Sharon Hanks and her husband Rolland moved to Kingman in 1980, on the first day of their honeymoon, which Rolland says never ended.
In 1988 Sharon’s desire to help others drew her to a job in student services at MCC. Over the years she’s held positions from Registration Clerk, working on the front-line with students, to Admin. Computing. Her hard work behind the scenes has most likely helped every student and college employee without them ever realizing it.
“I just really enjoy helping students and staff by creating processes and easing the pathways, getting things to run better for them,” she said.
Over the years she’s seen many changes at MCC, from buildings going up and down to program changes to suit the fluctuating job market, but the one constant that has made her proud of being a part of MCC is that the student has always come first.
With her love of students and years of service, it should come as no surprise that Sharon was chosen to be Macebearer in the college’s 48th Commencement Ceremony being held at the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse in Bullhead City.
Commencement is a big day for students, their families and college employees, which makes the honor even more touching for Sharon.
“My favorite part of being here as long as I have is that not only do I have the pleasure of seeing students graduate every year, but I get to see their children graduate as well, she said. “I’m quite honored to even be considered for this, and more than a little speechless.”
MCC has been a home to Sharon for nearly 31 years, who’s family has made MCC a part of their life in one form or another over the years, whether it’s from her daughter starting her career with MCC, her daughter in-law who graduated, or her son doing his Eagle Scout project at MCC, Sharon has been proud to call MCC a part of her family.
Keep an eye out of Sharon at Commencement on May 10th, and make sure to cheer the graduates as they begin a new stage of their life! Way to go Sharon and Graduates of 2019!