MGCCC Expansion Planned

Plans are in place for a new state-of-the-art, $2.7 million academic facility at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s George County Center in Lucedale. The two-story, 13,750 square-foot building will feature a 120 seat lecture hall, a student lounge area, three academic classrooms and one art classroom, along with science and computer labs and a large administrative area. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new facility took place March 31.

“We’re proud of the progress made in George County,” said Arlie Howell, Gulf Coast Board of Trustees secretary. “We’re also impressed with the improvements that this new facility will bring to this center.”

Chris Albritton Construction Co. will build the new facility, which was designed by Guild Hardy Architects.

“The college is excited with the growth this new classroom building will bring to the George County Center,” said Dr. Mary Graham, vice president of the college’s Perkinston Campus and George County Center. “The citizens of George County will certainly benefit from new offerings that will be provided as a result of this state-of-the-art facility.”

Currently, the George County Center offers both postsecondary and secondary career programs, including Cosmetology, Electric Lineman Training, Office Systems Technology, and Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology.