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s part of its 40th anniversary
celebrations, Middlesex
honored its two past presidents
with a pair of bookend events,
held appropriately enough at the
college's two libraries.
Last spring, the college recognized
MCC's second president, Dr. Evan S.
Dobelle, by naming the library housed
within the F. Bradford Morse Federal
Building on the Lowell campus after
him. The dedication brought his family,
friends and past MCC staffers together
for a Sunday reception inside the
This fall, the college's legacy of
presidents came full circle when the
Bedford Campus Library was named
after MCC's founding president, the
late Dr. James E. Houlihan Jr., during
September's Opening Day celebrations.
Both ceremonies were wrapped into
MCC's 40th anniversary events.
Current MCC President Carole A.
Cowan thought this was a fitting
opportunity to tie the college's past to
its exciting future.
As part of the Lowell Campus Library
dedication festivities, Dobelle, now the
president of Westfield State University,
attended an afternoon concert. The
performance featured several members
of MCC's Music Department, playing
to a packed house in the Federal
Building Assembly Room, adjacent to
the library.
Two Library Dedications
O n e 4 0 t h A n n i v e r s a r y C e l e b r a t i o n
In April, the Lowell Campus Library was named in honor of
Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, MCC's second president and current President
of Westfield State University.
Celebrating the Lowell dedication were State
Treasurer Steven Grossman, MCC President Carole
Cowan, Evan Dobelle and Jim Henderson, chairman
of the MCC Foundation Board of Trustees.
MCC's second president, Evan Dobelle, and
President Carole Cowan looked back at vintage
photos during the festivities.
MCC's second president, Evan Dobelle, was
joined by his son, Harry, and wife, Kit, at the
dedication ceremony.