Lady Trojans fall in opening division play

  • Friday, 13 January 2017 07:31

MOORHEAD – The Lady Trojans (1-9,0-1) fall to Holmes Community College Thursday night by a score of 63-41 in opening division play at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

For Head Coach Burnadette McDonald, that makes the second loss in a row for her young team.

McDonald’s starting five consisted of sophomore veterans Ariana Sims, Cora Cooley, O’Nesha Hunt, Alexis Caldwell and freshman Alexis Augustus.

The Lady Bulldogs started the game with the ball after the tipoff went out of bound on the Lady Trojans.

Holmes would inbound the ball and score. They carried and widened the lead for the rest of the game. Freshmen Vaquela Pimpton and Nhamia Wilson lead the team in scoring with 10 and 13 points respectfully.

For the Lady Trojans, August lead the team in scoring with 13 points shooting 6 of 14 from the field and 1 of 4 from the stripe. Caldwell ranked second in scoring with eight making 2 of 9 from the field and 50 percent from the stripe.

The team travels to Fulton Tuesday, Jan. 17 to take on the Indians of Itawamba Community College. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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MDCC announces fall academic honor lists

  • Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce that 91 students made the President’s List, 213 students made the Dean’s List and 275 students made the Honor’s List, which equals 579 students being recognized for their work in the classroom.

These lists include students who have, as judged by their grade marks, done superior academic work during the fall term. Students with a 4.0 average are listed on the President’s List while students with an average ranging from 3.5-3.99 are listed on the Dean’s List and those with a 3.0-3.49 are on the Honor’s List.

President’s List: Victoria Adams, Mary Barnes, Jordan Bellipanni, Julie Boone, Briana Bradley, Dallas Bright, Arasha Brown, Karlye Burden, Harrison Burford, Hayden Burford, Andrew Carithers, Amelia Carr, Peyton Chambers, Destiny Chase, Caleb Christian, Nick Cocilova, Robert Davis, Taylor Diamond, Savell Duett, Lindsey Dunaway, Joshua Eide, Stephen Elmore, Esperanza Fair, Dylan Foster, Anna Garrard, Katessa Gary, Virginia Goetzinger, Mary Gregg, Rodtrize Hamilton, Yorvetta Harvey, Weber Herbison, Corey Hite, Daniel Holloway, Kristen Horton, LaDarion Howard, Lindsey Hubbard, Alexis Hudson, Coleby Hutchinson, Dawson Ivey, Angelica James, Reginald James, Ursula Johns, Kabreisha Johnson, David Jones, Jasmine Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Mary Kimbrell, Williams Lee, Sarah Leflore, Cassandra Lowe, Diamond Manning Kiana Manning, Ambrinica McCoy, De’Angelo McDaniel, Brittany McTeer, Michael Mckinley, Zana Mcneese, Jerry Mitchell, Nicholas Moorman, Kaitlyn Morris, Anna-Laura Oswalt, Jonathan Oswalt, Taylor Peden, Timothy Peoples, James Powell, Samyia Purnell, Kyla Rice, Anna Robertson, Dillon Russell, Jana Santucci, Kathryn Schrader, Michael Sewell, Mollie Simpson, Mary Smith, Preslie Smith, Gina Soliz, Bradley Spealman, Tristain Steadman, Gary Strickland, Kaleb Tapley, Ashley Thomas, Anna Toler, Reginald Walker, Latedra Washington, Hayden Williams, Barbara Wilson, Kiara Wilson, Alesa Woolfolk, Michael Wyrick.

