2012 News Archive

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December 21, 2012 Sandy Hook Memorial
On December 21 the college community gathered at the Great Path Academy entrance for a moment of silence in memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.
December 21, 2012 MCC on Main Brings College Feel to Downtown Manchester
The town and Manchester Community College are committed to each other. That was proven in July when MCC and Manchester jointly opened MCC on Main in a storefront on Main Street. The space is dedicated to promoting the arts, culture and higher education.
December 20, 2012 MCC Arts and Education Center Gallery Named in Memory of Adolf and Virginia Dehn
Supporters of the MCC Foundation and art education in the community gathered together to celebrate the dedication of the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery at the MCC Arts and Education Center on December 13.
December 12, 2012 MCC on Main Bringing More Business Downtown
Several months after opening its doors, Manchester Community College’s new arts and education center has increased foot traffic along Main Street, officials and downtown district leaders say.
December 12, 2012 MCC Foundation Awards 135 Student Scholarships
The Manchester Community College Foundation awarded $108,600 in scholarships to 135 students for the Spring 2013 semester. The Scholarship Reception was held on Monday, December 10 and those attending included students, their families, faculty, staff, donors and members of the MCC Foundation Board.
December 5, 2012 Where Zombies and Higher Education Meet
MCC’s computer game design degree program combines creativity, fun and multimedia skills demanded by a multi-million-dollar industry
December 4, 2012 Meet Ann Bonney, Director of Credit-Free Programs at Manchester Community College
Ann Bonney, Director of Credit-Free Programs at MCC, shares her thoughts about credit-free programs with Manchester Patch.
November 16, 2012 MCC’s Hall of Fame Award Honors Sergeant Cleon Moses
Sergeant Cleon Moses '97, a resident of East Hartford, and a summa cum laude graduate of Springfield College in 2005, was honored on Tuesday, November 13 for his long-time support of Manchester Community College at the Hall of Fame Reception.
November 8, 2012 MCC's Classical Cuisine Dinner on December 4 Supports Culinary Programs
There’s no better way to start the holiday season! On Tuesday, December 4, students from MCC’s culinary arts programs will prepare and serve a seven-course gourmet meal featuring salad, soup, appetizer, sorbet, entrée, cheese and dessert.
October 31, 2012 East Hartford Resident Returns to Manufacturing Workforce
When he left Connecticut some years ago, Roland Lester was an experienced tool and die maker. That’s why he was surprised to find he could not find a job as a machinist when he returned. “Technology these days is completely changed,” the 54-year-old observes. While he was working in New Mexico, “I fell behind.” That is no longer the case.
October 17, 2012 Celebrate the Season at Manchester Community College on Saturday, October 27!
On Saturday, October 27, the MCC campus will be host to a variety of community events - Foodshare's Empty Bowls, Manchester Art Association's Craft Fair and a Public Flu Clinic.
October 11, 2012 MCC Programs Prepare Students For College-Level Work
Nationally, an estimated 60 percent of new students at community colleges are placed in remedial courses in reading, writing and – especially – math. At Manchester Community College, that number is closer to 70 percent.
October 10, 2012 Bristol Resident Trains for New Career at Manchester Community College
Retraining for a new career can be a scary experience at first – particularly for an older worker -- but it can also open a world of new opportunity and promise. So it was for former MCC student Domenic DeAngelis, Jr.
October 9, 2012 MCC Courtyards Get Facelift Thanks to PlantConnecticut 2012
On a rainy Wednesday a volunteer crew spent their day installing new landscaping in the courtyards at Manchester Community College as a part of the annual PlantConnecticut program.
October 8, 2012 MCC Plans Open House for Celebration of Manufacturing Month
Manchester Community College is participating in Manufacturing Month with an open house on campus for local manufacturing companies, incumbent workers, students, high-school guidance counselors, parents and the general public October 19.
October 8, 2012 MCC Culinary Arts Students to Participate in The Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House
MCC will be one of over fifty participants in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s Second Annual Guild-Wide Bakery Open House on Saturday, October 20. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the kitchen of the Culinary Arts Center located on the second floor of the Lowe Student Services Center.
