Mid Michigan Community College News Mid Michigan Community College news and events. Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.midmich.edu/community/news WI 2016 Honors List Congratulations to this semester's Honors and High Honors Students! We recognize and applaud your dedication and hard work.

The High Honors and Honors Students for Mid Michigan Community College, Winter 2016 Semester, are below. To achieve Honors, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours for the semester with a GPA of 3.5 through 3.89. High Honors is 3.9 through 4.0.

HIGH HONORS

Alma

Austin Mitchell Coleman

Mackenzie L Kindel

Katherine Nicole-Ethel Teed

Alto

Lisa Marie Johnson

Battle Creek

Natalie Yeager

Beaverton

Adam Jacob Burns

Big Rapids

Joseph Denis Carney

Kathleen Marie King

Blanchard

Paul Jason Sleeseman

Breckenridge

Samantha Ann Hoffman

Clare

Jennifer Hayley Campbell

Stacy K Chichester

Kelsey Lea Gage

Autumn Marie Horn

Tessa Jo Huovinen

Ashley Renee Randall

Scott Stuart Smith

Brandie Valentine

Blythe Noel VanBuskirk

Dryden

McKenna A Koskinen

Elwell

Abbie Richardson

Evart

Brenda Kay Peters

Falmouth

Amanda R DeZeeuw

Farwell

Shayna Gassel

Dana Gepford

Marissa Renee Ingram

Tanner Scott Mittan

Logan Paul Pierce

Sean Reid Robison

Tristan Lee Shimmons

Michelle Lynne Snell

Gladwin

Morgan M Arnold

Kelly Lynn Greaves

April D Hudlow

Mallory Lynn Johnson

Bryan Shawn Kind

Cobi J Pellerito

Kristin Elizabeth Shoaf

Byron Dillion Vannest

Ashley N White

Grayling

Wesley Allen Willoughby

Harbor Beach

Justin D Pfaff

Harrison

Melissa Sue Adams

Emily Jo Cruikshank

Darrin Wallace Dewald

Phillip Robert Hale

David Arthur Hoefling

William Arthur Hoefling

Tyler Cameron Laporte

Haslett

Kevin J Finkbeiner

Houghton Lake

Amanda Marie Beachnau

Zachary I Paiva

Hudson

Chase Thomas Stratton

Ithaca

Jamie Lee Gose

Tyler James Grigar

Katlin Elisabeth Kindel

Linden

Matthew Robert Wittenkeller

Marion

Michael R Allen

Marquette

Anthony Charles Kreis

Mcbain

Grant Michael Gugle

Mt.Pleasant

Mohammed Abdulrahman Alashwan

Walaa Ghazi Alhashmialamir

Anwar Abdulhadi Almohammedali

Zainab Ali Almohammedali

Amanda Marie Anderson

Nicole Karleen Fox

Matthew Wayne Hasman

Richard Michael Johnson

Cynthia Renee Malott

Heidi L Minthorn

Oladele Olatoun Olakanmi

Eric J Pierson

Dillon Fulbright Pringle

Lanette Rose Roberts

Luke Samuel Vriend-Dehart

Dillon I Wieferich

Melissa Zurawski

Paris

Kelsey Blatchford

Prescott

Kelsey M Killinger

Remus

Pamela Nell VanCuren

Riverdale

Zachary S Freed

Roscommon

Wade Howard Nolen

Sault Ste Marie

Ashley Marie Albone

Sears

Tabitha S Turley

Shephard

Abigail Ann Moeggenberg

Andrew Huetter Brookens

Adam Charles Burggraf

Nicole S Cuthbertson

St. Louis

Amanda Morgan Bajena

Robert Allan Church

Cameron K Glover

Kristen Marie Nienhuis

Elijah David Rutkowski

Stanwood

Amy Lynn Parker

Sumner

Lydia Sabin

Washington

Gina Marie McCrackin

Weidman

Bo C Carrick

Joslin Rae Clouse

Krista Kay Faber

Wesley W Klein

West Branch

Hannah Nicole Leforce


HONORS

Alma

Timothy A Cameron

Stephen Navindra Maharaj

Jessica Nichole Mikel

Jenna Marie Simcox

Vanessa G Waldron

Ashley

Jordan Jeffrey Bosley

Bay City

Stephen Maxwell Doerr

Beaverton

Lakin Anna Boyer

Katelyn R Hansen

Crystal Kaye Hickerson

Garrett C Horn

Robert Allen Hundley

Morgan N McCallister

Aspen M McFarland

Randall B Roggentine

Katie Jo Sobanski

Tiffani Amber Stewart

Emily Janette Swinson

Blanchard

Courtney Karcher

Peter Daniel Taylor

Breckenridge

Quayd Spencer Short

Erika Nicole Wendling

Cadillac

Robert William Flagg

Chad William Wilson

Caro

Bryan John Cody

Carson City

Grant David Gage

Clare

Maisie Rachel Beckner

Jennifer Jo Bennett

Kayla J Bicknell

Savannah M Carter

