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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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Goldsby Scholarship Worth Its Weight in Gold

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Goldsby Scholarship Worth Its Weight in Gold

New and innovative ideas are often greeted with everything from benign interest to outright denunciation, and such was the case with the Thomas B. Goldsby Jr. Scholarship program at Mid-South Community College. Established through the tremendous generosity and vision of the Goldsby family, the program is now considered the gold standard for providing students with great higher education opportunities while still in high school. Experts all over the country are saying we need more programs just like it. That certainly wasn’t the situation in...

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Job Placement, Campus Safety Top 2014-15 Priorities

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Job Placement, Campus Safety Top 2014-15 Priorities

Because continuous improvement is a way of a life rather than a passing fancy at Mid-South Community College, we are working to enhance efforts to help students find jobs and strengthening our commitment to keeping our campus as safe as possible. Both of those are major challenges for an institution facing dwindling state resources, but we are dedicated to moving to or keeping MSCC at the forefront of those initiatives. In the career services effort, we’re looking at a number of options. As crazy as this may sound to some, I don’t...

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Big River Steel Equals Big Opportunities

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Big River Steel Equals Big Opportunities

It hasn’t hit us yet, but in the next three months, a name we haven’t heard much will likely become a household term in eastern Arkansas – Big River Steel. If the company’s financing falls into place as most expect, Big River Steel LLC will become a fixture in, and make a huge economic impact on, our region. Big River Steel is a $1 billion “mini mill” project that will employ about 2,000 construction workers at the height of the building process and more than 500 permanent workers when it is complete. So what possessed the company...

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