Post Event Recaps

The Cast Party was held on June 29th ... great food and cake while cast and crew relived the event!

Dinner showcasing the Presidential Conference Center and Foundation for MCC and featuring MCC student Patrick Cronley on keyboard. Among the dinner guests were several community members and Board members.

L-R:  Lennetta Coney, Foundation for MCC President;Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, MCC President
L-R: Lennetta Coney, Foundation for MCC President;Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, MCC President
In an impromptu moment, MCC Trustee Sally Shaheen Joseph, JD, provided some smooth music!
In an impromptu moment, MCC Trustee Sally Shaheen Joseph, JD, provided some smooth music!
Great food and music was enjoyed by our guests.
Great food and music was enjoyed by our guests.
Guests at tables under umbrellas on the lawn.
Guests at tables under umbrellas on the lawn.

Every year The Foundation and the Women In Education program celebrates its graduating Fellows. This year’s event was held at the Flint Golf Club on 6/4/15. Graduating WIE Fellows were: Tamara Chambers, Casey Hawkins, Marissa Klein, Faylena Morris, Kimberly Pentecost and Loretta Walker.

Mott, Motown & More “Uptown Funk” Lip Sync Performances were held on 5/28 and 5/29/15 to a sold out crowd. The 5/28 performance included an Alumni & Friends Reception prior to the showing. The 5/29 performance included its traditional VIP Reception at intermission. The event netted $13,476.

Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” starring Ja’Nel Jamerson, Brian Larkin, Isaiah Oliver, Robert Matthews and Sam Wells
Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” starring Ja’Nel Jamerson, Brian Larkin, Isaiah Oliver, Robert Matthews and Sam Wells
Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” starring Fr. Philip Schmitter, Pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church
Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” starring Fr. Philip Schmitter, Pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church
Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right To Party” starring Chris Bolla, Brandon Carnduff, Dr. Bruce Dutra, Kathy Gurin, Heather Hutchinson, Amanda Kramer, Brian Rasmussen, Jessica Rico, Julie Steffey, Michael Tews, Ted Valley and Lo White
Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right To Party” starring Chris Bolla, Brandon Carnduff, Dr. Bruce Dutra, Kathy Gurin, Heather Hutchinson, Amanda Kramer, Brian Rasmussen, Jessica Rico, Julie Steffey, Michael Tews, Ted Valley and Lo White
Sister Sledge “We Are Family” starring Meghan Hoffman, Courtney Irish, Heather Kale, DeAndra McCain
Sister Sledge “We Are Family” starring Meghan Hoffman, Courtney Irish, Heather Kale, DeAndra McCain

The 3rd annual Friends of MCC Update Breakfast was held on 5/21/15 with over 130 people in attendance. The event raised $14,140.

On 5/14/15, a tribute to the Honorable Dale E Kildee was held at the Flint Golf Club. “Red, White & Blue True” was the theme in honor of this esteemed gentleman with over 36 years of service to his constituents. The event raised over $14,000 after expenses.

President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea presented Mr. Kildee with the MCC Bruin Bear statue.
President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea presented Mr. Kildee with the MCC Bruin Bear statue.
Congressman Dale E. Kildee and William S. White, CEO & Chairman of the Board of the C. S. Mott Foundation were provided with a photo momento of the grand opening of the Regional Technology Center named for them.
Congressman Dale E. Kildee and William S. White, CEO & Chairman of the Board of the C. S. Mott Foundation were provided with a photo momento of the grand opening of the Regional Technology Center named for them.

An Art Reception of student work was held at the Visual Arts & Design Center on May 8 – alumni, donors and friends joined in.

The installation of MCC's new president, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, was held on May 2, 2015.

On 4/16/14, the first gathering of alumni from FJC/FCC/GCC/MCC located in Arizona was held at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

On 4/14/15, MCC held a jazz concert, which was followed by an alumni and friends reception.

On 4/9/15 a Donor/Student Scholarship Recipient Meet & Greet was held, providing a great opportunity for donors to meet some of the students they help through their contributions.

