Sunday, April 3, 2011 Lowell Campus Library Dedication and Concert in Honor of Dr. Evan S. Dobelle Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2011, MCC dedicated its library inside the F. Bradford Morse Federal Building in Lowell to the college’s second president, Dr. Evan S. Dobelle. Nearly 100 of Dobelle’s friends, family and former colleagues gathered inside the Federal Building’s Poitras Assembly Room for a ceremony recognizing the legacy of a leader who helped MCC establish its presence both in Lowell’s downtown and in Bedford. A clearly humbled Dobelle took great pains to thank multiple constituencies who helped him achieve his success at MCC, making note of staff, faculty, legislators, trustees and MCC Foundation contributions. Dobelle, now president of Westfield State University, was a former mayor of Pittsfield, the Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Management, and U.S. Chief of Protocol under President Jimmy Carter. At MCC, he was viewed as a change agent who raised the college’s profile, declaring that it would become the flagship of the state’s community college system. He followed the college’s first president, Dr. James Houlihan, who retired in 1987. 126