Meridian Community College graduate Cynthia Reed is glad to be back to her regular routine at the office. "The walls were starting to close in (at home)," laughs Reed, an assistant at WD Enterprises, a professional tax and accounting service in Meridian. Like many other office workers, Reed had been working remotely since March when Mississippi's shelter in place order went into effect. Juggling her work and the needs of her 11-year-son, Joshua Newton, while at home could sometimes be challenging.
Meridian Community College hosted its second online commencement spotlighting the candidates for the Summer 2020 graduation class. MCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner told viewers, "Graduation in any form is a day to celebrate." In his address, he noted faculty and staff congratulate the students and celebrate their achievements, and the day is special. "It relevels how important this degree is to you in a way you never imagined," he said.
Seven Meridian Community College students were chosen as members of the Summer 2020 Circle of Excellence. The students, who studied in both the College's University Transfer Program and the career and technical education programs, were saluted for their academic achievement, leadership, community service and spirit.
MCC's new Gene Haas Advanced Manufacturing Center gives students edge on learning highly technical skills
When students enrolled in Meridian Community College's Precision Machining Engineering Technology program return to campus, they will find themselves training in a new high-tech lab that emulates some of the most advanced manufacturers in the region.
Getting prepped for the first day of school has traditionally been filled with countless tasks, from freshening classrooms to completing first-day handouts to purchasing Scantron scoring sheets.