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East Mississippi Community College Wellness Director Cathy Castleberry in a new area of the Wellness Center dubbed LionFit, which features equipment used in high-intensity, functional-fitness workouts. LionFit was the result of an addition and expansion of the Wellness Center that was funded by grants from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
BCBS OF MISSISSIPPI FOUNDATION GRANT FUNDS EMCC WELLNESS CENTER UPGRADESOctober 20, 2020

A three-period grant of nearly $600,000 has completely transformed the Wellness Center on the Scooba campus of East Mississippi Community College.

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Employees with East Mississippi Community College’s Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, or MIBEST, program will host a roundtable discussion Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at The Communiversity
EMCC TO CELEBRATE 'MIBEST WEEK' WITH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONOctober 19, 2020

Employees with East Mississippi Community College's Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, or MIBEST, program will host a roundtable discussion Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at The Communiversity.

Registration is taking place for East Mississippi Community College’s winter 2020 and spring 2021 terms.
REGISTER NOW FOR EMCC'S WINTER, SPRING TERM CLASSESOctober 16, 2020

Registration began Monday, Oct. 12, for East Mississippi Community College's winter term 2020 and the spring term that begins in January of 2021.

New and current students who need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be able to meet in person with financial aid staff during East Mississippi Community College’s FAFSA Days that will take place at the Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses during the months of October and November.
EMCC TO ASSIST WITH FEDERAL STUDENT AID FORMS DURING FAFSA DAYSOctober 7, 2020

New and current students who need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be able to meet in person with financial aid staff during East Mississippi Community College's FAFSA Days that will take place at the Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses during the months of October and November.

East Mississippi Community College instructors Eric Ford and Jamie Taylor have been selected among the best college professors in the “Area Professionals” section of the Commercial Dispatch’s “Best of the Triangle Reader’s Choice 2020” poll published Sept. 27.
FORD, TAYLOR NAMED 'AMONG THE BEST' IN READERS' CHOICE POLLOctober 2, 2020

East Mississippi Community College instructors Eric Ford and Jamie Taylor have been selected among the best college professors in the "Area Professionals" section of the Commercial Dispatch's "Best of the Triangle Reader's Choice 2020" poll published Sept. 27.

Kemper County Tax Assessor/Collector Deputy Clerk Kashia Benoman, 23, credits the Steps 2 Success (S2S) program on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus with providing her the skills and opportunity to land a good job in her hometown of DeKalb.
EMCC S2S GRADUATE CREDITS PROGRAM WITH SUCCESSSeptember 24, 2020

Kemper County Tax Assessor/Collector Deputy Clerk Kashia Benoman, 23, credits the Steps 2 Success (S2S) program on East Mississippi Community College's Scooba campus with providing her the skills and opportunity to land a good job in her hometown of DeKalb.

East Mississippi Community College’s Workforce and Community Services Division is partnering with Condensed Curriculum International, or CCI, to offer short-term, online programs of study in the areas of Clinical Medical Assistant, Veterinary Assistant and Entrepreneur Specialist.
EMCC PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE NEW SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS OF STUDYSeptember 11, 2020

East Mississippi Community College's Workforce and Community Services Division is partnering with Condensed Curriculum International, or CCI, to offer short-term, online programs of study in the areas of Clinical Medical Assistant, Veterinary Assistant and Entrepreneur Specialist.

Meridian resident Amy Ivy will serve as East Mississippi Community College’s school nurse and will coordinate the college’s efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
EMCC HIRES SCHOOL NURSE TO COORDINATE COVID-19 RESPONSEAugust 28, 2020

East Mississippi Community College has hired Meridian resident Amy Ivy to serve as the college's school nurse and to oversee infection control procedures to minimize the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

MORE THAN 130 EMCC STUDENTS QUALIFIED TO GRADUATE OVER SUMMER
MORE THAN 130 EMCC STUDENTS QUALIFIED TO GRADUATE OVER SUMMERAugust 19, 2020

A total of 139 East Mississippi Community College academic and career-technical students completed their coursework over the summer and qualified to graduate.

