1980 ✦ MCC turns 10 ✦ Enrollment: 8,000 total (1,400 full-time credit students) 1981 ✦ Burlington campus opens ✦ MCC Board of Trustees established 1982 ✦ Continuing Education Division leads MA community colleges in enrollment with 6,542 credit-course registrations ✦ Summer Computer Camps for Kids launched 1980s 1983 ✦ Free-tuition program for unemployed MA workers introduced ✦ First graduates of MCC/Lowell General Hospital Nursing Program – 28 students 1984 ✦ Business & Industry Programs launched ✦ MCC Women’s Basketball team wins Eastern Division Championship 1985 ✦ Transition Program begins ✦ McDonald’s & MCC team up to promote Children’s Dental Health Month – 500 coupons distributed in local Happy Meals for free teeth cleaning at MCC Dental Hygiene Clinic 1986 ✦ Commencement – 700+ graduates; speaker: William M. Bulger, president MA Senate ✦ Annual tuition: $672 1987 ✦ Lowell campus opens in temporary location ✦ Improvements made to Burlington campus 1988 ✦ Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, renowned educator and administrator with nationwide experience, named second Middlesex president ✦ State approves $36.4 million bond measure to build permanent campuses in Bedford and Lowell ✦ MCC Foundation established 1989 ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ Wider Horizons Program begins MCC Law Center founded Lowell Middlesex Academy launched MCC welcomes two Institute of International Education Fellows – one of first community colleges among universities and four-year colleges selected 147