Posts Tagged ‘community college’

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 […] [...]

Virtual college to use Instructure’s Canvas as learning platform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, a company in eLearning technology. Because Canvas runs in “the cloud,” MSVCC will recognize a cost savings of approximately […] [...]

House passes bill waiving out-of-state tuition at two-year schools

JACKSON — A bill that would allow Mississippi community and junior colleges to waive out-of-state tuition has passed the House. House Bill 317 would permit boards of trustees at community and junior colleges around the state to create policies that allow students to pay in-state tuition. The bill stipulates that the policies must be considered […] [...]

New Pell Grant rules hurting college enrollment

JACKSON — New regulations enacted by Congress in June have stripped Pell Grant eligibility from nearly 3,000 Mississippi students. According to a recently completed study of the impact of the new Pell Grant regulations on Mississippi two-year colleges, the changes led to lower enrollments for the fall 2012 semester at 14 of the state’s 15 […] [...]

Pioneering community college president retiring next year

CLARKSDALE — Dr. Vivian Mathews Presley, president of Coahoma Community College for more than two decades, and the first woman to head a community or junior college in the state of Mississippi, will retire June 30. Johnny McGlown, chairman of the board of trustees, says a search committee has been organized to name her successor. […] [...]

Toyota, four community colleges form training partnership

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and four community colleges are launching a partnership to train people for advanced manufacturing jobs. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program gives students the chance to take two days of classroom instruction in Belden and three days of hands-on experience at Toyota’s Blue Springs plant. Participants will take classes […] [...]

PEER reviews practices at community college; recommends changes

MOORHEAD — The Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) has released the results of a review of practices at Mississippi Delta Community College after receiving complaints of alleged mismanagement. PEER wrote: “On May 2, 2012, PEER received a complaint from two legislators (later joined by eight more) regarding allegations that had been […] [...]

Nabors named eighth president of community college

MOORHEAD — Mississippi Delta Community College has introduced Larry Nabors as its eighth president. The 56-year-old Nabors is currently the executive vice president at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Nabors visited with staff and students on the Moorhead campus of the two-year school on Wednesday. He will work with Interim […] [...]

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