Tax Time Is Closing In So Get That Tax Help You Need Before It’s Too Late

Tax-Return---1040For many of us the turn of the year brings with it a dawning unease at the prospect of another Tax Season.  This can be a very stressful time of the year for a lot of people but there is help out there for you if you need it.  Mott Community College will be host to several opportunities to get tax help through VITA – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  People making $52,000 or less can go to this IRS sponsored program and get free tax preparation for federal, state, and local tax.  Mott faculty, staff and students who have been certified through the IRS have graciously donated their time to prepare income tax returns for individuals and families from the area that qualify but there are limited dates to get this help and you will need an appointment but this is a fantastic opportunity to get help on your taxes so you will need to act fast.  This is a stressful enough time of year so if you need help, get it, and ease some of the stress you’re under.

Tax Preparation Services

Mott Community College Event Center

FREE with Appointment

Dates – Friday, March 7 and Friday March 21

To schedule an appointment call –

Alana Ferguson, MCC Assistant Professor of Accounting – 810-232-6293

To do your own taxes with the assistance of a VITA volunteer call 810-232-6293 to make an appointment.

There are other sites where you can get tax aid so head to the following link for more info –

Sculptor Richard Hunt coming to Flint to discuss the collaborative nature of creating public art

From Ruth Mott Foundation

Renowned sculptor, Richard Hunt, whose spectacular abstract works of art have been exhibited on three continents, will be a guest at the Mott Community College Regional Tech Center Friday, November 30, to discuss the collaborative nature of creating public art for specific sites.

Hunt created the three-and-a-half-ton stainless steel sculpture “Columnar Construction” that was installed along the banks of Gilkey Creek on the grounds of Applewood in October 2011. He is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center.

Joining Richard Hunt in a panel discussion will be Larry Koehler, architect and executive director of the Mott Community College physical plant; Ted Shymanski, PE, a structural engineer and president of Shymanski & Associates, LLC; and metal fabricator Michael Voth.

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Make a Difference Day Activities to Honor Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

Area colleges hosting card writing and other activities October 25

Make a Difference DayFrom HandsOn Genesee

In honor of Make a Difference Day, five Flint area colleges and universities are hosting a joint effort to write cards and letters to U.S. military service members. Baker College of Flint, Davenport University, Kettering University, Mott Community College and University of Michigan-Flint are all participating. HandsOn Genesee, the volunteer center for Flint and Genesee County is providing support for the effort.

On Thursday, October 25, from 9am-4pm, each school will set up a table in a central area with supplies for students, staff and community members to write cards and letters to members of the U.S. military serving overseas. Volunteers will staff each site.

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Photo of the Day: Beware of the Bear at Mott Community College

This statue was created in the last couple years and sits between the Ballenger Fieldhouse and the Prahl Center on the campus of Mott Community College in Flint. There are “Bear Tracks” that lead up to the statue honoring former coaches and administrators. If you haven’t been to the campus recently, you must. It has undergone a serious makeover following the major renovation of the library and the southern side of the campus. (Photo by Jared Field)

Photo of the Day: Mott’s ‘No Excuses’ basketball camp going strong this week

More than 75 kids from all over the area packed into the Steve Schmidt gymnasium on Wednesday for another day of the popular “No Excuses” Basketball Camp at Mott Community College. Every summer, current and former players at Mott help the coaching staff run the camp for children between the ages of 6-15. This is the second session of the camp. The third and final session is August 1-4. For more information, click here. (Photos by Jared Field)

MCC to pay tribute to former AD and coach Ernie Myers at public ceremony July 22

One of the key figures in the rich sports tradition at Mott Community College is former Athletic Director and Coach Ernie Myers.

MCC is paying tribute to Myers with a dedication ceremony at the college baseball field located at the northeast corner of Flint’s Kearsley Park on Friday, July 22, 2011. The ball field will be formally named the Ernie Myers Baseball Field in a ceremony at noon. Myers will be in attendance at the ceremony. The public is welcome.

The list of Myers’ accomplishments is impressive. As MCC basketball coach in the 1960’s, Ernie Myers fashioned a program that won 11 Conference Championships, three Region XII Championships, and three Top Ten finishes in the NJCAA National Championship tournaments. He wound up being named to the incoming National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame as well as the Greater Flint Athletic Hall of Fame.

Myers started the all-senior baseball game in the late 1960s as a way to monitor, and ultimately keep, homegrown talent in Flint and was pivotal in creating the successful Kearsley Park Project that has revitalized that large park in the heart of Flint.

Mott Community College’s Steve Schmidt praised in Toledo paper

Former Mott Community College assistant Dave Clark, now the head coach at Owens Community College in Toledo, had some nice things to say about the Bears’ hall of fame head coach, Steve Schmidt, recently.

From The Toledo Blade:

After working under Stan Joplin and Louis Orr, you’ve spent the last two years at Mott under Steve Schmidt, who has 537 wins and three JUCO national titles in 20 years. What did you learn from him?

“I learned that winning is a lot of fun. Coach Schmidt is a winner, and I hope he gets a chance at the Division I level some day. He gets his players to play harder than any coach I’ve been around. It was never about X’s and O’s, it’s about passion, hard work, and energy.”