Past Outstanding Retiree Award Recipient - 2018
James H. Drummond
James H. Drummond retired from MCC in 2005 after 37 years of service to the college. He attended Michigan State University Oakland (now Oakland University), and graduated as salutatorian of the University’s charter class. He taught at Frankenmuth High School, where he coached the runner-up state champion debate team. From there he moved on to Flint in 1966 to teach at Northern High School, returning to Oakland University to earn a Master’s degree, this time graduating first in his class. He then began his career at Flint Community Junior College (now MCC) in 1968 as professor of English. He received the Outstanding Faculty member award and was twice recognized as a Master Teacher by the University of Texas Center on Community College Education. At the same time he was teaching at MCC, he became aConsultant-Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and served on the accreditationteams at more than 40 colleges. An active member of the Friends of the Mott Library until2018, he has also served with a number of community groups, including the Genesee Literary Network and the Christ Enrichment Center board, receiving the Christ Enrichment Center’s Azell Cromwell Award as the outstanding volunteer.