Ten students recently graduated from Co-Lin’s practical nursing program at the Simpson County Center. Pinning ceremonies were held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Parker Academic Building. December graduates include seated from left, Ashley Pedalino of Mendenhall, Patrice Hardy of Hazlehurst, Ryan Millis of Braxton, Adacia Brooks of Brookhaven; standing from left, Amy West of Magee, Madison Smith of Taylorsville, Ashley Brown of Mendenhall, Alicia Hooker of Magee, Kelly Blair of Mize, and Lauren Windham of Magee. Practical nursing instructors are Lane Flynt and Lisa Hankins.
The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter is sponsoring their third annual “Princess Ball” for fathers and daughters on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Thames Center on the Wesson Campus.
The purpose of the event is to raise money to fund the Clyde Wilson scholarship for band and Colette students. Band and Colette Alumni Chapter past president and event organizer Mark Hamilton said the event is the only event of its kind in the area, and not only will it be an opportunity for the organization to raise funds, but it is an opportunity for fathers and daughters to connect.
“This is a chance for fathers and grandfathers to experience a bonding time like no other, and to create memories that will last a lifetime,” Hamilton said. “We’ve had great success for the past two years, and we want to build on that success for our third year.”
The event is open to fathers, grandfathers and father figures and girls ages 5-15. The event times will be separated by age groups with a ball for 4-9 year-olds from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and for 10-15 year-olds from 8-10 p.m. Tickets to the event are $30 per couple and $10 for each additional child. The cost of the ticket includes refreshments, door prizes and ballroom dance instruction. Dress for the event is formal, and photography will be available for an additional fee. Tickets are available at the Alumni office as well as the main branches of Copiah Bank, First Bank, Bank of Franklin, and Pike National Bank in Copiah, Franklin, Lawrence and Lincoln counties.
For more information, contact Hamilton at (601) 835-6607.
Georgia-Pacific Monticello announced the donation of six computers with keyboards to the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Science Division.
Copiah-Lincoln said the computers will replace older equipment used in the physics and astronomy labs, and also be used as part of the summer robotics camp for elementary and junior high students.
"The Co-Lin science division is very appreciative of the generous computer donation from Georgia Pacific,'' said Dr. Kevin McKone, director of the robotics program and chair of the Co-Lin science department.
"These computers will replace over half a dozen aging computers in Co-Lin's physics lab. Co-Lin will use these computers for elementary and junior high summer robotics camps, along with physics and astronomy labs at the college. These computers could not have come at a better time - an early Christmas."
These computers became available as part of normal technology upgrades at the Monticello Containerboard mill as the mill continues to align new technology with innovation and opportunity. The donation reflects Georgia-Pacific's on-going commitment to local education.
Brandi Irvin Hough (center), of Byram, presents a check to Copiah-Lincoln Community College President Dr. Ronnie Nettles (right) and Executive Director of the Co-Lin Foundation David Campbell, executive director of the Co-Lin Foundation, to fund an annual scholarship to be awarded for the 2014-15 school year to a Co-Lin cheerleader. Hough is a 2005 graduate of Co-Lin, where she was captain of the cheerleading squad, Miss Co-Lin, homecoming queen, and a member of the Hall of Fame. She received a bachelor's degree in business from The University of Southern Mississippi and a master's in business administration from Belhaven University. She serves as project manager for the Mississippi Development Authority existing industry division. She is married to Trey Hough and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Irvin of Wesson. An annual scholarship 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.
Co-Lin hold December graduation on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Mullen Gymnasium on the Wesson Campus. Over 130 students from the Wesson, Natchez and Simpson County Center will participate in the ceremony. The ceremony will be also streamed live at www.colin.edu. For more information contact Chris Warren at (601) 643-8306.