Alex John Crafard

Julia Elnora-Mae David

Tyler L Gillespie

Jason Anthony Mathews

Brandi L McMillan

Rachyl Randall

Kenneth D Smith

Jesse N Warner

Coldwater

Sterling James Sobeske

Coleman

Joseph J Berenyi

Erika Janette McCann

Austin Stemple

Levi T Veltkamp

Commerce

Andrew Chulumovich

Coopersville

Jocelyn Sue Langeland

Dewitt

Chad Thomas Quinlan

Drummond Island

Robert Michael Pettit

Essexville

Racheal Grace Willett

Falmouth

Lucas Karl Colecchio

Isaac Robert Dieterman

Farmington Hills

Tanej K Mukkatira

Farwell

Melissa R Carpenter

Angela Johnson

Maria L Murphy

Chelsea M O'Dell

Mary Beth Pierce

Jay Warner

Frankfort

Cassaundra Autumn Kramer

Gaylord

Sarah Jane Polena

Gladwin

Nathan Paul Bautell

Angela K Bowen

Michael James Clifford

Kaitlyn Rose Hickey

Katherine Sue Klamer

Dalton Gilbert Thomas

Monica Kay Vorce

Grand Rapids

Sheridan Marie Ervin

Harrison

Bridgett M Case

Kyle R Corbin

Allison R Davis

Brandon Fillenworth

Ethan Hall

John Jacob Hammell-Nelson

Quincy Dennis Jones

Joshua Paul Kiger

Steven Dougles Pothoof

Miranda A Reyes

Bobbie L Shipman

Samantha Ray Smith

Shanel Ariana Stewart

Todd Ryan Stier

Hemlock

Kayli Miller

Holland

Josiah Netzly

Howell

Kyle Jacob Ayotte

Brandin Beaudin

Ionia

Aryas James Bell

Ithaca

Michael James Helwig

Jordyn Lynn Kench

Holly Morgan Walker

Lake

Ryan Thomas Livingston

Lake City

Kathy Anita Kaczor

Christina A Pree

Kory Allen Root

Lake Isabella

Alexander Frederick Wood

Lakeview

Madison G Shurlow

Lansing

Kilee Aileen Sommerville

Lapeer

Shannon Marie Brown

Livonia

Amanda Marie Long

Manistee

Alexandria Sloan Barnett

Britny Jean Lange

Cassandra Janel Serio

Marion

Chrystal Kay Clavier

Amber Lynn Dzikowicz

Mecosta

Amber Surelle Probst

Midland

Elana Elizabeth Dykhouse

Jenna La Shawn Fries

Ryelle Nichole-Elizabeth Johnson

Cameron A Roenicke

Mt. Pleasant

Amal Hussain Abohasson

Loogane Abduljaleel Alabbas

Kathryn Rose Alchin

Nawras Abdullah Alqadihi

Samantha M Bastianelli

Nathan D Brooks

Robert John Brownlee

Kaiyu Chen

Luke Albert Davis

Sarah Grace Demuth

Celia Mae Doerr

Shalee Ann Drake

Zachary Ryan Fogg

Shawn Nicole Holcomb

Nathan George Houk

Karla Marie Hoyt

Ryan R Kalbfleisch

Brittany Christine Leatherman

Jennifer Rayna Lindstrom

Zachary Robert McBride

Aren Joseph Milligan

Robert William Murray

Kelly Marie Muto

Jared Michael Rabenold

Jacob Ryan Rider

Zamil Mohammad Samkari

Philip Lavern Schafer

Ashton Marie Shahin

Alisa A Sponseller

Alexis J Strong

Deja M Sylvester

Adam Charles Toton

Austin Michael Wilbur-Overfield

Kristopher Joel Wise

Namuunbadralt Zolboot

New Lothrop

Michael A Mucha

Novi

Jacob Eugene Hole

Otter Lake

Kristen Renee White

Owosso

Monty Ryan Whitson

Port Austin

Matthew G Mosey

Prescott

Allyson Reimers

Remus

Shawna Marie Neyome

Riley C Reyes

Riverdale

Ryan R Brantley

Alexandra F Prewett

Roscommon

Caitlyn Renee Wilson

Rosebush

Kara Leigh Bourland

Armando Michael Brigham

Shelby Township

Ryan Haley Stiff

Shepherd

Emily N Branigan

Debra Renae Grove

Lindsay Marie Martin

Brandon John Stressman

Sara M Venema

St. Louis

Brittany May Lewis

Brandon Christopher Vega

Jasmine Nicole Way

Sumner

Morgan Pulcifer-Stump

Troy

David Ostergaard

Weidman

Jade E Kennedy

Alexander G Matthews

Sarah Jean Miller

Ryan M Tilmann

West Broomfield

Jackson William Oliver

Wheeler

Gabriel Neil Willman

White Cloud

Austin Mychal Kozlowski

Blake Joseph Skinner

Unknown

Hussain Ali Alhelal

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​Record Turnout for MMCC Mountain Bike Race

Record Turnout for MMCC Mountain Bike Race

Mid Michigan Community College hosted its 7th annual Rust Shaker mountain bike race on April 30th. A record 150 racers competed.