Dr. Cameron Huxford, a pulmonary critical care physician, administers a COVID-19 test to a student at East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus on Thursday. Huxford and OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville are providing COVID-19 testing to EMCC students as part of a community outreach service.
DR. HUXFORD, OCH PROVIDE COVID-19 TESTING FOR STUDENTSAugust 14, 2020

Dr. Cameron Huxford and registered nurse Kathleen Hilbun with OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville tested 101 East Mississippi Community College students for COVID-19 Thursday afternoon at the college's Scooba campus in a community outreach effort to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The East Mississippi Community College Department of Athletics, with the support of the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees individually elected not to participate in fall football should the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference begin league play Oct. 1 as previously announced. As a result, EMCC is currently withdrawing from league play for the fall 2020 season due to safety challenges created by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
EMCC WITHDRAWS FROM FALL CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAY DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNSAugust 11, 2020

The East Mississippi Community College Department of Athletics, with the support of the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees individually elected not to participate in fall football should the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference begin league play Oct. 1 as previously announced. As a result, EMCC is currently withdrawing from league play for the fall 2020 season due to safety challenges created by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The fall semester at the Golden Triangle Early College High School on East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus began Monday, Aug. 10, with some students opting for in-class instruction and others choosing to take virtual classes online.
GTECHS REOPENS WITH VIRTUAL, IN-CLASS OPTIONS FOR STUDENTSAugust 11, 2020

The fall semester at the Golden Triangle Early College High School on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus began Monday, Aug. 10, with in-class instruction for some students and virtual online classes for others.

EMCC PRESIDENT, CABINET WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES
EMCC PRESIDENT, CABINET WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEESAugust 7, 2020

East Mississippi Community College President Dr. Scott Alsobrooks and members of his cabinet conducted a virtual meet and greet with new employees Friday, Aug. 7.

Students enrolled in the Precision Manufacturing & Machining program at The Communiversity are taught on the latest industrial equipment in use today. Instructors Ronnie Guy, at left, and James Pugh are pictured here in the program’s lab.
COMMUNIVERSITY AT EMCC FILLING SKILLS GAP FOR IN-DEMAND, HIGH-TECH JOBSAugust 4, 2020

A skills gap has resulted in a growing demand nationwide for employees trained to work in today's evolving field of advanced manufacturing, which utilizes robotics, automation and innovative technologies to streamline production processes, according to industry experts.

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation has awarded scholarships to three students enrolled in welding programs offered at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.
EMCC WELDING STUDENTS AWARDED COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPSJuly 30, 2020

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation has awarded scholarships to three students enrolled in welding programs offered at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus.

East Mississippi Community College is offering multiple options for students to register for the Fall 2020 term.
EMCC OFFERING MULTIPLE REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR FALL TERMJuly 27, 2020

Students have more options than ever to register at East Mississippi Community College for the upcoming Fall 2020 term that begins Aug. 17.

SmartAsset ranked East Mississippi Community College 12th in the nation in “The Best Community Colleges in the U.S. — 2020 Edition.”
SMART ASSET RANKS EMCC 12TH IN NATION IN 'BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THE U.S.'July 26, 2020

SmartAsset ranked East Mississippi Community College 12th in the nation in "The Best Community Colleges in the U.S. -- 2020 Edition."

East Mississippi Community College’s Division of Nursing and Allied Health conducted a drive-through pinning ceremony Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at The Communiversity at EMCC for students enrolled in the Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology and Paramedic programs.
EMCC DIVISION OF NURSING & ALLIED HEALTH CONDUCTS DRIVE-THROUGH GRADUATIONJuly 25, 2020

EMCC DIVISION OF NURSING & ALLIED HEALTH CONDUCTS DRIVE-THROUGH PINNING CEREMONY

Dr. Reuben Burch, associate director of Human Factors & Athlete Engineering at MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, at left, and The Communiversity at East Mississippi Community College Executive Director Dr. Courtney Taylor visit prior to the start of an Aug. 8 Zoom conference in which they spoke with industry leaders about the adaptation of sports wearable technology for use as a tool to combat the novel coronavirus.
EMCC, MSU TOUT USE OF SPORTS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY AGAINST COVID-19July 23, 2020

Cutting edge technology used by collegiate and professional sports teams to enhance athletes' performance has been adapted for industrial use to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus amongst employees, according to information provided to regional industry leaders during a Zoom virtual conference hosted by Athlete Engineering at Mississippi State University and The Communiversity at East Mississippi Community College.

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