Sidney Kimble has recently come to Holmes Community College’s Goodman Campus as the fitness center/intramural director.
Her parents, Todd Kimble and Audra Love Dean, both worked at Holmes for many years as did her grandparents, Bennie and Jo Kimble. Todd attended Holmes as a student and was a successful basketball coach winning three state championships and is a member of Holmes Sports Hall of Fame. Audra taught business classes and worked in the eLearning Department at Holmes and served as the cheer and tennis coach. Bennie Kimble also served as basketball coach prior to Todd taking over the reins, and Jo was a math instructor, and both retired from Holmes. Her great grandfather, John Clark Love, Sr. also served on the Holmes Community College Board of Trustees.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Holmes family,” Kimble said. “This campus has created many fond memories for me over the years. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandfather left their mark here, and I am thrilled to continue the legacy.”
She has many goals in her new job. “My goal for this program is to excite and motivate the Holmes family to set goals, be active, and step outside their comfort zone,” she said. “Intramural activities give students an opportunity to try new things, meet new people, and be active. When I was a student, I found that the intramural program was a place for everyone. The Fitness Center creates space for the entire Holmes family to achieve their fitness goals.”
The Fitness Center hours are Monday-Thursday, 12-6 p.m. with faculty/staff hours going from noon-1:30 p.m. each day. So far on the intramural side, she has developed 7-on-7 football on Wednesday nights and 4-on-4 basketball on Monday nights. Students should go to https://www.imleagues.com/spa/account/registration?schoolId=19651a18380d41089c799f3788dc9dc4 to register.
Kimble has an associate’s degree from Holmes Community College and is currently attending the Mississippi University for Women online and pursuing a business administration degree. She attended the University of Mississippi prior to transferring to MUW.
She is a graduate of Madison Central High School.
Prior to coming to Holmes, Kimble worked at Mannsdale Animal Clinic, was a senior page for the Mississippi Senate, worked at Central Mississippi Cheer and Victory Athletics, worked at the Madison Healthplex and worked at Susan’s Shoppe.
She participated in the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant serving as Miss Southern Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Dixie’s Outstanding Teen for two years. She was a Top 10 finalist in 2015 and 2016, the overall lifestyle and fitness winner in 2015 and the people’s choice award in 2015. Other awards included: Mississippi Economic Council Mississippi Scholar, Madison Central PTO Scholarship, University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, A-B Honor Roll 2015-2017; Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award 2015; Universal Cheerleader Association All-American Cheerleader 2012 and 2013; and Rosa Scott High School Freshman Beauty.
Kimble’s activities included: Mississippi Senate Page for Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, 2016 & 2017; Alpha Phi Sorority and M-Power at Ole Miss; basketball, cheer, MC TV broadcaster, library clerk, ornithology club, FCA Huddle Leader, Madison Central High School/Rosa Scott High School/Madison Middle School; Mississippi Braves National Anthem Performer; Jackson Symphony League Sub-Deb; member of Broadmoor Baptist Church; competitive cheerleading squads; dance for three years; voice for three years; and piano for two years.
Over the years, she has been heavily involved in community service. Organizations include: Ole Miss Community Service Leader, KidsCAN, American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Jackson & Madison-Ridgeland, Pages of Love Book Drive, MadCAAP Food For Families Can Food Drive, Capitol Easter Egg Hunt, North Mississippi’s Tornado Relief Phone-A-Thon, Madison Central Cheerleaders’ St. Jude Fundraisers, Children’s Miracle Network Fundraisers, Highland Colony Baptist Church Community Improvement Project, Broadmoor Baptist Church Home Build Volunteer, Jackson Street Ministries Blessing Bags and Toys for Tots.