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Analysis: Community college fight attracts little attention

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Community College Board should be thankful that the state’s College Board got crossways with University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. Without the dispute over Jones leaving Ole Miss to distract them, more members of the general public might have noticed the train wreck on the board that coordinates the state’s 15 community and junior colleges. It’s at ...

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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 by Clay Chandler >> GULF ...

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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 reversed that decision and dismissed ...

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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 makes him the right man ...

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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 the state’s 15 community colleges ...

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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 the former Milwaukee Electric Tool ...

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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. A state economist has said ...

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

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 Community and Junior Colleges, recently ...

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