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

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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.

carterMOORHEAD – Shelia Carter was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for March. Carter serves as MDCC's Health Science Navigator.

An MDCC employee for nine years, her daily responsibilities include coordinating with students, instructors and community stakeholders to alleviate barriers to students’ success. She considers her greatest achievement to be helping establish and define the role of her position.

“This allowed me the opportunity to positively impact health science students in such a fashion that the administration recognized the need to duplicate the position across academic and career technical disciplines,” she says.

Carter and her husband Anwar have two daughters, Najawa and Anasia.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Member of the Month Award.

The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college. This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient.

For more information about the selection process, contact Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

mooreRenee Moore (3rd from left) with her co-panelists at the Teaching and Learning Conference 2016.

MOORHEAD – On March 12, veteran English instructor Renee Moore spoke before peers during a session at the Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Her talk was titled “Cultural Competence: A Journey to Excellence.” The sessions featured work of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Moore was selected by the White House to participate in the conference.

“We are so proud of Renee for being selected to participate in the conference,” says Mary Ruth Brindley, MDCC’s English division chair.

“Renee is an excellent teacher, and I think she is the only instructor from MDCC selected to speak at this conference.”

The conference is sponsored by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and is open to all educators, policymakers, elected officials, college deans, researchers and other who work to improve teaching and learning.

Many issues were discussed including teacher leadership, computer coding, Common Core, global education, special education and much more.