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December 31, 2013 “Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks” Advice on Buying a First House or Condo
On Wednesday, January 8, “Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks” – a series of monthly networking and money-management gatherings for young adults at MCC on Main in Manchester – will start the new year off with some guidance for younger first-time home buyers.
December 24, 2013 Get Real Estate Credentials Through MCC Credit-Free Programs
Investors and people looking to become licensed to sell real estate can build their knowledge and credentials through real estate courses offered by Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs
December 12, 2013 Winter Arts Festival Opening Reception
Manchester Community College will present the Winter Arts Festival featuring student art exhibits, vocal and musical performances by MCC vocal and instrumental groups.
December 11, 2013 MCC Foundation Awards 125 Student Scholarships
The Manchester Community College Foundation awarded 125 scholarships to students for the Spring 2014 semester. The following named scholarship awards were made to students for the Spring 2014 semester through the MCC Foundation...
December 10, 2013 Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions at MCC
Manchester Community College (MCC)'s Continuing Education Credit-Free Programs catalog offers a variety of fun personal enrichment courses to boost fitness and wellness for the New Year.
December 9, 2013 Tina Carnelli Presented Alumnus of the Year Award at Homecoming and Hall of Fame Reception
As part of the year-long celebration of MCC’s 50th birthday, the MCC Foundation hosted a celebratory Homecoming and Hall of Fame reception in the Culinary Arts Center on Tuesday, November 26.
December 4, 2013 Health Insurance on Tap for December 11 “Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks"
Everyone is talking about health insurance these days, and that conversation will point in the direction of young adults at the next “Beer, Burgers and Managing Your Bucks” event at MCC on Main.
November 26, 2013 Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the month of December.
November 26, 2013 Manchester Review Features Manchester Community College as it Turns 50
Dr. Gena Glickman, MCC president, and State Senator Steve Cassano ‘68 appear with host Jack Peak on Manchester Review in December to discuss MCC’s growth over the years and to celebrate its 50th birthday.
November 25, 2013 MCC Alumni Networking Event Held at MCC on Main
As part of the year-long celebration of its 50th birthday, Manchester Community College hosted an alumni networking event at MCC on Main, the college’s downtown Manchester arts and education center, Friday, November 22.
November 22, 2013 MCC Continuing Education Releases Winter 2013/14 Intersession Catalog
Manchester Community College has released its new Continuing Education Winter 2013/14 Intersession Catalog, with new course offerings for Credit Extension and Credit-Free Programs to help students accelerate their degree programs or pursue their lifelong-learning goals.
November 19, 2013 Manchester Community College Foundation Appoints New Members to Board
The Manchester Community College Foundation recently appointed two new members to its board of directors.
November 19, 2013 MCC Students Complete Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers Training
MCC students received certificates of completion after Haley Shoop, Program Coordinator for ERASE, Inc. (East of the River Action for Substance Abuse Elimination) trained them in QPR.
November 12, 2013 MCC Students Inducted Into International Business Honor Society
The Alpha Beta Gamma international business honor society at Manchester Community College recently inducted 26 new members.
November 12, 2013 Kelser Corporation Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Evening Of Fine Wines
The Manchester Community College Foundation is pleased to announce Kelser Corporation as the presenting sponsor of the twenty-second annual Evening of Fine Wines, to be held on April 25, 2014.
November 11, 2013 2-Year Colleges Get Strategic About Enrollment
Students packed community colleges during the recession, as enrollment hit a historic high… At Manchester Community College, outside Hartford, Conn., annual increases in full-time-equivalent enrollment were as high as 9.9 percent in the fall of 2009. In July, the college was down 8 percent for this fall...
November 5, 2013 Instructor Brings Medical Experience to Body, Mind & Spirit Courses
Credit-Free Programs Instructor Kay Lani LeBoulluec, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Vermont, is a published medicinal research chemist, and a yoga therapist and holistic healer with the Saint Francis Hospital's Integrative Medicine department.
October 31, 2013 Retiree Luncheon Held in Celebration of MCC
Over 50 retirees attended the luncheon held in the Culinay Arts Center. President Gena Glickman, Dean Leia Bell and Professor Emeritus Glenn Lemaire ‘76 welcomed the attendees and gave a few brief comments and updates on the status of the college. The group enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts students.
