Mott Community College

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C.S. Mott Community College
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Mott Community College
Motto Mott College is the Smart Choice!
Established 1923
Type Community College
Chairman Lenore Croudy
President Beverly Walker-Griffea, Ph.D
Vice-president Amy Fugate
Scott Jenkins
Provost Amy Fugate
Admin. staff 407 full-time; 421 part-time
Students 10,456
Undergraduates 10,456[1]
Location Flint, Michigan, USA
43°01′12″N 83°40′21″W / 43.0200°N 83.6725°W / 43.0200; -83.6725Coordinates: 43°01′12″N 83°40′21″W / 43.0200°N 83.6725°W / 43.0200; -83.6725
Campus Flint with four suburban extension centers Clio, Fenton, Lapeer, and Howell[1]
Former names Flint Junior College (1923-c.1955)
Flint Community Junior College (c.1955-1972)
Genesee Community College (1972-1973)[1]
Colors Black and Gold            
Sports Men's Baseball
Men's Basketball
Men's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Women's Basketball
Women's Cross Country
Women's Softball
Women's Volleyball
General:
Wrestling Club
Cheer Team
Nickname Bears
Affiliations

MCCA
AACC
ACE
CNCCJC


Sports:
MCCAA
NJCAA
Website mcc.edu

Charles Stewart Mott Community College (MCC) is a publicly supported post-secondary institution located in Flint, Michigan. Its district is the same as the Genesee Intermediate School District and is governed by an elected board of Trustees. The College offers 61 associate degrees and 40 pre-associate certificates. It also has satellite campuses in nearby Clio, Fenton, Lapeer, and Howell. The majority of students come from Genesse, Lapeer, and northwest Oakland County.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1923 by the City of Flint Board of Education, Flint Junior College held classes in Flint Central High School. With increased enrollment in the high school and junior college, the college moved in 1931 to the Oak Grove Campus, a former mental hospital. In 1946 Charles Stewart Mott granted $1 million towards building a four year college. A development committee was started based on the offer for future funding of a College and Cultural Center with more than $30 million pledged by the early 1960s. This funded a new campus on 32 acres (130,000 m2) of donated Applewood Estate land which opened in 1955. By that time, the name was Flint Community Junior College. The college was turned into a county-wide institution with a referendum and millage proposal passing the voters in 1969. To reflect this, Flint Community Junior College was renamed Genesee Community College on July 5, 1970. In 1973, it was renamed to Charles Stewart Mott College after the death of C.S. Mott.[1][2]

Mott has a vaunted basketball program, the two time defending NJCAA National Champions, and a notable announcer in Jeff Blanchard.

Board of Trustees[edit]

Term Name Since
2005–2011
Chair
Lenore Croudy 1987
2007–2013
Vice Chair
John L. Snell [3] 1989
2009–2015
Treasurer
Albert Koegel 1991
2007–2013
Secretary
Sally Shaheen Joseph 2007
2011–2017 Matt Norwood 2013
2011-2015 Rafael Christopher Turner 2011
2011-2017 Michael Freeman 2011

Athletics[edit]

The Mott Community College Men's Basketball team won the 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2012 national NJCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship games. In 2001, 2004, and 2011 they were the division runner ups.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Clarence Johnson (Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson), an aircraft engineer and aeronautical innovator, organizing genius of the Lockheed Skunk Works.
  • John Jasinski, Northwest Missouri State University president[4]
  • Scott Swedorski, founder of Tucows (The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software), a large Internet domain name reseller, and Internet service provider. Swedorski retired from Tucows in 2003 and launched a new software promotions company. He is also the Vice President of distribution and marketing at CoffeeCup Software, where he helped co-found the Organization of Independent Software Vendors. Scott also runs FileLight.com, a large shareware download site.

Justus Thigpen. First NBA player from Flint. Played for Pittsburgh Pipers (ABA) as well as the Detroit Pistons and Kansas City-Omaha King.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Affiliated Institutions: Charles Stewart Mott Community College". The Higher Learning Commission Website. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Mott Community College". Flint Timeline Project. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Summary Report Regular Election Official Results" (PDF). Genesee County Election Results. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  4. ^ Flint native John Jasinski named president of Northwest Missouri State University - mlive.com - June 23, 2009

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