Gracyn Worsham of Ocean Springs is a student in the Instrumentation and Control Technology program at the Jackson County Campus. One of only two females in the program this year, she said her attraction to a technical field began when her mother told her about a family friend.
“One of our friends majored in a technical field and after two years of college, she was making really good money,” she said. “I love math, science and solving problems, but thought a technical major might prove to be just what I needed. It offers me the opportunity to use the things I love, get through college fairly quickly and get into a career sooner. Plus, I won’t have the huge college debt that many students have.”
“Gulf Coast is a great place to be, really like a family. Being involved in campus events keeps me feeling like a part of that family.”
A sophomore at the Jackson County Campus, Gracyn is very active in school activities. This year, she was a Homecoming maid. She is also president of Circle K International, vice president of the Reflections Team, a member of both the Baptist Student Union and Phi Theta Kappa, and serves on the college’s QEP Implementation Committee.
“Getting involved in campus activities makes me enjoy my college experience so much more than if I just showed up for classes,” she said. “It also makes me feel like I’m doing something valuable for my college community.”
Worsham plans to get an internship in her field this year and is working toward an associate of science degree.