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Description: Annual Report 2015-16 McLennan Community College

Annual Report 2015-16 Celebrating 50 years II Site of first MCC campus on the James Connally Air Force Base. President s Letter 50th Celebration Student Awards Grants MCC Board Awards Administration Foundation Enrollment & Financials Mission & Core Values Athletic & Academic Success 2 4 10 12 14 17 18 20 20 16 8 Main Campus Today 1 Reflecting Focusing on the future on the past & D uring this past year we have celebrated our heritage at McLennan Community College (MCC) in many ways. I ve thought about what life must have been like in Waco Texas around 1965 and I am grateful for those founders who were the visionaries for our future. Many celebratory events occurred during the year to document our focus on 50 years of Highlander history. At the same time we recognized the many student success efforts across campus the research of our students and the scholarship exhibited. Our University Center where students earn bachelor s master s and even a doctorate through Texas Tech or Tarleton State continues to grow and thrive and our Completion Center really came into its own during the year. A few other memorable events were Over 160 MCC flags were flown at supportive busi- The men s golf team won the national tournament and Vince Clark their coach was inducted into the NJCAA Men s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame. anniversary time capsule in Highlander Legacy Plaza showed tremendous support from local individuals families and businesses for our anniversary year. featuring Dr. Donnie Balmos and Mrs. Gail Wade 28 individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their dedication to the College. The dedication of 22 bronze plaques and the 50th During a special 50th Anniversary Presidents Concert We also hosted several public events on campus inviting the community to tour our facilities and departments as part of our year-long celebration. nesses around Waco to help us celebrate this exciting anniversary year. tournament for the first time since 1998 and they defeated Marion Military Institute in the opening round another first. MCC is an exciting place to be. I am humbled to serve as president for an institution that has made a difference in our community and in the lives of our citizens for 50 years. With gratitude Johnette McKown Ed.D. President McLennan Community College Our men s basketball team returned to the national 2 McLennan is an exciting place to be. I am humbled to serve as president for an institution that has made a difference in our community and in the lives of our citizens for 50 years. -- Johnette McKown Ed.D. MCC Presidents Dr. Dennis Michaelis (1988-2009) Dr. Johnette McKown (2009-present) Dr. Wilbur A. Ball (1966-1988) 3 Celebrating 50 years hen McLennan County voters approved a historic bond proposal forming McLennan Community College on Nov. 2 1965 the early founders of the College realized the need to open an affordable institution of higher education that would serve all Central Texans for years to come. Today MCC is a popular college choice for many Texans but a lot has changed since 1965. MCC has grown to serve more than 8 500 students each semester and has expanded its programs to include degrees designed to transfer to four-year universities career training to transition quickly into the workforce and bachelor s degrees on campus through the University Center. The College currently offers 60 Associate s degrees 47 Certificates and 14 Marketable Skills Awards to approximately 16 745 students each year. MCC provides a quality education and students may achieve a degree debt-free with affordable tuition. Graduates pursue careers in nursing law enforcement teaching social work accounting and many other professions. The opportunities the College has given McLennan County have changed lives and made Central Texas a better place to live work and play. MCC is grateful to the community for its tremendous support over the past five decades. In honor of 50 years of service to Central Texas the College hosted numerous celebratory events throughout the 2015-16 academic year to mark the momentous anniversary. Gerald Wilburn Presidential Scholar Kinesiology Major and Musician of Highlander Traditions Bricks & MortarBoards A 50th-Year Retrospective on McLennan Community College Kim Patterson - Author Below Memorabilia from the early years at MCC. W 4 Legacy Plaza & Time Capsule Top Right Workers seal the time capsule Center Plaque Dedication thanking our 22 50th Anniversary sponsors Right Harry Harelik hands over item to Shelly Rogers-Sharer for inclusion in the time capsule 5 Business After Hours Dr. ohnette McKown Mac T. Highlander and Matt Meadors President CEO Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce MCC Faculty & Staff Celebrate 50 Years Tartan Tenors Steinway Concert Garry Leonberger Justin Kroll and Edgar Sierra (MCC alumni) performed well-known tenor repertoire Hall of Fame Induction 6 Community Support Over 160 MCC flags were flown in the community for our 50th