Feb 02, 2023  
2014-2015 Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jackson County Campus Section

Jackson County Campus Administration

Title Name Office Location Ext. No.
Vice President Dr. Carmen Walters WPA 7700
Dean of Student Services Dr. Stephanie Messer-Roy WPA 7647
Dean of Instruction Jonathan Woodward WPA 7627
Dean of Business Services Tammy Franks WPA 7800
Asst. Dean of Career / Technical Instr. Brock Clark CTE-4 7634
Assistant Dean for Learning Resources Dr. Pam Ladner Library 7642
Asst. Dean of Instruction Robert Sanders WPA 7633
Librarian Tim Koehn Library 7716
Librarian Gwen Carter Library 7715
Director of Admissions Kay Rosonet ACC-106 7639
Director of Financial Aid LaShanda Chamberlain WPA 7630
Director of Workforce Development   ACC-204 7809
Director of Learning Laboratory Suzi Brown LRC 7671
Academic Counselor Cheryl Steele ACC-101 7638
Academic Counselor Sheri Stanford ACC-101 7685
Health Occupations & VA Counselor Shelia Lyon ACC-101 7636
Licensed Professional Counselor Diane Ferrer ACC-101 7623
Student Activities Coordinator Sonya Edwards ACC-104 7680
Career Counselor Wiley Clark ACC-101 7641
Career Tech / Disability Support Serv. Darla Lyons ACC-101 7787
Special Populations Darla Lyons CTE-32 7732
Counselor Financial Aid Debra Lee WPA 7667 / 761-5647
Adult Literacy Coordinator Becky Layton ACC-201 7792

Department Chairpersons

Department Name Office Location Ext. No.
Allied Health Angie Nelson ACC 203 7769
Business & Office Administration Marsha Cummings BT-114 7762
Developmental Studies Sandra Davis MCS-216 7733
Fine Arts Carla Stout FA-26 7708
Health & Physical Education Amy Hunt HPAE-207 7622
Health Occupations Peggy Caldwell AH-301 7846
Language Arts Suzi Brown LRC-127 7748
Mathematics James Gilbert MCS-211 7816
Nursing Alice O’Neal AH-116 7777
Science Jim Dunn SC-131 7765
Social Studies Becky Shumock LRC-102 7727
Technical Education John Poelma CTE-22 7743

