Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chris Dunn to be inducted into Co-Lin Athletic Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Athletic Alumni Association will induct four members into the Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities Saturday, Oct 20.
Among those being honored is our own Chris Dunn. He will be inducted during the annual meeting of the Athletic Alumni Association at 9:30 a.m. and later recognized during an alumni luncheon at 11:30 in the cafeteria and also during halftime of the ballgame.
Dunn is a 2000 graduate of Co-Lin where he was an NJCAA All-American, All-Region, All-State and Academic All-American baseball player. He led his team to win the Region XXIII Championship, the Super Regional Championship, and finished fourth in the College World Series. Dunn led the nation in home runs with 20 in 2000.
After Co-Lin he played for one year at The University of Southern Mississippi, and transferred to William Carey University where he was All-Conference and was selected as the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He played one year of professional baseball in the northern league.
Dunn received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of business administration degree from William Carey. He attended the Mississippi School of Banking at The University of Mississippi and Southeastern School of Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University. He is vice president and security officer of Peoples Bank in Mendenhall.
He is a member of the Magee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Simpson County Tourism Council Board, Leadership Simpson County, the Co-Lin Board of Trustees and serves as vice president of economic development for the Simpson County Economic Development Foundation. He is married to Morgan Dunn and they have three children, Sawyer, eight; Ava, five; and Wyn, two.
The alumni luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. in the Henley Cafeteria. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at morning registration at Rea Auditorium or at the door. Pre-game ceremonies begin at 2:30 at Stone Stadium. Kickoff for the Homecoming game against Gulf Coast is at 3 p.m.

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