Pinning ceremony salutes paramedics

Nine newly graduated Meridian Community College students received their paramedic pins during a reception held on campus Monday. The honorees included Cameron Boggan of Fellowship; Matt Putnam and Daniel Connnelly, both of Union; Jared Graham of Little Rock; PJ Burr of Decatur; Jocelyn Webber and Ollie Borwn, both of Meridian; Montana Brown of Toomsuba and …

MCC holds summer commencement

It was afternoon of excitement as students from Meridian Community College gathered to receive their diplomas and certificates at the Summer Commencement Program held in the Temple Theater Friday. It was also the first MCC commencement for Dr. Thomas Huebner, who began serving as leader of the institution on July 1. MCC stages three commencements …

MCC’s Surgical Technology Program posts 100 percent pass rate

For the first time in the program’s history, Meridian Community College Surgical Technology Program scored a 100 percent pass rate on the first write on their national boards, said Mecklin Soules, program instructor and coordinator, during a pinning ceremony held Thursday on campus. “These results show that you never gave up,” Soules said as she …

MCC pinning ceremony celebrates Practical Nursing Program students’ work

Twenty-five Meridian Community College Practical Nursing Program students received their pins during a Friday ceremony honoring the students’ achievements. Held in the Temple Theater before the College’s Summer commencement, the pinning ceremony serves as way to welcome the students into the nursing profession. In addressing the students during the ceremony, MCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner …

Moving-in Day

Meridian Community College Soccer team members dodged the rain and moved into campus housing on Wednesday settling in before returning to the soccer pitch for practice. Josh Cochran, left, and Ethan Crawford, both of Lucedale, work on setting up a door mirror to place in their Elliott Hall residence room. Cochran, 19, is a sophomore …

Trying it on for size

Meridian Community College student Telesia Loyd, 46, of Meridian, takes a closer look at her mortar board in preparation for Friday’s commencement. Loyd is receiving her associate of applied science degree in Early Childhood Education Technology. Currently employed in a childcare center, Loyd said she pursued her degree to be more productive in the classroom …

Meridian Community College apparel deal with Under Armour

Meridian Community College Athletics has signed an exclusive, five-year partnership with athletic apparel giant Under Armour through an agreement signed with BSN Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. Meridian Community College announced its new apparel deal with Under Armour at a Tuesday press conference on campus. MCC coaches say …

Awarded

Meridian Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program alumna Pam Watson, left, is the recipient of the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was presented by Rosalyn Howard, right, executive director of the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, to Watson. The foundation presents scholarships to nursing students enrolled in an accredited associate or baccalaureate nursing program in …

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Picking up the racket

Bardell leads tennis team as new coach Simon Bardell isn’t a new face on Meridian Community College’s campus or court. After all, Bardell was a tennis player and assistant coach. This week he’s started in his new position – tennis coach to the MCC Eagles. “I do have a bit of a legacy,” he noted …

Calculating calculus

Meridian Community College Math Instructor Mike Clymer explains a calculus solution to students in his Calculus Three class. MCC’s Summer Term II session began Monday and will continue throughout the month.