9. MCC Briefs

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Experience guided nature trails walks on Thursdays at MCC

SIDNEY Join Montcalm Community College Biology Instructor Heather Wesp for trail Thursdays on April 26, May 3 and May 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. These are informative and fun walks on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on MCC’s Sidney campus. Learn about local plants, animals and ecology. Your interests and questions drive this class, which meets rain or shine. People of all ages are welcome to participate. Meet in room A138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails for more information.


MCC’s Lifelong Learners presentation is May 4

SIDNEY “Lifelong Learning with the Historical Society of Michigan” on May 4 is the second of four presentations in Montcalm Community College’s Lifelong Learners spring educational series. During this session, Historical Society of Michigan Director of Development Chong-Anna Canfora will explore the economic and societal impacts of cultural tourism, highlight the history and programs of the society and more. Other presentations include:

  • May 18: Michael Hurst presents “Medic in the Big Red One.”
  • June 1: MCC Dean of Arts & Sciences Gary Hauck presents “MCC Study Abroad to India.”

All presentations are from 10 a.m. to noon in room M210 in the Les Morford Instructional Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. For more information or to register, visit www.montcalm.edu/LLL or contact Cultural Events Coordinator Karen Maxfield at karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1065.


MCC’s commencement is May 4

SIDNEY Montcalm Community College’s 51st annual commencement ceremony is May 4 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. Birgit Klohs, President & CEO of The Right Place, and MCC student Rogena Brinks will address the graduates and their guests. MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli will present both the Leslie K. Morford Faculty Recognition Award and Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. The MCC Alumni & Friends Choir, directed by MCC part-time instructor Val Vander Mark, will provide music. Visit www.montcalm.edu for more information.


‘Discover Your Tomorrow’ May 10 at MCC

SIDNEY Students and community members are invited to “Discover Your Tomorrow” by exploring a variety of Montcalm Community College’s educational programs and how these career choices link with employment options. This exhibition is May 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. on MCC’s Greenville campus, 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive. All attendees may sign up for a chance to win a two-year scholarship to attend MCC. “Discover Your Tomorrow” will feature demonstrations in skilled trades, health careers, agricultural science and computer science/digital arts. It will also focus on the types of in-demand jobs that are available in these fields, and it will feature local businesses and manufacturers to discuss training options and career attainability. In addition, MCC representatives will be available to discuss admissions, financial aid, student services, student success services such as counseling and tutoring, and others. For more information about “Discover Your Tomorrow,” visit www.montcalm.edu/Discover-Your-Tomorrow or contact Director of Community & Alumni Relations Mel Christensen at melissa.christensen@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1290.


Learn about birds May 12 at MCC

SIDNEYJoin Montcalm Community College’s Nature Trails Committee for World Migratory Bird Day May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. This year is designated as The Year of the Bird, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Join MCC instructor Cheryl Meyer for a short presentation on common spring migrants seen in Michigan. Then you’ll head outside to look for them; bring your own binoculars. People of all ages are welcome to participate. Meet in Room A138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus.


MCC hosts Cranbrook Institute of Science bus trip

SIDNEY Join Montcalm Community College’s Lifelong Learners on a one-day trip to the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, in Bloomfield Hills on June 15. Buses leave MCC’s Greenville campus for MCC’s Sidney campus at 8 a.m., depart from MCC’s Sidney campus at 8:30 a.m., and return to MCC’s Sidney campus at 7:30 p.m. and MCC’s Greenville campus at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11.53 per person. The ticket covers the cost of transportation and a lunch, but if you have any special dietary needs, you may want to bring or plan to purchase your own lunch. Visit www.montcalm.edu/cranbrook-trip for more information and a link to register online. The registration deadline is June 13 at noon. Children ages 12 to 17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. Participants have time to visit several attractions during the trip, including the “Rome: Age of the Caesars” exhibit, the observatory, the planetarium (featuring “Sidney Skies”) and the Erb Family Science Garden. The tours also will cover a wide variety of educational disciplines as well as exciting and diverse ways to experience the information provided. For more information, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1065.


Registration is open for MCC’s summer classes

SIDNEY Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer classes is available now and registration for fall semester begins May 14. The schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at http://my.montcalm.edu. For more information, email registerhelp@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Student Services at (989) 328-1277.


Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. Visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails for more information, or email naturetrails@montcalm.edu.


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