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 …
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.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
MCCC will show silent films produced at the Betzwood Studios, with organ accompaniment by Don Kinnier.
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 …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The White House released the College Scorecard, with looks at loan repayment, costs, graduation rates and more of the nations colleges, including Lansdale School of Business and Montgomery County Community College.
After President Barack 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." Lansdale School of Business Students at Lansdale School of Business pay an average of $15,128 after grants and scholarships. According to the White House College Scorecard, families typically borrow $7,470 in Federal student loans, which amounts to about $85.97 a month over 10 years. However, 22.3 percent of students default on their Federal student loans within three years of entering repayment. The …
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 …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
MCCC will host the first of three spring semester Community Observatory Nights on from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in its state-of-the-art Observatory and on the Observation Deck, weather permitting
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
While the MCCC Mustangs mascot may still be looking for a name, it certainly found its place in the college’s school community.
An immediately recognizable face (not to mention mane, tail and hoofs) will now attend Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) sports games and special events. “We haven’t had a mascot before,” Bruce Bach, MCCC Athletic director, said. “He is a celebrity.” Debuting at the home opening game of the MCCC Mustangs Men’s Basketball team, Jan. 29, the MCCC mascot wasted no time pumping up fans and reaching out to the community. The mascot, a grinning white stallion, wears the colors and jersey of the college’s sports teams. While the mascot doesn’t yet boast a name, an MCCC spokesperson stated that the college community is currently being polled for what the name should be, and will soon have a processes to pick a name prior to the end of the…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Youth dance members from the Audubon YMCA STRONG program shared center court with Montgomery County Community College Dance Ensemble at the college's men's basketball home opening game.
At the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) men’s basketball game Jan. 29, there was an energetic half-time dance performance. This performance was a particularly special treat for certain youth in attendance. However, these eight girls and one boy, ages 8 to 13, weren’t in the stands watching the show, rather, they were in it. “It was a chance of a lifetime,” Abreeyah Samuel, 10, said. “It felt good. It was a good opportunity.” Abreeyah is a student at the Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy in the Norristown Area School District. She is also enrolled in the STRONG (Striving to Reach Our Needs and Goals) program, a before-and-after-school enrichment program. STRONG, which caters exclusively to youth living in …