Walden named VP of Instruction

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Carol Walden, Vice President of Instruction

Carol Walden has been named Vice President of Instruction for Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead, Miss. Walden, who most recently served as Interim Vice President following the retirement of Magdalene Abraham, has 43 years of professional experience in the educational system.

“Mrs. Walden’s experience is and will continue to be a tremendous asset to the college,” says President Nabors. Walden has worked at MDCC for 27 years as a business instructor, and has supervised the college’s business education department as division chair since 2000. She plans to continue teaching two courses per semester while serving as vice president.

“I absolutely love MDCC,” says Walden. “It’s such a great family atmosphere and a great place to work. The College is committed to providing the best educational opportunities to our community and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.”

Walden holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Mississippi State University and a Master of Education Degree from Delta State University. Prior to MDCC, she taught at Indianola Academy for 16 years.

“I appreciate the confidence Dr. Nabors has placed in me,” says Walden. “I’ve received so much support from him, Dr. Charlie Barnett, and the faculty and staff during my time as interim.”

Walden is married to Buddy Walden and they reside in Indianola. Buddy retired from MDCC after 27 years, serving as Assistant Dean of Students in addition to coaching softball and basketball. The couple has two adult children and four grandchildren.

 

20 Aug 2014

Staff Members of the Summer

Emily-Kathryn Chandler Simmons and Jimmy Free have been selected by their peers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s staff members of the summer. Simmons serves as the administrative assistant to the vice president of student services and Free is the College’s director of computer and information services.

A native of Parchman, Miss., Simmons is a graduate of North Sunflower Academy and Delta State University. She is currently attending graduate school at Mississippi Valley State University to obtain her master’s degree in criminal justice.

Simmons joined the staff of MDCC in 2008 and says, “I will always be a voice for the students, an advocate.”

Free is a native of Ruleville, Miss., and a graduate of Ruleville High School, Mississippi Delta Community College and Delta State University where he earned both bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in business administration.

He has been a MDCC team member since 1970, and has taught computer classes, served as both director and vice president of the College’s computer and information services.

“There have been tremendous changes in technology during my years at MDCC. When I was hired at MDCC in June of 1970, MDCC had one computer that used punched cards, and MDCC now has thousands of networked computers at its five location,” says Free. “I will miss everyone when I retire at the end of the fall 2014 semester. It has been a privilege to work with such a dedicated faculty and staff at MDCC the past 44 years.”

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee of the Month Award. The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college. This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient.  For more information about the selection process, contact Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, visit MDCC’s website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-6322.

 

20 Aug 2014

Trojan TV is Live!

We proudly present our new video series, Trojan TV! The first episode is now available and features Kaylan Frye, Miss Mississippi Delta Community College.

 

18 Aug 2014

Welcome Week Schedule of Activities

It's Welcome Week! Check out the flyer for the schedule of student activities.

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19 Aug 2014

Fall Trojan Baseball Showcase Set

Mississippi Delta Community College Trojan Baseball is offering a Fall Trojan Baseball Showcase for high school players in grades 9-12 on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

The goal of this showcase is to give participants the opportunity to display their skills in front of college coaches from not only our program, but other college programs as well. Each will participate in a full pro-style workout. This will allow the different coaches to evaluate each participant in all areas of the game (Speed, Offense, Defense, and Pitching). We received over 70 prospects last Spring with a large number of them continuing their careers at the collegiate level.

The cost of the Trojan Showcase is $60. Please email to reserve your spot in the showcase, and mail your information to us (See attached registration form). Late Registration will begin at 11:00 on September 21 with the showcase beginning at 12:00. We will limit the number of participants so please register soon.

This is a great opportunity for you to show your skills for college coaches.

For more information contact:
Jack Edmonson
Asst. Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
Cell: (662) 803-0053
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  Dylan Belanger
Assistant Baseball Coach
Cell: (504) 460-4043
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 Click here for the FALL TROJAN BASEBALL SHOWCASE FORM

MDCC Welcomes New Employees

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce our new employees!  They were formally welcomed to the MDCC family at the Faculty and Staff Meeting.  Get to know them a bit more with the information they provided below.

Name

Melinda Andrus

Title:

Admn. Support to Director of Career/Technical Education

Department:

Career-Technical Education

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Allen-Foley Career-Technical Complex

About Me:

Melinda Andrus is a native of Belzoni, MS where she graduated from Humphreys Academy. Melinda received an associate degree from MDCC in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1979. She is the mother of twins, a son and daughter, and has one grandchild. She has lived in Indianola for the last 10 years.  Prior to MDCC, she served as the Director of Development/Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster at Indianola Academy for 16 years.

 

Name

Deborah Blanks

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Title:

College Prep Instructor

Department:

College Prep

Where do you live?

