Mr. and Miss MDCC selected by peers

  • Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:46

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Donnell De’Quan Harris, of Glen Allen, and Shakira Birge, of Cleveland, were voted as the 2015-16 Mr. and Miss. MDCC.

Harris is a graduate of Riverside High School and the son of Barbara Green and Curtis Harris Jr. He is also the student government vice president. Harris is a nursing major who plans to enlist in the United States Airforce and pursue a Ph.D. in nursing and general psychology.

Birge is a graduate of Unity Christian Academy in Leland and the daughter of Alisha and Jerrius Jackson. She is involved in the MDCC Ambassadors Show Choir. Birge plans to pursue a degree in nursing at MDCC.

CLARKSDALE – Monday’s matchups against Coahoma proved to be two physical and hard-fought games on the court for the Mississippi Delta basketball programs.

Coach Burnadette McDonald’s women’s team held the lead through the entire first period until Coahoma pushed ahead late in the second period to take a 32-23 lead at the break. Racquel Harper led the Lady Trojans in scoring at the half with seven.

Coahoma would continue to lead the contest the rest of the game. MDCC rallied for a comeback late in the fourth quarter but dropped the decision 64-63.

In the men’s nightcap, Coach Derrick Fears’ squad (10-7, 2-4) would battle Coahoma through regulation play and into its first overtime appearance to decide the game’s outcome. In the end, the Trojans fell 93-86, but not before displaying an energetic two halves of play.

The game was tied 18 times during regulation play including being tied at 35 at the half. The largest lead by either team in the second half was four points.

With .01 second remaining on the clock, sophomore Travon Harper drew a foul sending CCC to the free throw line, but they couldn’t convert, which sent the game into overtime.

MDCC took a brief two-point lead to start overtime play, but CCC quickly regained the lead and carried throughout the remainder of the ballgame.

For MDCC, sophomore Dantaveous Crawford had a double double and led the team in scoring with 24 points making 12 of 18 from the field and recording 12 rebounds.

Sophomore Travon Harper had 18 points making 5 of 11 from the field and 8 of 12 free throws. Harper also had eight rebounds on the night.

Both squads will resume play at J.T. Hall Coliseum on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. against Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Daniels hired as student success coach

  • Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00

danielsMississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce the hire of Anna Daniels as its Student Success Coach.

The Indianola, Miss. native will be working under a Student Success Initiative Grant in the Student Success Center, which will provide students additional support services with the goal of increasing both retention and graduation rates.

“It became apparent during the interview process that Ms. Daniels was uniquely qualified to develop this office and provide a valuable resource for our students,” says Brent Gregory Ph.D., MDCC associate vice president for enrollment management.

“We look forward to having her on our staff and developing new strategies to assist students at MDCC.”

Daniels is an Indianola Academy graduate and received a bachelor’s degree in human sciences from Mississippi State University in 2015.

January Staff Member of the Month

  • Monday, 11 January 2016 03:18

hitchcockShea Hitchcock of Indianola, Miss., was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for January. Hitchcock works in the MDCC bookstore.

An MDCC employee for 10 years, her daily responsibilities include ordering online books for students and assembling visual displays with merchandise.

“I get to use my artistic ability to set up displays and arrangements,” she said. “I am fortunate to have a boss who allows me some creative freedom to do this.”

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 Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Leflore named HEADWAE Student of the Year

  • Thursday, 07 January 2016 03:43
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Mississippi Delta Community College student Hannah Leflore was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) student of the year for 2015.

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 Greenwood native, Leflore is a sophomore at MDCC and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a member of the Ambassadors, co-editor of the yearbook and a member of the Baptist Student Union. She is the daughter of Stan and Jan Leflore.

After graduating from MDCC, Leflore plans to attend Delta State University and major in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Leflore 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.

GED registration opens Monday

  • Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:19

Mississippi Delta Community College offers innovative classes to help students pass their GED. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. The program is not only geared toward helping students pass their GED, but also guiding them toward a career pathway and helping them enter the workforce.

Registration begins on January 11th at the Allen-Foley Career, Technical, and Adult Education Complex. It will begin at 8:00 A.M. and end at 2:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided.

Students must be 18 years or older to register. A MS photo I.D. is required to complete the registration process. Students who are late will not be allowed to register. Please contact us if you have any additional questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 662-246-6572.

