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The Office of Communications at Holmes Community College is responsible for all news and announcement content for the College. For more information on News & Announcements, e-mail Steve Diffey, or phone (662) 472-9068.
Carols of Christmas Concert/Bake Sale Dec. 1
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a $500 scholarship to Jalyn J. Baker, a student at Holmes Community College in Goodman.
Holmes Community College held a ribbon-cutting and open house for The Attala Center on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The Holmes Community College Grenada Center received a $75,000 donation from the Hankins Family.
There was no shortage of faculty, staff, students, friends, and family members present to wish the honoree well during the dedication ceremony for Donald E. Phillips Hall held at the Grenada Center of Holmes Community College November 6.
Gwen Graham, an English instructor at the Grenada Center, has been named Holmes Community College's 2015 Humanities Teacher of the Year. As part of her award, Graham will present "Ancient Literature and Life's Enduring Questions" on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Keeton Room of the Industrial Technology Building at the Holmes Grenada Center. The public is invited to attend.
Holmes Community College Grenada Center has received a $10,000 donation from Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) of Grenada.
Chisolm receives Bill Pope Property Award
Three Holmes Community College instructors were honored at the prestigious Lamplighters Conference held Oct. 20-22 in Meridian. Will Alexander, engineering technology instructor on the Goodman Campus; Donna Ahlrich, mathematics instructor on the Ridgeland Campus, and Norman Clark Faulkner, welding instructor at the Grenada Center attended the three-day professional development conference co-hosted by Community College and East Central Community College.
Holmes Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house for The Attala Center on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Located on West Jefferson Street in Kosciusko, the new facility is replacing the former Holmes Attala Educational Center on Highway 12 near Baptist Medical Center-Attala.
Holmes Community College English and Foreign Language department chair and Ridgeland instructor Steve Deaton was featured on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) Mississippi Arts Hour, which aired Sunday, Nov. 1.
Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus' Blair Booker, branch librarian for Adcock Library, recently received the 2015 Mississippi Library Association (MLA) Past President's Award. The Past President's Award is given to an outstanding professional librarian who is an active MLA member.
The Holmes Community College Magnolia GOLD program is proud to announce that it will be expanding to the Ridgeland Campus in the spring of 2016. Magnolia GOLD, in conjunction with the Mississippi Army National Guard to offer a new military science program called Magnolia GOLD. The "GOLD" stands for Guard Officer Leadership Development.
Holmes Community College's Dr. Stacey Coulter, English instructor on the Ridgeland Campus, and Taylor Adcock of Sallis, a sophomore pre-pharmacy student on the Goodman Campus, were among 68 outstanding faculty and students from 34 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges chosen to be honored by the Mississippi Legislature at the 29th Annual Higher Education Appreciation Day - Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE).
Dr. Troy Milliken took several Holmes Community College science students from the Ridgeland Campus to visit the Polymer Science and Engineering program at The University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, Oct 30. Students were exposed to a unique program and career opportunities during their field trip.
Holmes Community College held voter registration drives on all three of the main campuses during the month of September, encouraging students to vote in the Nov. 3 elections.
Spring registration is now open
The Grenada Arts Partnership: Grenada and Holmes Partner for the Arts proudly presents Brass Transit in concert.
Holmes Community College was recently awarded Best College, Best Place to Work, and Holmes instructor Katrina Myricks was named Best Teacher in the 2015 Clarion Ledger Best of the Best contest. Holmes was also a finalist for Best Customer Service. The contest, which has also been called Mississippi's Official People's Choice Awards, began on July 25 and ended on Sept. 1.
On October 13, several Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus students, along with African American Literature Instructor Arnetra Pleas and English Instructor Mary Brantley, had the opportunity to hear Dr. Henry Louis Gates speak at the historic Galloway United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson. A distinguished African American studies professor, scholar, author, and filmmaker, Dr. Gates spoke as part of the 2015 Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture Series, addressing a full-capacity crowd on the topics of economics, education, and politics.
Holmes Community College was well represented at the Mayor's Fun Walk held Oct. 21 at Old Trace Park. Ridgeland Campus Career Technical Counselor Allison DeWeese represented Healthy@Holmes club, and walked alongside McCrea and Paul Shelton, longtime supporters of the college.
The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs soccer team is excited to announce that Ridgeland High School (RHS) athletic standout Britain Welzien has committed to the team for 2016-2017. Welzien met with Holmes Head Women's Soccer Coach James "Gleddy" Gledhill in July, and made her commitment in September.