The race was held on MMCC’s Harrison campus’ nearly 16-mile mountain bike trail.

Sponsored by the MMCC Foundation with support from Bicycle Headquaters (Midland), Ray’s Bike Shop (Clare) and Terry’s Cycle (Alma), proceeds from the race benefit MMCC student scholarships and trail maintenance.

Jeff Adamcik, who competed in the Rust Shaker, commented: “It was great to see so many racers attend Rust Shaker. The race is continuing to grow and a great way to kick off the mountain biking season!”

MMCC’s bike and walking trails are open to the public. Bike riders of all skill levels can enjoy wooded and hilly trails, long and gentle climbs, as well as steep, rough terrain.

MMCC’s summer mountain bike race, the Sweat Shaker, will be held on June 25th. This race is a part of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association Championship Point Series and features divisions for every age and ability level. The college expects a large turnout of racers and a fantastic event for all participants.

To learn more about the mountain bike races at MMCC, contact Meghan Keen at 989-386-6651 or mckeen@midmich.edu. For more info or to register for the upcoming Sweat Shaker, visit midmich.edu/sweatshaker.

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​MMCC’s Honor Society Recognized as Among Top in Nation MMCC’s Honor Society Recognized as Among Top in Nation

Phi Theta Kappa, Honor Society of two-year colleges, recently held their Annual Convention, Nerd Nation, in Washington DC. More than 3,800 people and over 500 of the Society’s 1,285 chapters gathered to celebrate the mission of Phi theta Kappa, which is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.

Mid Michigan Community College’s (MMCC’s) chapter, Alpha Omicron Omicron (AOO), was among those in attendance.

“From amazing sights to large crowds of nerds, Nerd Nation was something to behold,” says Josh Kiger, AOO member. “We were able to learn new strategies through educational sessions that we will be able to pass onto the future leaders of our chapter.”

Conference speakers included Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, Director of the Global Resilience and GRIT Institutes, Katy Kay, BBC World News, and Lord John Eatwell, President of Queens’ College Cambridge, among others. Representing a wide range of experiences in global relations and politics, human rights, and diversity affairs, these speakers inspired conference attendees to understand and embrace their world in order to enact meaningful change.

“NerdNation was so much greater than just a simple convention, it was a gathering place for future leaders to make connections, improve their soft skills, and have fun,” says AOO member Abby Averill. “I will never forget the experience and I imagine that next year, AOO will again be one of the chapters that gets called on stage to receive awards.”

At the Annual Convention, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes outstanding achievements with the presentation of Hallmark Awards. Mid Michigan Community College’s chapter, Alpha Omicron Omicron, was recognized as one of the top 100 chapters in the nation. Tammy Alvaro, MMCC’s Chapter Advisor, was recognized as one of 15 most distinguished advisors.

“The best moment for me occurred outside of the convention’s programming,” notes Alvaro, AOO Chapter Advisor. “It happened at dinner—when the students determined that, regardless of whether they received formal recognition or not, they were proud of their work and having always supported one another toward their goals. It’s wonderful to get awards, sure, but it’s even better to work with students who embody the true definition of honor students.”

In its 26 years of existence, Chapter AOO has developed into one of the most active, community-oriented chapters in Phi Theta Kappa. It consistently obtains the highest level of achievement—5-Star chapter status.

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Commencement 2016 Graduate Photos

Commencement 2016 - Graduate Photos

Guys & Dolls Photography of Clare will be photographing each graduate as they step down from the stage after receiving their diploma. If you wish to have a print of one of the graduates on this very special day with these special prices, you will need to place an order by May 14. To place an order call us at 989-386-9361 and pay with a credit card. Or you can mail this form in with a check made out to Guys & Dolls Photography for the full amount. Orders can also be picked up at our studio after June 2. If picking up your order at our studio, please call in advance to insure the studio will be open. Many times we are closed and on location photograph- ing or giving seminars. Orders placed after May 14 will be $7 more for each package.

Download the Photo Form (PDF)


View some Graduation Photos we've shared on Facebook.

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​Business Transition Event Held at MMCC

Business Transition Event Held at MMCC

Over 60 business owners and professionals recently convened at Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) to learn about buying and selling a business.

The Mid Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted this “How to Buy and Sell a Business” event in response to an increasing demand from clients seeking advice on the topic. The event was sponsored by Mercantile Bank.

