Manchester Community College Foundation Appoints New Members to Board

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New Board Members Peter H. Grose and Paul H. Mounds
Manchester, Connecticut - (November 18, 2013)… The Manchester Community College Foundation recently appointed two new members to its board of directors.

Peter H. Grose, of Coventry, is the President and CEO of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. and directs the firm’s consulting practice and three affiliated limited liability companies. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dartmouth College and a master of science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Grose has served on the Manchester Road Race Development Committee (2010-present), Manchester Soccer Club Board of Directors (1998-2000) and First Congregational Church of Andover, Music Committee Chairman (2012-2013).

Paul H. Mounds, of East Hartford, is an accountant at Manchester Community College (MCC) where he has worked for 20 years and has served in several leadership roles, including as NEASC Standard Co-Chair for physical and technological resources. He is responsible for the financial management of over $140 million in property, plant and equipment state-owned assets. Mounds received an associate degree in accounting and business management from MCC; he is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Joseph. Mounds has volunteered and supported numerous charitable and not-for-profit organizations including Interval House of Hartford, East Hartford Community Response Team, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Visiting Nurse Association.

The Manchester Community College Foundation, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Connecticut corporation. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, composed of business and community leaders who serve as advocates for the college and secure support for college priorities. Since 1968, MCC Foundation has supported the college's strategic initiatives via funding for student scholarships, college programs and equipment.

The MCC Foundation helps build a network of community support and promotes better public understanding of the college, now in its 50th year, as a regional resource. The MCC Foundation gives hundreds of deserving students the opportunity to achieve their academic dreams through the scholarship program, awarding approximately $200,000 to 200 students each year. In addition, the Foundation supports college programs. With this funding, MCC is able to maintain and build its competitive edge.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. MCC takes pride in the quality of programs and the many ways we’ve helped students, families, businesses and community grow over the past five decades.


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News Item Posted On: November 19, 2013
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