b'PRESIDENTSThis has been a year of incredible accomplishments and growth for the college, thanks to the hard work of our outstanding employees, students,andcommunitypartners.MississippiGulfCoast MESSAGE CommunityCollegecontinuestothriveandexceldespitemany challenges, all of which we continue to face with an innovative spirit and commitment to our students.For the ninth year, the college was recognized as a Great College toWorkFor.Inaddition,thecollegewasselectedastheNo.1 Community College in Mississippi by Schools.com.The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program was ranked as the No. 1 community college program in the state for the second year in a row.The college wasalsonamedtheNo.1MilitaryFriendlySchoolinthelarge community college category and ranked in the Top Ten as a Military Spouse Friendly School. MGCCC continues to grow, with ribbon cuttings held for the new StudentUnion/CafeteriaandResidenceHall,EarlyChildhood Education Center and Entrance Boulevard at the Perkinston Campus; the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Building at the Jackson County Campus; and the Immersive Media Performing Arts Center (iMPAC) at the Harrison County Campus. Along with partnership agreements with universities and industries, the college expanded opportunities for students through advanced technology, apprenticeships, new programs, and scholarships.The college has always been student-centered, with a plan to provide world-class instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, and the resources togivethemeveryopportunityforsuccess.Aswelooktothe future, the college will honor that tradition while finding innovative solutions to meet new challenges.AtGulfCoast,ourfocushasalways beenonourstudentsandproviding them the best facilities and resourcesMary S. Graham, Ph.D.tocompletetheiracademicandMGCCC Presidentcareer goals.We are very proud of our studentsaccomplishmentsandlook forwardtotheyearaheadwithsuch tremendous optimism for our future. 1'