"At some point, every entrepreneur reaches a point where they leave the business they launched and grew. Some are looking to retire, while others are looking to pursue new opportunities. Locally, the Mid Michigan SBDC is well-positioned to help firms develop a roadmap to navigate this process," according to Tony Fox, SBDC Regional Director.

The event included training and discussion focused on business valuation, sale preparation, transition planning, due diligence, and options for financing a purchase.

“Business transition is not something an owner tackles every day. Not only is this a critical milestone for a company, it can also have more widespread implications when multiple jobs are at stake, which is why it needs to be handles with care and excellence,” said Jose Navarrete, SBDC Growth Consultant.

Entrepreneurs and business owners interested in working with the SBDC are encouraged to visit www.SBDCMichigan.org/get-started

About Michigan SBDC | www.SBDCMichigan.org

The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides counseling, business education, information based planning and technology commercialization services to Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, growing businesses and innovators. The Mid Michigan SBDC Regional Center is a partner program of the U.S. Small Business Administration located at the Mid Michigan Community College's Morey Technical Education Center in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

About Mid Michigan Community College | www.midmich.edu

Mid Michigan Community College is a public community college founded in 1965, with full service locations and technical education centers in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant. The College offers one and two-year certificates and associate degrees in transfer, occupational, tech and trade, and health science programs. MMCC prides itself on offering an affordable education that prepares students for a career or transfer to a university.

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​MMCC Foundation Raises Over $101,000

MMCC Foundation Raises Over $101,000 at A Northern Tradition

The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation raised over $101,000 at its 15th annual fundraiser, A Northern Tradition.

A Northern Tradition is the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. In fifteen years, it has raised over $1.4 Million.

The event, which was held at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare, raises money for the Mid Michigan Community College Foundation. The proceeds from this event allow the Foundation to support the College’s services to the community through scholarships, program development, improved facilities, and programs for at-risk youth.

The Foundation’s most prominent program, Students of Promise, prepares local 7th through 12th graders for college.

About 800 attendees enjoyed an evening of exclusive shopping and exceptional food provided by local food vendors. Guests were excited to meet special guest, Gary Hogeboom, former CMU Chippewa and NFL quarterback, and to interact with this year’s artist, Betty Bonham.

Every ticket holder received a $25 gift certificate, which was donated by Jay’s Sporting Goods, and an exclusive print by Bonham. Tickets were also entered into a raffle for a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting Goods, which was won by Tom Olver from Mt. Pleasant.

“The community really stepped forward to support the college again this year,” said Matt Miller, MMCC Foundation Director. “Jay’s Sporting Goods can’t be thanked enough – this event wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for their generosity. We’re also indebted to the individual and corporate sponsors, those who provided the food and beverages, the ticket salespeople, the many volunteers, and those who purchased a ticket.”

A large portion of the funds raised came from 92 sponsorships by local businesses and community members.

“We’re very pleased with the community’s enthusiastic support for the College’s Foundation and its goals,” said Miller. “We strive to provide a valuable service to the community and we truly appreciate their support of those efforts.”

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​MMCC Offers CNA Training Sessions MMCC Offers CNA Training Sessions

This spring, Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will offer two sessions of CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) training—one session each at the College’s Mt. Pleasant and Harrison campuses. Both locations’ trainings will begin on May 9th, and they will include 60 hours of classroom and 60 hours of clinical, hands-on instruction.

To accommodate all schedules, Mt. Pleasant offers evening sessions, and Harrison’s classes and clinicals occur during the day.

Successful completion of the six-week training and its associated written exam provides participants their CNA certifications. Completing students will be able to provide quality health care to clients in health care facilities.

Employment rates continue to grow for this rewarding career, which anticipates a 17% growth in jobs over the next few years.

The cost for the training is $1,600, but eligible students can have some or all costs offset through MI Works! or MI Rehab Services Funding. Interested individuals can contact their local agencies or MMCC to learn more about cost assistance options.

For more information about the program or to reserve a space in either session, visit midmich.edu/cna or contact MMCC’s Technical Education Center at 989.386.6614 or ksstevens@midmich.edu.

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Celebrate Earth Day: April 22, 12-7PM

Don't miss the 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration sponsored by the Go Green Team!

The event will take place Friday, April 22 Noon-7pm on the Mt Pleasant Campus in the Community Room. More than 15 organizations and vendors will be on hand featuring recycling, energy, climate, conservation, natural remedies and more. Plus, guests will enjoy live folk music during the afternoon!

Questions? Contact Ryan at rdziedzic@midmich.edu

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​A Northern Tradition Fundraiser Promises to be Exceptional Tickets are now available for A Northern Tradition, Mid Michigan Community College’s annual fundraiser, which will be held on April 24th at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare. Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, helping the MMCC Foundation raise nearly $100,000 to support the college and programs for local youth. More than $1.3 million has been raised by this event in the last 14 years.

