions' 
baseball team, 
gets ready to strike 
out an opponent. 



7. Matt Yarbrough 
stops to pose for a 
photo at the 
Golden Triangle 
campus. 



8. Brittion Smith of 
Scooba studies for 
one of his classes. 



9. Kiresten Walker 
of Scooba, 
backstage at 
"Dullsville." 




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1 . Brandi Aust , Scooba 
campus 

2. Johnny Lucas, Jerrel 
McCallum and Larry 
Bourrage, Scooba 
campus 

3. Lartika Cunningham, 
Scooba campus 

4. Wade Armstrong, 
Golden Triangle campus 

5. Joshua Collins, Scooba 
campus 

6. Suzanne Stewart, Wes 
Blondin and Bridgette 
Prisock, Golden Triangle 
campus 

7. David Trosclair, Scooba 
campus 

8. Breachlor Richardson, 
Scooba campus 

9. Simone McGraw, 
Gwen Grace and 
Porchia Robertson, 
Scooba campus 

10. Typical dorm fridge, 
Scooba campus 

1 1 . Keoka Goodwin, 
Scooba campus 

12. Harry Jenkins, Golden 
Triangle campus 

13. Dr. Jackie Hale, 
Golden Triangle campus 

14. Tammy Sandifer, 
Scooba campus 

15. Sharon Thompson 
and Morgan Goodrich, 
Scooba campus 

16. WyKishia Burton, 
Scooba campus 

17. Shaneidra Samuels, 
Golden Triangle campus 



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Getting 
involved! 

EMCC students take 
education to the next step -- 
applying classroom learning 
to real life in organizations 
dedicated to a wide range of 
personal and professional 
interests. And many use their 
talents to reach out to 
members of communities 
outside the college gates. 



The EMCC Jazz Band rehearses in 

February for an upcoming performance. 

In the front row are Ashlea Duncan, 

Nicholas Becton and Cooper McClain; 

behind them are Eric Long and Andrew 

Alford. Thomas Johnson is on drums, 

Daniel Rushing on guitar. 



Drafting and Design Club 

members Jason Sanders, 

Kevin Crittendon, sponsor 

Bill Gavin and Bradley 

Moore examine a floor joist. 

Phi Beta Lamba sponsor 

Trina Dendy, Marquita 

Coleman and Yolanda 

Wofford display candy-filled 

pumpkins for a raffle. 



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The Lions Pride drum 
line arrives at the West 
Lauderdale Marching 
Classic. 

Fred Boykins, a staff 
member of The Lion, works 
on a yearbook page. 

LaVan Baskin celebrates a 
touchdown as the Lions 
score against Holmes. 

Work study students 
Lakendrick Rush and 
Jasmine Baker of the 
Columbus Air Force Base 
branch help get the word out 
about EMCC during an 
enrollment drive at Leigh 
Mall. The sign behind them 
reads, "Did you know? 
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VOLUNTEERISM 

Phi Beta Lambda members at Golden Triangle, 
left, display food and home supplies donated 
by students for EMCC's 8th Annual Sally Kate 
Winters Children's Home Food Drive. They are, 
front row from left, Abby Lewis and Yolanda 
Wofford; in the second row are Alexis Collins, 
Tabatha Chandler, Hannah Reeves, Deborah 
Brown and Shana McKie. Above, members of 
the Art Club in Scooba painted a mural at East 
Kemper Elementary School on "Make a 
Difference Day." They are, first row from left, 
Whitney Love, Heather Boatner, DeVita Jones, 
Stormi Steele and Armand Edwards. In the 
second row are Meashawn Brand, Brittion 
Smith and Joshua Williams. 



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Amateur 

Radio 

Club 



The members of the Amateur 

Radio Club -- also called the 

Ham Radio Club -- at EMCC's 

Golden Triangle campus 

include, from left, instructor 

Bob Lovelace, Gene Sherrod, 

Tracy Bevill (seated), Trey 

Pickle, Trey Frayser, Drew 

Coker, Wesley Dunnam, 

Casey Anglin (seated). 




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Association of 

Information 

Technology 

Professionals 

The Association of Information 

Technology Professionals at 

EMCC's Golden Triangle campus 

promotes better understanding of 

the sound principles of data 

processing. Its members include, 

seated from left, Anthony Vaughn, 

Jared Woodall, Kevin Towery, 

Justin Head and Laura Cravey. 

Standing are instructor Sandra 

Coleman, Ben Smith, Cameron 

Echols, James Ramshur Jr., John 

Knighten, instructor Jean Gregg 

and instructor Brandon Sesser. 




Faces 
Faces 
Faces 



46 Organizations 





LONG DISTANCE 
COMMUNICATION 

Jamal Fowler of the Ham Radio 
Club, KE5HJS, tunes in the world 
from the Golden Triangle campus. 
The club was established to 
help students in their study of 
electronics and world geography. 
Members communicate with other 
ham operators from as far north 
as Alaska, as far west as 
California, as far to the southeast 
as Florida, and as far to the 
northeast to Maine. Ham radio is 
valuable for casual conversation, 
as well as emergency 
communication when natural 
disasters strike. 



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American Drafting & 
Design Association 

The American Drafting & Design 
Association is a professional organization 
for engineers, architects and drafting 
technicians. It provides testing and 
accreditation for professionals in 
the drafting and CAD industries. 
The ADDA also provides training and 
continuing education in all related areas 
of drafting. The EMCC chapter was 
organized in 2006; its members 
at the Golden Triangle campus include, 
from left, Demarcus Pope, Coty Smith, 
Haley Robertson, Bradley Moore, 
Jason Sanders, Chris Brownlee, 
instructor Bill Gavin, Kevin Crittenden 
and Quintel Bush. 




Left to right: 

Bradley Moore 

Brittney Jolly 

Catterika Lashley and 

Whitney Henley 

Chris Brownlee 

Belinda House 

Jason "J.D." Dean 



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The biggest 
band. ..ever 

The Lions Pride Band 

started the year bold and 

strong. Playing fast, 

energetic, upbeat music 

from the "The Blues 

Brothers" movies during 

halftime at football 

games, the 65-member 

marching band also 

performed for parades, 

basketball games and 

other school activities. 

The band continues to 

grow and bring a lot of 

spirit to the school. This 

year's band was the 

biggest in EMCC history, 

and the jazz band has 

become one of the most 

requested performing 

groups on campus. 



Robin Gray 

Band director 




Ashlea 
Duncan 

Drum major 



Band managers 

Katralya Manigo 
Jeremy Evans 



Section leaders 

Ashlea Duncan 

Charles Sims 

Daniel Rushing. 

Thomas Johnson 

Corey Haynes. 

co-captain 




Cary Eldridge 

Jazz band 
director 



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BAND FANS 

iranda Minor and Kayla 
Brown, above left, flash 
peace signs at EMCC's 
game with Holmes 
Community College. 
Above, Arael Bland on 
the practice field. 



arques Creer, left, and Nicholas Becton practice before 
\/ICC's game against Mississippi Delta Community College. 



LaShaundra Murray smiles for the 
camera during the West Lauderdale 
Marching Classic band competition. 



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BEFORE THE GAME 

Eric Long, right, laughs at a joke 

on the band bus. Far right, Andrew 

Alford "wears many hats" on his way to 

the West Lauderdale Marching Classic. 

At bottom left, Wiley Saul, Corey 

Haynes, Thomas Johnson and Willie 

Jones get ready for halftime. 

At bottom right, Jacob Fedrick and 

Daniel Rushing get in tune. 



RAINY ARRIVAL 

Yolanda Hibbler, right, 
Cooper McClain and 
Dominick Gill march to 
the football stands at 
Mississippi Delta. 
At far right, Jack Leist, 
Charles Sims, Dominick 
Gill and the EMCC Jazz 
Band perform for alumni 
during Homecoming. 




EMCC JAZZ BAND 

The EMCC Jazz Band was established two years 
ago. Students in the Jazz Band have a passion not 
only for jazz, but for all styles of music. Its members 
are, first row from left, Shawntell Triplett, Nicholas 
Becton, Cooper McClain and Yolanda Hibbler. 
In the second row are Ashlea Duncan, Eric Long, 
Andrew Alford and Thomas Johnson. 
In the third row are Dallas Smith, Jack Leist, 
Charles Sims, Dominick Gill and Daniel Rushing. 
Not pictured is Marques Creer. 



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Lions Pride 

Marching Band 



Sections 



WOODWINDS 

The woodwind section includes, first row from left, 
Alisha Hogan, Lonice Hill and Danielle Kelly. 

In the second row are Nicholas Becton, 

Kiresten Walker, Ashley Martin, Miranda Minor 

and Ashley Silas. In the third row are Cooper 

McClain, Brittney Jefferson, Marques Creer, 

Courtney Moore, Mary Smith and Ashlea Duncan. 

Not pictured are Roshandra Cooper, 

Brittany Barry, Alisha Hogan, Kayla Brown 

and Jasmine Abrams. 





PERCUSSION 

The percussion section includes, 

front row from left, Tierre Wallace, 

LaVan Baskin, Shawntell Triplett, 

LaShaundra Murray and Thomas Johnson. 
In the back row are Willie Jones, 

Corey Haynes, Wiley Saul and Arael Bland. 
Not pictured is Kenneth Rush. 



BRASS 

The brass section includes, 

front row from left, Andrew Alford, 

Asia Thomas, Yolanda Hibbler and 

Brittany Mallory. In the back row are 

Cameron Shumpert, Eric Long, 

Dominick Gill, Andreekous Jefferson, 

Charles Sims 

and Daniel Rushing. 

Not pictured are Jacob Fedrick, 

Jack Leist and Dallas Smith. 





COLOR GUARD 

The members of the color guard are, left to right, 

Danielle Kelly, Ashley Silas, Brittney Jefferson, 

Miranda Minor and Alisha Hogan. Not pictured are 

Mary Smith, Lonice Hill and Brittany Mallory. 



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Christian fellowships ■ Christian fellowships 



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See you at 
the pole ... 

Students, faculty and staff 
gathered at the flagpole in front 
of the Davis Building on Sept. 26 
for See You at the Pole, part of a 
simultaneous prayer at school 
campuses all over the country. 
The annual event allows people to 
come together to pray for their 
schools, friends, teachers, 
government and nation. 
It is sponsored by the Student 
Christian Fellowship. 



The EMCC family gathers in the early morning 

for See You at the Pole. They are, from left, 

Debbie Baker, Michael Lee, Shawn Schoppert, 

Tanzie Brown and Andrew Alford. 

Below, Fred Boykins, event chairman, 

leads the group in prayer. 





Fellowship 
of Christian 
Athletes 



EMCC's Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes meets at 
the Chapel in the Pines -- 
and each meeting draws more 
than 100 athletes and coaches 
united in worship. The faces 
change from gathering to 
gathering, but the commitment 
doesn't. The faces on this 
page and the next are 
from a standing-room-only 
meeting in October. 



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Christian fellowships ■ Christian fellowships 

Student Christian Fellowship 




ie members and advisers of the Student Christian Fellowship at EMCC's Scooba campus are, first row from left, Chuck Luke, Tanzie 
rown, Charlotte Swearingen, Edgar Hernandez, Catherine Penick, Mary M. Smith, Tammy Parkes and Marianne Stuart. In the second 
ware Porchia Robertson, Shawn Schoppert, Daniel Rushing, Lonice Hill, Antonio Franklin, Demetria Mosley, Antwon Branson, 
arques Creer and Allen Rattler. In the third row are Johnny Reed, David Trosclair, Lacosha Waites, Mary Smith, Sasha Bogan. Arnisha 
oyd, Katralya Manigo, Shawntell Triplett and Jesse Conner. 




"IME FOR PRAYER 

>anitra Bush, left, Marrieyanna 
"hames and Victoria Hill bow 
heir heads. Above, Cadarrall 
iddings leads the group in 
>rayer. At right, Mary Smith 
ind Brooke Quinn listen 
o the evening's message. 



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NEW SQUAD 

It's been more than 
20 years since EMCC 
sponsored a dance team 
at its Scooba campus, 
but the program is back 
under the leadership of 
coach Danielle McDade. 
The members of the 
2007-08 squad are, 
kneeling, Diamond 
Benoman; standing 
in the center of the 
formation are, from left, 
Ashley Clark, Kirsten 
Dickerson and Darneshia 
Dismukes. Clockwise from 
bottom left are Katie Warren, 
captain Gertrica Harris, 
Kenyata Blair, Brittany 
Alexander, Tiara Jethrow, 
Lauren Reves, captain 
Lashundra Moore, 
Shandrika Gunter, 
DeQuisha Key, 
Brittany Jenkins and 
Angelique Harkley. 



HALFTIME 

At right, Kenyata 

Blair, Katie Harris, 

Kirsten Dickerson 

and Shandrika 

Gunter jazz it up at 

Homecoming. 

At far right, Katie 

Harris and Lauren 

Reves pose for a 

photograph. 



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Faces 
Faces 



54 Organizations 




PERFORMANCE 

At left, Darneshia Dismukes, 
Shandrika Gunter. Kirsten 
Dickerson, Brittany Jenkins, 
Brittany Alexander and the 
rest of the squad leave the 
field. At center left, Lashundra 
Moore, DeQuisha Key, Tiara 
Jethrow and Shandrika 
Gunter visit after a game. 
Below, captain Gertrica Harris 
leads the squad during a 
dance routine. 




SPIRIT 

Brittany Jenkins, left, 
and DeQuisha Key 
cheer on the Lions. 
At far left, the dance 
team poses before 
taking the field with 
the band at halftime. 




Left to right: 

Shandrika Gunter 

Ashley Clark 

Captain Lashundra Moore 

Tiara Jethrow 

Angelique Harkley 

Kenyata Blair and 

Darneshia Dismukes 



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The three chapters of Delta 
Epsilon Chi at East Mississippi 
Community College's Golden 
Triangle campus are open to 
students preparing for a variety of 
careers. They maintain a strong 
focus on business-related areas such 
as marketing and entrepreneurship. 

The mission of Delta Epsilon Chi 
is to serve its diverse international 
membership as a professional 
organization, providing leadership 
and career opportunities 
to tomorrow's leaders. 



Two members of the Hotel and Restaurant 

Management chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi, Nita 

Terry and Jenny Finch, create a flower 

arrangement for an upcoming event. 



Hotel and 

Restaurant 

Management 

The members of Delta 
Epsilon Chi's Hotel and 
Restaurant Management 
chapter are, front row from 
left, Arsenia Glover, Denise 
Jenkins, Linda Bowens, 
Willie A. Henderson 
and Jenny Finch. 
In the back row are 
Michael Bourke, Danielle 
Steffin, Jennifer Dempsey, 
Stephanie Powers, 
Barbara Lathan, Nita 
Terry, Dianna Ybarra, 
Artashia Holmes and 
Dr. Linda Farrar, instructor. 




Faces 
Faces 
Faces 



56 Organizations 





Marketing 

The members of Delta Epsilon 
Chi's Marketing chapter are, 
front row from left, Courtney 
Ezell, Etha Neely, Rickale 
Clark, Jessica Ware, Carol Orr, 
LaQuita Green, Jasmine Bray 
and instructor Lori Smith. 
In the back row are Otisha 
Mixon, Deidre Jackson, Jennifer 
Brock, Louise Carter, Sandy 
Peeks, Cindy Anderson, Sarah 
Taylor and Nick Madison. 



Banking and 
Finance 

The members of Delta Epsilon 
Chi's Banking and Finance 
chapter are, front row from left, 
instructor Janet Gullett, Jerrilyn 
Gerard, Renett Hayes, Latasha 
Strong, Angelica Keaton, 
Shanquanita Crawford, Evelyn 
Galvan, Valancia Sherrod and 
Alice Hampton. In the back row 
are Christina Davis, Annie 
Crawford, Angela Hatcher, 
Laurie Moore, Malika Watkins, 
Stacey Bohannon, Diane 
Rast, Jessica Thomas and 
Derrick Harris. 



Left to right: 

Cortney Henry 

Hailey Montgomery 

Jennifer Strickland 

Laquandra Stewart 

Ryan McArthur 

Shonte Akins 



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ubs ■ fine arts clubs ■ fine arts clubs! 



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The Drama Club at 
EMCC's Scooba 
campus is open to 
students who want to 
take their exploration of 
theatre a step further 
than the classroom. 
Its members include, 
standing from left, 
Katrayla Manigo, 
Alexis Bush, Lauren 
Reves, Jennifer Fox 
and Armand Edwards. 
Seated are 
Lashaundra Murray, 
Nartoya Collins and 
Lanquan Ivy. 
Reclining is 
Trey Triplett. 



The members of the Art Club 

at EMCC's Scooba campus 

include, kneeling from left, 

Meagan Jones, Stormi Steele, 

Kristen Walls and Josh 

Williams. Standing are 

instructor Terry Cherry, 

instructor Lisa Spinks, 

Jackie Ivy, Heather Boatner, 

DeVita Jones, Whitney Love, 

Brittion Smith and 

Armand Edwards. 



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OUTDOOR ART 

Art Club students, from left, Heather Boatner, 
Meagan Jones, DeVita Jones and Brittion 
Smith work on a painting outside Aust Hall. 



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MORALITY PLAY 

Trey Triplett and Armand Edwards, 
above, and other drama students 
perform "The Allegory of the Shepherd 
and the Sheep" in November during 
Fine Arts Recruitment Day. 





Musical Theatre 
Workshop 

Music Theatre Workshop 
teaches students how to create 
musical dramas and organize 
behind-the-scenes work for 
large-scale productions. Its 
members include, front row 
from left, Brittany Barry, 
Brittany Alexander, Courtney 
Hairston, Lauren Reves, 
Katralya Manigo, Erica Warnat, 
Tamarie Phillips, Lakeshia 
Wells, Dallas Smith and Kirsten 
Dickerson. In the back row are 
Brittney Jefferson, Wiley Saul, 
Jeremy Evans, LaVan Baskin, 
Trave Williams, Christian 
Trussell and DeQuisha Key. 



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Forestry-dub 



The Forestry Club at EMCC's 
Scooba campus promotes the 
development of the forestry 
sector of the economy and 
reflects the attitudes and 
expectations of students 
enrolled in the Forestry 
Technology program. 
Its members include, 
first row from left, Justin 
Gentry, Vince Cusimano, 
Bryan Lutz, Josh Rigdon, 
Brad Joiner and Scott 
Jackson. In the second row 
are instructor Bob Walker, 
Eric Long, Corey Hart, 
Nathan Peden, Justin 
Coffman, Joseph Harrison, 
Mark Godwin and 
Andrew Alford. 




Health Occupation 
Students of America 



Health Occupation Students of America 

is a national organization which sponsors 

competitions at the state and national 

level in various health-related areas. 

The members of HOSA at EMCC's 

Scooba campus include, first row from 

left: Whitney Hooks; Shatarika Jones; 

Ciera Barber, historian/reporter; 

Alexandria Gladney, president; Amelia 

Yates, vice president; and Zundra 

Jackson. In the second row are: Lillian 

Patty, secretary; LaToya Julien; LaKeisha 

Clark; Dominick Glenn; Shatonia Potts; 

Jennifer Brandon; Denesha Ewell; 

and instructor Jennifer Jackson. 





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WARM OCTOBER 

Justin Coffman, left, 
and Bryan Lutz of the 
Forestry Technology 
program work in an 
outdoor classroom on 
the Scooba campus. 




CARING HEARTS 

Members of Health Occupation 
Students of America practice 
their skills. At left, Whitney 
Brooks stands in as a patient 
while Dominick Glenn takes 
her blood pressure. At right, 
LaToya Julien, standing, and 
LaKeisha Clark work with an 
anatomical model. 



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National Technical 
Honor Society 



The National Technical Honor Society 
at EMCC's Golden Triangle campus 
is an internationally recognized program. 
Members must be enrolled full-time in a 
career or technical program, earn a 3.25 
grade point average in their program 
coursework and a 3.0 grade point average 
for overall coursework. The society's 
members include, front row from left, 
Crystal Craven, Cassandra Eggleston, 
Letisha Esters, Renett Hayes and Dorine 
Deason. In the back row are Alan Beall, 
Zacary Cash, Justin Lindley, 
Brent Mitchell and Randy Simpson. 




