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Members of the 2019 Homecoming Court include from left, Trevor Morgan of Pontotoc; Abbey Grace Montgomery of Pontotoc, Fulton 
Campus Freshman Maid; Ryan Melton of Saltillo; Molly Beth White of New Albany, Fulton Campus Freshman Maid; Layne Williams of 
Smithville; Karli Rose Harris of Nettleton, Tupelo Campus Freshman Maid; Kameron Bell of Tupelo; Sawanah Middleton of Tupelo, Tupelo 
Campus Freshman Maid; Joshua Vaughn of Tupelo; Amber Jones of Tupelo, Queen; Madison Haley of Olive Branch, Fulton Campus Soph¬ 
omore Maid; Todd Robinson of Hamilton; Jessica Davis of Cumberland, Fulton Campus Sophomore Maid; Jacob Jaudon of Hamilton; Eliz¬ 
abeth Ingram of Corinth, Fulton Campus Sophomore Maid; Jeremy Miller of Ackerman; Jillian McCollum of Saltillo, Fulton Campus 
Sophomore Maid and Zach Turba of Saltillo. See additional Homecoming photos on page sixteen. 

Halbrook Improvement Award 
for graduating athletes goes to ICC 

Staff Reports 

ICC has received the 2019 
John C. and Earnestine McCall 
Halbrook Improvement Award 
from the Mississippi Associa¬ 
tion of Colleges. 

The award, which was pre¬ 
sented Oct. 1 at the conclusion 
of the association’s annual con¬ 
ference in Bay St. Louis, is pre¬ 
sented to the single college or 
university that has shown the 
greatest increase over the previ¬ 
ous year in the percentage of 
athletes graduating. ICC also 
won the award in 2013. 

“At ICC, we continue to strive 
to provide an educational foun¬ 
dation that allows our students 
to succeed and reach their max¬ 
imum potential,” said ICC Pres¬ 
ident Dr. Jay Allen. “This 

wouldn’t be possible without 
our outstanding faculty and 
coaches who make it a priority 
to excel, both on the courts and 
fields as well as in the class¬ 

“I am proud of the academic 
success of our student-athletes,” 
said Carrie Ball-Williamson, 
ICC director of athletics. “Hope¬ 
fully we can continue improving 
the graduation rate of our ath¬ 

In addition, two student-ath¬ 
letes received the David M. Hal¬ 
brook certificate for academic 
achievement among athletes. 
They were Jake Kirkpatrick of 
Amory, men’s soccer, and 
Samantha Conley of Mandev- 
ille. La., softball. - See Hal¬ 
brook, page six. 

ICC President Dr. Jay Allen and Director of Athletics Car¬ 
rie Ball-Wllllamson share congratulations upon the Col¬ 
lege’s receiving the 2019 John C. and Earnestine McCall 
Halbrook Improvement Award from the MAC. 





Staff Reports 
A $40,000 Wood¬ 
ward Hines grant is en¬ 
abling ICC to 
implement a minority 
male success program 
this fall at the Fulton 

Entitled Minority 
Achievement Network 
for Upward Progres¬ 
sion, the program will 
play a major role in ob¬ 
taining the skills neces¬ 
sary to achievement 
academic success while 
fostering leadership 
skills and promoting 
professional and per¬ 
sonal development. - 
To read more about 
it, see thejiill artiele 
on page six. 



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Chieftain Staff 

Be eager 
to learn 

Depression comes in many forms. 

It’s not always the quiet girl who sits in the 
hack of the classroom. The one who has three 
nose piercings and always wears black. 

It’s not always the guy who wears rock band t- 
shirts...the one who never looks up from his iPad. 

College students are one of the top categories 
of people who suffer from depression and all of 
the nasty side effects that this 
disease brings about. 

Depression is a very real 
disease that is often more diffi¬ 
cult than not to work through. 

People who have never ex¬ 
perienced it for themselves usu¬ 
ally don’t understand the 

According to, “Depression is a 
mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of 
sadness and loss of interest...More than just a 
bout of the blues, depression isn’t just a weakness 
and you can’t simply ‘snap out of it.’ It affects 
how you feel, think and behave...You may have 
trouble doing normal day-to-day activities...” It 
goes on to describe someone with depression as 
“feeling generally miserable or unhappy without 
really knowing why.” 

In teens, the website says, “Symptoms may 
include sadness, irritability, feeling negative and 
worthless, anger, poor performance or poor at¬ 
tendance at school, feeling misunderstood and 
extremely sensitive, using recreational drugs or 
alcohol, eating or sleeping too much, self-harm, 
loss of interest in normal activities and avoidance 
of social interaction.” 

Unfortunately for most college students, de¬ 
pression looks like the talkative girl who sits at 
the front of the classroom. She’s from a well-to- 
do family. 

Depression also looks like the guy who always 
talks about going fishing every weekend. 

Depression is the kid who never raises his 
hand in class but knows the answer to every sta¬ 
tistics problem the instructor throws out. 

Take a good look in the mirror. 

Depression could be you. 

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that a simple 
“Hello, how are you today?” can really make a 
difference in someone’s life. 

However, more often than not, everyone 
could use a little something to make them smile. 

Kindness goes a long way when someone who 
is already struggling is having a bad day...or a 
bad week...or a bad month. You just never know. 

So, be nice to the kid who talks about fishing 
every weekend. Be nice to the quiet girl in the 
back of the classroom, the one who never looks 
up when you pass her desk. 

Be nice to the boy in the rock band t-shirts. 
Take a good close look in the mirror. 

You never know when it might be you who 
needs the simple, “Hello, how are you doing 


The Chieftain will print letters to the editor 
or guest commentaries. 

However, they must be signed 
and include a valid ICC email address 
and telephone number. 

Anonymous submissions will not be printed. 
The Chieftain reserves the right 
to print or reject letters 
or to edit them for clarity and space. 




Scare on the Square, 
Downtown Fulton, 
5:30-9 P-m. 




English Roundtable 
8 a.m. 


Last day to drop classes 
with a ‘W’ for eLearning 
full-term classes 


‘Registration for the 
spring semester for PTK 
honors and allied health 
students currently in 
these programs 


Spring semester 
registration for 
sophomores who have 
completed 24 
or more hours 


Spring semester 
registration for 
currently enrolled 






Last day to add 
eLearning second four- 
week classes; 
classes begin 


Fall ’19 Exam Schedule 


Class Mtg. Exam Date/Time 

Monday and Wednesday 

8-9:15 a.m. 12..4, 8-10 a.m. 

10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. 


10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

12:35-1:50 p.m. 


1-3 p.m. 

Tuesday and Thursday 

8-9:15 a.m. 


8-10 a.m. 

10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. 


10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

12:35-1:50 p.m. 


1-3 p.m. 


8-11:40 a.m. 


8-10 a.m. 

9-11:40 a.m. 


10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

Other Friday classes 


1-3 p.m. 


9:25-10:40 a.m. 


8-10 a.m. 

2-2:50/2:30-3:15 p.m. 



10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

9:25-10:40 a.m. 

12.10, 8-10 a.m. 

2-2:50/2:30-3:15 p.m. 

12.10, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 


Tuesday night classes 12.3 
Wednesday night classes 12.4 
Thursday night classes 12.5 
Monday night classes 12.9 

For up-to-date calendars... 



Chieftain Adviser 

Distracted driving 

could kill 

If you didn’t attend the distracted driving pres¬ 
entation recently at the ICC Fulton Campus, you 
should have. 

In fact, we should have packed the W.O. Ben¬ 
jamin Fine Arts Center auditorium. 

The presentation by Corporal Jason Roe of the 
Mississippi Highway Patrol could save your 
life...and mine. 

Just last week, I texted while driving. I talked 
on the phone using my handheld device. I dropped 
something on the floor and tried to retrieve it. I ate 
fries and drank sweet tea on my way home from 
the office one afternoon. 

Just last week I saw students who were driving 
and studying on their way to school. A student 
passed me while texting, and I was driving above 
the speed limit. And there was the carload of high 
school students laughing and talking. One after¬ 
noon I waited in traffic because there had been an 
accident. Was it caused by distracted driving? 

Corporal Roe gave eye-opening information. 

Like...Distracted driving can be texting, eating, 
drinking...anything that takes your attention. It 
could be in the morning, and you’re driving while 
you are tired. 

He said that the statistics that he displayed on 
the PowerPoint weren’t accurate, and they were 
staggering. He said that if we knew the real story, 
it would open our eyes. 

Distractions come in three forms: cognitive, 
manual and visual. Among the other causes are 
being stressed/tired, lost in thought, changing 
music, observing billboards and smoking. 

He shared ways to be disciplined...use hands¬ 
free devices. Put your phone in your car console. 
Use it for emergency situations only. 

Focus on what we are doing. Avoid eating and 
multi-tasking. In other words, focus on our driv¬ 

Get the facts on distracted driving before we all 
become statistics. 

He said the results of distracted driving are 
wrecks that can be avoided, higher insurance pre¬ 
miums, possible criminal penalties and loss of 
driving privileges. 

It only takes approximately five seconds at 55 
miles per hour to travel the length of a football 
field. Five seconds of distracted driving could kill 
you and me. 

I promise I will try to do better. What about 

Distracted driving kills. It only takes five sec¬ 
onds. - If you missed this session and 
would like to wateh, the YouTube link is 
https://youtu. be/em68SAavije. 

Staff Writers .Hannah Flake 

Brooklynn Hall, Stephanie Heatherly, Katherine 
Morgan, Lindsey Roberts, Hannah Scott 

Sports Editor .Madison Haley 


Adviser .Donna Thomas 

Sports Information ..Adam Gore 

Lee Adams 


....Nina Strother 
C.J. Adams 
Lee Adams 
Maggie Caldwell 

The Chieftain is available online only and is posted three times each semester. 

Views expressed in this newspaper are not necessarily those of the faculty and administration. 

Itawamba Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, 
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Itawamba Community College. 

Itawamba Community Cottage does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated 
to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Dean of Students, 602 West Hill Street, Fulton, MS 38843, 662.862.8271, 

Jennifer Cooper 



Staff Writer 

FAMILY; Married to Marty Cooper, who coached, 
taught and also directed numerous areas of the col¬ 
lege for 21 years. They have a daughter, McKenzie, 
who is a sophomore at ICC. 

EDUCATION: B.S. degree in biology education 
from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and M.A.T. 
degree in biology from The University of West Ala¬ 

ology course available at ICC over 
the last 20 years, including Prin¬ 
ciples of Biology 1 and 2, Botany, 
Environmental Science, Zoology, 
Microbiology, A&P i and 2 and 
General Biology i and 2. 

EXPERIENCE: Newton County Academy, Newton 
High School, Meridian Community College, East 
Central Community College 

POSITIVES OE TEACHING: “There is never a 
routine in teaching because each semester there are 
new classes, new students and new challenges. I’m 
very fortunate to have worked for so long in the Nat¬ 
ural Science Division with many instructors who 
share my passion for teaching and concern for aca¬ 
demic integrity.” 

