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

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 to see their brother, Will, get …

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 …

Early Childhood Academy opens its new doors

Meridian Community College’s Early Childhood Academy is getting a new location in College Park Shopping Center. An open house on Friday showcased the newly renovated and expanded space to campus and community for parents and childcare center operators. The academy was previously located in Reed Hall. “The new facility affords the opportunity for increased services …

Funding needs, points of pride highlight MCC luncheon with lawmakers

Points of pride, plans for growth and needs for additional funding were a few of the topics stressed by Meridian Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner when MCC hosted its fall legislative luncheon Thursday on the MCC campus. Lawmakers including Meridian City Council members, state senators, representatives, City of Meridian officials and Lauderdale County supervisors …

MCC program pays tribute to those who serve

Veterans, both on and off the Meridian Community College campus, were saluted Thursday and in turn, the College was recognized for its support of veterans during a program that paid tribute to the men and women defending the country. MCC hosted its annual veterans’ tribute three days before the nation’s observance honoring all who served. …

MCC Foundation hosts annual membership; Hardin Foundation saluted for service

While showcasing the theme, MCC… New Beginnings, Meridian Community College’s 2018 Foundation Membership Celebration carried the catchphrase throughout the evening spotlighting for the first time a video tribute to a foundation. At previous celebrations, community leaders were recognized for their contributions in a special video tribute that is played as a highlight of the evening. …

Minding their p’s and q’s

From hints to how to hold a napkin, plate and glass in one hand to when to send a thank you note to hosts, Meridian Community College Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College students got a front row seat to proper business and dining etiquette. Dr. Gay Saxon, director of workforce training at Hinds Community College, …