Grant Named Trojan Spirit Award Winner

  • Sunday, 27 September 2015 12:44

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David Grant has been named the 2015 Trojan Spirit Award recipient. The annual award, chosen by the Mississippi Delta Community College Alumni Association, recognizes a faculty or staff member for his or her distinguished service to the college.

Grant graduated from MDCC with an associate’s degree in industrial electricity. While at MDCC, he was an active member of Skills USA and was a gold and silver medalist at the state level competition. As a student, he received the Departmental Award for Industrial Electricity and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. He also graduated with honors from Mississippi Valley State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics technology.

As a loyal and strong supporter of Mississippi Delta Community College, Grant is a familiar figure at campus events and is active in all aspects of college life. He chairs Phi Theta Kappa, the National Technical Honors Society, and Trojan Tailgate, and is an active member of the Alumni Association board of directors. In addition, he was a driving force in the formation and success of the Trojan Grilling Competition. On campus, Grant is known as the “go-to guy,” as he is always available if something needs to be done or someone needs help. He is the first to arrive and the last to leave, and brings to any task tremendous energy and a great attitude.

An innovative instructor, Grant often combines instruction with community service. Using a hands-on approach, his students’ projects have benefitted many members of the surrounding communities. Under his tutelage, through the Baptist Town Project, they have set up Katrina cottages in Greenwood for low-income housing. They also rewired and renovated a future classroom, rewired a shed for Holcomb Baptist Church, added circuits and lighting to the Moorhead Train Depot, and provided lighting for the Indianola Green Space. His MDCC peers also selected him for the Lamplighter Award.

Grant, and his wife Monica, are the parents of James Thomas, John Arthur, and Ava Bowles.