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Bishop becomes eighth SMCC president

Southwest Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Dr. Steve Bishop, SMCC’s vice president of student affairs, as the college’s new president. Bishop, who will become SMCC’s eighth president, was chosen after Dr. Oliver Young announced his decision to retire as president effective June 30. Bishop began his career at SMCC as an instructor in 1992. He is ...

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Always tending to his garden

A famous horticulture writer once penned that gardens are a form of autobiography. In the case of Oliver Young, that may be an understatement. That’s because Young, the energetic president of Southwest Mississippi Community College has been nurturing vegetables and students the same way for the past five decades — with tender, loving care. The Pike County native is retiring ...

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