FULTON, Miss. — Chris Stevenson of Saltillo, history instructor at Itawamba Community College, has been selected as a William Winter Scholar for 2014.
He will be recognized during the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Feb. 20-23. “60 Years and Counting: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” is the theme of the conference, which is sponsored by Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History with support from the Natchez National Historical Park. The celebration annually features lectures by nationally-known scholars and writers, enhanced by related films, tours, book signings, exhibits, plays, readings, concerts, entertainment and meals.
Stevenson has been a member of the ICC faculty since August 2010. He earned the bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Mississippi State University and the master’s degree in higher education student personnel from the University of Mississippi, and has post-graduate study work from the University of Mississippi and Delta State University. His employment experience includes graduate assistant at the University of Mississippi; coach and instructor at Saltillo High School and Itawamba Agricultural High School; and instructor at South Pontotoc High School. Stevenson is the sponsor for the Future Educators of America chapter at ICC. His community involvement includes serving as an assistant instructor for Teach Smart – Prevent. He and his wife, Jessi, are the parents of Rourke, 4; and Riley, 1.