anniversary Left to Right MCC supporter and donor Jim Hawkins & John Maxwell McLennan Distinguished Lecture Series featuring John Maxwell Right Signing autographs at Student Q & A Inset Mitch Thompson presents Maxwell with a McLennan baseball jersey 50th Anniversary Gala Concert Anderson & Roe Piano Duo with the Waco Symphony Orchestra At right Dr. McKown and Harry Harelik (Executive Director of the MCC Foundation) greet dynamic piano duo guest musicians Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe at the 50th Anniversary Gala reception 7 Athletic & Academic Success McLennan Athletics has banner year S ince the beginning of the College 50 years ago MCC sports teams have shown a tradition of excellence on the court the playing field the links and in the classroom. The 2015-16 squads continued to build the legacy with all seven teams advancing to their respective post-season events and amassing a record number of academic accolades. Men s Basketball NTJCAC Conference Champions National tournament at-large selection First victory at national tournament in program history 6 NTJCAC Conference Player of the Week awards NTJCAC Freshman of the Year NTJCAC Newcomer of the Year 5 NTJCAC All-Conference Players NJCAA Division I Men s Basketball Championship All-Tournament selection Aundre Jackson Men s Golf NJCAA Division I Women s Basketball NTJCAC 4th-Place 3 NTJCAC All-Conference Players 2 WBCA Junior Community College Coaches All-America selections Caylinne Martin and Tayla Taylor Dance ADTS Division III Team Dance National Champions NDA Collegiate Championships Division III Team Performance 4th-Place 3 NDA All-Americans Daisha Mitchell Lyndsee Lemacks and Marissa Mendoza 8 National Champions Qualified for 14th-consecutive national tournament 3 NJCAA All-Americans Ryan Johnson Andrew Dewald and Cory Donnell NJCAA Men s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame Induction Vince Clark NJCAA Jack Nicklaus Award National Player of the Year Semifinalist Ryan Johnson CoSIDA Academic All-District selection 3 NJCAA District II All-District selections Women s Golf NJCAA National Championship 3rd Place Region V Champions Qualified for 19th-consecutive national tournament 4 NJCAA All-Americans Roanne Tomlinson Gianti Mahardhika Lydia Traylor and Savannah Moody School record for Lowest Round Score (Team 287) School record for Lowest Two-Round Score (Individual Lydia Traylor 139) School record for Lowest Single-Round Score (Individual Lydia Traylor and Gianti Mahardhika 68) Baseball NTJCAC Conference Champions Waco Tribune-Herald Sportsman of the Year Mitch Thompson 4 NJCAA Division I Southwestern District Top Returning 2 NJCAA Division I District D Top Returning Players NTJCAC Co-Player of the Year 10 NTJCAC All-Conference Players 2 NFCA Division I All-Region selections NJCAA Division I All-American Theresa Gonzales Marucci NJCAA Division I District D Elite Hitter Theresa Pitchers 4 NJCAA Division I Southwestern District Top Returning Players 1 NTJCAC Pitcher of the Week Award 7 NTJCAC All-Conference Players 2 Major League Baseball Draft selections Gonzales Academics 20 NTJCAC Academic All-Conference selections 18 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award recipients NJCAA Men s Golf Academic Team of the Year (3.55 team GPA) 3 NJCAA Honorable Mention Academic Teams of the Year Dance ADTS Division III Academic Championship Softball NTJCAC 2nd Place Region V North Champions 3 NJCAA Division I District D Top Newcomers 9 All-Texas Academic Team MCC students and Phi Theta Kappa members Desiree Pettersen and Mitchell Kronwinkler were named to the All-Texas Academic Team in a ceremony at the Texas State Capital. These awards are given annually to two-year college students nominated by faculty for outstanding academic achievement community service leadership and expression. Student Awards National Institute of Standards and Technology Challenge Zachary Ratliff an MCC computer science major from Waco and his partner Daniel Graham from Centre College in Danville Kentucky won a 10 000 award in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Data Challenge. Their second-place creation was Lab Pal an app to be used as a quick-reference tool for students and professionals in the science and engineering fields. The app includes search features a calculator an infrared (IR) spectrum viewer and lab notes that can be easily shared into one app. Honors College Boe Award MCC Honors College sophomore Caleb Polansky received the Dennis Boe Award from the Great Plains Honors Council for his outstanding scholarly work on his research. Only two individuals may be nominated by each college or university that is a part of the Great Plains Honors Council and only six recipients are chosen each year. 10 Three MCC Students Receive Terry Transfer Scholarship Saul Cornejo Bravo (left) Stephani Clevenger and Gabriela Garcia all former students of the MCC Honors College were awarded Terry Transfer Scholarships. This scholarship is awarded annually to non-traditional students who are transferring from a Texas community college or university and are working toward their first bachelor s degree at a Terry-affiliated public university in Texas. Rotary Club International Presidential Citation MCC s Sunrise Rotaract Club was awarded a 2015-16 Presidential Citation for Rotaract Clubs from Rotary International. To qualify Rotaract clubs had to complete two mandatory activities and at least three additional activities between July 1 2015 and April 1 2016. The citation honors those clubs making a difference in their communities and the world. Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar Hunter Solano was selected as a 2015 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa the national honor society for two-year colleges and received a 1 000 scholarship from the organization. MCC Honors College Competes in Up to Us Campaign A five-member team of MCC Honors College students Saul Cornejo Bravo Katie Hays Andrew Kuykendall Jessie Patterson and Hunter Solano competed in the three-week Up to Us campaign. This nonpartisan program is designed for students to educate their peers on our long-term national debt how it could affect their economic opportunities and what their generation can do to have a voice in raising awareness of our fiscal challenges. 11 Grants & Awards Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Programs In August 2009 the Texas Legislature created the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program (NSRP) and appropriated funds to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to carry out the program. Each year colleges with initial licensure nursing programs can receive funding through this program. This year THECB awarded 172 999 to MCC s program for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) faculty professional development and success initiatives that benefit ADN students. The Texas Workforce Commission awarded the Adult Education and Literacy program at MCC 909 281 to operate a comprehensive adult education and literacy program in the six-county Heart of Texas region that includes Bosque Falls Freestone Hill Limestone and McLennan Counties. Student Support Services & Upward Bound The U.S. Department of Education awarded MCC a five-year grant for TRIO a Student Support Services (SSS) program. The first-year funding of 331 543 was designated to assist encourage and equip low-income disadvantaged students with success strategies to persist and graduate from MCC with an associate s degree and or transfer to a four-year university. Upward Bound also a TRIO program received 371 773 for year five of their multi-year grant to work with local high school students to improve their retention graduation and overall academic success. Comprehensive College Readiness & Success Models for 60x30TX Under the Comprehensive College Readiness & Success Models for 60x30TX (CRSM) grant program THECB awarded MCC 100 000 to support two distinct student success initiatives the Gateway Model and Integrated Career Pathways Model. The goal of these success initiatives is to scale comprehensive strategies and activities to accomplish priorities which focus on at least 60 percent of Texans between the ages of 25-34 earning a certificate or degree by 2030. Waco Symphony Celebrity Conductor Dr. Johnette McKown was the winner of the 2015 Celebrity Conductor Contest Waco Symphony Orchestra s biennial fundraising competition hosted by the Waco Symphony Council. Dr. McKown conducted Sleigh Ride at the Symphony s Holiday Magic Concert Dec. 11 at Waco Hall. 12 European Choir Tour The MCC Chorale under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Sneed completed their first European Tour in May with performances in Prague Vienna and Budapest. New & Expanded Programs University Center Expands with New Degrees Renewed Partnership The University Center at MCC has thrived since its inception in 2001. Texas Tech University became a partner in 2009 renewed their Memorandum of Understanding with MCC in September 2015 and added the Master of Public Administration to their degree offerings in Waco. In April Tarleton State University announced the addition of the Master of Social Work degree bringing the total to 42 degrees offered by the five partner institutions on the MCC campus. Student Success Initiatives With the College s continued focus on student success several new programs were developed to help meet the needs of target populations. A new mentoring program the Men of Color Initiative was designed to encourage young men in that demographic group to stay in school and succeed through mentoring and developing relationships with MCC faculty and staff members. The Completion Center opened in the fall providing support resources and accountability that students need to be successful. It is home to the Success Coaches Support & Empowerment Program and Disability Services. Career Services underwent revitalization as well. Their team offers workshops seminars personality assessments career counseling r sum and interview assistance as well as job postings and weekly job opening emails. Texas Tech & Tarleton State Students. 