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  • Massachusetts Community College and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda is 100% funded by a $20,000,000 TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.
New Chapter in the Academy of Health Professions - Daytime classes!

Twenty-two Academy of Health Professions students met for their first day of classes in the new Laboratory/classroom in the Health Sciences Building on Middle Street.  Students were excited to use this new space as home to the Academy.   With funding from the Department of Labor, new cabinets holding  clinical supplies are now set along the walls, and tables and stools have replaced the standard tablet chairs giving the instructor a viable laboratory space for students to learn.  The Academy of Health Professions will utilize this lab space for classes in offered in its programs.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:28 PM by sweeneyk | 0 Comments
Connecting with our Partnering Career Centers

On Friday, September 14, Linda Rohrer, director of Career Source in Cambridge, invited Nancy Quinn and Cheri Fisher, MCC’s College and Career Navigators, and Marilynn Gallagan, Dean of Admissions, to attend a staff meeting. Linda and Marilynn explained the goals of the Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Transformation Agenda grant and how both the college and the career center would contribute to the achievement of those goals. Nancy and Cheri discussed their backgrounds and skills, and detailed some of the activities that they have participated in since they arrived at MCC to help them understand the services the career center offers. We ended with a question and answer period, which resulted in some extremely productive discussion.

At the conclusion of the meeting, we agreed that Cheri and Nancy would spend Wednesdays in the Career Source offices, where they can meet with potential students and work with career center staff.

Similar meetings are scheduled with the Career Place in Woburn and the Career Center of Lowell.

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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 9:41 PM by gallaganm | 0 Comments
Connecting with External Partners

The newly established Clinical Laboratory Department held its first Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday. The meeting and was led by the program's coordinator and new faculty member, Suzanne McHale.

The membership of the advisory board provides representation from local employers as well as higher education.  THe board members are:

  • Mary Elizabeth Hooker, PhD Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Kristin Palladino, MS, MLS (ASCP) Microbiology Department, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Margo Gustafson, Laboratory Operations Manager, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose
  • Donna Richards, Laboratory Director, Lahey Clinic, Burlington
  • Linda Kilbride, MS, MLS (ASCP), Laboratory Manager, Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, Lowell
  • Lauren Ellis, Admissions Department, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA
  • Denise Garrow-Pruitt, Assistant Dean of Health, Middlesex Community College

The meeting ended with the unveiling of the newly completed lab!


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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:49 PM by sweeneyk | 0 Comments
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