Teeth talk

Each February, the National Children’s Dental Health Month is spotlighted with the goal to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. And, each February, MCC’s Dental Hygiene Program students visit local city and county schools sharing the importance of good oral hygiene to youths. One group of four Dental Hygiene students, Rosalba Melchor, Kaylee …

‘Peter Pan’ takes off Saturday in McCain Theater

Come to Meridian Community College’s McCain Theater on Saturday, March 2, or Sunday, March 3, for a classical musical theater experience that will whisk you away to where dreams are born, and no one ever grows up when the MCC Arts & Letters Series presents Peter Pan. This show is produced by the College’s Fine …

Two MCCers named for HEADWAE honor

Valerie Bishop, Meridian Community College biology instructor and chairman of the science and wellness division, and Dunnam Shirley, MCC sophomore studying in the University Transfer Program, will be recognized at the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Tuesday, Feb. 26. HEADWAE was established by legislative resolution to honor individual academic achievement and …

Scout program has ‘merit’

From making birdhouses to proper swimming strokes, some 100 youths from across the area got the first-hand experience thanks to the Merit Badge University (MBU) held Saturday on the campus of Meridian Community College. This event sponsored by Boy Scouts of America’s Choctaw Area Council is an opportunity for Scouts to earn merit badges in …

Delving deeper into non-traditional occupations:

High school freshmen and sophomores from Lauderdale County School and Meridian Public School districts got a one-of-kind opportunity this week when they participated in a unique camp, “Experience the O.N.E.: Hospital Stay.” Meridian Community College hosted the camp on two days in which 40 students explored health professions by spending the morning on the MCC …

MCC Dental Hygiene students get a closer look at mobile clinic

When a local health agency came to the MCC campus, it was learning on the go. Take for example when Greater Meridian Health Care Clinic brought its mobile unit to Meridian Community College. Greater Meridian Health Clinic Inc., a community based, Joint Commission accredited, private, not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, is located in Lauderdale County. …

More than child’s play

Not all learning takes place inside the classroom. This rings especially true when Meridian Community College students, faculty and staff help others in the community again this time by taking part in building Jeannie’s Place at Planet Playground from Monday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 24. Located at Northeast Park in Meridian, Jeannie’s Place at …

Miller Art Gallery to spotlight works by John Marshall

His art has been seen in galleries in New Orleans and Washington D.C. as well as Ocean Springs and Laurel. Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, and through Thursday, March 14, the painting, sculptures and drawings by John Marshall will be on display in the Miller Art Gallery located in the Davidson Fine Arts Center on the …