October 30, 2013 MCC on Main Partners with Local Breweries to Promote Financial Education for Young Adults
Budgeting, paying bills and managing debt are just a few of the money challenges young adults face as they transition from school to the real world. Yet, chances are, few of them received much guidance on handling these tasks during their formal education.
October 29, 2013 Educators from The People’s Republic of China Visit Manchester Community College
Twenty-three educators from the People’s Republic of China, representing ten of China's top-ranked universities, visited Manchester Community College.
October 22, 2013 ‘Memoir and Monologue’ Students to Read Personal Essays at MCC on Main
Three Manchester Community College Continuing Education students will read personal essays at the college’s MCC on Main location at 903 Main Street from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 26. This entertaining and inspiring event caps off the students’ experience in a course about how your own life stories contain valuable lessons.
October 19, 2013 Senator Chris Murphy Visits MCC
US Senator Chris Murphy visited MCC on October 18 to meet with a small group of students to talk about the spiraling cost of higher education and to answer questions about issues affecting today's college students.
October 16, 2013 Manchester Community College Foundation Appoints New Members to Board
The Manchester Community College Foundation recently appointed two new members to its board of directors.
October 16, 2013 Dr. Gregory Gray Visits MCC
On October 15, BOR President Gregory Gray visited MCC as the 13th stop on his 17-campus ConnSCU tour. He met with the college's management team, followed by meetings with members of the community, as well as faculty, staff and students. This visit was an opportunity for him to share future plans for public higher education in Connecticut, as well as to answer questions from the various audiences.
October 9, 2013 MCC Hosts 16th Annual Foodshare Empty Bowls Project On October 26
On Saturday, October 26, the 16th Annual Foodshare Empty Bowls event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MCC Culinary Arts Center on the second floor of the Lowe Student Services Center.
October 9, 2013 24th Annual Global Issues Conference: Understanding Social Media And Global Change
In the 21st century, the lens through which we engage each other and the world around us is no longer primarily unmediated. News production and consumption, political campaigning, cartography, disease tracking, advertising and the family cat have all moved into distributed social spaces more frequently located in the cloud than on the ground...
October 4, 2013 Dine and Learn: Continuting Ed to Host Meal
Manchester Community College’s Continuing Education Division is offering another in an occasional series of class/meal combinations on Tuesday, October 29, when students will learn about the place and culture behind the food they are served. “Middle Eastern Cuisine and the History and Culture of the Levant” will feature authentic Middle Eastern cuisine prepared and served by MCC’s culinary students.
September 30, 2013 Author Steve Straight to Read at The University Of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut's Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that poet Steve Straight will read from his work… Steve Straight is professor of English and director of the poetry program at Manchester Community College…
September 25, 2013 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 Friday, October 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
September 19, 2013 MCC Rated 6th Among 2-Year Colleges by mtvU's Ratemyprofessors.com
mtvU’s RateMyProfessors.com, the largest online destination for college professor ratings, today released its annual lists ranking the nation’s top professors and universities, based entirely on students’ input.
September 17, 2013 Manchester Community College Celebrates 50th Anniversary
When Cliff Edwards graduated from Manchester Community College in 1966, he was one of just 13 students in his class. His class was the second to graduate from the community college that opened in 1963 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year…
September 17, 2013 50th Birthday Celebration
MCC's 50th Birthday Celebration kicked off today with a birthday cake cutting by President Glickman and dignitaries during the Fall Welcome Festival.
September 17, 2013 MCC Offers New Course in Technical Communications
Manchester Community College’s Continuing Education Division is offering a new course designed to build communication skills for engineers, architects, web software designers, insurance professionals and others who need to communicate ideas, concepts and information to a technically savvy audience.
September 11, 2013 National Suicide Prevention Week
A number of activities, supported by the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant, were held this week at MCC to get the word out about suicide prevention.
September 6, 2013 Continuing Education Helps Students Sharpen Computer Skills
People who keep their job skills up-to-date do best in a job market that is improving slowly but remains fiercely competitive.
September 4, 2013 Celebrate With Us
Please join with us in celebrating Manchester Community College’s 50th Birthday on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:30 PM in the Campus Quad. The Birthday Bash will include food, fun, music, dance, giveaways, special guests - including our very own MCC Cougar - and, of course, birthday cake.
August 28, 2013 MCC Appoints Interim Academic Dean
Manchester Community College is pleased to announce that Sandra Palmer, Ph.D. has been selected as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs.
