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.
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.
When Tylier Roberts was laid off from her job in March when the pandemic swept through the Meridian area, she knew it was time for a change. "I wanted to do something different .... Be essential," she said, so she's enrolled in Meridian Community College's Medical Office Management Technology.
When Brandon Harkins worked on his associate degree in Systems Based Electronics Engineering Technology at Meridian Community College, he decided a double major in the Telecommunications Technician Program would make him more competitive today's workforce.
Meridian Community College student Tanya Shirley received the Mississippi Health Information Management Association (MSHIMA) scholarship. Shirley, a student in MCC's Health Information Technology Program, enrolled in the MCC program in August 2020.