Greenville, MS

Office Location:

GHEC

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Deborah Blanks lives in Greenville, MS, where she graduated from Greenville High School.  Debbie earned a B.A. in English and an M.ED in English Education from Delta State University.  She is the mother of Elizabeth Blanks Tyler and  mother-in-law of Blake Tyler, both of Jackson, MS.  Debbie's interests are reading, traveling, music, and  theatre.  Prior to MDCC, she taught high school English for 20 years.

 

Name

Johnathan Brown

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Title:

Admissions Recruiter/Advisor

Department:

Admissions

Where do you live?

Cleveland, MS

Office Location:

Boggs-Scroggins Student Center, Office 322

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Johnathan Brown is a native of Cleveland, MS where he attended East Side High School.  Johnathan received a Bachelor of Health Physical Education and Recreation from Delta State University in May of 2013.  He lives in Cleveland with his wife Ashely and daughter Layla-Grace.  Johnathan's interests are playing sports, traveling and spending time with his family.  Prior to MDCC, he worked at Wal-Mart for 4 years and at Nailor Elementary for one year as a Physical Education Instructor.

 

Name

John Conrad

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Title:

Workforce Development Coordinator

Department:

Workforce Training

Where do you live?

Cleveland, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

Campus Email:

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About Me:

John Conrad grew up in Texas but has lived in the Delta since the age of 17. He is married to Susan Parks and they have two adult children, Alec and Cailee. As Workforce Development Coordinator, John works with area businesses to increase productivity through employee training and developing new skills.

 

Name

Brenda Dabney

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Title:

Custodian

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

About Me:

Brenda is a lifelong resident of Indianola. She has three children and is a member of New Jersulam Church where she serves as Choir President. She loves to play basketball and fish during her free time. Prior to MDCC, Brenda worked five years at Mississippi Valley State University as a custodian.

 

Name

Kimberley Gatewood

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Title:

WIA Counselor/Rapid Response Coordinator

Department:

Workforce Training

Where do you live?

Greenwood, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Kimberley Gatewood is a lifelong resident of Leflore County.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi Valley State University in 1997.  Kimberley currently resides in Greenwood with her husband Clinton Gatewood and 9 year old son, Jorden.  Kimberley's interests include ensuring Jorden receives a quality education and attending various sporting events.  Prior to her employment with MDCC, for nearly 11 years, Kimberley served as Office Manager/WIA Representative for the Greenwood WIN Job Center.

 

Name

Steve Gleason

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Title:

Assistant Football Coach

Department:

Athletics

Where do you live?

Moorhead, MS

Office Location:

J.T. Hall Coliseum

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Steve Gleason is a native of Wichita, Kansas where he attended Valley Center High School.  Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Missouri Western State University in 1999.  He lives in Moorhead and has two children Gavin(son) and Avery(daughter) who live in California.  Prior to coming to MDCC,  he served as the Head Football Coach at Modesto Christian High School and spent 9 previous years coaching in colleges, making stops at Butler County Community College, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University and University of Arkansas-Monticello.

 

Name

Samuel "Clayton" Henderson

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Title:

Maintenance - Warehouse

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Clayton Henderson is from Indianola, Mississippi where he graduated from Indianola Academy in 1973.  Clayton attended MDCC and was on the Trojan Baseball Team in 1974.  He worked at Super Valu for 34 years and in his last 18 years there was the Sanitation and Maintenance Supervisor.

 

Name

Sheba Jordan

Title:

Psychology Instructor

Department:

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Humanities

Where do you live?

Greenville, MS

Office Location:

Greenwood Center

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Sheba Jordan is a native of Greenville, MS where she attended Greenville High School. Dr. Jordan received a bachelors degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999, a masters from William Carey College in 2003, and a Doctorate in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University in 2008.  She resides in Greenville, MS with her husband Dwayne Jordan and their four year old son.  Dr. Jordan's interests are traveling, enjoying family time and helping others.  Prior to MDCC, she served as a Unit Director of Psychology for a mental health agency and Adjunct Instructor for Copiah Lincoln Community College.

 

Name

Rosemary Lamb

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Title:

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Department:

Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness

Where do you live?

On the Beautiful Campus of Mississippi Delta Community College

Office Location:

Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, Office 6

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Rosemary Craven Lamb is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1986. Rosemary received a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Delta State University in 1989 and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi in 1999. Rosemary and her husband Chuck have three children and four grandchildren. Rosemary's interests are biking, reading, and listening to music.

 

Name

Richard McCaleb

Title:

Police Officer

Department:

Campus Police

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Tanner Hall

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Richard McCaleb is a lifelong resident of Indianola, MS.  He is married to Wanda Molton McCaleb and the couple have five adult children. Prior to joining the ranks at MDCC, Richard worked for the City of Moorhead Police Department for seven years. He is a 2003 graduate of MDCC's Law Enforcement Training Academy.

 

Name

Christy Middleton

Title:

Workforce Coordinator

Department:

Workforce Training

Where do you live?

