Dr. Graham and Board of Trustees at ribbon cutting ceremony
From left, Sam Albritton Jr, MGCCC Board of Trustees chairperson; Pete Vanderford, Electrical Technology instructor; Doyle Moody, Board of Trustees member from George County; Dr. Mary S. Graham, MGCCC president; Josh Pierce, Welding instructor; Dr. Ladd Taylor, vice president of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center; and Lisa Dickens, office manager at the George County Center.


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Career and Technical facilities at the George County Center in conjunction with a State of the College presentation by Dr. Mary S. Graham, MGCCC president, on November 4 at the center.

“We are proud of our facilities in George County and are excited for our faculty and students as they begin using these new labs,” said Dr. Mary S. Graham. “At MGCCC, we are continually updating facilities and equipment to remain up to date with technological advances that affect our academic, career and technical programs so that we can provide our students the very best opportunities for success.”

The $1.1 million construction project at the George County Center includes renovations to Career Technical Education labs for Welding, Electrical and Cosmetology and other improvements needed at the center to expand educational and training opportunities for students. The renovations include new machines and materials in the welding and electrical labs and a professional high-end salon with new stations and furnishings in the Cosmetology Lab. Construction began in early May, with renovations completed this month.

As part of the college’s Strategic Plan initiative, Graham has made a series of presentations throughout the college’s four-county district in the last few months. The presentation on Monday marked the culmination of events that highlighted college achievements and focused on plans for its future.

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