MDCC announces HEADWAE winners

  • Monday, 27 November 2017 08:03


MOORHEAD –Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Philip Lawes and student Heather Lee were recently recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year and Student of the Year for 2017.

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.

Lawes has taught mathematics at MDCC for 13 years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics from Delta State University. Lawes is also serves as a math tutor in the Center for Learning and is the coordinator for the development math program.

A Cleveland native, Lee is a sophomore at MDCC and is involved with Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Student Affairs Committee and on the yearbook staff. She is the daughter of Don and Marsha Lee.

After graduating from MDCC, Lee plans to double major in Anthropology and Classics at Mississippi State University.

Lawes and Lee are 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.