Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Meet the Advisors

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Deanna Smith
Director of Advising and Retention

Office:     Ivy Hall 154
Phone:    601-484-8895
Email:     dsmith40@meridiancc.edu

Deanna has her Associate of Arts from Meridian Community College. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State University. She also has a Masters of Art in Teaching with an emphasis in Communication from Mississippi State University. 

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Heather Cooksey
Associate Degree Nursing Advisor

Office:   Riley Health Building – Suite 400
Phone:  601-481-1311
Email:  hcookse1@meridiancc.edu

Heather has a Bachelors in Science in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi.  She also has a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi.

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Ginger Crawford
Evening Services Coordinator

Office:     Ivy Hall 164
Phone:    601-484-8862
Email:     gcrawfor@meridiancc.edu

Ginger has a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts from Mississippi State University.  She also has a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in English from The University of West Alabama.

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Sherry Gunn
Workforce Education Advisor Business and Emergency Services Division

Office:   Riley Health Building – Suite 400
Phone:   601-481-1351
Email:    sgunn@meridiancc.edu

Sherry has an Associate of Arts degree from East Central Community College.  She also has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi. Sherry is currently working on her Masters in Counseling and Psychology from The University of West Alabama.

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Ronnie Key
Academic Advisor

Monday – Thursday:  8am-12pm

Office:     Ivy Hall 148 B
Phone:    601-484-8837
Email:     rkey1@meridiancc.edu

 

Ronnie has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. He also has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mississippi State University.

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Lori McClain
University Transfer Academic Advisor

Office:       Ivy 148 A
Phone:    601-481-1373
Email:       lmcclain@meridiancc.edu

Lori has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. She also has a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Mississippi State Univeristy.

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Deborah Nettles
Workforce Education and Retention Advisor Industrial Division

Office:    Ivy Hall 148 D
Phone:   601-553-3404
Email:    dnettle1@meridiancc.edu

Deborah has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from University of Southern Mississippi. She also has a Masters of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.

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Debbie Oldham
Health Education Advisor

Office:      Riley Health Building Suite 400
Phone:    601-484-8629
Email:      doldham@meridiancc.edu

Deborah has a Bachelor's of Science from Southeastern Louisiana University.  She also has a Masters of Education from Sul Ross State University.