Missouri Community College Awareness Day is a significant event for the community college family. In late September, thousands of people across the state don blue “I Belong” MCCA t-shirts, while colleges hold rallies, cookouts, and other get-togethers to celebrate what it means to be part of the community college family.
MCCA Executive Director Zora Mulligan praised staff for their hard work and results: “Your stories are going to be the cornerstones of our continuing message as we fight to make sure community colleges get their fair share of state support.”
Capitalizing on today’s technology, MCCA Day includes a day-long exchange of festive–and frequently hilarious–tweets of people in their t-shirts on MCCA’s Twitter feed, culminating in the announcement of a $100 gift certificate winner. The special day is commemorated again with slideshows and anecdotes at the MCCA Convention in late October.
The thousands of unsung heroes throughout Missouri’s community colleges who provide immeasurably valuable services for tens of thousands of people, day in and day out, are honored on MCCA Day each year.