Retiree Association

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The Macomb Community College Retiree Association provides a network of former College employees that support the College and one another.

There are usually four annual events and volunteer opportunities to keep our retirees engaged and active as ambassadors in the community.

For more information, or to serve on the committee, please contact the MCC Foundation at 586.445.7302


Society of Active Retirees (SOAR)

SOAR is a community based, non profit, lifelong learning initiative affiliated with Wayne State University and with the Elderhostel Institute Network.  SOAR offers a broad range of non-credit courses, covering a wide range of topics and provides its members with multiple opportunities for social and cultural enrichment and personal growth.  Membership in SOAR is open to all persons committed to life-long learning.

For information on upcoming class schedules and opportunities, please contact the MCC Foundation at 586.445.7302


Retiree Spotlight
Jim and Jan Kohler

To Jan and Jim Kohler, Macomb Community College is a special place.  “I grew up at Macomb,” said Jan, who began working here at the age of 19.  “I made life-long friends, and worked all over the college, part-time and full-time.”   Jan left Macomb to work for General Dynamics, returning the college in 2006 to work at the Foundation office. 

When Jan retired in 2011, she and Jim wanted to contribute Macomb in a way that would not only support the many programs and opportunities offered through the college, but would also provide a lasting tribute to former College president Dr. Al Lorenzo.  They worked with their estate planner to establish a “planned gift” in support of the Lorenzo Cultural Center.  “The programs at the Lorenzo Cultural Center benefit people across the community, from children to seniors.  Any program they present is a quality program, like the exhibits and school presentations,” Jan said.

The Legacy Society recognizes donors who have indicated a planned gift in a will, estate plan or life insurance policy.  Legacy Society donors are acknowledged with their names on the Donor Wall, located in the lobby of the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.  “To be recognized for this planned gift is very special to Jim and me,” Jan said.  “We don’t need the attention, but it brings full circle that the College recognizes our commitment, not just our gift.” 

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