MOORHEAD, MS – The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) released its 2015-16 Academic All-State Teams, and Mississippi Delta Community College took the top spot in two sports.

The Trojan baseball team earned Academic All-State status sporting a 3.40 grade point average (GPA), meaning they had the highest out of all the baseball programs in the conference. Women’s basketball also captured the Academic All-State award with a 3.23 GPA.

“I’m always proud of how our athletes perform in their respected sports, but I’m prouder of their performance in the classroom because it is most important,” says Athletic Director Domino Bellipanni.

The MACJC has also released its individual academic awards with MDCC having six honorees. Students receiving Exemplary Academic Achievement awards are Clay LaBeff (Baseball), Lee Quates (Baseball), Kenya Arnold (Women’s Basketball) and Taylor Latham (Softball). The two student-athletes earning Superior Academic Achievement awards are Jerry Johnson Jr. (Football) and McKinnon Skeen (Women’s Basketball).

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release its national academic honors in the coming days.

2015-16 MACJC Academic All-State Teams

Men’s Overall Academic All-State Team of the Year
Golf: Copiah-Lincoln Community College, 3.62 GPA

Women’s Overall Academic All-State Team of the Year
Tennis: Itawamba Community College, 3.80 GPA

Men’s Athletics
Baseball: Mississippi Delta Community College, 3.40 GPA
Basketball: Southwest Mississippi Community College, 3.48 GPA
Football: Itawamba Community College, 2.90 GPA
Soccer: Itawamba Community College, 3.25 GPA
Tennis: Meridian Community College, 3.44 GPA

Women’s Athletics
Basketball: Mississippi Delta Community College, 3.23 GPA
Soccer: Itawamba Community College, 3.76 GPA
Softball: Itawamba Community College, 3.60 GPA

tisdale

MOORHEAD – JoAnn Tisdale, a nine-year veteran with Mississippi Delta Community College, was recently named Northern Region Teacher of the Year for 2015-16 at the ABE State Summer Conference in Vicksburg.
Tisdale is the lead instructor and mentor for Adult Basic Education (ABE) at MDCC. She teaches in all areas of ABE and team-teaches classes such as business mechanics, business communications and business accounting. She also mentors instructors who teach adult education classes at other MDCC locations.

“I celebrate any success that a student achieves,” says Tisdale. “But when a student passes their last part of their High School Equivalency, I feel like I’ve won the lottery. I love being a part of the student’s journey from the very beginning to whatever pathway they choose.”

Tisdale was also elected as the 2015 Mississippi Association for Adult and Community Education (MAACE) President.

She and her husband Lynn have two sons, Logan and Josh, and live in Isola.

drnabors60th

Happy birthday to President Dr. Larry Nabors!  MDCC Board of Trustees members  and Mrs. Nabors celebrated Dr. Nabors' 60th birthday today with cake in the Private Dining Room.

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College awarded students for their academic accomplishments during its annual Honors Day ceremony on the Moorhead campus. Students received recognition before their peers for departmental and achievement awards and those on the President’s, Dean’s and Honor’s list were also noted.  Honorees are pictured below by department.

GHEC Phi Theta Kappa

GHEC Phi Theta Kappa

Juan Overton and Hannah Garrett, both of Greenville, received the achievement award for their involvement in the GHEC Phi Theta Kappa chapter.

 

Career and Technical

Career Tech

The students pictured received Career and Technical Achievement Awards. Front (l. to r.) Johnnie Allen (Business and Office Technology), of Greenwood, Keiarra Sardin (Welding Technology), of Anguilla, Matthew Adams (Brick, Block and Stone Masonry), of Yazoo City; back row, Derick Livingston (Automotive Technology), of Tutwiler, Adam Neal (Computer Networking Technology), of Belzoni, Ryce Theunissen (Field Crops Technology), of Hollandale, Issac McCaleb (Drafting and Design Technology), of Greenwood, and Christopher Jones (Heating and Air Conditioning Technology), of Hollandale.

