Golden Anniversary Celebration
Enrollment tops 9,000 and graduates top 30,000.
SACS accreditation reaffirmed for 10 years.
MCC Awarded $2.5 million endowed chair in nursing at MCC Venice.
Professional Development Center opens at MCC Venice.
Center for Innovation and Technology opens at MCC Lakewood Ranch.
Academic Resource Center at MCC Bradenton named for original faculty member.
Family Heritage House and Dental Hygiene Program and clinic open at MCC Bradenton.
Student Services Center dedicated at MCC Bradenton.
Formal inauguration ceremony for Dr. Sarah H. Pappas, fourth president.
College's name changed to Manatee Community College.
MCC Venice dedicated by Gov. Bob Graham.
Dr. Stephen J. Korcheck named third president.
Manatee Junior College Foundation Inc. created.
State Department of Education Report: MJC Grads Score Highest.
Dr. Wilson F. Wetzler named second president.
First MJC classes offered in Venice at Venice High School.
Samuel R. Neel Auditorium dedicated.
Full accreditation granted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Department of Nursing established.
First three MJC graduates.
MJC Lancers win first baseball game.
First fall term starts in borrowed classrooms with 502 students.
Samuel R. Neel Jr. named president
Manatee Junior College chartered by Florida Legislature.
Samuel R. Neel Jr. was named the first president in 1957.