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February 7, 2017

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 numerous events in honor of Black History Month.  All are free and open to the public and will take place in the dining room of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday, February 8.  “Women in Jazz and Notes at Noon.”  Noon.  This will be a presentation and musical performance by Galen Abdur-Razzaq of Flute Juice Productions.
  • Thursday, February 16.  African American Poetry Night, 7 p.m., Campbell Learning Resources Center, Little Theater, Room C-3.  This event is sponsored by the MCCC Writing Center.
  • Tuesday, February 21.  “Notes at Noon - Bubba Wilson & Band.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22.  “The Role of the NAACP in Civil Rights.”  Noon. This will be a presentation by NAACP representatives.
  • Thursday, February 23.  “Black Progress in America.Noon.  Dr. Kojo A. Quartey, MCCC president, will moderate this panel discussion.
  • Wednesday, February 27, “Demystifying Africa.”  Noon.  This will be a presentation by Dr. Kojo A. Quartey, MCCC president.
  • Tuesday, February, 28.  “Challenges of Poverty in the Black Community.”  Noon.  This will be a presentation by Bob Leski, retired MCCC faculty member and owner of Leski Insurance Agency.

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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