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MCCC raises tuition rates starting this fall

Tuition fees at MCCC will increase starting this Fall semester following a unanimous decision from the Board of Trustees. The Board Meeting held March 23 dealt heavily with subjects regarding tuition and changes to fees. Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, students who are residents of Monroe will be charged […]

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Quartey’s daily messages encourage MCCC employees

To combat the fear and dread the coronavirus pandemic has sparked, Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, has been sending daily messages of encouragement to all college employees and Board of Trustee members. Quartey said he wants the messages to act as “a common thread” to keep staff, faculty and administration […]

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CARES Act provides funds for students affected by coronavirus

MCCC students affected by the coronavirus will receive funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act was passed March 27 and will provide money to American workers, families, small businesses and students impacted by the virus. “This over $2 trillion economic relief package is designed […]

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One Book, One Community events canceled to slow spread of coronavirus

One Book, One Community of Monroe (OBOC) had over 15 events scheduled for 2020. The coronavirus shut down all but one as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer increased restrictions on public gatherings. The events, scheduled for March 11 through April 3, included an on-stage conversation between Agora staff members and Dr. Mona […]

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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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Quartey speaks on Africa, Year of Return in presentation

There are a lot of misconceptions about Africa. Approximately 30 people gathered in an A Building conference room to hear Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, dispel those misconceptions in a presentation Feb. 12. Quartey opened the event by thanking the crowd for attending and presented some of the misconceptions about […]

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Kojo addresses civil rights with community

Amid the events available on campus during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MCCC President Kojo Quartey gave a speech regarding civil rights and the progress society has made since the civil rights movement. Held on Jan. 21, the speech was originally meant to be performed by Manuel […]

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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 […]