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MCC Celebrates Employee Service

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Organizations of all types celebrate employee longevity, and MCC is no exception.  While celebrated virtually this year during its annual Quality Trails gathering, the College acknowledged years of service milestones for eight employees. Chad Bledsoe, Matthew Mutarelli and Pamela Raffaldt are celebrating five years. Mike Collins and Teresa Hudson are marking 10 years with the […]

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MCC Taxidermy Instructor Puts His Mark in New High School

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Watching the new Montgomery Central High School being built, Riley Beaman, Director of Health and Public Safety at Montgomery Community College, had a lightbulb idea for a visual statement he felt would symbolize the magnitude, strength, and beauty of this new facility. His idea was to bring the Montgomery Central timberwolf mascot to life inside […]

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MCC’s Beth Smith Retires with Emeritus Status

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In recognition of outstanding commitment and service to Montgomery Community College, the College Board of Trustees voted to grant emeritus status to Beth Smith, its Vice President of Student Services. Beth will retire from MCC on January 29, 2021 having served the College for 34 years. “I fell into this career,” admits Beth. “I had […]

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They Just Walked Me through It

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Taylor Sarks does a lot of things at Montgomery Community College, but he’s best known as its webmaster. After excelling at computer classes in high school, he felt drawn to the field of Information Technology, but his present-day role of coding and developing almost didn’t happen. Thankfully, fate (and some really helpful folks in the […]

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MCC Delivers Firearms Training to Special Team of Soldiers

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Montgomery Community College welcomed a special guest to campus in June, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Reummler from the Fort Bragg Army Base. A friend of MCC Gunsmithing Instructor Matthew R. Mutarelli, Reummler was onsite to present certificates of appreciation to both Mutarelli and gunsmithing student Lew Jones. The two MCC representatives developed and taught a customized firearms […]

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MCC Conveys Annual Employee Awards

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Each fall during MCC’s employee training/orientation event, Quality Trails, the College president announces the Faculty Member of the Year and the Staff Person of the Year. Each award recipient is selected by their peers, receiving their choice of a favorite parking spot for the year, and $750 to use toward a professional development experience of […]

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MCC Seeing Growth in Sustainable Ag Program

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In January of 2020 Montgomery Community College launched its Sustainable Agriculture program in the new Joseph Reese Blair Career and Technical Education Center, just two months prior to the College moving to fully-online instruction due to COVID-19. As with many programs housed in that facility, student experience was diminished due to the lack of hands-on […]

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MCC Expands Heritage Crafts Offering

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Sydney Williams is the new director of MCC’s Heritage Crafts program. Thus far the Heritage Crafts offerings include Pottery, Beekeeping, Homebrew and Taxidermy classes, however Williams expects the topic breadth to expand significantly. “Our students have considerable skills and love to use their hands to create,” explains Williams. “A robust Heritage Crafts curriculum will provide […]

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MCC’s Taxidermy Program Takes Flight

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MCC’s taxidermy classroom is full of feathers these days, with students hard at work bringing back lifelike qualities to an interesting beautiful group of birds. Both the day and evening classes cover fowl in their first semester, which is an important and logical first step in mastering taxidermy techniques. “Fowl are the best starting place […]

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