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[author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:06:08 -0700 ) [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Homecoming Honorees [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College will honor 2018 Alumnus of the Year, Jeremy Holmes; Sports Hall of Fame, Kermit Davis; Foundation Hall of Fame, Pat Brumfield during homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Southwest will honor its alumni and foundation honorees during a ceremony at 3:00 p.m. held in the Horace C. Holmes Student Union Auditorium followed by a "Meet and Greet" in the HSU Lobby. The honorees along with the 2018 Homecoming Court will also be recognized at half-time during the homecoming game. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:56:37 -0700 ) [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's 2018 Homecoming Court [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College announces its 2018 Homecoming Court: McKena Henderson of Magnolia, Freshman Maid; Kylie Troutman of Summit, Freshman Maid; Linley Smith of Summit, Freshman Maid; Makayla Jackson of Magnolia, Student Body Maid; Creshona (Tootie) Kenny of Florence, Homecoming Queen; Jamie Spears of McComb, Sophomore Maid; Tamaria (Tootie) Carter of Jayess, Sophomore Maid; and Anna Klaire Dorr of Summit, Sophomore Maid. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:12:05 -0700 ) [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => New Bear Trackers Announced [link] => [description] => The Southwest Mississippi Community College Bear Trackers, an elite group of students selected to be ambassadors for the college, promote the campus through many events throughout the year including the annual SMCC Princess Ball. Selection is based on a competitive application and interview process through which a panel evaluates each applicant's scholastic achievement, communication and leadership skills, and knowledge and enthusiasm of Southwest. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:16:06 -0700 ) [4] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Receives Select Designation for the Second Time [link] => [description] => For the second time, Southwest Mississippi Community College has attained status as a "2018 Great College to Work For," according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:33:00 -0800 ) [5] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Honors Lists and List of Graduates [link] => [description] => Matt Calhoun, Registrar at SMCC, has released the honor rolls and list of graduates for the Summer 2018 [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:23:07 -0700 ) [6] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Band Camp [link] => [description] => Information about SMCC's 2018 Band Camp [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:31:30 -0700 ) [7] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Nursing Project [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Alpha Delta Nu nursing honor students recently presented their nursing capstone project at the Student Nurses Organization meeting. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:26:47 -0700 ) [8] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest MS Community College's Collegiate DECA Excels at the 2018 Mississippi Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference [link] => [description] => Southwest MS Community College's DECA members received awards at the 57th International Collegiate DECA Conference in Washington, D.C. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:18:45 -0700 ) [9] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Nurse Assistants Program Graduates its 36th Class [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Nurse Assistants Program Graduates its 36th Class [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:28:57 -0700 ) [10] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Art Winners [link] => [description] => Southwest art major Rachel Ryals won "Best of Show" with her drawing "Kyra." She was recognized at the awards ceremony and will receive a $200 check. Pictured are Rachel Ryals and Prudence McGehee, Southwest Art instructor. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:30:40 -0700 ) [11] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Foundation Establishes Scholarship [link] => [description] => Mark Lee, SMCC Alumnus and President Chief Investment Officer for Forest Hill Capital, established the Sue Lawson White Honorary Scholarship through the SMCC Foundation to honor Ms. White because of the impact she had on his life while he was at Southwest. The Sue Lawson White Honorary Scholarship will be awarded each year to a Southwest student majoring or minoring in business. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:44:25 -0700 ) [12] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Journalism Students Get Showcased [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's campus newspaper The Pine Burr and journalism students won 11 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Community College Newspaper Competition at the O.C. McDavid Journalism Conference in Jackson, MS. Winners include Best Feature Story: Olivia Robinson, 3rd; Best Cartoon: Jonathan Scott, 2nd; Best General News Photo: Kimi Jeanson, 3rd; Best Spot News Photo: Kimi Jeanson, 2nd; Best Sports Photo: Kimi Jeanson, 1st; Noah Martin, 2nd; Kimi Jeanson, 3rd; Best Feature Photo: Garret Graves, 2nd; Best Design: Pine Burr staff, 2nd; Best Front Page: Pine Burr staff, 2nd; General Excellence: Pine Burr staff, 2nd. Joyce Mabry is the journalism instructor and Pine Burr advisor. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:29:00 -0800 ) [13] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Celebrates Read Across America [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College celebrated Read Across America this week by featuring SMCC guest readers Ashley Gray, Addie Boone, and President Steve Bishop. Each guest reader shared their beloved Dr. Seuss book with SMCC Early Childhood Education program children. