2017 commencement ceremonies for MGCCC

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Today marked the end of assignments, pop quizzes, late night studying and exams for thousands of students along the Gulf Coast.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College hosted its 2017 commencement ceremonies at the Coast Coliseum this evening.
Over 2,000 individuals earned more than 3,000 credentials or degrees and more than 800 students graduated with honors distinction. Graduate Deonte Hudson said, “Plans after graduation? I’ll be going back to get my four year degree back at MGCCC, but they have a partnership for Mississippi State mechanical engineering, also electrical engineering to whereas I don’t have to transfer to Mississippi State and get my engineering degree. I can just live it down here and get it down here, just like that.”
Graduate Nathan Burse “That’s what I’m going to do, too. We’re going to be study buddies.”
Colonel Jeannine M. Ryder, commander of the 81st medical group and Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, served as the keynote speaker.