Tag: Leah Thomas


Past Agora editors take on the Big Apple

A melting pot of culture, art and business — New York City’s bright lights lure ambitious people from all over the world. Two editors from the Agora went on to conquer the concrete jungle. Vanessa Ray was part of the Agora from Fall 2016 to Winter 2019 and editor during […]


Therapy dogs bring students relief

Link, the Bernese Mountain dog, cuddles Delaney Vanover as she snaps a picture.  Furry Finals was a success. Student Government and The Psychology Interest Group partnered with Therapy Dogs International Chapter 3017 to bring furry friends to campus during finals week. The event featured four therapy dogs, hot chocolate, and […]


Construction continues on MCCC campus

Workers lay the foundation for the new student study area in the L Buildiings. A construction project that will transform the MCCC campus has begun. The heating and cooling system was completed over the summer, but the construction did not stop there.  The first phase of the $25 million renovation […]


The Agora receives journalism awards

Web Editor Vanessa Ray wins first place for best First Amendment Reporting The Agora received 14 awards at the Michigan Community College Press Association awards banquet on April 8. The MCCPA recognized the best journalism work at community colleges in the state on Michigan. This year nine colleges competed for […]


Honors credit proposed

MCCC may offer honors credit for students in the future. Within the last month, a task force has assembled to begin researching and discussing plans for an honors option at the college. Paul Hedeen, the dean of Humanities/Social Sciences Division, organized the task force. Paul Hedeen hopes to have some […]


Artist encourages students to embrace diversity

ldquo;Balancing heart and brain” is on display in the library in the C Building.  MCCC’s visiting artist encouraged students to pursue variety and flexibility in their art. Chicago artist Sharon Bladholm said it is important to be diverse as an artist because each material teaches something about the other materials.  […]


MCCC hosts 2017 Honors Reception

Miyuki Zerke, who won the Outstanding Student Award, poses after the reception with her awards. (Photo by Vanessa Ray)     Miyuki Zerke: Outstanding Student Award Nicholas Prush: Outstanding Faculty Award Robin West Smith: Outstanding Adjunct Award   Miyuki Zerke won the Faculty Association Outstanding Student Award at […]


Board told enrollment down 11 students

At the MCCC Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 26, they announced enrollment is only down 11 students from last fall. Mark Hall, director of Admissions and Guidance Services, credits the leveled enrollment to the Direct College classes that were established this year in five high schools and the Board of Trustees Merit […]


Budget cuts shouldn’t affect students

MCCC officials are certain budget cuts will be undetected by students. “We really tightened the budget, but our goal was not to sacrifice in any way the services provided to our students or the instructional quality our education provides,” said Sue Wetzel, Vice President of Administration and Treasurer. The college […]


A ‘revolution’ of faculty turnover coming

MCCC will face rapid turnover within the next few years. The college is at the cusp of change. In the next few years, officials say there will be multiple faculty retiring. “It might be a revolution,” said Paul Hedeen, dean of Humanities/Social Sciences Division. Mark Bergmooser, assistant professor of Speech/Journalism/Tae […]