The annual Peace & Dignity sacred ceremony celebrating the four colors of the world was held on October 8.
Mott Community College and the Universal Kidney Foundation, in cooperation with the Arab American Heritage Council and the Jewish Community Services, presented Real HEALTH for a WHOLE COMMUNITY on October 11, 2012 in the MCC Event Center.
Admission was FREE! The day's events included facials, manicures, healthy food demos, flu shots, glucose screenings, belly dancing, yoga and pilates, along with a health walk sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Also featured was domestic abuse survivor Johnnetta McSwain.
From Daymond John's bio at www.daymondjohn.com:
A young entrepreneur, an industry pioneer, a highly regarded marketing expert, and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding experts, business, and motivational speakers in the country. In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, produced by acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett. As one of the "Sharks", Daymond and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. Investing his own money in every project, Daymond becomes partners with the entrepreneurs helping turn their dreams into a reality. Millions of viewers tune into the show as Daymond demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights. Daymond entered the literary world with his first book Display of Power: How FUBU Changed A World Of Fashion, Branding And Lifestyle which tells the story of his awe inspiring journey and provides a roadmap for those who aspire to succeed in business and in life. Daymond followed up his with his second book, The Brand Within: How We Brand Ourselves, From Birth To The Boardroom, which examines the loyal relationships companies seek to establish with the public by attaching celebrities to their brands and the instantaneous impulses consumers exhibit when purchasing a product.
The Foundation helped host "Embracing the Brotherhood of Mankind," the 34th annual city-wide tribute dinner in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The guest speaker was Philip W. Shaltz, president of Shaltz Automation and founding member of Uptown Developments.
During Black History month in February, The Foundation offered an African American Cuisine and Culture Experience in Applewood Cafe.
During Women's History Month in March, The Foundation provided a lunch experience at Applewood Cafe with the poetic readings of Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott.
On April 11, 2013, MCC held the "Bear Trap" ... an entrepreneurial competition.
The winners of the Bear Trap Entrepreneurship Competition were announced Thursday, April 18, 2013.
The winners in all three categories are:
1st place - Saterra Hill, Just 4 Me Kids Fitness Camp, a 501(c)3 started to encourage kids 5-12 to exercise for fun. Saterra is a sophomore at Genesee Early College on the campus of UM-Flint.
2nd place - Adam Brown, Adam Brown Technologies, producing devices to aid in mobility for the physically challenged. Adam is a senior at Lincoln High School in Owosso.
3rd place - Psalm Bingham, Carpe Diem, a cafe and cupcake/bakery. Psalm is a student at Flint Southwestern High School.
1st place - Chad Bergstrom, Bright Advances, a producer of lighted Christmas and other holiday and specialty decorations. Chad is a Business Management major.
2nd place - Connie Bowren, Hideout Refuge & Cafe, a teen cafe and activity center. Connie is a Culinary Student.
3rd place - Lisa Long, Lisa's Chocolate Creations, a company specializing in custom chocolate treats. Lisa is an Accounting major.
1st place - Eric Smith, Grown-Up Foods, a hydroponics company specializing in fresh fish and vegetables.
2nd place - Ankhasia Lewis, The Butter Lid, a unique lid designed for popcorn lovers.
Donor-Student Scholarship Recipient Receptions are being held in April to give donors an opportunity to see how their gifts provided educational support to students.
On April 25, 2013, The Foundation honored alums Shelly Hoffman, Anthony Mansour, Phil Wise, Joe Klobucher, and Walter Sturghill with one of MCC's most prestigious honors, the Distinguished Alumni Award
MCC professor Paul Rozycki was also honored as Outstanding Retiree.
Many thanks to the evening's sponsors!
Several Alumni Focus Groups were held during the month to gather information from alums of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1990s. These groups helped The Foundation ascertain how best to re-connect with MCC alumni: April 10 and 16, May 13 and 23.
Women In Education saw 3 of its Fellows graduate on May 4, 2013: Danielle Nettleton (left), Elena Woodward (center) and Connie Bowren (right). Danielle
Nettleton graduate with her degree in Communication Technology & Media Arts and Entertainment Technology. Dani had been in the WIE Fellowship program for two years.
Elena Woodward graduated with her degree in Social Work Technician. Elena was a WIE Fellow for two years.
Connie Bowren graduated with her degree in Food Management/Culinary Arts after 4 years as a WIE Fellow