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News Briefs
Capital Grant Supports Expansion
of Cybersecurity Training
Middlesex has been awarded a $117,086 MA Skills Capital Grant to
expand the training capacity of the rapidly growing IT Cybersecurity
Program. The grant is part of $9.3 million in workforce-skills equipment
grants, which seek to align education, workforce and economic-
development strategies across the state. Shown here celebrating the
award at the State House (left to right): Susan Anderson, Dean of
Resource Development; Gov. Charlie Baker; Don Brady, Associate Dean of
Health & STEM; Philip Sisson, Provost and Vice President of Academic &
Student Affairs; and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
Public Forum Focused on Immigration
Challenges in Lowell
Middlesex recently hosted a public forum, titled "Immigration and Community
Challenges in Lowell," at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center.
The community discussion addressed the issues of immigration, community
advocacy, and the role of residents (citizens and non-citizens) in shaping urban
development in Lowell.
A panel of speakers led the forum, including Christoph Strobel, Associate
Professor of History, UMass Lowell; Bopha Malone, Cambodian Mutual
Assistance Association, Enterprise Bank, member of MCC Board of Trustees;
and Julia Gavin, Director of Programming for Lowell's Coalition for a Better
Acre. MCC's David Kalivas, Professor of History and Commonwealth Honors
Program Director, moderated.
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in
partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and
The Democracy Commitment, the forum was co-sponsored by Lowell National
Historical Park, Coalition for a Better Acre, and the Cambodian Mutual
Assistance Association.
Online Criminal Justice Program Ranks 14th in Nation
MCC's online Criminal Justice Administration of Justice Associate in Science
degree program is the 14th best online criminal justice program nationwide
according to
"Our online Criminal Justice Program offers flexibility to students who are
looking to complete a degree online, or complete a degree with a combination
of in-class and online courses," said Lynda J. Pintrich, Criminal Justice
Chairwoman. "It is a rigorous program, taught predominantly by full-time
Criminal Justice faculty, who take a great deal of pride in their work, both
online and in the classroom."
With a focus on emerging trends and developments in online education, has been informing prospective students on leading
programs since 2009. To learn more about MCC's Criminal Justice Programs,
Middlesex offers 70+
degree and certificate
programs and hundreds
of noncredit courses.
A price you can afford
Small-class environment
Flexible schedule
Online or on campus
For more information, call
or visit
Gavin, Coalition for a Better Acre; MCC's David Kalivas and Deborah Botker; Bopha
Malone, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association; and Provost Phil Sisson.