Tickets remain available for Northeast sports Hall of Fame luncheon

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE – Tickets still remain for the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Development Foundation’s third Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Northeast will induct five new members into its Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. at the Claude Wright Room on the second floor of the Haney Union on the Booneville campus.

Joining the ranks of the Sports Hall of Fame include former Tiger football and baseball player Mike Grier, former Tiger basketball player Jack Martin, former Lady Tiger basketball players Kunshinge Sorrell Howard and Phyllis Stafford Dilworth and former football and softball coach and athletic director David Carnell.

This year’s five inductees push the number of former athletes, coaches and contributors to 20 since the Northeast Sports Hall of Fame was founded three years ago.

Before the 2010 class, only 15 former athletes, coaches and contributors had been named to the Northeast Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2009, five members joined the initial 10 inductees with former basketball players Gerald Caveness, Clyde Jones, Evelyn Thompson, and football player Larry Parker along with former Tiger basketball coach Harvey Childers all inducted during the second year.

Northeast’s inaugural inductees of ten former coaches, players and supporters of Northeast Mississippi Community College athletics included Harold T. White, W.B. ‘Bill’ Ward, Ken Lindsey, Chuck ‘Doddle’ Floyd, Gene Garret, Adrian Smith, Kenneth ‘Cat’ Robbins, David ‘Nub’ Strickland, Earline ‘Woodsie’ Woods and Bonner Arnold.

Prior to the ceremony, alumni are invited to a free reception honoring the newest batch of Sports Hall of Fame inductees in the Black and Gold Room on the first floor of the Haney Union at 10 a.m.

Tickets to the Sports Hall of Fame Luncheon are $15 and can be purchased through the alumni/foundation office at 662-720-4089 or 662-720-7185.

Reservations must be made for luncheon by Friday, October 8. No reservations are needed for the reception at 10 a.m.

For more information about alumni events, contact the Northeast alumni office at 662-720-4089 or 1-800-555-2154 extension 4089 or email

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