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Ruppert to Present Garden Lecture on Sustainable Perennials
Imagine planting your flower beds one year, and then not having to plant in the same bed for years to come, only pausing to weed, dead-head, water and fertilize to enjoy year-round blooms.
Yates Named Coordinator of Hybrid LPN-RN Program at MAC
Nursing education at MAC is about to add a program that’s partially online – a “hybrid” course-- to the Allied Health Department lineup.
Midnight Madness to Overtake MAC
Free pizza, popcorn, volleyball, basketball and a chance to win free tuition for spring semester will be part of the evening’s fun during Mineral Area College’s annual Midnight Madness, which takes place beginning at 6 p.m., Oct. 10, in the Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field House. The evening is sponsored by MAC Athletics and MAC Student Activities.
MAC Choirs to Perform Free Fall Concert
MAC choirs, including the MAC Singers, MAC Jazz Singer, and the Mineral Area Community Singers, will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at First Baptist Church of Farmington on A Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
MAC Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
Mineral Area College Foundation has added two new members to its board of directors, Tom Karl, president of Parkland Health Center, and Larry Pratte, president of Midwest Embroidery Supplies.

Senate 3rd District Candidates to Debate at MAC’s 4th Friday
The candidates for Missouri’s 3rd District of the senate will provide their ideas and opinions on today’s issues at a special, Mineral Area College Fourth Friday event. The public is invited to attend the Fourth Friday debate at a special morning time, 10 a.m., Oct. 26, in the MAC Fine Arts Theatre at the community college’s Park Hills campus.
Students & Alumnae Honored
They enrolled at MAC to pursue their dreams, and received opportunities and encouragement to succeed and grow. 
MAC Nursing Instructor Receives National Award
Paula Thompson, Mineral Area College LPN instructor and Mineral Area Regional Medical Center emergency room nurse, recently received the Florence Nightingale award at an Oct. 12 awards banquet hosted by the Heartland chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association at Rosener’s Banquet Hall during Emergency Nurses Week.
Advocate for the Underdog
“I’ve come full circle!” exclaims Shelly Smith Steiger, MAC 1986-88.  “When I attended MAC, I lived here.  Now, I am the high school art teacher for the Crawford County R-II School District in Cuba.  
Where Our Journey Began
The Dudenhoeffers work and live in Jefferson City.  Linley (AA 2007) currently teaches special education in the Jefferson City Public Schools, and Andy (AA 2007) is a processing specialist with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
Devoted to Social Justice
Rev. Dr. John Bennett, a native of Flat River, is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 
Veteran Negotiates IT Experience
MAC alum Jimmy Hand is the executive vice-president of Ozark Steel Fabricators, Inc.  He believes MAC’s forward-thinking strategies impact the region’s economic development.
Kids Find Fun in Language Arts
“MAC helped me develop academically, athletically, socially, and personally for a four-year school experience,” says Chelsey Politte, a new seventh grade teacher for Central R-3 Middle School.
MAC Instructor Wins MCCA Award
Dr. Diana Stuart received the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award at the association’s 48th annual convention in Kansas City on Oct. 31.
Who Knew?
It happens in almost every office.  That Eureka! moment when employees learn what their colleagues enjoy outside the workplace.  MAC is no different.  Two employees—Wendell Johnson and Michael Goldsmith—share their personal interests.
Making a Caring Statement
At the August back-to-school workshop, Mineral Area College employees participated in the Farmington Kiwanis Club’s second annual "Friends Helping Friends" supply drive to assist the Southeast Missouri Family Violence Council’s local shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic or sexual violence.  
Home Games Streamed Online
The Athletic Department is pleased to announce its partnership with IHigh.  IHigh, a video streaming company, has partnered with Mineral Area College to stream MAC’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball online this season.  
Student Lindsey Douglas honored by Missouri Community College Association
Lindsey Douglas has received the Missouri Community College Association’s Student Leadership Award at the association’s forty-eighth annual convention in Kansas City. 
UMSL – Master of Science in Nursing Informational Meeting
Anyone who has considered completing a Master’s Degree in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner should plan to attend the University of Missouri -St. Louis’s Master of Science in Nursing informational meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building on the Mineral Area College campus in Park Hills
MAC Student, Champion of Foster Care Reform, Heading to Washington, D.C.
The Army Reserve soldier who once bounced from foster home to foster home has been making plans for the future. 
Veterans Honored at MAC
The men and women who served, fought and died for our nation were honored during Mineral Area College’s Student Government Association Nov. 7.
MAC Nursing Students Donate Stuffed Animals
Mineral Area College Student Nurses Association, with a membership of 82 students in the Associate Degree in Nursing program, recently collected 369 stuffed toys for the Farmington Police Department, which will hand them out to kids who may need a soft little pal to make it through a tough day.
Students Learn Babysitting Basics
Students in MAC’s “Basics of Babysitting” learned basic first aid, how to care for and entertain infants, toddlers and preschoolers, how to start their business and how to communicate with parents before and after the job. 
MAC Chemistry is Pouring Out
Our world is changing at an enormous pace and chemistry is at the heart of it all.  Chemistry is often called “The Central Science” because it bridges all the other sciences.  Understanding the how and the why, which are the questions chemists seek to answer, enables us to better care for our environment while trying to feed the planet, build better roads and cleaner cars, and develop more effective medicines.  Chemistry provides the tools and answers allowing us to be more informed consumers and decision makers.  
MoHealthWINs Students Complete Certificates
Seven students in Mineral Area College's MoHealthWINs program, Maintenance Technician in a Healthcare Setting, recently received certificates of completion for the Health Care Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate Program credential. 
MAC Graduates First Class of Pharm-Tech Students
Ten students graduated from Mineral Area College’s MoHealthWINs Pharmacy Technician program on Jan. 18 during a ceremony held in the community college’s Continuing Education Building and attended by 90 well-wishers. Of the ten graduates that night, two already had job offers and three others had job interviews awaiting them at local pharmacies and a local hospital.
MAC Mascot Heads to National Competition
The student who makes Kirby the Cardinal come alive at Mineral Area College events and athletic games took third place in national competition on Jan. 17 at Walt Disney in Orlando, Fla. MAC was the only community college to make it to the national competition, sponsored by University Cheerleaders Association.
Deans’ Lists of MAC Students Released
The Deans’ List was recently announced for the Fall 2012 semester at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. Students so honored must earn no grade below a "C” or any incomplete grades, be enrolled in at least 12 hours of two-year degree credit, and have a current grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
 
