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Hill to lead Meridian Community College Foundation

Meridian Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner named Leia Hill as vice president of advancement and executive director of the MCC Foundation. An alumna of MCC, Hill previously worked in the MCC Foundation office from 2006 to 2014 as program coordinator of the College’s Arts & Letters Series and Lifetime Quest programs. She returned to MCC in July 2018 as ...

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Knight to lead MCC’s new workforce solutions division

Joseph Knight has been named Meridian Community College’s new vice president for workforce solutions. Knight, who holds a bachelor of business administration degree in general business and a master’s degree in workforce education leadership from Mississippi State University, has served the College as dean of workforce development since joining MCC in 2013. As dean, he was responsible for managing the ...

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Johnson to lead Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series

Susie Johnson will take the reins of Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series as director of the signature entertainment program at MCC. Johnson joins the College after serving as executive director and education director of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She is the founding director of Stage 2, a local theater group geared to teens and the arts and was ...

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Higher education, tourism officials ask for more state funding

JACKSON — The two systems that run Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state. State agencies are presenting requests to the 14-member Joint Legislative Budget Committee this week, setting ...

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Enrollment rises at state's public universities, but falls at community colleges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Enrollment rose slightly for the fall semester at Mississippi’s eight public universities, but fell for the fourth straight year at the state’s 15 community colleges. Preliminary counts released yesterday show the number of students rose 1.1 percent at universities to 79,909 overall and fell 1.8 percent at the community colleges to 76,266. Students flocked to Mississippi’s community ...

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Demolition of old hospital for school disappoints some

MERIDIAN — As the planned demolition of the Matty Hersee Hospital/School of Nursing building became publicly known, one group of individuals not only expressed shock and disappoint, but also some confusion. “They announced at our reunion they were going to do something with the building. They even had an architect there with a (architectural) drawing,” said Pamela Stockman McPhearson, who ...

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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College bought the building plus five ...

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Moore named president of NMMC-Tupelo

TUPELO — Tim Moore has been appointed as president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Since April 2012, Moore has served as vice president of North Mississippi Health Services’ community hospitals, working closely with the facilities in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point as well as Hamilton, Ala. Moore came to Tupelo from Meridian, where he had served as system vice ...

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Energy audits can result in big savings

Numerous municipalities and other entities in Mississippi are benefitting from energy audits. Audits involve prioritizing energy usage by cost effectiveness, determining problem areas in a facility and identifying energy-efficiency opportunities. In this time of economic recovery, every dollar counts. Engineering firm Allen & Hoshall has performed many energy audits for entities that received stimulus funds for energy projects through the ...

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