Tag: Edmund La Clair

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MCCC Library hosts virtual Shoah exhibit

Being reminded of past tragedies cannot be overstated, especially with what happened to Jews during World War II. The library at MCCC hosted a virtual Shoah exhibit from April 1st to the 30th. Shoah is the Hebrew word for “catastrophe”, according to Dr. Terri Kovach, who helped make the exhibit. […]

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La Clair steps down as Honors Program coordinator

Edmund La Clair, assistant professor of history, has relinquished his role as the MCCC Honors Program coordinator after the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving room for new leadership to fill his place. The Honors Program started its test run in the Winter Semester of 2017 with La Clair as the inaugural coordinator. […]

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MCCC revises Academic Dishonesty Policy

A committee of MCCC faculty members has been meeting to revise the Academic Dishonesty Policy. The committee consists of the Academic Review Committee and the office of the vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success. With the COVID-19 crisis, many of the meetings happened virtually and the committee emailed […]

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Professor encourages internship applicants

There are a number of scholarship and internship opportunities open to students this year. Edmund La Clair, assistant professor of history, talked about some in particular that he promotes to students. The River Raisin National Battlefield Park contacted La Clair in August to ask if some students might be interested […]

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Constitution Celebration Day at MCCC

In celebration of Constitution Day, a webinar was hosted Sept. 16. Michael Snyder, professor of political science, moderated this event. Panel discussants included Edmund La Clair, professor of history, and Dan Wood, professor of criminal justice. Snyder said they had the idea for a while to host an online event […]

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La Clair voices students’ concerns

An MCCC professor is taking the pledge to be student focused very seriously. On Nov. 19, Edmund La Clair, assistant professor of history, presented the Faculty Council a tentative list of student issues that he has collected from faculty and students. The council did not take action on the list […]

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MCCC receives Native American Heritage Fund grant

Through a donation from the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF), MCCC has received a financial grant amounting to $199,234. This grant was received in partnership with the River Raisin National Battlefield Park along with three different Native American groups: the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation, and […]

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Remembering Jim DeVries

Family and friends gather to pay tribute to James DeVries (seated, center) in the atrium of the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College August 24. (Photo by Vanessa Ray) Professor emeritus James “Jim” DeVries, who spent 40 years teaching MCCC students about history and the world, died Sept. 13 […]

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Beneath the fedora

Professor Edmund La Clair talks to a history class during the Winter 2018 semester. (Photo by Vanessa Ray)   If History Professor Edmund La Clair could tell each MCCC student one thing, it would be to fail. “Look for opportunities to fail,” La Clair said. “Go in trying to succeed, […]