MC has been serving West Texas for 50 years through exemplary teaching and dedicated
The MC that everyone knows today became a reality after its beginnings as part of
the Permian Junior College District. MC gained its independence as a separate community
college district in October 1972 after Midland supporters rallied in Austin to garner
support for the split.
As MC looks back on its past, the present year is filled with FREE anniversary events
for the whole community! Mark your calendars and join MC students, faculty and staff
for the following events.
Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Firefighter Training Facility Ribbon Cutting at Harris Field, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24 – MC Retired Art Professor Exhibit Reception at Allison Fine Arts Building, McCormick Gallery, 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 24 – Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series presents “Into the Unknown: How Leadership,
Ingenuity and Perseverance Put a Rover on Mars” lecture by Adam Steltzner and Dr.
Moogega Cooper at Chap Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 – West Texas Symposium of History at Marie Hall Academic Building Room 101, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 – Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series presents “The American Presidency” presented
by Bob Woodward at Chap Center, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 – Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents “Casey Donahew and Jana Kramer
live” at Chap Center, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 – Graduation at Chap Center, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 30 – Community Family Fun Day at MC Main Campus, 1-8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15 – Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series presents “The Greatest Piano Men” at
Chap Center, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 – 50th Anniversary Outdoor Concert featuring The Texas Trio at Beal Plaza, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12 – Classic Car Show, Veterans Salute and Community Food Drive at Chap Center Parking
Lot, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Events are subject to change. For more event information and to stay up-to-date visit
Photo: MC's first President Dr. Al Langford and the 1975 MC Board of Trustees pose
for picture at the main campus groundbreaking ceremony.