Second annual Fresh Check Day approaches

  • Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:00

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta Community College will hold its second Fresh Check Day on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vandiver Student Union on its Moorhead campus.

Fresh Check Day, created by the Jordan Porco Foundation, aims to create an approachable atmosphere where college students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and connect with campus and community mental wellness resources.

The mental health and suicide prevention event includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, free food, entertainment, and exciting giveaways. Multiple campus departments and groups are involved.

“This day is so productive. At our first event, we had so many conversations with students about their personal experiences with suicide, and I felt as though we offered avenues of help. It was an incredible event! We made it easier to reach out for information,” says MDCC Greenwood counselor Katie Jones.

This second, expanded Fresh Check Day will feature food trucks, music, activities and prize drawings. MDCC thanks Mitchell Distributing especially for its continued civic engagement and support of this event.

Trojans announce 2017 Homecoming Court

  • Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:27

Homecoming Court 2017

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta is proud to announce its 2017 Homecoming Court. Four freshman and four sophomore maids were selected by their peers.

Pictured from left are Me’Shya Thurman, of Greenville, Againette Dean, Youngsville, La., Shamiah Cannon, of Leland, Breanna Ferguson, of Brandon, Jaden Nichols, of Greenville, Aspen Myers, of Belzoni, Amber Smith, of Greenville and Mary Katherine Smith, of Greenville.

The queen will be crowned Wednesday, Oct. 18 during the Homecoming Assembly at 10:30 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. It is open to the public, but if you can’t attend be sure to watch it live on our website at

Lamplighter winners announced

  • Thursday, 05 October 2017 12:42

MOORHEAD - Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were among the state's best community and junior college faculty members selected as Lamplighter award honorees. MDCC teachers Kenny Jobe, Linda Fratesi and Melissa Barrett are this year’s winners.

An MDCC employee for 15 years, honoree Kenny Jobe serves as the college’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning instructor. A resident of Sunflower, he received an applied science degree in sheet metal technology and an associates degree in business administration, both from MDCC. Jobe and his wife, Katrina, have two sons, Cole and Kyle.

Fourteen year Trojan veteran Linda Fratesi, of Greenville, teaches mathematics at the Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC). Fratesi holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics from Delta State University. She has three children, Lane, Kelly and Jamee, and is a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Greenville. Previously, she was named the first T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher award winner at the GHEC.

Melissa Barrett is in her 11th year at the college as the sophomore Associate Degree Nursing instructor. Barrett received her Associate Degree of Nursing from MDCC, a bachelor’s from Mississippi University for Women and her master’s from the University of Mississippi. She lives in Cruger with her husband, Gene.  They have four children, Amanda, Parker, Andrew and Alexander and 10 grandchildren.

MDCC Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Review

  • Monday, 02 October 2017 14:44

The public is invited to participate in a review of Mississippi Delta Community College’s (MDCC) Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.

A meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Conference Room of the Vandiver Student Union located on the Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead Campus, Highway 3 & Lucas Street, Moorhead, MS 38761.

Copies of the plan will be available at the meeting. In addition, the public may view the plan online by visiting the Hazard Mitigation Plan page on the MDCC website (click here).

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) completed an initial State review of the draft plan and coordinated with MDCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA completed a review of the draft plan for compliance with the Federal hazard mitigation planning requirements. FEMA determined that the Mississippi Delta Community College Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is compliant with Federal requirements, subject to formal community adoption.

For additional information, please contact D. Reed Abraham, Chair of the Hazard Mitigation Planning Council, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (662) 246-6272.

Hargett-Lee Hall was briefly evacuated after smoke was detected in the women's residence hall Saturday evening. Smoke originated from a laundry room and was coming from an overloaded washer.

Housing personnel responded quickly to evacuate the dormitory and no one was injured. Students were temporarily relocated to the Vandiver Student Union while officials cleared lingering smoke from the building.

Mississippi Delta Community College's Campus Police Department and the Office of Student Services responded to the building and were assisted by the Moorhead Fire Department.

Students were allowed to return to their rooms that evening.

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Welcome Week @MDCC! (Aug 21-24)

  • Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:07

Monday, August 21, 2017

Event: Cook Out & Sno Cones
Location: Student Union
Time: 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Event: Kickball
Location: Trojan Grove
Time: 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Event: Cook Out & Sno Cones
Location: GHEC
Time: 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Event: T-Shirt Give-Away
Location: Student Union
Time: 10:00a.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Event: Sno Cones
Location: Greenwood Center
Time: 10:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Event: Freshman Mixer
Location: Student Union
Time: 8:00p.m. – 10:30p.m.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Event: Pool Game Exhibition
Location: Student Union
Time: 7:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.

MOORHEAD – The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball program is set to host a fall showcase camp on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. The showcase will get underway at noon.

The showcase camp is designed for players in the 9th-12th grades to get exposure to college coaching staffs expected to be in attendance. The cost of the event is $75.

Each of the players will be seen at their respective position and pitchers, who are dual players, will be allowed to participate at both spots. Campers will be put through a pro-style workout.

