09 May 2014

Academic & Career Technical Graduation

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2014 Academic and Career-Technical graduation ceremony Friday, May 9, 2014, in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. This year the college awarded 524 diplomas with 291 students marching in Friday’s ceremony. In 2013, MDCC awarded 547 diplomas and ranked in the top five community colleges in the state as having one of the largest percent increases in students graduating.

 The ceremony included graduates from academic, career, and technical programs with diplomas awarded in Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts (AA), and MDCC Certificates (from one year certificate based programs).

 The MDCC Concert Ensemble provided music for the prelude and the processional. Dr. Peter Jackson (MDCC Board of Trustees) provided the invocation with Dr. Ed Rice (Vice-President of Student Services) welcoming and recognizing guests in attendance. Dr. Larry Nabors (MDCC President) also gave opening remarks with special music provided by James Shannon (Director of MDCC Ambassadors and Singers) and Breuna Kimbrough (Student Vocalist).

 MDCC was pleased to have Governor Phil Bryant onstage during the ceremony. Governor Bryant provided wisdom and encouragement to graduates as the commencement speaker. Addressing the graduates, Bryant stated “I’m so glad to see you here today. I know that you will enjoy much success following your experiences at MDCC. Be proud of this wonderful state. Stay here and help us continue in our accomplishments.”

Mississippi Delta is a comprehensive community college which offers a wide variety of academic, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. The college offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens.

Mississippi Delta supports its students with a full range of student services including financial aid, counseling, career placement and on-campus housing. Mississippi Delta instructors are well-trained professionals who are truly dedicated to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in their future careers. The college offers quality, collegiate level courses in small classes with individualized instruction.

In addition to the main campus at Moorhead, Mississippi Delta Community College 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, Mississippi Delta partners with Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University to offer students the opportunity to complete their four-year degree in one location. The Greenville Center also offers conference facilities for the use of business and industry in the Delta region.

Incoming students are invited to attend 2014 Orientation and Registration this summer. Students interested in attending this fall should visit kickstart.msdelta.edu to register for summer orientation. Graduates from Friday’s ceremony can purchase photos by visiting www.gradimages.com. For more information, visit our website at www.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-MDCC.