The Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta collected approximately 300 books in their recent book drive on campus. Sorting through the books are from left, Kaylin Smith of Brookhaven, SKD secretary; Kortney Wallace of McCall Creek, SKD president; and Pam Reid, SKD co-sponsor. The group collected books and delivering them to Dolls’ House Mission Home in Brookhaven. They will also be delivering books to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Sigma Kappa Delta is the national two-year honor society in English.
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.
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.
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.