Minority Fellow Named at MCC

Manchester, CT – (September 22, 2008) . . . Shelby J. Brown of Manchester has been named to the position of Minority Fellow at Manchester Community College for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The Connecticut Community College System has administered a Minority Fellowship Program for qualified individuals interested in beginning or advancing a career in the community colleges for over ten years. The Minority Fellowship Program pairs an experienced college professional with a "fellow" for a year-long mentoring experience. The goal of the program is to further diversify the system's professional workforce and to promote community college career opportunities as desirable options for members of minority groups.

The program offers a superb opportunity to work with and learn from an experienced faculty, staff or administrator, as well as a chance to build relationships with professionals in their field within the community college system. Fellows are exposed to the diverse needs and interests of students enrolled in the community college system. Fellows may be either current employees of the system or graduate students who have successfully completed at least six credits of graduate studies.

Brown will work in the Student Affairs division and will be mentored by Alfred Carter, dean of Student Affairs. Brown will be working with Dean Carter to evaluate student probations and suspensions and working in the Registrar’s Office.

Brown is a graduate of Harvard University with a master of education degree in Higher Education Management. She holds a master of education degree from Cambridge College in Springfield, MA and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Trinity College in Hartford. Brown is employed with the State of Connecticut Community College System as the director of human resources management systems (HRMS/HRIS).

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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. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.
News Item Posted On: September 22, 2008
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