Left to right: 
Larry Tate 
Jeremy Beck 
Andrea Foote 
Patricia Winters 
Jessica Ward 
Dustin Carter 



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Student Practical Nurses Association 



The Student Practical Nurses Association at the Golden Triangle 
campus is a student chapter of the National Federation of 
Licensed Practical Nurses. Its purpose is to increase awareness 
of nursing roles, nursing issues and medical technology through 
hands-on experiences, educational conferences, guest speakers 
and community services. Members include Carley Adams, 
Katrina Bailey, Erica Billups, Tonya Black, Crystal Blanton, 
Kristine Callahan, Colleen Crowe, Christina Dodd, DVora 
Edwards, Katrena Farmer, Jessica Ferguson, Paige Fondren, 
Bridget Gibson, Latoya Guyton, Claire Hackett, 



Taresa Halterman, Renata Harris, Loucia Jackson, Cindy 
Johnson, Sheena Lampley, Kelly Martin, Kristi Martin, Lisa 
Maxey, Sandra McDaniel, Mercedes McDonald, Stacy Mclntosr 
Rosalyn Miller, Julia Neal, Gabriela Palmar, Tamieka Patton, 
Anita Phillips, Yolanda Roberts, Janika Robinson, Sophia Bush, 
Laura Seitz, Diane Sloane, Andrea Standifer, Catellia Steward. 
Tanganyika Swearengen, Nathan Taylor, Tammy Terrell, 
Courtney Walker, Joni Walker, Abby Whitt, Keri Wigley, Cary 
Williams and Etheria Williams. 



Phi Beta Lambda 

Scooba 

Phi Beta Lambda is a national college 
organization of students enrolled in business 
subjects. It seeks to develop competent, 
aggressive business leadership, to increase 
interest and understanding in the intelligent 
choice of business occupations and to 
encourage improvement in scholarships. 
The members of the Scooba chapter include, 
first row from left, Rolanda Conner, Brittany 
Hicks and Phyllis Carter. In the second row are 
Mickey Grady, Deloise Sledge, Naketta Bland 
and Sabrina Jackson. In the third row are 
Danielle Hawkins, Dominick Gill 
and Bridget Payne. 



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MIRROR, MIRROR 

Tijoshia Marshall, a 
member of the Optical 
Technology Club on the 
Scooba campus shares a 
light-hearted moment with 
classmate Francecesa 
Hall in a mock-up of an 
optometrist's office. 





Optical 

Technology 

Club 

The Optical Technology Club 
is made up of students in the 
Ophthalmic Technology 
program on the Scooba 
campus. Its members include, 
first row from left, Sylinna 
Haynes, Lois Jones, 
Francecesa Hall, Tijoshia 
Marshall and Monica 
Nicholson. In the second row 
are Marc Lampert, KeAundra 
Moore, David Robertson, 
Sugar Grant and instructor 
Eddie Sciple. 




Phi Beta Lambda 

Golden Triangle 

The members of the Golden Triangle chapter 
of Phi Beta Lambda include, first row from 
left, Rosie Rambus, Tawanda Evans, 
Tabatha Chandler, Melissa Jenkins, 
Constance Ewings, Yolanda Wofford, 
Dee'Anna Bruce, Yvette Pippins and Abby 
Lewis. In the second row are Angela 
Thomas, Hannah Reeves, Jamie Jones, 
Crystal Craven, Shana McKie and Ethel 
Webb. In the third row are Kimberly Fowler, 
Deborah Brown, Marquita Coleman, Nikeah 
Tate, Leslie Robertson and Deionne Lenoir. 
Not pictured are Alexis Collins, Dorine 
Deason, Rachel Lucas, LaDettria Miller, 
Stephanie Powers and Sonya Shaw. 

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Golden 
Triangle 

Phi Theta Kappa is the 

official honor society for 

two-year colleges. 

It promotes scholarship, 

develops character and 

provides opportunity for the 

development of leadership 

and service. Pictured from 

the Golden Triangle chapter 

are, from left, Wes Blondin, 

Kevin Towery, Lucille Brown, 

Tiffany Palmertree, Laura 

Cravey, Ben Smit, Anthony 

Vaughn and sponsor 

Theresa Houston. 



Scooba 

The members of Phi Theta 

Kappa at the Scooba campus 

are, first row from left, Katie 

Kelleher, Katie Moore, Kelsey 

Prevatt and Kristie Owens. In 

the second row are Michael 

Lee, Letina Smith, Erica 

Warnat, Brandy Walden and 

Kasey Doss. In the the last row 

are Johnny Reed, Allen 

Rattler, David Trosclair and 

Jesse Conner. 




FUND-RAISER 

Wes Blondin, right, 
president of the Golden 
Triangle chapter of Phi 
Theta Kappa, and Teresa 
Houston, the chapter's 
sponsor discuss the 
details of an upcoming 
fund-raiser. 




getting involved! 




HOMECOMING 

The Scooba chapter of Phi 
Theta Kappa sold 
Homecoming T-shirts in the 
fall. Erica Warnat, left, Carol 
Toney and Katie Kelleher 
model the shirts. The Scooba 
PTK also observed National 
Breast Cancer Awareness 
Month in October; at far left, 
Erica Warnat is shown placing 
a pink ribbon on the door 
of a local bank. 



Left to right: 
Charles Dixon 
Marie Maples 
Lekisha Bush 

Shameka Triplett 
Dustin Carter 

Zedrick Fondren 



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Newspaper & Yearbook 

:ations ■ publications ■ publication: 



EVERYWHERE 
ALL THE TIME 

A man of diverse 
interests, music 
education major 
Daniel Rushing is also 
editor of The Collegian. 
He is shown at Macon's 
Christmas parade. 
At far right, Lechia 
Holbrook listens 
during Homecoming 
as her husband, 
newly inducted Hall 
of Fame honoree 
Chris Holbrook, 
tells Rushing 
a football story. 



WEEKEND DUTY 

Marques Creer put in long hours on 

yearbook pages and also worked on the 

newspaper. A special Homecoming 

edition of The Collegian, far right, ran as 

part of the Kemper County Messenger 

and reached more than 2,000 homes. 




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The Lion is East Mississippi 

Community College's yearbook. 

Students at the Scooba campus make 

up the staff; they include, from left, 

Fred Boykins, Katrina Zahniser, 

Katherine Brents, editor Antonio 

Lockett, Angelique Harkley and 

Marques Creer. Not pictured are 

Lee Turner, Lanquan Ivy 

and Alison Linney. 



66 Organizations 




BUSY SCHEDULE 

Antonio Lockett, a campus leader 
and editor of The Lion, plans a 
career in photojournalism. He is 
shown singing in the Christmas 
concert as a member of Reflections. 
At far left, Lockett looks over a proof 
copy of the yearbook cover. 




Yearbook staff 
members Lee 
Turner and Fred 
Boykms work with 
a camera during 
a home game. 



"PAGE LADDERS'' 
AND PROOFS 

Building a yearbook 
demands organization and 
attention to detail; pictured 
is some of the paperwork 
involved. At far left, Fred 
Boykins hitches a ride during 
Homecoming with Adam 
Lollar; Boykins covered the 
event as a reporter for the 
yearbook and the 
newspaper. 



Yearbook staff members: 

Lee Turner and a friend, Gertrica 
Harris, after a Christmas concert 

Lanquan Ivy working 
the concession stand 

Katrina Zahniser 
on a soccer trip 





The Collegian 

The Collegian, East Mississippi 
Community College's newspaper, 
is published by students from the 
Scooba campus. Staff members 
include, front row from left, Marques 
Creer, editor Daniel Rushing and 
Alison Linney. In the second row 
are Angelique Harkley and Fred 
Boykins. (As a point of interest, 
Rushing's beard didn't turn jet-black 
between page 66 and page 67; 
this photo was taken just before 
Homecoming, and he is wearing 
a Spirit Week costume.) 



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Skills USA-VICA is a national organization serving more than 250,000 high school and college students 
and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations. 
including health occupations. Its Golden Triangle members include, front row from left, Renee Connor. 
Tabatha Howell, Marbi McCann and Ronnie Galberth. In the second row are Katina Blackston, 
Jared Crenshaw, Steven Howell, Bobby Orsburn, Mario Wilson and Casey Anglin. In the third row are 
Eldon McCrary, Brandon Kuchler and Wesley Scroggins, and in the fourth row are Tavarres Clay, 
Chase Pennington and Joe Talbert. 



Sigma Phi Sigma 

A national fraternity, Sigma Phi Sigma is 

open to Funeral Service Technology 

students at EMCC's Scooba campus. 

Its goal is to promote knowledge, 

professionalism and fellowship among 

funeral service majors. Members include, 

front row from left, Zedrick Fondren, Tiffany 

Calloway, Elliott Newton, Chiquita Calloway 

and Christi Ewing. In the second row are 

Jessica Price, Monica Davis, Jessica 

Romanowski, Jamera McDonald, Ashley 

Melerine, Ardienne Coburn and Jason 

Roberson. In the back row are Amie Sykes, 

Tyran Frison, instructor Octavia Dickerson, 

Shayron Carr, Jordan Davis, Chandler Bays, 

Ellery Scott, Joseph Hall and Tiffany Human. 



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LAB WORK 

Christi Ewing, 
Ardienne Coburn, 
Monica Davis and 
Jessica Romanowski, 
Funeral Service 
Technology students 
n Scooba, work with 
modeling putty. 
At far left, Chandler 
Bays and Joseph Hall 
practice facial 
reconstruction skills. 




SHARPENING SKILLS 

Automotive students Clyde Rushing and 
Wade Armstrong, above, work on a vehicle 
strut in Golden Triangle's automotive lab. 
At left, electrical students Jamey Moore 
and David Young practice wiring on 
an electrical trainer. 



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Photography Club 

The Photography Club at EMCC's 
Scooba campus is open to students 
who want to hone their skills -- 
in everything from the technology of 
digital cameras to composition and 
color management to cropping 
photos to enhance their impact. 
Members include, from left, Brittney 
Jefferson, DeQuisha Key, Marques 
Creer, sponsor James Skipper, 
Jennifer Fox, Jesse Conner and 
Ashley Metheny. 



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SGA 



Student 

Government 

Association 

Scooba 

The Student Government Association enables 

students to be involved with making decisions that 

affect campus life. The SGA takes suggestions 

from students, and interacts with the school 

administration, to help implement new policies. 

Seated from left are Trey Triplett and Jacob Fedrick. 

Standing are Dominick Gill, Lanquan Ivy, Yolanda 

Hibbler, Brandy Walden, Jessica Stokes, 

Chris Wilson and Daniel Rushing. 




Student Recruiters 




Student recruiters visit high schools and encourage 
students to "Take a Step Toward Excellence" with 
East Mississippi Community College. The Scooba 
team includes, front row from left, Ashley Cotton, 
Brandy Walden, Jessica Stokes, Katie Moore and 
Letina Smith. In the back row are Adam Lollar, 
Antonio Lockett, Justin Swinney, Brandon Briggs 
and Lee Turner. Not pictured is Lanquan Ivy. 



Golden Triangle 

Student recruiters from the Golden Triangle campus include, first row from left. 
Aimee Scribner, Alana Champion, Traci Whitehead, Suzanne Stewart. Andrew 
Arnett, Casey Rowe and Kathryn Long. In the back row are Hanna Miles. 
Brandi Wynn, Justin Leonard, Christine Holland, Sharise Rice. Haley Howard 
and Tiffany Wicks. 



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Faces 
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Golden 
Triangle 

SGA members from the 
Golden Triangle campus 
include, seated from left, 
Tiffany Wicks, Kevin Towery, 
Suzanne Stewart and sponsor 
Sheila Flurry. In the second 
row are Haley Howard, Brandi 
Wynn, Kathryn Long, Casey 
Rowe, Aimee Scribner, 
Christine Holland and 
Beneshia Williams. In the third 
row are Mark McLaughlin, 
Casey Anglin and 
Bobby Orsburn. 




Society of 

Exceptional 

Students 



The Society of Exceptional Students 
at EMCC's Scooba campus is primarily 
made up of TRIO students, but all are 
welcome. Seated from left are Dantria 
Grace, Lonnie Benamon, Ashley Ash, 
Fred Boykins and Yolanda Hibbler. 
In the second row are sponsor Wynelia 
Cherry, Alexis Bush, Lanquan Ivy, Sasha 
Bogan, sponsor Teretha Conner, Brittany 
Dooley and Tashia Jennings. In the third 
row are Dominick Gill, Antonio Lockett, 
Michael Outlaw, sponsor James Rush, 
Torris Grady and Dameon Baylor. 




Left to right: 

Anita Harris 

Taylor Atkins 

Ciera Cannon and 

Michael Perryman 

Jessica Bland 

DeVita Jones and 

Katrina Zahniser 

Karla Eddings 



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The East Mississippi Community 

College Concert Choir, under director 

Wendy Smith of the Scooba campus, 

sings at school functions and has the 

opportunity to perform at choir 

festivals. This year, with many new 

freshmen and returning sophomores, 

the choir is better than ever. 




BASSES 

Members of the bass 

section include, front row 

from left, Christian Trussell, 

Jeremy Evans, Dominick Gill, 

Antonio Franklin and Corey 

Haynes. Seated are Wiley 

Saul, LaVan Baskin, 

Lonnie Benamon and 

Cameron Shumpert. 



Choir director Wendy Smith and voice 
student Sasha Bogan perform a duet, 
"The Snow Lay on the Ground," during 
a Christmas concert. 



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SOPRANOS 

The soprano section includes, kneeling from left, 
Danielle Kelly and Kirsten Dickerson. Standing are 
Brittany Barry, Shawntell Triplett, Brittany Jenkins. 
Tamarie Phillips, DeQuisha Key, Jennifer Card. 
Brittney Jefferson and Mary Smith. Not pictured is 
Kiresten Walker. 




GOOD TIMES 

LaShaundra 
Murray and 
Tashia Jennings 
visit during a 
rehearsal. 
At far left, 
choir students 
show off their 
pearly whites and 
enjoy each 
other's company 
at a Christmas 
party. 



LaKeshia Wells 

Lonnie Benamon 

Jennifer Card and 
Tamarie Phillips 



GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT 

Choir students rehearse 
before the night of the big 
Christmas performance at 
Stennis Auditorium on the 
Scooba campus. The choir 
is accompanied by Cary 
Eldridge, director of the 
EMCC Jazz Band. 



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Reflections is a singing 

group of select students 

from the Scooba campus 

who perform for area high 

schools, clubs and EMCC 

activities. Its members 

include, first row from left, 

Ashley Martin, Shawntell 

Triplett, Kirsten Dickerson, 

Yolanda Hibbler, Tamarie 

Phillips and Tashia 

Jennings. In the back row 

are Daniel Rushing, Trave 

Williams, Dominick Gill, 

LaVan Baskin, Cameron 

Shumpert, Corey Haynes 

and Antonio Lockett. Not 

pictured is Emily Foy. 



Tashia Jennings 




Trave Williams and 
Ashley Martin 



Antonio Lockett, Daniel Rushing, LaVan Baskin and 
Trave Williams sing in the Christmas concert. 



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Members of Reflections rehearse the opening number of their 
Homecoming show. In the front row, from left, are Shawntell Triplett. 
Daniel Rushing and Tamarie Phillips. In the back row are Cameron 
Shumpert, Kirsten Dickerson, Dominick Gill and Antonio Lockett. 




PERFORMANCE 

Reflections performs 
"Gloria" at Stennis 
Auditorium during 
a Christmas concert. 
At right, Reflections 
member Emily Foy 
sings a carol. 



SOUNDING IT OUT 

Tamarie Phillips, Tashia 
Jennings and Antonio Lockett 
work on "Blue Skies" before 
Homecoming. At far left, 
Cameron Shumpert, Dominick 
Gill and Antonio Lockett. 
rehearse in the choir room. 



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Mapping 
the future 



At seven sites located throughout 
East Mississippi Community College's 
six-county district, students are laying 
the groundwork for their futures. EMCC 
offers a wide variety of career-technical 
programs designed to prepare students 
for immediate entry into the workforce 
and academic programs for transfer 
to senior colleges. 



Forestry Technology students 

from EMCC's Scooba campus 

discuss the growth of a pine thicket 

during an outing in Kemper County. 

In front, from left, are Mallorey 

Swartz, Taylor Dean, Brad Joiner, 

Nathan Peden and Corey Hart. 

Behind them are Eric Long, 

Bryan Lutz and Justin Coffman. 



Bradley Frost and 

instructor Joanna Alford, 

Electrical Technology, 

Golden Triangle 

Virginia Gordon and 

Earon Cannon, 

Special Populations 

luncheon, Scooba 

Ronnie Galberth 

and Dana Delgatto, 

Cosmetology, 

Golden Triangle 










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William Callaway, 
art appreciation at 
Golden Triangle 



Aaron Jenkins and 
Stephanie Pounders, 
anatomy, Scooba 



David Langford, 
Welding and Metal 
Fabrication, Scooba 



Trey Pickle, 

Electronics Technology, 
Golden Triangle 




HANDS-ON 

EMCC's career and 
technical programs 
combine "learning by 
doing" with skilled 
nstruction. Peter Warren, 
center, climbs a mock 
utility pole in Scooba's 
Lineworker program. 
Above, Jake Reeves of 
Golden Triangle's 
Machine Tool program 
works in the shop. At left, 
Zedrick Fondren of 
Scooba's Funeral Service 
Technology program uses 
modeling putty. 

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Golden Triangle campus 



The Reserve Officers' Training Corps -- 
U.S. Army ROTC -- is one of the best leadership 
courses in the country and is a new part of the 
EMCC curriculum. During classes and field training, 
students learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, 
motivate groups and conduct missions as officers 
in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, 
students earn second lieutenant bars and become 
leaders for life. 

Army ROTC is a four-year program; students are 
able to enroll in freshman and sophomore level 
courses at EMCC. 




ROTC students go 

through capture and 

search training. 



Army ROTC students break for a quick lunch during training at 
Camp Seminole. 



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Automation 
& Control 







Golden Triangle campus 

Automation and Control Technology provides 
students with the technical knowledge and skills 
needed to secure jobs as automated manufacturing 
systems technicians in maintenance, diagnostics, 
engineering or production in automated 
manufacturing environments. The focus of this 
program is on electricity, electronics, industrial 
computer programming, pneumatics, hydraulics, 
robotics, programmable controls, interfacing 
techniques, instrumentation and automated 
machine processes. 



Jtructor Del Faulkner discusses the principles of conveyer 
terns with Casey Anglin. 



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Golden Triangle campus 

The Automotive Mechanics and Automotive 
Technology programs provide graduates with the 
basic skills and the technical knowledge to diagnose 
properly and repair late-model vehicles, along with 
problem-solving techniques, and computer 
diagnosis. Students are taught in modern well- 
equipped labs utilizing late-model vehicles for repair 
procedures and electronic diagnostics. 





Tyrone Edwards checks the oil under the watchful eye of Greg 
Ferina. 



Instructor Grady Graham 
goes over an electrical 
systems check with Eldon 
McCrary, Bobby Osburn 
and Jared Crenshaw. 






Wade Armstrong works 
on a brake drum. 




Zachary Cash, instructor Grady Graham, Danny Boone, and Wad< 
Armstrong go over engine parts. 



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Banking 
& Finance 



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Golden Triangle campus 

The Banking and Finance Technology program 
is a two-year course of study. It is designed to help 
banking and finance students prepare for, and take 
advantage of, the varied career opportunities 
available to them in the rapidly changing field of 
financial services. 

The program provides an introduction and an 
overview of the financial services industry, and 
opportunities for students to develop basic financial 
knowledge and abilities, along with the required 
competencies and social skills necessary for 
employment and advancement. 



ika Watkins, left, and Annie Crawford, right, go over an exam 
i instructor Janet Gullett. 



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Business 
Technology 



Scooba, Golden Triangle campuses 

The Business and Office Technology programs 
are designed to prepare students for a variety of 
entry-level positions in the following areas -- office 
systems technology, medical office technology and 
microcomputer technology. The curriculum is 
designed to give each student an overview of office 
functions and a concentration of skills in a specific 
area. 




Earon Cannon of EMCC's Scooba campus studies document 
formatting and production. 




Naketta Bland, 

above, and 

Sabrina Jackson, 

right, study 

database 

management at 

EMCC's Scooba 

campus. 




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Golden Triangle instructor Jodi Pierce, standing, gives 
Paula Porter some help developing a Web page. 



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Instructor Patricia 
Calloway of the 
Scooba campus helps 
students understand 
how offices work. 



\\k\s Collins, right, and Constance Ewings work on a newsletter 
'lie Golden Triangle campus. 



Markeela Jones, 
below, LaDettria Miller. 
Whitney McCarter and 
Tiffany Davis work on 
document formatting 
at the Golden Triangle 
campus. 



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Triangle students Abby Lewis and Tenesha Hill 
afe a records management test. 



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Instructor Jacqueline Brown, standing, fields a 
question as Danielle Hawkins gets started on an 
exercise at the Scooba campus. 



> ry Nell Stapleton studies document formatting and 
"duction at EMCC's Scooba campus. 



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Cosmetology 



Golden Triangle campus 

The Cosmetology program is a three-semester 
curriculum leading to a vocational certificate. The 
program prepares students to care for hair, nails and 
skin with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer 
relations and salon management. Hands-on experience 
is provided in all areas of modern cosmetology. 

