Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony

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Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its Health Science Pinning and Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus. The ceremony included graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, and the Radiologic Technology Program.

Gene Gibson provided the invocation with opening remarks by Dr. Larry Nabors, President. Magdalene Abraham presented the commencement address. Abraham serves as the Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator of Locus Benedictus. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Science from the University of Mississippi and an M.S. in Natural Science from Delta State University. Ms. Abraham is a graduate of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality, an affiliate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. She taught at Pillow Academy in Greenwood, MS, Holmes Community College in Grenada, and MDCC where she was an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology, served as Chair of the Science Department, Dean of Academics, and later retired as Vice President of Instruction.

In total, fifty-nine students graduated in one of three health science programs. Each program, including Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Radiologic Technology, prepares students for an exciting healthcare career. Graduates of these programs are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Mississippi Delta Community College.

Thirty-four individuals completed the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares the individual to practice as a Registered Nurse, according to the State of Mississippi Law. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN®) for licensure as registered nurses.

Six individuals completed the Dental Hygiene Technology Program. The Dental Hygiene Program provides students with a general education and a comprehensive clinical dental hygiene experience that prepares them for a career in the dental hygiene profession. The program includes clinical experience in treating patients throughout the lifespan with normal oral care and general systemic conditions. All phases of dental hygiene education are covered and practiced by clinical experience.

Nineteen completed the Radiologic Technology Program. The Radiologic Technology Program provides a general education and clinical training program that prepares students for a career in radiography. The technical program combines theory through traditional classroom instruction and laboratory experience on campus, and clinical experiences in affiliating hospitals to provide opportunities for students to develop skills needed to enter the Radiology profession. The Radiologic Technology Program commences in August of each year and runs for 22 consecutive months with a projected graduation date in May.

For more information about MDCC’s Health Science Programs, visit the website at www.msdelta.edu. Students interested in enrolling in a health care program should register for orientation by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu . Orientation will be held in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus of Mississippi Delta Community College.

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06 May 2016

MDCC announces lineman class graduation

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce its Electric Utility Lineman Trainee Class graduation ceremony on Wed., May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at its Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center in Indianola.

The workforce training program is a 16-week hands-on program that prepares individuals for entry-level lineman positions. It teaches participants every aspect of the career, such as proper climbing skills and keeping safety their top priority when working.

For more information, contact John Conrad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 887-2876 ext. 14.

03 May 2016

MDCC announces Academic and Career-Technical graduation

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce its Graduation Ceremony for Academic, Career and Technical Programs will be held Fri., May 6 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.msdelta.edu for those unable to attend.

MDCC offers a wide variety of academic, health science, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. Mississippi Delta also offers workforce training, adult education and other continuing education opportunities at its campuses located in Indianola, Moorhead, Greenville and Greenwood.

Incoming students are invited to attend the 2016 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, health science or academic program should register for orientation online by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu.

03 May 2016

MDCC Health Science graduation set for May 5

Magdalene Abraham will address dozens of Mississippi Delta Community College health science majors at their commencement ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., May 5 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss.

The graduation and pinning ceremony will honor the college’s dental hygiene, radiologic technology and associate degree nursing graduates. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.msdelta.edu for those unable to attend.

Magdalene Abraham serves as the Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator of Locus Benedictus. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Science from the University of Mississippi and an M.S. in Natural Science from Delta State University. Ms. Abraham is a graduate of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality, an affiliate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. She taught at Pillow Academy in Greenwood, MS, Holmes Community College in Grenada, and MS Delta Community College where she was an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology, served as Chair of the Science Department, Dean of Academics, and later retired as Vice-President of Instruction.

Mississippi Delta Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers a wide variety of academic, health science, career, and technical courses in day, evening, and on-line classes. MDCC also offers workforce training, ABE/GED classes, and continuing education courses for local citizens. The Health Science Division is comprised of Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomy.

Incoming students are invited to attend 2016 orientation and registration this summer. Students interested in any career, technical, health science or academic program should register for orientation online by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu.

01 May 2016

Brick, block and stone masonry present demonstration at expo

brick laying photo

MDCC’s Clarence Steelman, who is the instructor for the brick, block and stone masonry program, and three of his students, Matthew Adams, Bruce Filgo and Carmichael Stevenson, presented a demonstration in brick laying at the Pathways2Possibilities Expo at the Washington County Convention Center in Greenville. Pathways2Possibilities is an interactive, hands on career expo designed for 8th graders, but also offers time for at-risk youth ages 16-24. Pictured is Adams teaching a student how to properly lay brick.

For more information about the brick, block, and stone masonry program, click here to visit the program webpage.

 

27 Apr 2016

MDCC nursing students raise scholarship money

nursing group wStudents Courtney Aldridge, Christy Salley, Josefa Shields and Vicki Mason (not pictured) were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society during the banquet.

MOORHEAD – During its annual Nursing Excellence Scholarship Banquet on April 14, the Mississippi Delta Community College Associate Degree Nursing Department raised over $5,000 in scholarship money.

Current students sold raffle tickets for a chance to win an Apple Watch to raise scholarship money to help future nursing students afford to attend the program. Around 150 people attended the banquet to honor the students’ achievements and listen to MDCC nursing program alumni Dr. Shelby Polk and Brian Hill speak to the students about the workforce, their futures and the knowledge gained while in the nursing program.

Four students were also inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. Those students were Courtney Aldridge, Vicki Mason, Christy Salley and Josefa Shields. To be inducted, students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and earn a grade of B or better in all nursing courses in the third semester of study during the second year of the core nursing curriculum and demonstrate conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflect integrity and professionalism. Those applying for honor society membership were also required to complete a capstone project.

 
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