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.
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.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Taylor Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship, established by the late Fred and Jewett Taylor of Oxford, will provide a $6,000 scholarship to a freshman student planning to attend Copiah-Lincoln’s Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus or Simpson County Center.
“The Taylor Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered at Copiah-Lincoln,” said Copiah-Lincoln President Dr. Ronnie Nettles. “The Taylors have been so generous to Co-Lin, and we are so appreciative to them for allowing us to offer this scholarship to deserving student.”
Application materials are available at the Co-Lin Counseling Center on the Wesson Campus, Office of the Vice President at the Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center, and your high school counselor’s office.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. All scholarship applications should be mailed to the Dr. Ronald Nettles, President, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, at P.O. Box 457, Wesson, MS 39191.
A select committee appointed by the president will screen applicants and conduct interviews.
Criteria that will be considered in the selection process includes high school and/or college grade point average, ACT / SAT score, difficulty level of courses taken in high school, financial need, high school interscholastic activities, community service activities, leadership, honors, awards, recognitions and special talents or abilities.
The Taylor Presidential Scholarships have been established by a $1 million endowment through the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation by the late Charles Fred and Jewett Taylor.
A native of Gallman, Mr. Taylor was a 1926 graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School. He was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and baseball and was inducted into Copiah-Lincoln’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1998, Taylor and his wife, Jewett, were inducted into Copiah-Lincoln’s Foundation Hall of Fame. Taylor was selected Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Alumnus of the Year in 2000 and was honored as one of Copiah-Lincoln’s Distinguished Alumni in 2003.
The Taylors have given three of the largest gifts the Copiah-Lincoln Foundation has ever received. These gifts have enabled the college to complete the Fred and Jewett Taylor Chapel in 1998, to enhance the technology at The Billy B. Thames Conference Center in 2000, and the establishment of the Taylor Presidential Scholarships in the fall of 2004. Mr. Taylor passed away in 2003 and Mrs. Taylor passed away in 2010.
For more information on this scholarship, contact the Copiah-Lincoln Counseling Center at (601) 643-8490 or your high school counselor.
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.
The Blue Wave Show Band is getting a new concert tuba thanks to a gift to the Co-Lin Foundation designated to the band program. Shaw Furlow, director of bands, said the band program greatly needed new tubas when the donation arrived. "This will provide a great opportunity for music majors," said Juanita Proffitt, assistant band director. "The tuba is unique from the band's current tubas in that it has five valves instead of four." Zack Booth of Magee, a tuba music major, tries out the new tuba overseen by Furlow and Proffitt.