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MCC’s WIE Program wins ACE State Network Leadership Award


The Mott Community College Women In Education Fellowship program (WIE) has been awarded the ACE State Network Leadership Award for the advancement of Women in Higher Education. The award recognizes an outstanding and innovative program, sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university that helped advance or support women or women's issues in higher education.

The award will be presented during the ACE Women's Network Reception on March 14, 2020, at ACE2020, the American Council on Education's 102nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. MCC’s WIE initiative was founded in 1999 by Lennetta Coney, President of the Foundation for Mott Community College. It has grown to include the WIE Fellowship program, and is currently co-administered by Kacey Seay and Teresa McClelland Sargent.

“WIE has been a signature program at MCC for many years,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “This is a well-deserved recognition of the College’s commitment to student persistence and completion, especially amongst female students.”

The MCC Women In Education initiative is a two-fold program, encompassing both a crisis funding component to help students overcome barriers to staying in college, and a Fellowship component based on a national program of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation. The results are women with degrees that allow them to support their families.

The Fellowship component is designed to develop leaders for success in the 21st century through mentoring, networking, nurturing intellectual growth, and inspiring personal transformation. It provides up to $2,000 for female students who meet strict Fellowship criteria and funds are used to cover any emergency non-academic costs that occur during the course of the Fellows’ MCC education, or are given directly to the students upon graduation as an investment in their career.

The Fellowship holds high expectations for students including attending WIE fundraising initiatives; participating in special events; attend advisory meetings; participating in workshops; serving as Ambassadors for the Fellowship, and mentoring younger Fellows.

Participants must be enrolled at MCC and in good standing with the college, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, be Pell eligible or demonstrate financial need, have satisfactory academic progress, and be current on all MCC loans or financial obligations.


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, gender expression, gender identity, 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 – Student Success Services Center (PCC-2280E), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1117), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2280A), 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: Mott Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


February 26, 2020
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