Three Athletes Honored for Academic Achievement

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has released their annual list of ‘Athletes of Distinction’, a list of student athletes that have performed at a high level academically over their careers. Academic awards are divided into three categories based on GPA. Pinnacle Award for Excellence is for those achieving a GPA of 4.0. The Award for Superior Academic Achievement is given to those who attain a GPA of 3.80 3.99 and the Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement is given to those who have a GPA of 3.60 3.79. In order for a student to be awarded they must achieve the minimum GPA and have completed 60 credit hours of college work.

Jackson State Community College is pleased to announce three honorees; Taylor Douglas, a Camden native and graduate of Camden Central high, has received the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. The award is only given to those that achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA. Douglas played outfield and pitched for the Generals.

Toni (Michaela) Thompson, a Scotts Hill graduate, has received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement. This award is given to those that achieve a minimum GPA of 3.80. Thompson played basketball for the Lady Generals.

Jesse Messick, a graduate of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, TN has been awarded the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Service. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.60 to receive this honor. Messick was a catcher for the JSCC Generals the past 2 seasons.

Each honoree is listed in the official release which can be found on the NJCAA website.
http://www.njcaa.org/athletes_of_distinction_academic_all_americans.cfm?ltr=m&yr=9&collegeid=0

Jackson State Celebrates 45th Graduation Ceremony

Jackson State Community College celebrated its 45th graduation ceremony, at 2 p.m. May 11, 2013, in Jacksons Oman Arena. About 520 students graduated in this ceremony.

The following students received an Associate of Arts degree: Christopher Addison, Eva Atnipp, Liocia Bass, Aaron Broyles, David Chambers, Kerianne Drinkard, Haley Engler, Nichele Fakarri, Lora Hahn, China, Horton, Bethany Houle, Hannah Johnson, Raven Lanciloti, Kerry Luca-Adkinson, Anita McCurrie, EunHee Mears, Latasha Nesbitt, Jason Phillips, Ashley Ross, Aimee Sherrod, Allison Shull, Stevie Walker II, and Andrea Yancy.

The following students received an Associate of Science in Teaching: Bridgett Akins, Katherine Beebe, Tanya Bozza, Mary Edens, Georgia Gaudette, Rebecca Hammons, Randa Hardin, Jessica Holder, Kasi Kail, Veronica Kinnon, Caitlin Lott, Sabrina Peterson, Shelby Reed, Kristen Rice, Barbara Rogers, Brigit Turner and Margrette Wilson.

The following students received an Associate of Science: Melissa Allen, Adan Antunez, Caitlyn Arnold, April Barnes, Kane Barrow, Bobbie Blair, Kaley Blankenship, Jamie Boswell, Katie Bowman, Sara Brady, Andrea Brooks, Annette Brooks, Ashley Browder, Christopher Brown, Jennifer Brown, Sarah Buczynski, Hailey Burke, Mindy Burks, Keshia Burns, Shawn Butler, Travis Butler, Turner Cagle, Bethany Carnal, Mary Cason, James Chandler, Kristen Chilcutt, Cody Cloud, Quenton Coleman, Donald Coleman, Pamela Corder, Erica Courville, Alecia Craig, Tyler Crossnoe, Spencer Crouse, Andrew Dedmon, Daniel DeMoulin, Taylor Douglas, Misty Essary, Krsitin Flanagan, David Flatt, Braden Foster, Tony Gary, Jr., Darren George, Cameron Grant, Jessica Greer, Hannah Grissom, Laura Halbrook, Quentin Halliburton, Seth Harden, Brittany Harris, Chelsea Harris, Nicole Harris, Jeffrey Harrison, Ryan Hawkins, Blair Hazelwood, Mary Hazelwood, Amber Henderson, Stephen Hill, Jesse Holmes, William Holmes, Joshua Irvin, Brittney Johnson, Dale Kee, Dora Kohuwsky, Morgan Laman, Kelsey Lamkin, Jennifer Littlepage, Rheagan Lovelace, Jessica Lovely, Wesley Lucas, Donna Maness, Shea Mardis, Lekendria mays, Michael McCallum, Lauren McGee, William McGrath, Russell McKelvey, John McNaughton, EunHee Mears, Margaret Melendez, Nora Mercado, Kelsea Merriweather, Danielle Meyer, Cherelle Middlebrook, Blake Mitchell, Treaven Mitchell, Erica Moore, Steven Moore, Michael Moorman, Dianne Moss, William Nance, Sonny Neal, Jr., Kiara Neely, Jonathan Neev, Kyle Newsom, Karissa OGuinn, Kristi Ostrom, Victoria Overton, Daniel Palmer, Victor Pappis, Leah Parrish, Tyler Perkins, Fredrick Perrigo, Trang Pham, Joshua Phillips, Kimberly Polk, Hannah Prater, Matthew Proudfit, Aaron Pyles, Cecily Randles, Stephen Raper, Jr., Hailey Raynor, India Rhodes, Haley Rigsbee, Desarae Rogers, Logan Ross, Andrew Rush, Nada Salloukh, William Sanders, Kristin Sells, Veronica Sesson, Britney Shumate, Jilill Simmons, DeLanda Small, Grant Smith, Jay Stewart, Bo Sullivan, Sady Sutton, Bradley Swallows, Tammy Taylor, Britney Terrell, Ashley Terry, Meriam Thomas, Toni Thompson, Lindsay Tolley, Matthew Trice, Terry Troutt, Lana Tyler, Wesley Tyler, Maisee Vue, Dawn Walters, Jeffrey Wargo II, Benjamin Webb, Zachary White, Stefanie Williams, Kaneal Windom, Jamie Winget, Nicholas Wood, Bradley Woodruff, Katy Woods, Sherry Young, and Larissa Ziolo.

