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MCC offers a variety of community classes May 1-15

MCC offers a variety of community classes May 1-15

MCC offers a variety of community classes May 1-15

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010, how to plan for retirement, how to communicate in Spanish in the workplace and more through Montcalm Community College’s career development and personal enrichment courses. Computers Explore the basic functions and features of Microsoft Excel, such as navigating worksheets and workbooks, and entering text, values and formulas. “Microsoft […]

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Student vocal concert is May 1 at MCC

Student vocal concert is May 1 at MCC

Montcalm Community College presents its first Spring Voice Improvement Concert on May 1 at 7 p.m. in room W211 in the Instruction West Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. The event features a variety of solos and duets of all styles by students in the college’s voice class, taught by Performing Arts […]

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MCC’s commencement is May 2

MCC’s commencement is May 2

Montcalm Community College’s 47th annual commencement ceremony is May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. MCC alumnus and local businessman Ransom Leppink and MCC student Heather Richards will address the graduates and their guests. MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli will present both the […]

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April 24 dinner benefits Heritage Village

April 24 dinner benefits Heritage Village

An all-you-can-eat lasagna dinner to benefit Montcalm Heritage Village is April 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and children 4 and younger eat for free. A bake sale and book sale will […]

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Baxter robot enhances MCC’s advanced manufacturing training

Baxter robot enhances MCC’s advanced manufacturing training

Montcalm Community College is incorporating robotic technology into its advanced manufacturing curriculum to enhance learning opportunities for its students. Baxter is a new type of technology that is redefining the way robots are used in manufacturing environments. It performs a variety of repetitive production tasks while safely working next to people. Members of MCC’s Board […]

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MCC hosts student art show and sale

MCC hosts student art show and sale

Montcalm Community College’s Art Club hosts its spring student art exhibit and sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14-17 and 21-24 in MCC’s Instruction North Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Artwork created by club members, art students, members of the Montcalm Area Art Association and community members will be exhibited and available […]

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Two MCC students are All-Michigan scholars

Two MCC students are All-Michigan scholars

Two Montcalm Community College students were recognized on March 25 at the All-Michigan Academic Awards Program and Luncheon in Lansing. Catherine Hazekamp, of Stanton, and Heather Richards, of Greenville, were selected to represent MCC as its 2014 All-Michigan Scholars. Each Michigan community college is invited to nominate two students for the annual recognition, which is […]

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Water demonstrations kick off Life-Long Learners spring series

Water demonstrations kick off Life-Long Learners spring series

Rediscover water through remarkable insights with a lecture and multiple demonstrations during the first of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s spring Life-Long Learners Educational series. MCC Chemistry Instructor Scott Smith will present “Water: A ‘Refreshing’ Look at a Remarkable Liquid” on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room A038 in MCC’s […]

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MCC’s spring break is April 6-12

MCC’s spring break is April 6-12

Montcalm Community College’s spring break is April 6-12. Credit classes do not meet during this time. MCC’s offices are closed April 11, except for the MCC Bookstore, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Other spring break hours include: The CIS […]

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MCC honor employee for his leadership

MCC honor employee for his leadership

Montcalm Community College presented its 2014 Leadership Award to Assistant Director of Information Technology Services David Kohn of Greenville during the college’s annual Recognition Dinner on March 14 at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC’s Greenville campus. The award recognizes a leader based on noteworthy work with, or on behalf […]

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‘Travel Across America’ at MCC’s spring concert

‘Travel Across America’ at MCC’s spring concert

Montcalm Community College’s Alumni and Friends Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra present their spring concert “Traveling Across America in Song” at 3 p.m. on March 30 in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. The show features songs from across the United States including Route 66; New York, New York; Michigan Morn […]

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MCC’s honor society inducts 16 new members

MCC’s honor society inducts 16 new members

Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society inducted its new members during a formal ceremony March 7 on MCC’s Sidney campus. To earn an invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at MCC. […]

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Internationally-known professor continues MCC lecture series

Internationally-known professor continues MCC lecture series

Montcalm Community College’s Fifth Annual International Symposium and Supper features the second presentation in the Ash Lectureship Series, “Land of the Pharaohs: Three Years after the ‘Arab Awakening,’” by Dr. Annie Dandavati. The event is April 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center […]

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Animal Control presentation and pet adoption event concludes MCC Reads

Animal Control presentation and pet adoption event concludes MCC Reads

The Montcalm Community College Library hosts Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead to discuss the county’s pet population March 25 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Pet adoptions will be available following the presentation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Admission is […]

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MCC offers transfer options to automotive students

MCC offers transfer options to automotive students

Montcalm Community College is partnering with four other Michigan community colleges on a pilot program that allows students in automotive technology programs to transfer among the schools without losing credits or having to repeat coursework. Delta, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Mott community colleges also have signed the agreement. MCC President Bob Ferrentino said the partnership […]

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MCC’s library is collecting pet food for local animal shelter

MCC’s library is collecting pet food for local animal shelter

The Montcalm Community College Library is collecting pet food for the county animal shelter as part of its MCC Reads program. Canned cat food, canned dog food and rawhide chews may be dropped off at the library in Sidney or at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC’s Greenville campus now […]

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MCC’s fall registration starts March 24

MCC’s fall registration starts March 24

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s fall credit classes begins March 24 at 8 a.m. The 2014 fall schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at (989) 328-1277.

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MCC Reads book discussion is March 18 in Sidney

MCC Reads book discussion is March 18 in Sidney

A book discussion for the MCC Reads selection, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein, is March 18 at 12 noon in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Visit www.montcalm.edu/mcc-reads/ or call (989) 328-2111, Ext. 261, for more information. Admission is free and everyone […]

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“Aesop’s Fables Redux” comedy portrays fun life lessons

“Aesop’s Fables Redux” comedy portrays fun life lessons

SIDNEY – Childhood fables and morals team up to create a humorous and fun learning experience in Susan Pennington’s “Aesop’s Fables Redux.” This 40-minute play will be performed by Montcalm Community College’s drama class on March 15 at 2 p.m. and March 16 at 2 and 4 p.m. in the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney […]

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MCC’s drama class presents ‘Aesop’s Fables Redux’

MCC’s drama class presents ‘Aesop’s Fables Redux’

Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “Aesop’s Fables Redux,” a fable-inspired comedy by Susan Pennington, at 2 p.m. on March 15 and at 2 and 4 p.m. on March 16 in MCC’s Barn Theater. Admission is free. Using fables written by Aesop, a witty narrator teaches a child common expressions and life lessons using a […]

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Inmate artwork on display at MCC

Inmate artwork on display at MCC

Montcalm Community College’s “Art From the Inside Out” exhibit features artwork created by inmates in Michigan correctional facilities. Located in MCC’s Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus, the display is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through March 27. Having another inmate art show at MCC […]

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MCC student wins Student Scholars contest

MCC student wins Student Scholars contest

MCC student Elizabeth Hill, of Hubbardston, won first place in the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Student Scholars contest in the Science and Social Science category. She presented her research on “The Effect of the ‘Mozart Effect’” at the Student Scholars Conference in Bay City on Feb. 14, where she competed with other community […]

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Lap swim cancelled on Saturdays at MCC

Lap swim cancelled on Saturdays at MCC

Open lap swim in MCC’s pool, from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, is cancelled beginning March 1 until further notice.

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Join MCC for free showing of movie “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”

Join MCC for free showing of movie “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”

A college professor and his devoted canine companion demonstrate an uncommon bond in this true story of unconditional and eternal love in the movie “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” Everyone is invited to a free showing of the movie on March 11 at noon in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s […]

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Travel to Chicago with MCC on March 22

Travel to Chicago with MCC on March 22

Montcalm Community College offers a March 22 bus trip to Chicago. Registration is under way for students and costs $20. The cost is $40 for non-students and registration begins March 1. The fee covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time […]

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MCC students earn high honors at state BPA contest

MCC students earn high honors at state BPA contest

Eight Montcalm Community College (MCC) students earned high honors during the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Feb. 8, and they will advance to the National Leadership Conference, April 30 through May 4, in Indianapolis, Ind. These students competed with nearly 200 students from other Michigan […]

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MCC announces 565 fall honors students

MCC announces 565 fall honors students

The Montcalm Community College fall 2013 semester honors lists include 565 students. Of these, 276 students obtained a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA earning them a place on the President’s Honors List or the Part-time President’s Honors List and 289 students earned a place on the Honors List or Part-time Honors List with GPAs of 3.3 […]

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MCC Foundation scholarship applications due March 3

MCC Foundation scholarship applications due March 3

Montcalm Community College is accepting applications until 4 p.m. March 3 for 117 scholarships valued at $70,425 for the 2014-15 school year. Scholarships are available for 2014 high school graduates, other new MCC students and returning MCC students. The MCC Foundation annually offers more than $150,000 in scholarships to MCC students. “The MCC Foundation was […]

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MCC hosts the movie ’50/50′

MCC hosts the movie ’50/50′

Inspired by a true story, the movie 50/50 is a hilarious, heartfelt tale of a 27-year-old man and his battle with cancer. Everyone is invited to a free showing of the movie on Feb. 18 at noon in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus, and on Feb. 19 […]

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Feb. 14 dance features swing music

Feb. 14 dance features swing music

A Valentine’s Dance, featuring “Swing Music by Max Colley III and Friends,” is Feb. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium in MCC’s Activities Building. Admission is free.

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MCC’s Philharmonic seeks musicians

MCC’s Philharmonic seeks musicians

MCC’s Philharmonic welcomes instrumentalists who have played for at least two years in a high school, college or community band or orchestra, or who have studied with a private teacher. Strings, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians are welcome. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays now through Mar. 24 in the Greenville Middle School […]

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World-renowned speaker kicks off MCC lecture series on Feb. 11

World-renowned speaker kicks off MCC lecture series on Feb. 11

Dr. Cleo Paskal, international speaker and author of the recent book Global Warring, presents Climate Change, Geopolitics & Energy Independenceon Feb. 11 at noon in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney Campus. It is the first of three presentations in The Stanley and Blanche Ash Lectureship Series, which […]

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MCC hosts Miss Heartland Pageant

MCC hosts Miss Heartland Pageant

The Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant is Feb. 9 at Montcalm Community College. Heartland’s Outstanding Teen Pageant begins at 1 p.m. that day, followed by the Miss Heartland Pageant. Tickets are $15 and cover both events. A Pageant Princess event is Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and stage introductions will be made during the […]

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‘Blues – Pain and Humor’ is Feb 6 at MCC

‘Blues – Pain and Humor’ is Feb 6 at MCC

“Blues – Pain and Humor,” presented by Montcalm Community College Language Arts Instructor Jim Fatka, is Feb. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building. Lunch is provided for students with a valid MCC ID and is $2 for all others.

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Learn about Early College on Feb. 6 at CMHS

Learn about Early College on Feb. 6 at CMHS

Parents of Central Montcalm High School students can learn more about Early College at Montcalm Community College during an informational meeting Feb. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the high school. Contact Early College Director Shannon Tripp at shannon.tripp@montcalm.edu for more information.

