Excellence in Education
Fifty-five graduates received their certificates and degrees from Meridian Community College during summer commencement held Sunday.
Four students were included in the "Circle of Excellence,"an award sponsored by The MCC Foundation that salutes students who exemplify scholarship and leadership qualities.
The four students were Bertha Ramsey of Scooba, Julia Tomsovic of Meridian, Stephanie Kay Queen Long of Quitman and Angela Denise Robinson Douglas of Quitman.
Receiving associate degrees were: Michael Eugene Beesley Jr. of Meridian; Adrienne Hope Blackwell of Stonewall; Pharshawnthia Denenn Booker of Meridian; Christina Reina Burton Boswell of Philadelphia; Leah Buie Todd and Deanna Chirese Clayton, both of Meridian; Dawn Dantzler of Hickory; Charlotte Renee Davis of Meridian; Kristina M. Dodge of Shubuta; Tiffany Nicole Ford and Eleanor M. Geralds, both of Meridian; Melinda Ann Davidson Gibson of Rose Hill; Rhonda Kay Griffith, Thomas I. Hester, Gregory Kilpatrick Sr. and Amy Elizabeth Leake, all of Meridian; Kristy Michelle Wright Majure of Carthage; Michelle Lynn May of Collinsville; Dennis G. McDill of Philadelphia; Teasha Demetria McFarland of Edwards; Jessica Claunch McIlwain of Gilbertown, Ala.; Terry Duane Phillips of Collinsville; Marian Ashley Pickard, Roddrick Deshawn Porter, Blanca Iris Ramirez and Sarai May Rush, all of Meridian; Veronica Sandrice Sanders of Louisville; Darren Wyatt Simmons of Meridian; Kristie L. Sullivan of Morton; Kimberly Nicole Thompson and Julia R. Tomsovic, both of Meridian; Tommie Annettee Walden of Pickens; and Anthony James Williams of McCool.
Earning certificates were Tashonda K. Smith Bell, Sabrina Naoke Bolden and Tamika Aquanetta Hopson Collins, all of Meridian; Levera Sue Curry of Philadelphia; Angela Denise Robinson Douglas of Quitman; Lisa Ford of Philadelphia; Jonath Brant Gressett of Collinsville; Kammie Lynn Harris of Toomsuba; Rhonda K. Hornbeck of Quitman; William E. Judy and Tanya Marie Lang, both of Meridian; Stephanie Kay Queen Long of Quitman; Brenda Michelle McNeil of Lauderdale; Gwendolyn Latrelle Moffett of Laurel; Bertha Mae Ramsey of Scooba; Kennetta Jeanel Scott and Almeta Leigh Ann Tollison, both of Meridian; Tanjya Monique Triplett of Louisville; Vaughn W. Varela and Brenda Faye Walker, both of Meridian; Freda C. Walters of Ellisville and Felicia Denise Williams of Meridian.
Meridian Community College students Lindsey Spencer and Meridith Vance, both of Mathiston, are working as cabin leaders at Camp Garaywa in Clinton.
Spencer is the daughter of William and Martha Spencer. Vance is the daughter of Kenny and Tommie Vance.
The camp, operated by the Mississippi Baptist Woman's Missionary Union, offers camping experiences for about 2,000 girls in grades three through 12.