b'CLASS OF 20211 Kathy Necaise is a business major at the Perkinston Campus and has won at both regional and national Phi Beta Lamdba competitions over the past two years, winning first place at state and fifth at nationals in Future Business Educators last year and second place in Business Communications this year. Kathy graduated from MGCCC on May 13 and her daughter Cheyanne graduated from Lumberton High School on May 22. Cheyenne will follow in her mothers footsteps, beginning classes at MGCCC in fall 2021, and working toward a degree in elementary education. Im very proud to add another MGCCC alumna to the family, Kathy said.2Tina Nguyen is leaving the Jackson County1 2Campus with not only a degree but several great transfer scholarships.She served as vice president and Southern Regional Representative for PTK this past year and was a member of the STEM Club.In addition to the Leaders of Promise Scholarship, Nguyen was one of only 25 students selected worldwide for the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship.3Candy Riley of Ocean Springs is the first in her family to complete high school, and now she is an Associate Degree Nursing graduate from MGCCCs Bryant Center. She worked in education for nine years but always gravitated to nursing. Following that interest, she began working in a local emergency department in late 2015. In 2017, I began my prerequisites for the nursing program, and in 2019, I was accepted into the nursing program at MGCCC. It is a dream come true for me and I have so many individuals at MGCCC to thank for helping me along the way. 3 44 Corbin D. Jones, a Collegiate Academy student at the Harrison County Campus,was selected to take part in the Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Scholars Program for the summer of 2021. Jones selection marks the first time a Collegiate Academy student will represent MGCCC in the research scholars program.Corbin will be working with Dr. Justin Thornton of Mississippi State University to identify new targets for intervention which will help to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) infections.5From left, Carlin Taylor and Gavin Eley won the Humanities Oral Presentation for Two-Year Colleges at the 2021 Mississippi Undergraduate Honors Conference. Taylor and Eley, who just graduated from the Harrison County Campus, presented on the creative research and process of making a 3-D animated short film. The conference allowed students in undergraduate honors programs at Mississippi colleges and universities to5showcase their research projects.'