News for Muskegon Community College Friends and Stakeholders May 2021

Congratulations MCC Class of 2021!

This year’s graduates were celebrated with a drive-through Commencement Ceremony on May 5, 2021.  Visit www.muskegoncc.edu/commencement/ for details and follow us on Facebook or our YouTube channel to watch the celebratory video later this month.


Awarding $120,125 in HEERF Funds to Qualified Students

Muskegon Community College is distributing an additional $120,125 to 450 qualified students through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).  This is good news for some of the 65% of students who worry about having enough money to pay for schoolRead more about this financial support.


Strategic Plan on Track for Completion 6 Months Early

Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, MCC continues to meet the goals outlined in MCC’s strategic plan.  To date, dedicated employees have completed 73 strategic projects, including 18 new initiatives that were added to support remote-working, online learning, and local health care efforts.  Review our progress in meeting community-driven goals.


Jayhawk Pantry Provide Food Curbside

The Jayhawk Pantry, part of the Jayhawk Hub, provides food for students with safe and convenient curbside service.  The Jayhawk Hub is a one-stop resource to get connected with campus and community services related to housing insecurity, food needs, and other issues that could impact academic success.  Learn more about the Jayhawk Hub.


Academic Mentors Help Students Succeed

In support of institutional goal #4, which aims to “continue to improve student learning as evidenced by pass rates, persistence and retention, GPA, and goal attainment,” the Tutoring Center provides academic mentors to help students adjust to college, provide academic skills, and connect them to college resourcesLearn more at www.muskegoncc.edu/tutoring-center.


MCC Hosts Vaccination Clinic:  Over 1,200 Vaccinated

MCC Nursing and Medical Assisting students assisted with vaccinations at Public Health Muskegon County’s first largescale, walk-in clinic at the Health and Wellness Center on the main campus.  The March 27 event aimed to vaccinate senior residents.  Read the related story at MLive.


Survey and Focus Groups Elevating the Student Voice

To ensure the evolving needs of students are addressed by the next strategic plan, MCC conducted a survey and focus groups to gather student input on a variety of topics.  Learn more about our student-centered planning process. 


Biology Students Study Ecology at Local Park on Earth Day

Biology 104 students visited Hoffmaster State Park to study ecological succession in the dunes.  They also examined stream invertebrates and ecosystem respiration in the Kasey Hartz Natural Area, which is located at MCC’s main campus.  See photos of these field studies.


Food Processing Center Opens on Main Campus

The West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Association, in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and Muskegon Community College, developed the FARM (Food, Agriculture, Research, Manufacturing Center) accelerator and business development centerLearn more about FARM.


Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball Teams Excel

The MCC women’s basketball team competed in the NJCAA Division II national tournament for the first time since the 2007-08 season.  While the Jayhawks were eliminated from the tournament, they had a winning 13-4 season.  The volleyball team won the MCCAA Western Conference title and ended the season with a 12-0 record.  The MCC softball team is enjoying a winning season.  The Jayhawks are 20-0 with just a few games left in the season.  Meet the team.


MCC’s University Park Golf Course Open for Season

University Park Golf Course (UPGC) is a public golf course owned by Muskegon Community College and designed by Bruce Matthews.  MCC is the only community college in the state with its own golf course.  Learn about UPGC.


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