Nine adult detention officers from Lauderdale and Neshoba counties received their certificates after completing 96 hours in the Adult Detention Officer Training Program at Meridian Community College.
Six graduates received their certificates from the Meridian Public Safety Academy during a completion ceremony held at Meridian Community College-Riley Workforce Development Center.
For six months, students in the Phlebotomy Essentials Program have studied, drawn and collected blood samples, and performed at least 100 sticks. Now they're ready to prepare for their national certification.
Meridian Community College student Damarcus Oliver was one of the hundreds who joined the Meridian Area Governor's Job Fair on Thursday.
Growing up the daughter of an educator, the Hon. Veldore Young-Graham was taught to believe education is a life-long learning experience, and that belief is why she continues to educate herself at MCC.