Release date: Aug. 23, 2012
East Mississippi Community College honored long-serving employees at the annual Convocation meeting Aug. 13 on the Scooba campus. Employees with 10, 15, 20 and 30 years of experience were recognized with distinguished service pins.
Pictured are, first row from left: Stan Rice of Starkville, 10 years; Ruth Huerkamp of Columbus, 10 years; Cynthia Logan of Starkville, 10 years; Felissa Boyd of Toomsuba, 10 years; Margie Agnew of Scooba, 10 years; and Renee Sanders of Columbus, 15 years.
On the second row are Gary Gammill of Starkville, 10 years; Jodi Pierce of West Point, 10 years; Pat Clowers of Columbus, 10 years; Eddie Sciple of DeKalb, 15 years; and Mary Hopson of Porterville, 10 years.
On the third row are Barbara Hanna of Louisville, 10 years; Lori Smith of West Point, 10 years; Zelma Fulgham of Maben, 20 years; Melissa Mosley of Scooba, 15 years; Karen Gray of Sturgis, 15 years; and Judy Higginbotham of Preston, 30 years.
On the fourth row are Joe Cook of Starkville, 10 years; Otis Taylor of Columbus, 10 years; Bob Lovelace of Maben, 15 years; Jim Gibson of Livingston, Ala., 10 years; Mike Tvarkunas of Meridian, 15 years; Catherine Penick of Macon; 10 years and Dr. Linda Farrar of Macon, 15 years.
Not pictured are Bo Cummins of Columbus, 15 years; Marilyn Ford of Columbus, 15 years; Deborah Borganelli of Louisville, 10 years; and Roxanne Williams of Macon, 10 years.
The employee recognized for the most years of service to EMCC was District Accounts Receivable Manager Judy Higginbotham, who has worked for the college for 30 years. Saved until last, the announcement was followed by a spontaneous ovation, as Judy Higginbotham's co-workers rose to their feet with shouts and applause as she made her way down the aisle at Stennis Auditorium to accept her service pin. Go, Judy!