Jackson County Campus Faculty-Phone Extensions & Office Locations

Adams, Todd 7738 ORL-Bldg
Alexander, Stephanie 7665 SC-108
Baggett, James 7763 SC-109
Barrette, Lois 7753 FA-7
Bhowmick, Gopa 7823 ACC-209c
Brenden, Janie 7777 AH-116
Bronis, April 7818 LRC-126
Broome, Tommie 7803 CTE-30
Brown, Rusty 7754 SC-106
Brown, Steve 7736 MCS-115
Brown, Suzie 7750 LRC-117
Buie, Debra 7775 AH-122
Butler, Angela 7704 BT-118
Byrd, Tracy 7844 AH-135
Caldwell, Peggy 7846 AH-301
Chataginer, Amy 7858 BT-107
Conerly, Tommy 7807 CTE-36a
Cooley, Janice 7689 NRES-107
Cummings, Marsha 7762 BT-114
Davis, Sandra 7733 ACC-209e
Ehrman, Diane 7894 LRC-lab
Fahey-VonSprecken, Debby 7767 AH-138
Fairley, JoAnna 7772 AH-136
Fayard, Linda 7745 LRC-106
Ferguson, Ashleigh 7730 LRC-132
Feris, Alessandra 7796 FA-6
Frisbie, Cecilia 7686 ACC-309b
Garriga, Tara 7717 LRC-125
Gilbert, James 7626 MCS-230
Greenough, Susan 7712 AH-122
Guice, Tara 7655 AH-115
Harrell, Rebecca 7751 FA-27
Harrison, Debra 7688 LRC-128
Hayes, Donald 7711 AH-204
Hayes, Robin 7781 BT-101/102
Haynes, Michael 7826 BT-108
Hilton, David 7731 LRC-101
Houston, Curtis 7819 FA-23
Hudgins, Lisa 7656 CDT-Bldg
Hunt, Amy 7625 HPAE-209
Hughes, Gloria 7771 AH-140
Johnson, Patricia 7773 AH-136
Jones, Faye 7744 LRC-107
Kilgore, Jonathan 7707 FA-13a
Lewis, Judy 7710 AH-302
Lohmeier, Lynne 7764 SC-115
Magee, Amanda 7786 DDTPS-210
Mangum, Donald 7836 LRC-122
Manis, Steve 7895 SC-107
Matthews, Debra 7693 CTE-12
McAnally, John 7728 LRC-105
McCon, Angela 7843 AH-141
Mayberry, Yolanda 7652 MSMH-101
Maranto, Debra 7758 LRC-103
Moore, Patrick 7674 DDTPS-209
Morris, Kathryn 7870 LRC-lab
Moss, Marilyn 7746 LRC-120
Odom, Susan 7722 CDT-bldg
Olsen, Jill 7766 AH-124
Pierce, Carol 7613 LC-lab
Platt, Carin 7820 ACC-209a
Poelma, John 7743 CTE-22
Polk, Jameilya 7869 AH-127
Poole, Marc 7684 FA-18
Reeves, Jerry 7827 BT-110
Robasciotti, Nancy 7864 AH-126
Rosetti, Katie 7691 MSMH-102
Roy, Sandra 7742 MCS-130
Shumock, Becky 7725 LRC-109
Sellers, Kimbra 7622 HPAE-201
Showah, Willy 7632 AMM-3
Sison, Maryann 7727 LRC-108
Steele, Chris 7796 FA-6
Stout, Carla 7708 FA-26
Stringfellow, Van 7756 SC-166
Sutherland, Duke 7748 LRC-127
Taylor, Wayne 522- 1382 ORL-bldg
Threadgill, Crystal 7731 AH-121
Tibbs, Ashley 7871 LRC-lab
Watts, Lana 7776 AH-125
Walley, Rana 7709 AH_205
Whalen, Tom 7882 CTE-27

Jackson County Campus Staff

Title Name Office Location Ext. No.
Secretary to Vice President Anika Bush WPA 7631
Secretary to Dean of Instruction Pat Cameron WPA 7702
Secretary to Dean of Student Services Sue McGuff WPA 7646
Records Clerk Linda Otis ACC-106 7649
Secretary to Director of Admissions Michelle Krebs ACC-106 7629
Secretary, Admissions Michelle Krebs ACC-106 7789
Secretary / Admissions April Bosarge ACC-106 7812
Secretary to Dean of Business Services LaResa Tennant WPA 7681
Finance Clerk Barbara Richerson WPA 7637
Purchasing Clerk Jessica Webb WPA 7645
Bookkeeper Charlette Willis WPA 7790
Finance Clerk Marina Causey WPA 7868
Career / Technical Secretary Chloe Sharp CTE-5 7668
Secretary, Allied Health Jackie Everett AH-117 7640
Secretary to Assistant Dean of Instruction Tina Vice WPA 7698
Secretary, Library Johanna Martin Library 7825
Secretary, Library Elizabeth Minter Library 7830
Audio Visual Clerk Jason Poirier Library 7891
E-Learning Specialist Brenda McCormick Assessment Center 7672
Assessment Center to E-Learning Specialist Kelly Dye Assessment Center 7706
Academic Faculty Secretary Christina Vice WPA 7675
Secretary, Literacy (PT) Nellie Franklin ACC-201 7755
Data Entry, Financial Aid Pat Cameron WPA 7620
Secretary, Financial Aid Pat Read WPA 7718
Secretary, Financial Aid Carolyn Coleman WPA 7687
Secretary, Financial Aid Florenda Porter WPA 7667
Financial Aid Clerk / Career Placement Adv Debra Lee WPA 7867 / 7860
Secretary, Nursing Jackie Everette AH-117 7640
Superintendent of Building & Grounds Mark Thornton MSMH 7677
Secretary, Maintenance Sarah Young MSMH 7657
Chief of Police Interim – Maurice Davis MSMH 7690
Dispatcher / Secretary Campus Police Kim Nelson DDTPS 7690
Security Officer Maurice Davis MSMH 7690
Receiving Clerk Chuck Rosonet MSMH 7798
Building & Grounds John Guice MSMH 7794
Bookstore Manager Sandra Shannon Bookstore 7721
Bookstore Clerk Rose Polk Bookstore 7683
Bookstore Clerk Davez Love Bookstore 7683
Computer Laboratory Assistant Ray Bigelow MCS-109 7735
Computer Laboratory Assistant Mary Schaub Noble MCS-110 7737
Secretary, Workforce Development Director Angela Broussard ACC-204 7893
Computer Technician Jeff Baumann SC-Bldg. 7804
Computer Technician Jeff Matthews SC-Bldg. 7837

