Bolivar/Coahoma Alumni Meeting Cancelled

  • Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:40

Dear Alumni & Friends:

For everyone's safety due to icy conditions, tonight's Bolivar/Coahoma County Alumni meeting has been cancelled.  We will work to set a new meeting date as soon as possible.

Thanks for your support and understanding!

Ann K. Franklin
Bolivar/Coahoma Alumni Chapter President
MDCC Alumni Association
www.supportmdcc.com

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MDCC students inducted into Lambda Nu (l. to r.): Emily Smith of Leland, Brian Ware of Greenville, Robyn Smyly of Hollandale, Meagan Signa of Greenville, Amber Sykes of Cleveland, and Cody Reynolds of Indianola.

The Radiologic Technology department at Mississippi Delta Community College recently inducted six students into the Mississippi Alpha Chapter of The Lambda Nu honor society. The national honor society recognizes outstanding students in radiologic and imaging sciences.

The MDCC chapter of Lambda Nu was established in 2013. Membership to the honor society is based on an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and enrollment as a full-time radiology student for at least two semesters.

Students must also demonstrate evidence of professional commitment beyond the minimum program requirements. Candidates must be actively pursing an independent research project while also participating in related campus and professional activities.

The Radiologic Technology Program provides a general education and clinical training program that prepares students for a career in radiography. The program commences in August of each year and runs for 22 consecutive months with a projected graduation date in May.

Students receive traditional classroom instruction and laboratory experience on campus during the program. Clinical experience with actual patient contact is provided by rotation through the affiliated hospitals during this period.

For more information, visit www.msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.

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.

MDCC announces 2015-16 cheerleading tryouts

  • Friday, 27 February 2015 18:08

Mississippi Delta Community College’s Cheerleading Squad is hosting tryouts Friday, March 20 on the Moorhead campus. Individuals interested in joining the squad for the 2015-2016 academic year should arrive at the J.T. Hall Coliseum at 3 p.m. for registration.

Contestants should come prepared with one cheer, one chant, and two jumps for tryouts that begin at 4 p.m. Scholarship information will be provided to next year’s squad immediately following tryouts.

For more information, please contact MDCC’s Cheer Coach Megan Cunningham at (662) 719-4595 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

(CANCELED) Residential Life Honors Program

  • Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:47

The Residential Life Honors Program scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 has been postponed due to the weather related closing of all MDCC campuses. The event will be rescheduled. More information will be issued by the Office of Student Services.

Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

  • Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:56

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees voted to change its regularly scheduled meeting of March 12, 2015 to Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building located on Moorhead-Belzoni Road on the Moorhead Campus.

Meeting Change MARCH 2015 Board of Trustees

National Grant Partners visit MDCC

  • Thursday, 05 February 2015 02:10
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Photo: Sandy Goodman, director of Career Pathways with the National College Transition Network in Boston, visits with Vanessa Smith, MDCC student mentor.

MDCC’s Career-Technical Education Department recently hosted national grant partners on the Moorhead campus. Mississippi Delta Community College is in its third year of funding as a recipient of a Department of Labor grant totaling $886,965.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT) grant was established to address job losses in trade-affected industries such as auto manufacturing, shipbuilding, and furniture building.

MDCC is one of nine colleges from Mississippi and Louisiana benefitting from this grant. Together, the consortium received a total of $14.7 million.

During their visit, TAACCCT grant partners from across the nation were on hand to answer questions, share insight, and meet the group of MDCC mentors that are supported by the Mississippi Women’s Fund, a braided funding partner of the grant.

According to Martha Claire Drysdale, MDCC’s director of career-technical education, nine individuals from across the nation made the trip to MDCC. “Having the opportunity to be coached by our partners is an invaluable experience,” says Drysdale. “This nearly $1 million grant has provided individuals the opportunity to pursue co-enrollment in GED and career technical programs.”

MDCC students participating in the grant have access to support services such as career counseling, advising, and case management. MDCC’s team teachers and mentors guide students towards successful completion of both their GED and a career-technical program simultaneously.

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Photo: MDCC C-4 program directors Emily Phillips (far left) and Jamie Hargett (far right) are pictured with student mentors (l. to r.) Latonya Warren, Melissa Selman, Renee Johnson, Caroline Bradley, Emily Woodward, Jennifer Boyd, and Nikendria Dotson

Students host legislative luncheon

  • Thursday, 05 February 2015 01:58
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MDCC culinary arts student Latonya Warren of Indianola, Miss., poses with Rep. Sarah Thomas (D-Indianola) at the legislative event.

Several Mississippi Delta Community College students traveled to the state capitol recently to participate in the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. The annual event is a collaborative effort of Mississippi’s community and junior colleges.

Culinary arts technology students representing Mississippi Delta Community College cooked and served tableside as state leaders filled their plates with sautéed potato gnocchi with charred cherry tomato Fra Diavolo. Students representing culinary programs throughout the state prepared all food at the luncheon.

MDCC’s Culinary Arts Technology program, located on the college’s Greenwood campus, provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine, as well as the art of baking. The heart of the Culinary Arts Technology program is hands-on lab instruction in a commercial kitchen with Chef Instructor David Crews.

Also traveling to the state capitol were members of the colleges’ Student VOICES groups, a student-led advocacy that encourages students to be civically engaged. Ultimately, the goal of Student VOICES is to produce a desire for students to understand, be involved, and support the political process of lawmaking. While in Jackson, the MDCC students met with Delta-area legislators and toured the Capitol.

For more information about MDCC, please visit www.msdelta.edu, or call 662-246-6322.

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Culinary students (l. to r.) Ebonee Jenkins of Schlater, Miss., Willie Brown of Greenwood, Miss., Latonya Warren of Indianola, Miss., Leon Sanders of Greenville, Miss. and Chef Instructor David Crews.

Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

  • Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:01

CHANGE OF BOARD MEETING DATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015

MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meeting Change February 2015 Board of Trustees

Buchanan named Staff Member of the Month

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:20

Mary Ellen Buchanan

Mary Ellen Buchanan of Belzoni, Miss., was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s December 2014 Staff Member of the Month. Buchanan serves MDCC’s CAPPS Center as data entry/clerical assistant.

“The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is the interaction with my co-workers and customers both internal and external,” says Buchanan.

An MDCC employee since 2007, Buchanan’s daily responsibilities include entering training data for the workforce division, coordinating career readiness certification, and assisting in all areas at MDCC’s Capps Technology Center in Indianola, Miss.

The Capps Technology Center houses MDCC’s Workforce Education division, which serves as a local forum for economic development and a resource for all local industrial development groups to meet and promote regional economic development. The Capps Center primarily focuses on the training, education, and skills improvement needs of business and industry. 

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 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.

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