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June and July 2015

I. Transform the student experience.

  • MCC co-hosted a week-long science camp called, "The Body Shop." The courses were funded by a local Foundation, and allowed for participants to hear from a variety of health professionals, including a veterinarian, athletic trainer, nurses, coroner, mortician, physician, and physical therapist throughout the week. Students visited medical facilities, completed dissections, participated in mock scenarios, and learned the scientific method while maintaining a lab notebook with drawings and descriptions of anatomical organs.
  • MCC partnered with local organizations to offer a “Youth Entrepreneurship Camp.” The free week-long summer camp was designed for 13-19 year old students interested in business. Participants worked on creating budgets and learned accounting, marketing, and customer service skills as well as how to develop a business plan.

II. Transform our own workforce experience.

  • MCC hosted The Fullbridge Program, a free, fast-paced, 10-day course that mirrors a rigorous workday in a real-world environment. Participants mastered essential business skills, identified passions, and developed a roadmap to a successful career. Fullbridge, funded by the CCCS, was designed to help students succeed in the modern workplace.

III. Create education without barriers through transformational partnerships.

  • MCC Limon Center presented at the Colorado Workforce Youth Career Camp.
  • For a second time, the MCC Burlington Center presented at the Kit Carson Correctional Center to the Re-entry group, comprised of inmates scheduled to be released in the next year. MCC staff discussed how to get back into college, obtain loans, and how to be successful students.
  • Morgan County Board of Realtors donated $2,500 to benefit students through scholarships for the Real Estate Certificate Program at MCC.

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

  • For the fifth consecutive year, MCC was named one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”  In addition to being one of 24 two-year institutions distinguished this year, and the only college in Colorado recognized, MCC was also selected to once again be placed on the Honor Roll, tying for first place in colleges of its size! MCC was awarded distinction in ten out of 11 workplace satisfaction categories this year.
  • Exterior windows and doors are being replaced in Cottonwood and Aspen Halls.
  • Locks will be replaced on all interior and all exterior doors.
  • Security cameras are being installed near main entrances and in parking lots.
  • MCC’s Webmaster attended a website accessibility conference in June. Several other staff members will soon attend a conference relating to making online forms accessible.

V. Other News

  • MCC has added a “Safety & Security” link to its homepage which currently links to the College’s “Grievances, sexual misconduct, and student discipline” policies and forms. MCC’s webmaster is designing a micro website for this content to include faculty and HR resources as well as safety videos for students and information specific to students.
  • The MCC Jazz Ensemble was invited to play in the City of Louisville’s summer concert series earlier this month. The MCC Platte Valley Band will play in Fort Morgan’s City Park as part of the City’s summer concert series.
  • The College’s Center for Arts and Community Enrichment Gallery of Fine Art is exhibiting the oil paintings of Jenny Robinson. The artist also hosted a free demonstration and workshop at MCC.
  • MCC Burlington Center will host the Kit Carson County Early Childhood Council this year.