Spring academic honor lists released

MOORHEAD – Final grades are in and Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce that 84 students made the President’s List, 179 students made the Dean’s List and 286 students made the Honor’s List, which equals 549 students being recognized for their work in the classroom.

These lists include students who have, as judged by their grade marks, done superior academic work during the spring term. Students with a 4.0 average are listed on the President’s List while students with an average ranging from 3.5-3.99 are listed on the Dean’s List and those with a 3.0-3.49 are on the Honor’s List.

President’s List: Matthew Adams, Naseem Alhaj, Johnnie Allen, Charles Anderson, Julie Boone, Uricka Brown, Terry Bush, Peter Carr, Raymond Collins, Dexter Davis, Robert Davis, Travis Deloach, John Dickerson, Wendell Dixon, Charles Downs, Anna Duke, Stephen Elmore, Christian Farmer, Michael Francis, Erin Galey, Anna Garrard, Jonathan Gee, Kadeem Gibson, Mary Gregg, Debra Hawkins, Steven Henson, Weber Herbison, Elizabeth hey, Lindsey Hubbard, Coleby Hutchinson, Jerry Johnson, LaTravis Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Christopher Jones, William Jones, Brianna Keeton, Taylor Lathem, Hannah Leflore, Emily Light, Derick Livingston, Beverly Magee, Isaac McCaleb, Kendarius McGee, Barbara McPherson, Kory Miller, Wilsonya Mitchell, Katy Montgomery, Rebecca Morrill, Jonathan Oswalt, Angela Pate, Taylor Peden, Nathan Pilutti, Samyia Purnell, Dwane Reed, Anna Robertson, Dillon Russell, Jana Santucci, Brandon Schroeder, Michael Sewell, Caleb Shaw, Christopher Showah, Hunter Shows, McKinnon Skeen, Justin Smallwood, Travis Stewart, Gary Strickland, Shelby Stringfellow, Megan Sullivan, Amanda Tabb, Tabitha Thatam, Hunter Theunissen, Rhonda Thomas-Young, Haley Thomas, Trent Tradesco, Jessica Truelove, Paul Turner, Cordarius Walker, Marissa Watson, Brianna Webb, Jimmy White, Aaliyah Wilson, Brandi Wright, Francisca Zuniga.

Dean’s List: Katlynne Adams, Haider Alboshaba, Hailey Arbuckle, Spencer Arbuckle, Kenya Arnold, Austin Ashley, DeManuel Bailey, Bria Barnette, McKimberly Beckworth, Shartyla Bee, Tammy Boston, James Bradford, Shakayjah Bradley, Deron Bryant-Dudley, Brooke Bullard, Steven Burchfield, William Burdine, Hayden Burford, Okieveya Burnett, Krystal Butler, Alexis Caldwell, Salena Caldwell, Mary Carr, Velensia Carradine, Destiny Chase, Karebya Christmas, Christian Collins, Cora Cooley, Ricky Cooper Robert Crocker, Jasmine Cummings, Amber Curtis, Dakarria Davis, Hannah Davis, Jasmine Davis, Daniel Dean, Taylor Diamond, Karlyn Dobbs, Takyla Dukes, Lindsey Dunaway, Brittany Dunning, Hunter Dye, Sherry Eddins, Maria Espejel, Katlyn Ferguson, Blenda Files, Bruce Filgo, Allison Fleming, Thomas Fleming, Porchia Ford, Lexus Foster, Nathan Frazer, Kelly Freeman, Delandria Fults, Andrew Garrett, Katessa Gary, Christopher George, Evan Golka, Audrey Gonzalez, Dory Goss, Jeremy Govan, Lauren Gray, Robin Grisham, Catrina Hall, Justin Hall, Ryan Harris, Jacob Hartman, Colby Hatcher, Mary Henderson, Tangular Hilton, Miracle Hurns, Brittany Huskey, Eva Irby, Demarious Jackson, Donald Jackson, Brenda Jefferson, Briana Jenkins, Shira Jenkins, Howard Johnson, Jerahvysha Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, Tommie Johnson, Ebony Jones, Kiviyon Jones, Marquette Jones, Teneisha Jones, Maria Kelly, Pharez King, Ashton Knight, Payton Lane, Jordan Lewis, Kolby Little, Trelerrershae Lloyd, Michael Lofton, Lorrin Marter, Vicki Mason, Susan Maxey, Yumeka McCray, De’Angelo McDaniel, Nicholas McLemore, Brittany McTeer, Felisha Middleton, Tyler Miligan, Jerry Mitchell, Payton Mitchner, Yasmine Moore, Tashyra Morgan, Amber Morris, Taylor Morris, Bianca Munoz, Jasmine Nash, Lorenzo Newman, Jessica Nix, Austin Oberle, Kurt Owen, Janie Perez, La’Charity Perry, Evelyn Phams, Steve Place, Paul Powell, Tammarra Powell, Jeffrey Price, Tanica Purnell, Lee Quates, Madison Raper, Amanda Redden, Ava Rhodes, Wendell Rieves, Ronald Roberts, Staige Roberts, Latanja Robie, Xiomara Rodriguez, Haley Rowland, Keiarra Sardin, Kori Screws, Payden Seefeld, Brandy Serio, Johnathan Shamblin, Keever Sheppard, Amanda Simpson, Carrolton Smith, Jacob Smith, Kyle Sorrels, Bradley Spealman, Kenishia Spivey, Meredith Stafford, Taraka Stewart, Dalton Sykes, Jaden Tabat, Jessica Tedford, Ashley Thomas, Amber Thompson, Landry Tonos, Melina Triplett, Edward Tuetken, Molly Upchurch, Lauren Wade, Ashley Walker, Reginald Walker, Marquatte Ware, Latedra Washington, Cordale Weathersby, Jessica Wells, David Westrope, Jonathan White, Sandra Wilkins, Brittney Williams, Everette Williams, Hayden Williams, Kalesha Williams, Otha Williams, Madison Williamson, Barbara Wilson, Mari Wilson, McKayla Wilson, Cadesiah Woods, Emily Woodward, Sara Wyatt.

