Mitchell Community College Foundation and Endowment for Excellence

What is the Endowment for Excellence?

The Endowment supports all those things that make a quality education possible at Mitchell. Support from the Endowment helps the college:

  • Enable rapid response to changing training and education needs

  • Make Mitchell a magnet for attracting industry to Iredell County

  • Strengthen academic programs

  • Maximize student success

  • Implement the newest technologies in teaching

  • Expand services to the community

  • Guarantee that the arts flourish at Mitchell and in Iredell County

100% of your gift supports Mitchell's students and programs!

Special projects supported by the Endowment for Excellence in recent years:

  • Wind Power Generator provides students in the electrical and mechanical department to work together to design a wind turbine that interfaces with an electric generator.

  • Sustainable Energy Work Shed is a practical, hands-on integration of green technologies, design and building a functional work shed using sustainable energy with Skills USA participant and Career and College Promise students.

  • Garden Team is an opportunity for students in Basic Skills and Agribusiness Technology departments to plant, cultivate, harvest and sell vegetable, herbs and flowers together.

  • Learning Resource Center funding upgraded media and book selections in the Huskins Library.

  • Accreditation Council for Business School is the most recognizable program-specific accrediting body for schools of business. Funds supported the self-study prerequisite to membership.

  • College Council provides employee input to administration regarding communication, morale, and understanding of College initiatives.

  • Doris Betts Literary Festival supports literature and the arts experience.

  • Arts and Music Events enriches the college experience and brings the arts to Iredell County.

  • Selma: A Fusion of Learning is a week-long trip offering a cross-curricula and cross-cultural learning experience in historic Selma, Alabama.

  • Humanities Camp is for third and fourth grade students from N.B. Mills Elementary School to participate in a one week day-camp on campus.

  • Discover Mitchell Open House is a recruitment opportunity for showcasing all disciplines offered by the College to Iredell County high school students.

  • Nature-Base Research Initiative is a Biology department project involving a curriculum model by infusing the investigation of the natural environment outside the classroom including the annual "Project Yellowstone" trip and mentoring students at the Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont.

  • International Fesitival celebrated the various cultures within Iredell County.

  • STEAM Day is a campus-wide open house geared to pique students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics related areas.

  • Supplemental Math Instruction creates an academic resource and assistance program that will help increase student success by selecting "model students" to serve as mentors and tutors.

  • Diverse Expressions: Open Mic offers Mitchell students the opportunity to demonstrate public speaking, writing, music, art, literature, performing arts and leadership skills at various off-campus locations throughout Iredell County.

  • President's Leadership Institute gives employees the opportunity to apply for training in leadership, management, and current trends affecting community colleges; each class session is led by nationally recognized leaders and experts in these areas.

  • Employee Wellness Committee improves the overall wellness of Mitchell employees through activities and information leading to healthier lifestyles.

  • Occupational Extension Scholarship is awarded annual to Mitchell students for tuition and books.

  • The Write Place Writing Center helps students develop abilities in all aspects of writing, across all disciplines.

  • Diversity Enrichment Program creates a climate that fosters continuous improvement in the understanding and appreciation of diversity.

  • Student Grab Bag Program helps students who are hungry or lack the funds to buy a lunch or snack while on campus.

  • Completion by Design Initiative (in process) will transform the student experience through the intentional design of completion pathways that lead to success for most students.

  • Graduation Ceremonies funding to help offset expenses related to ceremonies for degree and certificate graduates.


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123 N. Mulberry St., Statesville
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