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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 […]

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‘Dog Loves Books’ performs at Meyer Theater

Over 850 elementary school kids from Monroe County came to MCCC’s Meyer Theater Feb. 25. The young students saw “Dog Loves Books,” a musical adapted from Louise Yates’ New York Times bestseller. The musical follows Dog, a dog who really loves books and decides to open his own bookstore. To […]

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East West Tech renamed to honor college founders

The East and West Tech Buildings have a new name after the Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 24. The Board approved a recommendation from Kojo Quartey, MCCC president, that proposed renaming the two buildings Founders Hall. Sue Wetzel, vice president of Administration, said Founders Hall is supposed to honor the […]

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MCCC to host study abroad meeting

The Study Abroad Program is scheduled to hold an informational meeting Feb. 18 and 20. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in room 165 of the Gerald Welch Health Education Building. The Study Abroad Program is scheduled to spend nine days visiting London and Paris […]

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Expanding interest charges Poetry Night

Students grabbed the wooden podium under the spotlight as they read words off their pages. The Writing Center hosted its bi-annual Poetry Night Feb. 6 in the Cellar of the A Building. Participants read works varying from favorite authors to works of their own. The event was promoted through email, […]

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Canceled classes impact students and faculty

Editor’s Note: The printed version of this story included a statement from a student regarding a canceled math class. This was a special topics class (MATH-296-01) that was initially canceled but reinstated. However, the class is not a requirement for graduation at MCCC as stated in the article. The student […]

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Enrollment drops for Winter

Monroe County Community College’s enrollment levels have declined for the Winter 2020 semester. MCCC reported on enrollment comparisons to the Winter 2019 semester, Winter 2020’s headcount has declined by 13.7% (394 students) and change in credit hours by 13.8% (3,116 credit hours). MCCC is not alone in this decline. Community […]

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New federal law raises legal smoking age to 21

Michigan 18-year-olds can vote, buy rifles or register for the military draft, but they are now too young to legally buy tobacco and vaping products. In September, President Trump said he was interested in banning all flavored vapes. In November, he followed by saying he supported raising the minimum smoking […]

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Siena helps students achieve new heights

For 30 years, MCCC has been partnered with Siena Heights University to offer students educational opportunities. Through this relationship, students interested in a bachelor’s degree can earn many of their credits on MCCC’s campus. The program, called “3 + 1,” allows students to take up to 90 transferable credits at […]

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Comedian Andy Peters comes home

Monroe has hometown talent and it’s a comedian.  Andy Peters, a graduate of Monroe High School in 2000, recently had a stand-up comedy show at MCCC in the La-Z-Boy Center. Peters said his family, his wife’s family and friends from high school were attending to see him.  He said it […]