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MCC public safety recognized by AACC dept.

FLINT — Mott Community College is among four finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 2016 Awards of Excellence in Community College Safety Planning and Leadership. The AACC Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. The winners of each category will be announced at the annual AACC convention April 9-12 in Chicago. “This is wonderful news for Mott College,” said President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “Our Public Safety Department, under the leadership of Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock, is continuously improving operations with crisis planning, training and infrastructure improvements. This recognition is well-deserved.” The Department leads the institution’s commitment to safety and emergency training for not only 50+ Department staff but the entire College community, including 170 volunteer staff and faculty members who serve as Emergency Response Team members, assisting in crisis response and evacuation situations. — G.G.

Zumbathon® to hold charity event for water crisis

FLINT — The Safe Water for Flint Zumbathon® Charity Event, sponsored by Insight Health & Fitness Center, will be held at the sponsor’s Flint-based facility on Feb. 20, from 3-5 p.m.

Co-hosts Michelle Kryska and Janith Poulos, licensed Zumba® Instructors at Insight Health & Fitness Center, along with a network of Zumba instructors from Mid-Michigan and Southeast Michigan will come together for approximately two hours of Zumba dance fitness to collect donations of water and filters to benefit Flint charter and public schools, and to raise funds for the MSU/ Hurley Pediatric Public Health Initiative. The Zumbathon® Charity Event is open to the public. Options for admission into the event include any of the following: A) $15 General Admission/Donation, or B) Three cases of bottled water (24+ per case) or 5-gallon jug of water, or C) New water filter (faucet-mount or pitcher). Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Donations for admission to the Zumbathon can be made in advance at event/view/safe-water-for-flint-zumbathoncharity-event, or may be purchased at the event. More information is available on the Facebook event page, “Safe Water for Flint Zumbathon® Charity Event at

Event Location: Insight Health & Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw St., Flint MI 48507.

Details: Call 810-771-8511. — G.G.

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