Fall Trojan Baseball Showcase Set

Mississippi Delta Community College Trojan Baseball is offering a Fall Trojan Baseball Showcase for high school players in grades 9-12 on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

The goal of this showcase is to give participants the opportunity to display their skills in front of college coaches from not only our program, but other college programs as well. Each will participate in a full pro-style workout. This will allow the different coaches to evaluate each participant in all areas of the game (Speed, Offense, Defense, and Pitching). We received over 70 prospects last Spring with a large number of them continuing their careers at the collegiate level.

The cost of the Trojan Showcase is $60. Please email to reserve your spot in the showcase, and mail your information to us (See attached registration form). Late Registration will begin at 11:00 on September 21 with the showcase beginning at 12:00. We will limit the number of participants so please register soon.

This is a great opportunity for you to show your skills for college coaches.

For more information contact:
Jack Edmonson
Asst. Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
Cell: (662) 803-0053
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  Dylan Belanger
Assistant Baseball Coach
Cell: (504) 460-4043
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 Click here for the FALL TROJAN BASEBALL SHOWCASE FORM

MDCC Welcomes New Employees

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce our new employees!  They were formally welcomed to the MDCC family at the Faculty and Staff Meeting.  Get to know them a bit more with the information they provided below.

Name

Melinda Andrus

Title:

Admn. Support to Director of Career/Technical Education

Department:

Career-Technical Education

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Allen-Foley Career-Technical Complex

About Me:

Melinda Andrus is a native of Belzoni, MS where she graduated from Humphreys Academy. Melinda received an associate degree from MDCC in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1979. She is the mother of twins, a son and daughter, and has one grandchild. She has lived in Indianola for the last 10 years.  Prior to MDCC, she served as the Director of Development/Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster at Indianola Academy for 16 years.

 

Name

Deborah Blanks

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Title:

College Prep Instructor

Department:

College Prep

Where do you live?

Greenville, MS

Office Location:

GHEC

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Deborah Blanks lives in Greenville, MS, where she graduated from Greenville High School.  Debbie earned a B.A. in English and an M.ED in English Education from Delta State University.  She is the mother of Elizabeth Blanks Tyler and  mother-in-law of Blake Tyler, both of Jackson, MS.  Debbie's interests are reading, traveling, music, and  theatre.  Prior to MDCC, she taught high school English for 20 years.

 

Name

Johnathan Brown

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Title:

Admissions Recruiter/Advisor

Department:

Admissions

Where do you live?

Cleveland, MS

Office Location:

Boggs-Scroggins Student Center, Office 322

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Johnathan Brown is a native of Cleveland, MS where he attended East Side High School.  Johnathan received a Bachelor of Health Physical Education and Recreation from Delta State University in May of 2013.  He lives in Cleveland with his wife Ashely and daughter Layla-Grace.  Johnathan's interests are playing sports, traveling and spending time with his family.  Prior to MDCC, he worked at Wal-Mart for 4 years and at Nailor Elementary for one year as a Physical Education Instructor.

 

Name

John Conrad

John-Conrad

Title:

Workforce Development Coordinator

Department:

Workforce Training

Where do you live?

Cleveland, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

Campus Email:

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About Me:

John Conrad grew up in Texas but has lived in the Delta since the age of 17. He is married to Susan Parks and they have two adult children, Alec and Cailee. As Workforce Development Coordinator, John works with area businesses to increase productivity through employee training and developing new skills.

 

Name

Brenda Dabney

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Title:

Custodian

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

About Me:

Brenda is a lifelong resident of Indianola. She has three children and is a member of New Jersulam Church where she serves as Choir President. She loves to play basketball and fish during her free time. Prior to MDCC, Brenda worked five years at Mississippi Valley State University as a custodian.

 

Name

Kimberley Gatewood

Kimberley-Gatewood

Title:

WIA Counselor/Rapid Response Coordinator

Department:

Workforce Training

Where do you live?

