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MGCCC faculty, staff honored

Christen Duhé

Christen Duhé

Gaye Winter

Gaye Winter

Lisa Courtney

Lisa Courtney

Madelon Gruich

Madelon Gruich

Shelly Ford

Shelly Ford

Two Mississippi Gulf Coast Community faculty members and three staff members have received awards. Christen Duhé, director of Business Development at MGCCC’s Hospitality and Resort Management Center, was named 2014 Young Careerist of the Year by Lighthouse Business Professional Women.

Shelly Ford, comptroller at MGCCC, was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Business Officer Award by the Community College Business Officers (CCBO) Association. Ford, who has worked at MGCCC for two and a half years, is an MGCCC alumna and a former Alumni Hall of Fame recipient (2011).

Instructor Dr. Madelon Gruich was named the 2014 Outstanding Community College Business Educator by the Mississippi Business Education Association during its annual conference in September. Gruich, who teaches medical office technology courses at the Jefferson Davis Campus, has taught at MGCCC for 15 years, three as an adjunct instructor and 12 full time. She has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business education from Mississippi College and a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi in instructional technology and design.

Lisa Courtney, Career-Tech Department chair at MGCCC’s Perkinston Campus and business and office technology instructor, was named the 2014 Outstanding Career and Technical Business Educator by the Mississippi Business Education Association in September. Courtney has worked at the college since 1977, when she began working part time in the summer as a secretary typing the Perkinston Campus Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). She began working in a full-time capacity at the college in 1985 and will retire this year.

Dr. Gaye Winter, language arts instructor at MGCCC’s Perkinston Campus, was chosen as the Mississippi state representative for the Two Year College Association (TYCA) Southeast Chapter. She will serve in this capacity until 2017.

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