 

English

English Achievement Honors Day

The following students received Achievement or Departmental Awards from the English Department. Front (l. to r.) Trent Tradesco (American Literature I), of Greenville, Brittney Williams (English Departmental), of Greenville, Landry Tonos (Comp. II), of Greenville, Tabatha Tatham (Creative Writing and World Lit. I), of Indianola, Kori Screws (Comp. II), of Vicksburg, Tashyra Morgan (Comp. I), of Ruleville, Daniel Dean, (Comp. I & II), of Cleveland; back row, John A. Dickerson (Comp. II), of Cleveland, LeDarius D. Shavers (Comp. II), of Rosedale, Ashley Thomas (Comp. I), of Greenwood, Jakeb Carpenter (Comp. II), of Cleveland, Vicki Mason (Comp. I), of Arcola, and Cole Hutchinson (American Lit. I), of Boyle.

 

Fine Arts Achievement Awards

Fine Arts Achievement

(l. to r.) Madison Williamson (Speech Award), of Drew, Tevin Williams (Music Theory), of Cleveland, and Hannah Leflore (Music Theory), of Greenwood, received Achievement Awards on behalf of the Fine Arts Department.

 

Fine Arts Departmental Award

Fine Arts Departmental

Amanda Tabb, of Indianola, received the Fine Arts Departmental Award.

 

HPER Achievement Awards

HPR Achievement

(l. to r.) Amy Walker (Personal & Community Health), of Greenville, and Samuel Brown (First Aid & CPR), of Shaw, received Achievement Awards for the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

 

HPER Departmental Award

HPR Departmental

Alexis Caldwell, of Greenville, received the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Departmental Award.

 

Business Achievement Awards

Business Achievement

(l. to r.) Charles Downs, of Indianola, Rebecca Morrill, of Cleveland, and Spencer Arbuckle, of Cleveland, received the Achievement Award for the Business Department.

 

Business Departmental Award

Business Departmental

Brandon Schroeder, of Greenwood, received the Departmental Award for the Business Department.

 

Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing

(l. to r.) Katlynne Adams, of Greenwood, received the Nursing I Award, Vincent Knight, of Greenville, received the Nursing II Award and Meghan Miles, of Greenwood received the Nursing III Award, while Ana Gaxiola, of Cleveland, received the Nursing Departmental Award.

 

Dental Hygiene Technology

Dental Hygiene

(l. to r.) Candice Williams, of Merigold, received the Community Award and the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award, Lorrin Marter, of Cleveland, received the MDHA Award, Kalesha Williams, of Pace, received the Dental Hygiene Departmental Award, Bliss Gurley, of Marks, received the Freshman Achievement Award, Eugenia Daniels, of Shelby, received the Sophomore Achievement Award, and Brittany Huskey, of Boyle, received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scholar Award and the Student of the Year.

 

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Lab Technology

(l. to r.) Corey Carlisle, of Carrollton, was recognized for having the highest GPA in the Medical Laboratory Technology Department, while Heather Outlaw, of Coila, received the Outstanding Clinical Student Award and O’Shea Sykes, of Sunflower, received the Medical Laboratory Technology Departmental Award.

 

Radiologic Technology

Radiologiv Technology

(l. to r.) Allen Roberts, of Belzoni, Hayden Roberson, of Scooba, Beverly MaGee, of Isola, Taylor Maxey, of Inverness, and Eva Irby, of Leland, all received an award for the Radiology Prep Bowl Winners while Kory Miller, of Vicksburg, received the Radiologic Technology Department Award and the MSRT Scholarship.

 

Practical Nursing

Pratical Nursing

(l. to r.) Jessica Nix, of Greenville, received the Foundations of Nursing Award, Justin Carpenter, of Greenwood, received the IV Therapy and Pharmacology Award, Kortney Whittaker received the Adult Health Nursing Concepts Award and Melina Triplet, of Moorhead, received the Practical Nursing Departmental Award.

 

Humanities Achievement Awards

Humanities Achievement

(l. to r.) Alesha Well, of Leland, received the World Civilization I and II Achievement Award, Catrina Hall, of Louise, received the Sociology Achievement Award, Taylor Latham, of Lena, also received the World Civilization I and II Achievement Award, and Naseem Alhaj, of Dearborn, Michigan, received the Psychology Achievement Award.

 

Humanities Departmental Award

Humanities Departmental

Quatez Harris, of Greenwood, received the Humanities Departmental Award.

