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.
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.”
For more information, visit MDCC’s website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-6322.
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:|
Asst. Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
Cell: (662) 803-0053
Assistant Baseball Coach
Cell: (504) 460-4043