• The first recipient of the Waters Family Scholarship is Kaitlyn Kinney.
This $1,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by M.L. and Kim Waters and the Waters Family in December 2012. The Waters Family is a strong advocate for education and wanted to extend that benefit to the families of employees of Waters International Trucks and Waters Truck and Tractor.
Kinney is a 2013 graduate of West Lauderdale High School, where she was a member of the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and Student Council. She will be in the first semester of the University Transfer Program at MCC. After graduating with an associate’s degree, she plans to complete her bachelor’s degree and study speech pathology.
Kinney is the daughter of Timmy Cates.
• Latara D. Brewster has been selected to receive the Recycled and Renewed-Second Chance Scholarship at Meridian Community College. This $1,000 award is given through the MCC Foundation. Angela and Shawn Gamber established this award to be given to a transplant recipient, immediate family member of a donor or a living donor.
Brewster, a 2001 graduate of Meridian High School, is a sophomore in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at MCC. A Dean’s List scholar, she is a member of the Organization of Student Nurses and the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. She plans to continue her education at the University of Southern Mississippi with a goal to finish her master’s degree in nursing and become a nurse practitioner.
• Jennifer J. St. Clair has been selected to receive the Margaret Reed Dulaney Scholarship at Meridian Community College.
This $2,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established from memorials made by friends and family at the time of her death. Mrs. Dulaney is remembered for her philanthropy and her love of the arts. She was always at the forefront in any project that benefited Meridian and Lauderdale County.
St. Clair is a 2012 salutatorian graduate of West Lauderdale High School. She is a member of the Baptist Student Union, Ivy League and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year college students at MCC. St. Clair is in the University Transfer Program at MCC with plans to pursue both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemical engineering at Mississippi State University. She is interested in working with the oil, chemical or power plant industry