This year’s event features a number of special guests that will appeal to sports and outdoors enthusiasts alike.

Gary Hogeboom, former NFL and CMU Chippewa quarterback, will be on hand to share stories, talk to guests, and sign autographs. A local sports legend, Hogeboom spent 11 years in the NFL, and he led the CMU Chippewa’s team to an undefeated season and MAC championship as the team’s MVP.

Additionally, Jimmy Gretzinger and Jordan Browne from the popular TV program Michigan Out of Doors will be in attendance. Avid outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and fishermen, Gretzinger and Browne will share advice and stories about woods and waters.

“This year’s event promises to be exceptional,” said Matt Miller, Director of the MMCC Foundation. “We’re thrilled to welcome our special guests and to offer a one-of-a-kind evening for attendees.”

For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting goods, a commemorative print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s. About fourteen area restaurants will also be serving free food, and a number of interesting demonstrators will make it an evening to remember.

The MMCC Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance Mid Michigan Community College’s services to its students and the community through fund development, scholarships, program development, and improved facilities.

For additional information about the 2016 A Northern Tradition, contact Meghan Keen at mckeen@midmich.edu or 989.386.6651.

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Storyteller Event Free to Public Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will host the Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers for a free, public event on April 18th. Beginning at 6:00 PM in the College’s Harrison auditorium, four storytellers will share a range of tales and narratives that will entertain all ages. Seating is limited to 200.

This community event is sponsored by MMCC’s Early Childhood Education Program, its student club EChO, and Mt. Pleasant Association for the Education of Young Children (MP-AEYC). A grant from the MMCC Foundation provided event funding.

“Originally, we wanted to plan a Harrison campus event to increase literacy awareness and to celebrate Month of the Young Child with our early childhood education students,” says MMCC Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, Julie Ehle. “Thinking others would also enjoy the event, we expanded our efforts to include our program's early childhood community partners, and the project blossomed into a community celebration. It promises to be an evening full of entertainment and laughter.”

The event will also include refreshments, book sales, and a meet and greet with the performers following the performance.

For more information about the evening’s featured storytellers, visit michiganstorytellers.com/members. To learn more about the Early Childhood Education program at MMCC or the April 18th event, contact Julie Ehle at jehle@midmich.edu or 989.386.6641.

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Upcoming Student Showcases

In order to highlight student work and innovation, Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will host Student Showcases for the first time in its history. These events, which are open to the public, will take place from 1-7PM on April 20 at the College’s Harrison Campus and on April 21 at its Mt. Pleasant campus. Exhibits will feature work completed in the previous academic year by MMCC students.

“Though it’s the first year for these showcases, we’re expecting excellent participation, both in terms of student exhibitors and guests” says Diane Miller, MMCC Faculty member. “There has been tremendous support for these events—not only in terms of students who are putting together projects, but in terms of staff and faculty participation and enthusiasm.”

Exhibits will include an array of projects, activities, and displays, including speeches and panel discussions, short films, posters, and demonstrations. Four students on each campus will receive awards for their work.

“We learn so much when we learn from each other,” says MMCC President Chris Hammond. “This event celebrates both our students’ accomplishments and our faculty members’ commitment to promoting student success. I look forward to seeing the students' work and meeting their families and friends.”

The showcase concept came out of discussions regarding T-Shaped Learning. MMCC faculty invest great time and energy in creating strategies that help students develop into T-Shaped Learners. That means that student don’t only learn one discipline and system deeply--their major, or the skills specific to their chosen profession--but they also develop broad, boundary-spanning knowledge that helps them communicate within and between systems, helps them understand each other, network, and work in teams.

“At the showcases, our faculty will be able to see our shared work from a number of perspectives as we celebrate what our students have created,” continues Miller. “MMCC has also offered to bus local high school students to the showcases, so for them, this will be excellent exposure to college students, faculty, and college-level work. Because MMCC enrolls nearly 1,000 high school students as dual enrollees, high schoolers will also participate as exhibitors.”

Funding for these events came, in part, from the MMCC Foundation. Light refreshments will be served to attendees. For more information, contact Diane Miller by email at dmiller6@midmich.edu.

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Honor Students Inducted

Mid Michigan Community College Inducts Honor Students

On Thursday, March 31, 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducted 57 new student members and 3 honorary members into the Alpha Omicron Omicron (AOO) Chapter at Mid Michigan Community College. Students must earn a minimum 3.5 Grade Point Average and complete at least 12 credit hours at MMCC before being eligible to join. An honorary member is a person who has rendered distinguished service to the local chapter or Society. Through their support, our chapter and our students are made stronger. An honorary member represents the ideals on which Phi Theta Kappa is based. They are of high character, intellectual ability and exhibit a level of accomplishment worthy of recognition within the Society.