13 Welcoming Two New Trustees to MCC s Board Ricky Turman The MCC Board of Trustees appointed Mr. Ricky Turman to fill the vacant District 4 position created when former chairman Randy Cox moved from the district and resigned from the Board. Turman is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation Inc. in Waco. He served on the Robinson ISD Board for 18 years including seven years as president. He is a past-president of the United Way of Waco-McLennan County and has served as a council member on the Robinson City Council for four years. Turman notes his reasons for serving on the MCC Board of Trustees I have always had an interest in serving my community whether as a volunteer fireman Little League coach or school board member. Education is vital to the progress of our community and our young people need an education to be best prepared for the future. Doug McDurham The MCC Board of Trustees appointed Mr. Doug McDurham to the District 1 position which was vacated by Dr. James Lewis after he resigned due to health issues. McDurham is director of programs for the Texas Hunger Initiative and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at Baylor University. He was previously the chief executive officer for the Communities in Schools for the Heart of Texas Inc. He has served on the McLennan Adult Education and Mental Health Advisory Boards in the past. When appointed McDurham said There is a direct correlation between the success of Waco and the work of McLennan Community College. I ve invested my professional career and my volunteer work in improving educational options for all people so I m humbled and honored to be able to serve my community as a trustee of this great institution. Honoring Randy Cox After 25 years serving on the MCC Board of Trustees Mr. Randy Cox resigned from his position due to his move out of the district. Mr. Cox was first elected to the Board as District 4 Trustee on May 8 1990. He served the College under the leadership of two presidents Dr. Dennis Michaelis and Dr. Johnette McKown. Cox is employed as the general manager of QTI Promotions & Apparel. He served as chairman of the MCC Board of Trustees from 2008 until his resignation in November 2015. Additionally he was vice chairman from 2000 to 2008. Cox noted one reason he wanted to serve on this board is his interest in education. He said I have been going to MCC all my life. It is a quality place and it has given me an opportunity to serve in a role that fits well with what I like to do. 14 One major benefit is that we are able to reach students we would not normally be able to reach for higher education. MCC offers great affordable opportunities especially with the University Center and I think it will continue to grow and reach those who can t afford colleges like Baylor. McLennan Community College Board of Trustees Standing Earl Stinnett Sr. Bob Sheehy Jr. Vice-Chair Geneva Watley Secretary Doug McDurham. Seated Pauline Chavez K. Paul Holt Chairman Ricky Turman. 15 Award-Winning Faculty & Staff NISOD Winners The National Institute of Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) Award recognizes commitment to high performance and extraordinary service in higher education. Minnie Stevens Piper Nominee The Piper Professor awards recognition to outstanding achievement in the teaching profession in colleges and universities in the state of Texas. The selection committee looks for instructors who are well-rounded outgoing teachers devoted to the profession who have made a special impact on their students and communities. MCC nominated Dr. Kurt Chunn Professor of Sociology for the prestigious award this year. Dr. Kurt Chunn Professor of Sociology Herman Tucker Director of Records & Registration Alisa Petree Professor of Medical Laboratory Technolog y Dr. Alexandra Shiu Associate Professor of Business & Economics MCC SBDC wins Lean for Main Street Training Challenge MCC s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was one of five winners of the Lean for Main Street Training Challenge to adapt an existing curriculum to help Main Street small businesses and entrepreneurs utilize the insights of lean business methodologies. Lean methodology drives companies to move away from a traditional business plan to a more simplified step-by-step approach. It involves a cycle of consumer feedback and adaption to quickly take products to market. MCC SBDC s pilot program requires teams to conduct a minimum of 20 customer interviews to test their assumptions and evaluate whether there is a market for their entrepreneurial ideas. Dr. David Oualaalou Part-time Professor of Government Brenda Price Senior Executive Secretary of Instruction 16 Administration Seated Mr. Gene Gooch Vice President Finance & Administration and Dr. Johnette McKown President Standing Dr. Donald Balmos Vice President Instruction Dr. Phil Rhodes Vice President Research Effectiveness & Information Technology and Dr. Drew Canham Vice President Student Success 17 McLennan Community College Foundation Miguel Diaz of Waco was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Leader Award. Diaz graduated with