Awards Days were held at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College during April at the Jackson, Jefferson Davis and Perkinston campuses and the George County Center. More than 250 students received recognition collegewide.

George County Center students were recognized on April 23. Recipients are Josie Grimes, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Cosmetology; Michael Smart, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. College Algebra; Josee Williams, Moss Point, Highest G.P.A. College Algebra; Leanna West, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Trigonometry; Bethany Dees, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Calculus I; Haylee Hoffman, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Statistics; Robert Pittman, Pascagoula, Highest G.P.A. Electrical Technology; Robby Rice, Lucedale, Lightening Bug Award Electrical Technology; Brittany Hall, Escatawpa, Highest G.P.A. Human Growth & Development; Amber Gilbert, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. General Psychology Collegiate Academy; Heather Gordon, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. General Psychology; Chrislyn Cochran, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Human Growth & Development; Kaytlin Cochran, Moss Point, GRIT Award; Christian Norris, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Welding; Brandon O’Leary, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Welding; Bridgett Breedlove, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Welding; Laura Pierce, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. Welding; Andrew Hokanson, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. English Composition I; Taylor Gordon, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. English Composition II; Deborah Fairley, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. World Literature I; Michael Smart, Lucedale, Highest G.P.A. English Composition I; Sadie Leimer, Perkinston, Highest G.P.A. World Literature II; Ella Silas, Lucedale, Grit Award; Nathan DeBar, Leakesville, Grit Award; Anna Persons, Lucedale, Grit Award; Chase Kent, Lucedale, Grit Award; Nathaniel Smoak, Lucedale, Grit Award; and Lawrence Phillips, Lucedale, Grit Award.

Students at the Jackson County Campus were recognized on April 18. Recipients are Samuel Alexander, Pascagoula, Estuarine Education Award for Commitment & Initiative; David Allen, Gautier, Outstanding Non-traditional Instrumentation & Controls Student; Jared Arrington, Mobile, 3D Modeling & Design Cortes Freeman Scholarship Award; Challis Atkins, Ocean Springs, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Student Life Award; Jane Atwell, Moss Point, Administrative Office Technology Outstanding Student; James Bell, Ocean Springs, Citizenship, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Campus Activities Board President, Japanese Award; Olivia Boone, Biloxi, Outstanding Electronics Technology Major; Riley Brown, Gautier, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Engineering Award, Most Outstanding Chemistry Student; Kira Buckley, Vancleave, Visual Art Performance Award; Lily Butler, Lucedale, Visual Art Outstanding Achievement Award; Patriona Cannon, Moss Point, Outstanding 2nd Semester Instrumentation & Controls Student; Dillion Cowie, Ocean Springs, Machining Excellence; William Crider, Purvis, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Jack & Sylvia Bradley Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Officer; Anna Leigha Davis, Vancleave, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Student Government President, University of Southern Mississippi Mary S. Graham Presidential Partnership Scholarship; Braley Diaz, Hurley, Social Science Award; Aaliyah Dock, Lucedale, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students; Jaime Omar Elias, Vancleave, Outstanding Welding Student; Melissa Ellington, Pascagoula, Most Outstanding Biology Student; Nathaniel Geter, Ocean Springs, Outstanding Progress in Concert Choir; Mary Gilly, Moss Point, Excellence in Early Childhood Award; Jacob Goff, Vancleave, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students; Robert Greenough, Moss Point, Exceptional Freshman Honors Student; William Hall, Gautier, Estuarine Education Award for Commitment & Initiative; Juliana Heise, Ocean Springs, Outstanding Achievement Award; Bruce Hoang, Ocean