Meriwether graduates from MCCB Leadership Academy Holmes Community College's Director of Health Science Programs Ginger Meriwether recently graduated from the Mississippi Community College Board Leadership Academy, which provides training experiences that foster collective learning and development for statewide professional career technical administrators.
The group met face-to-face on July 12-13, October 25-26, Feb. 11-12 and April 23 during the 2018-19 school year. Topics discussed during the academy included: building employee morale, coaching and conflict resolutions, community college budget, difficult conversations, effective communication, ethics in the workplace, keys to happiness as leaders, legislative process, personality profiles, return on investment, and socioeconomic impact on lower income college students and team building.
Meriwether was among six other participants from the state's community college system including: Dr. Suzanne Johnson, Copiah-Lincoln Community College; Theresa Cole, East Central Community College; Kenisha Shelton, Hinds Community College; Mary Bowers, Itawamba Community College; Brian S. Warren, Meridian Community College; and Marcus Henley, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Meriwether holds the following degrees: associate of applied science degree, ADN, Holmes Community College; bachelor of science degree in nursing, Mississippi University for Women; and masters of science degree, nurse education tract, Delta State University.
She became the director of health science programs at Holmes in July 2018. Prior to the appointment, she served as an ADN faculty member at Holmes from 2007 until May 2018. As a nurse, she has worked at East Tallahatchie County School District, Grenada Lake Medical Center Home Health and North Sunflower County Hospital.
Meriwether serves at the Tallahatchie County Coroner and has held the position since November 2005. She served as president of the Mississippi Coroner/Medical Examiner Association from 2016-18 and has served as vice-president and secretary/treasurer for the organization as well.
She is involved in the Grenada School District having been named Parent of the Year for 2013 and 2018. She is currently president of the Grenada School District Middle School PTO and serves on numerous committees within the district.
She is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she serves on the outreach and safety committees, drama leader for the Easter and Christmas Programs and children's choir leader and volunteers for bible school and girls in action.
Meriwether is a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, National League for Nursing, Delta Kappa Gamma-Zeta Alpha Phi Chapter, Holmes Community College Faculty and State Association, Mississippi Coroner/Medical Examiner Association and Mississippi Organization of Associate Degree Nurses.