Minority Fellow Named at MCC

Manchester, CT – (September 25, 2009) . . . Tiffany Young, of Vernon, has been named to the position of Minority Fellow at Manchester Community College for the 2009-2010 academic year.

For over ten years, 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. 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 member of the faculty, staff or administration. A fellow is afforded the chance to build relationships with professionals in a chosen field within the community college system. Fellows are also exposed to the diverse needs and interests of students enrolled in the community college system. Current employees of the system or graduate students who have successfully completed at least six credits of graduate studies are eligible to become fellows.

Young will work in the Center for Business and Technologies division and will be mentored by Catherine Seaver, associate professor of Engineering & Technology, and Steve Moore, assistant professor of Engineering & Technology. Young will learn various teaching techniques and observe engineering courses. She will teach a section of Introduction to Engineering during the 2010 spring semester.

Young is a graduate of University of Hartford with a Master’s in business administration. She also holds a master of science degree in business management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and a bachelor of science degree in industrial and system engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL. Young is employed by Pratt & Whitney as a customer support engineer.

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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 25, 2009
For Additional Information Contact: Endia DeCordova-Murphy at (860) 512-2914