Lamplighter winners announced

  • Thursday, 05 October 2017 12:42

MOORHEAD - Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were among the state's best community and junior college faculty members selected as Lamplighter award honorees. MDCC teachers Kenny Jobe, Linda Fratesi and Melissa Barrett are this year’s winners.

An MDCC employee for 15 years, honoree Kenny Jobe serves as the college’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning instructor. A resident of Sunflower, he received an applied science degree in sheet metal technology and an associates degree in business administration, both from MDCC. Jobe and his wife, Katrina, have two sons, Cole and Kyle.

Fourteen year Trojan veteran Linda Fratesi, of Greenville, teaches mathematics at the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC). Fratesi holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics from Delta State University. She has three children, Lane, Kelly and Jamee, and is a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Greenville. Previously, she was named the first T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher award winner at the GHEC.

Melissa Barrett is in her 11th year at the college as the sophomore Associate Degree Nursing instructor. Barrett received her Associate Degree of Nursing from MDCC, a bachelor’s from Mississippi University for Women and her master’s from the University of Mississippi. She lives in Cruger with her husband, Gene.  They have four children, Amanda, Parker, Andrew and Alexander and 10 grandchildren.