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Hargett and Thompson Named 2023 TROJAN Teachers

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Pictured (left-to-right): Jamie Hargett and Jeffrey Thompson receive the TROJAN Teacher Award from MDCC President Dr. Tyrone Jackson.

MOORHEAD, Miss. (Aug. 24, 2023) — Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) is excited to announce that History Instructor Jeffrey Thompson and Business Office Technology Instructor Jamie Hargett have been selected as the 2023 TROJAN Teacher Award recipients.

The TROJAN Teacher Award celebrates two teachers who are nominated by department chairs and chosen by a committee selected by the president.

The award’s acronym also serves as a descriptor of the recipients – Teachers Recognized for Optimism, Job well done, Academic excellence, and Nurturing students.

Hargett feels blessed to have earned the recognition of TROJAN Teacher.

“I was truly honored to receive the Trojan Teacher Award. I feel blessed to work in a profession where I genuinely love what I do,” said Hargett. “One of my favorite parts of my job is the connections that I form with my students. Being able to witness them reach their educational and career goals is extremely rewarding and keeps me motivated to continue my passion for teaching.”

Teresa Webster, MDCC’s vice president of instruction, recognizes Hargett’s dedication.

“Jamie Hargett is very deserving of this honor as she is one of the most patient and compassionate instructors you will ever meet. Students love to be enrolled in her classes!” said Webster.

Similarly, Webster feels that Thompson has shown a passion for teaching and tremendous school spirit.

“Jeffrey Thompson is a well-known and beloved history instructor on campus. He loves teaching his subject matter, and his students soon learn that he is a Trojan baseball fan!” added Webster.

Thompson is very appreciative of the recognition of his hard work and similarly appreciative of those who helped get him to this point in his career.

“I feel very honored being chosen for the Trojan Teacher Award. Mississippi Delta has become a second home to me, and the faculty and staff have become an extension of my family through the years,” said Thompson. “I was very fortunate to have so many wonderful mentors who guided me through the early years, so this is also a huge thank you to them as well. They were and still are the best. This is also a thank you to my parents, especially my father, for sending me down the right path in life, so this is more of a tribute to him than anything else.”