luncheon2 webState Representative Sara Thomas talks with members of the MDCC Delta Delegation & Student Voices about visiting the capitol and thanks them for attending the luncheon. From left, Miracle Hurns, Tyler Holeman, Lee Strickland, Thomas, Robin Grisham and Paytin Mitchner.


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Mississippi Delta Community College was well represented at the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) Legislative Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday in Jackson. Chef Instructor David Crews and his students prepared two sides to accompany the entre for the meal. From left, Tyler Holeman, Lee Strickland, Jeremiah Simpson, Latonya Warren, Crews, Dr. Brent Gregory, associate vice president of instruction for enrollment management/director of admissions, Miracle Hurns, Reed Abraham, associate vice president of advancement and public relations, Robin Grisham and Paytin Mitchner.


Several Mississippi Delta Community College students traveled to the state capitol Tuesday to participate in the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. The annual event is a collaborative effort of Mississippi’s community and junior colleges.

Culinary arts technology students representing Mississippi Delta Community College cooked and served tableside as state leaders filled their plates with shaved cabbage with ginger, lime and sesame yogurt dressing along with chilled hoppin’ john with delta blues rice. Students representing culinary programs throughout the state prepared all food at the luncheon.

MDCC’s Culinary Arts Technology program, located on the college’s Greenwood campus, provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American and international cuisine as well as the art of baking. The heart of the Culinary Arts Technology program is hands-on lab instruction in a commercial kitchen with Chef Instructor David Crews.

Also traveling to the state capitol were members of the MDCC Delta Delegations & Student Voices group, a student-led advocacy that encourages students to be civically engaged. Ultimately, the goal of the group is to produce a desire for students to understand, be involved and support the political process of lawmaking. While in Jackson, the MDCC students were recognized by the House of Representatives and toured the capitol.