MCCC’s Best and Brightest (La Creme de la Creme)

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of traveling to Lansing with our director of admissions, Mark Hall, Trustee Dr. Jim DeVries, and two students. The students were Aaron Kipfmiller and Judi Boberg. These were our two students who were honored at the State Capitol by the State Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Judi, whose husband, Mike also accompanied us, is a non-traditional student who has been married for 42 years and has ten (10), yes ten (10) children and 12 grandchildren. Judi has a grade point average above a 3.9 GPA and is majoring in Liberal Arts, with plans to pursue a career in archeology. Two of her grandchildren are currently students at MCCC. What a testament to the power of persistence: a grandmother who has put nine children through college and is currently enrolled in college with two of her grandchildren!
Aaron is currently a middle college student majoring in political science. He is a member of the student government and the Student Ambassadors program. Aaron holds a perfect 4.0 GPA and will actually earn his associate’s degree before he earns his high school diploma—that is the power of the middle college concept. Aaron also coaches elementary school basketball and has served as a tutor for mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, German, and statistics (whew!).
As I interact with these students, I am reminded everyday why I have stayed in education for over 30 years – my entire career. We are proud of these students and the several others who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa last night. These students are our best and brightest and must be encouraged to persist to reach higher heights and assist the others who may have academic challenges.
Please join me in congratulating Judi and Aaron, two of our best and brightest – la crème de la crème(the cream of the crop).

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2 thoughts on “MCCC’s Best and Brightest (La Creme de la Creme)

  1. Mrs. Boberg and Mr. Kipfmiller are splendid students are serve as an example of the highest levels of scholarship and contribution our students can strive for. I commend them both for their efforts here at MC3.

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