Mississippi College

MC Graduate Chase Richardson Joins Public Relations Team

June 5, 2012

Gulfport native Chase Richardson is Mississippi College’s new web communications specialist on a Clinton campus that’s embraced dramatic growth in technology and the extensive use of social media.

A member of the Christian university’s Hall of Fame, Richardson is a May 2012 MC alumnus who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

On the job since June 1, he becomes the fifth member of the university’s award-winning Office of Public Relations.

A leader on the MC campus, Richardson took on multiple tasks as chaplain of the Shawreth Men’s Club, vice president of the Mortar Board, and as a student worker for three years. He was selected to the Who’s Who Among American College Students.

“I’m excited about working at MC,” Richardson said. “My favorite part about working here is the quality of the people.”

In recent days, he’s been learning how to manage the university’s website, has responded to support requests and handled other duties.

MC colleagues are delighted Chase has joined them on the third floor of Nelson Hall.

“I’m very excited to have Chase as part of our team,” said Justin Garcia, MC’s director of web communications. “His skills and creativity will be an asset to help us take MC’s web presence to the next level.”

Garcia, who first arrived at MC as an assistant webmaster in 2008, will get help from Richardson so he can devote more time to more innovative web projects, says public relations director Tracey Harrison.

“Chase will be a good fit,” she said. “He will do a good job.”

Last year, Garcia devoted an extensive amount of time to redesigning and launching Mississippi College’s new website that’s received a number of major awards from professional associations.

Richardson joins the university staff at a time when “MC’s web presence has grown dramatically the last few years,” Harrison said. The university’s outreach to social media, including Facebook and Twitter, has also increased substantially.

A 2008 Harrison Central High graduate on the Gulf Coast, Richardson is an avid photographer and snowboarder who plans to seek a  master’s degree in business administration. Now a Jackson resident, he attends Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Other new hires at the Baptist-affiliated school include two admissions counselors. They are: Jacob Daniel, a 2011 MC accounting graduate, and Sam Maze, a 2012 MC political science graduate. A Gulfport native, Daniel is a former Choctaws baseball player. A former resident of Union Grove, Alabama, Maze is an ex-MC football player.

On Tuesday, Daniel and Maze both worked a college fair in Hattiesburg to recruit future MC students.

“We are very excited to have both guys join us in admissions,” said Kyle Brantley, MC’s admissions director. “Both Sam and Jacob bring unique strengths to our team and will make excellent representatives of Mississippi College as they go out recruiting new students.”

Photo: Chase Richardson

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