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Mississippi’s community colleges have multi-billion dollar impact on state economy, report shows

By BLAKE ALSUP / Daily Journal A report commissioned by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges was released on Tuesday, showing the multi-billion dollar economic impact the colleges have across the state. The presidents of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges commissioned the study to demonstrate how the community college system makes significant contributions to the state’s economy, supporting communities ...

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Seven state community colleges provide two-year engineering degrees

By BECKY GILLETTE Editor’s note: The three community colleges referred to in this article are among seven in the state that offer engineering degrees. Some of the best paying jobs in Mississippi and elsewhere are in engineering, and many of the state’s community and junior colleges provide an affordable path to get a degree that can prepare them to go ...

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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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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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