Cafeteria Summer Hours

  • Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:16

The summer hours for the Herman A. Thigpen Cafeteria (Moorhead Campus):

(for dates 6/1/15 - 7/30/15)
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:00am
Lunch: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

2015-16 Delta Dancers Announced

  • Tuesday, 26 May 2015 08:52

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Over 45 recruits came to Mississippi Delta Community College’s Moorhead Campus on April 22 to audition for a spot on the 2015-16 MDCC Delta Dancers. The Delta Dancers represent MDCC throughout the year at campus, athletic, and community events. Dancers receive a full scholarship to MDCC covering tuition, room, and meals. The following young women from across the Delta were chosen as new Delta Dancers for 2015-16:

(L to R) Jaterria Bolden, Greenville High School; Jaymesha McKnight, Greenville High School; Abrian Smith, Greenville High School; Lemetria Williams, Gentry High School; Hillary Griffin, Cleveland High School; Taylor Couey, Cleveland High School; Madison Hays, Cleveland High School; Melissa Onate, Cleveland High School; Heather McCool, North Sunflower Academy; Laurent Fisher, Gentry High School; Kiara Brown, Greenville High School; Casey Lee, Greenville High School; Amber McCollum, Cleveland High School; Shaikeyna Mitchell, Leland High School.
Not pictured: Kiviyon Jones, Greenville High School; Catherine Nash, Deer Creek High School; Audrey Gonzales, Dance Team Manager, Deer Creek High School.

 

Radiologic Technology Graduates

  • Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:10

Mississippi Delta Community College held its Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus. Ten individuals completed the Radiologic Technology Program. The Radiologic Technology Program provides a general education and clinical training program that prepares students for a career in radiography. The technical program combines theory through traditional classroom instruction and laboratory experience on campus, and clinical experiences in affiliating hospitals to provide opportunities for students to develop skills needed to enter the Radiology profession. The Radiologic Technology Program commences in August of each year and runs for 22 consecutive months with a projected graduation date in May. The graduates are below grouped by county.

Bolivar County

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Amber Sykes of Cleveland

 

Coahoma County

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Mistie Brewer of Clarksdale

 

Leflore & Carroll County

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(l. to r.) Hunter Smith of Greenwood and Georgia Smith of Greenwood

 

Sunflower County

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(l. to r.) Cody Reynolds of Indianola and Charlie Tackett of Ruleville

 

Washington County

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(l. to r.) Emily Smith of Leland, Robyn Smyly of Hollandale, Meagan Signa of Greenville, Brian Ware of Greenville (not pictured)

 

Dental Hygiene Technology Graduates

  • Thursday, 07 May 2015 16:40

Mississippi Delta Community College held its Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus. Six individuals completed the Dental Hygiene Technology Program. Students in MDCC’s dental hygiene program prepare for careers as preventive dental professionals who have a choice of working in a variety of settings. Graduates obtain jobs in school systems, nursing homes, and dental supply firms, as well as private dental offices. Fully accredited by the American Dental Association‘s Commission on Dental Accreditation, this 83 credit hour program has twelve prerequisite courses, and requires four semesters of full-time study. The graduates are below grouped by county.

Leflore & Carroll County

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(front, l. to r.) Codi Bergeron of Greenwood and Hillary Harper Coleman of Greenwood

 

Montgomery County

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Rani Carter of Winona

 

Panola County

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CiCi Carver of Batesville

 

Rankin County

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Donna Rankin of Flowood

 

Sunflower County

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Harpreet Kaur of Drew

 

Associate Degree Nursing Graduates

  • Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:49

Mississippi Delta Community College held its Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus. Forty-four individuals completed the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares the individual to practice as a Registered Nurse, according to the State of Mississippi Law. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses.  The graduates are below grouped by county.

Bolivar County

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(l. to r.) Tyler Weaver of Cleveland, Christina M. Hall of Cleveland, Kalyn McClain of Cleveland, Tina Thornton of Cleveland, and Melissa Prewitt of Boyle

 

Coahoma County

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Delores Harris of Clarksdale

 

Grenada County

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Jacob Dill of Holcomb

 

Humphreys County

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(front, l. to r.) Anecia DeVillier of Louise, Chasity Manna of Isola, Elisha Holloway of Belzoni, Holly Farmer of Isola, and Rachel Baldwin of Isola; (back, l. to r.) Brian Hill of Isola and Laurence Swindell of Belzoni

 

Leflore & Carroll County

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(front, l. to r.) Marshalvia Bryant of Greenwood, Nickie Phillips of Coila, Hilliary Nathan of Greenwood, Katherine Brower of Greenwood, Rachael Ellis of Carrollton, Sharielle Austin of Itta Bena and Michael Melcher Jr. of Greenwood; (back, l. to r.) Danny Fairley of Sunflower, Krystal Prez of Greenwood, Samantha Prescott of Greenwood, Ashley Harris of Greenwood, Mary Elizabeth Smith of Greenwood, Brittany Martin of Greenwood, Jason Nash of Greenwood and Ashley Martin of Greenwood

 

Sharkey County

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Chasidy Scott of Rolling Fork

 

Sunflower County

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(front, l. to r.) Toinika Simmons of Indianola, Kristen Cassidy of Indianola, Sydney Elias of Sunflower;
(back, l. to r.) Danny Fairley of Sunflower and Blake Rowland of Indianola

 

Tallahatchie County

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(l. to r.) Charlie Logan of Sumner and Laura Mabus of Charleston

 

Washington County

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(front, l. to r.) Julie Glenn of Greenville and Heather Mathews of Greenville; (back, l. to r.): Catie Turner of Leland, Kendra Capers of Leland, Philip Neal of Leland, Miranda Hill of Greenville, Rasheda Mack of Greenville, and Ashley Southall of Greenville

 

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Mississippi Delta Community College held its Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus. The ceremony included graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, and the Radiologic Technology Program.

