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Makerspace makes dinosaur

There is a dinosaur in room T-160 of the Career Technology Center. Born from wood seared by beams of light, the ancient beast watches over the Makerspace from its countertop domain. This dinosaur was crafted with the help of Maxwell Haar, the new Makerspace technician at MCCC. Haar began his […]

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GSA celebrates 10 years at MCCC

This November marks the 10-year anniversary of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance at Monroe County Community College. The group was created by Tom Ryder, MCCC’s Student Activities coordinator, along with Jerry Morse, a former MCCC graphic artist. Ryder said the group was created when a student petition was submitted in […]

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Joint choir, symphonic band concert honors life of oboist

In the 11 years that Catherine Brodie has directed the Agora Chorale, she has always made an effort to pick pieces with meaning. She has chosen to combine two of their four concerts with the MCCC Symphonic Band, directed by Mark Felder, to show their support for the others programs […]

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Visiting artist shares story at MCCC

Detroit-based painter and activist Anna van Schaap uses her work to communicate powerful messages about women, perfectionism and society. Van Schaap spoke about her work at Monroe County Community College on Oct. 24. The lecture was held in the La-Z-Boy Center Atrium as a part of MCCC’s Visiting Artist series. […]

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New MCCC instructor sparks interest

Not every professor has secret clearance for the U.S. Mark Jager, the new instructor of materials and welding technology, was born and raised in the city of East Detroit — now known as Eastpointe. Jager said he had a normal 1950s and 1960s upbringing. “You know, had a very close […]

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Quartey awarded by MCCA for Service

MCCC’s president, Kojo Quartey, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in July by the Michigan Community College Association. Quartey was given this award after many years of service to the MCCA. According to their website, the Michigan Community College Association fosters collaboration, connection, and partnerships among the 28 Michigan public […]

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Rafko named as new director of admissions

Holding almost 15 years of experience working in financial aid, Rafko set his sights on maintaining a directorial position after working as an associate director of financial aid at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. “I’m on the other side of the house now,” Ryan Rafko, new director of Admissions and Guidance […]

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MCCC welcomes criminal justice professor

Dan Wood has been in the field of criminal justice for 28 years. During that time, he has worked as a police officer, criminal defense attorney and teacher. These days, he uses his skills in the classroom as the assistant professor of criminal justice at MCCC. Wood plans to use […]

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Pop-Fest draws many cosplayers

The Monroe Pop-Fest took place on Sept. 14 and transformed the Monroe Bank & Trust Expo Center into a hub of pop culture, attracting visitors from in and out of town. Lots of attendees appeared in costume, called “cosplay,” ranging from a nine-tailed fox to the Predator and Batman. Whether […]