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March 2015

I. Transform the student experience.

  • MCC hosted its third multi-discipline accident simulation event. Second-year students were participants while first-year students observed a simulated auto shop accident. Mock patients were evaluated by EMS students then transported in MCC’s training ambulance to a staged emergency room where “patients” were examined, treated, and released for rehabilitation. Students
    from the EMS, Health Science, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Physical Therapy Assistant programs participated.
  • MCC’s Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) is presenting five films featured in this year’s Boulder International Film Festival at the Fort Morgan campus.

II. Transform our own workforce experience.

  • MCC students competed in the Skills USA district competitions for automotive technology, automotive collision repair, and welding. Nine MCC students qualified for the State Completion in April.

III. Create education without barriers through transformational partnerships.

  • The CACE Gallery of Fine Art will be exhibiting the “Best of the Best” student art show, featuring work from area middle and high school students as well as MCC students.
  • The MCC Jazz Ensemble performed with the Don Richmond and The Rifters for a community concert hosted by CACE, and sponsored by Banner Health East Morgan County Hospital.

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

  • The MCC Foundation Gala event estimated a gross of $44,000 (which included sponsors, ticket sales, auction, etc.). Proceeds will go towards student scholarships and support various needs of the college.
  • A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for MCC’s new welding and storage facility, Birch Hall. Attendees included Fort Morgan Chamber of Commerce board and members, MCC Foundation Board members, the Fort Morgan City Manager and city staff, project builders and contractors, the architect, SBCCOE member Dr. Russ Meyer, MCC welding students, faculty, and staff.

V. Other News

  • Summer class schedules were mailed to over 17,000 addresses.
  • Tax Help Colorado was so successful, the program was extended for two more dates.