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Jan. 27 Early College meeting at Montabella is rescheduled

Jan. 27 Early College meeting at Montabella is rescheduled

An informational meeting for Early College at Montcalm Community College, scheduled for Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Montabella High School, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Two make-up meetings will be held on Feb. 27 at 5 and 6 p.m. at the school. Contact Early College Director Shannon Tripp at shannon.tripp@montcalm.edu for more […]

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Rehearsals begin Feb. 6 for MCC’s Alumni & Friends choir

Rehearsals begin Feb. 6 for MCC’s Alumni & Friends choir

Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends choir welcomes all singers to the group for a spring concert. Rehearsals begin Feb. 6 and are on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. The performance is March 30 at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium […]

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MCC summer registration begins Feb. 3

MCC summer registration begins Feb. 3

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer credit classes begins Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. The 2015 summer schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at 989-328-1277.

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MCC’s College Goal helps students get financial aid

MCC’s College Goal helps students get financial aid

Montcalm Community College financial aid experts will help area students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during MI College Goal on Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Financial aid experts will be available to guide participants through […]

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MCC Reads hosts ‘Crafting for Cancer or Other Illnesses’

MCC Reads hosts ‘Crafting for Cancer or Other Illnesses’

Bring your knitting needles or crochet hook and yarn and join fellow crafters to create items for area cancer patients and hospitals. “Crafting for Cancer or Other Illnesses” is Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. At 11 a.m., […]

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MCC Board organizes for the new year

MCC Board organizes for the new year

During its Jan. 14 meeting, the Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees elected its executive committee, made committee appointments and set its 2014 meeting dates. The Board unanimously re-elected Chairperson Karen Carbonelli, of Gowen, to continue serving in the position she has held since 1997. Also re-elected to serve on the executive committee were Vice […]

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MCC hosts Obi Ezeh on Jan. 20

MCC hosts Obi Ezeh on Jan. 20

Former University of Michigan middle linebacker Obi Ezeh will present “Learning Life’s Lessons on the Football Field,” Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Lunch is provided for students with a current MCC ID and […]

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MCC classes start Jan. 13

MCC classes start Jan. 13

Montcalm Community College’s spring classes begin Jan. 13 unless otherwise noted. MCC courses may be dropped online or in person from Jan. 13-22. Courses cannot be added after the first class has met. The deadline to drop courses that meet the full semester is 6 p.m. Jan. 22. The last date to drop for late-starting […]

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MCC Foundation grants make a difference

MCC Foundation grants make a difference

The Montcalm Community College Foundation recently awarded Making a Difference Grants for projects that enhance teaching and learning and for projects that enhance the cultural, social and economic aspects of MCC’s mission. Projects recently funded include: A Microbiology Classroom Mural project to “stimulate excitement in the classroom by showing how art and science can combine […]

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MCC is closing early on Jan. 6

MCC is closing early on Jan. 6

Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus, including its pool, gym and fitness center; its Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (formerly the M-TEC) in Greenville; and its classrooms at the Panhandle Area Center in Howard City and at the Ionia Center are closing at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 6 due to inclement weather. Click to […]

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MCC honors employee for her dedicated service

MCC honors employee for her dedicated service

Montcalm Community College presented its Alden Perkins Dedicated Service Award to Mary Jo McCully during the college’s annual holiday celebration Dec. 19. McCully, of Belding, serves as Student & Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant on the college’s Greenville campus. She began her career at MCC in 2004 with the college’s Youthful Offender Program. In 2007, she […]

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Registration for spring resumes Jan. 2

Registration for spring resumes Jan. 2

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s spring credit classes resumes Jan. 2, 2014, and ends at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8. The 2014 spring schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at (989) 328-1277.

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‘Art from the Inside Out’ opens Jan. 13

‘Art from the Inside Out’ opens Jan. 13

Montcalm Community College’s “Art from the Inside Out” exhibit features artwork created by inmates in Michigan correctional facilities. Located in MCC’s Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus, the display is open Jan. 13 through March 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission is free. Contact MCC Visual […]

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MCC offers walk-in counseling for spring

MCC offers walk-in counseling for spring

Walk-in counseling sessions are available for spring semester 2014 in MCC’s Student Success Center on the college’s Sidney campus. They are intended to be brief meetings with an MCC counselor to answer specific questions regarding spring coursework. Scheduled walk-in hours include: Dec. 16-17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 6-8 and Jan. 13-16, 2014, […]

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MCC students earn creative writing honors

MCC students earn creative writing honors

Montcalm Community College recently recognized four students for their creative writing efforts in the college’s annual Creative Writing Contest. Students submitted fiction, essay and poetry entries. Terri Vining, of Lakeview, placed first in the essay category for “Profound Transformation,” and Charissa Pike, of Rockford, earned second place for “Better Safe than Sorry.” Hanna Kole, of […]

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Sheridan teen is making the grade in Early College at MCC

Sheridan teen is making the grade in Early College at MCC

Vivian and Al Ridgeway want their daughter to have a better life. That’s why she enrolled in Early College at Montcalm Community College. Kathryn Houseman, of Sheridan, is a junior in high school, but instead of heading to class at Central Montcalm, she spends her days on MCC’s Sidney campus. She is one of 18 […]

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MCC hosts Nov. 24 choir and orchestra concert

MCC hosts Nov. 24 choir and orchestra concert

Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra present a Victorian “Sampler” Concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24 in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. Contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1218 for more information.

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MCC is closed for Thanksgiving

MCC is closed for Thanksgiving

MCC and the MCC Bookstore are closed Nov. 27-Dec. 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices are closed and no classes are scheduled during this time.

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Register now for spring classes

Register now for spring classes

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s spring credit classes is available now. The 2014 spring schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at (989) 328-1277.

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MCC hosts Heritage Village Holiday on Dec. 8

MCC hosts Heritage Village Holiday on Dec. 8

Montcalm Community College will host its 32nd annual holiday celebration for the community on Dec. 8. Heritage Village Holiday, formerly Santa’s Super Sunday, will feature a “Dickens-like” celebration at Montcalm Heritage Village on the college’s Sidney campus. Participants can enjoy time-appropriate crafts, holiday music and caroling, photos with an old-fashioned St. Nicholas and refreshments. MCC’s […]

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MCC hosts unique art show and sale

MCC hosts unique art show and sale

Unique artwork will be featured during Montcalm Community College’s annual Winter Artists’ Market, Nov. 18-21, 25-26 and Dec. 2-5 in the Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus. Work from MCC’s art students and art club members, as well as pieces created by community members will be on display and for sale. […]

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‘Anti-Stigma and Mental Health’ is Nov. 14

‘Anti-Stigma and Mental Health’ is Nov. 14

“Anti-Stigma and Mental Health,” presented by the Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health, is Nov. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Lunch is free for students with a current MCC ID and is $2 for all others.

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MCC honors veterans

MCC honors veterans

Montcalm Community college hosts a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. under the flagpoles in front of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A luncheon immediately following the ceremony is in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building. Lunch is provided for free to veterans as […]

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Financial literacy series starts Nov. 5 at MCC

Financial literacy series starts Nov. 5 at MCC

Montcalm Community College hosts a financial literacy series, “Taking Charge of Your Finances.” Sessions include: Nov. 5: “Budgeting” is presented by Isabella Bank Business Development Officer Bob Byram from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room D305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Explore tips for creating an effective budget, and […]

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Bill Miller to appear at MCC on Nov. 7

Bill Miller to appear at MCC on Nov. 7

Northern Mohican Musician, performer, songwriter and painter Bill Miller offers two presentations Nov. 7 at Montcalm Community College. At noon in rooms D303-305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building, Miller offers reflections and a musical presentation to students, faculty, staff and community members. Lunch is provided for students with a current MCC ID and is […]

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MCC’s drama class performs Nov. 9 and 10

MCC’s drama class performs Nov. 9 and 10

Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe,” by Werner Trieschmann, on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney campus. When a crowded elevator becomes stuck, one of the passengers, a playwriting instructor, thinks that everybody is in fact […]

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MCC awards nearly $75,000 in scholarships

MCC awards nearly $75,000 in scholarships

Montcalm Community College and the MCC Foundation recently awarded nearly $75,000 in scholarships to 92 students for the 2013-2014 school year. “Scholarships are one way in which the Foundation supports our learning community,” said MCC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Terry Smith. “Community support of MCC’s Foundation allows it to have a greater capacity to […]

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MCC honor society students earn awards

MCC honor society students earn awards

Members of Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently earned several awards. During the Michigan Regional Conference in May, the club placed second in the Most Distinguished Chapter category. “This is the highest award in the state and is determined by combining scores from their college project […]

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MCC’s honor society inducts new members

MCC’s honor society inducts new members

Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society inducted its new members during a formal ceremony Oct. 18 on MCC’s Sidney campus. New members include Allison Jordan of Carson City, Lindsey Magoon of Cedar Springs, Ashley Walker of Edmore, Stephenie Burns of Fenwick, Barbara Thome and Stephanie Hiltz […]

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Musical performance is Nov. 1

Musical performance is Nov. 1

Montcalm Community College students, staff and faculty perform instrumental and vocal pieces during “MCC Melodies” on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in room W211 in the Instruction West Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free.

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Harvest dinner is Oct. 24

Harvest dinner is Oct. 24

An all-you-can-eat harvest dinner to benefit Montcalm Heritage Village is 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and children 4 and younger eat for free. The menu includes beef stew, coleslaw, corn bread, […]

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Explore Latin America with MCC’s LLL

Explore Latin America with MCC’s LLL

Dr. Gary L. Hauck shares “Glimpses of Latin America” during a travelogue which introduces participants to Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador during the final presentation in Montcalm Community College’s fall Life-Long Learners Educational series. From the splendor of the Andes Mountains to the jungles of the rainforest, and the Ancient ruins of […]

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Experience ‘The Language of Flowers’ during Oct. 17 celebration

Experience ‘The Language of Flowers’ during Oct. 17 celebration

Experience the romance, beauty and authenticity of the tradition of the language of flowers with Jeanne Hawkins during the One Book One County Montcalm closing celebration on Oct. 17. Hawkins, of Rockford, is an expert on the Victorian era and on communicating with flowers. During “The Language of Flowers and You,” she will share her […]

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Learn about MCC during Oct. 21 open house

Learn about MCC during Oct. 21 open house

Montcalm Community College hosts an open house Oct. 21 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on the college’s Sidney campus at 2800 College Drive. Attend to learn about MCC, apply for admission, fill out financial aid paperwork (FAFSA), tour campus, talk with faculty, complete assessment testing and more. Enjoy refreshments and register for your chance to […]

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MCC offers a variety of community classes in October

MCC offers a variety of community classes in October

Learn first aid, how to swim, the basics of financial management, cake design, crocheting and more through Montcalm Community College’s noncredit courses. Aquatics “Parent & Child Aquatics” helps children ages 6 months to five years achieve a comfort level in and around the water and a readiness to swim. The class meets from 5 to […]

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Registration for spring classes starts Oct. 1

Registration for spring classes starts Oct. 1

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s spring credit classes begins on Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. The 2014 spring schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at (989) 328-1277.