NEGATIVES; “I try not to dwell on any negatives - 
why waste time?” 

ADVICE TO STUDENTS: “Do something with 
your life that you have a passion for doing. Don’t 
chase the money; in the end you will feel very 



Do you have 
financial aid? 


Staff Writer 

Calling all students 
who receive financial 

It is almost time to 
renew the Free Applica¬ 
tion for Federal Student 
Aid or FAFSA. Itawamba 
Community College stu¬ 
dents who receive Fed¬ 
eral Aid are required to 
reapply for student aid 
each year. 

“Students should fill 
out their applications in 
October to avoid delays 
in processing their aid 
for the next year,” ac¬ 
cording to Terry Bland, 
director of financial aid. 

The 2020-2021 
FAFSA application is 
now available on, Bland said. 

When reapplying, 
students will first log in 
to their FAFSA account 
with their FSA ID and 
reapply for Federal Aid. 
After this step, the stu¬ 
dents must click the link 
on the confirmation 
page of, 

which will allow them to 
pull information for the 
Federal Aid application 
to the State Aid applica¬ 
tion. Students will need 
six pieces of information 
to fill out their FAFSA 
application including 
their FSA ID, Social Se¬ 
curity number, 2018 tax 
records, a record of their 
untaxed income, records 
of their assets and a list 
of schools the student is 
interested in attending. 

The ICC Financial Aid 
department has offices 
in the Student Services 
buildings on both the 
Fulton and Tupelo cam¬ 
puses, and they are open 
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. 

For more information 
on financial aid, stu¬ 
dents can contact either 
the Fulton office at (662) 
862-8220 or the Tupelo 
office at (662) 620-5319. 
Students can also access 
information about finan¬ 
cial aid by visiting 
Financial Aid. 

Nora Miller, MUW 
president, and Dr. 
Jay Allen, ICC pres¬ 
ident, shake hands 
on a new agree¬ 
ment between the 
two institutions on 
The VPs campus. 
The memorandum 
of understanding 
establishes a path¬ 
way for students 
from ICC’s Honors 
College to be auto¬ 
matically admitted 
to The VPs Ina E. 
Gordy Honors Col¬ 

ICC signs Honors College 

agreements with So Miss, MUW 

Speeial to the Chieftain 


University of South¬ 
ern Mississippi Presi¬ 
dent Rodney D. Bennett 
and ICC President Jay 
Allen signed a Memo¬ 
randum of Understand¬ 
ing between the Honors 
Colleges of both institu¬ 
tions, Sept. 23, at USM’s 
Honor House in Hatties¬ 
burg. The agreement will 
provide honors students 
at ICC a seamless path¬ 
way to the Honors Col¬ 
lege at USM when they 


“I am excited about 
The University of South¬ 
ern Mississippi’s new ac¬ 
ademic partnership with 
Itawamba Community 
College,” Bennett said. 
“We look forward to wel¬ 
coming their high- 
achieving honors 

students to our Univer¬ 
sity community, and I 
am confident they will 
excel here as part of our 
Honors Keystone pro¬ 

For students graduat¬ 
ing in good standing 
from the ICC Honors 
College, this agreement 
allows a smooth transi¬ 
tion into the USM Hon¬ 
ors College. 

“Itawamba Commu¬ 
nity College appreciates 
this significant partner¬ 
ship with The University 
of Southern Mississippi. 
This agreement allows 
our students to see the 
true alignment between 
their time at ICC in our 
Honors College to their 
time at USM while stay¬ 
ing on track and realiz¬ 
ing the value of both 
institutions,” Allen said. 

Students must gradu¬ 
ate in good standing 
from ICC’s Honors Col¬ 
lege, carry a cumulative 
GPA of 3.4 or higher and 
submit a letter certifying 
they are an ICC Honors 
College graduate. When 
seeking admission to 
USM, students must fol¬ 
low the standard admis¬ 
sions procedure and 
submit a completed 
USM Honors College 
Keystone Application for 
transfer students. 

USM Honors College 
students, who complete 
all honors requirements 
and maintain at least a 
3.25 cumulative GPA or 
higher, can graduate 
from the University with 
Latin designation: cum 
laude, magna cum laude 
or summa cum laude. 

“We are thrilled about 
this opportunity to part¬ 
ner in new ways with 
Itawamba Community 
College. With the 
smooth path to Honors 
admission that this 
agreement ensures, ICC 
Honors students can get 
straight to the business 
of engaging in under¬ 
graduate research and 
developing as scholars, 
innovators and univer¬ 
sity citizens. We look for¬ 
ward to welcoming more 
ICC students to the Hon¬ 
ors Keystone program at 
Southern Miss in the fu¬ 
ture,” said Dr. Ellen 
Weinauer, Dean of 
USM’s Honors College. 
The ICC Honors Col¬ 
lege provides qualifying 
ICC students with lead¬ 
ership skills develop¬ 

ment, closer interactions 
with faculty, small class 
sizes and connections to 
scholarships and intern¬ 
ship opportunities. 

“The ICC Honors Col¬ 
lege is excited to partner 
with USM with the Hon¬ 
ors articulation agree¬ 
ment. Now our students 
can transfer their hon¬ 
ors coursework and 
community service 
hours into USM’s Hon¬ 
ors College t continue 
their educational goals,” 

said Robin Lowe, ICC 
Honors College director 
and Phi Theta Kappa 
contact adviser. 


A new partnership be¬ 
tween Mississippi Uni¬ 
versity for Women and 
Itawamba Community 
College provides a path¬ 
way for students in ICC’s 
Honors College to be au¬ 
tomatically admitted to 
The W’s Ina E. Gordy 
Honors College. 
“The W is pleased to 
partner with ICC to pro¬ 
vide this pathway for ICC 
Honors students to join 
our Ina E. Gordy Honors 
College. We are commit¬ 
ted to providing this op¬ 
portunity for students to 
continue their academic 
experience in a challeng¬ 
ing program that will 
focus on leadership and 
service,” said W Presi¬ 
dent Nora Miller. 

Leadership from The 
W and ICC met Oct. 18 to 
sign the Memorandum 
of Understanding on The 
W’s campus. 

Under the agreement, 
automatic admission to 

the Gordy Honors Col¬ 
lege will be granted to 
ICC students receiving 
the Presidential Scholar¬ 
ship at The W (GPA of 
3.8 or above) and to stu¬ 
dents in good standing in 
the ICC Honors college 
with a GPA of 3.4 or 
above and a letter of sup¬ 
port from the honors col¬ 
lege director or associate 
director or a faculty 
member in the college. 

To ease students’ 
transition, the MOU also 

identifies coursework in 
the ICC Honors College 
that will satisfy require¬ 
ments in the Gordy Hon¬ 
ors College. 

“As we continue to 
strengthen our partner¬ 
ships with four-year uni¬ 
versities, Itawamba 
Community College ap¬ 
preciates this significant 
collaboration with the 
Mississippi University 
for Women,” said ICC 
President Dr. Jay Allen. 
“This agreement allows 
our students to see the 
true alignment between 
their time at ICC in our 
honors college to their 
time at MUW while stay¬ 
ing on track and realiz¬ 
ing the value of both 


“The ICC Honors Col¬ 
lege is excited to partner 
with Mississippi Univer¬ 
sity for Women to give 
our Honors students a 
seamless transition into 
the Gordy Honors Col¬ 
lege,” said Robin Lowe, 
ICC Honors College di¬ 
rector. “With this agree¬ 
ment, our students will 
have more opportunities 
for academic success and 
servant leadership that 
will benefit them in their 
future endeavors profes¬ 
sionally and personally.” 


The mission of the 
Honors College at 
Itawamba Community 
College is to provide an 
innovative learning envi¬ 
ronment for gifted stu¬ 
dents by incorporating a 
rigorous curriculum, ex¬ 
panding knowledge 

through research, 

strengthening leadership 
abilities and fostering a 
sense of service to com¬ 


“Students from the 
ICC Honors College who 
take advantage of this 
partnership will greatly 
enrich our Honors com¬ 
munity at The W, and we 
look forward to all the 
ways we can support 
their commitments to re¬ 
search, leadership devel¬ 
opment and community 
engagement,” said Kim 
Whitehead, director of 
the Gordy Honors Col¬ 

From left. Dr. Jay Allen, ICC president and 
Rodney D. Bennett, USM president, sign the 
the memorandum of understanding. 

_ m 

Across campus 

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Make a Note of It 

Pack an OCC shoebox 

Help a needy 

Staff Reports 

Through Operation Christmas Child, Itawamba 
Community College students can help bring hope to 
a needy child in another country. 

According to coordinator Dr. Laurie McBride, 
who is a speech instructor at ICC, “Simply find an 
empty shoe box - plastic or cardboard - and fill it 
with small gifts (hygiene items, toys, school sup¬ 
plies, clothing). 

“If able, include a $9 donation to help with ship¬ 
ping,” McBride said. 

During National Collection Week, which is Nov. 
18-22, ICC’s goal is to collect at least 150 shoe boxes, 
McBride said. 

Box collection points are Fulton Campus - Aca¬ 
demic 108 (Dr.Laurie McBride) - Nov. 18 and 20,1- 
3 p.m. and Nov. 19 and 21, 2:10-3 p.m.; Tupelo 
Campus - Health Science Education Center 130 
(Nita Megginson) - Nov. 19 and 20, noon-3 p.m.; 
and Belden Center 409 (Cassie Alexander) - Nov. 
18,19 and 20, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

For more information, go to www.samari- and click on Operation Christmas 

Items needed 
for Food Bank 

Staff Reports 

Students who need assistance such as food items 
and personal hygiene products have an opportunity 
to visit ICC’s Food Bank at the Fulton Campus. 

According to coordinator Dr. Bronson Pro- 
chaska, students initiate contact at to set up an appointment, 
and she lets them in to the Food Bank and allow 
them to shop for whatever items they need. 

Prochaska urges ICC faculty and staff members 
to refer students to the much-needed service. “We 
want to reach as many students as possible and 
close the gap in their food availability,” she said. 

Items needed include Cheez-It Baked Original 
Crackers, Velveeta Original Shells and Cheese 94- 
2.39 oz. cups), Rice-A-Roni & Pasta Roni Variety 
Pack (12 individual), Dinty Moore and Regular Big 
Bowls Chicken & Dumplings (4-pack), Hormel 
Compleats Beef Rib Tips with Mashed Potatoes (4- 
pack). Dole Fruit Bowls Yellow Cling Diced Peaches 
(12 cups), Del Monte Fruit Cup Snacks Diced 
Peaches (12 cups). Dole Fruit Bowls Peaches in 
Strawberry Gelatin (8 cups), Welch’s Juice Fruit 
Punch (3 fl. oz., 6), V8 Splash Fruit Juice (12 oz.), 
Welch’s Concord Grape Fruit Juice Cocktail (14 fl. 
oz.), Mott’s 100 percent Original Apple Juice (4- 
pack) and Degree Dry Protection Fresh Antiperspi- 
rant Deodorant. 

