The 55th Opening Ceremony of Monroe County Community College will be held on Friday, April 29 at 6 a.m. at the Gerald Welch Health Education Building on MCCC Main Campus 1555 S. Raisinville Rd.
“We are looking forward to 400 graduates for the 2021-22 academic year. Of these, 113 will start participating,” said Tracy Vogue Registrar.
The main address is provided by Congressman Tim Walberg, R-Ida.
Student addresses will be given by graduating candidates Lev Cows and Presley Bergomer, both of whom will be introduced by their mentor Mark Bergomer.
Retired cooking and food service education teacher Kevin Thomas was honored with the title.
“This cultural honor is a peer-to-peer and a member of the full-time faculty of higher education and personal respect for his contribution to the institution,” said MCCC. “Developed by River Raisin Wood Carvers and carries the logo of the college.”
Thomas retires after serving as a full-time culinary teacher from May 6. During his time at MCCC, he taught various culinary courses, helping hundreds of students develop academically and personally.
“Under the leadership of Thomas, MCCC catering students have gained invaluable work experience in making buffets and on-site Cuisine 1300 restaurant open to the public,” MCCC said. “Thomas organizes special events for students at the MCCC campus, including a variety of gifts, ceremonies and foundations at MCCC events, as well as in and out of campus and in partnership with local organizations. Community College leaders to have lunch.
Thomas was instrumental in creating MCCC’s Bacchus Society and V1300 vineyards and played a key role in the success of the annual fundraiser organized by the MCCC Foundation entitled “Red, White and Blues”.
Thomas was named the Faculty of the Year for 1990-1991.
Other Celebrity Officials 2021-22 Best Faculty Award Winner Dr. Matt Wof-Meyer as Faculty Marshall; Dr. Scott Bernes, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success, as a Student Marshall, and Dr. Grace Yaki, Vice President of Education, as the Leader of the Medrek Party and the hostess of the ceremony.
The 2022 Student of the Year Award goes to Julie Best Waltz.
The MCCC said the award recognizes outstanding students who have made significant contributions to their careers, the community and the college. The MCCC Board of Trustees established the Best Player of the Year in 1996.
She received a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from MCCC in 2016. She became a first-year student at MCCC Nuclear Engineering Technology and is currently employed by DTE Energy as a licensed analyst at the company. A number of projects, including the Fermi 2 Power Plant License Renewal and the Fermi 3 combined work permit application, have resulted in an integrated work permit. She also serves as the coordinator of major enterprise project records and remedial measures.
Best Walt has won two awards for outstanding performance with DTE Energy and six Sigma Black Belts from the University of Michigan.
As an active member of the MCCC community, Best Waltz represented MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quarten as a keynote speaker at the College State of the Festival and volunteered to support the college’s information campaign. 5-year maintenance and upgrade millennium.
She has served as secretary of the Michigan-Ohio American Nuclear Association, as well as treasurer on the executive committee of the community for several years; She is a member of the Women’s Nuclear Organization, which is involved in delivering science education in Michigan schools. He volunteered with the St. Patrick School and the Psilanti Yankee Air Museum, the Rosie Revivor Guinness Book of Records, and the DTE Energy Foundation provided financial support to these nonprofits.
She and her husband, Brian, are the parents of two boys – Gary, a MCCC-certified welding specialist, and Graham, an 11th-grader at Jefferson High School.
In her spare time, she volunteers to help the St. An Catholic Church, the Salvation Army, the Monroe County military family, the Monroe County Erie Witness race, the Monroe Human Society, humanitarian and housing events, and Jefferson. secondary school.
In her nomination, Best Waltz is “very busy, loyal, hardworking, determined” and “always willing to support her cause and support those who truly feel like Monroe County Community College. . ” “Julie always has a smile on her face and is determined to serve others,” he said.
Nominations will be awarded by MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quarty.
Agora Chorale, directed by Catherine Brodie and accompanied by Alice Sangster, is produced by Jakob Naverud “Ad Astra”. College / Community Symphony Band, Mark Felder, Edward Elgar “Fanfare and Professional” (also known as “Pump and Condition”) will open the event and end the program with James Plowhar at Fanfare and Recessional.
The MCCC Board of Directors includes Vice Chairperson Lynette Dowler, Vice Chair Aaron Mason, Secretary Christopher Lambrix and Trustees William T. Brooke, Florence Buchanan, Steven Hill and Mary Kay Tyre.