Alumni/Foundation

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In 1983, a group of civic-minded citizens recognized the value Mineral Area College brings to our community: educationally, culturally and economically. The vision of these individuals created Mineral Area College Foundation, Inc. as a fund-raising appendage for Mineral Area College. For three decades, the Foundation, a 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporation, has worked as a vehicle to enhance the college’s mission. The Foundation’s mission is to advance, encourage, assist, promote and support the growth and development of Mineral Area College, its student body, faculty and administration. The activities and objectives of the Foundation include both ongoing and special projects and shall also include development and improvement of the college’s physical facilities. Much of the Foundation’s work has been quietly accomplished. The Foundation exemplifies a symbiotic relationship among alumni, business and friends of the college to enrich college programs as well as the quality of life in our local communities.

Board of Directors

The Mineral Area College Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated alumni and business and civic leaders who represent sub-districts within the college district. The directors serve without compensation and contribute to the Foundation’s management and leadership to generate support for Mineral Area College. Directors commit time, treasure and talent to ensure the Foundation’s success.

Tony Myers, President
John Brown, Vice President
Peggy Ropelle, Secretary
Doug McDermott, Treasurer
Andy Buchanan
Nick Gibson
Dr. Joe Gilgour
Scott Hammack
Brandon Hubbard
Dawn Komar
Brian McNamara
Mary Page
Scott Sikes
Nancy Silvey
Brice Sechrest
Jean Weber
Bruce Williams
Elizabeth Poston

Emergency Student Relief Fund

Support Athletics - Funds raised will go towards development of soccer and softball facilities and advancement of the athletic sports complex at Mineral Area College.

Technical Programming and Facilities - Expansion of technical programming to include HVAC, Machine Tools, Automotive, etc with the creation of a 50,000 square foot technical facility.

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship - Support our students of color by contributing to this memorial scholarship in honor of all victims of racial injustice.

Enhancement Grant - Each dollar of your gift receives a $3-for-$1 state match to purchase training equipment.

Buck-a-Month Scholarship Fund - Giving is easy. Send your check to Mineral Area College c/o The Buck-a-Month fund. Whether you wish to give $1 a month, or $10 a month, every dollar adds up to make a monumental difference in the life of a student. One-hundred percent of funds go directly to help students.

Froggy96 Presidential Scholarship - In July 2020 the Froggy96 Radio Station made a generous donation. This scholarship will be awarded to students from the MAC taxing district who can demonstrate low income or other financial barriers to enrolling in college. Selection will be made by the president with input from the cabinet. Give today to help this scholarship fund grow.

Planned Giving - Through planned giving, your legacy can support life-changing education and promising students for generations to come. Talk to your financial advisor or estate planner about including MAC Foundation in your plans. A MAC Foundation representative would be happy to share giving options with you. Call 573.518.2261 today.

Special Tributes - Tribute gifts to MAC Foundation in honor or in memory of a friend, colleague, or loved one are a valuable way to celebrate a special person.

In Honor - Acknowledge a special person. When you make an In Honor gift, we will send a card to the person being honored announcing your gift and its importance to the Foundation. You will receive a confirmation note as well.

In Memory - A special way to honor a respected colleague, beloved friend, or family member. You may wish to arrange donations to the Foundation in lieu of flowers. Many also like to make a regular practice of giving on a birthday or when that special person comes to mind. When you make an In Memory gift, we will send a letter to the family of the deceased announcing your gift and its importance to the Foundation. You will receive a confirmation note as well.

Other

Questions or Gift Ideas? We are happy to match you with your charitable goals. Contact Kevin Thurman 573.518.2261.

The Mineral Area College Cardinal Booster Club is the foundation of athletics, raising money to fund scholarships and operating to assist our student athletes. With the rising costs in higher education and budget cuts across the board, the Cardinal Booster Club is essential for the vitality of our sports programs. Members of the Cardinal Booster Club protect this athletic department, acknowledging the worth of a quality student athlete experience in the classroom, community, and on all playing fields at Mineral Area College.

Join the club and share the Cardinal Spirit!

  1. Click here to download the Booster Club brochure.
  2. Fill out the registration form on the back. The brochure is interactive, so you can conveniently fill out the form on your computer before printing it. You can also register online here.
  3. Mail your payment and form to the MAC Foundation (see brochure for details). If you register online, you'll pay after submitting the form.
  4. Prepare for a great year of MAC Athletics!

Questions? Contact Jim Gerwitz at (573) 518-2134 or jgerwitz@MineralArea.edu

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Official transcripts must be requested by submitting the electronic request form here.

Transcripts sent to institutions of higher education participating in ETX (Electronic Transcript Exchange) with the National Student Clearinghouse will be sent electronically. Transcripts sent to receivers other than higher education institutions will be mailed United States Postal Service first class.

After receipt of your transcript request, normal processing takes 2-5 business days. Additional time is required at the end of the semester.

There is a $8.00 charge for each official transcript, payable at the time of the request. There is an additional $10.00 charge for rush processing. Rush processing only reduces the time in which we process but does not include expedited mail service. All mailed transcripts are sent via first class mail. Students choosing to have a transcript mailed to themselves or emailed will have an additional $1.75 charge.

Official transcript requests are those sent directly to an employer or another institution of higher education or to any third party on behalf of the student. If the student receives and opens the sealed envelope before the third party, it is no longer considered to be official. Transcripts sent directly to the student are marked “Issued to Student”.

Transcripts will not be released for students who have a hold on their account.

If you are picking up your transcript in person, please bring your photo ID to Student Services at the Park Hills campus.

MAC cannot release your transcript to anyone (parents, spouse, employer or friend) without your signed written consent. If you choose to have someone other than yourself (parent, spouse, employer, relative, friend) pick up your transcript for you, the student must provide us with signed, written instructions with the name of the person picking up your transcript and all of the information above. Along with your letter of instruction, that person will have to provide us with their own picture ID.



Friends of Mineral Area College:

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has had a tremendous impact around the globe. Unfortunately, the Mineral Area College community is not immune from the negative fallout. The MAC Foundation, faculty and staff want to extend our sincerest gratitude for concern that has been shown over the last few weeks for the well-being and immediate needs of our students.

In response to the students’ pressing needs, we have created an Emergency Student Relief Fund to help ensure the safety and success of our students. The Relief Fund is designated to offset a variety of obstacles our students are facing during this ever-changing crisis. Although the needs vary, at every turn the situation has created unforeseen circumstances for many of the students we serve. Many students need assistance with technology to enable the continuation and completion of courses virtually. Others are struggling to obtain the basic necessities such as food and hygiene products, health care, transportation and housing.

Mineral Area College is committed to responding quickly to our Cardinal family and ensuring our students make it through this crisis. Your help is more important than ever to continue our students’ success and continue the legacy of Mineral Area College. Our community has a longstanding tradition of rallying behind those in need and it is a true reflection of the compassion and caring nature of our supporters.

Thank you for your support and all you do for Mineral Area College. Please know that your generosity will be blessing many lives being sidelined by this crisis.

You can help by giving online at the link below.
Or by mail:
Emergency Student Relief Fund 
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601

Thank you for your consideration. Stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Kevin Thurman
Director of Development

Office of Alumni, Development & MAC Foundation
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601
(573) 518-2114

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Crown Pointe Golf Course

  • Includes four-person team, two golf carts, complimentary beverages, hot dogs and brats, souvenirs and chances to win thousands in prizes.
  • Support quality, affordable education and strong communities.
  • Rain Date May 12

We’re looking forward to a great day of golf to benefit Mineral Area College students. Please reach out to our Foundation office with any questions, (573) 518-2114.