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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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Short Circuit!

Posted by on 09.30.14 in Students

On Friday September 26th, my wife Connie and I had the pleasure of watching Muskegon Community College Automotive Program Coordinator Al Thomas, Instructor Jeff Montella, and several MCC students race MCC’s electric dragster, Short Circuit.  The dragster, which established the 48-volt DR/II world record in 2012 has since moved to the DR/G and DR/C classes, […]

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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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Student Eric Howard – 2014 All USA Selection

Posted by on 04.23.14 in Students, Uncategorized

As the Winter Semester of 2014 winds up, I wanted to expand on some news that you already know. MCC Nursing Student Eric Howard was selected as a 2014 USA Today All-USA Community College Academic Team member (http://www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/2833.asp?item=7888).  Eric is one of twenty students from around the nation selected to the All-USA Academic Team.  As […]

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Lt. Governor Signs Science Facilities Upgrade Bill

Posted by on 03.15.14 in Construction Projects, Uncategorized

I am pleased to share with you that on March 14, 2014, Lt. Governor Brian Calley signed Senate Bill 608, legislation authorizing Muskegon Community College to construct a 19,000-square-foot science laboratory and renovate 16,781 square feet of existing science facilities. The Lt. Governor signed the Bill, now Public Act 34 of 2014, as Governor Snyder […]

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The Role and Future of Community Colleges

Posted by on 01.09.14 in Community

Community colleges, in fulfilling their missions, are much more closely connected to the communities they serve than are other higher education institutions. As intellectual, cultural and economic cornerstones, community colleges provide students of all ages with a personalized academic experience and a responsive and thorough curriculum to prepare them for jobs in today’s market. Concurrently, […]

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More Student Participation Needed!

Posted by on 12.17.13 in 2013 Ballot Question, Uncategorized

As you may know, the College is embarking on its most ambitious building improvement project since relocating to our present Marquette and Quarterline site in the late 1960s. You can and should be a part of this exciting process. Earlier in 2013, the College established a Science Center Committee that is now completing designs for […]

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