Rives joins MDCC as new head baseball coach

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MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College welcomes Dan Rives as its new head baseball coach. Rives was approved by the MDCC Board of Trustees during its July 14 meeting.

Rives has been the assistant baseball coach at Hinds Community College since 2005 and also served as the college’s sports information director since 2007.

Rives is a Cleveland native and graduated from Cleveland High School. He started his college baseball career at MDCC and played infield for the Trojans.

He went on to play at Delta State University and Mississippi College (MC). He received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and a minor in health from MC in 2005 and a Masters of Arts with a major in social science from there in 2007.

At Hinds, he was the recruiting coordinator and in charge of strength and conditioning for the program. He also worked with the Eagles’ infielders and assisted with hitters and base runners.

“I’m very excited to come back home. This is home for me and my wife and to be offered the head coaching position at a college I played for is extra special to me,” says Rives.

Rives helped lead Hinds to three Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

“It’s great to have Dan on board as our new head baseball coach,” says Athletic Director Domino Bellipanni. It’s always nice to have a former Trojan return as a part our college family and community.”

Rives is married to Andrea Atchley Rives and they have an eight-year-old daughter, Madelyn, and a four-year-old son, Luke.

Rives replaces former head coach Michael Avalon who accepted the head coaching position at Pearl River Community College.

New student orientation coming up in Greenville and Greenwood

Mississippi Delta Community College is gearing up for new student orientation to be held in Greenville and Greenwood in July.

Orientation will be held at the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC) Tuesday, July 19 and in Greenwood Thursday, July 21. The sessions are open to all majors interested in attending any MDCC campus.

It’s not too late to register! Students can still register for orientation online by visiting kickstart.msdelta.edu.

A make-up session will be held August 11 at the main campus in Moorhead at 10 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum.

MDCC offers a variety of academic, career, technical and health science programs. For more information, visit www.msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.

13 Jul 2016

Athletic programs spotlighted for academic success

MOORHEAD, MS – The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) released its 2015-16 Academic All-State Teams, and Mississippi Delta Community College took the top spot in two sports.

The Trojan baseball team earned Academic All-State status sporting a 3.40 grade point average (GPA), meaning they had the highest out of all the baseball programs in the conference. Women’s basketball also captured the Academic All-State award with a 3.23 GPA.

“I’m always proud of how our athletes perform in their respected sports, but I’m prouder of their performance in the classroom because it is most important,” says Athletic Director Domino Bellipanni.

The MACJC has also released its individual academic awards with MDCC having six honorees. Students receiving Exemplary Academic Achievement awards are Clay LaBeff (Baseball), Lee Quates (Baseball), Kenya Arnold (Women’s Basketball) and Taylor Latham (Softball). The two student-athletes earning Superior Academic Achievement awards are Jerry Johnson Jr. (Football) and McKinnon Skeen (Women’s Basketball).

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will release its national academic honors in the coming days.

2015-16 MACJC Academic All-State Teams

Men’s Overall Academic All-State Team of the Year
Golf: Copiah-Lincoln Community College, 3.62 GPA

Women’s Overall Academic All-State Team of the Year
Tennis: Itawamba Community College, 3.80 GPA

Men’s Athletics
Baseball: Mississippi Delta Community College, 3.40 GPA
Basketball: Southwest Mississippi Community College, 3.48 GPA
Football: Itawamba Community College, 2.90 GPA
Soccer: Itawamba Community College, 3.25 GPA
Tennis: Meridian Community College, 3.44 GPA

Women’s Athletics
Basketball: Mississippi Delta Community College, 3.23 GPA
Soccer: Itawamba Community College, 3.76 GPA
Softball: Itawamba Community College, 3.60 GPA

Tisdale named Northern Region Teacher of the Year

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MOORHEAD – JoAnn Tisdale, a nine-year veteran with Mississippi Delta Community College, was recently named Northern Region Teacher of the Year for 2015-16 at the ABE State Summer Conference in Vicksburg.
Tisdale is the lead instructor and mentor for Adult Basic Education (ABE) at MDCC. She teaches in all areas of ABE and team-teaches classes such as business mechanics, business communications and business accounting. She also mentors instructors who teach adult education classes at other MDCC locations.

