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Dr. Duncan Donald, chief of Trauma Services with Forrest General Hospital, and the Trauma Service Team were on the JC campus to deliver the Stop The Bleed Campaign to faculty, staff and students on Monday, February 25, 2019. This is an informative presentation for medical and non-medical personnel to provide education on how to help an injured victim that is bleeding. The training includes how to pack a wound and how to use a tourniquet effectively to safe a live and/or limb or someone who has sustained a traumatic injury.
Jones College faculty, students and staff heard a presentation by Dr. Donald and participated in a hands on demonstration of wound packing and tourniquet use. Two hundred and thirty eight participants from AD Nursing, Radiography, LPN, HCA, Physical Plant, Welding, Housekeeping, Campus Police, SGA, Housing, and Enrollment Services participated.
Thank you to Dr. Donald and his Trauma Services Team for a great, informative presentation!
Jones College’s Office of Student Affairs will be hosting its annual Black History Leadership program on Tuesday, February 12, at 10 a.m. in the JC Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to attend this free event to hear featured guest speaker and COO of the Mississippi Economic Council, Cathy Northington. She will speak on this year’s event theme, “Leading to Make a Difference.”
“I believe Cathy is a perfect example of taking challenges and adversity in life and turning them into something positive. Everyone needs to be reminded of the gifts, skills and talents that they’ve been blessed with and to use them to help others around them. Leaders like Cathy are definitely making a difference in our communities and I thought that her story and experience would be a great reminder for our campus community,” said coordinator of the event and Jones College’s assistant to the president for corporate training, Dr. Samuel Jones.
Before being named the Chief Operating Officer for the state’s largest broad-based business organization, Northington served the MEC as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. She began at the MEC more than fifteen years ago as a part-time employee and has continued to work her way up by managing a variety of key projects and programs. Since 2007, she has directed the nations’ second-oldest leadership program, Leadership Mississippi. Northington and her team also manage the MEC’s three major meetings: The MEC Annual Meeting, the MEC Hobnob Mississippi and the MEC Capital Day, which hosts more than 1,500 business and community leaders, and elected officials.
The Jackson native studied marketing at Mississippi College and is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management, an intensive four-year nonprofit leadership training program conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the University of Georgia. Northington also enjoys giving back to the community through her volunteer work as a member of the Junior League of Jackson, United Way of the Capital Area and American Heart Association’s Circle of Red. A mother of three, Northington is also a member of the Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club and a board member of the R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation.
Some of the honors Northington has received include being chosen as the Our Mississippi Magazine 2018’s Business Women of the Year, the Women’s Fund 2018 Business Woman of the Year, the 2017 Young Gifted and Empowered Leader of the Year, Savvy Magazine’s 2016 Leader of the Year, a 2012 recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award, and she was a member of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi for 2014.
W. Yorks, U.K.: Lucas Jordan Middleton.
Rubi-Barcelona, Spain: Jordi Martin Morey.
Huntsville, AL: Christopher Ryan Mendoza.
Silas, AL: Alex Dion Lockhart.
St. Robert, AL: Courtney Taylor DuBose.
Bolivar Cleveland: Melissa Ann Taylor and Kashareya Tashay Funches.
Clarke Enterprise: Alvis Dayton Jones, Jonathan Matthew Killian, Starlin LeShae Miller and James Cody Vick.
Clarke Pachuta: Bailey Samantha Morris.
Clarke Quitman: William Kameron Ware.
Clarke Shubuta: Ka’Lisha Charnette Carter and Shandayshea S Price.
Clarke Stonewall: Jared Kirk Barksdale and Nathaniel Gregory Smith.
Copiah Wesson: Erich Higdon Fischer.
Covington Collins: Brooklyn Hope Ainsworth, Cody Allen Blackburn, Amelia Grace Buckley, Halle Alexis Leggett, Jacob Ray Odom, Jamea Marshay Price, Anna Kathryn Saucier and Zakyia Ja’loise Weathersby.
Covington Mt. Olive: Nadia Janice Mangrum and Terence J Rivere.
