Steinriede Fund recipients announced

  • Thursday, 01 March 2018 14:39

MOORHEAD - A grant from the Robert W. Steinriede Faculty and Staff Development Fund at Mississippi Delta Community College is helping three MDCC employees better their teaching and personal career skills this year.

This year’s recipients are Kristy Bariola, Valarie Morgan and Emily Riser. Bariola, director of library services, was awarded funding to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, La. The funding paid for registration fees, meals and lodging for herself and MDCC’s Resource Librarian Audrey Beach.

Morgan, an English instructor, received three new iPads and three new Apple TVs for the College Prep Division on the Moorhead campus to improve student learning by upgrading technology.

Riser, English division chair, received an Apple MacBook Air to aid in her face-to-face and online teaching. She intends to use it with the Apple TV in her classroom to enhance the videos and slideshows for students.

Developed in 2013, the first-ever funded faculty and staff development fund was created through the MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. The program provides MDCC’s faculty and staff with the opportunity to develop projects that support the educational mission of MDCC. Faculty and staff at the college review applications for the funds.

For more information about the Robert W. Steinriede Faculty and Staff Development Fund, or how you can support it, please contact Reed Abraham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 662-246-6373.

Arrangements for Henry L. Manuel

  • Monday, 19 February 2018 16:22
Henry L. Manuel
February 24, 1963 - February 18, 2018


Visitation: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.

Services: A viewing will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Saturday, February 24, 2018. The funeral will begin at 11:00 am. The viewing and funeral will be held in the J.T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus of Mississippi Delta Community College. Immediately following the funeral, graveside services will be held at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Indianola, MS.

Repast: Family and friends are invited to the Repast to be held at St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Moorhead, MS. following graveside services.

Additional information will be provided by Byas Funeral Home (

Trojans baseball off to hot start in 2018

  • Monday, 19 February 2018 09:35

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team has gotten the 2018 campaign off on the right foot in the early going, as the Trojans sit at 5-1 after the first six games of the season.

The Trojans opened the season on Friday, Feb. 9 in Millington, Tenn., against Volunteer State Community College, and Delta opened up the bats in a big way with 25 hits in the doubleheader. MDCC claimed game one, 13-8, before winning game two, 6-4.

On Valentine's Day, Delta traveled to Jackson to face Millsaps College (JV) and came away with a 5-2 victory in game one and an 8-0 win in the nightcap.

Most recently, Mississippi Delta is coming off a two-game split at Meridian Community College on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans won game one, 9-4, before falling 9-8 in game two.

In the season opener on Feb. 9, it was Matt McCurley (Brandon) that provided the opening punch, as the freshman first baseman went 5-5 with a home run and four RBI, while teammates Dawson Ivey (Clarkdale), Tyler Jones and Parker Lane (both of Columbus) each added three hits.

Wesley Ross (Houlka) earned the win on the mound in relief to move to 1-0.

Dalton Lambre (Cleveland) and Markarius Lee (Nesbit) were the offensive leaders in the season's second game, as the duo each had two hits in the Opening Day nightcap.

Parker Caston (Cleveland) got the game two victory on the mound, as the right-hander threw 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball before turning things over to Brendan Painter (Hernando), who got his first save of the season.

In the opener against Millsaps on Valentine's Day, it was McCurley and Devontae Rhodes (Greenville) that were the heavy hitters, as each Trojan picked up three hits in the first game.

Rhodes also earned the victory on the mound, as the freshman righty threw four innings and allowed only one run to cross the plate. Ross tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn his first save.

Ivey got two hits to pace the offense in game two against the Majors, but the story of the nightcap was Logan Clark (Cleveland), who threw four shutout innings in his collegiate debut and struck out seven hitters while not allowing a single hit. The freshman left-hander is now 1-0 on the season.

On Saturday at Meridian, the Trojans broke out the bats in game one by scoring nine runs and collecting 16 hits, led by three hits apiece from Lane and Lee, as well as two knocks from Cade Blanchard (Prairieville, La.), Will Godfrey (Columbus) and Jones.