October 5, 2012 Area Manufacturers Gather for Advisory Committee Meeting
Manchester Community College recently hosted a Manufacturing Advisory Committee meeting and featured guest speakers U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal; Mark Polzella, Director, Labor Operations – Employment Services; and Rena Bakalar, Executive Director, Office of Workforce Competitiveness
October 5, 2012 MCC Faculty Attend Professional Development Session
The Academic Affairs Division hosted a professional development session for MCC faculty on October 5. The session was designed to further work in assessment and learning-centered pedagogy - important components of MCC’s commitment to being a learning-centered community, committed to access, excellence, and relevance.
October 5, 2012 MCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa, the oldest and largest international honor society serving two-year colleges, inducted 10 students from Manchester Community College as members during summer.
October 1, 2012 New Principal at Great Path Academy
Tory Niles-Outler, a resident of Berlin, was appointed principal of Great Path Academy, the middle college high school located at Manchester Community College.
October 1, 2012 Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the months of September and October.
September 28, 2012 Cougar Classic Golf Tournament Photo Gallery
The Annual Cougar Classic was held on Wednesday, September 26 at Manchester Country Club. Funds raised at the tournament will be used to support student life and co-curricular activities at MCC.
September 24, 2012 Dr. James Gentile Receives Award for Excellence in eTutoring
Dr. James Gentile, professor of English at Manchester Community College, was honored last month by the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) when he received the first Diane J. Goldsmith Award for Excellence in eTutoring.
September 24, 2012 MCC Named a Military Friendly School
Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Manchester Community College to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list.
September 21, 2012 MCC to Offer Credit-Free Course on Connecticut’s Sales and Use Tax
Manchester Community College is offering a credit-free course to help people understand all the changes in Connecticut’s sales and use taxes.
September 19, 2012 Manchester Community College Has Been Named One of the Top Work Places Of 2012
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Hearst Media Groups and Hartford Courant/Fox CT Top Workplaces.
September 14, 2012 Grand Opening of the MCC Arts and Education Center a Great Success
Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, MCC on Main, held its grand opening fundraiser on Thursday, September 13.
September 13, 2012 Lois Ryan, MCC Professor, Inducted into the Manchester Hall of Fame
Lois Ryan, professor of English at Manchester Community College, was inducted into the Manchester Arts Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Lutz Museum earlier this summer.
September 11, 2012 Local Students Graduate from MCC STARS Program
This special summer program for under-prepared students enhances academic skills, study habits and chances of college success.
September 10, 2012 MCC On Main September & October Events
MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, has scheduled the following events for the months of September and October.
September 6, 2012 MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Named A Four Star Chapter
The Alpha Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Manchester Community College was recently named a “Four Star Chapter” during the New England Regional Convention.
August 28, 2012 MCC Appoints Dean of Institutional Advancement
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce that Leia Bell, a resident of Wethersfield, has been selected as the Dean of Institutional Advancement following a national search with other top candidates.
August 27, 2012 New Faculty Join Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff.
August 26, 2012 MCC Veterans Oasis Center Receives Grants from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The Veterans OASIS Center at Manchester Community College recently received two grants totaling $2,600 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
August 24, 2012 Rae Strickland, MCC English Professor, Receives Outstanding Woman of the Year Award
Rae Strickland, professor of English at Manchester Commmunity College, recently received the 2012 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award from the MCC Women's Caucus.
August 17, 2012 MCC on Main Grand Opening
Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, MCC on Main, located at 903 Main Street in Manchester, will hold its grand opening on Thursday, September 13.
August 16, 2012 Fore! Cougar Classic Golf Tournament Supports Student Life and Programs at MCC
The Manchester Community College Foundation’s 2nd Annual Cougar Classic will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at Manchester Country Club. Funds raised will be used to support student life and co-curricular activities at MCC.
August 15, 2012 Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, Associate Professor of English at MCC, Receives Award
Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, associate professor of English at Manchester Community College, recently received the Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award from the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges.
