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MCC Foundation Awards Student Scholarships in In-Person CeremonyNewAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 12:44 PM
During the Fall 2021 Scholarship Awards, Middlesex Community College President Phil Sisson emphasized the college’s mission of providing “equitable and accessible opportunities for all of our students in ways that meet their needs and goals.”

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Being Active in MCC Community Makes All the Difference for StudentAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 12:34 PM
While the start of college can feel like an overwhelming and lonely process, having access to student support services and resources can make a big difference.

From Lowell, Salena Mam – who dreams of one day becoming a nurse – found her path...
 
MCC’s Accelerated Classes Help Adult Learners Finish FasterAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 12:34 PM
It is never too late to start a new career, update skills or learn something new. For adult learners in all stages of their lives and careers, Middlesex Community College makes it easy to get an education. With accelerated Mini-mester sessions, students...
 
Computer Science Student Finds Path to Career at Middlesex CCAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 12:33 PM
Nervous about finding a job after graduating, Patrick McRobbie, of Methuen, wanted the time, effort and money he invested in college to matter. Feeling unhappy at the four-year institution at which he started, he chose instead to attend the closer to...
 
Student Set on Career Path with MCC’s Learn and Earn ExperienceAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 12:33 PM
“Middlesex Community College has already accelerated my career and education more than I ever thought it could,” said Lexandra Roig, an MCC student. Learning about MCC’s Biotechnology Learn and Earn Experience “opened up my eyes to what opportunities...
 
President of Mill City Environmental Joins MCC’s Board of TrusteesAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 12:33 PM
Brian Chapman, of Lowell, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve as a member of the Middlesex Community College Board of Trustees.

“I am excited to join the Middlesex Community College Board of Trustees,” Chapman said. “The college...
 
MCC Celebrates STEM Week with In-Person and Virtual EventsNewAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 11:05 AM
In celebration of Massachusetts STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Week – October 18 through October 22 – Middlesex Community College hosted a variety of online and in-person events.

“Mass STEM Week is our chance to explore...
 
MCC Partners with Merrimack to Allow Students Use of TelescopeAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 11:03 AM
With public observatories not holding open hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Middlesex Community College Associate Professor Dr. Madhu Dhar found a new way for her Astronomy students to see the night sky. In order to have a better understanding of concepts,...
 
MCC’s New STEM Internship Program Emphasizes Equity & AccessAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 11:03 AM
“Having an internship gives students a risk-free chance to try out new opportunities,” said Julie Pierce Onos, MCC’s Director of the Northeast Regional Internship Program (NRIP). The program strives to provide students with access to meaningful internships...
 
Middlesex CC Graduate Starts Career as Nurse Amid PandemicAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 11:03 AM
At 18 years old, Erica Paddock faced a decision made by many seniors in high school – where to attend college? Having witnessed her two sisters rack up debt at the four-year colleges they headed toward after graduating – and unsure of what she wanted...
 
MCC’s “World of Music” to Hold a Halloween-themed PerformanceAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/28/2021 11:02 AM
Middlesex Community College is celebrating Halloween early with a live, in-person performance of their Fall 2021 “A World of Music” concert series. Audience members can experience “The Black Cat” by Larry Bell for cello, piano and narrator, based on the...
 
MCC Alumna Named to Mass. American Dental Hygienists AssociationAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/26/2021 12:10 PM
“Dreams do come true if you never give up, no matter the circumstances,” said Arlin Estevez, a recent graduate from Middlesex Community College. “You can always get there with success.”

From the Dominican Republic and now living in Lawrence,...
 
Graduate Faster and Save Money by Starting at Middlesex CCAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/26/2021 10:48 AM
At Middlesex Community College, students finish their education and earn their degrees at a pace that best fits their schedules and timeframes. Well-planned program and pathway options, affordable prices, accelerated and flexible course formats, and an...
 
Award-Winning Poet and Writer to Speak at Middlesex CCAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/25/2021 2:45 PM
As part of the Visiting Writers Series, Middlesex Community College will host poet and writer DeMisty D. Bellinger at an outdoor event. By speaking at the college, she hopes to “show students that writing is a possibility, both as a career and hobby.”...
 
MCC’s Honors Program Continues to Expand to Meet Students’ NeedsAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/20/2021 10:56 AM
In the Fall 2021 semester, Middlesex Community College is offering the first honors class focused on diversity and equity issues, according to Binnur Ercem, MCC’s Director of the Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP) and Professor of Sociology & Cultural...
 
Middlesex CC Awards Emeritus Status and Inaugurates 5th PresidentAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/19/2021 2:22 PM
Nineteen months after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the college’s in-person plans to celebrate 50 years, Middlesex Community College came together on the college’s 51st anniversary – Friday, September 24, 2021 – to honor the past and celebrate the future...
 
MCC Merges Communication, Art and Design Programs for StudentsAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/18/2021 12:15 PM
“When you go to community college, you’re getting an amazing education,” said Dr. Jennifer Bauer, Middlesex Community College’s Communication, Art & Design Department Chair. “More and more students are seeing the value of community college. Not just...
 
Emmy Award-Winning Weather Anchor & Reporter Started at MCCAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/14/2021 10:29 AM
When first starting college, Carla Rojo felt lost, overwhelmed and unsure of her path. “This is when I decided I needed to be part of something,” she said. “I walked into Middlesex Community College’s Chair of the Performing Arts Karen Oster’s office,...
 