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MCC’s Greenville campus features Art Show in October

MCC’s Greenville campus features Art Show in October

The “100 Views of Greenville” Art Show is Oct. 1-31 at the Bill Braman Family Center for Education on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The show features pieces by members of the Montcalm Area Art Association. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and […]

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Explore ‘The Ghosts of Greenville’ at MCC

Explore ‘The Ghosts of Greenville’ at MCC

Hear stories of ghosts and haunted houses in and around the city of Greenville during the third of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s fall Life-Long Learners Educational series. “The Ghosts of Greenville” is Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on […]

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MCC instructor makes fourth entry in ArtPrize

MCC instructor makes fourth entry in ArtPrize

Dr. James Brown’s music served as an inspiration for his 2013 ArtPrize entry. “Breaking Free of Cubism” is a metal sculpture that depicts a bass player. Brown, of Rockford, is an upright bassist in a rockabilly band and a violinist in the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra as well as a Computer Information Systems Instructor at Montcalm […]

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MCC hosts College Day on Oct. 8

MCC hosts College Day on Oct. 8

High school students and adults considering attending college can gather information from more than 40 colleges, universities and the military during the 23rd annual College Day on Oct. 8 at Montcalm Community College in Sidney. Between 9 and 10:30 a.m., attendees can discuss courses of study, costs and other college information with college and military […]

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MCC appoints Williams to its Board of Trustees

MCC appoints Williams to its Board of Trustees

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees appointed Mike Williams, of Sidney, to its board during its regular meeting on Sept. 10. Williams replaces Stephen Shoen, of Stanton, who resigned Aug. 13. His appointment is effective immediately. Board of Trustees’ President Karen Carbonelli said she appreciates Shoen’s service to the board and welcomes Williams as […]

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Life-Long Learners to explore ‘Women at Risk’

Life-Long Learners to explore ‘Women at Risk’

Learn how Women at Risk International unites and educates women to provide protection and hope through culturally sensitive, value-added interventions during the second of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s fall Life-Long Learners Educational series. “Women at Risk” is Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash […]

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One Book discussion is Sept. 24 in Greenville

One Book discussion is Sept. 24 in Greenville

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in room 113 in Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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Blood drive is Sept. 26 at MCC

Blood drive is Sept. 26 at MCC

An American Red Cross blood drive is from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sept. 26 in the gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Montcalm to make an appointment. Walk-in donors also are welcome.

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One Book discussion is Sept. 18 in Carson City

One Book discussion is Sept. 18 in Carson City

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Carson City Public Library. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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MCC hosts Constitution Day lunch on Sept. 17

MCC hosts Constitution Day lunch on Sept. 17

A Constitution Day lunch and learn presentation is Sept. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. MCC Social Science Instructor Ken DeLong presents a breakdown of the U.S. Constitution in layman’s terms in honor of Constitution Day. Lunch is free for […]

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Join MCC’s instrumental music group

Join MCC’s instrumental music group

Join MCC’s instrumental music group for students, alumni, faculty and community members who have played for at least two years in a high school, college or community band or orchestra, or who have studied with a private teacher. Strings, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians are welcome. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays from […]

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One Book discussion is Sept. 10 in Vestaburg

One Book discussion is Sept. 10 in Vestaburg

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at Richland Township Library in Vestaburg. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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One Book discussion is Sept. 9 in Howard City

One Book discussion is Sept. 9 in Howard City

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library in Howard City. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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‘Change Happens’ with MCC’s Life-Long Learners

‘Change Happens’ with MCC’s Life-Long Learners

Change happens and it’s everywhere. Join presenter Maureen Burns during the first of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s spring Life-Long Learners Educational series to explore the steps involved in change, why we resist it, and most importantly, practical tools to anticipate, accept and even enjoy it. “Change Happens” is Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. […]

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Sept. 12 panel discussion to explore foster care

Sept. 12 panel discussion to explore foster care

In just 13 months, Jane Wolf went from being a mother of one to being a mother of five. As a foster parent, Wolf, of Six Lakes, has cared for more than 30 children since the mid-1980s. She adopted four of the children – three girls and one boy. The youngest is now 24, and […]

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MCC’s pool is open

MCC’s pool is open

Montcalm Community College’s pool reopened today (Sept. 4). Go to http://www.montcalm.edu/recreation for a complete list of pool, gym and fitness center hours.

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MCC’s pool is closed

MCC’s pool is closed

Montcalm Community College’s pool is closed today (Sept. 3) due to mechanical problems. It is expected to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Please check MCC’s website for updates.

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‘Let’s Make a Deal’ yard sale is Sept. 7

‘Let’s Make a Deal’ yard sale is Sept. 7

Montcalm Community College hosts its “Let’s Make a Deal” yard sale on Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A variety of surplus office items as well as gently used personal items donated by employees will be sold. All prices will […]

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Travel to Stratford with MCC on Oct. 4

Travel to Stratford with MCC on Oct. 4

MCC offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 4, to see Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Buses depart from MCC at 6 a.m. and return about midnight. Buses also stop at Meijer in Ionia to pick up and drop off participants. Student registration is under way and the cost is $30. […]

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MCC’s pool will reopen Aug. 28

MCC’s pool will reopen Aug. 28

Montcalm Community College’s pool, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus, will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7 a.m. Click to download a pool, gym and fitness center schedule for fall.

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Quilter’s Quorum donates Village Quilt to MCC

Quilter’s Quorum donates Village Quilt to MCC

The Quilter’s Quorum donated a quilt to Montcalm Community College on Aug. 3 during the 27th Annual Heritage Festival. The Village Quilt was designed by Beatrice E. Doser, a founding member of the Quilter’s Quorum and a longtime member of the MCC Board of Trustees and MCC Foundation. It features a colorful collection of blocks […]

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MCC presents scholarships during Miss Stanton pageant

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MCC board seeks trustee candidates

MCC board seeks trustee candidates

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a trustee position. Stephen Shoen, of Stanton, who has served as a trustee since April 2012, recently resigned from the board. The trustees will appoint someone to serve in this position until December 2014. Qualified voters residing in MCC’s district are eligible to serve […]

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One Book discussion is Sept. 5 at MCC

One Book discussion is Sept. 5 at MCC

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is Sept. 5 at noon in room D305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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MCC is closed on Labor Day

MCC is closed on Labor Day

Montcalm Community College is closed Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday. No classes are scheduled Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.

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MCC hosts ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ yard sale

MCC hosts ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ yard sale

Montcalm Community College hosts its “Let’s Make a Deal” yard sale on Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A variety of surplus office items as well as gently used personal items donated by employees will be sold. All prices will […]

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One Book discussion is Aug. 6 in Greenville

One Book discussion is Aug. 6 in Greenville

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flat River Community Library in Greenville. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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Barn raising, threshing demonstrations new at Heritage Festival

Barn raising, threshing demonstrations new at Heritage Festival

A barn-raising demonstration by the Michigan Barn Preservation Network and local volunteers will take place each day during the 27th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival, Aug. 1-3 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Using a quarter-sized replica of an American Midwest timber-frame barn, participants will learn about the parts, the vocabulary and the raising of this […]

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Travel to Stratford with MCC on Oct. 4

Travel to Stratford with MCC on Oct. 4

MCC offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 4, to see Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Student registration begins Aug. 26, and the cost is $30. Nonstudents may register for the trip starting on Sept. 16, and the cost is $65. Anyone planning to participate in this trip must have an […]

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Boogie-woogie show is Aug. 2

Boogie-woogie show is Aug. 2

Ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball, known as “The Boogie Woogie Kid,” comes to MCC’s Barn Theater for one performance on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. during Montcalm Heritage Festival. Ball performs blues and boogie arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Bumble Boogie, Cow Cow Blues and […]

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MCC offers walk-in counseling

MCC offers walk-in counseling

Walk-in counseling sessions are available for MCC students enrolled for fall semester. They are intended to be brief meetings with an MCC counselor to answer specific questions regarding fall coursework. Scheduled walk-in hours include: Aug. 7, 14 and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 6, 13, 19-21, and 26-29 from 8:30 a.m. […]

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One Book discussion is July 11 in Stanton

One Book discussion is July 11 in Stanton

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is July 11 at 11 a.m. at White Pine Library in Stanton. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information.

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One Book free gardens tour is July 30

One Book free gardens tour is July 30

One Book One County Montcalm hosts “The Glory of the Gardens Tour” on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a charming tour of five fabulous gardens in Greenville. Each picturesque garden will have a volunteer guide. Please choose your own route and schedule. Admission to the gardens is free, and featured gardens […]

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MCC is closed July 4

MCC is closed July 4

Montcalm Community College is closed July 4 for Independence Day. Visit www.montcalm.edu/hours for a complete listing of MCC’s hours.

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MCC offers computer courses in July

MCC offers computer courses in July

Learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Access this summer at Montcalm Community College. In Microsoft Word 2010, learn the basic functions and features of the program such as how to enter and edit text, enhance the appearance of a document using formatting and create tables. The class meets July 9 and 11 from […]

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MCC announces spring honors

MCC announces spring honors

The Montcalm Community College spring 2013 semester honors lists include 564 students. Of these, 276 students obtained a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA earning them a place on the President’s Honors List or the Part-time President’s Honors List and 288 students earned a place on the Honors List or Part-time Honors List with GPAs of 3.3 […]

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Vintage Base Ball returns to Heritage Festival

Vintage Base Ball returns to Heritage Festival

Vintage Base Ball returns to Montcalm Heritage Festival on Aug. 3 on Montcalm Community College’s north lawn. All cranks, or fans, are invited to watch as three club nines, or teams, try to score enough aces, or runs, to win the game. MCC’s Sidney Stars, Kent Base Ball Club and Fallasburg Flats will play. Games […]

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Learn about MCC during July 1 open house

Learn about MCC during July 1 open house

Montcalm Community College hosts an open house July 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the college’s Greenville campus at 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive, Greenville. Attend to learn about MCC, apply for admission, fill out financial aid paperwork (FAFSA), tour campus, talk with faculty, meet with a counselor, complete assessment testing and more. Enjoy hot […]

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Used books wanted

Used books wanted

The Montcalm Heritage Village Committee is accepting donations of used books for its book sale. A variety of books is needed and may be dropped off on the table under the pavilion at Heritage Village, located on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The sale will be conducted during Heritage Festival Aug. 1-3. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for […]

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Heritage Festival is Aug. 1-3

Heritage Festival is Aug. 1-3

A variety of historical activities and displays are available during the 27th annual Heritage Festival Aug. 1-3 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The three-day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2-3. […]

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One Book hosts July book discussions

One Book hosts July book discussions

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is July 1 at 10 a.m. at Home Township Library in Edmore and July 11 at 11 a.m. at White Pine Library in Stanton. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call (989) 328-1252 for more information and a complete list […]

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‘Master of Disaster’ presentation and book signing is June 6

‘Master of Disaster’ presentation and book signing is June 6

Montcalm Community College Dean of Instruction & Student Development Gary Hauck and his wife, Lois, will host a presentation and book signing for their recently published book, “Master of Disaster: The Life and Works of Shipwreck Artist Ed Pusick,” on June 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. in rooms G212-213 in MCC’s Bill Braman Family […]

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One book hosts ‘Where the Heart Is’ movie on June 11

