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2009 News and Press Releases



MSCC Technical Center Team Wins Robotics Awards, Qualifies for Regional Competition


MSCC, University of Memphis to Sign Transfer Agreement on Nov. 24


Gov. Beebe Praises ADTEC Colleges, Workforce Services at Biodiesel Facility Groundbreaking, Center Grand Opening


Gov. Beebe to Participate in MSCC Biodiesel Facility Groundbreaking, Workforce Center Grand Opening


MSCC Students Learn, Have Fun at ‘Appreciation Day’


Arkansas Tech to Offer New Degree Option at MSCC University Center


MSCC Students to Participate in Entrepreneurial Conference


ADTEC Recognized in Report Commissioned by Bill, Melinda Gates Foundation


MSCC Selected as a Great College to Work for!


Memphis Bioworks® Foundation to Bring Industry, Jobs to Region


U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Mid-South Community College Campus, Learns About Regional Efforts to Produce “Green” Fuel, Boost Economy


June 23, 2009 -- Career Training Expo Draws Good Crowd to MSCC/Arkansas Workforce Center
More than 115 area residents learned about employment skills development and financial assistance options at the June 18 Career Training Expo sponsored by Mid-South Community College and the Arkansas Workforce Center. more >

June 16, 2009 -- MSCC Offering Free Classes in Renewable Energy Technology
Mid-South Community College and fellow members of the Arkansas Delta Training & Education Consortium are offering free Renewable Energy Technology classes thanks to a Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant. more >

June 10, 2009 -- Board of Trustees Approves Modest Tuition Increase
State budget constraints, combined with the rising cost of providing high-quality education and training for an increasing number of students, have led Mid-South Community College to increase tuition for the fall semester. more >

June 10, 2009 -- Career Training Expo Set for June 18 at College
Mid-South Community College and the Arkansas Workforce Center will provide information about job training opportunities and financial assistance to pay for them during the Career Training Expo on Thursday, June 18. more >

June 9, 2009 -- Holmes Family Remembers Former Fire Chief with Scholarship
Members of the Mac Holmes family have established a Mid-South Community College scholarship in memory of the former chief of the West Memphis Fire Department.
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June 4, 2009 -- UCA Program Coordinator/MSCC Adjunct Instructor Earns State Honor
John Barlow, Addiction Studies program coordinator for the University of Central Arkansas and an adjunct faculty member for Mid-South Community College, has earned the highest award given by the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board. more >

June 3, 2009 -- Summer Enrollment Skyrockets
Mid-South Community College has reached another enrollment milestone with a preliminary summer headcount of 900, an increase of 27 percent from the record-setting total of 692 last year. more >


June 3, 2009 -- Tommy Gadberry Textbook Scholarship Established at Mid-South Community College
Employees of the Follett Higher Education Group, which operates the bookstore at Mid-South Community College, have established the Tommy Gadberry Textbook Scholarship through the MSCC Foundation. more >


June 3, 2009 -- Lecture Series to Focus on Use of Technology to Boost Region
Dr. Steven Bares of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Stephen C. Reynolds of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation will be the featured speakers at the Distinguished Lecture Series at Mid-South Community College on June 25. more >


May 28, 2009 -- MSCC, Arkansas Workforce Center to Host Career Training Info Session
Jobs may be difficult to find, but Mid-South Community College and the Arkansas Workforce Center are working together to make the search a little easier and more successful. more >


May 28, 2009 -- Technical Center Counselor Earns National Excellence Award
Linda Graham, Ciba Technical Center counselor at Mid-South Community College, has been selected to receive a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award. more >


May 28, 2009 -- 100+ Students From Three State Earn Spring Semester Honors at MSCC
More than 100 Mid-South Community College students from 12 towns in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi have been named to academic honors lists for the Spring 2009 semester. more >


May 20, 2009 -- College Study/Survival Skills Instructor Earns Excellence Award
Dr. Trenia Miles, College Study and Survival Skills instructor at Mid-South Community College, has been selected to receive a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence (NISOD) Award. more >

May 12, 2009 -- Student Overcomes Obstacles, Works Toward Business Degree
Being at the wrong place at the wrong time rarely brings positive results, but for Mid-South Community College student Michael Cozzi, that combination helped him turn his life around. more >


May 8, 2009 -- MSCC’s ‘Shock Squad’ Places Third in State Competition
Mid-South Community College’s “Shock Squad” won the Range Driving competition and placed third overall in the Arkansas Electric Vehicle Rally at the Pulaski Technical College South Campus in Little Rock on May 1. The event is sponsored each year by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. more >


May 7, 2009 -- Arnold Family Establishes Memorial Scholarship at MSCC
The Arnold family of Widener has established a Mid-South Community College Foundation scholarship in memory of a former Entergy employee who began taking college classes when he retired. more >


May 7, 2009 -- Philander Smith President Encourages MSCC Students to be ‘Purple Cows’
While a poet once wrote that he would rather see than be a purple cow, Philander Smith College President Dr. Walter Kimbrough told Mid-South Community College students that they should aspire to be one. more >


