Mrs. Christi Gregory was selected by her coworkers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s May 2014 Staff Member of the Month. Christi serves as counselor and work based learning coordinator for the Career-Technical Education Department. Her daily responsibilities include recruiting new students for career-technical programs and advising current students in pursuit of a degree or certificate. She fields many questions daily from prospective students asking for information about MDCC’s various career and technical programs.
Gregory said her greatest accomplishment at MDCC is “seeing students I have worked with graduate.” She says that teamwork is the key for successfully serving students and the college. “No single person can be successful in their job without the support of many others,” says Gregory. “I love MDCC and the many people who work together.”
Christi lives in Inverness, Miss., with her husband Dr. Brent Gregory and their two daughters– McKinley, 9 and Mary Lee, 6. A native of Philadelphia, Miss., Christi joined the MDCC staff in 2010 having previously worked at East Central Community College
For more information, visit MDCC’s website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-6322.
MDCC TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER
May 27, 2014, Moorhead, Miss. – Mississippi Delta Community College will host a groundbreaking ceremony June 12 to celebrate the commencement of construction for the new Vandiver Student Union.
The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public, and media are invited to attend. The celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at the construction site located near the intersection of Highway 3 and Lucas Street on the Moorhead Campus.
The new 11,600 square foot building, designed by Beard + Riser Architects of Greenwood, Miss, will feature lounge space, multipurpose conference room/meeting space, a suite of offices for the Office of Student Services, a food service grill, game room, restrooms and a fitness room.
The original Vandiver Student Union was demolished in 2011 and the campus has been without a dedicated a student center since. “Students love to gather, and the new student union will provide a very nice facility for our students to enjoy,” says MDCC President Larry Nabors. “The building will be named after the first President of the College, Dr. J. S. Vandiver, and we plan to complete construction by the fall of 2015.”
Construction is expected to be completed in time for the 2015-2016 Academic year. The project was funded by the Mississippi State Legislature through the passing of HB1701 in 2013. D. Carroll Construction, LLC, of Oxford, Mississippi was selected as the project contractor.
“We are proud to be investing in our students’ future,” says Paula S. Sykes, chair of the MDCC board of trustees. The new activity center will enhance the college experience at MDCC for many years to come.”
The center is designed to complement the existing campus architecture and open itself to the landscape for student gatherings. The exterior design was influenced by existing campus buildings, with a muted palette of beige-colored brick, stucco and wood trim. Large gabled roof overhangs will provide deep porch areas to enhance student gathering and provide relief from the climate.
Mississippi Delta Community College third baseman Carson Crites was named this week to the Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges’ All-State Baseball Team for the North Division.
The freshman, from Amarillo, TX, was the Trojans’ second leading hitter this season with a .354 batting average. Crites had 52 hits including 11 doubles, two triples and four homeruns with 32 RBI’s and 29 runs. On offense, Crites ended the season with an .843 percentage.
He helped MDCC to a fifth place finish in the North Division with a 12-12 record (one game short of making the playoffs) and a 25-19 overall record.
- Dr. James Terry “J.T.” Hall (88) died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Dr. Hall served as President of Mississippi Delta Community College from 1966-1989. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Leland. Burial will follow in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.
Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2014 Academic and Career-Technical graduation ceremony Friday, May 9, 2014, in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. This year the college awarded 524 diplomas with 291 students marching in Friday’s ceremony. In 2013, MDCC awarded 547 diplomas and ranked in the top five community colleges in the state as having one of the largest percent increases in students graduating.
The ceremony included graduates from academic, career, and technical programs with diplomas awarded in Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts (AA), and MDCC Certificates (from one year certificate based programs).
The MDCC Concert Ensemble provided music for the prelude and the processional. Dr. Peter Jackson (MDCC Board of Trustees) provided the invocation with Dr. Ed Rice (Vice-President of Student Services) welcoming and recognizing guests in attendance. Dr. Larry Nabors (MDCC President) also gave opening remarks with special music provided by James Shannon (Director of MDCC Ambassadors and Singers) and Breuna Kimbrough (Student Vocalist).
MDCC was pleased to have Governor Phil Bryant onstage during the ceremony. Governor Bryant provided wisdom and encouragement to graduates as the commencement speaker. Addressing the graduates, Bryant stated “I’m so glad to see you here today. I know that you will enjoy much success following your experiences at MDCC. Be proud of this wonderful state. Stay here and help us continue in our accomplishments.”
Mississippi Delta is a comprehensive community college which offers a wide variety of academic, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. The college offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens.
Mississippi Delta supports its students with a full range of student services including financial aid, counseling, career placement and on-campus housing. Mississippi Delta instructors are well-trained professionals who are truly dedicated to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in their future careers. The college offers quality, collegiate level courses in small classes with individualized instruction.
In addition to the main campus at Moorhead, Mississippi Delta Community College also offers classes at its off-campus sites in Greenville, Greenwood and Drew, as well as workforce training at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center in Indianola. At the Greenville Higher Education Center, Mississippi Delta partners with Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University to offer students the opportunity to complete their four-year degree in one location. The Greenville Center also offers conference facilities for the use of business and industry in the Delta region.
Incoming students are invited to attend 2014 Orientation and Registration this summer. Students interested in attending this fall should visit kickstart.msdelta.edu to register for summer orientation. Graduates from Friday’s ceremony can purchase photos by visiting www.gradimages.com. For more information, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.