August 28, 2013 Renovation of MCC’S East Parking Lot Complete
As students return to classes the renovation of the East Parking Lot was completed. The project included a complete renovation and restoration of the East Parking Lot, including the creation of over 260 new parking spaces.
August 23, 2013 Credit-Free Programs to Offer Courses for Businesses at Main Street Location this Fall
Local businesses and entrepreneurs will be interested in the Fall 2013 selection of courses offered by Manchester Community College at the centrally located downtown “MCC on Main.”
August 16, 2013 MCC Course Prepares Students for Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs has a course that prepares students to enter the exciting pharmaceuticals field as a certified pharmacy technician.
August 14, 2013 EMT Course at MCC Prepares Students for Certification
Manchester Community College’s Continuing Education Division offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course that fully prepares students to take the certification exam.
August 14, 2013 Another View on Communication Scholarship
(Inside Higher Ed) August 13, 2013 - Nancy Kidd and Trevor Parry-Giles respond to a recent critique of the discipline… citing just a few of the countless, diverse, and illustrative examples of rigorous, engaged communication scholarship including…Professor Rebecca Townsend of Manchester Community College…
August 7, 2013 "Super Saturday" Offers Expanded Enrollment Services at MCC
On Saturday, August 10 - Super Saturday - the college’s Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Bursar, and Advising and Counseling Center office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be walk-in advising available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along with walk-in assessment testing until 11:30 a.m. Those students who arrive early will be able to apply, test and register for courses all in a single day. A deposit on the college’s payment plan, or approved financial aid, will be required at the time of registration.
August 5, 2013 Ground Breaking Ceremony Marking the Renovation of MCC’s East Parking Lot
Manchester, CT (August 5, 2013) - A groundbreaking ceremony marking the renovation of the East Parking Lot at Manchester Community College was held on Monday, August 5, 2013.
August 2, 2013 Credit-Free Instructor’s Professional Development Courses Focus on Preparation
Manchester Community College Instructor Beverly Salzman, M.B.A. and M.S. in psychology, brings her 20 years of business and executive nonprofit experience to several professional development courses offered by the MCC Continuing Education Division’s Credit-Free Programs.
August 1, 2013 MCC on Main Art Show to Recognize Community Contributions
When curating the upcoming "100 Mile Village" show at MCC on Main, Quron Brown and Kenyon Grant were evaluating artists beyond their work and noting their role in the community…
July 31, 2013 Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Renovation of MCC’s East Parking Lot
A groundbreaking ceremony marking the renovation of the East Parking Lot at Manchester Community College will held on Monday, August 5, 2013.
July 26, 2013 MCC Credit-Free Programs Updates Catalog Format for Fall 2013 Based on Student Feedback
Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs has updated the format of its new Fall 2013 catalog based on input from students following the release of a new format last spring, making it even easier for students to pursue their lifelong-learning goals.
July 23, 2013 MCC Instructor’s Music Courses Focus on Appreciation and Theory
Credit-Free Instructor Andrew Pergiovanni, M.A. in music composition from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, brings to MCC his background as founder and director of the Hartt Composer’s Ensemble Chorus, as well as his experiences as a professional vocalist and frequent lecturer .
July 23, 2013 MCC Plans Open House for Students Interested in September Precision Machining Program
To provide information to students interested in the Precision Machining program at Manchester Community College, there will be an open house on campus Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m.
July 12, 2013 MCC Credit-Free Programs Helps Students Improve Summer Fitness Regimens
Manchester Community College’s Credit-Free Programs Summer catalog offers a number of courses designed to get people out of their hammocks.
July 9, 2013 MCC Farmers Market Opens for Another Growing Season
The MCC Farmers Market celebrates its seventh season in operation and reaffirms its commitment to local farmers, growers, vendors and gardeners with programs that provide important connections for those who live in our surrounding communities.
July 9, 2013 One Year After Opening, MCC on Main Has Full Slate of Summer Events
A year ago from July 13, Manchester Community College made an important inroad into the downtown Manchester community with the opening of its satellite location, the Arts and Education Center, more popularly known as MCC on Main…
July 5, 2013 MCC Credit-Free Programs Offers Courses for Businesses
Manchester Community College is offering several cost-effective courses this month to help entrepreneurs and other business people build and strengthen their competitive edge.
