Author: Emily Lorton


Construction professor Alex Babycz retires

Alex Babycz says he finally got permission from his wife to retire after 28 years at MCCC.  Alex Babycz is retiring. Babycz, an assistant professor of construction management technology, taught auto service when he first started at MCCC. Babycz said the college wanted to get rid of the auto service program […]


MCCC enrollment down again

These two students studying in the A building are among the 3,012 students registered for the winter semester. Enrollment is down for the sixth year in a row and if the trend is not reversed, President Kojo Quartey said this could result in position or program cuts.  Quartey said he […]


GSA holds suicide vigil

ldquo;Healing for Yesterday, Educating Today, and Hope for Tomorrow” was this year’s theme for the second Suicide Awareness/Prevention Candlelight Vigil on November 11. MCCC’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted the Candlelight Vigil to remove the stigma of suicide from today’s society and provide resources for people who have thoughts of taking […]


Robotics Program Produces Champions

Marissa Harrison works on a robot. A robotics program sponsored by MCCC has created a pair of champions. The VEX Robotics club gives high school and elementary students a chance to work together on a team to design a robot with a specific function. Local competitions are held across the […]


Meyer Theater showcases variety of talent

Jimmy Bluffet, a tribute to the legendary Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band, will be presented Nov. 13.. Tom Ryder, the campus community events coordinator, says he works with many agents, takes input from others, and looks at many videos to select the performers for the Meyer Theater. Tickets […]


Former heroin addicts start 12-step meetings in Monroe

Seven former heroin addicts have started Heroin Anonymous meetings at two locations in Monroe County. They have come together to help current addicts learn to live sober. “Heroin Anonymous is a place where someone can go so they don’t feel alone,” said Jeremy, one of the organizers, who asked that […]