his associate s degree in science with a 4.0 GPA in 2015 and was awarded one of three full-tuition scholarships from the MAC College Money Program through the Waco Foundation to continue his education at Baylor University. While at MCC Diaz served as president of the Hispanic Student Association and was a Presidential Scholar. He also spent time volunteering at the Salvation Army. Foundation Alumni Awards Danny Uptmore was named the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus by the MCC Foundation s Highlander Alumni & Friends Association. Uptmore a 1969 graduate of MCC obtained his bachelor s in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973 and his master s of business administration from Baylor University in 1977. He was one of MCC s first Student Government presidents served on MCC s Board of Trustees from 1980-1994 was the executive director of the MCC Foundation from 1995-2000 and served as executive director of corporate training until his retirement in 2016. Foundation s Mission The MCC Foundation promotes quality higher education that enriches the academic economic and cultural life of our diverse community. To further this mission the Foundation acquires financial resources and strengthens support to fund scholarships professional development and capital improvements for the students faculty and staff of the College and the broader communities it serves. In so doing the Foundation hopes to enhance quality of life encourage success and positively change the futures of students and their families. 18 Board of Directors The McLennan Community College Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of 26 elected directors. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization independent of McLennan Community College. The Foundation Board meets quarterly and members actively serve on Foundation and College committees including the Foundation s investment scholarship and special events committees. The 2016 MCC Foundation Board of Directors are (Standing left to right) Randy Cox J. Clay Sawyer M.D. Charles Moore Kent Keahey Harry I. Harelik Paul McClinton (Chair) Winfred Watkins Wesley Filer (Vice-Chair) Judge Rex Davis Louie Englander and Dana Hassel. (Seated left to right) Betty Bauer Sharon Allison (Treasurer) Dr. Hazel Rowe Geneva Watley Phyllis Blackwood Linda Hatchel and Dr. Johnette McKown (Secretary). Not pictured Diane Deaver Nashim Hamilton Luanne Klaras Doug McDurham Judge Vicki Menard Ellie Morrison Valerie Robinson and Murray Watson Jr. 19 Financials Income FY 2016 Enrollment Fall 2013 2014 2015 22.0% 1.7% 0.1% 0.4% 47.6% 0.4% 27.7% Tuition & Fees 26 231 668 State Funds 12 142 764 Sales & Services Educational Activities 945 528 Interest Income 50 068 Grants & Contracts 217 935 Other Sources 232 208 Taxes 15 266 357 Total 55 165 529 47.6% 22.0% 1.7% 0.1% 0.4% 0.4% 27.7% 100.0% 0 2 000 2014 2015 2016 4 000 6 000 8 000 10 000 12 000 Spring 0 2 000 4 000 6 000 8 000 10 000 12 000 Expenditure 15.0% 10.2% 6.1% 4.2% 0.5% 51.0% 4.0% 9.1% Instruction Institutional Support Physical Plant Student Services Academic Support Public Service Scholarships Mandatory Transfers Total Surplus Source MCC Financial Records Our Mission McLennan Community College s mission is to engage educate and enrich its community. The College ensures access to pathways for student success through excellent workforce and transfer programs student services and continuing education. These programs promote proficiency in identified student learning outcomes successful course completion graduation employment and transfer to a senior institution. The College embraces diversity and strengthens its communities through successful educational attainment strong leadership sustainability efforts best practices community service and integrity. Core Values 27 878 20 8 176 317 5 575 623 3 326 168 2 280 417 251 555 2 175 418 4 994 836 54 658 543 506 986 51.0% 15.0% 10.2% 6.1% 4.2% 0.5% 4.0% 9.1% 100.0% All choices decisions and actions of McLennan Community College and the individuals associated with it arise from and are consistent with the following core values 1. Excellence requires a commitment to allocating the time effort and resources to ensure superior achievement. 2. Integrity earns the public s trust through principled leadership and achieves the highest levels of honesty and ethical behavior. 3. Innovation promotes and affirms the spirit of invention and creativity. 4. Inclusion assures opportunities are available to the community through open enrollment multiple delivery methods and a commitment to meeting the financial environmental social and academic needs of diverse learners. 5. Collaboration develops educational technical industrial and cultural partnerships to improve the quality of life in the community. 6. Stewardship Sustainability and Accountability require an efficient and effective use of human physical and financial resources. 20 McLennan Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race color national origin sex disability or age in its programs or activities. 254.299.8622 1400 College Drive Waco Texas 76708