MGCCC library receives literary grant

Perkinston Campus library workers dressed as characters from detective/crime novels written by women

From left are Perkinston Campus learning resource center personnel Angela James, Laura Savage (front), Vanessa Ritchie, Sonja Guthrie, Amber Morrisette (front), Valerie Bonner, Erin Elliott and Shugana Williams.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center on the Perkinston Campus has been awarded the We Love Our Libraries grant from Sisters in Crime to buy books for its collection.

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this grant from the Sisters in Crime organization,” said Vanessa Ritchie, assistant dean of the Learning Resources Center. “Grants and other programs like this one help keep our library full of wonderful books that promote learning and the love of literature.”  The grant is worth $1,000.

The Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center is located on MGCCC’s Perkinston Campus. To learn more about it, visit

Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. For more information on its programs and author members, visit the organization’s website at

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