Officials at Monroe Community College began handing out on Thursday the first of 200 laptop computers to students who need them to continue their college courses online. The need was identified after the college began to communicate with students by ...Read More »
State University of New York colleges and the University of Rochester will close down most in-person classes and teach the rest of the semester online in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it was announced ...
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Two things are certain about online education in 2020: the phenomenon will continue to grow in higher education settings, and institutions will continue to deliver it in their own unique ways. If you’ve been on social media in the last ...Read More »
Monroe Community College has appointed the recently retired president of SUNY Corning Community College as its interim president while it conducts a national presidential search. Katherine Douglas, whose 40-year career has included community colleges in three states, will begin her ...Read More »
Anne M. Kress, president of Monroe Community College since 2009, has been hired to be the next president of Northern Virginia Community College. An announcement at Northern Virginia, known as NOVA, said Kress would assume her new duties at the ...Read More »
A $4.4 million federal grant will help Monroe Community College turn out higher numbers of precision optics graduates. U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle, D-Rochester, announced the grant Wednesday from the Office of Naval Research for the Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics. ...Read More »
Applications are now open for Monroe Community College students seeking work and scholarships from ESL Federal Credit Union. The deadline for the ESL/MCC Scholars program is Oct. 18. Students in MCC’s School of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies are eligible for ...Read More »
Anne M. Kress, president of Monroe Community College for the last decade, is one of three finalists for the presidency of Northern Virginia Community College. The college in Richmond, Va., has 75,000 students on six campuses, making it about four ...Read More »
Some students who might not normally get into Rochester Institute of Technology now have an alternate pathway to reach their goal through three local community colleges. RIT announced a pilot program Wednesday in conjunction with Monroe, Finger Lakes and Genesee ...Read More »
On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.
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Monroe Community College has been cited by the Aspen Institute as a national example of effective community college workforce development programs. MCC was one of six schools noted in the Aspen Institute’s report, “The Workforce Playbook,” which offers guidance on ...Read More »
Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...
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Though employers, educators and even parents have fixated on STEM disciplines to prepare young people for jobs in an increasingly technological society, a recently convened expert panel said it’s important to remember the humanities. And above all, they said, young ...Read More »
Three more local colleges have announced details of their commencement exercises; two will feature graduation speakers who are alumni. Roberts Wesleyan College’s commencement will be May 11 in the college’s Voller Athletic Center at 2301 Westside Drive, North Chili. Ceremonies ...Read More »
The faculty and administration of Monroe Community College could have a new labor contract on Monday. The MCC board of trustees may ratify the contract when it meets on Monday and takes up the tentative agreement between the faculty association ...Read More »