 

Math and Science Achievement Awards

Math Science Achievement

(Front, l. to r.) Thomas Turner Fleming, of Doddsville, received the Physical Science Achievement Award, Amanda Simpson, of Inverness, and Molly Upchurch, of Merigold, received the Zoology Achievement Award; (Back, l. to r.) Michael Sewell, of Greenville, received the Physical Science Achievement Award, General Chemistry Achievement Award and the Calculus Achievement Award, Jerry Johnson, of Starkville, received the Mathematics Division Award, Amanda Tabb, of Indianola, received the Principles of Biology Achievement Award, and Austin Oberle, of Madison, received the General Biology Achievement Award.

 

Math and Science Departmental Awards

Math Science Deparmental

(l. to r.) Erin Jo Galey, of Coila, received the Science Departmental Award and Jerry Johnson of Starkville, won the Mathematics Departmental Award.

 

Athletics

Atheletic Academic

(l. to r.) McKinnon Skeen, of Cleveland, and Jerry Johnson, of Starkville, were selected as the female and male Scholar Athlete Award winners. Skeen had the highest GPA out of all female athletes and Johnson held the highest GPA out of the male athletes.

 

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College celebrated its students’ involvement and achievements in on-campus student organizations during its annual Service and Leadership Luncheon. Those recognized displayed outstanding dedication and leadership characteristics to their organizations. The honorees are below grouped by county.

Bolivar County

bolivar

(front, l. to r.) Emily Woodard, Jessica Pleasant, Jasmine Towers, Miracle Hurns, (back, l. to r.) Cole Hutchinson and Tevin Williams

 

Carroll County

carroll

Elizabeth Hey

 

Humphreys County

humphreys

Robin Gresham

 

Leake County

leake

Geovertate Green

 

Leflore County

leflore

(front, l. to r.) Andrea Moore, Katie Bergeron, Meghan Miles, Kiasia Hunt, (middle, l. to r.) Brandon Schroeder, Talmidge Meeks, Tracy Harris, (back, l.to r.) Nicholas Ross and Richard Long

 

Sharkey County

sharkey

Brianna Wyatt

 

Sunflower County

sunflower

(front, l. to r.) Payton Mitchner, Whitney Lee, Keyairra Frison, Francisca Zuniga, (back, l.to r.) Cortez Thigpen, Lee Strickland and Thomas Stokes III

 

Washington County

washington

(front, l. to r.) Kimberly Jennings, Jessica Etheridge, Johnnie Allen, Mikia Simpson, Leander Gates, (back, l. to r.) Keanja Barnes, Tyler Holman, Vicki Mason, Perez King, Jibril Jackson and Hannah Garrett

 

Webster County

webster

Lindsey Hubbard

 

MOORHEAD – Thirteen students received their General Educational Development (GED) diploma at a ceremony held Thursday, May 12 in the Yeates Fine Arts Auditorium on the Moorhead campus of Mississippi Delta Community College.

MDCC offers GED courses on its campuses in Moorhead, Indianola, Greenwood, and Greenville. Additional courses are also offered off-campus in Cleveland. Adult Basic Education / GED courses are offered free of charge.

For more information about the Adult Basic Education Program, contact Teresa Smith at 662-246-6572.

Spring academic honor lists released

  • Sunday, 15 May 2016 18:39

MOORHEAD – Final grades are in and Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce that 84 students made the President’s List, 179 students made the Dean’s List and 286 students made the Honor’s List, which equals 549 students being recognized for their work in the classroom.

These lists include students who have, as judged by their grade marks, done superior academic work during the spring term. Students with a 4.0 average are listed on the President’s List while students with an average ranging from 3.5-3.99 are listed on the Dean’s List and those with a 3.0-3.49 are on the Honor’s List.

