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(Above) HVAC graduating class of 2019 at the Biscoe Center

Vol. 12 Issue 17

June 1 - 30, 2019

Meet Cole McQuinn

Your new SGA president

Cole is a West Montgomery High School junior who takes associate in arts classes at MCC through the Career and College Promise program. Cole participated in all the SGA activities last year. Her interest and enthusiasm in all things MCC won her the nomination for SGA president.

Cole is the vice president of the Beta Club at West and enjoys photography and crafts. Her goal is to spread the word to other CCP students that as MCC students, they can participate in student government.

"They can be involved and not sit back and let other people make all the decisions," Cole said.

As SGA president, Cole will sit on the college's board of trustees, and the foundation board of directors as an ex-officio (non-voting) member. She will serve as liaison between students and MCC administration, and represent the college at official functions.

Congratulations Cole, and good luck in your new role in the upcoming academic year!

New MCC TechTrail Leads to Everything You Need

Use the new MCCTechTrail button at the top of MCC's homepage for quick access to:

  • Activating your accounts
  • Changing your password
  • Blackboard
  • Gmail
  • Self-service
  • Emergency notification system
  • Nelnet
  • Library searches
  • Continuing education registration

The individual buttons will disappear soon since you can access all this in one, convenient spot. Happy trails!

Students Earn Record Number of I.T. Certifications

Kelly, Jasmin, Brandon, Josh, Edward and Andrew celebrate their information technology achievements at a pizza lunch.

Did you know that students enrolled in classes at MCC can take Microsoft Office Specialist certification testing FREE OF CHARGE? Certification badges look great on a resume and tell a prospective employer that you have proven skills in your certification area. Students earned a record number of certifications in the 2018-19 academic year as the word is getting around: It pays to certify!

Congratulations to the following students who worked hard to achieve these certifications in the 2018-19 academic year (in alphabetical order):

  • Hannah Boyd: MOS Excel, MOS PowerPoint, MOS Word
  • Cole Burroughs: MOS PowerPoint
  • Rhonda Carver: MOS Excel, MOS PowerPoint
  • Brandon Clegg: MOS Access, MOS Excel, MOS PowerPoint, MOS Word, MTA Security Fundamentals
  • Jasmin Flores: MOS PowerPoint, MTA Database Fundamentals, MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Charles Jordan: MOS Access
  • Jessica Morales: MOS Word
  • Lizeth Ortiz-Maldonado: MOS PowerPoint
  • Joshua Thaxton: MOS Access, MOS Excel, MOS Excel Expert, MOS PowerPoint, MOS Word, MOS Word Expert, MTA Networking Fundamentals, MTA Security Fundamentals - (MOS Master Certification)
  • Constance Thompson: MOS PowerPoint
  • Edward Thompson: MOS Access, MOS Excel, MOS PowerPoint, MOS Word, MTA Security Fundamentals
  • Andrew Van Es: MOS Access, MOS Excel, MOS Excel Expert, MOS Word, MTA Networking Fundamentals, MTA Security Fundamentals
  • Berenise Vargas-Morales: MOS PowerPoint
  • Rodolfo Vera: MTA Security Fundamentals
  • Kelli Williams: MTA Database Fundamentals, MTA Mobility and Device Fundamentals, MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Financial Aid Priority Deadline July 1

What does that mean exactly? Maybe this will help.

If you applied for financial aid by completing your FAFSA online, your next step is to check your MCC self-service account or your MCC email. Once MCC receives your FAFSA, there are frequently other items that need to be verified. If so, you will be notified by email and through your self-service account.

Don't let this happen to you on registration day!

(Clarification - Not all students, only financial aid students, do not order books until approximately 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. That is when their financial aid will be posted to their bookstore account.)

Once you have received your financial aid award letter (by mail, email, and/or self-service account) you can sit back and relax, and bask in the knowledge that you have successfully completed the financial aid process!

More Financial Aid Fun . . .

Have you dropped that class you've not been attending? Do you know that if you do not officially drop your class you may end up owing money? (Not to mention that failing grade for the class.) Students receiving financial aid for classes they did not attend will be responsible for reimbursing the financial aid that paid for the class. (Federal government pays it, federal government wants it back if you did not attend.) Avoid overpayments! Click here for an Official Withdrawal Form.

Here's the good news: Any remaining credit balance after tuition, fees and books have been paid will be paid directly to the student. Refund checks can be picked up from the cashier's window in Blair Hall on Friday, June 14 from 8 AM - 2 PM. Beginning Monday, June 17th, checks can be picked up from the cashier's window between 8 AM - 5 PM. Please bring a photo ID. For your protection, checks will only be released to the person whose name is on the check - YOU!

The Great Debate

English 112 class debates global warming
Team #1 (left side) and Team #2 (right side)

Is global warming a myth or is it a real threat? What's the real story behind climate change? These topics and others were explored by Ms. Britt's ENG 112 class as they worked in teams and presented a crossfire debate as their final project.

"The class worked in teams and the format consisted of three rounds of oral speeches and crossfires where teams would ask questions back and forth for a period of three minutes after each speech in each round (the crossfire) and defend their positions," said Ms. Britt. "This allowed them the opportunity to consider opposing viewpoints and refute them," she said.

The debate allowed the students to use all the elements they learned in the class during the semester regarding persuasive writing and speech based on research and evidence.

"The students said the debate was a lot of fun, pushed them out of their comfort zone and they loved working with their classmates on the project," said Ms. Britt.

The judges for the debate were dean of arts & sciences, Dr. Natalie Winfree, and director of resource development, Korrie Ervin. Who won the debate? Both teams agreed that global warming was happening. Team #1 (top left photos above) said it would happen regardless of human interference. Team #2 (top right photos above) said humans were causing the problem and making it worse. The judges voted that Team #1 had the better argument.


Created with an image by Sergey Zolkin - "untitled image"

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