hired to open Middlesex
Community College's Lowell
campus, Molly Sheehy found
only a desk and a chair.
phone company came in, plugged in my
telephone and left," recalled Sheehy.
"Sitting there, all alone, I thought to
myself, `Well, now what?' "
of the pieces were in place for a campus
in Lowell, at that point there was still
Lowell Campus, kept her eyes on the
prize. As more people were hired over
the spring and summer, Sheehy and a
group of about 10 staff members got the
Lowell campus up and running.
she was hired, 392 students entered the
doors of MCC's Lowell campus, located
in temporary quarters in the
Wannalancit Mills Building. But it had
been a frantic race to the finish.
Wannalancit Mills Building; Molly Sheehy (right), now Dean of the
Lowell Campus, was the first person hired to open the new campus.