Author: Leah Thomas


Students ask board for math changes

A group of MCCC students petitioned for an improved math system at the April 25 Board of Trustees meeting. Austin Eby, an MCCC student who led the petition, said his goal was to see a traditional, lecture class added to the math program. “I am not trying to eliminate the […]


Quartey challenges Monroe to learn about diversity

MCCC President Kojo Quartey led students and employees through a diversity exercise. Monroe, Michigan is a place which could be considered lacking in diversity. In fact, according to the most recent census, 94.8 percent of the county is Caucasian and MCCC likely boasts a similar statistic. In an effort to […]


Palestinian student brings dreams to MCCC

Student Mohammed Karin gives a presentation in the MCCC cafeteria on misconceptions about Arabs and Muslims. One the hardest things to be today is an Arab in America. Whether they are born on American soil or not, Arabs can suffer a bombardment of hatred on TV or worse – from […]


CIS professor Gregory Leinbach retires

Professor Gregory Leinbach has spent a lifetime teaching and enriching lives at MCCC. But, on June 18, 2016 Mr. Leinbach will be retiring from the college teaching family. Leinbach has worked here for 34 years and has taught a myriad of courses in both math and CIS, his classes have […]


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 […]


After 45 years, Gary Wilson retires

MCCC art professor Gary Wilson is retiring after 45 years at the college. The Ceramics and Creativity professor says, “see ya!” Gary Wilson, who has the second longest tenure at Monroe County Community College, is retiring at the end of the semester. “It’s been a great 45 years. I’ve loved […]


Peace March honors MLK legacy

Walkers braved the cold for a Peach March honoring Martin Luther King Day at MCCC on Monday, Jan. 18. Leading the march was MCCC President Kojo Quartey, third from left. About 15 people walked from the Career Technolgy Center to the Administration building Monday, Jan. 18, in a Peace March […]


Social media citing new reason to stop shaving

Two women display their died armpits as part of a social media movement on gender perception. Men and women have an interesting relationship to shaving. Both do it, some semi-regularly and some religiously. Yet others are using it as an opportunity to say something to the public. No Shave November, […]


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 […]


Is vaping a safe alternative to smoking?

MCCC students seem to be okay with vaping on campus, as long as it's not in the classroom. Is vape a good escape from the slope of cigarette smoke? Monroe area residents who vape seem to agree that vaping is a great decision that helped them stray from cigarette smoking.  […]