July 2, 2013 MCC Students Receive Academic Awards
The 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony recognized outstanding Manchester Community College students.
July 2, 2013 MCC President Glickman to Serve National Higher Ed Organization
Dr. Gena Glickman, president of Manchester Community College, has been appointed to the Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
June 19, 2013 Manchester's Community and History Celebrated on Heritage Day
Guest speaker Jason Scappaticci, coordinator of transitional programs at Manchester Community College and a member of the Board of Education, gave remarks about the future of Manchester…
June 19, 2013 Great Path Academy Announces Presidential Scholars
Great Path Academy, a middle college high school at Manchester Community College is proud to announce five recipients of the Presidential Scholar Award among the graduating Class of 2013.
June 19, 2013 IERC at SIUE Study Affirms Community College Pathway to Bachelor’s Completion
The Illinois Education Research Council at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville released a study recently showing that there does not appear to be a disadvantage against community college students transferring to 4-year institutions with regards to bachelor’s degree completion…
June 12, 2013 MCC Culinary Arts Students Demonstrate Bread Making at Open House on Saturday, June 29
Manchester Community College will be the only Connecticut participant in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s Third Annual Guild-Wide Bakery Open House on Saturday, June 29. 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.
June 11, 2013 Richard J. Trachimowicz Elected MCC Foundation President
Richard J. Trachimowicz, of Princeton, MA, was elected president of the Manchester Community College Foundation board of directors.
June 7, 2013 Imagine Main Street First Thursday Happening
Imagine Main Street celebrated the one-year anniversary of its first Strollin' on Main event with a Thursday evening celebration of downtown Manchester.
June 6, 2013 MCC Course to Help Business Leaders Communicate Effectively During a Crisis
What is the downside of saying the wrong thing in a crisis? The negative impact can be embarrassing at best, devastating at its worst. Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs is offering a new course to help leaders of businesses, non-profits, government agencies and any other organization with a stake in saying the right – or at least the least damaging – thing in a crisis.
May 30, 2013 Commencement 2013 Fast Facts
Here's a quick look at the Class of 2013.
May 30, 2013 MCC Graduates 864 at 49th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Nine hundred and twelve degrees and certificates were awarded to 864 graduates at Manchester Community College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony held on Thursday, May 30.
May 30, 2013 2013 Commencement Address: Dr. Henry C. Lee
The nation's most well-known and well-respected criminalist shares his secrets with MCC's Class of 2013.
May 30, 2013 Commencement Speech – 2013 Valedictorian Nathalie A. Inho
The word commencement means to begin anew; a valedictory speech on the other hand, is traditionally a farewell. This evening we close one chapter of our lives and begin a new one.
May 28, 2013 Get Real Estate Credentials Through MCC Credit-Free Programs
Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs is offering real estate courses to get people prepared to begin selling again.
May 22, 2013 William H. W. Crawford to Receive Honorary Degree
William H. W. Crawford, IV of Hartford, will be awarded the honorary degree of associate in humane letters, honoris causa at Manchester Community College’s 49th commencement ceremony, to be held Thursday, May 30, 2013.
May 21, 2013 Send Your K-8 Kids to College This Summer
Parents who want to see their elementary school-age children get excited about science and math can enroll them in Manchester Community College’s Excursions in Learning Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth.
May 21, 2013 Printmakers at MCC On Main
Since opening in September, MCC on Main has quickly become a destination for area residents, along with their families and friends, to experience the arts in a convenient downtown Manchester setting…
May 20, 2013 Dr. Henry C. Lee to Deliver Commencement Address at MCC
Dr. Henry C. Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists, will address the graduates at Manchester Community College’s 49th commencement ceremony, to be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM.
May 13, 2013 College Computer Laboratory to be Dedicated in Honor of Bill Mcgurk
A computer laboratory in the Rockville Bank Foundation Computer Center at Manchester Community College will be named for William J. McGurk, President and CEO, Rockville Bank 1980–2011; Director, Rockville Bank 1981-2013, at a ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2013.
May 8, 2013 MCC Launches New Campus Radio Signal
“Keep Your Speakers On ICE!” has been a phrase heard quite often on the campus of Manchester Community College over the past five years; it was the popular slogan for the college’s student-run, internet-based radio station.
