2010 News Archive

December 28, 2010 MCC Offers Saturday Enrichment Programs for Children
In February 2011 the Excursions in Learning Program will offer 36 exciting classes on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on February 5, February 12, February 19 and February 26.
December 10, 2010 MCC Competition Cooking Team Tests Recipes at Gourmet Dinner
On December 6, the MCC Competition Cooking Team put on a seven-course Classic Gourmet Dinner, which was a fund-raiser, a menu preview and a practice session.
December 8, 2010 Director of Financial Aid Ivette Rivera-Dreyer Receives the 2010 Latino de Oro Award
Ivette Rivera-Dreyer, received the 2010 Latino de Oro award in Education for her active involvement with Hispanic youth and students for encouraging them to pursue a college education.
December 8, 2010 2011 Spring Excursions in Learning Program for Children
The Excursions in Learning program is an on site, educational experience for children on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon on February 5, February, 12, February 19 and February 26. The courses focus on acting, science, math, computer technology, media, cartooning, art and cooking.
December 8, 2010 Angelo Sosa on Top Chef All-Stars
Angelo Sosa, who studied at MCC in 1994 -1995 in the Culinary Arts program, is one of 18 chefs featured on Top Chef All-Stars.
November 30, 2010 MCC Math Reform Featured in Connecticut Mirror
An article in the Connecticut Mirror features Manchester Community College and interviews two MCC math faculty who are part of the team redesigning remedial math at MCC.
November 24, 2010 Great Path Academy Featured on Channel 3's Cool Schools
Great Path Academy Recognized For Its Innovative Programming, Enthusiastic Students and Faculty.
November 19, 2010 MCC Signs Articulation Agreement with Barney School
MCC signs articulation agreement with University of Hartford Barney School of Business for MCC students who complete their associate of science degree in Accounting and Business Administration Transfer program.
November 19, 2010 For Kids, Cooking Matters
Chef Sandy Jenkins and Her MCC Students Teach Hartford Children How To Create A Nutritious Future
November 1, 2010 Diana Hossain Receives Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award
Diana Hossain, Professor of English as a Second Language and Spanish at Manchester Community College has been selected to receive the MCC Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award for 2010.
October 30, 2010 Community Gathering To Share Research
Research results from a grant received by MCC from the Federal Transit Administration will be shared at a meeting on November 30, 6-9 p.m. at the college in Great Path Academy Community Commons.
October 25, 2010 Internationally Acclaimed Ceramic Artist Has Work Installed at MCC
Two ceramic pieces by sculptor Jun Kaneko have been installed in the Great Path Academy Building.
October 18, 2010 MCC Name Building for SBM Charitable Foundation
In recognition of the SBM Charitable Foundation's generous support to MCC, the building which houses the college’s Arts, Sciences and Technology Center will be named the “SBM Charitable Foundation Bui
October 18, 2010 MCC Names Building for SBM Charitable Foundation
MCC names building that houses the Arts, Sciences and Technology Center in honor of the SBM Charitable Foundation.
October 7, 2010 White House Hosts First-Ever Summit on Community Colleges
The summit brought together community colleges, business, philanthropy, federal and state policy leaders, and students to discuss how community colleges can help meet the job training and education ne
October 7, 2010 White House Hosts First-Ever Summit on Community Colleges
How community colleges can help meet the job training and education needs of the nation’s evolving workforce.
October 5, 2010 Shonnita Leslie Named Minority Fellow at MCC
Shonnita Leslie has been named the position of minority fellow at MCC for the 2010-2011 academic year.
October 2, 2010 Walking Tour of the Cheney Brothers Mills
Walking Tour of the Cheney Brothers Mills will take place on Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 pm.
October 1, 2010 Loud Implosions on Campus: CL&P at Work
CL&P will be conducting implosions on the new power lines on Monday, October 4.
September 28, 2010 Video: Submission to White House Summit on Community Colleges
Dr. Jill Biden and the White House issued a call to the nation's community colleges: "How Has Community College Changed Your Life?"
September 16, 2010 Physics Professor Recognized for Excellence in Teaching
The 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award at Manchester Community College has been awarded to Manchester resident Dr. Negussie Tirfessa, associate professor of physics.
August 13, 2010 New Appointments at Manchester Community College
July 29, 2010 New Sustainable Energy Program Prepares Students for Growth in Green Jobs
New certificate program focuses on sustainable technologies, alternative and renewable energy sources, and environmental science and engineering.
July 14, 2010 Art Lecturer Honored for Years of Service
David Bodlak was recently honored with the naming of a drawing studio at MCC.
June 28, 2010 MCC Expected to Receive More Than $900,000 for Campus Safety and Improvements
The funds will be put toward the design of a new fire alarm system at the Lowe Building and for the design of parking lot repairs.
June 16, 2010 New Staff Joins Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff.