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:38:00 -0800 ) [14] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Foundation Scholarship [link] => [description] => LeeAnn Slipher, Attorney at Law, recently established the Antonia "Toni" Grace Marino scholarship through the Southwest Mississippi Community College Foundation. Toni demonstrated courage and bravery that there are no words to describe. And she did it all with such grace and beauty that left those around her in awe. In her twelve years, Toni was diagnosed with AML four separate times. Each time the cancer returned, she defeated it and in the end of her worldly life, she was still living cancer free. In celebration of the wonderful example that she is and the lessons of perseverance and determination that she taught others, this scholarship is presented in her honor. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:43:00 -0800 ) [15] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's HEADWAE [link] => [description] => Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence (HEAD-WAE) is a program developed by the Legislature of Mississippi and sponsored by the Mississippi Association of Colleges. Each year, HEADWAE honors the intellectually talented students and faculty members of Mississippi's higher education institutions for their marvelous contributions to promoting academic excellence. Southwest Mississippi Community College instructor Mike Flowers and sophomore Trulee Torres are recognized at the Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence ceremony in Jackson, Mississippi. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:21:00 -0800 ) [16] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Omicron Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently inducted its new members in a ceremony held in the Regional Workforce Training Center. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:39:00 -0800 ) [17] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Nurse Assistants Program Graduates its 34th Class [link] => [description] => The SMCC Nurse Assistant /Health Care Assistant Course completed its thirty-fourth semester as a regular 16 hour Career Technical Course. Six students finished the course this semester under the direction of SMCC's new instructor for the program, Mrs. Tangela Edwards, RN. This is a full semester program with four core courses including Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Basic Health Care Procedures, Body Structure and Function, and Special Care Procedures. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 01 May 2017 08:01:00 -0800 ) [18] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => 2017 Spring Graduation Speakers [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College announces its spring commencement exercises in honor of its 2017 graduates. This will include three ceremonies again this year with each held in the Hurst Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building. Southwest MS Community College President, Dr. Steve Bishop, Vice-President for Career and Technical Education, Mr. Jeremy Smith, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Mrs. Alicia Shows, and ADN Director, Dr. Melissa Temple invite friends and family members to attend these ceremonies honoring the candidates for graduation. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:23:29 -0700 ) [19] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Reggie Jones Chosen to Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame [link] => [description] => Reggie Jones has been chosen as a member of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Mr. Jones will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday, April 25, at the Muse Center on the Hinds Community College campus. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:57:00 -0700 ) [20] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest MS Regional Medical Foundation Operation [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Nursing faculty attended the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Foundation Operation fundraising event March 30th. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:04:34 -0700 ) [21] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Nursing Honor Society Inductees [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College fourth semester Associate Degree Nursing students were recently inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Gamma Rho Chapter Honor Society. These students collectively completed a capstone project "Learn While You Burn" which was presented during the March Student Nurses Organization (SNO) meeting. The capstone project focused on taking care of yourself as you make your way through nursing school. Students mapped out a one mile trail across campus and pointed out the benefits that just taking a 20 minute walk and taking the stairs versus the elevator can have on overall health. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:14:23 -0700 ) [22] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Cody Pol 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College student Cody Pol has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0800 ) [23] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Fishing Tournament [link] => [description] => The Bass Club is hosting an open fishing tournament at Okhissa Lake on Saturday, March 11th. We hope you can join us! [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:54:48 -0800 ) [24] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SGA's Cupcakes for a Cause [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College students Jessi Barnes, Emerson Nelson, Bella Clair Nelson, Emily Phillips, Aaron Buckley, Alexcia Carr, SGA Freshman Class President; Robert Brown, SGA Cabinet Member; Korey Dillon, and Christina Travis decorated cupcakes Tuesday evening during the Student Government Association's Cupcakes for a Cause. At the event, SGA members collected hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, wash cloth, soap, etc.) to send to Hattiesburg tornado victims. