Alumni Hall of Fame
Deadline: August 31st
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Travis W. Childers, NEMCC 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame inductee.
CHILDERS NAMED TO NEMCC ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
BOONEVILLE, Miss.– Business man, civil servant and U.S. congressman Travis Childers of Booneville is the newest inductee into the Northeast Mississippi Community College Alumni Hall of Fame.
Induction is set to take place at the annual Homecoming Alumni & Sports Hall of Fame ceremony. Recognitions will also be made during pre-game activities prior to the Homecoming football game Thursday, Sept. 29 when the Tigers take on Coahoma. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Established in 2013, the Alumni Hall of Fame’s purpose is to recognize the achievement of an outstanding Northeast alumnus who has excelled personally and professionally, making a continued and significant difference in their community on a local, state, national, or international level.
To be considered for induction, a nominee must be an alumnus (any person that has a verifiable academic transcript with the college) of Northeast Mississippi Junior/Community College, distinguished in his or her profession and have demonstrated a high level of integrity in his/her personal life, as well as have gained the recognition of various other persons around. Accomplishments to be recognized may be achieved through the nominee’s career, service, or volunteer efforts.
Preference is given to nominees who demonstrated continuing interest in and support of Northeast through contribution of time, talent, or recourses.
The award is presented to the alumnus who has demonstrated outstanding traits of leadership and character to such an extent that it has brought great credit to the recipient and to the alma mater.
Childers attended Northeast in 1977-78 and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi in 1980.
While a student Ole Miss, Childers became a licensed realtor. After college he joined Robert Davis real estate business in Booneville. After becoming a licensed broker, Childers opened his own real estate firm, Travis Childers Realty & Associates in Booneville, a business that continues to thrive today as Childers Realty & Associates.
In 1991, Childers was elected Prentiss County Chancery Clerk for the first time. He was re-elected five times and was chosen to serve as president of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association for the 2001-02 term.
Childers was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2008 and served until 2011. He was a member of the Agricultural Committee and Financial Services Committee.
Travis and his wife Tami own the Landmark community, a personal care home, and the Landmark Nursing Center, an 80-bed skilled care facility and Alzheimer’s unit. They are proud residents of Prentiss County and are the parents of two children, Dustin and Lauren.
Nominations can be initiated by anyone including the nominee. All nominations must be received in an electronic (email) written format and include a completed nomination form, a written nomination letter explaining why the nominee should be considered for the award and summarizing the nominee’s collegiate, professional accomplishments, and community involvement (community service, awards, organizations, etc.), at least two letters of support and an electronic headshot of the nominee.
For more information contact Tiffany Johnson at the Northeast Development Foundation at 662-720-7185 or by email at tsJohnson@nemcc.edu.
Northeast’s Foundation offers a comprehensive program of giving opportunities and is specifically responsible for gifts to the college involving estate planning, real estate, insurance, endowments, annuities, trusts, pooled income funds or other special donations that require ongoing management or binding agreements. It exists to serve Northeast by providing programs and benefits not fully provided by other sources. For more information about Northeast’s Foundation contact Eaton at 662- 720-7165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Northeast web site at www.nemcc.edu.