Mid Michigan College and the Morey Foundation have a long-standing partnership focused on expanding educational opportunities throughout the mid-Michigan region. The partnership has recently expanded to include Lifelong Learning classes at the Morey Education Center in Shepherd.

“In the last few years the College has revived Lifelong Learning opportunities for community members who are interested in learning more about fun topics or developing a new hobby,” explained Scott Mertes, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Community Outreach at Mid.

Classes are taught by local experts and artisans, and hosted online, on campus, and at locations throughout Mid’s surrounding communities. The newest location is the Morey Education Center, which is also the site of the FlexTech High School.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Mid Michigan College to include more varied opportunities for lifelong learners at the Morey Education Center,” Erik Spindler, Executive Administrator of The Morey Foundation.
“We’ve already launched a robust series of cooking classes at the Morey Education Center covering topics such as sauces, seasonal vegetables, meats, apices, and cooking on a budget. We also plan to offer dance classes, such as Tango and Swing, in the near future,” noted Annette Sturdavant, Community Outreach and Advancement Specialist at Mid.

A highlight of Mid’s partnership with the Morey Education Center has and continues to be dual enrollment opportunities available to Morey FlexTech High School students. Dual enrollment, taking college courses while still in high school, allows students to get a jump start on their education and technical training at little to no cost.

The College also plans to strengthen the opportunities available to Morey FlexTech High School students by offering an early college program, which allows enrolled students to earn their high school diplomas while also earning college credentials through Mid. Early college students can choose to complete their full associate degree before they graduate from high school.

“We’re really grateful for the relationship we have with the Morey Foundation and the Morey Education Center. Both of our organizations strive to expand educational opportunities, and together we can make a significant impact within the communities we serve,” noted Mertes.

Learn more about Lifelong Learning at Mid at midmich.edu/lifelonglearning

Learn more about dual enrollment and early college opportunities at Mid at midmich.edu/dual

Learn more about the Morey Foundation and Morey Education Center at themoreyfoundation.org

Learn more about theMorey FlexTech High School at shepherd.flextechschools.org

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