ECCC well represented on MACJC Academic All-State Team

Numerous former student-athletes at East Central Community College in Decatur received Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) Academic All-State recognition for 2011-12.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes and coaches for achieving academic success,” said ECCC President Dr. Phil A. Sutphin, prior to retiring as the College’s seventh president on June 30, 2012. “EC stands for academic quality, and to have that demonstrated in our athletic program is confirmation of that success.”

Six student-athletes were selected on the MACJC Distinguished Academic All-State Team – those with at least a 3.8 grade point average – and includes former football player Tate Rogers of Louisville; former fast-pitch softball team members Kaetlen Brown of Deatsville, Ala., and Kelsi Watson of Smithville; and former Lady Warrior soccer players Wendy McCracken Burns, Nikki Cumberland and Claire Tadlock, all of Decatur. Tadlock was also a member of the Lady Warrior tennis team.

Qualifying on the MACJC Academic All-State Team – students with at least a 3.3 grade point average – were former baseball players Fred Hampton, Evan Humphries and Brock Ward, all of Louisville; former football team members Jesse Blakemore of Jackson and Andre Lucious of Ralph, Ala.; former Warrior soccer players Miguel Medrano of Gonzales, La., and Tyler Reeves of Decatur; former fast-pitch softball team members Haelie Allen of Lena, Eden McGee of Philadelphia and Haylee Roberts of Rose Hill; former Lady Warrior soccer players Emily Lucy of Newton and Kristen Grace Nettles of Forest; and former women’s tennis team member Cassie Munn of Decatur.

ECCC Orientation and Registration scheduled July 13 New and transfer students planning to attend fall 2012 classes at East Central Community College in Decatur are encouraged to attend summer orientation/registration on Friday, July 13, announced Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services. An additional session will be held Friday, August 3.

Prior to attending registration, students should have on file in the Office of Admissions a completed ECCC Application for Admission (located on the college Web site); ACT or COMPASS scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register.

“As in years past, students may arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register,” Dr. Lee said. “Students who have completed the admissions process and have been accepted for admission should receive a letter in the mail instructing them on how to proceed on the day of orientation. Students who have not completed the application process are also welcome to attend and will begin the process in the Eddie M. Smith Student Union on the west side of campus.”

On the day of registration/orientation, students will complete their fall class schedules, have photos made for identification badges and the College yearbook, apply for a parking decal (must have tag number), and complete the online orientation. Students who have not taken either the ACT or COMPASS test should be prepared to take it at 8:30 a.m. on the day of registration. The cost is $20.

Dr. Lee added, “A complimentary meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria for students and parents.”

Fall classes begin Thursday, August 16, 2012. For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205. The e-mail address is