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$1.1 million donated to MCCC by local businessman

Local businessman Gary J. Vajcner has always desired to give back to Monroe. On Monday, Vajcner was able to do just that. Vajcner donated $1.1 million dollars to Monroe County Community College at a ceremony held Monday in MCCC’s Audrey M. Warrick Student Services building. Vajcner’s donation to MCCC is […]

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Quartey awarded by MCCA for Service

MCCC’s president, Kojo Quartey, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in July by the Michigan Community College Association. Quartey was given this award after many years of service to the MCCA. According to their website, the Michigan Community College Association fosters collaboration, connection, and partnerships among the 28 Michigan public […]

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FDA takes aim at e-cigarettes

  Isabella Beahr vapes outside of Vape Escape in Monroe. (Photo by Vanessa Ray) Once upon a time, in the year 2006, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) found their way to the United States market. Advertised as a way for smokers to get their nicotine fix anywhere they went –  including airports, […]

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Disagreeing over Narcan

Narcan {Photo via Creative Commons} MCCC security officers still do not carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the life-threatening effects of opioids when administered during an overdose. A story in the March 2018 issue of the Agora addressed the college’s handling of addiction on campus. In that story, social worker […]

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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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Hundreds turn out to honor James DeVries

MCCC President Kojo Quartey hugs professor emeritus James DeVries during a reception to honor his life in the atrium of the La-Z-Boy Center Aug. 24.   When life starts to end, reflection begins.   For James “Jim” DeVries, a member of the MCCC Board of Trustees and professor emeritus, this […]

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Campus is safe, but not crime-free

Security guard, Ken Wassus, keeping watch over the halls of the L Building. MCCC has maintained a safe environment for education for decades, listing all zeros on its annual security report. That doesn’t mean, however, that there is no crime on campus. The annual security report, which is required by the federal government, […]

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Celebrity waiters raise money for One Book One Community

Professor Edmund La Clair reads off the winning numbers for the raffle prizes at Public House Mon. evening  It’s not often the mayor of Monroe takes your dinner order and refills your drink, but for those who came out to Public House on Monday night, there was a chance of […]

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Mission planning and pizza

Students are invited to join President Kojo Quartey and members of his Task Force this coming Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 5-7 p.m., for a brainstorming and compression session. The evening will also include a comprehensive review of MCCC's mission, vision and values.  The session will be held in room 173ab of the A Building and […]

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Students, staff give thanks

  Speech professor Mark Bergmooser prompts students to write what they are thankful for on his whiteboard hanging outside his office door. (Photo by Leah Thomas)     I truly have a billion things to be thankful for: getting a second chance at a higher education (and life in general), […]