Copiah-Lincoln Community College
(Co-Lin) is a junior college
with campuses in Wesson
. It also has an academic center in Mendenhall, Mississippi
, which is called the Simpson County
Center. It serves a seven-county area in southwest Mississippi. Dr. Ronnie Nettles is the college's president
. The school's enrollment is 3,200. The college was established in 1928.
Co-Lin has a chapter of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa
Co-Lin is accredited both regionally
and through the state of Mississippi. The regional accreditation is via the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Co-Lin offers an associate's degree
Co-Lin has 671 beds in nine residence halls. 21% of the beds are reserved for honor students. No other college in Mississippi reserves more beds for honor students.
The student newspaper is called The Wolf Tales.
Co-Lin sponsors six men's sports (baseball
) and four women's sports (basketball, soccer, softball
and tennis). It also sponsors a cheerleading
squad. Students are eligible for scholarsips in baseball, basketball and golf. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Wolfpack.
The teams compete in NJCAA Region 23, which includes colleges in Mississippi and Louisiana. The baseball, golf and softball teams participate in Division II. All other sports, except football, play in Division I. Gwyn Young is the school's athletic director.
During the 2006-2007 academic year, the men's tennis team was the NJCAA Number 1 Academic Team of the Year. Five other teams also received Academic Team of the Year awards.
The baseball team has appeared in both the 2000 and 2005 NJCAA World Series.