The Co-Lin Band and Colette Alumni Chapter recently established the Clyde Wilson Memorial Scholarship and the Stanley Stewart Band Scholarship with the Co-Lin Foundation.
The Clyde Wilson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the late band director. Wilson was a 1950 graduate of Co-Lin and served as band director for over 10 years. Under his leadership, the Co-Lin band and Colettes became one of the most outstanding junior college show bands in the nation, performing at events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He was inducted into the Co-Lin Band and Colette Hall of Fame in 2008. Following his career at Co-Lin, Wilson also served as editor and publisher of Tombigee Country Magazine. He passed away in 2009.
Stanley Stewart of Wesson was involved in the music program at Co-Lin for over 40 years, serving as an instrumental music instructor, assistant director and director of bands, and chairperson of the fine arts division until his retirement in 2001. After 2001, he served as an adjunct music instructor and assistant Blue Wave Show band director, and director of the Co-Lin jazz ensemble until he fully retired in 2013.
During his tenure, he established the first concert band, initiated student woodwind, percussion and brass ensembles, and was responsible for incorporating visual sound and color into the halftime shows in the 1970s, including auxiliaries such as drum, bugle and flag corps. His influence is still evident in the music program at Co-Lin today.
Stewart is involved in the community as a member of the Wesson Garden Club, and he plays trumpet in the Ole Brook Wind Symphony. He and his wife, Sheila are parents to four children, Angela Guerra, Rick Jones, Jamie Jones and Mark Jones, and six grandchildren. They are members of Beauregard United Methodist Church where he serves on the financial committee.
Funds for the scholarships were raised in part through the annual Band and Colette Alumni Chapter Princess Ball and sales of the history book produced by the chapter. Contributions to the scholarships can be made to the Co-Lin Foundation at P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent of IRS rules.
he Copiah-Lincoln Community College Band and Colette Alumni Chapter recently established the Clyde Wilson Memorial Scholarship and the Stanley Stewart Band Scholarship with the Co-Lin Foundation. Pictured are from left, David Campbell, Executive Director of the Co-Lin Foundation, Stewart, and Zoula Huffman, president of the Band and Colette Alumni Chapter.
Co-Lin is the place to be this summer by taking classes during the college’s Maymester and summer term sessions. Registration is currently underway at all three Co-Lin campuses.
On the Wesson Campus, register at the Counseling Center, located in the Henley Building, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Earn three or four hours of college credit in just 10 days by registering for one of the college’s Maymester classes. The Maymester session is May 15 – May 29, 2015 (no classes on Memorial Day, May 25). Registration deadline is Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 12 p.m.
Classes offered during the Maymester session on the Wesson Campus include Principles of Biology I & Lab, General Chemistry I & Lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, General Physics I & Lab, and General Psychology I.
The first summer term session is June 1-25, 2015. Registration deadline for the first summer term is Friday, May 29, at 12 p.m.
Classes offered on the Wesson Campus during the first summer session include Art Appreciation, Principles of Biology II & Lab, Human A&P I & Lab, Microbiology & Lab, Computer Concepts, English Comp I, Human Growth & Development, World Civilization I, Human Growth & Development, World Civilization I, American History I, Weightlifting (Men) II, Orientation, Calculus I, General Psychology I, and Introduction to Sociology.
The second summer session is July 1- 28, 2015. Registration deadline for the second summer term is Tuesday, June 30, at 12 p.m.
Classes offered on the Wesson Campus during the second term include Human A&P II & Lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, World Literature II, World Civilization II, American History II, Weightlifting for Men II, Weight Lifting for Men IV, Football Theory, College Algebra, Calculus II, General Psychology I, and Introduction to Sociology.
On the Natchez Campus, register in the Admissions Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Classes offered during Maymester on the Natchez Campus include World Civilization I, First Aid and CPR, and Orientation.
First Term summer classes include Human A&P I & Lab, Microbiology & Lab, General Chemistry I & Lab, Computer Applications I, English Comp I, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Physical Science I & Lab, and Public Speaking I.
Classes offered during the Second Term include Art Appreciation, Human A&P II & Lab, General Chemistry II & Lab, Computer Concepts, English Comp II, World Civilization I, College Algebra, Physical Science II & Lab, General Psychology I, and Introduction to Sociology.
Simpson County Center
At the Simpson County Center, register in the Admissions Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Classes offered during Maymester at the Simpson County Center include Art Appreciation, Human A&P I & Lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, World Civilization I, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, General Psychology I, and Public Speaking.
First term summer classes include General Biology I & Lab, English Comp I, World Civilization I, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, and Introduction to Sociology.
Classes offered during the Second Term at the Simpson County Center include General Biology II & Lab, English Comp II, World Civilization II, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, and Public Speaking I.
All fees must be paid by the first class meeting. All credit earned for academic courses during the summer ARE transferable to any other accredited college or university. All classes, dates and locations are subject to change at the discretion of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. For information about registration or admission to Co-Lin, call (601) 643-8490 on the Wesson Campus, (601) 442-9111 on the Natchez Campus, and (601) 849-0122 at the Simpson County Center.