Dean’s List: Alyssa Addison, Thomas Ainsworth, Naseem Alhaj, Jasmine Allen, Michael Allen, Antonio Arrington, Alexis Austin, Kaylen Bailey, Gabriel Barber, Jessica Barnett, LaDeja Beckworth, Tambranecia Beckworth, Corieyunna Beverly, Samantha Bolden, Mary Bond, James Bradford, Shakayjah Bradley, James Buckner, Cedricka Byars, Salena Caldwell, Danielle Campbell, Bryan Capel, Maryiah Captain, Chloe Carpenter, Dajahvon Cashaw, John Chapman, Peyton Clanton, Juwana Clark, Tekia Clark, Madisyn Collier, Jameese Conegie, Ranesha Cook, Cemetric Cooper, Anna Corder, Charlie Cremeen, Jasmine Cummings, Christopher Davis, Dakarria Davis, Dexter Davis, Mallory Davis, Daniel Dean, Travis Deloach, John Dickerson, Brea Domino, Jacarra Dotson, Diedre Dubois, Airenisha Dukes, Dalton Elkins, Jamethia Elmore, Katlyn Ferguson, Bruce Filgo, Jocelyn foreman, Amber Franklin, Delandria Fults, Breanna Gardner, Jonathan Gee, Jaleel Gibbs, Judy Gibbs, William Godfrey, Lakendra Goodman, Jace Gordon, Summer Gordon, Alana Goss, Jeremy Govan, Ro’Yesia Gray, Rodonte Grey, Ana Grimaldo, Talicia Hall, LaDarius Hamilton, Keoshia Harris, Stacey Harris, Debra Hawkins, Laurie Hawkins, Anthony Hayes, Valerie Headd, Mary Henderson, Demond Henley, Jakedra Henry, Bennie Higgins, Walter Hill, Madison Hood, Kameron Hooker, Keandra Hopkins, Antavius Humbert, O’Nesha Hunt, Brantley Hutchinson, Angela Ikenga, Jamarqus Jackson, Haley Johns, Raven Johnson, Tommie Johnson, Zakeithia Johnson, Ashley Jones, Kiviyon Jones, Merideth Jones, Casey Kelly, Marquvius Kirkham, Anthony Lambre, Payton Lane, Mary Lang, Heather Lee, Jereme Lemons, Casey Lewis, Jaleshia Lloyd, Crystal Lofton, Michael Lofton, Cortaveon Mack, Aaronique Malone, Williams Marlow, Cole Marsh, Kaneitha Mason, Jordan McLendon, Barbara McPherson, Amanda Mccain, Stevie Mcgaugh, Lekia Mcroy, Felisha Middleton, Elora Miller, Marissa Mingo, Katy Montgomery, Andrea Moore, Hugo Moreno, Makenna Morgan, Joshua Morris, Kristiana Morris, Markeita Morris, Andrew Moseley, Shatsza Motton, Jamily Myrick, Courtney Nance, Shonna Neatherby, Shaquanna Nolden, Keyra Norals, Austin Oberle, Kurt Owen, Kaylor Owens, Brendan Painter, Everard Pantin, Alexandria Parker, Devangkumar Patel, Satina Peden, Eriq Peoples, Tiffany Phillips, Nathan Pilutti, Keiatrice Pitts, Tammarra Powell, Kendall Prescott, Kim Randle, David Ray, Adam Reifers, Taraneika Reynolds, Ava Rhoads, Breeanna Rhoads, Wendell Rieves, Christa Roach, Griffith Roberts, Kimberly Roscoe, James Ross, Tyrek Rounds, Raquel Ruiz, Jessica Sappingotn, Darius Scott, Johnathan Shamblin, Caleb Shaw, Mykel Smith, Nicole Smith, Kylah Smothers, Cristi Sparks, Meredith Stafford, Crosby Stevens, Charity Stokes, Dalton Tabb, Alyvia Tadlock, Austin Taylor, Bailey Taylor, Sarah Terry, Courtney Tharp, Mary Theunissen, Haley Thomas, Amber Thompson, Landry Tonos, Edward Tuetken, William Turner, Molly Upchurch, Jennifer Vestal, Chakeidria Wade, Kaylyn Walker, Hannah Ware, Preston Warrington, Daren Washington, Keosha Weatherspoon, Brianna Webb, Amber Weeks, Kathrine Wells, Alexandria Westbrook, Katesha White, Kenja White, Laprecia White, Jeremy Whitfield, Brittney Williams, Jakeither Williams, Otha Williams, Shelby Williams, Kianique Willis, Aaliyah Wilson, Mari Wilson, Christian Wolfe, Mary Woods, Joshua Wooley, Kalandra Young, Queshod Young.