Satisfactory completion of the course qualifies 
students for the Mississippi State Board of 
Cosmetology certification examination. Classes are 
held in a modern facility especially designed for the 
program. 




Dana Delgato adds color 
to Laurie Hill's hair. 



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nstructor Debbie Coker watches as Hanna Miles works with a 
customer. 



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Golden Triangle campus 

The Drafting and Design Technology curriculum 
prepares students for employment in the field of 
technical graphical representation. The classroom 
training provides a sound foundation in the basics of 
drafting practice and is closely related to actual 
industrial standards. 

Subjects taught include architectural drafting, 
machine drafting, surveying, mapping and 
topography and computer-aided drafting. In order to 
meet industrial demands, computer-aided drafting is 
the basis of all courses. 



adley Moore, Chris Brownlee and Coty Smith take a look 
a model frame. 



Jason Sanders goes over 
some room dimensions. 



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Electrical 
Technology 



Golden Triangle campus 

Electrical Technology offers both a one-year 
vocational certificate and a two-year associate of 
applied science degree. The one-year program 
prepares graduates for employment in residential, 
commercial and industrial electricity settings. 
Graduates of the program will possess the 
knowledge and skills necessary to plan, install, 
maintain and troubleshoot electrical systems. 

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 
automation, solid state motor control and digital 
electronics. 




Stephen Schrader goes 
over his instructions. 



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i:y Frayser makes modifications to a transmitter. 



Electronics 
Technology 



an Ballard, Casey Anglin and instructor Bob Lovelace adjust 
elevision transmitter. 




Golden Triangle campus 

The Electronics Technology curriculum 
provides instruction necessary for a student to 
become a competent electronic technician. 
Electronic technicians find satisfying jobs working 
with telephone companies, electric companies, 
manufacturing, cell phone companies, satellite 
installation and networking and computer repair 
companies. 

Graduates are eligible for entry-level 
employment in any of the options in electronics 
and will be capable of correlating the activities for 
a wide variety of occupational fields. 





Ronnie Porter, Trey 
Pickle and instructor 
Bob Lovelace share 
a lighter moment. 



Drew Coker ponders 
his next response. 



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EMT- 
Paramedic 



Golden Triangle campus 

The EMT-Paramedic program covers a 
combination of subject matter and experience to 
prepare students to respond to medical emergency 
calls. Students learn to evaluate the nature of 
emergencies, take prompt action to reduce medical 
hazards, transport patients to receiving stations and 
serve as technical assistants to the emergency room 
staff of general hospitals. Course content is based on 
the National Department of Transportation and the 
National Standards Curriculum. 





Michelle Lawton secures 
Mark Acker's neck in this 
exercise while Emily 
Oglesby checks his heart. 



Cody Miller and instructor 

John McBryde apply 

a bandage. 



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Matthew West and April Johnson apply medication to lacerations 
suffered by a mock crash victim during a class exercise. 




Michelle Lawton and Mark Acker use a model to practice intubating 
a patient. 



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Forestry 







Scooba campus 

Forestry Technology prepares graduates to 
produce, protect and manage timber and other 
forest crops. Students participate in learning 
experiences related to land and forest 
measurement, the growth of timber stands, tree 
identification, harvesting, timber management, 
forest protection and forest products utilization. 

Emphasis is placed on the development of job 
skills. The latest technologies and computer 
application skills are incorporated into courses. 
The program combines lecture-based activities 
with laboratory field experiences. 



/lor Dean listens as Ed Brown of the Mississippi Forestry 

jmmission explains how to teach forest concepts to elementary 

ool students. The outreach program is called Project Learning Tree. 





d Joiner gazes out from the middle of a "living tree." The exercise 
iches children how trees live and grow by assigning them to act out 
rts -- bark, roots, leaves, etc. These forestry students tried it out for 
smselves as part of Project Learning Tree. 




Corey Hart, above, 
works on a poem 
about forestry as 
part of Project 
Learning Tree. 



At left, another 
Forestry Technology 
student works 
on a haiku. 



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Fine Arts & 
Humanities 



Districtwide 



One of three academic divisions at EMCC, 
Fine Arts and Humanities encompasses several 
subject areas: foreign language, English 
composition and literature, philosophy, speech and 
fine arts -- art, music and theater. Developmental 
classes are also available to help students prepare 
for English composition coursework. 

Fine Arts and Humanities classes explore the 
nature of man, including our interpretation of beauty 
and truth, and how we communicates these ideas to 
others, both orally and visually. 





Ashlea Duncan plays the role of a special sheep in the Scooba 
Drama Department's production of "The Allegory of the Shepherd 
and the Sheep." 



Willie Jones and 
Daniel Rushing 
perform in theatre 
class on the Scooba 
campus. 



Scooba art 

instructor Terry 

Cherry supervises 

the creation of a 

large painting 

outside Aust Hall. 




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Golden Triangle student Holley Peel uses a paint knife 
to replicate at photograph. 



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Golden Triangle 
student Karen Davis 

Scooba students 
Kiresten Walker and 
Brooke Quinn. 




Scooba student 
Stephen Phillips 
plans a ceramic 
piece. 



den Triangle student Landon Street works on a portrait 
lg oil pastels. 



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Funeral 
Service 



Scooba campus 

The Funeral Service Technology program 
enlarges the background and knowledge of students 
about the profession, helps them develop proficiency 
and necessary skills, teaches students about the 
responsibilities of the funeral service profession to 
communities and emphasizes high ethical standards. 

Laboratory experience is provided in all phases of 
funeral service in a modern facility with instruction 
from well-qualified faculty. 

Graduates with successful achievement on the 
National Board Examination may become eligible for 
licensure in other states contingent upon completion 
of specific state requirements. 





Monica Davis 
arranges a floral 
spray before a mock 
funeral service. 



Jason Roberson 
watches as Jamera 
McDonald works on 

facial structures. 



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Ashley Melerine and Jordan Davis work with a special modeling p 
designed for facial reconstruction. 





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Elliott Newton uses a model skeleton in one of the Funeral Service 
Technology program's lab spaces to examine the bones of a humi 
hand. 



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Hotel & 
Restaurant 



Golden Triangle campus 

The Hotel and Restaurant Management 
Technology program provides instruction in all 
phases of hotel and restaurant management to 
prepare students for careers as managers and 
supervisors in the hospitality and tourism industry. 

Students who complete the Hotel and 
Restaurant Management concentration are eligible 
to obtain Pro-Management Certification from the 
National Restaurant Association Educational 
Foundation or certifications from the Educational 
Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging 
Association in Specialized Food and Beverage 
Management and/or Hospitality Operations. 



enia Glover and Linda Bowens prepare a dish for the oven 



Arsenia Glover and 
Thomas Smith share a 
laugh while manning 
the Career Expo's 
hospitality room. 

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Health Care 
Assistant 



Scooba campus 

The one-semester Health Care Assistant, Nursing 
Assistant/Aide program prepares graduates to assist 
in providing health care as members of the health 
care profession. Students who complete the program 
may qualify for employment as homemakers, 
certified nursing assistants, long-term care aides or 
home health aides in the Mississippi health care 
industry. 



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Alexandria Gladney watches as classmate Amelia Yates gets so 
practice balancing a scale. 



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Shatarika Jones, left, and 
Shatonia Potts learn that 
a ride in a wheelchair 
is a good chance to 
interact with patients. 



Ciera Barber feeds 
a bed patient. 



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Zundra Jackson, left, Jennifer Brandon. Lillian Patty and Denesh. 
Ewell work with a blood pressure machine that simulates a variet 
of readings and helps students sharpen their skills. 



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Industrial 
Maintenance 



Golden Triangle campus 

The Industrial Maintenance Technology 
curriculum prepares students for entry-level 
employment as multi-skilled maintenance 
technicians - responsible for assembling, installing 
and maintaining/repairing machinery used in 
manufacturing or industrial settings. 

Students receive basic instruction on safety, 
machinery maintenance, troubleshooting and 
service, blueprint reading, welding and cutting 
operations, machining operations, piping, 
hydro-testing and industrial electricity. 



ructor Mike McCullough, left, and Jake Washington perform 
ie robotic maintenance work. 



Clay Smith makes sure 
the part he's working 
on is perfectly level. 

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Lineworker 



Scooba campus 

The Electrical Lineworker program prepares 
students for work with electrical utility companies 
and contractors. The first phase provides training on 
safety rules and procedures needed in basic 
lineworker skills, such as pole-climbing, knowledge 
of materials and tools, framing, anchor and pole 
insulation, transformer theory and working on 
15-foot poles. 

The second phase expands on overhead and 
underground electrical work, such as three-phase 
specification, transformer banking and working from 
full-height poles. 




Austin Touchstone shifts his safety harness as he climbs down frcji 
a telephone pole. 




Taking a break after an afternoon of scaling poles are. front row frjr 
left, Kenneth Rush, Joshua McAdory. instructor Doyle Perkins am 
Mark Weaver. In the back row are Austin Touchstone, Peter Warr.i 
Josh Baumunk, Marcus Smith, Dusty Rigdon and Brandon Bishor. 



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Local Area 
Network 



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a Cravey and John Knighten cable routers in the lab 



Golden Triangle campus 

Students entering the Local Area Network 
Technology major train in a hands-on environment 
in the field of information technology. The 
curriculum gives students exposure to a wide 
variety of classes and lab environments. 

Local Area Network is honored to be a Cisco® 
Local Academy. Students have the option to take a 
four-semester program as part of the LAN 
curriculum, which teaches the principles of 
designing, building and maintaining networks. 
Upon successful completion, students can register 
for the certification test to become Cisco® certified 
network associates. 




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Anthony Vaughn 

searches for the 

correct cable. 



ructor Brandon Sesser, left, explains a CD-ROM drive to 
heron Echols, Anthony Vaughn and Allen Duncan. 



Instructor Sandra 
Coleman assists 
Leland Sanders. 



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Machine Tool 



Golden Triangle campus 

The Machine Tool Operations program is a 
one- or two-year career program. The first year 
consists of hands-on operation of machine shop 
equipment and classroom theory covering safety, 
blueprint reading, shop math and lathe and milling 
machine operation. In the second year of study, 
students learn the theory and operation of basic 
Computer Numerical Control equipment, metallurgy 
and production methods - and develop more 
advanced hands-on skills. 




Joshua Thomas adjusts 
a milling machine. 



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Instructor Steve Malone looks on as Derrick Porter and Trey Stric n 
work with a lathe. 



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Marketing 



ha Mixon and Deidre Jackson pose with a bicycle the marketing 
|s raffled to raise money to travel to state competition. 



Golden Triangle campus 

Business and Marketing Management 
Technology is a two-year program that prepares 
graduates for careers in marketing research, sales, 
advertising, management, public relations, 
merchandising and buying. Students are trained in 
market research and learn to plan sales forecasts, 
prepare budgets and effectively utilize various 
types of advertising media. 




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Carol Orr and Cindy 

Anderson fold marketing 

technology program 

T-shirts sold to raise 

money for competition. 



dy Anderson, LaQuita Green, Tonessa Dyson, Roxanne Peeks, 
dre Jackson and Otisha Mixon plan a class project. 



Instructor Lori Smith 
reviews an assignment 
with Marvin Hairston. 



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Ophthalmic 
Technology 



Ophthalmic Technology is a 
two-year technical program ending 
in an associate of applied science 
degree. The curriculum prepares 
students to grind eyeglass lenses, 
help wearers select frames suited 
to their faces, set the lenses into 
spectacle frames and adjust the fit. 
The coursework also covers 
salesmanship and public relations. 

Graduates go on to successful 
careers in doctors' offices, retail 
optical stores, wholesale optical 
laboratories and optical 
manufacturing companies. 




Instructor Eddie Sciple helps Francecesa Hall adjust the viewer as she works with a lens! 




Tijoshia Marshall, left, and Francecesa Hall pose in fron 
of a display case in the program's mock store. 



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Golden Triangle campus 

The licensed practical nursing 
program prepares qualified men and 
women to become practical nurses. 
Upon successfully completing the 
program, graduates are eligible to 
take the National Council Licensure 
Examination for Practical Nurses. 

Students gain classroom and 
laboratory instruction in such areas as 
basic nursing skills, nutrition, anatomy 
and physiology, pharmacology, 
maternal child nursing, emotional and 
mental illness and medical-surgical 
nursing. 

Clinical experiences are provided 
by affiliating hospitals and other health 
care agencies. 



Tonya Black prepares to fit a mock 
patient with a feeding tube. 




Sdra McDaniel, Lisa Maxey and Colleen Crowe assess the 
dition of an educational dummy called SimMan as Nursing 
jctor Pat Clowers programs a simulated cardiac arrest. 



Tammy Terrell, D'Vora Edwards and Katrina Bailey practice 
inserting a nasal gastric tube as instructor Linda Hebert observes. 



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Science & 
Mathematics 



Districtwide 

One of three academic divisions, Science and 
Mathematics includes mathematics, natural sciences, 
computer science and nutrition. Almost 25 faculty 
members in six departments give the division the 
depth of an outstanding community college -- offering 
courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, 
mathematics, nutrition and physics. 

The faculty is dedicated to helping students think 
critically and pursue scholarly enquiries. EMCC 
graduates routinely transfer to four-year schools and 
find positions in area businesses and industries. 




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Mary Wooten, left, and Alex Ashford during a lab. 



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NUMBERS GAME 

Instructor Larry Gibson, above, explains a 

trigonometry problem at the Scooba campus. 

At right, Golden Triangle chemistry students 

Melody Corbitt and Latrice Robertson 

check out the periodic table of elements. 



Scooba student 
Todd Chisolm 

Golden Triangle student 
Marion Pierson 

Scooba student 
Destiny Cherry 



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programs 



Scooba students: 
Britny Jeffcoats 
Gwen Grace 
Jacob Fednck 
Kyesha Smith 




oba students in James Skipper's physical science class investigate the effects of 
ction, refraction and interference of light. Holding the bubble wand is Cassius Belk; 
ikwise from left are Rebbie Windham, Aaron Askren, Kendrick Gibson, Stephen 
Iduth, Keraneisha Green, Kristine Payton, Marsha Roeland and Anna Gordon. 



LEARNING 
BY DOING 

Scooba student 
Keoka Goodwin, 
above, examines 
the bones of the 
human hip. At 
left, Michelle 
Warren studies 
microcomputer 
applications. 




Justin Swinney, left, and Stephen Phillips follow along on their 
screens as Scooba instructor Susan Morgan lectures in 
Microcomputer Applications. 



den Triangle students Brittney Baylot, left, and Lindsey 
Vlahon conduct a chemistry experiment. 



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programs ■ programs ■ programs 



9 



Social Science 
& Business 



Districtwide 

One of three academic divisions, Social Science 
and Business includes about 30 faculty members 
with the academic credentials and experience to offer 
students a diverse education. Currently the Social 
Science and Business Division offers courses in 
accounting, business administration, criminal justice, 
economics, education, educational psychology, 
geography, health/physical education, history, 
political science, psychology and sociology. 

The faculty is dedicated to helping students in their 
pursuit of knowledge and excellence as they 
continue their journey to other institutions of higher 
learning or into the workplace. 




William Yount of East Mississippi Community College's Scooba 
campus lectures during a World Civilization class. 




Scooba student 
Courtney Sherrod 
reviews a lesson. 



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Scooba student Justin Thompson works on an essay in Catherine 
Penick's Fundamentals of Composition class. 



programs ■ programs ■ programs 




Tern Mitchell 

Tammy Parkes with 
students Michael 
Outlaw. Devon 
McKnight and Allen 
Robinson. 

Charlie Fall 



BUSY 
SEMESTER 

Instructor Jerry 
Davis of the 
Golden Triangle 
campus 
discusses an 
upcoming 
Marriage and 
Family class with 
student Hailey 
Montgomery. 
At far left, 
Freshman Alex 
Mayfield of the 
Scooba campus 
takes a moment 
between classes 
to check his 
e-mail. 



Above from left: 
Derek Ivy 
Shannon Syfrett 
Chaddrick Smith 



Golden Triangle students 
Matthew Webb and Elizabeth 
Atkins work on a project in 
psychology class. 



stie Owens, a Scooba sophomore, ponders 
intricacies of structure and composition 
ing an English literature class. 



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Special 
Populations 



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Related 
Studies 




Golden Triangle, 
Scooba campuses 

Several EMCC programs 

give students a little extra 

attention. Special Populations 

is geared toward students who 

are disabled or economically 

disadvantaged -- and also 

reaches out a hand to single 

parents, non-traditional 

students, displaced 

homemakers and people with 

limited English proficiency. 

The Related Studies program 

provides help with studying and 

testing. EMCC also offers 

courses in General Education 

Development and Adult 

Basic Education. 



Mary M. Smith, right, 

welcomes LaToya Lynch to 

Scooba's weekly Special 

Populations lunch. Below, 

ABE student Machelle Miller 

of Golden Triangle 

studies for a test. 





Marion. Sam, left, a 
RelatedStudies 
instructor from Scooba, 
helps Ophthalmic 
Technology student 
Sylinna Haynes with her 
coursework. 



Instructor Geneva 

Atkins, left, of Golden 

Triangle works with 

Tequela Allen during an 

ABE language class. 



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Student Services Coordinator Mary M. Smith of the Scooba campi 
left, poses at the Hawkins Career Technical Building with GED 
students Mary Lawson, center, and Carla Stuart. 



programs ■ programs ■ programs 





GOVERNOR'S VISIT 

Gov. Haley Barbour, center 
of page, tours the ABE/GED 
facility during a visit to 
EMCC's Golden Triangle 
campus; shown with him are 
EMCC staffers Karen 
Quarrels and Melissa 
Wilson. Above, Felicia Reed 
and Willie Brown enjoy a hot 
dog at a Special Populations 
lunch in Scooba. At left, 
Victoria Dale signs up for 
"Christmas with the Kids" 
in Scooba, sponsored by 
Special Populations. 



bie Borganelli, left, a Related Studies English 
uctor at the Golden Triangle campus, and 
;cial Populations instructor Brenda Wilson, 
t, help Angela Eacholes with a class 
ignment. 



STUDY SKILLS 

Scooba student Shayron 
Carr, left, works with 
Marion Sam of the 
Related Studies program. 



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Supervision & 
Management 



Golden Triangle campus 

Supervision and Management Technology is 
offered in the evening program and leads to an 
Associate of Applied Science degree. The 66-hour 
curriculum is designed for students who aspire to 
management and supervisory positions in business, 
industry and government. 




Lucille Brown takes a 
last look at her notes 
before an exam. 



Instructor Ben Murphy 
helps Tony Chandler with 
a management question. 





Instructor Ben Murphy discusses a time management exercise w 
Jay Mordecai. 




Instructor Ben Murphy explains a work-flow graph to Gregory Sho 
left, and Percy Burnell. 



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programs ■ programs ■ programs 

Tech Prep £ 




Golden Triangle campus 

Tech Prep in Mississippi is an innovative approach 
to high school, college and career education. The 
program combines rigorous academic courses with 
high-level technical training that prepares students 
for direct entry into the workplace or continuation to 
associate and/or higher degrees. 



h Prep Coordinator Cindy Johnson takes a look at a metal trades 
cise at West Point High School. 



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Cindy Johnson visits 

with West Point High 

School Tech Prep 

students Kairrie Gates, 

Davisha Walker, 

WPHS instructor Lanell 

Early and Kimberly 

Williams. 

Cindy Johnson and 
Dr. Melanie Sanders 
plan the next Tech 
Prep event. 



h Prep technical assistants team members Cathy Kemp of 
jmbus High School, Cindy Johnson, EMCC Tech Prep 
'dinator, Bob Fuller of Armstrong Middle School and Jennifer 
igeworth of Meridian Community College go over research. 



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Scooba campus 

TRIO is a federal grant 
program funded through 
the U.S. Department of 
Education. Its purpose is 
to enhance opportunities 
for eligible students to 
succeed in college by 
making good grades and 
sound personal and 
social decisions. TRIO 
seeks to retain these 
eligible students from one 
academic year to the 
next, assist students in 
meeting graduation 
requirements and help 
them transition to four- 
year institutions to work 
toward bachelor's 
degrees. 

Participants must enroll 
in academic programs 
and be first-generation 
college students. Other 
criteria include a low- 
income background and 
documented disability. 



TRIP TO MSU 

TRIO students toured Mississippi State University in Starkville in the fall. The group included, stanc 
from left, Kyesha Smith, Emily Foy, Ashley Clark, TRIO counselor Teretha Conner, Lee Turner. 
Brittany Jenkins, LaShaundra Murray, Yolanda Hibbler, Dominick Gill, Tiara Jethrow, David Troscl; 
Fred Boykins, Johnny Reed, DeQuisha Key and Christian Trussell. Seated are Roshondra Cooper 
and Shakevia Bush. 






