Education Notebook

TMS student chosen in Duke Talent Identification Program
– Morgan N. Southworth, who recently completed seventh grade at Tupelo Middle School, was invited to attend the 2010 Duke University Talent Identification Program Summer Studies Program for academically talented youth.
Morgan attended Trinity University in San Antonio and completed a college-level course in Creating Writing. She qualified for the program after taking the ACT in February. Admission into the Duke TIP Summer Studies Program requires ranking in the 98th percentile and above compared to high school juniors and seniors taking the SAT and ACT.

ICC faculty and staff receive Meritorious Achievement award
– Four Itawamba Community College faculty and staff members received the Meritorious Achievement award.
Laura Pannell of New Albany, Renea Randle of Amory, Delores Tull of Fulton and Ron Stephens of Tupelo each received the college’s highest award at a recent dinner in their honor.
Pannell is lead online instructor for psychology and educational psychology after serving as an adjunct faculty member at ICC from 2002 to 2006. Randle has been a mathematics instructor at ICC since January 1985. She has participated in research projects in aerospace engineering at Mississippi State as a six-year recipient of a NASA Space Fellowship and was cited as a research contributor in several publications.
Stephens, who has been continuing education director at ICC since 2000, served as career development specialist beginning in 1994. Tull has been computer science department chair at ICC since August 1999. Her other duties include lead instructor for her department’s online courses and Computer Camp for Kids director.

ICC schedules July GED testing
– The high school equivalency (GED) test will be given at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center at 3200 Adams Farm Road on Wednesday and on July 14, 17, 21 and 28, beginning at 7:30 a.m. each day.
Prior to testing, anyone not enrolled in an ICC-sponsored ABE/GED class must participate in pre-registration/orientation sessions held each Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. or from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Belden Center.

ICC to hold freshman orientation sessions in July
– Itawamba Community College will hold additional orientation sessions for traditional students in July. Those sessions are scheduled for July 13 and 14 at the Student Services Building on the Fulton campus and July 15 and 16 at the Advanced Education Center on the Tupelo campus.
Students can check in from 7:30 to 9 a.m. each day. The schedule, which will end at approximately 2 p.m., includes orientation, information sessions about starting college at ICC, housing, campus life, campus tour, ID and yearbook photos, lunch and a meeting with an adviser to plan the fall semester schedule.
A special parent orientation is designed to cover topics of special interest to parents and will include a bus tour and lunch.
Students can register on ICC’s website at by clicking on “Future Students” and then the “Freshman Orientation” link. For more information, contact Larry Boggs at (662) 862-8252 or

Northeast Mississippi students win Project Hope Scholarships
– Project Hope recently awarded $500 scholarships to seven area high school graduates who are either pursuing a health career or who have a family member affected by heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
Recipients include Oak Hill Academy graduate Lara Katelin Anderson, Shannon High School graduate Rebecca Bozeman, Tupelo High School graduates Jonathan Scott Doles, Noele Graham and Kantrea Harris, Nettleton High School graduate Amanda Paige Lee and Saltillo High School graduate Mandi Raines.
Anderson, Bozeman, Doles and Raines plan to attend the University of Mississippi. Anderson plans to study speech therapy/communicative disorders, Bozeman will study biology and Doles and Raines will study pre-pharmacy.
Graham and Lee plan to attend Itawamba Community College, where Graham will study biology and Lee will study nursing. Harris plans to study nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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