Author: Dale Nesbary

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Muskegon Community College Receives $2.51 Million Federal Infrastructure Grant!

Posted by on 09.30.15 in Construction Projects, Uncategorized

Muskegon Community College will receive $2.51 million to renovate the former Muskegon Chronicle buildings into an Applied Technology Center as part of a Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant. “The Obama Administration is committed to helping communities develop a workforce with 21st century skills,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “As […]

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Learn at a Nationally Recognized Leader College

Posted by on 09.22.15 in College Experience, Community, Education, Uncategorized

Muskegon Community College has been awarded the designation of Leader College from Achieving the Dream, a nationally-respected nonprofit dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree.  We are gratified to learn that Muskegon Community College has been named an Achieving […]

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My Office Hours in Newaygo and Ottawa Counties

Posted by on 09.17.15 in Uncategorized

To provide additional outreach and support for our students and community, I am instituting monthly office and meeting hours as follows at the MCC sites in Newaygo and Ottawa counties: Tuesday, September 22, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in Room 106, MCC Newaygo County Center. NC-RESA Building: 4747 W. 48th Street Fremont, MI 49412 Friday, […]

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Let’s Not Forget the Science Center ;-)

Posted by on 08.20.15 in Construction Projects

Good afternoon colleagues and students, While there is a lot of excitement around the College’s recent purchase agreement for the Muskegon Family YMCA building, let’s not forget that Muskegon Community College is hosting the grand opening for our new $9.6 million Science Center and renovated life, physical sciences, and respiratory therapy spaces (Geology and Physics labs […]

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MCC Construction Projects Not Downtown ;-)

Posted by on 06.22.15 in Construction Projects, Students, Uncategorized

With all the well deserved attention on construction activities downtown (very exciting), it seems a good time to share information regarding improvements on campus. You may know that the Barnes and Noble bookstore on campus is doubling in size. Thanks much to Barnes and Noble for funding the upgrades and working with the College to expand […]

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MCC Receives Major Gifts Supporting Entrepreneurism

Posted by on 06.03.15 in Construction Projects, Students, Thank You

Local developer Jonathan Rooks has donated the former Masonic Temple in downtown Muskegon to Muskegon Community College as the new home for its Entrepreneurial Studies program and related business-generating activities.   Just as exciting, thanks to Entrepreneurs Nick and Ashley Sarnicola, a $200,000 permanent endowment to the Foundation for Muskegon Community College has been established. […]

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The Community College as Entrepreneurial Catalyst

Posted by on 04.08.15 in Community, General, Uncategorized, Vision

I was recently asked by the journal Perspectives: Community College Leadership for the 21st Century to draft a paper focusing on community college entrepreneurship.  The editors were impressed with the many impacts MCC has on its students and community and felt that our story needed to be shared among a broader audience, including college and […]

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2015 All-Michigan Academic Team

Posted by on 04.03.15 in Students, Uncategorized

Good afternoon on this Good Friday. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a reception and tour of the Michigan State Capitol with Kaylee Austin and Aliyah Mitchell.  These accomplished students were named to the 2015 All-Michigan Academic Team, and are both members of MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter.  To be eligible for membership in […]

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MCC Receives $4.1 Million MEDC Equipment Grant!

Posted by on 02.24.15 in Construction Projects, General

I am very pleased to share with you that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s office announced today that Muskegon Community College is the recipient of a $4.1 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to support the purchase of equipment required for educational programs in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations.  MCC’s application requested funding […]

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MCC Science Center Progress

Posted by on 02.05.15 in Construction Projects, Students

Good afternoon students, colleagues and community.  Below is a series of photos tracking construction progress on the Muskegon Community College Science Center.  As of today, the building is mostly enclosed, red brick/exterior finishings are being added, and electrical/mechanical systems are being installed.  We are still very much on track for a Fall 2015 opening.  More photos will […]

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