TRIO student Avery 

Brewer, above right, 

stretches his muscles 

during a study session. 



TRIO tutor Larry 
Bourrage, right, works 
in Tubb-May Library 
with J.J. Clark. 



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The TRIO program's staff poses for a photo just { - 
before the Christmas break. They are Director 
Wynelia Cherry, center, James Rush, an instructc 
and counselor, and Teretha Conner, counselor. 



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Golden Triangle and West Point campuses 

Commercial Truck Driving program is an eight- 
program which prepares students to enter the 
commercial truck driving industry as over-the-road 
drivers. It is a combination of classroom, lab and 
actual road driving experience. 

This program places 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, 
competitive transportation industry. 



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■uctor Bob Weining and Reggie Hairston check a truck's power 
ring fluid before an on-the-road session. 



Golden Triangle 
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uctor Louis Nabors gives instructions to Reggie Hairston before a 
ting exercise. 



Instructor Bob Weining 

and Steve Loden check 

the battery charger on 

a new EMCC truck. 



Truck driving student 
Steve Loden winds up 
charger cable before 
hitting the road. 



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Welding 



Scooba, Golden Triangle, Macon 
and West Point campuses 

The Welding and Metal Fabrication program 
prepares graduates for jobs in manufacturing, 
structural construction, custom job shops or as 
integral parts of many businesses. 

Students are instructed in a number of welding 
methods used in modern workplaces, and instructors 
place special emphasis on safety, relations with 
co-workers and professional standards. 

The program offers two options: a) a nine-month 
curriculum leading to a certificate; and b) a two-year 
curriculum leading to an associate's degree in 
applied science. 





Danny Gaskin of the 
Golden Triangle campus 
uses a wire brush 
on a V-groove. 



Instructor Larry Butler of 
the Scooba campus 
inspects a weld. 




David Langford of the Scooba campus puts skills learned in the 
classroom to work in the Welding and Metal Fabrication lab. 




Instructor Ricky Collier of the Golden Triangle campus, left, looks! 
over work done by Cliff Sanders. 



112 Programs 



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Work-based 
Learning 



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Golden Triangle campus 

Work-based Learning is a student training 
partnership between employers and approved 
career and technical programs. Students and 
employers who meet WBL program requirements 
are eligible to participate. 

In addition to providing students with paid, 
supervised work experience related to their career 
paths, students earn college credit. Employers 
provide college personnel valuable feedback on 
student performance and curriculum to ensure that 
programs meet employer needs. 



:ructor Grady Graham gives instructions to Katina Blackston 
p works for Auto Quality Auto Service in Columbus. 



Darlene Tate, shown in the 

welding lab, works for 

International Military and 

Government LLC in 

West Point. 



Albert Worthy tests the 
conveyor system in the 
Automation and Control lab. 
He works at SemiSouth 
in Starkville. 



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Lion spirit 

One of the best things 
about living at the Scooba 
campus is getting involved 
in college athletics -- either 
as a player or a spectator 
cheering on the Lions. 
East Mississippi Community 
College sponsors teams in 
football, men's and women's 
soccer, men's and women's 
basketball, baseball and 
softball. And Golden 
Triangle got in on the act 
this year as the EMCC golf 
program moved to the 
Mayhew campus. 



Baseball coach Tony Montgomery, 

above, talks to his players 

about the upcoming season. 

Kyle Davis, right, during a game with 
East Central Community College. 

EMCC's basketball team, far right, 
starts each game with a huddle. 



114 Sports 





GETTING ONE 
BY COAHOMA 

This series of three photographs 
shows East Mississippi Community 
College quarterback Jare Gault, 
No. 11, and LeGarrette Blount, 
No. 4, celebrating in the end zone 
moments after Gault scored to 
extend the Lions' lead against 
Homecoming rival Coahoma 
to 34-19. Blount thrilled the crowd 
in the same game with a 75-yard 
touchdown run of his own. 
The Lions would go on to win 
by a score of 42-25. 



Catcher Lauren Pinnix, 
far left, waits for the 
throw as Summer Frost 
scores during a 
practice Softball game. 

Kelsey Prevatt, left, 
leads the soccer team 
onto the field for 
a game against East 
Central Community 
College. 



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7TH AIRBORNE 

James Patterson, 

No. 7, knows there's 

more than one way 

to get past a tackier. 

If you can't go 

around him, 

and you can't 

run through him, 

you can always 

take to the air. 



Jare Gault 



Michael Outlaw 



LeGarrette 
Blount 



FOOTWORK 

In this series of photos taken 

during EMCC's Homecoming 

game, No. 2 Leon Berry 

dodges a tackle and pushes 

forward for extra yardage. 



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No. 2 Leon Berry, left, easily outpaces a 
defender from Coahoma to score. 

No. 82 Montrez Mosley, below, powers a 
six-pointer into the end zone at Homecoming. 




Leon Berry WR 

Jamar Shelton DB 

LeGarrette Blount RB 

Christian Trussell WR 

Derrick Boyd DB 

James Patterson QB 

Justin Murry RB 

Dameon Baylor RB 

Quentin Lowe DB 

Jare Gault QB 

Michael Outlaw WR 

Perry Trammell QB 

Marvis Owens OLB 

Terrell Jenkins DB 

Michael Ducksworth DB 

Aaron Larkin RB 

Johnathan Dancer DB 

Dorian McCoy OLB 

Avery Brewer OLB 

Jimmy Mitchell FB 

Branden Collins LB 

Jeremy Keys OLB 

Kyle Roberts DB 

Torris Graddy ILB 

Jonathon Booth ILB 

Jermarcus Thedford DE 

Justin Darden ILB 

Demetrius Culpepper DE 

Derek Johnson DE 

Michael Abney LS 

Abaris Sanders ILB 

Isaiah Lewis OL 

Cable McMinn OL 

Bart Sias ILB 

Marcolan Gibson OL/LS 

Michael Page OL 

DeJay Watkins OL 

Walter Taylor DT 

Sedrick Jenkins OL 

Kenneth Stallings OL 

Jeremy Lindsey OL 

Evan Webber OL 

Patrick Swoopes OL 

David Rue TE 

Montrez Mosley WR 

Semajj Collins WR 

Trey Tate WR 

Jarvis Taylor TE 

Tywan Bridges WR 

Charlie Fall P 

Chandler Brooks K 

Jimmy Bonner TE 

Travis Guffey DE 

Chaddrick Smith DT 

John Rice DE 

Nicholas Banks DT 

Tim McGee DT 



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tball ■ Football ■ Footbal 



STRATEGY 
Defensive coordinator 
Kelby Bowman, right, plans 
the next move with Abaris 
Sanders, No. 52, and 
Marvis Owens, No. 20. 
Below, No. 99 Tim McGee 
anchored the defensive front. 




DEFENSE 

The Lions' 
defensive line, 
right, stops 
would-be heroes 
from opposing 
teams in their 
tracks. 



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Aug. 30 
East Central 


Sept. 20 
Holmes 


Oct. 13, Homecoming 
Coahoma 


Sept. 6 
Southwest 


Sept. 27 
Northwest 


Oct. 20 
Copiah-Lincoln 


Sept. 13 
Delta 


Oct. 4 
Northeast 


Oct. 27 
Itawamba 



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TOO LATE 

No 7 James 
Patterson, left, 
accelerates out of the 
reach of a defender 
from Holmes 
Community College. 
The Lions won the 
game in overtime. 
At far left, kicker 
Chandler Brooks 
watches from the 
sidelines. 



RED ARMY 

No. 44 Justin 
Darden, far 
left, No. 55 
Isaiah Lewis 
and No. 85 
Jarvis Taylor 
stalk the 
sidelines. 
At right, No. 6 
Derrick Boyd 
leads the Lions 
onto 
the field. 



LION FAITHFUL 

The stands were packed 
during football season as 
EMCC fans came out to 
cheer for the Lions. 
At far left, head coach 
Roger Carr issues 
marching orders. 



loaches 




Head coach Kelby Alan Hall Ed Square Tommy Dewayne Jackie 

Roger Carr Bowman Ferrill Curry Cooper 



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Cheerleaders 




HERE THEY 
COME! 

Cheerleaders 

run onto the 

field with flags 

and pompoms 

at the start of 

EMCC's home 

game against 

Holmes 

Community 

College. 



Captain Jessica Denton gets 
the crowd fired up. 



120 Sports 



Top: Jamera McDonald and Trey Triplett 

Bottom: Erin Jenkins, Katie Moore and 
Kim Arledge 



Jamie VanDevender waves to < 
crowd from the summit of a 
"tabletop" stunt. 




Jessica Denton 
Captain 




Brandy Walden 
Captain 

Kim Arledge 

Brandi Aust 

Ashley Cotton 

Jacob Fedrick 

Erin Jenkins 

Jamera McDonald 

Katie Moore 

Jessica Stokes 

Brandi Thompson 

Trey Triplett 

Jamie VanDevender 

Kristal Whitlock 




Danielle McDade 
Coach 




Jamie VanDevender and Brandy Walden 



Stephen Phillips 
cools down 
after a hot 
evening 
in the Lion 
mascot 
costume. 
Lanquan Ivy 
also appeared 
as the Lion. 



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Cheer ■ Cheer ■ Cheer ■ Cheer ■ Chee 



LITTLE LION 

Captain Jessica 

Denton holds the 

smallest Lion 

cheerleader, her 

niece, Emma Kate 

Denton. At right, 

Jessica Stokes 

cheers a first down 

at Homecoming. 






STUNTS 

Brandi Aust, above, performs a Liberty 

during EMCC's Homecoming game. 

At right, Brandi Thompson stretches 

into an arabesque. At middle right, 

Ashley Cotton and Kristal Whitlock 

celebrate EMCC's 80th birthday with 

instructor Bob Lovelace. 



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CELEBRATION 

Jamie VanDevender, left, 
and Trey Triplett pose for 
the camera. At right, 
Jacob Fedrick shouts 
encouragement. 



HOW ITS 
DONE 

Kim Arledge, 
left, Erin 
Jenkins and 
Katie Moore 
show how a 
lift works. 
At far left, the 
squad arrives 
with EMCC's 
banners. 



CHEERLEADING SQUAD 

The members of the 2007-08 
cheerleading squad are, 
kneeling, Kristal Whitlock. 
In the first row, from left, 
are Brandi Aust, Kim Arledge, 
Jessica Denton, Jamie 
VanDevender, Katie Moore, 
Brandy Walden, Brandi 
Thompson, Jamera McDonald 
and Jessica Stokes. In the 
second row are Trey Triplett, 
holding Erin Jenkins, and 
Jacob Fedrick, holding 
Ashley Cotton. 



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LONG GAME 

Rainer Hagewood, right, 

pauses during a long, 

hot home game. 

Below, Todd Chisolm 

goes after the ball during 

the Rush Invitational 

in Meridian. 







Captains 


No. 2 


Todd Chisolm 


10 


Kyle Davis 


18 


Rainer Hagewood 


4 


Watson McDavitt 


5 


Luis Rosado 


7 


Meashawn Brand 


9 


Larnzy Carpenter 


12 


Trey White 


14 


Matthew Witbeck 


17 


Brantley Pierce 


20 


Glenn Simmons 


21 


Paul Nicholas 


23 


Jacob McGregor 


24 


Wyatt Jenkins 


25 


Aaron Jenkins 


26 


Alex Sholes 


Manage 


jr: Charles Middleton 



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LISTEN UP 

Coach Junior Noel, 
above left, talks to 
his players during 
halftime at a home 
game. Above, Todd 
Chisolm listens and 
plans his second- 
half strategy. 



In Simmons, left, Kyle Davis and 
Itt Jenkins set up a play. 



Larnzy Carpenter, left, and Paul Nicolas 
keep the ball moving. 



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ASSERTIVE 

Kyle Davis, right, 

challenges an opponent 

from East Central 

Community College 

for possession. 

Below left, Matt Witbeck 

circles around after the 

completion of a play. 

Below right, Glenn 

Simmons and a 

Meridian player race 

toward the soccer ball 

as Rainer Hagewood 

watches to see what 

will happen next. 




126 Sports 




SKILLS 

Paul Nicholas, far left, 
stays sharp on basic 
skills during a practice, 
n the center, Rainer 
Hagewood, Todd 
Chisolm and Trey 
White team up on a 
play. At right, coach 
Junior Noel watches 
the action on the field. 



GAME TIME 

Trey White, 
far left, 
discusses 
a play with 
a referee. 
At right, Luis 
Rosado tries 
to outdistance 
an opponent 
with his long 
stride. 



HALFTIME 

Goal keeper Aaron 
Jenkins, far left, and 
Matt Witbeck take a 
breather during 
halftime. At right, 
friends and family 
turn out to watch 
a game. 





Head coach 
Junior Noel 



Aug. 15 


Pearl River 


Sept. 21 


Itawamba 


Aug. 21 


Southwest 


Sept. 25 


East Central 


Aug. 24 


Copiah-Lincoln 


Sept. 28 


Jones 


Aug. 28 


Itawamba 


Sept. 29 


Rush Invitational 


Aug. 31 


East Central 


Oct. 3 


Northwest 


Sept. 5 


Northwest 


Oct. 6 


Hinds 


Sept. 8 


Hinds 


Oct. 9 


Holmes 


Sept. 1 1 


Holmes 


Oct. 15 


Southwest 


Sept. 19 


Miss. Gulf Coast 







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Soccer 








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I'LL TAKE THAT 

Katrina Zahniser, above, takes the 

ball from a Copiah-Lincoln opponent. 

At top right, Maggie Gray, Kim Duke 

and Katrina Zahniser mug for the 

camera during a road trip. 

At bottom right, goal keeper Lacey 

Mangrum shows off her form. 

128 Sports 





Captains 


No. 7 


Maggie Gray 


8 


DeVita Jones 


10 


Kelsey Prevatt 


15 


Ashley Helms 




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1 


Jamera McDonald 


3 


Kristen Walls 


5 


Katrina Zahniser 


11/37 


Keighly Harvey 


12 


Kim Duke 


17 


Angelique Harkley 


18 


Heather Boatner 


19 


Carol Toney 


20 


Ashley Silas 


25 


Miranda Minor 


Goal keepe 


rs Katie Kelleher 




Lacey Mangrum 


Managers Katherine Brents 




Lauren Reves 




Kristen Walker 




Erica Warnat 





AT WORK AND PLAY ... 

Kelsey Prevatt, far left, rockets 
one EMCC's way as a player 
from Northwest clucks. 



Katie Kelleher, left, dons a 
sombrero and does a dance 
during a team night out. 

The captains of the women's 
soccer team, below, are Ashley 
Helms, Kelsey Prevatt, DeVita 
Jones and Maggie Gray. 







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3l Toney fights a Northwest 
er for the ball. 



The sophomore Lady Lions are shown at a team retreat. They are, 
first row from left, Katie Kelleher, Angelique Harkley, Ashley Helms, 
DeVita Jones and Katrina Zahniser. In the second row are Keighly 
Harvey, Carol Toney, Kim Duke and Kelsey Prevatt. 



COOL HEADS 

Angelique Harkley, in 
the center of the page, 
keeps a steady focus 
on the ball as she runs 
down an opposing player 
from Copiah-Lincoln. 
Above, Ashley Helms 
keeps her composure, 
and possession of the 
ball, as a trio from 
Northwest Mississippi 
Community College 
moves in. 



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er ■ Soccer ■ So 



CAREFUL ASM 

Maggie Gray puts 

the ball in play. 

At far right, Katie 

Kelieher, Lacey 

Mangrurn and 

Heather Boatne 

pose on the b 

after a trip to 

Burger King. 




PANCAKES 

Kristen Walls, 

Ashley Helms, 

Kim Duke and 

Maggie Gray 

work a pancake 

breakfast in 

Columbus to 

raise money 

for the team. 

At far right, 

Kelsey Prevatt 

heads the ball in 

a game against 

Northwest. 



CRITICAL MOMENT 

All eyes are on the 

ball, above, during 

a play at the goal 

against Hinds. 

At right, Kelsey 

Prevatt takes 

a breather. 



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SHOWDOWN 

DeVita Jones, right, and 

a Northwest opponent 

charge the ball. 



ON THE ROAD 

Angelique Harkley, 
Kim Duke, Maggie 
Gray and Katrina 
Zahniser on the bus. 
At far left, the team 
waits under a shade 
tree for the action 
to begin. 




STRATEGY 

Miranda 
Minor and 
a player 
from Hinds 
Community 
College 
maneuver at 
mid-field. 



COPIAH-LINCOLN 

Keighly Harvey, 
Jamera McDonald 
and Kim Duke circle 
around for another 
play. In the center of 
the page, Co-Lin's 
No. 18 is pursued by 
Ashley Helms. 





Head coach 

Marcille 
McLendon 



Assistant 

coach 
Kate Neely 



Aug. 15 


Pearl River 


Sept. 21 


Itawamba 


Aug. 21 


Southwest 


Sept. 25 


East Central 


Aug. 24 


Copiah-Lincoln 


Sept. 28 


Jones 


Aug. 28 


Itawamba 


Sept. 29 


Rush Invitational 


Aug. 31 


East Central 


Oct. 3 


Northwest 


Sept. 5 


Northwest 


Oct. 6 


Hinds 


Sept. 8 


Hinds 


Oct. 15 


Southwest 


Sept. 10 


Union (JV) 






Sept. 19 


Miss. Gulf Coast 







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Basketball 




PASSION FOR THE GAME 

Head coach Mark White 

watches the action carefully 

from the sidelines. At right, 

Cataurius Taylor goes up 

for two against East Central. 



132 Sports 




I'VE GOT 
THIS ONE ... 

Keith James 
covers East 
Central's tall 
No. 22. Attar 
left, another 
East Central 
player tries to 
keep pace with 
Jarvis Hill. 











IN THE ZONE 

Jarvis Hill, above, 
launches a shot 
during an away 
game at ECCC. 
In the center of the 
page, Keith James 
maneuvers around 
Itawamba. 



DETERMINATION 

Tristan McGowan, above, 
frustrates an ECCC defender. At 
left, Devin Knox muscles his way 
past Itawamba at a home game. 



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LONG REACH 

Brittion Smith, below, keeps the 

basketball away from an Itawamba 

player. At right, Keith James palms 

the ball on his way up for a basket 

during a game against East Central. 



TAKING AIM 

Cataurius Taylor takes a shot 
during the Holmes game. 




GOING FOR IT 

Brittion Smith, above, 

dives for possession 

in an away game. 

At right, Jarvis Hill 

comes down with the 

ball against ECCC. 

At far right, Brittion 

Smith shoulders his 

way past a defender 

from Itawamba. 



134 Sports 




SPRING-LOADED 

Jarvis Hill outpaces a 
pair from Itawamba 
Community College. 
At tar left, Lewis 
Little sails over the 
heads of ECCC 
spoilers to score 
for the Lions. 



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QuVanus "Woodie" 
Howard 




Lewis Little 



IT'S ON, NOW ... 

No. 24 QuVarius 
"Woodie" Howard 
takes on a wall of 
ECCC uniforms at 
Keyes Currie. At far 
left, ECCC doubles 
up on Lewis Little. 





Head coach 
Mark White 



Assistant coach 

Jeremy 

Shulman 



Nov. 1 


Jones 


Jan. 7 


Northwest 


Nov. 3 


East Central 


Jan. 14 


Delta 


Nov. 5 


Pearl River 


Jan. 17 


Itawamba 


Nov. 8 


Hinds 


Jan. 22 


Northeast 


Nov. 12 


Meridian 


Jan. 24 


Holmes 


Nov. 15 


East Central 


Jan. 28 


Coahoma 


Nov. 19-20 


Gulf Coast 


Jan. 31 


Northwest 




Holiday Classic 


Feb. 7 


Delta 


Nov. 26 


Meridian 


Feb. 1 1 


Itawamba 


Nov. 28 


Alabama Southern 


Feb. 14 


Northeast 


Dec. 3 


Jones 


Feb. 18 


Holmes 


Dec. 8 


Huntingdon (JV) 


Feb. 21 


Coahoma 


Jan. 3 


Gulf Coast 







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etball 




COMPETITIVE SPIRIT 

Head coach Sharon Thompson 

calls for a time-out from the 

sidelines. At right, Miari Franklin 

goes low to get past Itawamba. 



