Wesley Foundation

Welcome to the Journey

The goal of the Wesley Foundation’s campus ministry is to engage college students in a process of discipleship that equips them for continuing the mission of Christ – making disciples for the transformation of the world. Focus areas include:

  • Life Choices
  • Social Ethics
  • Christian Values
  • Cultural Morality
  • Personal Vision

Please check with your dormitory for Dorm Prayer & Bible Study  (DPBS) times. The Chapel on the Hill is the place to be on Monday nights beginning at 7 p.m. for SWAAG (Students Worshipping An Amazing God) Worship.

The Holmes Community College Wesley Foundation is committed to strengthening the faith walk of Mississippi’s young people. This scenic campus is an ideal setting for experiencing God anew in the freedom and freshness of nature as you embrace the love of God through prayer, study, worship, and fellowship.

You are also invited to participate in services with our partner ministry, the Walden Chapel United Methodist Church, for worship on Sundays and for special events throughout the year. Visit www.waldenchapel.org for more information. Allow Walden Chapel to be your church home away from home. Walden Chapel seeks to work in partnership with the Wesley Foundation to cultivate an understanding of United Methodism that promotes college students’ intellectual and spiritual growth. 

A Future with Hope!

Dr. Dee
Rev. Detra Bishop, PhD
John Wesley-Walden Chapel Charge
P. O. Box 647
Durant, MS 39063-0647
(601) 671-1555
detrabishop@gmail.com

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)


Voices of Praise Gospel Choir (Goodman)

Voices of Praise Gospel Choir is a student organization on the Goodman Campus of Holmes Community College. Membership in the choir is open to Holmes Community College students regardless of faith, race or age.  We welcome all with a desire to sing gospel music and a passion to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through praise and worship.  It is our goal to empower college students to see themselves as Christ sees us as victorious sons and daughters of the Most High God. This club is on the Goodman Campus only.

Sponsor
Rosalyne Davis, Goodman Campus
(662) 472-9100
rdavis@holmescc.edu


Surgical Technology Club (Grenada)

The purpose of the Surgical Technology Club is to promote student involvement in surgical technology and to enhance its members’ knowledge in this field, as well as encourage their participation in the National Association of Surgical Technologists. The club is active in promoting continuing education of previous students and professionals. This club is on the Grenada Campus only.

Sponsor
Jessica Elliott, Grenada Campus
(662) 227-2310
jelliot@holmescc.edu


Student Publications

The Growl, Horizons & Reflections

Advisor

Mary Margaret Busby – Ridgeland
(601) 605-3376


Growl, the official student newspaper of Holmes Community College, is published monthly during the fall and spring semesters. The student newspaper is designed to inform the Holmes campuses and their nine-county district about Holmes activities. Also, the paper serves as a workshop or practical laboratory for a student interested in news writing, editing, typography, and advertising. A student may earn one credit hour working on the Growl.

Archives


Horizons is primarily a pictorial yearbook of Holmes Community College which captures the activities of its students, faculty, administration and staff. The yearbook is produced by students who earn one hour of credit for their work. Any student interested in working with the yearbook is encouraged to participate. Activities range from learning how to layout and design pages on the computer to photography.


Reflections published once each year, includes the best creative work submitted by Holmes Community College students. Work appearing in Reflections is judged by the members of the Holmes Community College English Department and a panel of students of the Reflections staff. Manuscripts are invited from students in all departments.


Student Practical Nursing Organization

The purpose of the club is to promote practical nursing as a dynamic, viable career and to encourage leadership, scholarship, and community service among its members. Membership is open to all practical nursing students.


Sponsors

Christi Blair – Kosciusko
(662) 472-9173
cblair@holmescc.edu

Heather Roberts – Ridgeland
(601) 605-3334
 hroberts@holmescc.edu

Heather Rozier – Grenada
(662) 227-2343
hrozier@holmescc.edu


Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is a group of students that are charged with managing a wide range of events, activities, programs, policies and initiatives on campus.  To participate in SGA on your campus, please complete the member interest from below and a SGA sponsor on your campus will contact you.


Goodman Campus
Tina Boyette
(662) 472-9003
tboyette@holmescc.edu

Grenada Campus
Haley DeNoon
(662) 227-2324
hdenoon@holmescc.edu

Ridgeland Campus
Amanda Lindsey
(601) 605-3320
alindsey@holmescc.edu

Student Government Association Membership

Submit the following requests for membership and a SGA Sponsor from your campus will review your request for approval.

Council Representatives are not elected positions.

