LETA spring class graduates

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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.

16 Apr 2016

"Mixto" art exhibit

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.

13 Apr 2016

Carter named March’s Staff Member of the Month

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..

30 Mar 2016

English instructor selected by White House to speak at conference

mooreRenee Moore (3rd from left) with her co-panelists at the Teaching and Learning Conference 2016.

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.

27 Mar 2016

SkillsUSA medals at State Competition

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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.

24 Mar 2016