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Captains 


No. 20 


Miari Franklin 


32 


Javitia Eades 


10 


Victoria Hill 


11 


Kottia White 


14 


Whitney Love 


21 


Sanitra Bush 


22 


LaBrea Jones 


23 


Ashley Clark 


30 


Ariel Cleveland 


31 


Jasmine Abrams 


34 


Shaurice Miller 


35 


Reva Brown 


42 


Tiquita Smith 


45 


Kenethia Stallings 


Manager 


s Antonio Lockett 




Hattie Johnson 



Javitia Eades, 
tawamba game 




DISCIPLINE 

The team's 
training regimen 
includes 
stretching and 
toning. At left, 
Jasmine Abrams 
fights a player 
from Meridian 
Community 
College for 
possession. 
In the center of 
the page, No. 21 
Sanitra Bush gets 
ready for the 
rebound as 
Javitia Eades 
goes up for two 
points. 



EXTRA EFFORT 

Kottia White drives 
past defenders from 
Meridian Community 
College. At far left, 
No. 31 Jasmine 
Abrams stays focused 
on the basket -- 
despite distractions 
from Itawamba 
defenders. 



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ketball 



STRATEGY 

Miari Franklin, right, doesn't need to look as 

she passes to a teammate during a game 

against Meridian Community College. 

Below, Sanitra Bush works her way 

down the court against East Central. 



ITAWAMBA GPM 
Javitia Eades, below, helps 
the Lions to victory in z 

game against Itawamba. 




138 Sports 



TRICKY PASS 

Sophomore Whitney Love works 

fast in tight quarters to get the ball 

away from a pair of MCC defenders. 




SURE HANDS 

Sanitra Bush, left, plans a shot during a 
game against MCC. Below, Miari 
Franklin shoots past Itawamba's reach. 



CONSISTENCY 

Kottia White displays the 
consistent form that made her 
a top scorer for the Lions. 





SUPPORT 

Reva Brown, 
Ariel Cleveland 
and Ashley 
Clark keep an 
eye on the 
action during 
EMCC's game 
against Holmes 
Community 
College. At far 
left, coach 
Thompson talks 
to Javitia Eades 
during a 
time-out. 



Head coach 

Sharon 
Thompson 



Assistant 

coach 

Cadarrall 

Eddings 



Assistant 

coach 

Morgan 

Goodrich 



Oct. 1 1 


Jamboree 


Jan. 7 


Northwest 


Nov. 1 


Jones 


Jan. 14 


Delta 


Nov. 3 


East Central 


Jan. 17 


Itawamba 


Nov. 5 


Pearl River 


Jan. 22 


Northeast 


Nov. 8 


Hinds 


Jan. 24 


Holmes 


Nov. 12 


Meridian 


Jan. 28 


Coahoma 


Nov. 15 


East Central 


Jan. 31 


Northwest 


Nov. 19-20 


Gulf Coast 


Feb. 7 


Delta 




Holiday Classic 


Feb. 11 


Itawamba 


Nov. 26 


Meridian 


Feb. 14 


Northeast 


Dec. 3 


Jones 


Feb. 18 


Holmes 


Dec. 8 


Alabama Southern 


Feb. 21 


Coahoma 


Jan. 3 


Gulf Coast 







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Baseball 




BEHIND THE SCENES 

The managers of the 

2007-08 Lions baseball 

team are, from left, Justin 

Thompson, Joe Jemigan 

and Nick Shelton. 




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Captains 


No. 33 


Ben Fleming 


2 


Tyler Weston 




Sophomores 


Left to 


right, from first row 


No. 5 


Brock Mosley 


2 


Tyler Weston 


25 


J.D. Fondren 


17 


Golden Grasse 


7 


Wayne Presley 


19 


Tyler Hodge 


24 


Tyler Maness 


1 


Cam Bane 


22 


James Stoddard 


4 


Adam Lollar 


35 


Brandon Briggs 


29 


Josh Dunn 


33 


Ben Fleming 


10 


Jonathan Wray 


31 


Kevin VanVeen 


23 


Alan Roye 




Freshmen 


Left to 


right, from first row 


* 


Wayne Kinsey 




Jason Pritchett 


* 


Jeremy Mask 




Brandon Howell 


* 


Eric Phyfer 


* 


Bret Farris 


27 


Logan Theall 


14 


Nathan Riley 


* 


Cody Bennett 


* 


Corey Luke 




Anthony Taylor 


11 


Cody Brownlee 


18 


Chase Pearson 


16 


Ed Guidry 


20 


Nathan Peden 


21 


Drake Gregory 


9 


Austin Riggs 


26 


Ricky Gardner 




Dustin Parker 


31 


Terrell Jenkins 




(not pictured) 


* 


Redshirt 


Managers 


Joe Jemigan 




Nick Shelton 




Justin Thompson 





Lion pitchers: 
Jonathan Wray 
Golden Grasse 
Alan Roye 




Terrell Jenkins 



Golden Grasse and Ed Guidry meet on the 
mound with pitching coach Steve Cogswell. 



HEAVY BATS 

Co-captains Tyler Weston and Ben 
Fleming, above, take their turns batting 
and running the bases during EMCC's 
match-up with Marion Institute. 



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P?132i tSIS S^iJiJ ESZiS^^ISin II 



Piicher Ricky Gardner 

Marion runs out of luck 
as Tyler Weston snags a 
throw from Ed Guidry for 

an out at second base. 

The team finishes up 

practice with an impromptu 

mass wrestling match. 



SEASON 
OPENER 

Second baseman 

Nathan Riley 

stays alert during 

a tense moment 

in EMCC's win 

over Marion 

Institute to open 

the season. In 

the center of the 

page, Nathan 

Peden swings for 

a hit. At far right, 

Ben Fleming 

checks the flight 

of the ball on his 

way to first base. 



NEXT LEVEL 

Lining up for a photo after 

a practice are, from left, 

Nathan Riley, Nathan 

Peden, Tyler Hodge, Ed 

Guidry, Wayne Presley, 

Cody Brownlee, Golden 

Grasse and Tyler 

Weston. At far right, 

Ed Guidry throws a 

runner from Marion 

Institute out at second. 






Head coach 

Tony 
Montgomery 



Pitching 
coach 
Steve 

Cogswell 




Assistant 

coach 

Josh Snider 



Feb. 6 
Feb. 8 
Feb. 13 
Feb. 16 
Feb. 19 
Feb. 23 
Feb. 26 
Feb. 28 
March 1 
March 4 
March 8 

March 10 



Marion Institute 

Bevill Sumiton 

Southwest 

Jeff State 

Southwest 

Jones 

Marion Institute 

Southwest Tenn. 

Crowley Ridge, Ark. 

Jones 

Northeast 

Co-Lin 

Co-Lin 

Kishwaukee 



March 1 1 

March 18 
March 21 
March 26 
April 1 
April 5 
April 9 
April 12 
April 15 
April 16 
April 19 
April 23 
April 26 



Mineral Area 

Gulf Coast 

Holmes 

Northeast 

Delta 

Meridian 

Hinds 

East Central 

Holmes 

Gulf Coast 

Southwest Tenn. 

Meridian 

Hinds 

East Central 



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Softball 



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EMCC Softball Team 


First row: 




No. 10 


Alex Mallette 


22 


Lacey Mangrum 


14 


Sara Havard 


3 


Ashlyn Grossie 


12 


Kristie Owens 


5 


Ashley Helms 


15 


Britny Jeffcoats 


11 


Summer Frost 


Second row 




No. 30 


Stephanie Pounders 


23 


Tiara Jethrow 


13 


Lauren Pinnix 


6 


Danielle Dore 


7 


Maggie Gray 


2 


Jessica Vick 


33 


Brooke Lee 


4 


Lyndsee Spears 


24 


Ashley Clark 


Third row: 


Diamond Benoman, 




manager 




Casse Carpenter, 




former grad. assistant 




Asst. coach Kate Neely 


20 


Kayla Brown 


25 


Jorga Edmonds i 


44 


Josie Matthews 




Kristin Young 


9 


Kathlyn Doss 




Alison Linney 




Head coach Rob Criddle 




Chris Wilson, manager 





PLAY BALL! 

The Lady Lions welcomed visiting teams 
to a new softball complex in 2008. The 
softball team's season began in February; 
action on the diamond also included 
pre-season scrimmage games. Lauren 
Pinnix, above, gets ready for the pitch while 
batter Brooke Lee begins her swing. 
At left, Ashley Clark keeps an eye on the 
pitcher as she eases toward second base. 



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II ■ Softball ■ Softball 



PITCH MECHANICS 

This series of three 

photographs, taken 

seconds apart, shows 

how pitcher Brooke 

Lee's delivery works. 



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AFTERNOON 
PRACTICE 

Lady Lions 

sharpen their 

skills. They 

are, from left, 

Stephanie 

Pounders, 

Maggie Gray 

and Danielle 

Dore. 



RAIN OR SHINE 

Second baseman 

Kristie Owens 

fields the ball on 

a muddy practice 

field. At right, 

catcher Lauren 

Pinnix waits for 

the throw during 

a practice games 

as Kayla Brown 

and Summer 

Frost come in for 

the score. 



144 Sports 




Jorga Edmonds 
Lauren Pinnix 
Alex Mallette 



SPEED 

Stephanie Pounders' face is 
all about concentration as she 
cjets ready to launch a pitch. 



PRACTICE 

Tiara Jethrow scoots 
out of the way of a wide 
pitch during a practice 
game as catcher Lauren 
Pinnix snags the ball. 
Below, catcher Jessica 
Vick waits for a sizzler 
from Kathlyn Doss. 




Britny Jeffcoats 
and Summer Frost 
work on their 
swings. 

Ashlyn Grossie 
straps on her 
catcher's gear. 

Kayla Brown fields 
a ball during a 
spring practice. 








Head coach Assistant 

Rob Criddle coach 

Kate Neely 



Feb. 12 


Pearl River 


March 21 


Meridian 


Feb. 15 


Copiah-Lincoln 


March 26 


Hinds 


Feb. 16 


Gulf Coast 


March 29 


East Central 


Feb. 18 


Itawamba 


March 31 


Northwest 


Feb. 21 


Pearl River 


April 2 


Holmes 


Feb. 26 


Jones 


April 5 


Itawamba 


Feb. 28 


Southwest 


April 8 


Meridian 


Feb. 29-March 1 


Northeast 


April 10 


Southwest 




Tournament 


April 12 


Hinds 


March 5 


Copiah-Lincoln 


April 14 


Northwest 


March 7-8 


Pearl River 


April 16 


East Central 




Tournament 


April 19 


Holmes 


March 12 


Gulf Goast 






March 18 


Jones 







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LINING IT UP 

Zak Holloway 

lines up a putt at 

Old Waverly Golf 

Club in West Point, 

one of the golf 

program's four 

home courses. 

The others are 

Elm Lake in 

Columbus, 

Highlands 

Plantation in 

Starkville and 

Columbus 

Country Club. 





TEE SHOT 

Rick Hodges, Adam 

Richardson and Brian 

Ledbetter admire Hal 

Larkin's tee shot at 

Mountaintop Golf Club. 

At right, Adam Richardson 

tees off at Mountaintop 

Golf Club in Highlands, 

N.C., as Rick Hodges, 

Hal Larkin and Brian 

Ledbetter look on. 

1 46 Sports 




Golf's new home 

The golf program reinvented itself 
in 2007-08, moving from the 
Scooba campus to the Golden 
Triangle campus -- and opening 
the season with the first-ever Fall 
World Class Golf Tour. 

During the tour, EMCC golfers 
took on Farm Links Golf Club in 
Sylacauga, Ala.; Heritage Golf Club 
in Atlanta; Cullasaja and Highlands 
Cove golf clubs in Highlands. N.C.; 
Mountaintop Golf Club in Cashiers. 
N.C.; Brices Creek Golf Club in 
New Bern, N.C.; and Pinehurst No. 
2 and Forest Creek golf clubs in 
Pinehurst, N.C. 

The members of the 2007-08 
EMCC golf team are, from left: 
Coach Dale Peay 
Brian Ledbetter 
Carson Beard 
Adam Richardson 
Hal Larkin 
Zak Holloway 
Corey Reynolds 



Head coach 
Dale Peay 




TAKING IN THE SCENERY 

Adam Richardson, left, Carson Beard, 
Corey Reynolds, Hal Larkin, Brian Ledbetter, 
Coach Dale Peay and Zak Holloway admire 
the mountains of North Carolina during the 
EMCC World Class Golf Tour, sponsored 
by the EMCC Development Foundation. 

n the center of the page, Adam Richardson, 
seated, and Carson Beard plan their next 
shot while visiting Forest Creek Golf Club 

n Pinehurst, N.C. 




IT'S ALL IN 
THE WRIST 

Golf Coach Dale 
Peay, left, helps 
Adam Richardson 
with his putting 
technique. Above, 
Corey Reynolds 
prepares to drive 
through the ball on 
his tee shot at 
Old Waverly Golf 
Club in West Point. 



e EMCC golf team takes a minute to survey the surroundings at 
nehurst Golf Club during the Fall World Class Golf Tour. 



The Lion 147 



Trainers 

When it comes to athletics, no EMCC 

team is complete without the assistance of a 

trainer. Trainers provide care to athletes 

during sports events and practices. As soon 

as players become dehydrated or injured, 

trainers work in an instant to get them back 

in the game. In this series of photos, 

trainer Will Ball helps basketball player 

Whitney Love recover after surgery. 



1 . Whitney performs plyometric 
exercises to build muscle tone. 

2. Ice therapy reduces 
Whitney's swelling. 

3. Will Ball uses E-Stim, 
electromuscle stimulation, 
to help re-educate muscles. 

4. To relieve tension, Whitney 
spends time in the whirlpool. 

5. Student trainers like Will 
Tate learn about sports therapy 
through hands-on experience. 




148 Sports 



1. Baseball players 
Ed Guidry and Nathan 
Peden finish up a 
practice ... in the air. 



2. Head men's 
basketball coach Mark 
White in May 2007 as 
he announces to the 
press that he will 
leave MSU to lead 
EMCC's program. 



3. Defensive end 
Travis Guffey in 
September, during 
EMCC's matchup with 
Holmes Community 
College. 



4. No. 23 Keith 
James: "Maybe it 
looks crazy, but 
whatever works." 
These unusual tactics 
came in November 
during a basketball 
game against East 
Central Community 
College. 



5. Soccer players try 
a change of pace with 
intramural volleyball. 
From left, they are 
Katie Kelleher, Katrina 
Zahniser, Wyatt 
Jenkins, Todd 
Chisolm, Kelsey 
Prevatt and Aaron 
Jenkins. 



6. Wide receiver 
Michael Outlaw peers 
around teammate 
Christian Trussell 
during the Holmes 
game. 



7. Kenneth Spann, 
intramural football. 



8. Rufus Nunn, 
intramural football. 



9. Rebecca Mitchell, 
pool at the Student 
Activities Building. 




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1. Soccer players 
Trey White and 
Glenn Simmons 
during a halftime. 



2. Buddy 
Stephens became 
EMCC's head 
football coach in 
December. Before 
joining the EMCC 
family, Stephens 
helped lead Pearl 
River Community 
College to four 
consecutive state 
titles and one 
national title. 



3. Josie Matthews, 
Ashley Clark, Kristin 
Young and the 
women's softball 
team on a brisk 
October run. 



4. Joshua Collins, 
intramural football. 



5. Cheerleader 
Kim Arledge in a 
contemplative 
moment. 



6. Jason Pritchett, 
intramural football 



7. Jay Johnson 
and Cedric Gathings 
work concessions 
at a home football 
game. 



8. Alex Sholes 
and Kendrick 
Gibson fight for the 
ball during an 
intramural football 
game. 



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What really 
matters 

When all is said and done, 
it is the people you meet on 
the journey who change your 
life. In their presence, you try 
harder, live larger, reach 
farther. And while students 
graduate from EMCC and move 
on to the next steps toward 
excellence in their personal and 
professional lives, they never 
forget the company they kept 
along the way. 



Julie Jarvis registers to win a T-shirt 

at the Golden Triangle campus as 

instructor Lori Smith looks on. 



Across the bottom, pp. 152-153: 

Ricky Gardner, Scooba 

DeJay Watkins and 
Jarvis Taylor, Scooba 

Brittany Dooley and Angelique 
Harkley, Scooba 

Cindy Anderson, LaQuita Green, 
Otisha Mixon and Deidre Jackson 

try on "sparklies" before the 

Marketing program's jewelry sale, 

Golden Triangle 

152 People 





DeVita Jones in 
"Dullsville" costume 
and makeup, Scooba 

Daniel Rushing 
on a choir trip, 
Scooba 

Jeremy Beck and 
developmental 
reading teacher 
Tanzie Brown, 
Scooba 

Michael Abney, taking 
notes in World 
Civilization, Scooba 

Oscar demons and 
his one-of-a-kind 
cruising machine, 
Scooba 




FRIENDS 

Gathered on Camouflage Day in 
Scooba, above, are Brandi Aust, 
Jessica Denton, Kim Duke, Maggie 
Gray, Ashley Helms, Lauren Reves, 
Jessica Stokes, Brandi Thompson, 
Brandy Walden, Erica Warnat, Katie 
Warren, Katrina Zahniser ... and one 
unidentified crazy man in the back. 
In the center of the page is Sharita 
Jamison waiting her turn on 
Funny T-shirt Day. 

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CC (Board of Trustees 




Mr. Larry Bell 

Oktibbeha County 




Mr. Billie Dickson 

Noxubee County 




Mr. Tim Heard 

Lowndes County 




Mrs. Theresa Hughes 

Noxubee County 




Mrs. Linda Jackson 

Kemper County 




Dr. Ann Marie Lamb 

Clay County 




Mr. Dennis Morgan 

Lauderdale County 




Mr. Ed Mosley 

Lauderdale County 




Mr. Jim Murray 

Clay County 




Mr. Charles Rigdon 

Lowndes County 




Rev. Randy Rigdon 

Kemper County 




Mr. R.S. Wofford 

Oktibbeha County 



154 People 




Administration 



Dr. John 
Perry 

Executive 
Vice President 




Dr. Rick Young 

President 
East Mississippi Community College 



Dr. Jackie Stennis 

Vice President 
Scooba 



Paul Miller 

Vice President 
Golden Triangle 




Mickey Stokes 

Vice President for 

Student Services, Civil 

Rights and Athletics 




Dr. Raj Shaunak 

Vice President of 

Workforce and 

Community Services 




Debby Gard 

Vice President 
for Finance 




Dr. Steve Vacik 

Vice President for 
Academics 



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Qofden triangle facutty & staff 




Margaret Aldridge 
Student Accounts 
Receivable Clerk 



Cheryl Arnold 
Librarian 



Donna Ballard 
Library Assistant 



Yolandra Beck 

Related Studies 

Instructor 



Holly Beneke 
Biology Instructor 



Michael Black 

Recruiting 

Coordinator 




Debbie Borganelli 

Special Populations 

Instructor 



Aaron Brooks 

District Director of 

Administrative Computing 



Joni Cannon 

Career & Technical 

Office Manager 



Katrina Carlisle 
NEG Counselor 



Susan Carpenter 

Mathematics 

Instructor 



Debbie Coke r 

Cosmetology 

Instructor 




Sandra Coleman 

Local Area 

Networking Instructor 



Ricky Collier 

Welding Technology 

Instructor 



Rhonda Cooper 
Reading Instructor 



Tricia Corrigan 
Academic Counselor 



Linda Farrar 

Hotel/Restaurant 

Management Instructor 



Sheila Flurry 

Dean of Studer 

Services 




Gary Gammill 

Welding Technology 

Instructor 



Grady Graham 

Automotive 

Technology Instructor 



Meredith Greenshaw 
Admissions Clerk 



Sandra Grych 

Speech/drama 

Instructor 



Mary Hastings 

Special Projects 

Bookkeeper 



Dale Henry 
Automotive 
Technology Instixi' 



Faces 
Faces 
Faces 



156 People 




Qolden Tricing [efacufty & staff 




fiomas Holifield 
brkforce Services 
jelding Instructor 



Virginia Huff 
Music Instructor 



Kim Hunt 

Distance Learning 

Administrative Assistant 



Nell Husbands 
Director of 
Admissions 



Napoleon Jones 

Assistant Dean for 

Compliance & Reporting 



Renotta Jones 

Assistant Registrar, 

VCC Clerk 




Megan Kuhn 
ounts Receivable 
Clerk 



Cynthia Logan 

Office Manager, 

Academic Dean's Office 



Marilyn Maddox 
Academic Counselor 



Jill McTaggart 
Psychology Instructor 



Dana Mordecai 

Administrative Office 

Manager 



lelanie Sanders 
Istant Dean, Career 
chnical Education 



Brandon Sesser 

Local Area 

Networking Instructor 



Lori Smith 

Business and 

Marketing Instructor 



Janis Spears 

Business Office 

Manager 



Catina Stewart-Stokes 

VCC Program 

Manager 




Mike Stringer 
ctrical Technology 
I Instructor 



Tiffany Tindall 
Biology Instructor 



Thomas Ware 

Director of Academic 

Support 



Leslie Williamson 
Student Accounts 
Receivable Clerk 



Brenda Wilson 

Special Populations 

Instructor 



Faye Morgan 
Registrar 




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Gina Thompson 

Hari Sharma 

Elizabeth Stringer 

Jill McTaggart 

John Perry and 

Bonola Morant 

Karen Gray 

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Si : afacuhy & staff 






Loretta Boswell 

Director of Academic 

Support 




Felissa Boyd 
Bookstore Manager 



Janet Briggs 
English Instructor 



Lisa Briggs 

Accounts Receivable 

Clerk 



Patricia Calloway 

Jusiness Technology 

Instructor 



Terry Cherry 
Art Instructor 



Nick Clark 

Director of 

Development 



Lauren Clay 

Director of Institutional 

Effectiveness 



Joyce Coleman 

Assistant to the Dean 

of Academics 



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Joanne Bucha r 
Shipping/receiv 
Inventory Com 




Derrick Conne 
English Instruct! 




