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!

13 Nov 2016

MDCC announces 90th Anniversary & homecoming day events

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) will celebrate its 2016 Homecoming Oct. 24-29 with a variety of activities including a grilling contest, homecoming parade and the crowning of the homecoming queen. The week of activities lead up to a daylong celebration of the College’s 90th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 29 that culminates with the football game against Coahoma Community College.

The MDCC Alumni Association will host the Homecoming Breakfast beginning Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8:30 a.m. in the Vandiver Student Union. Immediately following at 9 a.m., the Alumni Awards Ceremony will include recognition of the 2016-17 alumni scholarship students, the MDJC Class of 1966, and recipients of the Trojan Spirit Award, the Distinguished Trojan Service Award, and Alumnus of the Year.

The annual Homecoming Parade begins Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. on the Moorhead campus. The parade will march north down Johnny Russell Street, turn left on Washington Street, go through downtown, turn left on Delta Avenue, turn right on Olive Street, and a final left turn onto Lucas Street to end on campus.

The Legacy Luncheon and Homecoming Concert will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Trojan Grove, which is located beside the newly constructed Vandiver Student Union. The Players will perform during this year’s concert.

The 90th Anniversary Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Trojan Grove, which includes special awards and a Building Dedication Ceremony. The homecoming court and other special guests will be recognized at the pregame presentation starting at 2 p.m. at Jim Randall Stadium.

Kickoff for the football game is slated for 2:30 p.m. MDCC’s Spirit of the Delta Marching Band will perform along with the Delta Dancers.

MDCC invites all current students, alumni, patrons and community members to attend the homecoming day events.

25 Oct 2016

New Ordinance: City of Moorhead

MEMORANDUM

 

TO: MDCC Faculty, Staff and Students

FR: Dr. Edward Rice II, Vice President of Student Services

RE: New Ordinance: City of Moorhead

DATE: October 10, 2016

 

As faculty, staff and students of Mississippi Delta Community College, we should always show respect and kindness to our city neighbors in our daily interactions.

Gathering in front of homes adjacent to campus, however, is disruptive to our neighbors.

The city of Moorhead recently enacted an ordinance prohibiting loitering in public places within the corporate limits. This includes sidewalks in front of private homes.

Violation of this ordinance may result in a fine or arrest.

A smoking area is located within the gated area at the corner of Hwy. 3 and West Cherry Street.

A collaborative relationship between MDCC and the Moorhead community is very important to an overall quality of life for everyone involved.

Thank you in advance for understanding and following the city ordinance.

10 Oct 2016

Defense led by Grayer and Stanley not enough to fend off Lions

SCOOBA – The Trojan defense racked up 38 tackles (unofficial stats) on the night, but it was not enough to push past the Lions of East Mississippi Community College as MDCC lost 73-7 Thursday night to move to 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in division play.

MDCC won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The opening possession for the Lions was a six-play, 70-yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard touch down run by Isaiah Wright for EMCC to take a swift 7-0 lead with 13:26 left in the first quarter.

Freshmen quarterback Guy Myers would get his first career start under center Thursday night for the Trojans. His opening drive at the helm resulted in a Trojan punt after a run for a 1-yard loss and two incomplete passes.

Myers in combination with sophomore Ja’Bril Haymon, would be a key duo for MDCC’s offense. Haymon carried the ball seven times for 34 yards, had a 30-yard kickoff return and scored the lone touch down in the game for the Trojans.

Freshmen Terrance Grayer (three tackles, three assists, one play broken up) and Jalen Stanley (two tackles, two assists, two plays broken up) led the defense for the Trojans. Bennie Higgins also had a notable night with one tackle, three assists and one sack.

MDCC plays host to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Jim Randall Stadium in Moorhead.

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