Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) recently hosted several events that offered unique opportunities for engagement with local residents.
Science Blast took place on the Mt. Pleasant Campus on Wednesday, April 12. Over 150 attendees, mostly local children ages 5 to 14 years, enjoyed exploring virtual welding, making a smoothie by riding a bike, interacting with real, live snakes, discovering the world of plastics, and much more. Attendees hailed from five different counties including Clare, Isabella, Gratiot, Roscommon, and Mecosta. MMCC, Michigan State University Extension, and 4-H of Isabella and Clare Counties collaborated to present Science Blast.
MMCC’s Center for Learning & Leadership presented a discussion focused on Human Trafficking Thursday, April 13 on the Mt. Pleasant Campus. This engaging presentation discussed what human trafficking is and what it looks like here in Michigan. Over 100 community members attended and plans are underway to make this an annual event.
Clare/Gladwin Recovery Court and MMCC organized a town hall discussion on drugs and their effect on our communities. This event took place on the Harrison Campus on Tuesday, April 18. The event featured guest speakers from community organizations, including Families Against Narcotics, Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Ten16, Community Mental Health, Clare/Gladwin Recovery Court, Mid Michigan Health, and more. Over 50 area residents attended and participated in the discussion.
On Tuesday, April 18, MMCC also hosted over 20 veterans and their families in our second annual Veterans Expo. The event, which took place on the Mt. Pleasant campus, featured service providers for veteran employment, education, and healthcare. State Representative Jason Wentworth and a representative from Congressman John Moolenaar’s office also attended to visit with the attendees.
“MMCC, along with our many community partners, is excited to celebrate the success of these events,” noted Meghan Keen, Director of Marketing & Public Relations. “By providing these opportunities to local residents the College is truly embracing the community connections it was founded to foster.”
Human Trafficking Event
MMCC Veterans Resource Representative, Chris Stanton, welcomes State Representative Jason Wentworth to the Veterans Expo.