Pioneers of Change

On Being the First Family Member to Attend College Katie Pierce’s mother couldn’t understand why her daughter wanted to go to college instead of developing a talent she identified in high school for doing her friends’ hair. Alyssa Nelson ’11 and her mother both wept…... » Read more

Funteller Thomas Jackson Brings Gospel Singing Home: A Voice of Promise

When Funteller Thomas Jackson FP'94 was a child in Detroit in the 1950s and '60s, the thing she wanted most in the world was to sing like Mahalia Jackson, the "Queen of Gospel." And she had the pipes to make that wish seem realistic. Even…... » Read more

The International Experience: Dhanashri Patil ’13

Student Edge Extra: Extended Comments from Dhanashri Patil ’13 Dhanashri Patil ’13, who hails from Gondawale, India, talks more about her experiences as an international student at MHC Coming to the U.S. and adjusting to everything (food, weather, culture, transport, the education system, etc.) was…... » Read more