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February 7, 2024

Michigan Community College Association President: Governor’s budget proposal can increase college opportunities for more Michiganders, help bolster workforce

Following Gov. Whitmer’s state budget proposal on Feb. 7, Michigan Community College Association President Brandy Johnson issued the following statement.

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January 24, 2024

Governor Whitmer’s free community college proposal a game changer for Michigan

Providing a tuition-free pathway to an associate degree for all high school graduates will make post-secondary education more attainable to Michigan residents, the Michigan Community College Association announced today.

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November 17, 2023

Michigan community colleges applaud Michigan Senate for urging federal government to remove barriers to food assistance for low-income students

The Michigan Community College Association applauds Michigan Senators for approving a resolution urging the federal government to remove barriers that often prevent low-income students from qualifying for the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) while attending college.

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November 17, 2023

Empowering Michigan's Workforce: How Michigan's Center for Student Success Connects Industry Credentials and Higher Education

Over the past three years, the Michigan Center for Student Success (MCSS) at the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) has focused on implementing the statewide Strengthening MiWorkforce Pathways project with generous grant funding from the Ascendium Education Group.

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November 6, 2023

Proposed Welfare Rule Change May Alter State Scholarship Funding Practices

Brandy Johnson, president of the Michigan Community College Association and founder of the Michigan College Access Network, said she’s confident state political leaders will keep financial aid programs at their current funding level, noting that Governor Gretchen Whitmer led the addition of $250 million in general fund dollars to scholarship programs last fall.

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November 6, 2023

Onekama grad hones leadership skills at inaugural MCCA retreat

When Blanca Andres Velasquez, a 2021 Onekama High School graduate, was nominated to attend the Michigan Community College Association'sinaugural student leadership retreat, it came as a bit of a surprise to her. 

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