Recent Advancement News
$225K in Grants Will Modernize Physics Lab
MMI is proud to announce that it has received $225,000 total in grants to modernize its physics program. Kicking off the project was a $25,000 lead gift from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama toward the purchase of new lab equipment. Through two recent gifts, each in the amount of $100,000, from the Alabama Power Foundation and John G. Monteabaro Foundation, the college will now be able to relocate outdated physics facilities.
Slated for completion by Fall 2013, the renovated John G. Monteabaro Chemistry and Physics Complex will incorporate a state-of-the-art physics lab and adjoining classrooms.
BC Salutes Your Support
“I can confidently say that all of the generous donations and support that alumni and friends have provided to MMI has been a monumental factor in my success professionally, physically, and academically. On the small campus of MMI, I personally am able to use all the new facilities with fellow cadets, faculty and staff in order to conduct our daily business, whether it be study sessions or staff meetings. Another facility that I, along with the entire Corps, take full advantage of is the renovated weight room. It certainly is a gift to know that you will always have a gym that is well taken care of and open to your convenience. This year, we also have been able to introduce many new extracurriculars including intramural sports, paintball tournaments, and a scuba club. All these activities have drastically improved cadet life at MMI, creating an esprit de corps that I never imagined to see at a two-year military junior college. All this is undoubtedly cultivated through the generous gifts of alumni and friends of MMI.”
c/LTC David Choe, MMI Battalion Commander 2012-2013
The Gift of Education
On the afternoon of Thursday, October 18, MMI kicked off its Parents Weekend festivities by taking time to recognize MMI Foundation scholarships awarded for Fall 2012. Special guests including Mr. Cecil Gayle (James H. and Cecile Gayle Scholarship), Mr. Joel Hillhouse and Mrs. Beth Hillhouse (Joel R. and Elizabeth E. Hillhouse Endowed Scholarship), Mrs. Stella Wilkerson (Dr. Arthur F. Wilkerson, Jr. Scholarship), and LTC Kit Agee (John Hunt Morgan Endowed Scholarship) were on hand to help present the awards. This year, the MMI Foundation awarded more than $75,000 in scholarships from 41 named and endowed scholarship funds. These scholarships went to 49 deserving cadets from around the nation.
MMI Ranked #2 Statewide in Alabama Gives Day Donations
At the conclusion of Alabama Gives Day on Feb. 2. 2012, a statewide drive for charitable donations, the MMI Foundation raised a total of $13,900. That amount landed us in 2nd place for gift total among 1,098 Alabama nonprofits!