Honor’s List: Shelby Aderholt, Enedina Agado, Spencer Allegrazza, Nancy Amaro, Janina Anderson, Shakara Appleberry, Njemanze Armstrong, Brittany Atkinson, Keenon Bady, Bethany Bankston, Maurice Banyon, Dortha Beasley, Angelissa Bell, mary Bell, Timothy Bell, Kristjan Bellipanni, Willie Binder, Morgan Blankenship, Dakota Bledsoe, Jaterria Bolden, Shelby Bracken, Carolyne Bradley, Christopher Bent, Tanya Briggs, John Brooks, Keenan Brooks, Alanna Brown, Justine Brown, Laquita Brown, Ronald Brown, Salliyah Brown, Steven Burchfield, Dwain Burns, Thomas Carnell, Kellie Carr, Amber Carroll, Keslon Cartwright, Jesus Centeno, Lequlis Champion, Farah Chandler, Casey Cockhren, A’Lexus Conway, Christopher Conway, Mary Cook, Hadiya Cooks, Ashley Cooper, Ricky Cooper, Daniel Counts, Lisa Crawford, Robert Crocker, Maya Crowley, Christopher Davenport, Charity Davis, Tacara Davis, Dillon Dew, Kayla Dorsey, Denarious Dotson, Cameron Douglas, Mary Downs, Anna Duke, Sherry Eddins, Alexandria Edmonds, Adrienne Edwards, Deja Edwards, JaCarra Edwards, Bryan Ezell, Hannah Farmer, Rhyan Ferguson, Jeffery Fleming, John Flint, Camden Forbes, Amber Ford, JaMichaell Ford, Dominica Franklin, Jonathan Freeman, Darius Gainwell, Alecea Gales, D’airea Gary, Lubretta Gary, Canishia Gatlin, Christopher George, Damarcus Gilliam, Willie Gilson, Ravion Glasper, Latisha Green Hillary Griffin, Meagan Grisham, Victoria Gurley, Da’Tavious Hackler, Mae Hall, Morlijah Hall, Ryan Hannah, Christian Harris, Dylan Harris, Jonquela Harris, Ryan Harris, Ariel Hawkins, Shabreka Hawkins, Tammie Hawthorne, Madison Hays, Debra Henderson, Lynell Henderson, Timothy Henderson, Paige Hernandez, Amanda Hodge, Kevin Hodge, Hannah-Linn Holcomb, Roxie Hollins, El’Johnthan Holston, Jillian Hubbard, Jacob Hudson, Lashoronda Hugg, Cortesha Hughes, Brenda Jefferson, Ebony Jefferson, Alexis Jernigan, Teirney Jernigan, Carlie Johnson, Dequita Johnson, Donyelle Johnson, Howard Johnson, Karlisa Johnson, Lakydra Johnson, roshonda Johnson, Danny Jones, Dendrius Jones, Keenan Jones Matthew Jones, Teneisha Jones, William Keith, Bryant kennedy Sumer Kersh, Rosalind Keys, Cathryn Kilgore, Reuben Kince, Vincent Knight, Faren Knox, Antoinette Kun, David Lake. Reece Lamb, Andrew Lambre, Adrienne Lance, Mikala Landrum, DeAshjanae Lawrence, John Lawrence, Regina Lee, haley Lester, Allie Lewis, Cantavia Lewis, Taniyah Lewis, Marjorie Liggins, Kaliah Lindsey, Schnya Litt, Cadarius Little, Patrisha Lollis, Jamion Lowery, Travez Lyles, TeDarius Maggiefield, Imani Marks, Briyonna Marshall, Antonio Mays, Foutajhla McClee, Amy McCline, Donneshia McGee, Emilee McGowan, Katheryn McWilliams, Daniel Mcginnis, Letoria Minton, Caterius Monroe, April Montesi, Andrea Moore, Amelia Morris, Nathan Mosely, Katrina Myles, Shermaine Nash, Sebrina Nathan, Keshuane Nelson, Christopher Nichols, jaden Nichols, Mildred Oliver, Raven Oltremari, Tyra Parks, Christopher Pearson, Janie Perez, Manuel Perez, Joshua Perrett, Rycha Perry Shaquanta Pettis, Joseph Pinkston, Joshua Pinkston, Franks Prewitt, Jackson Price, Torrey Price, Anaston Purpora, Arshdeep Randhawa, Kelly Redding, Jarvis Riley, Quandarius Riley, Staige Roberts Byron Robinson, Koutney Robinson, Maleka Robinson, Azrel Rodgers, Eric Rossetti Omar Rucker, Tiana Rule, Edgar Sanchez Moreno, Thaddeus Sanders, Tiara Sanders, Ariel Sandford, Peyton Saxton, Victoria Seaton, Talyn Shaffer, LeDarius Shavers, Jennifer Shepherd, Qua’Undria Small, Felicia Smith, Mary Smith, Tytianna Smith, Mykalah Soliz, Brandon Spealman, Jessie Speegle, Jalen Stanley, Carmichael Stevenson, Anna Stone, Mary Street, Shelby Stringfellow, Tavereen Sykes, Javian Tabor, Antravious Thomas, Jozcelyn Thomas, Justin Thornton, Bree Tice, Alex Tillis, Dana Toole Clinton Trotter Khristina Vassar, Kayla Vaughn, Asiah Ward, Kayla Ware, Jarvis Watkins, Kelsi Watson, David Westrope, Kalaia Whales, Brittany White, Danesha White, Desmonique White, Jonathan Whtie, NeTanya Wilkerson, Matthew Willard, Ebony Williams-Fox, Antwoine Williams, David Williams, Jalah Williams, Tyler Williams, Iesha Willis, Nyesha Willis, Morgan Wilson, Quinton Wilson, Royshondra Wilson, Teanna Wilson, Dustin Wolfe, Aleena Woods, Jayshawn Woods, Riaesheaun Woods, Stephanie Woods, Myah Wright Alicia Weestenhoefer, Anthony Young, Ashley Young Jarrel Young, Nancy Yu, Marisela Zuniga.