August 14, 2012 Students Learn Ways to Change the Future at MCC Technology Camp
Cars without wheels were moving freely over the ground, and a wide variety of things electric were humming along under solar power as 64 high-achieving students, grade levels 5 through 8, spent time on the Manchester Community College campus this summer learning how they can use technology to help change the future.
July 31, 2012 White House Highlights Rebecca M. Townsend as a Transportation Champion of Change
On Tuesday, July 31st, the White House honored leaders who have devoted their time and efforts to helping their communities reach new heights through transportation innovation.
July 30, 2012 MCC Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following students received recognition for academic excellence during the Spring 2012 semester.
July 28, 2012 Valuable Opportunity to Prepare for a Career in Precision Manufacturing
High demand for skilled machinists prompts U.S. Labor department to fund MCC training program.
July 26, 2012 New Dental Assistant Training Program at MCC Will Help Fill Big Healthcare Need
Responding to high demand throughout eastern Connecticut, a new program dedicated to training dental assistants is accepting its first class of students at Manchester Community College this fall.
July 12, 2012 MCC Announces Express Registration Period
The next three weeks at Manchester Community College (MCC) have been designated “Express Weeks @ MCC.”
July 11, 2012 Entrepreneurship Program Gets Students Started on the Business Track
Gregory Stevens knows how to shine. In his fledgling business, that is -- and in the Entrepreneurship Program at Manchester Community College.
July 11, 2012 Anne Hebebrand Named Outstanding Art Educator
The Connecticut Art Education Association recently announced its 2012 state award winners for significant contributions to the field of arts education.
July 10, 2012 MCC Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Retreat
The MCC Habitat for Humanity Chapter has begun blogging about their New Orleans retreat. Read more
July 6, 2012 The 2012 Cougar Classic Golf Tournament will be Wednesday, September 26
The second annual event will support student life and co-curricular activities at MCC.
July 2, 2012 MCC Students Inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau, International Technology Honor Society
Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honor society which recognizes current and future leaders in technology professions, recently inducted 29 Manchester Community College students into its Gamma Phi chapter. This year’s ceremony was hosted by Manchester Community College.
June 27, 2012 Culinary Innovator Partners With MCC in Creating Sustainable Foodservice Management Course
A nationally recognized pioneer in sustainable food is joining forces with Manchester Community College to offer a leading-edge course in sustainable foodservice management.
June 26, 2012 New Online Associate Degree Offered by MCC
This fall, Manchester Community College is launching a degree program designed specifically for busy adult learners - an online General Studies associate degree.
June 26, 2012 MCC and ECHN Partner to Provide Access to Primary Care Services for Students
Manchester Community College (MCC) and Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) today announced a new and exciting cooperative agreement that will provide MCC’s students, faculty and staff access to a wide-range of high-quality primary care services – on and off the college campus – beginning this fall.
June 25, 2012 MCC on Main Opening Events
MCC on Main, Manchester Community College's Arts and Education Center, will hold its first events on Friday, July 13.
June 21, 2012 MCC Farmers Market Opens for the Season
The MCC Farmers Market opened on Wednesday June 20th. It will continue every Wednesday through the end of October from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 13, 2012 MCC On Main Events for July
MCC on Main, Manchester Community College's Arts and Education Center, has scheduled events for the month of July.
June 7, 2012 US Hispanic Leadership Institute: Student Leadership Series
The US Hispanic Leadership Institute held a Student leadership Series in Hartford on May 25 and 375 junior high, high school and college students, parents, counselors, social workers and administrators attended. Ivette Rivera-Dryer, Director of Financial Aid at MCC was instrumental in organizing the conference.
June 6, 2012 Manchester Community College and Hartford Public Schools Sign Agreement
Manchester Community College and Hartford Public Schools signed an agreement to form a partnership to manage Great Path Academy.
June 4, 2012 MCC Maintains National NAEYC Accreditation
The Child Development Center at Manchester Community College has maintained accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
June 4, 2012 MCC Celebrated its 48th Commencement on May 31
Manchester Community College celebrated its 48th Annual Commencement on May 31st as more than 900 graduates received degrees and certificates.
June 4, 2012 MCC Receives Manchester High School Award
At Manchester High School's annual School-to-Career Partnership Breakfast on May 30, MCC was given the Business Partner of the Year Award.
