Meet our Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Award winner 2023

Congratulations to Christa Baldwin, the 鶹 Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award winner! The award was presented on May 5 during the 56th Commencement Ceremony on MCC's Sidney 鶹.

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Connie Stewart, Interim President at MCC.

'I grew up at MCC'

When Connie Stewart first came to 鶹, she was a young mother with two children who realized she needed an education to advance in her career.

Alumnus is 'grateful' for his MCC experience

Ever since he was young, Ethan Hetherington has wanted to be a teacher. He used to play school with his sister, always looked up to his teachers and wanted to give students the same positive experiences he had in school.

Alum Ethan Hetherington
Alumna Meg Martin

MCC alumna is making her mark in business

Meg Martin’s perseverance and hard work is paying off. Martin earned her Associate of Science and Arts degree with high honors from 鶹 in December 2021 and transferred to Ferris State University.

Lakeview native is living the dream

Like many students coming out of high school, Beau Jensen had no idea what kind of career field he wanted to go into, but 鶹 was there as a steppingstone toward his future. Jensen took several dual enrollment classes at MCC while attending Lakeview High school, so his transition to the college was simple. He said the main reasons he chose to attend MCC were because he was already familiar with the college, he could take the same classes at lower prices than most other schools and it gave him time to figure out his next steps.

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'MCC helped me get a footing in my career'

After graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School in 2008, Seth Newman was unsure of what his career path would be. “I didn’t know what type of career path I was interested in or what university to attend,” Newman said. “Because of that, I chose to bridge the gap with 鶹. I was familiar with the college, having taken swimming lessons there as a child, and it was only a short drive for me.”

Considering a career in agriculture?

Bryan Hammis did not grow up with an agricultural background, but he stumbled upon his passion 13 years ago when he took a part-time job on a local farm. “It was the best decision I ever made, without a doubt,” said Hammis, who is the corn production manager at Main Farms in Montcalm County.

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