Tabb named Trojan Spirit Award winner

  • Monday, 16 October 2017 08:24

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Each year the Mississippi Delta Community College Alumni Association recognizes a faculty or staff member at Homecoming for his or her distinguished service to the college. The 2017 recipient of the Mississippi Community College Trojan Spirit Award is Vicki Tabb.

Vicki graduated from MDCC with an Associate of Arts degree. While at MDCC she was a member of the Spectator Society and Phi Theta Kappa. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University.

Tabb is a third generation Trojan instructor: her grandmother, Nell Stonestreet, was an English instructor, and her grandfather, J.D. Stonestreet, taught mathematics and coached football. Each year the J.D. Stonestreet Award is given to the most outstanding male athlete, and the J.D. Stonestreet dorm is named in his honor. Vicki’s mother, Millie Clark, was the first instructor in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and her father, Bob Clark, taught in the Automotive Machine Technology Program. Vicki has taught mathematics classes at MDCC for seventeen years.

On campus Vicki is known for her positive attitude, innovative teaching methods and dedication to academic excellence. Her commitment to her students extends beyond the classroom. She is often seen supporting her students at extra-curricular events and activities. Vicki is an advocate of the following quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” She serves as the Math Coordinator for the Math/Science Division and is a member of the Curriculum Committee, Alumni Association, and Faculty Association. In addition, she volunteers her artistic talent to decorate the bulletin boards in the Harper Science Building.

Vicki is a member of the Moorhead Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School. She and her husband, Robert are the parents of Amanda and Dalton. Amanda, a graduate of MDCC, attends Delta State University and Dalton currently attends MDCC.

 

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.