Meridian Star

August 6, 2013

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION


Associated Press

PEARL —     • Caleb P. Alawine has been selected to receive the Harry and Vivian Boureau Family Scholarship at Meridian Community College. 

    This award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by Mrs. Boureau in 1994. The Boureaus, parents of Mrs. Sally Scaggs, designated this scholarship be awarded to a student furthering their education in music.

     Alawine, a 2011 graduate of West Lauderdale High School, is in the University Transfer Program studying music. A Dean’s List scholar, Alawine is a member of Dimensions, an auditioned performance group on campus. He also works part-time at Subway. Alawine's career goal is to teach music.

    • Anderson Regional Medical Center sponsors seven scholarships at Meridian Community College each year. These awards are made in tribute to individuals who have played significant roles in the founding and history of the hospital.  Recipients are all third semester students in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. They were selected on the basis of scholastic ability, nursing excellence, and faculty recommendation.

     Benjamin Snyder of Marion is the recipient of the Dr. Jeff Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship. Snyder is a 2001 graduate of Northeast Lauderdale High School.  He is a member of the Organization of Student Nurses, the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and Phi Beta Kappa, the international honor society for two year college students. Snyder plans to continue his education and receive a bachelor’s in nursing with an ultimate goal to receive a master’s degree and become a nurse practitioner.  Snyder wants to give loving, quality care to people who are too often neglected.

    • William Harrison has been selected to receive the C. B. Bailey Scholarship at Meridian Community College.

    This $2,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by the Board of Directors of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, which is now BankPlus. Mr. Bailey served as the manager and president of Home Federal from its opening in 1955 until his retirement in 1992.

     Harrison is a 2013 highest honors graduate of Meridian High School, where he was in the National Honor Society for high school students and the Wildcats’ Swim Team. He is an incoming freshman in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Harrison's goal is to complete his master’s degree in nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi and become a nurse practitioner.    



• Barbara Jefferson and Tracey Vige’ have been selected to receive the Glen Deweese Scholarships at Meridian Community College. 

    These awards are funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by Mr. Deweese as part of the “Time is Now” capital campaign for the college in 1992. Mr. Deweese is remembered as a Mississippi State Senator, successful businessman, philanthropist, and advocate for education. He started with one store and grew it to one of the largest convenience store chains in the southeast.

     Jefferson, a graduate of Quitman High School, works full-time at Lazy Boy. A Dean’s List scholar, she is in the University Transfer Program at MCC and plans to attend Mississippi State University-Meridian to pursue a degree in accounting.

     Vige’ is a 1982 graduate of Vanderbilt Catholic High School.  A President’s List scholar, she is in the University Transfer Program at MCC. Vige plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Mississippi State University.

     • CLEVELAND – Clayton Boyd of Meridian was named to the President's List of Delta Scholars at Delta State University for compiling a 3.80 to 4.00 grade point average while attempting 12 or more academic hours during the 2013 spring semester.

    • CLEVELAND – Kasey Hinton and Brittany Roberts, both of Meridian, have earned Dean's List honors at Delta State University for compiling a 3.50 to 3.79 grade point average while attempting 12 or more academic hours during the 2013 spring semester.