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Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project
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Sen. Thad Cochran (MS) requests $3,000,000 for:
Rust College

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Requesting assistance in restoration o f Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

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Ray Autry

February 11, 2011, 8:55pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Adrienne Phillips

February 11, 2011, 9:27pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Emma Miller

February 11, 2011, 10:40pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Paul Lampley

February 11, 2011, 11:44pm (report abuse)

This project will add much to the rich history northern Mississippi.

Wu San Pan

February 12, 2011, 12:42am (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Stephanie Stone

February 12, 2011, 12:44am (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

B. F. Rayford

February 12, 2011, 6:22pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Dr. Nellie J. Smith

February 14, 2011, 12:08am (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus. The campus is on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Thaddeus Jefferson

February 14, 2011, 2:41pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Shelley C. Jackson

February 14, 2011, 2:57pm (report abuse)

I am definitely in favor of the Missippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting 3,000,000 to assist in its restoration. The building is full of history and its preservation will forever be a positive reminder for African Americans, tourists and the proud alumni, of the educational foundation that Mississippi Industrial College once provided.

Bernetta Scruggs

February 14, 2011, 4:07pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississilppi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus.

Muhammad Mian

February 14, 2011, 5:06pm (report abuse)

I am in favour of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting 3, 000,000 to assist in its restoration

Dr. V. T. Samuel

February 14, 2011, 7:46pm (report abuse)

I support the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project and the request for three million dollars for its restoration.

Dr. Wonso Hayes

February 14, 2011, 9:55pm (report abuse)

Please know that I am in agreement of support for the $3,000,000 Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project.

Wu San Pan, PhD

February 15, 2011, 1:46am (report abuse)

I strong support the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project.

Mississippi industrial college is treasure of history in black education.

Mississippi industrial college was founded in 1905 at Holly Springs, the Mississippi Industrial College trained young African-Americans for seventy-seven years (1906-1982). Mississippi industrial college was for the literary and industrial training young men and women to furnish their education, and to make of them better citizens.

The preservation will rebuild the famous historical place for its scenic beauty (Currently, it is ugly landscape), rich history in black education, and provide place for developing industrial education back to the area.

Richard Frederick

February 15, 2011, 3:10pm (report abuse)

I support the need to save this landmark at Rust College, it is important to save the past.

Each of us should take the time to look behind us to see those individuals who's shoulders we have stood on allowing us to accomplish great things. If we loss the past our children will not understand those who developed the path we now walk. Save the past so that our children can see the shoulders of who they stand on.

Stella S. Hall

February 15, 2011, 4:16pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus. The campus is on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

jonathan green

February 15, 2011, 6:38pm (report abuse)

am in favor of the Mississippi Industial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus. The campus is on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Verderrius riley

February 15, 2011, 6:39pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus. The campus is on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

M. Lewis

February 15, 2011, 6:43pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Site.

Mary Hicks

February 15, 2011, 10:54pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus.

Mae Gill

February 16, 2011, 5:53pm (report abuse)

“I am proud to inform you that I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites. The Restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus would be the gratest investment ever made! I won't attempt to use of my 1,000 Characters to tell you how important and vital these funds will be because it would not be enough space for me to tell you of the grat things that has occurred on this campus and throughout the community. However, I hope and pray that if nothing else get's passed but this then I would be sorry for others but truly happy for the MS Industrial College Campus!”

Lee Gill

February 16, 2011, 5:57pm (report abuse)

“I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.”

Carolyn Hymon

February 16, 2011, 9:55pm (report abuse)

I am very much in favor of this endeavor to restore such a historical landmark.

Robert C. Curry

February 16, 2011, 10:32pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Site.

Margie Green

February 18, 2011, 3:49pm (report abuse)

I am a Gradurate of Mississippi Industrial College. I am very much in favor of restoring this Historical Site.

SUJATA SINHA

February 18, 2011, 10:15pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Perry Smith

February 18, 2011, 10:27pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Willa Terry

February 21, 2011, 9:12pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project that will restore the MIC campus. This campus is a vital part of the history of Holly Springs and made a difference in the lives of many Mississippians who graduated from MI. I am in favor of supporting this request 100%.

Debayo Moyo

February 24, 2011, 5:10am (report abuse)

I support U.S. Senator Cochran in his efforts to secure a $3million earmark in Congress for Historic Preservation Project of the Mississippi Industrial College; and on behalf of Rust College.

Melanee King

February 24, 2011, 9:32pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project that will restore the MIC campus. This campus is a vital part of the history of Holly Springs and made a difference in the lives of many Mississippians who graduated from MI. I am in favor of supporting this request 100%.

Braque Talley

February 25, 2011, 10:07pm (report abuse)

I support this decission to preserve Mississippi Industrial's historic campus.

