历史

MCCC历史

“In short, 十大外围app is your college, Mr. 和夫人. 公民.  你创造了它,你支持它,你使用它.  That’s why we’re here, and that’s why we operate with you in mind.”
- Dr. 罗纳德·坎贝尔| MCCC首任总裁

十大外围app是一所公立大学, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the state of Michigan and student tuition. The 十大外围app District was formed on June 29, 1964, 门罗县的选举人. 7月3日, 1964, 根据1955年《十大外围app》第188条的规定,该学区被赋予了作为社区学院的法定权力. 210英亩的主校区位于门罗县中心,方便前往底特律和托莱多. 位于密歇根州和俄亥俄州边界附近的贝德福德镇的惠特曼中心提供广泛的课程选择.

回顾

In 1964, 十大外围app给门罗县带来了以前不存在的东西——获得大学教育的机会 在本地.

从那时起, nearly everything has changed – the things that concern us, 我们讨论的内容, 我们的生活方式, 一般的风格, 什么会成为头条新闻, 什么不. 我们在时间中的位置移动得如此之快,以至于我们常常没有停下来思考我们已经走了多远,我们要去哪里.  回顾我们迄今为止的历程——经历了所有的变化——十大外围app一直保持着社区的不变, 与时俱进,以适应不断变化的需求,并继续保持卓越的服务记录.

十大外围app was officially created on June 29, 1964年,门罗县的公民以接近2比1的票数投票决定建立一个社区大学区. Dr. Ronald Campbell, MCCC’s first president, was charged with creating a community college from scratch. The seeds that grew to become MCCC were planted long before any votes were tallied, 培养和培育这一机构的艰苦工作在很久之后一直持续到今天. 

1972年获得中北部大学和中学协会的认证. 从70年代到80年代, curricula were developed for many new academic programs, 包括环保技术, 护理, 劳动的研究, 汽车服务, 物料管理, 呼吸治疗, 放射技术, 计算机操作, 焊接技术, 烹饪技巧与管理, 字(词)处理技术, 儿童保育技术和社会工作.  Athletics at the college flourished with notable performances by players and coaches. 从1966年开始, the MCCC Huskies’ athletic program was highly successful, but budgetary and facility limitations shelved it in 1980.

Operating funds proved to be a concern for the district, and after one year of operation at the new campus, the ability to maintain fiscal solvency and to operate a first-class college was in question.   In 1980, the 校董会 decided to try for a 13th time to ask voters for a millage increase. 这一次,学院的请求通过了, 从8月5日那个关键的日子开始, 1980, 学院财政稳定.

On January 1, 1986, the college’s second president, Gerald D. 韦尔奇上任.  在他担任总统的第一年, 韦尔奇任命了一个由教职员工和管理人员组成的委员会来制定新的管理体系, 结果是一个由一系列常设委员会组成的共享管理系统,教职员工可以参与其中. In 1988, a major construction and renovation project began on 主校区. 学生服务/行政大楼南端的建设项目增加了企业和社区服务办公室, 财政援助办公室, 会议中心, 艺术教室, 教师办公室, 员工休息室, 学生共用, culinary skills lecture/demonstration lab and an instructional dining room.  Further renovations included a materials-testing lab, 磨展位, and robotics and support equipment lab in the East Technology Building.  电子学实验室/教室, 电路施工室, 印刷电路板施工室, and microcomputer and motor-control lab were added to the West Technology Building.  These construction and renovation projects were completed in 1990.

Also in 1990, the Board approved the construction of a college facility in the south county area.  响应学院的需求, 保罗·惠特曼, 南县企业家, donated 10 acres of land located on Lewis Avenue in Temperance.  1991年9月向学生开放, 惠特曼中心有10间教室, 包括商业学习实验室, 电脑室, 多功能实验室, 学生休息室和行政办公室. 同年, MCCC与锡耶纳高地大学达成协议,在Raisinville校区提供整个学士学位课程, 允许学生在不离开mcc校园的情况下获得各种领域的学士学位.

面临日益严重的排水问题, 1990年秋天,学院开始与景观设计师合作,对主校区进行地形改造. 改造工作于1991年5月开始, including constructing an 80-car parking lot south of the technology buildings, 扩大排水系统, 挖掘蓄水池, and re-contouring land in the central campus area into a picturesque central mall. 该项目于1991年8月完成.

1997年,MCCC健康教育大楼启用.  50,700-square-foot facility includes a multi-purpose room, 健身操舞蹈室, 健身中心, 护理和呼吸治疗实验室, 教室, 心肺复苏术实验室, 一个儿童保育中心和教师办公室. Also in 1997, the 校董会 established The Foundation at 十大外围app.  By authorizing the legal establishment of The Foundation, the Board vested it with the power and means to raise funds.

