Clark named Dean of GHEC

  • Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:09

Linda ClarkMOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College proudly announces Linda Clark as Dean of the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC).

Clark, a Greenville native, has worked at the GHEC for 16 years and previously served as assistant to the director. Under that capacity, she planned and scheduled events on the Greenville campus and helped with the financial aspect of the center.

For the first six years at the GHEC, she worked for Delta State University (DSU) until MDCC assumed responsibility of the site in 2007.

Clark earned her associate’s degree in 2007 from MDCC and her bachelor’s degree in 2012 from DSU. She received a Master’s of Science Degree in Project Management from Walden University and is currently working on her doctoral degree, specializing in leadership and organizational change.

“As I watched the foundation of the GHEC building being laid in 2000, I acquired a connection that I could not explain at the time,” says Clark.

“A higher educational degree became obtainable for me, and I have continued to work on my education. My goal has been to move up at MDCC and into this position. I look forward to working with our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the community.”

MDCC Honor Students Host Blood Drive

  • Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:44

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Student members of the Beta Rho Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Willis Jennings of Greenville, Valeria Headd of Greenville, Alyssa Yu of Greenville, Linda Jimson of Greenville, Andrea Adams of Greenville, and Christopher Jones of Leland recently hosted a blood drive on the college's Greenville campus.

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) recognized Mississippi Delta Community College as the state's Community College of the Year during an annual event recently held in Jackson. MDCC has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for the last decade by hosting at least three to four blood drives each semester. "We are proud that our campus communities takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood," says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. "A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends."

The honor students hosting the recent blood drive in Greenville are members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa have opportunities to receive some of more than $37 million in scholarships provided exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Members in the United States are also eligible to participate in the All-USA Academic Team program, co-sponsored by USA Today, and by extension their own statewide academic teams. Members also receive automatic nominations to the National Dean's List and job postings exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans.

To find a blood drive near you, visit or call (888) 90-BLOOD.


Williams Winter Scholars Named

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:04


Mississippi Delta Community College will have two representatives at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, as both an instructor and a student at the school were recently named William Winter Scholars.

Jorene Pettiet, an English instructor at MDCC’s Greenville Higher Education Center, is this year’s William Winter Faculty Scholar. Shelby Ballinger, a sophomore attending MDCC’s Greenville campus, is being recognized as a William Winter Student Scholar.

Pettiet and Ballinger were chosen by MDCC as the humanities division’s most outstanding student and faculty member.

Outstanding humanities division students, faculty members, and professionals from Mississippi’s universities, colleges, and community colleges are honored each year by being named William Winter Scholars at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. At the Feb. 26-28, 2015 event, "Bigger Than Life: Extraordinary Mississippians," Pettiet and Ballinger will be honored during the opening and closing sessions, in the printed materials, and in publicity.

William Winter Scholars also are photographed with former Mississippi Governor William F.Winter, after whom the scholarship is named. Winter has served as director of proceedings for the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration each year since the event began in 1990.

Students Add New Greenery to the GHEC

  • Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:23

MDCC students at the Greenville Higher Education Center recently assisted in planting pansies and tending to the flower pots around campus.

GHEC Students Speak to National Conference

  • Tuesday, 29 October 2013 17:20


Mississippi Delta Community College students were recently featured on a nationally televised dialogue about the opportunities and limitations of using technology in education.

MDCC sophomores Linda Jimson and Tito Gardner (pictured right), both students at the Greenville Higher Education Center, shared their experiences at the Oct. 18 event along with students from five other states. Held in conjunction with Connected Educators Month, the virtual panel was hosted by the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) and the Oregon Academic Technology Society (OAtS).

Students on the panel, ranging in age from third-grade to college level, presented and then answered questions about how they use technology as a learning tool, both in and out of the school setting. The students, representing Mississippi, Alaska, Arizona, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Kentucky, connected to the conference via Internet to make their presentations and share examples of their work. While the primary audience was the OAtS Conference in Portland, Ore., others around the nation joined the conference by live stream.

MDCC English instructor Renee Moore is a member of the BLTN and selected Jimson and Gardner to appear on the panel. The MDCC students described how they use various types of technology as they pursue their education, especially the Canvas Learning System available at MDCC. When questioned, they also spoke candidly about the importance of teachers including 21st century technology in their classes. Jimson and Gardner said, "It's not the technology, it's the teachers!"