President James C. Mabry
President Mabry & MCC Students
President Mabry - Commencement 2015
President Mabry at the 2015 PTK Induction Ceremony

Thanksgiving Message


Message of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018

Dear faculty, staff, students and friends,

For me, Thanksgiving is all about sitting down together and counting our many blessings.

When I was in the classroom, I often reminded my history students that President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863, when our great nation was being tested by the Civil War. If ever there was a time to bring people together, that was it.

As we prepare to once again celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends, I'd like to say how blessed I feel to be president of this college.

Middlesex is a shining example of how strength grows from coming together and celebrating our differences. Our collective dedication to helping students of all backgrounds and all walks of life discover their academic path – makes us all stronger.

I am so proud of our outstanding faculty and staff – and hardworking students – who are engaged in this important work. Together, we are changing lives through education.

So, let's count our blessings on Thursday and remember that we're all in this together. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim Mabry

Last Modified: 11/21/18