Author: Will Johnson


Maintenance staff members’ unlikely friendship

When it comes to work experience, maintenance staff members Adam Wilson and Jim Harbaugh, commonly referred to his colleagues as “H”, cannot be more different. While Wilson just celebrated his one year at MCCC earlier this month, H has been training new hires for over 30 years. However, when they […]


MCCC potential bomb threat declared false

Editor’s note: This story was updated on April 12 to reflect the Agora’s FOIA request for the incident report being denied. A paragraph about Charlie Abel not being contacted was also added. MCCC students received an email Monday morning from MCCC President Kojo Quartey declaring a possible bomb threat posted […]

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Community members call for a new faculty contract

Eight community members attended the Board of Trustees meeting Monday to show support for the faculty’s ongoing negotiations for a contract. Out of the attending community members, four addressed the trustees during the meeting’s public comment time. Rick Kull, a Ford employee and MCCC alumnus, talked to the crowd. “We […]


Green shirts and community support at the Board of Trustees meeting

MCCC administration, faculty and community members gathered in the S Building for the Board of Trustees meeting March 6. During the meeting, Amy Salliotte, administrative assistant to the director of Auxiliary Services and Dan Wood, assistant professor of criminal justice, were awarded the Fall 2022 Enriching Lives Performance Award. The […]


Two employees receive Enriching Lives Award

For the first time in 10 years, two employees have been given the Enriching lives award. Amy Salliotte, administrative assistant to the director of Auxiliary Services, and Dan Wood, assistant professor of criminal justice, received the award at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 6. Joe Verkennes, the college’s […]

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Chief of Security Services to step down

MCCC will be seeking a new chief of Security Services as Charlie Abel steps down. While Abel is leaving the position on April 28, he is not yet planning to retire. Abel officially took over the Security Services department in August 2019. He has been chief of Security Services since […]

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New dean of Student Services at MCCC

Gerald McCarty is the new dean of Student Services at MCCC. “I was promoted to this position, which is nice,” he said. “I was the director of Student Success and I worked with the Library, Disability Services, our tutors, our Testing Center, our student clubs, and our Upward Bound students.” […]

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Archaeologists perform radar work at Potter’s Field

Archaeologists from The Mannik & Smith Group were performing GPR (ground-penetrating radar) work at the Potter’s Field in front of the college’s campus on Monday. The Potter’s Field is a historical site on Monroe County Community College property where “people without means were interred in unmarked graves” from the mid-1800s […]