Mary Dudley 
Admissions Clerk 



Rachel Ezelle 
Accounting Instructor 



Robin Fulton 

Mathematics 

Instructor 



Jim Gibson 

District Director of 

Financial Aid 



Larry Gibson 

Mathematics 

Instructor 



Rhonda Giganc 
Clerical, switchbc 
operator 






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Marie Gordon 

Speech/drama 

Instructor 



Linda Harrington 
Housekeeping 



Edgar Hernandez 
Spanish Instructor 




Lucy Hu 

Political Science 

Instructor 



Jennifer Jackson 

Health Care Assistant 

Instructor 



Jairus 
Biology 



Johnso' 
instruct! 



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158 People 




ScoobafacuCiy & staff 




(Andrea Mayfield 
in of Academics and 
bistance Learning 



Danielle McDade 
Cheerleader and Dance 
Team Coach, Instructor 



James McMullan 
Director of NAS 
Meridian Branch 



Savannah Monroe 
Maintenance 



Bonola Morant 
1SEIP Assistant 



LaPari Morant 

Administrative Secretary 

to the Vice President 




iSusan Morgan 
[bmputer Science 
i Instructor 



Tammy Parkes 
Psychology Instructor 



Catherine Penick 
English Instructor 



Doyle Perkins 

Basic Line Worker 

Instructor 



Jerry Roberson 
Maintenance 



Eddie Sciple 

Ophthalmic 

Technology Instructor 




; Melinda Sciple 
tyiinistrative Assistant 
to the President 



Mary Smith 

Special Populations 

Instructor 



Wendy Smith 
vlusic Instructor 



Lisa Spinks 
Art Instructor 




Marianne Stuart 
History Instructor 



Robert Marshall Jr. 
Board Attorney 
East Mississippi 
Community College 



Charlotte Swearingen 
English Instructor 



Bob Walker 
<restry Technology 
Instructor 



Kary Williams 

Mathematics 

Instructor 



William Yount 
History Instructor 






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Octavia Dickerson 


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Wynelia Cherry 

Robin Gray 
Clay Armstrong 




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Frank Rogers 








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Rick Young 

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triangle sophomores 



James Altman 
Mark Armstrong 
Bryan Bailey 
Barbara Barnes 




Left to right: 

Brenda Howe 

Danielle Grima 

and Holley Pel 

Kevin Springfia 




Qolden Triangle sophomores 



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Marquita Coleman 
Serita Coley 
Desmond Cooperwood 
Crystal Craven 



Laura Cravey 
Jennifer Dempsey 
Michelle Dendy 
Tyrone Duck 



Cameron Echols 
Tyrone Edmonds 
Terry Farr 
Greg Ferina 



Michael Ford 
Viola Ford 
Danny Gaskin 
Jerrilyn Gerard 



Alisha Halbert 
Derrick Harris 
Valarie Harris 
Justin Head 



I'm imm Q + Ur . e 



The Lion 161 



Triangk sophomores 



Shodi Hendrix 

Mandy Holdiness 

Derico Howard 

lichael Humphries 



Kelvin Jackson 

LaTasha Jackson 

Shrita Johnson 

Sheena Jordan 



Whitney Junkin 

John Knighten 

Felisa Knox 

Connie Lane 



Justin Lindley 

Quinette Lucious 

Justin Martin 

Josh McCool 



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Left to right: 
Carl Rutherforcj 
Brad Thaggarc 

Gail Harris 




Qotten 'Triangle sophomores 



Mitch McDaniel 
April McDowell 
Brent Mitchell 
Shameka Patterson 



Kathy Petty 
Kenya Petty 
Katie Prisock 
I Haleigh Pritchett 



James Ramshur 
Vanessa Reyes 
Drashinda Riley 
Latrice Robertson 



Clyde Rushing 
Benjamin Smith 
Dawn Smith 
Crestina Solorio 



Tony Sturdivant 
Joe Talbert 
Tammy Terrell 
Lonnell Thompson 



The Lion 163 



:n Triatyk sophomores 



Kevin Towery 

Trevino Tucker 

Jessica Turnipseed 

Anthony Vaughn 



DaMarcus Walker 

Errica Weatherspoon 

Traci Whitehead 

Tiffany Wicks 






Scooba sophomores 



Andrew Alford 
Brandi Aust 
Ciera Barber 
Billy Beard 



Arnisha Boyd 
Derrick Boyd 
Antwon Branson 
Brandon Briggs 



Dennitsha Brooks 
Larnzy Carpenter 
Jamar Chandler 
Ashley Clark 



Tommy Claybom 
Oscar demons 
Jarvis Cole 
Marques Creer 



Vince Cusimano 
Kyle Davis 
Jessica Denton 
Kathlyn Doss 



The Lion 165 



sophomores 



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DeOntrice DuBose 

Kim Duke 

Jorga Edmonds 

Armand Edwards 





Scooba sophomores 



Ashley Helms 
Yolanda Hibbler 
Scott Jackson 
Britny Jeffcoats 



Brittany Jenkins 
LaDaniel Jenkins 
Corye Jennings 
Tiara Jethrow 



Brad Joiner 
Lois Jones 
Shatarika Jones 
Willie Jones 



Latoya Julien 
Danielle Kelly 
DeQuisha Key 
Michael Lee 



Jennifer Little 
Antonio Lockett 
Adam Lollar 
Rebecca Mitchell 



The Lion 167 



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6a sopfiomores 



LaShaundra Murray 

Stephen Phillips 

Wayne Presley 

Kelsey Prevatt 



Allen Rattler 

Johnny Reed 

Lauren Reves 

Megan Richard 



Breachlor Richardson 

Josh Rigdon 

Porchia Robertson 

Kenneth Rush 



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168 People 




Daniel Rushing 

Wiley Saul 

Tiffany Slaughter 

Kyesha Smith 



Monica Sykes 
Trey Tate 
William Tate 
Brandi Thompson 



Carol Toney 
David Trosclair 
Lee Turner 
Kevin VanVeen 



Brandy Walden 
Erica Warnat 
Katie Warren 
Joshua Williams 




Scooba sophomores 



Left to right: 

Chris Wilson 

Kyle Davis 

Jeremy Keys 

Lanquan Ivy and 

YaQuanda Latham 

Trey White 

Tashia Jennings 



The Lion 169 



(en triangle freshmen 




Leroy Anthony 

Lucia Arellano 

Victoria Bell 

Lindsey Box 

Ronnie Boyd 

Quincy Brandon 



Nikki Brasher 

James Britt 

David Broom Jr. 

Deborah Brown 

Sandra Caine 
Ceira Campbell 



Tyshawn Cannon 
Jonathan Cantrell 
Brodrick Cattladge 
Tamara Chandler 
Tavarres Clay 
Gervatque Clemons 



Emmanuette Clinton 

Terrance Colister 

Marcus Collins 

Renee Connor 

Jared Crenshaw 

Tezreon Cunningham 



Dana Delgatto 

Santrice Doss 

Angela Duck 

Aaron Dumas 

Angela Eacholes 

Paula Eacholes 





Left to right: 

LaSandra Pattcl 

Robert Barron I 

Phillip Jordan I 

and Amanda ; I 

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Qolden Triangle freshmen 




Joseph Edinburgh 
Heather Fowler 
Kim Fowler 
Lionel Franklin 
Shaundrayus Frazier 
Lisa Fuller 



Ronnie Galberth 
Erika Glenn 
Lindsey Gore 
Courtnee Graham 
Jamario Grissom 
Brittney Hagan 



Lawrence Ham 
Demetrias Harris 
Laurie Hill 
Buster Hobson 
Zak Holloway 
Steven Howell 



Tabatha Howell 
Rachel Johnson 
Brittney Jolly 
Bethie Jones 
Ricardo Jones 
LaKeisha King 



Brandon Kuchler 
Derek Lampkin 
CoySheena Lampley 
Rochelle Latham 
Larry Loden 
Ruby Malone 



Henry Mashburne 
Marlena May 
Marbi McCann 
Eldon McCrary 
Shana McKie 
Mark McLaughlin 



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en triangle freshmen 



Hanna Miles 

LaDettria Miller 

Sharad Miller 

Larisa Milner 

Bryant Moore 

James Moore 



Tommie Moore 

Jonathan Morris 

James O'Loughlin 

Bobby Orsburn 

Ashley Owen 

Robert Owens 



Floyd Parker 

Kelvin Parker 

Jessica Patterson 

Keon Patton 

Candice Pelletier 

Chase Pennington 



Ryan Polk 

Stephanie Powers 

Angela Price 

Markez Quinn 

Toni Randle 

Hannah Reeves 



Sharise Rice 

Leslie Robertson 

Cody Robinson 

Jamarcus Robinson 

Jessica Rogers 

Keith Rogers 




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172 People 




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Robert Roland 
Travorus Ross 
Majid Salem 
James Sanders 
Wesley Scroggins 
Sonya Shaw 



Caleb Springfield 
Jessica Stanford 
Laquandra Stewart 
Nikeah Tate 
Christopher Taylor 
Clayton Threet 



Theodis Tipton 
Kristina Torres 
Tavares Turner 
Anthony Washington 
Lazavean Washington 
Dustin Watson 



Matt West 
Beneshia Williams 
Deborah Williams 
Harold Williams 
Jamerio Williams 
Lauren Wilson 




Left to right: 
Madonna Bowling 
John Richardson 

Josh Meeker 

Tenesha Hill 
Meagan Kennemur 

Terry Skinner 



The Lion 173 






oSafreshmen 



Kim Arledge 

Ashley Ash 

Thea Bankhead 

Jeremy Beck 

Cassius Belk 

Lonnie Benamon 



Kenyata Blair 

Heather Boatner 

Meashawn Brand 

Jennifer Brandon 

Chandler Brooks 

Kanyatta Brown 



Kayla Brown 

Reva Brown 

Cody Brownlee 

Darryl Bryant 

Alexis Bush 

Jennifer Card 



Dustin Carter 

Destiny Cherry 

Jeremiah Clark 

LaKeisha Clark 

Ashley Cotton 

Cushena Donald 



Denesha Ewell 

Charlie Fall 

Lametrius Forbes 

Miari Franklin 

Kendrick Gibson 

Tarvorise Giles 




Faces 
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174 People 








Scooba freshmen 




Alexandria Gladney 
Dominick Glenn 
Margaret Gray 
Shandrika Gunter 
Corey Haynes 
Whitney Hooks 



Lanquan Ivy 
Zundra Jackson 
Wyatt Jenkins 
Lance Jordan 
Shenta Lewis 
Bryan Lutz 



Ashley Martin 
Alex Mayfield 
Justin McAdory 
Rose McGee 
Miranda Minor 
Keaundra Moore 



Terrance Mosley 
Veronica Newell 
Rufus Nunn 
Lillian Patty 
Kyrell Payne 
Tamarie Phillips 



Robbie Poindexter 
Shatonia Potts 
Stephanie Pounders 
Ferris Rich 
Dusty Rigdon 
Carrie Ring 



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Left to right: 

Tommy Clayborn 

Brandon Bishop 

Valencia Triplett 

Jessica Romanowski 

Rusty Speed 
Andreekous Jefferson 



The Lion 175 



"bajreshmen 



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Vaneshea Robinson 

Kashuna Ross 

Cameron Shumpert 

Ashley Silas 

Brittion Smith 

Mary Smith 



Lyndsee Spears 

Jerquita Spraggins 

Jessica Stokes 

Larry Tate 

Jarvis Taylor 

Austin Touchstone 



Sergio Townsel 

Shawntell Triplett 

Jamal Walker 

Kristen Walls 

Peter Warren 

Kashayla Washington 



Shaunta White 

Kristal Whitlock 

Chassidy Williams 

Courtney Williams 

Harold Winston 

Colby Wren 




Left to right: 

Mark Weaver 

Demetria Mosk 

Sasha Bogar 




1. East Mississippi 
Community 
College President 
Dr. Rick Young the 
day he bought his 
new Harley 
Davidson. 



2. Angelique 
Harkley, always 
the talker, gets 
caught mid- 
sentence. 



3. Steven Howell 
and Bobby 
Orsburn team up 
in an automotive 
class at Golden 
Triangle. 



4. Renee Connor, 
Mandy Holdiness. 
Marbi McCann and 
Angela Price spice 
it up in their 
costumes. 

5. Golden Triangle 
instructors Trina 
Dendy. Zelma 
Fulgham, Bill 
Gavin, Ernie 
Lowrimore and 
Jodi Pierce pose 
for the camera. 



6. A young fan 
poses with the 
EMCC Lion at a 
home basketball 
game. 



7. April Steele. 
Scooba campus. 



8. Dean Andrea 
Mayfield. Scooba 
campus. 



9. Decorey Goss. 
Richard Stewart 
and Jeremy 
Wilson hang out at 
the Northeast 
football game. 



The Lion 177 



1. Dudley Shurlds, 
Jacqueline Newton, 
Patricia Locke, Renee 
Sanders and Julie 
Dalrymple of the 
Columbus Air Force Base 
branch at an enrollment 
drive at Leigh Mall. 

