MI-BEST student completes Health Care Assistant program

GREENVILLE – Angela Summage, a MI-BEST student in the Health Care Assistant program, was recognized by instructor Brittany Robertson at the HCA ceremony on May 3 at the Greenville Higher Education Center. Summage received a certificate in her field of study. 

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Angela Summage is pictured with Health Care Assistant Instructor Brittany Robertson.
04 Jun 2018

Trio of MDCC Baseball standouts earn All-State honors

MOORHEAD - The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball program had a trio of student-athletes named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State second team recently.

Parker Caston (Cleveland), Dawson Ivey (Clarkdale) and Parker Lane (Columbus) were the MDCC standouts chosen for the prestigious honor.

Caston, a sophomore right-handed pitcher who will continue his academic and athletic career at Delta State University, finished with a 3-1 record with a 4.11 ERA and a 28/17 strikeout/walk ratio in 32.1 innings out of the bullpen. He also earned a save, and later received the program’s Best Pitcher Award.

Ivey, a sophomore infielder who will join Caston next season at DSU, hit .378 with 12 doubles, one triple, two home runs and a team-leading 44 RBI. He also had four stolen bases and a very impressive 31/20 base on balls/strikeout ratio. For his efforts, he was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2018.

Lane, a freshman infielder/designated hitter, had a stellar rookie campaign, hitting .370 with a team-leading 16 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 26 RBI, to go along with two stolen bases. He was chosen as the Best Offensive Player for the 2018 campaign.

Phlebotomy holds program's second pinning ceremony

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta Community College held its Phlebotomy Pinning Ceremony Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Greer-Stafford Allied Health Building on the Moorhead Campus. This was the second pinning for the one-semester program. Students participated in lectures and performed clinical rotations at Greenwood Leflore Hospital and Bolivar Medical Center.

Phlebotomy is the study or art of drawing blood for diagnosing and treating health problems or for blood donation. People who specialize in this study are called phlebotomy technicians. Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, clinical laboratories and diagnostic centers. Phlebotomy technicians play an important role in health care. 

The primary job of a phlebotomy technician is to take blood samples from patients. The blood samples might be taken either for diagnosing illness or for blood donation. Blood analysis is one of the most important diagnostic tools available to medical clinicians, so it is vitally important that a blood sample is obtained in a way that does not compromise it in any way.

If more than one test has been ordered, blood collection tubes must be drawn in a very specific order, and the phlebotomist is responsible for knowing that order. Additionally, venipuncture is an invasive procedure that can be frightening or even painful to the patient if performed incorrectly.

For information about MDCC's Phlebotomy Program, please click here to visit the program's website.

30 May 2018

MI-BEST students graduate during academic, career and technical ceremony

MOORHEAD – Three MI-BEST students participated in Mississippi Delta Community College’s (MDCC) graduation ceremony on May 4 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. Fatimah Sabir, of Greenville, Melrose Brewer, of Greenwood and Gloria Evans, of Ruleville, earned degrees in their respected career-technical fields of study. 

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(L to R) Fatimah Sabir and Melrose Brewer Gloria Evans

The trio enrolled at MDCC through the Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) program. The MI-BEST program offers individuals the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, formerly known as GED, while taking college courses and earning stackable credentials. 

After hearing an advertisement on a local radio broadcast, Sabir inquired about the MI-BEST program during the summer of 2017. She enrolled in the welding program. During the interview process, Rosalind Shaw, project coordinator and student navigator for MDCC’s MI-BEST program, asked Sabir about her motivations to participate in the program. “I would like to participate because I have potential. I want a better life for my children,” said Sabir. She has three daughters, ages 4, 5 and 8. 

Sabir earned a One-Year Career Certificate in Welding. Welding instructor Roger Wright applauded her as one of the top welders in his class. Sabir recently competed in the state Skills USA competition held in Jackson on April 11. At MDCC’s Service and Leadership Luncheon, Wright presented Sabir with the Metal Arc Achievement Award. 

Brewer and Evans completed the 15 college credit hours as required by the MI-BEST program at the end of the fall 2017 school semester. They continued their education in the Business Office Technology program, earning a One-Year Career Certificate. Brewer was also an honoree at MDCC’s Service and Leadership Luncheon. She was presented the Certificate of Merit for Service as MDCC’s Phi Beta Lambda Treasurer by instructor, Amanda Hardin.

20 May 2018

Mr. and Miss MDCC named

Mr and Miss MDCC 2018
MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce Mr. Michael Allen and Miss Sabrina White as its 2018 Mr. and Miss MDCC.

Allen, a Madison native, is the son of Terry and Donna Allen. He is a member of the Trojan baseball team and is a sophomore business major. Upon graduating this spring from MDCC, Allen hopes to continue academic and athletic career at Delta State University. 

White, a Jackson native, is the daughter of Christopher Hughes and Cynthia White. She is a freshman health and physical education major and a member of the women’s basketball team and Phi Theta Kappa. 

Mr. and Miss MDCC are nominated and voted on by the student body each spring. 

15 May 2018

MDCC selects college Hall of Fame inductees

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta’s Hall of Fame process is complete and seven deserving students were selected.

Pictured, are Michael Allan, of Madison, Victoria “Tori” Michelle Adams, of Goldonna, Louisiana, Peyton Chambers, of Cleveland and LaDarion Howard, of Greenville. 

To be considered for the award, you must be a sophomore, have a 3.5 cumulative GPA through the first term of your sophomore year, have been enrolled at MDCC for three consecutive full semesters, rendered service and contributions to the school, possess leadership and loyalty qualities and presently be enrolled at the college. Instructors and club advisors nominate students who meet these qualifications.

15 May 2018
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