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

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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

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