Marlo Turner: MCCer of the Month for November

Nearing the finish line in earning her master’s degree in business administration, Marlo Turner has another reason to celebrate. She is the MCCer of the Month for November. The MCC Foundation awards this accolade to MCC employees for outstanding service to the College; it carries a $250 honorarium. Turner serves as the College’s payroll manager …

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Jazzin’ it up

Saxophone artist Don Black will take center stage when Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series presents the MCC Jazz Band for an evening a music on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the McCain Theater. Carey Smith, the conductor of the MCC Jazz Band, leads this program of jazz that will play well-known …

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Making a joyful noise: MCC Gospel Choir presents fall concert

The MCC Gospel Choir, a Christian-based ensemble composed of musically talented students from diverse academic programs and backgrounds, will present its fall concert Sunday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the College’s McCain Theater. This Arts & Letters Series presentation is open to the public, and admission is free of charge. Under the direction of …

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MCC adult education job fair yield opportunities

As she paused from completing a job application, Lakisha Bush said she is looking for better opportunities. And thanks to MCC’s Adult Education Program’s first Job Fair held at the Ralph E. Young Center, Bush and others are getting that chance to reach her dreams. “I think this is nice for them to help us… …

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Haas Foundation presents $20K grant to MCC technology program

The Precision Machining and Manufacturing Program at Meridian Community college received a post-secondary grant of $20,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at MCC-Riley Workforce Development Center. Hugh Sims, account manager at Haas Corp., said this marks the third year Haas has presented a grant to the MCC program. Sims said the …

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MCC’s Arts & Letters fall season offers variety of entertainment

What’s the common thread among Little Orphan Annie, Count Basie and Christmas carols? They’re all a part of Meridian Community College’s fall 2019 season of the Arts & Letters Series. A community favorite, the Arts & Letters Series has been offering a wide variety of entertainment for decades. This year, the Series is under the …

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Teamwork makes the dream work: BEEP receives state recognition

Meridian Community College-based Best Early Education Practices (BEEP) Project received the Mississippi Early Childhood Association’s Swimmy Award during a ceremony held at MEAC’s annual meeting in Jackson. The Swimmy Award, named after the famous book by Leo Lionni, is presented to an individual or group who demonstrates outstanding teamwork, collaboration and cooperation for the benefit …

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MCC nursing offers another classroom experience

With emergency sirens blaring, fourth semester MCC Associate Degree Nursing Program students moved into action, urgently asking, “How are you doing? Can you move?” Can you tell me what happened?   The scene, complete with ambulance transport boards and actors portraying multi-injured victims from a bus accident, was a part of an outside-the-classroom experience for …

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MCC campus sports new facility for athletes

For Meridian Community College student-athletes, it’s a first-class training center. For the College and community, it’s a win-win facility. The newly-constructed Athletic Performance Center garnered the spotlight at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with campus and community turning out to get an inside look at the 4,200 square foot facility. Addressing the student-athletes …

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Learning by doing: Academy hosts training session for comprehensive center status

As a way of introducing a new pilot program, the Early Childhood Academy at Meridian Community College hosted local childcare center personnel, sharing with them what it takes to become a Comprehensive Center.    The program is offered through the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) and funded by the U.S. Department of …

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