- Mississippi Delta Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College is a community college based in Moorhead, Mississippi which is located in Sunflower County. It also offers courses at locations in Drew, Greenville, Greenwood, and Indianola, Mississippi. Its mascot is the Trojan warrior. The college's president is Dr. Larry G. Bailey. It has an enrollment of 3,491 students.
The History of MDCC
Sunflower Junior College was founded in connection with the Sunflower Agricultural High School early in 1926 and the first freshman class was enrolled in September, 1926. The college was fully accredited as a two-year junior college in April, 1928, by the Accrediting Commission of the Senior Colleges of Mississippi. It was admitted to full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December, 1930, and is now a member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The name of the school was officially changed from Sunflower Junior College to Mississippi Delta Junior College at the beginning of the 1960-61 session. On July 1, 1989, the name was once again changed to Mississippi Delta Community College.
Until July 1, 1995, Mississippi Delta Community College was supported by Sunflower, Leflore, Humphreys, Washington, Issaquena, Sharkey, Bolivar, and Coahoma Counties. Coahoma County was excluded from the MDCC District during the 1995 session of the Mississippi Legislature. The college's students come not only from these counties, but from many areas, including other states and foreign countries. During the history of the institution, there have been seven superintendents and presidents as follows: B. A. Brady (1911-1913), J. H. Sargent (1913-1918), J. S. Vandiver (1918-1935), P. M. West (1935-1944), W. B. Horton (1944-1966), J. T. Hall (1966-1989), David L. Powe (1989-1992), Bobby Garvin (1992-2001), and Larry Bailey (2001-present).
From its beginning in 1926, the college has achieved distinction among the junior/community colleges of the state. Its alumni are scattered throughout the United States in positions of trust and leadership.
Mission It is the philosophy of Mississippi Delta Community College to provide quality educational experiences that include intellectual, academic, career, technical, social, cultural, and recreational learning opportunities, at a nominal cost, to those who qualify for the courses of study and programs offered.
Goals The following goals stem from this mission and are stated by the College as commit-ments to fulfilling the overall role of the institution:
I. To offer academic programs of study which lead to the Associate of Arts Degree and/or meet transfer requirements for those students who plan to complete a degree at a senior college or university.
II. To offer career and technical programs of study which lead to the Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or a certificate, which upon successful completion, will qualify students for entry-level employment in business or industry.
III. To offer health science programs of study which lead to the Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or a certificate, which upon successful completion, will qualify students for entry-level employment.
IV. To provide activities and/or facilities, which will foster productive citizenship, enhance personal growth, enrich the quality of life, and promote economic development in the communities served by the College.
V. To provide educational opportunities for business and industries requesting employee skills training and occupational enhancements.
VI. To provide continuing education and adult education for those who wish to extend their education, achieve a general education or associate degree, or to improve their basic educational skills.
VII. To assist students in program identification and design for the attainment of personal, academic, career, and technical goals.
Public Colleges and Universities in MississippiFour-year colleges and universities: Alcorn State University • Delta State University • Jackson State University • Mississippi State University • Mississippi University for Women • Mississippi Valley State University • University of Mississippi • University of Mississippi Medical Center • University of Southern MississippiTwo-year colleges and universities: Coahoma Community College • Copiah-Lincoln Community College • East Central Community College • East Mississippi Community College • Hinds Community College • Holmes Community College • Itawamba Community College • Jones County Junior College • Meridian Community College • Mississippi Delta Community College • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College • Northeast Mississippi Community College • Northwest Mississippi Community College • Pearl River Community College • Southwest Mississippi Community College
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