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.
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Mississippi Delta Community College had 13 student-athletes receive All-State Academic Honors for the 2014-15 school year by the MACJC. Students must maintain a 3.00 or better GPA to be eligible for this honor.
The Trojans’ baseball team had the most athletes awarded with six players receiving the honor. They include Michael Beloso (Pearl River, LA), Peyton Callahan (Houston, MS), Tyler Dowdy (New Albany), Tays Hardy (Batesville), Chandler Massengale (Hattiesburg), and Kyle Wilson (Houston, MS).
The Trojans’ football team had three honorees including Joshua Cooper (Yazoo City), Alex Johnson (Greenwood) and Demerrius Williams (Shaw). Women’s basketball and softball had two athletes each. Basketball players were Niya Head (Tchula) and Mary Washington (Charleston) and softball players were Amber Adams (Oxford) and Saragrace Gunter (Pensacola, FL).
MACJC – Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges
A luncheon was held recently to honor Staff Employee of the Month recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year. Funded by the generosity of donors to the staff appreciation fund, the event was held at the MDCC President’s home on the Moorhead, Miss., campus and was co-hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Larry Nabors and the staff appreciation committee.
Pictured left to right are monthly award recipients in attendance: Dr. Larry Nabors (College President), LaShandar Johnson, Marsha Lee, Maegan Applewhite, Jackie Bailey Hall, Emily-Kathryn Simmons, Gay Ann Cotton, Susan Walker, Mary Ellen Buchanan, Mrs. Tonya Nabors.
The staff appreciation committee is composed 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. The committee arranges a special gift basket for the monthly recipients. In addition, the committee organizes the annual luncheon held at the president's home.
Mississippi Delta Community College operates a payroll deduction program that allows employees to support Foundation and College scholarships and programs, such as the staff appreciation fund, by way of automatic monthly deductions.
Gifts made to the staff appreciation fund are needed and much appreciated, according to MDCC Foundation Director Reed Abraham. MDCC employees may setup a monthly payroll deduction of any amount to support this fund. For more information on how you can support, visit the website or contact the foundation office at 662-246-6273.
Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.