2007 News Archive

December 21, 2007 Opportunities for Students Pursuing Health Care Programs
New Health Career Pathways Certificate Program offered at MCC.
December 21, 2007 22 Talented Students Honored for Original Writing
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the 22 winners of its annual Student Writing Contest.
November 27, 2007 MCC Student Awarded Third Place in Ice Carving Competition
Paul Palazzo, of East Granby, represented MCC in the American Culinary Federation ice carving competition as part of the Connecticut Restaurant Association annual show.
November 14, 2007 MCC Welcomes New Staff Member
Teshia Levy-Grant, of Bloomfield, has joined MCC as the STRONG-CT Project Coordinator.
November 14, 2007 Community College Students Can Earn UConn Degrees Under New Program
UConn and Connecticut Community Colleges signed a Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) agreement to provide greater access to Connecticut Community Colleges students.
November 7, 2007 MCC Library Updates
See what's new in the MCC Library with Inside 5, a new video service highlighting the Library's new additions.
November 1, 2007 New Staff Join Manchester Community College
Theresa Vickers, of Middletown, has joined MCC as a Library Associate.
October 31, 2007 New Web Portal “myCommNet” makes it Easier to Access College Information
New portal goes live November 21.
October 8, 2007 Tuberculosis (TB) Case at Manchester Community College
The faculty, staff and students who may have had a significant exposure have been notified, for more info contact the Manchester Health Department (MHD)(860) 647-3171
October 1, 2007 Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Great Path Academy Building
Great Path Academy will be the first public high school constructed on a college campus in Connecticut.
September 17, 2007 Author of Mystery Series to hold Book Signing at MCC
Manchester Community College presents author Steven Torres as he reads and signs copies of his critically-acclaimed book, "The Concrete Maze"
September 11, 2007 Minority Fellows Named at MCC
The Minority Fellowship Program pairs an experienced college professional with a "fellow" for a year-long mentoring experience.
August 31, 2007 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff.
August 22, 2007 Eating Right Can Be Fun: Cool Kids’ Cooking Day at MCC
The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chef and Child Foundation, in partnership with MCC culinary chefs, teach children how to prepare healthy meals that are good to eat, and fun to make.
August 10, 2007 Enrichment and Fun at this year’s Summer Excursions Program
More than 290 children in kindergarten through grade 8 participated in this two-week enrichment program for gifted and high achieving students.
July 19, 2007 MCC Launches Speakers’ Bureau Program for Community
Need a speaker for an upcoming event? MCC has launched its Speakers’ Bureau program, a free community service for community groups, civic organizations, local schools, and businesses.
July 5, 2007 MCC Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
MCC is pleased to announce the following students received academic excellence during the spring 2007 semester and recently named to its dean's and president's list.
July 5, 2007 Annual Commencement Ceremony to air on Cox
Did you enjoy MCC’s 43rd annual Commencement Ceremony? If so, Cox Communications Public Access channel 15 will air the ceremony every Friday during the month of July.
July 5, 2007 Capital Workforce Partners Receives Highly Competitive Grant for Long-Term Care Training
Manchester Community College will provide enhanced training to new and incumbent workers.
June 28, 2007 NOLA - No Matter How Long It Takes
The week of June 6th a group of 40 MCC Students, Faculty and Staff participated in Camp Hope, a Habitat for Humanity project to help rebuild the city.
June 21, 2007 Manchester Community College Students Inducted Into International Business Honor Society
Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society at MCC recently inducted 55 new members.
June 1, 2007 MCC Students Inducted into Prestigious Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa, the oldest and largest international honor society serving two-year colleges, inducted 51 students from MCC during the spring 2007 semester.
May 30, 2007 MCC Students Help Rebuild New Orleans
This summer, 40 MCC students and 8 Great Path Academy students will get a first-hand look at the destruction and participate in the relief efforts, as part of a three-week course.
