MCC’s new semester brings new opportunities

Sisters Octavia, 19, and Destiny Evans, 18, paused, stopping to look at a campus map as they navigated their way to class on Monday as the first day of Fall 2019 began at Meridian Community College. The two are freshmen in the College’s Health Information Technology Program, and they were eager to start their studies. …

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He’s on the road

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs     To say that Jamarcus Haynes is driven …

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Cockrell: Ready to start again

Meridian Community College incoming sophomore Brian Cockrell is eager to return to college. “I’m taking classes in my major now, and I’m ready for it,” the 19-year-old business administration student from Meridian said. Cockrell is one of the many who are readying for Fall Semester 2019 at MCC which begins Monday, Aug. 19. “It is …

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MCC hosts summer commencement in Temple Theater

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. MCC stages three commencements each school year in December, May and August, and officials note the ceremonies are the pinnacle of any school year because it …

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New MCC alumna

Not quite ready for the big-scale university experience, Angela Pedersen opted to study at Meridian Community College after she finished high school, to see if any opportunities revealed themselves. “Lo and behold one (opportunity) did in the form of the NASA program I took over the summer,” she said. Pedersen, 19, of Meridian, was one …

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MCC Practical Nursing pinning spotlights students

A few years back, Hickory resident Matt Sistrunk received a diagnosis of cancer. Now in remission, Sistrunk is moving on with life, receiving his certificate in Practical Nursing from Meridian Community College on Friday. “That’s why I want to be a nurse – to help others,” Sistrunk said after he received his pin during a …

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Training held for Childcare Workers

Meridian Community College, Early Childhood Academy, The Beep Project, along with Excel by 5, hosted a free training for childcare and early childcare employees at the Tommy E. Dulaney Center, Saturday, July 13. Guest speaker for the event was Mary Jo Huff, author, storyteller, songwriter, and puppeteer. Huff, who lives in Indiana, came to Meridian …

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Johnson to lead MCC’s Arts & Letters Series

Bringing the combination of Meridian roots and passion for the arts, Susie Johnson will take the reins of Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series as director of the signature entertainment program at MCC. In announcing Johnson’s selection, MCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said Johnson is the perfect addition to the MCC family. “She is …

Allie Cat Run and Festival gift to impact MCC students

When Leslie and Bill Carruth lost their six-year-old daughter, Allie, in a tragic accident two years ago, local and area residents embraced the family with care. “The community surrounded us when the accident happened, so we are trying to give back to the community,” said Leslie. “And what better place to give than our very …

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