Nursing Students Host Blood Drive

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 07:07

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MDCC student Sydney Woodard, a sophomore dental hygiene major from Inverness, Miss., donates blood with the help of Mississippi Blood Services phlebotomist Cynethia Coleman.

MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program recently hosted a blood drive on the college’s Moorhead, Miss., campus. 

MDCC’s nursing program sponsored the blood drive to assist in the statewide blood shortage. According to Mississippi Blood Services, there is currently a critical need for donations of O negative, O positive, B negative, B positive and AB negative blood.

In partnership with Mississippi Blood Services, several student groups sponsor blood drives on all MDCC campuses throughout the year. “We are proud that our campus community 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.”

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

Williams Winter Scholars Named

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:04

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Mississippi Delta Community College will have two representatives at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, as both an instructor and a student at the school were recently named William Winter Scholars.

Jorene Pettiet, an English instructor at MDCC’s Greenville Higher Education Center, is this year’s William Winter Faculty Scholar. Shelby Ballinger, a sophomore attending MDCC’s Greenville campus, is being recognized as a William Winter Student Scholar.

Pettiet and Ballinger were chosen by MDCC as the humanities division’s most outstanding student and faculty member.

Outstanding humanities division students, faculty members, and professionals from Mississippi’s universities, colleges, and community colleges are honored each year by being named William Winter Scholars at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. At the Feb. 26-28, 2015 event, "Bigger Than Life: Extraordinary Mississippians," Pettiet and Ballinger will be honored during the opening and closing sessions, in the printed materials, and in publicity.

William Winter Scholars also are photographed with former Mississippi Governor William F.Winter, after whom the scholarship is named. Winter has served as director of proceedings for the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration each year since the event began in 1990.

Humanities Award

  • Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:42

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Woodard Honored at Ceremony

Mississippi Delta Community College art instructor Jennifer Woodard of Rolling Fork, Miss., was recently recognized as MDCC’s 2014 Humanities Teacher of the Year.

During the Nov. 5 awards ceremony on the Moorhead, Miss., campus, Woodard presented, “An Introduction to Raku Pottery.” She will also be honored at the Mississippi Humanities Council Awards Banquet in Jackson in February of 2015.

A MDCC employee since 2001, Woodard earned her bachelor’s degree from Delta State University and her master’s degree from Mississippi College. She and her husband, Allen, have three children, Roselea, Jilly, and Walt.

October is Arts and Humanities Month, proclaimed annually by the President and Governor. To honor the event, the President or appropriate dean of each institution of higher learning in the state nominates a faculty member for the Humanities Teacher Award.

MDCC congratulations Jennifer Woodard on achieving this honor.

MDCC Recognizes Outstanding Student

  • Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:58

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Mississippi Delta Community College student Christin Manor was recognized recently as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) student of the year for 2014.

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.

A Hollandale native, Christin Manor is a sophomore at MDCC and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the Delta Delegation. She is the daughter of Robert and Gail Manor, both alumni of Mississippi Delta Community College. After graduating from MDCC, Manor plans to attend Delta State University and then medical school.

Manor is 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. To this end, one student and faculty honoree are annually selected from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the Appreciation Day activities.

 

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Hannah Leflore of Greenwood, Miss. was crowned the winner of the Miss Mississippi Delta Community College Scholarship Pageant Nov. 11, 2014 at MDCC’s Moorhead, Miss. campus.

Leflore was crowned by outgoing Miss MDCC Kaylan Frye of Leland, Miss. Leflore was presented roses by Dr. Larry Nabors, college president, and a title sash by Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services.

Contestant Shannon McKinney of Indianola, Miss. was named first alternate. Keyairra Frison, also of Indianola, was named second alternate. Eleven MDCC students competed in the categories of talent, evening wear, interview, and swimsuit.

The pageant is directed by Ms. Stacy Upton and is sponsored by the college, the MDCC Development Foundation, Inc., and the MDCC Alumni Association. The college provides a tuition scholarship for students returning to MDCC the next academic year. The Alumni and Foundation provide a stipend for wardrobe and fees associated with the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Miss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and state preliminary of Miss America. Mississippi Delta Community College holds a local pageant each year as a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Aycock to Head Computer Services Department

  • Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:46

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Mississippi Delta Community College President Dr. Larry Nabors is pleased to announce that Jim Aycock has been selected as the new director of the college’s computer services department. Aycock of Inverness, Miss., will assume his new duties in January of 2015 following the retirement of current director Jimmy Free.

“As a proud graduate of MDCC, I’m fortunate and thankful for this opportunity,” Aycock says. “I’ve worked the last seven years in MDCC’s computer services department, having been promoted to my previous position of network administrator in 2009. The knowledge I’ve gained during this time, as well as the college-wide relationships I’ve built, has prepared me for this leadership position. I am motivated and enthusiastic for the opportunity to implement new technology products that will enhance all aspects of the college. I recognize the importance of a campus-wide technology plan to enhance learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity.”

In addition to his experience at MDCC, Aycock previously worked in the field of computer services in the healthcare and food production industries. He is currently working towards his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi Valley State University.

Aycock is a board member and the social media chair of the MDCC Alumni Association, is a member of the MDCC Development Foundation Scholarship Committee, is a member of the Mississippi Community College Board’s Technical Operations Council, and is a member of the Mississippi Mobilization Task Force.

Grilling Competition Winners Announced

  • Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:39

The 8th Annual Homecoming Grilling Competition was held this morning,
and the winners have been announced!

Faculty/Staff - Ribs

1st place - Slow Cooker
Charlie Giompoletti, Darryl Hunter, Glenn Kirkham, Bill McClellan, and Shane Steelman
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2nd place - Smoked BBQ
Shomari Davis and Orlando Battle
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3rd place - Delta Smokers
Steele Robbins and Clarence Steelman
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Students - Ribs

1st place - Other Guys
(not present for picture)

2nd place - GFCI
Joshua Lipe, Justin Self, Brent Dillon, and Jonathan Holley
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3rd place - Hog Burners
(not present for picture)

 

Anything But Winner

Slow Cooker
Charlie Giompoletti , Darryl Hunter, Glenn Kirkham, Bill McClellan, and Shane Steelman
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2014 Homecoming Queen Crowned

  • Thursday, 16 October 2014 05:06

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Congratulations to our 2014 Homecoming Queen, Amber Jackson!  Amber is a sophomore at MDCC and is from Greenville.  She was crowned during Wednesday's Homecoming Assembly

Residual ACT Testing Rescheduled

  • Monday, 13 October 2014 11:21

Due to inclement weather, the Residual ACT testing that was scheduled for today has been moved to Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1pm.

For more information, contact Frances Williams in the Center of Learning at 662.246.6251.

MDCC Art Faculty Exhibit and Reception

  • Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:08

In conjunction with Homecoming Week, the MDCC Art Faculty is having an exhibition of ceramics, painting and photography by Jennifer Woodard, Josh Vincent, Nancy Stone-Streett and Wallace Mallette.

The opening reception is Monday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Jean Abrams Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will run through November 20.

Please make plans to come visit and see the exhibition!