WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 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. 2, 2015. 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.
Copiah –Lincoln Community College Vice President of Business Affairs Michael Tanner (left) presents Myrtis Tillman of Brookhaven (center) with the Howell C. Garner High Performance Award for the cafeteria. Also present for the announcement was Cafeteria –Food Service Director Diana Mezzanares. She was presented a certificate and a $100 check.
Registration for Spring 2015 classes will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015 on all three Co-Lin campuses.
Orientation check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Simpson County Center. The orientation session will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room 190.
Registraiton on the Wesson Campus will is at 9:00 a.m. in the Dow-Young instructional Technology Building.
Orientation and Registration on the Natchez Campus will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Nelson Multi-Purpose Room in the Career-Tech Building.
Classes begin on Wednesday, January, 7.
Late Registration and Drop/Add (schedule changes) ends on Thursday, January 8.
CAMPUS FAVORITES - Elected 2014-2015 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Campus Favorites are front row from left, Alisia Williams of Brookhaven, Nia Davis of Natchez, Jasmine Hall of Hazlehurst, Markeisha Rhodes of New Hebron, Ashley Kirkland of Mount Olive; back row from left, Steven Jenkins of Brookhaven, Steven Barnett of Brandon, Nick Beasley of Canton, Jordan Lumpkins of New Orleans, and Sam McCreary of Brandon.
Eddie Britt has been selected as Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa 2014-2015 Faculty Scholar. Since 1996, Co-Lin’s Eta Omega Chapter has honored an instructor who shares their knowledge and themselves with students inspiring them to set high goals and to be the very best that they can be.
Britt is a graduate of Co-Lin and Mississippi State University. He began his career at Co-Lin in 2004 as a mathematics instructor. Prior to coming to Co-Lin he taught middle school in Farmerville, Louisiana, and at Loyd Star Attendance Center.
He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a member of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges where he is serving as a member of the Local Events Committee for the 2015 National Conference. This past year, he received the Howell C. Garner High Performance Award, and he also serves as the Chairman of the committee for Co-Lin’s annual Jr. High Math Contest.
Britt and his wife Gina are the parents of a daughter, Emory.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students by providing an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, a fellowship for scholars and continued academic excellence.
Past recipients include Dr. Donnie Lawson, the late Dr. Phyllis Lanier, Dr. Durr Walker, Shelly Curtis, Dr. Roy Daughdrill, Carol Royals, Jane Smith, Danny Harrell, Debbie Bush, Janice Fortenberry, Tom Ross, Natalie Davis, David Higgs, Nicole Donald, Brenda Smith, Dr. Shelley Smith, Pam Reid, Dr. Stephanie Duguid, and Anita Cliburn.