Chartered in April 18, 1989, AOO is one of more than 1285 chapters in the Society. In their 26 years of existence, AOO members have grown to obtain the highest level of achievement - a 5 Star Chapter. Through chapter and individual projects, they have succeeded in serving the college and community. AOO is a friendly, actively involved, community-oriented chapter.

“Phi Theta Kappa is the gateway to new opportunities, and new lifelong friendships. Our programs are designed to encourage students to interact with administrators to learn real world applications. Students also engage in activities that are designed to help create positive future community members,” stated chapter president, Sarah Kohler.

Pictured:

Front row (L-R) and (Major): Ryan Klein (Plastics Engineering), Tyler Laporte (Automotive Technologies), Aryssa Hagen (Neuroscience), Elizabeth Whiteside (Physical Therapy Assistant), Marissa Ingram (Veterinarian Medicine), Jennifer Campbell (Graphic Design), Caitlyn Wilson (Physical Therapy Assistant), Kara Bourland (Accounting), Kilee Sommerville (Business Management), Paul Sleeseman (Automotive Repair), and Honorary Members: Scott Mertes PhD. (Dean of Liberal Arts), Maria Gross (Professor of Psychology).

Back row (L_R) and (Major) Zach McBride (Criminal Justice), Christopher Dysinger (Criminal Justice, Accounting), Ian Clark (Chemical Engineer), Maeve Kuhlman (Athletic Training), Jason Mathews (Environmental Engineer), Bryan Cody (Business Communications), Aubree Hooper (Music Education), Eric Pierson II (Graphic Arts), Dillon Vannest (Undecided), Chase Cassel (Wildlife Biology), and Honorary Member: Gene Schmidt (Director of Procurement Services).

Not pictured: Kathryn Alchin, Donald Barcia, Lakin Boyer, Jordan Braun, Lauren Buck, Jennifer Bullard, Margaret Clark, Alexander Dysinger, Hilary Elmore, Haley Emerson, Jacklyn Evans, Paige Gould, Serena Hernandez, Samantha Hoffman, Richard Johnson, Jessy Kitzman, Kharizma Labinski, Britny Lange, Kristin Lovejoy, Katie Machuta, Alexander Matthews, Jessica Mikel, Heidi Minthorn, Mikhail Myles, Daphne Peck, Dillon Pringle, Ashley Randall, Abbie Richardson, Lorrin Rose, Cassandra Serio, Clarity Shea, Meigan Sian, Brandon Stressman, Alexis Strong, Drew Thurston, Pamela Vancuren, Natalie Yeager.

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Truck Driver Training in April

This spring, Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will offer a session of Truck Driving Training at its Mt. Pleasant campus. Successful completion of this five-week, 240-hour course and its associated written and driving exams provide participants their CDL Class A licenses.

The training will begin on April 18th at the College’s Morey Technical Center, and it will include information about key functions of vehicle systems, safety protocols, and Federal and State regulations and requirements. Students will also practice vehicle handling and operation in both range and street conditions.

Through Michigan Works!, funding may be available to support prospective trainees. Interested individuals can contact a local Michigan Works! office or MMCC to learn more about cost assistance options.

For more information about the program or to reserve a space in the session, visit midmich.edu/cdl or contact MMCC’s Technical Education Center at 989.386.6614 or ksstevens@midmich.edu.

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Escanaba in Da Moonlight Cast Announced

MMCC THEATRE: Escanaba in Da Moonlight Cast Announced

Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre has put together a talented cast for its April production of the Yooper Comedy, "ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT" by Jeff Daniels. The play will be presented in the MMCC Auditorium on the Harrison campus.

The buckless yooper tale of Reuben Soady (Nick Johnston, Clare) is told through the patriarch of the family, Albert Soady (John D. McPeak, Midland). The men are gathering at the Soady Deer Camp the evening before opening day, where the tradition and rituals of deer hunting are considered sacred by Remnar Soady (Kyle Eichhorn, Clare). Strange happenings begin when the infamous Jimmer Nagaumee (Kevin Allen, Rose City) arrives in "Jimmer style," and the DNR Ranger Tom (Quentin Day, Gladwin) comes to deer camp.

In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, "ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT" spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror, and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.

Matinees are April 19, 21, 26 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. An optional buffet luncheon is available at 12:00 in the Harrison Cafeteria. Performance-only tickets are $10.00 and Luncheon/Performances $22. Luncheon tickets must be reserved and purchased in advance and seating is limited.

Evening performances are April 22, 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under.

Tickets for this Yooper Comedy are on sale in the Harrison Campus Bookstore. For credit card orders using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, call the Bookstore at 989-386-6640 during regular business hours: 8 am to 6 pm Monday – Thursday and 8 am to 3 pm on Fridays.

For more information, visit www.midmich.edu/theatre or call 989-386-6632 and leave a message.

