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5 Michigan community colleges up for prestigious $1 million Aspen prize.

Posted: 1/27/2016 - 03:17 PM

See MLive article.

The Aspen Institute announced 150 community colleges eligible for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. In a comprehensive review of the publicly available data, these institutions - from 35 states - have demonstrated strong outcomes considering three areas of student success: student success in persistence, completion, and transfer; consistent improve...
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Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees appoints Mark O’Connell as fifth College president.

Posted: 1/24/2016 - 08:32 PM

See more information here.


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Governor Snyder recently reappointed Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino to the Michigan Education Trust Board of Directors.

Posted: 1/15/2016 - 05:17 PM

See press release here.


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Using data to determine exploratory pathways and improve student success: The Jackson College approach.

Posted: 1/11/2016 - 09:03 AM

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Michigan Colleges Online, a collaborative of the Michigan community colleges, ranked # 4 nationally by the Best Colleges Review.

Posted: 1/10/2016 - 04:20 PM

Michigan Colleges Online ranked # 4 nationally by the Best Colleges Review.  Michigan Colleges Online, a state-of-the-art collaborative online platform of the Michigan community colleges, allows students from the 28 community colleges to access a consolidated listing of online courses from all MCO members. Currently over 70 associates degree programs are offered.


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Dr. Curtis Ivery: Community colleges can elevate the community.

Posted: 1/5/2016 - 02:19 PM

See editorial here.


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Alpena Community College, consortium hosts drone display.

Posted: 12/13/2015 - 06:34 AM

See Alpena News article.


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The Detroit News: Three steps to economic security.

Posted: 12/11/2015 - 10:24 AM

See editorial by Mike Hansen, President of the Michigan Community College Association in  The Detroit News article.


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Schoolcraft College was recently awarded the national 2015 Clips and Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award from the Precision Metalforming Association.

Posted: 12/9/2015 - 05:33 PM

The college won the award for its outstanding manufacturing programs designed for students seeking 21st century skills based on today’s manufacturing environment.  Educational programs at the school cover middle-school and college students, and industry workers.

2015 Clips and Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award


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Lake Michigan College welcomes new president.

Posted: 12/9/2015 - 05:31 PM

Dr. Jennifer Spielvogel currently serves as vice president of evidence and inquiry at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She brings more than 25 years of higher education experience from institutions, including Lewis University in Illinois, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Georgetown University. Dr. Spielvogel holds a Ph.D. from University of Michigan in Higher Education Administration.

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Macomb Innovation Fund awards $300,000 to five Detroit-area technology-focused startups.

Posted: 11/21/2015 - 08:38 AM

The Macomb Innovation Fund provides mentoring and capital to early-stage businesses, as well as learning opportunities for Macomb Community College’s students (see Macomb Daily article).


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Northwestern Michigan College among top 5 "Best for Vets" community colleges nationwide.

Posted: 11/17/2015 - 07:23 AM

See the Military Times 2016 "Best for Vets" list.


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Expansion of health sciences education to address talent needs in West Michigan.

Posted: 11/17/2015 - 07:17 AM

Article highlights the partnership between Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College and Montcalm Community College with West Michigan Works! to form a pilot apprenticeship program to train and employ medical assistants at local health care organizations.  Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Cherry Health have signed on to support the program (Read the full news item

Kellogg Community College starts $2.75 million Regional Manufacturing Technology Center project.

Posted: 11/17/2015 - 07:08 AM

See Battle Creek Inquirer article.


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When a 4-year degree isn’t always the best option.

Posted: 11/17/2015 - 07:04 AM

See Lansing State Journal article.


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