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New criminal justice professor hired

Penelope Dunn will be the new assistant professor of Criminal Justice at MCCC this fall. Dunn spent 23 years with the Trenton Police Force, serving as a Patrol Officer, Deputy Chief, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant. For the last eight years, she has taught part-time at Henry Ford Community College, where […]


College agrees to solar panel project with DTE

MCCC’s Board of Trustees approved a lease agreement with DTE that could make the college the largest solar facility in Michigan.  DTE Energy Regional Manager Molly Luempert-Coy presented an overview of the Solar Currents program at the board’s Monday night meeting. According to Luempert-Coy, DTE Energy plans a 15-megawatt solar […]


Vallade will assist dean of Math/Science Division

Math professor Jim Vallade will assist the dean of the Math and Science Division starting this Fall. Vallade will spend 10 hours a week helping the dean with a variety of duties, with a focus on observations of adjunct faculty. “We’re going to see how that works and get feedback,” […]


Kill brain cells or have healthy brain functions?

Chewing tobacco, invented as early as 1 B.C., was originally used for religious and medicinal purposes and is a form of nicotine. Chewing tobacco is one form of smokeless tobacco; the other form is snuff. The difference is snuff is “sniffed” through your nose; both are smokeless and both are […]


After the bookstore thief, how secure is MCCC?

Bill Myers, head of security at MCCC, is sitting in his office in the A building when the phone rings. It’s one of the dozen or so inquiries a day he receives from students, employees and other members of the college community. “Everybody sees something,” he says. “Usually it turns […]


Jeff Corwin to speak at MCCC during new trail dedication

Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin will be helping Monroe dedicate the new River Raisin Heritage Trail during a full day of events scheduled June 25. Corwin is the host of Animal Planet’s “The Jeff Corwin Experience,” an Emmy Award-winning program that mainly centers on tropical animals. Corwin will be the […]


HLC finalizes accreditation, turns down MCCC appeal

MCCC has been formally granted 10-year accreditation, but its appeal of a visit in three years was turned down. A team from the Higher Learning Commission visited campus last September to review the college’s accreditation status. It recommended the full 10-year accreditation, but also suggested a “focused visit” on two […]


Roman takes over as dean

Dr. Cynthia Roman is the new dean of the Health Sciences Division and director of Nursing at MCCC. Roman holds a doctorate degree in higher education, is a licensed RN and certified nursing educator, and served as a pediatric nurse for eight years. Most recently she served as director of […]


‘It’s finally paying off’

Passion, drive and talent could describe some of the characteristics of MCCC’s Class of 2010. The 209 attending graduates gathered May 7 in the Welch Health Education Building for the 43rd annual commencement ceremony. The Grand Marshall of the ceremony was Gale Odneal, associate professor of nursing at MCCC. She […]


Iron Man 2 review

*THIS REVIEW IS SPOILER FREE* “Iron Man 2” largely prevails over its predecessor and gains solid footing into the best of what comic movie adaptions have to offer. Robert Downey, Jr. yet again shows audiences he can fully envelop himself into another persona. He is Tony Stark; he is Iron […]