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

MCC Honors College students gain etiquette tips 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 …

Agreement puts power skills and tools into students’ hands

Though the gift-giving season is a few weeks away, Meridian Community College students in several careers and technical programs got an early present. DEWALT, the world’s leading manufacturing and marketer of power tools and equipment designed specifically for the professional contractor and tradesman, signed an agreement providing tools for the College’s Industrial Technology Division students. …

MI-BEST salutes its own during celebratory luncheon

Celebrating achievements and encouraging others highlighted Meridian Community College’s MI-BEST annual luncheon on Thursday. A state-wide program in which MCC is a partner, the Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (MI-BEST) quickly teaches students literacy, work and college-readiness skills so they can move through school and into living wage jobs faster. MI-BEST provided …

MCC nursing offers another classroom experience

“It was so real.” That’s how Ana Primeaux, fourth semester Associate Degree Nursing Program student from Meridian Community College, summed up her experience during a class exercise project on Wednesday. She and her classmates took part in a multi-victim trauma scenario simulation held on campus that also yielded situations and conditions that ranged from a …

MCC awarded $1.1 million grant for new career and technical program

Meridian Community College has been awarded a $1.1 million grant by the Mississippi Community College Board to implement a new Advanced Manufacturing Technology program. The 2019 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Challenge Grant will fund the establishment of industry-specific programs that align to a sector or business and industry within a college district that have …

A sign of the times

MCC students register to vote More than 100 Meridian Community College students registered to vote Tuesday, thanks to the efforts of the Phil Hardin Foundation Honors College at MCC students. The Honors College students’ endeavors coincided with Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day, a day when citizens can sign up and make sure they can cast …