Guide To Campus Services For Students

(What, Who & Where)

What? Who? Where?
Advisor See Student Handbook  
Books / School Supplies / Logo Items Campus Bookstore CBS Building
Career Testing / Counseling Counseling Center ACC Building
Classes for Next Semester See your advisor  
Clubs & Organizations Activities Coordinator ACC Building
College Catalogs Counseling Center ACC Building
Campus Police Switchboard Operator ACC Building
Evening Office   WPA
  1:00-10:00p.m. Monday-Thursday    
  8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Friday    
Fee / Fine Payment Business Office WPA
Fender Benders Campus Police DDTPS Building
Medical Emergency Dean of Student Services WPA
Food / Beverages Campus Cafeteria CBS Building
Jobs – “Off Campus” Counseling Center ACC Building
Jobs – “On Campus”  Financial Aid Office WPA
Loans, Grants, Scholarships Financial Aid Office WPA
Lost and Found Campus Security DDTPS Building
Parking Decals – Employee Campus Security DDTPS Building
Parking Decals – Student Campus Security DDTPS Building
Student Grades Student WEB Internet
Transcript Copies Student WEB Internet
Tutorial Assistance Learning Lab LRC Building
Veterans’ Services Counseling Center ACC Building


Hours of Operation

7:30a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday – Thursday
7:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Friday

Learning Lab

Hours of Operation

7:30a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday – Thursday
7:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Friday

*Access the Student WEB at www.mgccc.edu. Click on Web Services: Remember your PIN!

Withdrawal Procedure

Full-Time or Part-Time Students

STEP 1 – Instructor – Contact the instructor of the class from which you wish to withdraw.
STEP 2 – Financial Aid – If receiving any type of financial aid, check with the Financial Aid Office to ensure withdrawal will not adversely affect your financial aid award. (Withdrawals can cause an award reduction and may result in the student owing money back to the school.)
STEP 3 – Veterans Affairs – If receiving veteran’s benefits, check with the Veterans Affairs Office to ensure withdrawal will not adversely affect your standing.
STEP 4 – Library – If withdrawing from all classes, return books and any other materials you have checked out.
STEP 5 – Bookstore – Return books to the bookstore.
STEP 6 –  Business Office – If you are due a refund, please wait 48 hours after completing the withdrawal before checking with the Business Office or your status via your on-line account. (Refunds take up to 2 weeks and are mailed to the address on record.)


  1. Students who officially withdraw from a class on or before the last day to officially withdraw (as stated in the current catalog) will receive a grade of “W”. A “W” will be given regardless of whether the instructor previously submitted a drop grade due to lack of attendance.
  2. Students who withdraw from a class after the last day to officially withdraw (as stated in the current catalog) but are passing the class will be assigned a grade of “W” at the discretion of the instructor only if extenuating circumstances are determined.


BOOKSTORE & LIBRARY MATERIALS: The cash value of textbooks and/or Library materials not returned will be applied to your account. All outstanding account balances are turned over to a collection agency.

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID: Withdrawal from classes may result in you owing back a portion of your entire financial aid award. Your financial aid award will be recalculated based on your last day of attendance. If you owe an overpayment, you will receive a letter from Financial Aid. Students who owe an overpayment are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive additional financial aid until the overpayment has been repaid.

STUDENTS RECEIVING STATE AID: If your enrollment status falls below full-time (less than 12 hours) you will forfeit your state aid for your next term of enrollment. Example: If you drop below full-time during the fall term, you will lose your state aid during the spring term.