For more information, contact Prochaska, who is 
also Learning and Life Skills Division Chair and Di¬ 
rector of the Summer Institute, at (662) 862-8250 
or email 


Oct. 29 

Staff Reports 

ICC students, faculty and staff are invited to 
“Tales of Terror - an Evening of Halloween Read¬ 
ings,” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Crane Pavilion on 
the Fulton Campus. 

Free hot chocolate and all the trimmings will be 
available for those who attend to enjoy while they 
listen to stories of the season, including “The 
Witches” from Macbeth; “Boo Radley” from To Kill 
a Mockingbird and “The Birds” by Daphne DuMau- 

For more information, contact Dr. Laurie 





at the Fulton Campus 
participate in a Political 
Science Club-sponsored 
voter registration drive 

and pack the auditorium 
during the Constitution Day 
event about Northeast 
Mississippi’s Role 
in Bringing Electricity 
to Rural America last 
Tuesday night. 

Students can explore 
transfer options 

Staff Reports 

ICC sophomores who want to 
check four-year options or to con¬ 
nect with representatives of those 
schools can do so at upcoming 
College Transfer Fairs on both the 
Fulton and Tupelo campuses. 

Dates are Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.- 
1 p.m. at the David C. Cole Student 
Services Building banquet rooms 
1-3 at the Fulton Campus, and 
Nov. 6 from 10 a.m.-i p.m. in the 

presentation room in the Student 
Support Center at the Tupelo 

Expected to participate are rep¬ 
resentatives from Alcorn State 
University, Belhaven University, 
Blue Mountain College, Delta 
State University, Jackson State 
University, Mississippi College, 
Mississippi State University, Mis¬ 
sissippi State University College of 
Arts and Sciences, Mississippi 

State University College of Educa¬ 
tion, Mississipi University for 
Women, Rust College, United 
States Army, University of Ala¬ 
bama, University of Mississippi - 
Oxford, University of Mississippi 
School of Pharmacy, University of 
Mississippi - Tupelo, University of 
North Alabama, University of 
Southern Mississippi and 
Williams Baptist University. 

“It is extremely important for 
students to start planning now 
prior to earning their degree,” said 
Mande Miller, Director of Advis¬ 
ing and the Tupelo Campus. “It is 
a great opportunity to discuss ac¬ 
ademic coursework, majors and 
scholarship opportunities prior to 





..October 28, 2019 

Meeting Room 

Club News & Calendar 


Art Club 

Shawn Whittington 


Bass Club 

Brad Boggs 


Book Club 

Holly Gray 



Donna Thomas 


Computer Science 

Bradley Howard 


Film Club 

Morgan Cutturini 


Forestry Club 

Emily Loden Jones 


Fut. Ed. of Amer. 

Chris Cox 


Bobby Jarrell 


Gospel Sounds 

Carrie B. Williamson 


Indian Delegation 

Evie Storey 


LIN Report 

Maggie Caldwell 



C.J. Adams 


Modern Language 

Anna Begnaud 


Pbi Tbeta Kappa 

Robin Lowe 


Heather McCormick 


Jay Humphries 


Political Science 

Chris Stevenson 


Dr. John Arnold 


Science Club 

Jada Mills 


Lindsey Patterson 


Student Gov. Assn. 

Chad Case 


Jake Hartfield 


Travel Tribe 

Jessi Stevenson 


Edana Nail 


Chris Stevenson 



Bass Club 

Brad Boggs 


Comp. Prog./Net. 

Tanya Cox 


Diversity Club 

Sheree Lence 


Future Rad. Tech. 

Paul Crum 


Future Resp. Ther. 

Adam Denton 


Indian Delegation 

Michael Holloway 


Legal Ed. Assn. 

Jamie Hall 


Bo Rowland 



Robin Sims 



Linda Bond 



Dee Dee Lomenick 


Phi Theta Kappa 

Jenny Bowers 


Dr. Delena Hukle 


Ira Lindsay Jones 


Dr. Bruce Ingram 


Student Gov. Assn. 

Cynthia Adams 



Donna Vaughn 


Student PTA Club 

Dr. Cheryl Ware 



BSU Chris Burrows 862.3278 

FCA Carrie Ball-Williamson 862.8123 

Wesley Foundation Brenton Banko 678.3859 

Members of the Mirror staff work on lay¬ 
outs during Wednesday’s meeting in the 
conference room of the Community Rela¬ 
tions Department. 

Staff continues 

on ^20 Mirror 



Staff Writer 

The 2020 yearbook is 
well on its way, adding 
more and more every 
day, according to adviser 
C.J. Adams. 

The yearbook is di¬ 
vided into several sec¬ 
tions like student life, 
athletics, the arts, in¬ 
volvement and profiles, 
Adams said. 

Each staff member is 
assigned certain pages 
to build online inside the 
website of the publisher, 

This year’s theme has 
yet to be announced, but 
it has been narrowed 
down to several different 

This year’s editor is 
Mckenzie Cooper, and 
assistant editors are 
Madison Haley and 
Hannah Scott. 

The staff includes 
Roshyia McGee, Teiryne 
Miller, Mattie Knox, 
Millie Mask, Katy 
Moore, Bryant Moore, 
Olivia Sagely and Josh 

The yearbook staff 
meets Mondays and 
Wednesdays every week 
at 3:20 p.m. in the Com¬ 
munity Relations con¬ 
ference room. 

To join the yearbook 
staff in the future, staff 
applications are avail¬ 
able through the spring 
and summer, and mem¬ 
bers are selected the sec¬ 
ond week of August, 
Adams said. Staff mem¬ 
bers receive a scholar¬ 
ship and one hour of 

This year’s delivery of 
the yearbook is set for 
the first week of April. 
Pick up information will 
be announced later. 


at Sheffield 

Pumpkin Peccratina 

Sheffield fiall 

€ct. 3C - Nc carving alloved! 

_ Entries shculd be in the Icbby by 6 P.m, _ 

on projects 


Staff Writer 

Every year. Phi Theta 
Kappa, ICC’s honors so¬ 
ciety, holds “Honors in 
Action” events as well as 
does a College Project. 
Contact adviser Robin 
Lowe of the Upsilon 
Sigma chapter said that 
this year is no excep¬ 

“Every year we have 
an Honors in Action 
program,” Lowe said. 
“There are nine themes 
that the program is 
based around. For two 
years we have studied 
theme six, which is “Vi¬ 
sions of Justice.” The 
PTK members decided 
to focus on sex traffick¬ 
ing. They had never re¬ 
ally thought about the 
issue before and were 
unaware of its becoming 
so prevalent in the im¬ 
mediate area, Lowe ex¬ 

PTK also does a Col¬ 
lege Project every year 
that is decided by ad¬ 
ministration, including 
vice president of in¬ 
structional services Dr. 
Michelle Sumerel. This 
year’s focus is mental 

For Honors in Ac¬ 
tion, PTK sponsored 
several events in Octo¬ 
ber. They included The 
Freedom Walk for Sex 
Trafficking Awareness, 
Oct. 2. Twenty students, 
faculty and community 
leaders participated in 
the event which started 
at 3 p.m. 

Additional events in¬ 
cluded showing of the 
movie, “Priceless,” Oct. 
17, to raise awareness, 
and a sex trafficking 
awareness panel, Oct. 
21, in the W.O. Ben¬ 
jamin Fine Arts Center 

A self-defense class 
taught by John Bowen is 
scheduled for Oct. 28 
from 6-7 p.m. in the 
banquet rooms of the 
David C. Cole Student 
Services Building. 

PTK will also be tak¬ 
ing donations such as 
toiletries (shampoo, 
soap, deodorant, etc.), 
feminine hygiene prod¬ 
ucts and money, Lowe 
said. They will go to 
Transformation Gar¬ 
dens for the victims of 
sex trafficking. 

The College Project 
will also be hosting 
events from now 
through November. 
Early projects included 
Oct. 7, speaker’s panel 
which discussed manag¬ 
ing mental health in 
school at the W.O. Ben¬ 
jamin Fine Arts enter 
auditorium, and Oct. 10, 
Mental health Aware¬ 
ness Day, during which 
students and faculty 
drew semicolons on 
their hands and made 
social media posts. 
There was also a 
PTK/Faculty Associa¬ 
tion tailgate. 

“Mental Health Isn’t 
Scary” is set for Oct. 31 
at 12:10 p.m. in the cafe¬ 
teria at the Fulton Cam¬ 
pus. A Halloween 
costume contest will be 
held, and both the best- 
dressed student and fac¬ 
ulty/staff member will 
win prizes.’ 

Additional events are 
Nov. 12 from 6-7 p.m., a 
therapy session that in¬ 
cludes meditation and 
yoga, and Nov. 18, from 
6-7 p.m., a support 
group session open to 
all students in study 
room 3 of the Library. 



CfflEFTAiN/Page 6.October 28, 2019 


To Know More? 


Information on Contact 

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Activities Calendar.Dean of Students 


Advanced Placement.V.R of Instructional Services 

Athletics.Athletic Director 

Band.Band Director 


Career Planning.Adviser/Advising Center 

Car Registration Decals.Campus Police 

Change of Adviser/Major.Advising Center 

Change in Curriculum.Adviser/Student Affairs 

Counseling .Student Affairs 

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Evaluation of Credits.Admissions 


Faculty Office Hours.Instructor 

Graduation Req.Admissions 

I.D. Cards.Student Affairs 

Intramurals/Activities.Coor. of Student Activities 

Library.Director of Learning Resources 



Part-Time Jobs. 

Placement Testing. 



Schedule Changes. 

Schedule Planning. 


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Student Government. 

Student Organizations 
Summer School. 

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Use of Campus Property 
Veterans Affairs. 

...TIS Help Desk 
..Campus Police 
...Student Affairs 

.Student Affairs 

.Community Relations 




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.Financial Aid 

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.Financial Aid 


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Transcripts.Student Affairs 

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Adult Ed./High School Equivalency.Julia Houston 

Continuing Education.Debi Martin 

WlOA.Brad Gates 

Workforce.Dr. Joe Lowder 


From page one. 

Administered cooperatively by the Board of 
Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, 
the Mississippi Community College Board and the 
Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges 
and Universities, the purpose of the Halbrook 
Awards program is to recognize colleges and uni¬ 
versities that maintain and achieve high academic 
standards for student athletes, thus encouraging 
high graduation rates. 

Established in 1984, the Halbrook Awards pro¬ 
gram was named in honor of its founder and en- 
dower, former Representative David M. Halbrook 
and his brothers, John C. Halbrook and J.A. Hal¬ 



Former Memphis 
mayor, Shelby 
County sheriff and 
Fulton native Biil 
Morris came home, 
Oct. 3, for a signing 
of his new autobi¬ 
ography, the first 
visit to his home¬ 
town in decades. 
During his stop in 
Fulton, he spent a 
few minutes with 
ICC President Dr. 
Jay Aiien at the Ful¬ 
ton Campus. 