Spring registration

  • Tuesday, 05 January 2016 15:23

There is still time to register for spring classes at Mississippi Delta Community College. All campuses – Greenville, Greenwood, Drew and Moorhead - will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 to assist students with enrollment.

The 2016 spring session (full-term) runs Jan. 11 – May 5 and the e-Learning session (online) runs Jan. 19 – April 30. Special sessions will also be offered online and in the classroom. Click here for a full course listing.

To learn more about registering for courses, contact the Office of Counseling, Recruiting and Advising by calling 662-246-6361 or 662-246-MDCC.

Teresa Smith named Staff Member of the Month

  • Thursday, 10 December 2015 03:13

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Teresa F. Smith of Isola, Miss., was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for November. Smith serves as MDCC's adult basic education/GED coordinator.

An MDCC employee for 15 years, Smith said her favorite part of the job is seeing students earn their GED and enroll in college.

"I love, love, love seeing students return years later with a degree and a job," she said. “My job is so rewarding.”

Smith’s job duties include administering the GED test, entering student data and coordinating with instructors.

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 Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce that Reed Abraham, associate vice president for advancement and public relations, has been selected to lead the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) during the 2015-16 academic year.

A Cleveland, Miss., native, Abraham currently serves as chairman of CPRAM’s board of directors for the 2015-16 academic year.

CPRAM is a consortium of public relations professionals employed at Mississippi’s public and private colleges and universities.

Trojans lose division opener in hoops

  • Wednesday, 09 December 2015 09:23

On Monday, MDCC’s men’s and women’s basketball programs traveled to Booneville to battle against the Tigers of Northeast Mississippi CC at Bonner Arnold Coliseum in their opening north division games. Both teams journeyed home with their first division loses.

In the women’s game, NEMCC struck first by putting four unanswered points on the board before MDCC sophomore forward Kenya Arnold would get a shot to fall from underneath.

First period play consisted of back and forth scoring from both squads with NEMCC leading 22-16 at the end of it.

With four minutes left in the second period, the Lady Trojans took the lead, but wouldn’t be able to hold on to it going into halftime. The Lady Tigers lead 39-38 at the break.

At the half, sophomore guards Racquel Harper and McKinnon Skeen led the team with 11 and seven points respectfully. First half stats show MDCC making 50 percent from the field and NEMCC making 56.7 percent from the field.

In the third period, the Lady Trojans kept the score close and tied it at 43 with 5:25 left on the clock. MDCC would go on a six-point scoring run to take a 49-43 lead with 3:00 left in third period and carry the lead well into the final period of play.

The squads would share the lead in the final period of play, but NEMCC would take the win by a score of 69-61. The Lady Trojans fall to 1-8 overall and 0-1 in the north division.

Sophomore guard Racquel Harper led the team with 18 points making 6 of 13 from the field and 5 of 7 free throws. Harper also racked up four rebounds, three assists and three steals on the night. Freshman forward O’Nesha Hunt scored 10 points making 3 of 7 from the field and 4 of 6 free throws. Hunt accumulated three rebounds and two steals.

In the men’s matchup, the Trojans won the tip but couldn’t convert on their first possession. Sophomore forward Dantaveous Crawford answered NEMCC’s five-point scoring run with a two-handed slam for two early in the first half.

NEMCC led until 14:33 left in the first half when Crawford sank a three to put MDCC ahead 10-7. Sophomore forward Travon Harper’s two-handed slam would extend the lead to 12-7 after the Trojans rebounded a missed Tiger shot with 13:36 left in the half.

Crawford and Harper put on a nice dunking contest for the crowd in the first half with three between the two of them, but the Tigers would take a 39-35 lead to the locker room at the half.

Halftime leaders for MDCC were sophomores Jaylen Ford and Crawford with nine and seven points respectfully. Ford made 3 of 7 from the field all of which were three- pointers.

NEMCC came out lighting up the scoreboard with threes in the second half and the Trojans found themselves trailing 71-63 with 5:06 left to play.

With 2:00 minutes left in the game, MDCC faced its largest deficit of the game down 83-68. NEMCC would go on to win by a score of 87-68. The Trojans fall to 8-2 overall and 0-1 in division play.

Monday’s game was the final competition for the fall semester. Both teams will resume play on Jan. 4, 2016 playing host to Southwest Mississippi CC with doubleheader action starting at 6 p.m. at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

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