By SCHOOL REPORTS
Six new inductees will join the East Central Community College Student Hall of Fame during the annual Awards Ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus.
Various academic, career, technical, healthcare and other special awards will also be presented during the special program April 22. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance for the Awards Ceremony will be limited to students, faculty and staff, and invited family members. The entire ceremony can be viewed via live stream on the Black Channel at www.eccclive.com.
Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 and their respective hometowns and high schools include Connor Boggan of Hickory and Newton County High School; Sarah Burns of Carthage and Leake Central High School; Malina Mangrum of Philadelphia and Leake Academy; Nina Maria Miles of Sebastopol and Sebastopol Attendance Center; Brian Pace of Collinsville and Neshoba Central High School; and Ansley Rigby of Union and Union High School.
Selection to the Hall of Fame is considered the highest honor a student can receive at the college. Among the criteria used by those selecting Hall of Fame recipients are exemplary character, superior scholarship, worthy leadership, and contributions to the betterment of East Central Community College.
Boggan, a business administration major, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, DECA finance and business major organization, President’s Council, and founding member of both Men of Dignity and Cru, also known as Campus Crusade for Christ.
Burns, a psychology major, is president of the Baptist Student Union, vice president of the Student Body Association, president of the President’s Council, and member of Warrior Corps and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Mangrum, a speech-language pathology major, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Baptist Student Union, EC Students for Life, Sigma Sigma Mu Tau medical organization, and the EC Encore Players dramatics club.
Miles, an engineering major, is president of Alpha Alpha Epsilon engineering society, and member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, President’s Council, Baptist Student Union, EC Students for Life, and Cru, also know as Campus Crusade for Christ.
Pace, a business-marketing major, is president of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and a member of Phi Beta Lambda business education organization, President’s Council, Warrior Corps, and Men of Dignity.
Rigby, a pre-dental major, is captain of the Cheerleading Squad, treasurer of the Student Body Association, president of Sigma Sigma Mu Tau medical organization, and member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Warrior Corps, President’s Council, Baptist Student Union, and Wo-He-Lo yearbook staff.