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President's Welcome

President Grant


Dear MCLA Students:

We begin the 2013-2014 academic year at MCLA with a spirit of celebration, excitement, and hope. As the year begins, we will open the Center for Science and Innovation, a state-of-the-art learning, teaching, research, and collaboration center, and our first new academic building in 40 years. This year also will bring athletics events, lectures, gallery exhibitions, and opportunities for undergraduate research, community service, and internships.

Amid these activities and the hard work that comes along with them, I look forward to seeing you on campus in the classroom or lab, on the playing field or in the stands, in the gallery or on stage, and working and learning in the community. I know you will find faculty and staff across the campus ready to work with you and eager to do all that they can to help you make the most of your college experience, right from the start.

The MCLA Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment of excellence in teaching and learning. One of our great strengths is our close-knit community, which provides us the opportunity to get to know our students and for you to know us as well. Together, we build a strong community for living, learning, playing and working; one that challenges students to excel and succeed, engages you in the campus and local communities, and prepares you for the challenges and opportunities you will face beyond MCLA.

This Student Handbook includes important information that we hope you find useful as you being or continue your MCLA journey. It contains information about MCLA policies and procedures, details on co-curricular activities, and contact information for the people who can address any questions or concerns you might have. It will be a resource to guide you throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to ask questions. The faculty and staff are here to guide and support you. We want to give you the information you need to make your time at MCLA enriching, enjoyable, and successful.

Once again, I welcome you and wish you all the best during this year of your MCLA journey.


Mary K. Grant, Ph.D.                                                                                           President