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Dental Assisting students celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week with kudos to all the hard working dental assistants in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

Volume 13 Issue 10

March 16 - 22, 2020


MCC Responds to COVID-19

An updated follow-up from Dr. Chad Bledsoe, MCC President, dated March 16, 2020

(The content of this article was sent to all MCC students via email. It is being reprinted here to ensure all students receive the message.)

In an effort to ensure the health and welfare of students, employees, and visitors, Montgomery Community College will be implementing a modified work and class schedule effective March 17, 2020. This schedule will remain in effect until at least March 31, 2020. A decision on whether or not to extend this schedule will be made by March 22, 2020.

We understand that this is a difficult situation and are working to try and minimize the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak on daily life. The following sections outline how the modified schedule will impact various departments and individuals.


  • Starting Tuesday, all classes will be delivered in an online, or otherwise defined, format.
  • Please contact your instructor by email for instructions on completing coursework.
  • Please check your student email frequently as additional changes may be forthcoming.


  • All campus events are canceled until March 31, 2020.
  • Please remember that access to campus will be limited. If you need to communicate with an employee, please call the Information Desk (910-898-9600) or email us at covid19@montgomery.edu.

Sincerely, Chad A. Bledsoe, Ph.D., President

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

March 20th

Deadline to order your cap & gown - March 20th

Dapper Dog says, "Don't wait! Order your cap and gown today!"

Dapper Dog with his diploma

Earn a BS in IT at ECU

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, Information and Computer Technology concentration, is a degree completion program designed for students who hold an AAS in a technology-related field. It focuses on the design, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of computer systems and computer networks.

Students who earn an AAS in IT at MCC may transfer to East Carolina University (ECU) to complete the program requirements for a BSIT either fully online, or on campus. Successful BSIT graduates may be employed as IT managers, system administrators, and network engineers. Learn more about ECU's BSIT transfer program here.

The ECU admissions representative will NOT be on campus Monday, March 16, however, you can contact the BSIT academic advisor, Allison Winters, at wintersa18@ecu.edu or call 252-328-9309 to learn more about transferring to ECU for your BSIT.

Now live and online . . .

student satisfaction survey

Help MCC improve the services and/or resources we offer to YOU, our students. Please take a minute to complete this short Student Satisfaction Survey! (You can also type https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/20SPSSS directly into your browser to access the survey.) The survey is open from March 9-22.

Please note: This survey asks for feedback on advisors, counseling, tutoring, CATS Lab, library, facilities, and safety. Student Evaluation of Instruction (course/instructor evaluation) surveys will be conducted near the end of the semester.

Thank you for your feedback!

summer internship available

Disability Rights NC is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the first annual Access the Vote NC paid summer internship. Applications are open to college students in degree programs. Students must identify as a person with a disability with an expressed interest in voter engagement, access, and mobilization. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2020. Click the link below for information and an application.

Summer registration going on now - ONLINE

March 16 - 27 - Current student registration will start on March 16 and end on March 27. Current students may begin meeting with their advisors on March 16 to determine their summer course schedule. This time period will allow our current students first opportunity to register for their next term courses. 

Self Service will be available for student registration on March 16. Students my view or print their registration forms through Self Service. Copies are also available in Student Services.

March 27 - April 26 - New student registration by appointment will start on March 27 and end on April 26. New students will schedule individual appointments with advisors to determine their summer course schedule. This time period is also open to current students who missed current student registration.

Summer Payment options & due dates:

  • Online through Self Service - by April 30
  • Cash, check, credit, debit at MCC - by April 30
  • Nelnet payment plan - by April 30
  • Financial aid students should check Self Service accounts for FA status

May 13 - Late registration for summer term is on May 13 during the hours of 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 5:00-7:00 pm.

MCC Relay Team selling luminarias, torches, T-shirts

If you would like to purchase Relay for Life luminarias ($5 each or $10 for three) or tribute torches ($50 each-yours to keep after the event), forms are available at the cashier's window in the business office. MCC's Relay for Life team, the Trailblazers, will be raising funds now through May 15th, so watch for other opportunities to help. The deadline to purchase luminarias or torches is April 29.

Relay for Life t-shirts are now available. (See the shirt and sizes/prices below.)

This year's Relay for Life will be held at East Montgomery High School's football field from 6 PM until midnight on May 15th. If you'd like to join the team, see Jessica Blanchard at the cashier's window in the business office.

Do you have a reason to relay? Join or help our team today!

Tips for responsible social networking

(Adapted from an email from The KnowBe4 Security Team at KnowBe4.com.)

KnowBe4 Security Tips - Responsible Social Networking

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn. Chances are you are a member of one or more of these social networks. Chances are you have posted something about your work or school (positive and/or negative). Chances are you have friends/followers/connections that are co-workers, fellow students, instructors, or your supervisor.

You have the right to remain silent . . .

Anything you post may be used against you, so be careful. Consider that what you post online to social networks is a body of evidence. If a manager or a prospective employer sees negative things being posted about work, it may trigger a meeting, or result in a lost job opportunity.

Be mindful of what you post. Do not post anything online that could be used against you or your employer. Attackers use social networking sites to gather information about you and/or your company and use it against you.

Interview over.

Potential and current employers can research your posts and pictures and make a decision on whether or not you get the job, or get a promotion. If you post pictures of you doing illegal things, or acting overly irresponsible, it could hurt you and your career.

Be mindful of posting strongly opinionated views. This could cause coworkers to feel uncomfortable around you if they do not feel the same way. Think carefully about what you are posting and who can see it. It could come back to bite you.

Use what you are given.

Most of the social networking sites allow you to only show specific groups of people specific information. Use this feature. Make as little as possible 'public.' Consider separating work relationships from personal ones online.

Be careful what you post online. It could come back to hurt you, or the company you work for. It is perfectly fine to make use of social networking, just make sure to be responsible about it.

The forestry club bbq sale has been cancelled. refunds will be made as soon as possible.