  • Council Representatives will be composed of freshmen and sophomore students who would like to participate on a voluntary basis.
  • Qualifications are to:
    • be a full-time student;
    • have at least a 2.0 GPA for any previous coursework; and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA semester average.
Name(Required)
Holmes Student Email Address(Required)

Social Science Forum

Social Science Forum is open to all students at the Goodman and Ridgeland campuses regardless of major. Its purpose is to provide students the opportunity to become involved in community and service work and to become more politically aware. Students participate in voter registration drives, food drives, clothing drives, and other community service projects.

If you are a current or future student interested in becoming a part of the Social Science Forum, please contact our faculty advisor below:

Sponsors
Makeaba Latiker – Ridgeland
(601) 605-3354
mlatiker@holmescc.edu


SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA was established for the purpose of encouraging, through club activities, the development of the “whole student,” i.e., social and leadership abilities as well as skills needed to succeed and be competitive in the workforce.

The organization is open to all students enrolled in Career/Technical courses. Scholarships are available to students who competed and placed in district, state, and/or national competitions in SkillsUSA. 


Sponsors

Goodman/Kosciusko:
Will Alexander
(662) 472-9070
walexander@holmescc.edu

Grenada:
Jessica Elliott
(662) 227-2310
jelliott@holmescc.edu

Grenada:
Lisa Wilbourn
(662) 227-2333
lwilbourn@holmescc.edu

Ridgeland:
Heather Mooney
(601) 605-3395
hmooney@holmescc.edu


Reformed University Fellowship

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a ministry dedicated to the cultivation of a Christ-centered community on the campus of Holmes Community College. We want to help fellow Christians know more of God’s grace by being rooted in His Word. Come join us for our weekly Bible Study in the conference room of the cafeteria every Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We also get together on Tuesday evenings for Ultimate Frisbee on the practice field.

National RUF

Sponsor
Rev. Grant Carroll
(662) 289-2435 – Office
(601) 421-1277 – Cell


Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is the foremost honor society for two-year colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa at Holmes Community College

  • Goodman Campus: Kappa Alpha Chapter 
  • Ridgeland Campus: Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter 
  • Grenada Campus: Alpha Mu Beta Chapter

Phi Theta Kappa membership requirements

  • Have completed at least 12 hours of courses at Holmes Community College leading to a degree or certificate. Grades and credits for courses completed at other institutions will not be considered when determining membership eligibility.
  • Have no remedial classes count towards their 12 hours of courses leading to an associate degree or certificate.
  • Have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on 4.00 scale) at Holmes Community College, indicating academic excellence.
  • Be enrolled in at least three semester hours during the semester in which the member is inducted.

Invitations may be extended during Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters through various methods of communication.


Phi Beta Lambda (Ridgeland Campus)

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. It is organized to promote business leadership and to create interest and understanding in the intelligent choice of business occupations. Membership is open to all Ridgeland campus students enrolled as a business major (academic or technical), computer networking major, computer programming major, or taking one or more business related courses such as business law, accounting, economics, computer, etc.

In today’s highly competitive business environment it takes more than just a business degree to succeed – it requires business savvy, leadership skills, and technical knowledge. That’s where PBL comes in. By becoming a member and taking advantage of what PBL has to offer you can learn various skills that will help you in today’s world.

What is PBL?
PBL is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. It is not a social fraternity or sorority.

Who can join PBL?
Membership is open to all Ridgeland campus students enrolled in one or more business subjects, including business law, accounting, economics, computers, and Business and Office Technology programs.

What is the main goal of PBL?
The mission of PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The entire focus is business and leadership development.

Activities:

  1. State and national leadership conferences
  2. Compete in various areas on the state and national levels
  3. Participate in fundraisers
  4. Help organize and/or participate in community service projects
  5. Learn leadership skills, employability skills, networking skills, etc.

Learn more about joining PBL:

Ridgeland Campus
Dr. NaTunya D. Johnson
(601) 605-3330
njohnson@holmescc.edu


NOADN

The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) promotes training for associate degree nurses. The organization is an advocate for nursing in the community college arena. The organization has annual conventions in Vicksburg Mississippi that are used to educate nursing students, promote healthcare policy, and enhance awareness of issues affecting Associate Degree nursing. Our nursing students attend the convention as part of their professional training.

Sponsor
Becky Daniels – Ridgeland
(601) 605-3418
bdaniels@holmescc.edu


MOSAIC

Multicultural Organization for Students Achieving, Inspiring others, and Challenging themselves

This club is made up of students who are a part of Student Support Services on the Goodman campus. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for leadership development, community services projects, fellowship and various cultural activities. Our students have raised money for SIDS, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and local charities.