Arts Council Bringing Oz to Farmington
Dorothy still explores Oz, Glenda helps guide her and her friends through their adventures, and the Wicked Witch of the West attempts to thwart them all in an American Family Theater production of “Wizard of Oz.”
Bill Burt to Teach Dog Obedience Class
Professional dog trainer Bill Burt will teach a dog obedience class at Mineral Area College on March 19 through the Continuing Education Department.  The seven-week meets on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to dogs age 16 weeks and older who have current vaccinations.
MAC PTK Makes Good Showing at State
Mineral Area College’s Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was awarded a Five Star Status on March 3 at the honor society’s
regional convention in St Charles. One MAC student was elected to a regional position, and the organization’s advisors received awards.
Continuing Education for Those Who Love to Learn
Picking up new hobbies, learning something new and interesting, meeting people with similar interests or continuing to develop and sharpen professional skills are among the various reasons why people take Mineral Area College Continuing Education (CE) classes.
Summer, Fall Registration at MAC Under Way
Even though spring has just begun, Mineral Area College is looking toward summer and fall semesters. MAC’s summer semester begins June 3, and registration began March 4. Fall semester begins Aug. 19, and registration opens April 8.
MAC Honor Society Inducts 45 New Members
The Mineral Area College Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 45 new members during ceremonies held March 22, 2013.
Winners of Math Tournament Announced
On Monday, March 11, 2013, 419 students and 28 teachers from 15 local school districts participated in the 43rd Mineral Area Mathematics Teacher's Association Mathematics Competition.
MAC Holds Wordfest for Area High Schools
Mineral Area College’s English Department held its first WordFest Event on April 4, 2013
MAC Students Compete at Annual Business Conference
Members and advisers from Mineral Area College’s business leadership club participated in the 54th annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference, held in Columbia on March 22.
30th Annual Science Fair Sees Many Winners
Mineral Area College’s Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Fieldhouse saw quite a few winners during the Math & Science Fair, scheduled this year on April 5.
Rep. Swan to Speak at MAC Commencement May 11
Mineral Area College’s commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, will feature an address by Missouri Rep. Kathryn “Kathy” Swan, R-147th District.
Barks, McMillian Attend Conference
Melynda Barks and Roger McMillian, business education instructors at Mineral Area College, attended the 2013 National Business Education Association Conference and Trade Show held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, April 16-20. This year’s conference theme was “Educating for Business and Life.”
MAC Faculty, Administrators Attend Higher Learning Conference
Faculty and Administrators from Mineral Area College attended the 2013 Higher Learning Commission 118th Annual Conference, April 5-9 in Chicago, Ill. The annual conference provides the latest news about the commission that oversees higher ed accreditation, practical guidance on accreditation matters, and presentations on broader areas of interest to higher education, such as assessment of student learning.  More than 4,200 faculty and administrators from the North Central Region attended this year’s conference.
Carrow to Retire from MAC
Management Systems Coordinator Steve Carrow of Desloge will retire from Mineral Area College this summer. Carrow began working at the college in 2009.
Cummings to Retire from MAC
Mineral Area Council on the Arts Executive Director Roxanne Cummings of Desloge will retire this summer after working at Mineral Area College for 27 years.
Jinkerson to Retire from MAC
Lana Jinkerson will retire this summer from Mineral Area College. Jinkerson is coordinator and professor for MAC’s program in practical nursing, and is a professor of social sciences.
Professor, Associate Degree Nursing program
Six students and three faculty members from Mineral Area College attended the 61st Annual National Student Nurses Convention in Charlotte, NC, April 2-6.
Hunt to Retire from MAC
Patsy Hunt, executive administrative assistant to Mineral Area College Dean of Students Jean Merrill-Doss, will retire after 30 years with the community college.
Sansagraw Joins Mineral Area College Faculty
Bill Sansagraw of Festus has joined Mineral Area College as an industrial maintenance instructor.
Career Awareness Events at Mineral Area College
This spring, Mineral Area College hosted two events, the “Celebrate You, High Tech Careers for Women” workshop and a career fair, to help middle- and high school students become familiar with a variety of careers.
Outstanding Students to Be Recognized at MAC Commencement
Mineral Area College’s Park Hills campus was busy May 11, as hundreds of students walked through commencement ceremonies.
MAC Foundation golf tournament results
Mineral Area College Foundation raised approximately $17,000 to purchase up-to-date musical instruments for MAC’s music department at the Foundation’s annual four-person scramble golf tournament held May 15 at Crown Pointe Golf Course in Farmington. For the second year in a row, the tournament’s presenting sponsor was Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.
Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy Holds Commencement Ceremony
Mineral Area College students of the 1,000 Hour Law Enforcement Academy Class 12-86 walked through their program’s commencement ceremony held at the community college’s Fine Arts Theatre on May 10.
Students of Maintenance Training Program Tour SEMO Behavioral Health
Students and staff from Mineral Area College recently toured Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health’s Aquinas Facility to observe firsthand the responsibilities of the maintenance staff. Students were able to see how the staff sustains the electrical systems, sprinkler systems, generators, heating and cooling systems, all which keep their clients and buildings safe and comfortable.
Mineral Area College students complete pharmacy technician training and clinical
Family and friends gathered on Tuesday, May 21 to offer congratulations to eleven Pharmacy Technician Training Program graduates at Mineral Area College. Students completed the 12-week training consisting of classroom study and three clinical rotations at local hospitals and pharmacy retail stores. Curriculum includes the most commonly used drugs,  review of pharmacy laws and ethics, practice calculations, inventory management, compounding, standards of care and customer service.
MAC Science Instructors to Second-Graders: “It’s All About Molecules”
Mineral Area College’s science instructors recently brought the field trip to some North County second graders on April 26.