Covington Seminary: Lauryn Elizabeth Bohn, Lydia Margaret Deaton, Laken Noel Pickering and Heather L Sorto.
Covington Sumrall: Brittanie Nichole Lawrence.
Covington Taylorsville: Dean Morrison Menzik.
Forrest Brooklyn: Evan Autrey Terry.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Ella Sophia Barker, Hailey Madison Champion, Isaiah Samuel Clark, Katie Lynn Denny, Kenny Benard Floyd, Nicholas Michael Fokakis, Thomas Samuel Henderson, Candace Nicole Kendrick, Brady Alexander Kersh, Brandon William Kneipp, Marlena Rochelle McCray, Madason Lashae McCullum, Deloris Denise McLain, Jared Benton McRaney, Tolanda Lorell Miers, Amber Nicole Moore, Matthew Blake Mordica, Mary Margaret Parker, Danny Earl Robertson, Nikenya Latrica Stewart, Nathan Lee Terry, Rashaune Marcel Walters and Briante’ Darnette White.
Forrest Petal: Chadwick Seamus Benes, Madison Nicole Bolling, Amber Ivana Boutwell, Kaitlyn Christine Craig, Corey Lamar Davis, Loren Christopher Gibson, Nicholas Lane Gibson, William Don Gowen, Taylor Ashton Graves, Anna Catherine Hampton, Brian Keith Leggett, Taylor Michelle Magee, Charles Anthony Marlowe, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, Eden Brooke Murphy, Kristi Michelle Nobles, Zachary Kyle Parks, Haleigh Diana Rainey, Bethany Taylor Richardson, Alan Isaac Salazar, Richard Lawrence Sheller, Kaylie Michelle Shepherd, Tyler Jason Shoemake, Marlinda Gail Skaggs, Kassidy Morgan Stevens, Kelli Maegan Stevens, Leah Grace Tharp, Ashley Robinetta Travis, Haughey Donald Wallace, Ryan Shane Weekley and Dallas Christopher Wheat.
Forrest Seminary: Ian Christopher Calhoun .
Franklin Roxie: Steven Lewis Farrell and Brant Kelton Mullins.
George Lucedale: Sydney Layne Goff, Lauryn Elizabeth Jemison, Amberly Christine Ray and Olivia Carol Simpson.
Greene Leakesville: Hunter Kyle Garretson, David Wendell Helton, Christopher Alexander McLain, Shay Danielle Strickland and Jared Woullard.
Greene Lucedale: Rylee Mckay Pierce.
Greene McLain: Jerome V Moody, Jordan Diane Roberts and Braxton Jaleel Walker.
Greene Richton: Taylor Franklin Anderson, Teresa Louise Grantham, Jenna Daryn Hillman, Hallie Morgan Meadows, Micah DonAnne Meadows, Leoma Carnelius Stallworth and Byron Christopher Walley.
Greene State Line: Kevin Terrell Leverette.
Hancock Bay St. Louis: John David Rutherford.
Harrison Biloxi: Zakiah Khaleel Almatrood, Brodie Wayne King and Alyssa Kaylee Webb.
Harrison Gulfport: Da’Mia Jordan Henry.
Harrison Long Beach: Alexis Shea Wilson.
Hinds Jackson: Leslie Leah Claypool, Keira Lamonshay King, Adrian Alberto Mondragon and Danielle Shirley Viljoen.
Holmes Tchula: Destiny A Haymer.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Gabryele Alizabeth Battise.
Jackson Vancleave: Kateland Elizabeth Nabors.
Jasper Bay Springs: Tate Hurston James, Wilma Charnette Moore, Wyatt Abram Strite and Shamarlas Tavion Trotter.
Jasper Heidelberg: Madeline Jeanette Collins, Hope Anetta Wheaton and Keyasha Ajoi McDonald.
Jasper Laurel: Baylee Nicole Arender and Shelby Dianne Murray.
Jasper Louin: Anna Lee Hendry, Quinteshia Zykeria Simone Jones, Abby Grace McNeil, Christopher Udell Myers, Dvonte Q Myers and William Mills Tullos.
