Co-Lin forfeits, MDCC improves to 1-1

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta was informed Wednesday that it will receive the win from the Copiah-Lincoln Community College game played on Sept. 1 due to Co-Lin playing with an ineligible player.

The forfeit was the sanction handed down by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Co-Lin self-reported the error with its player and MDCC was notified by the NJCAA about the issue and the ruling.

The forfeit gives the No. 3 ranked Wolves (1-1) its first lost on the season and gives MDCC (1-1) its first win.

The Trojans travel to Goodman Thursday night to compete against Holmes Community College (2-0) in its first division game of the season.

Freshman quarterback Austin Guy leads the team in passing yards with 75 going 9 for 34 in the first two games. Malcolm Shirley leads the team in rushing yards with 37 on 16 carries.

On defense, look for a host of Trojans to be in on tackles with DaMonta Kidd and Bennie Higgins leading the way.

For updates of tonight’s game, follow MDCC Athletics on Twitter.

15 Sep 2016

Hill credits MDCC for career path choice.

More often than not, students enter college not knowing what they want to do in life or what career path to choose.

This was true for now sophomore Walt Hill. The Indianola native started the fall of 2015 at Mississippi Delta enrolled in the Computer Networking Program.

He found his niche in the spring of 2016 when he began taking core classes. Hill was taking a photography course under instructor Josh Vincent on the Moorhead campus when he realized he was pretty good at it, and it was something he wanted to do full-time.

He is on track to gradate May 2017 with his associate’s degree and will continue his education at Mississippi State University to pursue an art degree with a concentration in photography. His career goals are to one day open his own photography company.

Hill is also the filmer for the MDCC football team and says his experiences on the field and in the classroom have helped him make the correct career choice and prepared him for the next step.

“MDCC has helped me learn how to study and filming with the football team has taught me responsibility,” says Hill. “This school is a great place to get your core classes because the instructors are very nice and helpful.”

14 Sep 2016

Delta FIT holds first health and wellness challenge

Delta FIT is hosting Paint the School Red day this Thursday, September 8.  Everyone is asked to wear red to support MDCC in our first step to a health and wellness lifestyle change on campus. 

Schedule of Events - Sept. 8
  • 10:30 am  -  Healthy food samples on the FIT and PHAT (Promoting Healthy Activities Together) food cart in front of the Horton Building.
  • 2:30 pm  -  Delta Walk - first school wellness challenge begins. Employees and students are to gather in front of the future home of Delta FIT (Horton Annex).  Bring your walking shoes and your pedometer. A prize drawing will be held for all participants that complete the route on Thursday.
  • 4:00 pm  -  Rock the Blender Bike for Thirsty Thursday. Come make your own healthy smoothie in the Vandiver Student Union!

Click here for additional details about the first Delta FIT Health and Wellness Challenge.

For more information, please contact Delta FIT Director Leigh Lovelace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

05 Sep 2016

Trojans drop season opener to Co-Lin

WESSON – Mississippi Delta Community College played hard Thursday night in its season opener against the No. 7 Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College (1-0, 0-0), but moved to 0-1 (0-0) on the year after a 44-0 loss.

Co-Lin received the first possession of the ballgame from an MDCC kickoff and quickly turned it into a scoring drive. Ladarious Galloway, an Indianola native, drove the ball up the middle to put six on the board for the Wolves. Griffin Sublett’s extra point was good to make it a 7-0 affair with 12:30 left in the first quarter.

The Trojans first two plays from scrimmage ended with an incomplete pass and a quarterback sack for a loss that pushed MDCC back to their own two-yard line. Their third down play ended with a Co-Lin safety improving their lead to 9-0 with 11:35 left in the first quarter.

MDCC could not get the ball in the end zone in the fist half and went to the locker room with Co-Lin leading 37-0 at halftime.

The Trojan defense made a loud stand with less than 13 minutes left to play in the third quarter with back-to-back quarterback sacks by freshman linebackers Kameria McClendon and Terrance Harris for a loss in yards.

Those back-to-back sacks and a third down play for no gain forced Co-Lin to punt near the 11 minute mark of the third quarter.

Freshman quarterback Austin Guy from Natchitoches, La. led the Trojans offensively going 6-for-19 for 41 passing yards.

Freshman punter LaDaveon Smith had a productive night unofficially averaging 25 yards a punt with a 53 yarder in the second quarter.

Mississippi Delta will host Jones County Junior College at Jim Randall Stadium Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. for its first home game of the season.

Webster named VP of Instruction

teresa webster

When Teresa Webster entered her freshman year of college at Mississippi Delta, she knew she wanted to teach. She liked her high school business courses so she decided at the urging of her brother to combine the two loves and majored in business education. From then on she never looked back.

After finishing her bachelor’s degree, Webster taught for over four years at Southern Baptist Educational Center (SBEC) in Olive Branch.

In 1991, she came back to MDCC as a Career and Technical instructor and also started pursing a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision with emphasis in Computer Information Systems. After completing her master’s, she began teaching academic computer classes.

Webster just wrapped up her 25th year as an instructor here. She begins her 26th year with a new title – Vice President of Instruction. She is filling the shoes of Carol Walden who retired this summer.

“Carol really prepared me and because I have been here so long I’m very familiar with all of the processes,” says Webster.

A large part of the job is advising and making sure students are taking the correct classes, whether online or in the classroom, and that they have enough hours.

E-learning has become a large part of how students attend college and having served as eLearning Coordinator for four years, Webster sees it as a way to accommodate students with a busy life schedule.

“E-learning is just a wonderful opportunity for those who are working full-time, and it’s an opportunity to catch those who have slipped through the cracks,” says Webster.

“It allows them to get the education they have maybe always wanted, and it allows them to do it in their own time.”

Along with the new title comes a new level of stress, but Webster has a few hobbies to combat it. She enjoys cooking, sewing, playing the piano, and competitive pistol shooting. It’s something her and her husband have enjoyed doing together in the past and do mostly for fun now.

Two of the biggest issues Webster intends to work to solve are retention and to make sure people understand the college is here to serve everyone.

“I want to see anybody succeed who wants to succeed, says Webster.

“I want to be there for them and I want our faculty to be there for them. I think we are all on board with that.”

31 Aug 2016

Nursing students donate to flood victims

adn flood donations

Freshmen and sophomore Associate Degree Nursing students collected supplies for the flood victims in Louisiana. Everything from bottled water, clothes and toiletries to toys for the families in need were sent to Baton Rouge and Denham Springs, which were the hardest hit areas.

24 Aug 2016