My favorite times at MGCCC were participating in Student Life activities. While all of us may not have been in the same clubs with similar majors or even the same classes, everyone on our campus came together at our JC Student Life events like we were a big Gulf Coast family. I even enjoyed the setting up and cleaning up for these events because we were all together and having fun. Working together for a common goal is what community and family are all about.
Maxwell Greenough II may seem like an overachiever to some, but he says he is really just having a good time. At MGCCC, he was vice president of the Student Government Association, secretary of Phi Theta Kappa-Pi Epsilon Chapter, a member of the Honors College and served on the college’s SACSCOC Re-Accreditation Committee. He was selected for the Who’s Who Among Students at MGCCC, the Jackson County Campus Hall of Fame and Mr. Jackson County Campus. He was awarded the PTK Distinguished Chapter Officer Award and Outstanding Student Government Association Member, and was a four-time President’s 4.0 GPA List member. Off campus, he is active in his church, serving with the Children’s Ministries, and he is the public address announcer for East Central High School’s varsity sports. He also works with the Maintenance Department at East Central High School.
“I know it is hard to believe, but being that involved has really made me enjoy my experiences during college. I love my alma maters, both high school and college, and continue to enjoy participating in events at both.”
Planning to attend The University of Southern Mississippi this fall, Greenough has received the Dr. Mary S. Graham USM Presidential Partnership Scholarship, Honors College Keystone Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Officers Scholarship and the Community College Academic Transfer Scholarship.
“I want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sports management and eventually a dual master’s degree in sports management and business administration. My ultimate goal is to become the director of athletics at a major Division I university.”
Greenough said that many people at MGCCC have encouraged his involvement and drive to reach his goals. “There have been so many people at Gulf Coast who have been a major influence on my decisions, but three that really stand out are Mrs. Beth Lovorn, director of Enrollment Services; Miss Brandi Martino, coordinator of Student Life and my work-study adviser; and Mr. John Miller, who has been my math instructor and my PTK and Honors College adviser. They have supported me, cheered me on, helped me develop leadership skills and pushed me academically. They do that for all of their students, and I’m not sure they know how much their encouragement means to us.”