Welcome to JUCO Weekly News

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (M)
  • Basketball (W)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rodeo
  • Soccer (M)
  • Soccer (W)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
c spire Baseball News

Hinds CC Softball To Receive New Facility
MGCCC Will Hold Baseball Showcase
Bulldogs Will Host Fall Instructional League
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Former ICC Pitcher Named GLSCL All-Star
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Former Indian Named To SCBL All-Star Roster
Tickets On Sale For JCJC Sports Hall Of Fame Banquet
Former Collegiate Shortstop Graham Odom Named Assistant Baseball Coach For East Mississippi Lions
Murphree Twins To Remain Together On The Diamond At Northeast
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
Former Ranger James Lear Named TCL All-Star
Casey Echols And Matt Jones Of Hinds CC Baseball Advance To Miss. College & Tennessee Tech
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
Former ICC Baseball Standout Named SCBL Player Of The Week
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
PRCC Summer Showcase Set For July 16
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Hinds CC Softball To Receive New Facility
Release Date: 7/28/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The groundwork has begun on a new playing field for the Hinds Community College Lady Eagles softball program, and the state of the art facility should be completed before the start of the 2016 playing season.

The new complex will be broken into three separate phases, with phase one hoping to be completed in late December 2015. The cost of the first phase is $1.265 million, which includes related site work and infrastructure, including the construction of a sprint turf infield playing surface.

The second and third phases will tentatively feature a press box, covered batting cages and lights, as well as a clubhouse complete with new coaches’ offices.

“This is a major step forward for the future of Hinds Community College softball,” head coach Mike Grzanich said. “I think this is such a great thing for the local athletes to be able to play at a facility of this quality and allow those close to them to come and watch them play on a regular basis.”

Both the home and visiting teams will have dedicated turf bullpens, to go along with three combination turf bullpens/batting cages on the third base side, where the Lady Eagles will be housed. Each brick dugout will feature restrooms inside.

The project will also feature a dual entrance to the baseball and new softball parks, traffic signals at the intersection of Hinds Boulevard and East Main Street, new sidewalks leading to the refurbished crossing, new welcome signage and an array of new street lighting and landscaping.

“Although I haven’t had the experience of playing on turf yet, I am excited about the new field and am looking forward to playing on it,” rising sophomore Bre Glenn said. "The new look that it will bring to campus should attract the younger, upcoming recruits.”

The construction on the new softball facility is being done by Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects + Engineers PA based out of Jackson.

“This facility will play such a big role from a development standpoint, as it is nice to know that we will stay be able to get quality work in, despite the weather conditions,” said Grzanich, who will be entering his eighth season in Raymond in 2016.

"I want to thank Dr. Clyde Muse and coach Gene Murphy for their help and support on this. This has been a dream of ours for a while now and without their support, none of this would be possible.”

For more on Hinds softball go to www.hindsccsports.com

c spire Men's Basketball News

Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Dixie Basketball Camp Celebrates 50 Years
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Campers And Coaches Head To SMCC Dixie Basketball Camp
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
Tiger Pride Camp Draws Both Boys And Girls To Booneville
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Kids From Across Mississippi Flock To NEMCC For First Basketball Camp Of Summer
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Southwest Mississippi Community College

As the 2015 edition of the Dixie Basketball Camp comes to a close, a special ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to honor the camp’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop presented camp director Joe Dean, Jr., a plaque on behalf of the school, the Southwest alumni association and the SMCC Foundation.

c spire Women's Basketball News

Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Dixie Basketball Camp Celebrates 50 Years
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
JCJC Names Pittman Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach
Northwest Named To WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll
Campers And Coaches Head To SMCC Dixie Basketball Camp
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Kids From Across Mississippi Flock To NEMCC For First Basketball Camp Of Summer
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Ceremony Honors Dixie Basketball Camp's 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Southwest Mississippi Community College

As the 2015 edition of the Dixie Basketball Camp comes to a close, a special ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to honor the camp’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop presented camp director Joe Dean, Jr., a plaque on behalf of the school, the Southwest alumni association and the SMCC Foundation.

c spire Football News

East Mississippi Community College Season Football Tickets Available
Reserved Football Tickets, All-sports Pass On Sale At PRCC
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Inaugural Tiger Football Camps Filled With Tremendous Talent
Bolden New PRCC Assistant Football Coach
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
Ninth Annual Bobcat Hall Of Fame 5K Run Set For August 29
Co-Lin Football Hosting Four Home Games In 2015
Two-Time All-American Moore Tabbed As NEMCC Cheerleading Coach
Elsenrath Hired To Coach Co-Lin Offensive Line
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
ICC To Host Mini Cheer Camp In August
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
East Mississippi Community College Season Football Tickets Available
Release Date: 7/29/2015
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – With kickoff just four weeks away, three-time NJCAA Champion East Mississippi Community College has announced the availability of season tickets for the Lions’ 2015 home football schedule at EMCC’s Sullivan-Windham Field.

