Gov. Snyder with MCC President Dale Nesbary

Governor Tours MCC, Signs Marshall Plan for Talent

Gov. Rick Snyder visited MCC’s Sturrus Technology Center in downtown Muskegon on June 26, when he signed into law the Marshal Plan for Talent. The initiative is designed to connect employers with educators, to pair students with in-demand careers, and to encourage apprenticeships and mentorships with an educational focus on certifications and occupational licensing. During […]

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Nick Sarnicola and Cody Theil

Cody Theil Wins Inaugural $10,000 Sarnicola Entrepreneur Award

Cody Theil won the inaugural Sarnicola Entrepreneur Award, a $10,000 grant from Nick and Ashley Sarnicola and the NextGen Foundation, presented to a Muskegon Community College (MCC) student whose entrepreneurial concept is judged the best in an annual competition. Nick Sarnicola announced the winner on June 1 at the MCC Rooks|Sarnciola Entrepreneur Institute and Lakeshore […]

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Entrepreneur Institute and Fab Lab Opening Logo

Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Institute and Lakeshore Fab Lab Grand Opening June 1

The grand opening of the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Institute and the Lakeshore Fab Lab at 388 W. Clay in the heart of downtown Muskegon is set for Friday, June 1, when the public is invited to attend a noontime ceremony. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the event begins at noon in Muskegon Community College’s Sturrus […]

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Rendering of Downtown Center

Downtown Center Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony Nov. 2

Muskegon Community College will hold a Downtown Center Renovation Groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the College’s parking lot located at Clay Avenue and Fourth Street adjacent to the facility. Renovations have already begun on the MCC Downtown Center with the architectural firm C2AE overseeing work on the $14.27 million […]

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Richard and Ann Kraft with President Nesbary, David Stradal and Amy Swope

Richard and Ann Kraft Donate Record $300,000 for MCC’s Entrepreneurial ‘Fab Lab’

An MCC Distinguished Alumnus and his wife, Richard H and Ann U. Kraft, have donated $300,000 to the Foundation for Muskegon Community College (FMCC) to support a key component of the college’s Rooks|Sarnicola Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies in downtown Muskegon. The gift, which is the largest single non-corporate gift to MCC, was formally presented at […]

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MCC to Receive Michigan Works! Impact Award for Medical Assistant Program

Muskegon Community College will receive a prestigious 2016 Michigan Works! Impact Award on Wednesday, April 27, at a luncheon in the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing, MI. West Michigan Works! nominated MCC for the statewide honor for the college’s strategic partnership and collaboration with both the Michigan Works! Association and with community organizations to […]

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2015 Elevator Pitch Competition Winner

MCC Students Win 2016 Elevator Pitch Competition Top Prizes

MCC entrepreneurial studies students Samantha Sawyer and Tom Clock won first and second place, respectively, in Emerge’s annual Elevator Pitch Competition held on Dec. 2 at Baker College. “Our participation in the Emerge competition demonstrates the commitment that out students have to starting up businesses here in West Michigan,” said Dave Stradal, the MCC Business […]

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Young students working on computers

MCC to Excite Young Students about Technology on Dec. 12

Fifth, sixth and seventh grade students from Muskegon County and northern Ottawa County will converge on the MCC campus Saturday, Dec. 12, for the Hour of Code event being sponsored by the College. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. Students learn about how […]

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Rooks/Sarnicola Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

MCC Receives Masonic Temple, $200,000 for Entrepreneurial Awards

Local developer Jonathan Rooks has donated the former Masonic Temple in downtown Muskegon to Muskegon Community College as the new home for its Entrepreneurial Studies program and related business-generating activities. The announcement was made Wednesday morning, June 3, at a special meeting of the MCC Board of Trustees held in the former Masonic Temple building […]

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