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Student Spotlight: Angela Venini
Middlesex Community College student Angela Venini has been selected to receive the University of Massachusetts Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship! Angela graduated from Burlington High School in June 2013, and began her studies at MCC fall,.  She is currently completing the requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology concentration.
She has been an active member of MCC and its Commonwealth Honors program. Angela values the opportunity to participate in such a program stating that among the benefits it has afforded her, she has been challenged to step beyond her comfort zone, allowing her to reach a higher level of confidence to create exciting new goals for herself.

 

She has worked as a classroom assistant at F.U.S.E. Preschool, a school for children with special challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, on the autism spectrum etc. The experience has encouraged Angela to continue her study in Psychology and eventually build a career helping children with both physical and intellectual disabilities achieve self-confidence and pursue meaningful lives.

 

Angela is enthusiastic about the opportunity to become an active contributing member of the UMass Boston community as well.  She has thoroughly enjoyed her college experience to date and is looking forward to continuing her education to obtain a Bachelor Degree and eventually graduate studies.  She looks forward to  continuing  to grow and flourish  at UMass Boston where she will find many opportunities to contribute to academic scholarship, campus activities, and community service in a way that honors and embodies the values of MCC as well as UMass and the Foster Furcolo Scholarship. 

Give it up for Angela!

 

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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:15 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 5 Comments
Springing Into Finals!

Heading into the final stretch for the Spring Semester, time to send the students off with a fun afternoon of games, food, and friendship!

Spring Fling 2015!

A great way to help students defuse before finals, Spring Fling - the product of our incredibly talented and energetic Student Affairs team - fills our city campus with laughs and great memories.  This year, we were joined by the Lowell Spinners Mascot, the Canaligator, who took a bite out of more than a few of our students, staff and faculty!

With gorgeous blue skies overhead, and the dynamic energy of our volunteers, this year's outing gets thumbs up all around!  Time to sit back and let the pictures of Alyce O'Connell speak for the afternoon!

 

 

Good luck on your finals, everyone! 

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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015 3:30 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 3 Comments
Top DECA!

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.

 

Professor Vikram 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.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:00 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 5 Comments