MCC workforce class provides Marion PD continuing education opportunity

Professional development is key to workplace success; in policing it’s vital. “In this field, you have to make sure you keep up with your continuing education hours,” said Sgt. Arthur Hopson with the Marion Police Department as he was readying to take the Subject Control Techniques class at Meridian Community College’s Workforce Development Center. Meridian …

Teeth talk

Dental Hygiene students share the news of good oral health Each February, the National Children’s Dental Health Month is spotlighted with the goal to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. And, each February, MCC’s Dental Hygiene Program students visit local city and county schools sharing the importance of good oral hygiene to youths. …

‘Peter Pan’ takes off Saturday in McCain Theater

Come to Meridian Community College’s McCain Theater on Saturday, March 2, or Sunday, March 3, for a classical musical theater experience that will whisk you away to where dreams are born, and no one ever grows up when the MCC Arts & Letters Series presents Peter Pan. This show is produced by the College’s Fine …

Two MCCers named for HEADWAE honor

Valerie Bishop, Meridian Community College biology instructor and chairman of the science and wellness division, and Dunnam Shirley, MCC sophomore studying in the University Transfer Program, will be recognized at the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Tuesday, Feb. 26. HEADWAE was established by legislative resolution to honor individual academic achievement and …

Scout program has ‘merit’

MCC hosts Merit Badge University From making birdhouses to proper swimming strokes, some 100 youths from across the area got the first-hand experience thanks to the Merit Badge University (MBU) held Saturday on the campus of Meridian Community College. This event sponsored by Boy Scouts of America’s Choctaw Area Council is an opportunity for Scouts …

Delving deeper into non-traditional occupations:

Students get an up-close look at the health field High school freshmen and sophomores from Lauderdale County School and Meridian Public School districts got a one-of-kind opportunity this week when they participated in a unique camp, “Experience the O.N.E.: Hospital Stay.” Meridian Community College hosted the camp on two days in which 40 students explored …

MCC Dental Hygiene students get a closer look at mobile clinic

When a local health agency came to the MCC campus, it was learning on the go. Take for example when Greater Meridian Health Care Clinic brought its mobile unit to Meridian Community College. Greater Meridian Health Clinic Inc., a community based, Joint Commission accredited, private, not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, is located in Lauderdale County. …

More than child’s play

MCCers to help build Jeannie’s Place at Planet Playground Not all learning takes place inside the classroom. This rings especially true when Meridian Community College students, faculty and staff help others in the community again this time by taking part in building Jeannie’s Place at Planet Playground from Monday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 24. …