In Photo:

Joel Lingaur-Clare, Bear Walk, Understudy
Quentin Day-Gladwin, Ranger Tom
Kevin Allen-Rose City, Jimmer
Kyle Eichorn-Clare, Reuben Soady

Nick Johnston-Clare, Remnar Soady

John D. McPeak-Midland, Albert Soady
Maria Murphy- Farwell, Wolf Moon Dance
Alyssa Fedderson-Harrison, Bear Walk

Brenna Kind-Beaverton, Bear Walk, Stage Manager

Chelsea Antcliff-Gladwin, Assistant to Director

Brent Donahue-Beaverton, Director

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New Credentialing Initiative: MMCC Selected New Credentialing Initiative: MMCC Selected

Twenty community colleges will work to unify the credentialing system

WASHINGTON, DC – AACC is proud to announce the Right Signals initiative. Supported by a grant from Lumina Foundation, the Right Signals will identify and develop a model for recognizable credentialing that may be utilized by students, colleges, and employers nationally.

Locally, Mid Michigan Community College is one of the twenty community colleges selected to participate.

“Students have many avenues to achieve the skills necessary for obtaining well-paying jobs in the current economy,” said Holly Zanville, strategy director at Lumina Foundation. “It is critical that these skills and credentials are universally recognizable to students, colleges, and employers.”

The highly diverse credentialing marketplace includes educational degrees and certificates, professional and industry certifications, apprenticeship certificates, digital badges and other micro-credentials, and licenses to practice. In different ways, each of these items attests to what people know and are able to do.

"Mid Michigan Community College is pleased to participate in this important national initiative,” states MMCC President Chris Hammond. “Through the Right Signals project, MMCC will collaborate with other community colleges to appropriately recognize the knowledge and skills our students gain in our programs."

Some students enter the workforce with credentials obtained online and/or in-person at other colleges, the workplace, high schools, IT boot camps, the military, community-based and other organizations. Some community college students begin in a non-credit program, earning an occupational certificate or industry certification, with interest in transferring to credit-bearing courses. In short, community colleges must operate in the highly diversified and constantly adapting intersection of their students' varied credentialing pathways.

The purpose of the Right Signals initiative is to demonstrate a new credentialing model that recognizes multiple quality credentials to send "the right signals" to employers, students, and colleges about the meaning of these credentials. Key credentials to be targeted are degrees, certificates, industry certifications, apprenticeships, and badges.

Colleges selected to participate are College of Lake County (Ill.), Columbus State Community College (Ohio), Community College of Baltimore County (Md.), Eastern Iowa Community College, Gateway Community and Technical College (Ky.), Gateway Technical College (Wis.), Kirkwood Community College (Iowa), LaGuardia Community College (N.Y.), Lone Star College (Texas), Madison Area Technical College (Wis.), Metropolitan Community College (Mo.), Miami Dade College (Fla.), Mid Michigan Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, North Central State College (Ohio), Polk State College (Fla.), Rio Salado College (Ariz.), Snead State Community College (Ala.), South Seattle College (Wash.) and South Central College (Minn.).

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As the voice of the nation’s community colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) delivers educational and economic opportunity for 13 million diverse students in search of the American Dream. Uniquely dedicated to access and success for all students, AACC’s member colleges provide an on-ramp to degree attainment, skilled careers and family-supporting wages. Located in Washington, D.C., AACC advocates for these not-for-profit, public-serving institutions to ensure they have the resources and support they need to deliver on the mission of increasing economic mobility for all.

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Leadercast 2016 at MMCC

World’s Largest One-day Leadership Conference
to be Simulcast at MMCC

Mt. Pleasant, MI — Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 6th, 2016. This year marks the sixteenth year of the annual leadership conference and the first year that Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will be at hosting the event at its Mt. Pleasant campus, 2600 S Summerton Rd.

The theme of this year’s conference is, “Architects of Tomorrow,” focusing on visionary leaders who imagine and build a future that is rich in innovation, collaboration and full of hope. A future where problems are solved, questions are answered, and confusion gives way to clarity.

The conference will equip attendees to create their own visionary path. Key speakers – visionaries in their own fields – will inspire up to 100 people who attend locally, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries. Among the keynote speakers are:

  • Kat Cole—Group President, FOCUS Brands, Inc. (including Cinnabon®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s®, and more)
  • Steve Wozniak—Co-founder of Apple, Inc.,
  • Henry Cloud—Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author
  • Nick Saban—Head Football Coach, The University of Alabama
  • Andy Stanley—Leadership Author and Communicator
  • James Brown—Network Broadcaster, CBS Sports and News
  • Rorke Denver—Navy SEAL Commander and Author
  • Chris Barez-Brown—Author and Creativity Guru
  • Tripp Crosby—Host of Leadercast, Comedian and Director

For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees. Here is what people have to say about Leadercast:

“With a constantly impressive lineup of speakers and the on-target themes year-over-year (and at such a value), I consider Leadercast a ‘can’t miss’ event,” Kalpana OOmmen, Vice President Talent Acquisition, Cox Enterprises & 9-year Leadercast attendee.

