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Thank you for
celebrating 100 Years with us!

On September 23, 1923, the first group of students began taking courses at Flint Junior College (now Mott Community College) in the small but rapidly growing City of Flint. 100 years later, MCC is still changing lives for the better by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities to the greater Flint community and beyond.

We want to thank our sponsors, faculty, staff, students and community for celebrating this important milestone with us. Over the course of 12 months, we volunteered in the community, came together for lectures and musical performances, and commemorated 100 years of Mott Community College with a festival, parade and fireworks! None of this would have been possible without the participation of hundreds of individuals at Mott Community College, our generous sponsors and the Greater Flint community. From the bottom of our hearts: Thank You!

We invite you to browse these archives to remember all that we have accomplished together during the Centennial Celebration, and to find inspiration for the next 100 years at Mott Community College!

A Clearer Image

MCC Professor Emeritus Paul Rozycki’s new book, A Clearer Image: The 100 Year History of Mott Community College chronicles the history of the College from its humble beginnings as the Flint Junior College to the 21st century. To purchase your copy today, visit the Mott Library.
Cost: $32.00 Cash or check only.

The centennial celebration may be over, but students at MCC are as busy as ever. You can support the next century of learning at MCC by making a donation to the Centennial Scholars Fund.

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Students sharing their stories

See and hear Our Stories about the College as told by alumni and former employees. This collection of short video interviews captures a hundred years of history, education and community.

Centennial Facts

100 years of facts about MCC



In 1925, the first graduating class included 35 students who had completed full work for their degrees.



Previously housed in the Flint Institute of Arts building, the Fine Arts Department moved at the end of 2002 to the Visual Arts and Design Center on MCC's main campus.



In the 1930s, intercollegiate athletics competed in men's basketball, football, swimming, track, and women’s basketball.



Justus H. Thigpen, Sr. is the first athlete from Flint to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He earned a basketball scholarship to Flint Junior College, becoming the basketball team's starting guard from 1965 to 1967.

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