An alumna and a clinical coordinator, Meridian Community College faculty member Krystal Holifield finds the bonds she forms with her students the best part of her job.
Thanks to the pandemic, many things in life have been canceled or re-arranged. The need for blood though, has remained a constant.
Meridian Community College alumna Cameron Proctor hopes to be doing her part in the fight against cancer as she begins a new journey as a cancer registrar with the Mississippi Cancer Registry. "Everything we do is for cancer research and this database of information is important in helping to find a cure," said Proctor, who earned her associate's degree from MCC's Health Information Technology program this past May.
Tina Leggette had always known she wanted a career working with young children even when she was a child herself. Leggette, a Meridian Community College graduate and director of Meridian KinderCare Learning Center, was always the older child who would play with the younger ones, who made sure they were taken care of and who created games and activities for them to do. She loved babysitting as a teen.
Meridian Community College hosted its second online commencement spotlighting the candidates for the Summer 2020 graduation class. MCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner told viewers, "Graduation in any form is a day to celebrate." In his address, he noted faculty and staff congratulate the students and celebrate their achievements, and the day is special. "It relevels how important this degree is to you in a way you never imagined," he said.