Pepper assists in service day

From Press Reports

Five Holmes Community College Forest Technology and Conservation Law
Enforcement Technology students participated in the Take Pride in
America service day at the Choctaw Recreation Area in the Tombigbee
National Forest.

They included Rachael Pepper of Eupora.

During the day, the students along with 145 other volunteers braved
cold temperatures and snow as they installed the tree identification

With great support by local businesses and partners, the volunteers
and Forest Service employees installed an 18-hole Frisbee golf
course, installed the tree identification trail, planted wildflowers,
cleaned up the area for opening day, and maintained and improved many
miles of the trail that would improve the recreational experience for
future users.

The Forest Technology Program at Holmes Community College is a two-
year program of instruction and training to prepare individuals for
service in different aspects of forest management operations while
the Conservation Law Enforcement Technology is a two-year program of
study that prepares the graduate for entry-level employment as a
Conservation Law Enforcement Officer (game warden) in the state of

The program blends technical courses in forestry and academic courses
in criminal justice with other academic courses, including the core.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon successful
completion of either program.

For questions concerning the forest technology or conservation law
enforcement program at Holmes Community College, contact Luke Jones
by phone at 662-227-2336 or by email at