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Katie Grace Culpepper

Katie Grace Culpepper of Brookhaven (second from left) was crowned Copiah-Lincoln Community College's 2016 homecoming queen during ceremones prior to the homecoming football game. Crowning Culpepper was 2015 queen Greta Carley (far left). Culpepper was escorted by her father, David. Presenting flowers to the queen was Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles. Culpepper is also the daughter of Joni Culpepper.

Twelve Co-Lin Wesson campus nursing students have received a Boyne Foundation scholarship through the Co-Lin Foundation. The $1,800 scholarship is awarded to students in the health care field. Recipients are pictured front row from left, Carlie Coleman of Wesson, Raven Allen of Crystal Springs, Kenzie Smith of Brookhaven, Ashton Rials of Brookhaven, Taylor Lofton of Brookhaven, Kendriauna Tenner of Fayette; back row from left, Austin Trull of Georgetown, Joseph Zimmerman of Roxie, Graham Carter of Brookhaven, Kaitlyn Rhoads of Brookhaven, Lacey Walker of Harrisville, and Erin Nixon of New Hebron. The Co-Lin Foundation receives and manages gifts to benefit Co-Lin, its students and faculty.  

Co-Lin Fine Arts Division Chair Janet Smith of Brookhaven recently captured second and third place awards in 3-Dimensional Art Division in the Brookhaven Regional Art Guild’s annual competition. 

Co-Lin Board of Trustees President Eugene Bates of Church Hill (left) welcomes Natchez-Adams County Superintendent of Education Fred Butcher to the college’s Board of Trustees.  

Co-Lin recently hosted the 83rd annual Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities (MAC) conference in Natchez, Mississippi.  The conference, “A River of Success,” focused on college completion topics and efforts that have been initiated in Mississippi in recent years. Over 120 higher educational professionals from public and private universities and colleges across Mississippi were in attendance.

The Mississippi Association of Colleges was established in 1921 with the goal of promoting goodwill among colleges and universities; to stimulate academic and professional cooperation among the membership; to consider common problems; and to pursue those matters of common interest to the membership.  All public and private two-year and four year institutions in Mississippi are members of MAC.  

The conference was held at the Natchez Convention Center. Keynote speakers included Senior Director of State Policy Jimmy Clarke, Samuel L. Jones, and Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Historian Rick Cleveland. A reception was held at Monmouth Historic Inn with entertainment by the Co-Lin Jazz Band. At the conclusion of the conference, Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles passed the gravel to incoming MAC President Dr. Mark E. Keenum, President of Mississippi State University. 


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