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Firms’ donations focus on education

Big businesses in Mississippi not only provide some of the best paying jobs in the state, they are known for generously supporting charitable programs of many different types throughout the state. The big businesses often put a lion’s share of their charitable resources behind educational programs. “Education has been our priority for more than a century, and raising graduation rates ...

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MGCC renovating, adding wing to STEM building

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s board of trustees has approved a $5-million building project meant to boost STEM programs at the college’s Jackson County Campus. The project, paid for with state and local funding, will renovate and add a new wing to the existing STEM building and will provide for 10,000 square feet of additional space to ...

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MGCCC sets new record for number of graduates

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held its annual commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. More than 900 of the 2,134 students receiving degrees participated in the commencement ceremony. Dr. Mary S. Graham congratulated students on their achievement and pointed out that 3,130 degrees were awarded this year, a 37.9 percent increase in degrees earned ...

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Report touts MGCCC's workforce training programs

PERKINSTON — A recent study found that Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the state leader in workforce training and is responsible for more than 75 percent of all workforce development within its four-county district. These results are part of the data released in MGCCC’s Economic Impact Report, which outlines the college’s partnerships with industry, government and public entities to ...

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MGCCC makes national ranking of fastest-growing community colleges

PERKINSTON — Community College Week has named Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College a Fastest Growing Community College. MGCCC is ranked in the top 50 community colleges with enrollments of 10,000 or higher. The ranking is based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Between fall 2011 and fall 2012, MGCCC enrollment increased by ...

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MGCCC building new $12M nursing school facility

BILOXI — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has announced a $12 million project to build a new nursing school. MGCCC president Mary Graham says the Nursing and Simulation Complex will be located south of the William Carey University campus on Mississippi Highway 67 on about five acres of land. Officials say the groundbreaking on this ambitious project will be held ...

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Healthcare Simulation Center opens at MGCCC

GULFPORT — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has opened its Healthcare Simulation Center at its Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center in Gulfport. The new center will be the only simulation center with public access on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Part of the master plan for MGCCC’s Nursing and Allied Health Division, the center will be available to Nursing and Allied ...

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Anna Faye Kelley-Winders retires from MGCCC

  Anna Faye Kelley-Winders, vice president of Community Campus, has retired from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College after 44 years. Kelley-Winders was honored at the 2013 commencement ceremony as the longest-serving employee of the college, and was honored with a concurrent resolution from the Mississippi Legislature June 21. A George County native, she was first introduced to MGCCC almost 50 years ...

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Michelle Sekul named interim VP at MGCCC

Michelle Sekul has been named interim vice president of institutional advancement and student services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Formerly dean of student services at the Perkinston Campus, her new role at the college encompasses alumni, foundation, institutional relations and student services. A 1992 alumna of the Perkinston Campus, Sekul has worked at the college for 17 years in ...

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Mary Graham elected to national college board

  Dr. Mary S. Graham of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been elected to the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges. Graham was named the 12th president of MGCCC in 2011. A native of Mississippi, she earned her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and her master’s and bachelor’s ...

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