Non-Students on Campus

After the add/drop period, persons may not attend classes on the Jackson County Campus if they have not registered and paid fees for the classes. Children or adults are not allowed to attend classes with MGCCC-Jackson County students. Young children must not be left in automobiles, in campus buildings or on campus grounds unattended.

Student Life

The objective of any institution should not be limited to mental development of its students, but should be all inclusive. It is the desire of the leadership of Jackson County Campus administration, faculty, and students that the total person be considered in all phases of his/her educational and extracurricular activities. For this reason all students are encouraged to become active in school sponsored organizations and clubs. General officers of the Student Executive Council and Student Services administrators are ready and willing to assist administratively, financially, or in whatever manner may be deemed necessary to assure students of a well-rounded activities program.

Counseling Center

The Career Center, located in “ACC” Building, provides services for students and community residents. Services include:

  1. Career Planning Assistance
    A variety of career and vocational tests are available which provide information on the individuals interests, experiences, abilities and aptitudes as they relate to career fields and occupations. Individual counseling sessions using test results are part of the assistance. Up to-date facts on hundreds of occupations and career fields are available.
  2. Job Placement Assistance
    Assistance for individuals seeking off-campus employment–part-time and full-time-is available.
  3. Senior College Information Service
    College catalogs, applications, and related information are provided for students enrolled in University Transfer programs of study.
  4. Counseling
    Counseling and guidance services provided to students through the student services department. Emphasis is placed on providing information concerning educational and career opportunities, personal and social development, orientation to college life and decision making skills.


The cafeteria is located in “CBA” building. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Breakfast foods, hot lunches, sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold beverages are served daily. The dining area provides a relaxed setting for meals, studying or getting together, with friends between classes.


The bookstore is located in the Student Center and is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. In addition to book distribution and collection, the bookstore sells classroom supplies, workbooks, study guides and novelties.

Additional Important Information

Career and Technical Division Safety Dress Code

Dress–Students should dress in pants or slacks/full length trousers. Short sleeve shirts or blouses should be worn with the exception that long sleeve shirts or blouses or other protection is required when burning or welding. Too loose or too tight fitting clothing will not be acceptable. CAUTION: Caution must be exercised not to wear flammable, synthetic fiber clothing while burning or welding.

Shoes–No sandals or cloth-composed shoes will be acceptable. High top shoes are required in the welding lab.

Safety Glasses–Safety glasses are required of each student in all trade and industrial labs when students are working on projects. Other eye protection made available by the instructor is required under specified conditions in other labs.

Head Covering–Caps and other appropriate head covering must be worn in welding lab.

Hair Length–Individuals with hair approaching shoulder length must pin or secure their hair up to prevent a safety hazard in use of power equipment, welding, burning, etc.

Neck Decorations–Excessively long, outside hanging decorations are prohibited.

Jewelry–Wearing of arm and hand jewelry is discouraged because of several health and safety hazards that wearing of such would present.

Hand Covering–Gloves of a non-flammable material must be worn by students while burning or welding.

Beards–Beards of excess lengths will not be permitted in any lab. This falls into the same category as excessively long hair from a health and safety hazard standpoint.


  • Students are required to present Student Identification upon demand by a Campus Police Officer or any college employee while on campus. If the Student is not in possession of a Student ID, a Mississippi Driver’s License or valid picture identification card is acceptable. Failure to do so will result in a referral to the Dean of Student Services.
  • Students and Employees found to be in violation will be issued citation by a Campus Police Officer. Students who receive a ticket can contest the ticket through the Chief of Campus Police. Students have five school days to contest the ticket (see Appeal Process section). Employees in violation will be routed through the appropriate Dean for proper enforcement.
  • Fines are levied as follows: Handicapped Violations are $100.00 each; all other offenses are $25.00 per violation. (Fines are subject to change without notice).
  • All students in violation will have a ―hold‖ placed on their student record until the fine amount is paid or released through appeal by Campus Police. Students with a ―hold‖ placed upon their records will not be able to register for subsequent semesters or obtain transcripts and may be subject to a $40.00 delinquent payment fee.
  • Students who provide false or misleading vehicle registration information will not be permitted to register or operate a vehicle on campus. Additionally, Campus Police has the option to refer the student to the Dean of Student Services with a recommendation of disciplinary action.
  • Any Student who violates a rule other than a Parking, Moving, or No Decal violation (i.e. – Loud Music, etc.) without compliance will be referred to the Dean of Student Services with a recommendation for disciplinary action and may be forbidden from operating a motor vehicle on campus.


