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Community college to graduate record number of students

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College will graduate a record number of students for the Spring 2013 term. The Meridian Star reports 554 students will be awarded their Associate Degrees and certificates when commencement ceremonies are held tomorrow. MCC Dean of Student Services Soraya Welden said that brings MCC’s total number of graduates for the school […] [...]

Two more jucos announce fall tuition increase

BOONEVILLE and FULTON — Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College are raising their tuition fees for the fall semester. They join Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which earlier this week announced a tuition increase. Northeast President Johnny L. Allen said in a statement that the increase was the first since 2010. Allen said while the […] [...]

Community college raising tuition next fall

MCCOMB — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will increase tuition beginning with classes this fall. The Daily Leader reports the Copiah-Lincoln board approved the increases this past week in a $25 million budget. President Ronnie Nettles says fulltime tuition will increase $125 per semester to $1,100. Nettles says out of state fees are increasing from $900 to $1,000 […] [...]

Coahoma CC goes outside to find new president

CLARKSDALE — Valmadge Towner of Marks has been named the next president of Coahoma Community College. College trustees chose Towner, selecting him over two internal candidates, vice president of academic affairs Rosetta Howard and vice president of student affairs Gregory Hudson. Towner, director of pupil services for the DeSoto County school district, graduated from Coahoma […] [...]

Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality […] [...]

College, university partner on water quality initiative

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Representatives from Pearl River Community College (PRCC) and Mississippi State University (MSU) met recently with state and federal environmental and conservation officials at the MSU campus in Biloxi to discuss a partnership that will expand voluntary efforts to achieve water quality improvements along the Gulf Coast and train PRCC Honors Institute […] [...]

Hinds, The W cook up new culinary arts agreement

COLUMBUS and RAYMOND — A new partnership will allow those completing an associate’s degree in culinary arts at Hinds Community College to finish their four-year degree on the Jackson campus with Mississippi University for Women. The enhanced 2 Plus 2 program in culinary arts will provide a seamless transition to the baccalaureate degree and will […] [...]

College-level casino courses could be offered at more schools

JACKSON — A bill headed to the governor would allow more of Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges to teach management, accounting or other courses specifically related to running casinos. The courses could be taught only in counties where casinos are legal — some areas along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast and in […] [...]

Report shows higher ed graduation rate below 50 percent

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — At most Mississippi colleges and universities, fewer than half the first-time students graduate within six years. The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are among exceptions to the graduation rates found in the College Scorecards recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. Antonelli College-Jackson, Millsaps College and Mississippi College also […] [...]

State House gives nod to $184M in bonds

JACKSON — House members want the state to borrow more than $184 million, mainly for new buildings at Mississippi’s community colleges and public universities. The House passed bills to borrow $120 million for universities, $25 million for community colleges and $3 million for a statewide community college headquarters. Members also agreed to borrow $5 million […] [...]

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