Advisors

Linda Alexander Jones
(662) 472-9002
lalexander@holmescc.edu

Tess Crenshaw
(662) 472-9140
tmiller@holmescc.edu

Angela Boyd
(662) 472-9089
anboyd@holmescc.edu


MACS

MACS is an organization of students interested in the areas of math, biology, zoology, chemistry, physics, and computer science. Its purpose is to provide a social gathering for those students interested in these areas. The club sponsors activities, events, lectures and programs that are open to all students taking upper math and science courses. All students are welcome to attend MACS meetings.


Sponsors

Greg Wilson – Ridgeland
(601) 605-3369
gwilson@holmescc.edu

Dr. Santosh Parakkal
(601) 605-3386
sparakkal@holmescc.edu

Dr. Consuella Davis
(601) 605-3379
codavis@holmescc.edu


Ridgeland MACS meets the fourth Friday of each month at 9 am in Room 108 in the Science Building. MACS designates October as Rain Forest Month for the fall semester and April as the month for Earth Day Celebration.


Holmes Association of Legal Students (HALS)

Faculty Sponsor
Darleen Dozier
(601) 605-5279
ddozier@holmescc.edu

Message from the Faculty Sponsor
The Holmes Association of Legal Students (HALS) is affiliated with the National Association of Legal Students and participates in monthly luncheons and seminars through the Mississippi Paralegal Association. We are also involved in activities throughout the community. It is my goal to teach students not only how to be paralegals, but also to be caring individuals who give back to their communities. We accomplish those goals through HALS.

  • To develop an interest in and encourage students to pursue careers in the legal field
  • To invite students interested in the legal field so that ideas may be exchanged and knowledge increased
  • To sponsor speakers, workshops and seminars appropriate to the legal field
  • To encourage an awareness of the basic skills necessary to perform work of a legal nature and to provide a better understanding of the responsibilities involved
  • To acquaint students with functions of the judiciary and other departments of the courts
  • To stimulate a high order of professional standards and ethics among its members
  • To endeavor to make high schools, colleges, and business schools aware of the need for subjects in their curricula pertinent to the legal field

Membership Requirements
Membership shall be limited to Holmes Community College paralegal or pre-law students in good standing. An application for membership shall be presented to the officers for approval.

Schedule of regular club meetings

  • Meeting Dates: Last Monday of every month
  • Time: 12:15 – 1:00
  • Location: RH 213; Ridgeland Campus

Darleen T. Dozier, CP


Gaming Club (Goodman Campus)

Holmes Gaming Club (HGC), located on the Goodman Campus, incorporates video, board, and card games for student entertainment.  HGC participates in fundraising activities for field trips and marketing materials. The club meets weekly in the library, and membership is open to all Holmes Community College students.

Sponsor

Jim Thompson – Goodman
(662) 472-9164
jathompson@holmescc.edu
G.H. McMorrough Library


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The purpose of FCA is to present athletes, coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge of improving their lives through serving Christ. Meetings are held weekly, consisting of games, music, huddle groups, and guest speakers. All students and faculty are invited to attend.

Sponsors
Robert Kelly
(662) 472-9054
rkelly@holmescc.edu


Engineering Technology Club (Goodman Campus)

The purpose of the club is to promote good Engineering Technology public relations through participation in professional organizations, student activities, and field trips to universities and industries. Membership is open to all students on the Goodman campus enrolled in Industrial Technology or Architectural Engineering.


Sponsors

Will Alexander – Goodman
(662) 472-9070
walexander@holmescc.edu
M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technical Building

Cham Blain – Goodman
(662) 472-9095
cblain@holmescc.edu
M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technical Building


Creative Arts Club

The Creative Arts Club meets once a month in the Visual Arts Building as part of ‘Coffee House.’ Coffee House is open to the entire student body as a forum for musical performances and is also an opportunity for reading poetry and short stories.


Sponsors

Jay Cheatham – Goodman
(662) 472-9097
jcheatham@holmescc.edu

Andy Kelly – Ridgeland
(601) 605-3382
akelly@holmescc.edu


Baptist Student Union

Baptist Student Union (BSU) is a student-based ministry designed to minister to Holmes students as well as involve students in ministry, discipleship and leadership development.

BSU is led by the director and a student leadership team chosen each year. A noon devotion is offered weekly on Wednesdays at the Grenada Campus. BSU has weekly activities in Goodman that include:

Missions are very important to BSU. There are local mission projects as well as a Spring Break mission trip. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in BSU Summer Missions.

BSU is open to anyone who wants to be a part of what GOD is doing at Holmes CC!

  • Monday – Bible study … smaller group-focused Bible study time
  • Tuesday – B.L.A.S.T … Believers Learning About Spiritual Truth. Weekly worship service with music led by students and guest speakers
  • Wednesday – Dorm devotions … student-led devotions in the girls and boys dorms
  • Ministering – team of students who lead worship in local churches through music, drama and testimony