CONNECTION MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 2006 MCC

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MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CONNECTION
SEPTEMBER 2006
MCC
FACULTY
& STAFF
NEWSLETTER
WHAT’S
INSIDE
AROUND CAMPUS
CHEF CRAWFORD
IN NAPLES
HEALTH &
SCIENCES DIVISION
CONSTRUCTION
PROJECT
FOUNDATION FOR
MCC EVENTS
MCC Presents Motown and More
MCC President M. Richard Shaink and
Foundation for Mott Community College
Board President Richard Shick are assuming the personas of Jake and Elwood Blues
for a performance of "Shout." MCC Trustee
John Snell is learning how to belt out
"Twisting the Night Away" in the likeness
of the legendary Sam Cooke, featuring his
fellow board members as backup singers
and Flint's own Ruby Jean Butler.
Those lip sync acts are among several
to be featured in the show "Motown and
More: An Evening with the Stars" scheduled for 6 pm, Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Mott
Memorial Building Auditorium. Tickets are
Dr. Shaink, MCC President and Dr. Schick, MCC
$25 and must be purchased by calling (810)
Foundation President - aka The Blues Brothers.
762-0425 by Wednesday, Sept. 13. A reception featuring the "stars" will be held immediately following the show. All proceeds will go to MCC
student scholarships. The show will include lip sync performances by Genesee County Judges
Ramona Roberts, Herman Marable and Dr. Brenda Rogers-Grays, as well as a host of local celebrities impersonating singers from every musical genre.
To help sponsor or volunteer an act for the lip sync show, call 762-0425 or attend the next Motown
and More rehearsal, held at 7 pm every Wednesday in the Mott Memorial Building auditorium.
RTC Site of Inventors Expo, Sept. 16
The Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan
and the MCC Regional Technology Center will
be presenting an Inventor Information Expo on
Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Sponsored by the Inventor's Council of MidMichigan, the event is free and open to the
public. Exhibitors will include patent attorneys,
machine shops, plastics molders, engineers,
book sellers, inventor clubs, and individual
inventors. Anyone interested in being an
exhibitor must pre-register by calling (517)
381-1960. ICMM reserves the right to reject
any prospective exhibitor. There may also be a
small charge for a table or booth space. For
information call (517) 381-1960 or visit
http://www.inventorscouncil.com/gpage.html.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow Visits MCC
Q UOTE OF
THE M ONTH
"Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow chose MCC's
Regional Technology Center as the site to officially kick-off her 2006 re-election campaign on
Aug. 9. "It's easy to support MCC because you
do such an outstanding job in our community,"
said Stabenow, addressing a group of supporters,
local officials, business and community leaders.
"That's why I wanted to come here today, to celebrate what's being done right here. Education
and innovation is the way to go in the race to the
top." Sen. Stabenow held a press conference at
the RTC in a June 2005 visit to the College,
announcing an effort to enforce international
trade laws. She had plenty of good things to say
about MCC during that visit. "I am a huge fan of
Mott Community College and all that's being
done here," she stated. "MCC is on the cutting
edge of training and doing what we need to do
to be competitive."
Around Campus
Community Outreach & Engagement
Coordinator Carlos Cisneros is MCC's
representative on the newly-formed
Greater Flint Education Exploratory
Committee. The group has been meeting to
explore the creation of a local scholarship
program inspired by the Kalamazoo
Promise scholarship program. The
Kalamazoo program, announced in
November 2005, gives Kalamazoo School
District graduates who meet certain criteria
scholarships of up to 100 percent of tuition
costs to attend a state university or community college. Carlos was among the
members of the Flint group who made a
collective power-point presentation to the
Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 14.
Student Financial Services' Loan
Coordinator Pam Boyle sends a special
thank-you to Financial Aid Coordinator
Sue Lossing for all her hard work on the
Michigan Nursing Scholarship Program.
Art Instructor Sylvia Hansen is proud
to announce students who were winners of
the first Flint Farmers' Market poster contest. Fourteen posters created by her Fall
2005 Graphic Design students were submitted to the contest sponsored by the market. First prize of $50 was awarded to Josh
Clemens, Neil Zerbe received the second
prize of $25, and Ashley Edgecomb was
awarded $25 for third place. The posters
were displayed in the market in May, during which time the public was invited to
pick a favorite design. Checks were presented to the students at the market on July
8 and the posters have been available for
viewing throughout the summer at the
Market.
English Prof. Rachel Langille shares
good news about one of her students, Sean
Butler. A gifted fiction writer, Sean
received a scholarship (based on the quality of his manuscript) and an opportunity to
participate in the Cranbrook Writer's
Conference held in early August. Sean also
was the First Place Fiction Award winner
in MCC's Anna Bradley Writing Contest
for 2006.
As the newly elected president of the
USA Chapter of the International Society
of Business Education (ISBE), Business
Prof. Bettie L. Goodman attended the
78th International SIEC/ISBE Conference
in Torshavn, Faroe Islands from July 24 to
Aug. 29. The conference theme was
"Learning Entrepreneurial Knowledge in
International Business Education."