May 31, 2012 Commencement Speech, Lewis J. Robinson, Jr.
Lewis J. Robinson, Jr.'s commencement speech and biography.
May 31, 2012 2012 Commencement Photo Gallery
More than 800 happy graduates, their families and friends enjoyed MCC's 48th commencement ceremony.
May 31, 2012 MCC Students Participate in National Study
MCC Students Participate in Study for National Center on Education and the Economy during the 2012 spring semester.
May 31, 2012 Commencement 2012 Fast Facts
Commencement 2012 Fast Facts
May 31, 2012 Daniel Bates 2012 Valedictorian Speech
The 2012 Valedictorian Speech by Daniel Bates.
May 31, 2012 Graduate Story: Timothy Fallis
On May 31, 2012, Timothy (Tim) Fallis, who in his own words and those of his professors is described as “hard working and responsible,” graduated from MCC with associate of science degrees in three program areas - Culinary Arts, Foodservice Management and Hotel-Tourism Management.
May 30, 2012 Graduate Story: Meghan Spielman
Graduate Story: Meghan Spielman, a resident of Somers, will receive her associate degree from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
May 30, 2012 Graduate Story: Jackie Jackter
Jackie Jackter, a Colchester resident, will graduate with a Liberal Arts and Science associate degree.
May 30, 2012 Graduate Story: Briana Hiscox
Briana Hiscox, a resident of Colchester, will graduate from MCC and Great Path Academy with an associate degree in Engineering Science.
May 30, 2012 Graduate Story: Benjamin White
Benjamin White, a resident of East Hartford, will graduate with an associate degree from the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Program.
May 30, 2012 Graduate Story: Fruzsina Kovesdi
Fruzsina Kovesdi, a resident of Rocky Hill, will graduate with an associate degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
May 30, 2012 22nd Annual MCC Awards Reception
The 22nd Annual MCC Awards Reception was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
May 22, 2012 MCC Student, Rowan Holness, Named International Scholar
MCC Student, Rowan Holness, has been accepted to the 2012 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Business in Australia.
May 20, 2012 MCC Team Will Attend AACU Summer Institute
A team from MCC will attend a summer institute sponsored by Association of American Colleges and Universities.
May 14, 2012 Regional Lottery to Fill Ninth Grade Class at Great Path Academy
Eighty seats have been set aside in the regional school choice lottery for the first-ever freshman class at Great Path Academy.
May 14, 2012 Thomas P. Sheridan to be honored at Manchester Community College
The MCC Foundation will celebrate the life and legacy of Thomas P. Sheridan '73 at a Memorial Ceremony and Dedication on May 31.
May 13, 2012 Manchester Community College to Hold Commencement May 31
Manchester Community College will hold the 48th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m.
May 10, 2012 Manchester Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships
The Manchester Community College Foundation awarded 129 student scholarships on May 9 at an afternoon reception for students and their families.
May 10, 2012 MCC Students Initiated into Alpha Mu Gamma, Foreign Language Honor Society
Manchester Community College recently initiated fifteen students into the Lambda Epsilon chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the national collegiate foreign language honor society.
May 10, 2012 Jackie Jackter, MCC Senior, Selected to 2012 All-Connecticut Academic Team
Jacquelin (Jackie) Jackter, was one of eleven students from Connecticut’s community and junior colleges recognized as a member of the All-Connecticut Academic Team at an awards ceremony last month at the State Capitol Building.
May 9, 2012 Phi Theta Kappa Chapter at MCC Wins Awards
The Alpha Upsilon Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Manchester Community College (MCC) was recently recognized for outstanding achievement and earned three awards.
May 9, 2012 Julie Larkin, MCC Student, Honored at Phi Theta Kappa International Convention
Julie Larkin, outgoing New England Region President and Vice-President of Alpha Upsilon Alpha chapter at MCC, received the Distinguished Regional Officer Award at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention.
May 3, 2012 Jesse Parrott, MCC Student, Honored at State's Academic Day
Jesse Ryan Parrott, a Manchester Community College student, was among the twenty-one students honored in April by the Connecticut General Assembly during the 15th Annual College Academic Day celebration at the State Capitol Building.
