Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Montgomery County Community College graduation will take place May 23, and the Keynote Address will be given by Drexel University President John Fry
Information courtesy of Montgomery County Community College With an increase of 38 percent over the last five years, the largest class in Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) history will graduate on May 23. The increase is a testament to MCCC’s efforts to improve student access, success and completion over the last decade. A record total of 1,513 students will receive 1,535 associate’s degrees and certificates during the College’s 46th Commencement exercises, which will be held at MCCC’s Central Campus in Blue Bell starting at 7 p.m. The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Drexel University President John A. Fry, who was selected, in part, to emphasize MCCC’s commitment to developing multiple pathways by which students …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges welcomes several county residents to its famed list.
Sixty-two students from Montgomery County Community College’s Class of 2013 were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. To qualify for Who’s Who, students must have graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year with a grade point average of at least 2.75 and must be nominated by a member of MCCC’s faculty or staff. The 2013 Who’s Who students are listed below by area of residence: Ambler: Amy Kolesnik Abington: Jessica Lowenstein Barto: Hilda Hynes Bechtelsville: Dana Rubright Ceders: Vincent Pupillo Cheltenham: Leland Cohen Collegeville: Devin Dietrich, James Fulop, Jessica Kelly Conshohocken: Christine Muszynski Eagleville: Patricia Piazza Erdenheim: John Harkins Gilbertsville: John McKillip Glenside: Brigitta …
Monday, May 13, 2013
MCCC named honorable mention by Bicycle Friendly America program.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Engineering is one of the hottest careers out there and MCCC is working to ensure that its two-year engineering students can seamlessly transfer into four-year engineering programs.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Ceramics students recycle and feed the masses with one project.
Information Courtesy of Robert Gardner, MCCC Think Green Correspondent As part of Montgomery County Community College’s Earth Day celebrations on April 22, the Ceramics Club held an “Empty Bowls” event to raise money for a local soup kitchen. Guests of the Earth Day Empty Bowls event were invited to a modest soup-and-bread meal. For $10, donors will receive a brand-new, handmade bowl filled with fresh soup and baked bread supplied by on-campus food services provider CulinArt. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of homemade ceramic bowls will also be reinvested in the club, which consistently makes use of recycled materials, thereby reducing waste as well as MCCC’s overall carbon footprint. “More than half of the clay is re-processed …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The White House College Scorecard looked at borrowing, graduation rates, and loan default rates. How did MCCC do?
After President Obama's State of the Union Address in February, the White House has released the College Scorecard. According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, "College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you." Montgomery County Community College According to the White House scorecard, in-state students pay a net price of $7,112 a year to attend MCCC, with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown. This is down 4.6 percent from the 2007 to 2009 costs and considered "low" on the scorecard's scale. Families typically borrow an average of $8,563 for the undergraduate study at MCCC, with student loan payments of …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 8 to 10 a.m.
The Tri-County Community Network (TCN) Exelon Nuclear Workforce Development Program will hold a meeting on "Incentives to Hire and Be Hired" from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus. Gregory Shirk, of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership, will be discussing the publicly-funded incentives to hire and get your clients hired. Such incentives include: on-the-job training grants, customized-job-training grants, federal Work Opportunity Tax Credits, federal bonding, and more. The event is free for members and first time attendees, though non-members will have to pay $25. For more information on this seminar, click here or call TCN at …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
MCCC and Drexel University will officially sign a partnership agreement making Drexel a University Center partner on Tuesday, March 12 in Pottstown.
Starting later this spring, Drexel University will become the first Montgomery County Community College partner to offer a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the University Center in Pottstown. MCCC and Drexel will officially sign into an agreement on Tuesday, March 12, at 3 p.m., making Drexel a University Center partner. The signing will be held in the former AAA building at 95 South Hanover Street, Pottstown. In addition to the doctoral degree, Drexel will also offer two new master's degrees and several professional development certificates. “These partnerships are so important in higher education, and they show a great deal of entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, MCCC president. “The University Center framework builds …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Pottstown Campus of Montgomery County Community College is cooking up new ways for its annual dinner to increase campus identity and community.
Students at Montgomery County Community College’a (MCCC) West Campus, located in Pottstown, know the way to a closer campus and community is through their stomachs. MCCC West Campus students, faculty and staff hosted the campus’ 12th-annual Lasagna Dinner on the evening of Feb. 20. The dinner was initially part of a college-wide, weeklong celebration in honor of Dr. Karen Stout’s inauguration as MCCC president. “To continue the tradition because of me means a lot,” Stout said. “But, what really means the most to me was that the students review it and continue to improve it each year. It shows the continuous growth of this campus.” Speaking at the dinner, Stout said she rarely misses attending the event, noting that growing West Campus life…
Friday, February 15, 2013
The popular community event of Montgomery County Community College’s Pottstown campus, raises funds for student scholarships.
The Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) West Campus, located in Pottstown, will hold its 12th annual Lasagna Dinner fundraising event, Feb. 20 [see below for event details]. The Lasagna Dinner started in 2001 as part of the weeklong celebration in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Karen Stout, the college’s president. It has since become one of the longest-running and most popular student-led fundraising events of the college. According to an MCCC, spokesperson, the lasagna dinner was initially conceived by then MCCC Student Government president, Ryan Sacks, who organized students from the clubs on the West Campus. Today, MCCC West Campus students still work together to make the event successful; raising over $12,000 since its …