ICC to use Woodrow Hines 
grant for minority 
male success program 

Special to the Chieftain 

Itawamba Community College 
has received a $40,000 grant 
from the Woodward Hines Educa¬ 
tion Foundation for a minority 
male success program, which is 
being implemented on the Fulton 

Entitled Minority Achievement 
Network for Upward Progression, 
the program will play a major role 
in equipping minority male stu¬ 
dents with skills necessary to 
achieve academic success while 
fostering leadership skills and 
promoting professional and per¬ 
sonal development, said Dr. Emily 
Tucker, recruitment coordinator 
and adviser. 

MAN UP will use a three-prong 
approach of academic support 
services, career development 
workshops and a mentoring pro¬ 
gram to improve academic per¬ 
formance, hone employment skills 
and promote positive values and 
healthy life decisions of minority 
males. Tucker said. 

We envision that structured ac¬ 
ademic support services, work¬ 
shops and positive interactions 
with professional minority male 
role models to students will result 
in real life transformation, both in 
the classroom and outside of the 
academic environment,” Tucker 

Tucker and ICC Director of Ad¬ 

missions and Registrar Dr. Bobby 
Solomon saw the need for such an 
initiative and submitted the grant 



“We expect the program to be a 
model to contribute to higher ac¬ 
ademic success, retention, gradu¬ 
ation rates and provide life skills 
for students beyond the college 
environment,” Tucker said. 

During both the current fall se¬ 
mester and upcoming spring se¬ 
mester, MAN UP will include 
homework assistance and tutoring 
services (two hour each week) and 
planned life skills education train¬ 
ing and workshops/mentoring 

Also included will be an 
overview of the latest financial aid 
opportunities available at ICC as 
well as sessions on financial man¬ 
agement, drugs/alcohol aware¬ 
ness and decision-making and 
problem solving. 

Expected outcomes. Tucker 

said, are recruitment of minority 
males to the program as well as in¬ 
creasing the minority male enroll¬ 
ment at ICC and reaching 10 
percent of the minority male pop¬ 
ulation through attendance at 
program sessions and activities. 
Additional goals include increase 
in grade point average, graduation 
completion rate and credit hours 

Participants who successfully 
complete the program, including 
workshops and GPA/credit hours 
will receive book vouchers. Tucker 

“Through the generosity of the 
Woodward Hines Foundation, the 
Minority Male Success program 
will make a meaningful difference 
in the lives of many students in 
our service area as well as the 
economy of our state by helping to 
increase the number of graduates 
from Itawamba Community Col¬ 
lege,” said ICC President Dr. Jay 

The Woodward Hines Educa¬ 
tion Foundation is a nonprofit or¬ 
ganization working to help 
Mississippi students plan and pay 
for college. 

It is committed to helping more 
Mississippians obtain postsec¬ 
ondary credentials, college certifi¬ 
cations and degrees that lead to 
meaningful employment. 

Small Chamber Ensembles 
concert set for Nov. 12 

Staff Reports 

ICC’s small chamber ensembles 
will perform in concert, Nov. 12, at 
6:30 p.m. at the W.O. Benjamin 
Fine Arts Center auditorium. 

Groups include the Clarinet 
Trio, Brass Ensemble, Combined 
Woodwinds and Brass and Steel 

Members of the Clarinet Trio 

include Christy Colburn, Maggie 
Hardin and Kat Fletcher; the 
Brass Ensemble, Marissa John¬ 
son, Wayne Clunan, Christian 
Gann, Austin Stokes, Patrick Flan- 
ery. Rain Burt, Brannon Wilder, 
Max Smaglick, Aleyna Wilger- 
mein, Emma Carwile, Michael 
Smith, Ray Everett, Alex Barron 
and Corey Spellins; and Steel 

Band, Alexis Baskins, Tiffany Fer¬ 
guson, Chloe Hatfield, Annaka 
Langley, Brantley Price, Ashley 
Rea, Tabitha Atkinson, Kody 
Hunter, Ricky Putt, Harley Taylor 
and Dr. Brian Cheesman. 

Directors are Christy Colburn, 
Clarinet Trio; Eric Simmons, 
Brass Ensemble; and Dr.. Brian 
Cheesman, Steel Band. 

CHiEFTAiN/Page 7 .October 28, 2019 ^ 


Leadership Dinner 

Several student leaders attended a special dinner hosted by ICC President Dr. Jay Allen and First Lady, Belinda, recently at the Fulton 
Campus. They include, front, from left, Allen, Micah Goldman, Amber Springer, ICC alumnus and speaker Cory Lee, Elizabeth Ingram, Karli 
Harris, Anna McKinney; second row, Charlie Wright, Elizabeth Middleton, Jordan Brock, Madison Haley, Sarah Reeves, Julie McDonald, 
Nami Ikawa, Kealy Shields, Sara Grace Boggs, Alexis Wharton, Mallory Reed, Colleen Leckie, Malaysia Hill, Amber Jones; back, Ethan 
Ray, Dayton Shegog, Bronson Payne, Mandi Whitehead, Jasmin Ford, Isaac Floyd, Farrah Fowlkes, Joshua Vaughn, Maggie Hardin, Kindal 
C. Gammill, Kalyn Johnson, Colby Wilson and Ethan Benefield. ‘The dinner was an opportunity to bring together the College’s student 
leaders to foster their growth and leadership development,” Allen said. “It was also a celebration of the positive differences they are mak¬ 
ing, not only at Itawamba Community College, but also in their communities.” Lee is the co-founder of Pro Therapy and Human Performance 
Center and an executive director with The John Maxwell Team. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children, and they reside in Belden. 

Lucky D’Angelo Evans and Alexis Barnett re¬ 
ceive the Eliza Pillars Scholarship recently 
at a banquet in Tupelo. 

Barnett, Evans 

Pillars scholarship 

Staff Reports 

Itawamba Community College sophomore Asso¬ 
ciate Degree Nursing students Alexis Barnett of 
Baldwyn and Lucky D’Angelo Evans of Tupelo have 
been selected as recipients of the Eliza Pillars Schol¬ 

At ICC, Barnett is a member of the Mississippi 
Organization of Student Association of Nursing and 
Phi Theta Kappa. She is the daughter of Chris and 
Audrey Barnett and a member of Mt. Nebo C.M.E. 

Evans is a member of the Nurses Christian Fel¬ 
lowship and the president of MOSA at ICC as well as 
a member of the American Association for Respira¬ 
tory Care. He works as a respiratoiy therapist at Bap¬ 
tist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle. 

The Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses Association is 
a statewide organization, and the scholarships were 
presented recently at the annual District i banquet 
in Tupelo. To be eligible for the scholarship, students 
must be entering their third semester of the nursing 
program. They must write an essay about nursing 
and their goals and complete an application. 

ICC’s Haab completes 
Fellows Program 

Staff Reports 

Itawamba Community College 
Dean of Enrollment Services Dr. 
Melissa Haab of Louisville was 
among 14 Alabama and 13 Missis¬ 
sippi community college adminis¬ 
trators who recently completed 
the Community College Policy Fel¬ 
lows Program. 

The 10-month professional devel¬ 
opment program sponsored by the 
Alabama Community College Sys¬ 
tem and the Mississippi Commu¬ 
nity College Board culminated in a 
trip to Washington, D.C. to advo¬ 
cate on behalf of college students 
in both states. 

“It was an honor to be selected 
and to participate in the program 
and to represent Itawamba Com¬ 
munity College,” Haab said. “This 
experience allowed me to learn 
more about the community col¬ 
lege systems in Mississippi and Al¬ 
abama and gave me the 
opportunity to collaborate with 
colleagues across both states. I 
was able to broaden my profes¬ 
sional skillset and will hopefully 
will be able to use those skills to 
benefit ICC and our students.” 
Directed by Tyson Elbert of Advo¬ 
cacy Build, LLC, the curriculum 
focused on four national program 
pillars: policy, leadership, net¬ 
working and advocacy. It also 
highlighted comparative elements 
of both state systems. 

During the program, the group fo¬ 
cused on three policy issues and 
requests, including protection of 
the federal Pell Grant program 
and requesting Pell grant funds 
for short-term certificate pro¬ 
grams; second-chance Pell for in¬ 
carcerated students, specifically 
the passage of the Restoring Edu¬ 
cation and Learning Act of 2019 

and new funding commitments 
for the Strengthening Community 
College Training Grants to build 
on the success of the Department 
of Labor’s Trade Adjustment As¬ 
sistance Community College and 
Career Training Grants program. 
While in Washington, the fellows 
met with every member of the two 
states’ congressional delegations 
as well as the U.S. Department of 
Education, Association of Com¬ 

munity College Trustees, the 
American Association of Commu¬ 
nity Colleges, the American Enter¬ 
prise Institute, the Center for 
American Progress and the Vera 
Institute of Justice. 

“The particular issue our cohort 
focused on was the protection of 
the Federal Pell Grant,” Haab said. 
“It was exciting to take the lessons 
we learned about policy and advo¬ 
cacy and put them into action on 
Capitol Hill. I was proud to be able 
to promote the importance of the 

Pell grant program, not only for 
our students, but also for students 
across the state of Mississippi.” 
Prior to starting at ICC in 2018, 
Haab served as the dean of stu¬ 
dents at Alabama Southern Com¬ 
munity College and dean of 
enrollment management at 
Coastal Alabama Community Col¬ 
lege. A native Mississippian, she 
earned both her bachelor’s and 
master’s degrees from Mississippi 

State University and her doctorate 
from the University of South Ala¬ 
bama. Upon graduation, she was 
named the Instructional Design 
and Development doctoral stu¬ 
dent of the year. Haab partici¬ 
pated in the Alabama Community 
College Leadership Academy in 
2008-09 and the Mississippi 
Community College Leadership 
Academy in 2011-12. She is a 2019 
graduate of the ICC Leadership 
Development Institute 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, left, met with 
members of the Community College Policy Fellows Program 
while they were in Washington, D.C., including Dr. Melissa 
Haab, dean of enrollment services at ICC. 

Faculty Talent Show 
Nov. 4 - 6:30 p.m. - Fine Arts 


CHiEFTAiN/Page 8.October 28, 2019 


Music&Arts, etc... 

Music and arts 

can be located 
at - 

ICC sets auditions 
for dinner theatre 

Staff Reports 

Enjoy acting? Or maybe you’d like to help back- 
stage on a play? 

Auditions for the spring dinner theatre, a hilari¬ 
ous family comedy, “Over the River and Through 
the Woods” by Joe DiPietro are scheduled for Aca¬ 
demic 130 at the Fulton Campus. 

