JCJC sophomores named Tullos Scholars

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-08-16 10:59:33

ELLISVILLE – Five Jones County Junior College sophomores were recently awarded medallions in recognition of being named Tullos Scholars. These students, Kristie Reddoch, Ben Stevens, Kane Edwards, Kendal Smith and Jeremy Fuller have distinguished themselves through their scholarship and service to others, according to Vice President of Instructional Affairs, Dr. Laverne Ulmer. The Tullos Scholar’s Program awards each student a $1,000 scholarship, funded by Jones alumni Eugene and Nada Tullos of Raleigh. After receiving the award, Reddoch expressed appreciation. “Being selected for this scholarship is definitely an honor and I'm very grateful to have been selected.”
Reddoch is a music education major with an emphasis in voice and guitar. The West Jones High School graduate plans to transfer to the University of Mobile to double major in Music Education and Worship Leadership, with hopes of attending Dallas Theological Seminary and earning a master's degree in Theology. The Hebron native would like to plant churches and train worship teams across North America. At Jones, she is involved in the Charles Pickering Honors Institute, Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, the Concert Choir and JC Voices.
Ben Stevens is a pre-med major and West Jones High School graduate. He is the Bobcat Football team’s quarterback and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. His future plans include going to Mississippi College next year and then UMC in Jackson. “It's a great honor to be chosen as one of the Tullos Scholars and I'm grateful for the teachers who nominated me,” said Stevens.
Biochemistry major, Kane Edwards also has plans to attend medical school and he wants to return to Hattiesburg or the surrounding area to establish a practice.  The Richton High School graduate is currently the president of Phi Theta Kappa and he is a member of the math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Science Club.  “I am very thankful for the Tullos family and their generosity. It is a great honor to receive this award, and I am very grateful. Also, I give a special thanks to my instructors for recommending me.  My community has given me so much, and I am looking forward to giving back some day,” said Edwards.
Quitman native Jeremy Fuller is an engineering major with plans on attending Mississippi State University to major in civil engineering. Fuller is currently a member of the Engineering Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and The Honors Institution. He is also grateful for being named a Tullos Scholar. “It is a great honor to be selected for this wonderful scholarship.  I am so appreciative to the Tullos family and the rest of the selection committee.”
Ellisville native Kendal Smith plans to be a sports psychologist. The South Jones High School graduate is a member of the Jones Soccer team, Phi Theta Kappa, Wesley Foundation, and the Student Government Association Senate.
The five Jones students were nominated by faculty to apply for the Tullos Scholarship. Requirements included being a full-time freshman, submitting a resume’ with two-faculty recommendation letters, have outstanding academic achievement, and be engaged in college activities, leadership positions and participate in community service. 


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