MOORHEAD – Former Mississippi Delta Community College baseball standout Mike DeJean was one of 15 individuals inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame during its 10th annual induction banquet held April 26 at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College.

DeJean was Mississippi Delta’s dynamics shortstop under Coach Terry Thompson during the 1989 and ‘90 seasons and helped lead the program to an MACJC State Championship and a NJCAA Region XXIII Championship.

In 1991, he left MDCC and continued his college baseball career at Livingston State University (currently known as the University of West Alabama). In his senior year there, he helped the program reach the Division II College World Series. During the series, he faced two batters and retired both.

Although he played college baseball at the shortstop position, that year the standout was drafted in the 24th round by the New York Yankees and signed to a professional contract as a pitcher.

DeJean was traded to the Colorado Rockies in ’96 and made his professional debut on the mound on May 2, 1997 against the Philadelphia Phillies. During four seasons in Colorado, he went 5-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 55 appearances, mostly as a mid-reliever.

He went also played for the Milwaukee Brewers for two years and achieved success as a closer during the ‘01 and ’02 seasons. In 2002, he recorded 27 saves in 30 appearances.

DeJean then played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles then was traded to the New York Mets during the 2004 season. That season he made 16 appearances and recorded 24 strikeouts in 21 innings and tallied a 1.69 ERA.

In 2005, he went back to the Rockies and posted a 3.19 ERA in 38 relief showings. In October of the same year, Colorado resigned DeJean to a one-year contract, but he was injured before playing a game and spent that season rehabbing with the AAA Colorado Springs taking the mound 20 times.

DeJean is currently employed at Videolink Surveillance, LLC and conducts baseball and softball lessons. He also coaches a 13-year-old USSSA baseball team.

He joins the ranks of previously inducted MDCC student-athletes such as Terry Thompson (2015), John Benge (2014), Charles “Chuck” Thomas (2013), James “Wooky” Gray (2012), Benton White (2011), Sam Latham (2010), John Ray Ricks (2009), Jim Randall (2008), Carl Grubb (2008), Bob Clark (2007), Herbert Hargett (2007) and James E. “Jimmy” Bellipanni (2007).

The remaining 14 inductees included: James Washington Sr. (Coahoma CC); Troy C. Greer (Copiah-Lincoln CC); Marcus Thames (East Central CC); Minor Hines (Hinds CC); Mike Kinnison (Holmes CC); Billy Q. Caples (Itawamba CC); Deion Branch (Jones County JC); Sean Covich (Meridian CC); Dr. Thomas L “Tommy” Davis (East Mississippi CC); Connie Winstead-Mackay (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC); Phyllis Stafford Dilworth (Northeast Mississippi CC); Fred Thomas (Northwest Mississippi CC); Jeffery Posey (Pearl River CC); and Charleen Newcomb (Southwest Mississippi CC).


Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2016 Academic, Career and Technical Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 6, 2016 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. This year, 311 graduates marched in Friday’s ceremony. Graduates from academic, career, and technical programs were awarded an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and/or a certificate from a one-year program.

The MDCC Concert Ensemble provided music for the prelude and the processional. Dr. Peter Jackson (MDCC Board of Trustees) provided the invocation with Dr. Ed Rice II (Vice President of Student Services) welcoming and recognizing guests in attendance. Dr. Larry Nabors (MDCC President) also gave opening remarks with special music provided by James Shannon (Director of MDCC Ambassadors and Singers) and Hannah Leflore (Student Vocalist).

MDCC’s Health Science Graduation Ceremony was held Thursday, May 5, 2016 with an additional 59 graduates participating. Thursday’s ceremony included graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, and the Radiologic Technology Program.

Mississippi Delta is a comprehensive community college, which offers a wide variety of academic, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. The college also offers workforce training, adult education courses and continuing education courses.

Mississippi Delta Community College supports its students with a full range of student services including financial aid, counseling, and on-campus housing. MDCC instructors are well-trained professionals who are truly dedicated to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in their future careers. The college offers quality, collegiate level courses in small classes with individualized instruction.

In addition to the main campus in Moorhead, MDCC also offers classes at sites in Greenville and Greenwood as well as workforce training at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center in Indianola.

Incoming students are invited to attend 2016 Orientation and Registration this summer. Students interested in attending this fall should visit to register for summer orientation.

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce its Electric Utility Lineman Trainee Class graduation ceremony on Wed., May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at its Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center in Indianola.

