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Profiles
1990s
1990
Dr. Carole Cowan appointed third Middlesex president
Construction begins on permanent Bedford campus
MCC begins affiliation with the East West Summer Institute and the University of Hawaii's Asian
Studies Development Program
First international exchange professor arrives from Budapest, Hungary; MCC professor teaches at
Budapest Technical University
1991
Permanent Lowell campus opens in former Wang Educational Center
MCC Foundation launches first major fund drive in Middlesex history
Trustees vote to purchase Middle Street property for Health, Science & Technology Center
1992
Permanent Bedford campus opens
International Student Fellowships Program founded
MCC honored for best international education programs by National Council of Instructional
Administrators and AACJC; award recognized Asian Studies Program and curriculum development
projects initiated by President Cowan in 1990.
1993
MCC Foundation purchases/renovates Lowell's historic John Nesmith House
MCC leaves the VA Building; Dental Hygiene Program moves to
Lowell campus
Service-Learning pilot program launched 50 MCC students participate in community service during
Spring Break
1994
MCC Core Curriculum starts
First Arts & Crafts Fair held on Bedford campus
President Cowan tapped for leadership role in American Association of Community Colleges
international initiatives
1995
Health, Science & Technology Center opens
Lowell Middlesex Academy becomes Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School one of the first
Massachusetts charter schools
1996
First online course offered English Composition, 6 students enrolled
Lowell's historic Federal Building acquired from U.S. government
MCC selected as only college to operate a One-Stop Career Center: The Career Place.
1997
B.R.I.D.G.E. Program opens for Lowell-area at-risk middle school students
Individual Honors Courses offered
1998
Lowell Small Business Assistance Center opens
Lowell Connections Program founded (MCC/UMass partnership)
M.I.L.E.S. Program for active older adults begins
MCC creates Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning one of the first
colleges to do so
1999
MCC Foundation launches Celebrity Forum benefit speaker series with Walter Cronkite and Doris
Kearns Goodwin
MCC launches Crossroads, one-year experiential program for high school graduates undecided
about future education/career choices