MCC President to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea Photo provided

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea Photo provided

FLINT –— Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will receive the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award at a public reception at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center on Sept. 6.

Dr. Walker-Griffea is one of six alumni to be recognized as Distinguished Alumni . In addition to the Friday reception, the honorees also be honored on field during the McNeese State vs. OSU football game on September 7 at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Dr. Walker-Griffea graduated from OSU in 1983 with a degree in radio, television and film: news and public affairs. She went on to receive a master’s degree in education from Virginia State University in 1987 and a doctorate of philosophy in child development from Texas Woman’s University in 2004.

During her time at OSU, Dr. Walker- Griffea was a member of the Cowboy Coeds for the OSU football team and served as president of Theta Beta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Walker-Griffea currently serves as the first female and African-American president of Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. Prior to her current position, she served as senior vice president for student services at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and vice president of student affairs at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia.

She has been honored many times, including receiving the Genesee County Bar Association Golden Apple Award, the Genesee District Library Award of Excellence and being named the American Association for Women in Community Colleges Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year – all in 2019 alone.

In addition to her professional success, Dr. Walker-Griffea donates her time to many different organizations and causes. She serves on the board of directors for the Greater Flint Health Coalition, McLaren-Flint Hospital, Carriage Town Ministries, Metro Community Development, Michigan Community College Association and is chair of The Ivy House.

Dr. Walker-Griffea currently resides in Flint, Michigan. She has one son, Walker. Dr. Walker-Griffea is a life member of the OSU Alumni Association.

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association serves more than 250,000 alumni, students and friends with programs for Cowboys of all ages. Through the Alumni Association, Cowboys get involved with the OSU family, stay informed of alumni and campus news, give back to support university initiatives and show their pride in America’s brightest orange. — G.G.