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January 18, 2020

Nine MGCCC Jackson County Campus Students Named Leaders of Promise Scholars

Nine students from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus have been named Leaders of Promise Scholars through Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). The students will receive $1,000 scholarships.

The students and their majors are as follows:

  • Holly Baryo of Ocean Springs: Pre-Medicine
  • Garrett Dobson of Hurley: Chemical Engineering
  • Max Greenough of Hurley: Sports Administration
  • Haleigh Hawkins of Pascagoula: Pre-Veterinary
  • Andrew Hodges of Hurley: Civil Engineering
  • Arlene Lopez of Ocean Springs: Biomedical Engineering
  • Michael Pugh of Hurley: Mechanical Engineering
  • Angel Rivera of Ocean Springs: Biochemistry and Pre-Veterinary
  • Katelyn Winstead of Ocean Springs: Business

Recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from nearly 900 applicants. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

“We are so pleased to have these outstanding students recognized at a national level for their achievements,” said John Miller, Honors College director and Phi Theta Kappa adviser at the Jackson County Campus. “To begin the school year with such a large group of students recognized with scholarships is definitely a thrill for all of us. I expect great things from this group in the year ahead and after they graduate.”

The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, assists new PTK members in obtaining an associate degree and encourages participation in PTK programs. This year, 200 PTK members won awards totaling $200,000.

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