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For Friends and Supporters of the MCC Foundation & MCC Alumni Highlander Quarterly In this issue 26th Annual Golf Classic Steinway Series Concerts Scholarship News Health Professions Grand Opening Distinguished Alumni Awards Charitable Gift Annuities Let You GIve ... and Get Honorariums and Memorial Gifts McLENNAN Helping Students Here. Please remember the MCC Foundation in your annual giving estate planning and memorials. Fall 2012 26th Annual Golf classic sets sponsorship participant records Morning round winners Connor Elliott Juan Villarreal Jason Schrimsher and Brian Blair celebrate winning the McLennan Cup. Afternoon round winners Cameron Goss Johnny Keel Billy Dicorte and Adam Meyer celebrate winning the McLennan Cup. In 2011 the MCC Foundation Golf Classic reached its 25th Anniversary and added numerous new features to celebrate the silver anniversary milestone. As a result the event garnered almost unprecedented support As the 26th Annual event approached we wondered how we could make the event more special for our participants ... the solution more fun Not only was this year s tournament special in features and record participation but it also boasted an enormous outpouring of support from sponsors and players that resulted in the highestearning tournament in history. At publication time the tournament saw an 18 percent increase in net profits over last year s record-setting tournament Beautiful fall weather and the ever-popular Cottonwood Creek Golf Course set the stage for a day of fun for the more than 230 golfers who participated. Dozens of enthusiastic MCC volunteers and student athletes were on hand to support the event which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the MCC Foundation. Proceeds support student scholarships and capital needs. Among the exciting highlights of the tournament were hole-in-one contests featuring chances to win a 2012 GMC Sierra truck sponsored by Richard Karr Motors or a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Waco While nobody won the prizes it was fun to try Silent Auction items ranging from the useful to the unique to the self-indulgent to the beautiful brought in several thousand dollars in generous bids. Our deepest thanks go out to the more than 130 businesses and individuals (see p. 2) who supported the tournament through sponsorships or donations of cash or prizes. We especially recognize our title sponsor the group of the City of Lacy-Lakeview Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn and Suites for its generous support Plans are underway for the Foundation s 27th Annual Golf Classic on Friday October 4 2013. We ll see you there The MCC Foundation 1400 College Drive Waco TX 76708 Phone 254.299.8604 www.mclennan.edu foundation Editor Kim Patterson APR Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN fALL 2012 Golf Tournament Friend of MCC Passes Jim Bonella a good friend of McLennan Community College and MCC Baseball passed away Sept. 14 in Grand Junction Marlene and Jim Bonella of Colorado. Grand Junction Colorado. Jim and his wife Marlene were the hosts (through the Grand Junction Optimist Club) for the Texas teams that qualified for the NJCAA Baseball World Series in the early 1980s. Former baseball coach Rick Butler says that the Bonellas always made those stays wonderful experiences not only for the coaches and players but also for the family members who travelled to Colorado. Jim made several trips to the state baseball tournament to make sure he knew personally who was qualifying for the series from Texas and according to Rick he always wanted it to be MCC. The couple also visited Waco to see good friends Rick and Sharon Butler and Henry and Darlene Apperson and Jim frequently participated in the MCC Foundation golf tournament. According to Butler a great friend of MCC is gone but his lasting memory will remain in the minds of many in MCC s family. 2 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Arts Notes Well-Tempered Keyboards Delight The exotic sound of the Marimba paired with the sophistication of a Steinway created a delightful afternoon of music for guests at Well-Tempered Keyboards on Oct. 14 at the Ball Performing Arts Center. Accomplished musicians Robert Crutchfield and Dr. Maria Mika Guenette pictured below comprise this piano & percussion duo which was the second performance in the 2012-13 McLennan Steinway Concert Series. MCC Foundation Executive Director Harry Harelik Visual and Peforming Arts Director Rob Page Maria Mika Guenette and Robert Crutchfield at the Well Tempered Keyboards Steinway concert on Oct. 14. Foundation to Recognize All-Steinway Donors Donors who have given generously to the All-Steinway Campaign at McLennan Community College will be recognized at a special donor wall ceremony and reception on Feb. 2 coinciding with the Anderson & Roe Steinway Series concert. The MCC Foundation launched the All-Steinway Campaign in December 2009 and to date the campaign has raised almost 750 000 to purchase 27 Steinway pianos and establish an endowed maintenance fund. Click to preview Anderson & Roe 3 Here Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Scholarship Night Scholarship Night 2012 Celebrating Donors and Scholars Recognition of the more than 19 donors who gave 1.33 million in new endowed scholarships or major gifts last year to the MCC Foundation was the highlight of the 12th Annual Scholarship Alumni & Donor Recognition event on Sept. 11. The event also celebrated the achievements of several hundred scholarship students who received MCC Foundation or Institutional scholarships this year and recognized the 2012 Highlander Alumni Association s Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Young Leader award winners (see p. 7.) Baylor University President Judge Ken Starr who began his college career at a community college in San Antonio gave a reflective inspiring address at the MCC Foundation s Scholarship Alumni & Donor Recognition event Sept. 11. Judge Ken Starr president of Baylor University kept the audience spellbound with his keynote address about his early college years at San Antonio College and how excellent education has determined his life s course. Guests were also treated to a special musical presentation by Dr. Ruth Pitts and Beth Ullman both on the music faculty at MCC. 4 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Health Professions News Health Professions &Science Years of dreaming planning fundraising and finally building came to fruition in August with the gala grand opening of the MCC Health Professions Complex and Simulation Lab. The MCC Foundation celebrated the achievement with a reception and tours in the Simulation Lab followed by dinner and demonstrations in the Science Building. Tremendous student and faculty participation in tours and demonstrations helped guests experience the superior-quality health and science education offered at MCC including hands-on undergraduate research opportunities in many science fields. Among the benefits the Simulation Lab offers is cooperative training between MCC nursing students and resident physicians from the Waco Family Health Center. Family Health Center CEO Dr. Roland Goertz gave the keynote address at the Aug. 7 dinner. The Simulation Lab was constructed with money from the 2006 MCC bond election but cutting-edge medical training equipment and furnishings were funded through generous donations to the MCC Foundation from these community partners The Meadows Foundation CMC Cityscape II Partners Cooper Foundation Scott and White Healthcare Waco Foundation David and Dorothy Fornoff Additionally the celebration was underwritten by CWA Construction Inc. and rbdr pllc architects. Thanks to all who supported this celebration Grand Opening 5 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Health Professions News THE IMPORTANCE OF AN MCC-FAMILY HEALTH CENTER COLLABORATION By Dr. Jackson Griggs High-stakes scenarios are common plant workers. Simulation training in medical education--dein medical practice. spite its late arrival in professional simulation education--is Patients morbidity proving to be equally helpful in saving lives because physiciansand mortality can in-training can use human simulation models to test their hinge on physician competence without endangering actual human patients. and nursing acMcLennan Community College s vision and development curacy leadership in medical simulation training at MCC s new Health Professions communication and Simulation Center has transformed local physician and nursing psychomotor skills. education from an ad hoc process dependent on the occurrence Dr. Jackson Griggs and his wife Erin at the Unfortunately in of risky life-and-death scenarios to a proactive learning system. Health Professions Simulation Lab grand traditional medical The MCC Health Professions Simulation Center is a state-ofopening on Aug. 7. education scenarios the-art facility that accurately replicates a hospital environthat allow resident ment. Using high-fidelity medical simulation mannequins the physicians and nursing students the opportunity to practice MCC Simulation Center creates opportunities for nurses and these abilities are limited. Steep learning curves have obvious physicians-in-training to practice patient care in challenging implications for patient safety particularly when novices are situations without harm to real patients--and until competency conducting life-and-death interventions on real patients. This is demonstrated among participants. creates an ethical tension for both the trainers and trainees in As a faculty member and the Curriculum Director at the medical education. Waco Family Medicine Residency Program I cannot recall an Largely because of the substantial degree of medical error educational collaboration that has borne as much fruit and publicized in recent years there has been a shift in worldas quickly as the wide attention toward competency-based training in the medical simulation health professions. According to the Institute of Medicine s project with MCC. The 1999 report To Err is Human Building a Safer Healthcare cooperative and enerSystem medical errors account for between 44 000 and getic reception by the 98 000 annual deaths in the United States. This degree of MCC faculty and the mortality is just shy of the number of annual deaths caused thoughtful leadership by all forms of accidents in the US and seven times as of the MCC adminmany deaths as are caused by HIV-related illness. The cost istration is translatof these errors reaches almost 30 billion dollars each year ing into physicians 0.3% of the United States GDP. Training physicians and better-trained for the FHC Residents Dr. Nancy Kwan left and Dr. Mark nurses to avoid medical errors by competently navigating high-stakes tasks they Jung work with MCC nursing students Veronica high-stakes scenarios is incumbent on educational proface in the hospital Russell and Brian Eubanks in the Simulation Lab. grams despite the limitations created by reduced resident and clinic. In labor and physician work hours limited faculty teaching time and shorter delivery crisis scenarios in critical childhood illness scenarios hospital stays among patients. and in adult cardiac arrest scenarios we are seeing improvement Other professions with high-stakes procedures have sucin resident knowledge confidence and