One book hosts ‘Where the Heart Is’ movie on June 11

Come see the sweet, funny movie, “Where the Heart Is,” starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd on June 11 at 7 p.m. in room 129 in Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center, 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive, Greenville. Based on the bestselling book by Billie Letts, “Where the Heart Is” takes […]

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MCC camps feature superheroes, sports, fitness and science

MCC camps feature superheroes, sports, fitness and science

Alison Skogseth’s favorite superhero is Catwoman. A veteran of Montcalm Community College’s summer camps, the nine-year-old Baldwin Heights Elementary School student said she’s excited to attend MCC’s superhero-themed Fine Arts Camp this summer. “Last year, I got to play death in the Greek mythology play,” she said of her former summer camp experience, “and I […]

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Learn how to shoot trap and skeet

Learn how to shoot trap and skeet

Learn how to shoot trap and skeet at the Flat River Conservation Club this summer. Montcalm Community College offers “Introduction to Trap & Skeet,” which is taught by club members who are certified coaches, instructors or competitors in the disciplines of range safety, equipment needed and successful techniques to break clay targets. Hands-on instruction is […]

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Learn face painting and balloon tying at MCC

Learn face painting and balloon tying at MCC

Learn how to face paint and tie balloon animals and hats this summer at Montcalm Community College. Practice face painting on classmates in “Learn How to Face Paint,” June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (Ash TLC) on MCC’s Greenville campus. Instructor Bruce Gates will […]

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Master Gardener’s plant sale is June 1-2 at MCC

Master Gardener’s plant sale is June 1-2 at MCC

The Montcalm Area Master Gardener Association hosts its 16th Annual Plant Sale June 1-2, 2013, in Montcalm Heritage Village, located on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Hours are June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Prices start at $1. For more information, e-mail mgmontcalm@gmail.com or call […]

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MCC’s pool will be closed for the summer

MCC’s pool will be closed for the summer

Montcalm Community College’s pool will be closed June 3 through Aug. 25 for maintenance and repairs.

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‘The Language of Flowers’ is 2013 One Book selection

‘The Language of Flowers’ is 2013 One Book selection

“The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is the book everyone is reading as the 2013 One Book One County Montcalm selection. The title was announced to a crowd of about 140 people during a May 23 kick-off luncheon at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on the college’s Greenville […]

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Explore healthy living, seated exercise with MCC’s Life-Long Learners

Explore healthy living, seated exercise with MCC’s Life-Long Learners

Enjoy a seated exercise class, which incorporates functional fitness, mind games and nutrition tips, with Gloria Guilfoyle from The Club Fitness Center in Greenville, during the final presentation in Montcalm Community College’s Life-Long Learners Educational series May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon in room M129 in MCC’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning […]

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MCC is closed May 27

MCC is closed May 27

Montcalm Community College is closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

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MCC honors Martha Jean Brundage

MCC honors Martha Jean Brundage

Montcalm Community College presented the MCC Stanley and Blanche Ash Distinguished Service Award posthumously to Martha Jean Brundage of Crystal during a May 16 celebration. MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli recognized Brundage for her dedication to the college and to the community during a gathering of former award recipients and college dignitaries at […]

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Walk-in counseling for summer starts May 28

Walk-in counseling for summer starts May 28

Walk-in counseling sessions are available for students enrolled for Montcalm Community College’s 2013 summer session. They are intended to be brief meetings with an MCC counselor to answer specific questions regarding summer coursework. Scheduled walk-in hours include: May 28-30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 3-6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students also […]

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Attend a session to learn more about Early College at MCC

Attend a session to learn more about Early College at MCC

Attend an informational meeting to learn more about Early College at Montcalm Community College. Meetings are: May 14 – 6:30 p.m. at Montabella High School May 16 – 6:30 p.m. at Vestaburg High School May 21 – 6:30 p.m. at Greenville High School May 23 – 6:30 p.m. at Central Montcalm High School Early College […]

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Learn about MCC during June 10 open house

Learn about MCC during June 10 open house

Montcalm Community College hosts an open house June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the college’s Sidney campus at 2800 College Drive, Sidney. You can: Apply for admission. Get help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please bring your 2012 completed tax return as well as your parents’ tax return. […]

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MCC Foundation offers 1-for-2 scholarships for fall

MCC Foundation offers 1-for-2 scholarships for fall

The Montcalm Community College Foundation offers Ash Foundation Scholarships for the Fall 2013 semester. Under the program, for every two contact hours purchased, students receive one free at the in-district rate, up to a $500 value. The scholarships are available to students who are residents of the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, […]

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MCC recognizes instructors for their achievements

MCC recognizes instructors for their achievements

Two Montcalm Community College instructors were honored during the college’s 46th Annual Commencement ceremony on May 3 in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. Board of Trustees’ Chairperson Karen Carbonelli presented awards to one full-time and one part-time faculty member in recognition of their noteworthy work with and on behalf of students, scholarly or professional […]

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MCC awards degrees, certificates during 46th annual commencement

MCC awards degrees, certificates during 46th annual commencement

Montcalm Community College awarded 342 degrees and certificates May 3 during its 46th annual commencement ceremony in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. A total of 102 candidates for degrees and certificates participated in the event. Montcalm Area Intermediate Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht addressed the graduates and their guests. Koenigsknecht has served as the […]

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MCC’s Commencement is May 3

MCC’s Commencement is May 3

Montcalm Community College will award 342 degrees and certificates during its 46th annual commencement ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Montcalm Area Intermediate School Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht will address the graduates and their guests. MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli […]

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Explore the Senior Brigade with MCC’s Life-Long Learners

Explore the Senior Brigade with MCC’s Life-Long Learners

Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Senior Brigade program focuses on educating the public about financial scams that target senior citizens. Learn about this program during the second of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s spring Life-Long Learners Educational series on May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building […]

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Contest rewards MCC students’ dreams

Contest rewards MCC students’ dreams

Four students were honored during a celebration on April 29 in MCC’s Cyber Café for their entries in MCC’s Dreamin’s Free essay contest. Rachel Gilbert, of Trufant, and Heather Hopkins, of Howard City, each received $200 for their winning essays.  Honorable mention recipients included Angela Hansen, of Greenville, and Joseph Wodarek, of Six Lakes. They […]

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MCC announces summer camps for youths

MCC announces summer camps for youths

Montcalm Community College’s 2013 summer camps for youths focus on fine arts, recreation, science, sports and fitness this year. Camps include: “Outdoor Recreation Camp” is June 17-21 at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $90. “Sports Camp” is June 24-28 at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $90. “Fit Camp” is on Wednesdays, from June […]

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MCC opens new Braman Center in Greenville

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MCC honors employee for her leadership

MCC honors employee for her leadership

Montcalm Community College recently presented its 2013 Leadership Award to Dean of Community and Workforce Education Susan Hatto of Greenville, and recognized her for 10 years of service with the college. The award recognizes a leader based on noteworthy work with, or on behalf of, MCC; leadership and professional achievement; and service to MCC. MCC […]

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Register today for summer and fall classes

Register today for summer and fall classes

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer and fall credit classes is under way. The 2013 summer and fall schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at 989-328-1277.

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Choir concert is April 21 at MCC

Choir concert is April 21 at MCC

Montcalm Community College’s Alumni and Friends choir presents its “Here Comes the Sun” spring concert at 3 p.m. April 21 in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Some of the featured songs include “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Good Day Sunshine” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Admission is free.

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MCC building to carry the Braman family name

MCC building to carry the Braman family name

The newest building on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus will bear a local family’s name. The Bill Braman Family Center for Education will be named for longtime Greenville resident Bill Braman and his family. Braman said he is pleased to support higher education as the lead donor to MCC’s Creating Futures, Strengthening Partnerships capital campaign. […]

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International Symposium is April 11

International Symposium is April 11

Montcalm Community College’s 5th Annual International Symposium features Dr. Annie Dandavati, and Dr. Roland Gani addressing the topic, “Egypt’s Uprising – Arab Spring?” Dr. Dandavati was a visiting professor and eye witness at the American University in Cairo during the historic demonstrations in Tahrir Square, and Dr. Gani is a native of Cairo, Egypt. The […]

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Poverty talk kicks off MCC’s Life-Long Learners’ spring series

Poverty talk kicks off MCC’s Life-Long Learners’ spring series

Explore attitudes and stereotypes about poverty and where they come from during the first of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s spring Life-Long Learners Educational series. Clinical Licensed Master Social Worker Sue Ellen Pabst will take “A Look at Poverty” on April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. […]

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Mom2Mom sale is April 27 at MCC

Mom2Mom sale is April 27 at MCC

A Mom2 Mom Sale is April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p. m. in Montcalm Community College’s gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A 12-foot-by 12-foot booth space may be reserved for $20 by completing the seller’s registration form. Admission for shoppers is $2 at the door. The event […]

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Two MCC students are All-Michigan Scholars

Two MCC students are All-Michigan Scholars

Two Montcalm Community College students were recognized March 12 at the All-Michigan Academic Awards Program and Luncheon in Lansing. Danielle Chapin and Susanna Yoder, both of Stanton, were selected to represent MCC as its 2013 All-Michigan Scholars. Each Michigan community college is invited to nominate two students for the annual recognition, which is sponsored by […]

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MCC students exhibit art in April

MCC students exhibit art in April

Montcalm Community College’s student art exhibit features artwork for viewing and for sale by MCC students. The event is April 15-19 and 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Art Gallery in MCC’s Instruction North Building. Admission is free.

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Miss Heartland winners receive MCC scholarships

Miss Heartland winners receive MCC scholarships

Top photo: Montcalm Community College Dean of Instruction and Student Development Gary Hauck presents a $500 MCC scholarship to Elizabeth Johnson, 20, of Plymouth, who was crowned Miss Heartland during a pageant on Feb. 9 at MCC in Sidney. Bottom photo: Montcalm Community College Dean of Instruction and Student Development Gary Hauck presents a $250 […]

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MCC’s honor society inducts new members

MCC’s honor society inducts new members

Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society inducted its new members during a formal ceremony Feb. 15 on MCC’s Sidney campus. To earn an invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at MCC. […]

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MCC to award Ash Foundation Scholarships

MCC to award Ash Foundation Scholarships

The Montcalm Community College Foundation offers Ash Foundation Scholarships for the Fall 2013 semester. Under the program, for every two contact hours purchased, students receive one free at the in-district rate, up to a $500 value. The scholarships are available to students who are residents of the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, […]

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MCC’s spring break is March 31 through April 6

MCC’s spring break is March 31 through April 6

Montcalm Community College’s spring break is March 31 through April 6. Credit classes do not meet during that time. The college is closed on April 5, except for the MCC Bookstore, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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MCC students to serve March 30 pancake breakfast

MCC students to serve March 30 pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast is March 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant in Ionia. The cost is $5 per person. Students in Montcalm Community College’s social science classes and its Native American Club will be working during the breakfast as a service learning project, and proceeds will be used to purchase tools for […]

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Register now for summer classes

Register now for summer classes

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer credit classes is under way. The 2013 summer schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. For more information, e-mail register@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at 989-328-1277.

