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January 29, 2018

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. -- The Monroe County Community College robotics team has qualified for the upcoming VEX World Championship tournament in Louisville, Ky. April 26-28.

The team, named VEX Team 3547: Virus, earned that bid earlier this month when it won the Tournament Champion, Robot Skills Champion and Excellence Award in a winter qualifier tournament at MCCC, going undefeated against robots from Michigan State University, Purdue University and the University of Toledo, among others. 

Michael Mohn, advisor to the MCCC Robotics Club, expressed his pride for the VEX-U students and their accomplishments.  “They have spent hours and hours designing and building their robots, but not only that, members of the MCCC Robotics Club have also been supporting the high school, middle school, and elementary school events with volunteer time both here at MCCC and at events hosted by other schools around southwestern Michigan,” Mohn said.

The MCCC Robotics Club’s mission is to promote STEM education to current and future MCCC students.  The club also strives to enrich lives in the local community through community service.

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