Deans’ Lists of MAC Students Released
The Deans’ List was recently announced for the Spring 2013 semester at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. Students so honored must earn no grade below a "C” or any incomplete grades, be enrolled in at least 12 hours of two-year degree credit, and have a current grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
Briggs Joins MAC Dean of Arts & Sciences
Sara Briggs, of Crystal City, has joined Mineral Area College as an administrative assistant to the dean of the Arts & Sciences Division.
MAC’s latest manufacturing program kicks off in August
Mineral Area College recently received $1.2 million to enhance the services of their Advanced Manufacturing Lab, hire a new instructor and additional program support staff. This Department of Labor grant “MoManufacturingWINs” allows the school to offer short-term, flexible training at no tuition cost to eligible students interested in improving their skill level in modern manufacturing.
MAC Paramedic Program Holds Graduation for 12
Hard work paid off for the graduates of the Mineral Area College Paramedic Program on July 12. After more than a year of intense classroom work and clinical/field internship rotations, 13 paramedic students of MAC’s Class of 2013 graduated before a “standing room only” crowd at the North College Center.
Breaking onto the Stage: MAC Theatre Presents Audition Schedule for 2013-14
Community actors, actresses and stagehands can join in the drama, comedy, music and dance this season as Mineral Area College’s Little Theatre Guild prepares for its upcoming performance season.


