MDCC evacuated dorm due to report of smoke in building

Hargett-Lee Hall was briefly evacuated after smoke was detected in the women's residence hall Saturday evening. Smoke originated from a laundry room and was coming from an overloaded washer.

Housing personnel responded quickly to evacuate the dormitory and no one was injured. Students were temporarily relocated to the Vandiver Student Union while officials cleared lingering smoke from the building.

Mississippi Delta Community College's Campus Police Department and the Office of Student Services responded to the building and were assisted by the Moorhead Fire Department.

Students were allowed to return to their rooms that evening.

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19 Aug 2017

Clark named Dean of GHEC

Linda ClarkMOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College proudly announces Linda Clark as Dean of the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC).

Clark, a Greenville native, has worked at the GHEC for 16 years and previously served as assistant to the director. Under that capacity, she planned and scheduled events on the Greenville campus and helped with the financial aspect of the center.

For the first six years at the GHEC, she worked for Delta State University (DSU) until MDCC assumed responsibility of the site in 2007.

Clark earned her associate’s degree in 2007 from MDCC and her bachelor’s degree in 2012 from DSU. She received a Master’s of Science Degree in Project Management from Walden University and is currently working on her doctoral degree, specializing in leadership and organizational change.

“As I watched the foundation of the GHEC building being laid in 2000, I acquired a connection that I could not explain at the time,” says Clark.

“A higher educational degree became obtainable for me, and I have continued to work on my education. My goal has been to move up at MDCC and into this position. I look forward to working with our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the community.”

17 Aug 2017

Welcome Week @MDCC! (Aug 21-24)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Event: Cook Out & Sno Cones
Location: Student Union
Time: 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Event: Kickball
Location: Trojan Grove
Time: 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Event: Cook Out & Sno Cones
Location: GHEC
Time: 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Event: T-Shirt Give-Away
Location: Student Union
Time: 10:00a.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Event: Sno Cones
Location: Greenwood Center
Time: 10:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Event: Freshman Mixer
Location: Student Union
Time: 8:00p.m. – 10:30p.m.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Event: Pool Game Exhibition
Location: Student Union
Time: 7:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.

17 Aug 2017

Mississippi Delta baseball to host fall showcase

MOORHEAD – The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball program is set to host a fall showcase camp on Sunday, Sept. 24, 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 to 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 as spots are filling up quickly. Click here to visit the Trojan Baseball Fall Showcase page for the registration form.

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 Sept. 24.

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..

Grinstead named new MDCC softball skipper

Brad GrinsteadMississippi Delta Community College welcomes Brad Grinstead as its new head softball coach. Grinstead was approved by the MDCC Board of Trustees during its August 10 meeting.

He has been the assistant softball coach at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas since 2014. Under his leadership, the program set single season win records during the 2015 and 2016 campaigns. Lyon is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). During the 2015 season, the team finished second in the American Midwest Conference.

From 2010 to 2013, Grinstead was the assistant softball coach at Hendrix College, which is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school in Conway, Arkansas.

At Lyon and Hendrix, he was responsible for developing daily practice schedules and game plans along with recruiting and implementing strength and conditioning workouts.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead the program,” says Grinstead. I’m looking forward to our first game and bringing a championship program to Mississippi Delta.”

Grinstead is a Colorado native and graduated from Moffat County High School in Craig, Colorado. He played college baseball at Hendrix College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2011.

“It’s great to have Brad here as the new head softball coach,” says Athletic Director Jeff Tatum. He has hit the ground running from day one, and we’re excited to add him to the athletic department.”

Grinstead replaces former head coach Chris Watford who accepted the head softball coaching position at Washington School.

Thompson takes over as Dean of CTE

Mississippi Delta is excited to announce Suzanne Thompson as its Dean of Career-Technical & Adult Education.

Thompson, a Cruger native, attended Cruger-Tchula Academy. She earned both her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and her Master of Science of Instructional Technology in 2004 from Mississippi State University.

She has been a devoted faculty member at MDCC for 18 years teaching Business and Office Technology. Thompson currently lives in Carrollton with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys running and reading.

“After 21 years in the career-technical classroom, I am excited to move forward with the great faculty and staff who work here,” said Thompson.

She officially began her new role on June 1.

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