Co-Lin's Workforce Education Division recognized three businesses and industries for their service and partnership at the annual Business and Industry Appreciation Luncheon held recently at The Thames Center on the college’s Wesson Campus. The Career, Technical and Workforce Education division annually honors businesses or organizations that have provided exceptional support for Co-Lin students.
This year, the President’s Award, was presented to Rex Lumber Company in Brookhaven. Doug Boykin, Tom Myers and many others at Rex Lumber, have donated time and effort to both Career-Tech and Workforce Education. For Career-Tech, they have visited and toured our Wesson campus to see what programs are offered, they have provided tours of the mill to our Career-Tech instructors so that our instructors may better understand their needs. They host internships for our Career-Tech students, are currently working on an employability project for certain programs on how to complete job applications and interviews, and assisted Career-Tech with a video project on the importance of a partnership among industry and education.
Rex Lumber has utilized our Workforce Division and its instructors to train their employees on various training topics including safety, forklift and CPR. Seeing a need for individuals to be trained as millwrights, Rex Lumber brought together a group to begin talks of Co-Lin offering a millwright program. They have donated countless hours and expertise to get this program started. Rex Lumber continues to advise, listen and partner with both Career-Tech and Workforce for the betterment of our area workforce.
Special Recognition Award was presented to Rogel Ford in Crystal Springs for their support of Co-Lin’s Automotive Technology program. Rogel Ford has donated two vehicles in the past and are in the process of providing four more vehicles that provide much needed hands-on experience for our students. They also hope to provide a scholarship in the future. Greg Smith is Rogel Ford’s Service Manager and he serves on the Automotive Craft Advisory Committee. The owner, Carl Rogel, is known for being a community supporter and both gentlemen strongly support our Automotive Technology Program.
Also receiving a Special Recognition Award was Pioneer Health Services of Magee. Pioneer Health Services, owned by Joe McNulty, has worked with Co-Lin’s Workforce Education Division since 2008. Their workforce project has covered their in-house training, online training and Co-Lin provided training. Three years ago, they approached us about customizing a Medical Billing and Claims Program for the Simpson County area. Through countless meetings, pouring through curriculum, identifying needed skills and the donation of their employee’s time and efforts, the Medical Billing and Claims Program came into existence. It is a semester long program that provides individuals with medical billing and claims knowledge as well as Excel skills so that they may work in any number of healthcare billing and claims offices. Pioneer Health also hires individuals from this program upon their successful completion. This program would not have been possible without the vision and partnership of Pioneer Health Services.
For well over a decade, Georgia-Pacific has provided their Catfish Cooking Team to prepare a delicious catfish meal at our Business-Industry Appreciation Luncheon.
Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles (left) presents Rex Lumber Company’s Human Resources Manger Lorraine Stephenson with the President’s Award at the Business and Industry Appreciation Luncheon held at The Thames Center on Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus.
Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles (left) presents Rogel Ford’s Service Manager Greg Smith with a Special Recognition Award at the Business and Industry Appreciation Luncheon held at The Thames Center on Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus.
Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles (left) presents Pioneer Heath Services Human Resources Manager Greg Baldwin with a Special Recognition Award at Co-Lin’s Annual Business and Industry Appreciation Luncheon held at The Thames Center on Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus.
Cindy Hodges Williams of Wesson was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet held recently on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College.
Williams played basketball at Copiah-Lincoln Community College from 1975 to 1977, where she was a member of Hall of Fame Coach Gwyn Young’s first Co-Lin team. As a freshman, Williams led Co-Lin to the regional tournament where she scored 29 points in the first half of a game, before the addition of the three-point line. Her sophomore year, she averaged 26 points and six assists per game, including one game in which she scored 42 points. She was selected First Team All-State and All-Region in both her freshman and sophomore years.
After Co-Lin, Williams went on to play at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she was selected All-State, All-Region, and All-American. At the national tournament, she set a national assist record with 19 assists in one game and 59 assists in the tournament. She currently holds the single game assist record (19), the single season assist record (364), and the school career assist record at Southeastern. Williams was drafted and played professional basketball with the New Orleans Pride in 1979 and 1980, after which the league folded. Williams was inducted into the Co-Lin Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Southeastern Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1990, where she was one of the first two women ever selected.
Williams is married to Johnny Williams and they have two children, Ryan and his wife Loren, and Wade and his wife Brea. They have three grandchildren. Williams is currently a 5th grade math teacher at Wesson Attendance Center.
Other members of the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame from Co-Lin are the late Carl Medley, Alton Ricks, the late Henry “Hook” Stone, the late M. K. Turk, the late “Chunkin” Charlie Ward, Alton Greenlee, the late A.J. “Red” Mangum, the late Bob Ricketts, Gwyn Young, the late Bucky Waters and Albert “Sonny” Hill.
Co-Lin freshmen diesel equipment technology students recently toured Puckett Machinery in Pearl. Those attending were from left, Co-Lin diesel instructor Steven Esch, Justin Tidwell of Oakvale, Clifton Barlow of Brookhaven, Bryce Ballas of Bogue Chitto, Dylan McManus of Hazlehurst, Demarkus Walls of Brookhaven, Jerrey Hannon of Roxie, Samuel Erin of Hazlehurst, Carl Jackson of Roxie, Marcus Minninger of Madison, Miranda Rutland of Monticello, and Alec Rollins of Jayess.