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MCC Honored for Its Commitment to Diversity
Middlesex was recognized
as an exemplary college
committed to diversity by
Minority Access Inc. at its
16th annual National Role
Models Conference, held in
Baltimore, Md.
Middlesex President James
C. Mabry accepted the
award, along with
, Assistant Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer.
President Mabry addressed the conference on behalf of the colleges and
universities honored. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and Baltimore
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also spoke as part of the program.
Alum Joins MCC Board of Trustees
Steven Iem
('07), of Lowell, has been named to
serve as a member of the Board of Trustees. He is a
senior tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Iem received his Associate in Science in Business
Administration from Middlesex, and Bachelor of
Science in Accountancy and Master's in Business
Administration degrees from Bentley University. He is a Certified Public
Accountant under the state Board of Accountancy, and a member of the
Currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees at Lowell Middlesex
Academy Charter School, Iem was raised in Lowell and attended Bartlett Middle
School and Lowell High School. Professionally, he has extensive experience
working with large public multinational corporations as a tax specialist in
evaluating and assessing their tax provisions and related reporting obligations.
ICE Grant Supports Students with
Intellectual Disabilities
Middlesex has been awarded a $105,000 Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment
Initiative grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education for the
2015-2016 academic year.
Grant funds will be used to continue MCC's Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment
(ICE) Program, a dual-enrollment opportunity in partnership with the LABBB
(Lexington, Arlington, Burlington, Bedford, Belmont) Special Education
Collaborative, and Bedford Public Schools that offers college-level courses to
high school students with severe intellectual disabilities.
Grant funds will be used to help create a more robust peer-mentoring program,
as well as provide paid professional-development opportunities for faculty and
staff in preparation for having ICE students enrolled in their classes.
Coleman Foundation Grant to
Foster Entrepreneurship
MCC was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to help advance entrepreneurship
in the community from the Coleman Foundation at the annual conference of the
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.
The grant will enable the college to establish a cross-disciplinary internal team
of faculty dedicated to broadening student understanding of, and engagement
in, entrepreneurship. It will also allow for the expansion of the Entrepreneur-in-
Residence Program (EIR), and sponsor at least one major entrepreneurship event
each semester for students and the community.
A team of eight faculty members, representing a variety of the college's
academic divisions, will participate in professional-development workshops that
will enable them to embed activities that foster innovation and entrepreneurship
into current course offerings.
Middlesex, Enterprise Bank to Partner on
Workforce Development
Enterprise Bank, in collaboration with MCC's Corporate Education &
Training Department, has been awarded a $170,970 Workforce Training
Fund grant.
Awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor & Workforce
Development, the grant will provide training to nearly 270 Enterprise
employees via entry-level and management courses in finance, project
management, business analysis, and technology.
"This grant provides an excellent opportunity for Enterprise Bank to
further invest in our greatest resource our people," said Enterprise
Bank CEO Jack Clancy. "Through our collaboration with Middlesex,
we will be able to create new jobs and better prepare Enterprise
Bankers for tomorrow's challenges."
News Briefs
Minority Access Inc. President Andrea D. Mickle
(left to right), Darcy Orellana, MCC Assistant
Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action
Officer, and Middlesex President James C. Mabry.
Allison Sullivan, Enterprise HR (left to right), Enterprise Bank CEO Jack Clancy,
Lisa Tuzzolo, MCC CET Program Manager; Sophy Theam, Enterprise Learning
& Development; MCC President James C. Mabry; Lisa Doucette, MCC Director
of Grant Development; and Judy Burke, MCC Dean of Corporate/Community
Education & Training.