Greenwood, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Kimberley Gatewood is a lifelong resident of Leflore County.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi Valley State University in 1997.  Kimberley currently resides in Greenwood with her husband Clinton Gatewood and 9 year old son, Jorden.  Kimberley's interests include ensuring Jorden receives a quality education and attending various sporting events.  Prior to her employment with MDCC, for nearly 11 years, Kimberley served as Office Manager/WIA Representative for the Greenwood WIN Job Center.

 

Name

Steve Gleason

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Title:

Assistant Football Coach

Department:

Athletics

Where do you live?

Moorhead, MS

Office Location:

J.T. Hall Coliseum

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Steve Gleason is a native of Wichita, Kansas where he attended Valley Center High School.  Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Missouri Western State University in 1999.  He lives in Moorhead and has two children Gavin(son) and Avery(daughter) who live in California.  Prior to coming to MDCC,  he served as the Head Football Coach at Modesto Christian High School and spent 9 previous years coaching in colleges, making stops at Butler County Community College, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University and University of Arkansas-Monticello.

 

Name

Samuel "Clayton" Henderson

Clayton-Henderson

Title:

Maintenance - Warehouse

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Clayton Henderson is from Indianola, Mississippi where he graduated from Indianola Academy in 1973.  Clayton attended MDCC and was on the Trojan Baseball Team in 1974.  He worked at Super Valu for 34 years and in his last 18 years there was the Sanitation and Maintenance Supervisor.

 

Name

Sheba Jordan

Title:

Psychology Instructor

Department:

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Humanities

Where do you live?

Greenville, MS

Office Location:

Greenwood Center

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Sheba Jordan is a native of Greenville, MS where she attended Greenville High School. Dr. Jordan received a bachelors degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999, a masters from William Carey College in 2003, and a Doctorate in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University in 2008.  She resides in Greenville, MS with her husband Dwayne Jordan and their four year old son.  Dr. Jordan's interests are traveling, enjoying family time and helping others.  Prior to MDCC, she served as a Unit Director of Psychology for a mental health agency and Adjunct Instructor for Copiah Lincoln Community College.

 

Name

Rosemary Lamb

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Title:

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Department:

Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness

Where do you live?

On the Beautiful Campus of Mississippi Delta Community College

Office Location:

Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, Office 6

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Rosemary Craven Lamb is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1986. Rosemary received a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Delta State University in 1989 and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi in 1999. Rosemary and her husband Chuck have three children and four grandchildren. Rosemary's interests are biking, reading, and listening to music.

 

Name

Richard McCaleb

Title:

Police Officer

Department:

Campus Police

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Tanner Hall

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Richard McCaleb is a lifelong resident of Indianola, MS.  He is married to Wanda Molton McCaleb and the couple have five adult children. Prior to joining the ranks at MDCC, Richard worked for the City of Moorhead Police Department for seven years. He is a 2003 graduate of MDCC's Law Enforcement Training Academy.

 

Name

Christy Middleton

Title:

Workforce Coordinator

Department:

Workforce Training

Where do you live?

Itta Bena, MS

Office Location:

Capps Center

About Me:

Christy Middleton is a native of Georgia.  She and her family recently moved to Mississippi from Madison, Wisconsin.   Christy currently lives in Itta Bena with her husband Chris and their four year old son Marcus.  She enjoys baking and reading.   Before joining MDCC, Christy was a Transplant Financial Advisor with University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic.

 

Name

Barbara Murry

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Title:

Custodian

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Inverness, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Barbara Murry is a native of Inverness, MS.  She attended Gentry High School.  Barbara has one son, Donald Murry, and one daughter, Calandra Murry.

 

Name

Bryan Owens

Title:

Machine Tool Technology Instructor

Department:

Career-Technical Education

Where do you live?

Leland, MS

Office Location:

Allen-Foley Career-Technical Complex

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Bryan Owens is a native of Leland, MS where he attended Greenville Christian School.  Bryan received a Certificate in Machine Tool Technology from Mississippi Delta Community College in 2012.  He still lives in Leland, MS.  Bryan's interests are hunting, fishing, and racing.  Prior to MDCC, he served as a machinist for Mississippi Marine Corp. for 2 years.

