2009-2010 Special Events





Mark Braun, the renowned Mr. B and the first inductee to the National Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame, tickled the ivories in MCC's Bear Bistro on July 7. The Bistro served up a heart-smart menu and a portion of the Bistro's proceeds were donated to assist MCC athletes in need of financial support. Braun literally pedaled his piano on the back of his bicycle rickshaw (also know as a pedicab) to MCC and performed his concert ... a part of a six-day tour of lower Michigan, starting at the home of his father, Phil Braun, in Flint, and ending in Ann Arbor.

Mark Braun





On August 28, 2009, donors and scholarship recipients attended a reception honoring Foundation donors. It was a great opportunity for both the donors and students to meet!



2009 Homecoming:"Come Home To Mott"
Our alumni homecoming all-day celebration was held August 29, 2009 on the main campus and featured an array of exciting events - breakfast with the President, classic car cruise-in, face painting, open gym, bounce house, pep rally, picnic lunch, lectures by alum Dr C. Teaberry, MCC professor Paul Rozycki, and financial planner Teresa McClelland-Sargent, plus a cocktail reception, dinner with entertainment by the renowned Sherm Mitchell, and much more. Join us for our next Homecoming!

Homecoming 2009   Event Sponsor Listpdf

Classic Car Cruise-in
The Bruin Bear and friendDinner at the Event CenterMCC Cheerleaders and the Bruin Bear





On September 22, 2009, the Foundation hosted Donna Brazile, veteran democratic political strategist, at the college. Co-hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the event benefited MCC's Women In Education Fund. The response to this event was tremendous! Thank you, Flint!

Event Sponsor Listpdf

Celia Turner, Lenore Croudy, Donna Brazile
MCC Trustees Celia Turner and Lenore Croudy with Donna Brazile
Dr. & Mrs. Shaink with Donna Brazile
Donna Brazile with MCC President Dr. Dick Shaink and wife Sally.

Dr. & Mrs. Shaink with Donna Brazile
Dr. Hadeer Abo El Nagah with Shirley Stone, one of the sponsors of the Fulbright Scholar Reception.

The Foundation welcomed Fulbright Scholar Hadeer Abo El Nagah, Ph.D. from Cairo, Egypt on September 30th in a reception sponsored by Ann & Khalil Saab, and Shirley Stone. The evening also included viewing of the documentary, "The Zeitouna Story, Refusing to be Enemies," which was written and directed by Flint native Laurie White and is a story about a unique sisterhood of six Arab and six Jewish women in Ann Arbor who call themselves Zeitouna ... a life-changing story both personal and socio-political.




An unveiling ceremony celebrating the naming of the MCC Dental Hygiene Clinic in honor of Dr. Richard and Rose Marie Shick was held October 20, 2009.




On November 4 & 5 2009, a 2-day workshop on Nanotechnology was held featuring:
James Hamilton, Ph.D. Pascale Leroueil, Ph.D. Bahram Roughani, Ph.D. John V. Stone, Ph.D.
James Hamilton, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor Chemistry and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin at Platteville Pascale Leroueil, Ph.D. Staff Scientist with the MI Nanotechnology, Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences Bahram Roughani, Ph.D. Professor of Applied Physics, Department Chair Physics, Kettering University John V. Stone, Ph.D. Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards Michigan State University

Topics included: Nanotechnology - Inspiring the Exceptional and The Different Views of Nanotechnology




On December 7, 2009, Foundation friends and donors were invited to partake of a Holiday Excursion at Meadowbrook Hall of Rochester Hills.





Martin Luther King, Jr., Community-Wide Tribute Dinner with guest speaker The Honorable Archie Hayman was held on January 14, 2010.




