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MCC Students Bring Home the Silver and Gold!
It's Olympics season and MCC students are holding their own on the medal fronts!

 
Once again, as it does every year, the Middlesex Community College team did us proud at the Fed Challenge, organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  
Students Daniel Iknaian of Waltham and Stephen Collins of Tyngsboro joined the MCC Faculty and Staff Association this week and got a standing ovation from the crowd for their efforts representing the college on the challenge stage
The MCC team finished second in the community college category of the prestigious competition.  This marked the college's sixth year competing in the event.   Thanks go out to Professors Rob Kaulfuss and John Femia for training this year's team, and for Dean Judy Hogan and Judy Mabry who attended the events to root our team on

Inkaian and Collins this month also joined Professor Vikram Sharma and competed in the Annual Regional DECA competition at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I.  Iknanian, an accounting major, and Collins, a marketing major won two gold medals each.  Daniel also won the Rhode Island Association of CPA's scholarship.  He secured the highest score of all tests in all categories!  The MCC duo competed against students in four-year institutions!  Thanks to Professor Sharma, as well as Professor Stacie Hargis for giving the students the support they needed to bring home the hardware!

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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 1:34 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Moroccan Roll!
 

This January, 15 MCC students and 4 faculty advisers spent an extraordinary 10 days in Morocco, exploring the rich culture, art, history, economics, and business practices of this exotic country. Located across from Spain on the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco is known as the gateway to Africa. Its history has left it with diverse cultural influences from Europe, the Middle East, ancient Rome, and the native Berbers.

The trip followed 6 weeks of classroom preparation from the advisors, including an introduction to the Arabic language. The international fellowship course had been planned by an exploratory trip to Morocco last January that was funded by the US Department of State Partners to the Americas Capacity Building Grant. This year’s trip was funded solely by the college and a small contribution from the students. MCC’s Business Department has had an ongoing partnership with several higher educational institutions in Morocco to promote entrepreneurship.
The students on the trip were: Andrea Merrill, Emily Cranston, Gianni Tambito, Hamid Bouagal, Malayah Montgomery, Nicholas Mozzicato, Nicholas Stewart, Qingyang Gao, Ran Qiao, Randy Nguyen, Sarah Donahue, Shannon Whittemore, Sopaul Choer, Stephanie Valdes, Vicheath Kyle Yonhorn. Fatima Al-Muntafik participated in the classes but was unable to travel due to visa complications.

Advisors for this year’s trip were Salah Dahany (World Languages), James Dottin (Business), Ashli Ree (Fashion), and Rob Kaulfuss (Economics). Last year’s planning trip also included Judy Hogan, Dean of Business and Public Service, Dona Cady, (then) Dean of Global Education, and Stacie Hargis (Entrepreneurship). Special thanks should also go to Kristen McBride-Silva for her administrative support.
In addition to explorations of the medinas (old walled cities), markets, and historical palaces, the major highlights of the trip were:
1) Day-long visit with students at one of our partner ENSETs in Mohammedia.
2) Tour of the world’s largest solar power plant in Ouarzazate.
3) Visit to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca (largest in the world open to the non-Muslims).
4) Exploration of the Roman ruins in Volubilis.
5) Lunch with the American Consul and regional governor in Casablanca at Rick’s Café (famous recreation from the movie Casablanca).
6) Tour of the new Renault auto plant and port in Tangier.


All in all, a wonderful learning experience for our students!  The whole globe is their classroom! 
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:31 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Calling All Alumni!

This month, the MCC Alumni Association held its first social and networking event at the historic Nesmith House in Lowell.  Close to 30 alumni, representing a broad range of class years from the first MCC graduating class of 1972 to the class of 2016, came to celebrate, connect, and share stories with fellow MCC alums.  Fiona Almeida, MCC alumna 2012 and Alumni Association Board member, greeted the group and discussed that the Alumni Association’s mission is to engage MCC alums through social events and to provide opportunities for alums to network, to fund raise for the MCC Foundation, and to advocate for MCC in the community.
 
Several alumni shared their MCC experiences with the group and talked about how the college has made a positive impact on their careers and lives.

The MCC Alumni Association plans to hold more social events in 2018, and the Alumni Association is actively looking for members to join committees and to volunteer.  For more information about the MCC Alumni Association, go to: www.middlesex.mass.edu/alumni, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/middlesexccalumni, or contact Amy Lee, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at leea@middlesex.mass.edu.

The Alumni Association, established in January 2017 under the auspice of the MCC Foundation, provides formal leadership and a voice for MCC alumni while working in close connection with MCC Foundation.  The Alumni Association is governed by a 20 member volunteer alumni Board.  The MCC Alumni Association encourages lifelong involvement with Middlesex Community College.   All MCC alumni, including transfer students, are automatic members of the MCC Alumni Association.

Are you an MCC alum who hasn't connected yet with the college?  Please drop us a line and let us know what you've been up to!  We'd love to hear your post-MCC story!

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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:01 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments