Az IzZ

Az IzZ is known as one of the most versatile, high energy dance and show bands around. For quite some time, Az IzZ was the top choice for Carnival Cruise Lines Corporate shows. Music Garden was fortunate enough to sign the band for southeast booking several years ago. The band has become a top choice for corporate parties and wedding receptions. This group is able to play Motown, beach, rock, 80’s, 90’s, even top 40 and hip hop. Their college show will blow your mind. The band is an 8 piece group with several front men, but they also have a package that includes a female singer and a horn section!


Leith Loftin

East of West


Enjoy the football game, homecoming court, and concert for one fee! Enter concert through football ticket gates located off of the main parking lot and Bulldog Circle (behind Grenada Hall).

Homecoming Maids


Student Body Maid
Isabella Wade

Sophomore Maid
Brandi Palmer
Destiny Maxwell

Freshman Maid
Deja Sloan
Amanda Jacobs


Student Body Maid
Ivey Devine

Sophomore Maids
Diamond Hazzard
Princess Allen

Freshman Maids
Ashlyn Nix
Kristen Bishop


Homecoming Queen
Lily Kate Saxton

Student Body Maid
Salena Carson

Sophomore Maids
Tiara Leflore
Kaley Saxton

Freshman Maids
Anna Claire Woodfin
Mikayla Williams

Schedule of Events

Food Trucks

Double Yum Eats & Treats

We believe that food should be an enjoyable EXPERIENCE that brings people together & creates memories forever! Serving Cameral Apples, Sweet Popcorn and more.


30 Below was founded by two lifelong friends with a passion for creating culinary creations that are not only appealing to the eye, but also outstanding to the senses. Quality and customer satisfaction are of utmost importance when you book with us. Serving rolled ice cream.

​Small Time Hotdogs

Small Time Hot Dogs sells so much more than hot dogs. From the carts, they serve hot dogs and sausages with all the fixing, their famous pulled pork barbecue nachos and sandwiches, Delta-made hot tamales, chips, and drinks.

T&J Concessions

Serving food that is just good: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Polish Sausage, Chicken on a Stick, Cheese Nachos, Cowboy Nachos, Foot Long Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Loaded Fries, Cheese Fries, Cowboy Fries, Sweet Tea and Lemonade.

Taqueria la Reata:

 A regular visitor to the Goodman Campus serving tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, and more.

Guys Catfish & Steakhouse

Catfish! Just some of the great food they offer.

​Frenchies Smoke & Roll

Serving smoked Beef Brisket, Smoke sausage, Pulled pork, Loaded Nachos (Beef, Chicken, Steak), Dry Rub Rib tips, Smoke chicken.


Serving Mediterranean influenced food such as chicken sandwiches, gyro sandwiches and hummus along with Baklava, a type of desert.

Carroll Cafeteria

Cafe Classics / Trends Lunch

Fried Chicken
Baked Chicken

Potatoes and Gravy
Lima Beans
Fried Okra

Cafe Classics Dinner

BBQ Rib Po’boy
Chicken Spaghetti

Baked Beans
French Fries
Butter Peas

Fun & Games

Inflatables, rock climbing and more will be set up for all in the grove. Come join the fun!

70ft Mega Obstacle
Big Baller
Mechanical Bull
33ft Monster Obstacle Course
Human Whack-a-Mole
Bungee Basketball
18ft slide
Rock Wall
Gaming Trailer
Archery Tag
Football & Basketball Inflatables

Zip Line Sign Up – click here!

Major’s Truck Expo

Let the kids have some fun with our Trucks and other cool vehicles…

HCC Semi with Trailer
HCC Concrete Mixer Truck
HCC Bucket Truck
HCC Derrick Truck
Welding and Collision Repair simulators
Aircraft from University Medical Center
Ambulance from MedStat
Dewalt demonstration show from MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Outstanding Alumni 2019

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Branch

Alumnus of the Year

Mr. Sherman Miller

Young Alumnus of the Year

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam

Distinguished Service Award

Mr. Donny Sims

Veteran of the Year

Career & Transfer Fair


Anel Corporation
BMH-North Mississippi
CF Industries
Choctaw Regional Medical Center
Delta State University
Development At MSU
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Hunter Engineering
Instructional Systems & Workforce
Madison MS Police Department
Milwaukee Tool
Mississippi College
MMC Materials, Inc.
Nissan North America Canton
Peco Foods, Inc.
Select Specialty Hospital
Service Specialists
Steel Service Corporation
The Taylor Group
Waffle House
Yazoo City Police Department

