CPRAM

State college public relations officials are doing their part to encourage students to continue their interest in the area of communication at Mississippi’s two- and four-year colleges with two $1,000 scholarships.

Students applying for the CPRAM (College Public Relations Association of Mississippi) scholarship must be majoring in one of the following fields of study: public relations, communications, journalism, advertising, mass communications, political communications, crisis management, graphic design or other communication-oriented major. The scholarships could be awarded to a student entering or enrolled at the state’s two-year or four-year colleges. The student must also be enrolled full-time.

Scholarship applicants must be in good standing and present three letters of recommendation from individuals connected to their academic institution. This includes college advisers, high school teacher/official, home-school teacher, etc. Students may be recommended by an active CPRAM member.

The applicants must complete in full the scholarship application and return it to the scholarship committee no later than Feb. 16, 2018. Applicants also must include a 500-word essay entitled, “With all the changes being made in the field of Communications, what skills do I have to keep up with these changes?”

Students receiving the scholarship can be awarded the scholarship for more than one year, but they must reapply every year. The scholarship committee reserves the right to make its decision based on need, merit and the number of applicants each year.

CPRAM reserves the right to revoke this scholarship if a student withdraws from school during the award year, changes his/her major, fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA or other grave instances of misconduct.

The committee will announce the winner(s) during its annual conference held in May. The scholarship will then be awarded for the 2018 fall term.

For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

showcase sp2018

MOORHEAD – The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball program is set to host a spring showcase camp on Sunday, Jan. 28 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 as 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 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 Jan. 28.

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..

MDCC announces HEADWAE winners

  • Monday, 27 November 2017 08:03

HEADWAE 2017

MOORHEAD –Mississippi Delta Community College instructor Philip Lawes and student Heather Lee were recently recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Instructor of the Year and Student of the Year for 2017.

Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.

Lawes has taught mathematics at MDCC for 13 years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics from Delta State University. Lawes is also serves as a math tutor in the Center for Learning and is the coordinator for the development math program.

A Cleveland native, Lee is a sophomore at MDCC and is involved with Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Student Affairs Committee and on the yearbook staff. She is the daughter of Don and Marsha Lee.

After graduating from MDCC, Lee plans to double major in Anthropology and Classics at Mississippi State University.

Lawes and Lee are among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day.

The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges. 

2017 trojan teachers

(L to R: Amy Biles, Anita Horn and Terry Moore)

MOORHEAD –Three Mississippi Delta Community College instructors were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 T.R.O.J.A.N. Teacher Award.

Amy Biles is in her 14th year at the college as a science instructor. She received her associate degree from MDCC, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Delta State University. She lives in Cleveland with her husband, Hugh, and their 9-year-old named Brody. 

Fifteen-year Trojan veteran Anita Horn, of Itta Bena, teaches English at the Greenwood campus. Horn holds both a Bachelor’s in English Education and a K-12 certification from Mississippi State University and a Master of English Education from Delta State University. She and her husband Tim have one son, Adam, who is an MDCC alumnus and current student at Ole Miss. Horn is a very active member at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood.

An MDCC employee for 13 years, honoree Terry Moore serves as a psychology instructor. A resident of Greenwood, he received a Bachelor of Education from Missouri State University and a master’s from the University of Central Arkansas. Moore has three children, Darin, Lindey and Nathan and three grandchildren.

The “Teachers Recognized for Optimism, Job well-done, Academic excellence and Nurturing students (TROJAN)” award bears the name of the college mascot and is given to those who reflect its meaning.

Blood drive on Moorhead campus

  • Monday, 13 November 2017 08:36

Don't forget to stop by the Mississippi Blood Services Donor Coach today or tomorrow between 8am and 4pm to donate!  They will be in front of the BSU on Johnny Russell Drive.  Please bring your ID. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and a gift card while supplies last!

Blood Drive

Change of Board Meeting date for December 2017

  • Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:04

LEGAL NOTICE
MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CHANGE OF BOARD MEETING DATE FOR DECEMBER 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees voted to change its upcoming monthly meeting to Thursday, December 7, 2017. The meeting will be held at 1 pm in the boardroom of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building located at 538 Moorhead-Belzoni Road; Moorhead, MS 38761.