Trojans edge out Wolves on the hardwood

  • Thursday, 01 December 2016 01:56

Head Coach Derrick Fears and his MDCC Trojans (5-3) squeaked out a close 88-82 win over the Wolves of Co-Lin Monday night after a hard-fought game.
The Trojans relied on free throw shooting and getting balls to fall from three point range to outscore the Wolves. MDCC held a 12-point lead (42-30) at the break, but Co-Lin would not go away in the second half.

Freshman forward Darrian Wilson for the Wolves would sink several three pointers to spark a short-lived comeback for his team. MDCC drew several late fouls and took advantage of free throws to add to their lead and hold on for the win.

Sophomore guard Jabarie Escoffery and freshman guard Xa’Vavier Jones led the team in scoring with 22 a piece. Escoffery went 6-for-14 from the floor and went 7-for-9 from the stripe. Jones went 6-for-13 from the floor and went 6-for-8 from the free throw line and tallied six assists.

As a team, the Trojans shot 48 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the free throw line. MDCC took advantage under the rim by scoring 16 points on put backs and scoring 30 from beyond the arc.

The Trojans travel to Summit Thursday to compete against Southwest Mississippi Community College. Monday was the final home game of the semester from MDCC.

Lady Trojans fall to Co-Lin in hoops action

  • Thursday, 01 December 2016 01:51

Mississippi Delta’s Lady Trojans (0-6) started strong against the Lady Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College Monday night at J.T. Hall Coliseum outscoring them in the first quarter, but could not hold on in the end falling 68-48 on the hardwood.

MDCC forced Co-Lin’s hand in the first half causing them to turn the ball over 15 times, which combined with the Lady Trojan’s shooting only 25 percent (6-for-24) from the floor kept the game tight.

Co-Lin had a surge late in the second period to take a 31-27 lead into the locker room at the break. At the half, freshman guard Netanya Wilkerson led MDCC in scoring with nine points.

The ballgame was all Co-Lin in the second half as they outscored the Lady Trojans 37-21. On the night, MDCC shot 72 percent from the stripe (18-for-25) and 22 percent beyond the arc (2-for-9).

Monday’s game against Co-Lin was the Lady Trojans last home game before the Christmas break. The team will travel to Summit Thursday to play Southwest Mississippi Community College.

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball program is set to host to a spring showcase camp on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. The showcase will get underway at noon.

The showcase camp is designed for players in the 9th-12th grades to get exposure for college coaching staffs expected to be in attendance. The cost of the event is $75.

Each of the players will be seen at their respective position and pitchers, who are dual players, will be allowed to participate at both spots. Campers will be put through a pro-style workout.
Campers will run the 60-yard dash, be tested at their defensive positions, as well hit on the field at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex. Lunch will not be provided and the camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants.

Pre-registration is highly recommended and the form is due by January 17. The pre-registration form can be found by going to www.msdelta.edu and going to “Baseball” and then “Camps.”

Please download the form and send the completed copy (information form and waiver form) to: Dan Rives, Head Baseball Coach, PO Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761. Make sure to include your $75 in the mailed form and make checks payable to “MDCC Baseball.”

Check-in time and late registration for the showcase event is at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22.
For more information, contact coach Jarrod Parks at 601.502.5968 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MDCC band Christmas parade performance schedule

  • Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Mississippi Delta’s Spirit of the Delta Marching Band will participate in three area Christmas parades this season. Please see their schedule with parade times below. 
(the times indicate the start of the respected parade and not a certain time the band will perform.)

Friday, Dec. 2
Greenwood Christmas Parade, 4 p.m.
Greenwood, Miss.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Greenville Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.
Greenville, Miss.

Metcalfe Christmas Parade, 1 p.m.
Metcalfe, Miss.

