• Rev. Jill Barnes Buckley, Hinds Community College (1992)
    November 20, 2017
    Rev. Jill Barnes Buckley, Hinds Community College, 1992, director of Stewpot Community Services in Jackson. “I decided I wanted to do something more meaningful with my education than sit at a desk most of the day,” Buckley said. “Hinds was a great experience for me – the perfect next step.”
  • Chief Phyliss Anderson, (1994) East Central Community College
    October 27, 2017
    Phyliss Anderson ('94) of Choctaw, serves as Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians since 2011 “I had many wonderful professors, administrators and classmates who encouraged me and wanted success for me. I think that one of the best things about ECCC is the hometown experience and personal attention each student gets. You get higher education experience and earn a degree while not getting lost in a crowd.”
  • Dr. Robert Watts Jr., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    October 10, 2017
    Dr. Robert Watts Jr., is an oral surgeon with Gulf Coast Oral and Facial Surgery clinic in Biloxi. His professional memberships include the American Association of Dental Boards, Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners, American Dental Association, American College of Dentists, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Mississippi Dental Association, and the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • Dr. Robert "Bobby" Robbins, Jones County Junior College (1977)
    September 26, 2017
    Dr. Robert “Bobby” Robbins, a 1977 Jones County Junior College graduate, is the CEO and President of Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He had previously served as the chair of the department of cardiothoracic surgery and head of the heart-and-lung transplant programs at Stanford University. “I found everything I needed at Jones,” said Robbins, who was the 2011 Honor Alumnus. “I was able to align myself with proper techniques in biology, chemistry, physics and calculus. Jones gave me a rock solid foundation to build my future.”
  • Frank Nichols, East Mississippi Community College (1999)
    September 12, 2017
    Frank Nichols, East Mississippi Community College 1999 graduate, is currently serving in Starkville, MS as the Chief of Police. Chief Nichols says, "I don’t think I could have gone to any other college and be where I am today. And that’s because of the faculty at EMCC and the way they eased me along.”
  • Herb Frierson, Pearl River Community College (1977)
    September 05, 2017
    Herb Frierson, Pearl River Community College graduate ('77), now Commissioner of Revenue for the State of Mississippi, says, " Pearl River Community College was a great academic experience that provided the opportunity to establish lasting friendships.  PRCC is much more than just an institution of higher learning, it is a place that gives a life-long sense belonging to something larger than you. "
  • Beth Alexander (2008) East Central Community College
    August 22, 2017
    Beth Alexander, East Central Community College ’08, is now an award winning journalist at WJTV-TV 12 in Jackson, MS. “When I started at East Central, I had a pretty good idea I wanted to major in broadcast journalism at a university, but, like most college students, I questioned that choice at times. ECCC gave me the two years I needed to take required courses, mature and make an educated decision about what bachelor’s degree I would pursue. Another benefit of my time at ECCC was connecting with staff, students and leaders at ECCC and other community colleges. I use those connections often.”