2011 News Archive

December 20, 2011 Short Path to Jobs
President Gena Glickman shares her views on the values of certificate programs to workforce development in an op-ed piece for Inside Higher Ed.
December 14, 2011 Dr. John Sbrega, Chair of the NEASC Evaluation Team, Visits MCC
Dr. John Sbrega, Chair of the NEASC team scheduled to evaluate MCC in April, visited the college on December 14.
December 13, 2011 Two Students Elected To Board Of Regents For Higher Education
Two students have been elected by their peers to serve on the Board of Regents for Higher Education, bringing the new board to full strength.
December 9, 2011 MCC Foundation Awards 143 student scholarships
The Manchester Community College Foundation awarded $118,250 in scholarships to 143 students for the 2012 spring semester. The Scholarship Reception was held on Thursday, December 8 and those attending included students, their families, faculty, staff, donors and members of the MCC Foundation Board.
December 9, 2011 MCC Designated a National Issues Forums Center
Manchester Community College is the first Connecticut-based institution to be designated as a National Issues Forums Center for Public Policy.
December 6, 2011 MCC Adjunct Instructor Receives Milken Education Award
Douglas Hutton, a Glastonbury High School physics teacher who also is an instructor at MCC, received a $25,000 award from the Milken Family Foundation.
December 6, 2011 MCC Business Students Become Teachers For A Day
MCC Business students become teachers for a day at St. James School in Manchester.
December 5, 2011 Student Course Evaluations
All students are asked to evaluate their 2011 fall semester courses. Refreshments provided.
December 2, 2011 Legislative Breakfast Meeting at MCC
On Wednesday, November 30, MCC's legislative advocacy committee, along with members of the MCC Foundation board and the College's Regional Advisory Committee, hosted a breakfast for area legislators.
November 30, 2011 Manchester Community College Offers 21st Century Manufacturing Technology
For more than a decade, MCC has developed academic and training programs that are responsive to the manufacturing needs of the region.
November 21, 2011 MCC Adresses Sustainability Issues
Manchester Community College in the past few years has focused on sustainability projects on campus to promote ideas and values that encourage all to be better stewards of the environment and promote positive economic growth and social objectives.
November 14, 2011 Precision Machining Program Graduation
MCC graduated a class of 12 students from the Precision Machining Certificate program on November 9.
October 26, 2011 MCC’s Hall of Fame Award honors Artist Hans Weiss
Hans Weiss was honored on Tuesday, October 25th for his long–time support of Manchester Community College at the second annual Hall of Fame Reception. He has contributed to the growth of the College and its educational programs, and has provided financial assistance to students interested in pursuing their college education. Weiss is an impressionistic, international artist in oil, watercolor, pen, ink, and pencil and has been drawing and painting all of his life.
October 25, 2011 Chinese Educators Visit Manchester Community College
Fourteen educators form China visited the college on October 20,2011 to learn more about the community college concept, the high school partnership program and transition-to-college programs.
October 21, 2011 MCC Hospitality Program Earns National Accreditation
The MCC Hospitality Program has earned national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. Two programs were recertified and the new Culinary Arts A.S. degree earned its first national accreditation.
October 14, 2011 MCC and Town Officials Announce $1.3 Million Donation from First Niagara
Donation of building and unrestricted grant will support MCC’s downtown expansion.
October 7, 2011 MCC Designated a National Issues Forum Center
Manchester Community College is the first Connecticut-based institution to be certified as a National Issues Forum center for public policy. The National Issues Forum participants include a wide range of organizations that promote nonpartisan public deliberation in communities across the country.
September 29, 2011 MCC’S Cougar Classic Golf Tournament a Success
After a hiatus of several years, the MCC Cougar Classic Golf Tournament was held on September 28th at the Manchester Country Club. More than 80 participants helped raise money for student support services at the college.
September 19, 2011 Photo Gallery: Patch Day at Farmers’ Market
A set of photos from Patch Day at the MCC Farmers’ Market.
September 13, 2011 St. Joseph Dual Admission Agreement Expands Opportunities for Community College Students
St. Joseph College and the Connecticut Community Colleges have entered into a dual admission program and expanded educational opportunities for community college students. The Weekend Program for Adult Learners at St. Joseph College will accept graduates from all twelve community colleges in the fields of Accounting, Management, Social Work or Psychology.
September 13, 2011 Dean Duncan Harris interviewed on WSDK 1550
Duncan Harris, Dean of Student Affairs at MCC, is interviewed on Life Changing Radio WSDK 1550.