May 6, 2009 -- MSCC’s ‘Shock Squad’ Places Third in State Competition
Mid-South Community College’s “Shock Squad” won the Range Driving competition and placed third overall in the Arkansas Electric Vehicle Rally at the Pulaski Technical College South Campus in Little Rock on May 1. more >


April 30, 2009 -- Phi Theta Kappa Boosting Literacy, Helping Local Environment With Better World Books Partnership
Mid-South Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter has contributed nearly 3,000 books this spring in support of the Better World Books (BWB) literacy initiative worldwide. more >


April 27, 2009 -- Web Design Instructor Wins Barbour Family Award
Information Systems Technology faculty member Chris Davis has been named the first winner of the W.L. Barbour Family Award for Innovative Instruction at Mid-South Community College. more >


April 23, 2009 -- Mid-South Students Earn 24 Medals at SkillsUSA State Championship
Twenty-four Mid-South Community College students earned seven gold, twelve silver, and five bronze medals at the Arkansas SkillsUSA State Championship at Hot Springs on April 13-15. more >


April 21, 2009 -- MSCC Technical Center Students to Participate in Electric Car Rally
Students in the Manufacturing Production & Processes class at Mid-South Community College will participate in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Masters Car Rally in North Little Rock on May 1. more >


April 17, 2009 -- Mid-South Community College to Launch Transportation, Distribution, Logistics Program This Summer
Wheels, deals, and deadlines will be featured components of the new Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) program at Mid-South Community College. more >


April 17, 2009 -- Students Give MSCC High Marks on Satisfaction Survey
Student satisfaction with programs, services, and facilities at Mid-South Community College exceeds the national norm for two-year institutions in all evaluation categories, according to data from a survey administered in February. more >


April 15, 2009 -- Literacy Council at MSCC Opens New Office in Marion
The Literacy Council of Crittenden County, part of the Adult Education Department at Mid-South Community College, has opened a satellite office at the New Hope Baptist Mission at Lakeshore Estates, 377 Estate Drive, in Marion. more >


April 13, 2009 -- Early Registration Begins April 13 for Summer, Fall Classes at MSCC
Early registration for Mid-South Community College’s Summer and Fall 2009 semesters begins Monday, April 13, and will continue through Thursday, April 30. more >


April 10, 2009 -- Junior High Students See $500,000 in Cash at MSCC Presentation
Eighth-grade students from Marion and West Memphis West junior high schools may not remember everything from their recent visit to Mid-South Community College, but they will likely recall seeing $500,000 in cash. more >


April 6, 2009 -- MSCC Recognizes Goldsby Family, Scholars at Annual Reception
Mid-South Community College recognized the contributors and participants in a unique and innovative scholarship program during the annual President’s Reception Honoring the Thomas B. Goldsby Scholars on Thursday, April 2. more >


March 31 -- Navy Rear Admiral to Speak at MSCC Event Honoring Goldsby Scholars
Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masso, Special Projects, Chief of Naval Personnel, will be the featured speaker at the Mid-South Community College President’s Reception honoring Goldsby Scholarship Recipients on Thursday, April 2. more >


March 20, 2009 -- College Receives $202,000+ in Grants for Renewable Energy, Warehousing/Distribution, and Machine Tool Technology Programs
Mid-South Community College has been awarded more than $202,000 in grants from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education to enhance its Renewable Energy, Warehousing and Distribution, and Machine Tool Technology programs for high school students. more >


March 19, 2009 -- Students Learn About Teaching Opportunities, Rewards at MSCC Forum
Area junior and senior high school students gathered at Mid-South Community College on March 18 to hear teachers, principals, and college students discuss opportunities and rewards in the teaching field. more >


March 16, 2009 -- MSCC Announces Winners of ACTM Contest
West Memphis High School swept the Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus categories, and West Junior High claimed all of the Algebra I awards in the Saturday, March 7, Regional Mathematics Contest at Mid-South Community College. more >


March 11, 2009 -- College Offering Class on Developing Business Plans
Want to start a business but have no idea where to start? Mid-South Community College is ready to help. MSCC will offer “Developing a Business Plan” beginning Wednesday, March 18, at 5 p.m. more >


March 9, 2009 -- MSCC Foundation Scholarship Recipients Thank Donors
Mid-South Community College scholarship recipients praised and thanked donors during the Seventh Annual Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, March 5. Three students made presentations as part of the event. more >


March 5, 2009 -- Mid-South Community College Student Named New Century Scholar, Will Represent State at National Convention
MSCC student Lori Hall has been named Arkansas’ 2009 New Century Scholar, and she will represent the state at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in April. more >
March 5, 2009 -- Polly, Matthew Glass Establish MSCC Scholarship in Memory of Attorney Sam Heuer
Polly and Matthew Glass of Marion have established a Mid-South Community College scholarship in memory of Polly’s father, Sam T. Heuer, a prominent Little Rock attorney. more >


