30 Apr 2014

Phil Bryant to speak at graduation

Governor Bryant to speak at MDCC graduation

      Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will be the keynote speaker for Mississippi Delta Community College’s 2014 graduation commencement ceremony to be held Fri., May 9 at 10 a.m. in the college’s J.T Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss.

     Bryant was sworn in as Mississippi’s 64th governor on January 10, 2012. He was elected in November 2011 after capturing 62 percent of the vote.Prior to becoming governor, Bryant served one term as Mississippi’s 37th lieutenant governor after earning 59 percent of the vote in November 2007. He also served Mississippi as state auditor and represented his legislative district in the Mississippi House of Representatives for five years.

     Bryant, the son of a diesel mechanic and a mother who stayed home with her three boys, learned early the values of hard work and the importance of education. The Moorhead, Miss., native and former deputy sheriff earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Hinds Community College and completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Mississippi College, and before assuming his role as governor, Bryant served as an adjunct professor of government at MC.

     “We are honored to have Governor Bryant serve as our 2014 commencement speaker. We know he will inspire our graduates to strive for excellence in the next chapter of their lives,” said Mississippi Delta Community College President Dr. Larry Nabors.

     Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers a wide variety of academic, career, and technical courses in day, evening, and on-line classes. In addition to the main campus at Moorhead, MDCC also offers classes at its off-campus sites in Greenville, Greenwood, and Drew, as well as workforce training at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center in Indianola. At the Greenville Higher Education Center, MDCC partners with Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University to offer students the opportunity to complete their four-year degree in one location.

      Mississippi Delta Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has a statewide articulation agreement guaranteeing the transfer of academic courses to all public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

     Incoming students are invited to attend 2014 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, or health care certificate or an Associate in Applied Science Degree should attend MDCC’s June 24 orientation session. Students interested in any academic program leading to an Associate of Arts Degree should attend the June 26 orientation session.

     For more information, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.