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Class of 2011
Edwyn Shoemaker is the Education Chair of
the Massachusetts Chapter of Foster Care Alumni
of America. In this role, Edwyn is an advocate for
those in and out of the foster care system and
plans programs that empower alumni of foster care
to break the patterns of pain and trauma through
peer support, leadership development and using
their collective voice for change. Information
regarding Foster Care Alumni of America can be
found at
Class of 2014
We at MCC were very proud when we learned
that MCC alum
Rebekah Barrasso, a 2014 Dental
Assisting graduate, was the generous and kind
person who placed warm clothing, hats, and scarfs on
the trees in Boston Common during the winter for the
homeless. Thank you Rebekah for your kind act; MCC
alums continue to inspire!
A special thank you
to the law enforcement
personnel and MCC alums who participated in the
large-scale training exercise to test the college's
ability to respond to critical incidents on campus.
This training event took place on the Bedford campus
on March 18, 2016 and simulated the worst-case
scenario of an active shooter causing a campus-
wide lockdown. MCC Alumni who contributed to the
success of the training were:
Patrick Towle '85
& MCC Distinguished Alumni '13, Bedford Police
Sgt. and a leader of the area's regional SWAT team;
Chief Robert Bongiorno '93, Chief of Police,
Bedford; and
Paul Krzeminski '88, Wilmington
Patrol Officer.
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Connect professionally with
other MCC alums.
Update Us:
MCC Foundation Scholarship Awards
On March 1, the MCC Foundation awarded 48 scholarships totaling $47,450 in awards to 41 students.
During the event, a new scholarship the Positive Psychology Scholarship by Leilani Salon was presented for the first
time. This award was generously established by alumnae Dawn Stickney '11 and Tayla Mayo '14, and is intended to sup-
port a student enrolled in the "Positive Psychology" course.
Dawn and Tayla were so inspired by taking the "Positive Psychology" class at MCC, they created the scholarship so that
other MCC students could benefit from the positive principles taught in the course.
Thank you Dawn and Tayla for your gift and commitment to supporting MCC students and future alumni. For more
information on MCC Foundation Scholarships, please visit:
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at the college? Please contact Amy Lee at or 781-280-2579.
Save the Date!
Community College Day at Fenway Park
Join Community College Alumni from all over Massachusetts
for a Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles.
More details on purchasing tickets to follow soon.
Sept. 14, 2016
Paralegal Alumni Panel
Paralegal Night at MCC. The Paralegal Studies Department
and MCC Career Services offer two panel programs a year
to allow students to network and learn about career
opportunities for paralegals. Thank you to MCC alumnae,
Samantha Blinn '13 and Erin Goss'13, for sharing their
expertise and experience at the fall panel.
From left to right: David Helfrich (legal recruiter);
Samantha Blinn'13; Amy Corsi (paralegal), Erin Goss'13;
DeAnne Johnson (paralegal); Halye Sugarman, Assistant
Professor, MCC Paralegal Studies.
From left to right: Lura Smith, Assistant to the President; James Mabry, President of MCC; Byanca Padron, Positive
Psychology Scholarship 2016 recipient; Dawn Stickney '11; and Bob Fera, Professor of Social Sciences and
Human Services, MCC