"At Meridian 社区 College we reject, in the strongest way possible, any action that disrespects, relegates, disregards, or harms another human being. 作为一个机构 of higher learning, we are created to provide opportunities that transform lives. Those transformations open doors for people, families, and communities. 我们相信 these changes cannot occur without an environment that facilitates respect and understanding and we further believe they cannot occur without an ethic of justice, equity 和公平. We encourage our community to move away from hostility and bitterness and embrace honor, appreciation, and trust for one another."
托马斯·米. 许,小. Ph.D.
President, Meridian 社区 College
In its mission to improve the quality of life, Meridian 社区 College is committed
to fairness, honor and trust.
With that comes a drive for inclusion and respect for all; to work for change, create an example, be the difference, and embrace justice. The future demands moving from hostility and bitterness to going forward to live, learn, appreciate, value, understand, and lift up one another.
MCC personnel believes these changes cannot occur without an environment that facilitates respect and understanding. And, they cannot happen without an ethic of justice, equity, 和公平. In moving forward, the College has established a 30-member, campus-wide 多样性 Committee, which will explore and enact positive change on campus.
多样性 Committee Chair: Marlo Turner.
多样性 Committee members include Walter Atterberry, Calvin Bennett, Christena Brown-Bradley, Jamila Brown-Coleman, Jenny Bryan, Ashley Castillo, Laureta Chislom, William Davidson, Brandon Dewease, Kathleen Edwards, Lashundra Grady, Anna Hall, Michelle Hampton, Pam Harrison, Leia Hill, Shaquita Hopson, Kayla Johnson, Susie Johnson, Gina Mills, LeAnne Motes, Tanya Ocampo, James Price, Deanna Smith, Crystal Sterling, Whitney Stevens, Michelle Stokely, Susan Swink, Ashley Tanksley, Jennifer Whitlock, Tommy Winston.
Meridian 社区 College MLK Event
The 2021 MLK Celebration was a specially-created virtual event. Additional video highlights 包括议员. Veldore 年轻的-Graham speaking on behalf of the Charles L. 年轻的 and Doretha 年轻的 基金会 and recognizing the 年轻的 Family Scholarship funded through The MCC 基金会. Recipients of the scholarship are Destiny Clark of Meridian and LaCaiyah Taylor of Noxubee County, sophomore Associate Degree 护理 Program students, and Ethan Archie of Meridian, a freshman in the Electrical Technology Program.
MCC: 2021 Virtual Celebration
The theme this year “Bringing People Together for Change,” the video program honors 博士的遗产. King’s fight against inequity and work for justice.
The following video clips feature students and faculty discussing sharing their experiences 在MCC.