Jasper Paulding: Dontavioius Jaquar Porter and Malik Rashad Porter.
Jasper Rose Hill: Joseph Dustin Tyler Ulmer.
Jasper Stringer: Kalyn Alexa Bales, Mikyla Anna Hancock, Haley Brooke Myers, Ashley Helen Parker and Hunter Blake Rogers.
Jasper Vossburg: LaDarius Tyrese McKenzie and Brittany Patience Rowell.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Jessica Latoria Berry and Melody Sharde Wilson.
Jefferson Davis Oak Vale: Micheal Edward Goddard.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: David Cody Bryant, Joshua Daniel Daley and Randall Chandler Holloway.
Jones Ellisville: William Curtis Agent, Caleb Ethan Baker, Hope Alexsis Baugh, Sydney Nora Beech, Mary Kathryne Broom, Jessie Elaine Cameron, Brianna Riley Couch, Brittany LeAnne Dean, Dylon Lee Eagen, Kemberly Ann Freeman, Anna Grace Gieger, Meagan Elizabeth Hanna, Benjamin Lee Henley, Carolyn Langley Holifield, Molly Springer Holifield, Endia Deness Holliday, Marlee Nicole Hunnell, Christopher Austin Irvine-Sheely, Allie Taylor James, Wesley Aaron James, Lauren Christine Malone, Raven Semone McCormick, Dylan Thomas Meeks, Hannah Brooke Miller, Anna Grace Mills, Ryan Alexander Nowell, Mary Ann O’Kennedy, Grayson Richard O’Neal, Miguel Angel Ordonez-Bonilla, Shakiya Destany Parker, Jasper Sean Penton, Sean Peoples, Victoria Amber-Sue Pounders, Terry Blake Rainey, Callie Elizabeth Shows, Trinity Leann Stewart, Ana C Sylvester, Tyler L Thompson, Zachary Flynt Thompson, Haley Brooke Thrash, Bridgit Alene Wade, Jessica Leeann Wade, Brandon William Waldrup, Samuel Rylan Wilkerson, Logan Brett Wilson and Emily Lauren Youngblood.
Jones Hattiesburg: Maisen Bethany Keyes.
Jones Heidelberg: Maegan Rose Adams, Courtney Grace Boothe, John Aaron Broadhead, Christian Daniel Schubert, Hannah Charlcy Smith and Todd Alexander Wells.
Jones Laurel: Alyssa Paige Anderson, Timothy Dwayne Anderson, Carolyn Grace Barlow, Thomas E Brown, Tanner Gabriel Bryant, Patrick Riley Callen, Kimberly Ranee Caron, Chloe Richanda Carter, Alexis Rena Davis, Zachary Gabriel Di Mauro, Kody Bernard Fagan, Esmeralda Denise Figueroa, Eliana Nishe Gaddy, Kimberly Genihea Gavin, Marvin E Gavin, Aliceson Elizabeth Green, Lauryn Ashley Heidelberg, Savannah Dawn Holifield, Virginia Ruth Hosey, Harleigh Elizabeth Howell, Crawford Joseph Hunter, Brent Matthew Hutchinson, MacKenzie Leigh Jordan, Tyshun Zhantrell King, Jacob Gabriel Ledet, Carla Ann Lott, Alexis Ramawii Lowry, Roxanne Twila McDonald, Kacie Denise McGowen, Conner Edward McLeod, Meagan Ashleigh McLeod, Hayley Jordan Miller, Daniel Kade Pierce, Kristen Diane Poore, Lauren LaRhae Powell, John-Thomas Skyler Reeves, Jessica Leigh Rowland, Courtney Paige Scarbrough, Matthew William Sexton, Charlena Nate’e Smith, Charlie Eugene Smith, Holly Reece Smith, Jacob Robert Jerome Smith, Abigayle Layne Strickland, Brandon Paul Stringer, Levi Vance Sumrall, Sarah Catherine Sumrall, Anna C Taylor, Cole Reece Taylor, Angilique D Thames, Austin Glenn Thompkins, Bailey Elizabeth Thornton, David Alonzo Thornton, Kalley Danielle Tolbert, Triston Nathanial Turner, Matthew Wade Waldrup, Tayler Elizabeth Walker, Melanie Kayden Waller, Kiwauna Jonice Washington, Sarah Elizabeth Watson, Ashlyn Nicole Wells, JaMarcus Trayveon White, Erica Delane Williams, Kayla Elizabeth Yates, Ivy Brooke Taylor, Haley Brett Bounds, Dallas Caleb Brownlee, Alexis Leigh Carter, Jorge Alberto Castillo, Nathaniel Allen Hatton, Magen Erica McDurmond, Dillon Ray McMullan, William Reid Robertson, Cameron Michelle Sanford and Charlie Marie Shattles.
