Associate Degree Nursing graduates

  • Thursday, 03 May 2018 00:00

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its Health Science Pinning and Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 3, 2018 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, the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and the Radiologic Technology Program.

The processional was performed by Beverly Terrell and Dr. Edward Rice II provided the invocation with opening remarks by MDCC President Dr. Larry Nabors. 

In total, seventy-two students graduated in one of four health science programs. Each program, including Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology 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-six 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-RN®) for licensure as registered nurses.

Bolivar County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Bolivar

(l. to r.): Kelsee Redden, Lakeisha Cotton, Darrin Brothers, Janne Foust, Amery Hocutt, Richelle Pugh, Chad Langkawel


Carroll County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Carroll

(l. to r.) Linda Bright, Hanna White


Coahoma County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Coahoma

Preslea Byrd


Dekalb County, GA

MDCC HS Grad ADN Dekalb

Chasity Poe


Humphreys County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Humphreys

(l. to r.) Tawanna Wright, Bailee Bellipanni


Leflore County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Leflore

(l. to r.) Melissa Brooks, Winter Anthony, Justin-Charles Carpenter, Hailey Schrader, Karlye Adams, Chelsea Coleman, Alexandria Funderburk, Cyneiceya Wallace


Madison County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Madison

Amanda Hodge


Sunflower County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Sunflower

(l. to r.) Caitlyn Harris, Beverly DeBower, Amanda Hodge, Haley Lester, April Montesi, Brittany Pearson, Haley Rowland, Madison Williamson, Jaslyn Woods


Tallahatchie County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Tallahatchie

Frederickia Walker


Washington County

MDCC HS Grad ADN Washington

(l. to r.) Mary Baldwin, Katheryn McWilliams, Jaleesa Butler, Daphne Johnson, Dana Brown, Amber Jackson, Jacqueline Johnson, Brandy McNemar, Maredith Weed, Markedia Perkins, Chasity Poe, Joseph Solomon, Tyler Weeks, Alesheia Wells


MDCC announces commencement ceremonies

  • Monday, 30 April 2018 16:29

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) is set to hold its 2018 Academic, Career and Technical Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 4, 2018 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. at 10 a.m.

MDCC’s Health Science Graduation Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 3, 2018 which includes graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and the Radiologic Technology Program. It will also take place in J.T. Hall Coliseum at 10 a.m. All graduation ceremonies will be available to watch live on the MDCC YouTube channel

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 and online.

Students can register now for Maymester and summer courses!  Visit the MDCC registration page for a full course listing. New students can apply for admission and view registration session information for all MDCC locations at

Students awarded for service and leadership

  • Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

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. 

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Sunflower County students receiving honors are (front, l. to r.) Kimberly Davis, Amber Smith, Heather Lee, Madison Williamson, Baylee Billhofer, Aleena Woods; (row 2, l. to r.) La’Darion Howard, Shaquanna Nolden, Lakizzie Sherman, Sydney Watridge, Anna Carol Corder; (row 3, l. to r.) Rebecca George, Lauren DeBower, Melandy Guillen.

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Bolivar County students receiving honors are Savannah Green, Peyton Chambers and Rachelle Pugh.

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Tori Adams, from Goldona, La., received an award during the annual luncheon.

Leflore web
The Leflore County student receiving honors is Melrose Brewer.

Washington web
Washington County students receiving honors are Joseph Solomon, Lakia Morman, Ashley Rollins, Airenisha Dukes, Katrina Myles; (Row 2, l. to r.) Carigan Sorrels, Jordan McLendon and Mary Katherine Smith.

Students recognized at Honors Day

  • Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00
Mississippi Delta Community College held its Honors Day program on April 25 recognizing students for their academic accomplishments. Students are listed below by county:

Matthew McCurley from Rankin County received the Calculus and Physics Achievement Awards.

Jeffery Cockrell from Quitman County received the Welding Departmental Award.

Students from Leflore and Carroll County receiving awards are (row 1, l to r) Katessa Gary (PTK Recording Secretary), Antavious Brown (Brick Block & Stone Masonry Departmental), Britnei Brown (Adult Health Achievement), Mary-Holly Fleming (Radiology Prep Bowl), Hailey Schrader (Nursing IV Achievement), Kiasia Hunt (IV Therapy Achievement); (row 2, l to r) Paul Parker Jennings (Fundamentals of Electricity Achievement), Bethany Bankston (Colgate Student Total Achievement), Raul Ledesma (Drafting & Design Departmental), Marissa Mingo (General Biology Achievement & NASA Transfer Scholarship), Logan Tucker (Math/Science Departmental Award).