Dates and times are Nov. 4 and 11, 3-5 p.m. and 
Nov. 5 and 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

The comedy has three male and three female 
roles, according to director Laurie McBride. All ICC 
students are welcome to try out, and no experience 
is necessary. 

McBride said that those who wish to participate 
should attend one of the sessions. 

More audition information with sample scenes 
are available by clicking on the Library’s page on 
the ICC website, From there, go to 
Research by Subject, then click on Speech and The¬ 

Those who are interested in a backstage position 
should contact McBride in Academic 108 during 
her office hours, Monday and Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. 
or Tuesday and Thursday, 2:05-3 P-m. 

Want to be 
a member 
of the 

concert band? 

Staff Reports 
Auditions for the ICC 
concert band will be 
Oct. 28-30. 

Students will be re¬ 
quested to play two 
major scales plus the 
chromatic scale, sight 
read and have a pre¬ 
pared selection to per¬ 
form, according to 
assistant band director 
Christy Colburn. 

Students who do not 
have access to music for 
a prepared selection can 
pick one up in the lobby 

of the band hall at the 
Fulton Campus. 

Those interested in 
auditioning, but who 
are not already mem¬ 
bers of the ICC All- 
American Band should 
email director Ryan 
Todd at for 
more information and 
audition schedules. 

Colburn advised 
checking the audition 
schedule to see what 
days and times are 
available for a particular 

Noiv on display 
in the Fine Arts gallery 


ter of Fine Arts degree from the 
University of Mississippi in 1983. 
He then joined the ICC faculty, 
becoming the art department 
chair and serving for 30 years 
(1983-2013). He was the depart¬ 
ment chair and associate profes¬ 
sor for Southwest Baptist 
University in Missouri from 
2013-15. Sam Douglas is a recent 
graduate of Mississippi State 

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m.- 
4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

For more information, contact 
Shawn Whittington in the ICC 
Fine Arts Department, eswhit- or (662) 

Staff Reports 

The ICC art gallery is featur¬ 
ing an exhibition of the father 
and son team of Tom and Sam 

The exhibit will run through 
Oct. 31 with a reception planned 
from 2-3 p.m. that day. 

The show titled “Tom and 
Sam for Max” is a collection of 
acrylic on board paintings and 
engraving prints by the artists re¬ 
spectively. Tom Douglas’s work, 
which focuses on personal, his¬ 
torical and religious narratives, 
comments on the interconnected 
ness of these elements. Likewise, 
Sam Douglas’s groupings of por¬ 
traits explores connectedness by 
degrees of separation between 

people. The show is dedicated to 
Max Hochstetler, a former art 

teacher of Tom Douglas. 

Tom Douglas earned the Mas- 

Choir, Chamber Singers to perform Nov. 7 

Staff Reports 

Several area residents will partici¬ 
pate in Itawamba Community Col¬ 
lege’s Choir and Chamber Singers 
Concert, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., 
Nov. 7, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts 
Center auditorium at the Fulton Cam¬ 

They include Kaleesha McJunkins 
of Abbeville; Kindal Gammill, Laura 
Grace Holland, Sadie McKnight, Korie 
Prescott, all of Ackerman; Karrigan 
Callihan, Sarah Gosa, Mary Grace 
Reeves, Leigh Reynolds, Max 

Smaglick, Gabrielle Smith, all of 
Amory; Paige Chism, Gracie Kim- 
brell, both of Belden; Benjamin 
Spellins, William Payne, both of Blue 
Springs; Sara Long of Bruce; Kaitlyn 
Smith of Cedarbluff; Dartangna 
Walker of Corinth; Grace Kelly, Kay- 
ley Phillips, Emma Murphree, Chan¬ 
dler Wall, all of Fulton; Ethan Ray of 
Golden; Michael Smith of Green¬ 
wood Springs; Austin Long of Ha- 
leyville, Ala.; Mason Godney of 
Hamilton; Hannah Grace Morris of 
Houlka; Mason Godney, Guadalupe 

Gordillo, both of Houston; Brianna 
Hibbler of Macon; Sarah Grace Boggs 
of Mantachie; Kevan Owen of 
Mooreville; Molly McNinch, Mary 
Beth Oliver, both of Nettleton; Hilary 
McBrayer of New Albany; Jessica 
Hill of Okolona; Tabitha Atkinson of 
Philadelphia; Tatiyan Arnold, Nick 
Clements, Gracie Fullbright, Sarah 
Goolsby, Ashlynn Thomas, Sarah 
Ware, Aleyna Wilgermein, Noah 
Wortham, all of Pontotoc; Stefanie 
Ramage of Pope; Kathleen Fletcher of 
Randolph; Carrie Barrett, Anna 

Weddle, Gabriel Harrison, all of 
Saltillo; Kamron Benton, Olivia 
Sagely, both of Smithville; Colby Wil¬ 
son of Southaven; Tabitha Atkinson, 
Madison Carter, both of Starkville; 
Cora Lawrence of Taylor; Marysol 
Aguirre, August Burt, Isaac Floyd, 
Elizabeth Middleton, Malik Small, all 
of Tupelo; Maggie Hardin of Union; 
Alexis Wharton of Vernon, Ala. and 
Jasmine Ford, Abbie Mitchell, both of 

See your adviser soon to set your schedule! 


Make a Note of It 


Review lockdown 

ICC’s faculty, staff and students are urged to re¬ 
view campus lockdown procedures. 

“The procedures are meant to be very simple be¬ 
cause at the point of a lockdown, the major concern 
is the safety of all of the individuals in the campus 
community,” said Dr. Brad Boggs, dean of students. 

Notifications will be communicated via ICC 
ALERT, email and the Emergency Information Web 

Upon notification of campus lockdown, everyone 
must react immediately. 

The procedures include 

1) Lock all doors and windows. 

2) Close all blinds. 

3) Turn off lights. 

4) Use room furnishings to barricade doors and 
as protection. 

5) Everyone should sit on the floor, away from 
doors and windows. 

6) Make no noise. 

7) Remain in lockdown until it is cleared with a 
notice via ICC ALERT or the police/administrator 
gives te ALL CLEAR code. 

In addition, these are procedures in the event of 
severe weather conditions or evacuation. 

Individuals should check ICC’s website,, for information. It’s located under 
Campus Safety on the home page. 

Sign up for ICC ALERT 

ICC provides a mass notification system called 

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to par¬ 
ticipate in the free service. 

ICC ALERT has been uti¬ 
lized for inclement weather 
situations when classes and 
offices were closed due to 
snow and icing conditions 
and when storms threatened 


the area. 

To sign up to receive emergency messages 
through ICC ALERT: 1) Log on to the myTribe portal 
using your name and password; 2) Click ICC ALERT 
system in the link section on the bottom right; 3) 
Log in with your same username and password as 
myTribe to add/update your information. 

For assistance with technical issues, contact the 
TIS Help Desk at (662) 862-8295 or via email at 


Everyone is reminded to use trash receptacles for 
litter. It’s up to all of us to show our pride by ensur¬ 
ing that all three locations are litter-free. 


Students commuting between the Fulton and Tu¬ 
pelo campuses continue to have the opportunity to 
take advantage of a free shuttle service. 

The service begins and ends in Fulton with stops 
in front of the Student Services buildings on both 
campuses as well as at the Health Science Education 
Center at the Tupelo Campus. 

Those who ride the shuttle must have a valid ICC 
ID card. The shuttle departs from Fulton at 6:30 
a.m. and from Tupelo at 7 a.m.; from Tupelo at 7:15 
a.m. and arrives Fulton at 7:45 a.m. In the after¬ 
noon, it departs from Fulton at 3 p.m., arrives in Tu¬ 
pelo at 3:30 p.m.; departs Tupelo at 3:35 p.m. and 
arrives in Fulton at 4:05 p.m. 

No noise 

Unnecessary noise is banned at Itawamba Com¬ 
munity College, including loud music, yelling and 

Students who are found guilty of noise violations 
will be fined, and the fine will double with each suc¬ 
cessive violation. 

Campus Police 


SGA ready to serve 

Top, Officers of the Fuiton Campus Student Government Association are front, from ieft, 
Layia Stevens, secretary; Micah Goidman, Monroe County representative; Hannah Scott, 
at-iarge representative; Tayior Watson, Pontotoc County representative; Haiie 
Hoiiingsworth, Chickasaw County representative; back, TJ McIntosh, vice president; Eiiza- 
beth Middieton, Lee County representative; Farrah Fowikes, treasurer; Caiiee Yieiding, 
Itawamba County representative; Ruby Johnson, at-iarge representative; and Jaymes Har¬ 
ris, president; bottom, Tupeio Campus officers are seated, from ieft, Maddie West, at-iarge 
representative; Amber Jones, treasurer; Nami Ikawa, president; Anna Grace McKinney, Lee 
County representative; standing, Karii Rose Harris, Monroe County representative; Ethan 
Benefieid, at-iarge representative; Skyiar Caidweii, vice president; and Jiiiian McCoiium, 

Test of ICC ALERT set 
for Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. 

Staff Reports 

Itawamba Community College 
has upgraded its ICC Alert emer¬ 
gency notification system, which 
sends important messages to stu¬ 
dents, faculty and staff regarding 
existing or imminent threats, such 
as inclement weather. 

A new technical support system 
has been implemented that will 
allow users to receive messages 
through multiple avenues, includ¬ 
ing a smartphone app, SMS text 
messages, emails and calls. 

The College has partnered with 
Everbridge, an industry leader in 
emergency messaging, to provide 
several enhancements to the ICC 

Alert system, said Dr. Brad Boggs, 
Dean of Students. 

Additional upgrades include 
faster delivery speeds, personal¬ 
ized weather notifications, com¬ 
munity messaging and more. 

A system-wide test of the en¬ 
hanced ICC Alert system is sched¬ 
uled for Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. 

Text messages and phone calls 
will originate from the phone 
number (662) 862-8277. 

“We urge students, faculty and 
staff to add that number to their 
phone contacts and name it ICC 
Alert,” Boggs said. 

The Wednesday test is expected 
to conclude by 12:30 p.m. 

The notifications will ask you to 
confirm that you have received the 
test alert, Boggs continued. “Text 
messages will prompt you to reply 
‘yes’ to confirm receipt. Phone 
calls will prompt you to press a 
specific key, and emails will have 
a link that allows you to confirm 
the alert has been received.” 

The ICC Alerts will continue to 
cycle through the delivery meth¬ 
ods until individuals confirm that 
they have received the alert. 

Questions or concerns should 
be directed to the Dean of Stu¬ 
dents’ office at (662) 862-8271. 


CHiEFTAiN/Page lo.October 28, 2019 



Phi Theta Kappa 
Boggs Humanities no - Fulton 
Oct. 28 -12:05 p.m. 

Sigma Kappa Delta 
Boggs Humanities 112 - Fulton 
Oct. 30 -12:05 p.m. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center - Fulton 
Oct. 30-7 p.m. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center - Fulton 
Nov. 6-7 p.m. 

