Mineral Area College Centennial Anniversary

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Celebrate 100 Years of FRJC and MAC With Us

Flat River Junior College opened its doors on September 5, 1922 and became Mineral Area College in 1965.

Mineral Area College will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout 2022 and 2023 with exciting events while highlighting inspiring student stories to honor the rich history and achievements of the college and its students.

Read Memories or Share Your Story

Every story is an important part of MAC's story, whether you are a student, alumnus, employee, Cardinal fan, family member, or friend. Click below to scroll through or share your own anecdote, for a collection of memorable stories throughout the past 100 years at Flat River Junior College and Mineral Area College.


Share or Read MAC Stories Here

MAC Alumni Features

These MAC Alumni were chosen to be featured as Centennial Alumni Spotlights because of their accomplishments at FRJC and MAC, and beyond, over the years. We will add new alumni spotlights every month, so check back often! Learn more about each alumni's journey below.

Erika Griggs

Class of 2006 and 2008

Erika Griggs is a MAC Alumna who graduated in both 2006 and 2008, earning two Associate degrees. As an award-winning student at the college, she has learned to take the skills and lessons learned at MAC and applied them to receive her MBA at Western Governors University, throughout her career in healthcare, and in her current position as Chief Operating Officer at Serenity HospiceCare. Erika was also a part of the A+ Program that helped fund her education at MAC and has found lifelong friendships from the college.

Watch Erika's video above for her full story.

Abril Warner and Jerry Walters

Class of 1998

Abril (Borrego) Warner and Jerry Walters are two MAC Art Instructors with a deep history. Jerry taught and mentored Abril at MAC from 1996-1998. The two reflect on their time at the college, from impactful art trips abroad or at museums, to how both have shaped students and the Fine Arts department into what it is today.

Click here to read more of Abril's and Jerry's story.

Thank You to Our Centennial Sponsors

The MAC Centennial year-long celebration would not be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor Logos, Aptitude Internet; CMU; Dominos; Brockmiller Construction; SFC Ambulance District; Daily Journal; Sargent Construction; Trane

Gold Sponsor

Great Mines Health Center Logo

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsor Logos: Black River Electric; Fireplace & Outdoor; Parkland Health Mart; Ozarks Federal; Signs Etc; ODACSFriend of MAC Sponsors

Friend of MAC Sponsors: Ameren; BT Chamber; Chucks Short Stop; Reiter Chiropractic; Harps; James Moore; Mike & Sue Wallace; Pasta House; Plummer Ace Hardware; SEMO Building Trades; Serenity Hospicecare; Show Me Younger; SMTS; SFC Community Partnership; Steak n Shake; Vicky Crocker Realty


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Danielle Basler