Mississippi Delta Splits With Pearl River

The Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans notched a much-needed win Thursday night, 51-48, over the Lady Wildcats of Pearl River Community College in Moorhead while the Trojans dropped a 78-62 decision in the night cap.

The Delta women got off to slow start in the early going and trailed by as eight points, 14-6, after eight minutes of play. But, they caught up fast with sophomore guard Aqueshia Kimble hit six points in a row to ignite a 16-4 run that put the Lady Trojans up 24-18 at the break.

MDCC held that lead until the 14 minute mark when Pearl River tied things at 29-all. The game was nip and tuck from there on in with 10 lead changes and neither team able to gain more than a three point advantage.

A three-pointer by freshman guard TaKyla Dukes with 2:40 remaining gave the Lady Trojans a two point lead. Pearl River tied the game with a bucket with 10 seconds remaining before Kimble drained a long three with three points left to secure the win.

Kimble was the only Lady Trojan in double figures with 12 points (seven rebounds) but eight members of the team contributed points towards the win which gives the women a 3-8 overall record and an 0-1 North Division mark.

The Trojans’ game started off just the opposite of the women’s game with the Deltans jumping out to a six point lead at the 12 minute mark on the strength of a three-pointer by sophomore guard Darius Dukes. But the Wildcats tied the game six minutes later and led by four points, 37-33, at the half.

The second half belonged to Pearl River as the Wildcats pushed their lead to 14 points on four occasions before ending the game up by 16, 78-62. Fouls and free throws played an important part in the game as the Wildcats went to the charity stripe 35 times and made 27 shots while the Trojans only went to the line 17 times making 14 shots.

Freshman guard Jabarie Escoffery led Mississippi Delta in scoring with 15 points and was followed in double figures by Darius dukes with 11 points. The loss drops the men to 5-6 overall and leaves them at 1-0 in the North Division.

Mississippi Delta begins its run through the North Division in earnest Monday night as they travel to Scooba to take on the Lions and Lady Lions of East Mississippi Community College at 6 and 8 p.m. They will return to the friendly confines of the J.T. Hall Coliseum Thursday night to host Northwest Mississippi Community College at 6 and 8 p.m.

09 Jan 2015

Capps Center Hosts Commercial Driving Simulation


Clois Hill, Energi Insurance Services’ regional safety manager for the southern region, instructs commercial truck driver Reggie Daves with Scott Petroleum.

Advanced safety training for 150 of Scott Petroleum’s commercial truck drivers was recently held at MDCC’s Capps Center.

The course, taught by Scott Petroleum and Energi Insurance Services’ personnel, included both classroom training and hands-on training utilizing Energi’s Mobile Training Center. The mobile training center is a computer-based driving simulator generating real-life graphics and three high definition screens offering both forward and side window views for the trainee. The program includes realistic driving scenarios that could be encountered by delivery trucks ranging in size from three-quarter-ton flat beds to tractor-trailer rigs to fuel haulers.

Each driver undergoing the safety training was put through the simulator with the corresponding truck he or she drives daily. City and country driving conditions also were included in the programming with various driving situations specifically tailored for those driving a loaded rig.

John Conrad, MDCC's Capps Center training project coordinator, says, "Energi provides insurance solutions for various segments of the energy industry. They provided their mobile training simulator to improve safety training for clients of Energi Insurance Services."

12 Dec 2014

Work Toward A Career Path While Earning Your GED

Continue your education in 2015 at Mississippi Delta Community College. Mississippi Delta is gearing up to begin Adult Basic Education/GED class registration for new students on Monday, January 5, 2015. To register for these tuition free classes you must be 18 years old or older and not enrolled in school.  Student must have a current Mississippi government ID (driver’s license or state ID).     Adult Basic Education/GED offers qualifying adults the opportunity to prepare for the GED exam while earning college credit.  We are excited to be able to offer the new GED computer based tests. Enroll in ABE/GED classes to refresh your academic skills and go online to www.ged.com and register to take the GED tests at Mississippi Delta Community College.

Classes and registration dates are listed below.

