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Johnson graduates from MCCLA

Holmes Community College District Division Chair of Business Technology Dr. NaTunya Johnson graduated from the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA) on Thursday, May 4.  Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University, presented Dr. Johnson with a medal and graduation diploma at the Mill Center on the Campus of Mississippi State University, Dr. Johnson’s undergraduate alma mater.

A native of Jackson, Dr. Johnson holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Liberty University, an MBA from Delta State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Mississippi State. She first joined the Holmes family as a full-time instructor for Business Technology in 2010. Prior to working at Holmes, Dr. Johnson was a corporate trainer for 12 years at the State of Mississippi Employees’ Health Plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi.

Professionally, Dr. Johnson is a member of the Mississippi Business Educators Association, American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association. She actively volunteers in her community through her affiliations with the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc. and Anderson United Methodist Church. Dr. Johnson resides in Ridgeland with her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Nadya.

The 2023-2024 MCCLA cohort was the 14th class of the MCCLA. The program was first introduced by the Mississippi Community College Foundation (MCCF) in the spring of 2009 to address the projected need for upper-level leaders in the Mississippi community college system. MCCLA provides an opportunity for selected community college administrative employees to sharpen their supervisory, management and leadership skills and help prepare participants for future leadership roles. This year-long program consists of workshops designed to strengthen supervisory and management skills, using participants’ current work situations to apply new skills and tools. It is also an opportunity to network and strengthen system-wide collaborative efforts.

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Pictured: (left to right) Dr. NaTunya Johnson accepts her MCCLA medal and graduation diploma from Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University, on May 4.

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