2. Tyler Hodge, Scooba 
campus. 

3. Jaquita Page and 
Jeremy Wyke, Scooba 
campus. 

4. Larry Bourrage and 
Fannetta Dancy, Scooba 
campus. 

5. DeChiquita Logan, 
Golden Triangle campus. 

6. Lauren Wilson and Bill 
Gavin, Golden Triangle 
campus. 

7. Kristen Byars, Golden 
Triangle campus. 

8. Amie Sykes, Scooba 
campus. 

9. Patrice Wyatt, Scooba 
campus. 

10. Marcolan Gibson, 
Scooba campus. 

11. Niesha Taylor, 
Scooba campus. 

12. Jeniffer Fox, Scooba 
campus. 

13. Leigh Morgan, Golden 
Triangle campus. 

14. LaBrea Jones, 
Scooba campus. 

15. Asia Thomas and 
Willie Jones, Scooba 
campus. 

16. Nartoya Collins, 
Scooba campus. 

17. Aimee Scribner and 
Brandi Wynn, Golden 
Triangle campus. 












178 People 








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The Lion 179 



Abney, Michael 153 

Abrams, Jasmine 136, 137 

Acker, Mark 88 

Adams, Carley 62 

Akins, Shonte 57 

Aldndge, Margaret 156 

Alexander, Brittany 21 , 33, 54, 55, 59, 72 

Alford, Andrew 44, 50, 51 , 52, 60, 1 65 

Alford, Joanna 76 

Allen, Tequela 106 

Altman, James 160 

Anderson, Cindy 57, 99, 153 

Anderson, Mark 9 

Anglin, Casey 46, 68, 71,79, 87 

Aniciete, Kristine 6 

Anthony, Kenneth 78 

Anthony, Leroy 170 

Arellano, Lucia 170 

Arledge, Kim 28, 31, 120, 123, 150, 174 

Armstrong, Clay 159 

Armstrong, Mark Wade 42, 69, 80, 160 

Arnett, Andrew 32, 70 

Arnold, Cheryl 156 

Ash, Ashley 23, 24, 25, 71, 174 

Ashford, Alex 102 

Askren, Aaron 103 

Atkins, Elizabeth 105 

Atkins, Geneva 106 

Atkins, Taylor 70 

Aust, Brandi 42, 122, 123, 153, 165 

Austin, Hilda 38 



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Bailey, Bryan 160 

Bailey, Katrina 62, 101 

Baker, Debbie 17, 32, 52 

Baker, Jasmine 7, 45 

Ball, Will 148 

Ballard, Brian 87 

Ballard, Donna 156 

Bane, Cam 140 

Bankhead, Thea 28, 174 

Barber, Ciera 17, 60, 94, 165 

Barbour, Haley 5, 107 

Barnes, Barbara 160 

Barron, Rob 170 

Barry, Brittany 26, 33, 59, 72 

Baskin, LaVan 41, 44, 45, 49, 51, 59, 72, 

74, 75 

Baumunk, Josh 96 

Baylor, Dameon 71 

Baylot, Brittney 103 

Bays, Chandler 68, 69 

Beall, Alan 61 

Beard, Billy 165 

Beard, Carson 146, 147, 160 

Beasley, Paul 79, 160 

Beck, Jeremy 60, 152, 174 

Beck, Yolandra 156 

Becton, Nicholas 44, 49, 50, 51 , 166 

Belk, Cassius 103, 174 

Bell, Larry 154 

Bell, Victoria 170 

Benamon, Lonnie 18, 23, 71, 72, 73, 174 

Beneke, Holly 156 

Bennett, Cody 140 

Benoman, Diamond 20, 54, 143 

Benson, Melanie 7 

Berry, Leon 2, 116, 117 

Bevill, Tracy 46 

Billups, Erica 62 

Bishop, Brandon 96, 174 

Black, Michael 30, 32, 156 

Black, Tonya 62, 101 

Blackston, Katina 68, 113, 160 

Blair, Kenyata 54, 55, 174 



Bland, Arael 20,41, 49, 51 

Bland, Jessica 71 

Bland, Naketta 62, 82 

Blanton, Crystal 62 

Blondin, Wes 38, 42, 64, 65 

Blount, LeGarrette 22, 1 1 4, 1 1 5, 1 1 6, 1 1 7 

Boatner, Heather 45, 58, 59, 128, 130, 

174 

Bogan, Sasha 14, 53, 71, 72, 176 

Bohannon, Stacey 57, 160 

Boland, K.C. 7 

Bonner, Jeremichael 160 

Boone, Danny 80, 160 

Borganelli, Debbie 107, 156 

Boswell, Loretta8, 158 

Both, Michelle 38 

Bouler, Linda 31, 158 

Bourke, Michael 56, 93 

Bourrage, Larry 42, 110, 178 

Bowens, Linda 56, 93 

Bowling, Madonna 172 

Bowman, Kelby 118, 119 

Box, Charlie 22 

Box, Lindsey 170 

Boyd, Arnisha 33, 53, 72, 165 

Boyd, Derrick 119, 165 

Boyd, Felissa 158 

Boyd, Ronnie 170 

Boyette, Lindsay 104 

Boykins, Fred 3, 18, 33, 44, 52, 66, 67, 

71, 110, 164 

Bradberry, David 22 

Bradley, Maurice 27 

Brand, Meashawn 26, 45, 174 

Brandon, Jennifer 17, 60, 94, 174 

Brandon, Quincy 28, 29, 170 

Branson, Antwon 26, 53, 165 

Brasher, Nikki 28, 31, 170 

Bray, Jasmine 57 

Brents, Katherine 66 

Brewer, Avery 110 

Briggs, Brandon 23, 35, 38, 70, 140, 165 

Briggs, Jacob 38, 95 

Briggs, Janet 158 

Briggs, Lisa 158 

Bright, Amy 38 

Britt, James 170 

Brock, Jennifer 57 

Brooks, Aaron 156 

Brooks, Chandler 22, 119, 174 

Brooks, Dennitsha 165 

Brooks, Whitney 61 

Broom Jr., David 170 

Brown, Deborah 45, 63, 170 

Brown, Ed 89 

Brown, Jacqueline 83 

Brown, Kanyatta 174 

Brown, Kayla 20, 36, 49, 143, 144, 145, 

174 

Brown, Lucille 64, 108 

Brown, Reva21, 136, 139, 174 

Brown, Tanzie 52, 53, 152 

Brown, Willie 107 

Brownlee, Chris 47, 85 

Brownlee, Cody 36, 140, 141, 142, 174 

Bruce, Dee'Anna 63, 160 

Bryant, Darryl 174 

Bryant, Faleicha 160 

Buchanan, Joanne 158 

Burnell, Percy 108 

Burnett, Paul 160 

Burton, WyKishia 43 

Bush, Alexis 58, 71, 174 

Bush, Lekisha 64 

Bush, Quintel 47 

Bush, Sanitra 52, 136, 137, 138, 139 

Bush, Shakevia 110 

Bush, Sophia 62 

Butler, Larry 112 

Byars, Kristen 178 



Caine, Sandra 170 

Callahan, Kristine 62 

Callaway, William 76 

Calloway, Chiquita 68 

Calloway, Patricia 31, 83, 158 

Calloway, Tiffany 68 

Campbell, Ceira 170 

Cannon, Ciera 70 

Cannon, Earon 76, 82 

Cannon, Joni 156 

Cannon, Tyshawn 170 

Cantrell, Jonathan 170 

Cantrell, Kelly 31 

Card, Jennifer 18, 72, 73, 174 

Carlisle, Katrina 156 

Carpenter, Casse 21 

Carpenter, Larnzy 124, 125, 165 

Carpenter, Susan 156 

Carr, Roger 119 

Carr, Shayron 68, 107 

Carter, Dustin 26, 27, 65, 174 

Carter, Louise 57 

Carter, Phyllis 62 

Carter, Timothy 4, 160 

Cash, Zacary 61, 80, 160 

Cattladge, Brodrick 170 

Cayson, Antonio 15 

Champion, Alana 32, 70 

Chandler, Jamar 165 

Chandler, Tabatha 45, 63, 160 

Chandler, Tamara 170 

Chandler, Tony 108 

Cherry, Destiny 102, 174 

Cherry, Terry 31 , 58, 90, 158 

Cherry, Wynelia 71, 110, 158 

Chisolm, Todd 102, 124, 125, 127, 149 

Clark, Ashley 20, 24, 25, 54, 110,1 36, 

143, 150, 165, 166 

Clark, Ashley 139 

Clark, Jeremiah 110, 174 

Clark, LaKeisha 17, 60, 61, 174 

Clark, Nick 22, 158 

Clark, Rickale 57 

Clay, Lauren 158 

Clay, Tavarres 68, 170 

Clayborn, Tommy 165, 174 

Clayton, Sherry 7 

demons, Gervatque 170 

demons, Oscar 153, 165 

Cleveland, Ariel 136, 139 

Clinton, Emmanuette 170 

Clowers, Pat 101 

Coburn, Ardienne 68, 69 

Cockrell, Lovelillie 18 

Coffman, Justin 60, 61, 76 

Coggins, Charles 22 

Cogswell, Steve 141, 142 

Coker, Debbie 31, 84, 156 

Coker, Drew 46, 87 

Cole, Jarvis 165 

Coleman, Joyce 158 

Coleman, Marquita 44, 63, 161 

Coleman, Sandra 46, 97, 156 

Coley, Serita 161 

Colister, Terrance 170 

Collier, Ricky 112, 156 

Collins, Alexis 45, 83 

Collins, Joshua 42, 150 

Collins, Marcus 170 

Collins, Nartoya58, 179 

Conley, Randy 81 

Conner, Derrick 158 

Conner, Jesse 53, 64, 69 

Conner, Rolanda 62 

Conner, Teretha 71 , 110 

Connor, Renee 28, 31, 68, 84. 170, 177 

Cooper, Bradley 93 

Cooper, Jackie 119 

Cooper, Rhonda 156 



Cooper. Roshondra 33. 48. 110 

Cooperwood. Desmond 161 

Corbitt, Melody 102 

Corrigan, Tricia 156 

Cotton, Ashley 70. 120, 122, 123, 174 

Cotton, Marilyn 10 

Courtney. A.L. 22 

Craven, Crystal 20, 61. 63. 161 

Cravey, Laura 36, 38. 46. 64, 97, 161 

Crawford. Annie 57. 81 

Crawford. Shanquanita 57 

Creer, Marques 33, 49, 51. 53. 66. 67. ( 

165. 184 

Crenshaw. Jared 68. 80. 170 

Criddle, Rob 143. 145 

Crittenden, Kevin 44. 47 

Crowe, Colleen 62. 101 

Cummings, Heather 29 

Cunningham, Lartika 42 

Cunningham, Teeache 38 

Cunningham. Tezreon 170 

Curry, Dewayne 119 

Cusimano. Vince 60. 165 



Dale, Victoria 107 

Dalrymple, Julie 6. 178 

Dancy, Fannetta 178 

Darden, Justin 1 19 

Davis, Christina 57 

Davis, Jerry 105 

Davis, Jordan 68. 92 

Davis, Karen 91 

Davis, Kyle 114. 124. 125. 126. 165. 1€ 

Davis, Monica 68, 69, 92 

Davis, Tiffany 83 

Dean, Jason 47 

Dean, Taylor 76. 89 

Deason, Dorine 61. 63 

Delgatto, Dana 76. 84. 170 

Dempsey, Jennifer 56. 161 

Dendy, Michelle 161 

Dendy, Trina 44. 177 

Denton, Jessica 120. 121. 122. 123. 1J 

165 

Dickerson. Emmittean 23 

Dickerson. John 23 

Dickerson, Kirsten 18. 20, 32. 54. 55. 5£ 

72, 74. 75 

Dickerson, Octavia 68. 158 

Dickson, Bif lie 154 

Dismukes. Darneshia 21. 54. 55 

Dixon, Charles 64 

Dodd, Christina 62 

Donald, Cushena 17. 174 

Donald, Darian 132 

Dooley, Brittany 71. 153 

Doolittle, Sterling 10. 12 

Dore, Danielle 143. 144 

Doss, Kathlyn 64. 143. 145. 165 

Doss, Santrice 170 

DuBose, DeOntrice 166 

Duck, Angela 170 

Duck, Tyrone 161 

Dudley. Mary 158 

Duke. George 38 

Duke, Kim 24. 25. 128. 129. 130. 131, 

153, 166 

Dumas. Aaron 170 

Duncan. Allen 97 

Duncan. Ashlea 32. 44. 48. 50, 51. 90 

Dunn, Josh 140 

Dunn. Mary 18 

Dunnam. Wesley 46 

Dyson. Tonessa 99 



Eacholes. Angela 107. 170 
Eacholes, Paula 170 



180 Index 



des, Javitia 136, 137, 138, 139 

hols, Cameron 46, 97, 161 

dings, Cadarrall 17, 53, 136, 139 

dings, Karla 71 

inburgh, Joseph 171 

monds, Jorga 35, 143, 144, 166 

monds, Tyrone 80, 161 

wards, Armand 15, 33, 45, 58, 59, 166 

wards, D'Vora 62, 101 

gleston, Cassandra 61 

Iridge, Cary 48 

kridge, Billy Charles 22 

ters, Letisha 61 

ans, Jeremy 59, 72 

ans, Tawanda 63 

'ell, Denesha 17, 60, 94, 174 

ing, Christi 68, 69 

ings, Constance 63, 83 

all, Cameron 41, 132 

K Courtney 57 

3lle, Rachel 158 



I, Charlie 22, 105, 174 
imer, Katrena 62 
!r, Terry 161 
rar, Linda 31, 56, 156 
iris, Bret 140 
jlkner, Del 79 

llrick, Jacob 50, 70, 103, 120, 123, 166 
guson, Jessica 62 
ina, Greg 80, 161 
rill, Tommy 1 19 
ph, Jenny 56 
her, Johnny 22 

iming, Ben 140, 141, 142, 166 
rry, Sheila 71, 156 
jlesong, Robert 19 
idren, J.D. 140 
idren, Paige 62 
ndren, Zedrick 65, 68, 77 
ite, Andrea 29, 60 
]bes, Lametrius 174 
|d, Michael 161 
id, Viola 161 
Vler, Heather 171 
Vler, Jamal 47 
ller, Kim 171 
I, Jennifer 58, 69, 179 
, Demetrius 24 
| Emily 24, 30, 72, 75, 91,110,1 66, 

jiklin, Antonio 53, 72 

hklin, Lionel 171 

iklin, Miari 136, 138, 139, 174 

/ser, Trey 46, 87 

zier, Antwan 86 

zier, Shaundrayus 171 

ion, Tyran 68 

: 3t, Bradley 76 

H Summer 11 5, 143, 144, 145 

Warn, Zelma 177 

: ;er, Lisa 171 

'on, Robin 158 

: |er, Kim 20 



berth, Ronnie 68, 76, 84, 171 

3 /an, Evelyn 57 

a'nmill, Gary 156 

3d, Debby 155 

adner, Ricky 140, 142, 152 

akin, Danny 112, 161 

aiings, Cedric 150 

Silt, Jare 22, 114, 115, 116 

a in, Bill 44, 47, 85, 177, 178 

ajitry, Justin 60, 166 

Sard, Jerrilyn 57, 161 

Sson, Bridget 62 

a;on, Jim 158 

Sson, Kendrick 15, 27, 103, 150, 174 

Sson, Larry 31, 102, 158 

Gson, Marcolan 166, 179 

Gjndet, Rhonda 158 

Gs, Tarvorise 14, 174 



Gill, Dominick 33, 50, 51, 62, 70, 71, 72, 

74, 75, 110, 166 

Gladney, Alexandria 17, 60, 94, 175 

Glenn, Dominick 17, 60, 61, 175 

Glenn, Erika 171 

Glover, Arsenia 56, 93 

Godfrey, Curtis 113 

Godwin, Mark 60, 166 

Golson, Lacie 38 

Goodrich, Morgan 43, 136, 139 

Goodwin, Keoka43, 103 

Gordon, Anna 103 

Gordon, Marie 158 

Gordon, Virginia 76 

Gore, Lindsey 171 

Goss, Decorey 166, 177 

Grace, Dantria 71 

Grace, Gwen 42, 103 

Grady, Mickey 62 

Grady, Torris 71 

Graham, Courtnee 171 

Graham, Grady 4, 80, 1 1 3, 1 56 

Grant, Sugar 63 

Grasse, Golden 41 , 1 40, 1 41 , 1 42 

Gray, Annie 11 

Gray, Karen 157 

Gray, Maggie 128, 129, 130, 131, 143, 

144, 153, 175 

Gray, Robin 23, 48, 158 

Green, Keraneisha 103 

Green, LaQuita 57, 99, 153 

Greenshaw, Meredith 156 

Gregg, Daniel 166 

Gregory, Drake 140 

Grimes, Danielle 160 

Grissom, Jamario 171 

Grossie, Ashlyn 41, 143, 145 

Grych, Sandra 156 

Guffey, Travis 149 

Guidry, Ed 140, 141, 142, 149 

Gullett, Janet 57, 81 

Gunter, Shandrika 20, 54, 55, 175 

Guyton, Latoya 62 

H 

Hackett, Claire 62 

Hagan, Brittney 171 

Hagewood, Rainer 124, 126, 127 

Hairston, Courtney 59, 72 

Hairston, Marvin 99 

Hairston, Reggie 13, 111 

Halbert, Alisha 161 

Halbert, Kendal 26 

Hale, Jackie 43 

Hall, Alan 119 

Hall, Francecesa 63, 100 

Hall, Joseph 68, 69 

Halterman, Terasa 38, 62 

Ham, Lawrence 171 

Hampton, Alice 57, 81 

Harkley, Angelique 54, 55, 66, 67, 128, 

129, 131, 153, 166, 177 

Harrington, Linda 158 

Harris, Alyssa 166 

Harris, Anita 70 

Harris, Demetrias 171 

Harris, Derrick 57, 161 

Harris, Erick 166 

Harris, Gail 162 

Harris, Gertrica 54, 55, 67, 72 

Harris, Nikco 132 

Harris, Renata 62 

Harris, Valarie 161 

Harrison, Joseph 60 

Hart, Corey 60, 76, 89 

Harvey, Keighly 128, 129, 131 

Hastings, Mary 156 

Hatcher, Angela 57, 81 

Havard, Sara 143 

Hawkins, Danielle 62, 83 

Hayes, Renett 57, 61 

Haynes, Corey 33, 44, 50, 51, 72, 74, 75, 

175 

Haynes, Sylinna 63, 106 

Head, Justin 36, 46, 161 

Heard, Tim 154 

Hebert, Linda 101 



Helms, Ashley 24, 25, 128, 129, 130, 131, 

143, 153, 167 

Henderson, Willie 56 

Hendrix, Lance 27 

Hendrix, Shodi 162 

Henley, Whitney 46 

Henry, Cortney 56 

Henry, Dale 156 

Hernandez, Edgar 53, 158 

Hibbler, Yolanda 14, 18, 33, 48, 50, 51, 

70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 110, 167 

Hicks, Brittany 62 

Hill, Jarvis 132, 133, 134, 135 

Hill, Laurie 84, 171 

Hill, Lonice 26, 32, 33, 51 , 53, 72 

Hill, Tenesha83, 173 

Hill, Victoria 21, 24, 25, 52, 136 

Hilligoss, Scott 78 

Hobson, Buster 171 

Hodge, Tyler 140, 142, 178 

Hodges, Rick 146 

Hodnett, Amy 91 

Hogan, Alisha 32, 51 

Holbrook, Chris 22, 66 

Holbrook, Lechia 66 

Holdiness, Mandy 84, 162, 177 

Holifield, Thomas 157 

Holland, Christine 70, 71 

Holloway, Zak 146, 147, 171 

Holmes, Artashia 56 

Holt, Anthony 98 

Hooks, Whitney 17,60, 175 

Home, Anthony 7 

House, Belinda 47 

Houston, Teresa 65 

Howard, Derico 162 

Howard, Haley 70, 71 

Howard, Latoya 1 1 

Howard, QuVarius 132, 135 

Howell, Brandon 140 

Howell, Brenda 160 

Howell, Steven 68, 171, 177 

Howell, Tabatha68, 171 

Huff, Virginia 157 

Huggins, Castella 12 

Hughes, Garry 22 

Hughes, Theresa 154 

Hull, Lucy 18, 158 

Human, Tiffany 68 

Humphries, Michael 162 

Hunt, Kim 157 

Husbands, Nell 157 



Ivy, Derek 105 

Ivy, Jackie 58 

Ivy, Lanquan 58, 67, 70, 71, 169, 175 



Jackson, Deidre 57, 99, 153 

Jackson, Jennifer 60, 158 

Jackson, Kelvin 162 

Jackson, LaTasha 162 

Jackson, Linda 154 

Jackson, Loucia 62 

Jackson, Sabrina 62, 82 

Jackson, Scott 60, 167 

Jackson, Terrell 12 

Jackson, Zundra 17, 60, 94, 175 

James, Ashley 7 

James, Keith 2, 132, 133, 134, 149 

Jamison, Sharita 153 

Jarvis, Julie 152 

Jeffcoats, Britny 103, 143, 145, 167 

Jefferson, Andreekous 27, 48, 51 , 175 

Jefferson, Brittney 32, 51 , 59, 69, 72 

Jenkins, Aaron 76, 124, 127, 149 

Jenkins, Brittany 54, 55, 72, 91 , 1 1 0, 1 67 

Jenkins, Denise 56 

Jenkins, Erin 120, 121, 123 

Jenkins, Harry 43 

Jenkins, LaDaniel 167 

Jenkins, Melissa 63 

Jenkins, Terrell 141 

Jenkins, Wyatt 124, 125, 149, 175 

Jennings, Corye 167 

Jennings, Tashia 33, 71 , 73, 74, 75, 169 



Jernigan, Joe 140 

Jethrow, Tiara 20. 24, 25, 54. 55, 1 1 0, 

143, 145, 167 

Johnson, April 88 

Johnson, Cindy 62. 109 

Johnson, Jairus 158 

Johnson, Jay 31. 150 

Johnson, Rachel 171 

Johnson, Shrita 162 

Johnson. Thomas 44, 50. 51 

Joiner, Brad 60. 76, 89. 167 

Jolly, Brittney 46. 171 

Jones. Ashley 7 

Jones, Bethie 171 

Jones, DeVita45, 58, 59. 71. 128. 129. 

130, 152 

Jones, Dustin 61 

Jones, Jamie 63 

Jones, LaBrea 136. 179 

Jones, Lois 63, 167 

Jones. Markeela 83 

Jones, Meagan 58, 59 

Jones, Napoleon 157 

Jones, Renotta 157 

Jones, Ricardo 171 

Jones, Shatanka 17. 60. 94. 167 

Jones, Talissia 4 

Jones, Wanda 38 

Jones, Willie 50, 51 . 90. 1 67. 1 79 

Jonhson, Thomas 44 

Jordan, Lance 175 

Jordan, Phillip 170 

Jordan, Sheena 162 

Jourdan. Terry 10 

Julien, LaToya 17. 60. 61. 167 

Junkin, Whitney 31, 162 

K 

Keaton, Angelica 57 

Keeton, Leigh 20 

Kelleher, Katie 38, 64, 65. 128. 129. 130. 

149 

Kelly, Danielle 21 , 26, 32. 51 , 72. 1 67 

Kennemur, Meagan 173 

Key, DeQuisha 21 . 54. 55. 59. 69. 72. 

110, 167 

Keyes, William 132 

Keys, Jeremy 168 

Kidd, Maurice 86 

Kidd, Tomarcus 38 

Kilpatrick, Sarah 39 

King, LaKeisha 171 

Kingry, Alice 23 

Kinsey, Wayne 140 

Knighten, John 46. 97, 162 

Knox, Devin 132. 133 

Knox, Felisa 162 

Kuchler, Brandon 68, 171 

Kuhn, Megan 157 



Lamb, Ann Marie 154 
Lampert, Marc 63 
Lampkin, Derek 171 
Lampley, CoySheena 171 
Lampley, Sheena 62 
Lane, Connie 162 
Langford, David 77. 112 
Larkin. Hal 146, 147 
Lashley, Catterika 46 
Latham, Rochelle 171 
Latham, YaQuanda 169 
Lathan, Barbara 56 
Lathan, Diane 79 
Lauderdale, Bill 16 
Lawson, Mary 106 
Lawton, Michelle 39, 88 
Ledbetter, Brian 146, 147 
Lee, Brooke 143, 144 
Lee, Michael 39, 52, 64, 167 
Lee, Sammie 132 
Leist, Jack 48, 50 
Leonard, Justin 70 
Lewis, Abby 45, 83 
Lewis, Isaiah 3, 1 19 
Lewis, Sherita 175 
Lindley, Justin 61, 162 



