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1/17/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letter: Would like to see a better MCC

Hi, my name is Brad. I am a born and raised Kingman Knight and say it with pride; I don't care what you say. I graduated Kingman High School and left town to pursue my dream of playing soccer at the next level. I struggled to get on a team even at the junior college level mainly because I had no clue what I was getting into. After I did my two years playing soccer for Glendale Community College, I moved back to focus on my career choice. Coming from the valley and seeing how big junior college can get, it was a very big disappointment enrolling at Mohave Community College.

I didn't even know we had a junior college league in Arizona growing up, and it would have been a big relief knowing all the options I had for in-state education. We really need to make improvements to our campus here in Kingman. I would love to see us have a real junior college like Yavapai or Arizona Western.

Not only will this give the community a better higher education center, but it would also bring in students from all over Mohave County and the rest of the state, and possibly recruit sports players from overseas and all around the country.

It's just my opinion, but I think it's time we thought about where we want to be 10 years from now and get the ball rolling.

I don't know if this will make it to anyone important, but thank you for your time and please spread the word.

Brad Noonan


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013
Article comment by: B. Doyle

Sorry Brad. As a recent graduate of the so-called higher learning institution that currently resides in the area, I found out the hard way, that MCC doesn't really have much of a concern for the students, or the programs that occur in the school, beyond those that can squeeze the most money out of you, the student. This is a school that charges students erroneous fees, and refuses to even entertain the idea that is what they are doing. This is s school that builds a multi-million dollar building for the express use as a computer lab, then takes all of the computers out of it, and turns it into a lounge for the students, and then moves the computer lab in to the already overcrowded library. I literally paid thousands of dollars taking classes where the instructor told didn't even have the instruction manual until 3 weeks into the semester. I paid for at least 3 labs fees, and got zero lab time. If you want a school in the same caliber as Yavapai, I would suggest moving to Prescott, because it isn't going to happen here anytime soon. MCC is too busy trying to get your money, to provide any kind of programs which you might enjoy, or may improve or advance the school. Sorry.
B. Doyle

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Highly Amused

Sorry, Brad. It will never happen. Your Kingman Forefathers do not want change, nor improvement, to this area. Sadly, MCC will remain stuck in the days of yore with a stalemate jumping off education point.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Shoeless Joe Jackson

Brad, that would be nice, and I am all for it. It would give us something to do on Saturday, and KDM something to write about. Unfortunately our legislature isn't going to loosen the purse strings anytime soon. Even if they did, the citizenry would probably cry about un-necessary funds being diverted from education.
Have you thought about starting "Club Sports" there? That may show our elected leaders your readiness to take the next step and be fully sanctioned.
In the meantime, MCC does offer sports programs and teams which compete on a recreational level. These teams get tremendous support from MCC administration, and a new fitness center has even been opened on Kingman campus. But until sports are able to generate funds and be self-supportive, we are going to have to wait for more than MCC to push for it. It will take legislature’s money, and a supportive populace.

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