09 Oct 2014

Livingston Honored by Mississippi Legislature

MDCC recognizes outstanding teacher

Patti Livingston-HEADWAE

Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Patti Livingston of Leland, Miss., recently was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year for 2014.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

Livingston, chairperson of the college’s Division of Health Sciences, has taught Associate Degree Nursing classes at MDCC for 34 years. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC).

“Patti has been a part of our health science program at MDCC for over 30 years. She is most deserving of this honor that her peers have bestowed upon her,” says Carol Walden, MDCC vice president of instruction.

She and her husband, Darrell, are the parents of Rex, a fourth year dental school student at UMC, and Parker, a recent graduate of Mississippi State University’s civil engineering program. Both children are MDCC alumni and both were members of the Trojan baseball team. The family belongs to the Leland United Methodist Church.

Livingston is among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges.

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