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April 2016

Transform the student experience.

  • Five students were honored this month for their academic excellence, leadership, and hard work. Recognitions were as follows: Emily Molina was recognized as the Jean Danford Outstanding Leadership Student; Mercy Bowen received the Carolyn Thornsby Outstanding Academic Student; Jared Brunk was awarded the Gene Zeigler Outstanding Occupational Student; and Marisol Lopez Barajas was named Work-Study Student Employee of the Year. Cory Takahashi and Kollin Mobley were presented with the 2016 Rising Star Leadership Awards.
  • MCC students competed in the Skills USA state competitions for automotive technology, automotive collision repair, and welding. Ten MCC students competed; three returned with gold medals and will advance to the national competition.
  • MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted ten new honor society members.
  • First-year nursing student Jonathan Seib received a Regional Student Nurse Nightingale Award and was recognized as an exceptional student leader.
  • Four students were elected winners of this year’s “Best of the Best” student art exhibit by the Center for Arts and Community Enrichment program. High school student Deyas Flores was recipient of the “People’s Choice” award; an “Award of Excellence” was presented to Madison Stewart and Cali Bills; and “Best of Show” was awarded to Jessica Perez.

Transform our own workforce experience.

  • MCC staff completed the 2016 Great Colleges to Work for Employee Surveys and Institution Questionnaire. This is MCC’s sixth year participating in the program. Results will be available in June.
  • Kathy Frisbie was chosen by her peers to receive the 2016 Crystal Apple Award for her dedication, service, and positive attitude.
  • Student Services has issued “Random Acts of Kindness” collection boxes around the Fort Morgan campus. Once a week one student and one faculty member are recognized.


Create education without barriers through transformational partnerships.

  • MCC’s participated in Math Awareness Month with a trivia contest.


Redefine our value proposition through accessibility, affordability, quality, accountability, resource development, and operational excellence.

  • A team of six MCC leadership staff travelled to Oak Brook, Illinois to participate in an AQIP Strategy Forum facilitated by The Higher Learning Commission.  The forum focused on “Advancing the Climate for Continuous Improvement,” and was a part of the college’s ongoing accreditation requirements.
  • MCC has issued nearly 700 Promise Award financial aid packets to graduating high school seniors and recently graduated students.

Other News

  • MCC Morgan County Chorale hosted their spring concert on April 23-24.
  • The Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) and the MCC Creative Writing Club hosted poet Wendy Videlock at this month’s Open Mic Poetry Night, and conducted a poetry workshop.
  • The CACE Gallery of Fine Art will exhibit Byzantine Iconographer Carol Benjamin. The artist will also hold a presentation and demonstration.