Mitchell Community College alumni pose for a photo with President Tim Brewer during Spring Fest.

Special to Iredell Free News

Mitchell Community College welcomed the community to its Statesville Campus during an Open House  held on Saturday, April 20. Throughout the day, more than 500 people, including prospective students and their families, community partners, faculty and staff, alumni, and the public, attended the event.

With a new take on its traditional event, Mitchell’s Spring Fest offered opportunities for individuals to learn about academic programs and student services available at the College in addition to fun activities on campus.

Community partner Denso transported individuals between campus locations where attendees were able to participate in campus tours and experience program demonstrations by current Mitchell students.

Mitchell’s Agribusiness Technology program offered educational activities like creating crafts with wildflower seeds while also visiting with a cow and a small goat named Half Pint.

Mitchell’s Computer Integrated Machining program offered visitors a “Mitchell-manufactured” keychain made onsite, while the Welding Technology program students were available for live welding demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Mitchell’s Culinary Arts students provided samples from its kitchen and its smoker, which was constructed as a collaborative project among Mitchell’s workforce programs.

Other activities included an on-campus job fair and a community resources area. Mitchell’s Huskins Library functioned as the event’s alumni hub with history displays and decades-old yearbooks spanning from Mitchell’s origin as a private college in 1852 to its present.

At the day’s completion, prospective students and alumni claimed their free Spring Fest T-shirts with the option to personalize it with a tie-dye station.


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