Linney, Alison 67, 143 

Little, Jennifer 11, 167 

Little, Lewis 2, 132, 135 

Locke, Patricia 178 

Lockett, Antonio 18, 66, 67, 70, 71, 73, 

74, 75, 136, 167, 184 

Loden, Larry 171 

Loden, Steve 13, 111 

Logan, Cynthia 157 

Logan, DeChiquita 178 

Lollar, Adam 26, 36, 67, 70, 140, 167 

Long, Eric 44, 50, 51,60, 76 

Long, Kathryn 32, 70, 71 

Long, Richard 10 

Love, Whitney 45, 58, 136, 138, 148 

Lovelace, Bob 46, 87, 122 

Lowery, Ginny 164 

Lowrimore, Ernie 177 

Lucas, Johnny 42 

Lucas, Rachel 63 

Lucious, Quinette 162 

Luke, Chuck 53 

Luke, Corey 140 

Lutz, Bryan 60, 61, 76, 175 

Lynch, LaToya 106 

M 

MacDonald, Brittany 14 

Macon, Tametha 10 

Maddox, Marilyn 157 

Madison, Nick 57 

Mallette, Alex 143, 144 

Mallory, Brittany 51 

Malone, Ruby 171 

Malone, Steve 98, 113 

Maness, Tyler 140 

Mangrum, Lacey 27, 128, 130, 143 

Manigo, Katralya 32, 33, 53, 58, 59 

Maples, Marie 64 

Marion, Ronald 22, 23 

Marshall Jr., Robert 159 

Marshall, Tijoshia 63, 100 

Martin, Ashley 33, 49, 51 , 72, 74, 175 

Martin, Justin 162 

Martin, Kelly 62 

Martin, Kristi 62 

Mashburne, Henry 79, 171 

Mask, Jeremy 140 

Mason, Debbie 14 

Matsuzaki, Emi 6 

Matthews, Josie 143, 150 

Maxey, Lisa 62, 101 

May, Marlena 171 

Mayfield, Alex 28, 36, 105, 175 

Mayfield, Andrea 159, 177 

McAdory, Joshua 96 

McAdory, Justin 175 

McArthur, Ryan 57 

McBryde, John 88 

McCallum, Jerrel 42 

McCann, Marbi 68, 171, 177 

McCarter, Whitney 83 

McClain, Cooper 44, 50, 51 

McCloud, Keisha 26 

McCool, Josh 162 

McCrary, Eldon 68, 171 

McCullough, Mike 95 

McDade, Danielle 121, 159 

McDaniel, Jessica 23 

McDaniel, Mitch 163 

McDaniel, Sandra 62, 101 

McDonald, Jamera 28, 29, 31, 68, 92, 

120, 121, 123, 128, 131 

McDonald, Mercedes 62 

McDowell, April 163 

McGee, Rose 175 

McGee, Tim 118 

McGowan, Tristan 41, 132, 133 

McGraw, Simone 42 

McGregor, Jacob 26, 124, 125 



Mcintosh, Stacy 62 

McKie, Shana45, 171 

McKnight, Devon 27, 105 

McLaughlin, Mark 71 , 171 

McLendon, Marcille 21,31,131 

McMahon, Lindsey 103 

McMullan, James 8, 9, 159 

McTaggart, Jill 157 

Meeker, Josh 172 

Melenne, Ashley 68, 92 

Metheny, Ashley 69 

Middleton, Charles 27, 124 

Miles, Hanna32, 70, 84, 172 

Miller, Cody 88 

Miller, LaDettria63, 83, 172 

Miller, Machelle 106 

Miller, Paul 31, 41, 155 

Miller, Rosalyn 62 

Miller, Sharad 172 

Miller, Shaurice 136, 137 

Milner, Larisa 172 

Minor, Miranda 49, 51 , 1 28, 1 31 , 1 75 

Mitchell, Brent 61, 163 

Mitchell, Rebecca 149, 164, 167 

Mitchell, Terri 105 

Mitchell, Walter 39 

Mixon, Otisha 57, 99, 153 

Monroe, Savannah 159 

Montgomery, Hailey 56, 105 

Montgomery, Tony 114, 142 

Moore, Bradley 44, 46, 47, 85 

Moore, Bryant 172 

Moore, Courtney 51 

Moore, James 69, 172 

Moore, Katie 15, 36, 39, 64, 70, 120, 121, 

123 

Moore, KeAundra 63, 175 

Moore, Lashundra 54, 55 

Moore, Laurie 57 

Moore, Tommie 172 

Morant, Bonola 157, 159 

Morant, LaPari 159 

Mordecai, Dana 157 

Mordecai, Jay 108 

Morgan, Dennis 154 

Morgan, Faye 157 

Morgan, Leigh Ann 179 

Morgan, Susan 159 

Morris, Jonathan 86, 172 

Mosley, Brock 140 

Mosley, Demetria 53, 176 

Mosley, Ed 154 

Mosley, Montrez 3, 117 

Mosley, Robert 10 

Mosley, Terrance 175 

Murphy, Ben 108 

Murray, Jim 154 

Murray, LaShaundra 18, 33, 49, 51, 58, 

72,73, 110, 168 

N 

Nabors, Louis 13, 111 

Neal, Julia 62 

Neely, Convernita 12 

Neely, Etha 57 

Neely, Kate 16, 21, 31, 131, 143, 145, 

159 

Newell, Veronica 17, 175 

Newton, Elliott 68, 92 

Newton, Jacqueline 178 

Nicholas, Paul 125, 127 

Nicholson, Monica 63, 100 

Nicholson, Shuntrell 107 

Noel, Junior 124, 125, 127 

Nunn, Rufus27, 149, 175 



O'Loughlin, James 172 
Oglesby, Emily 88 



Orr, Carol 57. 99 

Orsburn, Bobby 68, 71 . 80, 1 72. 1 77 

Outlaw, Michael 71 . 1 05, 1 1 6. 1 49 

Owen, Ashley 172 

Owen, Jeremy 28 

Owens, Knstie 64, 105. 143. 144 

Owens, Marvis 118 

Owens, Robert 172 



Page, Jaquita 178 

Page, Michael 17 

Palmar, Gabriela 62 

Palmertree, Tiffany 64 

Parker, Dustin 140 

Parker, Floyd 172 

Parker, Kelvin 172 

Parkes, Tammy 53, 105, 159 

Patterson, James 116,117,119 

Patterson, Jessica 172 

Patterson, Marsha 4 

Patterson, Shameka 163 

Patton, Keon 172 

Patton, LaSandra 170 

Patton, Tamieka 62 

Patty, Lillian 17, 60, 94, 175 

Payne, Bridget 62 

Payne, Kyrell 175 

Payton, Kristine 103 

Pearson, Chase 140 

Peay, Dale 146, 147 

Peden, Nathan 60, 76, 140, 142. 149 

Peeks, Roxanne 57, 99 

Peel, Holley90, 160 

Pelletier, Candice 172 

Penick, Catherine 53, 159 

Pennington, Chase 68, 172 

Perkins, Doyle 3, 96, 159 

Perry, John 155, 157 

Perry, Nita 56 

Perryman, Michael 70 

Petty, Kathy 39, 163 

Petty, Kenya 1 63 

Pharr, Miosha 29 

Phillips, Anita 62 

Phillips, Stephen 33, 73, 91, 103, 121, 

168 

Phillips, Tamarie 28, 32, 59, 72, 73, 74, 

75, 91, 175 

Phyfer, Eric 140 

Pickle, Trey 46, 77, 87 

Pierce, Brantley 124, 126 

Pierce, Jodi 82, 177 

Pierson, Marion 102 

Pinnix, Lauren 115, 143, 144, 145 

Pippins, Yvette 20 

Poindexter, Robbie 175 

Polk, Ryan 172 

Pope, Demarcus 47, 85 

Porter, Derrick 98 

Porter, Paula 82 

Porter, Ronnie 87 

Potts, Shatonia 17, 60. 94, 175 

Pounders, Stephanie 24, 25, 31, 76. 143. 

144, 145, 175 

Powers, Stephanie 37, 56, 172 

Presley, Wayne 140, 142, 168 

Prevatt, Kelsey 29, 39, 64, 115, 128, 129. 

130, 149, 168 

Price, Angela 172, 177 

Price, Jessica 68 

Prisock, Bridgette 39, 42 

Prisock, Katie 163 

Pritchett, Haleigh 163 

Pritchett, Jason 140, 150 

Puckett, Blake 95 



Quarrels. Karen 107 
Qumn. Brooke 53. 91 
Quinn. Markez 172 



Rakestraw. William 78 

Rambus. Rosie 63 

Ramsey. Linda 10 

Ramshur. James 46. 163 

Randle. Toni 172 

Rast. Diane 57 

Rattler. Allen 21. 33. 39. 53. 64. 168 

Ray. Uyless 13 

Reed. Felicia 107 

Reed. Johnny 39. 53. 64. 110. 168 

Reeves, Hannah 45. 63. 172 

Reeves. Jake 77 

Reves. Lauren 20. 54. 58. 59. 128. 153 

168 

Reyes. Vanessa 163 

Reynolds. Corey 146. 147 

Rice. Sharise 70. 172 

Rice. Taleesha 6. 7 

Rich. Ferris 175 

Richard. Megan 168 

Richardson. Adam 146. 147 

Richardson. Breachlor42. 168 

Richardson. John 172 

Rigdon. Charles 154 

Rigdon. Dusty 96. 175 

Rigdon. Josh 39. 60. 168 

Rigdon. Randy 154 

Riggs. Austin 140 

Riley, Drashinda79. 163 

Riley, Nathan 140. 142 

Ring, Carrie 29. 175 

Roberson. Brenda 81 

Roberson. Jason 68. 92 

Roberson. Jerry 159 

Roberts. Jay 164 

Roberts. Yolanda 62 

Robertson. David 63. 100 

Robertson, Haley 47 

Robertson. Lathee 102. 163 

Robertson. Leslie 172 

Robertson, Porchia 39. 42. 53. 168 

Robinson. Allen 105 

Robinson, Cody 172 

Robinson. Jamarcus 172 

Robinson. Jamien 132 

Robinson. Janika 62 

Robinson. Vaneshea 176 

Roeland. Marsha 40. 103 

Rogers. Frank 159 

Rogers, Jessica 172 

Rogers. Keith 172 

Roland, Robert 173 

Rolison. Gail 22. 23 

Romanowski. Jessica 68. 69. 175 

Rosado. Luis 124. 126. 127 

Ross, Kashuna 176 

Ross. Travorus 173 

Roudenbush. Lisa 8 

Rowe. Casey 32. 70. 71 

Rowell. Joe 22 

Roye. Alan 140. 141 

Rush. James 71. 110 

Rush. Kenneth 44. 96. 168 

Rush, Lakendrick 45 

Rushing, Clyde 69. 163 

Rushing. Daniel 32. 44, 51, 53, 66. 67, 

70, 73. 74. 75, 90. 152. 168 

Rutherford. Carl 162 

Rye. Connie 102 



Salem. Majid 1 /3 



182 Index 



5am, Marion 18, 106, 107 

Samuels, Shaneidra 43 

Sanders, Abaris 1 18 

Sanders, Cliff 112 

Sanders, Danive 9 

Sanders, James 173 

Sanders, Jason 44, 47, 85 

Sanders, Leland 97 

Sanders, Melanie 109, 157 

Sanders, Renee 178 

Sandifer, Tammy 43 

Saul, Wiley 32, 33, 44, 50, 51 , 59, 72, 166 

Jchoppert, Shawn 52, 53 

Schrader, Stephan 86 

iciple, Eddie 63, 100, 159 

iciple, Melinda 23, 159 

Scott, Ellery 68 

Icribner, Aimee 19, 32, 70, 71, 179 

icroggins, Wesley 68, 173 

seitz, Laura 62 

lesser, Brandon 97, 157 

lhanks, Genese 40 

;harma, Hari 156 

shaunak, Raj 155 

shaw, Sonya63, 173 

jhelton, Nick 140 

itierrod, Courtney 104 

j.herrod, Gene 46 

iherrod, Valancia 57, 81 

hields, Josh 132 

holes, Alex 126, 150 

jhort, Gregory 108 

ihulman, Jeremy 132, 135 

:humpert, Cameron 15, 51, 72, 74, 75, 

76 

Ihurlds, Dudley 178 

jilas, Ashley 51, 128, 176 

immons, Glenn 124, 125, 126, 150 

impson, Randy 61 

lims, Charles 48, 49, 50, 51 

Ikinner, Terry 173 

kipper, James 69 

laughter, Tiffany 168 

ledge, Deloise 62 

iloane, Diane 62 

jmith, Benjamin 46, 64, 163 

mith, Brittion 2, 41, 45, 58, 59, 132, 134, 

76 

jmith, Chaddrick 17, 105 

mith, Clay 95 

Jmith, Coty 47, 85 

mith, Dallas 33, 50, 59, 72 

■ith, Dawn 163 

'mith, KyeshaH, 103, 110, 168 

jmith, Letina 64, 70 

Imith, Lori57, 99, 152, 157 

mith, Marcus 96 

mith, Mary 32, 51, 53, 72, 176 

mith, Mary M. 17,53, 106, 159 

mith, Roger 158 

Imith, Thomas 93 

mith, Tiquita 136 

imith, Wendy 18, 72, 159 

nider, Josh 142 

olorio, Crestina 163 

pann, Kenneth 149 

pears, Janis 157 

pears, Lyndsee 143, 176 

peed, Rusty 175 

|pinks, Lisa 21, 58, 159 

praggins, Jerquita 176 

pringfield, Caleb 173 

pringfield, Kevin 160 

quare, Ed 119 

tailings, Kenethia 136 

tandifer, Andrea 62 

tanford, Jessica 173 

tapleton, Mary Nell 83 

'teele, April 177 

teele, Stormi 45, 58 

teffin, Danielle 56 

pnnis, Jackie 18, 24, 41, 155 

tephens, Buddy 150 

Steward, Catellia 62 

tewart, Laquandra 57, 173 

tewart, Richard 177 

tewart, Suzanne 19, 32, 40, 42, 70, 71 

tewart-Stokes, Catina 157 



Stoddard, James 140 

Stokes, Jessica 31 , 37, 70, 120, 122, 123, 

153, 176 

Stokes, Mickey 155 

Stone, Laleta 157 

Street, Landon 91 

Strickland, Jennifer 56 

Stricklin, Trey 98 

Stringer, Elizabeth 156 

Stringer, Mike 157 

Strong, Latasha 57 

Strong, Yvonne 15 

Stuart, Carla 106 

Stuart, Debbie 33 

Stuart, Marianne 53, 159 

Sturdivant, Tony 163 

Sudduth, Stephen 103 

Swartz, Mallorey 76 

Swearengen, Tanganyika 62 

Swearingen, Charlotte 53, 159 

Swinney, Justin 70, 103 

Syfrett, Shannon 105 

Sykes, Amie 68, 179 

Sykes, Monica 29, 31, 169 



Talbert, Joe 68, 163 

Tate, Darlene 113 

Tate, Larry 60, 176 

Tate, Nikeah63, 173 

Tate, Trey 169 

Tate, William 91, 148, 169 

Taylor, Anthony 140 

Taylor, Cataurius41, 132, 134 

Taylor, Christopher 173 

Taylor, Jarvis 1 7, 1 1 9, 1 52, 1 76 

Taylor, Nathan 62 

Taylor, Niesha 179 

Taylor, Sarah 57 

Terrell, Tammy 62, 101, 163 

Terry, Nita 56 

Thaggard, Brad 162 

Thames, Marrieyanna 52 

Thead, Deanna 29 

Thead, Karen 29 

Theall, Logan 140 

Thomas, Asia 33, 51 , 1 64, 1 79 

Thomas, Jessica 57 

Thomas, Joshua 98 

Thompson, Brandi 120, 121, 122, 123, 

153, 169 

Thompson, Gina 156 

Thompson, Jeremy 9 

Thompson, Justin 104, 140 

Thompson, Lonnell 163 

Thompson, Sharon 43, 136, 139 

Thornton, Kelvin 9 

Thrash, Tammy 23 

Threet, Clayton 173 

Tindall, Tiffany 157 

Tipton, Theodis 173 

Toney, Carol 40, 65, 128, 129, 169 

Torres, Kristina 173 

Touchstone, Austin 3, 96, 176 

Tousley, David 7 

Towery, Kevin 34, 40, 46, 64, 71 , 164 

Townsel, Sergio 132, 176 

Trash, Tammy 18 

Trenor, Laura 40 

Triplett, Shameka 65 

Triplett, Shawntell 28, 29, 31, 33, 50, 51, 

53,72,74,75, 176 

Triplett, Trey 26, 27, 58, 59, 70, 120, 123 

Triplett, Valencia 174 

Trosclair, David 40, 42, 53, 64, 110, 169 

Trussell, Christian 33, 59, 72, 110, 149 

Tucker, Trevino 164 

Turner, Lee 18, 33, 37, 67, 70, 73, 110, 

169 

Turner, Matthew 22 

Turner, Tavares 173 

Turnipseed, Jessica 164 



u 

Upchurch, Amanda 170 



Vacik, Steve 4, 155 

VanDevender, Jamie 24, 25, 1 20, 121, 

123 

VanVeen, Kevin 140, 169 

Vaughn, Anthony 40, 46, 97, 164 

Vick, Jessica 143, 145 

w 

Waites, Lacosha 53 

Walden, Brandy 37, 40, 64, 70, 1 20, 1 21 , 

123, 153, 169 

Walker, Bob 159 

Walker, Courtney 62 

Walker, DaMarcus 164 

Walker, Jamal 176 

Walker, Joni 62 

Walker, Justin 37 

Walker, Kiresten 33, 37, 41 , 49, 51 , 91 

Walker, Kristen 128 

Walker, Robert 60 

Wallace, Tierre 44, 51 

Walls, Kristen 58, 128, 130, 176 

Ward, Jessica 61 

Ware, Jessica 57 

Ware, Thomas 157 

Warnat, Erica 26, 40, 59, 64, 65, 128, 

153, 169 

Warren, Katie 26, 54, 153, 169 

Warren, Michelle 103 

Warren, Peter 77, 96, 176 

Washington, Anthony 173 

Washington, Jake 95 

Washington, Kashayla 176 

Washington, Lazavean 173 

Watkins, DeJay 152 

Watkins, Felicia 40 

Watkins, Malika 57, 81 

Watson, Dustin 173 

Weatherford, John 31 

Weatherspoon, Errica 164 

Weaver, Mark 96, 176 

Webb, Matthew 105 

Weining, Bob 111 

Wells, LaKeshia 59, 72, 73 

Wells, Sheron 11 

Wesley, Jeremy 164 

West, Howard 8 

West, Matt 88, 173 

Weston, Tyler 140, 141, 142 

White, Kottia2, 136, 137, 138, 139 

White, Mark 2, 132, 135, 149 

White, Shaunta 176 

White, Trey 124, 127, 150, 169 

Whitehead, Billy 10 

Whitehead, Traci 19, 32, 70, 164 

Whitfield, Tara 8 

Whitlock, Kristal 121, 122, 123, 176 

Whitt, Abby 62 

Wicks, Tiffany 19, 24, 25, 34, 70, 71, 164 

Wigley, Keri 62 

Williams, Alton 9 

Williams, Beneshia 24, 25, 71 , 1 73 

Williams, Chassidy 176 

Williams, Christopher 26 

Williams, Courtney 176 

Williams, Deborah 173 

Williams, Harold 173 

Williams, Jamerio 173 

Williams, Joshua 45, 58, 169 

Williams, Kary 159 

Williams, Roderick 164 

Williams, Trave 18, 26, 33, 74, 169 

Williamson, Leslie 157 

Williamson, Lindsey 81 

Wilson, Brenda 107, 157 

Wilson, Chris 37, 40, 70, 143, 169 

Wilson, Jeremy 177 

Wilson, Lauren 173, 178 

Wilson, Mario 68 

Wilson, Melissa 107 

Windham, Rebbie 103 

Winston, Harold 176 

Winters, Patricia 61 

Witbeck, Matt 26, 124, 126, 127 

Wofford, R.S. 154 

Wofford, Yolanda 44, 45, 63 



Woodall, Jared 46 

Woodall, Quanneqra 173 

Woodards, Rodney 31 

Wooten, Mary 102 

Worthy, Albert 113 

Wray, Jonathan 140, 141 

Wren, Colby 176 

Wyatt, Patrice 179 

Wyke, Jeremy 27, 178 

Wynn, Brandi 19, 28, 30, 31, 32, 70. 71. 

164, 179 



Yarbrough, Matt 41 

Yates, Amelia 17, 60, 94. 176 

Ybanna, Dianna 56 

Ybarra, Melisa 6 

Yoshida, Mayumi 6 

Young, Aquino 98 

Young, David 69, 173 

Young, Kristin 143. 150 

Young, Marvin 164 

Young, Rick 5, 8, 12. 19, 24. 30. 41. 155. 

159, 177 

Yount, William 104, 159 



Zahniser, Katrina 20, 66, 67. 71 . 128. 
129, 131, 149, 153. 169 



The Lion 183 



Editors' Corner 



Where do I begin? This year 
has been one year that I will 
never forget. From friends to 
faculty and staff, everyone has 
contributed something to my 
life. First off, I want to thank 
God for the opportunity to be 
chosen as editor of this year's 
yearbook. There were times 
when I wanted to give up, but 
I knew that I had a job to do -- 
and that was to deliver 
something that everyone could 
enjoy for a lifetime. 

Secondly, I want to thank 
Ms. Suzanne Monk and Mr. 
Derrick Conner for all the hard 
work they put into this project. 
Marques Creer, associate 
editor, for your hard work, that 
really paid off, thanks! Fred 
Boykins, who worked non-stop 
on assignments, your work was 
well worth it. And to the rest of 
the yearbook staff who worked 
so diligently on assignments 
when asked, thank you. 

As you journey off into the 
real world, whether it's landing 
your dream job or going on to 
further your education at a 
senior college, always 
remember to keep God first. 
This page wasn't just set aside 
for me to tell how I felt, but to 




At left, 

Antonio Lockett 
attends the 
Southern 
Invitational 
Choral 

Conference at 
the University 
of Southern 
Mississippi. 



express to the student body 
how a simple, "hello," or "how 
are you today," kept me 
motivated and made me 
realize that there are still some 
people in the world who care. 

I hope you leave with 
something that you will always 



remember about EMCC. 
I know that I will as I journey 
off to pursue my dream and 
"Take a Step Toward 
Excellence." 

Antonio Lockett, 
Editor 




A LITTLE TO THE LEFT ... 

Here's one last look at Marques Creer as you 
often saw him -- directing people posing for a 
photo where to stand to get the best shot. 



What's the first thing everybody does when they get their 
yearbook? They turn to the index to see how many page numbers 
follow their names. The purpose of the yearbook is to capture 
and preserve memories so they will never die or be forgotten. 
As someone who took a lot of photographs for The Lion, I tried to 
capture moments that were special and important -- and to 
include as many people as possible. 

I will miss carrying the camera around school and taking 
pictures of students and faculty. I will even miss the hard work it 
took to make the yearbook. Most people do not know what it takes 
to design, lay out and organize a yearbook; it's harder than you 
think. I will never forget coming to school on the weekends or 
trying to squeeze in time between classes to lay out a page or 
identify people in photos for the index. 

I would like to say thank you to all the people who helped and 
contributed to the yearbook. And, now that the yearbook is 
complete, I hope you all will enjoy it. 

Marques Creer, 
Associate Editor 



184 The Lion