Mr. and Miss MDCC announced

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce Mr. Payton Lane and Miss Kaylin Lloyd as its 2017 Mr. and Miss MDCC.

Lane, a Columbus native, is a member of the Trojan baseball team and Phi Theta Kappa. He enjoys playing baseball, hunting and wakeboarding in his free time. He chose to attend MDCC to further his baseball career and to receive a quality education.

Upon graduating this spring from MDCC, Lane hopes to continue his baseball career at a university and major in chemical engineering.

Lloyd, a Belzoni native, is the starting catcher for the Lady Trojan softball team. When she isn’t playing softball, she enjoys spending time with family.

Her future goals include majoring in aviation management at Delta State University in the fall then attending Mississippi State University for Air Force ROTC.

Mr. and Miss MDCC are nominated and voted on by the student body each spring. For more information, visit msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.

21 Feb 2017

MDCC receives funding for new programs

The Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) has named Mississippi Delta Community College the recipient of three grants for more that $1.1 million via the 2017 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Challenge Grant.

The funding will be used to create the Industrial Maintenance Technology, Pharmacy Technology and Physical Therapist Assistant programs. The CTE Challenge Grants provide funding for workforce training programs in specific work fields within a college’s service area that do not qualify for traditional workforce training funding.

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program received $742,325, the Physical Therapist Assistant program received $215,300 and the Pharmacy Technology program received $175,500. The college is in the planning stages for developing curriculum, hiring instructors and sculpting the application process for each program.

Pending the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approval, MDCC intends to admit students for the Industrial Maintenance Technology and Pharmacy Technology programs beginning August 2017 and during the 2019 year for the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

In a letter penned by the MCCB to MDCC announcing the funding, Assistant Executive Director for Workforce & Economic Development Dexter Holloway stated the college’s application for all programs “demonstrates a critical need to meet the workforce demand requested by the local business community to reduce the skills gap in your district.”

“Career and Technical programs, along with workforce training, are a necessity in the delta, and Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to offer those programs and technical training to its residents. The addition of these new programs will offer more educational opportunities for students in the region,” says MDCC President Dr. Larry Nabors.

CTE Challenge Grant funds are to assist in the creation of each program. MDCC will be responsible for sustaining the programs’ expenses once the awarded funding is used.

13 Feb 2017

Lady Trojans notch 81-75 win over Coahoma

MDCC Lady Trojans defeated the Tigers of Coahoma Community College Monday at J.T. Hall Coliseum by a score of 81-75.

The hard fought contest left CCC playing catch up for most of the first half after the Lady Trojans jumped on top and scored 10 unanswered points.

Head Coach Burnadette McDonald’s team would battle against the Tigers to carry the lead until 2:00 minutes left in the first half when CCC went ahead 37-35.

The Lady Tigers would go to the locker room up 39-37.

Down by two coming back from the break, the Lady Trojans would step it up a notch and challenge the Tigers in the second half forcing turnovers and turning them into scoring drives.

The Lady Trojans would regain the lead half way through the third period of play carry it through to the end.

CCC continually chipped away by adding points on the board, but could never quite catch the Lady Trojans.

Freshman guard Alexis Augustus would score a game and career high 28 points on the night and pull down six rebounds.

Sophomore forward O’Nesha Hunt would help in the score department by racking up 14 points, two rebounds and two assists.

Other scorers for the Lady Trojans were India Sims (8 pts.), Asiah Ward (7 pts.), Ariana Sims (7 pts.), Markeita Morris (4 pts.), Cora Cooley (2 pts.) and Madisyn Collie (1 pts.).

With the win, the Lady Trojans improve to 2-13 (1-5) on the season.

They travel to Goodman Monday night to play against the Bulldogs of Holmes Community College. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Trojans take down Tigers 90-73 in rivalry game

Mississippi Delta battled against the Tigers of Coahoma Community College Monday in an anticipated rivalry match-up at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

CCC took the lead for the first 4:19 of the game before the Trojans took control and ran away with the contest.

In the first half, MDCC would steadily add to their lead by staying poised and not giving up turnovers.

MDCC would out score CCC by 23 points and go to the break with a 48-25 lead. The Trojans would go up 66-35, which was the biggest lead they had in the contest, with 13:13 left to play in the ballgame.

The Trojans wore the Tigers down by utilizing their size under the basket and constantly challenging their post players.

Head Coach Derrick Fears’ squad would add a win to its record with a final score of 90-73.

On the game, MDCC shot 51 percent from the field, 24 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the charity stripe. The Trojans were perfect from the free throw line in the first half sinking 6-of-6.

Sophomore centers Michael Sission and Xavier Appleberry along with freshman point guard Queshod Young were big factors on the night with all three scoring 15 points for the Trojans.

Sission’s other stats tallied eight rebounds with two assists. Young had three rebounds with six assists while Appleberry brought down nine rebounds on the night.

Other scorers were freshman forward James Jones and sophomore guard Jabarie Escoffery with 14 and 12 points respectfully.

The win improves the Trojans record to 8-9 (3-3) on the season. 

The Trojans travel to Goodman Monday night to face Holmes Community College with tipoff slated for 8 p.m.

Kelly named January Staff Member of the Month

Amber Kelly, of Belzoni, was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for January. Kelly is the director of financial aid.

Her daily responsibilities include assisting students in obtaining Financial Aid at the federal state and institutional levels.

“I enjoy seeing students we help in the Office of Financial Aid succeed and reach their maximum potential,” said Kelly.

Kelly earned an Associate of Arts degree from MDCC, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi Valley State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Delta State University.

She was awarded the Trojan Spirit Award in 2014-15 and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Mississippi Community and Junior College Student Aid Administrators Association.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee of the Month Award. The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college.

This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient. For more information about the selection process, contact Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

29 Jan 2017

Trojans announce 2017 baseball schedule

Head Coach Dan Rives and company will open the 2017 campaign on the road Feb. 10 in Millington, Tenn. with a double header against Dyersburg State Community College in game one and Lincoln Trail College in game two.

The Trojans will compete in eight straight games on the road before playing host to Southwest Tennessee Community College on Feb. 25 at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex on the Moorhead campus.

Rives is in his first year at MDCC and eager to show what his Trojans bring to the table against the rest of the MACJC.

“We are very excited about getting the 2017 season underway. Our players and coaching staff have worked extremely hard to this point and are looking forward to playing a challenging slate,” says Rives.

“I hope our community and surrounding areas will support these young men by coming out and watching them play.”

The Trojans open conference play at Northeast Mississippi Community College on March 22 in Boonville.

Home games include: Southwest Tennessee Community College, Arkansas Baptist College, Southwest Mississippi Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Pearl River Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Jones County Junior College and Hinds Community College.

Be sure to check our website, msdelta.edu, or follow us on Twitter (@MDCCATHLETICS) for information on video streaming home and away games.

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