Virgie Thames of Decatur is being honored for her exemplary work as administrative assistant for the Mississippi Small Business Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur. Thames is the 2013 recipient of the MSBDC State Star Award. Thames earned an associate’s degree from ECCC in December 2003. She is also a 1991 graduate of Moore Business College, previously located in Meridian.
Thames is married to Kerby Thames and is the daughter of Mary L. Buckley, also of Decatur.