Success Stories Archive

Student Success Story: Starting Children on the Right Path

James Cook loves children. He feels strongly that they need positive role models, especially male role models. It’s the main reason he is pursuing an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Mott Community College. “I

Student Success Story: Ronald Stamps

Ronald Stamps loves his new job, now that he’s retired. Ronald retired from the Flint Fire Department after almost 24 years of service. Not content to be idle, he took advantage of government job training assistance to

Student Success Story: Going Global – Alyssia Washington

Alyssia Washington came to Mott Community College to pursue a career path in medicine. That all changed when she started taking foreign languages. “After I began to take foreign language classes, I fell in love with languages

Student Success Story: From the Navy to Nursing

When Robert Stanton left the Navy he had a few medical classes under his belt and was looking for a challenge. He decided a medical career was the right path, so he took his mother’s advice an

Student Success Story: Nina Larsen

Nina Larsen was looking for direction, and flexibility, when she enrolled at Mott Community College. “I was already in my 30s and a mom,” she said, “going to Mott was the best choice I could have made.

Honors College Graduate Ebony Moon

Ebony Moon knows first-hand the benefits of the Honors College at Mott Community College. Going to school full time, working part-time and raising a family, she found the Honors College gave her that extra support network she

Beyond Movies: Media Arts is the Foundation of 21st Century Communications

Movie and television stars may get all the glory, but the people behind the camera make the real magic happen. And some of those magicians are Mott Community College alumni. In the increasingly far-reaching world of communication,

Sweet Success: Begins in the MCC Baking & Pastry Arts Program

The popularity of shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Boss have changed the way we look at cakes and pastries, and what we expect from our food experiences. The Mott College Baking and Pastry Arts program is

ACHR is a Hot 21st Century Skilled Trade

It is one of those high-demand career fields that will never move offshore, according to Clark Harris, Dean of the Technology Division at Mott Community College (MCC). He is referring to Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (ACHR),

Tongue-tying Health Care Careers Have High Growth Potential

Mott Community College (MCC) has a reputation for graduating highly qualified professionals from its Registered Nursing, Nurse Aide, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs. Less well-known are the specialized

Filling the Void: Training a New Breed of Substance Abuse Counselors

The passage of the Affordable Care Act made sweeping changes to the health care environment in the United States. Those changes include mandates that insurance companies, including Medicaid, cover treatment for mental health disorders and addiction. As

Full Immersion: Internships Are Key to Professional Success

Sign Language Interpreter students at Mott Community College do more than just learn American Sign Language (ASL). Gaining fluency in another language is never easy, but fluency in ASL means mastering both a foreign language and a

Mott’s CADD Students Tackle Engineering Assignment at GM

Real world problems are brought to the classroom for students in Mott Community College’s Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program. Students in Dennis Hughes’ CADD class worked on a ‘real world’ problem for the GM Flint

Different Faces of Success

As a female in a predominately male profession, MCC student Crystal Guth had some initial apprehension when she entered the program. “The first week of classes, I was afraid of the equipment and ready to drop the

Dan Mark: A Recent Mott College Graduate Thrives in Robotics

Dan Mark of Flushing came to Mott Community College after having already attended both Central Michigan University and Michigan Technological University. It was at MCC where he finally found his pathway to success, completing a degree in