The Mississippi Delta Community College’s Library digitized the complete run of the College’s yearbooks, Retrospect, from the first volume in 1925 through 2015.
Volumes were scanned cover-to-cover in full color. Online visitors can page through volumes, search the full text, download PDFs and view them on Kindles.
Also available digitally are volumes of college newspapers known as The Sunflower Petals. For each issue of Retrospect, optical character recognition was applied to make every word on every page fully searchable.
Kristy Bariola, MDCC’s Director of Library Services, led the digitization process. “We are very excited to be able to provide this resource,” stated Bariola. “Collections unique to Mississippi Delta Community are now available to the public via digital access.”
Funding for this project was provided by the MDCC Alumni & Foundation, Inc. “Alumni and friends of Sunflower Junior College, Mississippi Delta Junior College and Mississippi Delta Community College can now browse online to learn of friends, family members and the college’s history through this valuable resource,” stated Foundation Executive Director Reed Abraham.
You can also find the link on the MDCC website in the Library section (Quick Links) under Digital Yearbooks and Newspapers.
Now accepting applications for 2015-2016
The Robert W. Steinriede Faculty & Staff Development Fund seeks to provide faculty and staff with financial resources for projects, professional development, equipment, and other areas that support the educational mission of the college. All faculty and staff (full time & part time) are eligible to apply. The deadline for proposals is Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5pm.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees recently honored member Katherine Tankson of Rolling Fork for 15 years of service. Tankson was also honored at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College's annual meeting in July.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees is composed of six members from Sunflower County and two members each from Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey and Washington Counties. One member from each county is the County Superintendent of Education (in counties where this position exists as prescribed by state law) and the other members are appointed for five-year terms by their County Boards of Supervisors.
Mississippi Delta Community College held its Practical Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on the Moorhead Campus. Twenty-six individuals completed the Practical Nursing Program. The MDCC Practical Nursing Program is a three semester program that prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the expanding health care needs of the community. This program utilizes classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction to prepare individuals to provide entry level nursing care. Graduates of the program receive a certificate and are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). The graduates are below grouped by county.
(l to r) Bethany Jenkins of Cleveland, Deandria Young of Drew, Dennis Hendrix of Cleveland, Casey Buckley of Cleveland, Traci Hutchinson of Cleveland, and Katie Caswell of Cleveland
(l to r) Anne Marie Painter of Isola, Alaina Pate of Isola, and Melinda Esplin of Indianola
(l to r) Marquesha Morrow of Greenwood, Marcus Stansberry of Greenwood, and Briana Wilson of Greenwood
(l to r) Melinda Esplin of Indianola, Deandria Young of Drew, Charles Williams of Moorhead, Astre McGee of Indianola, Alaina Pate of Isola, and Callie Ward of Indianola
Caprisha Flowers of Glendora
(l to r) Corissa McClure of Greenville, Jaleesa Butler of Greenville, Brandy McNemar of Arcola, Nicola Brown of Greenville, Chiquita Phillips of Greenville, Takeshia Perkins of Greenville, and Maya Tollfree of Greenville
Mississippi Delta Community College held its Practical Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on the Moorhead Campus. Nine individuals completed the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program of study that prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory. This program is designed to meet the standards and requirements for careers in clinical laboratory science. Upon successful completion of the technical program, students are eligible to take a national certification examination. The graduates are below grouped by county.
(l to r) Megan Little of Cleveland and Dallas Poynor Steelman of Cleveland
Taylor Potter of Belzoni
Khambrya Cornell of Greenwood
(l to r) Kelvin Lewis of Moorhead and Annie Washington of Moorhead
(l to r) Jerririta Singh of Leland, Lakendra Hinton of Greenville and Jaleesa Lewis of Greenville
Pamela J. Venton of Greenville was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for July. Venton, a college employee for 18 years, currently serves MDCC as a counselor at the College’s Greenville Higher Education Center. She also serves as a staff advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. “The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is the daily interaction with students,” says Venton.