Two Neshoba County students will be among six to join the East Central Community College Student Hall of Fame during the annual awards ceremony scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 25, in Huff Auditorium.

Nicole Ferguson and Shelby Greenwood, graduates of Neshoba Central, are among the 2019 inductees. Others include Anna Burns of Leake Central, Ryan Ethridge and Rebekah Scitzs, both of West Lauderdale, and Joshua Warnsley of Newton County.

Various academic, career, technical, healthcare and other special awards will also be presented during the special program. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for admission.

Ferguson is a graduate of Neshoba Central High School and is an Associate Degree Nursing major. A Dean’s List scholar, she serves as co-president of the Baptist Student Union, is a member of the BSU Council and Praise Team, and reporter for Phi Beta Lambda.

She is a member of the President’s Council, Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, and Association of Student Nurses at EC. She was selected for the Mississippi Phi Beta Lambda Hall of Fame, Who’s Who in PBL, and has received various state and national PBL awards.

Her nominators wrote, “She has made a lasting impression on me not only because she has excelled academically, but because she exhibits the compassion and caring attitude towards patients and her fellow classmates that is essential in our career and in life. Few people get the chance to teach someone who inspires them to be the best they can be. Nicole is one of those rare individuals.”

Greenwood is a graduate of Neshoba Central High School and is a speech pathology major.

A President’s and Dean’s List scholar, she serves as vice president of the President’s Council, vice president of outreach for Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and secretary of Phi Beta Lambda.

As a cheerleader, she is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and she is also a member of Diamond Darlings, Environmental Club and Baptist Student Union. She also received state and national recognition from Phi Beta Lambda.

Her nominators wrote, “She is involved in everything and is a willing, dependable follower and leader in all that she does, and she does a lot! She represents the ideal ECCC student, i.e., intelligent, engaging, hard-working, dependable and cheerful. … She is that team member who everyone likes and everyone wants on their team!”

Burns is a graduate of Leake Central High School and is majoring in agricultural leadership.



A President’s and Dean’s list scholar, she serves as vice president of the Student Body Association, vice president of fellowship for Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and serves on the leadership council for the Baptist Student Union.

Ethridge is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School and is a contemporary worship leadership major.

A President’s List scholar, he serves as vice president of leadership for Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and co-president of Warrior Corps student recruiting group.

Scitzs is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School and is a nursing major. A Dean’s List scholar, she serves as vice president for research and webmaster for Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and is a member of the Baptist Student Union College Worship Leadership Team.

She is a member of Warrior Corps student recruiting group, EC Students for Life, Students Against Destructive Decisions, College Republicans, and is a cheerleader and former member of the Centralettes dance line.

Warnsley is a graduate of Newton County High School and is an engineering major.

A Dean’s List scholar, he serves as president of Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and president of the sophomore class. He was selected for a National Community College Aerospace Scholarship and won MVP at the NASA internship event.