Approximately 114 delegates were in
attendance at the conference and she was
responsible for hosting a Chapter reception
for the 34 USA delegates and accompanying individuals. "It was a very informative
conference and I have established a linkage
with a professor from Switzerland for my
fall course, OISY 120-Principles of
Information Processing. These students
will exchange information via the internet
throughout the fall semester," she said.
Theatre Instructor Dan Gerics is involved
in a production of Howl, an original musical about the life of Allen Ginsberg, written
by English Instructor Philip Greenfield.
It's being produced by the UM-Flint
Theatre Department. Dan is assisting with
orchestrations and will be playing in the pit
band. Dan also runs Flint City Theatre,
serving as Executive/Artistic Director. FCT
has a full season starting with Scream
Theatre in October. Please visit
www.flintcitytheatre.com.
From Marketing's Rebecca GaleGonzalez: The MCC Gardening
Association gained recognition by placing
3rd in the Community Garden category of
the People's Garden Show held at the Flint
Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 12. The
submission included an arrangement of
native wild flowers from the Native Plant
Garden in the Prahl Center Courtyard and
framed photos of the garden taken by
Graphic Designer Michael Tews.
MCC will again host the Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on
Saturday, Oct. 14. MCC has had a team
walk for the past several years, and we are
in need of more team captains. As a captain you will assist with recruiting walkers,
pledge building, as well as advocate for
breast cancer awareness. If you would like
to join the team or take on team captain
responsibilities, contact one of our team
leaders: Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez at 7620455, Desiree Londrigan, 762-0207,
Cindy Sanders, 762-0565 or Jennifer
Young-Sedlow, 762-0500. To learn more
about breast cancer awareness visit the
American Cancer Society website at:
www.cancer.org.
The American Red Cross Blood
Mobile will be on campus Wednesday,
Sept. 27, from 11 am to 5 pm. The process
takes approximately one hour. Please call
762-0455 to schedule an appointment.
Preference will be given to appointments.
Remember to eat iron rich foods days
before your donation and drink plenty of
fluids. Avoid eating foods high in fat prior
to donating as they interfere with blood
testing. To learn more, please visit
www.redcross.org
Student & Administrative Services
Resource Administrator Mary Lou
Sullivan shares this news: On Friday, Aug.
11, Sgt. Paul Lape, PSO Darwin
Wilhelm, Sgt. Jim Malcolm from Public
Safety and Scott Burton, Jason
Moehlman from Management Information
Systems represented MCC at the 10th
Annual Tall Pines Council Sporting Clays
Tournament. The team placed 7th overall
out of 18 teams competing. All proceeds
from this event support the Field Sports
and Special Programs at the Tall Pine
Council, B.S.A. camps and benefit Boy
Scouts within Genesee, Lapeer &
Shiawassee Counties.
Here's great news from MCC's motorcycle enthusiasts: Health Sciences Dean
Patricia Markowicz tells us that CE
Motorcycle Instructor Jana Barry has won
the 2005 Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Award in the "Outstanding Rider-Coach"
category. Jana received a July 31 letter
from the MSF headquarters based in
Irvine, Calif., notifying her that she had
won the award, based on her hard work,
commitment and contributions toward
motorcycle safety. Congratulations, Jana.
Patricia Markowicz was featured in an
article that appeared in the Burlington
(Vermont) Free Press about the 34th annual
BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
International Rally held early this summer
in Essex, Vt. She has attended these rallies
for decades, which provide opportunities to
meet and interact with fellow enthusiasts
from across the country -- many who defy
stereotypes. Reflecting on a 1978 Rutland
rally she attended. She was quoted in the
article saying the area was teeming with
police the first night of the event, but by
the second night, not one officer could be
found. "I think they were expecting Hell's
Angels," she said.
MCC Lapeer Extension Site Director
Wanda Dowdall tells us about an exciting
event featuring MCC Lapeer Community
Education Instructor and nationally known
author Wally Green. "An Evening with
Wally Green" is scheduled 6:30 pm,
Friday, Sept. 22, at Gallery 194, located at
194 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Cost is $10
per person. Seating is limited. Contact
Diane Larkin at (810) 667-1495 for reservations. Wally will be reading from his
current best-seller Red Moon Rising and
his newly completed work, Casino
Thunderbird, both murder mysteries set in
Lapeer County featuring Barb and Bobby
Foster, ace husband and wife detective
team. The Book Shelf of Lapeer will have
copies of Red Moon Rising available for
purchase with personalized autographing
by the author at the event.
Chef Crawford in Naples
Chef William Crawford
shared culinary expertise and
knowledge with the U.S. Navy
this summer. Crawford, Certified
Executive Chef, American
Academy of Chefs, and MCC
food management professor, was
selected to participate in the
Navy's Adopt a Ship program.
