trojan teachersInstructors Barry Corley and Vicki Tabb with President Nabors
(Tracy Craddock not present)

Moorhead – Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were chosen as the recipients of the 2018 T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher Award.

Tracy Scott Craddock has taught composition, literature, and creative writing at MDCC for 14 years and serves as an advisor to Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society for Community Colleges. Craddock is a mother to four children - Scott, Mallory, Shane (all of whom are MDCC graduates), and Caiden. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delta State University (DSU).

Third generation Trojan instructor Vicki Clark Tabb, of Sunflower, teaches College Algebra, Business Calculus and Trigonometry. She has taught here for 19 years. Tabb received an associate’s degree from MDCC and both her bachelor’s and master’s from DSU. She and her husband Robert have two children, a daughter, Amanda who is an MDCC alumnus and currently a senior at DSU, and a son, Dalton who is also an MDCC alumnus and currently a junior at DSU.

An MDCC employee for 28 years, honoree Barry Corley serves as the Field Crops Technology instructor and has served as the CTE Division Chair for eight years. He received an associate’s degree from MDJC and his bachelor’s and master’s from Mississippi State University. Corley and his wife, Stephanie, have a 16-year-old son named Walker.

The “Teachers Recognized for Optimism, Job well-done, Academic excellence and Nurturing students (TROJAN)” award bears the name of the college mascot and is given to those who reflect its meaning.

Tabb named Trojan Spirit Award winner

  • Monday, 16 October 2017 08:24

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Each year the Mississippi Delta Community College Alumni Association recognizes a faculty or staff member at Homecoming for his or her distinguished service to the college. The 2017 recipient of the Mississippi Community College Trojan Spirit Award is Vicki Tabb.

Vicki graduated from MDCC with an Associate of Arts degree. While at MDCC she was a member of the Spectator Society and Phi Theta Kappa. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University.

Tabb is a third generation Trojan instructor: her grandmother, Nell Stonestreet, was an English instructor, and her grandfather, J.D. Stonestreet, taught mathematics and coached football. Each year the J.D. Stonestreet Award is given to the most outstanding male athlete, and the J.D. Stonestreet dorm is named in his honor. Vicki’s mother, Millie Clark, was the first instructor in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and her father, Bob Clark, taught in the Automotive Machine Technology Program. Vicki has taught mathematics classes at MDCC for seventeen years.

On campus Vicki is known for her positive attitude, innovative teaching methods and dedication to academic excellence. Her commitment to her students extends beyond the classroom. She is often seen supporting her students at extra-curricular events and activities. Vicki is an advocate of the following quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” She serves as the Math Coordinator for the Math/Science Division and is a member of the Curriculum Committee, Alumni Association, and Faculty Association. In addition, she volunteers her artistic talent to decorate the bulletin boards in the Harper Science Building.

Vicki is a member of the Moorhead Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School. She and her husband, Robert are the parents of Amanda and Dalton. Amanda, a graduate of MDCC, attends Delta State University and Dalton currently attends MDCC.