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.