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SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Ellenwood leads with intensity, big heart

September 9, 2013

As Starkville Boys and Girls Club executive director, Joyce Ellenwood uses her strong work ethic and love for the community to advance the organization, according to club staff members, board members and nonprofit partners. (File photo)

It's said of many that they live with drive. Those who know Joyce Ellenwood say hers is more a life in drive.

Taking the reins as executive director for both the Starkville and Columbus Boys and Girls clubs in 2011, Ellenwood is known for her effectiveness, whether it's dealing directly with club programs or talking to others about the club's vitality.

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