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Goodman Campus announces 2022 Hall of Fame

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 Goodman Campus included: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cain of Carthage, Will Cook of Kosciusko, Hayley Haffey of Kosciusko, Sharad Patel of Columbia, Lucas Graham Price of Kosciusko and Paul Barrett Wood of Kosciusko. 

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cain  

Cain, a pre-occupational therapy major, is a member of the Bulldogs cheerleading squad and serves as a work-study in the chemistry department. She is also a student tutor and lab assistant for instructor Heather Jones. Cain received the Scholar Athlete Award, the Most Versatile Athlete Award for the Holmes Cheer Team and is a President’s List scholar. She placed first at the UCA Cheer Camp held at Mississippi State University; placed seventh in the Game Day Competition at College Nationals held in Orlando, Florida; placed 10th in the Routine Competition at College Nationals held in Orlando, Florida and was awarded a place on Mat for Routine to compete at the College Nationals. 

Cain is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Baptist Student Union, as well.  As part of the Holmes cheer team, she was given several volunteer and community involvement opportunities. She was involved in the Lexington Christmas Parade and volunteered to tour high school seniors around the Holmes campus in Goodman for Freshman Friday and Major 

Experience. She has also collected canned goods for food pantries in the Yazoo community.  

Cain also teaches Sunday school class for 3- and 4-year-old children every Sunday morning at Rocky Point Baptist Church, and she’s active in the choir. Every year, Cain assists with Vacation Bible School and Trunk or Treat. She was also involved in the live nativity scene for the Christmas program in 2021. Additionally, Cain volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child institution in Atlanta, Georgia and has taught swimming lessons at the Carthage Country Club the past two summers. 

Cain also worked Deep South Spirit cheer competitions in Memphis, Jackson and Gulf Shores, Alabama on the weekends during the spring semester of 2021. She taught tumbling classes every Wednesday at the Fitness Company in Kosciusko during her freshman year, and she judged cheer tryouts for high schools throughout Mississippi. 

Upon graduation from Holmes, Cain plans to attend Mississippi State University to obtain a bachelor’s in kinesiology with a concentration in clinical exercise. She will then further her education at UMMC in the occupational therapy program in the fall of 2024. 

“I have also had the opportunity to shadow occupational therapists at Premier Rehab in Kosciusko and at the Choctaw Tribal school system in Carthage,” Cain said.  

Will Cook 

Cook, a pre-med major, is a President’s List scholar, a Holmes Plus scholarship recipient, a Phi Theta Kappa member, an academic scholarship recipient and an athletic scholarship recipient. A member of the Holmes baseball team, he was named Third Team NJCAA All-Academic in 2020-2021, Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference Academic All-State 2020-2021, Scholar Athlete Award recipient 2020-2021, Cotton States Baseball League All Cotton States Team 2021 and Cotton States Baseball League Pitcher of the Week in 2021. Cook was also chosen to be a 2021 Homecoming Escort. 

Outside of Holmes, he is a member of Kosciusko First United Methodist Church where was part of the “Passion” play crew Easter week 2021. He has also volunteered with Kosciusko First United Methodist Church Handicap Ramp Ministries since 2020. Upon graduation from Holmes, Cook plans to continue his medical studies while also pursuing baseball opportunities at the next level. He shadowed Dr. Tal Hendrix during the clinical setting in the summer of 2021 and he plans to apply for the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship. 

Hayley Haffey 

Haffey, a pre-med major, is a Phi Theta Kappa officer, Holmes Foundation Scholarship recipient, an Ambassador and Student Government Association representative. In 2021, she was voted Goodman Campus Student Body Homecoming Maid. Off campus, she volunteers for Lexington Food Pantry. 

Upon graduating from Holmes, Haffey plans to transfer to Mississippi State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in biological science with a minor in business. After graduating from Mississippi State University, she plans to apply for medical school at University of Mississippi Medical School where she will pursue a career in plastic surgery. Haffey’s dream is to one day own her own business as a plastic surgeon.  

“My time at Holmes has been one of the best experiences of my life,” Haffey said. “I am so thankful to call this sweet place my home. I have formed friendships that will last a lifetime here at Holmes and I wish I could stay longer. The teachers and staff here are one of a kind, and I am so grateful to be a part of this college.” 

Sharad Patel 

Patel, a pre-pharmacy major, is an Academic Achievement Award recipient and President’s List scholar. On campus, he is part of MOSAIC, Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa. He also tutors a friend of his at no cost. 

Patel plans to transfer to the University of Mississippi and then go to graduate school for pharmaceutical science at UMMC in Jackson. 

“I don’t live with my parents here in the United States,” Patel said. “They live in India because of my mother’s health issues. One day, I want to be successful and tell my parents that ‘I did it,’ because I will be the first college graduate in my family. My parents don’t live with me, but they still give me strength to work on my dreams, even from India.” 

Lucas Graham Price 

Price, an accounting major, was named Mr. Holmes Community College during the 2020-2021 school year. He served as vice president of Phi Theta Kappa in 2021, president of Phi Theta Kappa in 2022 and was on the President’s List every semester. Price is also a member of the Holmes Connection!, Coachmen, Chorale and Baptist Student Union. 

Additionally, he is an active member of First Baptist Church of Kosciusko where he serves as a worship leader, youth counselor for Fall Retreat and youth counselor for D-NOW. He also volunteers with Shepherd’s Touch. 

After graduation from Holmes, Price plans to continue his education at Mississippi State University to pursue a career in accounting. His goal is to obtain a bachelor’s as well as a master’s degree in accounting 

“While going to school at Holmes as a full-time student and participating in many extracurricular activities, I have also worked two part-time jobs,” Price said. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to carry out a work-study position at the Holmes Healthplex in Kosciusko. I have really enjoyed my time working there. I also work on the weekends at The Aisle Mississippi Wedding Venue. Both of these jobs have allowed me the opportunity to grow as a person and accept a great deal of responsibility.” 

Paul Barrett Wood 

Wood, an accounting major, is a President’s List scholar, ACT Scholarship recipient, Athletic Scholarship recipient and Bulldog football player. He was named All MACCC Academic Team and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Student Government Association. 

Wood volunteered to hang the U.S. flags for the Kosciusko Aisle of Honor for Veteran’s and Memorial Day. He also helped with fundraising efforts for Kosciusko athletic programs and actively participated in various church activities such as devotionals, scripture reading and prayer leading. 

Wood plans to continue his football career and earn a bachelor’s and master’s in accounting with the end goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.  

“I overcame serious injury with ankle reconstruction surgery that could have ended my football career, so I feel blessed to be able to continue to be able to play football,” Wood said. 

IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are the 2022 Goodman Campus Hall of Fame inductees. They are (left to right) Lucas Graham Price of Kosciusko, Hayley Haffey of Kosciusko, Paul Barrett Wood of Kosciusko, Will Cook of Kosciusko, Lizzie Cain of Carthage and Sharad Patel of Columbia.
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