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Muskegon Community College

The Generosity of the MCC Community

Posted by on 09.21.17 in Community, Construction Projects, Students, Thank You, Vision

Muskegon Community College’s Downtown Center will be known as the Carolyn I. and Peter Sturrus Technology Center after the local couple donated a record $1.5 million gift to the College to name the facility. The announcement was made at the MCC Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 20. “I am doing this for […]

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Welcome to MCC, Fall 2017 Early Edition

Posted by on 08.04.17 in College Experience, Community, Students, Thank You

Good afternoon students, colleagues and community.  As summer comes to a close, it is a good time to provide an update on happenings on and around campus.  My recent posts and presentations have focused primarily on student success initiatives and the infrastructure projects underway to support them.  This early version of my fall “welcome back” […]

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Earning Our No. 1 Ranking

Posted by on 05.22.17 in Community, Education, Students, Thank You

As community members and as Muskegon Community College alumni, students and employees, we are all rightfully proud of the progress that MCC has made over the years. Since our last Reflections, even more has transpired to support the exceptional accomplishments of our institution. Best Colleges (http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-in-michigan/) has ranked Muskegon Community College as the best community […]

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MCC Mission Statement Revised

Posted by on 01.19.17 in College Experience, Community, Students, Thank You, Vision

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” So said U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. In this tradition, the Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees and the MCC Strategic Planning Committee recently reviewed our mission statement, which had grown to nearly a page in length. I am […]

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Thanks for an Extraordinary Year, MCC!

Posted by on 12.06.16 in Community, Students, Thank You

By any measure, Muskegon Community College’s 2015-16 academic year was a rousing success. Given the many accomplishments of our community, it has been, from my perspective, an extraordinary year. As has been the case in the past, these achievements are united by our commitment to support our students, to strengthen our academic profile, and to […]

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Whiskers and Wine

Posted by on 10.31.16 in Community, Education, Students, Uncategorized

Muskegon Community College faculty and staff are active not only in the classroom, but in the community as well.  You may know know of the great history sessions/excursions presented by professors Troutman and Maniates.  You have seen other faculty (you know who you are) exploring the Caribbean, Germany, New York City, and Belize among other locations. […]

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Join Us for Founder’s Day Tonight!

Posted by on 09.15.16 in Community, Education, Students, Thank You

Today, Thursday September 15th, is Founder’s Day, commemorating the opening of Muskegon Community College in 1926, and celebrating the many students, faculty, alumni, and community members who have contributed to MCC’s 90 years of success. Proceeds from this event support our students, who just this past year: Studied Coral Reef Ecology in the Caribbean Conducted […]

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ITT Tech Closure: MCC’s Response

Posted by on 09.15.16 in Community, Students, Vision

Good day friends and colleagues. As you may know, on Tuesday September 13th, Muskegon Community College held an open house at the MCC Coopersville location for displaced ITT Technical Institute students. ITT closed its doors on September 6, leaving their students with few options. Vice Presidents Teresa Sturrus and John Selmon were and have been in […]

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The “Winds” Debut at Carnegie Hall!

Posted by on 06.29.16 in Community, Students, Thank You

On June 19th, the West Michigan Concert Winds (the “Winds”) were accorded the honor of performing in Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Yes, you read this correctly, Carnegie Hall!  It is a rare occurrence to be invited to perform at Carnegie, and to my knowledge the Winds are one of a very few West […]

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What a Difference Working Together Makes!

Posted by on 04.29.16 in Community, Social Responsibility

As we complete another successful semester at Muskegon Community College, I’d like to share with you how I spend my spare time ;-). It has been my honor to serve as 2016 Campaign Chair for the March of Dimes Muskegon March for Babies. This link shows the tall guy with the very able Best Financial Credit Union […]

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