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Holmes’ Charles Wood selected as 2024 Moody Institute Fellow

Holmes Community College’s Charles Wood was selected as a 2024 Moody Institute Fellow. As part of the selection, he will receive an award check for $1,000.

Wood, who teaches history on the Goodman Campus as well as serving as a lead online instructor, plans to spend the funds on organizing The Historical Significance of Natchez Field Excursion, a two-day research-based trip for the history instructors of Holmes.

“I think there is valuable insight that can be gained and collaborated with on a trip to Natchez,” Wood said. “Our itinerary includes: traveling via the Natchez Trace to Natchez and researching and touring Emerald Mound; visiting the National Park area for Historic Fort Rosalie and Historic Forks of the Road slave market; visiting the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture; touring the unfinished Antebellum home of Longwood and attending a meeting of the Natchez Historical Society. Field excursions extend opportunities for experiential learning for instructors to in turn teach our students to develop a better understanding of historical concepts and formulate a more in-depth analysis of historical content we cover in our classes.”

Wood holds a master’s in history from Jackson State University, a bachelor’s in business administration/marketing and economics from Mississippi State University and an associate degree from East Central Community College. He is an active Christian and member of a local church; the Mississippi Council Economic Education and he volunteers with the Gleaners Ministry. Wood’s hobbies include historical research, attending live music events and concerts, and serving as owner/operator of Wood Acre Farm L.L.C. He is married to Misty Lee Ferguson-Stout Wood, an occupational therapist and Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) coordinator for Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

The Moody Institute Trust Fund (MITF) was established in 1990 in honor of Dr. George V. Moody, the first executive director of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC). The purpose of the Moody Institute is to provide funds for enrichment experiences for faculty members employed in Mississippi’s public community and junior colleges. The Moody Fund and program is administered by the Mississippi Community College Foundation.


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