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Profiles
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1980s
1980
MCC turns 10
Enrollment: 8,000 total (1,400 full-time credit students)
1981
Burlington campus opens
MCC Board of Trustees established
1982
Continuing Education Division leads MA community colleges in enrollment with 6,542 credit-course
registrations
Summer Computer Camps for Kids launched
1983
Free-tuition program for unemployed MA workers introduced
First graduates of MCC/Lowell General Hospital Nursing Program 28 students
1984
Business & Industry Programs launched
MCC Women's Basketball team wins Eastern Division Championship
1985
Transition Program begins
McDonald's & MCC team up to promote Children's Dental Health Month 500 coupons distributed in
local Happy Meals for free teeth cleaning at MCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
1986
Commencement 700+ graduates; speaker: William M. Bulger, president MA Senate
Annual tuition: $672
1987
Lowell campus opens in temporary location
Improvements made to Burlington campus
1988
Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, renowned educator and administrator with nationwide experience, named
second Middlesex president
State approves $36.4 million bond measure to build permanent campuses in Bedford and Lowell
MCC Foundation established
1989
Wider Horizons Program begins
MCC Law Center founded
Lowell Middlesex Academy launched
MCC welcomes two Institute of International Education Fellows one of first community colleges
among universities and four-year colleges selected