The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Yearbook Archive
From Perkolator to Trident: MGCCC’s Yearbook History
1936 – 1965
From 1936 to 1965, the yearbook bore the name Perkolator with the exception of 1961, when it bore the name This is Perk.
The 1966 Perkolator was the first to serve the new tri-campus district, but the photos of students were grouped separately by campus.
1967 and 1968
Both the 1967 and 1968 J(unior) C(ollege) D(istrict) Perkolators, as they were called, carried the photos of the students of all three campuses intermixed.
The 1969 yearbook was divided into three campus sections and bore a new name, Gulf Trident. The cover carried Neptune’s trident as its logo.
The 1970 Trident followed the pattern of its predecessor, but each campus section was given a new name–Perkolator (for Perk), Beauvoir (for JD), and Beachcomber (for Jackson County). The next four yearbooks continued in that vein.
The name of the Jackson County yearbook changed because the yearbook sponsor, Terry Fountain, felt that the campus was too far from the beach to have a yearbook called Beachcomber. She let the JC students vote, and they selected the new name, Phases. In 1975, the college published its yearbook in three separate volumes–Trident: Perkolator, Trident: Beauvoir, and Trident: Phases.
The yearbook returns to a single volume with three sections.
The yearbook reverts to the three volume setup.
The names Perkolator, Beauvoir, and Phases disappeared, leaving the name Trident as the only designation for the MGCCC yearbook.