Trey Jones (Southaven) earned the win on the mound in game one against the Eagles, moving to 1-0 on the year, before turning the ball over to Carson Forrester (Columbus), who was outstanding in relief. The imposing right-hander tossed three scoreless innings to earn his first collegiate save.

Despite scoring eight runs and picking up nine hits in the second game on Saturday, the Trojans were unable to hold a 7-2 lead heading into the sixth inning and came away with their first loss of the 2018 campaign.

Ivey, Lane and Lee all had two hits in the nightcap versus Meridian.

Painter took the loss to fall to 0-1 on the year.

Mississippi Delta will now host Mineral Area (Mo.) Community College on Friday in a 12 p.m. doubleheader at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. The Trojans will turn around and play Mineral Area in a noon doubleheader on Saturday, but with heavy rains expected throughout the Delta, the schedule may be altered.

Please stay tuned to the Trojans official baseball Twitter feed, @trojanbb, for schedule updates.

Students, are you transferring to MSU after graduation?
If so, this scholarship opportunity may be for you!

$5,000 scholarship exclusively for MDCC students transferring to Mississippi State University


Students transferring to Mississippi State University after graduating from MDCC may be eligible for the Will D. Carpenter Scholarship. Students should submit the application (see application link at bottom of page) no later than 5:00 pm March 1, 2018.

ABOUT THE WILL D. CARPENTER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES — This scholarship was established at MSU in honor of the members of the Carpenter family by Dr. Will D. Carpenter, a Moorhead native who is a retired vice-president and general manager of new products at the Monsanto Company and now living in Chesterfield, Missouri. The amount of the award will vary according to the interest earned on the endowment; however, the award will probably range from $4000 to $5000 per year.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a full-time student at MSU who has transferred from MDCC.
  2. First priority given to a student majoring in one of the agriculture or life science areas of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  3. Be an upper division student who has earned at least 48 hours toward his/her degree.
  4. Have demonstrated academic achievement, such as a 3.0 GPA, while attending MDCC.
  5. Be of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

For the scholarship application, click here.

Art sale to be held Valentine's Day

  • Monday, 12 February 2018 09:04
Stop by the Jean Abrams Fine Arts Gallery this Wednesday!

Art Club Sale

To download the flyer, click here.

January 23, 2018

Timothy J. Jones of Indianola was taken into custody Friday, January 19, 2018 as a person of interest in connection with the December 14, 2017 arson of Mississippi Delta Community College’s Stauffer-Wood Administration Building. Jones is being held at the Sunflower County Sheriff’s Office.

"We at MDCC are grateful to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the State Fire Marshal’s Office for their hard work and ongoing partnership with our campus police department,” said Dr. Larry Nabors, MDCC President. 

Tim Jones was arrested Friday after agreeing to be interviewed by officials on the Moorhead campus, which was closed at the time. Jones, although agreeing to the interview, fled from officers before the interview could begin and was pursued to Indianola where he was taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing and formal charges are pending. Anyone with information regarding the arson or the items stolen from the college are asked to contact investigators by calling toll-free at (833) TIP-MDCC or (833) 847-6322. Mississippi Delta Community College and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are offering a reward totaling $30,000 for information leading to a conviction.

A press conference will be held in the upcoming weeks on the Moorhead campus of Mississippi Delta Community College. More details will be available at that time. 

A health science application workshop will be held at our centers in Greenville and Greenwood this week. If you are planning to apply for any health science program, make sure to attend this informative seminar!

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: MDCC Greenwood Center
Click here for the flyer

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: GHEC, Room 116
Click here for the flyer

Due to the fire in the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, the location in MDCC's Non-Discrimination Notice has been changed to the Boggs-Scroggins Student Services Center.  Please see the revised Non-Discrimination Notice below:

Revised Non-Discrimination Notice
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.

Jan. 18 Special Board Meeting canceled

  • Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

The special called Board Meeting for the Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees set for January 18, 2018 has been canceled due to inclement weather.

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date, and a new notice will be posted at that time.

Purpose: Administration Building Fire

Special board meeting called (Jan 18)

  • Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:37

Special called Board Meeting
Mississippi Delta Community College
Board of Trustees

January 18, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.
Vandiver Student Union Building

MDCC Campus
Moorhead, Mississippi

Purpose: Administration Building Fire

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