Mott Community College

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C.S. Mott Community College
Mott Community College
Former names
Flint Junior College (1923-c.1955)
Flint Community Junior College (c.1955–1970)
Genesee Community College (1970–1973)[1]
Motto Mott College is the Smart Choice!
Type Community College
Established 1923
Chairman Michael Freeman
President Beverly Walker-Griffea, Ph.D
Vice-president Amy Fugate
Jason Wilson
Provost Amy Fugate
Administrative 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]
Colors Black and Gold          
Athletics MCCAA
Nickname Bears
Affiliations MCCA
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
Wrestling Club
Cheer Team

Charles Stewart Mott Community College (usually shortened to Mott Community College or abbreviated MCC) is a publicly supported post-secondary institution based in Flint, Michigan named for politician, businessman and philanthropist Charles Stewart Mott. 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 Genesee, Lapeer, and northwest Oakland County.[1]


Founded in 1923 by the City of Flint Board of Education, Flint Junior College held classes in Flint Central High School.[2] In 1920, the school district purchased the Old Grove sanitarium plus 60 adjacent acres in 1920.[3] With increased enrollment in the high school and junior college, the college moved in 1931 to the Oak Grove Campus.[2]

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. The first building constructed in 1954 was The Ballenger Field House. This campus opened in 1955.[3] By that time, the college's 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]

Board of Trustees[edit]

Term Name Since
Lenore Croudy 1987
Vice Chair
John L. Snell[4] 1989
Albert Koegel 1991
Sally Shaheen Joseph 2007
2011–2017 Matt Norwood 2013
2011–2015 Rafael Christopher Turner 2011
2011–2017 Michael Freeman 2011


MCC's sports teams are called the Bears.Their 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 runners-up.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Affiliated Institutions: Charles Stewart Mott Community College". The Higher Learning Commission Website. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  2. ^ a b c "Mott Community College". Flint Timeline Project. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  3. ^ a b Azizian, Carol (July 11, 2008). "Community supporters made Flint Cultural Center a reality". Flint Journal. MLive Media Group. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Summary Report Regular Election Official Results" (PDF). Genesee County Election Results. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  5. ^ Flint native John Jasinski named president of Northwest Missouri State University - - June 23, 2009

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