A recent collaboration between the Mid Michigan College Business & Professional Studies Academic Department and the Mid Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has resulted in a new Business Studies Resource area in the library on the Mt. Pleasant Campus of Mid Michigan College.

The project started as a conversation between business faculty and Amy Fisher, Dean of Business & Professional Studies at the College. The team determined what resources Mid’s business students and community members needed access to in order to enhance their education and support their success in business endeavors.

As a result of that conversation, Dean Fisher reached out to Tony Fox, SBDC Regional Director,to see if the SBDC would be interested in moving their business resource library from the Morey Technical Education Center to the main campus library so more students and community members would have access to the resources.

“The addition of over 350 books from the SBDC, as well as new subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, are just a few of the resources that have been assembled during Phase I of this project,” noted Fisher.

Phase II of the project will include making community connections with local businesses and securing donations of current business-related books from those organizations to expand the variety of resources available to students and the community. The College plans to recognize those who donate with a label on the inside cover of received materials.

“This project represents the value of collaboration. Between faculty, myself, Corey Goethe, Director of Library Services at Mid, and community partners like the SBDC, collaboration made this project possible,” shared Fisher.

Mid’s business programs and pathways offer students a variety of options, including career-ready associate degrees and transfer-focused options with local four-year colleges and universities including Northwood University. From accounting to business, Mid has customizable options to help students achieve their goals and find future success.

For more information about Mid’s business programs and pathways or to donate business studies resources to the collection, contact Amy Fisher at afisher1@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6657.

 
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