Seven Copiah-Lincoln Community College associate degree nursing students on the college’s Wesson Campus have received a Boyne Foundation scholarship through the Co-Lin Foundation. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to students in the health care field with an interest in serving the elderly. Recipients are pictured front row from left, Tarah Bourn of Monticello, Shelby Austin of Mize, and Peyton Rials of Brookhaven; back row from left, Kaylon Hudson of Hazlehurst, Julie Golden of Silver Creek, Victoria Jones of Brookhaven, and Karly Newell of Wesson. The Co-Lin Foundation receives and manages gifts to benefit Co-Lin, its students and faculty.
Teresa Odom (center), director of Human Resources at Puckett Machinery Company in Flowood, presents a check to David Campbell (right), Director of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation. The gift, along with a matching gift from Caterpillar Inc., will fund a $3,000 annual scholarship for a sophomore diesel mechanic major to begin in 2014-15. Also pictured is Co-Lin diesel mechanic program instructor Steven Esch. An annual scholarship is one that is funded by the donor on a yearly basis. Application for the scholarship can be made through the college’s financial aid office beginning in January. For more information contact Campbell at (601) 643-8332.
The Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta on Copiah-Lincoln Community College's Wesson Campus invited 14 new students to join the English honorary. New members include from left, Graham Watson of Brookhaven, Koy McFarland and Quentin Munn, both of Wesson; Josh Boone of Crosby, and Eric Smith, Jr. of Clinton. Not pictured are Melissa Kyzar and Chelsey Reed, both of Brookhaven; Brandon Nettles, Kathy Tarver, and Jacob Tarver, all of Wesson; Rustin Combs of Roxie, Jonathan Fahner of Hazlehurst, James Rogers of Oakvale, and Robin Sterner of Pinola. Sigma Kappa Delta is the national two-year honor society in English. Pamela Reid and Glenda Silverii are advisors for the Delta Alpha Chapter.
What would life be like without teachers, doctors or firefighters? Every day Americans are hard at work on farms, factories, in homes or at desks keeping our communities thriving. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, in cooperation with the Mississippi Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “The Way We Worked” will be on view April 3, 2014, through May 9, 2014, in the Mutton Building on the Wesson campus.
Co-Lin and the surrounding community of Wesson have been expressly chosen by the Mississippi Humanities Council to host “The Way We Worked” as part of the Museum on Main Street project—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour six communities in Mississippi from October 2013 through July of 2014.
“The Way We Worked,” adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and Records Administration, explores how work has become a central element in American culture. It traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years, including the growth of manufacturing and increasing use of technology. The exhibition draws from the Archives’ rich collections, including historical photographs, archival accounts of workers, film, audio and interactives, to tell the compelling story of how work impacts our individual lives and the historical and cultural fabric of our communities.
“We are very pleased to be able to bring ‘The Way We Worked’ to our area,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles. “It allows us the opportunity to explore this fascinating aspect of our own region’s history, and we hope that it will inspire many to become even more involved in the cultural life of our community.” “Allowing all of our state’s residents to have access to the cultural resources of our nation’s premiere museum is a priority of the Mississippi Humanities Council,” said MHC Special Projects Director David Morgan. “With this special tour, we are pleased to be working with Copiah-Lincoln Community College to help develop local exhibitions and public programs to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition.”
“The Way We Worked” is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation and local host institutions.
To learn more about “The Way We Worked” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.
Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. SITES connects millions of Americans with their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of art, science and history exhibitions. State humanities councils, located in each state and U.S. territory, support community-based humanities programs that highlight such topics as local history, literature and cultural traditions. Copiah-Lincoln Community College serves the local community by providing educational programs, economic development services, cultural and recreational opportunities through quality instruction and high expectations and service in a safe, student-centered environment.
Ken Chapman of Brookhaven was recently inducted into Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta’s Literary Hall of Fame. Periodically, a former student or faculty member who has distinguished himself or herself through writing in his or her chosen field of study is selected by a Literary Hall of Fame Committee of Sigma Kappa Delta as the recipient of this award.
Chapman received a bachelor’s degree in library science and history from The University of Mississippi. He has served as library director at Co-Lin since 1976. He also serves as self-study director for the campus’ Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation committee, and was instrumental in the College’s accreditation reaffirmations in 1985, 1995 and 2005, and is currently working towards reaffirmation in 2015.
He began preserving and collecting Co-Lin historical information and archives in 2009, and is the author of a brief history of the college, Almost a Hundred, A Look at Copiah-Lincoln 1914-2013. Chapman was the first recipient of the Co-Lin Alumni Association’s outstanding staff member of the year award in 1997, and received the Trillium yearbook dedication in 2012. He is a member of Brookhaven’s First Baptist Church, and is a past president of the Brookhaven Breakfast Kiwanis Club and a past president and secretary of the Mississippi Library Association. He is married to Susan Chapman, and they have two children, Jim and Beth, and three grandchildren.
Chapman is the 26th member to be inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame since its formation in in 1983. Members of the Copiah-Lincoln Literary Hall of Fame include the late J. Edgar Simmons, poet, 1983; the late Paul Pittman, journalist, 1984; James A. Bateman, poet, 1985; Dr. Ben H. Douglas, medical researcher, 1986; the late Dr. J. Roland Hamilton, college professor, 1987; the late Dr. H. Hardy Perritt, college professor, 1988; Dr. Ray O. Hammoms, agricultural researcher, 1989; Cr. Charles O. Cannon, college professor, 1990; the late Rev. Graham Hodges, minister, 1991; Dr. Doug Davis, historical and military, 1992; Charles Thornton, former prisoner of war, 1993; Ann H. Hawkins, author, professional speaker and former member of Copiah-Lincoln faculty and administrative staff, 1994; Molly C. Mandel, journalist, 1995; Gayle M. Ross, author and publisher, 1996; the late Dr. Phyllis H. Lanier, former member of Copiah-Lincoln faculty, 1997; David Guynes, writer, 1998; Dr. Carl W. Cobb, college professor, 1999; Dr. Catherine Cotton, college professor, 2000; Nancy Dykes, former member of Copiah-Lincoln faculty, 2001; Burlian Walker, former member of Copiah-Lincoln faculty and administrative staff, 2002; Tricia Walker, singer/songwriter, 2003; Dr. Durr Walker, former Copiah-Lincoln humanities division chair/instructor and author, 2004; David Campbell, former member of Co-Lin faculty/staff and writer, 2008; Edna Earle Crews, former member of Co-Lin faculty/staff and writer, 2010; and Elizabeth Clayton, educator and writer, 2012.
Pencil portraits and caricatures created by retired art instructor Tom Ross honoring each Hall of Fame member are on display in the Mutton building on the Wesson campus, as well as display cases containing books, manuscripts, photos and other memorabilia donated to Co-Lin by the recipients.