Student Spotlight: Andrew Powell Andrew Powell of Perkinston hopes to one day own a business repairing diesel engines. He currently works at Empire Trucks as a service technician and is also a student at the West Harrison County Center in the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology program. He plans to use the essential skills he has learned in the program to be a better employee and boss.
Student Spotlight: Thomas Capers Thomas Capers is a Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology student who also works in tractor repair at a business in Poplarville. He said learning Essential Skills has helped him in so many ways at work and in class. He credits his instructors and MGCCC’s QEP with providing him the extra skills needed for success.
Student Spotlight: Oscar Villegas Oscar Villegas is a Welding Technology graduate at the Jackson County Campus. He is working at Ingalls Shipbuilding as a third-class pipe welder. Villegas said learning the QEP Essential Skills has helped him immensely in his job, providing him with the communication skills and work ethic to be successful in his chosen career.
Student Spotlight: Landon Chenevert Landon Chenevert is a Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology student at MGCCC’s Jackson County Campus. Currently working as an inside machinist, he said the Essential Skills he has learned through the QEP have proven valuable, helping him find success on the job.
Letter from QEP Director Brad Bailey Many times, I have shared the words of one of our SACSCOC on-site visitors, “Programs are about people.” All MGCCC employees know that the strength of our college comes from the strength of our people.
QEP Promotional Video Contest Rules and Guidelines Students are invited to submit their own videos on QEP themes. Deadline is February 28th.
Student Spotlight: Liam Praino Liam Praino is an Electrical Technology student at the MGCCC-JD Campus. In order to thrive as both a student and an intern in his profession, Liam relies on the Essential Skills that are emphasized within the QEP.
Alumni Spotlight: Anfernee Thomas Anfernee is currently using the training that he gained from Mr. Brent Bond at MGCCC while working as an electrician at Murphy Electric in Gulfport. He is currently specializing in residential and light commercial electrical work. The QEP team recently caught up with Mr. Thomas to ask him about how he uses Essential Skills in his day-to-day work.
Letter from QEP Director Brad Bailey Our on-site review from SACSCOC turned out as well as it possibly could have. After turning over every rock in every division of our college, the reviewers met with Executive Council and a few others to share their findings. Everyone held their collective breath.
QEP Contest Student Winners Students who were seen with their QEP cards were offered the opportunity to enter the contest. Names were drawn at the end of the SACSCOC visit for student winners.
Employer Spotlight Taylor Munn, General Manager of Armstrong McCall for the Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Columbus locations is also one of the original members of WHCC’s Personal Services Advisory Committee.
Instructor Spotlight Willy Showah: “The Quality Enhancement Plan was implemented at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester. As we introduced students to the QEP, I noticed an immediate improvement in their promptness with showing up on time for class.”
Student Spotlight Bryce Alexander is a machinist at Marine and Mainland Hydraulics in Mobile, Alabama: “Without the knowledge I gained from the expert instruction from my Precision Machining and Manufacturing classes at MGCCC I would not make it five minutes at my job.”
Attendance and Punctuality: You Have to be Present to Win! This EDP session is a roundtable collaboration of faculty ideas concerning the first of the Essential Skills – Attendance and Punctuality.
MGCCC Nursing Student Designs QEP Logo Jonathan “J. Michael” Clough of Gulfport designed the winning logo for the QEP logo contest. The contest, which was announced in January 2019, was open to all MGCCC students. The top three entries won cash awards.
MGCCC Students Write Winning QEP Topic Proposal Two years ago, a group of Jackson County Campus Phi Theta Kappa members began working on an Honors in Action project for their PTK regional conference. The group adopted the topic of soft skills because it was something they felt college students urgently needed.
Students serving on QEP Implementation Committee are vital to QEP success Seven MGCCC students are serving on the QEP Implementation Committee, a record for the institution. Students have been involved in the QEP process since the beginning and have been an important resource as the topic was selected, developed and implemented.
MGCCC student Morgan Rich stars in QEP video, serves on Implementation Committee Morgan Rich is an accomplished student in many ways. What is drawing her the most attention these days is her appearance on the QEP video being aired in all classrooms at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Dr. Brad Bailey QEP Director Dr. Jonathan Woodward QEP Chair
Dr. Suzana Brown QEP Co-chair Dr. Jordan Sanderson QEP Co-chair