Lady Trojans fall to Co-Lin in hoops action

Mississippi Delta’s Lady Trojans (0-6) started strong against the Lady Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College Monday night at J.T. Hall Coliseum outscoring them in the first quarter, but could not hold on in the end falling 68-48 on the hardwood.

MDCC forced Co-Lin’s hand in the first half causing them to turn the ball over 15 times, which combined with the Lady Trojan’s shooting only 25 percent (6-for-24) from the floor kept the game tight.

Co-Lin had a surge late in the second period to take a 31-27 lead into the locker room at the break. At the half, freshman guard Netanya Wilkerson led MDCC in scoring with nine points.

The ballgame was all Co-Lin in the second half as they outscored the Lady Trojans 37-21. On the night, MDCC shot 72 percent from the stripe (18-for-25) and 22 percent beyond the arc (2-for-9).

Monday’s game against Co-Lin was the Lady Trojans last home game before the Christmas break. The team will travel to Summit Thursday to play Southwest Mississippi Community College.

Mississippi Delta baseball to host spring showcase

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball program is set to host to a spring showcase camp on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. The showcase will get underway at noon.

The showcase camp is designed for players in the 9th-12th grades to get exposure for college coaching staffs expected to be in attendance. The cost of the event is $75.

Each of the players will be seen at their respective position and pitchers, who are dual players, will be allowed to participate at both spots. Campers will be put through a pro-style workout.
Campers will run the 60-yard dash, be tested at their defensive positions, as well hit on the field at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex. Lunch will not be provided and the camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants.

Pre-registration is highly recommended and the form is due by January 17. The pre-registration form can be found by going to www.msdelta.edu and going to “Baseball” and then “Camps.”

Please download the form and send the completed copy (information form and waiver form) to: Dan Rives, Head Baseball Coach, PO Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761. Make sure to include your $75 in the mailed form and make checks payable to “MDCC Baseball.”

Check-in time and late registration for the showcase event is at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22.
For more information, contact coach Jarrod Parks at 601.502.5968 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MDCC band Christmas parade performance schedule

Mississippi Delta’s Spirit of the Delta Marching Band will participate in three area Christmas parades this season. Please see their schedule with parade times below. 
(the times indicate the start of the respected parade and not a certain time the band will perform.)

Friday, Dec. 2
Greenwood Christmas Parade, 4 p.m.
Greenwood, Miss.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Greenville Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.
Greenville, Miss.

Metcalfe Christmas Parade, 1 p.m.
Metcalfe, Miss.

30 Nov 2016

HEADWAE winners announced

Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Andy Forte and student Coleby Logan Hutchinson were recently recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year and Student of the Year for 2016.

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.

Forte has taught Biology at MDCC for 15 years. He earned his bachelor’s in Zoology from the University of Mississippi and his master’s degree in Natural Science from Delta State University.

Forte is involved with the MDCC Alumni Association, MDCC Faculty Association, Mississippi Faculty Association for Community and Junior Colleges, University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Delta State Alumni Association and was named a Lamplighter for MDCC in 2013.

A Boyle native, Hutchinson is a sophomore at MDCC and is Vice President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, member of Delta Delegates, Youth Leader at Cleveland Church of God where he is also a sound technician. He is the son of Chipper and Stephanie Hutchinson.

After graduating from MDCC, Hutchinson plans to attend Mississippi State University to further his education in electrical engineering.

Forte and Hutchinson are 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.

29 Nov 2016

Jordan named Humanities Teacher of the Year

jordan head shotMississippi Delta Community College psychology instructor Sheba Jordan, of Greenville, was recently recognized as MDCC’s 2016 Humanities Teacher of the Year.

During the Nov. 16 awards ceremony on the Moorhead campus, Jordan presented, “Humanities: Socio-Cultural Theory.” She will also be honored at the Mississippi Humanities Council Awards Banquet in Jackson in February of 2017.

Jordan has been an employee at MDCC for three years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s from William Carey University. She also attended Mississippi State University where she received her doctorate degree. She and her husband, Dwayne have a 6-year-old son named DJ.

October is Arts and Humanities Month, proclaimed annually by the President and Governor. To honor the event, the President or appropriate dean of each institution of higher learning in the state nominates a faculty member for the Humanities Teacher Award.

MDCC congratulations Sheba Jordan on achieving this honor.

16 Nov 2016

The Great American Smokeout is this Thursday

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WHAT: The Great American Smokeout
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Horton Building

MDCC Delta Fit is teaming up with Associate Degree Nursing's honor society Alpha Delta Nu to promote freedom from smoking. Come by for information, resources, games, and treats!

We hang tough – we don’t puff: MDCC is smoke free!

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