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‘Cinderella’ comedy is March 9-10 at MCC

‘Cinderella’ comedy is March 9-10 at MCC

A fairytale wedding of the fake Cinderella and Prince Charming comes to a screeching halt when a fairy tale fixer breaks it up to reveal the true story. Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “Cinderella: The Untold Story,” a comedy by John O’Hara that is suitable for all ages, at 2 p.m. on March 9 […]

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MCC hosts a blood drive

MCC hosts a blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive is from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. March 4 in rooms D303-305 in Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Montcalm to make an appointment. Walk-in donors also are welcome.  

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MCC presents ‘Cinderella: The Untold Story’

MCC presents ‘Cinderella: The Untold Story’

Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “Cinderella: The Untold Story,”  a comedy by John O’Hara that is suitable for all ages, at 2 p.m. on March 9 and at 2 and 4 p.m. on March 10 in MCC’s Barn Theater. Admission is free. Area elementary and middle schools may book a private performance at 10:30 […]

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MCC offers more than $63,000 in scholarships for 2013-14

MCC offers more than $63,000 in scholarships for 2013-14

Montcalm Community College is accepting applications until 4 p.m. March 1 for 111 scholarships valued at $63,200 for the 2013-14 school year. In 2012-13, MCC and the MCC Foundation awarded nearly $90,000 in scholarships to more than 100 students. Scholarships are available for 2013 high school graduates, other new MCC students and returning MCC students. […]

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MCC students earn high honors at BPA contest

MCC students earn high honors at BPA contest

Eight Montcalm Community College (MCC) students earned high honors during the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Feb. 9, and they will advance to national competition May 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. MCC’s Website Design Team earned first place at the state competition. Team members include Louise Hastings, […]

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Barren Dash to raise money for heating bills

Barren Dash to raise money for heating bills

Take a walk or run March 2 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus to help EightCAP, Inc., raise money to assist families who need help with their energy bills, shelter or other needs they have in order to stay warm this winter. The Barren Dash is one of several of EightCAP’s annual Walk for Warmth […]

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Silent auction features sports and travel packages

Silent auction features sports and travel packages

Sports and travel packages are some of the items featured as part of an online silent auction to raise funds to support EightCAP Inc.’s Barren Dash at Montcalm Community College. One successful bidder will enjoy four lower-level faceoff tickets to a Grand Rapids Griffins regular season home game during the 2013-2014 season. The package is […]

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MCC is closed on Feb. 8

MCC is closed on Feb. 8

Montcalm Community College is closed on Friday, Feb. 8, due to inclement weather, including the college’s Sidney campus, its Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (formerly the M-TEC) in Greenville, and its classrooms at the Panhandle Area Center in Howard City and at the Ionia Center.

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‘Swing’ in Valentine’s Day at MCC

‘Swing’ in Valentine’s Day at MCC

Montcalm Community College hosts a Valentine’s Dance, featuring “Swing Music by Max Colley III and Friends,” on Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free.

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MCC cancels Feb. 7 evening classes, activities

MCC cancels Feb. 7 evening classes, activities

Montcalm Community College’s evening classes and activities that begin at 4:30 p.m. or later are cancelled on Thursday, Feb. 7, due to inclement weather.

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Get help filing your FAFSA on Feb. 10

Get help filing your FAFSA on Feb. 10

Montcalm Community College financial aid experts will help area students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during MI College Goal on Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Financial aid experts will be available to guide participants through […]

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Travel to Chicago on March 23 with MCC

Travel to Chicago on March 23 with MCC

Montcalm Community College invites people to travel by bus March 23 to Chicago and experience the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago or the Museum of Science & Industry. Registration is underway for students and costs $15. The cost is $30 for non-students and registration begins […]

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MCC Foundation supports learning projects

MCC Foundation supports learning projects

The Montcalm Community College Foundation is supporting a variety of learning projects at MCC. The MCC Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded $4,944 to fund four institutional grants. The grants support teaching and learning and promote innovation and experimentation at the college. The 2012-13 grants are helping to fund College Goal Sunday on Feb. 10, […]

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MCC announces fall 2012 honors

MCC announces fall 2012 honors

The Montcalm Community College fall 2012 semester honors lists include 665 students. Of these, 339 students obtained a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA earning them a place on the President’s Honors List or the Part-time President’s Honors List and 326 students earned a place on the Honors List or Part-time Honors List with GPAs of 3.3 […]

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‘Blues – Pain and Humor’ is Feb. 6 at MCC

‘Blues – Pain and Humor’ is Feb. 6 at MCC

Montcalm Community College Language Arts Instructor Jim Fatka presents “Blues – Pain and Humor” on Feb. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Lunch is provided for students with a valid MCC ID and is $2 for all others. The event is sponsored by […]

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MCC club hosts food and nutrition presentation

MCC club hosts food and nutrition presentation

Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha Chapter (ATA) of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society recently helped area families learn about nutrition and how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals. In partnership with Michigan State University Extension, MCC’s ATA hosted a program at Heritage United Methodist Church in Howard City on Dec. 14. MSU […]

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MCC and CMU join forces

MCC and CMU join forces

Montcalm Community College President Robert C. Ferrentino and Central Michigan University President George E. Ross signed a reverse transfer agreement on Jan. 17 that will help students who transfer to CMU complete an associate degree at MCC. The initiative applies to MCC students who have completed at least 15 credits at MCC, but transferred before […]

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Miss Heartland to be crowned Feb. 9 at MCC

Miss Heartland to be crowned Feb. 9 at MCC

The Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant is at Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at Montcalm Community College.Heartland’s Outstanding Teen Pageant begins at 4 p.m. that day. Tickets are $15 and cover both events. The pageants are in MCC’s gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Miss Heartland provides an opportunity for young […]

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MCC President appointed to Michigan Education Trust board

MCC President appointed to Michigan Education Trust board

Governor Rick Snyder appointed Montcalm Community College President Robert Ferrentino to the Michigan Education Trust board of directors on Friday. Gov. Snyder also reappointed Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin to the board. Housed within the Michigan Department of Treasury, the nine-person committee serves as an advisory board for the Michigan Education Savings Program. “I […]

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Walk-in counseling continues through Jan. 17

Walk-in counseling continues through Jan. 17

Walk-in counseling sessions are available for spring semester 2013 in Montcalm Community College’s Student Success Center, located in room D318 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. They are intended to be brief meetings with an MCC counselor to answer specific questions regarding spring coursework. Scheduled walk-in hours include: Jan. 7-9 and Jan. 14-17, […]

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Martin Luther King Day program is Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Day program is Jan. 21

Montcalm Community College hosts a Martin Luther King Day program on Jan. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. Lunch is provided for students with a current MCC ID and is $2 for all others. The event is sponsored by MCC’s Culture and Travel Club.

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Registration for spring classes continues through Jan. 9

Registration for spring classes continues through Jan. 9

It’s not too late to register for spring semester 2013 classes at Montcalm Community College. Registration is available in person, and online at my.montcalm.edu through 6 p.m. Jan. 9. To register for classes students must be admitted and in good academic standing, must have completed required assessment, new student orientation and have activated student email, must […]

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MCC honors employee for her dedicated service

MCC honors employee for her dedicated service

Montcalm Community College presented its Alden Perkins Dedicated Service Award to Admissions Assistant Pam Grice during the college’s annual holiday celebration Dec. 14. Grice, of Stanton, began her career at MCC in 1992. Since then she has held a variety of positions in the college’s Student Services Department and in its President’s Office. She has […]

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MCC appoints Joyce Kitchenmaster to its Board

MCC appoints Joyce Kitchenmaster to its Board

  The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees appointed Joyce Kitchenmaster, of Stanton, to its board during its regular meeting on Tuesday. Kitchenmaster replaces Martha Jean Brundage, of Crystal, who passed away on Nov. 12. Her appointment is effective immediately, through December 2014. Board of Trustees’ Chairperson Karen Carbonelli said Brundage, who served as a […]

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MCC is closed for the holidays

MCC is closed for the holidays

Montcalm Community College is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1, 2013, for the holidays. MCC’s Subway Restaurant is closed on Dec. 14. Hours from Dec. 17-21 and Dec. 24-Jan. 1 are 9 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Subway is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. MCC’s Ionia Center is closed from Dec. 17 through Jan. 14, 2013. MCC’s pool, gym […]

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Walk-in counseling available until Jan. 17

Walk-in counseling available until Jan. 17

Walk-in counseling sessions are available for spring semester 2013 in Montcalm Community College’s Student Success Center, located in room D318 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. They are intended to be brief meetings with an MCC counselor to answer specific questions regarding spring coursework. Scheduled walk-in hours include: Jan. 7-9 and Jan. 14-17, […]

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Memorial is Dec. 9 for MCC President Emeritus Cliff Bedore

Memorial is Dec. 9 for MCC President Emeritus Cliff Bedore

Montcalm Community College President Emeritus Dr. Clifford Bedore passed away on Nov. 30 in Greenville. He was 93. Bedore served as MCC’s second president, from 1971 to 1978, where he assisted in the accreditation of the college. Prior to being appointed president, Bedore was the college’s founding business manager from 1965 to 1971, when he […]

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MCC club hosts food and nutrition presentation

MCC club hosts food and nutrition presentation

Learn about inexpensive cooking and nutrition during a presentation on Dec. 14 at Heritage United Methodist Church in Howard City. The presentation is sponsored by Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in partnership with Michigan State University Extension. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins […]

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MCC announces writing contest honors

MCC announces writing contest honors

Montcalm Community College recently recognized four students for their creative writing efforts in the college’s annual Creative Writing Contest. Students submitted fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries. Rachel Gilbert, of Greenville, placed first in the fiction category for “Glad Sacrifice,” and William Cromwell, of Ionia, earned second place for “Lost in the Great Woods.” Cromwell won […]

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Santa’s Super Sunday is Dec. 2

Santa’s Super Sunday is Dec. 2

Montcalm Community College invites community members to celebrate the holidays during its 31st annual Santa’s Super Sunday Dec. 2 on MCC’s campus in Sidney. Participants may visit and have their photograph taken with Santa Claus, enjoy holiday music, swimming, clowning around with local clowns, children’s holiday crafts, story room and musical activities. Wagon rides through […]

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MCC hosts unique art display and sale

MCC hosts unique art display and sale

Unique artwork will be featured during Montcalm Community College’s annual Winter Artists’ Market, Nov. 26-29 and Dec. 3-6 in the Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus. The event features an open house and an artwork sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Work from MCC’s art students and art club […]

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MCC club hosts AIDS candlelight vigil on Dec. 1

MCC club hosts AIDS candlelight vigil on Dec. 1

The Montcalm Community College Equality Club hosts its second annual World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Jackson’s Landing, five blocks east of the intersection of M-91 and M-57 in Greenville. Everyone is encouraged to bring a candle in memory of loved ones or in support of a friend. The […]

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MCC Symposium focuses on ‘Religion and the Gay Community’

MCC Symposium focuses on ‘Religion and the Gay Community’

Montcalm Community College hosts the symposium “Religion and the Gay Community,” on Nov. 27 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Sponsored by MCC’s Religion and Philosophy Club, the symposium features representative clergy from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths including: The Rev. […]

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MCC Board of Trustees Seek Candidates

MCC Board of Trustees Seek Candidates

  SIDNEY – The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a trustee position created when Martha Jean Brundage passed away Nov. 12. Brundage, of Crystal, served as a trustee for 27 years. The trustees will appoint someone to serve the next two years of her current term, which expires in December 2016. […]

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MCC is closed for Thanksgiving

MCC is closed for Thanksgiving

Montcalm Community College is closed Nov. 21-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices are closed and no classes are scheduled during this time.