September 13, 2011 New Hires at MCC
Carleigh Cappeta, a resident of Rocky Hill and Sarah Cieglo, a resident of New Haven are the new hires at MCC>
September 13, 2011 Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the month of September.
September 8, 2011 New Principal at Great Path Academy
Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, a resident of East Hartford, has been appointed Principal at Great Path Academy, a middle college high school located at Manchester Community College.
August 24, 2011 MCC Receives National Recognition for Community Service
Manchester Community College receives national recognition for its support of volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.
August 23, 2011 Congressman John Larson At MCC on August 23
Congressman John Larson has initiated a two part series on Manufacturing Jobs in Connecticut. The first part was held at Manchester Community College on August 23, 2011. The first part was a discussion on the health of manufacturing in Connecticut with invited panelists.
August 9, 2011 Senator RIchard Blumenthal Visits MCC
Senator Blumenthal visited MCC on Monday,August 8 and met with students, faculty and staff regarding college readiness and student support programs.
July 27, 2011 MCC Host Community Gardens for Third Year
Since 2009, a parcel of land on the campus of MCC has been used for 39 community gardens.
July 27, 2011 MCC Professor Named Best.Teacher.Ever!
Dr. Negussie Tirfessa, professor of Physics at MCC, was recently named the Best.Teacher.Ever! by ITVS, an affiliate of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
July 14, 2011 Men's Baseball Program Eliminated
MCC men's baseball program victim of deep budget cuts.
July 12, 2011 MCC Offering Three new Accelerated Certificate Programs
Manchester Community College is offering three new accelerated certificate programs beginning in the 2011 fall semester. They are: Computer-Aided Design, Fitness Specialist and Web Technology.
July 12, 2011 New Fall Semester Offerings at Manchester Community College
The following new courses and programs are being offered at Manchester Community College in the 2011 fall semester.
June 22, 2011 Breadville USA
MCC will participate in Breadville U.S.A. on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to come to the MCC Cuinary Arts Center for an Open House which will feature a wide variety of artisan breads to sample,see techniques by which bread is made and get recipes.
June 15, 2011 MCC Collaborates with state agencies to provide internships
MCC Collaborates with Department of Environmental Protection and Connecticut Clean Energy Fund to Provide Internships for Students
June 10, 2011 MCC Art Students play a part in East Side Youth Center
The MCC Art Club worked with students from the Nathan Hale School to create art for the new East Side Youth Center. It was the former Spruce Street Firehouse and the dedication was held June 9.
June 8, 2011 MCC Collaborates with Department of Environmental Protection and Connecticut Clean Energy
On Monday, June 20, Manchester Community College will host the Connecticut Municipal Climate Network Workshop to showcase the collaboration in the development of student internships between the Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and municipalities in the regions served by Manchester Community College and Three Rivers Community College. At the June 20th workshop students will have the opportunity to discuss the projects they worked on and their experiences working with town officials on green initiatives.
June 7, 2011 Cracking Secret Codes
MCC is highlighted on NBC 30 for its use of QR Codes.
June 1, 2011 Commencement 2011 Photo Gallery
More than 750 happy graduates, their families and friends enjoyed MCC's 47th commencement ceremony.
May 26, 2011 2011 Commencement Address: Kristi Zea
Kristi Zea is an Academy Award-nominated production designer, whose work spans such films as Fame, Interiors, The Departed, Revolutionary Road and, most recently, Tower Heist.
May 26, 2011 Commencement 2011 Fast Facts
Just the facts.
May 26, 2011 MCC Graduates 786 at 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Commencement speaker tells graduates, "The trick is to believe in who you are, and allow the impossible to happen."
May 24, 2011 Graduate’s Advice to Potential Students: "It’s Never Too Late!"
Kapsis is first to complete Graduate!CT program.
May 24, 2011 “Community College Is A Great Thing; Just Work Hard And You Can Accomplish Your Goals”
Advice from an MCC graduate.
May 24, 2011 MCC Grad Realizes Dream of a Diploma
Mother of nine aspires to Pastoral Counseling
May 24, 2011 Law Enforcement in the Future of One MCC Grad
Matthew Duda to attend CCSU in the fall.
May 24, 2011 Local Executive to be Awarded Honorary Degree
Pankaj N. Patel, of Tolland, to be honored.
May 24, 2011 Academy Award Nominee To Deliver Commencement Address at MCC
Kristi Zea to help Class of 2011 set sail.
May 24, 2011 Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Peter J. Karl Recognized by MCC
ECHN, Karl receive Board of Trustees' Merit Award.
