EMCC Alumni Association
Kate Cherry is president of the EMCC Alumni Association and executive director of the Meridian Museum of Art. Here's a look at her message in the latest edition of The Lions' Pride alumni magazine :
Memories! Our lives are built on them, and some of my most precious memories are of EMCC. Memories! Our lives are built on them, and some of my most precious memories are of EMCC.
I attended Margie B. Aust Elementary School through the eighth grade, which was next door to the college. In the first grade the college’s recruiters visited us. Yes, even in the first grade, and gave us t-shirts to encourage us to attend when we finished high school.
I have continued to live in Kemper County since five years of age and have watched the college grow tremendously from a very small school to one of the greatest community colleges in the nation. How about those Lions?!
Memories do keep us coming back and participating in programs. So, how can you participate? Keep in touch through the EMCC Development Foundation, which is a constant source of information about the happenings and needs of the college.
Many of us, myself included, were benefactors of scholarship money provided through the generosity of those who attended before us. It is most important that we support the Foundation with our contributions to ensure the stability of EMCC will last for generations to come.
As president of the alumni association, I pledge my support to the administration, faculty, staff and students. And I will work to promote and protect our great name. Please join me in celebrating a time of unparalleled excellence at EMCC.
Kate Cherry, president of the EMCC Alumni Association, with her husband, Terry Cherry,
an art instructor at the Scooba campus.
Alumni Secretary Lisa Briggs volunteering
during the Sporting Clays Challenge Cup