MI-BEST salutes its own during celebratory luncheon

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 free tuition, financial assistance for educational supplies and supportive services where applicable. To enroll …

Serving her alma mater

Business lists often enumerate what makes a good leader. One item that consistently surfaces to the top: Be a good listener. Meridian Community College Vice President of Operations Soraya Welden firmly believes in that adage and it has remained a constant mantra for her as she has served the College now for 27 years. “You …

Moving forward with his dream

Summer grad returns to MCC for fall classes Life doesn’t always travel in a smooth straight line. Opportunities are like that, too. Take 47-year-old Lauderdale County resident David Wyrick for example. Wyrick worked in the manufacturing division of an international business for more than 25 years until his job shifted south to Mexico. Certainly, the …

Moving-in Day

Meridian Community College Soccer team members dodged the rain and moved into campus housing on Wednesday settling in before returning to the soccer pitch for practice. Josh Cochran, left, and Ethan Crawford, both of Lucedale, work on setting up a door mirror to place in their Elliott Hall residence room. Cochran, 19, is a sophomore …