Bookstore's Holiday Open House has begun

  • Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:03

Holiday Open HouseIt begins today! The MDCC Bookstore has its Holiday Open House Tuesday, Nov. 13 thru Thursday, Nov. 15. There will be refreshments, a free gift with every purchase and a 10 percent discount on everything. Doors are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2018-2019 Annual Public Notices

  • Wednesday, 01 August 2018 00:00

MISSION

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) provides quality education through academic, career, technical, health sciences, and workforce training programs. MDCC is dedicated to improving the community through intellectual, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

ADMISSIONS

Access and admission of students to career, technical, and academic programs: Mississippi Delta Community College offers a variety of career, technical, and academic programs some leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree, certificate or Associate of Arts degree. The Associate of Applied Science degree can be obtained in Accounting Technology, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Electrical Technology, and Welding Technology to name just a few. Certificates can be obtained in Automotive Machinist, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Field Crops, and Heating and Air Conditioning as well as others. An Associate of Arts degree can be obtained in Art, Business, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pre-Health Science and many more. An Associate of Applied Science Degree can also be obtained in Nursing and many Allied Health areas. A complete listing of programs can be found on the college website at www.msdelta.edu. Mississippi Delta Community College has an “open admissions” policy. 

Admission requirements for students applying to academic, and technical programs: Completed Admission Application; Official High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Exam (GED or HESI); and ACT score; Read and understand the Student/Patron Use Agreement; For placement purposes only - if your composite ACT score is 13 or less (8 or better if taken before October 1989), you may be required to take College Prep courses. 

Admission requirements for students applying to career programs: Completed Admission Application; Official High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Exam (GED or HESI); Read and understand the Student/Patron Use Agreement. Allied Health and Technical Programs may have additional requirements (visit the website or contact the department for details)

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Mississippi Delta Community College abides by the regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The College does not discriminate against any qualified individual with a disability in regard to employment, transportation, accommodations or telecommunications. This policy incorporates the provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title 11 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Communications Act of 1934.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTIFICATION 

Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Boggs-Scroggins Student Services Center, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.

REPORT CARD

The Education Achievement Council (EAC) approved the 2016 Report Card for Mississippi Delta Community College.  Pursuant to §37-163-1, an electronic copy can be viewed at http://www.msdelta.edu/images/ir-ie/report-card2016.pdf.   Copies can also be obtained from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness located in the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building at 538 Moorhead Belzoni Rd, Moorhead, MS  38761.

TITLE IX AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Mississippi Delta Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the College community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from College programs or activities. The College’s Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure is located on the college website. A copy may also be obtained by contacting the College’s Title IX Coordinator. MDCC’s Title IX Coordinator is charged with implementing the procedures for students pursuant to the Policy. The following person has been designated as the College’s Title IX coordinator: Dr. Edward Rice, II, Vice President of Student Services & Title IX Coordinator, Mississippi Delta Community College, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead MS 38761, 662-246-6442.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Mississippi Delta Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts Degree and the Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Delta Community College.

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST POLICY 

Mississippi Delta Community College complies with public records requests in accordance with the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983, codified in Miss. Code Ann. §§ 25-61-1 through 25-61-17 (Supp. 2015). Mississippi Delta recognizes that under this statute the public has the “right to inspect, copy or mechanically produce or obtain a production of a public record of the public body.” Mississippi Delta will produce such records as required by law or issue a denial of production of public records within seven (7) days from the date of the request for the production of such record. In the event that the requested information is particularly difficult to locate or reproduce, MDCC reserves the right to take up to fourteen (14) days to produce such record. MDCC reserves the right to charge the actual costs of providing copies of the records. This will include hourly labor costs for the individual designated to locate, review, and produce such records; the costs for copying such records; and, if applicable, mailing copies of the public records. These fees shall be collected in advance before complying with the request [Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-7 (Supp. 2015)]. MDCC reserves the right to refuse to produce public records which are exempted or privileged by law from disclosure. These include investigative offense reports and other documents containing witness statements, police radio logs, taped communications or officers’ daily reports (A.G. Op. No. 92- 0793 to Whitmore dated October 14, 1992). Exemptions also include personnel records and applications for employment in the possession of MDCC, except those released to or with the prior written consent of the person who made the application [Miss. Code Ann. §25-1-100(1) (Supp. 2015)]. MDCC also notes that under A.G. Op. No. 94-0407 it is not MDCC’s responsibility under a public records request to compile any list of names and addresses that does not already exist.