April 27, 2012 2012 An Evening of Fine Wines a Big Success
MCC's 20th Wine Auction a Success. Live auction and silent auction items included vacations, weekend getaways, original works of art and gift certificates for trips, restaurants and services. This gala event funds scholarships and provides enhancements for college programs.
April 25, 2012 Nathan Hale Student Art Start Exhibit at MCC
Art Start is a collaborative art education and service learning project sponsored by the Manchester Office of Neighborhoods and Families, Manchester Youth Services Bureau, and Manchester Community College in cooperation with Nathan Hale Elementary School.
April 25, 2012 20th Anniversary of An Evening of Fine Wines
The 20th anniversary of An Evening of Fine Wines will be held Friday, April 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
April 23, 2012 MCC Announces Promotion and Tenure Appointments
MCC announces Promotion and Tenure Appointments
April 23, 2012 Gena Glickman, President of MCC, Honored as Woman Business Leader of 2012
Dr. Gena Glickman, President of Manchester Community College, has been selected as one of eight incredible woman business leaders for 2012 by the Hartford Business Journal.
April 23, 2012 MCC Announces Upcoming Events
MCC announces upcoming May Events
April 18, 2012 MCC Celebrates Cultural Diversity
On Wednesday, April 25, Manchester Community College will celebrate Cultural Diversity Day.
April 16, 2012 Second Annual Veterans Scholarship Fundraiser: Le Tour de Valor
On Saturday, May 5 the Second Annual Veterans Scholarship Fundraiser: Le Tour de Valor will be held.
April 16, 2012 Wanda Reyes-Dawes Selected as Mentor for Academic Advisors
Wanda Reyes-Dawes, Counselor/Coordinator of Academic Advising at MCC has been selected to serve as a mentor for the 2012-2014 Class of Emerging Leaders for the National Academic Advising Association.
April 16, 2012 MCC Scholars Recognized at Lunch
MCC Scholars who are part of the Sister-2-Sister program were honored at a luncheon.
April 11, 2012 MCC Offers Manufacturing Certificate Classes
MCC offers Pre-Manufacturing certification program beginning in May.
April 11, 2012 Regional Job Fair at MCC
The annual Regional Job Fair will be held at Manchester Community College on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
April 11, 2012 CT Higher Education Community Service Awards Honors Sandra Jenkins
Sandra Jenkins received CT Higher Education Community Service Award in 2012.
April 10, 2012 Growth of Administrative Professional Positions
The Hartford Business Journal's article on administrative professionals interviewed Carla Adams, Assistant Professor, Business Office Technology.
April 10, 2012 2012 MCC Open House
The 2012 MCC Open House will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Great Path Academy Gymnasium.
April 9, 2012 April Events at MCC
Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College in April 2012
April 9, 2012 An Evening of Fine Wines
MCC 2012 An Evening of Fine Wines celebrates its 20th anniversary
April 9, 2012 Brother-2-Brother Scholars Identified at MCC
Brother-2-Brother Scholars Identified at MCC
April 9, 2012 Gena Glickman Recognized by Hartford Business Journal
Gena Glickman recognized by the Hartford Business Journal's Women in Business edition.
April 5, 2012 President Glickman on SB40
Inside Higher Ed interviewed MCC President Gena Glickman on pending legislation that would eliminate stand-alone developmental education courses.
March 28, 2012 MCC Recognized for Community Service
MCC has been honored as a leader among institutions of higher education for its involvement in community service activities.
March 28, 2012 NEASC Team Visits MCC
The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, April 1-April 4.
March 28, 2012 Graphic Design and Multimedia Faculty Exhibit at MCC
The Graphic Design and Multimedia Faculty Exhibition opens on March 29th in the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery.
March 21, 2012 MCC Receives Jarvis Trust Gift
MCC receives generous gift from the Jarvis Trust.
March 19, 2012 George Ducharme To Receive Distinguished Alumni Award
George Ducharme, Ph.D.,will receive the Sister Fay O'Brien Award from Saint Joseph College on April 27, 2012.
