MCCC Happenings Newsletter April 2023

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 April 2023

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Upcoming Events

MCCC has a number of events coming up; check them out at the link below. 


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Register Now for Summer

Students who register for summer not only graduate sooner, they are more likely to graduate, period.  Summer Semester is a great option for current, new and “guest” students. Registration is underway, and classes begin May 8. There are plenty of online choices, and sessions are short – most are 8 weeks.

"Summer classes offer many advantages," said Director of Student Success Gerald McCarty. "They are short and concise, offer smaller class sizes that allow more one-on-one time with the instructor, allow students to catch up from previous reduced course loads and bring students closer to graduation."

Fall Registration is Underway

Fall classes begin Wednesday, August 23, 2023 and end Monday, December 11, 2023

Registration begins for current/re-enrolling students on April 10.
Students with 40 or more credit hours can register beginning April 10.
Students with 15 or more credit hours can register beginning April 11.
Students with 1 or more credit hours can register beginning April 12.

Open Registration for CONTINUING and NEW students begins Thursday, April 13.

If you need help selecting classes please contact your faculty advisor.  Registering is as easy as going to myWebPal and using the following steps:

1. Under “Student Planning” select “Plan & Schedule.”

2. Use arrows to select the term for which you want to register.

3. Click on “View other sections.”

4. Select the section you want, and click “Add Section.”

5. Click “Register Now” (upper right) to register for all selected sections, or click “Register” under each section (left).

6. Verify completed schedule on right of screen.

7. Sign out and close browser.

The Office of Admissions and Guidance Services is available to assist students with the scheduling process. Please call (734) 384-4104 for more information, or email

Registration Information for Summer & Fall

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A Note About Advising from Dr. Scott Behrens

Scott Behrens photoDear Huskies:

You should visit your advisor every semester. Even if you feel confident in the courses you have chosen, it is a good idea to check in with your advisor. If you are a dual enrollment student, you should visit with your high school counselor.  All credit students are assigned an advisor.  Historically, MCCC has assigned student advisors at the beginning of every semester. 

Last year, MCCC surveyed students and also met with them to learn more about their thoughts on advising at MCCC. We listened to your input and are in the process of making some major changes to ensure that students are better served. For instance, in the past, students were assigned new faculty advisors every semester. That system has been revised so that students are assigned faculty advisors only once, unless they change majors, request a new advisor or have been assigned an advisor outside of their field of study. Your advisor should have posted times for advising. At MCCC, we succeed when you succeed. 


Dr. Scott E. Behrens
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success

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It is always exciting to introduce new employees to the MCCC community, but given all the change we are undergoing to improve the student experience, these introductions are particularly exciting.

Katie Navock imageKatie Navock, Director of Enrollment Management
Katie joined MCCC from Michigan Works in Prudenville, where she served as a career advisor after several lengthy stints in admissions at both the college and high school level, most recently as director of admissions at Mid Michigan College in Harrison. Prior to that she was director of enrollment at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills. Katie holds a master’s degree in education with a specialization in enrollment management from Capella University. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Adrian College. She is excited to be at MCCC where she can make a difference with students by showing them that MCCC is a great place with faculty and staff who are passionate about student success. Katie has hit the ground running as she reinvents the admissions process and the “front door” to the college. Katie wants all students to feel they are part of the Husky community the minute they arrive.


Alex Gerweck imageAlex Gerweck, Educational Advocate (Health Sciences)
Alex is a former MCCC student who went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in behavioral psychology from Eastern Michigan University and joins MCCC after working at Orchard Center High School as a positive school climate liaison and post-secondary planner. Alex is looking forward to making a difference by forming strong relationships with students, offering personalized support and being part of their success stories.


Jennifer St. Charles imageJennifer St. Charles, Educational Advocate (Applied Science and Engineering)
Jennifer holds an associate degree in business with a specialization in medical practice/facility business management from Henry Ford College. She is finishing up her last few transfer credits at MCCC before beginning a bachelor’s degree program at Siena Heights University. Jennifer joined MCCC in the 2021 as the administrative assistant to the dean of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division. Last month she accepted the position of educational advocate for ASET. She wants to make a difference by supporting students through the admissions process and then continuing to assist them as new students.  


Jarrod Saum imageJarrod Saum, Educational Advocate (Humanities/Social Sciences)
Jarrod holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from Lindenwood University and most recently served as a student success navigator for retention and completion at MCCC. In his new role as an educational advocate, Jarrod, who is also an adjunct writing professor for the college, is eager to make a difference in the lives of students by transforming the way they approach their academic journeys. His passion for helping students achieve their goals is evident in everything he does, and he is dedicated to providing the support and guidance necessary to help them succeed.


Hazel McPherson imageHazel McPherson, Educational Advocate (Business)
Hazel holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism and previously worked in MCCC’s Testing Center. In her new position as educational advocate, she feels her educational background applies greatly to what she will be doing now. Hazel is excited to be at MCCC because she feels she can make a difference with students by going that extra mile in making sure every student’s needs are met. She also feels that her ability to communicate and appreciation for all aspects of every unique individual on campus make her someone students can rely upon.


Sarah Mason imageSarah Mason, Registrar
Sarah holds a master of humanities degree from Tiffin University and is completing coursework toward her doctorate this semester at The University of Toledo. Prior to becoming the registrar at MCCC, Sarah was the associate registrar at Mercy College of Ohio. Sarah is excited to join both the new director of financial aid and director of admissions as part of the Student Services team, and her vision is to improve and streamline processes to enhance the student experience.


Nickie Hampsher imageNickie Hampsher, Director of Financial Aid
Nickie holds a master of business administration degree with a certificate in nonprofit leadership from Madonna University. While at Madonna, where she served in multiple financial aid positions, she realized that she had a passion for higher education and being a part of helping students to achieve their dreams.  As MCCC’s director of financial aid, she is already helping students navigate one of the biggest barriers to education, financing.


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MCCC Students Have Free Access to the iGrad Money Management Tool

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and use financial skills such as personal financial management and budgeting. When people are able to fully meet current and ongoing financial obligations and can feel secure in their financial future, it leads to a lifetime of financial well-being.

The Financial Aid Office at MCCC is committed to helping students through the steps to apply for financial aid to fund the cost of college. Its goal is to help students understand their finances, secure funding to help pay for college, plan for repaying student loans after college and regularly review personal budgets as part of practicing good financial habits.

MCCC students have free access to iGrad, a personalized money management tool that can help them make informed financial decisions. Using iGrad, students can complete a Financial Wellness Checkup and build a strong foundation for their financial future.

iGrad will:

  • Help students reach their financial goals one step at a time
  • Provide a free, online platform to helps improve money management skills and personal finances
  • Keep one up-to-date on the latest news and information on loans, loan repayment and managing debt


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Now is the Time to Get Financial Aid in Order for Fall Semester

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to have an opportunity to access to grants, scholarships, work-study and low interest student loans to help achieve their educational goals. 

The 2023-24 FAFSA application period opened Oct. 1. Please visit to complete the application if you have not done so already. Students and parents are encouraged to use the data link with the IRS to complete the application. The Monroe County Community College school code is 002294.

If you need help completing the FAFSA application, stop by the Financial Aid Office in the Room 101 of the Warrick Student Center. For more information, email  

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pride partyJoin us for a Pride Party!

It will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023, 4:30-9 pm in MCCC Main Campus on the Safe Space, Room S165 (next to the cafeteria).

Join us for food, games and drawings for prizes. Gluten-free, nut-free and vegan snacks will be available.


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