Salute to Excellence

The MCC Foundation presented its 2017 Salute to Excellence award to Sandra Parker and John "Dutch" Summers on Thursday, November 16, recognizing the couple's philanthropic support of MCC and their work in inspiring local high school students to pursue higher education. The past chairs of the MCC Foundation Board of Directors were also recognized with the Salute to Volunteerism award for their longstanding leadership of and dedication to the Foundation. In keeping with tradition, four inspiring alumni were inducted into the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame; Christopher Collins ’79, Barbara Deane-Williams ’75, Gladys Pedraza-Burgos ’91 and Joseph Wesley ’83. Click here for more information on the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame.

More than 300 business and community leaders attended the 28th annual Salute to Excellence, held this year at the Kodak Center. Thank you to Gold Benefactors; Avangrid Foundation and RG&E, Eastman Business Park, Corning Incorporated, Lauren Dixon and Mike Schwabl of Dixon Schwabl and the Summers Foundation for creating a wonderful evening for our honorees and guests.

To learn more about the annual Salute to Excellence please contact Emily Marullo at 585.292.3680 or