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MCC’s Alumni & Friends Choir presents Händel’s Messiah

MCC’s Alumni & Friends Choir presents Händel’s Messiah

Area musicians combine their talents to present a performance of George Frederick Händel’s Messiah at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free. “This is a special holiday tradition that has been performed in our community by local musicians every few years since at least the mid-1970s,” said […]

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Martha Jean Brundage, 10/13/26 to 11/12/12

Martha Jean Brundage, 10/13/26 to 11/12/12

Jean Brundage, who served on the MCC Board of Trustees since 1985 and also served as Montcalm Heritage Village Chairperson, passed away November 12.  Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. November 13 and her funeral is at 11 a.m. November 14 at the Lux & Schnepp Funeral Home in […]

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MCC student receives $1,000 scholarship

MCC student receives $1,000 scholarship

Montcalm Community College student Karli Beckett of Gowen, recently received a $1,000 scholarship given by retired MCC custodian Jon Brand of Sheridan. Beckett is pursuing a degree in nursing. She plans to specialize her studies in the area of pediatrics, and she intends to continue her education to become a pediatrician. Brand established the scholarship […]

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Booths are still available for Nov. 17 Mom2Mom sale

Booths are still available for Nov. 17 Mom2Mom sale

Booths are still available for the Mom2Mom Sale at Montcalm Community College. The sale is Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MCC’s gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission for shoppers is $1 at the door, and children enter for free. The event is hosted by MCC’s […]

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Santa’s Super Sunday is Dec. 2

Santa’s Super Sunday is Dec. 2

Montcalm Community College hosts its 31st annual Santa’s Super Sunday on Dec. 2. Attendees may visit and have their photograph taken with Santa Claus and enjoy refreshments, holiday music, swimming, clowning around with local clowns, children’s holiday crafts and musical activities. An exhibit of cultural holiday traditions will be presented by MCC’s Culture and Travel […]

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MCC features the movie “Crossing Borders”

MCC features the movie “Crossing Borders”

Montcalm Community College presents the movie “Crossing Borders,” on Nov. 15 at noon in rooms D303-305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. Lunch is free for those with a valid student ID and is $2 for all others. “Crossing Borders” is a 70-minute documentary, set in Morocco, that follows four Moroccan and four […]

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MCC to honor veterans

MCC to honor veterans

Montcalm Community College will honor veterans on Nov. 12 during a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. under the flagpoles in front of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Following the ceremony, a luncheon is provided for free for veterans as well as students with a current MCC ID and […]

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Register now for spring classes

Register now for spring classes

Online registration for MCC’s spring credit classes begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 6 and continues through Dec. 19. The 2013 spring schedule of courses is available online under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu.

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MCC presents side-splitting parody of ‘The Iliad’

MCC presents side-splitting parody of ‘The Iliad’

Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (Iliad! Iliad! Iliad!).” Complete with little green army men, a beauty pageant, and warring narrators, this is a side-splitting parody of The Iliad. Two narrators have a blast recreating Homer’s quintessential epic myth at a rapid pace and in wildly varying styles, as it morphs […]

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“Merry Melodies” concert is Nov. 2

“Merry Melodies” concert is Nov. 2

Montcalm Community College’s “Merry Melodies” concert, featuring music by MCC students, faculty, staff and friends, is Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Barn Theater. Performers include current MCC students Mary Pryer and Isabelle Williams, MCC Alumni Heather (Jeffrey) Bloomquist and instructors Karen Lincoln, Larry Moss, James Brown and Val Vander Mark. Selections include Broadway […]

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Medium to share ghostly experiences

Medium to share ghostly experiences

Medium Debbie Marcum shares information about her unique skill on Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. in room D303 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. Admission is free. Marcum is a Medium who works with the missing and grieving family members of the missing. She has used her mediumship abilities to work with search […]

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Governor Snyder shows support at MCC

Governor Snyder shows support at MCC

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder reiterated his message of “relentless positive action” during a visit to Montcalm Community College on Friday. The Governor teamed with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman, for a town hall meeting on the college’s Sidney campus to build support for the Republican Party as the Nov. 6 election nears. “I’m a huge […]

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Four artists win MCC Create! art contest

Four artists win MCC Create! art contest

Four Montcalm Community College artists were honored during a luncheon on Oct. 25 as the winners of the inaugural MCC Create! art competition. Debbie Bell of East Grand Rapids and Sue Moss of Greenville tied for the Administrator’s Choice Award, and Katrina Soper of Edmore and Susie Yoder of Stanton won the People’s Choice Awards. […]

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Maureen Burns presents LLL program and book signing

Maureen Burns presents LLL program and book signing

Explore the “Twelve Free Gifts We Can Give Ourselves at Christmas,” with Maureen Burns on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. Burns offers this fun, helpful presentation to make the holidays easier and more enjoyable during this final offering in MCC’s […]

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MCC offers a variety of community classes in November

MCC offers a variety of community classes in November

Learn social networking basics, the art of crocheting, how to become a builder in Michigan and more with Montcalm Community College’s noncredit courses. Computers and technology Become familiar with Facebook, learn how to safely use it, establish a profile, communicate with friends, build your network, post photos and more in “Facebook-Getting Started.” The course meets […]

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MCC’s honor society inducts new members

MCC’s honor society inducts new members

Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society inducted its new members during a formal ceremony Oct. 5 on MCC’s Sidney campus. To earn an invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at MCC. […]

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MCC presentation focuses on Native wisdom

MCC presentation focuses on Native wisdom

John Two-Hawks talks about Native wisdom and World view on Nov. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Lunch is provided for students with a current MCC ID and is $2 for all others. At 7 p.m., he performs a solo concert on […]

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“Merry Melodies” is Nov. 2 at the Barn Theater

“Merry Melodies” is Nov. 2 at the Barn Theater

Montcalm Community College’s Merry Melodies concert, featuring music by MCC students, faculty, staff and friends, is Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Barn Theater. Admission is free, and donations of nonperishable food items and winter clothing are accepted. Performers are still needed, and those interested should contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark […]

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Learn about career services at MCC

Learn about career services at MCC

Michigan Works! presents information about career services, including networking strategies, resume writing and interviewing skills, on Oct. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in room W210 in the Instruction West Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The session is free, and it is open to everyone. Lunch is provided. Please register to attend by […]

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Life-Long Learners to explore critical thinking

Life-Long Learners to explore critical thinking

Explore critical thinking during the fourth of five Life-Long Learners Educational Series presentations at Montcalm Community College this fall. MCC Dean of Instruction and Faculty Gary Hauck will explore the critical thinking process and its application to reading literature, watching television, listening to politicians, engaging in conversation, considering arguments, and reflecting on one’s own personal […]

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Booths available for Mom2Mom sale

Booths available for Mom2Mom sale

A Mom2Mom Sale is Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montcalm Community College’s gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Sellers may reserve a 12-foot-by-12-foot booth space for $20, which includes one eight-foot table and two chairs. Contact club advisor Kristen Diehl by e-mail at kristeno@montcalm.edu or Administrative […]

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‘Monsters in the Closet’ variety show is Oct. 20

‘Monsters in the Closet’ variety show is Oct. 20

Montcalm Community College’s Equality Club presents the variety show “Monsters in the Closet” on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Area Community Center. Acts include area vocalists, dancers, actors and more. Audience members are encouraged to dress for Halloween, and prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes. Admission is $5 in […]

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“Friends, Family & Alcohol” is Oct. 17 at MCC

“Friends, Family & Alcohol” is Oct. 17 at MCC

A discussion about alcohol use is Oct. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. “Friends, Family & Alcohol – What’s the Choice?” is a discussion about how people handle difficult situations. Using the struggle with alcohol as a model, examine preferred coping strategies […]

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MCC hosts Tim Skubick on Oct. 18

MCC hosts Tim Skubick on Oct. 18

Tim Skubick, anchor and producer of the weekly public television series “Off the Record,” will bring a town hall meeting to Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus on Oct. 18. Through his entertaining style and interaction with the audience, Skubick will offer insights about candidates and help participants understand a variety of election issues. The presentation […]

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Voting is open until Oct. 22 for MCC art contest

Voting is open until Oct. 22 for MCC art contest

It’s time to vote for your favorite entry in the “MCC Create!” art contest. Inspired by Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize, “MCC Create!” features works of art created by MCC faculty, staff, students and alumni. In tune with the contest’s “Think Globally” theme, entries reflect the cultures, people and/or places of the world. Voting is open from […]

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One Book celebration features author

One Book celebration features author

Helen Simonson, author of this year’s One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” will give a witty talk about her book and what inspires her as a writer during the One Book closing celebration on Oct. 16. The program is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Greenville High School Performing Arts […]

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Heritage Village harvest dinner is Oct. 18

Heritage Village harvest dinner is Oct. 18

An all-you-can-eat harvest dinner to benefit Montcalm Heritage Village is 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and children 4 and younger eat for free. The menu includes beef stew, coleslaw, corn bread, […]

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Alumni & Friends Choir seeks singers

Alumni & Friends Choir seeks singers

Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir welcomes all singers to the group for a holiday concert featuring Händel’s “Messiah.” Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from Oct. 4 through Nov. 29, in room D303 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building. Rehearsals also are each Saturday morning in October at the First […]

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Life-Long Learners to experience nature

Life-Long Learners to experience nature

Explore the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails during the third of four Life-Long Learners Educational Series presentations at Montcalm Community College this fall. MCC Biology Instructor Michelle Gibson will take participants on a pictorial tour of the trails, which feature more than three miles of maintained hiking and cross-country skiing trails and span more 100 […]

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Informational meetings planned for China trip

Informational meetings planned for China trip

Learn how you can experience China and its rich culture June 20-28, 2013, during Montcalm Community College’s study abroad trip. Informational meetings are on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. in room M119 in MCC’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville and on Oct. 9 at noon in room D312 in the […]

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MCC and FSU sign reverse transfer agreement

MCC and FSU sign reverse transfer agreement

Montcalm Community College President Robert C. Ferrentino and Ferris State University President David L. Eisler signed a reverse transfer agreement on Sept. 26 that will help students who transfer to FSU complete an associate degree at MCC. The initiative applies to MCC students who have completed at least 15 credits at MCC, but transferred before […]

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MCC hosts talk about alcohol use

MCC hosts talk about alcohol use

A discussion about alcohol use is Oct. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in room D303 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. “Friends, Family & Alcohol – What’s the Deal?” is a discussion about how alcohol use can be a burden on relationships with friends and family, success in school, community […]

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MCC named a military-friendly school

MCC named a military-friendly school

For the second consecutive year, Montcalm Community College has been honored by G.I. Jobs magazine on its list of Military Friendly Schools. The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Schools on the 2013 Military Friendly Schools […]

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Maintenance employee remembered for his commitment to MCC

