HC Students Deliver Water to Pierce Elementary
Due to water quality concerns in Flint, local children are being asked to bring their own water to school. On October 8, 2015 Mott Honors College students delivered more than 100 cases of water to Pierce Elementary. The water was donated through the Foundation for MCC by members of the Mott Alumni Association. The students assisting with this service project were enrolled in the HONS 250: Social Diversity and Civic Engagement course.
Annual Honors College Fall Retreat a Resounding Success!
As a requirement for membership in the Honors College, students must attend one retreat per academic year. Retreats are schedule every September and February. On September 24th, the Honors College held its annual Fall Retreat in the MCC Event Center. More than sixty Honors College students and seven MCC faculty members attended.
Students attend Annual Michigan Honors Association (MHA) Conference
On October 3 - 4, ten Mott Honors College students attended the annual MHA conference. The conference was held at the MacMullan Center on Higgins Lake near Roscommon, Michigan. Honors students from across Michigan came together to explore the following theme: "Leaders and Role Models: Communicating, Mentoring, and Leading Through Transitions."
Honors College Students are All USA American Nominees
Mary Bennett and Robert Stamps were selected as MCC nominees for the All USA Academic Team. Mary's long term goal is to own her own business, but after working for a customer service-oriented hotel, restaurant or resort first. Robert's goal is to be a writer who is focused on creating works that showcase the positive attributes of "people of color" rather than the negative stereotypes. Both were honored at a ceremony held in April in Lansing.
Mott Campus Clowns begin Fall Service with Alternative Weekend in Detroit
On October 23, 2015 the Mott Campus Clowns opened Fall Semester performing their anti-bullying comedy magic show at the International Academy of Flint. The following is a list of October appearances by the clown troupe:
- October 23 – International Academy of Flint (Flint, MI)
- October 23 – Boys and Girls Club of Troy (Troy, MI)
- October 24 – Boys and Girls Club – Holden Club (Detroit, MI)
- October 24 – NFY-YET Boys and Girls Club (Detroit, MI)
- October 24 – “Boo Zoo” at the Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak, MI)
- October 30 – Bendle South Elementary School (Flint, MI)
- October 30 – Grand Blanc Academy (Grand Blanc, MI)
- October 30 – Boys and Girls Club of Flint – Averill Unit (Flint, MI)
- October 30 – MCC Halloween Event (Flint, MI)
2015 HC Dinner and Medallion Ceremony
The Honors College held its annual dinner at the Event Center on Friday, May 1st. The following is the breakdown of the twenty-seven students who earned Honors College recognition for 2015:
- HC Diploma and Medallion – awarded to 23 MCC students
- HC Certificate of Achievement – awarded to 2 MCC student
- HC Certificate of Recognition – awarded to 2 MCC students
Honors College Students Earn Top Awards – Jasmyn Reed and Eugene Blackwell received top honors at the 2015 MCC Commencement. Jasmyn won the Phil Braun award as the top student in the 2015 graduating class. Eugene received the Paul Karr award a recognition given to the top all-around graduate (e.g., academics, leadership, community service). Both provided rousing graduation speeches at the Perani Center in May.
Mott Campus Clowns Appear at Michigan Special Olympics Summer Games
The Honors Program clown troupe performed at the summer Special Olympics, held in Mt. Pleasant May 28 – May 31. Eleven clowns entertained at the Opening Ceremonies as well as at the Closing Ceremonies & Victory Dance. The clown troupe also performed 30-minute comedy shows in the Special Events area. In addition, the student clowns had the experience of living in a residence hall at Central Michigan University.
Honors Student, Jasmyn Reed, Makes the Cover