Dear MCCC Family,
Last Friday, MCCC lost our single most important benefactor, Mrs. Shirley Meyer. Mrs. Meyer was our single most important benefactor, not only because of the funds she gave to MCCC, but also because of the time and talents she shared with MCCC. I am sad to say that I never had the honor, privilege, or pleasure to meet Mrs. Meyer. Of course, I heard much about her and frequently asked about her, but never had the opportunity to meet her because of her failing health. Although we never met, her legendary reputation preceded her. I remain in awe of this great woman whose spirit remained indomitable to the very end.
Mrs. Meyer is one of those giants on whose shoulders I stand today as I proudly serve as the fifth president of this great institution. It is because of Mrs. Meyer’s generosity and magnanimity that we now have an established MCCC Foundation that awards over $500,000 in scholarships to needy and deserving students each year. It is because of Mrs. Meyer’s philanthropic spirit and largesse that the La-Z- Boy Center now stands on campus as a center of educational upliftment and entertainment for the entire Monroe County Community. It is because of Mrs. Meyer’s vision and fortitude that we now have a grants office that has secured additional funds to sustain this great institution.
Thank you, Mrs. Shirley Meyer for your lifelong dedication and commitment to serving the underserved and less fortunate of our county. May your soul rest in eternal peace.