MMI Celebrates 175th Birthday during Cresting

On Friday, Sept. 1, during the traditional ceremony marking the freshmen's transition from "recruit" to "cadet," MMI celebrated the Corps of Cadets' legacy since 1842. Those attending Cresting listened to anniversary remarks from MMI President Col. David J. Mollahan and watched a legacy video highlighting milestones in MMI history. Cadet Battalion Commander Laffoon had the honor of leading the Corps in singing "Happy Birthday" and cutting the cake. Both Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell provided proclamations for the special occasion. Special guests in attendance included Mr. Jimmy Baker, Chancellor, Alabama Community College System and Mr. H. Dean Mooty, Chairman, MMI Board of Trustees & Advisors. MMI's 175th Birthday celebration will continue throughout the academic year with more special events, to include burial of a time capsule to be opened in 2042.