Office of Advancement

Our Vision: We aspire to innovative, exciting, and engaging storytelling that moves Mitchell Community College forward in its mission.


Our Mission: We will engage our community by growing philanthropy, producing well-branded marketing and communications, and deepening relationships among our alumni and community members.


Our Team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, building relationships and telling Mitchell’s story as Iredell County’s leader in higher education.

MCC Foundation  Marketing and Advertising
Fundraising Campaigns Public Relations
Scholarship Giving Community Outreach
Planned Gifts Website Development
Donor Recognition Social Media Communications
Alumni Association College Employee Relations


Meet the Team

Molly Nicholson, Executive Director for Advancement & College Relations
(704) 878-4362

Molly is a 2012 graduate of Mitchell Community College and an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in organizational communication. She is currently completing a Masters at Appalachian State University. Molly is an Iredell County native and was the 2018 R.D. Grier Excellence in Education Award winner for support staff.

Donna Vanhorn smiling in front of a brick wall

Donna Vanhorn, Advancement Services Specialist/Cashier
(704) 878-3356

Donna lives in Hickory with her husband and cat. She has two children – Laura, 5th grade Science teacher at Startown Elementary, and Alex, a firefighter for Charlotte FD. Donna has two grandsons, one granddaughter,  and a set of twins on the way! She is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, Bachelor of Arts Accounting.


Joseph Wiles, Administrative Assistant for Advancement
(704) 878-3250






Contact Us
                   Statesville Campus – Kirkman House
Dept. Phone             (704) 878-4321