Season chair-back reserved seating, including elevator access and VIP designated parking near the stadium, is available at a cost of $150 for EMCC’s upcoming four-game home slate. Season football tickets, which would also include reserved seating for all EMCC-hosted postseason games, can be purchased via MasterCard or Visa in advance of the upcoming campaign by contacting the EMCC Development Foundation Office at 662-476-5063 or 5075.

Winners of three NJCAA football championships over the last four years, including back-to-back national titles the past two seasons, eighth-year head football coach Buddy Stephens’ EMCC Lions will bring a 24-game winning streak into their 2015 season opener at home, Thursday, August 27, against Southwest Mississippi Community College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on the Scooba campus. With a composite overall record of 44-2 dating back to the school’s 2011 national championship season, East Mississippi is 23-1 collectively at home since moving into 5,000-seat Sullivan-Windham Field for the 2011 season.

EMCC’s 2015 home football slate also features Thursday MACJC North Division games versus Coahoma (Sept. 10) and Northwest Mississippi (Oct. 15) as well as this year’s homecoming contest against division rival Itawamba on Saturday, Sept. 26 (2 p.m. kickoff).

For additional information regarding tickets to East Mississippi Community College’s home sporting events, please check out www.EMCCAthletics.com/tickets.

Click Here to View the 2015 East Mississippi Football Schedule

c spire Golf News

MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Bulldogs Duo Places Seventh At Magnolia Amateur
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
Hinds CC Golf To Host Tryout On July 24
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Four East Mississippi Community College Teams And Nine Student-athletes Recognized By NJCAA For Academic Achievement
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Lowery, Payn, & Leggett Captures 22nd Annual Wesson Golf Classic
Bear Creek GC Hosts Sim Cooley Memorial Tourney
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

c spire Rodeo News

Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Bull Rider Winston Cheek Paces East Mississippi To 25th-place Team Finish At College National Finals Rodeo In Wyoming
East Mississippi Trio Set For Participation In College National Finals Rodeo In Casper, Wyo.
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
Will Tindall Signs Rodeo Scholarship With Northwest
EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Set To Host NIRA Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Kelsey Kennemer Leads EMCC Women To Team Rodeo Title At UA Cossatot-hosted Event In Arkansas
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
EMCC Women’s Rodeo Team Makes School History With First-place Finish In Fall Opener At Missouri Valley College
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
EMCC’s Fisher-Pruitt Team Roping Tandem Finishes 10th To Secure School-best, 28th-place Team Rodeo Finish At 2014 CNFR
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Release Date: 6/24/2015
Holmes Community College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA national office announced the recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards Wednesday. This year saw a record 1,936 student-athletes from 324 NJCAA member colleges earn national academic honors.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different sports. A record 3.31 percent of individuals competing in the association qualified for an academic award which is only available to student-athletes that have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.

Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor:Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA; Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA; and Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA.

Holmes Community College had 16 athletes receive honors from the NJCAA. Included in the list were: women's tennis, Laurie Alvis, Superior Academic Achievement; Jennifer Rule, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; Anna Shores, Superior Academic Achievement; and Katie Wood, Superior Academic Achievement; women's soccer, Mara Baker, Superior Academic Achievement; Aija Baker, Exemplary Academic Achievement; Courtney Vosika, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Emma Warren, Exemplary Academic Achievement; baseball, Tyler Hines, Exemplary Academic Achievement; and Cody Shaw, Exemplary Academic Achievement; men's tennis, Justin Sawyer, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; softball, Brett Whitlock, Superior Academic Achievement; Lindsey Robbins, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence; and Kelsey Kelly, Exemplary Academic Achievement; football, Tevin Roberts, Superior Academic Achievement; and men's soccer, Brad Simpson, Exemplary Academic Achievement.

The Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was presented to a record 185 student-athletes that earned a 4.0 grade-point average. There were 741 qualifiers for the Superior Academic Achievement Award, while 1,110 individuals claimed the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.


c spire Men's Soccer News

Bobcats Release 2015 Soccer Schedule
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
ICC Men’s Soccer Named NJCAA Academic Team Of The Year
Four ICC Men’s Soccer Players Move On To The Next Level
Northwest To Host Men's Soccer ID Camp
Two ICC Standouts Take Their Games To The State Of Tennessee
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
JCJC Holds Boys Team Soccer Camp
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
ICC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Soccer Earns MACJC Academic Team Of The Year Honors
Bobcats Release 2015 Soccer Schedule
Release Date: 7/24/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – A trip to Texas and several contests vs. four-year schools highlight the 2015 Jones County Junior College soccer schedule.

Head coach Dolores Deasley’s Lady Bobcats will step out of MACJC play and host the University of West Alabama at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.

The Lady Bobcats will travel to Tyler, Texas, on the weekend of Sept. 26-27 to face perennial NJCAA powers Cisco College (Texas) and Tyler Junior College.

The Lady Bobcats’ home opener will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 vs. Hinds and their MACJC South Division opener will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 vs. Meridian.

Head coach Oleg Baleyev’s men’s team will meet NAIA member William Carey University twice this season in Hattiesburg. The first match will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, followed by another 7 p.m. contest on Sept. 29.

The Bobcats open the season at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Northwest Mississippi and will play their home opener at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 against Itawamba. Their MACJC South Division opener will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5 against Meridian.

Both teams will have scrimmage games to prepare for the regular season.

The Lady Bobcats meet Northern Oklahoma at Perkinston on Aug. 15, host Mississippi College on Aug. 22 and travel to Delta State University on Aug. 26.

The Bobcat men’s team will visit Hinds on Aug. 22 and host LSU-Alexandria on Aug. 26.

The Lady Bobcats won the 2014 MACJC South Division crown and ended the year at 16-0-1. They hosted the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament and advanced to the semifinals. The JCJC men’s team was 7-8-2 and advanced to the state/region semifinals.

The MACJC North Division men’s champion will host this year’s MACJC/Region 23 Tournament on Oct. 31/Nov. 1.

Click Here to View the Schedule

c spire Women's Soccer News

MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
ICC Men’s Soccer Named NJCAA Academic Team Of The Year
Four ICC Men’s Soccer Players Move On To The Next Level
Northwest To Host Men's Soccer ID Camp
Two ICC Standouts Take Their Games To The State Of Tennessee
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
JCJC Holds Bobcat Soccer Academy
PRCC Hancock County Students Receive Scholarships
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
MACJC Honors 23 PRCC Athletes For Academics
Nine Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic Distinction
ICC Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
East Mississippi Touts MACJC Academic All-State Teams For All Sports; 22 EMCC Student-athletes Honored
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
ICC Soccer Earns MACJC Academic Team Of The Year Honors
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

c spire Softball News

JCJC Holds Annual Fall League Softball Camp
Kirk Joins Immediate Family In Starting Collegiate Career At NEMCC
Walden Brings Infectious Positive Personality To Northeast
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Offensive Specialist Rawson Finds Perfect Fit At Northeast
Causey Named To Lead PRCC In Forrest County
Southwest MS CC Announces Hiring Of Two New Softball Coaches
JCJC’s Dew Named To Canadian Open All-Tournament Team
Team Puerto Rico Edges NJCAA All-Stars, 7-6
Dominican Republic Rallies Past NJCAA, 11-6
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
ICC Softball Duo Taking Their Game To The Next Level
Team Cuba Edges NJCAA All-Stars, 2-1
NJCAA All-Stars Fall To Team Canada
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
Dew, Holifield Help NJCAA To Win Over Rivercity
Holifield Homers, Dew Drives In Two As NJCAA Wins
Dew, Holifield Help NJCAA To Victory In Canadian Open
Holifield, Dew Help NJCAA All-Stars To Win Over Canadian Team
Dew, Holifield, Robinson Representing JCJC In Canadian Softball Event
JCJC Holds Annual Fall League Softball Camp
Release Date: 7/28/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will hold its annual Fall League Softball Camp at Community Bank Park.

There will be a clinic at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 and each team will be guaranteed two games per week from Oct. 19 through Nov. 5.

Camp cost is $120 per player and checks should be made to the Bobcat Outfielders Club.