Computer Club 

Crubaugh Technical Ed. 209 - Fulton 
Nov. 7 -12:10 p.m. 

Phi Theta Kappa 
Purvis Center 109 - Tupelo 
Nov. 12 -12:10 p.m. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center - Fulton 
Nov. 13-7 p.m. 


Student Support Center - Tupelo 
Nov. 14 -11:45 a.m. 

Computer Club 
Crubaugh Technical Building 209 
Nov. 21 -12:10 p.m. 

Phi Theta Kappa 
Purvis Center 109 - Tupelo 
Dec. 3 -12:10 p.m. 

Phi Theta Kappa 
Purvis Center 109 - Tupelo 
Jan. 14 -12:10 p.m. 

Phi Theta Kappa 
Purvis Center 109 - Tupelo 
Feb. 11 -12:10 p.m. 


Student Support Center - Tupelo 
Feb. 13 -11:45 a.m. 

For meeting updates, 



Students in ICC’s 
Computer Club are 
selling “World’s 
Finest Chocolate 
Bars” for $1 each, 
and members from 
left, Stefany Gille- 
land, Tristin 
Brewer and James 
Haan prepare for 
distribution. The 
sale will continue 
through the re¬ 
mainder of the 
school year. 

Changing majors 
not difficult process 


Staff Writer 

Choosing a major is a difficult 
situation for most students, but 
changing majors is a common oc¬ 
currence once enrolled in college. 

Luckily, changing a major is 
not as difficult as people might 

Most people to go their adviser 
for help, thinking it’s the only way 
a change can be made. 

However, there is another way 
that is much more convenient for 
college students and their busy 
schedules, according to Mande 
Miller, director of the Tupelo and 

It’s as easy as opening your 
myTribe and changing it yourself. 
Miller said. 

Itawamba Community College 

has a way for students to be able 
to change their major on their 
own by going online. Miller said. 

It’s as easy 
as opening 

The College did this so that the 
students wouldn’t have to worry 
about making a visit to the advis¬ 
ing centers. 

If students prefer to see their 
adviser for a major change, they 
find it absolutely no problem to 


“You can change your major 
however much you like, but you 
can only do so once per semester,” 
Miller said, “so it is best to pick a 
major that deals with a profession 
you are interested in.” 

If needed, students can change 
their adviser as well. Miller said. 

Students are also reminded 
that the advising period for the 
2020 spring semester begins 

Those with questions can go to 
the office of Student Affairs in the 
David C. Cole Student Services 
Building on the Fulton Campus or 
the office of Student Affairs in the 
Student Support Center on the 
Tupelo Campus. 

ICC Film Club, class provide 
opportunity to learn various skills 


Staff Writer 

Itawamba Community College’s 
film class provides an opportunity for 
students to learn film production skills 
such as script writing, editing, acting 
and staying on a budget. 

It meets on Tuesdays and Thurs¬ 
days in Boggs Humanities 104. 

As a class, individuals learn to write 
scripts, according to instructor Mor¬ 
gan Cutturini. 

She said that the scripts are com¬ 
bined into a group script, and the pro¬ 
duction is filmed as soon as school is 
out in December. 

Cutturini said that New Jersey film¬ 
maker PJ Leonard brings an actor 

from Los Angeles and crew members 
from New York City to train ICC’s stu¬ 
dents in aspects of filmmaking such as 
production of the film the students 
wrote. They edit the film, and it is pre¬ 
miered in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts 
Center auditorium on the Fulton Cam¬ 
pus during the spring semester. 

“We use this to be trained by people 
who are professionals and do this as a 
career,” Cutturini said. “The club is 
also a great way to learn good work 
ethic. Everybody must be responsible 
for their area and department, and 
they also learn how to work well with 

About midterm time, the students 
draw a film genre out of a hat and do a 

short 1-3 minute film as their final 
exam, Cutturini said. “For their final 
exam,everybody shows their film, and 
we give prizes for first,second and 
third place, and we have a party with 

The club meets once a month dur¬ 
ing the last half of the class so that stu¬ 
dents who are not enrolled but who 
have an interest can attend.” 

Students who are in the club help 
with wardrobe and makeup. The 
group’s next fundraiser is a Marathon 
cheese sale. 

The club’s next project is the Zom¬ 
bie Run, which will be Oct. 30, at 7 
p.m. on the pedestrian walkway at the 
Fulton Campus. 

“A lot of students help with the film 
we do in December, which is a three- 
day shoot,” Cutturini said. They may 
help with the food on set or be an extra 
behind the actor. If students who at¬ 
tend monthly meetings want to join, 
they can register for the class next se¬ 

Cutturini said that several students 
have earned money working on films, 
and some are working in the film in¬ 
dustry in Atlanta, Ga. 

Cutturini said that the goal is to cre¬ 
ate more of an industry in the area so 
that students do not have to move 

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Recruiter VISITS 


Fulton Campus 
David C. Cole 
Student Services Building 
November 4 
9 a.m.-i p.m. 


Fulton Campus 
David C. Cole 
Student Services Building 

November 18 

9 a.m.-i p.m. 


Staff Reports 

Itawamba Community College is offering “City of 
Tupelo: History since 1990 and Current Issues” as part 
of its continuing education lecture series. 

Dates and times for the free series are Oct. 31, Nov. 
7 and 21, from 1-2 p.m. at the ICC Belden Center (3200 
Adams Farm Rd.). 

The lectures will review economic and social 
changes in Tupelo over the last three decades with an 
emphasis on community structure and the functions of 
a city. Issues such as the relationships among infra¬ 
structure development, housing and economic growth 
will be discussed in context with changes in the na¬ 
tional and global economy. 

For more information, contact Becky Kelly at or (662) 407-1500. 

FAFSA Fridays 

Staff Reports 

ICC’s Financial Aid offices have scheduled FAFSA 
Fridays to assist prospective students with the comple¬ 
tion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

ICC staff members will be available to assist with 
completion of the online form as well as to answer 
questions at both the Fulton and Tupelo campus of¬ 
fices, which are located in the Student Services build¬ 
ings. Students are encouraged to visit the Tupelo 
Campus office, if possible, because of the availability of 
more computers. 

The FAFSA is the form used by the U.S. Department 
of Education to determine eligibility for federal, state 
and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, 
educational loans and work-study programs, according 
to Terry Bland, ICC Director of Financial Aid. 

For more information, call (662) 862-8261 or email 






Itawamba Community College is a two-year public 
supported institution dedicated to providing high qual¬ 
ity educational opportunities that are accessible and af¬ 
fordable for the diverse needs of Chickasaw, Itawamba, 
Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc counties. 

Itawamba Community College fulfills its mission 
through i)college-parallel programs that allow stu¬ 
dents to transfer a maximum of two years of college 
work to four-year colleges and universities; 2) technical 
and career programs that prepare students for imme¬ 
diate employment; 3) continuing education and com¬ 
munity service programs for individuals striving for 
personal growth and/or personal enrichment; 4) con¬ 
tributing to the needs of business and industry; 5) ed¬ 
ucational programs and services that meet the diverse 
needs of students including student development op¬ 
portunities; 6) adult basic education programs com¬ 
mitted to increasing the literacy level of the adult 
population; 7) current technology to advance educa¬ 
tional purpose, including traditional and online in¬ 
structional services, student support services and 
business management; 8) strategies to encourage the 
improvement of relations and coordination of pro¬ 
grams with high schools, community/junior colleges, 
four-year colleges and universities; 9) development 
and implementation of activities that encourage and 
promote civic responsibility; and 10) programs of lead¬ 
ership training and professional growth to improve 
skills of faculty and staff. 

Candidates for admission to academic, career and 
technical programs maybe admitted by diploma - stu¬ 
dents are required to present an official transcript from 
a high school accredited by the appropriate state or re¬ 
gional accreditation association; by completing the ap¬ 
propriate number of Carnegie units; by successfully 
completing the high school equivalency test - students 
are required to have an official copy of the high school 
equivalency transcript mailed to the Registrar/Director 
of Admissions; by advanced standing (college transfer 
students). Students graduating without a regular 
diploma (Occupational Diploma or Special Education 
Diploma) must successfully complete the high school 
equivalency test in order to be eligible for admission to 
Itawamba Community College. Some career education 
programs may have selective criteria for admission. 

Itawamba Community College does not discrimi¬ 
nate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, dis¬ 
ability or age in its programs and activities. The 
following person has been designated to handle in¬ 
quiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Dean 
of Students, 602 West Hill Street, Fulton, MS 38843, 

In compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act 
of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; and 
Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Itawamba 
Community College makes available its curricular and 
extracurricular programs and its facilities to every 
qualified person regardless of race, sex, color, creed, 
national origin or disability. 

Itawamba Community College is accredited by the 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commis¬ 
sion on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact 
the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, 
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.670.4500 for 
questions about the accreditation of Itawamba Com¬ 
munity College. 

662.862.8000 (Fulton) • 662.620.5000 (Tupelo) 
662.407.1141 (Belden) 

English Roundtable to feature area speakers 

Staff Reports 

Itawamba Community College’s 
Communication Division will host an 
English Roundtable, Nov. 1, at the 
Belden Center (3200 Adams Farm 

The session will begin at 8 a.m. 
Showcase speakers include Lisa 
Buckner of South Pontotoc High 
School, Amy Jo Holcomb of Itawamba 
Agricultural High School, Kala Parker 
of Mooreville High School and Kim 

Payne of Smithville High School. 

Laura Hammons of Hinds Commu¬ 
nity College is the keynote speaker. 

The event is free and open to any¬ 
one who would like to attend, hut a 
special invitation has been extended to 

English teachers in ICC’s district, in¬ 
cluding those in Chickasaw, Itawamha, 
Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc counties. 

For more information, contact Jon 
Armstrong at 
or call (662) 862-8054. 

Chieftain staff members needed 

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Across campus 

CHiEFTAiN/Page 12 .October 28, 2019 | 

October 28 

Intramural Dodgeball Sign-Up 
Online - Ends Nov. 7 

Self-Defense Training 
David C. Cole Student Serviees Building 
Banquet Rooms - Fulton 
6 p.m. 

Film Club Zombie Run 
Pedestrian Walkway - Fulton 
7-8 p.m. 

October 29 
BSU Costume Party 
BSU Center - Fulton 
7 p.m. 

October 31 
PTK Costume Contest 
David C. Cole Student Serviees Building 

November 12 
Meditation with Meaghan 
David C. Cole Student Serviees Building 
Banquet Room - Fulton 

6:30 p.m. 

November 13 
Poetry Slam 
Library - Fulton 
6 p.m. 

November 18 

“Let’s Talk About It” 

Library Study Room 3 - Fulton 

6:30 p.m. 

