Webster named VP of Instruction

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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

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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

New student online orientation course requirement

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FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS


DID YOU KNOW?

You automatically will be enrolled into an ONLINE ORIENTATION COURSE! This is a 1-hour FOR CREDIT course. It will BOOST YOUR GPA and is REQUIRED.

When?

August 22- October 10, 2016

Where?

You must log into CANVAS each week to complete the course!

For more information contact your course instructor

Valarie Morgan
Online Support Coach
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16 Aug 2016

President Nabors invites members of the MDCC community to participate in naming process

Dear MDCC Supporters,

The naming of a building is an honor that contributes to the college’s sense of its heritage and is a significant event in the history of our institution. Named buildings serve as a consistent reminder of the contributions and legacies of some of the most notable individuals in the history of our college. As we now celebrate our 90th anniversary, we invite you to participate in the process of selecting names for some unnamed buildings on the Moorhead campus.

The MDCC Board of Trustees is seeking proposals from all members of the college community including alumni, friends, supporters and former employees. The Naming Committee of the Board of Trustees has approved the following criteria for naming a facility in honor of an individual:

A. A proposed honoree shall have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:
1)While serving the college in an important employee capacity, the individual has rendered distinguished service that warrants recognition of the individual’s exceptional contributions to the welfare of the college and/or service district.
2)The individual has contributed in truly exceptional ways to the welfare of the institution or achieved such unique distinction to warrant recognition.
B.When an individual has achieved distinction as recognized above, a proposal may be made for naming in honor of the individual on the earlier of the following:
1)Following the retirement or other separation from the college or from elected or appointed office; or,
2)Following the person’s death, if the person has not yet retired or otherwise separated from the college or District.

If you would like to nominate an individual who meets the above criteria to be considered by the Naming Committee, please send your written nomination, including a description of how the individual’s contributions to MDCC meet one of the criteria, to Dr. Nabors at the address indicated below. Alternatively, nominations can be made online at www.msdelta.edu/naming or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submission of nominations is September 5, 2016. Thank you for assisting us with this important task.

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Nabors, President
Mississippi Delta Community College
P.O. Box 668
Moorhead, MS 38761

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

P. O. Box 668 ● Moorhead, Mississippi 38761 ● 662-246-6301 ● Fax 662-246-6321 ● www.msdelta.edu

16 Aug 2016

Now accepting applications for Steinriede faculty/staff development fund grant

The Robert W. Steinriede Faculty & Staff Development Fund seeks to provide faculty and staff with financial resources for projects, professional development, equipment, and other areas that support the educational mission of the college.

All faculty and staff (full time & part time) are eligible to apply. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2016 at 5pm.

Individual requests are limited to a maximum of $1,000 each. Joint proposals, submitted by a partnership of faculty/staff across different areas/departments of the College, may request up to $2,000.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff. Announcements will be made by January 2015. For more information, contact the MDCC Foundation at (662) 246-6272 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here for the application.

09 Aug 2016

MDCC responds to Netflix documentary

In light of the recently released Netflix documentary series, “Last Chance U,” Mississippi Delta Community College takes issue with the portrayal of the in-game altercation that occurred during the Oct. 22, 2015 East Mississippi Community College football game.

Mississippi Delta has openly cooperated with the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). MDCC accepts responsibility for its actions in the altercation and is abiding by the punishment assigned. Our administration, the MACJC and the NJCAA investigated and took corrective measures in this matter last fall.

The NJCAA issued a two-game suspension for players and coaches of both teams. Mississippi Delta is enforcing its punishment during its first two 2016 season games. In addition, MDCC held its players accountable for their actions.

At no time did our coaching staff encourage our student-athletes to initiate an altercation of any type.

While the game of football is an important part of the spirit of MDCC, no athletic program or event supersedes the mission of the college, which is to provide a “quality education through academic, career, technical, health sciences and workforce training programs.”

Providing a safe and diverse learning atmosphere is and will continue to be the college’s main priority.

Our coaches and administration regret the situation, and have worked hard to ensure unfortunate events such as this do not happen again. We hope others in the league will do the same.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jamie M. Scrivener
Public Relations and Sports Information Director
Office of Advancement & Public Relations
Mississippi Delta Community College
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Office: (662) 246-6271

D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice President
Office of Advancement & Public Relations
Mississippi Delta Community College
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Office: (662) 246-6273

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