President Carole Cowan with Marty Meehan
(left), Chancellor of UMass Lowell, and Evan
Dobelle, President of Westfield State
University and MCC's second president.
James F. Linnehan Jr., MCC Executive Vice
President, and Executive Director of the MCC
Foundation, with wife, Patti.
Judith Burke (front row), Dean of Corporate,
Community Education & Training, sits with
husband Marc (left) and Joseph Patuto, Director,
MCC Technology Center; (back row) Dean of
Students Pam Flaherty (left), William D. Hart,
Executive Director, MA Community Colleges
Executive Office, and Amanda Vozzo, Staff Assistant.
William J. Chemelli (left), Chairman of the MCC Board of Trustees;
President Carole Cowan; Kevin Napier, President Cowan's son; and
James H. Henderson, Chairman of the MCC Foundation.
Celebrating a Forty Year Legacy of Learning
and President Carole A. Cowan's Twenty Years of Leadership
riends of Middlesex celebrated the college's 40th anniversary and
Carole Cowan's 20th year as president at a Grand Gala held at the
Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Proceeds from the black-tie benefit
supported the Middlesex Community College Foundation.
Coordinated by Lura Smith, Assistant to the President, the Gala featured a cocktail
reception with music by the Pan Loco Steel Band, followed by a dine-around
celebration catered by Fireside Catering and dancing to the music of Night Rhythm.
The college also debuted its 40th anniversary video, produced by Fred Woods.
In addition to the MCC Foundation, sponsors of the event included: Best Western
Chelmsford Inn, CampusWorks, Chantilly Place, Comfort Furniture,
Commencement Photos, The Cooney Agencies/Jim and Susan Cooney, Demoulas
Foundation, Eastern Bank, Enterprise Bank, Everett Cooperative Bank, Jeanne
D'Arc Credit Union, Lowell Cooperative Bank, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank,
Lowell General Hospital, The Lowell Plan, The Lura Smith Fund, Mahoney's Too,
Mill City Management, Red Mill Graphics, Russo Tux Shop, The SUN, The TJX
Companies Inc., Trinity E.M.S., and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.