MGCCC hosts Veterans Day events

November 15, 2013

The Jackson County Campus held a one-mile run/walk on Nov. 7 as part of the campus celebration of Veterans Day.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College celebrated Veterans Day with a variety of activities on its campuses and centers.

  • On Monday, Nov. 11, the George County Center held a special ceremony honoring veterans and presented student and employees who are veterans with certificates of appreciation.  The celebration included a balloon release, cake and other refreshments.
  • The Jackson County Campus held a One-Mile Walk/Run honoring veterans on Thursday, Nov. 7. Various veterans’ organizations set up booths, and St. Martin High School’s ROTC presented the colors and did a special presentation honoring POWs and MIAs. David Blackledge, Estuarine Education Center director, and Robert Sanders, assistant dean of Instruction for the Jackson County Campus, both spoke.
  • The Jefferson Davis Campus held a one-mile walk/run on Monday, Nov. 11.  Participants were asked to wear patriotic clothing, and donations for local veterans’ organizations were collected.
  • The Perkinston Campus held a Fallen Soldier 5K run on Monday, Nov. 11.  The run began at the Bell Tower on campus.  Special T-shirts were included for the event.

William Overstreet hands a certificate of appreciation to George County Center student Matt Brown. During the Veterans Day event at the center, 20 students and employees who served in the military were given certificates.

Participants in the Fallen Soldier 5K run at the Perkinston Campus

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