May 3, 2013 Manage a Better Retirement with MCC Courses
Now that the stock market is hitting record highs on a regular basis, it's more important than ever for investors to know how to keep an eye on their portfolios, especially if they are retired or looking to retire soon.
April 29, 2013 2013 Evening of Fine Wines a Great Success
The 21st "Evening of Fine Wines", hosted by the members of the Manchester Community College Foundation, Inc., was held Friday, April 26.
April 29, 2013 Community College Students Honored at Annual All-Connecticut Academic Team Awards Ceremony
Sixteen outstanding students from nine community colleges, along with two students from St. Vincent's College, were honored Friday at the State Capitol during the annual All-Connecticut Academic Team awards ceremony.
April 29, 2013 New Printmakers' Exhibit - One of Many Events at MCC on Main
Since opening in September, MCC on Main has quickly become a destination for area residents, along with their families and friends, to experience the arts in a convenient downtown Manchester setting.
April 23, 2013 Students of MCC Course Get Discount Tickets to Hartford Symphony
A new partnership between Manchester Community College and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will enhance appreciation of upcoming HSO concerts, and students who complete an upcoming course at MCC can buy tickets to performances for $10.
April 17, 2013 Printmakers' Network Exhibition through June 22 in the Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main
Work by the artists of the Printmakers' Network of Southern New England is on display through June 22 in the Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge.
April 15, 2013 MCC Helps Prepare for Fishing Season with Connecticut Basic Boating Certification Course
Manchester Community College can help launch people into a great fishing season with a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)-approved course in basic boating from MCC Credit-Free Programs. Two options for completing the DEP certification are offered on the college campus.
April 10, 2013 Gena Glickman Named to National Higher Education Advisory Panel
Dr. Gena Glickman, president of Manchester Community College, has been named to the Community College Advisory Panel (CCAP), a national group comprised of college presidents and chancellors and dedicated to promoting national recognition of community colleges and access to higher education.
April 9, 2013 2013 MCC Open House
Manchester Community College will hold an Open House on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., in the Great Path Academy Gymnasium on the MCC campus. The event is for new, returning, and transfer students.
April 5, 2013 Courses Focus on Connecticut’s Sales and Use Tax Geared to Specific Businesses
With tax deadlines looming, area businesses will have a specific interest in a new series of courses.
March 26, 2013 Housing Market Improves; Get Real Estate Credentials Through MCC Credit-Free Programs
Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs is offering real estate courses to get people prepared to begin selling again.
March 22, 2013 MCC Alum Angelo Sosa Returns
The Manchester Community College Foundation is excited to announce that distinguished alumnus Angelo Sosa will be returning to campus for the 21st annual Evening of Fine Wines on Friday, April 26, 2013.
March 19, 2013 Hartford CTWorks Career Center Offers Résumé Workshops, Reviews, Prior to Job Fair
A well-written résumé often makes the difference between success and failure in terms of telling your story and making that all-important connection with a prospective employer.
March 6, 2013 Statement on Lockdown by President Glickman
The Manchester Police Department was dispatched to Manchester Community College following a report that a student was seen on campus with a gun.
March 6, 2013 OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM STATE POLICE
Lt. J. Paul Vance issued a formal statement about the incident at MCC on March 6, 2013.
February 26, 2013 Evening of Fine Wines at Manchester Community College - Friday, April 26
William H. W. Crawford, IV, President and CEO of Rockville Bank, to serve as Honorary Chair.
February 20, 2013 MCC Joins National Assocation for Community College Entrepreneurship (NAACE)
Manchester Community College has joined the National Association for Community College entrepreneurship (NAACE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges.
February 1, 2013 MCC Chosen to Join AAC&U Roadmap Project Supported by MetLife Foundation
The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently announced that Manchester Community College is one of ten community colleges chosen in Phase Two of the Developing a Community College Student Roadmap Project .
February 1, 2013 Manchester Community College Named A 2013 National Top Workplace
Manchester Community College has been named one of America’s Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics.
January 24, 2013 Manchester Community College Offering Gaming Classes
Training techies to work in video game authoring.
January 14, 2013 Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College
The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the month of January.
January 14, 2013 MCC on Main January Events
MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, has scheduled the following events for the month of January.
January 14, 2013 Evening of Fine Wines at Manchester Community College
Tickets are on sale for the 21st Annual Evening of Fine Wines to be held on Friday, April 26.
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.
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