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.

The Rockville Bank Foundation Computer Center comprises 11 computer laboratories on the second floor of the College’s Learning Resource Center. In addition to six multi-purpose computer classroom/labs, the space includes a language lab, a distance learning lab, two open personal computer labs and the newly-named Macintosh lab. In that area alone, students have access to over 300 computers. The Learning Resource Center houses the college library, faculty offices, health science labs, and the Division of Continuing Education.

In 2005, the Rockville Bank Community Foundation made the second largest gift ever to the College from a local business. It was placed in the Foundation’s permanent endowment account, where it is being held in perpetuity; a portion of its investment income each year is available for spending to benefit MCC’s people and programs. The earnings on the principal of the endowment are used to support scholarships, teaching positions and program enhancements. A team of professional money managers, whose goal it is to achieve a fair rate of return with minimal risk, invests the College’s endowment fund.

This is the third of three rooms within the Rockville Bank Foundation Computer Center named for individuals by the Bank. The first was named for Dr. Albert Kerkin, Jr., former Chairman of the Board of Rockville Financial, at the time of the gift. The second was named for Betty R. Sullivan, when she ended her term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rockville Financial, Inc., the holding company for Rockville Bank.

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: May 13, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928