President’s List: Matthew Adams, Naseem Alhaj, Johnnie Allen, Charles Anderson, Julie Boone, Uricka Brown, Terry Bush, Peter Carr, Raymond Collins, Dexter Davis, Robert Davis, Travis Deloach, John Dickerson, Wendell Dixon, Charles Downs, Anna Duke, Stephen Elmore, Christian Farmer, Michael Francis, Erin Galey, Anna Garrard, Jonathan Gee, Kadeem Gibson, Mary Gregg, Debra Hawkins, Steven Henson, Weber Herbison, Elizabeth hey, Lindsey Hubbard, Coleby Hutchinson, Jerry Johnson, LaTravis Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Christopher Jones, William Jones, Brianna Keeton, Taylor Lathem, Hannah Leflore, Emily Light, Derick Livingston, Beverly Magee, Isaac McCaleb, Kendarius McGee, Barbara McPherson, Kory Miller, Wilsonya Mitchell, Katy Montgomery, Rebecca Morrill, Jonathan Oswalt, Angela Pate, Taylor Peden, Nathan Pilutti, Samyia Purnell, Dwane Reed, Anna Robertson, Dillon Russell, Jana Santucci, Brandon Schroeder, Michael Sewell, Caleb Shaw, Christopher Showah, Hunter Shows, McKinnon Skeen, Justin Smallwood, Travis Stewart, Gary Strickland, Shelby Stringfellow, Megan Sullivan, Amanda Tabb, Tabitha Thatam, Hunter Theunissen, Rhonda Thomas-Young, Haley Thomas, Trent Tradesco, Jessica Truelove, Paul Turner, Cordarius Walker, Marissa Watson, Brianna Webb, Jimmy White, Aaliyah Wilson, Brandi Wright, Francisca Zuniga.

Dean’s List: Katlynne Adams, Haider Alboshaba, Hailey Arbuckle, Spencer Arbuckle, Kenya Arnold, Austin Ashley, DeManuel Bailey, Bria Barnette, McKimberly Beckworth, Shartyla Bee, Tammy Boston, James Bradford, Shakayjah Bradley, Deron Bryant-Dudley, Brooke Bullard, Steven Burchfield, William Burdine, Hayden Burford, Okieveya Burnett, Krystal Butler, Alexis Caldwell, Salena Caldwell, Mary Carr, Velensia Carradine, Destiny Chase, Karebya Christmas, Christian Collins, Cora Cooley, Ricky Cooper Robert Crocker, Jasmine Cummings, Amber Curtis, Dakarria Davis, Hannah Davis, Jasmine Davis, Daniel Dean, Taylor Diamond, Karlyn Dobbs, Takyla Dukes, Lindsey Dunaway, Brittany Dunning, Hunter Dye, Sherry Eddins, Maria Espejel, Katlyn Ferguson, Blenda Files, Bruce Filgo, Allison Fleming, Thomas Fleming, Porchia Ford, Lexus Foster, Nathan Frazer, Kelly Freeman, Delandria Fults, Andrew Garrett, Katessa Gary, Christopher George, Evan Golka, Audrey Gonzalez, Dory Goss, Jeremy Govan, Lauren Gray, Robin Grisham, Catrina Hall, Justin Hall, Ryan Harris, Jacob Hartman, Colby Hatcher, Mary Henderson, Tangular Hilton, Miracle Hurns, Brittany Huskey, Eva Irby, Demarious Jackson, Donald Jackson, Brenda Jefferson, Briana Jenkins, Shira Jenkins, Howard Johnson, Jerahvysha Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, Tommie Johnson, Ebony Jones, Kiviyon Jones, Marquette Jones, Teneisha Jones, Maria Kelly, Pharez King, Ashton Knight, Payton Lane, Jordan Lewis, Kolby Little, Trelerrershae Lloyd, Michael Lofton, Lorrin Marter, Vicki Mason, Susan Maxey, Yumeka McCray, De’Angelo McDaniel, Nicholas McLemore, Brittany McTeer, Felisha Middleton, Tyler Miligan, Jerry Mitchell, Payton Mitchner, Yasmine Moore, Tashyra Morgan, Amber Morris, Taylor Morris, Bianca Munoz, Jasmine Nash, Lorenzo Newman, Jessica Nix, Austin Oberle, Kurt Owen, Janie Perez, La’Charity Perry, Evelyn Phams, Steve Place, Paul Powell, Tammarra Powell, Jeffrey Price, Tanica Purnell, Lee Quates, Madison Raper, Amanda Redden, Ava Rhodes, Wendell Rieves, Ronald Roberts, Staige Roberts, Latanja Robie, Xiomara Rodriguez, Haley Rowland, Keiarra Sardin, Kori Screws, Payden Seefeld, Brandy Serio, Johnathan Shamblin, Keever Sheppard, Amanda Simpson, Carrolton Smith, Jacob Smith, Kyle Sorrels, Bradley Spealman, Kenishia Spivey, Meredith Stafford, Taraka Stewart, Dalton Sykes, Jaden Tabat, Jessica Tedford, Ashley Thomas, Amber Thompson, Landry Tonos, Melina Triplett, Edward Tuetken, Molly Upchurch, Lauren Wade, Ashley Walker, Reginald Walker, Marquatte Ware, Latedra Washington, Cordale Weathersby, Jessica Wells, David Westrope, Jonathan White, Sandra Wilkins, Brittney Williams, Everette Williams, Hayden Williams, Kalesha Williams, Otha Williams, Madison Williamson, Barbara Wilson, Mari Wilson, McKayla Wilson, Cadesiah Woods, Emily Woodward, Sara Wyatt.

