Posts Tagged ‘community college’

PEER reviews practices at community college; recommends changes

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2012

Tags: acquisition, buy, community college, education, ethical, ethics, higher education, junior college, purchase, sale, sell

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

by Associated Press Published: November 30,2012

Tags: community college, education, educator, executive, higher education, junior college, President

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 […] [...]

Company lands more than 50 colleges, universities as clients

JACKSON — Bomgar, a provider of secure remote support IT solutions, has added more than 50 colleges and universities as new customers in 2012. In total, more than 500 education institutions have deployed Bomgar’s remote support solution, according to the Jackson-based firm. The list of new higher education customers so far this year includes the […] [...]

Judge approves college’s purchase of country club

COLUMBUS — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved East Mississippi Community College’s acquisition of the Columbus Country Club. EMCC was the only bidder at $1.6 million. EMCC officials tell The Commercial Dispatch the school will use the property to expand its course offerings and relocate programs from crowded campus in Mayhew. The country club, which […] [...]

Two-year schools want $101.7M budget increase for 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges are seeking an additional $101.7 million in the 2014 budget year, again arguing that they’ve been particularly ill-treated in recent state spending plans. Eric Clark, executive director of the Community College Board, told lawmakers yesterday money would go to expand worker training, buy new equipment to train […] [...]

Community college lone bidder for bankrupt country club

COLUMBUS — East Mississippi Community College is the sole bidder for the bankrupt Columbus Country Club. Deadline for bids was Sept. 14. The auction is scheduled for Oct. 5. Jason Browne, a spokesman for EMCC, tells the Commercial Dispatch the school’s administrators are not ready to comment on the bid. EMCC board members discussed purchasing […] [...]

Hinds CC’s unmanned aerial vehicle training takes off

by Associated Press Published: August 30,2012

Tags: air, aviation, community college, education, higher education, junior college, training, unmanned aerial vehicle

RAYMOND ‑ When news hit earlier this month that an American drone had killed at least 10 al-Qaida militants, instructors some 8,000 miles away at Hinds Community College were working on Mississippi’s first program to train drone pilots. Currently the market on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, also known as drones, is almost completely military. […] [...]

MGCCC offering assistance to return-to-college propsects

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is offering financial assistance for associate degree completion through the Mississippi Adult Degree Completion Program. A maximum of $2,000 is available for individuals who would like to complete their associate degree and have not been enrolled in college for at least one semester, have 0-15 credit hours left […] [...]

Hinds CC to open two new residence halls next week

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College will open two new residence halls Monday that can accommodate 352 on its campus in Raymond. The school says in a news release that these are the first new dormitories built on the campus in about 30 years. The 54,000-square-foot men’s residence hall, Riggs-Virden Hall, has 196 beds. The 46,250-square-foot […] [...]

Community colleges lead state’s workforce training

Ask any manufacturer or business leader in Mississippi what the number one challenge is, and they will most likely answer “workforce training.” The importance of training the state’s workers is often stressed. The state’s community colleges serve as the primary workforce training provider with short-term, non-credit and longer-term for-credit career and technical education. Dr. Eric […] [...]

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