Springs, Business Math Award; Mary Holloway, Gautier, Process Operations Most Outstanding Student; Jacob Hughes, Ocean Springs, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students; Aaron Jackson, Gautier, P-Tech Club Leadership Award; Dallas Kellams, Ocean Springs, Outstanding 1st Semester Instrumentation & Controls Student; Regina Lancaster, Moss Point, Human Services Club Circle of Excellence Award; Tung Le, Biloxi, Engineering Award, Exceptional Sophomore Honors Student; Dashia Lemons, Pascagoula, Human Services Club Outstanding Leadership Award; William Lewis, Gautier, Outstanding Leadership in Vocal Ensemble; Kim Lowery, Ocean Springs, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Circle K International Certificate of Appreciation; Carman Ly, Biloxi, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Applied Public Speaking Award; Nicole Maier, Biloxi, Outstanding Welding Student; William Mansfield, D’Iberville, Outstanding First Year Instrumentation & Controls Student; Gustavo Mattei, Gautier, Machining Excellence; Jaylin Mazingo, Pascagoula, Improvement in Public Speaking Award; Aubrey Moran, Ocean Springs, Excellence in Applied Voice, Overall Outstanding Achievement in Music; Myndee Moran, Vancleave, Eva Bobrow Memorial Medallion of Alpha Beta Gamma Excellence Award, The Francis Cunningham, Esq. Memorial Essay Award “Ethics in Business,” Business & Marketing Management Outstanding Student; Meghan Nguyen, Ocean Springs, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Mathematics Award, Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Officer; Ana Ochoa, Vancleave, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students; Heather Owen, Biloxi, Process Operations Most Outstanding First Year Student; Jessica Patterson, Ocean Springs, Reflections Team Emerging Leader; Eric Pedersen, Long Beach, Outstanding Electronics Technology Major; Maggie Pettus, Ocean Springs, English Composition Award; Eriana Peyton, Gautier, Reflections Team Impact Award; Yen Nhi Pham, Biloxi, Exceptional Freshman Honors-Female Student; Tyler Pitts, Lucedale, P-Tech Award Promotion & Leadership; Jason Powell, Biloxi, Outstanding Achievement Award and $500 Scholarship; Brianna Purnell, Gautier, Citizenship, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Most Outstanding Reflections Member; Paul Redmond, Ocean Springs, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students; Melissa Rouse, Moss Point, Circle K International Certificate of Appreciation; Dalton Schenk, Escatawpa, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Eden Schlink, Beach City, Outstanding Automation Technology Student; Hayley Schwartz, Moss Point, Spanish Award; Katlyn Scott, Hurley, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Circle K International Distinguished Service Certificate, Exceptional Sophomore Honors Student; Fabian Sepulveda, Pascagoula, Business & Marketing Management Outstanding Student; Aaron Shivers, Ocean Springs, History Award; Joseph Singleton, D’Iberville, Accounting Technology Outstanding Student; Shada Smith, Pascagoula, Excellence in Early Childhood Award; Olivia Starnes, Ocean Springs, Computer Programming Award; Haleigh Stork, Grand Bay, Business Management Technology Outstanding Student; Alex Sward, Moss Point, Estuarine Education L.I.F.E. Award (Leadership, Initiative, Facilitation, Excellence); Brianna Tanner, Grand Bay, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Rachel Tillman, Irvington, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Ashley Vanderkooy, Ocean Springs, Visual Art Outstanding Achievement Award; Noah Vise, Moss Point, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Ciara Watson, Moss Point, Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among MGCCC Students, Human Services Outstanding Service Learning Award; Daniel Watts, Lucedale, Business & Office Administration Outstanding Student; Christopher ‘Malik’ Wells, Moss Point, Estuarine Education Award for Commitment & Initiative; Camille White, Gautier, Outstanding Final Semester Instrumentation & Controls Student; Ann Williams, Moss Point, Most Outstanding Physics Student; Brandon Williams, Ocean Springs, Visual Art Overall Performance Award; Vandere Wilson, Ocean Springs, Visual Art Overall Performance Award; Gracyn Worsham, Ocean Springs, Outstanding Second Semester Instrumentation & Controls Student; and Xenia Zielinski, Moss Point, Literature Award.

