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MSCC Breaking Ground on Hospitality Facility

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

MSCC Breaking Ground on Hospitality Facility

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Mid-South Community College will take another step toward a world-class Hospitality Management program with the official groundbreaking for the Jeremy Jacobs Hospitality Center. Because hospitality management is a globally-dynamic and growing industry, this facility is of vital importance to our region. According to the World Trade Organization, industry growth is expected to triple by the end of this decade. If that potential is realized, many new workers with knowledge and skills related to the industry will be needed...

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Employees Earn Recognition

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employees Earn Recognition

We often find ourselves so consumed by efforts to make Crittenden County and eastern Arkansas a better place to live and work that we fail to take the time to truly recognize those who are making it happen. Last week, however, we carved out a significant portion of a Friday afternoon to pay tribute to a number of folks who are affecting positive change in our region. During a campus-wide meeting on Aug. 29, we recognized 20 employees with service awards ranging from 5 to 30+ years. To those who aren’t intimately familiar with Mid-South...

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Coach Stoglin Continues to Give Back

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Coach Stoglin Continues to Give Back

A little less than five years ago, a man who looked vaguely familiar walked into my office to talk about something that was bothering him. We exchanged a few pleasantries before he addressed the subject that had been troubling him. “I don’t understand why you don’t have a basketball program at Mid-South Community College.” As you might have guessed from the blog title above, the man in my office was the legendary basketball coach Andy Stoglin For 20 years I had wanted our institution to be in a position to have the opportunity and...

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Greyhound 5K Important to Student-Athletes, Community

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Greyhound 5K Important to Student-Athletes, Community

The third rendition of Mid-South Community College’s Greyhound 5K Run/Walk is less than seven weeks away, and the excitement and anticipation is building on our campus and in our community. With ongoing, generous support of Southland Park Gaming and Racing (our title sponsor all three years), the annual event will start and end on our beautiful campus on Saturday, Oct. 4. This race, in terms of its potential proceeds, plays a major role in our institution’s efforts to provide athletic scholarships for our basketball players. Three years...

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Honor Societies Helping Local Elementary Students

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Honor Societies Helping Local Elementary Students

College honor societies, if they aren’t vigilant, can fall into a trap of pursuing an entirely inward focus and failing to share their talents, ideas, and resources. Mid-South Community College, however, is blessed with two honors organizations that are committed to recognizing and addressing external needs for the betterment of their community. Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, and Sigma Kappa Delta, the national English honor society for two-year institutions, are working together to help a local...

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Scholarships Emphasize Aviation Program Importance

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Scholarships Emphasize Aviation Program Importance

Mid-South Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program continues to grow and evolve, and the awarding of three Arkansas Space Grant Consortium/NASA scholarships to our students this fall underscores its regional and national importance. Jonathan Brown of Forrest City, James Foley of West Memphis, and Anthony Geiser of Memphis recently received $2,000 awards to finish the program at our institution. All three received technical certificates at our 2014 commencement, and they will soon complete the remainder of their...

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Fall Semester Generates Excitement

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fall Semester Generates Excitement

While our campus buzzes with excitement and activity throughout the year, our intensity levels begin to rise significantly as the fall semester approaches. A flurry of events began this week and will continue through the start of fall classes on Monday, Aug. 18. This week, we hosted two sessions of New Student Orientation. Next week, we will begin working with our high school students planning to take college-level classes through our Concurrent Enrollment, Secondary Technical Center, and Academies of West Memphis programs. On Aug. 11 and 12,...

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Hino Scholarships Helping Students, Region

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hino Scholarships Helping Students, Region

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Hino Motors Manufacturing, U.S.A., area students seeking a degree in manufacturing technology or a related field have access to a great scholarship opportunity. The Hino award is worth as much as $10,000 over a four-year span and certainly goes a long way towards helping the students and their families – as well as the entire region. For the 2014-15 academic year, William Robinson, an MSCC Technical Center students and graduate of Marion High School, will receive the coveted award. He joins previous MSCC...

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MSCC, University of Memphis Expand Collaboration

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

MSCC, University of Memphis Expand Collaboration

With unanimous endorsement from our Board of Trustees, Mid-South Community College has partnered with the University of Memphis to enhance applied research and training activities related to transportation and chemical processing. Our collaboration with UofM goes back several years, but this memorandum of understanding solidifies and formalizes our relationship. The University of Memphis recently hired a new president, Dr. M. David Rudd, and he has spent a fair amount of time watching what we’ve been doing, particularly in the alternative...

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Teacher Ed Program Producing Home-Grown Talent

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Teacher Ed Program Producing Home-Grown Talent

Our community, state, and country have never needed great people to be great teachers more than we do now, and Mid-South Community College is doing its part to send top talent to local classrooms. What we’ve been able to do over the last few years, with a lot of help, is create a situation where an aspiring educator can complete everything that is required to become a great teacher right here at Mid-South Community College. Through our University Center, we have helped more than 60 people earn a bachelor’s degree in education, and most, if...

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