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February 16, 2016

CONTACT: 
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)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 

 

MCCC HOSTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College is hosting two events in honor of Black History Month.  Both are free and open to the public. 

  • Thursday, February 18.  “African American Poetry Night” sponsored by the MCCC Writing Fellows, 7 p.m., Campbell Learning Resources Center, Little Theater (Room 3).  This will be a celebration of the African American poets and authors who shaped the literary landscape of America.  Attendees are invited to bring a favorite poem or story to share with the audience.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
  • Saturday, February 27.  Presentation by legendary Negro League baseball player Ted Toles Jr., sponsored by the MCCC Diversity Committee, 1 p.m., La-Z-Boy Center, Room 259/260.  Toles played mostly as a pitcher for many teams in both the Negro League and minor leagues in the 1940s and 50s.  His life story is the subject of a book, “Living on Borrowed Time."

For more information regarding Black History Month events at MCCC, contact Molly McCutchan, director of human resources, at (734) 384-4245 or mmccutchan@monroeccc.edu.

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 at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.

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