Honor’s List: Courtney Aldridge, Nancy Amaro, Alyson Anderson, Willie Archer, Alexis Austin, Keenon Bady, Rashiklyanna Ball, Mikaela Balyeat, Maurice Banyon, Keanja Barnes, Pamela Batteast, Deondria Battle, Robert Bearden, Bethany Beck, Andreas Bedell, Katie Bergeron, Kadijah Betties, Nelson Billhofer, Roderick Birt, Victoria Blackbourn, Robert Blackwell, Eric Blasingame, Jeremy Blue, Markita Blue, Jaterria Bolden, Mary Bond, Donna Booker, Laura Bowen, Shelby Bracken, Phillip Bradberry, Carolyne Bradley, Mary Britt, David Brooks, Artempsett Brown, Ashley Brown, Halea Brown, Tia Brown, Kordarius Bryant, Mykia Buckner, Quadre’ Butler, Kalifa Cartwright, Porsche Chambers, Farah Chandler, John Chapman, Peyton Clanton, Michael Clark, Jennifer Clay, Shaniqua Cole, Karen Coleman, Kyle Colston, Hadiya Cooks, Aida Cordero, Lakeisha Cotton, Terrence Craft, Chiquita Cross, Eugenia Daniels, Andre Davis, Ayreon Davis, Paris Davis, Shyla Davis, Aubrey Dearman, Shelia Dickens, Juwan Dickey, Tyler Dowdy, Diedre Dubois, Treyven Edwards, Justin Eldridge, Hydeia Ellis, Diamond Elmore, Jamethia Elmore, Jessica Etheridge, Mason Ferguson, John Flint, Jarvis Ford, Keyonna Foreman, Camaro Freeman, Keyairra Frison, Lubretta Gary, Tyron Gibson, Jordan Gilbert, Jeremy Godsey, Lakendra Goodman, Neeley Gore, Darentez Green, Amber Grothman, Victoria Gurley, Jason Hall, Kadijah Hampton, Claire Harper, Cornesha Harris, Dylan Harris, Kadesia Harris, Khyla Harris, Ryan Harris, Sasha Harris, Sherry Harrison, Antaria Hawkins, Tammie Hawthorne, JaBril Haymon, Madison Hays, Valerie Headd, Demond Henley, Jakedra Henry, Bennie Higgins, Walter Hill, Kennetha Hinton, Kevin Hodge, Hannah-Linn Holcomb, Tiffiny Hollins, James Holmes, Hayley Howard, John Howell, Jillian Hubbard, Sondya Hudson, Nadia Hughes, Joe Hullaby, Kiasia Hunt, O’Nesha Hunt, Ann Jackson, Levon Jackson, Jalexis James, Robert James, Kimberly Jennings, Mark Jennings, Alexis Jernigan, Antasia Johnson, Chris Johnson, Dequita Johnson, Jamaya Johnson, Jimmieria Johnson, Karlisa Johnson, Raven Johnson, Millie Johnston,, Jennie Jones, Macye Jones, Michelle Jones, Shakerial Jones, Tareva Jones, D’Jarius Journey, Fiona Kanam, Robin Keita, Casey Kelly, Lauren Kelly, Scenephrene Kemp, Vincent Knight, Mary Langkawel, Skyler Lawson, Aaron Leininger, Casey Lewis, Taniyah Lewis, Kaylin Lloyd, Richard Long, Jamion Lowery, Christian Marquez, Christina Mason, Kaneitha Mason, David Maugh, JaNeisha Mayhall, Antonio Mays, Daytonnie McClain, Heather McCool, Shemeatrice McCoy, Lekia McRoy, Victoria Melton, Margaret Miles, Elora Miller, Kaytairia Miller, Scanita Miller, Kacie Mims, Letoria Minton, Andrea Moore, Erronecia Moore, Jamal Moore, Matthew Moore, Kristiana Morris, Markeita Morris, Andrew Moseley, Catherine Nash, Adam Neal, Lisa Neely, Andie O’Bryant, Melissa Onate, Charliesa Orange, Anna Ouzts, Juan Overton, Tyra Parks, Bhavik Patel, Rozell Pendleton, Alexis Peralez-Pulido, Alexis Peterson, S.B. Phillips, Joseph Pinkston, Justin Plummer, Chandler Powell, Angela Prudholm, Richelle Pugh, Russell Ramsey, Arshdeep Randhawa, Jolarious Ray, Kordarous Ray, Keredius Raymond, Caitlyn Riley, Charlie Roberson, Maleka Robinson, Takila Robinson, Azrel Rodgers, Riley Rogers, O.J. Roscoe, Nicholas Ross, Tyrek Rounds, Vonneisha Rush, Thaddeus Sanders, Tiara Sanders, Ali Santucci, Delisha Scott, LaCrystal Sexton, Demarius Shaw, Reneshia Shaw, Josefa Shields, Dalillah Short, Valerie Simpson, Amy Singleton, Sheniqua Singleton, Brionne Smart, Alexandrea Smith, Shatoby Smith, Gina Soliz, Cristi Sparks, Marcus Stansberry, Callie States, Carmichael Stevenson, Dustin Stewart, Felver Stokes, Chauncey Strong, Javian Tabor, Austin Taylor, Christopher Taylor, Mary Theunnissen, Henderson Thomas, Jamal Thomas, Najawa Thomas, Keria Thornton, Tabitha Tolbert, Jasmine Towers Deidre Triplett, JaDarious Turner, Nickulas Tyler, Sydney Vallery, Amy Walker, Emily Walker, Courtney Ware, Daren Washington, Sammie Watkins, Alesheia Wells, Alexandria Westbrook, Cherneria White, Joshua White, Kenja White, Peyton White, Malissa Whitehead, James Whitfield, Kortney Whittaker, Mary Wilcox, Casey Wilkerson, Patrick Wilkerson, Matthew Willard, Candice Williams, Javion Williams, Mahirshawntice Williams, Rolanda Williams, Takeisha Williams, Tevin Williams, Tre’Vonte Williams, Morgan Wilson, Quinton Wilson, Tamnique Wilson, Teanna Wilson, Jaquesha Winder, Christian Wolfe, Deandrea Woods, Kalani Wright, Lejearl Young, Nancy Yu, Marisela Zuniga.

