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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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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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Purchase of Chronicle Building Closing Complete

Posted by on 12.13.14 in Construction Projects, Uncategorized

Today, Muskegon Community College completed the closing process with the Herald Publishing Co. LLC, owners of the former Muskegon Chronicle building, 981 Third St.  MCC is now proud owner of the building along with adjacent parking. In 2016, MCC students studying Applied Technology, Electronics, Industrial Technology, Renewable Energy, Experiential Learning, and Entrepreneurial Studies will attend […]

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Veterans Day 2014

Posted by on 11.19.14 in Community, Uncategorized

Good afternoon MCC Community: The College recently recognized the contributions of the United States Armed Forces during our Veterans Day ceremony on November 11. Approximately 150 community members attended, including service veterans and active duty military. It was particularly gratifying to see a the strong representation of World War II veterans, including six of whom […]

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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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MCC Downtown Center News!

Posted by on 09.11.14 in 2013 Ballot Question, Construction Projects, Uncategorized

Muskegon Community College has signed a purchase agreement with The Herald Publishing Co. LLC and the owners of the former Muskegon Chronicle building, 981 Third St., to buy the building and an adjacent parking lot. The announcement was made during a special meeting of the MCC Board of Trustees on Thursday, Sept. 11. The identification […]

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Welcome Back – Fall 2014

Posted by on 08.21.14 in Community, Students, Uncategorized

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community: On behalf of the Administration and Board of Trustees of Muskegon Community College, I am pleased and honored to welcome you to MCC this fall semester.  MCC is a College where students succeed, faculty fuel their passion and employers find the best talent that higher education has to offer.  The […]

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Joint Sustainability Council

Posted by on 05.27.14 in Community, Construction Projects, Social Responsibility, Uncategorized

In 1976 as an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, I drafted a paper on the topic of solar photovoltaics – now known as solar energy production.  Back then, we all dreamed that every home in the U.S. would or could be powered by a renewable energy source, such as geothermal, solar, or wind.  We […]

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Master Plan Construction Update

Posted by on 04.23.14 in Construction Projects, Uncategorized

The Muskegon Community College website now includes a “Master Plan Construction Update” webpage, with information about the four infrastructure projects outlined in the 2010-15 MCC Master Plan and approved by the voters of Muskegon County last fall.   Located here (http://www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/3572.asp) the page includes updates and timelines on the Science, Health, Arts, and Downtown Centers.  […]

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