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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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MSCC Aces State’s Performance Review

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

MSCC Aces State’s Performance Review

Mid-South Community College has utilized a performance-based compensation approach since long before it became cool, and now that Arkansas has crafted its own model, we have the opportunity to highlight our successes state wide. According to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, our institution is one of only six of the state’s 22 two-year colleges to earn a maximum score (10.0) for educational accountability and efficiency. On a more local level, MSCC tallied the only 10 among members of the Arkansas Delta Training and Education...

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MSCC University Center Fuels Hopes, Dreams

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

MSCC University Center Fuels Hopes, Dreams

God has made many really cool things happen at Mid-South Community College, and one of the coolest is the ADTEC University Center which provides previously unprecedented local access to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Established in 2007 with nearly $3.6 million in state funding, the UC model gives students in eastern Arkansas the opportunity to pursue higher education without ever leaving their community college campus. At MSCC’s commencement in May, 15 students crossed the stage to receive recognition for completing their degrees from...

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KWEM – Historic Past, Bright Future

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

KWEM – Historic Past, Bright Future

As has become our custom, Mid-South Community College is making history — this time by simply reviving it. With our relaunch of the historic KWEM Radio station this week, we are highlighting and celebrating the past while laying the groundwork for a brighter future. The College’s Foundation purchased the rights to the Web-based station last year and began stockpiling numerous artifacts related to its rich musical history in an effort to create something special in Crittenden County. We have completed a campus-based replica of the KWEM...

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Academies of West Memphis, MSCC Providing More Opportunities

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Academies of West Memphis, MSCC Providing More Opportunities

Mid-South Community College and the West Memphis School District are pooling resources in an effort to give our young people more opportunities for education they can put to work.  Designed to lead to fundamental, systemic, and even historic changes in secondary education, the employment-relevant approach will help us prepare students for a brighter future. The collaboration features the first conversion charter in the State of Arkansas marrying a high school and a community college, and our institution is proud to have the opportunity to...

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Athletic Program – Another MSCC Success Story

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Athletic Program – Another MSCC Success Story

We get accused on occasion of being more concerned about doing cool things than stopping long enough to explain how cool some of those things really are. We are probably even a little guilty of that, especially when so many great things are happening on our campus. But you don’t have to spend much time on this blog site to know that our fledgling athletic program has come a long way in very short period of time. To put it in perspective, at this time four years ago, the dream of an intercollegiate sports program on our campus was just a...

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