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MOORHEAD – During its annual Nursing Excellence Scholarship Banquet on April 14, the Mississippi Delta Community College Associate Degree Nursing Department raised over $5,000 in scholarship money.

Current students sold raffle tickets for a chance to win an Apple Watch to raise scholarship money to help future nursing students afford to attend the program. Around 150 people attended the banquet to honor the students’ achievements and listen to MDCC nursing program alumni Dr. Shelby Polk and Brian Hill speak to the students about the workforce, their futures and the knowledge gained while in the nursing program.

Four students were also inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. Those students were Courtney Aldridge, Vicki Mason, Christy Salley and Josefa Shields. To be inducted, students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and earn a grade of B or better in all nursing courses in the third semester of study during the second year of the core nursing curriculum and demonstrate conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflect integrity and professionalism. Those applying for honor society membership were also required to complete a capstone project.

 

Delta Dancer Spring Show is tonight

  • Wednesday, 20 April 2016 23:09

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Join us for the Delta Dancer Spring Show tonight at 6pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium! (There will not be a matinee performance.)

COST
FREE for MDCC students, faculty, and staff (with MDCC ID)
$7 for Adults
$3 for Children under 12

LETA spring class graduates

  • Saturday, 16 April 2016 06:05

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On March 25, the newest class of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) graduated on MDCC’s Moorhead campus. The class had participated in training since Jan. 17. MDCC LETA is a Class I State Academy accredited by the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer’s Standards and Training to offer all levels of training to law enforcement offices from across the state of Mississippi. The academy provides beginner training in Basic Law Enforcement curriculum, advanced training, refresher courses and in-service training. You must be 21 years old before certification or someone can be Law Enforcement Emancipated in order to attend.  Visit leta.msdelta.edu or call 662-246-6436 for more information.

"Mixto" art exhibit

  • Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:52

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Retired Delta State University art gallery director Pat Brown was on the Moorhead campus on March 30 displaying an art exhibit called “Mixto.” It was comprised of mixed art forms (hence the name) ranging from photography to basketry forms. She draws inspiration from vessels and container forms, patterns and everyday things she likes.  “We’re delighted that Pat brought her pieces for us to view. Our instructors have used today as a learning tool for students,” said Nancy Stone-Streett, MDCC’s Jean Abrams Art Gallery director.

carterMOORHEAD – Shelia Carter was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for March. Carter serves as MDCC's Health Science Navigator.

An MDCC employee for nine years, her daily responsibilities include coordinating with students, instructors and community stakeholders to alleviate barriers to students’ success. She considers her greatest achievement to be helping establish and define the role of her position.

“This allowed me the opportunity to positively impact health science students in such a fashion that the administration recognized the need to duplicate the position across academic and career technical disciplines,” she says.

Carter and her husband Anwar have two daughters, Najawa and Anasia.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Member 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 Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MOORHEAD – On March 12, veteran English instructor Renee Moore spoke before peers during a session at the Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Her talk was titled “Cultural Competence: A Journey to Excellence.” The sessions featured work of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Moore was selected by the White House to participate in the conference.

“We are so proud of Renee for being selected to participate in the conference,” says Mary Ruth Brindley, MDCC’s English division chair.

“Renee is an excellent teacher, and I think she is the only instructor from MDCC selected to speak at this conference.”

The conference is sponsored by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and is open to all educators, policymakers, elected officials, college deans, researchers and other who work to improve teaching and learning.

Many issues were discussed including teacher leadership, computer coding, Common Core, global education, special education and much more.

SkillsUSA medals at State Competition

  • Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:12

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Several MDCC students competed at the Skills USA State Competition in Jackson on March 1-2. From left, Cordarious Walker, 2nd Place Electronics Technology, Jibril Jackson, 3rd Place Industrial Motor Control, Keith Clay and Matthew Adams (not pictured), 1st Place Masonry, Donald Jackson, 3rd Place Sheet Metal and Ricky Cooper, Stephen Elmore and Quanderius Williams all won 1st Place in Teamworks.  All of the 1st Place winners are invited to compete in the National Skills USA competition in Louisville, Ky in June.

Trojan Football visits Rosser Elementary

  • Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:08

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Head Coach Jeff Tatum (back, left) and Assistant Coach Juran Bolden (back, center) along with some of the Trojan football team played a flag football game with the third, fourth and fifth grade boys at James C. Rosser Elementary School in Moorhead Tuesday afternoon. After the game, the players and coaches reminded the youngsters to obey their teachers and parents and have fun in everything they do.

 

The Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame is inducting five new members Saturday, April 9 during its annual banquet and induction ceremony in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. The event starts at 5 p.m.

This year’s athletes include; Douglas Schultz (1976-78) basketball, Candy Green Vickers (1986-88) basketball and softball, Anthony Felston (1993-95) baseball and Juran Bolden (1993-95) football. The Jimmy Bellipanni Distinguished Trojan recipient is the former MDCC Sports Information Director Joe Wilson.

Tickets for the event are $20 per person ($5 for children 12 and under) and may be ordered by mail from the MDCC Athletic Department, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (662) 246-6478. The deadline to order is April 4. Make checks payable to the MDCC Sports Hall of Fame.

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