Bro. Brian Burge provided the invocation with opening remarks by Dr. Charles Barnett. Dr. Wade Dowell presented the commencement address. A 1982 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Dr. Dowell has served as a family physician in Indianola, Miss. since 1985. He served two terms as president of the Delta Medical Society, one term as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, and has served as a team physician for Mississippi Delta Community College, Indianola Academy, and the University of Mississippi. He is married to Angela (Roberts) of Moorhead, Miss. and the couple has four children.

In total, sixty students graduated in one of three health science programs. Each program, including Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Radiologic Technology, prepares students for an exciting healthcare career. Graduates of these programs are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree from Mississippi Delta Community College.

Forty-four individuals completed the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares the individual to practice as a Registered Nurse, according to the State of Mississippi Law. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses.

Six individuals completed the Dental Hygiene Technology Program. Students in MDCC’s dental hygiene program prepare for careers as preventive dental professionals who have a choice of working in a variety of settings. Graduates obtain jobs in school systems, nursing homes, and dental supply firms, as well as private dental offices. Fully accredited by the American Dental Association‘s Commission on Dental Accreditation, this 83 credit hour program has twelve prerequisite courses, and requires four semesters of full-time study.

Ten individuals completed the Radiologic Technology Program. The Radiologic Technology Program provides a general education and clinical training program that prepares students for a career in radiography. The technical program combines theory through traditional classroom instruction and laboratory experience on campus, and clinical experiences in affiliating hospitals to provide opportunities for students to develop skills needed to enter the Radiology profession. The Radiologic Technology Program commences in August of each year and runs for 22 consecutive months with a projected graduation date in May.

For more information about MDCC’s Health Science Programs, visit the website at www.msdelta.edu. Students interested in enrolling in a health care program should register for orientation by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu . Orientation will be held in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus of Mississippi Delta Community College.

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Laboratories date back to the early 1900's, providing vital information to aid in the detecting, diagnosing, and prevention of disease. Laboratory tests impact over 70% of all medical decisions. There are approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals that perform and interpret more than 10 billion tests annually. Labradorians are key members of the health care team. As the demand for Medical Laboratory Technicians grows, the MLT program at MDCC continues to provide its students with quality education and training so they can enter into a field that is rich with opportunities.

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For more information about the Medical Laboratory Technology program, click here to visit their website.

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Guest lecturer Dr. Emanuele Berti interacts with MDCC students Blake Gibson and Michael Thompson as they watch an Euler's disc demonstration of the sound created by two black holes colliding. Dr. Berti, an astrophysicist at the University of Mississippi, spoke to MDCC students this week in two lectures.

 

Mississippi Delta Community College students gained in depth scientific insights this week from an expert in astrophysics.

berti2Emanuele Berti, Ph.D., associate professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Mississippi, was a guest lecturer on the Moorhead campus Monday. Berti made two presentations for MDCC students on some deep subjects: black holes and gravitational waves.

He's part of a global team of scientists that has uncovered a curious case of "cannibalism" among super-massive black holes in space.

The research findings by Berti and three co-authors appeared in the July issue of Physical Review Letters, one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed academic journals in the field. The paper detailed how the scientists explored the impact of the black hole spins on the dynamics of high-energy black hole collisions.

"When black holes collide, their encounter gives birth to large amounts of gravitational waves," Berti said. "These waves are traveling ripples in the fabric of space-time-the same fabric that black holes are made of." According to the team's results, when black holes collide close to the speed of light, the outcome of their encounter is surprising: regardless of their structure, the black holes swallow the waves they generated, eating about half of their gravitational -wave progeny.

"Therefore, two small black holes colliding at large energies may result in two slow-moving, fat black holes."

 

 

MDCC Honor Students Host Blood Drive

  • Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:44

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Student members of the Beta Rho Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Willis Jennings of Greenville, Valeria Headd of Greenville, Alyssa Yu of Greenville, Linda Jimson of Greenville, Andrea Adams of Greenville, and Christopher Jones of Leland recently hosted a blood drive on the college's Greenville campus.

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) recognized Mississippi Delta Community College as the state's Community College of the Year during an annual event recently held in Jackson. MDCC has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for the last decade by hosting at least three to four blood drives each semester. "We are proud that our campus communities takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood," says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. "A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends."

The honor students hosting the recent blood drive in Greenville are members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa have opportunities to receive some of more than $37 million in scholarships provided exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Members in the United States are also eligible to participate in the All-USA Academic Team program, co-sponsored by USA Today, and by extension their own statewide academic teams. Members also receive automatic nominations to the National Dean's List and job postings exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans.

To find a blood drive near you, visit www.msblood.com or call (888) 90-BLOOD.

 

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Jackie Bailey of Moorhead was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for March. Bailey serves as a technology specialist if the college's Office of Admissions.

"The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is working students," says Bailey. An MDCC employee for 20 years, her daily responsibilities include entering admissions data, evaluating students for graduation, and providing overall support to students. 

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee of the Month Award. The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college. This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient. For more information about the selection process, contact Felecia Nash at fnash@msdelta.edu.