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Medical Assisting students and their instructor selling some fabulous baked goods last week at the Chili Cook-off.

Volume 12 Issue 6 February 11 - 17, 2019

MCC Diversity Team Presents:

Diversity Celebration 2019

MCC's Cultural and Diversity Team invites you to come and experience different cultures and backgrounds on THURSDAY, MARCH 28, FROM 9 TO 11 AM.

This year's celebration will include (back by popular demand,) two separate appearances by nationally-known speaker, author, and blogger, Odell Bizzell. Mr. Bizzell will speak at 9 AM and again at 10 AM in the Blair Auditorium. Don't miss this opportunity to get INSPIRED!

As usual, the event will feature cultural displays and cuisine from around the world. Displays will be set up in the Multipurpose Room in Capel Hall from 9:30 - 11 AM. Attendees will receive a "passport," and for each "country" they visit, they will collect a "stamp" on their passport. Attendees who visit all the countries can turn their passports in to win prizes.

Students, staff, and faculty interested in showcasing a culture are invited to create an interactive display, many of which include food from the culture for sampling. There is also a competition for the best display and the winner gets to show off the unique, exotic, traveling Diversity Trophy in their office area or classroom for the entire year! Contact Diana Sanchez at sanchezd6577@montgomery.edu or click here to sign up. You'll never guess who won it last year (see below).

Traveling Diversity Trophy

One More Time . . .

Montgomery County Early College will be holding another Chick-fil-A fundraiser - for those of you who missed the last one, or for those who just can't get enough Chick-fil-A!

Get a sandwich for $5, or a sandwich, waffle chips and a cookie for $10. The last date to place your order is Friday, February 22. Sandwiches will be here on Wednesday, February 27. You can complete your order form and pay in the MCEC Office in Capel Hall.

February is Black History Month

As promised, we're revealing the identity of two of the notable African Americans that appeared in last week's Yourspace. Pictured left, is young Carter G. Woodson, an historian, author and journalist. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and established "Negro History Week" - the precursor of Black History Month.

Pictured above is Frederick Douglass, most well-known for his work as an abolitionist and gifted orator. His autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was very influential in promoting freedom for slaves.

See future issues for more revelations!

SBC Hosting Business Summit for Gunsmiths

Experience a one-day business summit specifically designed to address the needs and challenges faced by current and prospective gunsmithing business owners. Guns, Goals, and Grit business summit will tackle the unique business planning methods required to make a gunsmithing business successful. On Monday, February 18, take this opportunity to network with fellow firearms enthusiasts and experience the power of collaboration along the way.

Guns, Goals and Grit will be held from 9 AM until 5 PM in the Multipurpose Room in Capel Hall. Registration is FREE. Click here to register. This day-long summit is brought to you at no cost through the Montgomery Community College Small Business Center - making your business work for you.

Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers to Build in Montgomery County

Stanly County Habitat for Humanity is ready to build their first home in Montgomery County. They want to invite everyone to a community meeting on Tuesday, February 19 to learn about volunteer opportunities for skilled, unskilled, and professional laborers as they begin the first build. The meeting will be held at Troy Presbyterian Church, 202 East Main Street in Troy (across from the courthouse) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For questions or more information, contact Bryan Price at 704.985.1050 or email bprice@stanlyhabitat.org.

Moore County 8th Graders Learn About MCC

A group of 60 Moore County 8th graders visited Montgomery Community College last week to discover some of the unique opportunities it has to offer. The instructors presented interactive activities and answered questions about what they teach here at MCC. The students learned a lot while enjoying the hands-on displays.

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