Moving forward

Jennifer Martin overcomes adversities to reach goal of helping others With her Meridian Community College Health Care Assistant certificate proudly displayed in her home, Meridian resident Jennifer Martin said, “it still takes me by storm to see the certificate with my name on it.” At 34, Martin is no stranger to life’s storms and turbulent …

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MCC’s Two-For-One Scholarship offered for Spring 2019 semester

Looking for ways to stretch your education dollar? Look to Meridian Community College. For spring semester 2019, MCC will offer a Two-For-One scholarship to part-time students, who enroll in no more than 11 credit hours and who complete a single (tuition-free) 3 or 4 credit night or late-start afternoon class, selected from the scholarship list, along with any …

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Got fitness goals? MCC offers classes to help meet them

With a new year beginning, it’s a great time to get in shape and Meridian Community College’s Wellness Division offers a wide assortment of classes to help you meet your fitness goals. Classes start on Monday, Jan. 7. For water enthusiasts, water aerobics is a class designed for the swimmer and non-swimmer as well. Movements …

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Learning resources abound at MCC Early Childhood Academy

As local small business owners, Beth and Neil McKeithen find Meridian Community College’s Early Childhood Academy as a valuable resource. The academy, located in College Park Shopping Center, serves as a resource for educators, students, daycares and parents offering books, games, flashcards, building blocks, puppets and other educational material to help the early learner get …

MCC student nursing students donate bleeding control kits

Tragedy can strike at any moment. But thanks to the efforts of Meridian Community College student nurses, being prepared for a potential emergency can help save lives. Students in the college’s chapter of Organization of Student Nurses (OSN), created bleeding control kits and have given them to teachers at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School and campus …

More than a family affair

Brothers find medical field their calling Just by its nature, graduation is a special occasion; one that brings families together. Meridian Community College’s commencement held Friday proved just that. This ceremony also spotlighted family connections, especially in the medical arena. Two brothers, Tyler and Ben Thompson, came back to their community college alma mater Friday …

MCC ceremony caps academic term

More than 200 Meridian Community College students concluded their fall 2018 semester by walking across the Temple Theater stage Friday and receiving their diplomas and or certificates during the College’s commencement ceremonies. As a highlight of the ceremony, eight MCC students were selected to be included in the Circle of Excellence, a recognition that salutes …

MCC PTK-sponsored seminars shed light on human trafficking

With the mantra of knowledge is power, Jody Dyess, director of Say Something organization, has spoken to more than 400,000 students nationwide in high and middle school assemblies about human trafficking. On Tuesday, he shared his message to two audiences – one as a professional development session, the other as a student seminar at Meridian …

MCC offers holiday term beginning Dec. 17

Want to get a head start on the spring semester? Now’s the time by enrolling in Meridian Community College’s Holiday Term. The holiday term is a three-week mini-term of fully online courses that are taken from Dec. 17-Jan. 4, 2019. “The Holiday Term is a response to student interest and feedback by providing another avenue …