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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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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 […]

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Agriculture program growing strong

From the food on your plate to the clothes you wear, agriculture is a fundamental business in the lives of everyday people. At MCCC, the agriculture program, commonly referred to as “ag,” recently celebrated their second annual Farm and Field day. “The event was the second annual Farm and Field […]

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Keeping campus safe with Abel

Charlie Abel has been chasing after bad guys for years, but recently he traded in his handcuffs for something more moderate. For four years, Abel has been working as a security officer at MCCC, and this past August he was named the new security supervisor on campus. “My new position […]

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Gender-neutral bathrooms coming soon

Using the restroom is an activity that many people don’t give a second thought. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, a bathroom break can mean facing discomfort, stress or even harassment. MCCC is taking steps to become more inclusive by adding gender-neutral bathrooms to both floors of the L […]

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Colleagues from division praise retiring Hedeen

Hedeen in his office. Is Paul Hedeen a writer who teaches, or a teacher who writes? Fittingly, the answer is an academic one – rather like Hedeen himself. Hedeen, who is turning 66 in May, has been in higher education for 38 years. The last seven of those were as […]

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Parnella Baul: from streets to success

Parnella Baul teaches Accounting Principles 1 at MCCC. Though she has faced many hardships in her life, Parnella Baul has never lost hope. “I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be as successful as I have become,” Baul said. After being homeless at 13, she […]