Jefferson Davis Campus students were recognized on April 25. Recipients are Minh Nguyen, Outstanding Student in Mathematics, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Christopher Cotton, Outstanding Student in Computer Science; Madison Thiem, Outstanding Student in Health, Physical Education and Recreation; John Rivera, Outstanding Student in Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Jasmine Cook, Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice – Associate of Applied Science; Manuel Marabe, Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice – Associate of Arts; Alfred Coleman, Outstanding Student in Sociology, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Megan Donnett, Outstanding Student in U.S. History, Excellence in Honors Award; Emily Hickman, Outstanding Student in Business – Academic, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Melissa Buchanan, Outstanding Student in Business – Technical; Sarah DeJarnette, Outstanding Student in Public Speaking; Connor Young, Outstanding Student in English; Peyton Lesher, Outstanding Student in French; MacKenzie Miles, Outstanding Student in Spanish; Shawana Feazell, Phi Beta Lambda Computer Concepts – Third Place; Marjorie Lam, Outstanding Student in Chemistry, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Chandee Carson, Outstanding Student in Theatre; Rebecca DiGeorge, Phi Beta Lambda Business Communication – Third Place; Felecia Necaise, Outstanding Student Early Childhood Development; Kim Collins, Culinary Arts Most Likely to Succeed; Charles Jennings, Culinary Arts Rising Star Award; Jarred LaFontaine, Culinary Arts Escoffier Award for Overall Excellence; Kendrick Thompson, Hotel & Restaurant Management Rising Star Award; Nicole Jordan, Travel & Tourism Rising Star Award; Jeffrey David Flynn, Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Academic Award Johnathan Brady Jordan, Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Bulldog Spirit Award; Ashlynn Stroud, Leonardo da Vinci “Renaissance Woman” Award of Achievement, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Macy Chism, Excellence in Honors Award; Gregory Faul, Excellence in Honors Award, Mr. Jefferson Davis Campus, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Jessie James, Excellence in Honors Award; Thuy-Hien Rose Le, Excellence in Honors Award; Bladimir Mendez, Excellence in Honors Award, Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Alpha Chapter President of Scholarship, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame, Reflections Team Award; Joseph Noernberg, Excellence in Honors Award, Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Alpha Chapter President of Service, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Nader Pahlevan, Excellence in Honors Award, Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Alpha Chapter President of Leadership, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame, Reflections Team Award; Dylan Tran, Excellence in Honors Award, Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Alpha Chapter President of Fellowship, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Houston Wyatt Allen, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Phi Beta Lambda Impromptu Speaking – Second Place; Adrian Brown, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Emmanuel Brown, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Anthony Burton, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Jordan Chanek, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Christopher Cotton, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Christopher Dudzienski, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame, Community College Presidential Partnership Scholarship to Mississippi State University; Kylie Fleming, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Gloria Giddes, Citizenship Award, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame, Reflections Team Award; Johnathan Jordan, Citizenship Award; Shawn Tatge, Mary S. Graham Transfer Scholarship to The University of Southern Mississippi, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Savanna Jones, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Noah Lacap, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Thuy-Hien Le, Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Alpha Chapter President, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Christopher Lero, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Olivia McIlwain, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Kimberly Matlock, Miss Jefferson Davis Campus, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame, Reflections Team Award; Anna-Kate Perry, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Cailey Pounds, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; MaKayla Prestenbach, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Aulora Rusk, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Ashlyn Rojas, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Alyssa Silvas, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Denise Simon, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Joseph Simpson, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Cecilia Tang, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award; Grace Weatherly, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Jonathan Wellman, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Baleigh Wedgeworth, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Houston Allen, Jefferson Davis Campus Hall of Fame; Skylar Ayres, Reflections Team Award; Rachael Bozek, Reflections Team Award; Chantel Corso, Reflections Team Award; Taylor Donegan, Reflections Team Award; Hansel Hudgens, Reflections Team Award; Hannah Kennedy, Reflections Team Award; Raymond Lam, Reflections Team Award; Jackson Moffett, Reflections Team Award; Paola Sandoval, Reflections Team Award; Jordan Snowden, Reflections Team Award; Mackinzie Sonnier, Reflections Team Award; Rondarius Turner, Reflections Team Award; Logan Watson, Reflections Team Award; Taylor Wilkerson, Reflections Team Award; Kayla Yeager, Reflections Team Award; Felicia Necaise, First Place – Early Childhood Education; Mackinzie Sonnier, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Ciara Kramer, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Abigaile Farwell, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Michelle McInnis, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Lilly Zimmergarger, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Alexis Williams, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Jordan Snowden, Third Place – Opening & Closing Ceremonies; John Folding, First Place – Job Interview; Erick Rickman, Second Place – Electrical Construction Wiring; Corey Stanley, Third Place – Industrial Motor Control; Christopher Kangas, Second Place – HVAC; Shelby Horton, First Place – Commercial Baking; Kayan McCallum, First Place – Culinary Arts; Richard Mahand, Second Place – Restaurant Service; and Christopher Tanner, Second Place – Information Technology Services.

