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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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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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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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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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