Each Mid-Continent University cohort group was given an Advantage t-shirt as an appreciation gift. Groups were given the task of getting together as a cohort to take a picture in their shirts, and submitting it for the contest. There were two ways to win. One way was to be chosen by MCU employees and the other way by getting the most “likes” on facebook. The first place winners’ prize is their choice of dinner on the town or a catered meal for the entire cohort group and, of course, bragging rights. The second place and Most Creative winners receive pizza for their cohort group. Third place receives dessert for the group.
Cohort group Fulton 2F won first place with the most faculty and staff votes. Their picture depicted the group around the train tracks with the headline, “Take Advantage of Mid-Continent. It put Fulton 2F on the Right Track.” The classmates plan on all going out to Sassafraz in Union City as their contest prize. This same Fulton 2F group also won first place with faculty and staff votes last year.
Louisville 19 came in second and John A. Logan 17 (IL) came in with the third with the most faculty and staff votes. Cohort group Mayfield 20F won the Most Faculty and Staff votes for most creative photo.
For the Most Likes on facebook, first place went to cohort group Mayfield 20. Mayfield 20 class representative, Christi McClure, said, “The Mayfield 20 family is very excited to be sharing this meal with each other just before our graduation in December. We are connected as a family and will stay a family because of our Mid-Continent Advantage experience.”
Cohort group Mayfield 5P came in second place for Most Votes on facebook with a play on a game of tug of war and life. Their caption was “Get an Advantage on Life.” Third place went to Monticello 2F with a picture of the group in front of a field with a caption, “Harvesting Knowledge, One Class at a Time.”
Cohort group Mayfield 20F won the Most Faculty and Staff votes for Most Creative. Their picture depicted the moon with the headline “Shoot for the Moon - Even if You Miss, You’ll Land Among the Stars.” Cohort member, Antone Saxton, stated, “No man or woman is left behind. We started together, we will finish together.”
Jackie Imhoff, Vice President of Adult Programs at MCU, said, “While the Mid-Continent University Advantage Programs serve the adult non-traditional population, these adults can get their spirit “on” as demonstrated in the recent cohort photo contest. A cohort represents a group of local adult residents choosing to return to college to complete a degree and they complete their education with this select group of individuals. These groups invariably establish a strong bond of friendship, as is apparent in the photo submissions. MCU is very proud of the number and quality of entries from across Kentucky and southern IL. We are especially proud of the students from Fulton, Louisville, Mayfield, Monticello, and the John A. Logan (IL) area with their winning entries.”
Mid-Continent University offers the traditional college experience on the main campus in Mayfield, Kentucky. MCU also offers the accelerated adult Advantage option which provides accredited degrees face-to-face in 27 cities and towns throughout Kentucky and southern Illinois or completely online. The unique cohort format allows adults students to fit a college education into their busy lives. Face-to-face classes are offered one night a week with one class at a time. Adults can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree.
Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield, Kentucky. For more information, visit www.midcontinent.edu or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.