In 1999, the College received a $1 million dollar donation from Shirley A. Meyer建立了Richard M. 和雪莉A. 梅耶艺术基金会.  这笔资金将用于建设一个表演艺术中心,并加强学院的文化艺术项目.

On May 20, 2000, the College’s third president, Audrey M. Warrick上任.  A complete redesign of MCCC’s library took place during the 1999-2000 academic year.  在2000-2001学年期间, 完成了更多重大改造工程, such as renovations to the Cellar (student lounge), installation of a new campus-wide emergency alarm system, 图书馆的翻新工作也完成了, 焊接实验室(通风)和汽车实验室成为新的区域计算机技术中心.

2002年6月, construction began on the Instructional Center for Business Training and the Performing Arts.  53个,000平方英尺的设施设计用于多功能和连续使用,以满足商业和工业的新兴需求, 社区和当地经济.  除了, 中冶集团启动了第一阶段的科学实验室改造-生命科学大楼的两个化学实验室.

On August 1, 2003, the College’s fourth president, Dr. 大卫E. 尼克松上台. 2004年7月, 为商业培训和表演艺术教学中心的建设捐款200万美元, the 校董会 officially named it the 看中心.  这个慷慨的礼物来自La-Z-Boy基金会和La-Z-Boy家族,完成了基金会在十大外围app的资本运动 实现愿景.  In total, the campaign to help fund the 看中心 raised nearly $4.4 million, surpassing its original goal of $3 million by more than 45 percent. 除了 to the funds raised by the capital campaign, the college pledged $3 million from its general fund, and $6 million was provided by the State of Michigan to fully fund this $12 million facility.

The La-Z-Boy中心和Meyer剧院 officially opened on October 5, 2004. The centerpiece of the structure is a 550-seat performance space (the Richard M. 和雪莉A. 迈耶剧院).  The facility includes corporate training facilities, 音乐排练室, 场景店, 董事会会议室和一个大中庭.   

2003年秋天, 两个化学实验室的翻新工作已完成, and Phase II of the science lab renovations (two biology labs), 从2004年5月开始, 已经完成.  物理和物理科学教室和实验室(第三期)于2005年夏天进行了翻新. 这包括解剖和生理实验室, 物理和地球科学实验室, 还有物理实验室.  Phase IV of the science lab renovations took place in the summer of 2006, 工作是在两个通用实验室完成的.   2011年4月, 官方剪彩仪式,标志着一个主要的底特律爱迪生太阳能阵列在中冶集团主校区完成.  Construction 已经完成 on the Career Technology Center in fall 2013. 1700万美元, $60,000平方英尺的设施提供必要的基础设施,提供必要的指导和技能,以确保高增长, high-demand and high-paying jobs in the area of applied science and engineering technology.  The state of Michigan financed half of the cost of construction of the CTC, 学院通过现有资金和一项名为“实现愿景:为未来的劳动力提供动力”的资本活动资助了另一半资金,以支持该设施.  主要捐赠包括DTE能源基金会捐赠的100万美元(该基金会也将用于促进学院的多样性)和500美元,La-Z-Boy基金会捐赠了000美元.

为未来做准备

近20,000 students have graduated from 十大外围app since that monumental day in 1964, 在不断变化的世界中,该机构不断发展,以最好地服务于门罗县的高等教育需求.

2013年8月1日,Dr. Kojo Quartey became the fifth president in the history of MCCC.  Quartey坚定不移地致力于促进教育的力量,特别是社区大学教育.  Quartey通过与尽可能多的教职员工和社区居民单独会面,并在当地学校无数次露面,沉浸在MCCC和社区的文化中, 公民社, 非营利组织, 小型企业和公司. 在他的领导下, 学院启动了两项广泛的全校范围的规划举措——2014-17年战略计划和学院有史以来第一个招生管理计划. 

In 2016, Monroe County voters approved an additional .85 mill property tax levy for MCCC for a period of 5 years. 5年维护和改善计划产生的资金将用于关键的维护和翻新项目,以保护社区50多年来对学院建筑和基础设施的投资.  Included are projects to enhance and improve safety and security, bring facilities up to standards for people with disabilities, 更新技术网络基础设施, renovate specific areas to maintain and improve the academic environment, and ensure and maintain the overall quality of campus-wide facilities.

In 2020, 学院启动了一项新的战略计划,规划了学院到2025年及以后的发展方向.  As part of this process, MCCC updated its mission, vison and core values.

十大外围app致力于这样一种理念:我们国家最宝贵的资源在于其公民的多种多样的能力.  It looks to the future as a time of promise – new hopes, new goals and new ways to help the community we serve.