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MCCC donates, loans equipment to assist during pandemic

COVID-19 cases have spiked in the U.S. over the last few weeks. With hospitals across the country announcing equipment shortages, MCCC has worked to help local and regional hospitals. In a press release from the college, MCCC’s registered nursing program has supplied ProMedica Monroe with 50 isolation gowns, 2,100 gloves, […]

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The Agora awarded by Michigan Press Association

The Agora recently won four awards in the 2019 College Better Newspaper Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Michigan Press Association (MPA) and consisted of content produced between Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019. Vanessa Ray took first place for Best Photographer and third place in the News […]

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Flint residents speak out over crisis

Special from Monroe News “Nor Any Drop to Drink” a documentary by Cedric Taylor, tells of the community of Flint coming together to share their story and personal accounts of the Flint water crisis. Starting back in 2014, the Flint water crisis continues to make an impact on Flint and […]

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MCCC Student Government partners with MCOP for food bank

On a cold cloudy day, Monroe County residents lined up at MCCC for food donations to brighten their day. Parking Lot 2 next to the La-Z-Boy Building filled with cars as residents arrived for the Mobile Food Pantry March 14. The event ran from 10 a.m. to noon to help […]

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New piano donated to MCCC

A noteworthy donation has been made to MCCC. Lake Erie community member, Cheryl Krakow, donated a Yamaha grand piano to MCCC. The piano arrived on campus Feb. 12 and will remain in the Z Building Atrium to be used by ensemble groups, students and community members. Josh Myers, executive director […]

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NSF grant helps MCCC train welding teachers

MCCC’s welding program is growing thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. The college received the grant of nearly $225,000 in October 2018. The NSF is a competitive grant awarded on a national basis under the NSF/Advance Technology Education program. This is the first time the NSF has […]

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Ecology enters MCCC’s environment

From the environments around us to our own body, systems are everywhere. However, in our modern world many of these environmental systems are experiencing great change. With MCCC’s new Ecology course, students will soon be able to explore those systems and their changes. Approved by Kevin Cooper, dean of the […]

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DTE agreement to affect college funding

MCCC may lose $1.56 million in funding over the span of eight years if a tax appeal by DTE Energy is finalized. DTE Energy petitioned the Michigan Tax Tribunal to lower the taxable value of their Monroe Power Plant in May of 2018. Had the taxable value stayed the same […]

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Celebrity waiter sets fundraising record

The smell of pasta and fresh bread filled the air as members of the Monroe County area gathered to support an annual reading program. One Book, One Community (OBOC) hosted its sixth celebrity waiter event Feb. 17. Cheryl Johnston, a former MCCC employee, chaired the event. Johnston said a venue […]