The Bellwether Award recognizes outstanding programs in community colleges and it has been bestowed on Meridian Community College.
MCC's Workforce Development Program beat out 30 other national schools with its presentation, "Rush Health Systems and Meridian Community College: People Serving People."
Dr. Richie McAlister says Rush Health Systems has been a vital part of the education of MCC's workforce development students.
"In providing clinical opportunities for them, in providing scholarships and breaking down barriers and walls and making education more available to them," McAlister said.
McAlister says, to his knowledge, this is the highest honor MCC has ever won.