Cowan welcomes Lowell native Ed McMahon back to Lowell in May, 1996, and invites him to the MCC campus for a bench dedication and some hot dogs from his favorite Lowell eatery. McMahon, the “Tonight Show” sidekick, had shied away from having something such as a city park renamed for him. “I don’t need a park, just a bench will do,” he said. 66 ▲ ▲ One of the primary academic buildings on the Bedford campus was dedicated to Jim Henderson.