Harry Cecil, of St. Louis, has joined Mineral Area College as Director of Choirs.
Harry Cecil, of St. Louis, has joined Mineral Area College as Director of Choirs.

Harry comes to the Park Hills community college from Harris Stowe State University, St. Louis, where he was an adjunct faculty member. He was also a vocal music teacher at Jennings Sr. High School in St. Louis
Be a part of the Community Band! Join on Aug. 26
Community band will begin rehearsals Monday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m., in MAC's band room in the Fine Arts Building. 
Stuart Becomes Associate Dean at Mineral Area College
Diana Stuart of Farmington is now associate dean of instruction at Mineral Area College. She has worked for more than 25 years at MAC as an English and education instructor. Stuart is also the accreditation liaison officer, the teacher education program coordinator, and works with distance education and assessment initiatives for the Park Hills-based community college.
Braddy Joins Mineral Area College Technology Department
Tim Braddy, of Farmington, has joined Mineral Area College as a database analyst.
Crites Joins Mineral Area College Human Resources
Debbie Crites of Farmington has joined Mineral Area College’s Human Resources as an administrative assistant to HR Director Kathryn Neff.
Thurman Heads Mineral Area College Foundation Inc.
Kevin Thurman, of Farmington, has joined Mineral Area College as assistant to the president, Dr. Steve Kurtz.
Dill Becomes Graphic Designer at Mineral Area College
 Julia Dill of Terre Du Lac has joined Mineral Area College as its graphic designer.
To D.C. and Back, MAC’s Upward Bound Program Wraps Up Another Summer
Upward Bound at Mineral Area College, a federal TRIO program that encourages college attendance among certain populations of high school students, wrapped up another successful, six-week summer program that included a trip to Washington, D.C., a number of local field trips, job shadowing, and introductions to a state legislator and other local officials.

 
Summer in Italy: The Art of Landscape Covered in Lecture
To spend a couple weeks in Italy might be anyone’s dream. But if you’re an art student and spending it at a camp that focuses on painting landscapes, it’s a dream come true. The whole experience will be related during a Sept. 19 lecture at Mineral Area College.
One Last Call to Action By Gayle
With only a few weeks left in the Simmons Match Campaign, Dr. N. Gayle Simmons is making one last call to action to help the annual fund-raising campaign he organizes for the foundation.
Tina Miller Joins MAC's MoManufacturingWINs Program as Support Specialist
Tina Miller of Bonne Terre has joined Mineral Area College’s MoManufacturingWINs program as a program support specialist and navigator.  MoManufacturingWINs is a statewide program to provide tuition-free training in manufacturing careers, plus additional credentials and skills to boost employability.
In the Midst of Fall, MAC Looks Forward to Spring
The autumn leaves are beginning to fall, and so are the days on the calendar that lead up to the beginning of spring semester at Mineral Area College.
Mineral Area College Inducts Students to PTK
 On Oct. 11, Mineral Area College celebrated the 84th anniversary of its Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, making it the second-oldest active chapter in the state. It inducted 13 new students into the international honor society for two-year educational institutions.
Gem and Mineral Society Awards Scholarship
Mineral Area College Foundation has announced that the 2013-14 Mineral Area Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship has been awarded to Sidney Wells of Leadwood.
Romine Wins MCCA Award
Senator Gary Romine received the Missouri Community College Association's Distinguished Legislator Award at a ceremony held in St. Louis today.  Romine serves Missouri's 3rd Senate District, which includes Iron, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington counties, as well as part of Jefferson County. 
Mineral Area College Staff Recognize Students’ Accomplishments in Healthcare Maintenance Program Training
Industrial Maintenance Instructor Bill Sansagraw and MoHealthWINs program support staff at Mineral Area College recently recognized three students who completed the three stackable credential programs in healthcare maintenance training:  maintenance technician, HVAC technician and stationary engineering.
Community Ladies Luncheon
Mineral Area College Foundation recognized four alumnae during its annual Community Ladies Luncheon on Oct. 23.
 
