MCC Prepared for Fall Semester

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

Just like with all the other schools around our area, it's almost time for classes to start at Meridian Community College.

The fall semester at MCC starts Aug. 17. Vice-President of Operations, Barbara Jones, says that even with financial crunches and budget cuts, the same quality education can be expected for the students of MCC.

"I think that Meridian Community College has a reputation for good planning and for a strong financial background," said Jones. "We try to plan ahead."

Jones also said no faculty or staff cuts have taken place because of recent budget cuts. She says that they have had to make some cuts, but none of the cuts will directly impact the quality of education students will receive.

While the economy continues to struggle, there is some good news at MCC for this fall semester: Jones said enrollment for the semester is up 6 to 8 percent from this time last year.

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  • by Concerned Location: Meridian, MS on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    Meridian Community College is not only not ready for the next semester they are not ready for SACS. The school is in a rapid decline with two many over payed under qualified personel. It is a shame that a once well known institution has become a disgrace. MCC academics use to be the toughest in the region, now they are barely getting by. Meridian Community College is much like Meridian Public Schools and someone needs to include its problems in all its town forums. MCC has poor leadership that doesn't want to be at the wheel. It has unfair highering practices for minorities, and has no real system of checks and balances. The school is really run on the good ole boy system. Funding for this institution should not be cut but changes should be made all around from the top to the bottom. I urge those of you out there battering Meridian Public Schools and its staff to take a look at your community college and start forums on how it is ran.
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