EMCC hosts graduation ceremony on Scooba campus


East Mississippi Community College held spring 2021 commencement ceremonies for about 600 students Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, at the college’s Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses.

Three commencement ceremonies were held in the Lyceum Auditorium on the Golden Triangle campus on May 7. The Scooba campus graduation ceremony took place May 8 in the Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

EMCC’s 2020 graduates were also eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies this year and some did so. In May of last year, the college conducted its first virtual graduation as a result of the novel coronavirus and December graduates were invited to participate in this year’s commencement exercises.

While EMCC has since returned to in-class instruction, EMCC President Dr. Scott Alsobrooks praised the students for rising to meet the challenges presented by last year’s shift to virtual and online learning in response to the global pandemic.

“Your class, more so than any others, is the embodiment of resiliency,” Alsobrooks told the graduates. “Your perseverance during the recent pandemic, your commitment to continuing your studies and your ability to adapt to new modes of instruction are all testaments to your resiliency.”

Here is a list of the area Class of  2021 students:


Kemper County

DeKalb: Carrie Baty, Cyntia Brown, Jakiya Brown, Itianna Grace, Timmedria Houston, Emily Pitts, Senous Williams;

Porterville: Ta’mia Brown, Kenya Hopson, Chantel Stringfellow;

Preston: De’anthony Bennett, Anna Cumberland, Kendrell Daniels;

Scooba: Venus Knox, Inecia Looby, Amanda Shinn, Matthew Watt.


Neshoba County

Philadelphia: Lauren Carter, Kaylee Chunn, Latia Cleveland, Allyson Davis, Briana Huddleston, Jordan Jenkins, Meg Martin, Kristopher McGowan, Cherish McWilliams, Kamryn Moore, Carson Settlemires, Kara Spears, Nichalas Stone, Ashlie Thames, Frankie Watkins.


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