  • All fines will be paid to the Business Office.
  • The student MUST have their copy of all tickets issued when paying fines.

Policy on Children on Campus

Students are not allowed to bring children to the campus during the time that the students’ scheduled classes are in progress. Arrangements for other students or visitors to care for a child on campus while the parent attends class are not satisfactory and will be considered a violation of this policy. Also, children may not be left unattended on campus while the parent attends classes. Students who work on campus are also not allowed to have their children on campus during assigned working hours. Students may not bring children of non-students on campus to care for or to be cared for by others.

Accident / Health Emergency Procedure

If the situation seems to be “life-threatening”/critical please call 9-911 immediately; then call SECURITY! Give the building name, room number and a description of the emergency. If the individual is conscious and coherent, ask him if he wants an ambulance called. If he is unconscious or cannot comprehend the question, and ambulance will be called at the individuals expense. If the individual chooses not to have an ambulance called, he must sign a waiver form stating this. It is also his responsibility to find transportation home. If his emergency contact person cannot come and get him, a cab or public transportation, if available, will be used. The College will not provide transportation under any circumstances.

  1. REMEMBER! If the situation seems to be “life-threatening”/ critical, call 911 immediately; then call Campus Security and the first administrator on the rapid response list below. (If the first person is not available, proceed in order. Once you have reached an administrator, do not call additional administrators.)
  Security: 218-0024 or X-7690
  Tammy Franks: X-7800 or 7645
  Stephanie Messer-Roy: X-7647 or 7646
  Jonathan Woodward: X-7627 or 7702
  Robert Sanders: X-7633 or 7698
You may call the business Office, X7800 during the day, or the Evening Office X–7698 at night to “radio” security; it’s faster!
  1. It is important to have the following information available when you make the calls:
    • Location of the patient?
    • Name of patient?
    • Type of injury or sickness?
    • Conscious?
    • Ambulatory?
    • If ambulance is needed?
  2. If the patient cannot move, remain with the person until the proper official arrives. Should the person not be incapacitated, accompany the patient to the Office of the Dean of Student Services, WPA Building (or the Evening College Office – WPA Building at night). These offices have basic first aid supplies. For illness or injury other than that requiring simple first aid, (bandages) students will be referred to a health care facility in the community.

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For Accidents/Emergencies at night, contact the Evening College:
Robert Sanders - ext. 7633 or 7698 (Roxanne Krebs)
Security - cell phone 218-0024

In Case of Fire

(You will hear the Emergency Alarm followed by Instructions)

  1. All personnel and students should exit through the nearest door and proceed on to the designated areas away from the buildings.
  2. Building Monitors should check their buildings to ensure that all personnel and students have cleared the buildings. Ladies should carry their handbags with them! Do not let anyone back in for any reason until officials have cleared the building(s).
  3. All personnel are asked to assist the handicapped students.

Active Shooter

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival. At the first sign of an active shooter call 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a non-campus phone. Call campus police at 7690 (or cell 228-218-0024). The procedure for the campus during an active shooter situation is to go into lockdown. Tell the dispatcher of what is taking place, and inform him/her of your location; remain in place until the police, or a campus administrator known to you, gives the ―all clear.

If an active shooter is outside your building, proceed to a room that can be locked, close and lock all the windows and doors, and turn off all the lights; if possible, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside the room. Unfamiliar voices may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty that they are being issued by a police officer.

If an active shooter is in the same building, determine if the room you are in can be locked and if so, follow the same procedure described in the previous paragraph. If your room can’t be locked, determine if there is a nearby location that can be reached safely and secured, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location, be sure to follow the instructions outlined below.