Holmes Community College is continuously doing its part to stay up-to-date with any measures necessary to ensure campus safety for its students, faculty and staff. The college utilizes police officers on each campus, and technology plays a major role in getting pertinent information out quickly.
The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus recently welcomed Chief Christopher B. Dill as the new chief of police.
Holmes Community College Goodman Campus English Instructor Jessica Brown was the recent recipient of the prestigious Ovid Vickers Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded to an English instructor who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom. She was honored at the Two-Year College English Association of Mississippi (TYCAM) Annual Conference held at Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond on Sept. 18.
Join us for Homecoming on October 24
The 47 Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus freshmen Associate Degree Nursing (AND) students participated in the 17th Annual St. Dominic Senior Wellness Fest on Sept. 22. Held at Mississippi Trade Mart, the annual event is one of Mississippi's largest senior events of the year.
Kathryn Erickson, sales engineering manager at DataStax, spoke to Santosh Parakkal's class in Science Building East Thursday, Sept. 17 about what to expect before and after graduation.
The Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland inducted 17 new members into the honor society for two-year college students on Sept. 14 in the McGowan Workforce Training Center.
The Holmes Community College eLearning Department is now offering online accelerated four-week courses. The first session of courses will be offered Sept. 21-Oct. 16, and students can sign up any time from now until the Friday before classes begin, Sept. 18.
The Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center, in conjunction with Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC, is offering an "Introduction to Plumbing Trades" training course this fall. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m. at the Attala Educational Center for all students interested in pursuing a career in plumbing.
The Holmes Community College Goodman Campus will hold an Electrical Lineman Program information meeting for those interested in being a part of the spring cohort on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Science and Mathematics Building auditorium.
Holmes Community College recently welcomed 14 new hires to all three campuses. Those faculty and staff members include: Madeline Brewer, Reagan Dilmore, Shiquita Haralson, and David "Nathan" Hutchinson in Ridgeland; Tammy Caldwell, SFC Timothy Harper, Katrena D. Harris, Dustin Landry, and Scott Pitts, CPA, in Goodman, and Jennifer Brunson, Nettie A. Coggin, Amber Harrison, Patricia Nell Ray, and Julie Tipton in Grenada.
Military Appreciation Game set for Sept. 17 at Grenada High School
Holmes offers Magnolia GOLD program in conjunction with National Guard
Holmes donates equipment to Kosciusko Upper Elementary
Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Instructor Tiffany Gordon Cox recently earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Holmes Community College English Instructor and Writing Center Director Stacey Coulter recently earned her PhD in English from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.
Matt Surrell of Winona, director of business services at Holmes Community College, was recently selected as a 2015 Outstanding Business Officer (OBO) Award winner for Region VI by the Community College Business Officers (CCBO) organization.
Holmes Community College Attala Educational Center is excited to announce the addition of new (non-credit) community course offerings for the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016. The Center is offering Basic Photography, Conversational Spanish, Customer Service Training, a "Know Your Cell Phone" training course, a "Don't Let Your Smartphone Be Smarter than You" course, and 10 Exceptional Team Leadership workshops.
McMorrough Library on the Goodman Campus is offering faculty, staff and students a variety of cultural enrichment activities during the fall of 2015. The library will offer faculty and staff a Ball Room Dancing clinic this fall, as well as Professional Etiquette and Customer Service workshops (dates to be announced soon).
McMorrough Library on the Goodman Campus is now serving breakfast from 7:30 - 11 a.m., Monday - Thursday.
Holmes Community College is proud to announce that it is now offering a new Business Management Technology program in Goodman, Grenada, and Ridgeland beginning this fall.
On Monday, Aug. 10, Holmes Community College celebrated the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, as well as the 90th anniversary of the institution, with a tropical-themed Opening Convocation on the Goodman Campus. During the program, the institution also recognized those who have reached milestones for their years of service to Holmes.
Holmes Community College will open its doors to students at its newest location - the Yazoo County Economic Development and Educational Center in Yazoo City - on Aug. 17. In addition to the eight academic class offerings, the new site will host workforce training workshops for local citizens.
Dorm students asked to check room status
Holmes Community College has recently been awarded a $283,339 grant from The Department of Education's Student Support Services program.
Brett Spell, a recent Holmes Community College graduate and Lexington native, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP).
Lily Fran McCrory, a recent graduate of Holmes Community College and Lexington native, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).