Monday, May 13, 2013
Nearly 1,500 Macomb Community College students graduated Friday. What advice would you give graduates from Macomb, and other colleges and universities?
Macomb Community College recognized the accomplishments of approximately 1,500 students Friday who received associate degrees at commencement exercises at the Macomb Sports & Expo Center in Warren. Carissa Greenhow, 21, of Detroit, was the the Most Distinguished Graduate at the college's 89th commencement exercises. Share your photos from commencement exercises at Macomb, and other colleges and universities on Patch. Also, share your tips for success for these new graduates in comments belo.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The college remains open Wednesday as a threat is checked out at the Clinton Township campus.
Macomb Community College will heighten security measures Wednesday to explore a "dated, non-specific threat of violence" at the Clinton Township campus. The college said it will remain open for classes as MCC asks faculty, students and staff for their patience while the security checks take place. The steps come in light of the discovery of a threat written in the men's bathroom in the R building. The college says there's no indication that the threat is credible, but are asking any unusual activity to be reported to campus police, according to the college. "Part of the threat included the number 4-24, 4-24," Casandra Ulbrich, of MCC, told ClickonDetroit.com , which reported trained dogs swept the campus this morning. Ulbrich also told …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
MCC culinary arts students Al Bock and Brad Groszkiewicz won fifth place in the BP 2013 World Ice Art Championship's abstract category last month.
Sometimes all it takes to win is an extra hand, or in Al Bock and Brad Groszkiewicz's case – eight. Competing in the BP 2013 World Ice Art Championship last month in Fairbanks, AK, Clinton Township resident Bock and Sterling Heights resident Groszkiewicz took fifth place in the single-block abstract category for their ice sculpture, Octopus Garden. Culinary arts students at Macomb Community College, the pair worked 12 to 16 hour shifts over a three-day period to complete their piece, often in below-zero temperatures. The Fairbanks competition is the world's largest, boasting 53 teams from 12 countries for the 2013 championship. Each team starts with a 5-foot by 8-foot by 3-foot block of ice and has exactly 60 hours in which to complete …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Macomb Community College student Mike Thomas took second place for his ice sculpture in the individual collegiate ice carving competition at the 2013 Utica Ice Festival.
A Shelby Township resident and Macomb Community College culinary arts student was one of four MCC sculptors to place in last weekend's individual collegiate ice carving competition at the Utica Ice Festival. Mike Thomas' fish sculpture won second place in the Feb. 9 competition. Other MCC students to carve their way into the top six included Justin Nellis, of Eastpointe, whose snail sculpture took sixth; Al Bock, who took fifth place for his ball sculpture; and Brad Groszkiewicz, who placed third for his sculpture, Cascading Spheres. Oakland Community College and Henry Ford Community College students also placed in the competition. Jeff Wolf, a Shelby Township artist and owner of Finesse Ice Sculptures, organized the contest. He and his …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fori Automation of Shelby Township was one of four Macomb County businesses recognized by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel at Tuesday's Macomb Business Awards.
A Shelby Township company has added "Diversification Leader" to its list of honors this week following the first-ever Macomb Business Awards. Fori Automation, a global supplier of assembly, testing and welding systems, won a crystal award Tuesday in recognition of its commitment to expand "beyond the automotive industry to serve the industries of aerospace, agriculture and recreational vehicles." The company was nominated along with 48 others for leadership in one of four categories: efficiency, workforce development, diversification or corporate citizenship. A panel of judges, which included Dr. Jim Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, and Gene Lovell, president of First State Bank, reviewed the nominations and selected four to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Works submitted to the Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer Region Scholastic Art Awards will be on display Jan. 30-Feb. 12 at the Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center.
The artistic talents of Shelby Township and Utica students, as well as hundreds more across Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer counties will feature in a special exhibit next month at the Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center on Garfield. Co-sponsored by Macomb Community College and the College for Creative Studies (CCS), the Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer Region Scholastic Art Awards will be on display Jan. 30 through Feb. 12. This regional art competition is part of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and features more than 500 works of art created by students in grades 7-12. The exhibit is open Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Award-winning students in…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuition rates are scheduled to increase between $3 and $6 in 2013-14, with all students required to pay an additional $5 per credit hour technology and facilities fee.
Beginning in fall 2013, students attending Macomb Community College will pay approximately 3.5 percent more in tuition. The MCC board of trustees voted Jan. 15 to increase tuition rates in 2013-14 and assess an additional technology and facility fee to fund necessary upgrades to college infrastructure. Resident students saw the smallest hike at only $3 more per credit hour, while out-of-state or foreign students will pay the most with a $6 increase. All students will be required to pay an additional $5 per credit hour technology and facilities fee on top of the new tuition rates. "Our community relies on Macomb College as an indispensable resource providing accessible and affordable education and training opportunities critical to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, president Macomb Community College, will give his annual Economic Forecast for Macomb County Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs will deliver his annual economic forecast for Macomb County Wednesday at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs, who is president of Macomb Community College, annually analyzes state and county trends, and forecasts what lies ahead for the county in 2013. Last year, Jacobs stated the county would do better than the national economy in terms of growth and recovery. His prediction could hold true, judging by the State of the County delivered by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel in December. He stated more than $200 million has been invested in Macomb County’s defense sector in the past year and some $2 billion in automotive. For more information about tickets to see the speech in person, visit the …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Volunteers from Macomb Community College and UAW-Ford have partnered with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity to work on homes in Clinton Township, Eastpointe and Centerline in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
With volunteers from Macomb Community College and UAW-Ford, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity expects to add more than 60 pairs of hands to its building efforts this month in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Student volunteers from MCC will partner with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity for their third Martin Luther King Day, while UAW-Ford will kick-off its role as the first corporate partner to begin working on a Macomb Habitat project in 2013. Where the students will split their efforts Jan. 19 between deconstruction efforts in Eastpointe and Centerline, UAW-Ford volunteers will focus their work Jan. 16 on a home in Clinton Township. The UAW-Ford home, located at 19415 Nicke, is scheduled for completion by Feb. 1. The home's …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Shelby Township man credited for helping save the life of a person who was considered clinically dead.
Two Macomb Community College Emergency Medical Technicians were honored by a local city for saving the life of a heart attack victim. The Harrison Township Board of Trustees presented Jason Seitz, 21, of Shelby Township, and Jessica Bieszka, 20, of Clinton Township with the Fire Service Life Saving Award at the board's meeting Monday. As part of the student's clinical assignments, they were working with the Harrison Township Fire Department when their unit received an emergency call to assist a heart attack victim. When the team arrived, the patient was found clinincally dead, but was revived when Seitz and Bieszka performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as paramedics prepared for advanced treatment and transport. The paramedics and…