November 20 

Movie Night 

W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center 
auditorium - Fulton 


ICC Communica¬ 
tion Division chair 
Anna Britt-Begnaud 
presents an award 
to a high schooi 
winner during a re¬ 
ception Tuesday to 
honor those who 
placed in ICC’s Na¬ 
tional Day on Writ¬ 
ing. Britt-Begnaud 
coordinated the 

Severe storm program 
scheduled today 

Special to the Chieftain 

The fall severe weather season 
is approaching. Are you ready for 
whatever is in store? Do you have 
a severe weather plan at your 

Can you recognize the clues 
that suggest large hail, flash flood¬ 
ing or a tornado is possible? 

Do you want to become part of 
the severe weather warning sys¬ 
tem in your county? 

As part of its area-wide weather 
preparedness campaign, the Na¬ 
tional Weather Service in Mem¬ 
phis will answer these and many 
other questions at the Skywarn 
storm spotter training program 
tonight at 6:30 in the W.O. Ben¬ 
jamin Fine Arts Center audito¬ 
rium at the Fulton Campus. 

It is presented as a partnership 
between Itawamba County ARES 
and Itawamba County Emergency 


The program will discuss thun¬ 
derstorm formation, severe 
weather production and features 
associated with severe storms. It 
will also review tornado formation 
and behavior, non-threatening 
clues which may be mistaken for 
significant features and spotter 

The program will discuss rec¬ 
ommended storm reporting pro¬ 
cedures and safety when storms 
threaten. The two-hour presenta¬ 
tion will be in multimedia format, 
featuring numerous pictures of 
storms and nearly 25 minutes of 
storm video clips. 

The program is free and open 
to the public. 

The network of trained storm 
spotters plays an important role in 
Itawamba County. “We could not 
do our job as well as we do with¬ 

out storm spotters,” said Gary 
Woodall, Warning Coordination 
Meteorologist with the Memphis 
NWS office. “Real-time reports 
from storm spotters play a huge 
role in our warnings. Radar and 
satellite are great tools, but they 
only tell us part of a storm’s story. 
The combination of spotter re¬ 
ports and electronic data gives us 
the best possible picture of the 
storms and what’s going on inside 

“By coming to this program, 
you will learn a lot about thunder¬ 
storms,” Woodall said. “Even if 
you don’t become an active storm 
spotter, you will learn about how 
storms work and the visual clues 
to look for when storms are in 
your area. This will better prepare 
yourself and your family for the 
threats that storms pose.” 

7:30 p.m. 

December 2 

Fulton Christmas Parade 

Downtown Fulton 

6 p.m. 

December 3 
Tupelo Christmas Parade 
Downtown Tupelo 

6:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 
Jake Hartfield 
Director of Student Activities 
662.862.8428 or 

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Community Service 

ICC students pause after^icking up trash 
on the Waterway walking trail recently 
as part of student activities. 

ICC to honor QEP 
student-athletes, Nov. 4 

Staff Reports 

ICC will honor student-athletes 
in all sports as well as band and 
cheerleading during home basket¬ 
ball games, Nov. 4. 

In addition, they have selected 
faculty mentors who will also be 

They include Hiram Wadling- 
ton, football, and mentor. Dr. 
Bronson Prochaska; Lane 
Domino, baseball, and mentor. 
Coach Rick Collier; Jessica Davis, 
softball, and mentor, Jason Camp¬ 
bell; Ma’Darius Hobson, men’s 
basketball, and mentor, Chris 
Stevenson; Elizabeth Ingram, 

women’s basketball, and mentor, 
Jennifer Cooper; Wilson Tres 
Gammill, golf, and mentor, Jen¬ 
nifer Cooper; Clayton O’Daniel, 
men’s soccer, and mentor, Mike 
Sullivan; Halle Moore, women’s 
soccer, and mentor, Jennifer 
Cooper; Hayden Embry, men’s 
tennis, and mentor. Coach 
Michael Metz; Farrah Fowlkes, 
women’s tennis, and mentor. 
Coach Michael Metz; Ethan Ray, 
All-American Band, and mentor, 
Christy Colburn; and Becca 
Childers, cheer, and mentor, Jessi 

The first recognition ceremony 

will be at halftime of the women’s 
game and will include band, base¬ 
ball, men’s basketball, cheer, foot¬ 
ball and golf. 

The second ceremony will be at 
halftime of the men’s game and 
will include women’s basketball, 
men’s and women’s soccer, soft- 
ball and men’s and women’s ten¬ 

The Quality Enhancement Plan 
(QEP) is a five-year assessment 
that will provide an institutional 
course of action to improve stu¬ 
dent learning. The development 
process began in 2015. 

Gateway program seeks 

participants from iCC district 

Staff Reports 

Registration is continuing for the 
Gateway program at Itawamba Com¬ 
munity College. 

The program is designed for individ¬ 
uals who are between the ages of 16- 
24, do not have a high school diploma 
or its equivalent, want career coaching 
and are serious about exploring em¬ 

ployment opportunities. 

In addition, those who have a high 
school diploma or high school equiva¬ 
lency diploma may qualify if they have 
another type of barrier, including but 
not limited to, single parent, low in¬ 
come, disabilities and homeless. 

Enrollments are currently being ac¬ 
cepted for participants Chickasaw, 

Itawamba, Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc 

Open enrollment for classes in the 
one-week program begins Mondays at 
9 a.m. at the ICC Belden Center (3200 
Adams Farm Rd.). 

According to WIOA Youth Coordi¬ 
nator Sanders Bell, students can start 
on Monday and possibly have a job by 


The program is funded by the Mis¬ 
sissippi Partnership Workforce Devel¬ 
opment Board and the Three Rivers 
Planning and Development District, 

For more information or to register, 
visit the WIN Job Center at Belden or 
call (662) 407-1207. 

ICC men^ women tip off 
basketball season^ Nov. 4 , at home 

Robin Porter Grant Pate 


ICC Sports Information 


The Itawamba Com¬ 
munity College women’s 
basketball program will 
tip off the 2019-20 
schedule Nov. 4, and it 
will be a new era with 
first-year head coach 
Robin Porter leading the 

The schedule features 
11 home games with 10 
played on Monday 
nights, including the 
only two home dates in 
November, on Nov. 4 
against Volunteer State 
and the Nov. 11 game 
against Gadsden State. 

In December, the 
Lady Indians will host 
Lawson State, Dec. 2, 
and North Division op¬ 
ponent, Northwest, Dec. 

The second half of the 
schedule will be divi¬ 
sion-heavy with key ri¬ 
valry games Jan. 9 at 
Northeast and Feb. 3 
when ICC hosts North¬ 
east. The lone Tuesday 
home game for the Tribe 

is Jan. 21 against Coa¬ 

Coach Porter will re¬ 
turn some key players 
from last year’s Missis¬ 
sippi Association of 
Community and Junior 
Colleges North Division 
champion squad, which 
finished 21-5 overall. 

Tabreea Gandy, a 
point guard from 
Starkville, returns after 
an impressive freshman 
season during which she 
earned MACJC All-State 
honors, averaged 9.2 
points per game and 
started all 26 games. 

Also returning at 
guard is Kealy Wilson 
(Olive Branch) who av¬ 
eraged 7.8 points per 
game and played in all 
26 games with five 
starts. Timoya Brownlee 
(Houlka), Shimia 

Williams (Booneville) 
and Whitey Watkins 
(Decatur, Ala.) saw sub¬ 
stantial playing time 
coming off the bench last 
season and look to be a 
big part of the Lady Indi¬ 
ans success this season. 

Sara Friloux (Tupelo) 

and Elizabeth Ingram 
(Corinth) are also re¬ 
turning for their sopho¬ 
more seasons. 

The Lady Indians 
sophomore class is 
joined by six freshmen, 
all of whom are guards 
with the exception of 
Lymyia Fifer, a 8’o cen¬ 
ter from Louisville. 

Zuri Dunlap (Her¬ 
nando), Scarlett Guess 
(Blue Mountain), 

Tatyana Norment (For¬ 
rest City, Ark.) and 
Mariah Holland (Ox¬ 
ford) are listed as true 
guards, while Shomaria 
Overton (Leland) could 
split time at point guard 

with Gandy, and Xhiir 
Burgess (Oxford) is 
listed as a hybrid 

Joining Porter in her 
first season is assistant 

coach Andureay Adams. 


ICC’s men’s basket¬ 
ball program has an¬ 
nounced its 23-game 
schedule highlighted by 
10 of the Indians’ 11 
home games being 
played on Mondays 
throughout the season. 

The Indians, who fin¬ 
ished 10-13 last year, will 
open the season Nov. 4 
against Volunteer State 
and return to Fulton on 
Nov. 11 to face Gadsden 

State. ICC will have only 
two home dates in De¬ 
cember with Lawson 
State, Dec. 2, and North¬ 
west, Dec. 9, in its North 
Division opener. 

Following the Christ¬ 
mas break, ICC will host 
home games against 
Motlow State (Jan. 6), 
ASU Mid-South 

(Jan. 13), Coahoma (Jan. 
21), Holmes (Jan. 27), 
Northeast (Feb. 3) and 
East Mississippi (Feb. 
17). The Indians will 
travel to Booneville on 
Jan. 9 to face rival 

Coach Grant Pate re¬ 
turns eight sophomores 
from last season’s all¬ 
freshman squad, includ¬ 
ing leading scorer 
Ma’Darius Hobson 

Hobson averaged 13.9 
points and 10 rebounds 
last year while shooting 
56.3 percent from the 
floor and 62.9 percent 
from the free throw line. 
Travonta Doolittle 
(Hughes, Ark.) returns 
after averaging 8.3 
points and 6.6 assists 

per game. Kendricus 
Carlton (Batesville) av¬ 
eraged 8.1 points, while 
Ranee Champ (Shan¬ 
non) and Shamaro 
Brown (Olive Branch) 
both chipped in just over 
seven points a night. 

Michael Crump 
(Baldwyn), Jeremy 
Miller (Ackerman) and 
Julian Warren (Saltillo) 
all look to contribute this 
season after building on 
the experience earned 
during their freshman 

The Indians will have 
six new faces on their 
roster this season, in¬ 
cluding Ro’Darien 
Pendleton (Jackson), 
Shermontis Mitchell 
(Jackson), Tyler Smith 
(Atlanta, Ga.), Antwon 
Porter (Byhalia), Bran¬ 
don Brown (Memphis, 
Tenn.) and Jalon Beene 

Eric Bozeman is assis¬ 
tant coach. 

All home games are 
scheduled for 5:30 p.m. 
and 7:30 p.m. and will 
be available on Lets- 





CHiEFTAiN/Page 14 .October 28, 2019 

Indians finish regular season 

with four-game win streak 


Staff Reports 


ICC’s football program dropped its 
first game of division play to then No. 6 
East Mississippi Community College, 
48-3, on the road at Scooba. 

The Indians fell behind early as the 
Lions scored on big plays in the opening 
two drives of the game. At the end of the 
first quarter, the Indians trailed, 24-0, 
but a 26-yard field goal by Skylar Gris¬ 
som put them on the board with 9:38 re¬ 
maining until halftime. After the Lions 
scored 17 unanswered points, they led 
41-3 at the half. 