If an active shooter enters your office or classroom, try to remain calm. Alert police to the shooter’s location; if you can’t speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what’s taking place. If there is absolutely no opportunity for escape or hiding, it might be possible to negotiate with the shooter; attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the shooter.

Lockdown Procedures

Lockdown may be implemented when a situation occurs that may be a hazard to health or is life threatening. Lockdown is intended to limit access and hazards by controlling and managing staff and students in order to increase safety and reduce possible victimization. Buildings will have restricted access until an all clearance notice is given by PA system, Connect Ed system or one of the methods listed below. A lockdown will be called by the campus incident commander. Lockdown may be called for a variety of reasons such as person(s) with weapons, intruders, police activity, terrorist events and other situations that pose a threat to the campus community when evacuation is not a safe alternative. Notification – Due to the varying nature of situations that may cause lockdown, communication to begin lockdown may come in a variety of ways:

Announcement of ―LOCKDOWN repeated for a period of time and followed by the siren
By phone to Building Monitors
E-mail to campus employees
Connect Ed message to cell phones registered in the system
By handheld loudspeaker
Message by runners
Voice commands from Campus Police or other law enforcement officers.

The Campus Incident Commander will determine the methods of notification. As many methods as can be utilized under the circumstances will be used to notify the campus community of lockdown. Actions to be taken

Building Monitors with the help of Instructors should make sure all students are in a classroom.

Building Monitors should lock all exterior doors.

Instructors should lock all classroom doors, close windows and pull down blinds.

Direct students to sit on the floor away from windows and doors.

Attempt to locate students in an area in the classroom that cannot be seen from the outside.

Do not answer any voice you are not absolutely sure of.

Building Monitors - Day

“ACC” building - Amanda Hester, Cheryl Steele - 1st Floor
Sandy Davis, Gopa Bhowmick - 2nd Floor
“MSMH” building - Yolanda Mayberry, Mark Thornton
“DDP” building - Kelly Dye, Yolanda Mayberry
Amanda Magee, Wade Ladner - 2nd Floor
“CTE” building - John Poelma, James Smith
“HPAE” building - Amy Hunt, Kim Sellers
“FA” building - Brad Bailey, Jonathan Kilgore
“NAH” building - Jackie Everett, Alice O’Neal -1st Floor
Tara Guice - 2nd Floor
    Peggy Caldwell  – 3rd Floor
“CDT” building - Susan Odom, Tomika Penton
“SCB” building - Sandra Shannon, Davez Love
“LRC” building - Suzi Brown, Debra Maranto - 1st Floor
    John McAnally, Becky Shumock - 2nd Floor
    Tim Koehn, Gwen Carter - Library
    Ashley Tibbs, Michael Montgomery - Learning Lab
“MCS” building - John Miller, Jackie Lewis - 1st Floor
    James Gilbert, Angela Sims - 2nd Floor
“SC” building -  Jim Dunn, Steve Manis, James Baggett
“UB” building -  Thea Wells. Angela Schepens
“BT” building -  Marsha Cummings, Robin Fuller
“WPA” building -  Patricia Cameron and Marina Causey
Maintenance & Receiving   Sarah Young, John Guice
Natural Resources & Environmental Studies   Dorothy McDaniel, David Blackledge
Outdoor Recreation Leadership   Gregor Kay, David Blackledge

Building Monitors - Evening

ALL EVENING PERSONNEL, FULL TIME AND PART TIME, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS. If an emergency should occur on an evening when you are working, please work together to evacuate your building, or, in case of bad weather, guide students to the designated area in your building.

In Case of Severe Weather Alert

(Emergency Signal on Siren System Followed by Instructions)

All persons proceed to the designated areas as follows:

“SC”building - TV Studio or interior rooms
“MSMH” building - B-103
“DDTPH” building - 1st Floor interior rooms away from glass
“CTE” building - Interior class rooms or hallways away from glass
“HPAE” building - Dressing Rooms
“FA” building - F-14, F-2, Interior hallways, or Practice rooms
“AMM” building - Central Hall Area
“AH” building - 1st Floor Administration area or Interior rooms away from glass
“CDT” building - Floor Area
“SCB” building - Center Hallway or Interior rooms away from glass
LRC” building - 1st Floor away from glass
“MCS” building - 1st Floor center hallways away from glass
“ACC” building - 1st Floor Interior rooms away from glass
“USM” building - 1st Floor Interior rooms away from glass
“BT” building - T101 or Interior rooms away from glass
“WPA” building - interior room or hallway away from glass

Stay there and Do Not go outside until you are notified that all is clear.

