Thursday, January 30, 2014

Louisville Natives Receive Annual HEADWAE Honors From ECCC

 Sophomore Lindsey McCool and math instructor Robin Fulton, both of Louisville, were recently selected to represent East Central Community College in Decatur at the 2013-14 Higher Education Appreciation Day: Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) program scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Jackson.
Lindsey McCool

The annual HEADWAE observance was established by the Mississippi Legislature to honor the academically talented students and faculty members from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges.

Honorees are invited to the State Capitol where they are welcomed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and recognized in each Legislative chamber.

A luncheon is scheduled at the Jackson Marriott Hotel in downtown Jackson, during which each student and faculty honoree is recognized in front of their guests, institution leaders, corporate sponsors and legislators.

In addition to the public recognition, a booklet will be published featuring photos and biographical sketches of each honoree.

McCool is a sophomore at East Central, where she currently has a 3.95 grade point average. Her career goal is to become an occupational therapist.

She is a member of Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges; Warrior Corps; Sigma Sigma Mu Tau; Baptist Student Union; and Warrior Cheerleading squad.

Honors include her selection as a freshman and sophomore class favorite.

She was also recently named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

McCool is a 2012 honors graduate of Winston Academy, where selection to the Hall of Fame was among her numerous honors and awards.

She was also chosen a Mississippi Scholar.

McCool was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, yearbook staff and cheerleading squad.

She received the Spanish Club and Cheerleading awards and was also selected an All-Star Cheerleader.

McCool is the daughter of Marc and Carrie McCool of Louisville.

Fulton joined the ECCC math faculty in August 2009.
Robin Fulton

She served the previous 10 years as a math instructor at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. While at EMCC, she was selected HEADWAE Instructor of the Year and chosen a Lamplighter, which recognizes the state’s outstanding community and junior college faculty members.

She is also a former math instructor at Central Academy in Macon and Nanih Waiya Attendance Center and was chosen STAR Teacher at both schools.

In addition, she is a former adjunct instructor at ECCC.

At EC, Fulton serves as co-sponsor of Alpha Alpha Epsilon, an organization for pre-engineering majors.

She served as Common Core strategies presenter to high school teachers at the IMPACT Institute held at Mississippi State University during the summer of 2013. She will also participate in the 2014 event.

A graduate of Winston Academy, Fulton holds bachelor and master’s degrees in mathematics from MSU.

She is married to Buddy Fulton and they have two grown children: Blake, an attorney for the Jones Walker firm in Jackson; and Anna, an ECCC Hall of Fame member currently attending physical therapy school at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Robin and her husband are members of Good Hope Baptist Church, where she teaches a college Sunday school class.

Her parents are former State Rep. Bobby Moody and Ann Moody of Louisville.