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Welcome Back (Again) Fall 2017

Posted by on 08.28.17 in Construction Projects, Education, Students, Thank You

Earlier this month, I posted a Welcome to MCC: Fall 2017 Early Edition.  There is so much happening on and around campus, it makes sense to share another welcome.  Here goes: Fall Faculty Seminar Days, MCC’s campus conference on emerging events, was highlighted by Faculty retirees Beth Smith and Blair Morrisey being named Distinguished Faculty […]

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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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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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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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Incoming Freshmen at MCC

Posted by on 05.03.16 in College Experience, Education, Thank You

Each year, roughly 25 percent of all high school seniors from Muskegon County eligible for attending college choose Muskegon Community College.  While rehearsing with the West Michigan Concert Winds at Reeth-Puffer High School a few weeks ago, I noticed a long glass wall (pictured at left) with college logos and student names attached.  I was […]

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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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Construction Begins!

Posted by on 10.16.14 in Construction Projects, Thank You, Uncategorized

Yesterday, the Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to authorize Clark Construction Company, Project Managers for the Science Laboratory Center,  to begin construction on the Center.  Three subcontracts including work related to excavation, concrete, and structural steel were approved in the recommendation.  This means that actual work will begin as soon as […]

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