May 29, 2007 College Computer Laboratory Dedicated To Banking Leader
A computer lab in the Rockville Bank Foundation Computer Center at MCC has been named for Betty R. Sullivan.
May 25, 2007 MCC Graduates 615 at 43rd Annual Commencement
Graduates from 73 towns across Connecticut and seven other states, were awarded associate of science degrees, associate of arts degrees and certificates at the 43rd annual Commencement Ceremony.
May 11, 2007 DARC Student Honored at State Capitol
Tracy Poplasky, of Hartford, a student in the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor (DARC) program, was an honoree at the Legislative Academic Award ceremony held at the State Capitol.
May 10, 2007 MCC Foundation President Received Merit Award for Commitment and Service
Gene S. Mazur, president of the MCC Foundation, will receive the Board of Trustees’ Merit Award at the 43rd annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 24.
May 8, 2007 MCC Students named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team
MCC students Kyle Bennett and Amy Kendall are among the students from Connecticut that have been named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team for their scholarly achievements and leadership.
May 4, 2007 Association Honors MCC Alumni, Faculty and Student at Annual Meeting
MCC Alumni Association hosted their annual General Meeting and presented awards for Distinguish Alumni, Excellence in Teaching, Volunteer Service and Outstanding Business Partner.
May 3, 2007 MCC Founder Recognized for Service in World War II
Eleanor Coltman, one of the founders of Manchester Community College, will receive the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal for her honorable service in World War II.
April 26, 2007 MCC Faculty Inducted Into Arts Hall of Fame for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
Ed Hogan, professor of fine arts at Manchester Community College, will be inducted into the Manchester Arts Commission’s Hall of Fame for his contribution and outstanding service to the arts community
April 24, 2007 MCC Faculty Elected Chair of State-Wide Committee
Dr. James Gentile, associate professor of English at Manchester Community College, was recently elected chair of the Steering Committee of the state-wide Center for Teaching (CFT).
April 23, 2007 New Agreement Makes Transfer Options Easier
The new transfer agreement between Connecticut’s two-year community colleges and the four-year colleges of the Connecticut State University system will make transfer options a lot easier for students.
April 17, 2007 2007 Human Rights Convocation, The U.S. in World Human Rights: Where Do You Stand?
This historic event will feature Barbara Masekela, South African Ambassador to the United States.
April 12, 2007 Appellate Court to Travel to Manchester Community College
The Connecticut Appellate Court will travel to MCC to hear oral arguments in two criminal cases.
March 27, 2007 College President Named Head of Scottish University Trust
MCC President Dr. Jonathan M. Daube was elected President of the Board of Directors of the University of Aberdeen Development Trust USA (UADT USA).
March 21, 2007 Phi Theta Kappa Chapter at MCC Wins Regional Awards
The Alpha Upsilon Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recognized for outstanding achievement and earned eight awards at the Phi Theta Kappa New England Regional Convention.
March 7, 2007 MCC Recognize Students for Academic Excellence
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following students received recognition for their academic excellence at Manchester Community College during the fall 2006 semester.
March 5, 2007 Tickets On Sale for 2007 Wine Auction
Tickets are currently available for the 15th Annual An Evening of Fine Wines, a premiere event featuring wine and food.
January 23, 2007 MCC Celebrates Black History Month and features Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the United States' leading scholars will deliver a lecture on his highly acclaimed novel America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans.
January 18, 2007 New Culinary Arts Center Grand Opening Celebration
After months of construction, the community will get an exclusive look at the state-of-the-art facility that has been transformed from one-large dining space to feature three separate dining rooms.
December 19, 2006 Eight New Members Appointed to the Regional Advisory Council for MCC
The eight new members will “add strength to what is already a very strong group,” announced Dr. Jonathan M. Daube, President of Manchester Community College.
December 18, 2006 21 Talented Students Honored for Original Writing
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the 21 winners of its annual Student Writing Contest.
