Scout program has ‘merit’

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 to earn merit badges in …

Delving deeper into non-traditional occupations:

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 health professions by spending the morning on the MCC …

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

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. Located at Northeast Park in Meridian, Jeannie’s Place at …

Miller Art Gallery to spotlight works by John Marshall

His art has been seen in galleries in New Orleans and Washington D.C. as well as Ocean Springs and Laurel. Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, and through Thursday, March 14, the painting, sculptures and drawings by John Marshall will be on display in the Miller Art Gallery located in the Davidson Fine Arts Center on the …

MCC honors its own at Hall of Fame celebration

One word resonated when Meridian Community College hosted it Highest Flying Eagles Hall of Fame event on Monday: Thankful. Six alumni, Dr. Cedric Bradley, Dusty Culpepper, Dr. Richie McAlister, Debbie Galyean Mathis, Michael Thompson and Soraya Welden, were spotlighted for their professional achievements in this annual ceremony. Bradley is the vice president at the Jefferson …

MCC co-ed takes the homecoming queen crown

Meridian Community College sophomore Kennedy Rodriguez was crowned homecoming queen during a ceremony held in the Graham Gymnasium Monday evening. Rodriguez, a University Transfer student majoring in sports management, is from Hickory and is the daughter of Sonia and Zeno Rodriguez. She is a member of the Lady Eagles Tennis Team, the Diamond Darlings and …

MCC and LCSD partnership garners MAPIE Governor’s Award

A long-standing partnership between two educational institutions, Meridian Community College and Lauderdale County School District, received top accolades as winners of the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education’s Governor’s Award (MAPIE). The two entities received the 2019 Governor’s District and Community Award and will be recognized at the awards luncheon on Feb. 26 at Lake …