Mary Trickel ’77
What have you been up to since graduation?
I have continued to appreciate lifelong education, moved from corporate America into the world of academia, proudly served and retired from MCC, and have been involved in community and church volunteer activities.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
Defending my doctoral dissertation on our 55th wedding anniversary!
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
Being encouraged by Dean Regan to participate in graduation, and having three generations of family in attendance on that day.
What was your favorite place on campus, why?
As a student, the Quad exemplified the beauty of the campus and provided a sense of serenity while transitioning from a busy work day to the classroom environment.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Frank Molitor, who thoroughly taught the Principles of Accounting, providing an excellent foundation for all accounting courses that followed, and a solid career in the accounting/finance profession.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
Be true to yourself. Keep challenged, but not overwhelmed. Appreciate this first-rate learning experience.
Why was attending MCC the right decision for you?
I started college at the age of 34 with family and work responsibilities. MCC was close to home and affordable. All further higher education attained can be attributed to my positive academic experience at MCC.