December 15, 2006 CT Community Colleges Receive U.S. Department of Labor Grant
The 12 Community Colleges have received a second $2+ million dollar Community-Based Job Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for a proposed initiative called Bridges to Health Careers.
December 5, 2006 “What is College-Level Writing?” Asks MCC Professor of English
What defines “college-level” writing? Professor of English Patrick Sullivan seeks the answer to this question in his recently published book.
November 22, 2006 The MCC Alumni Association Appoints New Member to its Board
Gail P. Faherty `84 was recently appointed to the 16-member Board of Directors.
November 16, 2006 MCC Students Place First in State-Wide Student Chef Competition
Weeks of preparation paid off for the team of student chefs; they placed first in the Connecticut Student Chef Competition, sponsored by Everybody Wins CT.
October 24, 2006 MCC Student Elected to Board of Trustees
J. Ashley Odell, of Manchester, has been elected by her peers to serve as a student member of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges.
October 17, 2006 New Dining Rooms Named at MCC
Three dining rooms at Manchester Community College have been named for Connecticut families close to the area and the College, announced Jonathan M. Daube, President.
October 16, 2006 MCC Appoints New Member to Foundation Board
Manchester Community College Foundation recently appointed Kristen Johnson, Senior Vice President for Rockville Bank, to its board of directors.
October 10, 2006 MCC Presents on Cox Cable Ch. 15
The October episode will feature the 20th Annual Global Issues Conference: Global Climate Change.
October 2, 2006 MCC Student Receives Leaders of Promise Scholarship
J. Ashley Odell, of Manchester, has been named a recipient of the 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship.
September 21, 2006 20th Annual Global Issues Conference: Global Climate Change
More and more evidence points to the grave consequences of a changing climate. MCC has invited leading scientists to discuss this complex issue at the 20th Annual Global Issu
September 20, 2006 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
Ta’Shema Odoms, of Ithaca, NY, has joined MCC as a Counselor in the Center for Student Development.
September 12, 2006 Minority Fellow Named at MCC
Ruth Flemming, of Bloomfield, has been named to the position of Minority Fellow for the 2006-2007 academic year.
August 31, 2006 New Faculty and Staff Join Manchester Community College
MCC is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff.
August 29, 2006 MCC Announces New Director of the Center for Student Development
Florence Sheils`93, of Manchester, has been appointed Director of the Center for Student Development.
August 14, 2006 Community Invited to Attend Course on MCC
You are invited to attend, "What is Manchester Community College Really About?" a six-session professional development course led by Dr. Jonathan M. Daube, President of Manchester Community College.
August 1, 2006 MCC Announces Spring 2006 Dean’s List and President’s List
Manchester Community College congratulates the following students for achieving academic excellence during the spring 2006 semester.
July 13, 2006 Young Engineers Build on a Bright Future
This summer, MCC will offer the first Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering Course Academy for high school students interested in engineering and engineering technology programs.
July 12, 2006 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Awards MCC Students Scholarships
Manchester Community College students Kyle Bennett of New Britain and J. Ashley Odell of Manchester, have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
July 6, 2006 86,400 seconds To Air Locally
In case you missed the world premiere in May, you now have several opportunities to see the feature film "86,400 seconds."
June 27, 2006 Commencement Ceremony to be featured on Cox Ch. 15
Did you enjoy Manchester Community College’s 42nd annual Commencement Ceremony? If so, Cox Communications Public Access channel 15 will air the ceremony every Sunday during the month of July.
June 21, 2006 MCC Graduates Honored for Academic Excellence
At its 42nd annual Commencement Ceremony, 644 students graduated from Manchester Community College and 172 students were awarded academic honors.
June 20, 2006 Students Inducted Into Technology Honors Society
Epsilon Pi Tau International Honorary for Professions in Technology inducted 29 MCC students for outstanding academic excellence in fields devoted to the study of technology.
