Student members of the Beta Rho Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Willis Jennings of Greenville, Valeria Headd of Greenville, Alyssa Yu of Greenville, Linda Jimson of Greenville, Andrea Adams of Greenville, and Christopher Jones of Leland recently hosted a blood drive on the college's Greenville campus.
Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) recognized Mississippi Delta Community College as the state's Community College of the Year during an annual event recently held in Jackson. MDCC has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for the last decade by hosting at least three to four blood drives each semester. "We are proud that our campus communities takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood," says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. "A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends."
The honor students hosting the recent blood drive in Greenville are members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa have opportunities to receive some of more than $37 million in scholarships provided exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Members in the United States are also eligible to participate in the All-USA Academic Team program, co-sponsored by USA Today, and by extension their own statewide academic teams. Members also receive automatic nominations to the National Dean's List and job postings exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans.
To find a blood drive near you, visit www.msblood.com or call (888) 90-BLOOD.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Holmes Community College Wednesday at Moorhead with Delta taking the first game 4-3 and the Bulldogs winning game two 2-1.
The Trojans opened game one with two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Will Costinett and Michael Beloso. The Bulldogs scored a run in the second and the Trojans answered with an RBI single by Roy Halums. Holmes tied the game with two runs in the third.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Trojans loaded the bases and then scored the winning run on a Bulldog walk.
Mississippi Delta scored four runs on nine hits with two errors and left nine runners stranded on base. The Bulldogs three runs came off five hits with no errors and they left 10 runners on the base paths. Clay LaBeff had two hits and one RBI while Michael Beloso had one hit and two RBI’s. Ty Dean, Matt Ray, Will Costinett, Peyton Callahan, Tays Hardy and Austin Burdine also had hits for the Trojans.
D.J. Stewart took the win on the mound for Delta going 2.2 innings and giving up no runs on one hit with four strikeouts. Starter Matt Ray went 2.1 innings giving up three runs on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Kenny Hinton went three innings with no runs on two hits and one strikeout and Tyler Dowdy pitched the ninth inning with no runs, no hits and two strikeouts.
Game two saw the Bulldogs jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first with a RBI single. The Trojans tied the game in the bottom of the second when Ayreon Davis drove in a run with a single. The game remained knotted until the top of the sixth when Holmes scored the winning run on a passed ball at the plate.
The Bulldogs’ two runs came on three hits with one error and two runners left of base. The Trojans’ one run came on five hits with three errors and three runners left stranded. Ayreon Davis’ RBI single led Delta at the plate. Michael Beloso, Ty Dean, Peyton Callahan, and Roy Halums all had one hit apiece.
Starter Skylar Larson went five complete giving up one run on two hits with one strikeout. Lee Quates went one-and-a-third inning with one run on one hit and Kyle Wilson closed out the game with 1.2 innings giving up no runs and no hits with one strikeout.
Mississippi Delta’s overall record moves to 12-13 while their conference record goes to 6-2. The Trojans will be on the road Saturday for a conference double header with East Central Community College at Decatur. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team finally had dry enough conditions to play a home game Tuesday and celebrated with a conference sweep of the Southwest Community College Bears taking a 4-3 win in 10 innings in game one before winning 5-1 in the night cap.
The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning in game one before the Bears tied the game in the top of the third. Delta added a single run in the bottom of the frame and the score stayed at 3-2 Trojans until the top of the sixth when Southwest again knotted the score. The game was still tied at the end of the regulation nine innings and stayed that way until Ty Dean scored from third on a passed ball.
Michael Beloso led the Trojans with three hits followed by Clay LaBeff with two hits and Jordan Lambert with an RBI hit. Sophomore lefthander Tre Hobbs went the full 10 innings on the mound for the Trojans giving up just three runs on five hits while striking out seven batters and walking only two.
MDCC score four runs on eight hits with no errors and left seven runners stranded on base. The Bears three runs came on five hits with one error and they left three men on the base paths.
Mississippi Delta had an easier time in game two scoring one run in the first and two in the second inning before adding a run each in the fourth and sixth while the Bears were only able to score a single run in the fourth inning.
The Trojans’ five runs came on nine hits with no errors and three men left on base while the Bears’ lone run came off seven hits with no errors and four runners stranded on base.
Tays Hardy led the Trojans with three hits (two runs), while DeShawn Lindsey had one hit and two RBI’s, and Jordan Lambert and Peyton Callahan added a hit and an RBI each. Clay LaBeff, Gregory Tierce and Hunter Durham all had a hit apiece.
Starter Chandler Massengale went four complete innings on the mound giving up one run on five hits with one strike out and two walks. Tyler Milligan went three innings in relief giving up no runs on two hits with one strikeout.
The sweep brings the Trojans’ conference record to 5-1 and the overall record to 11-12. They will host Holmes Community College in a conference double header Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Jackie Bailey of Moorhead was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for March. Bailey serves as a technology specialist if the college's Office of Admissions.
"The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is working students," says Bailey. An MDCC employee for 20 years, her daily responsibilities include entering admissions data, evaluating students for graduation, and providing overall support to students.
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 Felecia Nash at email@example.com.
Former Mississippi Delta Community College basketball player Anthony McDonald fell just five three-pointers short of breaking the all-time season record for treys at North Carolina Central University in their 75-71 loss to the University of Miami last Tuesday in the National Invitational Tournament.
McDonald ended the season with the NCCU Eagles with 105 three-pointers. The record is 109 treys in a season. The senior guard hit 105 of 277 shots from beyond the arc for a .379 percent completion rate. He hit 134 of 330 attempts for 426 points from the field for a .406 percent shooting rate.
The Eagles finished the season 25-8 after their first ever trip to the NIT. The 2014 MEAC Champs ended the season 17-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after falling 63-57 in the Conference Championship.
The Aberdeen native played under Coach Derrick Fears at Mississippi Delta Community College during the 2013 season where he averaged 22.3 points per game for the Trojans. His best game was a 36 point effort against Northeast Community College. He played one year at Itawamba Community College before coming to MDCC and then played his junior year at Mississippi Valley State (11.9 points per game) before finishing at NCCU.
The Audition Workshop will be held on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum Dance Studio. Check-In begins at 2:30. The workshop is not required in order to audition, but individuals planning to try out are encouraged to attend. The audition routine, required technique, and scholarship information will be covered. The cost of the workshop is $25.00 and can be paid at Check-In. Individuals should dress in appropriate dance attire and wear jazz or tennis shoes.
Spring Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum Dance Studio. Check-In begins at 2:30. There is no fee to try-out. Individuals should dress in appropriate dance attire and wear jazz or tennis shoes. A routine will be taught for tryouts, so it is not necessary to bring a prepared dance.