East Mississippi Community College

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East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), also known as East Mississippi Junior College, is a community college system in Mississippi with its headquarters in the Thomas L. Davis, Jr. Administration Building in the Scooba Campus in Scooba.[1] Home of the 2011, 2013 and 2014 NJCAA National Championship EMCC Lions Football team.[2]

EMCC serves and is supported by Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties in east central Mississippi. The system has two principal campuses and offers courses at three other locations.[3] EMCC offers a broad range of academic and technical programs, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Applied Science degree and the Associate of Arts degree. It is one of fifteen community colleges in Mississippi.


Kemper County Agricultural High School opened in 1912. Stemming from the high school, the community college system was organized in 1927.[3]


Scooba Campus[edit]

The Scooba Campus is in Scooba, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the town's central business district. The 25-acre (10 ha) main campus houses the Thomas L. Davis, Jr. Administration Building, which houses the administrative offices of the entire community college system and of the Scooba Campus.[1]

Academic buildings include Athletic Instruction and Training Building (Lions Field House), Margie B. Aust Hall (art department), the 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) Hawkins Career-Technical Complex, Music Building, Oktibbeha Hall (science building), John Stennis Hall, and the Virgil G. Warren Hall for Mathematics and Science.[4]

Other buildings include the F.R. Young Student Union (houses cafeteria), Tubb-May Memorial Library, Wallace Hall (houses business and financial aid offices), the 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) Student Activity Center (houses athletic facilities), the Physical Plant Complex, Sullivan-Windham Field (a 5,000-seat, artificial-turf football stadium), the 900 seat Keyes C. Currie Coliseum,[4] and the Chapel in the Pines.[5]

Residence halls[edit]

The Gilbert-Anderson Hall is the main residence hall for women, while the Women's Honors Dorm, completed in October 2004, also houses students.[4] The entire Gilbert-Anderson facility is two stories tall and has 86 rooms. It can house up to 172 students. The Women's Honors Dorm, a wing of Gilbert-Anderson, can house up to 48 students in 24 rooms.[6]

Residence halls for men include Honors Hall, Lauderdale Hall, Noxubee Hall, and Sullivan Hall.[4] The two story Lauderdale Hall has 40 rooms, and can house up to 73 students. It was renovated in 1996.[7] The two story Noxubee Hall has 45 rooms and can house up to 90 students. It was renovated in 1998.[8] The two story Sullivan Hall has 32 rooms and can house up to 64 students.[9] The two story Honors Residence Hall for men requires its residents to have high academic achievement. It has 23 rooms and can hold up to 46 students.[10]

Golden Triangle Campus[edit]

The Golden Triangle Campus is located on a 83.46-acre (33.78 ha) plot of land in Mayhew, an unincorporated area in Lowndes County. The campus is adjacent to the frontage road of Mississippi Highway 182 and the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The campus is 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the intersection of Alternate U.S. Highway 45 and U.S. Highway 82, 10 miles (16 km) south of West Point, 10 miles (16 km) east of Starkville, and 12 miles (19 km) west of Columbus.[5]

The campus consists of multiple buildings with a total of over 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of space. The 166,000 square feet (15,400 m2) Thomas Douglas Building houses academic and technical facilities, including career and technical training, computer applications, developmental education, and sciences. Originally a vocational education building, the Douglas Building was later expanded. The 5,876-square-foot (545.9 m2) Aaron Langston Student Center is located in the Douglas Building. The center houses the bookstore, lounge area, and solarium. It also houses the 155 Grill and the recreation area, which are connected together. The student center is named after the Golden Triangle Campus's first director.[5]

The 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) Thomas Douglas Annex has classrooms, laboratories, and office space for several departments. Departments in the building include automotive mechanics; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology; and industrial maintenance technology.[5]

The 27,000-square-foot (2,500 m2) Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence (CMTE) is located on the west side of the college. It includes an administration area including a 750-square-foot (70 m2) conference room, office space, and workrooms. The building also houses a 4,400-square-foot (410 m2) multi-purpose commons room, 2,200 square feet (200 m2) of classroom footage, a 70 seat elevated seminar room, and 7,800 square feet (720 m2) of high bay manufacturing space.[5]

The 22,539-square-foot (2,093.9 m2) Academic and Science Building houses three laboratories, classrooms, faculty space, and a 70 seat elevated classroom/seminar room. The 24,600-square-foot (2,290 m2) Humanities and Fine Arts Building, the newest building on the campus, houses classrooms, laboratories, and offices. Courses that use the building include visual arts, drama, literature, music, and related subjects.[5]

The over 8,200-square-foot (760 m2) library opened in August 2002. It has two study rooms, a 17-computer computer lab, and a multimedia center. The 11,738-square-foot (1,090.5 m2) Student Services Building has administrative offices, business offices for the Golden Triangle Campus, the counseling center, financial aid offices, the registrar's offices, and other offices that provide student services.[5]

Other locations[edit]


East Mississippi Junior College, in Scooba, Mississippi, was organized in 1927 following its beginnings in 1912 as Kemper County Agricultural High School. It was later renamed East Mississippi Community College. While the Scooba Campus has always been the primary campus, the Golden Triangle Campus has been growing at an increasing rate over the last several years. The Golden Triangle Campus, founded as the Golden Triangle Vo-Tech Center in 1968, serves the Golden Triangle region of Mississippi and is the primary location of the career and technical programs. Both Scooba and Golden Triangle offer a broad range of academic classes.


EMCC offers mens athletics programs in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf and rodeo. Women's teams are fielded in basketball, cheerleading, rodeo, and softball. EMCC has won national championships in football in 2011,[11] 2013 and 2014. In 2011, EMCC won the championship over Arizona Western College 55-47. In 2013, EMCC won the NJCAA national football championship over Georgia military by a score of 52-32.[12]

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ "[1].East Mississippi Community College. Retrieved on 11/12/2011
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  4. ^ a b c d "CATALOG 2007-2009." East Mississippi Community College. 9 (9/147). Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "CATALOG 2007-2009." East Mississippi Community College. 10 (10/147). Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "Residence Halls - Gilbert-Anderson Hall." East Mississippi Community College. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "Residence Halls - Lauderdale Hall." East Mississippi Community College. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Residence Halls - Noxubee Hall." East Mississippi Community College. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  9. ^ "Residence Halls - Sullivan Hall." East Mississippi Community College. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  10. ^ "Residence Halls - Honors Residence Hall." East Mississippi Community College. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.njcaa.org/Record%20Books/Football/Football%20Record%20Book%20(Postseason%202012).pdf
  12. ^ http://www.njcaa.org/sports_nationalChampionship.cfm?category=National%20Championship&sid=11&divid=0&slid=5
  13. ^ http://www.jkcf.org/our-scholars/current/430-Breiseus-Ashford
  14. ^ http://www.americanpopularculture.com/prizeamericana.htm
  15. ^ http://emccathletics.com/tradition/index
  16. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1122011/
  17. ^ http://msfame.com/ricks-writings/the-legend-of-bull-sullivan-from-1982/

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