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ICC undertakes massive expansion

School has seen student increase of 10 percent and expects another 10 percent in growth Normally when a state institution like a community college needs more space for expansion, the process from conception to completion takes three or four years. Those time constraints can make it difficult when the expansion is needed immediately — not years in the future. That was ...

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Formula funding fears

  ‘Little 4’ schools stand to have budgets slashed based on implementation of new funding scheme The so-called “Little Four” colleges in Mississippi — Mississippi University for Women (MUW), Delta State University (DSU), Alcorn State University (ASU) and Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) — do not have the largest enrollments or research program dollars. But their impact in the areas ...

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Champion for children

Grace named winner of 2009 Winter-Reed Award Dr. Cathy Grace, director of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University, began her career in early childhood education in 1972 as a first-grade teacher in West Memphis, Ark. In the 37 years since, she has taught at the university level, served as executive director of a regional professional development association early childhood ...

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All about community colleges

In tough times, two-year schools shine; enrollment soars during recession hen asked what he saw as the biggest threat to Mississippi’s future economy, Dr. Marty Wiseman, professor of political science and director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, said he sees potential problems when it comes to workforce training, or the lack thereof. And, ...

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