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Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement ceremony is an opportunity for MCC to pay special tribute to its graduates for the outstanding efforts they have shown in earning their degree or certificate.

Congratulations! You've made it!

2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Information

The celebration will be virtual via Livestream.

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cap and Gown Sales will be postponed until the week of August 24th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Student Life Coordinator at apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Honor Cords designation by color
White cords: 3.0 - 3.4999 "Graduation with honors"
Silver cords: 3.5 - 3.999 "Graduation with high honors"
Gold cords: 4.0 "Graduation with highest honors"


Graduate Honors Reception
Eligible graduates who have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in their studies will be invited to a college-wide Graduate Honors Reception Date: TBA . Students who qualify receive an invitation from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice-President. Invited grads, families and friends must RSVP as tickets are limited. Graduates will receive their honors pins and those earning an Associate degree with a 4.0 GPA along with the Paul Karr and Phil Braun award winners will be recognized during the ceremony.

Paul Karr Award
The Paul Karr Award is awarded each year to the graduate chosen to represent the class as its best citizen on the basis of scholarship based on number of credits and GPA, character and service. This honor is noted on the student’s permanent record.

Phil Braun Award
Recognition is awarded each year to the graduate most outstanding in scholarship. This honor is noted on the student‘s permanent record.

Graduation with Honors Designations
Students graduating with a cumulative 3.0 – 4.0 GPA will receive one of the following notations
on their Associates Degree transcript:

  • 3.0 graduation with honors
  • 3.5 graduation with high honors
  • 4.0 graduation with highest honors

Family/Friend Viewing

This year the ceremony is live streamed.

Commencement Speaker

Dawn Jones

2020 Commencement Speaker

Dawn Jones

‘Living the Dream’ is how Dawn Jones describes her 30 year career as a broadcast journalist. She is a dynamic orator whose gift is in the art of communicating. The much sought-after speaker is a pragmatic storyteller, who weaves humor and transparency in a beautifully authentic way to connect with her audience.

The Emmy Award winner and self-described joy practitioner is passionate about love, life, laughing-out-loud-and being present in the lives of the people she loves.

Erma Bombeck penned her favorite quote: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say I used everything you gave me.”

Dawn is a Flint, Michigan native who has spent nearly two decades serving the people of her hometown. Currently, she anchors ABC12’s First at Four Newscast and is the host of Newsmaker, a weekly public affairs show.

She began her broadcast career on Detroit radio in the late 1980s. Over the years she has performed in both leadership and service positions as a talk show host, reporter, news anchor, news director, program director, on-air personality and traffic announcer.

Aside from her long broadcast career, Dawn has also served in the capacity of Communications Director for the city of Flint.

She is a. graduate of Flint Central High School and Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Dawn has been the recipient of numerous honors, accolades, and awards. She is a three-time Emmy Award nominee and 2015 Emmy Award winner for her body of work as a News Anchor.

In her spare time she juggles speaking engagements and enjoys traveling, photography, designing custom invitations, spending time with family and attending church.

Her greatest joy, however, is being wife to Rodney, and mom to Christian and Courtni.

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Congratulations, you are a graduate and eligible to join the MCC Alumni Association!
Sign-up in the Alumni & Friends Registryto keep in touch with your classmates and MCC. There is no membership fee.

Remember, you will receive your degree or certificate by mail approximately 6 weeks after final grades are posted.
Your degree will take you farther at a 4-year university/college.

With our partnerships and transfer agreements with universities/colleges, your completed degree credits transfer towards your Bachelor's Degree.

 Transfer Information 

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