MGCCC’s Mattina named to Mississippi College Sports Hall of Fame

Dr. Janey Mattina, speech instructor at MGCCC’s Jefferson Davis Campus, was named to Mississippi College’s Sports Hall of Fame in April.  A 1991 graduate of MC, Mattina was selected for the Hall of Fame because of her stellar career in volleyball while at the college.

Mattina was recruited by MC for the volleyball team after playing at Biloxi High School.  She joined the MC volleyball program while it was only two years old and helped build it into a successful team. She served as captain for three of four years, she was voted “Most Valuable Player” in 1989, selected to the all-Gulf South Conference (GSC) team, all GSC tournament team, and all GSC academic team. She also served as a graduate assistant coach earning her Master’s degree in 1992. Later, she received a Ph.D. in Communications Studies and Theory from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Mattina, a fifth generation Biloxian, has taught at MGCCC for seven years.

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.