February 2010 was Black History Month. The Foundation celebrated it with weekly luncheons at Applewood Cafe. Each week featured specialty cuisine. February 4th featured African Peanut Soup, Spicy Carrot Salad (Houria), East African Braised Chicken served with plain-low fat Yogurt and Injera (Ethiopian flat bread), Okra and Tomatoes, and Emancipation Proclamation Cake. February 11th offered Vegetarian West African Soup, Saffron Chicken and Rice with Dates, Roasted Kale with preserved Lemons, Potato Rolls with Honey Butter, and Sadie's Peach Cobbler with Peaches and Cream Ice Cream. February 18th provided Tropical Fruit salad, South African Beef Curry with Steamed Rice, Banana Slices, Mango Chutney, Toasted Coconut and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, North African Spiced Vegetable Tagine, Potato Rolls with Honey Butter, and Lemon Pound cake with Lemon Ice Cream and Black Currant Sauce. February 25th featured African Peanut and Squash Soup, African Chicken in Spicy Red sauce (An Ethiopian-inspired chicken dish using Barbere, an Ethiopian spice blend), Pigeon Peas and Rice (a small oval pea, popular throughout the West Indies), Greens with Garlic and Lemon, Mini Corn Muffins with Honey Butter, and Sweet Potato Pie.



Women's History Month was honored with a dining experience featuring the melodious sounds of Sally Shaheen Joseph on March 24th.

Planning Ahead for Retirement was the title of a retirement financial planning workshop held on March 30, 2010, for MCC employees by Financial & Tax Planning, Inc. of Flint.



Kathleen GlynnKathleen Glynn
The Ballenger Series featured Kathleen Glynn, noted Film and Television Producer, in April 2010. Kathleen Glynn is the Executive Producer of Dog Eat Dog Films, Inc. and has made seven feature documentaries since 1989. In 2009, she produced “Capitalism: A Love Story” which won the Little Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In 2006 she was the Executive Producer of “SiCKO,” a film that highlights the lack of health care in America. “SiCKO” was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards. In addition, Kathleen produced the critically acclaimed documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.” One of the most controversial and provocative films of the year of 2004, “Fahrenheit 9/11” won the Palme D’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film festival and went on to break box office records for documentary film. In 2002 Glynn received worldwide acclaim for the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine,” ! including the 55th Annual Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, France’s César Award for best foreign film, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Academy Award in 2003 for best documentary. With director Michael Moore, she produced and was responsible for films such as ”Roger & Me” (1989), “Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint,” “Canadian Bacon,” and “The Big One” (1998).

Also in April, The Foundation for MCC honored Jerome O'Rourke, Wanda Piper, Don Riegle, Jr., Julius & JoAnne Shaw, and Dr. Charles Teaberry as Distinguished Alumni, and Dean Haley as Outstanding Retiree. (include photos of each person - can use the ones shown on our Distinguished Alumni & Retiree pages in Alum Association site). Thank you! Then make a May section and state: In May, The Foundation hosted Mott, Motown & More, its 4th annual lip sync performance featuring noted community members.

Alum Dr. Charles W. Teaberry joined MCC on April 14, 2010, and gave a lecture on "From the Classroom to the Board Room."

Looking Toward Retirement Someday? was the second retirement financial planning workshop for employees held on April 21, 2010, by Financial & Tax Planning, Inc. of Flint.

A student dance, "Come Rock the Beat!", was held on April 30th in honor of MCC graduating class of 2010!


On May 14, The Foundation held its annual lip sync performance of Mott, Motown & More featuring many local celebrities and community leaders. The evening was filled with acts such as MCC's Michael Simon singing "Medley by Lenny Kravitz"; Flint's own Chris & Joyce Hamilton singing "Big Spender"; "Simply Irresistible" by MCC's CFO Larry Gawthrop, MCC Board Member Celia Turner, Senator Deborah Cherry and Flint's First Lady Dr. Carrie Walling - to name a few. Join us next spring for this annual event.



Heritage Society Dinner was held at Rowe Incorporated on June 17, 2010, and honored Foundation planned giving, annual giving, and major donors.


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

The Foundation for Mott Community College