MCCC Happenings Newsletter January 2023

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January 2023

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Upcoming Events

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


Event Spotlight: Create a Care Closet in the New Safe Space Closet filled with clothes

Tuesday, Jan 17
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join students in creating a "Care Closet," which will accept donations and help get those items to students who need them (baby, household, clothing items, etc.). This is just one thing students can do with the new Safe Space! If you are passionate about making a difference, have ideas, or are interested to listen, we need you.

All students are welcome! Free pizza provided!

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How to Succeed in College

If you are new to MCCC, welcome! If you are a continuing student, welcome back! The first weeks of the semester play an integral part in how the rest of the year may go. Here are a few suggestions to start the semester off right.

  1. Take the time to get to know your instructors. Your instructors are your best resource for success, and they want you to succeed. No one knows how to succeed in a course better than a member of the faculty. All instructors have office hours; utilize this time to introduce yourself, ask questions and find out more about their professions.
  2. Get involved. Join a club, participate in college activities and form a study group. Research supports that students who get involved and participate in events and activities on campus are more likely to succeed in the classroom.
  3. Develop a plan to succeed. Schedule study times and stick to them. MCCC has invested heavily in ensuring you have great places to study and do your work.
  4. Don’t miss class. The rule here is simple, students who do not miss class tend to do better than those who do. If you do miss a class, inform your instructor before the class and discuss what you need to do.    
  5. Get to know your fellow students and make friends. Students who make friends on campus tend to be more motivated and have more social and academic support. 
  6. Do not wait until you are in trouble to get help. Make regular appointments in our Student Success Center. MCCC offers free tutoring and skills help for all students. 
Student studying in Library

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Welcome to eLearning at MCCC: Important Information about Brightspace

Below you will find important information about accessing and navigating Brightspace, using Brightspace tools effectively and where to go for help. If you have specific questions about how your instructor plans to use Brightspace, please review the syllabus in your Brightspace course(s).

Brightspace Overview Video
Here is a link to a Brightspace overview video that reviews logging into Brightspace, Brightspace smartphone and tablet app, updating your Profile and Notifications, accessing your courses, navigating your course, reviewing the Student Help Center and more.

Online/Blended Course Requirements
Be sure to check out the specific requirements for your online or blended course. Some courses require special technology so it's important to review this information before the semester begins: 

Brightspace Login
You can login to Brightspace by clicking on the Brightspace login link on the College's website. Your Brightspace username is the same as your WebPal username (i.e., first initial of first name plus last name -- also, you may have numbers after your last name if it is common). Your Brightspace password is your 7-digit Student ID # OR whatever password you use to access your MCCC email account.

Brightspace Course Release and Navigation

Please remember that you won't have access to your Brightspace course until the first class meeting day of the semester. Once you gain access to your Brightspace courses, all of the essential course materials, activities and tools can be found on the course navigation menu within the Activities (Assignments, Groups, Quizzes), Communication (Chat, Discussions), Content and Grades links.

First-time Online Students

First-time online students are required to complete an online orientation before the semester begins (ONL-001-L1). If you have any questions or need assistance accessing or completing the online orientation, please contact the Brightspace Help Desk at

Brightspace Tutorials and Instructions*







*Please note that the video tutorials provided above do not exactly match MCCC's Brightspace version and navigation.

Help Desk

If you need assistance accessing or using the Brightspace system, please contact the Brightspace Help Desk at (734) 384-4328 or Location: Founders Hall/Testing Center

Email Login and Downloading Microsoft Office 
You can log in to MCCC email by clicking on the email login link on the college's website at

Your email username is the same as your WebPal username, plus (e.g., Your email password is your 7-digit Student ID number or whatever password you use to access your MCCC Brightspace account.

Also, once you access your MCCC email account, you can download Microsoft Office for no charge to your personal computer. It is important that you regularly check your MCCC email, as this is how the college will most often communicate with you.

Again, if you have any questions about Brightspace, email, or your MCCC Brightspace courses, please contact the e-Learning Help Desk at

Have a great semester!


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Free Tutoring at MCCC

Students in Chemistry Lab

MCCC offers free tutoring -- in-person or virtual, with a faculty specialist, fellow student peer-tutor or a group -- for all MCCC students. The college also offers supplemental instruction through informal, peer-assisted study sessions. These services ae provided in Founders Hall in the Student Success Center. Make an appointment by visiting

Writing and presentation assistance is also available in the Writing Center in the Campbell Academic Center. It is provided by Writing Fellows.

The virtual Blueprint for College Success Workshop is available 24/7 and includes topics such as:

  • Study skills
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Effective note taking
  • Test anxiety and test taking
  • Becoming an independent learner

There are also many resources available for students with special needs through the Disability Services Office. Visit


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Apply Now: $400,000 in Scholarships Available for 2023-24 Academic Year

MCCC has announced $400,000 of scholarship funding available for the 2023-24 academic year.

The online scholarship application is available now at Returning and prospective students are encouraged to apply now for over 200 available scholarships for the upcoming academic year. 

You have until March 1, 2023, to complete their scholarship application; however, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. Not all scholarships are need-based or require a high grade point average or full-time status. Many are program specific and are available in all traditional and technical career training programs. 

The college uses a simple online application process for all of its private donor scholarships.

Apply Now for Scholarships

You can complete an application in as little as 20 minutes but are encouraged to take their time to ensure a complete, compelling and accurate submission.

Nearly 200 scholarships were awarded last year with awards ranging from $250 to full-ride scholarships that cover all tuition and fees for two years at MCCC.


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Attention Students: Submissions Wanted 

Submit your original poetry, short stories, plays, creative non-fiction and artwork for consideration for the 2023 publication of Images 37, which will be printed and available online at the end of Winter Semester. Only student submissions are accepted.

Images is an annual publication of poetry, prose and art. Faculty members of the Humanities/Social Sciences Division edit the magazine.  Although most of the work chosen for publication comes from the art classes and our creative writing course, this magazine welcomes submissions from all students.

An Images reveal event takes place during April.

Simply email your submissions to: by Friday, February 24, 2023.


Jenna Bazzell (Writing Submissions)
Therese O’Halloran (Art Submissions)


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Nominate Outstanding Faculty

The nomination process for the 2022-2023 Outstanding Faculty Award has begun and we need your input.

Please consider nominating a full-time or part-time faculty member who you think is deserving of this honor. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 6, 2023.

Additional details regarding the nomination process, including the nomination form, can be found at: