Photo of Pascagoula-Gautier School District personnel and their partners at the 17th annual Mississippi Association of Partners in Education Governor's Award luncheon on February 26 in Hattiesburg.
Front row, from left: Lisa Rhodes, dean of Teaching and Learning, MGCCC Jackson County Campus; Natalia Diaz, Jackson County Economic Foundation; Victoria Hunt, Huntington Ingalls Industries; Georgia Storey and Susan Russell, Singing River Health System; Dr. Leslie Griffin, president of MAPE; Wayne Rodolfich, superintendent of the Pascagoula-Gautier School District; Melissa Schnoor, Singing River Health System; and Thomas Brooks, director of the district’s College and Career Technical Center. Second row, from left: Boyd West, assistant superintendent of secondary education; Paige Roberts, co-founder of Pathways2Possibilities; Derek Read, Career Technical Education guidance counselor; Dr. Larry Hawkins, pastor of Union Baptist Church; and Amy Brandenstein, Chevron.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was recognized as an outstanding partner to Pascagoula-Gautier School District at the 17th annual Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE) Governor’s Award luncheon on February 26 in Hattiesburg.

The school district received the 2019 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Partnerships because of its unique partnerships with MGCCC and five other businesses and organizations in Jackson County.

“This is such an excellent award, and we are very proud to be recognized as a partner of the Pascagoula-Gautier School District,” said Dr. Tammy Franks, vice president of the Jackson County Campus.  “Partnerships are a vital component to providing the very best educational opportunities for students in Jackson County, and we are so pleased to contribute to the success of students in our area.”

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