Maintenance employee remembered for his commitment to MCC

Longtime Montcalm Community College Maintenance employee John “JC” Christiansen passed away on Sept. 22. He was 59. Christiansen joined MCC’s custodial team in March 1977 and in 1989 moved to its maintenance staff. He intended to retire from the college this month. “John took a tremendous amount of pride in his workmanship,” said MCC President […]

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MCC offers a variety of community classes in October

MCC offers a variety of community classes in October

Learn first aid, how to swim, the basics of debt management, how to pick the right PC, basic cake design and more through Montcalm Community College’s noncredit courses. Aquatics Children ages 7 to 14 can “Learn to Swim” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 22 through Dec. 10 at MCC in Sidney. […]

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See Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Oct. 12

See Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Oct. 12

Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 12 to see Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Buses depart from MCC at 6 a.m. and return about midnight. Buses also stop at Meijer in Ionia to pick up and drop off participants. The cost is $25 for students and $60 […]

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Life-Long Learners to explore new technologies

Life-Long Learners to explore new technologies

Learn about “New and Trending Consumer Technologies” during the second of four Life-Long Learners Educational Series presentations at Montcalm Community College this fall. MCC Information Technology Specialist David Kohn will discuss technology advancements and introduce new devices such as tablets, e-Readers and smartphones during this presentation on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in […]

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MCC hosts mental health presentation

MCC hosts mental health presentation

“Anti-Stigma and Mental Health,” presented by the Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health, is Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Lunch is free for students with a current MCC ID and $2 for all others. The event is hosted by […]

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MCC Alumni & Friends Choir seeks singers

MCC Alumni & Friends Choir seeks singers

Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir welcomes all singers to the group for a holiday concert featuring Handel’s “Messiah.” Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from Oct. 4 through Nov. 29, in room D303 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building. Rehearsals also are each Saturday morning in October at the First […]

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MCC instructor is remembered for his commitment to students

MCC instructor is remembered for his commitment to students

Longtime Montcalm Community College Business Administration Instructor Bob Campbell passed away on Sept. 11 after a long battle with cancer. He was 59. Campbell joined MCC’s faculty in January 1985 as a part-time business instructor, and in 1986, he became a full-time faculty member. “We have lost a person who was a champion for MCC […]

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MCC and GVSU sign transfer agreement

MCC and GVSU sign transfer agreement

Montcalm Community College President Robert C. Ferrentino and Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas signed a transfer agreement on Sept. 6 that will help students who transfer to GVSU complete an associate degree at MCC. The initiative applies to MCC students who have completed at least 15 credits at MCC, but transferred before […]

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MCC students ‘Dream to Complete’

MCC students ‘Dream to Complete’

College completion is a key to success. Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is bringing a national initiative to its Sidney campus Sept. 10-13 to encourage its students to finish what they have started. MCC’s “Dream to Complete” week is part of a national program titled C4: […]

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MCC presents suicide-prevention movie

MCC presents suicide-prevention movie

Montcalm Community College will host several preview showings of the suicide-prevention movie, “Don’t Change the Subject,” in September. “Don’t Change the Subject” is a dark, funny, uplifting documentary about surviving suicide. Director Mike Stutz investigates his mom’s suicide by opening up a conversation with his family that they never had when he was a child. […]

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MCC’s new class is about more than animals

MCC’s new class is about more than animals

Reprinted from MCC’s Summer 2012 Career Focus magazine. Although they both grew up on farms, Michael and Cassie Hatch didn’t know how many career opportunities are available in the agriculture industry until they enrolled in Montcalm Community College’s Animal Science class. The Hatchs completed the course during MCC’s 2012 spring semester. During the 15-week class, […]

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MCC alumna excels in her field

MCC alumna excels in her field

Reprinted from MCC’s Summer 2012 Career Focus magazine. Sherry Meyer has been involved in animal agriculture since she was a child. She grew up on a family-owned and operated dairy farm near Stanton and now she and her husband, Paul Meyer, own and operate Rod-er-Dic Holsteins in Byron Center, Mich. They are highly-respected breeders in […]

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Alumnus finds support at MCC

Alumnus finds support at MCC

Reprinted from MCC’s Summer 2012 Career Focus magazine. Timothy Lindsey received more than an education at Montcalm Community College. The 28-year-old Lakeview-area resident says he also had a built-in support group while he battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. The owner of Lindsey’s Outdoor Preservations, a taxidermy, rustic furniture and décor shop in Lakeview, Lindsey says his […]

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MCC is closed for Labor Day

MCC is closed for Labor Day

Montcalm Community College is closed Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. No classes are scheduled Sept. 1-4.

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Life-Long Learners to explore MCC’s Greenville campus

Life-Long Learners to explore MCC’s Greenville campus

Get a “sneak peek” at Montcalm Community College’s new Greenville campus during the first of four Life-Long Learners Educational Series presentations at Montcalm Community College this fall. MCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Spohr will lead the group on a tour of MCC’s recently renovated Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center, formerly […]

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MCC is open late

MCC is open late

Montcalm Community College’s Student Services Department is open late to better serve students and the community. Now through Dec. 14, hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From Aug. 27 through Sept. 5, Student Services is open Mondays through Thursdays from […]

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MCC club to host anti-bullying event during Danish Festival

MCC club to host anti-bullying event during Danish Festival

“Free Hugs,” an anti-bullying campaign by Montcalm Community College’s Equality Club, is Aug. 16-19 at Veterans Park in Greenville during the Danish Festival. MCC students, children and adults will be wearing green t-shirts with yellow wording that states, “Free Hugs,” and will be distributing anti-bullying information.

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Car wash is Aug. 16

Car wash is Aug. 16

A car wash, hosted by MCC’s Equality Club, is Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at Excelsior Games and Comics, 500 N. Lafayette St., Greenville. The cost is a donation to benefit club activities.

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Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale

A book sale featuring a large selection of used books, is Aug. 2-4 during Heritage Festival on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3-4. The book sale is located on the lawn outside of the General Store in Heritage Village. […]

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MCC receives $200,000 for Greenville campus roadway

MCC receives $200,000 for Greenville campus roadway

Montcalm Community College was presented a $200,000 check on Tuesday during a press conference on the college’s Greenville campus hosted by State Rep. Rick Outman. The money is earmarked to help pay for the extension of Yellow Jacket Drive, which will connect the road to Hillcrest Street. The roadway currently runs from Greenville West Drive […]

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New building takes shape on MCC’s Greenville campus

New building takes shape on MCC’s Greenville campus

Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus is growing with construction of its new advanced technology center continuing on schedule. “The concrete work is done and steel is going up,” said MCC President Bob Ferrentino. “We are making good progress. Everything is on track for us.” After all the steel framing is in place, construction crews will […]

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Pancake breakfast benefits MCC Foundation

Pancake breakfast benefits MCC Foundation

The Montcalm Community College Foundation hosts its pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 4 in MCC’s Activities Building, during the 26th annual Heritage Festival. The cost is $5 per person in advance or $6 at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast support MCC scholarships. Advance tickets are available by calling 989-328-1284 or by […]

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Bob Milne concert is Aug. 3

Bob Milne concert is Aug. 3

Ragtime and boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne returns to Montcalm Community College’s Barn Theater for one performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 during Montcalm Heritage Festival. Milne demonstrates the showy styles of the ragtime era on the piano and highlights his tunes with stories and commentaries about the music and musicians of the mid-1800s through the […]

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MCC hosts Heritage Festival Aug. 2-4

MCC hosts Heritage Festival Aug. 2-4

Heritage Village celebrates its 26th anniversary with its annual Heritage Festival, Aug. 2-4 in Montcalm Heritage Village, located on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Take a trip down memory lane during the three-day celebration, which features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. The festival is offered by the Montcalm Heritage Village Committee, […]

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MCC cancels it recreation and test prep camps

MCC cancels it recreation and test prep camps

Montcalm Community College’s Recreation Camp and ACT Test Prep Boot Camp have both been cancelled due to low enrollment. Recreation Camp was scheduled for July 16- 20 at the Comden Towle Model Forest, near Entrican. ACT Test Prep Boot Camp was scheduled for July 30-Aug. 3 in Sidney. There’s still time to register for MCC’s […]

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MCC Web Services Unavailable

MCC Web Services Unavailable

As a result of the storm this week, MCC is experiencing an Internet outage which means all e-mail, blackboard, myMontcalm and e-Racer are unavailable. The estimated restoration time is Sunday afternoon. At this time, instructors cannot reach their e-mail, blackboard or e-racer sites. Once they do reconnect, they will post information about extensions for homework, […]

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Science fun day replaces science camp at MCC

Science fun day replaces science camp at MCC

Montcalm Community College’s “Camp Discovery” science camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Originally scheduled for July 10-12, “Camp Discovery” is being replaced by a one-day science fun day on July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room E108 in MCC’s Instruction East Building. Camp Director Heather Wesp said she plans to […]

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Heritage Festival is Aug. 2-4 at MCC

Heritage Festival is Aug. 2-4 at MCC

A variety of historical activities and displays are available during the 26th annual Heritage Festival Aug. 2-4 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The three-day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3-4. […]

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MCC is closed July 4

MCC is closed July 4

Montcalm Community College is closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Visit www.montcalm.edu/hours to view MCC’s hours of operation.

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One Book offers two book discussions in July

One Book offers two book discussions in July

A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” by Helen Simonson, is July 2, at 10 a.m., at Home Township Library in Edmore and July 12, at 11 a.m., at White Pine Library in Stanton. A New York Times Bestseller and Simonson’s first book, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” […]

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Register now for fall classes

Register now for fall classes

Registration for MCC’s fall semester ends on Aug. 22. Fall classes begin Aug. 25 unless otherwise noted. The schedule is available through MyMontcalm at my.montcalm.edu. Go to the Registration/Records tab to access the course search and registration functions. For more information, e-mail register@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at 989-328-1277.

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‘The Hairy Ape’ is June 8-10

‘The Hairy Ape’ is June 8-10

Bottom’s Dream Theater presents “The Hairy Ape” June 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and June 10 at 2 p.m. in the Barn Theater on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Admission is $5 at the door.

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MCC hosts Relay for Life

MCC hosts Relay for Life

Montcalm Community College hosts the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Montcalm County on June 15 and 16 on the college’s Sidney campus. Relay for Life is more than a fundraising event – it offers the community a way to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that […]

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Master Gardener’s Plant Sale is June 2-3 at MCC

Master Gardener’s Plant Sale is June 2-3 at MCC

The Montcalm Area Master Gardener Association hosts its 15th Annual Plant Sale June 2-3, 2012, in Montcalm Heritage Village, located on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Hours are June 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Prices start at $1. For more information, e-mail mgmontcalm@gmail.com or call […]

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Registration for MCC’s summer classes ends May 31

Registration for MCC’s summer classes ends May 31

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer session ends May 31, and classes begin June 4 unless otherwise noted. The schedule is available through MyMontcalm at my.montcalm.edu. Go to the Registration/Records tab to access the course search and registration functions. For more information, e-mail register@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at 989-328-1277.