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:47:16 -0800 ) [25] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Student Receives MS Nurses' Foundation School Nursing Scholarship [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Associate Degree Nursing student Timothy Foster of Meadville was the recipient of the Spring 2017 MS Nurses' Foundation School Nursing Scholarship. Dr. Melissa Temple (pictured far right), SMCC Director of Nursing, along with Rosalyn Howard (pictured far left), Executive Director of MS Nurses Foundation, and Erica Myers, Associate Degree Nursing instructor, presented Timothy Foster with the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Emma Burdonne Young School of Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a third semester SMCC ADN student who has exhibited leadership, scholarship, and community involvement. Timothy Foster's scholarship money was raised through the MS Nurses Foundation Dinner theater fundraiser held at SMCC in September. Proceeds from the fundraiser went towards area nursing scholarships. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:50:00 -0800 ) [26] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => OSHA students receive 30-Hour OSHA General Industry cards. [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Occupational Safety and Health Technology (OSHA) students recently received their 30-Hour OSHA General Industry cards. Occupational Safety and Health technicians help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. They promote occupational health and safety within organizations by advising management on how to increase worker productivity through raising morale and reducing absenteeism, turnover, and equipment downtime while securing savings on insurance premiums, workers' compensation benefits, and litigation expenses. Pictured on the front row (left to right) is Vice President for Career and Technical Education Jeremy Smith along with students Lacey Howell of Summit, Tyler Vanderslice of McComb, Laken Nace of Foxworth, and Rufus Breeden of McComb. The back row includes OSHA instructor Mike Flowers and students Cage Ashley of Hattiesburg, Trenton Warren of Kentwood, Amanda Greer of Wesson, Donald Greer of Wesson, and Michael Caston of McComb. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:14:28 -0800 ) [27] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Spiritual Emphasis Week [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College recently hosted a two day Spiritual Emphasis week which featured programs presented by the Baptist Student Union and Wesley Foundation. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:51:00 -0800 ) [28] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Ginn Wins Walthall Chamber Educator Award [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Social Science Division Chairperson and history instructor Merrielyn Ginn received the Wilmon McCaffery Outstanding Educator award presented by the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce membership banquet on Saturday, January 28. Chamber 2016 president, Stephanie Miller, presented Ginn the educator award. Pictured with Ginn are (left to right) T.W. Bearden, Laura Calhoun, Thomas Calhoun, Criminal Justice/Sociology Instructor Ashley Weathers, English Instructor Gwen May, SMCC President Dr. Steve Bishop, Ginn, Vice President for Academic Affairs Alicia Shows, Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Bill Ashley, Vice President for Admissions Matt Calhoun, Psychology Instructor Elise Gatlin, and Humanities Chairperson James O'Rourke. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:13:00 -0800 ) [29] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Winter and Spring Registration [link] => [description] => Register today for our winter and/or spring sessions! [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:00 -0800 ) [30] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Residence Hall Christmas Break Information [link] => [description] => The residence halls will close for Christmas Break on Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m. for returning students. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:17 -0800 ) [31] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Fall 2016 Final Exams [link] => [description] => Final Exams will begin on December 6th and December 8th. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:16 -0800 ) [32] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Stage Band Christmas Show [link] => [description] => The Christmas Stage Band Show will be held in the Hurst Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd, and Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. each night. A matinee performance will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:15 -0800 ) [33] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC PTK Honors-in-Action Presentation [link] => [description] => SMCC's Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Delta chapter presented its Honors-In-Action presentation "Longwood Plantation: A Study through the Lens of Beauty and Vulgarity" November 11th in the Student Union auditorium. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:14 -0800 ) [34] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Honors Veterans [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College honored its country's veterans November 11th during a ceremony in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:13 -0800 ) [35] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Dr. James Stephens Featured as Humanities Council Speaker [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Physics Instructor Dr. James Stephens was a featured speaker for the Mississippi Humanities Council's lecture series. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:30:56 -0800 ) ) ) ) -------