Annual Events


Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Retiree Award
The Foundation celebrates the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Retiree Award Ceremony each year. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2002 for the purpose of recognizing truly outstanding women and men who have provided an inspirational impact to students and/or the community and for their significant contributions to career achievement and community service. By honoring our former students we hope to inspire today’s student to strive for both personal and professional success. Look for this exciting awards ceremony each year!

Donor/Student Scholarship Recipient Reception
The Donor/Student Scholarship Recipient Reception was established in 1999 to provide an opportunity for donors to see their gifts in action and to meet the students who benefited from their largesse. Become an annual donor and see your gifts at work!

Heritage Society Dinner
In 2003, The Foundation established the Heritage Society Dinner, an annual event celebrating its major and planned giving donors whose contributions will fortify the college for years to come and at the same time pave the way for others to join in this spirit. These esteemed donors may look for this honored event in June.

Mott, Motown and More
Mott, Motown & More Lip Sync Performance was first established as a one-night event hosted by the MCC Alumni Association event, but has grown into two-nights and benefiting MCC where the need is greatest. Join us each year as area celebrities sing and dance to well-known tunes.

The Ballenger Lecture Series
In 2005 The Foundation for Mott Community College announced the return of The Ballenger Lecture Series, an impressive line up of speakers since it began in 1955 that has included national and international leaders such as Rocket Scientist Werner Von Braun, Journalists Alistair Cooke and Peter Jennings, Art Critic Stanley Kaufman, Talk Show Host Geraldo Rivera, Writers Alex Haley and William Buckley, Humorist Art Buchwald and Black Activist Julian Bond.

The Ballenger Lecture Series was created in 1955 through a generous gift by the Ballenger Trust to enhance educational opportunities for students of MCC as well as create a public discussion of issues facing the greater Flint community. The Ballenger Trust underwrites the necessary finances to offer a free lecture series and create a Ballenger Chair at MCC to provide in depth instruction into urban studies.

The Series offers two free lectures/workshops twice a year - spring and fall. Look to the Calendar of Events for upcoming events.