Sonja Wilson of Farmington, Kerry (Roney) Glore of Park Hills, Julie Heisel Loughary of Belgrade, and Barbara (Banks) Steel of Leadwood were awarded.
MAC Student Aaron Brooks Wins Student Leadership Award
The Missouri Community College Association presented Aaron Brooks of Mineral Area College with the Student Leadership Award at a ceremony held in St. Louis today.  Brooks is a very active member of his college's Phi Theta Kappa chapter. 
MAC Rolls Out General Genetics Class this Spring
In response to growing demand for expanded education in biotechnology, Mineral Area College is starting a class in general genetics this spring.
VanHerck Wins Award of Distinction During MCCA Convention
The Missouri Community College Association presented Dr. Don VanHerck of Bismarck with the Award of Distinction at a ceremony held in St. Louis Oct. 31.
Simmons Match Reaches $100,000 in Purchasing Power
Mineral Area College Foundation announced today (Nov. 7) that their annual campaign, the Simons Match, was the most successful to date.  Donors, alumni, and friends saw the total amount of giving climb to $19,851.  When combined with the Simmons Match and the state of Missouri’s $3-$1 match, the total purchasing power for the college reached a record $100,000 for the Foundation’s Enhancement Grant fund.
Jones New Head Baseball Coach
After serving four years as assistant coach, Blake Jones (MAC 2004-06) was named MAC’s new head baseball coach, replacing Coach Stan Walden who retired after the spring baseball season.
MAC Offering Textcasting for Weather Alerts, MAC Events
Wintery weather in the mix and busy semesters at Mineral Area College bring to mind one of the classic cliff-hangers of students everywhere: Will classes be cancelled because of inclement weather?
Perryville Higher Ed Center to Offer 12-Week Pharmacy Tech Program
Mineral Area College’s Pharmacy Technician Program is branching out to the Higher Education Center in Perryville. Through MAC’s participation in the MoHealthWINs program eligible students can receive top-notch healthcare career training, plus personal assistance and job placement services at no tuition cost. Since its launch at the Park Hills campus in October 2012, 18 program graduates have been placed in full-time pharmacy technician positions.
MAC Included in Consortium to Lure Boeing’s 777X Production
Hundreds of rural southeast Missouri workers are familiar with daily commutes to St. Louis, and there might be more commuting in the future, if the state wins production of the Boeing 777X. And Mineral Area College would likely be training many of those workers.
Debbie LaBruyere Joins MAC
Debbie LaBruyere of Farmington has joined Mineral Area College as an administrative assistant to the community college’s career advisors, access director, and dual credit coordinator
Winner of Abbott Scholarship Announced
Mineral Area College Foundation recently announced the recipient of the 2014 Rose Abbott Nursing Scholarship, Carla Lay of Fredericktown.
Deans’ Lists of MAC Students Released
The Mineral Area College Dean’s List was recently announced for the Fall 2013 semester. Students at the Park-Hills based community college who are so honored must earn no grade below a "C” or any incomplete grades, be enrolled in at least 12 hours of two-year degree credit, and have a current grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
The “Big Bang Theory” High Tech Workshop at Mineral Area College
In late November, Mineral Area College made a “Big Bang” during an event to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) along with other high-tech career options to 160 eighth-grade girls from area school districts.
Jan. 18: See What the BUZZ is About! Sign Up for Basic Beekeeping
This is creating quite a “Buzz”! The Parkland Beekeepers Association, with the help of Mineral Area College and the University of Missouri Extension, is hosting a basic beekeeping class from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 


