A new sports club, a first of its kind at the state community college level, has a home base at Meridian Community College.
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 graduate Cynthia Reed is glad to be back to her regular routine at the office. "The walls were starting to close in (at home)," laughs Reed, an assistant at WD Enterprises, a professional tax and accounting service in Meridian. Like many other office workers, Reed had been working remotely since March when Mississippi's shelter in place order went into effect. Juggling her work and the needs of her 11-year-son, Joshua Newton, while at home could sometimes be challenging.
MCC's new Gene Haas Advanced Manufacturing Center gives students edge on learning highly technical skills
When students enrolled in Meridian Community College's Precision Machining Engineering Technology program return to campus, they will find themselves training in a new high-tech lab that emulates some of the most advanced manufacturers in the region.