College Corner: Friday, May 1, 2009

Joey Heredero

Joey Heredero

KINGMAN - The 2009 Oscar-nominated animated movie "Wall-E" will be shown free to the public at 7 p.m. today in Room 200F of the Student Center on Mohave Community College's Neal Campus in Kingman. Children are welcome, and popcorn will be served.

KINGMAN - The MCC Computer Club will hold a local-area network computer gaming on Saturday to benefit club friend and colleague Joey Heredero, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The gaming runs from 5 to 10 p.m. in the campus computer learning centers on the Neal Campus in Kingman, Henry Campus in Bullhead City and the Lake Havasu City campus. Free pizza and soft drinks will be donated by Sungard Higher Education, which provides MCC's technical support. There is a suggested donation of $8, with all proceeds going to Heredero to help with medical expenses. Heredero had been working as part of the technical support staff on MCC's Lake Havasu City campus. If a participant is under 18 years, he or she will need a completed parent permission slip, available at the MC4 Web site: www.mohave.edu/pages/1128.asp. New members are encouraged to attend.

KINGMAN - Nearly 300 residents of Mohave County and adjacent communities will cross the platform to receive their honors in the 38th Commencement of MCC students. The ceremony is set for 3 p.m. May 15 at the Mohave Crossing Event Center in Mohave Valley. "MCC is one college with four physical campuses and our Distance Education virtual campus," said Chancellor Michael Kearns. "Having one ceremony brings our students, faculty and employees together in a grand event that is the pinnacle of the work we have all done throughout the year." In addition, students who are earning certificates of proficiency and associate degrees from the college, approximately 50 people who have successfully completed the certificate of general educational development through MCC, will participate in the ceremony. Those 50 are among the 229 who earned the GED within the last year at MCC.

KINGMAN - Nationally, $6 billion in scholarship funds go unclaimed each year, MCC Financial Aid Director Bill Osborn said, adding that scholarship funds are currently available for students who plan to attend MCC. "We are accepting scholarship applications now and will continue to accept them until the money is gone," Osborn said. "Many scholarships go unclaimed because of the perception that all scholarships go only to top students or low-income students, and that is not true." For more information on scholarships, federal grants and other forms of financial aid, call the financial aid office on the nearest MCC campus, or go online to www.mohave.edu/financialaid.