The Adopt a Ship program
gives civilian chefs a chance to
train and mentor naval culinary
specialists, who in turn get the
opportunity to develop their culinary skills working alongside top
chefs in the food service industry.
Chef Crawford's July 29 -Aug. 12 stint was with the Navy's Joint
Forces Command Headquarters in Naples. Chef Crawford said, “it was
an excellent opportunity and an honor to serve.”
"The American Culinary Federation Adopt a Ship program has
trained over 3,800 navy personnel so far,” he said. “I'll be training just
12, but it's part of a bigger picture. The Adopt a Ship program helps
smooth the transition for military chefs' and cooks' life after the service."
A Past Chairman of the Board for the American Culinary FederationFlint/Saginaw Valley Chapter, Chef Crawford is a member of The
American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary
Federation, of which he has been a member for more than 30 years.
Foundation for MCC Events
A variety of exciting events will take place this month, with the support of the college and students in mind. Please mark your calendars
and call the Foundation for Mott Community College at 762-0425 for
details and to RSVP for noted events. The schedule follows:
Annual MCC-Lapeer Golf Outing
Devil's Ridge Golf Course, Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 am registration,
Individual Golfer: $100/Team $400/Hole Sponsor $100. RSVP.
Love Letter Tea
Planned Giving Workshop for Women, Flint Golf Club, Thursday,
Sept.14, Noon to 2 pm. RSVP.
Braun's Book & Blues
Book Signing & Concert Featuring MCC Alum and Author Phil
Braun, Thursday, Sept. 14, Prahl Ballroom; 5:30 Reception & Silent
Auction; 7 pm concert; 8:15 pm Afterglow. Free, RSVP.
Motown and More
Celebrity Lip Sync Show, Sunday, Sept. 17, 6 pm, Mott Memorial
Building Recital Hall; Tickets: $25 if purchased by Sept 13.
Women In Education Fall Career Workshop
Tuesday, Sept.19, 26 & Oct. 13 at 11 am, Prahl Center Genesee Room.
RSVP.
A Strolling Feast for Frank
Health & Sciences Division
Construction Project
Food Tasting of Frank DeLorenzo's favorite restaurants plus Silent
Auction, Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30 pm, Prahl Center; Cost $50: RSVP.
MCC Dental Hygiene Reunion
Genesys Regional Medical Center, Saturday, Sept. 23, 6 pm. For more
information, call MCC Dental Clinic at 762-0493.
Students are busy creating their masterpieces at MCC's first Creative
Expression Summer Camp, with assistance from English professor and
Camp Coordinator, Laura Tobias.
Finishing touches are underway as Phase I of improvements in the
Health & Sciences Division are near completion. Phase II of the project
will be completed within the next month. The renovations will nearly
double the department's size and triple the laboratory, classroom and
office space. Improvements include: increase in hospital beds (from 17
to 29); addition of an on-site laundry area; three simulation patient
rooms for patient simulators SimMan, Noelle and Vital Sim Anne. In
addition, the student skills practice lab will increase open lab time from
13 hours to 45 hours per week. The new construction coincides with
plans already underway for the 50th anniversary celebration of MCC's
Nursing Program.
Everyone is invited to participate in MCC's Annual Student
Rally, hosted by Student Government in cooperation with Student
Services, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 am -3 pm. Free food and refreshments, prizes, games and entertainment will be on hand. This is an
excellent opportunity for any MCC club, academic division, department or program to provide information about their activities.
Plenty of tables will be available for any group wishing to participate. For details or to reserve a table at the Student Rally, contact
Thomas Saelens at 762-0482 or [email protected]
SEPTEMBER 2006
Monday
Labor Day
Tuesday
4
Wednesday Thursday
6
5
First Day of Classes
Fall Semester
7
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
1
2
3
8
9
10
MCC Lapeer
Golf Outing
8:30 a.m.
Devil’s Ridge Golf Club
Greater Flint Arts Council Quilt Show • 6-9 p.m. • Prahl College Center
11
Audubon Society Meeting
5:30-10 p.m.
Genesee Room
12
City Wide Steering
Committee
9-11 a.m.
RTC 2301
18
25
19
26
College & Cultural Ctr.
Neighborhood Assoc.
6-9 p.m. • RTC 1005
13
Sierra Club Meeting
5:30-10 p.m.
Genesee Room
14
Braun’s
Book Signing
5:30-7 p.m.
Prahl Ballroom
Concert to follow.
15
Flint River Watershed
Coalition Meeting
8:30-11a.m.
Genesee Room
20
21
22
27
28
29
Student Rally
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Prahl Center
Locust Lawn
Alzheimer’s Assoc.
Memory Walk
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ballenger Field House
16
Inventors Expo
8 a.m.-5 p.m. • RTC
23
Women Only 5K
Run/Walk
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ballenger Field House
17
Motown & More
MMB auditorium
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
24
30
WIE Workshop
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
RTC 1301
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