Posts Tagged ‘Community Colleges’

April 26, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Community Colleges, job skills, Mississippi


Read July 23 issue of MBJ

>> ARIZONA KNOCKOUT? Hood mulls legality of subjecting illegal workers to felony charge— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> HEALTH CARE Insurance commissioner insists exchange work continuing on pace— by Ted Carter >> PANTHER SWAMP PANIC Refuge expansion proposal causing panic— by Clay Chandler >> LAW State law bar approves appellate law section […] [...]

Court rules for community college in workplace retalition case

RAYMOND — A federal appeals court has ruled for Hinds Community College in a workplace retaliation case. In 2010, a Mississippi federal judge ordered the school to pay a former professor $345,020 after a federal jury found she had been the victim of workplace retaliation. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals […] [...]

Stewart named new president of East Central Community College

DECATUR — Dr. Billy Stewart has been named president of East Central Community College. The school’s board of trustees made the announcement yesterday. Stewart currently serves as CFO for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He succeeds longtime ECCC president Dr. Phil Sutphin. Board of Trustees chairman Jimmy Hollingsworth says Stewart’s experience in community college administration […] [...]

Gathering at Capitol asks for more money for two-year colleges

JACKSON — About 100 community college students, teachers and administrators gathered at the state Capitol yesterday to ask Mississippi legislators for more money to meet the needs of a student population that has grown as the economy has struggled. Wearing green t-shirts that played off the “Survivor” TV show logo, students enrolled in some of […] [...]

Holmes CC move expands workforce training options

KOSCIUSKO — Holmes Community College is moving its Attala Education Center in Kosciusko into a larger building. HCC president Glenn Boyce tells The Star-Herald the move means the school will be able to expand is workforce training options. The center offers GED courses and some continuing education programs. Boyce says he hopes to move into […] [...]

Community colleges hope for promised funding

JACKSON — Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi community college board, hopes that next year is the year the Legislature makes progress on its 2007 promise of mid-level funding for community colleges. That might seem optimistic given that the first estimates for the fiscal 2013 budget are based on only 0.7 percent revenue growth. […] [...]

Muse Center Opens

PEARL- Dr. Clyde Muse talks with MBJ-TV about HCC’s recent opening of the 75,000 sf. Clyde Muse Center at the community college’s Rankin County campus. The $26 million expansion includes a 3,000-seat auditorium and eight new classrooms. [...]

Rep. Holland Addresses Legislative Scrambler

JACKSON- State representative Steve Holland shares his thoughts on everything from Toyota to Haley Barbour at a recent meeting of the Mississippi Economic Council. [...]

Q&A: Dr. Eric Clark, Executive Director State Board for Community Colleges

by Published: July 27,2009

Tags: Community Colleges, education, Eric Clark

Educating our kids Exploring the importance of the state’s community colleges Mississippi’s pioneering system of 15 community and junior colleges has proven an invaluable asset during good times. During times of crisis, it has been indispensable in getting the state’s workforce back on its feet. Dr. Eric Clark, executive director of the State Board of […] [...]

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