June 16, 2010 MCC Alumnus Contestant on “Top Chef: D.C.” Reality Show Program
MCC alumnus Angelo Sosa is a contestant on the reality show program “Top Chef: D.C.,” which airs Wednesday nights on the Bravo network.
May 28, 2010 MCC Graduates 737 at 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony
May 28, 2010 “With a Degree Now in Hand, I Have a Lot of Different Options”
MCC Grad Carlos Quiles Shares His Story of Triumph and Success
May 28, 2010 The Power of Three
Carla Vincent’s Quest to Complete Her Education.
May 28, 2010 Passion to Succeed
MCC Graduate Dionne Small Shares her Story of “Never Ever Giving Up” and Making It to Commencement.
May 28, 2010 “The Road to Success Is Not Always a Straight Line”
MCC Graduate Sara Berry Shares Her Journey to Commencement.
May 27, 2010 Manchester Community College Appoint New Members to Foundation Board
The Manchester Community College Foundation recently appointed new members to its board of directors.
May 13, 2010 UConn Guaranteed Admissions Program Expanded at MCC
Students Can Earn Degrees in Business Under New Agreement.
May 13, 2010 MCC Celebrates 46th Annual Commencement
Senator Mary Ann Handley will deliver the commencement address. Dr. Marie M. Spivey will receive the honorary degree of associate in humane letters honoris causa.
May 11, 2010 MCC Congratulates Former Student on Appointment to Superior Court Bench
Manchester Community College congratulates MCC alumni Kathleen McNamara`74, of East Hartford, for her recent appointment as a new judge of the Superior Court.
May 7, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Will Explore Economic Security Issues
Candidates for Governor of Connecticut will participate in a candidate forum on Monday, May 10 at 6:30 pm.
April 26, 2010 HartBeat Ensemble to Perform FlipSide as a Work-in-Progress at MCC
HartBeat Ensemble will use audience feedback and talk-back discussions to finalize the production for its official premier next year.
April 23, 2010 CT Girls To Attend First Girls & STEM Expo at MCC
Workshop designed to promote middle school girls’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)education and careers
April 20, 2010 MCC Student Named ‘Best Student’ Competitor at CT Chefs Event
The work of one of MCC's most experienced culinary students earned him the title “best overall student” competitor in a statewide exhibition earlier this month.
April 16, 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Chapter at MCC Wins Regional Awards
The Alpha Upsilon Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at MCC was recently recognized for outstanding achievement and earned eight awards, including Most Distinguished Chapter.
April 15, 2010 Town of Manchester and MCC Job Listing Service
MCC and the Town of Manchester are partnering to help Manchester employers find workers and job seekers find employment opportunities.
March 31, 2010 President Obama Signs Historic Education Legislation
Legislation will end government subsidies to banks for guaranteed federal student loans and free nearly $68 billion for college affordability and deficit reduction
March 24, 2010 Expansion to the Guaranteed Admissions Program
The new agreement will provide a pathway for liberal arts and sciences graduates of the CT Community Colleges to continue their studies at the University of Connecticut School of Business.
March 24, 2010 MCC Culinary Team Earns Bronze Medal in American Culinary Federation Competition
A team of student chefs earned bronze medals at the American Culinary Federation’s Northeast Regional Conference.
March 15, 2010 MCC Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following students received recognition for their academic excellence during the Fall 2009 semester.
March 12, 2010 CAHS Report Highlights Important Role of Community Colleges in State’s Economy
Report calls for investment in the CCCs
March 12, 2010 MCC Appoints Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Administrative Affairs
March 12, 2010 MCC Appoints Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Administrative Affairs
Manchester Community College appointments two new deans.
March 9, 2010 Governor Rell Speaks at Rally for Manchester CC Women’s Basketball Team
Cougars will represent New England in NJCAA Division III National Tournament.
February 25, 2010 NJCAA Division III Region 21 Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule
MCC to play Massasoit CC Saturday at 4 pm
February 23, 2010 New Video Production Courses Offered at MCC
Want to become the next Steven Spielberg? MCC's continuing education department will offer a series of new courses for individuals interested in pursuing a career in video production.
February 18, 2010 Extraordinary Fine Wines at MCC
Timothy J. Devanney, President of Highland Park Market, to serve as Honorary Chairperson.
February 18, 2010 Entrepreneurship Week at MCC
Manchester Community College will celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and programs featuring local business leaders and MCC faculty and students.
February 17, 2010 College Takes Steps to Retain Minority Students Through Mentoring Program
The Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister mentoring were created to address institutional concerns regarding the academic success rates of Hispanic and African American students.
February 17, 2010 Paterna’s Faculty and Staff Team Triumphs Over Alumni
First Annual Charity Game At Great Path Academy Gym A Success
January 29, 2010 MCC O.A.S.I.S Builds Camaraderie Among Student Veterans
MCC recently celebrated the grand opening of its Veterans O.A.S.I.S Center, a dedicated space on campus for veterans and military service men and women.
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.
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