2009 News Archive

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December 22, 2009 18 Talented Students Honored for Original Writing
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Student Writing Contest. The following students received awards for their exceptional writing.
December 21, 2009 College Goal Sunday 2010
College Goal Sunday Offers Students and Families the Opportunity to Learn About Ways to Pay for College.
December 8, 2009 CBIA/MCC Lean Manufacturing Program Helping Laid-Off Workers Find Jobs
Of the five students who recently completed the program, four have already secured manufacturing jobs, and one is continuing his education.
December 7, 2009 Larson Introduces Legislation to Help Community Colleges Train Workers
The goal is to help community colleges weather these difficult economic times while providing the training and education our students need to be part of the workforce of the future.
December 7, 2009 Collaboration to Help CT Entrepreneurs
MCC Partners with Central CT State University Small Business Development Center to Provide Services for Small Business.
December 3, 2009 A Stepping Stone to Teaching
Students share their experience in the Substitute Teacher Express Preparation program.
November 5, 2009 MCC Student’s Passion for Politics
Lydia Johnson, of Manchester, has been elected as the non-technical member to the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Board of Governors for Higher Education.
October 27, 2009 MCC Awarded Grant to Develop Public Transportation Participation Program
The grant will fund the Public Transportation Participation Program at MCC, where students will learn how to conduct discussions on transportation planning issues.
October 21, 2009 Author of Children’s Book on Diabetes to Read at MCC Library
Author and MCC professor of music Deborah Simmons to read and sign copies of her new book, Little Deboo and Her Big Sister Rose: Learning About Diabetes.
October 19, 2009 Empty Bowls Meal and Annual Craft Fair To Be Hosted at MCC
To celebrate the fall season, MCC has scheduled a day of events that will appeal to everyone.
September 25, 2009 MCC President to Serve on Commission for Research, Technology, and Emerging Trends
September 25, 2009 Minority Fellow Named at MCC
Tiffany Young, of Vernon, has been named to the position of Minority Fellow at Manchester Community College for the 2009-2010 academic year.
September 15, 2009 Celebrate Completion Of New Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College
September 8, 2009 New Program Addresses the Need to Provide Quality Training for Substitute Teachers
MCC has developed Substitute Teacher Express Preparation (STEP), a training program that provides extensive information and resources for aspiring substitute teachers.
September 1, 2009 MCC Experiences Record Fall Enrollment
The first week at MCC saw record-breaking fall enrollment, with an all-time high of 7,338 students, as of August 31, an increase of ten percent compared to Fall 2008.
August 17, 2009 MCC Student Recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship
MCC student Tommy Garcia, of Oakdale, received a $1,000 scholarship as a recipient of the 2009 Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise Scholarship program.
July 28, 2009 Start Your Bachelor’s Degree This Fall at MCC
Starting this fall, Eastern’s School of Continuing Education will offer courses on a “Fast Track” to a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree on the MCC campus.
July 24, 2009 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 2009 semester.
July 24, 2009 The Summer Excursions In Learning Programs at MCC
Not your typical summer camp for kids.
June 30, 2009 MCC Appoints Academic Dean and Director of Academic Support Center
June 30, 2009 Taking Computer Training on the Road
New Program Brings Computer Lab Directly to Businesses.
June 19, 2009 MCC Students Travel to New Orleans to Help with the Continued Rebuilding Efforts
A member of the MCC chapter of Habitat for Humanity shares her experience on their recent trip to New Orleans.
June 18, 2009 MCC Professor Receives International Phi Theta Kappa Award
Patrick Sullivan, professor of English and advisor of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at MCC, received the Distinguished Chapter Advisor award at the 2009 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention.
June 12, 2009 MCC President to serve on Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity
Dr. Gena Glickman was recently appointed to serve as a member of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity.
May 29, 2009 MCC Graduates Largest Class in 46-Year History
More than eight hundred degrees were awarded to over seven hundred graduates at MCC’s 45th annual commencement ceremony held on Thursday, May 28. Continue reading to view a video of the event.
May 27, 2009 Non-Perishable Food Items and Books Being Collected at MCC Commencement
The MCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is inviting each graduate to bring a non-perishable food item or a book to commencement in support of Project Graduation.
May 26, 2009 Local Author and Humorist To Deliver Commencement Address at MCC
Dr. Regina Barreca, author and professor of English Literature and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut, will give the keynote address at the 45th commencement ceremony.
May 18, 2009 MCC President Awarded Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Gena Glickman was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.
April 30, 2009 Swine Flu Information
A student's guide to the Swine Flu epidemic.
April 30, 2009 Alumni Association Honors MCC Alumni, Faculty and Community Members at General Meeting
The awards for Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Teaching, Volunteer Service and Outstanding Business Partner will be presented on May 7.
April 27, 2009 Institute on Disability and Community Inclusion Recognizes Individuals for Service
MCC's Institute on Disability and Community Inclusion hosted its annual Rosemary and Gunnar Dybwad seminar and award ceremony. The event focuses on advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
April 22, 2009 A Pathway to Entrepreneurship
New Program Empowers Students to Become Business Owners.
April 22, 2009 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Awards MCC Students $1,000 Scholarships
MCC students Daniel Lolos of East Hampton and Marcia Perugini of Tolland have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
April 16, 2009 Spring Open House at MCC
Prospective students can meet MCC faculty, staff and students and get a first-hand look at state-of-the-art facilities, competitive courses and program offerings.
April 1, 2009 MCC to Inaugurate 5th College President
In reflecting over her first year as president, Dr. Gena Glickman shares the importance of the inaugural ceremony and what it means to her.
February 23, 2009 Tutoring Center Earns International Certification
The international certification authorizes the college’s Tutoring Center to certify tutors that have completed the CRLA-certified Level 1 training program.
February 13, 2009 Graduate of Physical Therapist Assistant Program Honored at Pinning Ceremony
MCC student Sarah Fernandez, of Norwich along with 12 other students from the Connecticut Community College’s physical therapist assistant degree program, were honored in a pinning ceremony.
February 13, 2009 CCCs Support National Entrepreneurship Week, February 21-28
February 4, 2009 MCC Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
MCC is pleased to announce the following students received recognition for their academic excellence during the Fall 2008 semester.
February 2, 2009 MCC Offers Job Search Workshops in Response to Economic Hardship
In response to current economic challenges and the increase in unemployment, MCC will offer a series of free job search workshops.
January 21, 2009 MCC Culinary Team Takes Top Honors in Statewide Culinary Competition
The MCC Culinary Arts team placed first, two out of the three years of the statewide competition.
January 15, 2009 MCC Offers New Degree Program in Environmental Science
The Board of Governors for Higher Education recently approved the licensure and accreditation for this new degree program at MCC.
January 15, 2009 Extraordinary Fine Wines at MCC
Enjoy a fabulous evening of fine wine and food without the expensive cost. Tickets are on sale for the best wine event in the state.
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.
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