Middlesex Community College students (left to right) Brett Rich, of Billerica, Dana Bupphaves, of Pepperell, Bryan Carlson, of Acton, Kayla Caffrey, of Carlisle, and Dimitar Matrapazov, of Waltham, led by Professor Vikram Sharma, faculty advisor of the Finance and Accounting Club, won a total of 10 awards at the Collegiate Division of DECA National competition and International Career Development Conference held recently in Orlando, Fla.
Sharma (Accounting), faculty advisor of the Finance and Accounting Club,
successfully led a team of 5 students for the DECA National Competition and
International Career Development Conference held in Orlando, Florida.
The students were
competing against students from 4 year universities and community colleges from
the US and Canada, and won 10 medals overall. They participated in various
events including Financial Statement Analysis, Advertising Campaign,
Accounting, and Entrepreneurship.
Their recent success
follows their success earlier this year in the DECA Regionals Competition in
Johnson and Wales University, Rhode Island, where the MCC team led by Professor
Rob Kaulfuss (Economics) and Professor Vikram Sharma (Accounting) led 9 students
and won 8 medals. The 2 Accounting
students who won the Gold Medal, Brett Rich and Dana Bupphaves also won a
Scholarship from the Rhode Island Association of Accounting Professors.
The DECA Club at MCC
was initiated in 2013 by Dean Judy Hogan and Assistant Dean Deborah Walsh, and has
faculty advisors from different Business areas including Professor Luciano
Sappia (Entrepreneurship), Professor Halye Sugarman (Law), Professor Ashli Ree
(Fashion Merchandising), Professor Kimberly Morrissey (Hospitality
Management), Professor Rob Kaulfuss (Economics), and Professor Vikram
Sharma (Accounting). The students would like to also acknowledge the guidance
from Professor Carlos Brocatto (Philosophy), Professor Jennifer Aradhya
(Marketing) and Professor Dona Cady (Global Studies) in their recent successes.
The verdict is in, and it's a unanimous jury ruling - Paralegal Career Night was a success!
This was a new springtime event at MCC, focusing on recruitment for the program, primarily through a social media campaign with students interested in legal studies. Historically, a fall event focuses on the job market, resume and interview techniques, and advice from legal recruiters.
More than 50 students attended, many of whom received recommendations from a paralegal or business law professor,
Sugarrman did a fabulous job recruiting panelists from immigration law,
eDiscovery, Elder Law, Family Law and three of the panelists were alumni from
Court was in session as the panel spoke to the wide variety of career opportunities that students could pursue from the skills they acquire in the program. They were candid about
their experiences but also stressed the interpersonal skills, discipline,
teamwork and being your own advocate to their success.
Are we fans of our great Paralegal program?
We plead guilty!
On the heels of all the snow that tested everyone's health and wellness this winter, the MCC Center for Health
& Wellness successfully hosted the 8th Annual Bedford Health and
Wellness Expo recently. This annual event includes many community partners who
represent different aspects of health and wellness by providing
resources, demonstrations, samples, and a wealth of information.
This year’s Expo included the free screenings (blood
pressures, glucose testing, UV facial scanning), acupuncture, information on
nutrition and healthcare options, free popcorn, a photo booth provided by the
Middlesex Activities Crew, information on substance use and abuse, options on
home senior care, and many more vendors. If you’ve never had the chance to check out
the Health & Wellness Expo, be on the lookout for more of them on both the
Lowell and Bedford campuses!
Students, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed the
opportunity to participate in an interactive scavenger hunt with questions that
could be answered by visiting specific vendor tables. Completing the scavenger
hunt entered the attendee in a raffle for a $25 or $50 VISA gift card.
The Center for Health & Wellness uses the wellness wheel
as a guideline for promoting health and wellness. These components include
physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, social, occupational, environmental,
and intellectual wellness, which are all important aspects of personal
wellness. The Wellness Expo is a great opportunity to work with our
community partners and to provide a wealth of health/wellness information and
resources to the MCC campus community.
Thanks to all who attended and /or participated! BE
WELL! STAY HEALTHY! AND THINK SPRING!