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COFFEE BEANERY Donates Franchise For MCC Flint Campus

10/24/2017

Dr. Beverly and Joanne Shaw cut the ribbon the Coffee Beanery on campus.
Dr. Beverly and Joanne Shaw cut the ribbon the Coffee Beanery on campus.
Beanery proceeds fund a scholarship for Culinary Arts students at MCC.
Beanery proceeds fund a scholarship for Culinary Arts students at MCC.

Mott Community College cut the ribbon on a new Coffee Beanery franchise located on the main campus in Flint on Tuesday, Oct. 24, with Beanery owner, and MCC Alumnus, Julius Shaw and his wife Joanne Shaw on hand.

The Shaws donated the franchise to the College as part of its Culinary Arts program. The MCC Beanery is located on the main floor of the Prahl College Center in the former Alumni Lounge. The donation is valued at $27,500.

The primary function of the MCC Beanery is to serve as a working laboratory for the Culinary Arts program at the College, much like the Applewood Café restaurant, also located in the Prahl College Center. It will have limited hours and limited menu offerings, including hot beverages, and pastries made by the culinary program. The MCC Beanery will be manned by students and supervised by a faculty member from the Culinary Arts program.

“We greatly appreciate this gift from Julius and Joanne Shaw. It will enable us to expand and enhance program offerings for our Culinary Arts program,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “Their commitment and support of their alma mater will directly impact the future success of our current and future students.”

The MCC Beanery will be open Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m.to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m.to noon.

About the Coffee Beanery
Coffee Beanery opened its first stores in the United States in 1976, before the American public knew the term “specialty coffee.” In the years that have followed, Coffee Beanery continues to build its brand and franchise organization on the principles of time-tested and honored traditions and values. Exceptional coffee, a warm relaxing environment, and a corporate culture that embraces its franchisees with every opportunity to succeed and exemplify these values. Today, Coffee Beanery has over 100 locations throughout the U.S., 20 locations internationally, and is recognized as an industry leader for its unique family business approach, corporate culture and commitment to quality.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: http://www.mcc.edu/gainful_employ_disclosure/index.php

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