Bulldog Day at MGCCC

High school seniors from all across our state skipped their regular classes to get a taste of college today. It’s all part of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s annual Bulldog Day. News 25’s Kristen Durand has more from the Jefferson Davis campus.
Owning a casino or a franchise of hotels has been a long time aspiration of high school senior Alexis Tucker, that’s why she drove two hours from McComb, Mississippi so she could learn all about what Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has to offer at their annual Bulldog Day. “The Coast has a lot of hotels and casinos. I thought this would be the best place for me at MGCCC. Start off small and then go big in two more years.”
Each year, the Jefferson Davis, Jackson County and Perkinston campuses put on Bulldog Day so high school seniors can explore the different programs, scholarships and information of what the school is all about. Jefferson Davis campus Vice President Dr. Jonathan Woodward said, “We hope this is a next step for students to focus more on what career they want to do after they get through with college.”
For over 15 years, thousands of students from across Mississippi have participated in Bulldog Day. For Alexis Tucker, this is just helping her get one step closer to her dream job. “I’ve heard that they have the best hospitality management career placement, so I wanted to do that so I came here for that,” said Tucker.
Even current MGCCC students remember their experience at Bulldog Day, solidifying their decision to attend the school and say they wouldn’t have it any other way. Bria Magee, a business management student, said, “If you know for a fact that you want to go somewhere and still be kind of home or even just get a taste of how it would feel to not be home, Jefferson Davis, Perkinston or JC are the best campuses to choose.”
It doesn’t have to be Bulldog Day for high school seniors or anyone who is interested to visit the college. For more information on touring the school, you can call them at 1-866-735-1122 or visit their website at mgccc.edu.

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