Meridian Star

February 13, 2013

Excellence in Education


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     • Nicholas H. Moore and Danielle E. Dunkerson have been selected to receive the Stennis “Judge” Little Scholarships at Meridian Community College. 

    These $650 awards are funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by Kathryn Dale Little in memory of her husband. Mrs. Little stipulated that these scholarships be awarded to part-time students.

     Moore, a 2011 high honors graduate of Enterprise High School, is working towards an associate’s degree and plans to transfer to finish his bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in math. Eventually he would like to teach math at a local high school. Moore works part-time for the Mississippi Air National Guard at Key Field Air Force Base.

     Dunkerson, a 2007 high honors graduate of Meridian High School, is taking courses in preparation for the Associate Degree Nursing Program at MCC. She graduated with high honors with an associate degree from MCC. Dunkerson is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year colleges. She plans to attain a bachelor’s degree in psychiatric nursing.

    • Marisa B. Potate has been selected to receive the William H. Entrekin Family Music Scholarship at Meridian Community College. 

    This $2,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by Entrekin and his wife, Barbara. Their love of music and their commitment to making a quality education available to anyone who strived to better themselves led to their decision to support the College through scholarships. Entrekin was also generous with his time; he was a member of the MCC Foundation Board of Directors and served a term as president.

     Potate, a 2010 valedictorian graduate of Calvary Christian High School, is a sophomore in the University Transfer Program at MCC studying music. A President’s List scholar, she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students. Potate is a member of MCC Dimensions, MCC Chorus and Ivy League. She will transfer to the University of Southern Mississippi to attain a bachelor’s degree and work through to a doctorate degree majoring in psychology with a minor in music. Her career goal is to own a psychology practice that incorporates music therapy.

    • Terrance D. Johnson has been selected to receive the WTOK TV Broadcast Scholarship at Meridian Community College. 

    This $1,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation by the local television affiliate.

     Johnson is a 2001 graduate of Northeast Lauderdale High School. He was a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Northeast. Johnson is a sophomore in the Broadcast Communication Technology Program at MCC. He is president of the Student Association of Broadcasters and a member of the College Activity Board. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in media production and start his own production company.