Posts Tagged ‘junior college’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Hinds CC’s unmanned aerial vehicle training takes off

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 […] [...]

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