MGCCC president Dr. Mary S. Graham selected for state business award

Graham Head shot (5455)fx2Dr. Mary S. Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was selected as one of the 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal.  Those selected are considered the most powerful, influential business leaders in Mississippi who are making a significant impact on the economy.

“It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with other women business leaders in our state and for us to discuss ways to enrich our state, educational system and economy. They are incredible innovators who continuously strive to make a positive difference in Mississippi,” Graham said.

The 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi is a development-and-networking organization that encompasses training with ongoing opportunities for the honorees to grow together as business leaders. The new leadership class attends two days of seminars and networking roundtable discussions at the Hinds Community College Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond during August each year.

MBJ features the contributions of these dynamic women to their companies and their communities in a special color magazine.  The 2014 edition can be seen at

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.