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June & July 2014

I. Student Access Goal: All Coloradans shall have access to comprehensive community college educational programs.

  • MCC Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) hosted oil painter Heather Arenas at the CACE Gallery of Fine Art.
  • CACE musical groups, the MCC Jazz Ensemble, the MCC Morgan County Chorale, and the MCC Platte Valley Band all performed during the Glenn Miller Swing Fest in June.
  • CACE performance groups, MCC Jazz Ensemble and the MCC Platte Valley Band, will each play in Fort Morgan’s city park as part of the City’s summer concerts series in July.

II. Student Success Goal: The demands of Colorado businesses and communities shall be met through the development of a high skilled work force.

  • Bernie Watson, an MCC student, together with his wife Deborah Jorisch Watson, and area business owners Joe Fuentes, Larry Harris,
    and Troy Griffith, donated an auto rotisserie to MCC’s Auto Collision Repair program.
  • MCC hosted the Workforce Investment Board on July 10 and engaged the board members in a high-tech paint simulation demonstration in conjunction with the MCC Collision Repair program; helping to reinforce the type of worforce training capabilities available at MCC.

III. Student Success Goal: Colorado students shall have seamless opportunities to transition from high school into college and from two-year institutions into four-year institutions.

  • MCC recently hosted a Career Explorations Summer Day Camp at the Fort Morgan campus. Twenty-two youth, ages 14-18 years old, were invited to learn about the employment opportunities in Morgan County, as well as in northern Colorado. Presenters from businesses were invited to speak about their organizations and career options. Students were introduced to “soft skills,” directed how to correctly complete a job application, and learned about employer expectations. Additionally, participants toured area businesses.

IV. Student Success Goal: Colorado students shall have the opportunity to succeed through high quality, cutting-edge instruction and educational services.

  • MCC recognized 97 academic honor students for the 2014 spring semester. The President’s list included 68 students that were enrolled full-time in 12 college credit hours and maintained a 4.0 grade point average. The other 29 maintain a grade point average of 3.75 to 3.99 and were added to the Vice President’s list for academic honors.

V. Operational Excellence Goal: The financial stability of the system’s institutions and the physical safety of its students shall be ensured.

  • MCC Foundation has received three new endowments totaling $100,000 for student scholarships: the David E. Price Scholarship Endowment, the Donald C. and Loretta M. Price Scholarship Endowment, and the Datteri Family Endowment.
  • Communications and Marketing team continues to attend meetings and trainings for website accessibility compliance and best practices.