McPherson College
Automotive
Restoration
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Support the Students

 

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CONTACT


Amanda Gutierrez
Vice President for Automotive Restoration
gutierra@mcpherson.edu
620-242-0424


Brian Martin
Director of Development
martinb@mcpherson.edu
620-242-0428 (office)
620-480-9278 (cell)

 

Make a Gift

 

Scholarship Fund

95% of McPherson College students receive some form of financial aid. Gifts to the scholarship fund help students afford to pursue their dreams. Contact Amanda for more information.

 

Red Wrench Club

Launched by a group of alumni, the Red Wrench Club is an annual giving effort to help provide a variety of tools and equipment for our shops – from engine rebuilding to trim, from chassis to metalshaping. Contact Amanda for more information.

 

Experience Fund

Sponsor an off campus learning experience for students. Includes trips to concours, auctions and other events around the country where students can view the diversity of the car collecting world while learning about networking, resourcing and judging. Recent sponsorships have included travel to Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Mercedes-Benz StarFest 2012, and the AACA Fall meet. Contact Amanda for more information.

 

Professional Development Fund

Just as students need opportunities to expand their knowledge, so do our faculty! Perhaps you’d like to sponsor a faculty internship. Faculty can apply for funding for short-term experiences at shops and museums across the country, bringing that knowledge back to the classroom. Faculty member Ed Barr, our sheet metal guru, recently spend a few days in a workshop with legendary metal shaper Fay Butler. Contact Amanda for more information.

 

Internships

Over the last 5 years, an average of 85% of our students have participated in internships at museums, private collections and shops across the United States and in Germany. Students return from these experiences with a perspective that can’t be taught in a classroom. Many graduates look back on these opportunities as life and career-changing times, helping them hone in on the path they want to pursue. If you’re interested in funding or hosting an internship, please contact us.

 

Placement

Our career services department assists students with resume building, social and business protocol training, and job searches. A career fair is held at least once a year and potential employers often visit campus to interview for jobs that would not be posted broadly.

 

 

 

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Open your own auto restoration business, work for an auction company or even manage a major car collection.
See what you can do.

 

Summer Workshops

Our expert instructors and top-notch facility are also available to hobbyists and professionals in summer workshops at the Automotive Restoration Institute.

 

 

CARS Club facebook

C.A.R.S is a student led club that participates in numerous events throughout the year, including car shows, cruises, travel, old car movie nights, and insider trips to museums and private collections.
CARS Club info

 

The 15th Annual CARS Club Show will be held May 3, 2014 on the MC campus.
See facebook for club events.