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May 2016

Transform the student experience.

  • MCC held its 44th commencement ceremony; 416 students completed degrees or certificates over the last year, representing 57 hometowns across Colorado.
  • Twenty seven students successfully completed their General Educational Development (GED) testing during the last year.
  • Seven students graduated from MCC’s Radiologic Technology Program.
  • At this year’s nurses’ pinning ceremony, 26 candidates were recognized for completing their Associate Degree in Nursing, as well as 20 first year students, who completed their certificate in Practical Nursing.
  • MCC received final approval for a UAV (drone) certificate program. Courses will be offered this fall.
  • MCC’s proposal for an Aviation Technology AAS and certificates (Commercial pilot and Instructor pilot) have been moved forward by HLC, and are awaiting final approval and accreditation by the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) on June 27.

Transform our own workforce experience.

  • Annette Lebsock, Accounting Technician, was named MCC’s Classified Employee of the Year, and Administrative/Professional/Technical Employee of the Year was awarded to Controller Tracy Schneider.

Create education without barriers through transformational partnerships.

  • At MCC, 5 volunteers and 6 student from Morgan Community College spent 524 hours at three locations—Wray, Burlington, and Fort Morgan—preparing and filing 424 returns, helping local tax payers claim $927,788 in refunds.
  • 3M Collision awarded students Alex Romero and Leeland Warren each the 2016 Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Hire Our Heroes Veteran Tool Grant and Scholarship.

Redefine our value proposition through accessibility, affordability, quality, accountability, resource development, and operational excellence.

  • MCC Nursing Instructor Joy Bryant was selected as an item writer for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEXâ). She was approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and selected by NCSBN to participate on the NCLEX® item development panel of Obstetrics and Pediatrics.
  • George O’Clair, Morgan Community College/Cargill Workplace Education Director, represented Colorado at the annual Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA) conference.

Other News

  • The College’s Center for Arts and Community Enrichment Gallery of Fine Art is exhibited the Byzantine Icon work of Carol Benjamin. The artist also conducted a presentation and demonstration on the art of applying gold leaf and egg tempera paint.
  • The Colorado Children’s Chorale performed as part of the CACE season. The students also conducted a work session with the Lake Street Choir, 5th and 6th graders from Baker Central School in Fort Morgan.