Amber Smith crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen

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Amber Smith, of Greenville, is MDCC's 2017 Homecoming Queen. She was crowned during the Homecoming Assembly on Wednesday at the Moorhead campus. She and her court will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to kickoff.

19 Oct 2017

Homecoming Assembly will be streamed live

The Homecoming Assembly is today at 10:30 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum! The Homecoming court will be presented, and the 2017 Homecoming Queen will be crowned. It will also include performances by the MDCC Cheerleaders, Spirit of the Delta Band, and Delta Dancers.

If you can't make it to campus, watch it live online on the MDCC YouTube channel!

18 Oct 2017

Mississippi Delta Community College President announces retirement

dr larry naborsMOORHEAD – The president of Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) will retire at the close of the 2017-2018 school year, he announced Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of faculty and staff.

MDCC President Dr. Larry J. Nabors announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2018. Nabors said he and his wife, Tonya, have cherished their time with the college and its people.

The College’s eighth president, Nabors took the reins of Mississippi Delta Community College February 1, 2013.

Further information will soon be provided by MDCC’s Office of Public Relations. For latest news and events, visit MDCC’s website at www.msdelta.edu.

 

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17 Oct 2017

Ray selected for Distinguished Trojan Service Award

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Joe Ray is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Trojan Service Award. This prestigious award is given to an alumnus who has exhibited great loyalty, service, and commitment to Mississippi Delta Community College and the MDCC Alumni Association.

Ray was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University and did additional graduate work at Mississippi State University. He began his career at Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1970 when he was hired by Dr. J.T. Hall to work in admissions and recruiting. In July 1972 Ray became the director of financial aid and continued to work in admissions. During his tenure as director of financial aid he was responsible for establishing the President’s Scholarship which awards tuition and housing to students of high academic achievement. He also helped establish the MDCC Men’s Soccer Program. Joe was promoted to vice president of student affairs at Mississippi Delta Community College in June 2000. In his capacity as vice president, Ray supervised admissions, recruiting, financial aid services, and certified all degrees awarded to MDCC students. Under his leadership, the use of computer generated transcripts was implemented. After his retirement in 2012, Joe returned to MDCC in 2013 and worked until 2017 as a part-time employee in the Office of Admissions. He was a beloved and respected figure on the MDCC campus for forty-seven years.

Looking back, Joe said that he spent his entire working life at MDCC and always enjoyed working with the faculty and students. “It was fun coming to work.”

Ray also enjoys being involved in community service. He was a member of the Moorhead Rotary Club and coached with the Greenville Youth Soccer Program.

Joe and Donna, his wife of 36 years, live in Madison, Mississippi and are members of Pinelake Church. They are the parents of Beth Pate and Emily Damiens and have three grandchildren.

 

16 Oct 2017

Tabb named Trojan Spirit Award winner

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Each year the Mississippi Delta Community College Alumni Association recognizes a faculty or staff member at Homecoming for his or her distinguished service to the college. The 2017 recipient of the Mississippi Community College Trojan Spirit Award is Vicki Tabb.

Vicki graduated from MDCC with an Associate of Arts degree. While at MDCC she was a member of the Spectator Society and Phi Theta Kappa. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University.

Tabb is a third generation Trojan instructor: her grandmother, Nell Stonestreet, was an English instructor, and her grandfather, J.D. Stonestreet, taught mathematics and coached football. Each year the J.D. Stonestreet Award is given to the most outstanding male athlete, and the J.D. Stonestreet dorm is named in his honor. Vicki’s mother, Millie Clark, was the first instructor in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and her father, Bob Clark, taught in the Automotive Machine Technology Program. Vicki has taught mathematics classes at MDCC for seventeen years.

On campus Vicki is known for her positive attitude, innovative teaching methods and dedication to academic excellence. Her commitment to her students extends beyond the classroom. She is often seen supporting her students at extra-curricular events and activities. Vicki is an advocate of the following quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” She serves as the Math Coordinator for the Math/Science Division and is a member of the Curriculum Committee, Alumni Association, and Faculty Association. In addition, she volunteers her artistic talent to decorate the bulletin boards in the Harper Science Building.

Vicki is a member of the Moorhead Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School. She and her husband, Robert are the parents of Amanda and Dalton. Amanda, a graduate of MDCC, attends Delta State University and Dalton currently attends MDCC.

 

16 Oct 2017

Homecoming festivities to start Monday

Mississippi Delta has a great line up of activities for Homecoming week for all the students, faculty and staff to enjoy.

Monday kicks off with the ice cream social at 10 a.m. followed by a Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar at noon and the Trojan Luau Dance at 8 p.m., all in the Vandiver Student Union.

Tuesday begins with our second annual Fresh Check Day located around and inside the union. Fresh Check Day, created by the Jordan Porco Foundation, aims to create an approachable atmosphere where college students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and connect with campus and community mental wellness resources. Interactive expo booths, free food and entertainment will be on site for all to participate. Extreme Game night will be from 8 to 10 that night in the union.

The Homecoming Assembly will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. The Homecoming court will be presented, and the 2017 Homecoming Queen will be crowned. At noon, students with their campus ID’s will be able to eat at the Luau Cookout in the Trojan Grove.

Wednesday is also the day of the 5K Run/Walk at Jim Randall Stadium at 4 p.m. and the bonfire and fireworks at the men’s residence hall at 8 p.m.

The annual grilling competition will be Thursday starting at 8 a.m. Those participating in the competition need to turn their applications into the Office of Student Services by Monday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. Applications are available in the Office of Student Services and on the website at homecoming.msdelta.edu.

Friday night will be movie night for students in the union at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the Homecoming Tailgate begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Trojan Grove, which is the grassy area adjacent to the union. The Alumni Association, which sponsors the annual tailgate picnics, invites all Trojans fans to participate. Tailgate tickets may be purchased at the picnic for $7 each. Menus for the meal vary, but always include a meat, sides, dessert and a drink.

Be sure to check out the schedule for the Homecoming events at homecoming.msdelta.edu!

12 Oct 2017
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