All Personnel are asked to assist the disabled.

NOTICE REGARDING HURRICANES: Employees are not to move into the buildings where they work unless that building is a designated shelter! In that case, you must check in with security.

Bomb Threat Procedures: Jackson County Campus

  1. If other than the switchboard:
    1. Pay careful attention to what is said.
    2. Check the time.
    3. Try to notice any background noise
    4. Male or Female.
    5. Immediately notify the switchboard.
    6. Notify the nearest supervisor.

Questions to ask caller (per Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept):

  1. What time will bomb detonate?
  2. What is the location of the bomb?
  3. What kind of bomb is it?
  4. Why did you place the bomb’ in that location?
  5. What is your name?
  1. Switchboard Operator:
    1. See 1. a-d above.
    2. Call 9-911 and report the call.
    3. Call the Dean of Student Services and notify the Vice-President.
    4. Transfer all calls to the Security Office (ext. 7690).
    5. Go to the Security Office and proceed with connecting the phone line and P.A. system. Extend both lines to the communications van in parking area away from the buildings.
  1. Dean of Student Services:
    1. Call Dean of Business Services.
    2. Sound Alarm & make announcement to evacuate all buildings (remind students and faculty not to use their cellular phones!).
    3. Check area and evacuate building.
    4. Proceed to the communications van.
  2. Dean of Business Services:
    1. Sound alarm (if not already done).
    2. Call Security and Dean of Instruction.
    3. Check area and evacuate building.
    4. Proceed to communications van (security).
  3. Dean of Instruction:
    1. Call Assistant Deans of Instruction
    2. Call USM Administrative Office - 497-3636
    3. Check area and evacuate building.
    4. Proceed to communications van (security).
  4. Security Personnel:
    1. Notify Maintenance Supervisor.
    2. Move college van to an area away from any building and set up telephone and P.A. system in van.
    3. Proceed to lock all buildings.
    4. Proceed with blocking entrances to the college. Allow exits but not entrance. Allow law enforcement officials and other agencies to come in.
    5. Assist childcare instructors and staff moving infants and children to tennis court parking area.
  5. Building Monitors and other staff should direct people to designated areas away from the buildings. Do not let anyone back in the buildings!
Admissions, Counseling and Career Center (ACC) NE Parking Lot
Business and Office Technology (BT) NW Parking Lot
Career and Technical Education (CTE) NW Parking Lot, away from buildings
Child Development Technology (CDT) BSU Parking Lot Walking Track
Drafting/Design and Campus Police (DDET) South Parking Lot
Fine Arts (FA) SE Parking Lot
Health/Physical/Aquatic Education (HPAE) South Parking Lot
Learning Resource Center (LRC) E Parking Lot
Maintenance and Receiving Maintenance Parking Lot
Math and Computer Science (MCS) NE Parking Lot
Natural Resources & Environmental Studies EEC Parking Lot
Nursing & Allied Health N E Parking Lot
Outdoor Recreation Leadership EEC Parking Lot
Science (SC) SE Parking Lot
Student Center/Bookstore/Cafeteria NW Parking Lot
University Building E Parking Lot
Warner Peterson Administration (WPA) South Parking Lot walking Track

* Pine Hill is the wooded area across from the Gym.

Emergency Numbers

Stephanie Messer-Roy
Dean of Student Services & Enrollment Management (Adm. Bldg.)
ext. 7648 or 7646
Campus Police 218-0024 cellular
(DDTPS-bldg) ext. 7690
Tammy Franks
Dean of Business Services (Adm. Bldg.)
ext. 7633 or 7698
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 228-769-3063
Gautier Fire Department 228-497-1656

If the situation is “life-threatening” dial ….911, then contact administration and/or security.

Jackson County Campus Map

Click here to view the Jackson County Campus Map .