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Jones County woman honored

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM)- A Pine Belt woman is part of the Mississippi Business Journal's "Top 40 under 40" list.

Caroline Kelly, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Jones County Junior College, is being recognized as one of the state's best and brightest young leaders.

Kelly grew up in Jones County, played basketball during her college years at Mississippi State, and was Miss Mississippi USA in 1996.

Kelly has worked at JCJC for nine years in a variety of roles. She started her current position in 2007.

Kelly said, "I am instrumental in helping secure private funds for the college, such as scholarship funds, capitol improvement funds, things of that nature. As well as working with our alumni and the alumni association and all the different projects we do through the association."

Caroline Kelly is also actively involved in the Jones County community. She is a part of Leadership Jones County, the Junior Auxiliary, Rotary Club and the United Way.

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