50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

When McLennan County voters approved a historic bond proposal to form McLennan Community College on Nov. 2, 1965, the early organizers of the college intended to open an affordable institution of higher education that would serve all Central Texans for years to come.

The first McLennan classes were held on the James Connally Air Force Base on Sept. 19, 1966. There were 855 students — 355 students more than the board or administrators had expected — and nearly 100 courses offered.

Today, McLennan is a popular college of choice for many Central Texans. Of course, things have changed a lot since 1966. McLennan has grown to more than 8,500 students and has expanded its programs to include transfer agreements with four-year universities and even bachelor’s degrees on campus.

As you will see, the opportunities the college has given McLennan County residents have changed lives and made Central Texas a better place. McLennan is grateful to the county for its tremendous support over the past five decades. Enjoy learning more about McLennan Community College and this great community. It's been an exciting 50-year journey!

McLennan Community College and the McLennan Community College Foundation are proud to present these special events for our students and community. Come out and help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary in style!

May 5 50th Anniversary Gala and Steinway Symphony Performance Featuring the return of Anderson & Roe with the Waco Symphony Orchestra at Baylor University's Waco Hall. Dinner will precede the performance. For more information, contact the McLennan Community College Foundation at 254-299-8604.
50th Anniversary group