Rafael Turner to replace Celia Turner, his mother who recently died, on the Mott Community College board

 
The Flint Journal March 30, 2011
 
The Mott Community College Board of Trustees voted today to appoint Rafael Turner to replace Celia Turner, his mother, on the board.

Celia Turner died Feb.27, nearly a month following a stroke.

Of 20 candidates to replace her, four withdrew and 16 were interviewed Monday and Tuesday before the board chose Turner this afternoon.

Using a point system, the board narrowed the field down to five candidates, then voted again using the same point system.

Turner scored the highest, narrowly edging out former Goodrich school board member Michael J. Thorpe.

The board then voted unanimously to appoint Turner.
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