MDCC honors T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher Award recipients

2017 trojan teachers

(L to R: Amy Biles, Anita Horn and Terry Moore)

MOORHEAD –Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher Award.

Amy Biles is in her 14th year at the college as a science instructor. She received her associate degree from MDCC, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Delta State University. She lives in Cleveland with her husband, Hugh, and their 9-year-old named Brody. 

Fifteen-year Trojan veteran Anita Horn, of Itta Bena, teaches English at the Greenwood campus. Horn holds both a Bachelor’s in English Education and a K-12 certification from Mississippi State University and a Master of English Education from Delta State University. She and her husband Tim have one son, Adam, who is an MDCC alumnus and current student at Ole Miss. Horn is a very active member at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood.

An MDCC employee for 13 years, honoree Terry Moore serves as a psychology instructor. A resident of Greenwood, he received a Bachelor of Education from Missouri State University and a master’s from the University of Central Arkansas. Moore has three children, Darin, Lindey and Nathan and three grandchildren.

The “Teachers Recognized for Optimism, Job well-done, Academic excellence and Nurturing students (TROJAN)” award bears the name of the college mascot and is given to those who reflect its meaning.

14 Nov 2017

Blood drive on Moorhead campus

Don't forget to stop by the Mississippi Blood Services Donor Coach today or tomorrow between 8am and 4pm to donate!  They will be in front of the BSU on Johnny Russell Drive.  Please bring your ID. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and a gift card while supplies last!

Blood Drive

13 Nov 2017

Amber Smith crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen

amber smith
Amber Smith, of Greenville, is MDCC's 2017 Homecoming Queen. She was crowned during the Homecoming Assembly on Wednesday at the Moorhead campus. She and her court will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to kickoff.

19 Oct 2017

Homecoming Assembly will be streamed live

The Homecoming Assembly is today at 10:30 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum! The Homecoming court will be presented, and the 2017 Homecoming Queen will be crowned. It will also include performances by the MDCC Cheerleaders, Spirit of the Delta Band, and Delta Dancers.

If you can't make it to campus, watch it live online on the MDCC YouTube channel!

18 Oct 2017

Mississippi Delta Community College President announces retirement

dr larry naborsMOORHEAD – The president of Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) will retire at the close of the 2017-2018 school year, he announced Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of faculty and staff.

MDCC President Dr. Larry J. Nabors announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2018. Nabors said he and his wife, Tonya, have cherished their time with the college and its people.

The College’s eighth president, Nabors took the reins of Mississippi Delta Community College February 1, 2013.

Further information will soon be provided by MDCC’s Office of Public Relations. For latest news and events, visit MDCC’s website at


D. Reed Abraham
Assoc. Vice President for College Advancement & Public Relations
Mississippi Delta Community College
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17 Oct 2017

Ray selected for Distinguished Trojan Service Award


Joe Ray is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Trojan Service Award. This prestigious award is given to an alumnus who has exhibited great loyalty, service, and commitment to Mississippi Delta Community College and the MDCC Alumni Association.

Ray was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University and did additional graduate work at Mississippi State University. He began his career at Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1970 when he was hired by Dr. J.T. Hall to work in admissions and recruiting. In July 1972 Ray became the director of financial aid and continued to work in admissions. During his tenure as director of financial aid he was responsible for establishing the President’s Scholarship which awards tuition and housing to students of high academic achievement. He also helped establish the MDCC Men’s Soccer Program. Joe was promoted to vice president of student affairs at Mississippi Delta Community College in June 2000. In his capacity as vice president, Ray supervised admissions, recruiting, financial aid services, and certified all degrees awarded to MDCC students. Under his leadership, the use of computer generated transcripts was implemented. After his retirement in 2012, Joe returned to MDCC in 2013 and worked until 2017 as a part-time employee in the Office of Admissions. He was a beloved and respected figure on the MDCC campus for forty-seven years.

Looking back, Joe said that he spent his entire working life at MDCC and always enjoyed working with the faculty and students. “It was fun coming to work.”

Ray also enjoys being involved in community service. He was a member of the Moorhead Rotary Club and coached with the Greenville Youth Soccer Program.

Joe and Donna, his wife of 36 years, live in Madison, Mississippi and are members of Pinelake Church. They are the parents of Beth Pate and Emily Damiens and have three grandchildren.


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