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Students obtain GED credentials

Several Sunflower Countians recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s GED program of study.

Obtaining their General Education Development (GED) diploma are (pictured l. to r.) Jenise Harris of Indianola, Miss., Constansuelo Johnson of Indianola, Miss., Nidendria Dotson of Indianola, Miss., Tonya Harper of Merigold, Miss., David Stevenson of Indianola, Miss., Cuqthae Washington of Ruleville, Miss., Courtney Russell of Moorhead, Miss., Betty Reed of Indianola, Miss., and Mosesle Young of Sunflower, Miss.

GED testing can now only be taken on a computer at an official testing site. Mississippi Delta Community College is a testing site and is offering free classes to prepare students with the skills to pass this new computer-based High School Equivalence Test.

The Adult Basic Education instruction offers adults the opportunity to prepare for high school equivalency, college entrance, career-technical education, employment and/or promotion on the job. The classes are free of charge with no cost for books and other materials. Individuals advance at their own rate of speed using materials designed for the adult. Traditional textbook instruction is combined with individualized computer-based instruction and tutoring.

The Adult Basic Education/GED program enrolled 780 students during the 2013-2014 school term and eighty-one (81) students received their GED credentials. “Whether a student obtains his/her GED (High School Equivalence), enters employment, or enters post-secondary education we all rejoice in the gain(s). It is very rewarding to see the students celebrate their success,” says Teresa Smith, director of adult education at MDCC.

Preparation for General Educational Development (GED) test includes the subject areas of Writing Skills/English, Mathematics, Literature and the Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

This tuition-free program is available to adults who are 18 years or older and are not enrolled in school.

For more information concerning ABE/GED classes contact Teresa Smith at 662-246-6524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

Several Washington Countians recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s practical nursing program.

Among the graduates are Brittany Alexander of Greenville, Miss., Cavishia Roberson of Leland, Miss., Tabbitha Kate Blaylock of Greenville, Miss., Teaira Bolden of Greenville, Miss., Denise Herron of Greenville, Miss., Ann Baioni of Greenville, Miss., and John Ray of Greenville, Miss.

The health science programs at Mississippi Delta Community College provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. After successfully completing MDCC’s health science programs, students are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.

Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

For more information about Mississippi Delta Community College, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

Cleveland native graduates MLT program

Medical laboratory technician students graduate

Brittany Morgan of Cleveland, Miss., was among those recently graduating from Mississippi Delta Community College’s medical laboratory technology program of study.

Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers a wide variety of academic, career, and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. MDCC also offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens.

The health science programs at Mississippi Delta Community College provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. After successfully completing MDCC’s health science programs, students are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.

Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

For more information about Mississippi Delta Community College, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.

Bolivar Countians Graduate Nursing

Nursing students graduate

Several Bolivar Countians recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s practical nursing program.

Among the graduates are Raven Coleman of Rosedale, Miss., Emily Ray of Cleveland, Miss., Allison Weeks of Cleveland, Miss., Danterrius Ware of Shaw, Miss., and Atlanta Boss of Shelby, Miss.

The health science programs at Mississippi Delta Community College provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. After successfully completing MDCC’s health science programs, students are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.

Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

For more information about Mississippi Delta Community College, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

MDCC Instructor Honored

MDCC instructor is honored

The Mississippi Association of Adult and Community Education recently named Lillian West, an adult basic education and GED instructor at Mississippi Delta Community College, as the organization’s Northern Region Adult Education Teacher of the Year.

West has taught in the Adult Basic Education program for more than 15 years and is a tremendous asset to the adult education program at MDCC, according to Teresa Smith, MDCC’s director of adult education.

For more information about Mississippi Delta Community College, visit www.msdelta.edu or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

Law Enforcement Graduation

MDCC graduates law enforcement professionals

The next generation of law enforcement professionals recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s Law Enforcement Training Academy on the college’s Moorhead, Miss., campus.

“This was a great class,” says Law Enforcement Training Academy Director Amy Vandiver. “Each individual not only graduated with a law enforcement certification, but also with 22 college credit hours.”

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to host law enforcement training for the officers of the great state of Mississippi. Our Law Enforcement Training Academy, more commonly known as LETA, is accelerating by leaps and bounds. In an effort to produce more efficient and safety conscious officers, we offer our cadets a twelve-week training regimen including physical fitness examinations, firearms certification and classroom training. In addition to the mandatory 12-week training course, LETA also offers advanced training to police officers.

Training for the Academy’s next class will begin August 17, and applications are currently being accepted. Prior military members are accepted and can use their G.I. Bill benefits to pay for their tuition. Also, individuals not currently employed by an agency may still apply through the self-sponsor option.

Located on MDCC’s Moorhead, Miss., campus, the Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) is a Class I State Academy accredited by the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officers' Standards and Training to offer all levels of training to law enforcement officers from the Delta region of Mississippi and from across the state.

For more information about the Law Enforcement Training Academy, or for an application, visit www.msdelta.edu or call Ms. Cook at 662.246-6436.

CUTLINE: Recent graduates of MDCC’s Law Enforcement Training Academy include: (front l. to r) Dean Bearden, LETA Training Coordinator; Amy Vandiver, LETA Director; Tannaze Weeks, Lambert P. D.; Javery Howard, Greenville P. D.; Johnathan West, Greenville P. D.; Antwan Bailey, Durant P. D.; Christina Brown, Jackson Public Schools P. D.; Jason Myers, Sherman P. D.; Henry Manuel, MDCC Police Chief; Brent Swan, LETA Training Officer; (second row l. to r.) Diane Cook, LETA Administrative Assistant; Zachary Underwood, Greenwood P. D.; Skyla Tillis, Canton P. D.; Jeremy Stanley, self sponsored; Johnny Glover, self sponsored; Darnell Christman, Greenville P. D.; Jonathan Collums, Pontotoc

County Sheriff’s Department; Eddie Love, Greenville P. D.; Joshua Sanders, Rolling Fork P. D.; (third row l. to r.) Paul Allen, self sponsored; Vana Rush, MDOC; Steven Cossey, self sponsored; Timothy Matthews, Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department; Joshua Johns, Jackson

Public Schools P. D.; Scott Reed, East Central CC P. D.; Steven McLarty, Sardis

P. D.; (fourth row l. to r.) Anthony Jones, Holly Springs P. D.; Kendric Travis, Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department; Walter Mangum, Jackson Public Schools P. D.; Davarcus Wade,Clarksdale P. D.; James Payne, self sponsored; and Kristopher King, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

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