Homecoming game approaches after big win

  • Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:39

By Bryan Davis/The Enterprise-Tocsin

With just three games left in the regular season, the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans (2-4) seemed to have found their groove. 

Head Coach Jeff Tatum’s bunch, which includes a mostly freshman roster, took down the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team last Friday night by a 41-11 score. 

“Most of it is the maturity of our freshmen and them understanding what we’re asking of them,” Tatum said of the recent turnaround that includes a two-game win streak. “They have been playing hard all along.” 

MDCC will hit the field for its 2018 homecoming game this Saturday against Itawamba Community College (4-2). Kickoff is at 2:30 that afternoon. 

As for last Thursday’s gridiron match, the Trojans’ offense showed a good mix from its passer, Tyrique McAfee and its rushing game. 

McAfee threw the ball 21 times on the night and completed 12 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. His longest pass was for 37 yards, according to stats from MDCC. 

Leading in the receiving game was Marquise McCoy with 50 yards on four receptions. 

Raheem Moore and Zion Washington both had 64 yards and one touchdown on three catches. 

On the rushing side, Patrick Jackson rushed 22 times for 50 yards and a touchdown, while McAfee had 11 keepers for 34 yards and a touchdown on the ground. 

Daniel Peppers also had a 20-yard touchdown on a punt return. 

On the defensive side, Antonio James had nine total tackles, including five assists. 

Antonio Boyd had seven tackles, six solo. Jaylan Woods also had seven total tackles, and Peppers recorded five. 

Meanwhile, the Trojans will face a 4-2 Itawamba team, which is coming off a 37-34 win over a strong Holmes Community College program. 

Itawamba’s two losses came against No. 1 East Mississippi Community College (56-26) and East Central Community College (34-28). 

Aside from Holmes, Itawamba has defeated Pearl River Community College (34-30), Coahoma Community College (49-28) and Northeast Community College. 

Tatum said he expects the Indians defense to pose the biggest threat to MDCC. 

“They are one of the top junior college teams in the north,” Tatum said. 

The Trojans coach said that his team’s success will depend on execution on offense and defense. 

He said he hopes the progress of the last two games will carry over into homecoming Saturday. 

MDCC reveals 2018 homecoming court

  • Wednesday, 03 October 2018 15:01

HC court 2018
Moorhead - Mississippi Delta is proud to announce its 2018 Homecoming Court. Four freshman and four sophomore maids were selected by their peers.

Pictured from left are Alexus Richardson, of Greenville, Bree Ferguson, of Brandon, Aundria Williams, of Greenville, Daphne Woods, of Rolling Fork, Tibreshia Jones, of Isola, Olivia Whatley, of Tutwiler and M’Priss Lott, of Greenville. Not pictured is Ny’Asija Williams, of Greenwood.

The queen will be crowned Wednesday, Oct. 10 during the Homecoming Assembly at 10:00 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. This event is open to the public. 

 

MDCC baseball alumni weekend

  • Tuesday, 02 October 2018 15:55

baseball alumni

Moorhead – Mississippi Delta Community College is hosting a baseball alumni weekend to coincide with the college’s homecoming activities. On Friday, October 12, the current 2019 Trojan Baseball squad will showcase their talents during a 2:00 p.m. first pitch scrimmage game at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. 

Former alumni are invited to the game and encouraged to hang out for dinner and drinks at 6:00 p.m. courtesy of MDCC at Hometown in Inverness. Come reminisce and relive the good ole days with former teammates and coaches. 

On Saturday, October 13, everyone is invited to the MDCC Alumni Association Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. at the Vandiver Student Union before heading to the Alumni Home Run Derby at the field at 10:30. 

Be sure to stick around for the 2:30 homecoming football game kickoff against Itawamba Community College. The court will be presented prior to kickoff. 

Moorhead - A recent ranking of community colleges nationwide by bestcolleges.com gave Mississippi top standings, with five of its schools slotted in the top 100 and two in the top 15. 

Mississippi Delta Community College ranked 2nd, coming in just a few points behind Southwest Mississippi Community College.

The state’s two-year schools are also ranked as some of the more affordable. Students pay less than the national average for two-year tuition and fees.

Trojan football's first home game

  • Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:30

MDCC vs Hinds
By Bryan Davis/The Enterprise-Tocsin

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans football team will be in Moorhead for the first time in 2018 this Thursday night. 

