1982 Muhlenberg Job Corps Graduate Visits Campus
July 12th, 2012
Alfonza Hagan a 1982 graduate of MCDC paid a visit to the campus recently. Hagan obtained his GED and heavy equipment operators certificate at Muhlenberg. After completing the Job Corps program he enlisted in the Army Reserve where he became a transport operator. When his tour of duty was complete with the Army Reserve he became a Deputy Sheriff in Georgia. His job as Deputy Sheriff led to a job as Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Hagan recently retired from the GBI and opened his own business, Central Georgia Polygraph with offices in Savannah and Statesboro Georgia.
Hagan was amazed by the changes that have taken place on the MCDC campus since 1982. He said, “I came to Job Corps as a youth who did not trust anyone and thought everyone was against me. I finally came to the conclusion the people at the Job Corps in Muhlenberg do not know me why should they be against me!” He said Job Corps changed his life! Accompanying Hagan on his visit was Alex Sutton, former MCDC employee. Sutton, currently living in Hopkinsville, was the first security officer hired at Muhlenberg and spent 17 years at the center. Sutton met Hagan at MCDC and became a mentor to him. They have kept touch over the last 30 years. Hagan said he visits Sutton in Hopkinsville every few years and they stay in contact by phone in between visits. During the visit Sutton met many MCDC staff he had worked with during his tenure at the Job Corps center. Hagan agreed to come back in the near future to speak at a MCDC graduation ceremony.