MAC’s 12-Week Pharmacy Tech Program Moving to Perryville
Mineral Area College’s Pharmacy Technician Program will move to the college’s Perryville location. Anyone interested in this relatively inexpensive, 3-month training program should attend the class interview and informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Perryville Higher Education Center, 108 Progress Dr. The program starts in late April, ends in late July, and support specialists help with job placement.
MAC Continuing Ed Offering 11 New Classes
Mineral Area College released its spring continuing education schedule this week, featuring a variety of classes from the “Art of Tatting” to “Self-Defense for Teens and Young Adults.”  MAC offers continuing education classes to the general public to provide additional opportunities for recreation and education in the Parkland.
 
Mineral Area College Kicks Band Requested for State Performance
A musician’s career can be hard—late nights, low pay, holiday and weekends are busiest, tricky audiences. But when you’re playing for kicks, as the musicians in the MAC Kicks Band do, you sometimes like to take your show on the road.
MACFlix Club to Feature Classic Film Series this Spring
Mineral Area College’s student movie club, MACFlix, is offering free movies this spring in the Fine Arts Theatre at the Park Hills campus.
Arianna String Quartet Coming to Mineral Area College
A musical power of four will fill the stage of Mineral Area College’s Fine Arts Theatre at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22.
Missouri Rep. Elaine Gannon to Address 4th Friday
State Rep. Elaine Gannon, R-115th District, will address the crowd on Feb. 28 at Mineral Area College’s Fourth Friday.
Ingram to Headline MAC Jazz Fest
Mineral Area College is gearing up for the 28th Annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 1.
MAC Theatre Guild to Present “Much Ado About Nothing”
Widely considered as one of Shakespeare’s best romantic comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing” will be performed in time for Valentine’s Day by Mineral Area College’s Little Theatre Guild.
MAC Continuing Ed Offering 11 New Classes
 Mineral Area College released its spring continuing education schedule this week, featuring a variety of classes from the “Art of Tatting” to “Self-Defense for Teens and Young Adults.” MAC offers continuing education classes to the general public to provide additional opportunities for recreation and education in the Parkland.


MAC Little Theatre Guild Schedules Auditions
Community actors, actresses and stagehands can join in the drama, comedy, music and dance this season as Mineral Area College’s Little Theatre Guild makes plans for upcoming performances. 
MAC Little Theatre Guild Schedules Auditions
Community actors, actresses and stagehands can join in the drama, comedy, music and dance this season as Mineral Area College’s Little Theatre Guild makes plans for upcoming performances. 
Native American Storyteller to Be at Long Hall in Farmington
Preston Tone-Pah-Hote Sr., member of the Kiowa Nation in Oklahoma, will bring Native American stories to the Mineral Area on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Long Hall in Farmington.
MAC Art Instructor Shows Work in New York
Jim Wilson, art instructor at Mineral Area College and Farmington resident, has enjoyed almost a half century of being a professional artist, most of his time spent far away from his hometown of Jackson. He’s spent time in Mexico and the Southwest, he’s been all over Europe, and now he’s gotten to spend a bit of time back in his old haunts of New York, exhibiting a piece in a juried exhibition by artist Lois Dodd, at the Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan. The showing of “Vault Revealed” will be on display until Feb. 22.
MAC 2014 Golf Tournament
Mineral Area College Foundation is giving folks a reason to shake the winter gloom, dust off the clubs and hit the course.
Mineral Area College's Lana Jinkerson Receives Governor's Award For Excellence In Teaching
Lana Jinkerson of Mineral Area College has received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
MAC Receives Grant to Promote Healthcare Education
Mineral Area College recently received a grant that will not only expand its dual-enrollment science offerings to area high school students this fall, but will help upgrade area high school science labs.
MAC Continuing Ed to Offer Class in Home-Buying
Have you ever wondered about the steps involved in buying a home? Mineral Area College’s Continuing Education Department is offering a free, one-night seminar in home-buying.
Sullivan Publishes Debut Novel
Technology, social commentary and suspense fill a new book penned by MAC alumnus Daniel Sullivan, 34. He is the son of Jerry and Joan Sullivan, of Farmington.
Summer Registration a Breeze at MAC
With spring finally sprung, Mineral Area College is gearing up for the upcoming semester of summer classes. The summer semester begins June 2, and students began registering for classes Feb. 24.
MAC Honor Society Inducts 46 New Members
The Mineral Area College Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 46 new members during ceremonies held March 21, 2014.
MAC PTK Makes Good Showing at State
Mineral Area College’s Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was awarded a Five Star Status on March 1, 2014, at the honor society’s regional convention in Branson, MO.
Missouri Rep. Kevin Engler to Address 4th Friday
State Rep. Kevin Engler, R-116th District, will address the crowd on April 25 at Mineral Area College’s Fourth Friday.
MAC Hosts Breakfast for All FRJC Alums
As Mineral Area College steadily moves toward the century mark of providing quality, affordable, education to its surrounding communities, alumni of its predecessor, Flat River Junior College, are invited to a special breakfast at 8:30 a.m., April 9, at the Park Hills campus North College Center.
 
