New-to-college-students: MCC orientation goes online

 “Instead of walking in, they were logging in.” That’s how Meridian Community College Director of Recruiting Brandon Dewease described Eagle Elite Orientation – an online orientation session in which students (and parents) can get familiar, involved, register and prepare before the August start of fall term 2020. Eighty-six students from multi states participated, Dewease said. …

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Foundation’s grant to help MCC students impacted by COVID-19

Meridian Community College is one of 15 Mississippi public community colleges selected to receive a grant to assist qualifying students who are affected by COVID-19 to help stay on track for graduation. The Mississippi Community College Foundation was granted $310,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to help qualifying Mississippi community college students impacted …

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MCC tennis player makes the most of it in turbulent times

Meridian Community College international student Dieter Gonzales has plans for his next academic term. “I am definitely coming back to MCC next year,” he said. In this world of pandemic uncertainty, Gonzales’ determination is more than noteworthy because to say that Gonzales has endured a tumultuous spring would be an understatement. A member of the …

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Driven to help others: Mom and son find their niches in nursing

The art of teaching and the love of nursing have been parallel passions for Annette Rigby. Now her love of nursing continues to another generation. In her 17th year at Meridian Community College as an instructor in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, Annette shares her desire to help others. “In being a nurse, you get …

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Sociology class 15 years ago guides MCC grad’s career

  Mosley, education and visitor specialist with the Eudora Welty House & Garden in Jackson, is pursuing her doctorate of philosophy in U.S. history   A sociology assignment 15 years ago on the differences between the way toys are marketed for boys and girls made a lasting impression on Meridian Community College graduate Kasey Mosley. …

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Precision Machining students make the world go round

After serving four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Sean Datusch faced a new dilemma when he left the service in 2018 – what to do for a job. A chance conversation with his uncle and another man sent him on a new path that led to Meridian Community College.   Cole Breland, a native …

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MCC’s Miller Art Gallery adds to its collection

Meridian Community College’s Miller Art Gallery gained another work for its permanent collection when retired University of Southern Mississippi professor DeAnna Douglas donated her acrylic on canvas painting, “planescape #7.” Earlier this spring, the College hosted an exhibit featuring Douglas’ works, but that show closed early due to the coronavirus situation. John Marshall, the curator …

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MCC summer, fall registration for new students begin April 20

Whether you’re planning to start on a four-year degree, get ahead on college credits already started or gain the skills needed for a technical career, Meridian Community College offers a world of opportunities, and it’s not too early to find your wings. Summer and fall registration for new students begin April 20. The summer term …

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MCC alumna: Building rapport with good dental health

Bringing healthy smiles to the faces of young children and adults is the passion of Meridian Community College alumna Carla Bassett. A registered dental hygienist, Bassett serves as a Regional Oral Health Consultant in the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health. A 1997 graduate of MCC’s Dental Hygiene Technology program, Bassett found …

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