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MCCA This Week: September 18, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
September 18, 2020

Ahoy Matie! 

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Upcoming Webinar: Making Community Colleges "Democracy's Colleges" Again

Webinar: Making Community Colleges "Democracy's Colleges" Again

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MCCA This Week: September 11, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
Sept. 11, 2020

This past weekend at a socially distanced gathering of friends, we sat on a patio reminiscing on the days when we thought this situation would last only a couple of weeks. Still, seven months later, we found ourselves discussing what has become our *cringe* new normal. We swapped stories of working from home with kids and/or partners (unsure which group requires more attention), contactless food delivery and pickup (a win!), swapping vacations for staycations (loving all the local parks), all our new hobbies (we're now professional chefs, yogis, and gardeners), and the latest professional skills we've developed ↴

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MCCA This Week: September 4, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
Sept. 4, 2020

For more than 125 years, Americans have celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of every September. In today's economic and labor climate, the national holiday should be the most meaningful observance of the year. Yes, the three-day weekend is more than summer's unofficial finale, the culmination for wearing white, and the end of hot dog season (seriously!).

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MCCA This Week: August 28, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
August 28, 2020

It's Morphin Time!

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Press Release: MCCA Creates 2020 Virtual Annual Convention

Jefferson City, MO — MCCA today announced that it will cancel its annual in-person convention to be held at St. Louis Union Station out of concern for the health and safety of attendees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. MCCA has instead created a new virtual experience to take place on November 11-13.

As the must-attend event for community college and workforce development professionals, MCCA's inaugural virtual convention will provide the same vibrant programming, networking opportunities, and engaging entertainment as our in-person event.

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MCCA This Week: July 31, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
July 31, 2020

Hi there! Remember us? We’ve been a bit distracted staring at our day planner wondering how it’s July 31 And speaking of planners — remember last month when we said this month we’d let you know about MCCA2020? Unfortunately, we’re still working through things (thanks a lot, Covid!), but the announcement will be well worth the wait. Promise! Next week we’ll have breakout sessions on the website for your viewing pleasure.

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Monday Funday

Are you ready for this?

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MCCA This Week: June 26, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
June 26, 2020

Nice to see you again!

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Today, we commemorate Juneteenth

What will you do?

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MCCA This Week: June 12, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
June 12, 2020

This month did not begin how we may have envisioned. Protestors across the country have taken to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. America is mourning. Our institutions have the opportunity to lead. For Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Dr. Brandon C. M. Allen makes four recommendations higher education should consider enacting.

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MCCA This Week: May 29, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 29, 2020

...and that’s a wrap on May 2020. (Where did it go?) Now we transition to online summer classes, summer orientation programs, and retention/recruitment for fall.

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MCCA This Week: May 22, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 22, 2020

Happy Friday! We've got the top down and the windows up as we cruise into the weekend for the unofficial start of summer. Speaking of which, for the first time in 20 years, AAA did not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol is expecting an increase in traffic.

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MCCA This Week: May 15, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 15, 2020

Hello again! Can you believe we're halfway through May? Time sure is flying by. Speaking of time – what's your favorite song with it included in the title? Tell us here. We're partial to:

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MCCA This Week: May 8, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 8, 2020

Hi everyone. A lot to cover today, but first – do you enjoy the MCCA This Week newsletter? Answering YES or NO helps us make strategic improvements.

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MCCA This Week: May 1

 
 
 

This Week
May 1, 2020

Happy May Day! The traditional celebration of spring may be just what communities across Missouri need after months of physical distancing measures and home quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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MCCA This Week: April 24

April 24, 2020

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Annual Phi Theta Kappa Celebration Goes Virtual

For the first time, the annual MCCA Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society celebration went virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shifted classes online. Even though the Wednesday, April 22 in-person gathering was canceled, the moment was no less momentous with remarks Mun Y. Choi, President, University of Missouri System and Interim Chancellor, University of Missouri, the event sponsor, and Dr. Raymond Cummiskey, President of Jefferson College, served as the keynote.

Dr. Cummiskey is one of 10 retiring college presidents and chancellors recently recognized with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. These awards are given to retiring college presidents who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students over the course of their career. Recipients are nominated by the students on their campus.

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MCCA This Week: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

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Williams appointed as deputy director and general counsel

Williams appointed as deputy director and general counsel

Jordan L. Williams, an experienced attorney who has held roles in local, state, and federal government, has been named deputy director and general counsel, President and CEO Brian Millner announced today. Williams was selected for the role following a statewide search.

“MCCA is lucky to have someone with Jordan’s experience and expertise,” said Millner. “As a small association it’s vital to have a team of utility players who can successfully fulfill different roles as the needs of the association shift. Having a detail-oriented project manager who can also assist MCCA in staying on top of legal and legislative matters as they arise, Jordan will be a huge asset to our team.”

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