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Mississippi College Honors 67 Students at 2012 Who’s Who Luncheon

November 27, 2012

Another premier group of Mississippi College students will be honored at Thursday’s “Who’s Who” luncheon for their campus leadership, scholastic excellence and community service.

“This is an outstanding group and represent the very best of Mississippi College,” says Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment management and dean of students.

MC leaders including President Lee Royce and Turcotte will salute 67 students out of 600 eligible to be recognized on the Clinton campus. Students, family members, faculty and other guests will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Scott Tynes of Waynesboro at the November 29th luncheon in Anderson Hall. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

Presently, Dr. Tynes is a physician and corporate president of Mississippi Family Medicine P.C. in Waynesboro.

A 1984 chemistry graduate, Tynes is a former MC’s student body president. He found time to take part in other noteworthy campus activities, including service as a cheerleader and member of the Civitan Men’s Club.

Blue and gold is part of the Mississippi physician’s DNA. He’s a third generation MC Choctaw beginning with his grandfather, L.E. Cliburn, a superb athlete and top-notch student from the Class of 1928.

Dr. Tynes was inducted into Who’s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities as an MC undergraduate. The group has honored students nationwide since 1934.

Dr. Tynes received his doctor of osteopathy degree in 1990 from the University of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He’s participated in several mission trips to Honduras and Belize and serves as the football physician at Wayne Academy.

Scott and his wife, Angie, have two children, Jay and Morgan, who’s a fourth generation Mississippi College Choctaw. A Wayne Academy graduate, Morgan Tynes is a cheerleader, standout on the Lady Choctaws track team and helps the university’s admissions team recruit students to the Clinton campus.

Photo: Dr. Scott Tynes