SimpleXMLElement Object ( [@attributes] => Array ( [version] => 2.0 ) [channel] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest Mississippi News [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi News [language] => en-us [lastBuildDate] => Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:15:20 -0500 [docs] => [generator] => OmniUpdate (OU Publish) [item] => Array ( [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Nurse Assistants Program Graduates its 34th Class [link] => [description] => The SMCC Nurse Assistant /Health Care Assistant Course completed its thirty-fourth semester as a regular 16 hour Career Technical Course. Six students finished the course this semester under the direction of SMCC's new instructor for the program, Mrs. Tangela Edwards, RN. This is a full semester program with four core courses including Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Basic Health Care Procedures, Body Structure and Function, and Special Care Procedures. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 01 May 2017 08:01:00 -0800 ) [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => 2017 Spring Graduation Speakers [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College announces its spring commencement exercises in honor of its 2017 graduates. This will include three ceremonies again this year with each held in the Hurst Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building. Southwest MS Community College President, Dr. Steve Bishop, Vice-President for Career and Technical Education, Mr. Jeremy Smith, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Mrs. Alicia Shows, and ADN Director, Dr. Melissa Temple invite friends and family members to attend these ceremonies honoring the candidates for graduation. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:23:29 -0700 ) [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Reggie Jones Chosen to Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame [link] => [description] => Reggie Jones has been chosen as a member of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Mr. Jones will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday, April 25, at the Muse Center on the Hinds Community College campus. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:57:00 -0700 ) [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Southwest MS Regional Medical Foundation Operation [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Nursing faculty attended the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Foundation Operation fundraising event March 30th. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:04:34 -0700 ) [4] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Nursing Honor Society Inductees [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College fourth semester Associate Degree Nursing students were recently inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Gamma Rho Chapter Honor Society. These students collectively completed a capstone project "Learn While You Burn" which was presented during the March Student Nurses Organization (SNO) meeting. The capstone project focused on taking care of yourself as you make your way through nursing school. Students mapped out a one mile trail across campus and pointed out the benefits that just taking a 20 minute walk and taking the stairs versus the elevator can have on overall health. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:14:23 -0700 ) [5] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Cody Pol 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College student Cody Pol has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0800 ) [6] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Fishing Tournament [link] => [description] => The Bass Club is hosting an open fishing tournament at Okhissa Lake on Saturday, March 11th. We hope you can join us! [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:54:48 -0800 ) [7] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SGA's Cupcakes for a Cause [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College students Jessi Barnes, Emerson Nelson, Bella Clair Nelson, Emily Phillips, Aaron Buckley, Alexcia Carr, SGA Freshman Class President; Robert Brown, SGA Cabinet Member; Korey Dillon, and Christina Travis decorated cupcakes Tuesday evening during the Student Government Association's Cupcakes for a Cause. At the event, SGA members collected hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, wash cloth, soap, etc.) to send to Hattiesburg tornado victims. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:47:16 -0800 ) [8] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Student Receives MS Nurses' Foundation School Nursing Scholarship [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Associate Degree Nursing student Timothy Foster of Meadville was the recipient of the Spring 2017 MS Nurses' Foundation School Nursing Scholarship. Dr. Melissa Temple (pictured far right), SMCC Director of Nursing, along with Rosalyn Howard (pictured far left), Executive Director of MS Nurses Foundation, and Erica Myers, Associate Degree Nursing instructor, presented Timothy Foster with the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Emma Burdonne Young School of Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a third semester SMCC ADN student who has exhibited leadership, scholarship, and community involvement. Timothy Foster's scholarship money was raised through the MS Nurses Foundation Dinner theater fundraiser held at SMCC in September. Proceeds from the fundraiser went towards area nursing scholarships. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:50:00 -0800 ) [9] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => OSHA students receive 30-Hour OSHA General Industry cards. [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Occupational Safety and Health Technology (OSHA) students recently received their 30-Hour OSHA General Industry cards. Occupational Safety and Health technicians help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. They promote occupational health and safety within organizations by advising management on how to increase worker productivity through raising morale and reducing absenteeism, turnover, and equipment downtime while securing savings on insurance premiums, workers' compensation benefits, and litigation expenses. Pictured on the front row (left to right) is Vice President for Career and Technical Education Jeremy Smith along with students Lacey Howell of Summit, Tyler Vanderslice of McComb, Laken Nace of Foxworth, and Rufus Breeden of McComb. The back row includes OSHA instructor Mike Flowers and students Cage Ashley of Hattiesburg, Trenton Warren of Kentwood, Amanda Greer of Wesson, Donald Greer of Wesson, and Michael Caston of McComb. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:14:28 -0800 ) [10] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Spiritual Emphasis Week [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College recently hosted a two day Spiritual Emphasis week which featured programs presented by the Baptist Student Union and Wesley Foundation. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:51:00 -0800 ) [11] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Ginn Wins Walthall Chamber Educator Award [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College Social Science Division Chairperson and history instructor Merrielyn Ginn received the Wilmon McCaffery Outstanding Educator award presented by the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce membership banquet on Saturday, January 28. Chamber 2016 president, Stephanie Miller, presented Ginn the educator award. Pictured with Ginn are (left to right) T.W. Bearden, Laura Calhoun, Thomas Calhoun, Criminal Justice/Sociology Instructor Ashley Weathers, English Instructor Gwen May, SMCC President Dr. Steve Bishop, Ginn, Vice President for Academic Affairs Alicia Shows, Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Bill Ashley, Vice President for Admissions Matt Calhoun, Psychology Instructor Elise Gatlin, and Humanities Chairperson James O'Rourke. [author] => Jeremey Lea [pubDate] => Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:13:00 -0800 ) [12] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Winter and Spring Registration [link] => [description] => Register today for our winter and/or spring sessions! [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:00 -0800 ) [13] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Residence Hall Christmas Break Information [link] => [description] => The residence halls will close for Christmas Break on Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m. for returning students. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:17 -0800 ) [14] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Fall 2016 Final Exams [link] => [description] => Final Exams will begin on December 6th and December 8th. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:16 -0800 ) [15] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Stage Band Christmas Show [link] => [description] => The Christmas Stage Band Show will be held in the Hurst Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd, and Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. each night. A matinee performance will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:15 -0800 ) [16] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC PTK Honors-in-Action Presentation [link] => [description] => SMCC's Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Delta chapter presented its Honors-In-Action presentation "Longwood Plantation: A Study through the Lens of Beauty and Vulgarity" November 11th in the Student Union auditorium. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:14 -0800 ) [17] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => SMCC Honors Veterans [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College honored its country's veterans November 11th during a ceremony in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:50:13 -0800 ) [18] => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Dr. James Stephens Featured as Humanities Council Speaker [link] => [description] => Southwest Mississippi Community College's Physics Instructor Dr. James Stephens was a featured speaker for the Mississippi Humanities Council's lecture series. [author] => Colter Cotten [pubDate] => Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:30:56 -0800 ) ) ) ) -------