Education Briefs December 19, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

ICC schedules registration for upcoming semester
FULTON – Itawamba Community College has set the dates for open registration for the 2012 spring semester for both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses.
Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 4 in the both the Student Services Building on the Fulton campus and the Multi-Purpose Building on the Tupelo campus.
Evening registration will be held on the Tupelo campus on Jan. 3-5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building. It will be held on the Fulton campus Jan. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the admissions office in the Administration Building.
Day and evening classes begin on Jan. 5, and online classes start on Jan. 17. For more information, call the Fulton campus at (662) 862-8000 or the Tupelo campus at (662) 620-5000.

Itawamba Community College to offer three new programs
FULTON – Itawamba Community College will offer new programs in law enforcement, gerontology and paralegal beginning with the 2012 spring semester, a partnership between eLearning and the Career and Technical Division.
Directors Michelle Sumerel (law enforcement), Jamie Hall (paralegal) and Laura Pannell (gerontology) are fine tuning the programs, which will have flexibility in mind for working adults. All three are offered online through eLearning.
For more information, contact Sumerel at jmsumerel@iccms.edu or (662) 620-5350, Hall at jmhall@iccms.edu or (662) 620-5350, Pannell at lmpannell@iccms.edu or (662) 620-5365. You can also speak with a counselor in the student services building on either the Fulton or Tupelo campus.

Rust College president announces Challenge Grant
HOLLY SPRINGS – Rust College President David Beckley recently announced a $3 million Challenge Grant to the school from an anonymous donor. In order to receive the money, Rust must raise $750,000 in matching funds from non-government sources, such as alumni, churches, foundations and individuals by Dec. 28.
Rust has raised about $560,000 but still needs the assistance of friends and alumni of the college. The Challenge Grant would be the largest single gift given to an HBCU in the state of Mississippi, according to a Rust College press release.
For more information, call (662) 252-8000 and dial extension 4015 for the Office of the President, extension 4014 for the Vice President for College Relations Office or extension 4915 for the Alumni Development Office.

CPRAM scholarships available at two-and four-year colleges
GOODMAN – State college public relations officials are encouraging students to continue their interest in the area of communication at Mississippi’s two- and four-year colleges with two $500 scholarships.
The scholarships could be awarded to a full-time student who will enter or be enrolled at either the state’s two-year or four-year colleges. Applicants must be majoring in a communications-related field.
Scholarship deadline is Feb. 15, and the application can be found at cpram.org. Applicants should include a 500-word essay entitled, “What I Hope to Offer the Field of Communication” and provide three letters of recommendation from individuals connected to their academic institution.
For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu.
Daily Journal reports