MDCC announces 2016 football schedule

  • Thursday, 12 May 2016 13:02

MOORHEAD – Head Coach Jeff Tatum and the Mississippi Delta Community College football program will begin its 2016 nine-game regular season schedule with a road trip to Wesson as the Trojans battle the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.

Mississippi Delta will play host to Jones County Junior College on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. for the home opener.

The next three weeks of play for MDCC will alternate between away and home match ups starting with a road trip to Goodman (Holmes CC) on Sept. 15 then hosting Northwest CC on Sept. 22 and traveling to Scooba (East Mississippi CC) for the week five opponent.

Weeks six and seven will be back-to-back home contests for the gridiron Trojans. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will travel to Moorhead on Thursday, Oct. 6 for a 7 p.m. kickoff and Northeast Mississippi Community College will play at Jim Randall Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Mississippi Delta’s final regular season road game will be on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Fulton (Itawamba CC) at 3:30 p.m., which is also ICC’s homecoming game. The Trojans homecoming game and final home contest of the season is Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

The 2016 MACJC State Playoffs begin with the semifinal match up on November 5. Those games will be played on the campuses of the two colleges who win their division. The title game will be held on November 12.

The state champion earns the right to participate in the ninth annual Mississippi Bowl played in Biloxi.

dejean

MOORHEAD – Former Mississippi Delta Community College baseball standout Mike DeJean was one of 15 individuals inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame during its 10th annual induction banquet held April 26 at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College.

