2016-2017 President's Report
HAUNTED HOUSE OF HOOPS – The 2016-17 editions of the ECCC men’s and women’s basketball teams were on display at the annual “Haunted House of Hoops” Oct. 31. Activities were held in the Brackeen-Wood Gym and included entertainment by the Wall O’ Sound Band drum line, Centralettes, and Cheerleaders, and members of the college’s spring sports teams were introduced. The community was invited to attend and “Trick or Treat” candy was available for youngsters as well as a Halloween costume contest.
BUSINESS, HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION EXPO – Career and educational opportunities were available for East Central Community College students when the 15th annual Business, Healthcare & Education Expo was held on campus during the spring semester. The public was also invited to attend the free event and more than 25 exhibitors from business, industry, education, finance, armed services and healthcare organizations throughout the state attended.
WARRIOR WONDERLAND – The second East Central Community College Warrior Wonderland kicked off Dec. 2 with a tremendous fireworks display over Founders Gym immediately after the Decatur Christmas Parade. An estimated 800 people enjoyed the festivities, which included holiday music by college groups and soloists, Selfies with Santa, children’s movies on a large inflatable screen, a Mississippi National Guard Avenger military vehicle that guests could maneuver, a Christmas Village display, and various specialty, food, and drink booths sponsored by ECCC student organizations. Nearly 300 attendees took advantage of the $5 armband for unlimited access to a train ride, inflatables, pirate ship, swings, laser tag and other areas for children young and old.
MILITARY APPRECIATION – East Central Community College honored military veterans with free admission, recognition, and tailgating during the Warrior football game against Northeast Mississippi Community College on Sept. 8. Brig. Gen. Todd Wall (’82) of Decatur, a former Warrior football and baseball player, tossed the coin at midfield prior to the game. The college also hosted a Military Appreciation Breakfast Nov. 10 in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria in honor of Veterans Day. Members of the college’s vocal music ensemble Voce’ sang the national anthem and trumpeter Anastasia Crout of Lake, a member of the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, played Taps. Posting of the Colors was by Boy Scout Troop 46 from Decatur United Methodist Church.
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