Eagle Basketball player Elijah Bishop is the first in his family to attend college.
Meridian Community College served as host site for the Mississippi Manufacturers Association recent gathering.
Some 500 Lauderdale County School District eighth graders got a reality check when they came to MCC's Riley Workforce Development Center for a unique interactive learning opportunity.
In this season of giving thanks, Meridian Community College students, staff, and faculty members rolled up their shirt sleeves and opened their arms to give blood during the College's blood drive.
"If you are a student, a staff member, or a faculty member with a 'closet artist' label, now is the time to let your light shine," said Terrell Nicholson-Taylor, art instructor and curator for the exhibit.