To sign up for the camp, go to www.jcjcathletics.com, go to “Softball” and click on the “2015 Fall League Camp” link. Fill out the form, enclose check and mail it to Chris Robinson, Bobcat Softball Fall Camp, 900 South Court St., Box 8125, Ellisville, MS 39437.

For more information, contact Coach Robinson at 601-477-4264 or email him at chris.robinson@jcjc.edu.

Click Here for the Registration and Waiver Form

c spire Tennis News

MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
NEMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES COLLECT MOST NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS IN PAST DECADE
Northwest Men's Tennis Welcomes Six Newcomers
Northwest Women's Tennis Welcomes Three Newcomers
JCJC Enjoys Solid Sports Year
ECCC Student-athletes, Teams Receive State, National Recognition For Academic Performance
MGCCC Student-athletes Earn Awards For Academic Achievement
Co-Lin Student-athletes Pile Up MACJC Academic Honors
Co-Lin Women’s Tennis Boasts Highest GPA In State
Nineteen Co-Lin Student-athletes Receive NJCAA Recognition
Co-Lin Men’s Tennis Repeats As Top Academic Team
ICC Student-athletes Continue Record Breaker Season In The Classroom
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Twenty-Seven Rangers Named MACJC Academic All-State
Record Number Of ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Mitch Deaver, Pearl River Community College Publicist, Dies At 62
ECCC Names Jay Pacelli As New Men’s And Women’s Tennis Coach
ICC Tennis Programs Finishes In ITA Top 20
Both Bobcat Tennis Teams Finish Ranked In Top 20 In Final ITA Poll
MGCCC Selected As 2015 Great College To Work For
Release Date: 7/21/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi.

"As part of our commitment to both employees and students, MGCCC strives to create an institutional culture that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages communication among all college employees," said Dr. Mary S.Graham, MGCCC president. "This past year, the college made it a priority to provide on-campus clinics for employees and their dependents because we recognized that finding affordable and accessible health care can often be challenging. The college has also found that fostering open lines of interactive communication leads to empowered employees who embrace our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, communities and state. We are grateful for our outstanding employees, and we are dedicated to continue making MGCCC a great place to work and learn."

The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected based on the results of a survey of nearly 44,000 college and university employees by Modern Think. The survey rates institutions on 12 categories in the fields of leadership, careers, the workplace and compensation. MGCCC's top-rated categories included facilities, workplace and security; professional/career-development programs; supervisor or department chair relationships; and work/life balance.

For more information about the survey, visit chronicle.com.

c spire Track News

Former Hinds CC Track Star Jeff Henderson Wins Gold Medal At Pan Am Games
Holmes Has 16 Players Receive NJCAA Academic Awards
Hinds CC Men’s And Women’s Track Signing Class Announced
Northeast Mourns The Loss Of Pearl River's Mitch Deaver
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes 16th In The Nation At Outdoor Nationals
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Ends 2015 Campaign In 22nd Place At Outdoor Nationals
Weather Prompts Postponement Of Pearl River Summer Showcase
PRCC Summer Registration On-going
CCC Athletics Program Wraps Up 2014-15 With Banquet And Awards Ceremony
CCC Track Concludes 2015 Season At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Competes At Jace LaCoste Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Wins 4x100 Relay At Jace LaCoste Invitational
CCC Track Runs In Jonesboro, Preps For Year-End Meet At Mississippi State
Inds CC Men’s T&F Wins Three Events At MCC Relay Invitationals
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Finishes Eighth At MC Twilight Invitational
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Finishes In Sixth Place At MC Twilight Invitational
CCC Track Continues Success At Rhodes College
CCC Track And Field Opens 2015 Season
Hinds CC Men’s Has Two Top-six Finishes At NJCAA Indoor Nationals
Top Louisiana Hurdler Signs With Hinds CC Men’s Track & Field
Former Hinds CC Track Star Jeff Henderson Wins Gold Medal At Pan Am Games
Release Date: 7/23/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Jeff Henderson, a former All-American in 2008 and 2009 in men’s track and field at Hinds Community College, won the gold medal in the long jump in the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday evening.

Henderson, who claimed three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships in the long jump in 2008 and 2009 at Hinds, jumped 28 feet, 1/4 inches in his first attempt last night to claim the coveted gold medal. He was also the 2014 U.S. outdoor champion in the long jump and also qualified for the world championships on Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, China after placing in the final two in the U.S. outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore. in June.

For more on Hinds men’s track and field go to www.hindsccsports.com.