On 4/8/15 a dinner showcasing MCC’s culinary arts program and featuring MCC students Aaron Onweller on guitar, Seth Cunningham on Bassoon and accompanied by faculty member Andrea Floden on piano. The student ambassador for the evening was Brandon Hamilton. Among the dinner guests were several community members, union members, and Board members.

On 3/18/15 dinner showcasing MCC’s culinary arts program and featuring MCC students David McEachern on tuba/euphonium, Shelby Towns on violin, and accompanied by faculty member Andrea Floden; student ambassador Phillip Walker II was on hand to represent MCC and assist guests. Among the dinner guests were several community members and Board members.

It was MCC Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Club 300 suite on 2/27/15.

On 2/25/15 a dinner showcasing MCC’s culinary arts program and featuring MCC students Sam Doan and Anthony Feimster (jazz Pianists). The evening’s student ambassador was Brandon Hamilton. Among the dinner guests were several community members and Board members.

On 2/19/15, the MCC Alumni Association and Foundation for MCC, in Celebration of Black History Month presented “A Tribute to My Soul Sisters of Song’’ featuring African-American Cuisine and Cultural Experience with Gwen Pennyman-Hemphill, accompanied by Antwan Kirkland on piano.

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Gwen Pennyman-Hemphill, and Sharon Campbell
Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Gwen Pennyman-Hemphill, and Sharon Campbell
Gwen Pennyman-Hemphill
Gwen Pennyman-Hemphill

It was MCC Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Club 300 suite on 1/27/15.

Dinner showcasing MCC’s culinary arts program and featuring MCC students Dylan Conger (tenor) and Jennifer Curts (soprano) accompanied by Andrea Floden on piano. Student ambassador Brandon Hamilton attended as well.

In honor of MLK Day, a Movie Night was held featuring “The Last White Knight” at Davenport University, which was well received.

On January 15th, the 36th annual city wide tribute dinner to Martin Luther King, Jr. was held in Flint. “It’s Up to Us to Create a Peaceful and Just Society” was the evening’s title with Rabbi Karen Companez featured as the keynote speaker. The dinner was sponsored by Baker College of Flint, Davenport University, HealthPlus of Michigan, Kettering University, MLive/Flint Journal, Mott Community College, and The University of Michigan-Flint.

Rabbi Karen Companez
Rabbi Karen Companez

A Jazz Band / Steel Drum Band Concert was held followed by an Alumni & Friends Reception.

President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with MCC alumni.
President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with MCC alumni.

A Health Care Alumni Reconnection was held at Hurley Medical Center during all three shifts.

President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with MCC alumni.
President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with MCC alumni.

A Health Care Alumni Reconnection was held at Genesys Regional Medical Center during all three shifts.

President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with MCC alumna.
President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with MCC alumna.

The first gathering of alumni from FJC/FCC/GCC/MCC located in Illinois and Wisconsin was held at the Smart Museum of Art.

President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea (left front) and MCC Board of Trustees President Lenore Croudy (right front) with MCC alumni.
President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea (left front) and MCC Board of Trustees President Lenore Croudy (right front) with MCC alumni.

with Mike Williams, lead trumpet player for the Count Basie Big Band, followed by an Alumni & Friends Reception was held.

Mike Williams
Mike Williams

On 9/25/14, a Naming Ceremony was held for MCC Student Life Center honoring the generous support of The Foundation for MCC board member Dr. Rajagopal Shantaram and his wife Chandrika. The center was named the G. Radhabai (RA-da-boy) and A.V. Rajagopal (RAJ-a-go-pal) Student Life Center in honor of Dr. Shantaram’s family.

The Foundation for MCC, Alumni Association, and Women In Education (WIE) program sponsored tables at the Student Fall Rally held on 9/24/14. Along with brochures on programs and scholarships available, students were able to catch prizes in a Cash Cube game.

MCC Alumni Association members John Krupp, Marcy Garcia and Sally Shaheen Joseph, JD helps new students find their way on the first day of classes - all a part of the Student Awareness Campaign.

Marcy Garcia and New Student
Marcy Garcia and New Student
New Student and Sally Shaheen Joseph, JD
New Student and Sally Shaheen Joseph, JD

The Foundation for Mott Community College
thanks you for your continued support!

The Foundation for Mott Community College