MDCC Honor Students Host Blood Drive

  • Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:44

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Student members of the Beta Rho Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Willis Jennings of Greenville, Valeria Headd of Greenville, Alyssa Yu of Greenville, Linda Jimson of Greenville, Andrea Adams of Greenville, and Christopher Jones of Leland recently hosted a blood drive on the college's Greenville campus.

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) recognized Mississippi Delta Community College as the state's Community College of the Year during an annual event recently held in Jackson. MDCC has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for the last decade by hosting at least three to four blood drives each semester. "We are proud that our campus communities takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood," says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. "A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends."

The honor students hosting the recent blood drive in Greenville are members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa have opportunities to receive some of more than $37 million in scholarships provided exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Members in the United States are also eligible to participate in the All-USA Academic Team program, co-sponsored by USA Today, and by extension their own statewide academic teams. Members also receive automatic nominations to the National Dean's List and job postings exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans.

To find a blood drive near you, visit www.msblood.com or call (888) 90-BLOOD.

 

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Jackie Bailey of Moorhead was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for March. Bailey serves as a technology specialist if the college's Office of Admissions.

"The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is working students," says Bailey. An MDCC employee for 20 years, her daily responsibilities include entering admissions data, evaluating students for graduation, and providing overall support to students. 

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee 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 Felecia Nash at fnash@msdelta.edu.

Delta Dancer Tryouts Coming Up

  • Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:25
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The MDCC Delta Dancers are hosting an Audition Workshop and Spring Tryouts for the 2015-16 Dance Team. Delta Dancers receive a full scholarship to MDCC covering tuition, room, and meals.

The Audition Workshop will be held on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum Dance Studio. Check-In begins at 2:30. The workshop is not required in order to audition, but individuals planning to try out are encouraged to attend. The audition routine, required technique, and scholarship information will be covered. The cost of the workshop is $25.00 and can be paid at Check-In. Individuals should dress in appropriate dance attire and wear jazz or tennis shoes.

Spring Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum Dance Studio. Check-In begins at 2:30. There is no fee to try-out. Individuals should dress in appropriate dance attire and wear jazz or tennis shoes. A routine will be taught for tryouts, so it is not necessary to bring a prepared dance.

For more information, please contact MDCC’s Delta Dancer Director: Stacy Upton at (662) 246-6454 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pictured: Sophomore Associate Degree Nursing students from Mississippi Delta Community College pose
with State Sen. Willie Simmons at the Capitol earlier this month.

Mississippi Delta Community College sophomores in the Associate Degree Nursing Program recently attended a legislative event at the State Capitol.

MDCC students met many senators and representatives, toured the Capitol and represented the college and their new profession well.

Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, visited with the students and provided insight into the state’s legislative process. Students also researched health care related bills and were encouraged to embrace the political process that often influences health care decisions.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Mississippi Delta Community College is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares individuals to practice as a registered nurse.

Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses. MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) was established in 1964 and has an overall pass rate of 99 percent on the national licensure exam.

SGA Announces Mr. & Miss MDCC

  • Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:59
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Kiyona Crawford of Indianola and Kirk Melvin of Mound Bayou have been named Mr. and Miss MDCC for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Crawford, a biology major, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Delta Dancers, and is president of the college's Student Government Association. She plans to attend The University of Mississippi once obtaining an associate's degree.

Melvin, a general education major, serves as manager for The Delta Dancers. He plans to attend Delta State University and pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

Mr. and Miss MDCC are nominated and voted on by the student body each spring. For more information, visit www.msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.

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Dr. Edward Rice (left), Vice President of Student Services, accepted the MBS 2014 Community College Award
from David Allen, MBS President and CEO

 

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) recognized Mississippi Delta Community College as the state's Community College of the Year during an annual event recently held in Jackson. Based in Moorhead, Miss., Mississippi Delta Community College has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for the last decade by hosting at least three to four blood drives each semester.

Dr. Edward Rice, Vice President of Student Services at Mississippi Delta Community College, was on hand to accept the award. "I'm very proud of our students, faculty and staff for their efforts in hosting blood drives each semester," states Rice. "MDCC's health sciences and students services departments, along with campus groups including the Beta Rho Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Society and the Trojan Football team, have each played a major role in hosting blood drives on our campuses."

According to a recent press announcement by Mississippi Blood Services, "The College encourages students, faculty and staff to donate, not just promoting blood donations with their words but with their sleeves rolled up. They have several organizations on campus that strive to get the message out and recruit donors-Mississippi Delta Community College is a true champion for Mississippi Blood Services. If there is a degree in charitable giving, MDCC offers an outstanding program and their students are masters in the discipline."

Applewhite Named Staff Member of the Month

  • Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00
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Maegan Applewhite of Sunflower was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for February. Applewhite serves the college as an administrative assist ant in the allied health department.

"The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is my interaction with co-workers and students," says Applewhite. An MDCC employee for 4 years, her daily responsibilities includes processing health science applications and maintaining health information for clinical rotations.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee 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 Felecia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


DSU Transfer Day

  • Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Representatives from Delta State University will be on campus today to evaluate transcripts and answer any questions you might have.
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Stapleton Named Staff Member of the Month

  • Thursday, 22 January 2015 02:35

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Melody Stapleton of Indianola, Miss., was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for January. Stapleton serves MDCC’s Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC) as a librarian.

“The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is the interaction with students,” says Stapleton. An MDCC employee since July 2007, Stapleton’s daily responsibilities include assisting students with research, instructing students on basic computer skills, conducting library orientations, and managing library materials.

The Greenville Higher Education Center is a campus of Mississippi Delta Community College located south of Greenville, Miss, on Highway 1. Mississippi Valley State University and Delta State University also provide course offerings at the center.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee 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 Felecia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Clois Hill, Energi Insurance Services’ regional safety manager for the southern region, instructs commercial truck driver Reggie Daves with Scott Petroleum.

Advanced safety training for 150 of Scott Petroleum’s commercial truck drivers was recently held at MDCC’s Capps Center.

The course, taught by Scott Petroleum and Energi Insurance Services’ personnel, included both classroom training and hands-on training utilizing Energi’s Mobile Training Center. The mobile training center is a computer-based driving simulator generating real-life graphics and three high definition screens offering both forward and side window views for the trainee. The program includes realistic driving scenarios that could be encountered by delivery trucks ranging in size from three-quarter-ton flat beds to tractor-trailer rigs to fuel haulers.

Each driver undergoing the safety training was put through the simulator with the corresponding truck he or she drives daily. City and country driving conditions also were included in the programming with various driving situations specifically tailored for those driving a loaded rig.

John Conrad, MDCC's Capps Center training project coordinator, says, "Energi provides insurance solutions for various segments of the energy industry. They provided their mobile training simulator to improve safety training for clients of Energi Insurance Services."