Jones Ovett: Caitlin Nicole Broome, Kaleb Joseph Creppel, Sidney Nicole Lee, Aubrey Dannah Phillips and Tanner McCoy Walters.
Jones Seminary: James Clinton Ellzey, Precious Cheyanne Graham and Angela Carol Hardwick.
Jones Soso: Alexis Annette Brewer, Lauren Elizabeth Flynt, Sara Ashlee Graves, Ashlee Sanders Howard, Tyler Alan Jones, Aaron Bradford Powell, Matthew Blake Todd and Preston Charles Walters.
Jones Taylorsville: Cody Alan Doll, Erykah Shoshana Lindsey, Kerria Shuntill Terrell, Maurice D Pruitt and Mary Voncile Coats.
Kemper DeKalb: Senous Jekobe Williams and Rodney Deshun Whitsett.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Joseph William Bullock, Grayson Maxwell Burge, Briana Laura Burton, Joshua Norman Lee, Coursey, Ana Karely Flores, Herbert Kendall Girtley, Jose Gracia, Payton Dejaun Harris, Kaylee Delayne Johnson, Juliet Olivia Lashley, Christa Annette Lott, Paige Elizabeth McCullough, Katelyn Ashleigh McDaniel, Kamryn Alexis McGee, Rusty Jordan Minter, Dylan Anthony Robinson, Ramone Kiishawn Rodgers, Ray Charles Rodgers, Laken Grace Rogers, Russell David Thornton, Hunter Matthew Warner, Zachary Russell Williams and Joci Breanna Rayborn.
Lamar Purvis: Areauna E’Lexus Davis, Breanna McKenzie Garrard, Kaitlin Elizabeth Jones and Nicholas Andrew Young.
Lamar Seminary: Alexis Danielle Boyle.
Lamar Sumrall: Mollie Claire Aultman, Alexandra Kate Jackson, Hayley D’Ann Lott, Evan Luke Miller, Abby Kay Mills, Klay Marie Mills, Madison Nicole Newsom, Daniel Ryley Patterson, Drew Anthony Robbins, Maria Lean Russell, Tabitha Lynn Rutland and Samuel Robert Williamson.
Lauderdale Collinsville: Kayla Love Collins.
Lauderdale Meridian: Jamyla Nycole Fenton.
Lawrence Sontag: Danielle Trene Sutton.
Lee Mooreville: James Thomas Henry.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Rafael O’Neill Burgos, Alexis Brianna Jackson and Jana Alexis Nations.
Madison Canton: Hunter G Jenkins.
Madison Madison: Sydney Christine Brady and Hayley Michelle Jackson.
Marion Columbia: Stephen Wayne Ball, Sean Nicholas McCraw, Alyssa Marie Pearce, Bryan Alan Porter and Katie Leigh Raybourn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Kenneth Blake Rogers.
Pearl River Picayune: Michaela-Jean Gerea Waters.
Perry Beaumont: Taryn Nichelle Tyree.
Perry New Augusta: Tyler Terrell Eckford.
Perry Ovett: Brendon Carl Hollimon.
Perry Petal: Ryan Mathew Hill and Ally Madison Stansell.
Perry Richton: Brianna Nicole Colbert, Faith Amanda Davis, Sophia Cathleen Finley, Heath Knox Harvison, Hunter Cliff Harvison, Chasity Shae Jordan, Abbigail Hope Ledet, Morgan DeAnna Shows, Kolby Joseph Walley, Kristin Faith Williford and Brycie Louise Wiseman.