Class Registration Registration Time Class Meets Class Times

Cleveland WIN Job
119 Commerce
Cleveland, MS

January 5, 2015
April 2

8:00a.m. M, Th 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Friends of Children
803 MLK Jr Street
Belzoni, MS

February 3, 2015 1:00p.m. T, W 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

MDCC Greenwood Cntr.
207 West Park Avenue
Greenwood, MS

January 5-8, 2015
April 6-9

8:00a.m. M – Th 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

MDCC Greenwood Cntr.
Night Class

March 4, 2015 5:00p.m. T, Th 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Hwy 3
Moorhead, MS

January 5-8, 2015
April 6-9

8:00a.m. M – Th 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Charlie Capps Center
920 Hwy 82W
Indianola, MS

February 3, 2015 5:30p.m. T, Th 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Greenville WIN Job
Delta Plaza
Hwy 1 South
Greenville, MS

February 3, 2015
April 2

8:00a.m. T, Th 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Greenville Higher Ed. Cntr
Hwy 1 South
Greenville, MS

February 3, 2015 5:00p.m. T, W 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

For more information about these classes call 662-246-6524.

10 Dec 2014

Nursing Students Inducted


Inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society were (l. to r.) Director of Health Sciences Patti Livingston, Tyler Love, Julie Glenn, Anecia DeVillier, Katie Brower, Laura Baker Mabus, Catie Turner and Nursing Instructor Melissa Barrett.

Six Mississippi Delta Community College students were recently inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.

The students, who were required to complete a Capstone project before induction, include: Katie Brower of Carrollton, Miss., Anecia DeVillier of Louise, Miss., Julie Glenn of Greenville, Miss., Tyler Love, of Inverness, Miss., Laura Baker Mabus of Greenville, Miss., and Catie Turner of Leland, Miss.

In the spring of 2012, the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing approved the formation of a national honor society for Associate Degree Nursing programs, Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.

Mississippi Delta Community College was chartered as the Alpha Iota Chapter, and in the spring of 2013, inducted the first students into the chapter. To be considered for membership, the student must have attained a 3.0 overall GPA, maintained a 3.0 GPA in all nursing courses, and demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflects integrity and professionalism. Participation in the nursing honor society gives recognition for academic excellence, potential scholarships for continued education, and quality addition to professional portfolio.

11 Dec 2014

Nursing Students Host Blood Drive


MDCC student Sydney Woodard, a sophomore dental hygiene major from Inverness, Miss., donates blood with the help of Mississippi Blood Services phlebotomist Cynethia Coleman.

MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program recently hosted a blood drive on the college’s Moorhead, Miss., campus. 

MDCC’s nursing program sponsored the blood drive to assist in the statewide blood shortage. According to Mississippi Blood Services, there is currently a critical need for donations of O negative, O positive, B negative, B positive and AB negative blood.

In partnership with Mississippi Blood Services, several student groups sponsor blood drives on all MDCC campuses throughout the year. “We are proud that our campus community takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood,” says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. “A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends.”

To find a blood drive near you, visit www.msblood.com or call (888) 90-BLOOD.

11 Dec 2014

Williams Winter Scholars Named


Mississippi Delta Community College will have two representatives at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, as both an instructor and a student at the school were recently named William Winter Scholars.

Jorene Pettiet, an English instructor at MDCC’s Greenville Higher Education Center, is this year’s William Winter Faculty Scholar. Shelby Ballinger, a sophomore attending MDCC’s Greenville campus, is being recognized as a William Winter Student Scholar.

Pettiet and Ballinger were chosen by MDCC as the humanities division’s most outstanding student and faculty member.

Outstanding humanities division students, faculty members, and professionals from Mississippi’s universities, colleges, and community colleges are honored each year by being named William Winter Scholars at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. At the Feb. 26-28, 2015 event, "Bigger Than Life: Extraordinary Mississippians," Pettiet and Ballinger will be honored during the opening and closing sessions, in the printed materials, and in publicity.

William Winter Scholars also are photographed with former Mississippi Governor William F.Winter, after whom the scholarship is named. Winter has served as director of proceedings for the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration each year since the event began in 1990.

11 Dec 2014
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