Holmes Grenada Campus announces 2019 Hall of Fame Pictured are the 2019 Grenada Campus Hall of Fame inductees. They are (left to right) Courtney Dees, Macie Craddock, Bradford James and Kendall Preston.
Each year, Holmes Community College faculty and staff members select the winners for the prestigious Hall of Fame. This is the highest honor a student can achieve at the institution. This year, the Hall of Fame inductees from the Grenada Campus included: Macie Craddock, Courtney Dees, Bradford James and Kendall Preston.
Macie Craddock, daughter of Millicent and Joe Craddock, is a graduate of Grenada High School. She is active on campus as an Ambassador, vice president of leadership for Phi Theta Kappa, a member of Student Government Association and a member of the Baptist Student Union. She is also part of the Honors Behavioral and Social Science class. Craddock is the 2019 Miss Holmes for the Grenada Campus and was inducted into the 2019 Holmes Hall of Fame. She was also a Homecoming Maid as a freshman.
Outside of Holmes, she works at Grenada Nutrition and enjoys being outdoors, playing tennis, kayaking and exercising. Her plans are to attend Delta State University to pursue a degree in biology/physical therapy in hopes of becoming a pediatric physical therapist.
Courtney Dees, daughter of Stephanie and Sam Dees, is also a graduate of Grenada High School. A nursing major, she plans to attend Delta State University after Holmes to pursue her BSN. She is president of the Alpha Mu Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and was named to the All-Mississippi Academic Team.
In addition to Phi Theta Kappa, Dees is involved in Student Government Association, where she has served as secretary both years. She is also an Ambassador and active in Baptist Student Union, where she has been on the leadership team. Additionally, she was elected as Class Favorite both as a freshman and as a sophomore. Outside of Holmes, Dees babysits and distributes newspapers for the Grenada School District. As an active member of Leflore Baptist Church, she loves being the hands and feet of service for Grenada, other areas of the country and in Guatemala.
Bradford James, son of Tange and Dan James, is a graduate of Grenada High School. An accounting major, he is a President's List Scholar and serves as vice president of scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa. He was recently named to the James also received the Mathematics Award and is an Ambassador, representative for Student Government Association, a member of the Baptist Student Union and has served as a math lab tutor. During his time at Holmes, he has been involved in numerous community service activities, including volunteering at a local soup kitchen, helping with the campus food pantry and helping with the Boys & Girls Club. He has worked at Grocery Basket in addition to his family farm, James Farm, in the summer.
Upon graduation from Holmes, he plans to attend the University of Mississippi to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting. He is working at John Mark King, CPA, to gain experience and hopes to become a CPA one day.
Kendall Preston, daughter of Debby and Greg Preston, is a graduate of Grenada High School, as well. She is in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Holmes and plans to obtain her BSN at Delta State University. On campus, she is vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa, treasurer of Student Government Association and a member of Student Nurses Association. She was also voted as a Freshman Class Favorite in 2018.
Preston enjoys spending time with friends, and says that family is a very big part of her life and that she wouldn't be where she is today without their continuous support and encouragement. She also says that she has always loved being able to help those in need and looks forward to her career choice which will give her an opportunity to do so to the best of her ability.
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