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On a musty fall afternoon, Alixus Hearn crashed her car just down the road from Northeast Lauderdale High School in Meridian. “I was heading to the field when I heard sirens going off everywhere,” said Tyler Vick, head coach for the school’s slow pitch softball team. “The principal called and said there had been an …

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MCCer of the Month

MCCER OF THE MONTH. Congratulations to MCCer of the Month, Mr. Chris Williams. Chris serves as a Math Instructor at Meridian Community College. Working at MCC for five years now, Chris Williams enjoys the opportunity to invest in the lives of students that are transitioning into adulthood. “I love knowing that the work I do …

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Funding matters highlight annual legislative talk

Stressing the economic impact of the community college system, Meridian Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner encouraged an audience of community leaders, college personnel and state and local lawmakers that funding matters. Dr. Huebner shared a multi-media presentation at a luncheon to a group of 50 that illustrated the College’s vision, challenges and needs. “Being …

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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 yields 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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