50th Birthday Celebration

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Birthday cake cutting by President Glickman and dignitaries.
MCC's 50th Birthday Celebration kicked off today with a birthday cake cutting by President Glickman and dignitaries during the Fall Welcome Festival .

Representative Geoff Luxenberg read the Governor’s Proclamation and remarks were given by Yvette Melendez, Board of Regents for Higher Education; Brian Nwafor , President, MCC Student Government Association; Leo Diana, Mayor, Town of Manchester; Senator Steve Cassano ’69 and Alex Tettey, Congressional Staff Assistant for Senator Richard Blumenthal. MCC President, Dr. Gena Glickman, read the poem “The Great Path,” written by MCC Professor Steven Straight.

The singing of “Happy Birthday” was led by Dr. Deborah Simmons, Professor of Music and Dr. Carolina Flores, Assistant Professor of Music and cake was shared with all in attendance.

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. Fifty Years Together. For Learning. For Life.

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News Item Posted On: September 17, 2013
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