Ervin Carr was an educator and mentor. He taught for 18 years before accepting the position as principal at Earl Travillion Attendance Center in 1979. He led that school until his retirement in 1997.
Dr. Eddie Holloway is a retired educator and former elected official. Holloway served over forty years at the University of Southern Mississippi including as Dean of Students, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Professor of Psychology, and other positions. He was one the first African American members of the Hattiesburg City Council, serving sixteen years of which twelve were as council president or vice president.