to Perform Handel
Mineral Area College’s Community Singers
will present the holiday classic “Messiah” on Dec.
and Jazz, Dec. 7
Mineral Area College’s Music Department will
be hosting its third annual evening of holiday jazz.
Ritter Honored by MCAA
Kathy Ritter received the Missouri Community College
Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mineral Area College’s Student Government Association
spent a day in Joplin.
Nurses Donate Animals
Mineral Area College Student Nurses Association
members collected 241 plush toys.
Mineral Area College Student Government Association
observed Veterans Day.
An interesting offering of a movie,
and music from the Mineral Area College Studio
Music Group, Nov. 11-12.
it Time to Quit?
Mineral Area College to offer a program
called “Kick the Habit: Freedom from Smoking”.
Perry County school to host Rachel's
Challenge, named after Columbine shooting
victim Rachel Scott.
Area College Inducts Students to PTK
On Oct. 10, 2011, Mineral Area College celebrated
the 83rd anniversary of its Lambda Chapter of Phi
Theta Kappa, making it the second-oldest active
chapter in the state.
Kuessner to Speak at Mineral Area College Oct. 28,
F ormer state representative and current deputy
director of Missouri parks, J.C. Kuessner will speak
during Mineral Area College’s 4th Friday luncheon
Oct. 28, 2011.
Opens Two Public Computer Centers
Mineral Area College opened two Public Computer
Centers on its main campus Sept. 19, 2011.
EMS Director Publishes in Online Journal
Dean Meenach, Director of EMS Education at Mineral
Area College, recently published an article on EMS1.com.
Hires New Instructors and Personnel
Mineral Area College has announced the addition
of three new personnel.
4th Friday to Present “Haiti: Hope Rising”
When Haitians experienced the devastating earthquake
of 2010, many rushed to the Caribbean nation to
Symposium to Be Held Sept. 10-11 at Mineral Area
Mineral Area College will host a symposium Sept.
10-11 for medical, veterinary, and public health
professionals and educators.
Launches $8-for-$1 Campaign, Now Through Sept. 30
Through Sept. 30, donors to Mineral Area College’s
Enhancement Grant will not only benefit allied health
and business students, the power of their dollar
will multiply eight times thanks to two powerful
Practical Nursing Students Graduate
Mineral Area College graduates of the community
college’s 51st class of the Practical Nursing Program.
Community Choir Begins Aug. 25, 2011
Anyone from the 11th grade to 90 years old and older
is welcome to join.
Area College Fall 2011 Registration Under Way
Registrar Linda Huffman said classes are filling
up at nearly the same rate as last year, when MAC
saw a record fall enrollment of 3,991 students.
Graduate MAC Paramedic Program
Hard work paid off for the graduates of the Mineral
Area College Paramedic Program on July 8.
Cheerleading Squad Wins Awards
A trip to the University of Alabama in
Tuscaloosa brought the squad six blue ribbons and
two red ribbons.
Directors Tour SLU Sim Lab
Mineral Area College Allied Health Department Director
Teri Douglas and MAC EMS Education Director Dean
Meenach toured St. Louis University simulation labs.
Foundation Golf Tournament Includes 42 Teams
More than 42 teams enjoyed a day of sunny weather
and excellent course conditions at St. Francois
Retires as Head Baseball Coach at MAC
Jim Gerwitz, Head Baseball Coach for Mineral Area
College announces his retirement from coaching this
spring, after 8 years as head coach, and 5 years
as an assistant coach.
Soils Removed from Three Schools
Action to remove and replace soils began last week
and should be completed, weather permitting, by
the end of the week.
For Kids Registration Under Way at Mineral Area
The program offers 35 hands-on, dynamic classes
designed to engage kids in the learning process
through exploration, experimentation, and creative
Recognized as Outstanding Beginning Teacher
The Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher
Education recognized Farmington instructor Bobby
Upchurch as one of the state’s Outstanding Beginning
Teachers during MACTE’s April 27th conference.