Pike Summit: Jacob Cyrus Johnson.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Judith Yvonne Susann Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Melissa Shelby James.
Rankin Florence: Cody Bryan Jacob Courtney.
Rankin Mendenhall: Robert Clinton Christman and Kelly Madison Ponder.
Rankin Pearl: Haleigh Renee’ Fitzgerald and Heather Christine Sullivan.
Scott Morton: Hannah Lee Walters.
Simpson Magee: Rebekah Delaney Allen, Owen Scott McCool and Emily Grace Wallace.
Simpson Mendenhall: Adele’ Jewel Hall, Avery Alden Harris, Austin Lee Jones and Tara Leanne Williamson.
Simpson Mount Olive: Koyasha Tarinique Bridges.
Simpson Pinola: Jeffery Thomas Kennedy and Angel Rose Powell.
Smith Forest: Anna Rose Strickland.
Smith Mize: Samantha Grace Hammons, Cory Layton Lee, Rishav Dutta Poudel and Natalie Brooke Rice.
Smith Mount Olive: Caroline Elizabeth Herring, Haylee Danielle Welborn and Jordan Michelle Sistrunk.
Smith Pulaski : Dyson Kersh Bradshaw.
Smith Raleigh: Brittany Faith Breland, Steven James Craft, Justus Brandon Graham, Kelsey Nicole Hamilton, Dustin Chad Lambert and Abby Breann Lillie.
Smith Stringer: Jamie Madison Parker.
Smith Taylorsville: Tucker Jamison Boykin , Shontessa Irene Harris, Breanna Irene Lowery, Jewel Victoria Nelson, Katherine Ruth Norris, Kendal Rhys Thompson, Owen Robert Tolar, James Paul Walley, Hannah May Westbrook and Robin Michelle Williams.
Stone Lumberton: Cody Lane Dedeaux.
Stone Perkinston: Raylen Alison Blackwell.
Walthall Tylertown: Madison Dawn Fairburn and Jada Gabrielle Holmes.
Warren Vicksburg: Rabshakeh Malik Shelley.
Washington Hollandale: Fredrick Lamar Smith.
Wayne Buckatunna: Amber Fryer Dailey.
Wayne Laurel: Jason Bryce Bedwell, Grady Kyle Mosley, Bailey A Porter and MaKayla BreAnn Walley.
Wayne Shubuta: Qui’ Darius Ziyshion Lofton and Jonah Colton Roberts.
Wayne State Line: Jerneshia Moneshe Turner, Lakesha Woulard, Emily Mae Scarbrough, Jordan Lynn Andrews, Olivia Parker Cannon, Jaccobi Allanyah Chambers, Courtlyn Noelle Clanton, Courtney LeAnn Cochran, Erica Lashae Cooley, Brayden Allen Doss, Hannah Danielle Dubin, Mya Nicole Everett, Morgan Erin Freeman, Savannah Alexis Griffin, Jacquelyne Lanette Hayes, Cadin Hunter Harper Humphrey, Matthew Robert McKee, Alexandria Schleigh Moore, Dallas Paige Moseley, Justin Kevonte Powe, Mollie Catherine Singleterry, Maranda Kaye Thomas, Sawyer Keith Wadley, Carly Briana Walker, Peyton Walker, Kyla Leighann Webb and Laiklyn Simone Yeager.
Wilkinson Woodville: Colby Jarrell Dorsey.
Winston Louisville: Lakevias Dewan Daniel.
Derry, Ireland: Rachel Catherine Louise Barnaby.
Co. Waterford, Ireland: Glenn William Waters.
Butler, AL: Tia Nikole Ridgeway.
Chatom, AL: Daniel Ryan Beech.
Citronelle, AL: Nathaniel Bradley Duke.
Leroy, AL: Carley Rae Carpenter.
Millry, AL: Joshua Raiford Brown, Caleb James Singleton and Sydney Claire Whigham.
Mobile, AL: Matthew Stapleton Haight.
