Freeman named Moody Institute Fellow

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Engineering and Science Instructor Dr. Reed Freeman of Georgetown has been named a 2021 Moody Institute Fellow. Dr. Freeman’s proposal was selected amongst a competitive pool of applicants. He will receive an award of $1,000 to fund his enrollment in university-level courses in the field of environmental and natural hazards associated with Earth’s surface geology, water resources, and atmosphere. Dr. Freeman believes expanding his knowledge of these topics will greatly benefit students at Co-Lin.

“I have observed that student interest perks up noticeably when classroom discussions include environmental and/or natural hazards,” said Dr. Freeman. “By spending more time on these topics, I am confident that student engagement and enjoyment will grow. Also, I believe that non-science major students in physical science classes will be more likely to continue to include science courses in their further education.”

The Moody Institute Trust Fund (MITF) was established in 1990 in honor of Dr. George V. Moody, the first Executive Director of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC).  The purpose of the Moody Institute is to provide funds for enrichment experiences for faculty members employed in Mississippi’s public community and junior colleges.