Brindley named HEADWAE Instructor of the Year

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:06

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Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Mary Ruth Brindley of Indianola, Miss., recently was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year 2015.

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

Brindley, chairperson of the college's Division of English, has taught composition and literature classes at MDCC for 19 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English education from the University of Memphis and her Master's degree from Delta State University.

"Mary Ruth is a valuable faculty member and division chairman at Mississippi Delta Community College. She is so deserving of this outstanding honor," says Carol Walden, MDCC vice president of instruction.

She and her husband, John, have two children, John (wife Myra) of Memphis, TN, and Anne (husband Ray Comer) of Aberdeen, MS. They have four grandchildren: Claire and Collin Brindley and Brindley and Allie Comer. They are long-time members of the First United Methodist Church in Indianola where John is director of music.

Brindley is 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.