Honor’s List: Courtney Aldridge, Nancy Amaro, Alyson Anderson, Willie Archer, Alexis Austin, Keenon Bady, Rashiklyanna Ball, Mikaela Balyeat, Maurice Banyon, Keanja Barnes, Pamela Batteast, Deondria Battle, Robert Bearden, Bethany Beck, Andreas Bedell, Katie Bergeron, Kadijah Betties, Nelson Billhofer, Roderick Birt, Victoria Blackbourn, Robert Blackwell, Eric Blasingame, Jeremy Blue, Markita Blue, Jaterria Bolden, Mary Bond, Donna Booker, Laura Bowen, Shelby Bracken, Phillip Bradberry, Carolyne Bradley, Mary Britt, David Brooks, Artempsett Brown, Ashley Brown, Halea Brown, Tia Brown, Kordarius Bryant, Mykia Buckner, Quadre’ Butler, Kalifa Cartwright, Porsche Chambers, Farah Chandler, John Chapman, Peyton Clanton, Michael Clark, Jennifer Clay, Shaniqua Cole, Karen Coleman, Kyle Colston, Hadiya Cooks, Aida Cordero, Lakeisha Cotton, Terrence Craft, Chiquita Cross, Eugenia Daniels, Andre Davis, Ayreon Davis, Paris Davis, Shyla Davis, Aubrey Dearman, Shelia Dickens, Juwan Dickey, Tyler Dowdy, Diedre Dubois, Treyven Edwards, Justin Eldridge, Hydeia Ellis, Diamond Elmore, Jamethia Elmore, Jessica Etheridge, Mason Ferguson, John Flint, Jarvis Ford, Keyonna Foreman, Camaro Freeman, Keyairra Frison, Lubretta Gary, Tyron Gibson, Jordan Gilbert, Jeremy Godsey, Lakendra Goodman, Neeley Gore, Darentez Green, Amber Grothman, Victoria Gurley, Jason Hall, Kadijah Hampton, Claire Harper, Cornesha Harris, Dylan Harris, Kadesia Harris, Khyla Harris, Ryan Harris, Sasha Harris, Sherry Harrison, Antaria Hawkins, Tammie Hawthorne, JaBril Haymon, Madison Hays, Valerie Headd, Demond Henley, Jakedra Henry, Bennie Higgins, Walter Hill, Kennetha Hinton, Kevin Hodge, Hannah-Linn Holcomb, Tiffiny Hollins, James Holmes, Hayley Howard, John Howell, Jillian Hubbard, Sondya Hudson, Nadia Hughes, Joe Hullaby, Kiasia Hunt, O’Nesha Hunt, Ann Jackson, Levon Jackson, Jalexis James, Robert James, Kimberly Jennings, Mark Jennings, Alexis Jernigan, Antasia Johnson, Chris Johnson, Dequita Johnson, Jamaya Johnson, Jimmieria Johnson, Karlisa Johnson, Raven Johnson, Millie Johnston,, Jennie Jones, Macye Jones, Michelle Jones, Shakerial Jones, Tareva Jones, D’Jarius Journey, Fiona Kanam, Robin Keita, Casey Kelly, Lauren Kelly, Scenephrene Kemp, Vincent