Thompson takes over as Dean of CTE

  • Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:45

Mississippi Delta is excited to announce Suzanne Thompson as its Dean of Career-Technical & Adult Education.

Thompson, a Cruger native, attended Cruger-Tchula Academy. She earned both her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and her Master of Science of Instructional Technology in 2004 from Mississippi State University.

She has been a devoted faculty member at MDCC for 18 years teaching Business and Office Technology. Thompson currently lives in Carrollton with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys running and reading.

“After 21 years in the career-technical classroom, I am excited to move forward with the great faculty and staff who work here,” said Thompson.

She officially began her new role on June 1.

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce Patricia Kelly as its new Dean of Health Sciences.

Kelly attended Washington School and continued her education at Delta State University earning a bachelor’s in medical technology and a master’s in business administration.

Before being named Dean of Health Sciences, she served as Director of the Medical Laboratory Technology program at MDCC. Before that, Kelly was Laboratory Director for Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

“I am deeply honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of Dean of Health Sciences. MDCC’s previous Health Science directors have set the bar high, and I am looking forward to working with our students, faculty, administration, staff and community partners to make MDCC the college of choice for educating the next generation of Health Care providers,” Kelly said.

Outside of work, she serves on the national board of Junior Auxiliary and on the board of The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science of Mississippi.

Kelly and her husband Mike live in Benoit. They have two adult sons, Gunnar and Connar.

MDCC offers new music degree

  • Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:49

Entertainment Industry Studies is a new major Mississippi Delta Community College will offer students this fall. The Entertainment Industries Studies major is essentially a Music Business associates degree. Upon passing the curriculum required, students can earn an Associate of Arts degree in the field.

Three area universities that offer a bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Industry Studies are Delta State University, University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Memphis.

Potential careers with this major are electronic production and design, audio engineering, music directing, programming, recoding engineer, event production, media development and so much more.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, careers in this field can earn an average yearly salary of approximately $42,550.

Aside from core curriculum, students will be required to take some business courses and basic computer skills for musicians, computer recording I and II, audio engineering I and II and survey of popular music.

“Students interested in this degree can begin coursework in this fall semester,” says Jennifer P. Woodard, Fine Arts Division Chair and instructor.

“The Fine Arts Department is so excited about this degree. We have so much to offer students in terms of electives to enhance the program.”

For more information contact Fine Arts Division Chair Jennifer Woodard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members of the Office of Advancement and Public Relations of Mississippi Delta Community College attended the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) conference held May 21-23 in Ocean Springs where they received six awards.


• Photograph, Jamie M. Scrivener, The Graduate, first place
• Television Spots, D. Reed Abraham, Moments, second place
• New Media/Social Media, Melaney S. Emerson, Field Crops Technology, third place
• Advertisements, Alan B. Crews and Jamie M. Scrivener, Registration Advertisement, third place
• Admission and Recruitment Piece, D. Reed Abraham, Alan B. Crews, Melaney S. Emerson and Jamie M. Scrivener, Recruitment Brochure, third place
• Special Publications, D. Reed Abraham, Alan B. Crews, Melaney S. Emerson and Jamie M. Scrivener, 90th Anniversary Program, third place

MDCC Baseball picks up postseason honors

  • Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:39

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team had a load of team success in 2017, finishing 29-19, and on Monday, the team was honored for its individual success as well, as two Trojans were named to the All-Region and Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State first teams, while four of their teammates were named to the All-State second team.

Cole Marsh (Monroe, La.) and Nathan Pilutti (Destrehan, La.) were the two MDCC standouts selected to the All-Region and All-State first team, while Jake Hartman (Nesbit), Tyler Jones and Payton Lane (both of Columbus) and Wendell Rieves (Crawford) were chosen to the All-State second team.

Marsh, a freshman right-handed pitcher and Mississippi State University signee, finished with a 10-2 record with a 2.69 ERA and a 91/35 strikeout/walk ratio in 80.1 innings. He also threw two complete games, earned a save and held opponents to a .216 batting average.

Pilutti, a sophomore outfielder and Southeastern Louisiana University commit, led the Trojans in batting average (.429), runs scored (53), hits (69), triples (four), on-base percentage (.518) and stolen bases (17), while finishing second on the team in doubles (16), home runs (six) and RBI (45).

Hartman, a sophomore catcher, was a force on both sides of the ball for MDCC all season, as he ended the 2017 regular season in second place in the country in throwing runners out with a .476 percentage (30 runners thrown out in 63 attempts). He also tied for the team lead in home runs with nine and finished with a .330 batting average to go along with three triples and 41 RBI.

Jones, a freshman second baseman, had a stellar rookie campaign, hitting .360 with six doubles, two triples, one home run and 26 RBI, to go along with 11 stolen bases.

Lane, a sophomore first baseman, was second on the team with a .364 batting average and had 12 doubles, four home runs, 38 RBI and a .432 on-base percentage.

Rieves, a sophomore third baseman, was the team leader in a number of offensive categories, including at-bats (180), doubles (17), home runs (nine) and RBI (54), all while maintaining a .333 batting average.

Aycock graduates from leadership academy

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:02

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce that Director of Computer & Information Technology Service Jim Aycock recently graduated from the Mississippi Community College Leadership Program.

He was one of 37 members of this year’s Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy to graduate at a ceremony held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Hunter Henry Center on the Mississippi State University campus. Dr. Mark Keenum, President of Mississippi State University, was the guest speaker for the ceremony.

The Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy was developed in the spring of 2009 to address the projected need for upper-level leaders in the Mississippi community college system.

MOORHEAD, MISSISSIPI - Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2017 graduation ceremony for Academic, Career and Technical programs Friday, May 12, 2017, in the J.T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead campus.