Colleges & Universities

Alcorn State
Baptist College Of Health Sciences
Baptist College Of Health Sciences
Belhaven University
Blue Mountain
Delta State University
Jackson State University (Recruiting)
Jackson State University (Lifelong Learning)
Louisiana State University
Millsaps College
Mississippi College
Mississippi College (Law)
Mississippi State University (Distance)
Mississippi State University (Education)
Mississippi State University (Recruiting)
Mississippi State University (Vetinary)
Mississippi University for Women
Mississippi Valley State University
Northwestern State
Ohio University
Texas College
UMC (Health Professions)
UMC (Nursing)
University Of Louisiana Monroe
University Of Alabama
University Of Arkansas Monticello
University Of Mississippi (Recruiting)
University Of Mississippi (Admissions)
University Of Mississippi (Pharmacy)
University Of Mississippi (Grenada)
University Of Mississippi (Education)
University Of Mississippi (Accounting)
University of Southern Mississippi
University Of West Alabama
William Carey University

United States Armed Forces

Lecture Series

Why Should I Care? Empathy Across the Community Panel Discussion, Multipurpose Room, Vocational Building (11 a.m.)

Darren Milner, is the Executive Director of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Area Chamber and a native of Attala County. His major role is Economic and Community Development as well as overseeing Main Street and tourism opportunities to facilitate growth.  Prior to his current position, Darren was the Marketing Director for M&F Bank, a top 4 bank in Mississippi, Synergetics of Starkville and a sales executive for Boswell Media.  He attended Holmes Community College and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1993 where he earned a BBA in Marketing.  He has over 22 years of professional Marketing experience.  Darren is married with two children, enjoys playing guitar, sports and spending time with his family.

Dr. Josephine Neill-Browing of North Carrollton taught English at Holmes Community College in Goodman for 28 years—first from 1969 to 1992, and then from 2006 to 2012. During her “break” from Holmes, she earned a PhD in English from the University of Mississippi, served as a United Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, and taught English at Mississippi Delta Community College. Before coming to Holmes in 1969, she received a BS in English and secondary education and an MA in British literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. She was married to Chris Haley, who taught at Holmes for 22 years before his death in 1990. She is now married to Hardin Browning and volunteers with Kairos Prison Ministry, working with female inmates at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. She has three grown daughters and 10 grandchildren.

Angel Albin MacDonald, is fulfilling her lifelong dream of serving the wonderful people of Attala County and surrounding areas as she follows in her dad’s footsteps and adds to his legacy as a third-generation State Farm Agent in Kosciusko, MS. Angel and her team are dedicated to building a long lasting relationship with their customers and families as they provide and service all of their Insurance and Financial Service needs. We want to make a difference every single day in the lives of others and walk through life with our Neighbors! Blessing others through our daily activities is extremely important to us, and this is a priority for our team! As she prepared for Agency, Angel worked for State Farm for 10 years all over the state of MS training agents and team members on the newest technology and processes and helping them achieve their goals for their office! Prior to coming to State Farm, Angel was an Accountant for McAlister’s Corporation, where she met her husband, Ian. Angel graduated from Holmes Community College in 1996 and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1998 with a Bachelors in Accounting. Angel and Ian have 3 children- Robbie (20), Spence(16), and Miriam(12). When Angel is not at her office, you will either find her following Spence around on a golf course or joining her family as they share the love of Christ with others, whether it be on a soccer field in South Africa or in the local schools as they encourage others to share Kindness.


STEM Career Opportunities Presented by Dr. Robert Green, Mississippi State University, Bagley College of Engineering, and Dudley Moore, The University of Alabama, Holmes Alumnus, in Fine Arts Auditorium (11 a.m.)

Robert A Green: Dr. Green is the Assistant Dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He is responsible for the college’s scholarship program, inter-college agreements, and academic affairs. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State. He also has an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. Robert’s Ph.D. is in Public Policy and Administration, also from Mississippi State. The topic of his dissertation was Organization Change at the Macro Level of Professions. Dr. Green is a registered Professional Engineer and fellow and past president of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Green worked as a Research Engineer with the Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory (DIAL), which became the Institute for Clean Energy Technology, a research department in the Bagley College of Engineering. His areas of expertise while at DIAL were gas analysis, stack sampling and other EPA test methods, infrared pyrometry, the design of intrusive probes for measuring specific parameters in harsh, high temperature, particle-laden environments, and the design of experiments. When he left DIAL for his current job, he was serving as the Chief Test Engineer and Manager of the Field Operations Team.