“The whole day was interesting from start to finish. It was valuable to hear from leaders from various fields, as each had different perspectives and experiences. I was able to learn from leaders whom I otherwise would not have known of because I was unfamiliar with their work,” Katie Booth, Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

“For me, it’s a re-charge. For one day I can plug-in, focus on me - my impact, obstacles, and growth opportunities. I love that it is not only a lecture but it’s an immersive experience that keeps me engaged…by a multi-sensory approach,” Patrick Williams, Marketing Director, SunTrust Bank.

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​Lakers Women’s Basketball – NJCAA National Tournament

Lakers Women’s Basketball – NJCAA National Tournament

The Mid Michigan Community College women’s basketball team (22-4) has advanced to the NJCAA DIII Women’s Basketball National Tournament!

The tournament starts on Thursday in New Jersey. The MMCC Lakers are the #4 seed and will have games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Their first game is Thursday at 7pm against West Georgia Tech.

All of the games will be streamed live on NJCAA TV. That link, and more information about the tournament, can be found at the NJCAA website.

http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wbkb/2015-16/div3/national_championship/index

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested. Thanks.

Go Lakers!

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2016 Artist Selected for A Northern Tradition Fundraiser 2016 Print for A Northern Tradition

MMCC Foundation Selects this Year’s Featured Artist for A Northern Tradition

Tickets are now available for the Mid Michigan Community College Foundation’s annual fundraiser – A Northern Tradition. The fifteenth annual event will be held from 6-9pm on April 24th at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.

This year’s commemorative print is by Betty Chaffee Bonham. Bonham trained at the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, but decided to make her home and her art in Clare, MI instead of a metropolitan area.

Though she has spent over 40 years in commercial design work, particularly in signage and promotions, she prides herself on bringing her creative and

artistic passion into all of her projects. She has presented her original pencil renderings at various art fairs throughout Michigan, but she enjoys working with a number of other art mediums as well.

A numbered and signed print of Bonham’s original oil painting, “Tiny Wonderment,” will be exclusive to ticketholders at A Northern Tradition.

“I was inspired by how beautiful and feisty hummingbirds are, and I wanted to capture their various personalities in my collage,” noted Bonham. “They’re intriguing birds—suddenly appearing, gracefully suspending themselves on the air, and then darting off as quickly as they appeared.”

Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, allowing the MMCC Foundation to raise nearly $100,000 for the college and its students. More than $1.3 million has been raised by this event since it began.

For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting goods, Bonham’s exclusive art print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s. About fourteen area restaurants will serve free food. A number of interesting demonstrators and special guest Gary Hogeboom, former NFL and CMU quarterback, will make it an evening to remember.

The MMCC Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance Mid Michigan Community College’s services to its students and the community through fund development, scholarships, program development, and improved facilities.

For additional information about the 2016 A Northern Tradition, contact Matt Miller at 989.386.6600.

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MMCC Lakers Basketball – Region XII Champions!

MMCC Lakers Basketball – NJCAA DIII Region 12 Champions!

Congrats to the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Both teams won their NJCAA DIII Region 12 Championship games on Monday afternoon. The women beat Lorain County Community College (from Ohio) 123-68 and the men beat Lorain 102-61.

Next up . . .the men’s and women’s teams will play the NJCAA DIII Region 4 Champions (yet to be determined) on March 1st – the winners move on to the national NJCAA tournament in New Jersey.

On behalf of our student-athletes, thank you for your support as they represent MMCC!



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​MMCC to Host Veteran Expo

MMCC to Host Veteran Expo

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) and the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative will bring together community partners, college reps, employers, benefits counselors and others for a “one-stop shop” Veteran Expo. The event will take place at the College’s Mt. Pleasant campus on March 21, from 12-3PM. It is free and open to the public.

More than 600,000 veterans live in Michigan, representing the 11th highest veteran population in the U.S. An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 veterans will return to the state over the next couple years, hoping to take advantage of their benefits.

Many of these benefits help with transitioning from military to civilian life. But, understanding and establishing assistance can be challenging and confusing. The veteran expo will allow veterans face-to-face access to various service providers so that they can get specific answers about the benefits for which they qualify.

"From employment and education resources to health care and utility assistance, the expo has something for all veterans," said, Chris Stanton, Veteran Resource Representative for Mid Michigan Community College. "This event allows us to give a little back to those who have served our nation, and we're excited about how many veteran service organizations will participate.”

The Michigan Veteran Education Initiative is an effort to support veterans transitioning to civilian life and to aid in their pursuit of a college education. This new program provides one-on-one support to help the thousands of veterans who enroll in Michigan’s educational institutions by providing outreach services, support and information.

For more information about veteran services at MMCC and the upcoming expo, contact Chris Stanton at cdstanton@midmich.edu or 989.773.6622 X147.

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