Saraland, AL: Blakely Dalton Morrison.
Semmes, AL: Tiffany Morgan Ogle.
Tuscaloosa, AL: I’Shayon A Green.
Gilbert. AZ: Bryce Martin Wade.
Blackshear, GA: Stetson Fleming Bennett.
Addis, LA: Hailey Shayne Weems.
North Charleston, SC: James Marquell Middleton.
Memphis, TN: Kalyn DeShun Grandberry.
Adams Natchez: Cristofer Thompson.
Amite Liberty: Zailen D Allen, Dailen D Allen and Caitlynn Michelle Jones.
Amite Smithdale: Destinee Airelle Morgan.
Bolivar Shaw: Sierra Symone King.
Claiborne Pattison: Rahem Jamarki Shorter.
Claiborne Port Gibson: Jacory Leedell Rankin and Myron Pernell Stewart.
Clarke Enterprise: Jonathan David Phillips.
Clarke Meridian: Kendall Page Herrington.
Clarke Quitman: Karmen Ashley Davidson, D’Nay’La Katherine Zebornia Fuller and Danielle Nicole Gandy.
Clarke Shubuta: Jolynn Marie Schweppe.
Haley Smith of Ellisville was crowned Most Beautiful in the annual Jones County Junior College pageant, held Nov. 13.
The alternates include, 1st alternate Victoria Strickland of Ellisville; 2nd alternate Rylee Gavin of Ellisville; 3rd alternate Holly James of Ovett; and 4th alternate Grace Freeman of Sumrall.
The Top Ten include the alternates and winner, and Jada King of Bay Springs, Mackenzie Jordan of Laurel, Ryleigh Meadows of Petal, Harleigh Howell of Laurel, and Kamryn McGee of Hattiesburg.
Other winners include Miss Congeniality, Madeleine Lambert of Laurel; Most Photogenic, Hayley Lott; Audience Choice, Victoria Strickland; and Best Essay, Jada King.
The emcee for the evening was Mr. JCJC Jared Woullard, and entertainment was provided by Jones OnStage. The winners will be featured in JCJC’s yearbook, the Lair, which will be distributed in the spring of 2019.
The bond between a father and son is special. However, Jones College’s Director of Bands, Dr. Ben Burge not only gets to bond with his son Max who is a freshman at Jones, but he also gets to “band” with him.
When the younger Burge contemplated playing in the band in middle school, his proud father, who was the High School Director of Bands at Northwest Rankin School District was hopeful. “He actually tested high on all of the instruments. He could have chosen any one of them. I thought it was cool for him to pick the saxophone,” said Dr. Burge, who also plays the saxophone.
After playing throughout his high school career at Oak Grove High School, Max realized high school and college marching bands are very different; but not because his dad is his director.
“I prefer concert season over marching season because it’s hot and agonizing. However, at Jones, it’s more relaxed here. I like playing for the audience and not judges. If high school band was like this I may have stuck it out because preparing for high school band competitions was very stressful!” said Max. “My dad pushes us but it’s more enjoyable at Jones.”
Dr. Burge noted his son doesn’t get special treatment in his band. In fact, he said he expects more out of his son. “He takes criticism well and makes adjustments as needed. He is a very good student and we’re very proud of who he is. He knows I expect a lot out of him.”
Max admitted there were some things he didn’t really like about growing up as a band director’s son, like the long rehearsals. However, both said they are glad they are able to share this priceless experience bonding in the band.
“It is a very special thing for me to have Max in my band at Jones! I get to see him every day!” said Dr. Burge. “We may not speak to each other but I’m able to tell my wife he looks good marching around with his bandmates. Band has taken so much time away from my family over the years. Having him here with me during his college years is very special!”
Growing up, the Burge family followed dad to the school on weekends for concerts or games. They often traveled on the road for football and basketball games too. Even though mom is a speech pathologist for the Lamar County School District, Cindy Burge has supported her husband coaching color guard students and dance teams, or just being a fan. Traveling most likely will continue for the ladies in the Burge household as the father-son duo cherish doing “band” together at Jones College for the next two years.