`$100K for 100' Grant
each through the Cummings Foundation's $100K for 100 program. MCC
was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review
academic and career opportunities for students, using peer-support staff
to improve engagement, leadership and job readiness.
of peer liaisons (now well established at the Lowell-campus Multicultural
Center) by hiring trained student Achievement Liaisons (AL) and a program
coordinator to work out of the Bedford Multicultural Center. ALs will
reach out to and support Bedford-campus students who are more likely to
experience gaps in achievement such as those who are first-generation
to college, ethnic/racial minorities, and/or who are from nontraditional or
Celebrity Forum, which supports MCC Foundation student scholarships.
based in, but also primarily serve, Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk
counties. This year, the program is benefiting 41 different cities and
towns within the commonwealth. With the conclusion of this grant
cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $140 million
to local nonprofits alone.
from the U.S. State
Visiting Scholar Program,
educator Dr. Reth
Soeng will be Scholar in
Residence for the 2016-17
an adjunct professor of
economics at the American
English-based master program at Royal University of Law & Economics/
Ecole nationale d>administration. Since 2009, he has also been a
research fellow at the Centre for ASEAN Studies at the University of
Antwerp, Belgium. His academic area of interest includes foreign direct
investment in Cambodia.
curricular and co-curricular guest lectures, keynote an upcoming Global
Education speaker series/symposia, sit on MCC faculty committees,
and participate in community outreach.
the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to help veterans transition
from military service to higher education.
range of college faculty and staff. The Green Zone program will help
the college create a highly visible network of college employees
who better understand the unique needs of active military, veterans
and their family members, and who can help students identify and
connect with resourses both on and off campus.
Center, and other special veterans services the college provides,
Middlesex is currently ranked sixth on a list of military-friendly
community colleges nationwide. Additionally, MCC has been
designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media every year