May 16, 2011 Eastern Business Courses Offered at MCC
Eastern Connecticut State University will offer selected business courses at MCC in the 2001 fall semester.
May 10, 2011 MCC Awarded $1.3 Million in Bond Funds
The State Bond Commission approved $1.3 million in funding for capital equipment and technology initiatives at MCC.
May 10, 2011 MCC Television Commercial
MCC released its first network television commercial earlier this month.
May 6, 2011 MCC Graduates 17 from Precision Machining Certificate Program
Manchester Community College graduated a class of 17 students from the Precision Machining Certificate program in April
May 3, 2011 New Members appointed to MCC Regional Advisory Council
The Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Community Colleges has voted to appoint two new members to the Manchester Community College Regional Advisory Council for two-year terms. The new members are Doreen Downham and Kevin Murphy.
May 2, 2011 MCC Receives Stimulus Grant Money for Health Careers Programs
Manchester, Connecticut-(March 31, 2011)… Manchester Community College has received a Health Resource Service Administration “federal stimulus” grant of $118,000 from the 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act
April 29, 2011 Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the month of May.
April 29, 2011 May Events at MCC
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the month of May.
April 29, 2011 MCC Student, Faculty and Programs Recognized by CT Dept. of Higher Education
Staff, students and a MCC student club received community service awards from the Department of Higher Education for volunteer service.
April 27, 2011 Veterans 5K Run Raises Funds for Scholarships
A Veterans 5K Run-Walk-Roll on May 7th will raise funds for scholarships for veterans attending MCC. Read more in the Manchester Patch article by Stephania Davis.
April 27, 2011 Angelo Sosa, Top Chef Contestant, visits MCC
Angelo Sosa, Top Chef contestant and MCC Alumnus, visited MCC on Monday, April 25.
April 5, 2011 MCC Competition Cooking Team Returns With A Bronze Medal
The MCC team of student chefs competed at the American Culinary Federation's Northeast Regional Competition in Columbus, Ohio in March. They returned with a bronze medal.
April 2, 2011 Photos from An Evening of Fine Wines
Seven hundred guests enjoyed an evening of good food and great wine, all to benefit MCC's students, at the nineteenth An Evening of Fine Wines.
April 2, 2011 MCC's An Evening of Fine Wines a Fine Success
Manchester Patch attended the college's largest annual fundraising event.
March 30, 2011 An Evening of Fine WInes Turns All of MCC Into Volunteers
Read Stephania Davis' recent article on An Evening of Fine Wines, which appears in the Manchester Patch.
March 21, 2011 Regional Job Fair at Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College will host the 23rd Annual Regional Job Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Great Path Academy Gymnasium on the college campus. This is one of the longest running job fairs in the state.
March 17, 2011 MCC Faculty Honored with Excellence Awards
Five faculty members from Manchester Community College have been honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for excellence in teaching.
The Child Development Center at Manchester Community College has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which is the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.
March 14, 2011 April Events at MCC
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the month of April.
March 10, 2011 Governor Malloy visits MCC
Governor Malloy visited the campus as a guest lecturer for the American Government and Interpersonal Communication classes.
March 4, 2011 MCC Receives Collaborative Grant
ERASE, Inc. Announces Receipt of Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative Grant – A Collaborative Project with Manchester Community College
March 1, 2011 Malloy's Budget: What it Means for MCC
Stephania Davis' article in Manchester Patch about what Malloy's Budget means for MCC.
February 28, 2011 Malloy's Budget: What it Means for MCC
Stephania Davis' article in Manchester Patch about what Malloy's Budget means for MCC.
February 24, 2011 MCC Recognizes Students and Community Leaders
The celebration of African American History Month at Manchester Community College in February included 2011 Leadership Awards in honor of well known African Americans in the Civil Rights movement.
February 10, 2011 Community Colleges Making a Difference
Mary Anne Cox, Assistant Chancellor, Connecticut Community College System, responded to an article in Hartford Business Journal.
February 9, 2011 Community College Making a Difference
February 3, 2011 Why Choose Manchester Community College?
Read the article in Manchester Patch about why students choose to attend MCC.
January 25, 2011 President Gena Glickman Interview on Manchester Patch
President Glickman met with Manchester Patch editor Dave Moran for the website's popular Q&A section.
January 11, 2011 MCC Undertaking Educational Master Planning Process
Manchester Community College has partnered with a Denver firm to develop a comprehensive Educational Master Plan and a Facilities Master Plan.
January 3, 2011 An Evening of Fine Wine Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the 19th annual An Evening of Fine Wines are now on sale. The event will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 with the proceeds supporting scholarships, student services and program needs.
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.
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