Serving with a smile

When Meridian Community College’s Student Life Department hosted its first Pizza with the President event Thursday in the campus Quave Student Life Center, more than 300 students turned out for the lunchtime event to meet MCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner Jr., grab a bite to eat and relax. The event was just one of the many hosted by Student Life to welcome students to first week of classes at MCC. With their pizza plates are Cece Jones, 19, of Wayne County, child psychology major; Iris Chambliss, 17, of Meridian, Practical Nursing Program student; Huebner; Cassandra Houston, 18, of Meridian, pharmacy major; and Parthena Napier, 19, of Meridian, Associate Degree Nursing Program student. In another photo, Huebner, right, serves pizza to LaChrisha Williams, 19, of Choctaw. Williams is an Associate Degree Nursing Program student.