Arts Council’s K-12 Art Show May 3
Art students from kindergarten through high school will once again take over the Mineral Area College Field House in the 15th annual Mineral Area Council on the Arts extravaganza, the K-12 Art Show.
MAC Athletics to Host Banquet

Mineral Area College Athletics Department will be hosting its Ninth Annual Athletic Banquet on Wednesday evening, April 30, at 6 p.m. at the Centene Center in Farmington.   Student Service Dean Jean Merrill-Doss said the event will be open to the public, “and we hope that our fantastic fans and loyal supporters will be able to join us as we honor and recognize individual and team achievements.”
MAC Hosts Breakfast for All FRJC Alums
 As Mineral Area College steadily moves toward the century mark of providing quality, affordable, education to its surrounding communities, alumni of its predecessor, Flat River Junior College, are invited to a special breakfast at 8:30 a.m., April 9, at the Park Hills campus North College Center.
Thirty Named Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Officer Teams
Thirty Phi Theta Kappa chapter officer teams will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Awards, presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during its annual convention, NerdNation 2014, in Orlando, Fla., April 24-26. Recipients will receive commemorative medallions and be honored during the Hallmark Awards Gala
MAC Graduates PharmTech Class No. 5
Twelve students graduated from Mineral Area College’s MoHealthWINs Pharmacy Technician program, participating in an April 8, 2014 ceremony held in the community college’s Rice Lecture Hall on its Park Hills campus.
Cash Retiring from MAC Business Office
Cleta Cash, administrative assistant/enrollment services specialist, is retiring from Mineral Area College. She has worked for the college for 27 years.


Belovich to Retire from Mineral Area College
EXCEL Director Elaine Belovich will retire in June from Mineral Area College, after almost 20 years with the federal TRIO program that provide advising, tutoring, and other academic support to low-income, first generation students and students with disabilities
Fields to Retire from Mineral Area College
 Department Chair/instructor Patricia Fields will retire in May after almost 13 years in the Child Development Program at Mineral Area College.
Porter Retiring from MAC Technology Dept.
Brad Porter, electronics professor and chair of the Mineral Area College Technology Dept., will retire in May after 29 years with the community college.
MAC Business Manager Rusty Straughan to Retire
Russell “Rusty” Straughan, Mineral Area College’s business manager, will retire this summer after more than a dozen years with the college.
Missouri Sen. Romine to Speak at MAC Commencement May 10
Mineral Area College’s commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, will feature an address by Missouri Sen. Gary Romine, R-3rd District.
 
31st Annual Science Fair Sees Many Winners
Mineral Area College’s Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Fieldhouse saw quite a few winners during the Math & Science Fair, scheduled this year on April 4.
 
MAC to Honor Alumnus Wood at 90th Commencement May 10
In addition to watching graduation candidates in robes and mortar boards walk across the Robert E. Sechrest Field House to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance,” the crowd at Mineral Area College’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, will see Flat River Junior College alumnus Dick Wood of St. Louis presented with the community college’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Mineral Area College Receives Project Lead The Way Certification for STEM Education Program
Mineral Area College announced recently that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that has been offered since 2012.
  

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