More than a family affair

Brothers find medical field their calling Just by its nature, graduation is a special occasion; one that brings families together. Meridian Community College’s commencement held Friday proved just that. This ceremony also spotlighted family connections, especially in the medical arena. Two brothers, Tyler and Ben Thompson, came back to their community college alma mater Friday …

MCC ceremony caps academic term

More than 200 Meridian Community College students concluded their fall 2018 semester by walking across the Temple Theater stage Friday and receiving their diplomas and or certificates during the College’s commencement ceremonies. As a highlight of the ceremony, eight MCC students were selected to be included in the Circle of Excellence, a recognition that salutes …

Pinning ceremony salutes paramedics

Nine newly graduated Meridian Community College students received their paramedic pins during a reception held on campus Monday. The honorees included Cameron Boggan of Fellowship; Matt Putnam and Daniel Connnelly, both of Union; Jared Graham of Little Rock; PJ Burr of Decatur; Jocelyn Webber and Ollie Borwn, both of Meridian; Montana Brown of Toomsuba and …

MCC holds summer commencement

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. It was also the first MCC commencement for Dr. Thomas Huebner, who began serving as leader of the institution on July 1. MCC stages three commencements …

MCC’s Surgical Technology Program posts 100 percent pass rate

For the first time in the program’s history, Meridian Community College Surgical Technology Program scored a 100 percent pass rate on the first write on their national boards, said Mecklin Soules, program instructor and coordinator, during a pinning ceremony held Thursday on campus. “These results show that you never gave up,” Soules said as she …

MCC pinning ceremony celebrates Practical Nursing Program students’ work

Twenty-five Meridian Community College Practical Nursing Program students received their pins during a Friday ceremony honoring the students’ achievements. Held in the Temple Theater before the College’s Summer commencement, the pinning ceremony serves as way to welcome the students into the nursing profession. In addressing the students during the ceremony, MCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner …

Trying it on for size

Meridian Community College student Telesia Loyd, 46, of Meridian, takes a closer look at her mortar board in preparation for Friday’s commencement. Loyd is receiving her associate of applied science degree in Early Childhood Education Technology. Currently employed in a childcare center, Loyd said she pursued her degree to be more productive in the classroom …