Thursday night incident

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
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Office: (662) 246-6273
www.msdelta.edu

MEDIA CONTACT: D. REED ABRAHAM, MDCC PUBLIC RELATIONS, EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

23 Oct 2015

Lineman trainees support breast cancer awareness

MDCC Electrical Utility Lineman Trainees are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Trainees are pictured wearing pink hard hats presented to them by Mitzi Woods of South Delta Planning and Development District, one of the supporting organizations that assist with funding for this program.

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On Oct. 29, the class will wear the pink hard hats while competing against each other in MDCC's Lineman Trainee Competition. The public event will be held on the Moorhead campus adjacent at the Lineman Training area located adjacent to the baseball field starting at 8:30 a.m.

Each timed event measures the trainee's level of skill plus the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe practices required to accomplish tasks. Please call 662-887-2876 for further details.

The next lineman class begins in January and applications are still being accepted. To apply, visit www.thecappscenter.com and submit your information by Oct. 30.

Since fall of 2010, the MDCC Electrical Lineman Training Program has graduated 111 trainees. Over 90 percent of those graduates are working in the electrical transmission or construction industry.

22 Oct 2015

Gregory joins national fellowship program

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The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), a national program that develops a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders for effective public policy, is pleased to welcome Mississippi Delta Community College administrator Dr. Brent Gregory as a member of the 2015-16 cohort of fellows.

This year, more than 320 Fellows are participating in the program-the largest cohort in EPFP's 52-year history. The program's alumni network continues to grow as well and includes 8,500 alumni across all 50 states.

EPFP combines regular meetings and activities specific to each state-based site program with events of national scope to provide an enriching experience for participating Fellows. The national cohort is a diverse group of leaders which includes educators and school leaders, district administrators, higher education faculty and leaders, nonprofit professionals, government officials, and leaders from complementary sectors such as health and human services, business, and social services. Diversity across the national cohort and within sites brings unique perspectives to discussions among Fellows that enrich their experience in the program.

EPFP focuses on three pillars-policy, leadership, and networking-and throughout the 10-month Fellowship, participants build their skills and knowledge in each of these areas. In addition, several sites participate in regional leadership forums in the fall, and all Fellows come to Washington, D.C., in April for the Washington Policy Seminar, EPFP's national capstone conference.

Launched in 1964, EPFP is a program of the Institute for Educational Leadership, based in Washington, D.C. Learn more about EPFP at http://epfp.iel.org and connect with the program on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

22 Oct 2015

Brindley named HEADWAE Instructor of the Year

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Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Mary Ruth Brindley of Indianola, Miss., recently was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year 2015.

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

Brindley, chairperson of the college's Division of English, has taught composition and literature classes at MDCC for 19 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English education from the University of Memphis and her Master's degree from Delta State University.

"Mary Ruth is a valuable faculty member and division chairman at Mississippi Delta Community College. She is so deserving of this outstanding honor," says Carol Walden, MDCC vice president of instruction.

She and her husband, John, have two children, John (wife Myra) of Memphis, TN, and Anne (husband Ray Comer) of Aberdeen, MS. They have four grandchildren: Claire and Collin Brindley and Brindley and Allie Comer. They are long-time members of the First United Methodist Church in Indianola where John is director of music.

Brindley 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.

 

21 Oct 2015

Melaney Emerson named staff member of the month

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Melaney Emerson of Moorhead, Miss., was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for October. Emerson serves as MDCC's webmaster and public relations coordinator.

"I love my job! It is a joy to promote an institution that's purpose is to better the lives of others," she said. "The passion and dedication that you find within the MDCC community makes this college a wonderful place to work."

An MDCC employee for 10 years, her daily responsibilities include web and social media content management, marketing, and college publications.

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 Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

21 Oct 2015

Lamb recognized for contributions to education

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The Southeastern Association of Community College Research (SACCR) recently honored Dr. Rosemary Craven Lamb, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Mississippi Delta Community College, with the Gwen P. Aldridge Institutional Effectiveness Award. Lamb was recognized for her leadership and advancement in the field of institutional effectiveness and her contributions in the areas of community college program evaluation and accreditation.

SACCR also honored Dr. Lamb with the Outstanding Paper Award for her quantitative research on Student Engagement Factors that Predict the Persistence of Latino Males in America's Community Colleges. Her research on student engagement was recently selected for publication in the NASAP Journal of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals.

In 2013, the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research awarded Lamb the Jim Nichols Service Award, the highest honor presented to an individual who has shown exemplary service and leadership to the organization.

Dr. Lamb has served as an accreditation evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) at community colleges across Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. She has also served as president of the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research, treasurer of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, and as a member of the SACSCOC Annual Conference Planning Committee.

Dr. Lamb holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Jackson State University, a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi, and a bachelor's degree in English from Delta State University. Lamb and her husband, Chuck, have three children and five grandchildren.

 

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