 

Name

Paula Rounsaville

Title:

Campus Lab Manager

Department:

Associate Degree Nursing

Where do you live?

Big Creek, MS

Office Location:

Horton Building, Room 205

About Me:

Paula Rounsaville is a native of Calhoun County where she attended Calhoun City High School.  Paula received her bachelor's of nursing from MUW and has recently obtained her Master's in Nursing Education from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS.  She lives in Big Creek, MS with her husband Quinn and her youngest son.  She has two other children that are married and one grandson.  Paula's interests are bike riding, reading, hiking, and fishing.  Prior to MDCC, she served as the Home Health Director at University Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada, MS for the past four years.

 

Name

Elizabeth Scrivner

Elizabeth-Scrivner 

Title:

Biological Science Instructor

Department:

Math and Science

Where do you live?

Lake Village, AR

Office Location:

GHEC

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Elizabeth Scrivner is a native of Greenville, MS. She earned an associate degree at MDCC, a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education and a Masters Degree in Natural Science at Delta State University. Elizabeth is married to Dale Scrivner, and they have lived for the last 23 years in Lake Village, AR with their daughter Ashlee. Elizabeth has one stepson, Jason (who blessed her with two grandchildren), and one stepdaughter, Detra. Prior to joining the MDCC staff, she taught for 12 years at Riverside High School.

 

Name

Lisa South

Title:

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor

Department:

Associate Degree Nursing

Where do you live?

Maben, Ms

Office Location:

Horton Building, Office 239

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Lisa South received a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Secondary Education from MSU in 1978, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMMC in 1982. She worked as a pediatric oncology hematology nurse at UMMC until 1987. Dr. South received her Master's of Science in Pediatric Nursing from UAB in 1988, and her PhD in Maternal Child Nursing and Nursing Education in 1995. She has taught and practiced pediatric nursing in a variety of settings since 1988. Dr. South spends much of her summer as a camp nurse. She enjoys spending time with her two children, biking, walking in the woods, swimming, and traveling.

 

Name

Shane Steelman

Shane-Steelman 

Title:

Carpenter Assistant

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Sunflower, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Shane Steelman is from Sunflower, MS.  Shane graduated from Indianola Academy in 2009.  He also is an MDCC graduate with a degree in Automotive Mechanics in 2010 and also one in Drafting and Design in 2012.

 

Name

Ronald Stevenson

Title:

PBI Lab Facilitator

Department:

Pathfinders

Where do you live?

Greenwood, MS

Office Location:

Pathfinders Lab

Campus Email:

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About Me:

Ronald Stevenson is a native of Greenwood, Ms where he attended Greenwood High School. Ronald received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Mississippi Valley State University in 2012. He lives in Greenwood. Prior to MDCC, he served as a Customer Service Representative for the Viking Range Corporation for a year.

 

Name

Sandra Townes

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Title:

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor

Department:

Associate Degree Nursing

Where do you live?

Grenada, MS

Office Location:

Horton Building

About Me:

Sandra Townes is a native of Grenada, MS where she attended Grenada High School. Sandra received a Master of Science in Nurse Education from William Carey University in 2014.  She has 18 years of nursing experience in a variety of areas. She lives in Grenada, MS with her husband Antwan Townes and their children. 

 

Name

Tracey Webb

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Title:

Maintenance - Grounds

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Indianola, MS

Office Location:

Jack Harris Maintenance Building

About Me:

Tracey Webb lives in Indianola, Mississippi where he attended Gentry High School.  Tracey attends St. Luke COGIC in Moorhead and is currently attending MVSU.

 

Name

Daisy Williams

daisy-williams 

Title:

Custodian

Department:

Maintenance

Where do you live?

Moorhead, MS

Office Location:

Greer-Stafford Allied Health Building

About Me:

Daisy Williams is a native and lifelong resident of Moorhead. She has two children and three grandchildren. Prior to MDCC, Daisy worked at Allen Canning Company. She is a very involved member of Chosen Generation Ministry Church in Moorhead where she has attended for three years.