Lauderdale County’s Dawson Ivey received the Physical Science Achievement Award and the Male Scholar Athlete Award.

HumphreysChristian Marquez (Art History Achievement) and Ana Grimaldo (General Chemistry Achievement Award) were the students from Humphreys County.

Madisyn Collier and NeTanya Wilkerson from Harrison County both received the Female Scholar Athlete Award.

Lauren Smitherman from Grenada County received the Astronomy Achievement Award.

Kristin Britt from Coahoma County received the MLT Highest GPA Achievement Award.

Among those students recognized from Bolivar County are (row 1, l to r) Craig Sparks (Nursing II Achievement), Jaya Lamb (Principles of Biology Achievement), Lauren Burton (Psychology Achievement), Karen Barr (Anatomy & Physiology Achievement), Miracle Hurns (English Departmental), Anthony Gibson (Compositions Achievement); (row 2, l to r) Craig Murphy (Nursing I Achievement), Bryn Bright (Electronics Departmental), Ja’Kevius Dye (Electric Power Achievement), Wesley Brian Brackin (Industrial Maintenance Departmental), Peyton Chambers (Hall of Fame award), Nick Cocilova (Automotive Technology Departmental).

Sunflower County students receiving awards were Cherae Williams (PN Departmental), Heather Lee (PTK Vice-President), Kiara Jones (Statistics Achievement, Humanities Departmental Award, World Civilization Achievement), Carl Moore (Masonry Construction), Angelica James (Accounting I and II), Melandy Guillen (Communications Award), Dory Goss (Radiology Prep Bowl), Carlie Johnson (Radiology Prep Bowl/MSRT Scholarship), David Montgomery (Music Theory).

Tori Adams

Tori Adams from Goldonna, Louisianna received the Hall of Fame award and the Dental Hygiene Departmental Award.


Washington County (row 1, l to r) Kaitlyn Morris (Macroeconomics/Microeconomics Achievement), Maryclare Barnes (PTK All-MS Scholarship), Destiny Spiller (General Zoology Achievement), Brittany Riley (World Civilization Achievement), Jacqueline Johnson (LPN Accelerated), Antonio Evans (Industrial Maintenance Achievement), Michael Love (HVAC Achievement); (row 2, l to r), Renae Love (Fundamental Achievement), Sydney Street (Radiology Prep Bowl), Kyla Rice (PTK All-MS Scholarship), Kelsie Downs (Accounting Achievement), Cathryn Kilgore (Radiology Prep Bowl), Brittany Lesure (MLT Department), Carigan Sorrels (Business Statistics and Composition Award), Ro’Yesia Gray (Computer Apps Award), Mary Katherine Smith (Literature Award Achievement); (Row 3, l to r) William Peyton Thornton (Principles of Biology Achievement), LaDarion Howard (Hall of Fame), Collin Salley (Intro to National Electrical Code), William McCorkle (First Aid & CPR Achievement), Jaylan Woods (Health, Physical and Recreational Departmental), Ethan L. Cole (Field Crops Achievement), Dalton Elkins (Microbiology Achievement), Zachery Sides (Motor Control Systems Achievement).


Yazoo Countian Lakken McConnell received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scholar Award.


Shelby Aderholt, from Lake Village, Arkansas, received the Sociology Achievement Award.

Campus abuzz during Career Fair

  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:51

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta’s campus was buzzing April 16 with hundreds of students who attended its Career Fair.

The Career Fair was held in the Stanny Sanders Library on the Moorhead campus and displayed booths and information from 15 outside exhibitors ranging from industry to healthcare to the service sector and area universities. MDCC had over 20 Career-Technical exhibitors on hand along with 10 Health Science programs.

“The goals of the Career Fair were to encourage students’ career identity development by connecting their academic courses to workplace skills,” said MDCC Counselor Kate Failing. 

“This was also a great chance for students to interact with future employers.” 

In the past, MDCC has held several career fairs and opportunities for outside industries to display their employment opportunities to recruit students, but Failing said Dr. Edward Rice III, vice president of student services, decided it was time to bring that back and spearheaded the event. 

Students who participated were entered to win door prizes throughout the day. Sophia Roark was the Grand Prize Drawing with a “Dress for Success” clothing consultation and interview outfit from Abraham’s in Indianola.

