Pickering announced as new director of IT services
MCC is pleased to announce that Jeff Pickering is the college's new director of information technology and began on May 1. He comes to the college from Roanoke-Chowan Community College of Ahoskie, NC, where he served as that college's IT director, as well. Before that, he was a systems administrator at Johnston Community College for eleven years. Mr. Pickering has an A.A.S. in Local Area Networks and a B.S. in Industrial Technology.
New Martin Messenger released
The June edition of the Martin Messenger
has been released, with details on the college's new Information Technology Director, activities of the medical-assisting program, and the benefits of the school's pre-school programs. See it now
Medical-assisting program secures re-accreditation
The medical-assisting program at the college recently went through a rigorous re-accreditation process conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). They noted exceptional strength in the program's director, Ms. Marty Flynn, and the program’s clinical coordinator, Ms. Cathy Warren. The CAAHEP site surveyors visited the campus on March 16 and March 17.
Equine program featured in national NSBA publication
The Equine Technology program was one of four featured in the January 2015 issue of The Way To Go magazine published by the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA). In the piece, MCC Equine Technology director Tami Thurston addressed the need for true college equine programs from a very practical point of view. "You need to be able to speak intelligently with your clients. Everything about your training business needs to be professional, even down to presenting your billing to your clients professionally and in a timely manner," said Thurston.
Dr. Jennifer Burruss appointed Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services
Dr. Jennifer Burruss is the new Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at MCC. She was previously a School Counseling Director and an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Burruss earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University and her Masters of Education in Counselor Education from East Carolina University.
New job opportunities posted
Interested in working at MCC? The college is actively seeking several talented folks to manage various areas of the college. If you are interested, see the updated Employment Opportunities page
to view current openings, browse required qualifications, and -- last but not least -- put your name on the list of applicants.
Study demonstrates impact of MCC on local economy
The college recently participated in a study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (ESMI) to analyze and assess the impact of MCC as a whole on the regional economy. According to the study, a total of $40.7 million in regional income was created within the economy of the MCC Service Area during the 2012-2013 fiscal year -- the equivalent of adding 1,105 new jobs.
Students celebrate cultural diversity
On March 18, the Literary and Creative Arts Club (LCAC) and SGA joined forces to present a black history and culture event. The program included
examples of the artistic achievements and cultural influence African Americans have made on American society. Music, poetry, short-story readings, and participant activities were part of the presentation.