2008 News Archive

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December 24, 2008 MCC Foundation Awards 66 Students with Scholarships
Each year the MCC Scholarship Program helps more than 100 students to continue their college education.
December 22, 2008 MCC Named “Most Helpful College”
The Northeast Christians At Work organization selected MCC as the 2008 recipient for the “Most Helpful College” award.
December 17, 2008 24 Talented Students Honored for Original Writing
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the 24 winners of its annual Student Writing Contest.
December 16, 2008 Students and Families to Learn About Ways to Pay for College
College Goal Sunday assist low-income families, high school seniors and juniors, minority students and first-generation college students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
November 19, 2008 MCC Offers New Degree Program for Future Teachers
To address growing demands for teachers in Connecticut, MCC has instituted a new degree program for future educators.
November 14, 2008 MCC Student Radio Club Launches Internet Radio Station
A group of students enrolled in MCC's student radio club recently launched ICE Internet Radio, an internet radio station streaming audio, and featuring live music and talk show formats.
October 23, 2008 Program to Help Individuals Regain Employment
Project H.I.R.E, a unique program to assist regional job seekers affected by the current economic downturn to be held at MCC.
October 14, 2008 MCC Focus on Social Awareness and Responsibility
Social awareness and responsibility will be a major focus for many of the events scheduled for Saturday, October 18 at Manchester Community College.
September 30, 2008 New Staff Joins Great Path Academy
Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College, a magnet middle college high school serving students in grades 10-12 and managed by CREC, announce the following additions to its staff.
September 22, 2008 Minority Fellow Named at MCC
Shelby J. Brown of Manchester, has been named to the position of Minority Fellow at Manchester Community College for the 2008-2009 academic year.
September 2, 2008 MCC Welcomes New President
MCC welcomes Dr. Gena Glickman as the newly appointed president of the college. When asked about her priorities and vision for the college, Dr. Glickman shared an in-depth perspective on her plans.
August 15, 2008 MCC Graduate Awarded Prestigious Grant
J. Ashley Odell, of Manchester, has been awarded the prestigious Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation Grant.
August 15, 2008 Students Reach for the Stars
Summer Training and Academic Retention Program gives First-Year College Students a Head Start.
August 13, 2008 Cynthia Washburne to be Inducted into Eastern Connecticut State University Hall of Fame
MCC Athletic Director was Part of Three National Championships
July 23, 2008 Program Builds Interest in Science Among Minorities
The STRONG-CT program, helping to create a new atmosphere for diversity and inclusion in science.
July 18, 2008 Summer Course Gives High School Students New Perspective to Engineering
Students are getting a first-hand look into the field and taking a fun and interactive approach to learning the basics of engineering technology.
July 8, 2008 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff.
June 25, 2008 MCC Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following students received recognition for their academic excellence during the spring 2008 semester.
June 17, 2008 MCC Launches Book on Community College Experiences
The 118-page book provides a firsthand perspective into the experiences of teaching and working in a community college environment.
June 2, 2008 High School Students Can Earn College Credits in Technology-Based Summer Program
This summer, MCC will offer free courses in engineering technology and computer integrated manufacturing for high school students enrolled in a Project Lead the Way participating high school.
May 30, 2008 MCC Graduates 664 at 44th Annual Commencement
More than seven hundred degrees were awarded to over six hundred graduates at MCC's 44th annual commencement ceremony.
May 29, 2008 MCC Graduates 664 at 44th Annual Commencement
More than seven hundred degrees were awarded to over six hundred graduates at MCC's 44th annual commencement ceremony.
May 21, 2008 Governor Rell: $8 Million to Upgrade Technology at State’s 12 Community College Campuses
May 20, 2008 Magnet High School Building to be Named for Retiring College President
The Board of Trustees of Connecticut’s Community Colleges, approved the naming of the Great Path Academy middle college high school building for MCC President Jonathan M. Daube.
May 20, 2008 Governor Rell Announces $1.6 Million for Manchester Community College
The funding provided will be used to demolish and remove the East Campus at MCC.
May 20, 2008 Former South African Ambassador to the United States To Deliver Commencement Address
The Honorable Barbara Masekela, former South African Ambassador to the United States, will deliver the commencement address at MCC's 44th commencement ceremony.
May 16, 2008 Retired MCC Dean Honored in Naming Ceremony
During a formal ceremony held at the College in May, the Continuing Education offices have been named in honor of Dean Emeritus John V. (Jack) Gannon.
May 15, 2008 Alumni Association Honors Alumni, Faculty and Community Members at Annual Meeting
The MCC Alumni Association presented awards for Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Teaching, Volunteer Service, and Outstanding Business Partner of the Year.
May 2, 2008 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Awards MCC $50,000 for Scholarships
The Manchester Community College Foundation was recently awarded a $50,000 block grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
April 24, 2008 MCC Dean Honored for Leadership Initiatives in Inclusion and Accessibility
Thomas N. Bavier, dean of administrative affairs was named recipient of the first Dr. Jonathan M. Daube Award for Inclusion and Accessibility.
April 23, 2008 MCC President Presented Lifetime Achievement Award from International Honor Society
Dr. Jonathan M. Daube, was recently awarded the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April.
April 17, 2008 Beating the Odds: Manchester Student Receive National Recognition for Academic Achievement
Ashley Odell is not the average college student.Despite being diagnosed with a rare illness, this MCC student has excelled, not allowing her illness to prevent her from accomplishing her goals.
April 14, 2008 MCC Administrator Recipient of State-wide Service Award
Dr. G. Duncan Harris, associate dean of academic affairs, was recently named Special Award Recipient at the 2008 Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Awards held in April.
April 8, 2008 MCC Faculty and Students Honored by the Connecticut Chefs Association
The Connecticut Chefs Association recently honored three MCC faculty members for their outstanding service to the culinary profession, and their involvement in the community.
March 26, 2008 President Jonathan M. Daube Receives 2008 New England Higher Education Excellence Award
President Daube received the Connecticut State Merit Award for his work as president of Manchester Community College.
March 24, 2008 CCCs Awarded $2.19 Million U.S. Department of Labor Grant
Connecticut Community Colleges Awarded $2.19 Million U.S. Department of Labor Grant to Support Manufacturing Education and Initiatives Manufacturing programs.
March 7, 2008 President Selected for Manchester Community College
On Thurs, March 6, 2008, the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Community Colleges selected Dr. Gena Glickman to serve as the next president of Manchester Community College.
March 3, 2008 MCC President to Receive NEBHE’s 2008 Connecticut State Merit Award
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) announced MCC President Jonathan M. Daube will be honored at NEBHE’s 2008 New England Higher Education Excellence Awards in March.
February 26, 2008 Tickets are on sale for the 16th Annual An Evening of Fine Wines
The annual gala event combines a wine tasting and live wine auction with a silent auction of non-wine items to raise funds for scholarships and programs at the College.
February 21, 2008 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
MCC is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff.
January 30, 2008 MCC Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
MCC is pleased to announce the following students received recognition for their academic excellence during the fall 2007 semester.
January 18, 2008 College Goal Sunday Connecticut
At College Goal Sunday CT, students and their families can talk to experts and get in-depth help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
January 18, 2008 Local Banks Support MCC
The Manchester Community College Foundation was recently awarded two charitable donations from the Rockville Bank Community Foundation, Inc. and the NewAlliance Foundation.
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.
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