(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
Edited Meet Greet
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.

Edited Teachers Mentors
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
Edited Rep Thomas Student
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.

Edited Culinary Group
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



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.

Faculty, Staff Donate $4,000

  • Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:32

Gary Presents Check

MDCC Faculty Association President Jay Gary presents a check to Reed Abraham

Mississippi Delta Community College’s Faculty and Staff Association recently contributed $4,000 to the Robert W. Steinriede Faculty and Staff Development Fund. Developed in 2013, this fund became the first-ever privately funded employee development fund through the MDCC Development Foundation.

“The MDCC Faculty/Staff Association chose to donate to the Steinriede Fund because of the fund’s commitment to MDCC’s educational mission,” Treasurer Frances Williams said. “We also support the fund because of its availability to all faculty and staff.” The program provides MDCC’s faculty and staff with the opportunity to develop projects that support the college’s educational mission.

The fund is named after successful banker and MDCC alumnus Robert “Bobby” Steinriede in honor of his contribution to the college and the community. For more information about the fund, contact Reed Abraham at (844) MS-DELTA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Livingston Honored by Mississippi Legislature

  • Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:24

MDCC recognizes outstanding teacher

Patti Livingston-HEADWAE

Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Patti Livingston of Leland, Miss., recently was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year for 2014.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

Livingston, chairperson of the college’s Division of Health Sciences, has taught Associate Degree Nursing classes at MDCC for 34 years. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC).

“Patti has been a part of our health science program at MDCC for over 30 years. She is most deserving of this honor that her peers have bestowed upon her,” says Carol Walden, MDCC vice president of instruction.

She and her husband, Darrell, are the parents of Rex, a fourth year dental school student at UMC, and Parker, a recent graduate of Mississippi State University’s civil engineering program. Both children are MDCC alumni and both were members of the Trojan baseball team. The family belongs to the Leland United Methodist Church.

Livingston is among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges.

2014 Lamplighter Award recipients announced


MDCC’s 2014 Lamplighters pictured (L-R) are Debbie Poe, Teresa Webster, & Faye Stovall

Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were among the state’s best community and junior college faculty members honored at the prestigious Lamplighters Conference, hosted Sept. 23-25 by Coahoma Community College.

MDCC teachers Teresa Webster, Faye Stovall and Debbie Poe attended the annual three-day conference, themed Meeting at the Crossroads, for professional development, entertainment, fellowship and fun.

According to MDCC’s Vice-President of Instruction Carol Walden, each community college sends its best instructors to the conference each year. "I am so proud of these ladies for being selected by their peers for the Lamplighters Conference. I know they represented MDCC well at the conference,” she says.

Representing MDCC’s Health Sciences department, Debbie Poe of Indianola is currently in her 16th year at Mississippi Delta Community College. A sophomore nursing instructor in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, Poe earned her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and her master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She and her husband, Jimmy, attend First Baptist Church.

Serving Career-Technical students as a healthcare data technology instructor, Faye Stovall also is a PBL Advisor and serves on MDCC’s curriculum committee. A native of Leland, she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delta State University and was inducted into Delta Mu Delta. Stovall and her husband, Lee, attend Leland Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder.    

An MDCC employee for 24 years, honoree Teresa Webster serves as eLearning coordinator and teaches computer science. Webster earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delta State University. She and her husband, Roland, reside in Sidon, and attend First Baptist Church in Greenwood. They have two children, Roland and Carrie.

The first Lamplighter Conference was held in 1989 with the goal of bringing in outstanding instructors who could share ideas. “Lighting the lamp” of the participants was to provide them the opportunity to return to their own schools and light the lamps of their fellow instructors. The conference is designed to recharge and invigorate faculty who shine on their individual campuses, while also providing an opportunity to recognize faculty who go above and beyond what is required. The program also gives effective instructors an opportunity to share with one another those teaching techniques that best promote learning.

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