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  • 1. Celebrating 100 years of
    Academic Excellence!
  • 2. September 5, 1911~The Harrison County School Board named Perkinston as the site of the new AHS.
  • 3. June 4, 1912~
    Professor James Andrew Huff named first principal of Harrison County Agricultural High School.
  • 4. September, 1912~
    First school “Announcement”
    Posted.
  • 5. September 17, 1912~Thirty-nine boys and 24 girls began classes for the first time at Perkinston. Only one building (later called Huff Hall) stood on Perk Hill. 
  • 6. April 1, 1915~ The institution’s first girls’ dorm (later called Stone Hall) opened.
  • 7. June 6, 1917~
    Professor Claude J. Bennett named principal of Harrison County Agricultural High School.
  • 8. September, 1919 ~
    William Albert “Ship Island” Frantzen (of Norway) becomes the institution’s first foreign student.
  • 9. September, 1920~
    John Jefferson Dawsey named principal of Harrison County Agricultural High School.
  • 10. Fall, 1921~
    Thomas Ira Cook named principal of Harrison County Agricultural High School.
  • 11. June 1922~
    J. H. Forbis named principal of Harrison County Agricultural High School.
  • 12. July 1, 1922 ~Ernest Bert Colmer began his long career as
    the agriculture teacher.
  • 13. June, 1924 ~
    Newly appointed Harrison-Stone AHS Superintendent Jefferson Lee Denson took the helm determined to add a junior college to the AHS.
  • 14. May 20, 1927~
    Hersel McDaniel became the first graduate of HSJJC.
  • 15. Fall, 1927~ The football Bulldogs won their first state championship.
  • 16. August, 1934~ Robert Harmon Longmire was hired as the school’s first band director. That fall, Perk fielded its first uniformed band.
  • 17. January 15, 1937~
    Phi Theta Kappa Gamma Nu Chapter was chartered at Perkinston.
  • 18. November 19, 1938~ For the first time,
    the appellation “Homecoming Queen and Court” was used to designate the royal ladies of the gridiron.
  • 19. Fall, 1941~
    Albert Louis May replaced Cooper Darby and became the first CEO of the institution to be termed “president.”
  • 20. March 6, 1949~ The War Memorial Chapel was dedicated.
  • 21. Fall, 1952~ Prof. Sam Jones fielded his first women’s drill team, which he dubbed “Perkettes.”
  • 22. July 8, 1953~ J.J. Hayden Jr. became president.
  • 23. November, 1954~ The drama students of Perkinston took the name “Perk Players.”
  • 24. October 13, 1956~ The first Sam Owen Trophy was awarded to C. E. “Gene” Dees.
  • 25. 1964~ Groundbreaking ceremonies held for the Jackson County and Jefferson Davis Campuses.
  • 26. 1965~ Classes began at the Jackson County and Jefferson Davis Campuses.
  • 27. 1966~ Triple-Crown Year: State championships in baseball (Curly Farris, coach), basketball (Bob Weathers, coach) and football (George Sekul, coach).
  • 28. November 1, 1970~ The Alumni Hall of Fame began with induction of Fred Haise at Homecoming.
  • 29. Fall, 1971~
    George Sekul’s Bulldog football team won the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.
  • 30. April 30, 1971~
    First Instructor of the Year award presented to Guy D. Moffett, Perkinston Campus science instructor.
  • 31. Spring, 1972~
    Sue Ross’ basketball team won the National AIAW championship.
  • 32. March 4, 1973~
    Mississippi Governor Bill Waller dedicated the George County Occupational Training Center in Lucedale.
  • 33. June 4, 1973~
    Classes began at Keesler Center.
  • 34. August, 1974~
    Andrews Hall became Mississippi’s first structure at a previously all-white institution to be named for an African American.
    Thelma Andrews was the head cook at the Perkinston Campus.
  • 35. Fall, 1983~ The MGCJC band became known as the Band of Gold to signify the “marriage” of the three campuses’ band students into a unified organization.
  • 36. Fall, 1984 - George Sekul’s Bulldog football team won the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.
  • 37. July, 1985 - Classes began at West Harrison County Occupational Training Center.
  • 38. January 1, 1986~ Dr. Barry Lee Mellinger became MGCJC president.
  • 39. May 22, 1991~ Classes began at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Applied Technology and Development Center (later the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center).
  • 40. October 21, 1995~ Special Archives exhibit commemorated Gold Star students and faculty on the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • 41. July 1, 1996~ TheCommunity Campus, the “campus without walls,” began operations.
  • 42. August, 1998~ Dr. Willis H. Lott became MGCCC President.
  • 43. October 28, 1999~ Athletic Hall of Fame began with 15 inductees.
  • 44. April, 2000~ MGCCC President Willis H. Lott launched Strategic Plan 2000.
  • 45. 2001~ Pat and Gregg Descher donated Mac,
    the English Bulldog, as the college mascot.
  • 46. 2003~ 10,000-plus students enrolled
  • 47. August 29, 2005~ Hurricane Katrina
  • 48. 2006~ President George W. Bush spoke at graduation ceremony.
  • 49. 2007~ Bulldog football team won Co-National NJCAA honors
  • 50. 2008~ Dr. Ottis Ball donated $1 million to college (largest monetary gift in college’s history)
  • 51. 2009~ SACS completion of compliance (no recommendations)
  • 52. 2011~ Largest graduation in college’s history.
  • 53. 2011~ Dr. Mary S. Graham named the twelfth president of MGCCC effective
    July 1, 2011.
  • 54. For more information please call the
    MGCCC Alumni/Foundation.
  • 55. Produced by
    MGCCC Institutional Development

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