June 19, 2006 MCC Professor Awarded for Outstanding Video Production
Professor Maura O'Connor and her student, Ron Dube were awarded the 2006 PRSA Silver Mercury Award of Excellence.
June 12, 2006 MCC Students Inducted Into International Business Honor Society
The Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society at Manchester Community College recently inducted 58 new members.
June 7, 2006 MCC Students Inducted Into National Foreign Language Honor Society
The Alpha Mu Gamma National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society inducted eight new members from MCC.
June 7, 2006 Prestigious Honor Society Inducted 41 MCC Students
A selected group of students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the oldest and largest international honor society serving two-year colleges.
May 18, 2006 STRONG-CT Program
The Science and Technology Reaching Out to New Generations in Connecticut (STRONG-CT) program targets minority and first generation college students that have an interest in life sciences.
May 16, 2006 Two Key Positions Filled at MCC
G. Duncan Harris, of Windsor, has accepted the appointment of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Dr. Joanne Russell, of Manchester, has been appointed the new Director of the Liberal Arts Division
May 5, 2006 MCC Alumni Association Honors Community Leaders, Faculty and Students at Annual Meeting
The Distinguished Alumni award, the Excellence in Teaching award, the Volunteer Service award and the Outstanding Business Partner award will be presented during the ceremony.
April 27, 2006 Local Student Receive Nation's Largest Scholarship for Community College Students
Latisha (Tish) Wilson, of Hartford, is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship.
April 21, 2006 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
Sharale Walker, of West Hartford, has joined MCC as the STRONG-CT Project Coordinator.
April 17, 2006 20 Students Honored at 5th Annual Rising Star Ceremony
MCC Accounting, Business and Paralegal Department honored students for outstanding achievement in the areas of business, accounting or legal studies.
April 5, 2006 Annual Job Fair Attracts Thousands
The promise of available work brought out more than 2,000 job seekers and 78 employers from across the region.
April 5, 2006 Business&TechFest.2006
A week-long event that will provide insight on the latest business strategies and technology from today's industry leaders.
April 4, 2006 5th Graders Go to College
MCC Welcomes 5th Graders for a “Real World” College Experience
March 24, 2006 MCC Appoints Local Residents to Foundation Board
The Manchester Community College Foundation recently appointed four new members to its board of directors.
March 6, 2006 Connecticut Artists Awarded Fellowships by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
MCC Instructor Daniel Long, awarded artist fellowship grant from The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.
March 6, 2006 An Evening of Fine Wines Tickets on Sale
Experience an exciting evening featuring fine wines from around the world, exquisite food and wonderful auction items all to raise funds for scholarships and programs at the MCC.
March 3, 2006 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
MCC is pleased to announce four additions to its staff.
February 27, 2006 Cisco Donates Computer Hardware to MCC’s Computer Technology Program
Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, donated $45,829 in computer networking and wireless hardware.
February 3, 2006 Dr. Edward R. Braithwaite author of “To Sir, With Love” Named Visiting Professor at MCC
Dr. Edward R. Braithwaite, has been named a distinguished visiting professor at MCC during the Spring 2006 semester, announced MCC president Dr. Jonathan M. Daube.
February 1, 2006 Register Now for MCC Credit-Free Courses
Whether you are interested in professional development, job training or starting a new hobby, explore your interests through MCC Credit-Free Continuing Education courses.
January 30, 2006 MCC Celebrates African-American History Month Featuring Dr. Ian Smith
Award-winning novelist and journalist Dr. Ian Smith will deliver a lecture on his career accomplishments, including his novel, The Blackbird Papers and his current role on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club.
January 27, 2006 Enjoy a Gourmet Valentine's Day Dinner at MCC
This Valentine’s Day show that special someone you care and treat them to a gourmet dinner in the Cheney Dining Room at MCC.
January 24, 2006 MCC Professor Winner of National Photo Contest
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) selected professor Kerry McNiven as the winner of their 2005 national photo contest.
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