Dr. Wade Dowell will address Mississippi Delta Community College’s health science majors at their commencement ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., May 7 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. The graduation and pinning ceremony honors the college’s dental hygiene, radiologic technology and associate degree nursing graduates.
A 1982 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Dr. Dowell has served as a family physician in Indianola, Miss. since 1985. He served two terms as president of the Delta Medical Society, one term as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, and has served as a team physician for Mississippi Delta Community College, Indianola Academy, and the University of Mississippi. He is married to Angela (Roberts) of Moorhead, Miss. and the couple has four children.
Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers a wide variety of academic, career, and technical courses in day, evening, and on-line classes. MDCC also offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens. The Health Science division is comprised of Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care Assistant, and Phlebotomy.
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.
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Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 100 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.
Who should get screened?
Every adult! Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.
- Red and/or white discolorations of the soft tissues of the mouth.
- Any sore which does not heal within 14 days.
- Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time.
- Advanced Indicators:
- A sensation that something is stuck in your throat.
- Numbness in the oral region.
- Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue.
- Difficulty in swallowing.
- Ear pain which occurs on one side only.
- A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.
- A lump or thickening which develops in the mouth or on the neck.
Dental Exams Saves Lives! For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at www.oralcancer.org.
The MDCC Delta Dancers will present their 2015 Spring Show on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Yeats Fine Arts Auditorium on the Moorhead campus. There will be a Matinee Show at 1:30pm that is FREE for all MDCC Faculty, Staff, and Students with a current school ID. There will also be an Evening Show at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the Evening Show are $7.00/General Public and $3.00/MDCC Faculty, Staff, Students with ID. Please come out and support the MDCC Delta Dancers!
Laboratories date back to the early 1900's, providing vital information to aid in the detecting, diagnosing, and prevention of disease. Laboratory tests impact over 70% of all medical decisions. There are approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals that perform and interpret more than 10 billion tests annually. Labradorians are key members of the health care team. As the demand for Medical Laboratory Technicians grows, the MLT program at MDCC continues to provide its students with quality education and training so they can enter into a field that is rich with opportunities.
MDCC's future Medical Laboratory Professionals
For more information about the Medical Laboratory Technology program, click here to visit their website.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with the Jones County Junior College Bobcats Thursday night at Delta State University winning the first game 7-4 before being edged 1-0 in game two.
In game one the Bobcats scored one run in the first inning, one in the fourth, and two in the ninth while the Trojans scored three runs in the fourth, one in the sixth and three more in the seventh to take the decision. Jones four runs came off nine hits with no errors and seven runners left on base. Delta’s seven runs came off 12 hits with two errors and nine men left on base.
Caleb Brown led the Trojans with three hits and two RBI’s, while Michael Beloso had one hit and three RBI’s. Dashawn Lindsay added two hits and an RBI and Matt Ray got two hits. Jordan Lambert, Ayreon Davis, Tays Hardy and Demarcus Mahone all had a hit apiece.
Peyton Callahan went nine complete innings on the mound for the Trojans giving up four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and only one walk.
The Bobcats scored the second games’ lone run in the top of the first inning before the game turned into a defensive battle. Jones’ lefty Will Hazen allowed Delta just two hits and three walks and the Trojans left six runners stranded. Matt Rays started for the Trojans going 1.1 innings and giving up one run on two hits. Lee Quates went four complete giving up no hits while striking out five and walking just one batter. Tyler Dowdy closed the game going 1.2 innings with one strikeout.
The split moves the Trojans to 18-21 overall and puts their conference record at 12-10 which is good enough for seventh place in the state. The Bobcats move to 27-11 overall and 14-8 in conference which puts them in fifth place in the state race. The top eight teams will advance to the first round of the state playoffs May 1st and 2nd.
The Trojans have three conference dates remaining. Their next scheduled game is Wednesday against Northeast Community College (5-17 in conference). Then they face No.1-ranked Hinds (16-4) on April 25th and No.3-ranked East Mississippi (15-5) on April 27th.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans swept the Coahoma Community College Tigers in baseball Tuesday at Clarksdale winning game one 8-1 and game two 5-2.
In game one the Trojans opened the game with a two run first inning. They added one run in the fourth, three in the sixth, and finished out the game with s two run ninth inning. The Tigers’ lone run came in the bottom of the third inning.
Mississippi Delta scored eight runs on 12 hits with no errors and left a whopping 14 runners on base. The Tigers scored one run on seven hits with one error and left 10 runners stranded. Matt Dean led Delta at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. He was followed by Ty Dean with three hits and one RBI and Clay LaBeff with two hits and three RBIs. Also getting hits were Jordan Lambert, Ayreon Davis, Will Costinett, and Caleb Brown.
Kyle Wilson took the win on the mound for the Trojans going six innings and giving up just one run on six hits with five strikeouts and only one walk. Tyler Dowdy closed the game giving up just one hit with four strikeouts and one walk.
In game two the Trojans one run in the first inning, two in the second, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth while the Tigers scored their two runs in the bottom of the sixth. MDCC’s five runs came on 10 hits with one error and 11 runners left on base. The Tigers two runs came on just two hits with one error and three men left on base.
Ty Dean and DeShawn Lindsey had two hits each. Matt Ray had one hit and an RBI while drawing two walks in the game. Clay LaBeff, Michael Beloso, Ayreon Davis, Will Costinett, and Caleb Brown all had a hit apiece.
Tre Hobbs took the win throwing a complete game while giving up two runs on two hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.
The Trojans’ overall record improves to 17-20 while their conference record moves to 11-9 which is good enough for seventh place in state as of Wednesday.
The next game for the Trojans, a conference double header against No. 6 Jones Junior College (11-7 conference, 24-10 overall), has been moved to Thursday (from Saturday) and will be played at Delta State University due to the prospect of rain this weekend. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.