Thanks for your generosity ...
Lion alumni and friends are always quick in their financial support of East Mississippi Community College's needs. From building projects like Virginia's Garden, New Sullivan-Windham Field and the Orr Center for Christian Activity to bequests and endowed scholarships, our alumni have given generously.
Thank you so much.
Here's a look at giving opportunities. More details about some current projects are available in the menu on the left side of this page, along with instructions about how to give.
- Tuition Guarantee: The Tuition Guarantee program covers the cost of tuition for eligible student from the EMCC District, which is made up of Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay, Noxubee, Kemper and Lauderdale counties
- Student Unions: The Scooba Student Union is in the final stages of construction. This 36,000-square-foot facility will include a cafeteria, a grill for casual dining, a book store, convenience store, offices, conference rooms and an outdoor patio area. It will also feature a recreational area called “The Commons” for students to gather after-hours or study between classes. The Scooba Student Union will open during the summer term and we’ll have a grand opening in the fall. A Student Union for the Golden Triangle campus is also on the drawing board, with a tentative completion date in 2014. Pryor & Morrow Architects, which has worked with EMCC on many projects, designed both buildings.
- Regional Corporate Service & Allied Health Center: This 128,000-square-foot facility is in the planning stages. It will be built on 12 acres of land donated by retired architect and developer Wayne Fishback, near the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park in Columbus. It will include public spaces and amenities, as well as classrooms for EMCC's health care programs and conference/office space.
- Instructional programs: You can make a general contribution in this area or, if you'd like to consider endowing a scholarship, you might like to read about the awards currently available to EMCC students ... just click this link.
- EMCC Sports: In the storied athletic history of EMCC, there have been many outstanding athletes and coaches. From the state boxing champions of the 1930s to the legendary "Bull" Sullivan of the 1950s and 60s, to today's athletes, EMCC boasts an outstanding athletic tradition. Athletes can compete in football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, golf, rodeo and cheerleading. In the 2010-11 school year, all EMCC sports teams participated in post-season play for the first time in recent school history. And, in the 2011-12 school year, the football team won the NJCAA National Football Championship ... and the men's basketball team claimed the Region 23 title for the third year in a row.
- Band: The Mighty Lion Band has grown tremendously under the leadership of band director Steve Stringer. It performs at football and other athletic competitions, as well as other campus and community events. Performance groups include the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Band and "ROAR," which is a rock band.
- More: If you have an interest in another area of EMCC's programming, Development & Alumni Affairs can accommodate you.
As always, if you have a question or need more information, give EMCC Vice President Nick Clark of the Development & Alumni Affairs Office a call at (662) 476-5075. Or you can call Gina Cotton, his administrative assistant, at (662) 476-5063.