I. Student Access Goal: All Coloradans shall have access to comprehensive community college educational programs.
- MCC faculty and staff participated in College Friday on April 12 to promote college opportunities.
- MCC Morgan County Chorale will hold their spring dinner theatre performances on April 26-28.
- The Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) and the MCC Creative Writing Club will host poet and artist Kim Nuzzo at this month’s Open Mic Poetry Night. Nuzzo’s photography will also be the final exhibit this semester at the CACE Gallery of Fine Art.
- Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARA) are presenting brownbag seminars to educate women and men on situations, resources, and ways to stay safe.
- MCC has partnered with community organizations to host a “Wellness Fair” for older adults. The event will offer informational booths and resources, provide a free lunch to attendees, and will feature a presentation on identity theft prevention.
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society and Psychology students from MCC coordinated an event with area agencies with the purpose to equip parents with information to better protect their families. The activities included self-defense classes for kids, presentations on the types of dangers founds in rural Colorado, as well as how to recognize various types of abuse, predators and how to avoid them.
II. Student Success Goal: The demands of Colorado businesses and communities shall be met through the development of a high skilled work force.
- PBL students applied their business skills in organizing a Bazaar at the college. They invited home-based businesses to display and sell items for their annual event.
- Seven outstanding students were honored this month. Recognitions were as follows: Natalie Gray is Student Employee of the Year; Cynthia Hanevik received the Outstanding Academic Award; Juliet Lundy is the Outstanding Occupational Student; Tenneya Lundquist was awarded the Outstanding Student Leadership Award; Heather Baeza is the recipient of the Presidential Outstanding Student Award; and Seth Kuttner and Nadeen Ibrahim were recognized as this year’s Rising Stars.
- MCC hosted its first multi-discipline accident simulation event. Second year students were participants while first year students observed a simulated car accident. Mock patients were extracted from a vehicle, and then transported to a staged emergency room where they were evaluated, examined, and released for rehabilitation. Students from
the EMS, Health Science, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Physical Therapy Assistant programs participated.
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.
- CACE hosted the “Best of the Best” student art exhibit featuring student work from area middle and high schools, as well as MCC students.
- MCC’s Facebook page exceeded 500 likes this month.
- Over 100 students from Fort Morgan High School participated in a campus tour and presentation. Students observed college classes, participated in science experiments, watched college student demonstrations, and heard from financial aid regarding the costs of college.
- Annette Lebsock chosen as Classified Employee of the Year.
IV. Student Success Goal: Colorado students shall have the opportunity to succeed through high quality, cutting-edge instruction and educational services.
- 6-Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students placed at state, and plan to attend the National Conference which is June 22 to June 25 in Anaheim, CA. MCC also won the March of Dimes Penny War for a second year thanks to staff and students on campus.
- Workplace Education Coordinator Shirley Penn was awarded Educator of the Year by the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association.
- Gwen Steffen was chosen by her peers to receive the 2013 Crystal Apple Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring.
- MCC Wray Center implemented a Writer’s Workshop/Tutoring Center
V. Operational Excellence Goal: The financial stability of the system’s institutions and the physical safety of its students shall be ensured.
- Budgeting for next fiscal year has started and will continue through the summer.
- MCC administrators have created a new scholarship strategy, the College Assistance Program (CAP). The strategy involves providing
each Division Chair funds to be used at their discretion to recruit new students. Matching funds were secured with the MCC Foundation.