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Members of Phi Beta Lambda and the Minority Male Initiative pictured L-R front row: Zyqueria Parker, Monica Gonzales, Shaquille Little (Secretary) and Steven Barton; back row: Ladarius "LJ" Perry (Vice President), Logan Wood (Public Information Officer), Eli Dawkins, and Luis Munoz (President).

Volume 13 Issue 7

FEBRUARY 17 - 23, 2020

Bee Informed.

MCC hosts pollination conference

Phase ii renovations have begun

Students whose instructors were in the old, paneled offices at the end of the first hallway in Blair Hall will find they are moving this week. They will temporarily occupy the offices in Room 131. Demolition will begin as soon as the area has been vacated. In the meantime, the old Student Services area will be demolished starting this week.

Below is a map supplied by MCC Director of Facilities, Wanda Frick, showing areas that will be closed off to everyone in RED. YELLOW areas will be open but caution should be taken as crews will be working on the ceilings. The BLUE area is the new Student Services and that will eventually be the new front entrance to the college. The GREEN area is the temporary office area of instructors who were in the faculty offices being renovated.

"We are taking all precautions to keep everyone safe but please, if there are any concerns, contact me immediately," said Frick. Wanda Frick can be reached at frickw@montgomery.edu or 910-898-9637.

Once again, we thank you all for your patience and understanding as we continue to upgrade our facilities. Below are some "before" pictures. Coming soon: "after" pictures.

Top three pictures are the paneled faculty offices scheduled for demolition. Bottom four pictures are of the Information Desk and Student Services areas that will be demolished soon.

explore costa rica

Last year, Montgomery Community College partnered with Education First (EF) for an educational and cultural excursion to Greece. This May they will partner again to host a group going to the British Isles.

Next, planners would like to put together a trip to Costa Rica in Central America. They would like to determine how much interest there might be in this trip. Travel dates would be either May of 2021 or May of 2022. EF has offered a special discount of $250 through March 1, 2021 if the trip is taken in 2021. This discount would make the cost just under $2,800, payable in monthly installments of approximately $180.

If the trip is planned for 2022, the overall cost may be a little higher; however, payments could be paid over the span of the two plus years rather than fourteen months.

If you have any interest at all, please email Renee Jones with your feedback at jonesr@montgomery.edu. Your opinion is important, whether you decide to go or not. You are in no way committed to participate if you do respond.

Thank you for helping us plan our next MCC educational travel destination!

Will I be required to show my photo id to vote in the march primary?

In November 2018 North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote. That law has been challenged in many states and has led to a number of law suits. Due to the back-and-forth nature of these suits, there has been some uncertainty over whether or not voters will need to carry a photo ID in order to vote.

According to the NC State Board of Elections, North Carolina voters will not be required to show photo identification to cast ballot at least in the March primary. Due to the latest federal district court injunction, the photo ID requirement will not be implemented. The injunction will remain in place until the court orders differently.

All that being said, if you decide it is better to be safe than sorry, here is a list of acceptable photo IDs for voting:

  • Driver's license or non-operator, state-issued North Carolina ID
  • State Board of Elections approved college/university student ID
  • Military ID or veterans ID card
  • NC voter ID card
  • Tribal enrollment card
  • State Board of Elections approved local government or charter school employee ID
  • US passport

Not a registered voter?

If you will be 18 years of age by the November 3rd election you must be registered to vote by October 9, 2020 to be able to vote.

voter registration deadline in north carolina for the general election is october 9, 2020

students: know your rights under title IX

If you think that you may be/have been a victim of sex discrimination or harassment contact Diana Sanchez, Title IX Counselor, sanchezd@montgomery.edu, 910-898-9619.

US Navy Recruiters on Campus

Look for Pictures of winners in next week's Yourspace!