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MCC reaches out to sister colleges in Houston after Hurricane Harvey

12/13/2017

Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor of San Jacinto Community College with Dr. Beverly.
Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor of San Jacinto Community College with Dr. Beverly.
Dr. Stephen C. Head, Chancellor of Lone Star Community College with Dr. Beverly.
Dr. Stephen C. Head, Chancellor of Lone Star Community College with Dr. Beverly.

Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea has delivered three checks totaling $9,000 to three Houston-area community colleges that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

MCC mounted a two-month Hurricane Harvey relief campaign called “Mott Cares” campus-wide in September. The $9,000 raised by the campaign were distributed equally to Houston Community College; Lone Star College; and San Jacinto College. The $9,000 was a combination of donations made to the relief effort and a matching gift from the Foundation for Mott Community College.

“We understand here at Mott how it feels to have community college family members reach out from across the nation and show they stand with you during a difficult time,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “We welcomed the opportunity to pay forward the help and support we received during The Flint Water Crisis.”

Walker-Griffea delivered a $3,000 check to each of the college leaders at the annual board meeting of the American Association of Community College (AACC) in Washington, D.C. “They were all very touched,” she said. Each of the three college’s leaders issued statements thanking MCC for the donations.

“On behalf of the San Jacinto College students and employees who were affected by Hurricane Harvey, we thank the students and faculty of Mott College for this donation. These funds will allow us to provide assistance to our students and employees who were adversely affected by this devastating storm. The generosity of Mott College and its Foundation is sincerely appreciated, and the outpouring of support we have received is truly humbling.”
Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College.

“Lone Star College is extremely grateful to the students, faculty and staff of Mott Community College,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “It is so encouraging to know that community colleges can come together and offer assistance to others in time of need. Please accept my deepest thanks on behalf of our 90,000 students. You have truly made difference.”

The MCC Hurricane Harvey relief funds were deposited in each of the community colleges’ foundations.

Additionally, the MCC Student Life office coordinated having students create messages of encouragement to send to the three Houston-area community colleges, and the MCC Athletic program at MCC sent t-shirts to the athletic departments.


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.

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