Nancy Adams Collins
Nancy Adams Collins graduated from Tupelo High School and holds a BS degree in Speech Therapy from Mississippi University for Women and in Nursing from Itawamba Community College. She and her husband Jim, retired president and vice-chairman of BankcorpSouth, are the parents of four children and six grandchildren.
Nancy Adams Collins is the founding president of Sanctuary Hospice house, which was named by Congress as a National Demonstration Project. In 2008, her advocacy efforts earned her the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service and the Governor's Award for Volunteer Service.
In January of 2011, Nancy Collins was elected to Mississippi State Senate, representing District Six after the position was vacated by Alan Nunelle, following his election to US Congress representing Mississippi's First District. She currently serves as chairman of the Senate Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee and serves as vice chairman of the Education Committee. She is a member of the Agriculture, Appropriations, Forestry, Public Health and Welfare, and Veterans and Military Affairs committees. She also serves as a legislative advisor to the State Personnel Board and she has served as Chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance, Evaluation and Expenditure Review, commonly known as the PEER Committee.
Prior to her election to Mississippi State Sentate, Nancy Collins served as chairman of North Mississippi Interact and is a past board member of SAV-A-Life, the Boys and Girls Club, the Tupelo Christian Women's Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Family Resource Center. She is a registered nurse, a limited obstetrical ultrasonographer, a speech therapist, and has worked as a social worker. She also established the Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic's Medical Clinic. Nancy Collins is running for Congress in Mississippi's First Congressional District, in a special election following the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelle, who passed away in February 2015. If elected, she would be the first women from Mississippi to serve in the United States Congress.
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