O'Connor have been appointed to the MCC Board of Trustees by Gov. Charlie
Baker. Campbell has been named chairman.
the city's revitalization and spearheaded construction of 14 new schools.
A resident of Lowell, he is currently employed as a client relations advisor to
the Boston law firm of Tentindo, Kendall, Canniff and Keefe.
Lowell. A Waltham resident, she also serves as chairwoman of the Cambodian
Mutual Assistance Association.
mediation of civil matters. She is an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts
School of Law, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Middlesex.
The Lowell resident is also founder and principal of the Center for Negotiation
Education Leadership Training (VELT) Program during their visit to the
Lowell campus. VELT is a Chinese delegation of high-level academic
administrators interested in learning how American community colleges
bridge the talent gap by providing educational and workforce needs.
Partner to Preserve Cambodian Music
the Lowell Public Schools (LPS) created to foster and preserve classical Cambodian
music, is beginning to pay off.
instruments were purchased and more than 15 LPS music teachers have been
learning to play classical Cambodian music. The goal is for the teachers to infuse
Cambodian music into their regular classroom curriculum, according to MCC Music
Professor Johannah Segarich, who has helped develop the program.
Music Teacher Rita McLaughlin, teachers at two schools will soon begin teaching
Cambodian music to their own students.
in grades 2-4, and Stoklosa Middle School, in grades 5-8," explained Segarich.
"Eventually, we hope the program will expand to Lowell High School, as well."
Segarich, due to the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, which systematically targeted and
killed Cambodian artists and musicians during the 1970s.
Heng, who lives in Rhode Island, has also been instructing a group of professional
Cambodian musicians from Lowell. They are very accomplished in playing folk-style
music, but not well versed in classical technique, said Segarich.
Cambodian music and to have them take on some of the more talented LPS
student musicians as private music students," she said.
teacher said that when one of her students told her grandfather she was learning
Cambodian music, he started crying. He was overwhelmed that somebody was
teaching his granddaughter how to play Cambodian music.
Cambodian community the sense that it matters, that their culture matters and
that THEY matter."