- Friday, 11 December 2015 19:40
College leaders challenged at Marine Corps boot camp
Nabors and Barnett learn about new military aircraft during mini boot camp experience
Dozens of U.S. Marines scattered across the globe, and many thousands of miles from Mississippi Delta Community College’s Moorhead, Miss., campus, are now enrolled at MDCC.
Two Degrees Delta is an informal partnership among the U.S. Marine Corps, Delta State University, Mississippi Delta Community College and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. The program allows active duty Marines to further their studies in geospatial analysis and intelligence, and by doing so, earn both an associate’s degree from MDCC and a bachelor’s degree from DSU.
“This program is unprecedented in the Marine Corps and our leadership here really appreciates the program of study MDCC and DSU have put together. This partnership provides an efficient enterprise approach for our Marines looking to obtain an education. It is like a dream come true thanks to the hard work of our partners in Mississippi,” says Neri G. Terry Jr., geospatial information and services officer at the United States Marine Corps headquarters.
The ongoing partnership between the Mississippi colleges and the military began after a series of meetings at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and at the DSU campus in Cleveland, Miss., resulted in the realization that, if integrated, the preparation process for all desired credentials would significantly reduce duplicative training and education and create a pathway for professionalization. It is an innovative, first of its kind, blended distance-learning approach to professional development for U.S. Marines, according to program developers.
“MDCC administrators Reed Abraham and Brent Gregory, along with our partners from Delta State, traveled to the Pentagon in 2014 to present a plan to Phillip Chudoba, assistant director of intelligence for the Marine Corps,” says Larry Nabors, president of Mississippi Delta Community College.
“Once the Marine Corps authorized the start of a program, MDCC’s Teresa Webster worked tirelessly with Abraham and Gregory on this initiative. As a result, 18 active duty marines just completed their first semester of study at MDCC. I’m thankful for the work of these individuals and for the opportunity to help our service men and women through this newly created educational partnership.”
In general terms, MDCC provides the core general education and DSU provides domain- specific courses. Students only apply once for admissions as both institutions work together to ensure enrollment at both as required. Once accepted, a program manager is assigned to the student, and that person is his or her point of contact for academic advising, and questions pertaining to administrative processes such as admissions, registration, and financial aid.
In conjunction with the new partnership, MDCC President Dr. Larry Nabors and Executive Vice President Dr. Charlie Barnett were invited to Parris Island to learn more about the United State Marine Corps. Earlier this year, the two MDCC leaders attended a five-day mini boot camp type program for educators. The USMC Educator Workshop allows educational leaders to witness and actively participate firsthand, learning how Marines are made, what they stand for, and the many benefits and opportunities that come with earning the title.
For more information about the program, visit www.twodegreesdelta.com or call MDCC at (662) 246-6322.
- Tuesday, 10 November 2015 17:54
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees' regular meeting date, Thursday, November 12, 2015 has been rescheduled for Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:00pm.
The monthly meeting will be held on the Moorhead Campus in the board room of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building located on Moorhead-Belzoni Rd.
- Wednesday, 28 October 2015 13:53
Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce the hire of Jamie Scrivener as the new Public Relations and Sports Information Director. She will be responsible for enhancing the college’s reputation through press releases and social media promotion as well as updating statistics and publishing stories about athletics and coordinating with outside media sources.
“I am very pleased to welcome Jamie to the MDCC family,” says Reed Abraham, MDCC associate vice president for public relations and college advancement.” Her experience and passion for athletics make her a great fit.”
For the past year, Scrivener was the general assignment reporter at the Enterprise-Tocsin newspaper in Indianola, Miss. Prior to moving to the Delta in October 2014, she worked for WCBI-TV in Columbus, Miss. as a website writer and production assistant.
Scrivener received a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in marketing from Mississippi University for Women in 2013.
For more information, visit www.msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.
D. Reed Abraham
Assoc. Vice-President for Public Relations
Mississippi Delta Community College
Office: (662) 246-6273
- Friday, 23 October 2015 13:22
During Thursday evening's matchup versus East Mississippi Community College, officials ended the football game near the half due to an on-field altercation.
This incident does not represent the sportsmanship that we expect of our student athletes at Mississippi Delta Community College. The college is cooperating with the league investigation into the incident.
MDCC will not tolerate this type of behavior and will begin its own internal investigation.
We apologize to our fans and supporters.
D. Reed Abraham
Assoc Vice-President for Public Relations
Mississippi Delta Community College
Office: (662) 246-6273
- Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:29
Mississippi Delta Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the College community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from College programs or activities.
Please review the complete policy and procedure by clicking below.
- Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:00
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.
- Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:15
Susan Walker of Minter City, Miss. was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for May 2015. Walker serves MDCC as a counselor at the Greenwood Center.
“The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is dealing with students and working with great co-workers,” says Walker. An MDCC employee for 11 years, her daily responsibilities include counseling, recruiting and advising students.
For more information, visit MDCC’s website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-6322.
- 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.
- Monday, 18 May 2015 12:15
CHANGE OF BOARD MEETING DATE FOR JULY 2015
MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees voted to change its regularly scheduled meeting of July 9, 2015 to Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building located on Moorhead-Belzoni Road on the Moorhead Campus
Dr. Larry Nabors, President
Monday, May 18, 2015
- Saturday, 09 May 2015 17:24
Access the following link to view graduation videos from both the 2015 Health Science Ceremony and the Academic, Career & Technical Ceremony.
- Wednesday, 06 May 2015 21:31
Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce that the Academic and Career-Technical graduation ceremony will be held Fri., May 8 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss.
Mississippi Delta Community College offers a wide variety of academic, career, and technical courses in day, evening, and online classes. MDCC also offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens.
Incoming students are invited to attend the 2015 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, health care, or academic program should register for orientation online by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu.
For more information, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.