MCC’s Dual Enrollment Helps Student “Get Ahead in Life”Attachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/13/2021 1:53 PM
Middlesex Community College helped Eryn Rasmus “get ahead in life.” From Littleton, she started taking college-level classes through Dual Enrollment at Middlesex to get a jumpstart on her future plans and give herself a competitive edge when applying...
 
MCC’s Mini-mesters Help Students Fit Education into Their SchedulesAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/12/2021 11:13 AM
“Having the option to choose between online, on campus or a mix of both course formats makes an education from Middlesex Community College even more accessible,” said Scott O’Neil, MCC’s Dean of Enrollment. “At MCC, students can more easily fit education...
 
Massachusetts Community Colleges Announce Vaccine RequirementAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/7/2021 1:52 PM
BOSTON – The Presidents of the Massachusetts community colleges announced today that students, faculty, and staff at the Commonwealth’s 15 community colleges must be fully vaccinated by January 2022.

“During the last eighteen months, the Massachusetts...
 
Lowell High School Students Gain Early College Experience at MCCAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/6/2021 2:29 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted learning for many high school-aged students, but Middlesex Community College can help get students back on track with their education and prepare them to succeed in college.

Middlesex partners with Early College...
 
Grant Funding Helps MCC Education Students Advance CareersAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/5/2021 1:41 PM
Both Chelmsford-native Hannah Sheehan and Laura Hastings of South Hadley wanted to take their careers in Education to the next level. While a previous college experience forced Sheehan to walk away with a lot of debt right after high school, Hastings...
 
MCC’s Concert Series Turns 20 and Returns to Live Performances Attachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 10/4/2021 10:29 AM
Celebrating 20 years of the “A World of Music” concert series, Middlesex Community College will return to in-person performances. Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, MCC’s Chair of the Music Department, is “delighted to celebrate this milestone” and once again...
 
MCC Kicks-off Fall 2021 Semester with On Campus and Online ClassesAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/30/2021 1:57 PM
Middlesex Community College meets students where they are. Featuring a variety of on campus and online classes, student support services and events, the Fall semester has flexible options to help students reach their goals. Middlesex kicked off the semester...
 
LMACS Open to Students Who Need the Support MostAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/29/2021 1:23 PM
“The small setting, close personal touch, and family culture climate that’s personalized and warm,” is what first interested new Executive Director Sean McCarthy about Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS). For 25 years, LMACS has offered students...
 
MCC To Run Vaccination Clinics on Campus Open to CommunityAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/28/2021 11:14 AM
With the start of the Fall 2021 semester, Middlesex Community College wants to provide students, faculty, staff and community members with access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To keep the community healthy and safe, Middlesex will run two vaccination clinics...
 
MCC Selected for Pilot Program to Train Educators for WorkforceAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/27/2021 12:12 PM
A leader of educating today’s workforce, Middlesex Community College was selected by The Cares Institute (TCI) – a nonprofit organization working to enhance the U.S. childhood education system – to participate in the Boston Childcare Workforce Pipeline...
 
Award-winning Freelance Photojournalist Got His Start at MCCAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/23/2021 11:43 AM
For award-winning freelance photojournalist Gaelen Morse, the journey to pursuing his passion started at Middlesex Community College when his professor put a camera into his hands for the first time. Morse believes his professor Dr. Jennifer Bauer, MCC’s...
 
MCC Students: Fill Out Your FAFSA Ahead of the Fall 2021 Semester!Attachment 
by Ronald Campbell
 9/22/2021 11:15 AM
Middlesex Community College makes getting an education easy and affordable. With lower tuition rates than four-year colleges and the availability of federal grant money, scholarship opportunities and financial aid, Middlesex is helping to remove financial...
 
MCC’s Inter-Campus Shuttle Service Running for Fall SemesterAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/21/2021 11:33 AM
Education is made easy at Middlesex Community College. Across the two campuses in Bedford and Lowell, Middlesex students can take classes and engage in programs that enhance their educational experience and set them up for success.

Throughout...
 
Community Partnership Results in Scholarship for MCC StudentsAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/20/2021 11:33 AM
August 31, 2021 – Middlesex Community College, a proud community partner, partnered with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, with a local presence of 330 employees in Westford, Massachusetts and 10,000 employees worldwide, to establish...
 
Campus Events and Activities Help Set Up MCC Students for SuccessAttachment 
by Ronald Campbell
 9/16/2021 1:03 PM
“For the Fall semester, I am looking forward to being able to go back on campus and participate in in-person classes,” said Monica McCann, a Middlesex Community College Medical Assistant Student. “I will be getting involved in events and activities as...
 
MCC Sets Up Tent on Bedford Campus to Welcome New StudentAttachment 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/16/2021 10:28 AM
At Middlesex Community College, students are prepared to “hit the ground running as soon as the Fall semester starts,” according to Deborah Botker, MCC’s Social Science Department Chair and Coordinator of First Year Experience (FYE). Part of the FYE,...
 
MCC’s Partnership with CMT Leads to New Job for Student 
by Caitlin Buckley
 9/14/2021 11:26 AM
Elie Abou Antoun wanted to get into the manufacturing technology industry after coming to the United States from Lebanon. He participated in the TRAIN Grant held by Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Education and Training division. At the end of...
 
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