March 16, 2012 MCC Counselor Receives Scholarships from National Academic Advising Association
Wanda Reyes-Dawes received scholarships from the National Academic Advising Association.
March 9, 2012 MCC Employees Recognized for Excellence
MCC employees were recognized for their service to the MCC community. The recognition awards, one for staff and one for faculty were presented at an all-college meeting in January.
March 2, 2012 MCC Ice Team Wins Awards
MCC Ice Team wins awards at two ice carving events, the Salisbury Jump Fest and the Chester Winter Carnival.
February 27, 2012 Opportunity for Public Comment on Manchester Community College
As part of MCC's pending evaluation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution.
February 27, 2012 MCC's Community Garden Still Going Strong
An initiative of MCC's Sustainability Committee is the commuity garden, which has become a very successful endeavor. The commuity garden is highlighted in a recent article in the Reminder News.
February 24, 2012 MCC Counselor Received Scholarships from National Association
Wanda Reyes-Dawes, Counselor/Coordinator of Academic Advising at Manchester Community College has received two scholarships from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). One was for Advising Administrators Institute and the other for the Assessment Institute.
February 22, 2012 MCC Students Present Public Relations Campaign to the Salvation Army
MCC students in Emma Asante's "Introduction to Public Relations" course prepared a public relations campaign for the Salvation Army.
February 13, 2012 African American History Month Leadership Awards
Four leadership awards were presented at the opening ceremony for African American History month at Manchester Community College. The awards are named in honor of prominent African Americans who made significant leadership contributions to history.
February 13, 2012 Program prepares high school graduates for college level work
An orientation program for the Manchester REACT program (Reaching Education Achievement for College Transition)was held on Thursday, February 9 at MCC. The orientation session provided an opportunity for students and staff from REACT and MCC to network and learn more about the program.
February 13, 2012 MCC Draw-A- Thon 2012
THe Draw-A-Thon 2012 took place on Friday, February 10 in the art hallway of the SBMCF Building.
February 2, 2012 MCC Hosted College Goal Sunday on January 29
Manchester Community College was one of 11 sites in Connecticut which hosted College Goal Sunday on January 29 to provide assistance in completing the application for Federal Student Aid.
January 31, 2012 African American History Month Celebration at MCC
In celebration of African American History Month, Manchester Community College has scheduled a variety of activities.
January 30, 2012 MCC Offers Courses to Help Keep Your Heart Healthy
The month of February is American Heart Month and Manchester Community College is offering courses to keep your heart healthy.
January 27, 2012 New Program Prepares High School Graduates for College Level Work at MCC
Manchester's Reaching Education Achievement for College Transition, REACT program, is a partnership between Manchester Adult Continuing Education and MCC to provide a supportive educational environment for students who want to transition to college.
January 20, 2012 Board of Regents Approves Tuition/Fee Increase for 2012 Fall Semester
Board of Regents approves modest tuition/fee increase; money will largely be used to hire additional faculty/student support staff.
January 19, 2012 Hartford Public Schools Selected to Manage Great Path Academy
Manchester Community College has selected Hartford Public Schools to manage Great Path Academy.
January 17, 2012 Second Annual Regional Economic Conference
Manchester Community College, Asnuntuck Community College and Capital Community College hosted the Second Annual Regional Economic Summit on Friday, January 13 at Manchester Community College.
January 11, 2012 MCC Offers Three New Health Career Programs
MCC Will offer three new health career certificate programs in the 2012 fall semester.
January 3, 2012 Frances Segal Recognized by Organization of Active Adults
Frances Segal, a Manchester resident, attended a luncheon held by the Organization of Active Adults of MCC, where she was awarded lifetime membership in the organization. Frances Segal, who is 102, still takes courses at the college every semester.
January 3, 2012 Manchester Road Race Director Jim Balcome
Jim Balcome, who works at Manchester Community College as the Co-Op and Perkins Grant Coordinator, is also the Director of the Manchester Road Race.
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.
March 15, 2011 MCC EARNS NATIONAL NAEYC ACCREDITATION
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.
Last Update: September 30 2014
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