Coming off back-to-back road losses, the Trojans will try to get on the winning side of the standings against Northwest Mississippi Community College. 

Coach Benjy Parker’s Rangers started the season with two wins in a row, one against Southwest and the most recent a 28-24 victory over East Central. 

“Coach Parker does a really good job,” said MDCC Head Coach Jeff Tatum this week. “We know they’re going to be well-coached. They’re going to bring a lot more pressure on us.” 

Tatum said he expects the Rangers to bring a one-back offensive approach, with a sound defensive attack. 

“We’re going to have to be really disciplined on offense,” Tatum said. 

Meanwhile, the Trojans are coming off of what Tatum said is one of the best offensive performances the MDCC program has seen in the past two to three years. 

Though they fell to Hinds Community College on Thursday night, MDCC scored 21 points in the 31-21 loss. 

The game was moved at the last minute to Mississippi College’s football stadium, due to heavy rainfall from Hurricane Gordon, which drenched the field in Raymond last week. 

Jacob Krumm out of Hernando started the game for the Trojans, before Tyrique McAfee returned to the field later in the game for MDCC.

Krumm had put up a 4-for-7 backup performance against Gulf Coast the prior week, accumulating 43 yards in the air. 

Tatum said he played five freshmen on the offensive line, with three getting their first college experience in week two. 

Defensively, Tatum said the defensive ends for the Trojans continue to be the strength of the attack. 

“They gave us exactly what we needed out of them,” Tatum said. 

After two weeks on the road, Tatum said it will be nice to be back on the home turf. 

“It’s really nice to play at home,” Tatum said. “We hope the mosquitoes and humidity will be on our side Thursday night.”

Trojan football season kicks off tonight

  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:00

By Bryan Davis/The Enterprise-Tocsin

Jeff Tatum’s Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans are going to be on the road for the first two weeks of 2018, and he couldn’t be more pleased with the schedule. 

“We see that as a big positive,” Tatum said on Monday morning. “We’re kind of excited about opening the first two games on the road.”

Tatum said he is looking forward to getting what will be a young Trojan football team off campus for the first two games as to eliminate as many distractions as possible for his squad. 

This year’s opener will take place at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. 

The Bulldogs defeated MDCC in the 2017 matchup 52-20, but MGCCC has a new head coach in Jack Wright and a new defensive coordinator in Lytrel Pollard. 

Wright takes over a Gulf Coast program that won five games in 2017. 

The Batesville native previously coached at Northwest Community College, where he took a 1-8 program to national championship winners in just two seasons. 

Pollard comes to MGCCC from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served as defensive backs coach and running backs coach, according to the Bulldogs’ website. 

“They have a new coach,” Tatum said. “They have a new defensive coordinator, so we’re having to guess on what they’re going to do, because they haven’t been there.” 

Tatum said he expects the Bulldog skill players to be as good as any out there, with multiple players returning.

LSU redshirt quarterback Lowell Narcisse also transferred to the Bulldog program, and Tatum said he looks for him to be a big playmaker. 

“We know they’re going to be talented in the skill positions,” Tatum said. 

Like MDCC, Tatum said Gulf Coast’s offensive and defensive lines are young, and he hopes his team can exploit that youth tonight. 

As for the Trojans, Tatum is looking for his team to be aggressive, with more simplified offensive and defensive schemes. 

“We’re a real young team,” Tatum said. “We know they’re going to make mistakes, but they are going to make them at full speed. We’re going to let them play.” 

The Trojans and Bulldogs will kickoff the season tonight at 7 p.m.

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.

MDCC hits the road twice to start 2018

  • Sunday, 19 August 2018 05:01

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By Bryan Davis/The Enterprise-Tocsin

Mississippi Delta Community College will be on the road the first two weeks of the football season, and Trojan Head Coach Jeff Tatum is just fine with that. 

Tatum said he wants his kids focused on football when the season starts, and while it’s nice to play a home date to kickoff, traveling to Gulf Coast Community College might provide the buffer they need to keep that focus. 

“The first two games being on the road is to our advantage is the way we see it,” Tatum said. 

Tatum’s Trojans will be battling an always tough community college schedule in Mississippi, that includes opponents from some of the strongest programs in the country. 

With 18 sophomores and 37 freshmen, he’s looking for any advantage he can get. 

He also hopes that ratio will translate into success in the years to come. 