  

20 Aug 2014

MDCC featured at Atlanta’s Mississippi in the Park

Mississippi Delta Community College alumni and school officials recently demonstrated their Mississippi hospitality at the 6th annual Mississippi Picnic in the Park at Chastain Park in Atlanta.

“The event was well attended and it afforded us a great opportunity to reconnect with our alumni now living in the Georgia area. It was a fun mini-reunion of sorts,” says Debbie Gantz, MDCC alumni director. “Atlanta’s Mississippi in the Park event also allowed us to tell Georgians about Mississippi Delta Community College and all of the opportunities afforded by our college.”

MDCC was Mississippi’s only community college to attend this year’s event, according to Gantz.

The Mississippi Society of Georgia coordinated the 2014 event, which featured a celebrity and alumni golf tournament, a night out at the Atlanta Braves game, and a picnic in the park complete with a catfish dinner and McAlister’s sweet tea. The sixth annual event also featured information booths for Mississippi Delta Community College and other Mississippi institutions of higher learning, as well as entertainment and Mississippi cuisine.

Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

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

23 Jul 2014

Students obtain GED credentials

Several Sunflower Countians recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s GED program of study.

Obtaining their General Education Development (GED) diploma are (pictured l. to r.) Jenise Harris of Indianola, Miss., Constansuelo Johnson of Indianola, Miss., Nidendria Dotson of Indianola, Miss., Tonya Harper of Merigold, Miss., David Stevenson of Indianola, Miss., Cuqthae Washington of Ruleville, Miss., Courtney Russell of Moorhead, Miss., Betty Reed of Indianola, Miss., and Mosesle Young of Sunflower, Miss.

GED testing can now only be taken on a computer at an official testing site. Mississippi Delta Community College is a testing site and is offering free classes to prepare students with the skills to pass this new computer-based High School Equivalence Test.

The Adult Basic Education instruction offers adults the opportunity to prepare for high school equivalency, college entrance, career-technical education, employment and/or promotion on the job. The classes are free of charge with no cost for books and other materials. Individuals advance at their own rate of speed using materials designed for the adult. Traditional textbook instruction is combined with individualized computer-based instruction and tutoring.

The Adult Basic Education/GED program enrolled 780 students during the 2013-2014 school term and eighty-one (81) students received their GED credentials. “Whether a student obtains his/her GED (High School Equivalence), enters employment, or enters post-secondary education we all rejoice in the gain(s). It is very rewarding to see the students celebrate their success,” says Teresa Smith, director of adult education at MDCC.

Preparation for General Educational Development (GED) test includes the subject areas of Writing Skills/English, Mathematics, Literature and the Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

This tuition-free program is available to adults who are 18 years or older and are not enrolled in school.

For more information concerning ABE/GED classes contact Teresa Smith at 662-246-6524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
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Office: (662) 246-6273

19 Jul 2014

Washington Co. Residents Complete Practical Nursing

Several Washington Countians recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s practical nursing program.

Among the graduates are Brittany Alexander of Greenville, Miss., Cavishia Roberson of Leland, Miss., Tabbitha Kate Blaylock of Greenville, Miss., Teaira Bolden of Greenville, Miss., Denise Herron of Greenville, Miss., Ann Baioni of Greenville, Miss., and John Ray of Greenville, Miss.

The health science programs at Mississippi Delta Community College provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. After successfully completing MDCC’s health science programs, students are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.

Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

For more information about Mississippi Delta Community College, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

20 Jul 2014

Cleveland native graduates MLT program

Medical laboratory technician students graduate

Brittany Morgan of Cleveland, Miss., was among those recently graduating from Mississippi Delta Community College’s medical laboratory technology program of study.

Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that 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.

The health science programs at Mississippi Delta Community College provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. After successfully completing MDCC’s health science programs, students are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.

Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

For more information about Mississippi Delta Community College, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.

17 Jul 2014
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