Recognizing the personal achievements of The Long Blue Line.


Honorary doctorate recipient Elayne Goodman, ‘80 and ‘89, was featured in The Commercial Dispatch along with Jan Miller, ‘79, Columbus Arts Council executive director. Elayne was the featured artist for the month of July at the Columbus Arts Council.

Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, ’86, of Jacksonville, Florida, was recently featured in Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

Lisa Foley,’87, of New Albany was part of a team of medical professionals that traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to help with the coronavirus response.

Whitney Worsham, ’88, of Corinth was named director at The Crossroads Museum.

Jewell Jones, ’89, and her daughter, Alexis, work together as nurses at Baptist Memorial Hospital, and Alexis plans to return to The W to complete her BSN. Their important work was featured in The Commercial Dispatch.



Kelly McIver Trout, ’91, of Columbus was elected as the second vice president of the Mississippi Dental Association.

Selena Nawrocki, ’93, professor of interior design and art at Valdosta State University in Georgia, has artwork accepted in the following juried art exhibitions: 2D National Juried Exhibition at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary in Dallas, Texas; Abstract National Juried Art Exhibition at the Mary R. Koch Arts Center in Wichita, Kansas; Behold (en) National Juried Art Exhibition at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Massachusetts; and a Juror Merit Award at the Third LaGrange Southeast Regional Juried Exhibition at the LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange, Georgia.

Julie Hussey, ’95, of San Diego, California, was named one of San Diego County's most Influential Women on the "Special Report" by the San Diego Daily Transcript.

Dr. Shannon Hughes, ’98, was part of a team of faculty members at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center that was awarded the One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grant, fostering undergraduate, underrepresented minorities into health professions.



Danyell Boyd, ’03, was featured in the Missouri Gateway newsletter for her work on the front lines on the fight against COVID-19. Crystal Cunningham Johnson, ’03, of Millport, Alabama, was featured in the West Alabama Gazette in the People of Lamar section.

Tiffany L. Johnson, ’03 and ’04, of Douglasville, Georgia, was selected as the Teacher of the Year for the Douglas County College and Career Institute for the 2020- 2021 school year.

Jennifer Walker Phillips, ’05 and ’11, is a nurse practitioner and was featured in The Neshoba Democrat. Charles “Chase” Farmer, ’07, of Tupelo was recently promoted to Manager at Nail McKinney Professional Association in Tupelo.

Chantel Holder McDill,’07, recently joined K.S. Phillips PLLC in Columbus as Accounting Manager.



Joscelyn Allen, ’13, of Canton is a nurse and was featured in the Jackson Free Press.

Karen Lott, ’13, of Leaksville graduated top of this year’s University of Mississippi Law School class and was named Most Outstanding Law Student.

Erin McKinney, ’16, of Saltillo was the recipient of the North Mississippi Medical Center’s DAISY Award.

C.T. Salazar, ’16, of Caledonia was named the winner of the Poetry category for the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters with his collection, “This Might Have Meant Fire.”

Maggie Taylor, ’16, of Winona is a nurse practitioner and was featured in the Winona Times.

Pate Bishop, ’17, of Memphis, Tennessee, graduated with high honors from the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. High Honors are awarded to the top 12 students in the graduating class.

Monica Kizer, ’17, of Holly Springs has been named communications coordinator for Keep Tennessee Beautiful.

Eric Wiggins, ’18, of Greenville was named project manager at The Washington County Economic Alliance.