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boynescholarshippnPractical nursing students on the Natchez Campus were the recipients of the Boyne Scholarship. Recipients are include from left, Hanna Wilson, Francheska Tillman, Jordan Bennett, Melissa Calvin, Donnetrice King, practical nursing instructor Lana Stamper, Natchez Campus vice president Teresa Busby, Mack Moore, III, Jasmine Williams, Rose Lollis, George Smith, and Sandra Brown.

boynescholarshiprctFive respiratory care technology students on the college's Natchez Campus are the recipients of the Boyne Scholarship. Pictured are from left, respiratory care technology director Walt Wilson, Jarred Mulder, Natchez Campus vice president Teresa Busby, Cade Williams, Brittany Bryant, Misty Davis, Sandra Walker, and respiratory care technology instructor Courtney Nichols.

 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.

outstandinginstructors2014The Co-Lin Alumni Association honored five outstanding faculty and staff members during the annual fall faculty meeting on the Wesson Campus in August, and will also recognize the group during the alumni luncheon at Homecoming on Oct. 11.  

Those honored were Glenda Silverii, Mary Price and Stephanie Turnbo, all from the Wesson Campus; Dr. Arcola Sullivan, Natchez Campus; and Anika Floyd, Simpson County Center.

Silverii was selected as outstanding academic instructor of the year. She has been employed at Co-Lin since 2001. She received an associate’s degree from Co-Lin, a bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a master’s degree from Mississippi College.

She currently teaches English Composition I and II and Traditional Grammar courses, and has taught Creative Writing and African-American Literature both on-ground and online. She has served as the co-sponsor of Sigma Kappa Delta, the two-year English honor society, as well as sponsor for the campus publication, Microcosm, and was selected to serve as the faculty representative on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation team and as a member of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) implementation team. Silverii is the mother of one son, Sam, who is a student at Mississippi College.

Price was selected as outstanding career/technical instructor of the year. She has been employed at Co-Lin since 1998. She received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and has completed additional study at Hinds Community College, Delta State University and Mississippi College.

Prior to Co-Lin, Price was a kindergarten teacher for eight years. At Co-Lin she serves as program coordinator and instructor for the Early Childhood Technology program. She also serves as dorm hostess for Stevens dormitory. She has been a member of the Mississippi Educational Computing Association and the Copiah-Lincoln Educators Association, in which she served as president, and is a past member of Kappa Kappa Iota. She is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, and has served as a Vacation Bible School and GA teacher. Price and her husband Phillip have two children, Dusty and Marlee, and three grandchildren.

Turnbo was selected as outstanding staff member of the year. She has been employed at Co-Lin since 2002, beginning as a work study, and transitioned to a full-time staff member. She received an associate of applied science degree in microcomputer technology from Co-Lin, and serves as secretary to the vice president of instructional services.

Turnbo assists with all aspects of curricular development, is responsible for the preparation of meetings involving the vice president, and assists in the editing of the college catalog, among many other important duties. She is a member of Sylvarena Baptist Church. She has been married to her husband Ralph for 20 years, and they have two sons, Austin and Tyler.

Sullivan was selected as outstanding faculty/staff member for the Natchez campus. She has been employed at Co-Lin for eight years. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alcorn State University and a Ph.D. from Mississippi State University. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, having taught at Alcorn State University and in the Concordia Parish School District.

At Co-Lin, Sullivan is a mathematics and computer science instructor. When she is not teaching and assisting students at Co-Lin, she is actively involved with the Natchez area schools, serving as president of the Parent Teacher Association and is the reflections chairman of the State PTA. She was recently named District Parent of the Year, an award she previously received in 2010. She is also a member of the National Association of Teachers and Educators, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and has received the Howell C. Garner High Performance Award at Co-Lin. Sullivan and her husband Isaac are the parents of two children, Allison and Nicolas.  

Green was selected as outstanding faculty/staff member for the Simpson County Center. She has been employed at Co-Lin for 9 years.  She received an associate of applied science degree from Hinds Community College, a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Belhaven College, and a master’s degree from Mississippi College.Green serves as admissions coordinator at the Simpson County Center. She is a member of the Mississippi Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Mississippi Association of Campus Student Affairs Professionals, and Calvary Baptist Church in Magee where she serves as church clerk. She received the Trillium yearbook dedication in 2011. She and her husband Anthony have three children, Keyuna, Ashley and Allison, and two grandchildren.

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

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