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December 5, 2016

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. – Monroe County Community College will host a panel discussion on how the U.S. can recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016. 

The panel discussion -- “How Does America Heal?” --  will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.
It will include the following panelists:

  • Pastor Heather Boone of Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries
  • Dr. James DeVries, MCCC board member and retired sociology and history professor at the college
  • Joel Fiedler, adjunct instructor of sociology at MCCC
  • Javed Peracha, MCCC Student Government officer
  • Robin West Smith, adjunct instructor of sociology at MCCC

The panel discussion is part of the Culture and Current Affairs Speakers Series sponsored by MCCC, which features community members and MCCC faculty, staff, students and alumni with expertise on a variety of cultural, political or social topics of importance and interest at the present time.

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