Tag: The Foundation

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Learning from successors’ legacies

No amount of detail in records can compare to the words of those who lived through that history. The MCCC Oral History Project gives an opportunity to learn about the history of the college from those who shaped the institution and made it where it is today. Josh Myers, executive […]

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MCCC food desert receives oasis; The Foundation develops food pantry

MCCC is in a food desert. The Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) conducted a study that found that residents who live near MCCC have a hard time accessing healthy, affordable food. Sixteen percent of students who attend MCCC reported “very low” food security in the 2021 study conducted by Trellis Research. The Foundation at MCCC is creating a food pantry with the […]

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The Foundation focuses on student success

The impact of COVID-19 has inspired The Foundation at MCCC to be more focused on students than ever before. The Foundation is a charitable organization that supports over 50 initiatives led by MCCC faculty and Foundation staff. In 2020, The Foundation established the Emergency Relief Fund. According to The Foundation’s […]

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Former adviser Dan Shaw passes away at 68

Dan Shaw, former MCCC professor of journalism and Agora adviser, died unexpectedly during a basketball game Sept. 28. Shaw was 68 years old. President Kojo Quartey called an all-campus meeting Sept. 29 to break the news to faculty and staff. Shaw was the faculty adviser to the Agora from 2008-2019, […]

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MCCC Bookstore sets up online book buyback

The MCCC Bookstore has set up an online book buyback for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. To sell books, students must search for the books they want to sell back using Nebook.com’s Virtual Sellback, according to an email sent by the college. A flyer attached to the email stated after […]

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One Book, One Community events canceled to slow spread of coronavirus

One Book, One Community of Monroe (OBOC) had over 15 events scheduled for 2020. The coronavirus shut down all but one as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer increased restrictions on public gatherings. The events, scheduled for March 11 through April 3, included an on-stage conversation between Agora staff members and Dr. Mona […]

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Celebrity waiter sets fundraising record

The smell of pasta and fresh bread filled the air as members of the Monroe County area gathered to support an annual reading program. One Book, One Community (OBOC) hosted its sixth celebrity waiter event Feb. 17. Cheryl Johnston, a former MCCC employee, chaired the event. Johnston said a venue […]

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$1.1 million donated to MCCC by local businessman

Local businessman Gary J. Vajcner has always desired to give back to Monroe. On Monday, Vajcner was able to do just that. Vajcner donated $1.1 million dollars to Monroe County Community College at a ceremony held Monday in MCCC’s Audrey M. Warrick Student Services building. Vajcner’s donation to MCCC is […]