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17 Jun 2014 8:36 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)


Deb Sample, Branch Librarian of Adcock Library, retired after 25 years of service to Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, MS. This culminated a career that got its roots in her high school library where she worked as a library aid.  Before coming to Holmes, she worked as librarian at Woodland Hills Baptist Academy in Jackson, acquisitions librarian at Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus and reference librarian at Ricks Memorial Library in Yazoo City for a total of 30 years in service to Mississippi libraries.

Sample, an Ocean Springs native, holds an associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She received a bachelor’s degree in library science from Mississippi State College for Women and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Mississippi. She holds memberships in the Mississippi Library Association and the Alpha Beta Alpha Fraternity and is past District chairman with the Mississippi Private School Association. She was also named Lamplighter at Holmes Community College.

She plans to spend retirement researching her genealogy, cultivating new hobbies, and traveling to visit friends and relatives. She has a grown son, Michael Sample, and three grandchildren.



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