Former Warrior basketball standout the Alumni Updates 70 s 80 s • Phil Shepard (’79) won his 800th game as Leake Academy’s boys basketball coach on Jan. 4. The long- time coach took over the Rebels program in 1986. Randy Cleveland (’81) was recognized 50 s

American Physical Therapy Association Mississippi. Patsy Harris Cleveland (’92) was recently named girls’ basketball coach at Noxapater High School. She previously served as an assistant at Newton County High School. Maurice Bowie (’97) was named boys’ basketball coach at Morton High School after having previ- ously served as the girls’ coach at Lake High School. in The Meridian Star and the Newton County Appeal newspapers for his acting work. He is starring in the ABC series “Women of the Movement,” a film based on the true story of Civil Rights activist Mamie Till- Mobley. Former baseball standout the late Jake Nester (’03) of Lake was recently named to the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame. Jennifer Carson Timidaiski (’04) of Hattiesburg was se- lected as Longleaf Elemen- tary School’s Teacher of the Year in May 2021 and was named Lamar County School District Teacher of the Year in December 2021. She currently lives in Hat- tiesburg with her husband, Grayson, and children, Margo, 7, and Cannon, 5. Former Warrior footballer Jacob Massey (’07) was named head football coach at Long Beach High School. He previously served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Petal 00 s • Jason Gaines (’00) was recently featured

and had earlier stints at Amory and Desoto Central. Massey played at Union High School before playing quarterback at ECCC and later Louisiana College. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi.

late Howard Dean Ses- sums (’53) of Harperville was recently named to the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame. The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce selected former ECCC instructor Bill Lovett (’57) and his wife, Sandra, along with Elizabeth Ann Lovett, as Forest Citizens of the Year for 2021. The Lovetts were honored with a recep- tion and served as grand marshals for the annual Forest Christmas Parade. Bill served as a Naval Flight Officer 27 years before re- turning to his native Forest. Jean Zimmer (’59) of Rock Spring, Ga., is enjoying retirement and recently moved to Georgia to live with her daughter, Dorothy. (’63) of Forest was recently named to the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame. Jerald Everett (‘64), Human Resource Consultant at Jer- ald Everett Consulting and recent ECCC Alumnus of the Year, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leader- ship in human resources administration. Former women’s basketball standout Sandy Puck- ett Keenan (’68) of Scott Central was recently named to the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame. 60 s • Former foot- ball standout Stanley G. Douglas

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Morgan Deweese (’10) was the featured

as Mississippi State Univer- sity’s 2022 National Alum- nus of the Year during ceremonies held in April. A 1983 petroleum engineer- ing graduate and Newton County native, Cleveland was a successful leader in the oil and gas industry for more than 35 years. He was named Vice President Americas for ExxonMobil Production Co. in 2016 and served in that role until his retirement in 2019. He was named ECCC’s Alumnus of the Year in 2019. Andy Childress (’89) of Louisville recently pub- lished another comics collection book of his daily comics appearing on the bubbaworldcomix.com site and is about to publish a Sundays Funnies collection book of comics of the six classic humor titles he does at funnypapers.weebly.com.

Cook of the Week in The Neshoba Democrat . She is a pharmacist at Neshoba General Hospital. Michael Hardy (’10) was named Songwriter of the Year during the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards. Garrett McDill (’16) and Stephen Stewart (’15), a singing duo known as NEIGHBORS, released their first original contribution to contemporary Christian music titled “Riverbank.” Landon Gibson (’18) was promoted to editor/pub- lisher of The Star-Herald in Kosciusko. Anna Norris-Jones (’18) of Brandon serves as a civil engineer with Michael Baker International. Isaac Keen (’19) of Louis- ville recently accepted an internship with the Mi- ami Dolphins as an ath- letic trainer. He is a former ECCC tennis player. He later attended Mississippi State University where he was a student athletic train- er for the football team. He is currently attending West Florida University and will begin the internship in Miami this summer.

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Dr. Michalle Everett Massey (’91), DPT, ATP,

GCS, presented “Using As- sistive Technology to Help Your Patients Age in Place” at the American Physi- cal Therapy Association Tri State Fall Conference in Memphis, Tenn., last October. She is also serv- ing as vice president of the


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