Dr. Larry J. Nabors, President, acknowledged graduates for their hard worked and dedication. “The degrees and certificates you receive today are symbols of your success,” said President Nabors. “Your newly acquired knowledge and skills enable you to further pursue your career and educational goals. I’m confident you will enjoy much success in life as a result of your experience at MDCC.”
The MDCC Concert Ensemble, under the direction of Eddie Buggs, provided music for the prelude and processional. Dr. Peter Jackson, member of the MDCC board of trustees, provided the invocation. Dr. Edward Rice II, vice president of student services, welcomed the crowd and recognized special guests in attendance.

Student vocalist Timothy Peoples, accompanied by choral director James Shannon, brought the crowd to its feet with the performance of “Never Would’ve Made It.”
Out of over 500 May 2017 graduates, 344 marched in Friday’s ceremony. Graduates from academic, career and technical programs were awarded an Associate of Arts Degree (AA), Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and/or a one-year career certificate.
On Thursday, May 11, MDCC held a commencement ceremony for graduates of health science programs. Thursday’s ceremony recognized 57 graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program and the Radiologic Technology Program. In total, approximately 401 students marched in ceremonies this week.

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. MDCC is offering a variety of course offerings this summer. Registration is open and a course listing is available at Students interested in attending this fall are invited to attend new student orientation this summer and should register by visiting

ABOUT MDCC: 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.

MDCC Baseball announces tryouts

  • Tuesday, 09 May 2017 17:33

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans are hosting baseball tryouts for 2017 high school graduates on Tuesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex on the Moorhead Campus. Those interested in trying out must bring a copy of a recent physical and a $20 workout fee.


• Tuesday, May 23, 2017
• Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex, Hwy 3 and Cherry Street, Moorhead, MS 38761
• Check in at 1 p.m.
• Tryout begins at 2 p.m.
• Cost - $20 (Checks can be made to “MDCC Baseball” & can be brought the day of)
• 2017 High School Graduates
• Pro-Style Workout

For more information, contact MDCC head coach Dan Rives at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or assistant coach Jarrod Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) state baseball playoffs get underway on Wednesday and the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans will head to Decatur to take on East Central Community College in a best two-of-three series.

The Trojans of MDCC will take on the Warriors of EC at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening in game one at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex, with game two getting underway on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Game three, if necessary, will follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

Mississippi Delta will enter the first round of the playoffs as the number seven seed in the MACJC, while East Central comes in as the number four seed, thus earning the right to host the opening round. Only one game separates the two in the final conference standings, as EC finished with a 17-11 conference mark and MDCC had a conference record of 16-12.

The Trojans come into the playoffs with a 29-17 overall mark and 16-12 finish in MACJC play after a week in which the team split a doubleheader on the road at Coahoma Community College (May 2) and at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (May 6).
Mississippi Delta fell in game one, 6-3, in Clarksdale on Tuesday, before winning the nightcap, 18-13.

In game one at CCC on Tuesday, the Trojans were led offensively by Will Godfrey (Columbus), Nathan Pilutti (Destrehan, La.) and Wendell Rieves (Crawford), as the trio each had two hits in the opener.
Hunter Allen (Pearl) started the contest on the mound and gave the Trojans five solid innings of work, as the freshman left-hander gave up five runs (one earned) and picked up a strikeout.
Weber Herbison (Cleveland) had four hits in the nightcap on Tuesday, including a grand slam, to help lead the 21-hit Trojan attack.
Dalton Lambre (Cleveland) and Pilutti each added three hits in game two, with Pilutti picking up a home run as well.

Brendan Painter (Hernando) earned the win on the mound in game two after his relief stint of 3.1 innings.
The Trojans of MDCC fell to Co-Lin, 3-2, in the series opener on Saturday in Wesson, despite a stellar effort on the hill from Trey Jones (Olive Branch), as the freshman right-hander threw seven innings and allowed only three runs (two earned) to cross the plate.

Herbison and Pilutti each had two RBI in game one, with Pilutti and Tyler Jones (Columbus) each adding an RBI.

Delta avenged their earlier loss in game one by hammering the home standing Wolves, 10-2, in the regular season finale.

Rieves paced the Trojans offense with two homeruns and five RBI, while Payton Lane (Columbus) added two hits as well.

Cole Marsh (Monroe, La.), a recent Mississippi State University commit, moved to 10-1 on the season with the win on the mound after going six innings and allowing only two runs and five hits, while picking up five strikeouts.

On April 13, the associate degree nursing faculty, staff and students held their annual Nursing Excellence Scholarship Banquet. The event attracted approximately 250 guests who were able to bid on silent auction items and buy a chance to win an iWatch.

All money raised went to the Nursing Excellence Scholarship Fund, which is the only scholarship primarily funded by students, for students. Since 2012, this scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to 40 Associate Degree Nursing students.

Nursing Group 1 webBrittany Alexander, Jeran Guilambo, Zaleas Dent and Anne Marie Painter were selected as Outstanding Sophomore Clinical Students by their clinical group for demonstration of professional behavior and safe, competent nursing practices.

Nursing Group 2 webKelsee Redden, Madison Williamson, April Montesi, Drewonna Goldsmith and Bailee McLendon were selected as Outstanding Freshman Clinical Students by their clinical group for demonstration of professional behavior and safe, competent nursing practices.

Outstanding Nursing Student webMadison Williamson and Vincent Knight were selected by their classmates as the nursing students who personify nursing professionalism.

Outstanding Nursing Faculty webMelissa Barrett and Traci Thompson were selected by the respective classes as the nurse who exemplifies the nursing role model.

Alpha Delta Nu webVincent Knight and Katherine Downs were inducted into Alpha Delta Nu, which is a National Nursing Honor Society for Associate Degree nursing students, during the banquet.

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