DeJean was Mississippi Delta’s dynamics shortstop under Coach Terry Thompson during the 1989 and ‘90 seasons and helped lead the program to an MACJC State Championship and a NJCAA Region XXIII Championship.

In 1991, he left MDCC and continued his college baseball career at Livingston State University (currently known as the University of West Alabama). In his senior year there, he helped the program reach the Division II College World Series. During the series, he faced two batters and retired both.

Although he played college baseball at the shortstop position, that year the standout was drafted in the 24th round by the New York Yankees and signed to a professional contract as a pitcher.

DeJean was traded to the Colorado Rockies in ’96 and made his professional debut on the mound on May 2, 1997 against the Philadelphia Phillies. During four seasons in Colorado, he went 5-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 55 appearances, mostly as a mid-reliever.

He went also played for the Milwaukee Brewers for two years and achieved success as a closer during the ‘01 and ’02 seasons. In 2002, he recorded 27 saves in 30 appearances.

DeJean then played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles then was traded to the New York Mets during the 2004 season. That season he made 16 appearances and recorded 24 strikeouts in 21 innings and tallied a 1.69 ERA.

In 2005, he went back to the Rockies and posted a 3.19 ERA in 38 relief showings. In October of the same year, Colorado resigned DeJean to a one-year contract, but he was injured before playing a game and spent that season rehabbing with the AAA Colorado Springs taking the mound 20 times.

DeJean is currently employed at Videolink Surveillance, LLC and conducts baseball and softball lessons. He also coaches a 13-year-old USSSA baseball team.

He joins the ranks of previously inducted MDCC student-athletes such as Terry Thompson (2015), John Benge (2014), Charles “Chuck” Thomas (2013), James “Wooky” Gray (2012), Benton White (2011), Sam Latham (2010), John Ray Ricks (2009), Jim Randall (2008), Carl Grubb (2008), Bob Clark (2007), Herbert Hargett (2007) and James E. “Jimmy” Bellipanni (2007).

The remaining 14 inductees included: James Washington Sr. (Coahoma CC); Troy C. Greer (Copiah-Lincoln CC); Marcus Thames (East Central CC); Minor Hines (Hinds CC); Mike Kinnison (Holmes CC); Billy Q. Caples (Itawamba CC); Deion Branch (Jones County JC); Sean Covich (Meridian CC); Dr. Thomas L “Tommy” Davis (East Mississippi CC); Connie Winstead-Mackay (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC); Phyllis Stafford Dilworth (Northeast Mississippi CC); Fred Thomas (Northwest Mississippi CC); Jeffery Posey (Pearl River CC); and Charleen Newcomb (Southwest Mississippi CC).

grad2016

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2016 Academic, Career and Technical Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 6, 2016 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. This year, 311 graduates marched in Friday’s ceremony. Graduates from academic, career, and technical programs were awarded an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and/or a certificate from a one-year program.

The MDCC Concert Ensemble provided music for the prelude and the processional. Dr. Peter Jackson (MDCC Board of Trustees) provided the invocation with Dr. Ed Rice II (Vice President of Student Services) welcoming and recognizing guests in attendance. Dr. Larry Nabors (MDCC President) also gave opening remarks with special music provided by James Shannon (Director of MDCC Ambassadors and Singers) and Hannah Leflore (Student Vocalist).

MDCC’s Health Science Graduation Ceremony was held Thursday, May 5, 2016 with an additional 59 graduates participating. Thursday’s ceremony included graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, and the Radiologic Technology Program.

Mississippi Delta is a comprehensive community college, which offers a wide variety of academic, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. The college also offers workforce training, adult education courses and continuing education courses.

Mississippi Delta Community College supports its students with a full range of student services including financial aid, counseling, and on-campus housing. MDCC instructors are well-trained professionals who are truly dedicated to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in their future careers. The college offers quality, collegiate level courses in small classes with individualized instruction.

In addition to the main campus in Moorhead, MDCC also offers classes at sites in Greenville and Greenwood as well as workforce training at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center in Indianola.

Incoming students are invited to attend 2016 Orientation and Registration this summer. Students interested in attending this fall should visit kickstart.msdelta.edu to register for summer orientation.

Page 3 of 23