Brandon Taylor

February 25, 2011, 10:16pm (report abuse)

As a graduating senior I am for this movement and I can't wait to revisit my almamater and see how much progress it has made

Andrea Cooper

February 25, 2011, 10:35pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project that will restore the Mississippi Industrial College campus. This campus is a vital part of the history of Holly Springs Mississippi and made a difference in the lives of many Mississippians who graduated from Mississippi College because it was first to give some learning unto those who were set free. This is why i am in favor of this magnificent project 100%...

Kayla Rich

February 25, 2011, 10:57pm (report abuse)

I am in very support of Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation and restoration of MIC Campus.

Claytrice Henderson

February 26, 2011, 1:38am (report abuse)

As a recent graduate of Rust College I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project that will restore the Mississippi Industrial College campus. Rust College and MIC is full of rich African American history and culture.

Ga'Ray Bobo

February 28, 2011, 2:35pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Kelvin

February 28, 2011, 5:05pm (report abuse)

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Tommy Evans

March 1, 2011, 3:10pm (report abuse)

I am a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College. I am in favor of this Restoration.

Michael J. Smith

March 1, 2011, 4:18pm (report abuse)

I am in total support of the Mississippi Industrial Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3 million dollars. This would aid the campus restoration. MIC has a history of graduating some of our great leaders, educators, and entrepeneurs.

Johnathan Baldwin

March 3, 2011, 3:18am (report abuse)

I am in total support the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project and the request for three million dollars for its restoration. Because its one of our HBCU that close its door.

Sarah Falkner Summerville

March 5, 2011, 4:46pm (report abuse)

I'm very proud to voice my support in favor of the $3 million to begin the historical renovation of the Mississippi Industrial College Campus. In its day, MIC was a great HBCU and paved the way for many young people to get a college education and to go on to be productive citizens in this great country. We should do all we can now, and in the future, to preserve the great history of this great institution.

Jessie J. Edwards

March 7, 2011, 5:21pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the historic preservation of the buildings on this beautiful campus. Words, nor history reflect, nor can reflect the labor, aspirations, motivation, and love of the founder, Bishop Elias Cottrell, the Seventh Bishop of the then Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (CME), and the people Mississippi Conferences of the Church, that went into the erection of these buildings, and the subsequent emergence of the Mississippi Industrial College Preparatory School (MICPS) and Mississippi Industrial College (MIC). It is very essential to our understanding to realize that at the time of the establishment of MICPS & MIC, that no state supported high schools existed for Negro education in the State of Mississippi. It is also very sad that this property fell into the hands of those who had no clue as to the significances of this property; Bishop Cottrell's and churches' bequest to us.

M. S. Watkins

March 7, 2011, 9:35pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites. The restoration of the campus would be the greatest treasure.

Sylvester Anderson

March 8, 2011, 1:59am (report abuse)

Preservation of these Buildings, the Architectural Style, Character and Design should not be lost. Observation of these buildings from afar with the written record of students that studied within their walls will never be lost but, these buildings preserved with the Blessing of our Elected Official and Monies is a Legacy we all Will Be Proud Of.

Elvira Daniels Taplin

March 8, 2011, 5:12am (report abuse)

I am a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College. I support the Historic Preservation Project in the amount of 3000,000 to restore this great institution.

Beverly Hall Reynolds

March 13, 2011, 3:58am (report abuse)

I am a 1963 Graduate of the Mississippi Industrial College and I support the restoration.

B Guy

March 13, 2011, 3:35pm (report abuse)

I'm in favor for the Mississippi Industrial College historic preservation project.

Michelle Roberts

March 14, 2011, 3:53pm (report abuse)

I am a graduate of Rust College and I am in total support of the Mississippi Industrial Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3 million dollars. This would aid the campus restoration. MIC has a history of graduating some of our great leaders, educators, and entrepeneurs.

Alex Blanks

March 17, 2011, 11:42pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites. I'm proud to be an alumni.

Mary Straw Chambers

March 18, 2011, 6:54pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Laquesaha Mills

March 20, 2011, 6:17pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Ana Torres

March 21, 2011, 5:18pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,0000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campues. We must save our Historic Sites because they are part of our history!

Ella

March 27, 2011, 12:33am (report abuse)

As a former graduate of this historic college, I would like to see it used for the purpose for which it was intended, educating students. It breaks my heart to see my alma mater falling down.

Patricia Willis

March 30, 2011, 4:51am (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,0000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campues. We must save our Historic Sites because they are part of our history!

Tameika Foreman

April 17, 2011, 2:35am (report abuse)

I am a former graduate and I support this decission to preserve Mississippi Industrial's historic campus

Betty Hampton

April 19, 2011, 3:27am (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,0000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College Campues. We must save our Historic Sites because they are part of our history!

Vetra Gipson, M.D.

April 22, 2011, 9:06pm (report abuse)

I am in favor. I am a native of Holly Springs and was fortunate to have visited the college during its active days. I remember how amazing the archtecture was on the campus.

