Highlander Alumni Association presents Distinguished Alumni, Young Leader Award winners
Friday, December 09, 2011
Posted by: Kim Patterson
Sept. 28, 2011
MCC Highlander Alumni Association Presents Distinguished Alumni, Young Leader Awards
Bill Goss of Waco was recently awarded the 2011 McLennan Community College Distinguished Alumni Award from the MCC Highlander Alumni Association. Goss began his collegiate career at MCC in 1970 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. In 2005, he chaired the Friends of MCC committee to develop and implement a master plan for an MCC bond election. The following year, the $74 million bond election passed and has resulted in three new buildings, numerous other campus improvements, and an enrollment that this semester topped 10,000 students. Goss has spent 35 years in the banking/financial services industry in Waco, and he currently serves as president of AMC Financial Holdings, Inc. Pictured, from left, are MCC President Dr. Johnette McKown, Sandy Goss, Bill Goss and Highlander Alumni Association Director Kim Patterson.
Cody James of Waco was recently awarded the 2011 McLennan Community College Distinguished Young Leader Award from the MCC Highlander Alumni Association. James served as a founding member and President of the MCC Engineering and Physics Club. He was the first MCC student to complete an Associate of Applied Science with a field of study in Engineering, graduating with honors in May 2011 with a 3.557 g.p.a. He was also a MAC Scholar and member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. James is continuing his education at the University of Texas at Arlington and plans to become a nuclear engineer. Pictured, from left, are MCC President Dr. Johnette McKown, Cody James, and Highlander Alumni Association Director Kim Patterson.