Campers will run the 60-yard dash, be tested at their defensive positions, as well hit on the field at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex. Lunch will not be provided and the camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants.

Pre-registration is highly recommended as spots are filling up quickly. Click here to visit the Trojan Baseball Fall Showcase page for the registration form.

Please download the form and send the completed copy (information form and waiver form) to: Dan Rives, Head Baseball Coach, PO Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761. Make sure to include your $75 in the mailed form and make checks payable to “MDCC Baseball.”

Check-in time and late registration for the showcase event is at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24.

For more information, contact coach Jarrod Parks at 601.502.5968 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grinstead named new MDCC softball skipper

  • Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:00

Brad GrinsteadMississippi Delta Community College welcomes Brad Grinstead as its new head softball coach. Grinstead was approved by the MDCC Board of Trustees during its August 10 meeting.

He has been the assistant softball coach at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas since 2014. Under his leadership, the program set single season win records during the 2015 and 2016 campaigns. Lyon is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). During the 2015 season, the team finished second in the American Midwest Conference.

From 2010 to 2013, Grinstead was the assistant softball coach at Hendrix College, which is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school in Conway, Arkansas.

At Lyon and Hendrix, he was responsible for developing daily practice schedules and game plans along with recruiting and implementing strength and conditioning workouts.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead the program,” says Grinstead. I’m looking forward to our first game and bringing a championship program to Mississippi Delta.”

Grinstead is a Colorado native and graduated from Moffat County High School in Craig, Colorado. He played college baseball at Hendrix College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2011.

“It’s great to have Brad here as the new head softball coach,” says Athletic Director Jeff Tatum. He has hit the ground running from day one, and we’re excited to add him to the athletic department.”

Grinstead replaces former head coach Chris Watford who accepted the head softball coaching position at Washington School.

Annual Public Notices (June 2017)

  • Wednesday, 07 June 2017 17:03
Mississippi Delta Community College (Annual Public Notices)
POSTED: June 7, 2017

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) provides quality education through academic, career, technical, health sciences, and workforce training programs. MDCC is dedicated to improving the community through intellectual, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Access and admission of students to career, technical, and academic programs: Mississippi Delta Community College offers a variety of career, technical, and academic programs some leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree, certificate or Associate of Arts degree. The Associate of Applied Science degree can be obtained in Accounting Technology, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Electrical Technology, and Welding Technology to name just a few. Certificates can be obtained in Automotive Machinist, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Field Crops, and Heating and Air Conditioning as well as others. An Associate of Arts degree can be obtained in Art, Business, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pre-Health Science and many more. An Associate of Applied Science Degree can also be obtained in Nursing and many Allied Health areas. A complete listing of programs can be found on the college website at Mississippi Delta Community College has an “open admissions” policy.
Admission requirements for students applying to academic, and technical programs: Completed Admission Application; Official High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Exam (GED or HESI); and ACT score; Read and understand the Student/Patron Use Agreement; For placement purposes only - if your composite ACT score is 13 or less  (8 or better if taken before October 1989), you may be required to take College Prep courses.
Admission requirements for students applying to career programs: Completed Admission Application; Official High School Transcript or High School Equivalency Exam (GED or HESI); Read and understand the Student/Patron Use Agreement. Allied Health and Technical Programs may have additional requirements (visit the website or contact the department for details)

Mississippi Delta Community College abides by the regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The College does not discriminate against any qualified individual with a disability in regard to employment, transportation, accommodations or telecommunications. This policy incorporates the provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title 11 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Communications Act of 1934.

Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.

The Education Achievement Council (EAC) approved the 2015 Report Card for Mississippi Delta Community College.  Pursuant to §37-163-1, an electronic copy can be viewed at   Copies can also be obtained from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness located in the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building at 538 Moorhead Belzoni Rd, Moorhead, MS  38761.

Mississippi Delta Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the College community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from College programs or activities. The College’s Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure is located on the college website. A copy may also be obtained by contacting the College’s Title IX Coordinator. MDCC’s Title IX Coordinator is charged with implementing the procedures for students pursuant to the Policy. The following person has been designated as the College’s Title IX coordinator: Dr. Edward Rice, II, Vice President of Student Services & Title IX Coordinator, Mississippi Delta Community College, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead MS  38761, 662-246-6442.

Mississippi Delta Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts Degree and the Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Delta Community College.

Radiologic Technology Graduates

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 13:46

Radiology Group WEB
Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony Thurs., May 11 at 10 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead, Mississippi campus. The ceremony conferred degrees to graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program and the Radiologic Technology Program.

Fourteen individuals completed the Radiologic Technology Program. The Radiologic Technology Program provides a general education and a clinical training program that prepares students for a career in radiography. The technical program combines theory through traditional classroom instruction, 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.          

Students interested in enrolling in a healthcare program should register for orientation by visiting Orientation will be held in the J. T. Hall Coliseum at Mississippi Delta Community College.

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