“I celebrate any success that a student achieves,” says Tisdale. “But when a student passes their last part of their High School Equivalency, I feel like I’ve won the lottery. I love being a part of the student’s journey from the very beginning to whatever pathway they choose.”

Tisdale was also elected as the 2015 Mississippi Association for Adult and Community Education (MAACE) President.

She and her husband Lynn have two sons, Logan and Josh, and live in Isola.

16 Jun 2016

President Dr. Larry Nabors celebrates his 60th

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Happy birthday to President Dr. Larry Nabors!  MDCC Board of Trustees members  and Mrs. Nabors celebrated Dr. Nabors' 60th birthday today with cake in the Private Dining Room.

09 Jun 2016

Scholars recognized during academic awards ceremony

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College awarded students for their academic accomplishments during its annual Honors Day ceremony on the Moorhead campus. Students received recognition before their peers for departmental and achievement awards and those on the President’s, Dean’s and Honor’s list were also noted.  Honorees are pictured below by department.

GHEC Phi Theta Kappa

GHEC Phi Theta Kappa

Juan Overton and Hannah Garrett, both of Greenville, received the achievement award for their involvement in the GHEC Phi Theta Kappa chapter.

 

Career and Technical

Career Tech

The students pictured received Career and Technical Achievement Awards. Front (l. to r.) Johnnie Allen (Business and Office Technology), of Greenwood, Keiarra Sardin (Welding Technology), of Anguilla, Matthew Adams (Brick, Block and Stone Masonry), of Yazoo City; back row, Derick Livingston (Automotive Technology), of Tutwiler, Adam Neal (Computer Networking Technology), of Belzoni, Ryce Theunissen (Field Crops Technology), of Hollandale, Issac McCaleb (Drafting and Design Technology), of Greenwood, and Christopher Jones (Heating and Air Conditioning Technology), of Hollandale.

 

English

English Achievement Honors Day

The following students received Achievement or Departmental Awards from the English Department. Front (l. to r.) Trent Tradesco (American Literature I), of Greenville, Brittney Williams (English Departmental), of Greenville, Landry Tonos (Comp. II), of Greenville, Tabatha Tatham (Creative Writing and World Lit. I), of Indianola, Kori Screws (Comp. II), of Vicksburg, Tashyra Morgan (Comp. I), of Ruleville, Daniel Dean, (Comp. I & II), of Cleveland; back row, John A. Dickerson (Comp. II), of Cleveland, LeDarius D. Shavers (Comp. II), of Rosedale, Ashley Thomas (Comp. I), of Greenwood, Jakeb Carpenter (Comp. II), of Cleveland, Vicki Mason (Comp. I), of Arcola, and Cole Hutchinson (American Lit. I), of Boyle.

 

Fine Arts Achievement Awards

Fine Arts Achievement

(l. to r.) Madison Williamson (Speech Award), of Drew, Tevin Williams (Music Theory), of Cleveland, and Hannah Leflore (Music Theory), of Greenwood, received Achievement Awards on behalf of the Fine Arts Department.

 

Fine Arts Departmental Award

Fine Arts Departmental

Amanda Tabb, of Indianola, received the Fine Arts Departmental Award.

 

HPER Achievement Awards

HPR Achievement

(l. to r.) Amy Walker (Personal & Community Health), of Greenville, and Samuel Brown (First Aid & CPR), of Shaw, received Achievement Awards for the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

 

HPER Departmental Award

HPR Departmental

Alexis Caldwell, of Greenville, received the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Departmental Award.

