Enjoying a long history of philanthropic and community service successes, Madisonville
Community College continues to benefit from the consistent, long-term support of friends
all across Muhlenberg County; private giving has enabled MCC to provide adequate tutorial
coverage, student support activities and numerous scholarship opportunities to help
Muhlenberg County college students earn a degree, certification, or diploma.
Over $75,000 in annual scholarship gifts and interest is available for Muhlenberg
residents either on the college s main campus, the Health Sciences Campus next to
Trover Clinic, or the P.A. amp; Pauline Shaver Center near Central City. For Academic
Year 2012 60 students are receiving scholarships, with an average approximate award
of $1,115. All adult students taking at least 9 credit hours cam apply for $700 each
semester; with appropriate faculty referral Muhlenberg students in their final semester
of study who are enrolled in nursing or allied health fields receive some scholarship
assistance. Over the past decade MCC leadership has attempted to increase scholarship
awards at least 4% each academic year.
Tutorial hours have also been expanded over the past three academic years in the Irene
Sadler Learning Center. Madisonville Community College recently announced that a portion
of an estate gift provided by the late Brown Badgett, Sr. has been designated to the
Sadler Center to make sure that tutorial coverage, particularly in math and reading
areas, remains constant for students attending classes at low demand times. Almost
all tutors at the Muhlenberg Campus are supported through designated endowments.
During the past 24 months the Student Affairs Office and the Advancement Office have
made increases in transfer-related scholarships a true college priority, especially
among those students who plan to earn a four-year degree and return to their hometown
to start a career and a family. Increased transfer rates are a priority not only of
MCC, but of the entire Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System as well. Jay
Parrent, Dean of Student Affairs, states that transfer continues to be a critical
part of MCC s mission. Graduating and moving on to earn a baccalaureate degree contributes
so much to a community and increases a person s career earning power.
MCC thanks all of its private contributors who have supported Muhlenberg higher education
endeavors over the past 20 years. Supporters have helped Madisonville Community College
maintain some of the highest retention and graduation rates among the 16 KCTCS districts.
In 2011 and 2012, MCC was selected as one of the top 120 two-year colleges nationally
by Washington D.C. s Aspen Institute and the charitable foundations of both Bank of
America and JP Morgan Chase.