Love returns to Holmes as workforce development coordinator
Melissa Love has joined the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus as the workforce development coordinator. She was previously employed with Holmes as the district-wide assistant director of communications, serving the college for nearly seven years. She is also a Holmes alumna, Class of 2001.
In her new role, Love is responsible for working with business and industry to identify educational and training needs. She also assists in the development of customized training programs, courses and other continuing education classes to meet those needs, and serves as web/social media administrator for the Workforce Development Department in addition to other duties.
Before returning to Holmes, Love worked at her other alma mater, Delta State University; first as the graphic designer and then as the assistant director of alumni affairs. Prior to her employment with Delta State, she was a member of the corporate marketing team for Centennial Bank and its parent company, Home BancShares, Inc., based in Conway, Arkansas.
Love holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Delta State University as well as an Associate of Arts from Holmes. As a student, she was a member of the first ever Lady Bulldogs women's soccer team at Holmes, which was located on the Goodman Campus at that time.
Love is a member of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi, a life member of the Delta State University National Alumni Association, as well as a life member of the Holmes Alumni Association. In the past, she has been a member of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi, the American Advertising Federation and the Southern Public Relations Federation.
Love and her husband, Seals, have two children: Austin, 10, and Mary, 8. They are active members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt and she is active in her children's PTO and fundraising initiatives at Mannsdale Elementary School. Love also owns and operates Anchor Art Company with her sister, Stephanie Wood, who serves as the district-wide graphic designer for Holmes.
IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured is Melissa Love, who joined the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus as the workforce development coordinator.