skill--and this without cessfully incorporated simulation technology into their training the risks inherent in live patient care. I look forward to further and assessment programs. Examples include flight simulators educational collaboration and remain grateful to those who for pilots and astronauts war games and training exercises for have contributed to MCC and its vision of excellence in medical military personnel and technical operations scenarios for power education for our community. faculty member and Director of Curriculum Waco Family Medicine Residency Program 6 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Alumni News Alumni Awards Recognize Student Lifetime Achievements Landon Hengst of McGregor was awarded the 2012 McLennan Community College Distinguished Alumni Award from the Highlander Alumni Association at the annual Scholarship Alumni & Donor Recognition event Sept. 11. Hengst began his collegiate career at MCC in 1981 and led the Highlander baseball team to a NJCAA World Series title in 1983. His pitching record that year was 20 wins and 1 loss which set a national record for collegiate pitching wins that stands to this day. He was recruited to play baseball for the Texas Longhorns and earned his bachelor s degree from the University of Texas in 1985. The following year Hengst joined Blue Bell Creameries in Waco where he now serves as Branch Manager. He has served the community through Midway Little League and on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Robinson Chamber of Commerce Texas Grocers Association and St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He was nominated by former coach Rick Butler. Pictured from left are MCC Highlander Alumni Association Director Kim Patterson Logan Hengst Laurie Hengst Distinguished Alumnus Landon Hengst MCC president Dr. Johnette McKown and former MCC Coach Rick Butler. Christopher Brown of Red Oak was awarded the 2012 McLennan Community College Distinguished Young Leader Award from the Highlander Alumni Association. Brown completed an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems graduating with a 3.85 g.p.a. and is now working toward a bachelor s degree through the University of Texas at Brownsville. While a student Brown tutored and taught in the MCC computer lab and served as Communications Team Leader for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. He organized fundraisers and provided numerous web pages pro bono for nonprofit causes all while founding and operating his own web design company. He is currently employed as IT Manager for Apple HMS a healthcare company based in Richardson. He was nominated by CIS instructor Linda Reichenbach. Pictured from left are MCC Highlander Alumni Association Director Kim Patterson Distinguished Young Leader Christopher Brown and MCC president Dr. Johnette McKown. The Highlander Alumni Association is a division of the MCC Foundation. Join us at http alumni.mclennan.edu 7 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Foundation News First Generation Cohort Celebrates Members of Cohort 6 of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport-McLennan Community College First Generation College Student Initiative summer bridge program celebrated the completion of the summer with a luncheon Aug. 15 at the Northwood House. This year s First Generation group has the distinction of earning all As in Dr. Cynthia Morris class Psyc 1301 marking the first time this notoriously tough teacher has ever given all As to any class. Congratulations Mark your calendars for the 12th Annual MCC Foundation Hearts in the Arts Gala on Thursday February 21 2013 Guests will begin their evening with a cocktail buffet at the Art Center of Waco followed by the McLennan Theatre performance of the Broadway favorite Hairspray at the Ball Performing Arts Center. This year guests will have the option of attending the musical that night or any performance of their choice during the 2012-2013 season. Gala proceeds benefit MCC student scholarships Invitations will be mailed in January and sponsorships are now being accepted. For more information or to be added to our invitation list call 254-299-8604 or e-mail reservations mclennan.edu. 8 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 Giving News by Harry I. Harelik Executive Director MCC Foundation Charitable Gift Annuities Another Way to Give ... and Get Those of us with strong feelings about giving to charity often do that regularly during our lifetimes but often neglect including charitable wishes in our wills. And many of us neglect to even write a will or make sure our wishes are known by our family and friends. When this happens a lifetime of giving is overlooked at perhaps the most important time.....the last opportunity to give to those nonprofits of most importance to us. Here is an idea that just might be the answer to the dilemma of how to give at one s death.....the charitable gift annuity. Very simply the charitable gift annuity under current tax law allows one to transfer money into an annuity which gives a high rate of return on a guaranteed basis monthly quarterly or annually for life. In addition the charitable gift annuity allows a current income tax deduction for the purchase of the annuity. And on one s death the balance in the annuity goes to the charity which has been designated. Here is an example Mr. Brown a widower contracts for a charitable gift annuity at age 75 putting 100 000 in the contract naming the McLennan Community College Foundation as the beneficiary of the annuity at his death. Mr. Brown had the 100 000 in a one year certificate of deposit which in today s low rate environment was only producing 1 000 annually (1% rate) or 83.33 