Students from the Perkinston Campus were recognized on April 16. They are Mamie Albritton, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Legal Environment of Business Award; Landon Arnold, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Drama Award; Kat Aust, Microeconomics Award; Olivia Barker, World Literature I Achievement; Aaron Barnes, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Macroeconomics Award; Faith Baucum, Outstanding Freshman Perkette; Curissa Beatty, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Excellence in World Literature I; Haleigh Blanchard, Perkinston Campus Choir, Sophomore Award; Brianna Borden, General Psychology; Natalie Breland, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame; Tabitha Bridges, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, First Place – Economic Analysis & Decision Making (Team), World Literature I Special Recognition; Madison Butler, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Phi Theta Kappa Appreciation Officer Award; Logan Callegari, SkillsUSA – First Place IT Services Competition, BeSA Most Valuable Gamer, IT Specialist Technology – Most Valuable Technician; Payton Camby, Outstanding Bandswoman; Narasha Carr, Early Childhood Award; Alexandria Chamberlain, Mississippi Sound Legacy Award; Jason Crawford, Citizenship Award, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Reflections Team Award; Spencer Davis, Music Major Award; Wyatt Davis, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Timira Dennis, English Composition I Achievement; Annabelle Giles, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Jacobi Hearn, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Montavious Holliday, Campus Activities Board Member Award, Dog Pound Spirit Award; Brianna Jackson, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Human Growth and Development; Anthony James, Mississippi Sound Leadership Award; Tiffani Jernigan, Perkinston Choir Freshman Award; Elijah Johnson, English Composition II Achievement; Jalyn Johnson, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Outstanding Sophomore Perkette; Tatianna Johnson, Resident Assistant of the Year; Braxton Jones, Outstanding Bandsman; T. Daniel Joyner, First Place – Microeconomics, First Place – Economic Analysis & Decision Making (Team), Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Zoie Lepine, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Phi Theta Kappa Appreciation Officer Award; Aiden Lock, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Student Government Outstanding Member; Karah Lundy, Accounting Technology, Phi Beta Lambda – First Place Accounting Principles; Faith Marshall, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Order of the Golden Key, Phi Theta Kappa Appreciation Officer Award; Jalyric Molton, Intramural Player of the Year; Seth Morrison, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame; Hannah Moye, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Jonathan Nelson, Resident Assistant of the Year; Aubrion O’Guin, Residence Hall Association Rising Leader Award; Chandler Pulliam, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame; Alex Redditt, Residence Hall Association Distinguished Service; Brooke Shoemaker, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Phi Theta Kappa Appreciation Officer Award; Jada Skinner, English Composition II Special Recognition; Kelsey Smith, World Civilization; Truitt Smith, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Malik Stapleton, Excellence in English Composition I; A’Niya Steele, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Reflections Team Award “People’s Choice”; Justin Steiner, Educational Psychology; Andrew Summerlin, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame; Sayla Taylor, Excellence in English Composition II; Amber Tice, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Samuel Todd, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Engineering; Vi Tran, General Psychology; Olivia Vardaman, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Sadie Wallace, Early Childhood Award; Parris Watts, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame, Presidential Partnership Scholarship to The University of Southern Mississippi; Sarah Wedgeworth, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC; Seth Welsh, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Perkinston Campus Hall of Fame; Katie Welsh, Citizenship Award, Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, Phi Theta Kappa Appreciation Officer Award; Jade Wheeler, First Place – Future Business Educator; and Dustin Williams, Business Management Technology.

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