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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, and the Planning and Economic Development, recognized local companies Tuesday at the first-ever Macomb Business Awards. A number of St. Clair Shores businesses were nominated.
Macomb County recognized five businesses Tuesday during the first-ever Macomb County Business Awards. A panel of judges reviewed 49 nominations to win a crystal award in one of four categories: efficiency, workforce development, diversification and corporate citizenship. St. Clair Shores businesses nominated include the Go Green Salon for an Energy Efficience Expert award; Achatz Burgers for a Champion of Workforce Development award; Snapshot Design for a for a Diversification Leader award; First State Bank, Foot Solutions, Island Harbor Marina and Wigs 4 Kids for a Corporate Citizen award. The panel of judges which reviewed the nominations included Dr. Jim Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, and Gene Lovell, president of St. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A two-person team from Macomb Community College won third place in the Jan. 20 team carving competition at the 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival.
Representing Macomb Community College in the Plymouth Ice Festival's annual college carving competition, Brad Groszkiewicz and Al Bock took third place Jan. 20 in team carving, scoring just shy of their colleagues from Henry Ford and Oakland community college. MCC’s three-piece display featured characters from the upcoming Disney animated movie Sophia I.
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 …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Macomb County's demographics and economy have changed significantly in the past decade and a new report from Macomb Community College and Data Driven Detroit suggests this change is only the beginning.
By the year 2040, nearly 250,000 Macomb County residents are expected to be age 65 or older. Meanwhile, the population of children age 17 and younger will see little to no growth over the next 30 years. A Macomb County with less than 200,000 school-age children may be hard to imagine in 2012, but it is a future the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) expects and one for which St. Clair Shores schools and government need to prepare. Get more St. Clair Shores news and events in your inbox with the Patch e-newsletter. "Those of us who have lived and worked in Macomb County for a long time can 'feel' the change that the last decade has brought," writes Macomb Community College President James Jacobs in a recently released data-…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Macomb Community College will award nearly 1,100 associate degrees today during commencement exercises.
Macomb Community College will hold its 88th commencement at 2 p.m. today at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Center Campus. The college will award nearly 1,100 associate degrees to summer and fall graduates. Andrew Baker, 26, of Warren, is the Most Distinguished Graduate and commencement speaker. Baker, who is currently a production floor supervisor at an electronics manufacturing facility in Troy, is graduating with an associate degree in general studies with majors in secondary education-history and political science. He has been accepted at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and will major in political science in January. He is interested in a career that focuses on human rights initiatives, with his dream job working …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters across Macomb County Tuesday returned incumbents to county-wide offices.
Voters across Macomb County returned incumbents to office Tuesday and voted down a millage for Macomb Community College. With 100 percent of the vote tallied, Democrats have dominated county races. Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Smith received 65 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Michael R. Wrathell. Anthony Wickersham won his first run for sheriff as a candidate. The incumbent Democrat has a strong lead -- with 61 percent of the vote -- over his challengers, Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen. Demcratic incumbent Carmella Sabaugh returned for another term as the county clerk/register of deeds race, with 65 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Debera Guenther. Ted B. Wahby received 58…