“We’re going to be young again,” Tatum said. “I try not to get into that cycle where you have about 25 sophomores and 30 freshmen…Those guys are going to have to grow up early, especially on defense.” 

Tatum is hoping the addition of a new defensive coordinator, Michael Turner, will bring new enthusiasm and aggressiveness to that side of the ball. 

“I think (fans) are going to see a very aggressive team,” Tatum said. “They’re going to see some guys who are going to make mistakes, but they’re gonna make them full speed.” 

After playing Gulf Coast on Aug. 30, MDCC will head to Turner’s most recent team, Hinds Community College on Sept. 6. Hinds is coming off a 6-3 2017 campaign. 

On Sept. 13, MDCC will host its first game of the season, taking on Northwest Community College, one of the stronger programs in the state, Tatum said. 

After that, it is off to Scooba to play the infamously strong East Mississippi Community College program. Turner also coached under Buddy Stephens at EMCC earlier in his career. 

The Trojans return to Moorhead for a Sept. 27 matchup against Coahoma, followed by a road game against Northeast the following week in Booneville. 

The final three games will include a home match against Itawamba on Oct. 13, a road game at Goodman against Holmes on Oct. 20 and a final home game against Pearl River on Oct. 27.

“Anytime you play in our league, it’s still going to be pretty tough,” Tatum said. “It’s a typical year in this league.”

For the long haul: New Tatum, Turner tandem building on Trojan legacy
 

Jeff Tatum and Michael Turner have two things in common. They both own national championship rings at the community college level, and they both played – during different years – at Mississippi Delta Community College.

Tatum played in Moorhead from 1980-81, and Turner began his collegiate career in 2008 at MDCC. Tatum, who has been head coach at MDCC for six years, is a native of Frisco City, Ala., and Turner is a local guy, raised in Greenwood and a graduate of Pillow Academy. 

Tatum is hoping the addition of Turner is one of the final pieces in creating a foundation of sustained success for the program. 

“He wants to be here in the Delta,” Tatum said of Turner. “He’s not coming through just for the job and looking for the next one. He’s here for the long haul.” 

Turner said the fact that he and Tatum are so close to the college makes a difference when they are coaching. 

“We’ve been in their shoes,” Turner said. “Where they literally are, we’ve been there.” 

Turner began his playing career at MDCC, and he eventually transferred to Delta State, where he played one year. He thought he had hung up his cletes for good when he transferred to Mississippi State University with the intention of becoming a strength coach. 

“I got talked into playing my final year,” he said. 

He went on to work as a graduate assistant, and he ended up back near Mississippi State as a coach at East Mississippi Community College. That is where he earned his national championship ring. After completing a three-year stint at EMCC, he joined the Hinds Community College staff as a strength coach. 

The first year, Hinds went 2-7, but they improved to 6-3 last year. After his success with Hinds, Turner was recruited by Tatum to join the MDCC staff, and this will be Turner’s first year coaching defense.

Tatum said he knows Turner will make mistakes as a young coach, but he views the upside of his youth and loyalty to the college as a good tradeoff during his first year. 

“We’ll trade the mistakes for the enthusiasm and energy he brings,” Tatum said. 

Tatum said during his first two seasons at MDCC, he did not experience a lot of turnover on his coaching staff, but that changed going into the third year. 

“We started having changes every year for one reason or another,” Tatum said. 

Tatum said that continuity in the coaching staff is one of the important factors when building a championship program. Getting to that championship level is important to Turner, but he said he hopes the players will put more emphasis on “enjoying the journey.” He said the wins will come when they build the chemistry. Tatum said that chemistry is vital to a winning program.

“You can’t describe it,” Tatum said. “You can’t tell anybody what it’s like. You just know it when you see it.” 

Tatum has actually won three championships. Once was in high school, and the other two came at the defensive coordinator position at MDCC (1993) and Georgia Military College (2001).

“After winning that first one, it made me hungry to get back to that same point,” Tatum said. “When you get there, it’s such a great accomplishment, you want everybody to have that same accomplishment. You want them to have that same great feeling that you got to experience.” 

Tatum and Turner will be focused on trying to win ball games during the fall, but their eyes are also set on the future. Tatum said that recruiting is going to be one of the biggest factors in sustained success. 

“We have to do a better job of keeping our local guys at Mississippi Delta Community College,” Tatum said. 

He’s already moving in the right direction by bringing a local guy back to the Delta to coach the next generation of players.

 
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