The following students received an Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies: Lisa Balentine, Russell Bobbitt, Melissa Brown, Amy Campbell, Jasmine Emerson, Richard Kinney, Joseph Kinney, Rhonda Maness, Yvonne Parker, Robert Paschall, David Spencer, Nicole Tenpenny, Ginger Todd, Keisha Walker and Deborah Williams.

The following students received an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems: Anthony Bogue, Tyler Cavage, Terry Dailey, Jr., James Dollahite, Asa Gee III, Amber Goodman, Denise Hermann, Desiree Hunt, Corey Jeffreys, George Jones, Michael Joyner, Christopher Manns, Edgar Merciales, Briana Partain, Shayne Rauchle, Ashley Rice, Christopher Robertson, Maria Rodriguez, Rustin Smith, William Sydboten, Moline Taylor, Michael Thornhill and Jason Woods.

The following student received an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education: Brittany Taylor.

The following students received an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology: Christine Amick, Jared Arnold, Johnathan Arnold, John Barry, Ricky Blanton, Trevor Castleman, Amanda Chew, Emily Corley, Lynda Eason, Sarah Elvingston, Amber Folks, Autumn Glosson, James Gullett, Ronald Hammer, Arthur Jones, Brandon Jones, Bridgette Lewis, Selina Lowery, Donna McCrudden, Stephia McNeal, Kenneth Oxford, Velma Parkinson, Monica Reed, Richard Renfroe, Shawn Snyder, and William Wells.

The following students received an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology: James Bullman, Michael Carroll, Terry Frankeberger, Tyler Freeman, Jacob Huey, Timothy Hutton, Timothy Smith, Daniel Thompson and Daniel Wilds.

The following students received an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technician: Molly baker, Amber Brasher, Elisha Burnett, Mary Congdon, Jessica Duncan, Kimberly Goff, Molly Hinson, Sara Johns and Rebecca Staggs.

The following students received an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Bethany Arnold, Kayla Arnold, Kelsey Atha, Rachel Ballentine, Donna Barnes, Nicole Beecham, Donna Bell, Tina Bernard, Tanisha Berryman, Christi Bobbitt, Brittan Breeding, Lorice Brooks, Tyrone Brooks, Brittany Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Kelly Callahan, Kristin Carpenter, Wendy Carroll, Jennifer Carter, Jessica Clark, Brittany Coffman, Sherry Collins, Troy Cooper, Brittney Crocker, Mary Crumpton, Bianca Davis, Jena Drewry, Michele Duke, Amber Elder, Markeshe Ellison, Beret Felleson-Ilko, Christina Flowers, Jonesa Fluck, Michele Forest, Amanda Freese, Morgan Garner, Ladana Garrison, Sonya Gaydon, Lori Gough, Lennisa Gray, Kristy Greer, Amanda Griffin, Christian Hall, Shelby Hall, Cassie Halliburton, Bethanie Haltom, Jack Hardin, Keith Hardin, Miranda Hicks, Jennifer Hurst, Maggie Inman, Joshua Johnson, Anna Johnston, Alice Jones, Deborah Kay, Jessica Jones, Sherry jones, Theresa Jones, Lisa Jones-Morris, Chelsi Jowers, Erika Karathanasis, Logan King, Catherine LaClari, Heather Lane, Katerina Latch, Morgan Law, Telicia Leach, Jennifer Leath, Agnieszka Leniart, Jessica LeVault, Dawn Lewoczko, Stephanie Linford, Alicia Long, Arianna Long, Billy Maddox, Mallory Maners, Brandy Maness, Amanda Matlock, Jacqueline Mauldin, Chris May, Holly McCorkle, Melinda McDaniel, Allison McGill, Cecily McQueen, Sydney McVay, Briana Miller, Krystal Moon, Lauren Morris, Katina Mosier, Ethan Mullis, Howard Mumford III, Amber Niererberger, Kayla Owen, Thomas Park, Sherry Pattenaude, Jason Pearce, Amanda Pence, Kayla Powell, Amanda Prater, Natalie Price, Tonya Qualls, Summer Rader, Ashley Scates, Elayne Seiler, Tessa Shurtz, Matthew Simpson, Jennifer Simpson, Amy Smith, Raymond Smith, Samuel Smith, Sandra Sneed, Caitlin Spears, Christy Spencer, Bethany Stanfill, Kristen Stover, Haylee Stricklin, Sara Suarez, Crystal Tavoian, Hannah Taylor, Lori Taylor, Sandra Thomas, Cassie Thompson, Melissa Thurmond, Julie Timberlake, Tarah Tummins, Jada Turner, Tammie Turner, Ryan Tyler, Lindsey Uher, Lauren Vaughn, Janet Vickery, Brooke Volner, Amber Waggoner, Brett Walker, Melanie Wilburn, Abbie Williams, Felicia Williams, Kendra Williams, Morgan Williams, Gidget Willis, Cassy Wilson, Courtney Wilson, Jessalyn Wimberly, Linda Winslow, Nicole Wooley, Jenifer Wright, Hannah Yandell, Kathryn Young, Elizabeth Zales, and Stephanie Zeto.

This years guest speaker was Mr. Steve Bowers. Bowers received his Associate of Arts from Freed Hardeman University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harding University. He has worked four decades in media and communications. His career has spanned radio, television and newspaper.

Currently, Bowers co-hosts Daybreak and produces and hosts Prime Time Drive at News-Talk 101.5. He hosts and produces shows as the Television and Media Manager at E+TV6 and the Jackson Energy Authority.

Bowers has spent his entire post-college adult life in West Tennessee. He is praised for his community involvement through the Boys and Girls Club, The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and Ayers Childrens Medical Center. The Jackson Exchange Club honored Bowers in 2012 by naming his Man of the Year.