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 Homecoming activities have been set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11. Alumni, friends and students are welcomed to the campus to re-connect and enjoy activities. The Homecoming golf tournament sponsored by the Wolfpack baseball team has been scheduled for Sat., Oct. 4. For more information, contact Coach Clay Smith at (601) 643-8412.

Friday Activities

Taylor scholarship recipients will be honored with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. at the president’s home to celebrate the scholarship’s 10th anniversary. If you were a Taylor Scholar and have not received an invitation by Sept. 26, please contact the alumni office at (601) 643-8313 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The High School Class of 1959 will host a reunion in the private dining room of the Henley Cafeteria at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Percy Rutledge at (601) 734-6951.

“Simply Swingin' with Sinatra and Friends,” a dinner and a show performance by Steve Lippia, will be held in the Thames Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are available by calling Tricia Russell at (601) 643-8702. For more information, contact Shaw Furlow at (601) 643-8353 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Activities

The second annual Homecoming 5K Walk/Run and One Mile Fun Run will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the track at Stone Stadium. For more information, contact Leigh Easterling at (601) 643-8435.

 General registration for Saturday’s Homecoming will be in the J. M. Ewing Administration Building from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Guests can also register at the cafeteria from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Sports Hall of Fame inductions and a business meeting of the Athletic Alumni Association are planned for 9-10:30 a.m. in Rea Auditorium. Inductees into the Sports Hall of Fame include Stephen Hobbs, Gerald “Tooley Martello, Heather Ratcliff, and Bruce Steele.

The Band and Colette Alumni Chapter will hold its Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognize its Outstanding Young Alumni recipient at 9:30 a.m. in the Fred and Jewett Taylor Chapel.  Charles McCall will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Chanse McMinn will be recognized as the Outstanding Young Alum. The chapter will also hold its annual business meeting during that time.

A fastpitch softball alumni game will be held on the Lady Wolves softball field at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Allen Kent at (601) 643-8314.

The Alumni Association will hold its awards luncheon in the Cafeteria in the Henley Building at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the registration tables or the door. The class of 1964 will be presented with golden anniversary commemorative pins. Other reunion classes, outstanding alumni, Sports Hall of Fame inductees, Band and Colette honorees and outstanding instructors and staff will be recognized. A business meeting is planned at the end of the luncheon.

Tailgate Party

A tailgate party will be held from 12-2p.m. in the center of campus. There will be food, music, and activities for children. The Sojourners will perform at 12:30 p.m. A pep rally featuring the Blue Wave Show Band, the Colettes, Color Guard, and cheerleaders will be held at 1p.m. The band and Colette alumni chapter will hold a book signing for their new history book under the tents during the tailgate party. All former band and Colette directors are invited to attend. Any class or group interested in setting up a tent should contact the alumni office at (601) 643-8498.

Reunions

Several reunions are planned from 1-2:30 p.m. The high school class of ‘56/college class of ’58 will meet in the Henley cafeteria private dining room immediately following the luncheon. The high school class of ‘54 will meet the Mutton building café, and the college class of ’54 will meet in Oswalt Library at 1p.m. The class of ’63 will meet in Smith Hall. The cheerleader alumni chapter, the first black football players alumni chapter, and the class of 1974 will all meet under the tents at the tailgate party. All classes that end in “4” are encouraged to meet under the tents. If you would like to reserve another location for your class or group, contact the alumni office.

Ballgame Activities

Pre-game activities begin in Stone Stadium at 2:30 p.m. followed by the 3 p.m. homecoming game between Co-Lin and Hinds Community College.

Jackie Martin, Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education (left) presents Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Outstanding Career-Technical Advisors Awards to Walt Wilson, respiratory care technology instructor on the Natchez Campus

Maggie Redd of Brookhaven (left) is congratulated on receiving the Silver Cross Home Scholarship to Copiah-Lincoln Community College by Sarah Sproles Foster, vice-chairman of the board of Silver Cross Home Foundation. The scholarship was funded by Silver Cross Home Foundation through the Co-Lin Foundation. Silver Cross has also funded an endowed scholarship that can be applied for beginning in January for the 2015-16 school year. Redd is a radiologic technology student at Co-Lin.

Honored as Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Outstanding Academic Advisors are from left, Melissa Adams, science instructor Natchez Campus; Toby Graves, social science instructor Simpson County Center; and Glenda Silverii, English instructor Wesson Campus. The trio was honored during fall convocation.

Co-Lin will present Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra and Friends dinner theater featuring Steve Lippia and his big band on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at The Thames Center on the college’s Wesson Campus. The dinner theater is part of the college’s homecoming week activities.

Lippia is no stranger to Wesson having performed as part of the college’s Community Arts Series in 2009. A singer’s singer, he has quickly become one of this country’s most prominent vocalists and interpreters of Classic pop music.  His show is a rich, powerful celebration of some of the greatest music this country has known – The Great American Song Book. 

With a hot, driving band behind him, Steve moves from crisp, popping swing tunes to lush, poignant ballads with equanimity.  He possesses great stage presence - a charm and an ease that immediately endears audiences to him.

His natural sound and style is a remarkable combination of his own honest musical interpretation, combined with influences from some of the best singers of this era.  It is immediately apparent that Steve’s sound is reminiscent of a younger Sinatra, combined, perhaps, with that of Harry Connick, Jr. and Bobby Darin. 

But it is clearly Steve who comes through.  His singing reveals a man who truly understands a lyric, in a deeply personal way.  Whether delivering a saloon tune at Birdland, the legendary New York City jazz club or headlining in major symphony halls, Steve Lippia brings to life the music and lyrics of some of the greats such as Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen and Rodgers and Hart. 

His repertoire includes such great standards as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Mack The Knife”, “Summer Wind”, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, “That’s Life”, and “The Best Is Yet To Come.”

Tables are available for purchase and reservations are required. The cost is $45 each and reservations may be made by contact Tricia Russell at (601) 643-8702.

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