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franklin county times

FYI ECCC establishes new scholarship

By Staff
May 5, 2001
DECATUR An annual $1,000 scholarship honoring Leake County natives Coyt Hogue and Bobbie Brantley Hogue has been established at East Central Community College.
Coyt Hogue retired as an East Central automotive technology instructor in 1980. Mrs. Hogue was a nursing graduate of Hinds Community College in Raymond.
Applicants for The Hogue-Brantley Scholarship must be nontraditional students (age 23 and over) whose emphasis of study is in a vocational-technical area. Preference will be given to students in nursing or auto mechanics.
For more information, call 635-2111.
SCOOBA East Mississippi Community College is helping fund GED classes for the Kemper-Neshoba County Correctional Facility in DeKalb. The first class of inmates took the GED test and 73 percent earned their diploma. The nationwide GED passing rate is 66 percent among graduating high school seniors.
For more information about free community-based Adult Basic Education and GED classes in the EMCC district, call Marion Sam at (662) 476-5096.
Mississippi has been chosen as the first state to host a State Leadership Summit on Higher Education by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
The purpose of the summit is to outline what higher education institutions can and should do to advance Mississippi's competitiveness and to improve the quality of life of our citizens. The committee, made up of 47 Mississippi leaders from state government, business higher education, will meet over a nine-month period.
Dr. Roger Dubose Jr. of Meridian has been selected as an external examiner to serve on dissertation committees with the Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, Calif. The Fielding Institute was founded in 1974 and is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the American Psychological Association.