 

Business Achievement Awards

Business Achievement

(l. to r.) Charles Downs, of Indianola, Rebecca Morrill, of Cleveland, and Spencer Arbuckle, of Cleveland, received the Achievement Award for the Business Department.

 

Business Departmental Award

Business Departmental

Brandon Schroeder, of Greenwood, received the Departmental Award for the Business Department.

 

Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing

(l. to r.) Katlynne Adams, of Greenwood, received the Nursing I Award, Vincent Knight, of Greenville, received the Nursing II Award and Meghan Miles, of Greenwood received the Nursing III Award, while Ana Gaxiola, of Cleveland, received the Nursing Departmental Award.

 

Dental Hygiene Technology

Dental Hygiene

(l. to r.) Candice Williams, of Merigold, received the Community Award and the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award, Lorrin Marter, of Cleveland, received the MDHA Award, Kalesha Williams, of Pace, received the Dental Hygiene Departmental Award, Bliss Gurley, of Marks, received the Freshman Achievement Award, Eugenia Daniels, of Shelby, received the Sophomore Achievement Award, and Brittany Huskey, of Boyle, received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scholar Award and the Student of the Year.

 

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Lab Technology

(l. to r.) Corey Carlisle, of Carrollton, was recognized for having the highest GPA in the Medical Laboratory Technology Department, while Heather Outlaw, of Coila, received the Outstanding Clinical Student Award and O’Shea Sykes, of Sunflower, received the Medical Laboratory Technology Departmental Award.

 

Radiologic Technology

Radiologiv Technology

(l. to r.) Allen Roberts, of Belzoni, Hayden Roberson, of Scooba, Beverly MaGee, of Isola, Taylor Maxey, of Inverness, and Eva Irby, of Leland, all received an award for the Radiology Prep Bowl Winners while Kory Miller, of Vicksburg, received the Radiologic Technology Department Award and the MSRT Scholarship.

 

Practical Nursing

Pratical Nursing

(l. to r.) Jessica Nix, of Greenville, received the Foundations of Nursing Award, Justin Carpenter, of Greenwood, received the IV Therapy and Pharmacology Award, Kortney Whittaker received the Adult Health Nursing Concepts Award and Melina Triplet, of Moorhead, received the Practical Nursing Departmental Award.

 

Humanities Achievement Awards

Humanities Achievement

(l. to r.) Alesha Well, of Leland, received the World Civilization I and II Achievement Award, Catrina Hall, of Louise, received the Sociology Achievement Award, Taylor Latham, of Lena, also received the World Civilization I and II Achievement Award, and Naseem Alhaj, of Dearborn, Michigan, received the Psychology Achievement Award.

 

Humanities Departmental Award

Humanities Departmental

Quatez Harris, of Greenwood, received the Humanities Departmental Award.

 

Math and Science Achievement Awards

Math Science Achievement

(Front, l. to r.) Thomas Turner Fleming, of Doddsville, received the Physical Science Achievement Award, Amanda Simpson, of Inverness, and Molly Upchurch, of Merigold, received the Zoology Achievement Award; (Back, l. to r.) Michael Sewell, of Greenville, received the Physical Science Achievement Award, General Chemistry Achievement Award and the Calculus Achievement Award, Jerry Johnson, of Starkville, received the Mathematics Division Award, Amanda Tabb, of Indianola, received the Principles of Biology Achievement Award, and Austin Oberle, of Madison, received the General Biology Achievement Award.

 

Math and Science Departmental Awards

Math Science Deparmental

(l. to r.) Erin Jo Galey, of Coila, received the Science Departmental Award and Jerry Johnson of Starkville, won the Mathematics Departmental Award.

 

Athletics

Atheletic Academic

(l. to r.) McKinnon Skeen, of Cleveland, and Jerry Johnson, of Starkville, were selected as the female and male Scholar Athlete Award winners. Skeen had the highest GPA out of all female athletes and Johnson held the highest GPA out of the male athletes.

 

09 Jun 2016
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