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(ABOVE) Medical Assisting students meeting in their new location near the hospital.

Volume 12 Issue 22 --- September 9 - 15, 2019

free Strategic hot dogs FOR STUDENTS!!!

Tuesday, September 10 at 11 AM

Courtyard outside of Student Services
"Strategic" Hot Dog

Why are these hot dogs Strategic?

Because we are asking students (students only please) to answer a three-question strategic planning survey while waiting for your hot dog! The survey will assist Montgomery Community College in its upcoming strategic planning process. While you get a free lunch, you will be helping MCC plan for the next five years. How can it get any better than that?!

Strategic hot dogs will be served starting at 11 AM until they are gone, so come early. Only one plate to a customer please. Plate includes one hot dog, chips, and a drink.

SRO training held at mcc

TOP LEFT - Sgt. Major Pete Herron conducts a training session on-site at West Montgomery Middle School. TOP RIGHT - Officers participate in a team-building exercise. BOTTOM - Class photo L-R: Sgt. Major Pete Herron, SRO instructor with Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office; Gregory Clark, Steven Lowery, Mario Kiser, James Maness with Moore County Schools Police; Sgt. Forest Kirk, Craig Cloniger with Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office; Sgt. Jeff Branch, SRO instructor with Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office.

Pete Herron and Jeff Branch recently conducted Montgomery Community College’s inaugural School Resource Officer (SRO) training course here on campus. Sgt. Major Pete Herron, is also the Basic Law Enforcement Training program director at MCC. Sgt. Jeff Branch served many years as Montgomery County’s D.A.R.E. officer. The 40-hour training certifies law enforcement officers as SROs.

"All SROs must complete this training to be certified to be assigned to a public school," explained Herron.

SROs assist with school security, safety, emergency preparedness and emergency response. Congratulations to all the new School Resource Officers!

Montgomery Community College turned 52 last Saturday, September 7 -

- and to commemorate the occasion, the MCC Foundation is offering a free college scholarship to the first Montgomery County baby born on or after the college's birthday this year. That means if you, or someone you know, is a Montgomery County resident who had or will have a baby on or after September 7, they can enter the MCC Foundation 2019 Baby Scholarship Contest.

Simply visit montgomery.edu/babyscholar to enter. Contest rules are on the website. The deadline to enter is September 30th. For additional information contact Korrie Ervin at 910-898-9603 or ervink@montgomery.edu.

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month

In 2008, congress unanimously approved National Campus Safety Awareness Month, or NCSAM, as a way to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation's colleges and universities. Montgomery Community College, in compliance with the Clery Act, posts an annual Campus Security Report on its website in October each year.

MCC is very fortunate to have an extremely low incidence of crime on campus and is committed to maintaining that record. If you become aware of a possible incident, or even if you aren't sure, don't hesitate to report it to the college's resource officer, Officer Shetty Diggs, or any MCC employee. It's always better to err on the side of safety.

In the September issues of Yourspace, we'll be addressing various violations that are reportable under the Clery Act. For example, did you know that intimidation is considered a hate crime that is a reportable violation of your student rights under the Clery Act? Intimidation is defined as "unlawfully placing another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack" (MCC Campus Security Report 2018).

Don't wait for an incident to escalate into a crime. Help us keep our campus safe and our students secure.

Learn on the go with the Blackboard Mobile App

Students! Did you know that you can download the Blackboard student app for free on devices running on the iOS 11 or newer, or the Android 5 or newer? Look for the app on Google Play, the App Store, or from Microsoft on your mobile device.