MCC Foundation-Kingman donor lunchAfter years of driving a truck and training others to drive, Wyatt Logan enrolled into Mohave Community College to begin a new career as a teacher. He is expected to finish his associate degree in the fall and plans to continue his education to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees. His efforts at MCC, he said, are especially important to him as a role model for his son. “I want him to see that he can always be more,” he said. Logan was one of the scholarship recipients honored by the Mohave Community College Foundation during its 8th annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Luncheon on April 21 on MCC’s Neal Campus-Kingman. The event recognizes donors and scholarship recipients in Kingman and the difference scholarships make in students’ lives. Dr. James Franken, director of education for Kingman Regional Medical Center, says KRMC support for MCC “just makes sense for the hospital and the community.” With KRMC’s support of student nurse scholarships, the hospital is trying to “grow more nurses locally,” he said. Ashley Ketchner is now a KRMC nurse in the medical surgical unit. A December 2014 MCC graduate, Ketchner received a scholarship from the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. Tom Spear, the association’s executive vice president, said he believes the partnership between the association and MCC is a “natural marriage.” The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona “teaches us that education is important to the community and its sustainability,” he said. “MCC is taking local people and providing skills for local business,” he said. “Businesses don’t have to look outside the area for talent.”

Photo  The MCC Foundation honored its Kingman donors and scholarship recipients. Pictured (L-R) Tom Spear, executive vice president of the Historic Route 66 Association, Ashley Ketchner, nursing graduate, and Kerry Raymond, MCCF Kingman chapter vice president.