Dr. Larry Nabors, President

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Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Homecoming Assembly will be streamed live

  • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:43

The Homecoming Assembly is today at 10:30 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum! The Homecoming court will be presented, and the 2017 Homecoming Queen will be crowned. It will also include performances by the MDCC Cheerleaders, Spirit of the Delta Band, and Delta Dancers.

If you can't make it to campus, watch it live online on the MDCC YouTube channel!

dr larry naborsMOORHEAD – The president of Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) will retire at the close of the 2017-2018 school year, he announced Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of faculty and staff.

MDCC President Dr. Larry J. Nabors announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2018. Nabors said he and his wife, Tonya, have cherished their time with the college and its people.

The College’s eighth president, Nabors took the reins of Mississippi Delta Community College February 1, 2013.

Further information will soon be provided by MDCC’s Office of Public Relations. For latest news and events, visit MDCC’s website at www.msdelta.edu.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Assoc. Vice President for College Advancement & Public Relations
Mississippi Delta Community College
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Joe Ray is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Trojan Service Award. This prestigious award is given to an alumnus who has exhibited great loyalty, service, and commitment to Mississippi Delta Community College and the MDCC Alumni Association.

Ray was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University and did additional graduate work at Mississippi State University. He began his career at Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1970 when he was hired by Dr. J.T. Hall to work in admissions and recruiting. In July 1972 Ray became the director of financial aid and continued to work in admissions. During his tenure as director of financial aid he was responsible for establishing the President’s Scholarship which awards tuition and housing to students of high academic achievement. He also helped establish the MDCC Men’s Soccer Program. Joe was promoted to vice president of student affairs at Mississippi Delta Community College in June 2000. In his capacity as vice president, Ray supervised admissions, recruiting, financial aid services, and certified all degrees awarded to MDCC students. Under his leadership, the use of computer generated transcripts was implemented. After his retirement in 2012, Joe returned to MDCC in 2013 and worked until 2017 as a part-time employee in the Office of Admissions. He was a beloved and respected figure on the MDCC campus for forty-seven years.

Looking back, Joe said that he spent his entire working life at MDCC and always enjoyed working with the faculty and students. “It was fun coming to work.”

Ray also enjoys being involved in community service. He was a member of the Moorhead Rotary Club and coached with the Greenville Youth Soccer Program.

Joe and Donna, his wife of 36 years, live in Madison, Mississippi and are members of Pinelake Church. They are the parents of Beth Pate and Emily Damiens and have three grandchildren.

 

Tabb named Trojan Spirit Award winner

  • Monday, 16 October 2017 08:24

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Each year the Mississippi Delta Community College Alumni Association recognizes a faculty or staff member at Homecoming for his or her distinguished service to the college. The 2017 recipient of the Mississippi Community College Trojan Spirit Award is Vicki Tabb.

Vicki graduated from MDCC with an Associate of Arts degree. While at MDCC she was a member of the Spectator Society and Phi Theta Kappa. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree from Delta State University.

Tabb is a third generation Trojan instructor: her grandmother, Nell Stonestreet, was an English instructor, and her grandfather, J.D. Stonestreet, taught mathematics and coached football. Each year the J.D. Stonestreet Award is given to the most outstanding male athlete, and the J.D. Stonestreet dorm is named in his honor. Vicki’s mother, Millie Clark, was the first instructor in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and her father, Bob Clark, taught in the Automotive Machine Technology Program. Vicki has taught mathematics classes at MDCC for seventeen years.

On campus Vicki is known for her positive attitude, innovative teaching methods and dedication to academic excellence. Her commitment to her students extends beyond the classroom. She is often seen supporting her students at extra-curricular events and activities. Vicki is an advocate of the following quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” She serves as the Math Coordinator for the Math/Science Division and is a member of the Curriculum Committee, Alumni Association, and Faculty Association. In addition, she volunteers her artistic talent to decorate the bulletin boards in the Harper Science Building.

Vicki is a member of the Moorhead Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School. She and her husband, Robert are the parents of Amanda and Dalton. Amanda, a graduate of MDCC, attends Delta State University and Dalton currently attends MDCC.

 

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