The workforce training program is a 16-week hands-on program that prepares individuals for entry-level lineman positions. It teaches participants every aspect of the career, such as proper climbing skills and keeping safety their top priority when working.

For more information, contact John Conrad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 887-2876 ext. 14.

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce its Graduation Ceremony for Academic, Career and Technical Programs will be held Fri., May 6 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. The ceremony will be streamed live at for those unable to attend.

MDCC offers a wide variety of academic, health science, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. Mississippi Delta also offers workforce training, adult education and other continuing education opportunities at its campuses located in Indianola, Moorhead, Greenville and Greenwood.

Incoming students are invited to attend the 2016 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, health science or academic program should register for orientation online by visiting

Magdalene Abraham will address dozens of Mississippi Delta Community College health science majors at their commencement ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., May 5 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss.

The graduation and pinning ceremony will honor the college’s dental hygiene, radiologic technology and associate degree nursing graduates. The ceremony will be streamed live at for those unable to attend.

Magdalene Abraham serves as the Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator of Locus Benedictus. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Science from the University of Mississippi and an M.S. in Natural Science from Delta State University. Ms. Abraham is a graduate of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality, an affiliate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. She taught at Pillow Academy in Greenwood, MS, Holmes Community College in Grenada, and MS Delta Community College where she was an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology, served as Chair of the Science Department, Dean of Academics, and later retired as Vice-President of Instruction.

Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers a wide variety of academic, health science, career, and technical courses in day, evening, and on-line classes. MDCC also offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens. The Health Science Division is comprised of Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomy.

Incoming students are invited to attend 2016 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, health science or academic program should register for orientation online by visiting

brick laying photo

MDCC’s Clarence Steelman, who is the instructor for the brick, block and stone masonry program, and three of his students, Matthew Adams, Bruce Filgo and Carmichael Stevenson, presented a demonstration in brick laying at the Pathways2Possibilities Expo at the Washington County Convention Center in Greenville. Pathways2Possibilities is an interactive, hands on career expo designed for 8th graders, but also offers time for at-risk youth ages 16-24. Pictured is Adams teaching a student how to properly lay brick.

For more information about the brick, block, and stone masonry program, click here to visit the program webpage.


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MOORHEAD – During its annual Nursing Excellence Scholarship Banquet on April 14, the Mississippi Delta Community College Associate Degree Nursing Department raised over $5,000 in scholarship money.

Current students sold raffle tickets for a chance to win an Apple Watch to raise scholarship money to help future nursing students afford to attend the program. Around 150 people attended the banquet to honor the students’ achievements and listen to MDCC nursing program alumni Dr. Shelby Polk and Brian Hill speak to the students about the workforce, their futures and the knowledge gained while in the nursing program.

Four students were also inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. Those students were Courtney Aldridge, Vicki Mason, Christy Salley and Josefa Shields. To be inducted, students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and earn a grade of B or better in all nursing courses in the third semester of study during the second year of the core nursing curriculum and demonstrate conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflect integrity and professionalism. Those applying for honor society membership were also required to complete a capstone project.


Delta Dancer Spring Show is tonight

  • Wednesday, 20 April 2016 23:09

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Join us for the Delta Dancer Spring Show tonight at 6pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium! (There will not be a matinee performance.)

FREE for MDCC students, faculty, and staff (with MDCC ID)
$7 for Adults
$3 for Children under 12

LETA spring class graduates

  • Saturday, 16 April 2016 06:05

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On March 25, the newest class of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) graduated on MDCC’s Moorhead campus. The class had participated in training since Jan. 17. MDCC LETA is a Class I State Academy accredited by the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer’s Standards and Training to offer all levels of training to law enforcement offices from across the state of Mississippi. The academy provides beginner training in Basic Law Enforcement curriculum, advanced training, refresher courses and in-service training. You must be 21 years old before certification or someone can be Law Enforcement Emancipated in order to attend.  Visit or call 662-246-6436 for more information.

"Mixto" art exhibit

  • Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:52

Retired Delta State University art gallery director Pat Brown was on the Moorhead campus on March 30 displaying an art exhibit called “Mixto.” It was comprised of mixed art forms (hence the name) ranging from photography to basketry forms. She draws inspiration from vessels and container forms, patterns and everyday things she likes.  “We’re delighted that Pat brought her pieces for us to view. Our instructors have used today as a learning tool for students,” said Nancy Stone-Streett, MDCC’s Jean Abrams Art Gallery director.

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