Pictured is the 2017 Ridgeland Campus Hall of Fame. They are (front row, left to right) Anna Mullins of Flora, Mary Katherine Campbell of Flowood, Maria Ramirez of Clinton, Simone Lewis of Yazoo City, Brooke Ann Alvis of Madison, Aundria Price of Ridgeland, (back row, left to right) Yoel Bacallao of Richland, Catherine Petro of Kosciusko, Jaci Murphy of Gulfport, Kaitlin Hill of Olive Branch, and Wyatt Horne of Ridgeland.
Pictured is the 2017 Ridgeland Campus Hall of Fame. They are (front row, left to right) Anna Mullins of Flora, Mary Katherine Campbell of Flowood, Maria Ramirez of Clinton, Simone Lewis of Yazoo City, Brooke Ann Alvis of Madison, Aundria Price of Ridgeland, (back row, left to right) Yoel Bacallao of Richland, Catherine Petro of Kosciusko, Jaci Murphy of Gulfport, Kaitlin Hill of Olive Branch, and Wyatt Horne of Ridgeland.
Each year, Holmes Community College faculty and staff members select the winners for the prestigious Hall of Fame. This year, the Hall of Fame inductees from the Ridgeland Campus included: Brooke Alvis, Yoel Bacallao, Kristin Boykin, Mary Katherine Campbell, Kaitlin Hill, Wyatt Horne, Simone Lewis, Anna Mullins, Jaci Murphy, Catherine Petro, Aundria Price, and Maria Ramirez.

Brooke Ann Alvis of Madison is a liberal arts major and President’s List scholar who belongs to Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Outside of Holmes, she is a babysitter. Upon graduation, Alvis would like to attend culinary school and possibly open a bakery.

Yoel Bacallao of Richland is a construction engineering technology major who is a Phi Theta Kappa member, President’s List scholar, and a member of the soccer team. He plans to attend Mississippi State University (MSU) and major in civil engineering so that he can seek employment in an engineering firm or work for the state as an engineer.

Kristin Boykin of Madison is a pre-law major who is a President’s List scholar and an active member of Phi Theta Kappa. With the honor society, she has participated in Fall Fest preparations, cheese sales, and assisting the leadership team with both their Honors in Action Project and Collect Project. This included giving a public presentation on emotional intelligence, both on campus and to employees at Terry Services. After Holmes, she will attend the University of Mississippi as a political science major and then apply for law school.

Mary Katherine Campbell of Flowood is a President’s List nursing major who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Lady Bulldogs soccer team. The Lady Bulldogs placed second in the state championship for the first time in the school’s history. She received the NJCAA Academic Award, the Sportsmanship Award, was chosen for the MACJC All-Star team, volunteers with TOPSoccer, is a soccer camp instructor for Kosciusko Elementary and Provine High, and played on the Northern Division soccer team. Campbell will attend Belhaven University to play on the women’s soccer team.

Kaitlin Hill of Olive Branch is a President’s List sports medicine/exercise science major who is also a member of the soccer team and received the Bulldog Award. She was also voted Sophomore Class Favorite and Sophomore Homecoming Maid, and serves as an Ambassador and Student Government Association (SGA) secretary. She will also play soccer at Belhaven University while studying to become a physical therapist and an athletic trainer.

Wyatt Horne of Ridgeland is a mechanical engineering major who is a Phi Theta Kappa member, a President’s List scholar, an adult choir member for First Presbyterian of Jackson a student mentor for First Presbyterian’s student ensemble, and a member of the Mississippi Chorus. He has been accepted to the Bagley College of Engineering at MSU and plans to pursue a career in alternative energy.

Simone Lewis of Yazoo City is a pre-nursing student who serves as an Ambassador, Phi Theta Kappa member, science department volunteer, and is the current Miss Holmes Community College for the Ridgeland Campus. She is also an usher and youth tutor at Greater Pearlie Grove Missionary Baptist Church. A President’s List scholar and Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarship recipient, Lewis was also chosen as a summer intern for the SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program in the neuroscience research lab at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She has been accepted into the nursing program at UMMC and plans to eventually become a nurse practitioner.

Anna Mullins of Flora is a pre-medical major who serves as college projects officer for Phi Theta Kappa, and is a President’s List scholar. Her first step after graduating Holmes will be to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Then, she plans to go to medical school to becoe an otolaryngologist.

Jaci Murphy of Gulfport is an exercise science major who serves as vice president of outreach for Phi Theta Kappa. She is also a member of the Lady Bulldogs soccer team, and is transferring to Belhaven University to obtain her bachelor’s in exercise science and play soccer for the Lady Blazers. Murphy eventually plans to attend occupational therapy school and become a pediatric occupational therapist.

Catherine Petro of Kosciusko is an exercise science/kinesiology major who was also a member of the Lady Bulldogs soccer team. She received the Bulldog Award, was named MACJA Academic All-State, and received the NJCAA Academic All American Pinnacle Award her freshman year. Petro is also a President’s List scholar, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was voted Sophomore Homecoming Maid.

Aundria Price of Ridgeland is a pre-physical therapy major who is also an Ambassador, a Dean’s List scholar, an SGA representative, and a a member of Phi Theta Kappa who was named to the All-Mississippi Academic Team. Price is employed at Plato’s Closet, and is an active member of Mt. Charity Church. After Holmes, she plans to attend the University of Mississippi as a pre-medicine major and eventually attend UMMC.

Maria Ramirez of Clinton is a pre-medical major. She is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa, a President’s List scholar, a member of the Social Science Club, a volunteer for Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and a lab teaching assistant for the biology department. Ramirez is also an active member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, and works for Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant. She plans to attend Mississippi College to acquire a bachelor’s in biology-medical sciences and then attend medical school and become an OBGYN.