Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College consists of four campuses and four centers: the main campus, located in Perkinston, Mississippi; the Jackson County Campus, in Gautier; the Jefferson Davis Campus, in Gulfport; the Community Campus, a non-traditional campus without walls; the George County Center in Lucedale; the West Harrison County Center in Long Beach; the Applied Technology and Development Center in Gulfport; and the Keesler Center at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.
The college's athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs. They compete in the Mississippi Community College Athletic Conference in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, golf and tennis. MGCCC won the National Junior College Athletic Association Football Championship in 1971, 1984 and was co-national champion in 2007.
MGCCC has been nominated for the Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence. It is currently in the 120 eligible schools for the 2013 award. MGCCC was among the top 10 finalist for the same award in 2011 as well.
MGCCC began as the Harrison County Agricultural High School on September 17, 1912. Four years later, north Harrison County became Stone County, and both counties continued to support the school. On September 14, 1925, with the support of Jackson County, Harrison-Stone-Jackson Agricultural High School and Junior College began offering its first year of Junior College work. George County then added its support in 1942, and the institution took the name of Perkinston Junior College.
In 1962, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College District was formed, and three years later, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College added the Jefferson Davis and Jackson County campuses. Between 1965 and 1985, 4 new centers were opened. The college name was changed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on October 1, 1987. In 1996, the Community Campus, a campus without walls, was added as a fourth campus.
|Boyce Holleman||1940s||Attorney, politician, and actor|||
|Fred Haise||1950s||American engineer and former NASA astronaut|||
|Jonathan Aldridge||1996 (Perk)||Professional Athlete & Celebrity Entertainer|
|Tom Johnson||2003-2004||Professional Athlete Defensive Tackle Minnesota Vikings|
|Dantrell Savage||2005||American football running back|
|Brittney Reese||2006||American long jumper/Olympian|
|Terrence Cody||2007||American football nose tackle|
|Eltoro Freeman||2008||American football linebacker|
|Demond Washington||2008||American football defensive back|
|John Jenkins||2009 (Perk)||American football nose tackle|
|Chris White (linebacker)||2009||American football middle linebacker|
|Don Jones||2010||American football defensive back|
- Butler and Mississippi Gulf Coast Share 2007 NJCAA Football Title
- "Aspen Prize Finalists - 2011". Retrieved 2012-06-12.
- "Bush urges MGCCC graduates to continue their resolve". Retrieved 2006-09-25.[dead link]
- An Oral History with Jesse Boyce Holleman Retrieved 2014-03-04
- NASA Bios Retrieved 2014-03-03
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
- MGCCC College Catalog
- Aspen Awards for 2013
- Aspen Prize Finalists for 2011
- President Bush Delivers Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Commencement Address