MCC Celebrates Winterfest
Published on Monday, March 7th, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the MCC campus was once again buzzing with activity during the College’s Winterfest celebration. On February 28th the campus eased its mask-wearing requirements, so not only were students and employees present, they were sporting smiles and completely visible to one another. “It was just so good to finally be together again and see people’s faces,” said Korrie Ervin, MCC’s Director of Resource Development. “We’ve been cooped-up and covered for months, I think we were all ready to get back to normal.”
The weather cooperated with temperatures in the 70s, which was much appreciated by College President Dr. Chad Bledsoe. Bledsoe was the featured guest in a dunk tank, with throws having been earned through 100% employee participation in the MCC Foundation’s annual employee fund drive.
Big D’s Donuts, Everything Rolled, Higgins BBQ and Sweet Tee Grille provided lunch for the crowd, with First Health on hand promoting its Montgomery County Community Health Assessment Survey. There were also stations set up to collect student opinions regarding upcoming quality enhancement efforts on campus. Proposed topics at this early stage center around student onboarding and advising and the feedback received during the Winterfest event will help guide the topic selection of the College’s upcoming Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Six teams competed in the event’s Polar Volleyball tournament. The Mystery Men took home the event trophy, with Best Costume going to The EXPO Markers, and Best Spirit going to The Lady Blazers. The Individual Spirit Award went to cheerleader extraordinaire Willie Ratliffe of the facilities team.