Dr. Green also serves as a Navy Reserve Officer holding the rank of Captain (O-6, or Colonel for those not familiar with Navy ranks). He is an Engineering Duty Officer with expertise in the areas of design and acquisition of ships and ships’ systems and combat systems. Currently he is serving as a department head in the NAVSEA Systems Engineering Unit where he coordinates reserve support to the Missile Defense Agency. He has served as the Gulf Region Commanding Officer for SurgeMain with six subordinate units. Prior assignments included the NAVSEA Reserve Program Manager for the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID), the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, Naval Sea Systems Command, and as Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Detachment 609, the Amphibious Ready Group Intermediate Maintenance Activity Detachment 0948, USS Emory S Land (AS-39) Detachment 407, NAVSEA St. Louis, MO, and NAVSEA Houston, TX. He also been a facilitator for Reserve Officer Leadership Training, provided training on ethics, and was an international science and engineering fair judge for the Office of Naval Research. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

In addition to these duties, Dr. Green is a Past President of both the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Mississippi Engineering Society. He is an elder within the Presbyterian Church PC(USA) and is active in volunteer and professional organizations including co-chair of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Military Affairs Committee.

In his spare time, Dr. Green likes to read, write, and spend time with his family, especially his granddaughter.

Dudley Moore: Dudley Moore is a graduate of Holmes Community College where he was a member of Holmes Plus, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Holmes Bulldogs Football Team. As a student at Holmes, he also received the HEADWAE Award. After leaving Holmes, he enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Mississippi (UM).

As an engineering student at UM, Moore excelled academically and professionally. He mentored countless students with a STEM Focus and was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and the Ronald E. McNair Program. Additionally, he was a research assistant at the National Center for Physical Acoustics with the Aero-Acoustics Group. His highest accomplishment was completing a project that studied the acoustic behavior between a spark source and an airfoil.  At the conclusion of his academic career at the UM, Moore graduated with highest honors, receiving the Marcus E. Taylor Memorial Medal.

Moore is currently a Doctoral Candidate at The University of Alabama in Mechanical Engineering, and his research focus is Thermal Fluids and Combustion. He has completed two internships with Caterpillar Companies: CAT and Solar Turbines. Moore continues to be heavily involved with mentoring students in inner city schools, seeking to assist students with exceeding both academically and professionally.

Professionalism in the Health Sciences Presented by Curnis Upkins, Jr. CHHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MS Hospital Association in Fine Arts Auditorium (12 p.m.)

Curnis is employed by Mississippi Hospital Association as Vice President of Human Resources & Workforce Services. Previous experience includes ten years with MHA as VP of the Health Careers Center & Director of Unemployment Insurance Program; five years as Director of Human Resources for St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital; and 18 years with Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).  The last ten years with MDES were served as an Unemployment Insurance Administrative Law Judge.

He is a graduate of Jackson State University and his leadership education includes completing Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi Program, MS State Personnel Board’s Leadership and Supervisory Training Program, Mississippi Judiciary College Administrative Law Program and University of Southern Mississippi’s Training and Development Certificate Program.  He has conducted staff development leadership training programs for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, educational institutions, community service organizations, professional associations and for the Mississippi National Guard.  Curnis has more than 30 years’ experience in Human Resources and 22 years’ experience in leadership training and conflict resolution.

Curnis maintains membership in several local and national professional human resources organizations and has attained the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, the Society for Human Resources Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Certificate in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR).

He and his wife Melodie have been married for 37 years.  They have a daughter and 2 sons.


STD Prevention for College Students hosted by Odessa Simon-Hawkins, Nurse Practitioner, Woman’s Hospital in Multipurpose Room in Vocational Building (12 p.m.)

Odessa Simon-Hawkins has been an RN for more than 40 years and an Advanced Practice Nurse for half of that time.  Odessa has devoted her career to caring for patients with varied health challenges.  She has a passion for caring for cancer patients.   Odessa is a fourteen-year breast cancer survivor and is fully aware of the challenges of this disease.  She has worked in surgical oncology for several years and did genetic testing for Dr. Phillip Ley, who is well known for his exceptional research and care of patients battling breast, and numerous other cancers in Central Mississippi. Odessa was Co-Investigator with Dr. Allman of Australia, on the BrevaGen Testing Trials done with African American women in Mississippi in 2016.  The main purpose of the study was to determine if the validity of BrevaGen Plus Testing would be consistent in African American women. The Study also compared the rates of screening and chemoprevention following BrevaGen Plus testing and published rates for those interventions. Odessa is presently employed with St. Dominic Health Systems in their newly established High Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic where she does the genetic assessment and pedigrees on the patients desiring screening and referral to the appropriate surgeon.  Odessa is Education and Survivor Chair for Susan G. Komen Memphis Midsouth Affiliate, where she travels the state educating women about breast health and advocating for care of underserved women in her state.

Dress Up Days