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Virtual Meeting Set for Hattiesburg Area MC Alumni

President Blake Thompson
President Blake Thompson

Mississippi College’s Hattiesburg area alumni are invited to attend a virtual meeting to learn about the latest developments at the Christian university.

President Blake Thompson is set to give an MC update to alumni and take questions at the December program. The Zoom meeting begins at noon that Tuesday.

Participants in the Forrest County area are invited to pack a lunch and join the conversations via the Zoom meeting.

Zoom meetings on computers have become common at colleges, businesses, and other sectors of society worldwide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

The December 1 virtual meeting comes just days after MC wraps up its fall semester prior to the Thanksgiving holidays. More virtual meetings with MC graduates are expected to be booked in 2021. While alumni cannot meet in person for the moment, officials say “we are not going to let COVID keep us apart.”

This fall, Mississippi College leaders installed a series of health protocols to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors during the coronavirus emergency. From mask requirements to social distancing and plenty of hand sanitizer stations, MC officials have gone the extra mile to keep the Blue & Gold family safe. In addition, there were adjustments made to fall and spring calendars.

America’s oldest Baptist college, MC will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2026. “Strong and Courageous” is the focus of MC’s 2020-21 academic year, Dr. Thompson announced during the summer. The message is inspired from the words in Joshua 1:9

Other speakers during the first virtual meeting with alumni includes administrator Jim Turcotte. He serves as vice president for enrollment services and executive director of Alumni Affairs. “We have learned that virtual meetings are fun and our alumni enjoy the convenience of connecting from home and seeing their friends all in one place,” he said.

“Our alumni love Mississippi College as evidenced by their enthusiasm and we are hoping to do this in many locations moving forward,” Dr. Turcotte added.

During MC’s 2020 Homecoming in late October, there were several class reunions held virtually and the Zoom meetings proved to be successful.

To sign up for the December 1 program, link to