With her students living more than 7,000 miles away in China, the workday begins incredibly early for educator Ericka McDonald, a graduate of Meridian Community College whose first online English language lesson usually starts around 4:30 a.m.
Four Meridian Community College Eagles, Neil Henry, Wanda McPhail, Michele Maida Smith and Dr. Reginald Sykes will be added to the College's Hall of Fame roster on Thursday, March 25, during a ceremony spotlighting their achievements.
"I couldn't think of a better way to really honor who she truly was." That's what Cindy Chisolm said her reason was for establishing two $1,000 scholarships through the Meridian Community College Foundation in memory of her mother, Barbara Jeanne Kurtz Freese.
An MCC alumna, Dr. Robin Gunn has a close connection to the College. "All of my immediate family graduated from MCC, and many of them attended nursing school here," Dr. Gunn said.
Though she may not be in front of a classroom behind a podium, Julie Ricks knows that every MCCers' contributions are essential.