Mississippi Power’s Coast Division Manager Tommy Murphy was honored by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this weekend as an inductee into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame.
Murphy attended the school’s Jackson County campus in the early 1980s before moving on and graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi.
In a recent interview with the school ahead of the induction ceremony, Murphy expressed his gratitude for his inclusion in the Alumni Hall of Fame.
“It’s truly humbling to be considered for this honor,” Murphy said. “What I remember about my time on campus at Gulf Coast was the great learning environment that my professors created and the great value that the school provided for every student.”
Murphy was recognized Thursday evening at the Hall of Fame banquet at the IP Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, and at halftime of Saturday’s homecoming football game against Jones County Junior College.
“It was a wonderful weekend with the Gulf Coast family,” Murphy said. “Dr. Mary Graham is doing a tremendous job at MGCCC and I am so proud to include the school on my journey from a kid in Pascagoula to my career here at Mississippi Power.”
The MGCCC Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1970 to honor former alumni who have exhibited exceptional merit and achievement resulting in fame and recognition for themselves and the college.
“We are honored to include Tommy Murphy in our Alumni Hall of Fame representing the Jackson County Campus,” MGCCC President Dr. Mary Graham said. “Through his work with Mississippi Power in partnership with MGCCC and through his many community endeavors, Tommy has left an indelible mark on the college and on south Mississippi.”
While at Southern Miss, Murphy was accepted into the company’s co-op program. He was hired full-time after his graduation in 1987. He’s currently in his 32nd year with Mississippi Power.
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