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Smith Wins Adjunct of the Year

 The long list of credentials Criminal Justice professor James Smith has acquired over his career impressed the audience.   Smith is the winner of the 2018-2019 adjunct faculty award.  In the words of Dean Hedeen, “Mr. Smith impresses everyone he meets with his positivity.” Dr. Grace Yackee said in her […]

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Agora adviser puts down the pen

Dan Shaw completed one of his earliest assignments years before he was adviser of the Agora. Throughout my years within student journalism, I’ve met many great people. However, none have had the level of patience, wisdom, and intellect as Daniel Shaw. To put it simply, he’s the grandfather I wish […]

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Students, faculty win awards

Aleija Rodriguez and Lydia Sandefur won the outstanding student award. Aleija Rodriguez and Lydia Sandefur won the Faculty Association Outstanding Student Award at MCCC’s annual Honors Reception. Lisa Schaller received the Outstanding Faculty Award, and James Smith received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. MCCC hosted the 2019 Honors Reception at […]

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Give Blood

Give back and give blood. The life-force of all animals is blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to our organs and keeps us alive. However, there is not enough blood to sustain all life. Burn victims, cancer patients, and surgeries all require blood from an outside source. Some of us […]

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Importance of butterflies, pollination focus of Earth Day Expo

Mason Central Elementary School students used tissue paper to create a butterfly for the “Scaled Wings at Work” project on display Saturday during the Earth Day Expo at MCCC. (Photo by Vanessa Ray) Going green may have been the focus of Saturday’s Earth Day celebration, but a kaleidoscope of rainbows […]

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Earth Day Expo draws crowd

Community members young and old came to the Earth Day Expo 2019. The Earth was the star of the show at the Earth Day Expo 2019. Visitors to the Gerald Welch Health Education Building today could walk among booths manned by area companies and organizations and learn about the environment. […]

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Images and honors take center stage

Students listen as other students read and talk about their pieces for Images. Artists, authors and honors students showed off their work April 10 in an Images reveal party and an honors programs showcase, respectively. Students with work published in the latest edition of MCCC’s literary magazine had the chance […]

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Last chance for free tax help

MCCC graduate Kristine Skinkiss (left) has her taxes prepared by MCCC student Kathleen Arnold.                          Photo by Vanessa Ray The April 15 deadline for filing taxes is less than three weeks away. To avoid being possibly audited, you can […]

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Michigan gets the munchies

There’s more to marijuana edibles than just pot brownies. Edibles are essentially any consumable product containing marijuana. Edibles are now legal in Michigan, and they are regulated in the state. But this raises a variety of questions for people on both sides of the aisle. Not all edibles will get […]

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Early Childhood Education program grows up

MCCC’s Early Childhood Education program has been included in a $1.25 million grant from the University of Toledo.  Early Childhood Education professor Felice Moorman began teaching at MCCC in January 2012 and cares for the program she has since helped grow.  “This grant helps better prepare our program students to […]