Dan Derrington of Clinton was recently selected biology instructor at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

Derrington, who began his new duties on Aug. 12, 2013, previously served as student worker in the Office of Graduate Studies and served as an ACT tutor for the Office of Continuing Outreach Services, while a graduate student at Mississippi College.

A 2006 graduate of Meridian High School, Derrington received a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Mississippi State University in 2011. He earned a master's degree in biomedical sciences from Mississippi College in 2013.