Bishop State President Dr. Reginald Sykes will be one of four people inducted into the Meridian Community College Hall of Fame next month.

The four will be added to the College’s Hall of Fame roster on Thursday, March 25, during a ceremony spotlighting their achievements. Hosted by the MCC Foundation, the induction ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the McCain Theater. The ceremony will be live-streamed via

Honorees are alumni or former employees who have excelled in their careers and life missions and have elevated MCC’s esteem through their achievements, service, and association with the institution.

Before taking the leadership role at Bishop State, Dr. Sykes was president of Alabama Southern Community College. Early in his career, Dr. Sykes served as principal of Southeast Lauderdale Middle School, director of the East Mississippi Center for Educational Development at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus, dean of students at MCC, and dean of student services and vice president at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus. He also worked for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning serving as assistant commissioner for community and junior college relations.

Dr. Sykes earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jackson State University and his doctorate in school administration from Mississippi State University.

Each year, MCC honors a group of servant-leaders who have distinguished themselves in their professions and their community service with the Meridian Community College Hall of Fame award. The annual homecoming celebration began in 2002 to promote and preserve a sense of tradition at the College.

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