Students Win Medals in State SkillsUSA Competition
The state’s career and technical education competition,
SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, was
held on the campus of Linn State Technical College
from March 31-April 2. Three MAC students, who attend
UniTec for part of their degree program, competed
in the conference and all placed in their divisions.
Students Recognized at MAC Commencement
Mineral Area College’s Park Hills campus was busy
Saturday morning, May 7, as almost 300 students
walked through commencement ceremonies held in the
Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field House.
Student Nurses Donate $638
Parents Advocating Developmental Disabilities, accepts
a $638 donation from the Mineral Area College Student
School Report Cards
How much on average does your local teacher get
paid per year? What is the graduation rate at your
school? And once a student graduated, how many went
on to college?
Student Wins MOKANE Scholarship
Mineral Area College student Jeremy Bone, of Mineral
Point, was recently chosen to receive a $500 MO-KAN-NE
Scholarship, which will be awarded next fall.
County High School Wins $50,000 Bounty Sweepstakes
A $50,000 classroom spring cleaning session is coming
to North St. Francois County High School in Bonne
Terre, MO this May.
Gary Urhahn Wins Award
Mineral Area College radiology student Gary Urhahn,
of Farmington, was selected as a regional winner
of the Breaking Traditions Post Secondary Award.
Business Students Attend Conference
Mineral Area College students and advisers of Phi
Beta Lambda attended the academic business fraternity’s
52nd Annual Missouri State Leadership Conference
Registration 2011 at MAC Under Way
Mineral Area College is gearing up for the Fall
semester, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 22,
Recognized for Excellence in Teaching
Mineral Area College Associate Professor of Physics
Dr. George Saum, of Park Hills, received a Governor’s
Award for Excellence in Teaching.
to Be Honored as MAC Distinguished Alumna
A longtime educator will be honored as one of Mineral
Area College’s Distinguished Alumni during commencement
ceremonies at the community college’s Field House
on May 7.
the 225-mile Katy Trail: Arts Council Lecture
Thousands of people can lay claim to biking Missouri’s
entire Katy Trail, the state’s internationally-known,
rails-to-trails, bike-and-hike path. But a smaller
segment can boast that they’ve walked the entire
way, from Clinton to St. Charles.
Elementary School Honored as a Gold Star School
Roosevelt Elementary School in Farmington has been
honored as a Missouri “Gold Star School” for 2011.
Annual Science Fair Sees Many Winners
Mineral Area College’s Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Fieldhouse
saw quite a few winners during the Math & Science
Awards MAC Scholarship
Kaye Sullivan hands Mineral Area College practical
nursing student Cheryl Yates a $500 scholarship
from AmVets Post 113.
to Host Athletic Banquet
Mineral Area College Athletics Department will be
hosting its Sixth Annual Athletic Banquet on Wednesday
evening, April 6, 2011, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the
Centene Center in Farmington, MO.
Registration a Breeze at MAC
With spring on the horizon, Mineral Area College
is gearing up for the upcoming semester of summer
Perryville Center to Sponsor Art Show
Mineral Area College’s Perryville Higher Education
Center will host a Spring Art Show from noon to
5 p.m., Thursday, April 14.
Schools Display Students’ Artistry at MAC
Local students’ creativity will be displayed at
Mineral Area College’s Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field
House, during the K-12 Art Show and Competition,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 2.
Renewable Energy Technology Program
With rising costs in energy, more nations are looking
at harnessing earth, wind, and fire to power their
Student Government Hosts Jeff City Conference
Students from Mineral Area College hosted the annual
MCCA Student Government Conference in Jefferson
City, Feb 27-March 1, 2011.
Keeney to Address MAC Graduates May 7
Mineral Area College’s Commencement at 10:30 a.m.
on Saturday, May 7, will feature an address to students
by Missouri Rep. Shelley Keeney, R-156th District.