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Night of the Paralegals
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,
 
MCC's Halye Sugarrman did a fabulous job recruiting panelists from immigration law, eDiscovery, Elder Law, Family Law and three of the panelists were alumni from the program.
 
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! 

 

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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 1:33 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 3 Comments
Springing Into Health and Wellness

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!

 

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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 1:27 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 3 Comments
Main Street Meet and Greets

MCC students this week got their chance to grill the college's newest President, Dr. James Mabry, in a pair of open forums held on the college's Lowell and Bedford campuses.

President Mabry, who joined MCC in February after previously serving as Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Mesa Community College in Arizona, fielded dozens of questions from the eager students, first in a session held at the Multi-Cultural Center on the Lowell campus in the Carole Cowan Center.

Several of the students wanted to hear about Mabry's plans for the college's growth. Several of the students wanted to talk about travel opportuntiies through the college's study abroad fellowships.

Some of the same direction of questions surfaced when President Mabry visited Main Street and the student lounge on the Bedford campus on Thursday. Questions about keeping college affordable, and helping to ease the process of transferring to four-year colleges were spotlighted at the Bedford session.

The college's Student Affairs division organized the meet and greets as a way for the student body to have a chance to hear President Mabry's tale of his own education and his rise through the ranks to assume the mantle of President at MCC. 

 

Several of the students were encouraged to hear that President Mabry's path to success took several detours along the way, and were especially happy to hear that he understood that not all of the students considered themselves "traditional" students, in that many of them are also working full-time and raising families while they try to attain their associates degrees. 

 

 President Mabry held similar meet and greets with the staff and faculty.

 

Any students who were not able to attend the open forums and who might have a question they would like to ask President Mabry are encouraged to submit their question via email at officeofthepresident@middlesex.mass.edu

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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:02 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 1 Comments
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