News for Muskegon Community College Friends and Stakeholders September 2021

Sept. 13 Town Hall Event Invites Suggestions for MCC’s Next Strategic Plan

Muskegon Community College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College since 2015, is collaborating with 142 Students, community stakeholders, Trustee/Board members, and employees to identify goals for MCC’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.  All community members are encouraged to share suggestions for MCC’s new strategic plan with MCC President, Dr. Dale Nesbary, at the Town Hall 2-3pm Monday, September 13.  Town Hall events specifically for students are also planned.  Get event details and Zoom link

3,716 Students Enrolled for Fall Semester

Enrollment is up 7.4% from 2020 and 32% of classes are in-person, versus 14% in Fall 2020.  New and returning students were welcomed to campus with a variety of Jayhawk Frenzy activities.  See photos.

MCC President Announces 2022 Retirement

Muskegon Community College (MCC) President Dale K. Nesbary will retire in June of 2022 as the College’s tenth President, concluding 44 years in higher education, research, and leadership.  He began his career at MCC in 2009, making him the second longest-serving president in the College’s 95-year history.  Read more. 

Students and 46 Organizations Identifying Goals for MCC’s Next Strategic Plan

Over 140 students, community members, and employees volunteers to serve on of six strategic planning committees.  Our planning theme, Aspiring To Be The Best, reflects our aim to increase enrollment among under-represented groups and meet the criteria for the top student success awards from the leading student success organizations, the Achieving the Dream Leah Meyer Austin Award, Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, and the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.  The criteria for these prestigious awards is based on student success data related to equity, access, retention/completion, graduation rates, and post-graduate success.  Learn more about the planning process and share suggestions at

$500 Gift Card Drawing Offered at Vaccine Clinics in September

MCC will award $100 in gift cards to five participants at each of its public COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The gift cards can be redeemed at Meijer and Barnes & Noble. The clinics are free and open to the public, 12 years of age and older.  MCC joined the national COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, an initiative coordinated by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education earlier this year.  Get vaccine clinic details.

Event Reflects on 9/11

MCC History Instructors George Maniates and Kurt Troutman will present “September 11, 2001:  20-Year Anniversary of Remembrance and Reflection” on Wednesday, September 22.  Get event details.

Students Earn President's List, Dean's List Honors

MCC places full-time students who achieve a 4.0 grade-point average on the President’s List.  Full-time students who earn a 3.5 gpa are place on the Dean’s List (or on the Academic Honors List if attending half-time).  See those who earned these honors for the Summer 2021 semester. 

9/7 Storm Destroys 40+ Trees

Tuesday’s storm caused a power outage and other disruptions across MCC’s main campus.  Thanks to the dedication of employees in Physical Plant, OIT, and other departments (plus essential service providers), the campus was operational by Thursday morning.  Read the President’s Update about the storm clean-up and restoration of services.

New Leaders for Finance, Foundation, Diversity

Muskegon Community College welcomes Beth Dick as Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Teresa Newmarch as Chief Advancement Officer, and Ken James as Chief Diversity Officer.  Meet the entire President’s Cabinet.

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