Mackinac College was a private liberal arts college which opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan, in the fall of 1966 and closed after graduating its Charter Class in 1970. The campus was later turned into a hotel, Mission Point Resort.
The college had troubles relating in part to its association with the Moral Re-Armament/Up With People movement. While the college was ostensibly an independent, non-sectarian institution, many of the founders and faculty were members of MRA. Most students were not aware of the connection until they were on the campus. There was much controversy among the students regarding how MRA was to be involved in the mission of the college. As a result, after graduating its first and only senior class in 1970, the first Mackinac College closed its doors. The original Mackinac College continues to be celebrated by the establishment of the Mackinac College Legacy Fund within the Mackinac Island Community Foundation.
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