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Dean Jean Merrill-Doss

Once a MAC Student, Now MAC's Dean of Students!  In 1985, Jean Merrill-Doss, a 1984 Mineral Area College graduate, began her MAC career as a one-person Fashion Merchandising Department.  In 1996, she served as the Business Education Department Chair and advisor to the Marketing/Management Club.  In the late 1990's, Jean served as the director and facilitated the operations of the Tourism and Education Center.  In 2003, Jean moved to the position of Dean of Students.  She oversees the Student Services Division which includes Admissions & Recruiting, Records & Registration, Financial Aid, Counseling & Advising, Assessment & Testing, Career Planning Center, Student Activities, services for students with special needs, College Park, Trio Program, and Athletics.  Jean holds her MAC Associate of Arts, a Bachelor of Science in University Studies from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, a Masters in Teaching from Webster University, and has taken doctoral courses from NOVA University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Rhonda K. Bales, (pictured on right), was hired as Executive Assistant to Dean Jean Merrill-Doss in April 2013.  Rhonda, a MAC graduate as well, has been with the college since 2007, where she had previously worked in the Arts & Sciences Department.  She has served on various committees, Commencement being her favorite thus far.  "Watching students I have personally worked with for two years walk down the isle and receive their college diploma makes my job so rewarding and fulfilling.  It has become a passion of mine to work in the education field."   Rhonda works along side of Dean Jean Merrill-Doss to help oversee day-to-day operations and assists with the guidance and structure in the Student Services Department.  She is a member of Classified Staff and MCCA. 

Patricia Hunt, (pictured on left), also a Mineral Area College graduate, works part-time as Administrative Assistant to Athletics.  Patsy began her career at Mineral Area College in 1983 and retired June 30, 2013.  After 30+ years of experience as Executive Assistant to the Registrar and Dean of Students, her knowledge was such an enormous asset to the college, we felt honored when Patsy made the decision to work part-time in the Athletic Department. She assists our Athletic Director with NJCAA guidelines and eligibility, scholarships, insurance, and various other duties. Patsy is an Honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa, is a recipient of an Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award and a MCCA Senior Service Award in October 2013.  Patsy was a member of Classified Staff and MCCA.