Author: Dale Nesbary

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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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More on the President’s College Promise Proposal

Posted by on 01.22.15 in Education, Uncategorized

Earlier this week, I promised to provide more detail on President Obama’s College Promise proposal. InsideHigherEd Editor Scott Jaschik prepared a detailed analysis of the Promise and related proposals,  Here are highlights: Raise taxes on capital gains in ways the White House says will affect only the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. Impose new fees on financial institutions […]

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President’s America’s College Promise Proposal

Posted by on 01.14.15 in Community, Education, Uncategorized

Welcome students, faculty, staff, and the community to Winter Semester 2015.  I’m hopeful your holiday season went well and am confident the upcoming semester will bring good things. Earlier this week, President Obama formally unveiled his “America’s College Promise” proposal supporting community colleges.  The Promise is modeled after programs in several states, particularly Tennessee, and is […]

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