per month. With the charitable gift annuity based on rates effective January 1 2012 the charitable gift annuity will pay 483.34 monthly or 5 800.08 (5.8%) annually. Mr. Brown had decided years ago that he was going to leave 100 000 to the McLennan Community College Foundation so getting a guaranteed higher rate of return for life with the remainder going to MCC was a perfect solution for him. In addition to the high return and guaranteed monthly income for life Mr. Brown will receive a charitable income tax deduction of 40 956.93 and in his 20% income tax bracket that will save him over 8 000 in taxes in the year he buys the annuity. Note the above is purely an illustration and as rates change the figures could change for a real donor depending on the date on which he contracts for the annuity. Potential donors charitable gift annuity buyers should rely on advice from their legal and accounting counsel. Charitable gift annuities can provide for a two life expectancy (such as husband and wife with the annuity proceeds passing to charity on the death of the last to die). And the remaining proceeds at death can be designated for a new scholarship fund at McLennan Community College named after the donors so that their names live on forever. The McLennan Community College Foundation is pleased to be able to offer charitable gift annuities to their donors through a special arrangement with the Austin Community Foundation. Please contact MCC Foundation Executive Director Harry I. Harelik MPA CPA CFRE at hharelik mclennan.edu or call 254-299-8606 for more details Foundation Board members attend MCC Summer Commencement MCC Foundation board members Dr. Hazel Rowe Fay Gutierrez Paul McClinton and Ann Roznovsky attended summer commencement Aug. 21 at the Waco Convention Center. The Foundation board comprises 26 volunteers who are all community and campus leaders. They serve three-year terms and help guide the Foundation s policies and operations and participate in Foundation events and fundraising activities. 9 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 honorariums and memorials To the Foundation July 1 2012 - September 30 2012 In Memory of Joe Ginnane by Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Jones honorariums In Honor of Ruby Burns and Mr. and Mrs. John Park by John Park III In Honor of Jim and Judy Haller s 45th Wedding Anniversary by In Memory of Gus Gonzalez Sr. by Harry Harelik Harry I. Harelik Michael and Sandy Hinton In Honor of Jim and Nell Hawkins by Margaret Brown In Memory of James Hemphill by Harry I. Harelik In Honor of Molly Martinsen by Dan and Jennifer Martinsen In Memory of Ezra Henderson by Bob Ford In Honor of Linda Reichenbach s Birthday by Lois Crook and Elizabeth Oates In Memory of Edgar Jablonowski by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Michael Bader by Mr. and Mrs. Dubbs Bob Ford Harry I. Harelik Dr. and Mrs. Fred Hills Drs. Stanley and Johnette McKown James and Mary Pratt Tom and Kathryn Proctor James and Teresa Rambo Tomah Smith Lorraine Stansel In Memory of William Berry by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Jim Bonella by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Cindy Connell by Beverly Stiba In Memory of James Lester Frazier by Frank and Kim Patterson memorials In Memory of Johnny Smith Lamb by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Charles W. Ling by Mr. and Mrs. C. Ray Perry In Memory of Chiquita Lockhart by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Molly Martinsen by Sharon Kenan In Memory of Ed Mazanec Jr. by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Harry Mitchell by Andrew and Rose DeLeon Bob Ford Nick and Fay Gutierrez Donnie and Cathy Hagan Harry I. Harelik Michael and Sandy Hinton Lesli McKinney Drs. Stanley and Johnette McKown Greg and Patti Mitchell Continued p. 11 10 Highlander Quarterly McLENNAN Fall 2012 honorariums and memorials To the Foundation July 1 2012 - September 30 2012 In Memory of Harry Mitchell continued Tom and Nancy Neill Frank and Kim Patterson Drs. Bill and Ruth Pitts James and Mary Pratt James and Teresa Rambo Lorraine Stansel Beverly Stiba Lance and Casey Summey Steven and Julie Whiteside In Memory of Dick Moore (former MCC Trustee) by Lowell and Lois Elliot Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Ernestine Watkins Payne by Bob Ford In Memory of Marcia Riggs by Tommy and Nancy Neill In Memory of Helen T. Sermas by Harry I. Harelik In Memory of Ambrose Uptmor by Dr. and Mrs. Jack Schneider McLennan Highlander Quarterly is a publication of the McLennan Community College Foundation a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) charitable organization that supports McLennan Community College student scholarships and capital projects. 2012 FOUNDATION BOARD Betty Bauer Mike Bidwell Diane Castello Randy Cox Louis Englander Bill Goss Fay Gutierrez Harry Harelik Dana Hassell K. Paul Holt Luanne Klaras Annette Lindsey Johnny Mankin Paul McClinton Dr. Johnette McKown John Montez Barbara Patrick Bill Patterson Mike Raymond Nelwyn Reagan Valerie Robinson Dr. Hazel Rowe Ann Roznovsky Lisa Sheldon Murray Watson Jr. FOUNDATION STAFF We are Social The MCC Foundation is now on Twitter Click here to follow. The Highlander Alumni Association is on Facebook Click here to Like and check out the McLennan Community College Foundation page as well Executive Director Harry I. Harelik MPA CPA CFRE Associate Director Communications & Alumni Relations Kim Patterson APR Editor Associate Director Operations Lance Summey LMSW Executive Secretary Rose DeLeon RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT STAFF Director Resource Development Nancy Neill Executive Secretary Cloddy Williams 11