Monday, May 13, 2013
Nearly 1,500 Macomb Community College students graduated Friday. What advice would you give graduates from Macomb, and other colleges and universities?
Macomb Community College recognized the accomplishments of approximately 1,500 students Friday who received associate degrees at commencement exercises at the Macomb Sports & Expo Center in Warren. Carissa Greenhow, 21, of Detroit, was the the Most Distinguished Graduate at the college's 89th commencement exercises. Share your photos from commencement exercises at Macomb, and other colleges and universities on Patch. Also, share your tips for success for these new graduates in comments belo.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The college remains open Wednesday as a threat is checked out at the Clinton Township campus.
Macomb Community College will heighten security measures Wednesday to explore a "dated, non-specific threat of violence" at the Clinton Township campus. The college said it will remain open for classes as MCC asks faculty, students and staff for their patience while the security checks take place. The steps come in light of the discovery of a threat written in the men's bathroom in the R building. The college says there's no indication that the threat is credible, but are asking any unusual activity to be reported to campus police, according to the college. "Part of the threat included the number 4-24, 4-24," Casandra Ulbrich, of MCC, told ClickonDetroit.com , which reported trained dogs swept the campus this morning. Ulbrich also told …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A two-person team from Macomb Community College won third place in the Jan. 20 team carving competition at the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival.
Representing Macomb Community College in the Plymouth Ice Festival's annual college carving competition, Brad Groszkiewicz and Al Bock took third place Jan. 20 in team carving, scoring just shy of their colleagues from Henry Ford and Oakland community college. MCC’s three-piece display featured characters from the upcoming Disney animated movie Sophia I.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuition rates are scheduled to increase between $3 and $6 in 2013-14, with all students required to pay an additional $5 per credit hour technology and facilities fee.
Beginning in fall 2013, students attending Macomb Community College will pay approximately 3.5 percent more in tuition. The MCC board of trustees voted Jan. 15 to increase tuition rates in 2013-14 and assess an additional technology and facility fee to fund necessary upgrades to college infrastructure. Resident students saw the smallest hike at only $3 more per credit hour, while out-of-state or foreign students will pay the most with a $6 increase. All students will be required to pay an additional $5 per credit hour technology and facilities fee on top of the new tuition rates. "Our community relies on Macomb College as an indispensable resource providing accessible and affordable education and training opportunities critical to …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Volunteers from Macomb Community College and UAW-Ford have partnered with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity to work on homes in Clinton Township and Centerline in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
With volunteers from Macomb Community College and UAW-Ford, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity expects to add more than 60 pairs of hands to its building efforts this month in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Student volunteers from MCC will partner with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity for their third Martin Luther King Day, while UAW-Ford will kick-off its role as the first corporate partner to begin working on a Macomb Habitat project in 2013. Where the students will split their efforts Jan. 19 between deconstruction efforts in Centerline, UAW-Ford volunteers will focus their work Jan. 16 on a home in Clinton Township. The UAW-Ford home, located at 19415 Nicke, is scheduled for completion by Feb. 1. The home's future owner, a …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, president Macomb Community College, will give his annual Economic Forecast for Macomb County Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs will deliver his annual economic forecast for Macomb County Wednesday at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs, who is president of Macomb Community College, annually analyzes state and county trends, and forecasts what lies ahead for the county in 2013. Last year, Jacobs stated the county would do better than the national economy in terms of growth and recovery. His prediction could hold true, judging by the State of the County delivered by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel in December. He stated more than $200 million has been invested in Macomb County’s defense sector in the past year and some $2 billion in automotive. For more information about tickets to see the speech in person, visit the …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Volunteers from Macomb Community College and UAW-Ford have partnered with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity to work on homes in Clinton Township, Eastpointe and Centerline in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
With volunteers from Macomb Community College and UAW-Ford, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity expects to add more than 60 pairs of hands to its building efforts this month in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Student volunteers from MCC will partner with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity for their third Martin Luther King Day, while UAW-Ford will kick-off its role as the first corporate partner to begin working on a Macomb Habitat project in 2013. Where the students will split their efforts Jan. 19 between deconstruction efforts in Eastpointe and Centerline, UAW-Ford volunteers will focus their work Jan. 16 on a home in Clinton Township. The UAW-Ford home, located at 19415 Nicke, is scheduled for completion by Feb. 1. The home's …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Metro Health Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to five Macomb Community College nursing students, $2,000 of which will benefit Lisa Ambriez, of Macomb Township.
A recent $10,000 grant from the Metro Health Foundation will make the cost of nursing school that much easier for five Macomb Community College students, including a Macomb Township woman. Lisa Ambriez was awarded $2,000 of the grant to support her nursing education. The Metro Health Foundation has provided scholarships for MCC nursing students for the past 14 years. "We are putting our money into something that we know we will get a big dividend on," said Theresa Sondys, MHF senior program officer, in a prepared statement. "These nurses will be providing health care for years to come. And, we know we're getting great nurses, because to be in Macomb's program, you have to be the cream of the crop." To be eligible for the scholarship, …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Macomb County's demographics and economy have changed significantly in the past decade and a new report from Macomb Community College and Data Driven Detroit suggests this change is only the beginning.
By the year 2040, nearly 250,000 Macomb County residents are expected to be age 65 or older. Meanwhile, the population of children age 17 and younger will see little to no growth over the next 30 years. A Macomb County with less than 200,000 school-age children may be hard to imagine in 2012, but it is a future the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) expects and one for which Macomb Township schools and government need to prepare. Get more Macomb Township news and events in your inbox with the Patch e-newsletter. "Those of us who have lived and worked in Macomb County for a long time can 'feel' the change that the last decade has brought," writes Macomb Community College President James Jacobs in a recently released data-…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is scheduled to give his 2012 State of the County address at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township.
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel will give his 2012 State of the County address tonight at Macomb Community College, but for the first-time ever, residents won't have to be there to watch it. As the event is invite-only, Macomb Community College will host a live streamof the speech beginning at 6 p.m. from the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. The speech will air in real time on Macomb County’s homepage www.macombgov.org. The speech will later be broadcast in its entirety on WDET-FM (101.9) at 7 p.m. WDET is a public service of Wayne State University. Those on Twitter can also follow the speech on Macomb County’s news account @MacombNewsNow or on @MarkHackel. Macomb Patch will be following the speech on its account @MacombPatch. …