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JoEllen Locher looks to new avenues

It can be difficult to walk away from one avenue in life and travel down another, especially when expectations are unmet. Assistant professor of English JoEllen Locher had expectations to fully enjoy the classroom experience at MCCC before retirement at the end of the Winter Semester, but COVID-19 destroyed that […]

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Quartey’s daily messages encourage MCCC employees

To combat the fear and dread the coronavirus pandemic has sparked, Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, has been sending daily messages of encouragement to all college employees and Board of Trustee members. Quartey said he wants the messages to act as “a common thread” to keep staff, faculty and administration […]

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Students adjust to online classes, self-quarantine

MCCC has switched all face-to-face classes to an online format, causing students to adapt to a new way of learning. On March 19, MCCC announced that all classes would be moved to an online format for the rest of the Winter/Spring 2020 semester in an effort to prevent the spread […]

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Hindley creates her own sound

After taking piano lessons from touring musician Ted Sablay of The Killers and releasing her first single, local artist Hindley wants to continue making music. Reese Hindley Johnson, who goes by Hindley as a musician is 14 years old and is a freshman MCMC student. “I started playing piano around […]

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Randy Daniels retires from MCCC

A chapter of MCCC’s administration history closed Feb. 28 as Randy Daniels, vice president of Student and Information Services of MCCC retired. “It was 25 years ago, it started off as a part-time job in 1992,” Daniels said. “I was a part-time counselor over in admissions.” He said when he was meeting everyone, it was […]

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Past Agora editors take on the Big Apple

A melting pot of culture, art and business — New York City’s bright lights lure ambitious people from all over the world. Two editors from the Agora went on to conquer the concrete jungle. Vanessa Ray was part of the Agora from Fall 2016 to Winter 2019 and editor during […]

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Quartey speaks on Africa, Year of Return in presentation

There are a lot of misconceptions about Africa. Approximately 30 people gathered in an A Building conference room to hear Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, dispel those misconceptions in a presentation Feb. 12. Quartey opened the event by thanking the crowd for attending and presented some of the misconceptions about […]

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MCCC Nursing Program ranked #1 in state

Out of the 72 schools reviewed by NursingProcess.org, MCCC’s registered nursing program took the top spot in Michigan for 2020. Nursing student Lauren van Klingeren expressed her happiness at the program’s ranking. “I think it’s awesome that it’s ranked No. 1,” van Klingeren said. “I’m so blessed to be in […]

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Behind the grants

In 2019, MCCC received $330,000 from the DTE Energy Foundation for STEM Scholar Program and for PASS (Program to Accelerate Student Success). The Native American Heritage Fund gave the college $199,000 to better teach and interpret Native American culture. Another grant of $10,000 was given by Fifth Third Bank to […]

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Quiz Answers

Answers to Black History Month Quiz See Feb. 3 issue of the Agora    A. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.    A. Harriet Tubman    A. Thurgood Marshall    A. Marcus Garvey    B. 14th Amendment    C. 1954    D. Greensboro, North Carolina    B. Maya Angelou    D. […]