Itta Bena, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

About Me:

Christy Middleton is a native of Georgia.  She and her family recently moved to Mississippi from Madison, Wisconsin.   Christy currently lives in Itta Bena with her husband Chris and their four year old son Marcus.  She enjoys baking and reading.   Before joining MDCC, Christy was a Transplant Financial Advisor with University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic.

 

Name

Barbara Murry

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Title:

Custodian

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Inverness, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Barbara Murry is a native of Inverness, MS.  She attended Gentry High School.  Barbara has one son, Donald Murry, and one daughter, Calandra Murry.

 

Name

Bryan Owens

Title:

Machine Tool Technology Instructor

Department:

Career-Technical Education

Where do you live?

Leland, MS

Office Location:

Allen-Foley Career-Technical Complex

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Bryan Owens is a native of Leland, MS where he attended Greenville Christian School.  Bryan received a Certificate in Machine Tool Technology from Mississippi Delta Community College in 2012.  He still lives in Leland, MS.  Bryan's interests are hunting, fishing, and racing.  Prior to MDCC, he served as a machinist for Mississippi Marine Corp. for 2 years.

 

Name

Paula Rounsaville

Title:

Campus Lab Manager

Department:

Associate Degree Nursing

Where do you live?

Big Creek, MS

Office Location:

Horton Building, Room 205

About Me:

Paula Rounsaville is a native of Calhoun County where she attended Calhoun City High School.  Paula received her bachelor's of nursing from MUW and has recently obtained her Master's in Nursing Education from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS.  She lives in Big Creek, MS with her husband Quinn and her youngest son.  She has two other children that are married and one grandson.  Paula's interests are bike riding, reading, hiking, and fishing.  Prior to MDCC, she served as the Home Health Director at University Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada, MS for the past four years.

 

Name

Elizabeth Scrivner

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Title:

Biological Science Instructor

Department:

Math and Science

Where do you live?

Lake Village, AR

Office Location:

GHEC

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Elizabeth Scrivner is a native of Greenville, MS. She earned an associate degree at MDCC, a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education and a Masters Degree in Natural Science at Delta State University. Elizabeth is married to Dale Scrivner, and they have lived for the last 23 years in Lake Village, AR with their daughter Ashlee. Elizabeth has one stepson, Jason (who blessed her with two grandchildren), and one stepdaughter, Detra. Prior to joining the MDCC staff, she taught for 12 years at Riverside High School.

 

Name

Lisa South

Title:

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor

Department:

Associate Degree Nursing

Where do you live?

Maben, Ms

Office Location:

Horton Building, Office 239

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Lisa South received a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Secondary Education from MSU in 1978, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMMC in 1982. She worked as a pediatric oncology hematology nurse at UMMC until 1987. Dr. South received her Master's of Science in Pediatric Nursing from UAB in 1988, and her PhD in Maternal Child Nursing and Nursing Education in 1995. She has taught and practiced pediatric nursing in a variety of settings since 1988. Dr. South spends much of her summer as a camp nurse. She enjoys spending time with her two children, biking, walking in the woods, swimming, and traveling.

 

Name

Shane Steelman

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Title:

Carpenter Assistant

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Sunflower, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Shane Steelman is from Sunflower, MS.  Shane graduated from Indianola Academy in 2009.  He also is an MDCC graduate with a degree in Automotive Mechanics in 2010 and also one in Drafting and Design in 2012.

 

Name

Ronald Stevenson

Title:

PBI Lab Facilitator

Department:

Pathfinders

Where do you live?

Greenwood, MS

Office Location:

Pathfinders Lab

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Ronald Stevenson is a native of Greenwood, Ms where he attended Greenwood High School. Ronald received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Mississippi Valley State University in 2012. He lives in Greenwood. Prior to MDCC, he served as a Customer Service Representative for the Viking Range Corporation for a year.

 

Name

Sandra Townes

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Title:

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor

Department:

Associate Degree Nursing

Where do you live?

Grenada, MS

Office Location:

Horton Building

About Me:

Sandra Townes is a native of Grenada, MS where she attended Grenada High School. Sandra received a Master of Science in Nurse Education from William Carey University in 2014.  She has 18 years of nursing experience in a variety of areas. She lives in Grenada, MS with her husband Antwan Townes and their children. 

 

Name

Tracey Webb

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Title:

Maintenance - Grounds

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Tracey Webb lives in Indianola, Mississippi where he attended Gentry High School.  Tracey attends St. Luke COGIC in Moorhead and is currently attending MVSU.

 

Name

Daisy Williams

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Title:

Custodian

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Moorhead, MS

Office Location:

Greer-Stafford Allied Health Building

About Me:

Daisy Williams is a native and lifelong resident of Moorhead. She has two children and three grandchildren. Prior to MDCC, Daisy worked at Allen Canning Company. She is a very involved member of Chosen Generation Ministry Church in Moorhead where she has attended for three years.

  

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