March 3, 2009 -- Crittenden Literacy Council at MSCC Receives $5,500 from Wal-Mart Foundation
The Literacy Council of Crittenden County, which is based at Mid-South Community College, has received a $5,500 check for instructional supplies thanks to a $250,000 statewide grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. more >

March 3, 2009 -- Black History Speaker Encourages MSCC Students to ‘Get Up, Move On’
Knowledge and understanding of the past are important to overcoming the mistakes of previous generations, but focusing on today and tomorrow are more vital to building a better world, says Dr. Beverly Williams-Cleaves. more >

    February 24, 2009 -- MSCC Sets Black History Month Program for Feb. 25
Mid-South Community College is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of activities that will culminate with student presentations, a guest speaker, and a “Town Hall Meeting” on Wednesday, Feb. 25. more >

February 18, 2009 -- Depression-Era Photos on Display at MSCC Through April 30
A collection of emotion-packed photographs illustrating the abject poverty and desperation of the Great Depression are on display at Mid-South Community College through April 30. more >

February 18, 2009 -- Mid-South Hosting College Night/Transfer Fair
Mid-South Community College will host a Transfer Fair and College Night this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the South Campus. more >

February 17, 2009 -- College Focusing on Healthcare Training, Alternative Fuel/Engine Testing
With established and successful programs in Manufacturing, Business Administration and Technology, General Technology, and Information Systems, Mid-South Community College is looking for new avenues to match highly-trained workers with critical regional employment needs. more >

February 17, 2009 -- MSCC Intramural Teams to Compete in State Basketball Tournament
Mid-South Community College’s men’s and women’s teams will compete this weekend in the Arkansas State Intramural Basketball Tournament at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. more >

\February 10, 2009 -- MSCC Sets Enrollment, SSCH Records for Spring Semester
Mid-South Community College experienced a 16 percent jump in Student Semester Credit Hours and a 10 percent increase in headcount from Spring 2008 to Spring 2009 to set new records in both measures. more >

February 10, 2009 -- MSCC to Host College Goal Sunday Event on February 22
For everyone who has ever said, “I can’t afford to go to college,” Mid-South Community College is offering a special event designed to help them find money for higher education. more >

February 9, 2009 -- MSCC, WMHS, Gear Up to Present ‘Takin’ Care of Senior Business’
Mid-South Community College, West Memphis High School, and the Gear Up program are working together to present “Takin’ Care of Senior Business,” an event designed to help soon-to-be graduates prepare for their next educational step. more >

February 5, 2009 -- College Dedicates Campus Streets in Recognition of Ingram, McCuiston
Working together as a powerful two-man team, the late State Sen. W.K. “Bill” Ingram and State Rep. Lloyd McCuiston laid the groundwork for what has become Mid-South Community College. On Friday, Feb. 6, the College formally dedicated two of its main roads in honor of their tireless efforts to bring higher education to Crittenden County. more >

February 5, 2009 -- Adult Education Success Rate Improves 9 Percent, Tops State Average
Mid-South Community College’s Adult Education program, with assistance and cooperation from the Crittenden County Detention Center and East Arkansas Youth Services, earned an “A” on its state report for 2008. more >

February 4, 2009 -- Female Diesel Tech Student Excels in the Shop
While she doesn’t exactly fit the profile of a typical Mid-South Community College diesel technology student, Natalie Hill doesn’t let that keep her from excelling in the shop. more >

February 4, 2009 -- MSCC, Detention Center Teaming Up to Help Inmates Earn GED
Mid-South Community College’s Adult Education Department and the Crittenden County Detention Center are working together to help inmates lay the groundwork for a brighter future. more >

February 2, 2009 -- Mid-South to Dedicate Campus Streets in honor of McCuiston, Ingram
Mid-South Community College will dedicate two of its campus streets in honor of the late Arkansas State Sen. W.K. “Bill” Ingram and long-time State Rep. Lloyd McCuiston during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 6. more >

January 30, 2009 -- College Announces Fall 2008 Honors Lists
More than 90 Mid-South Community College students from 15 area towns in Arkansas and Tennessee have been named to academic honors lists for the Fall 2008 semester. more >

January 30, 2009 -- MSCC To Host Math Contest March 7; Registration Deadline Set for Feb. 27
Mid-South Community College will host the annual Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) Regional Mathematics Contest on Saturday, March 7. more >

January 27, 2009 -- ADTEC Consortium Receives $2 Million Job Training Grant for Healthcare Education
Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) in Blytheville, Ark., on behalf of the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC), has been awarded a Community-Based Job Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. more >

January 26, 2009 -- Barbour Family Establishes ‘Innovative Instruction’ Award at MSCC
Outstanding faculty members at Mid-South Community College will have the opportunity for monetary recognition each semester thanks to the establishment of the W.L. Barbour Family Award for Innovative Instruction. more >


January 5, 2009 -- MSCC Establishes Machining Technology Program in Response to Regional Needs
With a thriving biomedical production industry only minutes away, Mid-South Community College has developed a Machining Technology program that will help prepare students for high-paying jobs in the region. more >



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