Jonas Tellis

April 23, 2011, 3:07am (report abuse)

I am in favor. My school needs the assistance for restorating M.I.C. That would be great for the school enrollment and make the school look better

Mckinley Brandon

April 23, 2011, 4:06am (report abuse)

I am very much in favor of this endeavor of 3,000,000 to restore such a historical landmark.

Mae Foxworth

May 1, 2011, 3:05pm (report abuse)

I support this decision of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Presentation Project in the amount of $3 million dollars. It is more than an honor in recognizing the history of this school established in 1866. I attended this great school, my daughter, and my granddaughter is presently enrolled.

Benjamin Birchfield

May 5, 2011, 9:10pm (report abuse)

support this decision of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Presentation Project in the amount of $3 million dollars. It is more than an honor in recognizing the history of this school established in 1866

S Harrell

May 5, 2011, 9:17pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Site

Michael C. Stephenson

May 9, 2011, 5:44pm (report abuse)

As a proud graduate of Rust College I wholeheartedly support the restoration o f Mississippi Industrial College campus.

Calvin E. McGowan, MBA

May 14, 2011, 1:04am (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

This is more than 30 years overdue. Please proceed without delay.

The community and state will benefit greatly from this project.

Edwina Gordon-Fox

May 23, 2011, 3:44pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Site

Alisea Williams McLeod

June 3, 2011, 12:37pm (report abuse)

These are more than buildings; these are links to an amazing past. Therefore, I strongly support the current bill to provide funding to restore the structures.

Lee Tucker

June 4, 2011, 8:02pm (report abuse)

I am in support of this project. Many of us are able to enjoy the richness of our history because someone had the foresight to preserve the icons of the past. We seem to relish tearing down old structures in order to build newer, more functional structures. However, there is nothing quite like touching something that has been touched by those that have gone before you. Many of those may be dead; but the past and the present are inextricably connected by a single shared experience. I am a MS. State graduate with no physical connection to MI. But I have walked over the campus and it fills me with awe and wonder to think about the students that graced its halls. It will sadden me if this campus is allowed to suffer the un-diginified death of neglect. It will sadden me to lose a connection to the past that can never be restored.

Rauel Simms

June 7, 2011, 10:20pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Raquel Simms

June 7, 2011, 10:21pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Johnnie H. Miles

June 17, 2011, 3:29pm (report abuse)

I support the Mississippi Industrial Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in the restoration of the MI College campus. The campus is listed in the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

TaJuana Redmond and Miaron Jackson

June 22, 2011, 9:03pm (report abuse)

We are faithful lifelong members of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and we are most in favor of this historic preservation effort. This historical site is a national institution and true treasure. MI was an educational power house and we are proud to submit our comments in favor of it's restoration. The college must be revitalized for our children and our childrens' children. This is truly a worthy cause.

Elsie L. Sandidge

June 23, 2011, 8:07pm (report abuse)

I am so greatful Senator Cockrum has made an effort to restore Mississippi Industrial College. My brother graduated from there in the late 60's. He went on to be successful and is now confortably retired. Thank you! Thank you! Senator Cockrum.

Elsie L. Sandidge

June 23, 2011, 8:19pm (report abuse)

My family is greatful for Senator Cochrum. It hurts our heart to see M. I. in that shape. It will be a blessing to see it restored. My brother graduated from M. I. in the late 60's and he went on to be very successful. Thank you Senator Cockrum.

Nekesa Oliver

June 24, 2011, 3:26pm (report abuse)

As a current student of Rust College, I am in favor of the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College. The collaboration of the Industrial College with Mississippi's first and oldest HBCU will be benificial to not only students, but to the town of Holly Springs as well. The restoration of Mississippi Industrial College will be a great come up for the state!

Jermaine White

June 29, 2011, 7:56pm (report abuse)

As a former student of Rust College,I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

De'Andrea Byrd

July 9, 2011, 4:19pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project in the amount of $3,000,000 to assist in the restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Sites.

Ashley Burton

August 1, 2011, 7:29pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus. The campus is listed on the State and Federal Registers o f Historic Sites.

Dawn Goodwin

August 12, 2011, 8:27pm (report abuse)

I am in favor the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting $3,000,000 in assistance of restoration of the Mississippi Industrial College campus.

Andrea Canada

August 13, 2011, 10:29pm (report abuse)

I am in favor of the Mississippi Industrial College Historic Preservation Project requesting 3,0000 in assistance. By doing so can only create oppurtunity and improvement for the surrounding area. " Mainly Rust College". While I am not from Mississippi I am a proud parent who has a son that attend Rust College and I am sure myself along with hundreds of parents who's children or child attending Rust that would love to see the Preservation of Mississippi Industrial College. The history behind it it Awsome!

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