Second annual Fresh Check Day approaches

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta Community College will hold its second Fresh Check Day on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vandiver Student Union on its Moorhead campus.

Fresh Check Day, created by the Jordan Porco Foundation, aims to create an approachable atmosphere where college students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and connect with campus and community mental wellness resources.

The mental health and suicide prevention event includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, free food, entertainment, and exciting giveaways. Multiple campus departments and groups are involved.

“This day is so productive. At our first event, we had so many conversations with students about their personal experiences with suicide, and I felt as though we offered avenues of help. It was an incredible event! We made it easier to reach out for information,” says MDCC Greenwood counselor Katie Jones.

This second, expanded Fresh Check Day will feature food trucks, music, activities and prize drawings. MDCC thanks Mitchell Distributing especially for its continued civic engagement and support of this event.

10 Oct 2017

Trojans announce 2017 Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court 2017

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta is proud to announce its 2017 Homecoming Court. Four freshman and four sophomore maids were selected by their peers.

Pictured from left are Me’Shya Thurman, of Greenville, Againette Dean, Youngsville, La., Shamiah Cannon, of Leland, Breanna Ferguson, of Brandon, Jaden Nichols, of Greenville, Aspen Myers, of Belzoni, Amber Smith, of Greenville and Mary Katherine Smith, of Greenville.

The queen will be crowned Wednesday, Oct. 18 during the Homecoming Assembly at 10:30 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. It is open to the public, but if you can’t attend be sure to watch it live on our website at msdelta.edu.

10 Oct 2017

Lamplighter winners announced

MOORHEAD - Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were among the state's best community and junior college faculty members selected as Lamplighter award honorees. MDCC teachers Kenny Jobe, Linda Fratesi and Melissa Barrett are this year’s winners.

An MDCC employee for 15 years, honoree Kenny Jobe serves as the college’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning instructor. A resident of Sunflower, he received an applied science degree in sheet metal technology and an associates degree in business administration, both from MDCC. Jobe and his wife, Katrina, have two sons, Cole and Kyle.

Fourteen year Trojan veteran Linda Fratesi, of Greenville, teaches mathematics at the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC). Fratesi holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics from Delta State University. She has three children, Lane, Kelly and Jamee, and is a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Greenville. Previously, she was named the first T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher award winner at the GHEC.

Melissa Barrett is in her 11th year at the college as the sophomore Associate Degree Nursing instructor. Barrett received her Associate Degree of Nursing from MDCC, a bachelor’s from Mississippi University for Women and her master’s from the University of Mississippi. She lives in Cruger with her husband, Gene.  They have four children, Amanda, Parker, Andrew and Alexander and 10 grandchildren.

05 Oct 2017

PTK Zeta Zeta Chapter inducts officers

Zeta Zeta Officers
Congratulations to the recently inducted 2017-2018 Phi Theta Kappa, Zeta Zeta Chapter officers! They are (l to r) La'Darion Howard, president; Heather Lee, vice president; Peyton Chambers, treasurer; Kaitlyn Morris, recording secretary; and Katessa Gary, public relations secretary. 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. The Zeta Zeta Chapter is located on the MDCC Moorhead campus. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

25 Sep 2017

MDCC evacuated dorm due to report of smoke in building

Hargett-Lee Hall was briefly evacuated after smoke was detected in the women's residence hall Saturday evening. Smoke originated from a laundry room and was coming from an overloaded washer.

Housing personnel responded quickly to evacuate the dormitory and no one was injured. Students were temporarily relocated to the Vandiver Student Union while officials cleared lingering smoke from the building.

Mississippi Delta Community College's Campus Police Department and the Office of Student Services responded to the building and were assisted by the Moorhead Fire Department.

Students were allowed to return to their rooms that evening.

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19 Aug 2017

Clark named Dean of GHEC

Linda ClarkMOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College proudly announces Linda Clark as Dean of the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC).

Clark, a Greenville native, has worked at the GHEC for 16 years and previously served as assistant to the director. Under that capacity, she planned and scheduled events on the Greenville campus and helped with the financial aspect of the center.

For the first six years at the GHEC, she worked for Delta State University (DSU) until MDCC assumed responsibility of the site in 2007.

Clark earned her associate’s degree in 2007 from MDCC and her bachelor’s degree in 2012 from DSU. She received a Master’s of Science Degree in Project Management from Walden University and is currently working on her doctoral degree, specializing in leadership and organizational change.

“As I watched the foundation of the GHEC building being laid in 2000, I acquired a connection that I could not explain at the time,” says Clark.

“A higher educational degree became obtainable for me, and I have continued to work on my education. My goal has been to move up at MDCC and into this position. I look forward to working with our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the community.”

17 Aug 2017
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