Rives announces baseball tryouts

  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:43

MOORHEAD - The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans are hosting baseball tryouts for 2018 high school graduates on Wednesday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex on the Moorhead Campus. Those interested in trying out must bring a copy of a recent physical and a $25 workout fee.


  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex, Hwy 3 and Cherry Street, Moorhead, MS 38761
  • Check in at 2 p.m.
  • Tryout begins at 3 p.m.
  • Cost - $25 (Checks can be made to “MDCC Baseball” & can be brought the day of)
  • 2018 High School Graduates that have completed their HS seasons
  • Pro-Style Workout

For more information, contact MDCC head coach Dan Rives at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or assistant coach Jarrod Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting seven new members Saturday, April 21 with a banquet and induction ceremony beginning with a social at 4 p.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum.

This year’s inductees include; Pamela Crockett Andrews – basketball (1982-84), Dabney Wooten Hall – basketball and softball (1979-81), Joe Hall - football (1980-1981), David Kelly – basketball (1971-72), Matt Miller - baseball (1991-92), Larry Williams – football (1992-94). This year’s Jimmy Bellipanni Distinguished Trojan recipient will be long-time MDCC supporter James “Squeaky” Griffin.

The annual MDCC Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 20 at the Indianola Country Club. The format is a four-man scramble. Tee time is set for 12:15 with lunch being served from 11:15 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $100 per person. Players can register at the door. 

Tickets for the banquet and induction ceremony are $25 per person and may be purchased the day of the event at the J.T. Hall Coliseum.

There's still time to get your raffle tickets for an iPhone X! Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the ADN office or online.

The winner will be selected during the 10th Annual Nursing Excellence Scholarship Banquet this Thursday. The winner does not need to be present to receive the prize.

During the banquet, new Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society members will be inducted. There also will be an iPhone X raffle and a silent auction. The event is being catered by Larry's Catfish (all-you-can-eat!) and will be held in the J.T. Hall Coliseum.

Click here to buy tickets or donate to the scholarship fund online! 

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The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team has split three consecutive Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) doubleheaders after Wednesday’s double dip split with Meridian Community College in Moorhead.

The Trojans won game one, 12-11, in thrilling fashion, before falling 14-12 in the nightcap. MDCC trailed 11-8 heading into the ninth inning of game one, but a furious rally was capped off by a Will Godfrey (Columbus) walk-off double that plated two runs for the victory.

Mississippi Delta got 16 hits in the opener, led by Michael Allen (Canton), Godfrey, Dawson Ivey (Clarkdale), Tyler Jones (Columbus) and Dalton Lambre (Cleveland), who all had multiple hits apiece. Parker Caston (Cleveland) was fantastic in relief, allowing only three hits and one run over four innings, as well as picking up five strikeouts and walking only one to pick up the win in relief.

Despite an 8-run deficit in the fourth inning of game two, MDCC fought all the way back to tie the game at 12, before allowing two runs to cross late in the contest and allow MCC to come away with the 14-12 win. Jones and Matt McCurley (Brandon) each came through with two hits in the nightcap.

MDCC played East Central Community College on Saturday, March 31, and much like Wednesday’s games, won the first game and lost the second one. The Trojans claimed a 6-5 victory in game one on the strength of the pitching from Logan Clark (Cleveland), who went six innings and allowed only three runs to score to improve to 3-0 on the season. Carson Forrester (Columbus) earned his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning. Lambre led the way offensively with two hits.

Mississippi Delta traveled to Scooba to face East Mississippi Community College on Tuesday, March 27, and after winning 13-6 in game one, fell to the home standing Lions, 11-10, in the second contest.

Trey Jones (Olive Branch) earned the win on the hill in game one after finishing with nine strikeouts. Forrester recorded the last nine outs to earn the old-fashioned save.

Ivey and Lambre each had two hits to pace the offensive attack.

The Lions of East Miss mounted a furious rally in the second game to earn the split, but not before the Trojans made it a dogfight and took a two-run lead into the eighth inning. MDCC had 14 hits in the affair, as Allen, Godfrey, Lambre and Markarius Lee (Nesbit) each had two hits.

MDCC was scheduled to host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Moorhead, but due to the impending heavy rain forecasted for the Delta region on Friday and Saturday, the games were moved to Sunday at 1 p.m. in Moorhead. 

Please stay tuned to the Trojans official baseball Twitter feed, @trojanbb, for schedule updates.

The Ag Club's Annual Vegetable Plant Sale starts Monday! Get your garden ready and support our agriculture programs at the same time!

Plant Sale

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