With a running clock in the second 
half, the Lions scored again to pick up 
the 48-3 victory. 

The Indians had 194 yards of total of¬ 
fense while Clark Mills and Dylan Faulk 
combined for 106 yards passing. Three 
ICC running backs picked up a com¬ 
bined 105 yards on the ground, but a 
pair of sacks cut the Indians’ rushing 
total to 86 in the division opener. 

Keshun Parker led the Indians in 
tackles for the second consecutive week 
with eight (six solo, two assists). 

ICC’s Keshun Parker leads the 
defensive charge for the Indians 
against Coahoma. 


ICC’s football team posted its first 
win of the season with a 30-21 victory 
over Coahoma, Sept. 19. 

Clark Mills threw a pair of first quar¬ 
ter touchdown passes of 43 and 19 yards 
to Barry Flowers to give the Indians a 12- 
o lead. He connected with Collins 
Woods on a 55-yard scoring toss to put 
the Indians up 18=0 at the 14:48 mark 
of the second quarter. 

Flowers had three catches for 84 
yards and two touchdowns. Mills threw 
for 300 yards with four touchdowns and 
an interception on 15 of 26 passing. 

Coahoma answered with a six-yard 
touchdown pass to make it an 18-7 con¬ 
test before Hiram Wadlington ripped off 
a 53-yard touchdown run on a fourth- 
and-one situation to give the Indians a 
24-7 halftime lead. 

Wadlington finished the game with 
134 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries 
while hauling in three catches for 41 

The third quarter belonged to the 
Tigers. Joe Johnson found Josh Steven¬ 
son for a pair of touchdown passes to cut 
the Indians’ lead to 24-21 heading into 
the fourth quarter. Mills threw his fourth 
touchdown pass of the game when he 
connected with Qua Davis on a 40-yard 
toss to put the Indians up 30-21 early in 
the fourth quarter. 

Sylvonta Oliver returns a fumble 89 yards for a touchdown against 
the Northeast Tigers. 

The Indians defense stifled the 
Tigers’ rally for the remainder of the 
night to secure the victory. Keshun 
Parker led the defensive charge with 14 
tackles with three sacks and four tackles 
for a loss. Nick Smith had 11 tackles 
while Octavius McClatchey and Kenneth 
Martin each returned an interception 20 


In the latest of the long-standing ri¬ 
valry showdowns between ICC and 
Northeast Mississippi Community Col¬ 
lege, the Indians came up just short, 
dropping a 14-12 decision. Sept. 26. 

The Indians trailed 7-0 at halftime, 
but an 89-yard scoop and score by 
Sylvonta Oliver with under two minutes 
left in the third parter pulled the Indians 
within one, after a failed two-point at¬ 

With seven minutes remaining, the 
Indians threw for a go-ahead touchdown 
pass, but an unsportsmanlike penalty 
negated the score, and Northeast inter¬ 
cepted a pass on the following play. The 
Tigers took advantage of a fumble on the 
Indians next drive, recovering the loose 
ball for a touchdown. 

The Indians gave themselves a 
chance to force overtime as Clark Mills 
connected with Collins Woods H on a 
two-yard touchdown pass, but the two- 
point attempt was no good. 

ICC’s Barry Flowers races past a 
27-21 Homecoming victory. 

With 18 seconds remaining, the Indi¬ 
ans recovered the onside kick to give 
themselves another shot at the win, but 
Northeast picked off the Hail Mary at¬ 
tempt to secure the win. 

Mills finished the night throwing 12- 
35 for 115 yards, one touchdown and two 

interceptions. Nick Smith led the Indi¬ 
ans defensively with 13 tackles. 

ICC forced four turnovers and put up 
435 yards of total offense to pick up a big 
27-21 division win over Holmes Com¬ 
munity College, Oct. 3. 

The Indians threw for 309 yards on 
25 completions from sophomore quar¬ 
terback Clark Mills, who aso added a 
running touchdown. Of the 309 passing 
yards, red-shirt freshman Barry Flowers 
accounted for 150 yards on nine catches. 

Sophomore running back Hiram 
Wadlington led the Indians rushing 
game with 80 yards on 19 carries and 
two touchdowns. 

Skylar Grissom accounted for nine 
points, a perfect 3-3 on extra points and 
30- and 24-yard field goals. 

Defensively, the Indians handled 
Holmes’ triple option well, forcing and 
recovering two fumbles and getting two 
big interceptions by Octavious Mc¬ 
Clatchey and Kenneth Martin. 

Keshun Parker led the Indians’ de¬ 
fense with nine tackles, including three 
tackles for loss and one sack 

ICC exploded for 635 yards of total 
offense on its way to defeating Missis¬ 
sippi Delta Community College, Oct. 10. 

Holmes defender in the Indians’ 

the Indians offensive charge was led 
by the running backs as freshman RJ 
Wilson ran for 122 yards and a touch¬ 
down, and sophomore Hiram Wadling- 
ton picked up 109 yards and two 

Freshman Jamarcus Quarles pow¬ 

ered his way for two rushing touch¬ 
downs and 18 yards on five carries. 

Through the air, sophomore quarter¬ 
back Clark Mills completed 19 of 33 
passing attempts for 293 yards, one 
touchdown and completed passes to 
eight different receivers. Barry Flowers 
led the Indian receivers with 151 yards 
and a touchdown on eight receptions. 

Defensively, the Indians held Delta to 
15 yards on 27 carries and allowed 196 
yards and a touchdown through the air. 
LeKendrick Jones led the Indians de¬ 
fense with seven tackles, two tackles for 
loss and one and a half sacks. 

The Indians scored on their opening 
drive on a screen pass from Mills to 
Flowers who ran 38 yards for the score, 
and Quarles gave the Indians a 14-7 lead 
on a one-yard run late in the opening 

Wadlington picked up his first score 
of the game with under five minutes left 
until halftime, when he broke a 51-yard 
run. Quarles added his second touch- 

ICC’s Jamarcus Quarles races 
past a Southwest defender on 
his way to a touchdown. 

down on a powerful three-yard run with 
under two minutes remaining for the 
game’s final score. 


In its final non-division game of the 
regular season, ICC took care of business 
on the road, defeating Southwest Missis¬ 
sippi Community College, 35-10, Oct. 17. 

The Indians had 494 yards of total of¬ 
fense while allowing only 127 yards. 

Sophomore quarterback Clark Mills 
threw for 290 yards on 20 completions 
and two touchdowns. Of the passing 
yards, freshman Qua Davis led the Indi¬ 
ans with 92 yards on four catches, but 
Barry Flowers and Qua Tucker grabbed 
Mills’ touchdown throws with Flowers 
scoring on a 28-yard strike and Tucker 
on a 26-yard play where he stretched 
into the end zone. 

On the ground, five Indians com¬ 
bined for 204 rushing yards with Hiram 
Wadlington and Jamarcus Quarles lead¬ 
ing the way with 65 yards each and com¬ 
bining for three scores. Quarles found 
the end zone twice on runs of 39 and 10 
yards, and Wadlington broke a 21-yard 
touchdown run. 

Defensively, the Indians held the 
Bears to 114 passing yards and 13 rush¬ 
ing yards while intercepting three 

Nick Smith led the Indians with 10 
tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss that 
pushed the Bears back 32 yards. Jaquan 
Williams intercepted two passes, and 
Octavius McClatchey picked up his third 
interception of the season. 

Thursday night, ICC upset 
Northwest 21-20, at Senatohia. 
Game reeap in the next issue. 


Sports Editor 

I think far too often, we, as spectators and fans, 
forget we are watching student-athletes, emphasis 
on the student part. 

Whether it’s playing or performing at the foothall 
game on Thursday night, a soccer match on Tuesday 
afternoon, a softball or baseball doubleheader, a 
tennis tournament or a Monday night basketball 
game, the fans - myself included - cease to realize 
that these same players on the field or court also sat 
in one, if not two or three classes for an hour and a 
half each that same day. Being a college athlete 
takes extreme dedication and passion, and it’s not 
for everyone. 

The crowd doesn’t see the 6 
a.m. practices before class, the 
long practices in this Missis¬ 
sippi heat or the countless 
hours spent in the weight room 
or trainer’s room. 

Most students are done for 
the day after about noon, but 
that’s when student-athletes’ 
days hit their peak. 

Softball player Mattie Meine 
says, “To me being a student-athlete is very hard, 
yet very rewarding. We learn life lessons on the field 
that also carry off the field. It has made me a better 
person in more ways than one and is constantly 
preparing me for my future with time management, 
learning to work better with others and building 

Being a college student can be challenging 
enough, but adding athlete behind it makes it a 
whole new ball game. I can speak from personal ex¬ 
perience. It truly was one of the most challenging 
times of my life, yet rewarding, just as Mattie said. 

I challenge you next time you’re watching a col¬ 
lege game, put yourself in the athlete’s shoes. Imag¬ 
ine adding a four-hour practice in loo-degree 
weather to your three hours spent in class that day. 
Imagine failing a test, then having to go beat your 
rival in the next couple of hours with nearly the 
whole school and town watching. Not only is it phys¬ 
ically challenging, but mentally, it can be absolutely 

The grind is real for student-athletes, but when 
you dogpile after a state championship or score the 
winning goal against a nationally-ranked rival, or 
win the match point in the regional tournament, or 
drain the buzzer beater,all the early and late prac¬ 
tices, study halls and weight room sessions instantly 
become so beyond worth it. 

In the words of quarterback Clark Mills, “It’s an 
amazing experience because you make so many new 
friends doing a thing that you all love. The coaches 
and the school help you become the best student- 
athlete you can be.” 

We need to remember that they are students 


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Merits soccer 
season ends; 
Women take 
15-win streak 
to playoffs 

Football, men’s and women’s soccer players 
earn NJCAA, MACJC recognition 

Staff Reports 

Several ICC student athletes 
have earned recognition from 
the Mississippi Association of 
Community and Junior Colleges 
and the National Junior College 
Athletic Association. 

They are 


MACJC Keeper 
of the Week 
(three times) 
NJCAA Keeper 
of the Week 


MACJC Defensive 
Player of the Week 
NJCAA Defensive Player 
of the Week 


MACJC Offensive 
Player of the Week 



Player of the Week 



Player of the Week 

Coming up in ICC sports_ 


Volunteer St. 5:30/7:30 
@Huntingdon 6/8 
Gadsden St. 5:30/7:30 

@Shelton St. 

@Motlow St. 

Lawson St. 

@Gadsden St. 

@Volunteer St. 2/4 
Motlow St. 5:30/7:30 

@Miss. Delta 
@East Miss. 
















10.28 Pearl River . 11 a.m. 

Semifinal game 
postponed from Saturday 

Winner will face 
winner of Holmes and Jones 
Oct. 29 
3:30 p.m. 

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