- Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:42
- Written by Reed Abraham
Mississippi Delta Community College alumni and school officials recently demonstrated their Mississippi hospitality at the 6th annual Mississippi Picnic in the Park at Chastain Park in Atlanta.
“The event was well attended and it afforded us a great opportunity to reconnect with our alumni now living in the Georgia area. It was a fun mini-reunion of sorts,” says Debbie Gantz, MDCC alumni director. “Atlanta’s Mississippi in the Park event also allowed us to tell Georgians about Mississippi Delta Community College and all of the opportunities afforded by our college.”
MDCC was Mississippi’s only community college to attend this year’s event, according to Gantz.
The Mississippi Society of Georgia coordinated the 2014 event, which featured a celebrity and alumni golf tournament, a night out at the Atlanta Braves game, and a picnic in the park complete with a catfish dinner and McAlister’s sweet tea. The sixth annual event also featured information booths for Mississippi Delta Community College and other Mississippi institutions of higher learning, as well as entertainment and Mississippi cuisine.
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 MDCC visit www.msdelta.edu or call 662 -246-MDCC.
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.
D. Reed Abraham
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Office: (662) 246-6273