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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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The Generosity of the MCC Community

Posted by on 12.13.13 in Uncategorized

As the Fall Semester of 2013 at Muskegon Community College comes to a close, I thought that it would be helpful to share one of the many good and human stories about the generosity of MCC’s community. In the recent can/food drive held on campus last month, the Academic Affairs Office and the many MCC […]

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2013 Ballot Question Approved by Voters

Posted by on 11.06.13 in Uncategorized

First, let me say that this is a very humbling moment for us at Muskegon Community College. Voter approval of the College’s $24 million ballot question constitutes a continued trust by the community in this institution of higher learning and its mission. That belief in us began 87 years ago with our creation as Muskegon’s […]

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Why A Downtown Presence For MCC?

Posted by on 10.21.13 in 2013 Ballot Question

I am often asked about why MCC is pursuing a downtown presence. Here is my take: If we need additional or replacement space, why not build the space where it is most cost effective and where it will have the highest economic impact? Integrating additional space in the community will directly support the community component […]

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Why Do We Need To Expand?

Posted by on 10.21.13 in 2013 Ballot Question

I am often asked, why do we need to expand?  Aren’t we right sized already?  The answer to this is simple: 2,000 and 5,000 2,000 represents the approximate number of students MCC enrolled in the mid-1960s 5,000 is where we are now given current projections, and where we have been for the previous three years […]

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