Leflore named HEADWAE Student of the Year

  • Thursday, 07 January 2016 03:43
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Mississippi Delta Community College student Hannah Leflore was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) student of the year for 2015.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

A Greenwood native, Leflore is a sophomore at MDCC and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a member of the Ambassadors, co-editor of the yearbook and a member of the Baptist Student Union. She is the daughter of Stan and Jan Leflore.

After graduating from MDCC, Leflore plans to attend Delta State University and major in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Leflore is among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges. To this end, one student and faculty honoree are annually selected from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the Appreciation Day activities.

Brindley named HEADWAE Instructor of the Year

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:06

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Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Mary Ruth Brindley of Indianola, Miss., recently was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year 2015.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi's higher education institutions who made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

Brindley, chairperson of the college's Division of English, has taught composition and literature classes at MDCC for 19 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English education from the University of Memphis and her Master's degree from Delta State University.

"Mary Ruth is a valuable faculty member and division chairman at Mississippi Delta Community College. She is so deserving of this outstanding honor," says Carol Walden, MDCC vice president of instruction.

She and her husband, John, have two children, John (wife Myra) of Memphis, TN, and Anne (husband Ray Comer) of Aberdeen, MS. They have four grandchildren: Claire and Collin Brindley and Brindley and Allie Comer. They are long-time members of the First United Methodist Church in Indianola where John is director of music.

Brindley is among the state's honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today's society and prepared to meet future challenges.

 

MDCC Recognizes Outstanding Student

  • Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:58

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Mississippi Delta Community College student Christin Manor was recognized recently as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) student of the year for 2014.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

A Hollandale native, Christin Manor is a sophomore at MDCC and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the Delta Delegation. She is the daughter of Robert and Gail Manor, both alumni of Mississippi Delta Community College. After graduating from MDCC, Manor plans to attend Delta State University and then medical school.

Manor is among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges. To this end, one student and faculty honoree are annually selected from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the Appreciation Day activities.

 

Duo honored by Mississippi legislature

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MDCC President Dr. Larry Nabors congratulates MDCC sophomore Tyler Domino and MDCC instructor
Teresa Gaines Webster for their recognition as HEADWAE honorees.

Mississippi Delta Community College student Tyler Domino and instructor Teresa Gaines Webster were recognized recently as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) instructor and student of the year for 2013.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi's higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

An Indianola native, Tyler Domino is a sophomore at MDCC where she holds a 3.93 grade point average. Domino is currently majoring in speech pathology, has earned President's List status, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She also works in the Admissions Office on campus, is editor of the MDCC yearbook, and is a member of MDCC's Student VOICES organization.

Domino plans to attend Mississippi State University, beginning in the fall of 2014. "I plan to earn my bachelor's degree and then my master's degree for speech pathology," Domino says.

MDCC's HEADWAE Instructor of the Year, Teresa Webster, teaches computer science and is the school's eLearning coordinator. An MDCC instructor for 23 years, Webster is a graduate of Mississippi Delta Junior College and Delta State University, earning her bachelor's degree in business education and master's degrees in administration and computer information systems. She was recognized with the Mississippi Delta Community College Distinguished Service Award in 2011, is a member of the Mississippi eLearning Coordinators Association, and served as a Phi Beta Lambda advisor for 19 years.

Webster is a member of First Baptist Church in Greenwood where she serves on the audio/visual committee and teaches Sunday school. She also enjoys playing the piano for nursing home residents in Greenwood, Miss.

Webster and Domino were among the state's honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today's society and prepared to meet future challenges. To this end, one student and faculty honoree are annually selected from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the Appreciation Day activities.

For more information about MDCC, please visit www.msdelta.edu, or call 662-246-6322.