Mohave County School Superintendent Mike File recently appointed Susan McAlpine to the open Mohave Community College District 4 Trustee seat.
She will represent the people of Kingman, Golden Valley and Dolan Springs on the MCC Board of Governors.
McAlpine served several years as a board member on the Mohave Community College Foundation in Kingman, and then decided it was time to use her extensive background in volunteer management and adult education to help the college as a whole.
“I’m a strong supporter of the college and its foundation and I supported the development of a foundation endowment to assist non-traditional students and veterans needing assistance in completing their education,” she said.
McAlpine holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education degree and earned her Master of Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts.
Prior to relocating to Arizona 14 years ago to escape the Massachusetts winters, she was responsible for the development and implementation of a highly successful Civic Engagement and Service Learning program at Mount Wachusett Community College. She is credited with much of that program’s success.
Since moving to Mohave County she’s been an active community volunteer. Besides serving on MCC Foundation, she is also volunteer for the Arizona Dressage Association horse show, and a volunteer mediator for civil and small claims cases at the Cerbat Kingman Justice Court.
“I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution on the MCC Board and want to ensure fiscal responsibility, make sure support staff and faculty maintain a classroom-first approach, and tie new program approval to documented evidence of employment opportunities in Mohave County.”
When she is not filling her days with volunteer work, you may find her out riding one of the many dressage horses she has trained.