Knight, Mary Langkawel, Skyler Lawson, Aaron Leininger, Casey Lewis, Taniyah Lewis, Kaylin Lloyd, Richard Long, Jamion Lowery, Christian Marquez, Christina Mason, Kaneitha Mason, David Maugh, JaNeisha Mayhall, Antonio Mays, Daytonnie McClain, Heather McCool, Shemeatrice McCoy, Lekia McRoy, Victoria Melton, Margaret Miles, Elora Miller, Kaytairia Miller, Scanita Miller, Kacie Mims, Letoria Minton, Andrea Moore, Erronecia Moore, Jamal Moore, Matthew Moore, Kristiana Morris, Markeita Morris, Andrew Moseley, Catherine Nash, Adam Neal, Lisa Neely, Andie O’Bryant, Melissa Onate, Charliesa Orange, Anna Ouzts, Juan Overton, Tyra Parks, Bhavik Patel, Rozell Pendleton, Alexis Peralez-Pulido, Alexis Peterson, S.B. Phillips, Joseph Pinkston, Justin Plummer, Chandler Powell, Angela Prudholm, Richelle Pugh, Russell Ramsey, Arshdeep Randhawa, Jolarious Ray, Kordarous Ray, Keredius Raymond, Caitlyn Riley, Charlie Roberson, Maleka Robinson, Takila Robinson, Azrel Rodgers, Riley Rogers, O.J. Roscoe, Nicholas Ross, Tyrek Rounds, Vonneisha Rush, Thaddeus Sanders, Tiara Sanders, Ali Santucci, Delisha Scott, LaCrystal Sexton, Demarius Shaw, Reneshia Shaw, Josefa Shields, Dalillah Short, Valerie Simpson, Amy Singleton, Sheniqua Singleton, Brionne Smart, Alexandrea Smith, Shatoby Smith, Gina Soliz, Cristi Sparks, Marcus Stansberry, Callie States, Carmichael Stevenson, Dustin Stewart, Felver Stokes, Chauncey Strong, Javian Tabor, Austin Taylor, Christopher Taylor, Mary Theunnissen, Henderson Thomas, Jamal Thomas, Najawa Thomas, Keria Thornton, Tabitha Tolbert, Jasmine Towers Deidre Triplett, JaDarious Turner, Nickulas Tyler, Sydney Vallery, Amy Walker, Emily Walker, Courtney Ware, Daren Washington, Sammie Watkins, Alesheia Wells, Alexandria Westbrook, Cherneria White, Joshua White, Kenja White, Peyton White, Malissa Whitehead, James Whitfield, Kortney Whittaker, Mary Wilcox, Casey Wilkerson, Patrick Wilkerson, Matthew Willard, Candice Williams, Javion Williams, Mahirshawntice Williams, Rolanda Williams, Takeisha Williams, Tevin Williams, Tre’Vonte Williams, Morgan Wilson, Quinton Wilson, Tamnique Wilson, Teanna Wilson, Jaquesha Winder, Christian Wolfe, Deandrea Woods, Kalani Wright, Lejearl Young, Nancy Yu, Marisela Zuniga.

