From the Office of the President

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administrators, let me welcome you to Mayland Community College. Our primary mission is to be the educational gateway to opportunity in the three counties we serve. As we celebrate more than forty years of success and our status in the top one percent of community college nationwide, we remain diligent to continually improve our efforts to open this gateway to all our residents,. whether they are fresh out of high school, going through a career change, or seeking a more active retirement

Through our main campus located on the Mitchell- Avery County line, and our learning centers in Newland and Burnsville, I think you will find that we pride ourselves on individualized instruction, small class size, and a student-centered approach to learning. Whether students are seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate in our credit programs, or looking to improve skills through our Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education classes, we strive to make education and services accessible, affordable, and convenient. The professional faculty and staff of MCC are dedicated to and uphold our values of community, excellence, and opportunity.

This year we are excited to continue our focus at MCC on our values of community, excellence, and opportunity. With expansions scheduled for Spruce Pine, our intentions are to better serve our communities. Making education easily accessible to all helps create a better life for our students, their families, and our communities.

All of us at Mayland are committed to our vision to establish respectful learning environments, maximize local natural resources, bridge educational gaps, respond to the community, advance opportunities for entrepreneurship, cultivate community relationships, and encourage lifelong learning. With this acronym, EMBRACE, as a guide, I stand at the entrance to our gateway and welcome you on your educational journey. My door is always open and I welcome your feedback on our progress.

Dr. John C. Boyd

Mayland Community College President