College board honors students at academic luncheon

Pictured at the All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team Recognition Luncheon are (front row, left to right) Advisor Blair Booker, Aundria Price, Nicole Moffett, Emily Lamkin, Ashley Hatch and Holmes President Dr. Jim Haffey; and (back row, left to right) Advisor Will Alexander, Advisor Jason Kelly, Ridgeland Campus Vice-President Dr. Don Burnham, Advisor Amber Mabus, Goodman Campus Director Andy Wood and Grenada Campus Vice-President Michelle Burney. Not pictured: Honoree Daphna Jill Allen was recognized, but unable to attend the luncheon.

Holmes Community College students Daphna Jill Allen, Ashley Hatch, Emily Lamkin, Brittany Nicole Moffett, and Aundria Price were honored at the All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team Recognition Luncheon on March 22.  Held at the Jackson Convention Center, the luncheon recognized those students named to both the All-Mississippi First Team and Second Team. The program was established by the Mississippi Association for Community and Junior Colleges, the Mississippi Community College Board, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.

Daphna Jill Allen, daughter of Paul and Janice Allen, is a psychology major and Phi Theta Kappa member on the Ridgeland Campus. Allen completed her GED and is on the Holmes President's List. She was also on the President's List as a student at Meridian Community College from 2015-2016. She stays busy with her children as a self-proclaimed full-time mom, housekeeper, errand-runner, chauffeur, soccer and baseball mom and personal finance coach. Allen is also active in her church and does volunteer work. She loves being outside and near the water. Upon graduating from Holmes, Allen plans to attend Mississippi College where she will pursue her bachelor's degree in psychology. She intends on continuing her studies until she obtains a Ph.D. in psychology from Mississippi College.

Ashley Hatch, daughter of Bernard and Bonnie Hatch, is a graduate of Grenada High School. A psychology major on the Grenada Campus, Hatch is a member of the Baptist Student Union (BSU) in addition to Phi Theta Kappa. Her honors at Holmes include: 2017 Holmes Hall of Fame, Dean's List, Freshman Favorite, Sophomore Favorite and Sophomore Homecoming Maid. In her free time, Hatch enjoys dancing, painting, singing and shopping. Outside of Holmes, she attends dance classes and works at Charisma Dance Company. She has been teaching for three years, and dancing professionally for about seven. Hatch also sings in the choir and dances on the praise dance ministry at her church. Upon graduation from Holmes, Hatch plans to attend Delta State University to earn her bachelor's degree, followed by Mississippi State University to earn her master's.

Emily Lamkin, daughter of Dwayne and Martha Lamkin, is a graduate of Grenada High School. A nursing major on the Grenada Campus, she is an Ambassador, vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa, secretary for the Student Government Association, and on the leadership team for the Baptist Student Union. Some of Lamkin's honors include: 2017 Holmes Hall of Fame, President's List (freshman and sophomore), Homecoming Student Body Maid and being named Miss Holmes Community College. Outside of Holmes, she helps lead worship for the children at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Lamkin also worked as a staff member for M4 Summer Kids Camp and as a Ronald McDonald House volunteer for BSU. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to obtain a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing.

Brittany Nicole Moffett, daughter of Joe Moffett and Iris Flanagan, is a graduate of Kosciusko High School. An accounting major on the Goodman Campus, she serves on the Baptist Student Union leadership team and is a Phi Theta Kappa officer, an evening tutor for Mosaic, a work-study for the Office of Admissions and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was also part of the Social Science Behavior Honors Class her freshman year, named a Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Member and inducted into the 2017 Holmes Hall of Fame. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her fiancé and family. Moffett is a member of Doty Spring Baptist Church, and helps raise her fiance's family's goats and horses. After Holmes, she will attend Mississippi State University to earn a bachelor's in accounting and a master's in either accounting or business administration. "I give my Holy Father above all the glory for my achievements," Moffett said.

Aundria Price, daughter of Aundra and Brenda Price, is a graduate of Ridgeland High School. A pre-physical therapy major on the Ridgeland Campus, she is an Ambassador, a Dean's List scholar, a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a Student Government Association representative. She is also a Holmes 2017 Hall of Fame inductee. Price enjoys reading and watching movies in her spare time. She is employed at Plato's Closet and is an active member of Mt. Charity Church. After Holmes, she plans to attend the University of Mississippi as a pre-medicine major and eventually attend UMMC.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, visit https://www.ptk.org/.

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IN THE PHOTO: Pictured at the All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team Recognition Luncheon are (front row, left to right) Advisor Blair Booker, Aundria Price, Nicole Moffett, Emily Lamkin, Ashley Hatch and Holmes President Dr. Jim Haffey; and (back row, left to right) Advisor Will Alexander, Advisor Jason Kelly, Ridgeland Campus Vice-President Dr. Don Burnham, Advisor Amber Mabus, Goodman Campus Director Andy Wood and Grenada Campus Vice-President Michelle Burney. Not pictured: Honoree Daphna Jill Allen was recognized, but unable to attend the luncheon.

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