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MCC is closed for Memorial Day

MCC is closed for Memorial Day

Montcalm Community College is closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

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MCC offers walk-in counseling for summer students

MCC offers walk-in counseling for summer students

Walk-in counseling sessions are available for Montcalm Community College students enrolled for the 2012 summer session. They are intended to be brief meetings with an MCC counselor to answer specific questions regarding summer coursework. To participate, go to the Student Services Department in the upper level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on the […]

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MCC honors Dick Ellafrits

MCC honors Dick Ellafrits

Montcalm Community College presented the MCC Stanley and Blanche Ash Distinguished Service Award to Richard Ellafrits of Greenville during a May 17 celebration. MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli recognized Ellafrits for his dedication to the college and to the community during a gathering of former award recipients and college dignitaries at MCC’s Stanley […]

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One Book One County Montcalm announces 2012 book

One Book One County Montcalm announces 2012 book

“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” by Helen Simonson, is the book everyone is reading as the 2012 One Book One County Montcalm selection. The title was announced to a crowd of about 125 people on May 16 during a kick-off luncheon at Montcalm Community College’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) on the college’s Greenville campus. A […]

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Explore ‘The History of Heritage Village’

Explore ‘The History of Heritage Village’

Learn about “The History of Heritage Village” with MCC Dean of Instruction and Faculty Dr. Gary L. Hauck, on June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. It is the final presentation in MCC’s Spring Life-Long Learners Educational Series, and features slides […]

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MCC’s pool is closed for the summer

MCC’s pool is closed for the summer

Montcalm Community College’s pool is closed for the summer, from May 21 through Aug. 27. The gymnasium and fitness center are open for the summer. Visit www.montcalm.edu/recreation for gymnasium and fitness center hours.

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MCC’s M-TEC is closed May 23-25

MCC’s M-TEC is closed May 23-25

Montcalm Community College’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), at 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive on the college’s Greenville campus, will be closed May 23-25 due to construction.

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Learn about ’1493 and Beyond’ at MCC

Learn about ’1493 and Beyond’ at MCC

Explore how the modern world came to be during “1493 and Beyond.”\ The presentation, by Les and Shawn Morford, is May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. It is the third of four presentations in MCC’s Life-Long Learners Educational […]

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MCC breaks ground for its Greenville campus expansion

MCC breaks ground for its Greenville campus expansion

More than 100 people supported the May 8 ceremonial groundbreaking of the advanced technology center being constructed on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. Before a representative group put on their hardhats and scooped a few shovels full of dirt, MCC President Bob Ferrentino addressed the attendees and stressed the importance of MCC’s partnerships with area […]

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MCC awards degrees and certificates during 45th annual commencement

MCC awards degrees and certificates during 45th annual commencement

Montcalm Community College awarded 378 degrees and certificates Friday evening during its 45th annual commencement ceremony in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. A total of 130 candidates for degrees and certificates participated in the event. Central Montcalm Public Schools’ Interim Superintendent Jacob Helms and MCC student Chelsey Petersen addressed the graduates and their guests. […]

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MCC recognizes instructors for their achievements

MCC recognizes instructors for their achievements

Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli presented faculty recognition awards to one full-time and one part-time faculty member in recognition of their noteworthy work with and on behalf of students, scholarly or professional achievement and service during MCC’s 45thannual Commencement on May 4 at the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. The recipients […]

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Online auction benefits Cancer Relay

Online auction benefits Cancer Relay

MCC is having an online auction to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Items include gift certificates to restaurants and for a variety of services, arts and crafts, apparel and more. The items are divided into two auction sites. Go to www.32auctions.com/MCCRelayforLife:MCC and www.32auctions.com/RelayforLife2:MCC2 to view items and place your bids. The auction […]

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MCC groundbreaking is May 8

MCC groundbreaking is May 8

A groundbreaking celebration for Montcalm Community College’s advanced technology center is May 8 at 4 p.m. on the college’s Greenville campus, adjacent to MCC’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC). Please RSVP to Lisa Herald at lborton@montcalm.edu or by calling 989-328-1210. Light refreshments will be served.

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WZZM meteorologist shares weather stories at MCC

WZZM meteorologist shares weather stories at MCC

Have you ever wondered how TV meteorologists prepare and present our local weather forecast? Explore the weather with WZZM Meteorologist George Lessens on May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus, during the second of four presentations in MCC’s spring […]

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One Book kick-off is May 16

One Book kick-off is May 16

Find out what everyone’s reading during the 2012 One Book One County Montcalm kick-off celebration on May 16 from noon to 1 p.m. at Montcalm Community College’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) on the college’s Greenville campus. A free light lunch is provided. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 989-328-1236 or e-mail […]

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MCC’s Commencement is May 4

MCC’s Commencement is May 4

Montcalm Community College will award 342 degrees and certificates during its 45th annual commencement ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. May 4 in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Central Montcalm Public Schools Superintendent Jacob Helms and MCC student Chelsey Petersen will address the graduates and their guests. MCC Board […]

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April 26 dinner benefits Heritage Village

April 26 dinner benefits Heritage Village

An all-you-can-eat lasagna dinner to benefit Montcalm Heritage Village is April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and children 4 and younger eat for free. A bake sale will be available as […]

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MCC students exhibit art in April

MCC students exhibit art in April

Montcalm Community College’s student art exhibit features artwork for viewing and for sale by MCC students. Hours are April 23 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and April 17-20 and April 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Art Gallery in MCC’s Instruction North Building. Admission is free.

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Register now for summer and fall classes

Register now for summer and fall classes

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer session and fall semester is under way. The schedule is available through MyMontcalm at my.montcalm.edu. Go to the Registration/Records tab to access the course search and registration functions. MCC’s summer classes begin June 4 and fall classes begin Aug. 25 unless otherwise noted. For more information, e-mail register@montcalm.edu or […]

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MCC appoints Steve Shoen to its board

MCC appoints Steve Shoen to its board

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees appointed Stephen Shoen, of Stanton, to its board during its regular meeting on Tuesday. Shoen replaces Richard Ellafrits, of Greenville, who resigned on March 13. His appointment is effective immediately. Board of Trustees’ President Karen Carbonelli said she appreciates Ellafrits’ service to the board and welcomes Shoen as […]

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MCC announces summer camps for youths

MCC announces summer camps for youths

Montcalm Community College’s summer camps for youths focus on science, fine arts, writing, recreation, sports and test-taking preparation this year. “Fine Arts Camp: Ancient Egypt” is June 25-29. The cost is $90. “Digital Writing Camp” is June 18-22. The cost is $90. “Camp Discovery: The Wonderful World of Nature” is July 10-12. The cost is […]

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Understanding depression kicks off MCC’s Life-Long Learners’ spring presentations

Understanding depression kicks off MCC’s Life-Long Learners’ spring presentations

Depression is to mental health what the common cold is to physical health – everyone will experience it sometime in their life. But what about “chemical depression” – depression that doesn’t seem to have a cause like the death of a loved one? Clinical Licensed Master Social Worker Sue Ellen Pabst will lead the first […]

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MCC honors employee for her leadership

MCC honors employee for her leadership

Montcalm Community College presented its 2012 Leadership Award to Technology Support Coordinator Marvel Teunissen of Coral during the college’s annual Recognition Dinner on March 23 at the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) on MCC’s Greenville campus. The award recognizes a leader based on noteworthy work with, or on behalf of, MCC; leadership and professional achievement; […]

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MCC’s honor society inducts 38 members

MCC’s honor society inducts 38 members

Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society inducted 38 new members during a formal ceremony on March 2 on MCC’s Sidney campus. To earn an invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at […]

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MCC students take top honors in state contest

MCC students take top honors in state contest

Two Montcalm Community College (MCC) students recently took high honors in the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Student Scholars Contest. Sabine Hohlmuller-Reames, of Six Lakes, won the $150 first place prize and Brian Swarts, of Stanton, won the $100 second place prize in the Social Sciences category. They presented their research at the Student […]

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MCC students earn honors at state BPA competition

MCC students earn honors at state BPA competition

Seven Montcalm Community College (MCC) students earned high honors during the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference at Northwood University in Midland on Feb. 11, and they will advance to national competition April 25-29 in Chicago, Ill. MCC’s Website Design Team earned first place at the state competition. Team members include Erica Anderson of […]

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MCC board seeks trustee candidates

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a trustee position. Richard Ellafrits, of Greenville, who has served as a trustee since December 1999, plans to resign from the board effective March 13. The trustees will appoint someone to serve the next three years of his six-year term, which began in June […]

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MCC honors employee for her dedicated Service

MCC honors employee for her dedicated Service

Montcalm Community College presented its Alden Perkins Dedicated Service Award to Custodian Ann Hansen during the college’s annual holiday celebration Dec. 16. Hansen, of Stanton, began her career at MCC’s main campus in Sidney in 1998. In 2006, she became the primary custodian at the college’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Greenville. She has […]

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MCC students donate computers to help the homeless

MCC students donate computers to help the homeless

Christmas came early for students who lack a computer to finish school work outside of school hours. Members of the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Electronics Club were searching for a way to give back to the community this fall. They decided the best way was to  refurbish computers for homeless students. The club, which consists […]

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Candlelight vigil to observe World AIDS Awareness Day

Candlelight vigil to observe World AIDS Awareness Day

MCC’s Gay Straight Alliance Club will host a candlelight vigil in observation of World AIDS Awareness Day on Dec. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Park, at the corner of M91 and M57 in Greenville. Speakers include MCC President Bob Ferrentino, MCC GSA Advisor Jim Fatka, and Greenville City Council members Larry Moss […]

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MCC hosts art display and sale Nov. 28-Dec. 4

MCC hosts art display and sale Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Story by Hannah Middleton Hannah is a Montcalm Community College student and volunteer in the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement. Unique artwork will be featured during Montcalm Community College’s annual Holiday Time Art Show and Sale, Nov. 28 through Dec. 4 in the Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus. The event […]

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MCC is closed Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving

MCC is closed Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving

Montcalm Community College’s credit classes do not meet and MCC’s offices are closed from Nov. 23-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Santa’s Super Sunday is Dec. 4

Santa’s Super Sunday is Dec. 4

Montcalm Community College hosts its 30th annual Santa’s Super Sunday on Dec. 4. Attendees may visit and have their photograph taken with Santa Claus and enjoy refreshments, holiday music, swimming, clowning around with local clowns, children’s holiday crafts, carnival games and musical activities. An exhibit of cultural holiday traditions also will be presented by MCC’s […]

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‘Let’s Make a Deal’ yard sale is Saturday

‘Let’s Make a Deal’ yard sale is Saturday

Montcalm Community College’s “Let’s Make a Deal” yard sale is Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A variety of surplus office items as well as gently used personal items donated by employees will be sold. All prices will be negotiated […]

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Mom2Mom sale is Nov. 5 at MCC

Mom2Mom sale is Nov. 5 at MCC

A Mom2Mom Sale is Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montcalm Community College’s gymnasium, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission for shoppers is $2 at the door or shoppers may donate a clean, gently used winter outerwear item as their admission fee. Children enter for free. The […]

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Pancake breakfast benefits those with special needs

Pancake breakfast benefits those with special needs

Montcalm Community College political science students and Mid Michigan Industries host a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Ionia on Nov. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit on-the-job training activities for special needs adults in Ionia County. For more information, contact MCC Social Science Instructor Kelly DeLong […]

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