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December 8, 2015

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – At a special meeting last night, the Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved two appointments to fill vacancies on the board.

Dr. Edward R. Feldman was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board created by the resignation of William J. Bacarella, Jr.

Aaron N. Mason was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of William H. Braunlich.

Feldman, a resident of Monroe, is a retired physician who most recently practiced hematology and medical oncology at Beaumont (formerly Botsford) Hospital in Farmington Hills, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital from 2010-2014.  Throughout his career, he served as medical director at Mercy Memorial Hospice in Monroe (2004-2010, 1992-2000) and practiced general internal medicine at Mercy Memorial Hospital (2002-2007, 1984-1986), hematology and medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. (2000-2001), and hematology and medical oncology at Mercy Memorial Hospital (1990-2000).

Feldman performed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from 1981-1984.  He also performed his hematology and medical oncology fellowships there from 1986-1988 and 1988-1990, respectively. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and master of science in mechanical engineering and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Michigan. 

Feldman was an adjunct instructor of biology at MCCC from 2008-2010.  He taught hematology and medical oncology for the Michigan State University Affiliated Internal Medicine Residency Program at Beaumont (formerly Botsford) Hospital from 2012-2014.

Mason, a resident of Monroe, is vice president, mortgage and consumer lending group manager at Monroe Bank & Trust, where he has been employed since 1998.  Prior to that, he worked in various banking industry positions in Monroe County for nearly 10 years.

He served for six years on the Monroe Public Schools Board of Education, ending his last term in 2014.  While on the MPS board, he held positions as vice president and parliamentarian, in addition to trustee.  He also held various committee positions in the areas of physical resources, personnel, policy, finance, student reinstatement, scholarship and transportation.

Mason is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Monroe.

He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Toledo.  He also attended MCCC and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was the highest ranking student in civil procedure.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at