Co-Lin mourns Winter's death
On the eve of its Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration (NLCC) later this month, Co-Lin mourned the death of former Mississippi Governor William Forest Winter in a special resolution that highlighted his contributions to NLCC.
Winter died at age 97 in December.
"The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Board of Trustees, faculty, students, alumni and leaders of the NLCC express their deepest sympathy to the William Winter family on the loss of a great Mississippi statesman and devoted friend to education," the resolution concluded after citing his several contributions to NLCC:
Serving as Director of Proceedings at its inaugural event in June 1990
Suggesting program topics, speakers, award winners and films over three decades
Participating in programs as a speaker and in sharing his research and first-hand knowledge of Mississippi history and culture
Personal financial support and endorsements that helped secure grants and other funding
Serving for 27 years on an advisory committee
Lending his name to the NLCC William Winter Scholars program that recognized outstanding college-level students and faculty members in Mississippi
The resolution noted Winter was recognized as the "Education Governor of Mississippi" and was a "longtime advocate and promoter of all levels of education in the State of Mississippi, including two-year colleges, and in particular, Copiah-Lincoln Community College."