HEADWAE winners announced

  • Tuesday, 29 November 2016 19:15

Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Andy Forte and student Coleby Logan Hutchinson were recently recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year and Student of the Year for 2016.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

Forte has taught Biology at MDCC for 15 years. He earned his bachelor’s in Zoology from the University of Mississippi and his master’s degree in Natural Science from Delta State University.

Forte is involved with the MDCC Alumni Association, MDCC Faculty Association, Mississippi Faculty Association for Community and Junior Colleges, University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Delta State Alumni Association and was named a Lamplighter for MDCC in 2013.

A Boyle native, Hutchinson is a sophomore at MDCC and is Vice President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, member of Delta Delegates, Youth Leader at Cleveland Church of God where he is also a sound technician. He is the son of Chipper and Stephanie Hutchinson.

After graduating from MDCC, Hutchinson plans to attend Mississippi State University to further his education in electrical engineering.

Forte and Hutchinson are among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day.

The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges.

Jordan named Humanities Teacher of the Year

  • Wednesday, 16 November 2016 15:14

jordan head shotMississippi Delta Community College psychology instructor Sheba Jordan, of Greenville, was recently recognized as MDCC’s 2016 Humanities Teacher of the Year.

During the Nov. 16 awards ceremony on the Moorhead campus, Jordan presented, “Humanities: Socio-Cultural Theory.” She will also be honored at the Mississippi Humanities Council Awards Banquet in Jackson in February of 2017.

Jordan has been an employee at MDCC for three years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s from William Carey University. She also attended Mississippi State University where she received her doctorate degree. She and her husband, Dwayne have a 6-year-old son named DJ.

October is Arts and Humanities Month, proclaimed annually by the President and Governor. To honor the event, the President or appropriate dean of each institution of higher learning in the state nominates a faculty member for the Humanities Teacher Award.

MDCC congratulations Sheba Jordan on achieving this honor.

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) will celebrate its 2016 Homecoming Oct. 24-29 with a variety of activities including a grilling contest, homecoming parade and the crowning of the homecoming queen. The week of activities lead up to a daylong celebration of the College’s 90th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 29 that culminates with the football game against Coahoma Community College.

The MDCC Alumni Association will host the Homecoming Breakfast beginning Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8:30 a.m. in the Vandiver Student Union. Immediately following at 9 a.m., the Alumni Awards Ceremony will include recognition of the 2016-17 alumni scholarship students, the MDJC Class of 1966, and recipients of the Trojan Spirit Award, the Distinguished Trojan Service Award, and Alumnus of the Year.

The annual Homecoming Parade begins Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. on the Moorhead campus. The parade will march north down Johnny Russell Street, turn left on Washington Street, go through downtown, turn left on Delta Avenue, turn right on Olive Street, and a final left turn onto Lucas Street to end on campus.

The Legacy Luncheon and Homecoming Concert will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Trojan Grove, which is located beside the newly constructed Vandiver Student Union. The Players will perform during this year’s concert.

The 90th Anniversary Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Trojan Grove, which includes special awards and a Building Dedication Ceremony. The homecoming court and other special guests will be recognized at the pregame presentation starting at 2 p.m. at Jim Randall Stadium.

Kickoff for the football game is slated for 2:30 p.m. MDCC’s Spirit of the Delta Marching Band will perform along with the Delta Dancers.

MDCC invites all current students, alumni, patrons and community members to attend the homecoming day events.

SCOOBA – The Trojan defense racked up 38 tackles (unofficial stats) on the night, but it was not enough to push past the Lions of East Mississippi Community College as MDCC lost 73-7 Thursday night to move to 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in division play.

MDCC won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The opening possession for the Lions was a six-play, 70-yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard touch down run by Isaiah Wright for EMCC to take a swift 7-0 lead with 13:26 left in the first quarter.

Freshmen quarterback Guy Myers would get his first career start under center Thursday night for the Trojans. His opening drive at the helm resulted in a Trojan punt after a run for a 1-yard loss and two incomplete passes.

Myers in combination with sophomore Ja’Bril Haymon, would be a key duo for MDCC’s offense. Haymon carried the ball seven times for 34 yards, had a 30-yard kickoff return and scored the lone touch down in the game for the Trojans.

Freshmen Terrance Grayer (three tackles, three assists, one play broken up) and Jalen Stanley (two tackles, two assists, two plays broken up) led the defense for the Trojans. Bennie Higgins also had a notable night with one tackle, three assists and one sack.

MDCC plays host to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Jim Randall Stadium in Moorhead.

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