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Liz Corso Joachim receives the 2018 Hornsby Award from MGCCC

Liz Corso Joachim recently received the 2018 Hornsby Award from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Hornsby Award, named after MGCCC alumnae Claire Sekul Hornsby, is given annually to a leader, trailblazer and outstanding supporter of the college. Joachim, owner of Liz Joachim’s Emporium from 1988-1992, is the owner of Corso Inc., her family’s 90-year-old wholesale distribution and full-line vending ...

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Chef John David Forde set to run MGCCC’s City Line Café

Chef John David Forde of Starkville has been named chef for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s City Line Café. The restaurant is located in the Hospitality and Resort Management Center on DeBuys Road in Biloxi. Forde, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas, in 2012, has worked for James Beard award-winning chefs John Besh, Stephan Pyles and Michael ...

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Batiste named MGCCC’s associate vice president of Institutional Advancement

Tenesha Batiste has been named the associate vice president for Institutional Advancement at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Institutional Advancement office oversees the MGCCC Foundation and Alumni. Batiste was previously dean of Business Services at the college’s Jackson County Campus and director of Human Resources at the District Office in Perkinston. She previously was director of Human Resources for ...

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Pietz named MGCCC dean of Business Services at Jefferson Davis Campus

Kady Pietz has been approved as dean of Business Services at the Jefferson Davis Campus by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees. Before joining Gulf Coast, Pietz, of Pass Christian, served as the director of Operations and Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Park Campus. She holds a master of science in Political ...

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MGCCC named 2017 Great College to Work For

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been named a 2017 Great College to Work For with an Honor Roll distinction by the Chronicle of Higher Education. MGCCC’s top-rated categories are Compensation and Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, and Teaching Environment. Through the survey conducted by ModernThink LLC and information compiled from the U.S. ...

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MGCCC’s Dr. Javier Gómez named 2017 Moody Institute Fellow

Dr. Javier Gómez, language arts instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus, has been named a Moody Institute Fellow for 2017. He was recently awarded $1,000 and was honored at the Mississippi Community College Foundation Board meeting. The Moody Institute Trust Fund provides funds for enrichment experiences for faculty members employed in Mississippi’s public community and junior ...

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Graham to chair board

Dr. Mary S. Graham of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been named chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges. The national organization, which represents more than 1,200 two-year colleges and their more than 13 million students, is governed by the 32-member board of directors. There has not been an AACC chair from Mississippi ...

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Franks promoted at MGCCC

Tammy Franks, formerly dean of Business Services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County Campus, has been named vice president of that campus. Franks previously was interim vice president in 2011 and 2012. A life-long resident of Jackson County and graduate of Pascagoula High School, Franks has been with the college since 1998 and has served as the dean ...

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MGCCC wins Addy Awards

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Institutional Advancement department received gold and silver awards at the American Advertising Federation Mississippi Gulf Coast 2016 Addy Awards in Gulfport. MGCCC’s 2015 Scholarship Gala campaign that included the invitation, program, newspaper and billboard ads, and other materials, received a gold award in the Integrated Media Public Service Award category. Philip Dixon was the designer ...

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MGCCC student honored

Edleshia Leverette, a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student from State Line, has been named a Siemens Technical Scholar for her achievements in the Process Operations Technology Program at MGCCC’s Jackson County Campus. The honor was announced Oct. 26 at a news conference held by The Aspen Institute and the Siemens Foundation in Washington, D.C. Leverette was invited to Washington ...

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