15 May 2016

MDCC announces 2016 football schedule

MOORHEAD – Head Coach Jeff Tatum and the Mississippi Delta Community College football program will begin its 2016 nine-game regular season schedule with a road trip to Wesson as the Trojans battle the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.

Mississippi Delta will play host to Jones County Junior College on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. for the home opener.

The next three weeks of play for MDCC will alternate between away and home match ups starting with a road trip to Goodman (Holmes CC) on Sept. 15 then hosting Northwest CC on Sept. 22 and traveling to Scooba (East Mississippi CC) for the week five opponent.

Weeks six and seven will be back-to-back home contests for the gridiron Trojans. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will travel to Moorhead on Thursday, Oct. 6 for a 7 p.m. kickoff and Northeast Mississippi Community College will play at Jim Randall Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Mississippi Delta’s final regular season road game will be on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Fulton (Itawamba CC) at 3:30 p.m., which is also ICC’s homecoming game. The Trojans homecoming game and final home contest of the season is Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

The 2016 MACJC State Playoffs begin with the semifinal match up on November 5. Those games will be played on the campuses of the two colleges who win their division. The title game will be held on November 12.

The state champion earns the right to participate in the ninth annual Mississippi Bowl played in Biloxi.

DeJean inducted into MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

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MOORHEAD – Former Mississippi Delta Community College baseball standout Mike DeJean was one of 15 individuals inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame during its 10th annual induction banquet held April 26 at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College.

DeJean was Mississippi Delta’s dynamics shortstop under Coach Terry Thompson during the 1989 and ‘90 seasons and helped lead the program to an MACJC State Championship and a NJCAA Region XXIII Championship.

In 1991, he left MDCC and continued his college baseball career at Livingston State University (currently known as the University of West Alabama). In his senior year there, he helped the program reach the Division II College World Series. During the series, he faced two batters and retired both.

Although he played college baseball at the shortstop position, that year the standout was drafted in the 24th round by the New York Yankees and signed to a professional contract as a pitcher.

DeJean was traded to the Colorado Rockies in ’96 and made his professional debut on the mound on May 2, 1997 against the Philadelphia Phillies. During four seasons in Colorado, he went 5-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 55 appearances, mostly as a mid-reliever.

He went also played for the Milwaukee Brewers for two years and achieved success as a closer during the ‘01 and ’02 seasons. In 2002, he recorded 27 saves in 30 appearances.

DeJean then played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles then was traded to the New York Mets during the 2004 season. That season he made 16 appearances and recorded 24 strikeouts in 21 innings and tallied a 1.69 ERA.

In 2005, he went back to the Rockies and posted a 3.19 ERA in 38 relief showings. In October of the same year, Colorado resigned DeJean to a one-year contract, but he was injured before playing a game and spent that season rehabbing with the AAA Colorado Springs taking the mound 20 times.

DeJean is currently employed at Videolink Surveillance, LLC and conducts baseball and softball lessons. He also coaches a 13-year-old USSSA baseball team.

He joins the ranks of previously inducted MDCC student-athletes such as Terry Thompson (2015), John Benge (2014), Charles “Chuck” Thomas (2013), James “Wooky” Gray (2012), Benton White (2011), Sam Latham (2010), John Ray Ricks (2009), Jim Randall (2008), Carl Grubb (2008), Bob Clark (2007), Herbert Hargett (2007) and James E. “Jimmy” Bellipanni (2007).

The remaining 14 inductees included: James Washington Sr. (Coahoma CC); Troy C. Greer (Copiah-Lincoln CC); Marcus Thames (East Central CC); Minor Hines (Hinds CC); Mike Kinnison (Holmes CC); Billy Q. Caples (Itawamba CC); Deion Branch (Jones County JC); Sean Covich (Meridian CC); Dr. Thomas L “Tommy” Davis (East Mississippi CC); Connie Winstead-Mackay (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC); Phyllis Stafford Dilworth (Northeast Mississippi CC); Fred Thomas (Northwest Mississippi CC); Jeffery Posey (Pearl River CC); and Charleen Newcomb (Southwest Mississippi CC).

Academic, Career and Technical Graduation

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Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2016 Academic, Career and Technical Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 6, 2016 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. This year, 311 graduates marched in Friday’s ceremony. Graduates from academic, career, and technical programs were awarded an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and/or a certificate from a one-year program.

The MDCC Concert Ensemble provided music for the prelude and the processional. Dr. Peter Jackson (MDCC Board of Trustees) provided the invocation with Dr. Ed Rice II (Vice President of Student Services) welcoming and recognizing guests in attendance. Dr. Larry Nabors (MDCC President) also gave opening remarks with special music provided by James Shannon (Director of MDCC Ambassadors and Singers) and Hannah Leflore (Student Vocalist).

MDCC’s Health Science Graduation Ceremony was held Thursday, May 5, 2016 with an additional 59 graduates participating. Thursday’s ceremony included graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, and the Radiologic Technology Program.

Mississippi Delta is a comprehensive community college, which offers a wide variety of academic, career and technical courses in day, evening and online classes. The college also offers workforce training, adult education courses and continuing education courses.

Mississippi Delta Community College supports its students with a full range of student services including financial aid, counseling, and on-campus housing. MDCC instructors are well-trained professionals who are truly dedicated to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in their future careers. The college offers quality, collegiate level courses in small classes with individualized instruction.

In addition to the main campus in Moorhead, MDCC also offers classes at sites in Greenville and Greenwood as well as workforce training at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center in Indianola.

Incoming students are invited to attend 2016 Orientation and Registration this summer. Students interested in attending this fall should visit kickstart.msdelta.edu to register for summer orientation.

09 May 2016

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
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