MCCC Happenings Newsletter November 2022

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November 2022

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Upcoming Events

MCCC has a number of upcoming events coming up, including a ribbon cutting for the new Veterans Center in Founders Hall on Nov. 7, the Monroe Survivor Day sponsored by the American Federation for Suicide Prevention on Nov. 19 and many more. 

View all MCCC Upcoming Events

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New Financial Literacy Tool: iGrad

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 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

Visit the iGrad Website

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Area Spotlight: Business Division 

Business Division Students at Computers

The Business Division is one of five academic divisions at Monroe County Community College. The division offers higher education learning experiences in a vast array of business- and technology-related disciplines that equip students with abilities and skills for them to be successful whether entering the world of work or continuing their education.

The Business Division offers the following credit programs:

  • Accounting (associate degree and certificate)
  • Accounting/CIS (associate degree)
  • Agriculture -- Agribusiness (associate degree)
  • Agriculture -- Agricultural Operations (associate degree)
  • App Development (associate degree and certificate)
  • Business Management (associate degree)
  • Computer Science (associate degree)
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (associate degree and certificate)
  • Entrepreneurship (certificate)
  • Game Design and Development (associate degree)
  • Graphic Design (associate degree and numerous stackable certificates)
  • Office Professional (associate degree)
  • Office Software Specialist (certificate)
  • Office Specialist (certificate)
  • PC Support Technician (associate degree and certificate)
  • System Administration Specialist (associate degree and certificate)

It is one of the primary objectives of the Business Division to ensure that students are either prepared to enter the workforce upon completion of their program or, if appropriate, transfer to a four-year institution. Therefore, the division has maintained transfer agreements with many institutions, such as Baker College, Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Michigan State University, Northwood University, Saginaw Valley State University, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan- Dearborn, University of Toledo, Walsh College and Western Governors University. More information about these and other transfer opportunities can be obtained by visiting the Business Division offices in Founders Hall.

The Business Division is also home of the non-credit programming at Monroe County Community College through its Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning offices. The Workfroce Development Office is the community's local training partner, and can provide a training needs assessment and plan, a customized curriculum and expert trainers in specific industries. The office also connects area employers looking to fill open positions with qualified candidates from MCCC’s alumni and student bases and the community. The Office of Lifelong Learning provides non-credit, continuing education programs for personal interest or professional development. 

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MCCC Awarded Federal Title III Grant to Expand Capacity to Serve Students

MCCC was recently awarded a Title III grant, also known as the “Strengthening Institutions Program." It is a competitive federal grant awarded by the Department of Education to help institutions of higher education become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students. The grant provides funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability of eligible higher education institutions. 

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Kreichbaum Joins MCCC as Mental Health Counselor

Amber Kreichbaum has joined MCCC as mental health counselor.

She said her goal is to remove the stigma attached to the phrase "mental illness" and encourage students to feel comfortable seeking treatment. She is passionate about mental wellness and helping others to understand its importance. 

Kreichbaum has been working for Monroe Community Mental Health Authority for the last 4 years in a case management role for individuals who have been diagnosed with a developmental disabilities and severe mental illness. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in social work from Adrian College.

She lives with her partner and almost 2-year-old son in Monroe and enjoys spending time with her family, painting, volunteering for the Special Olympics and shopping. 

Her office is located in Founders Hall, and she will be available Monday-Thursday during regular office hours. She can be reached via email at or by calling (734) 457-6014.  

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It's FAFSA Season!

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


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Visit the Brand New MCCC Library

Student in Library

The MCCC Library staff is excited to welcome students back into the library's newly renovated space in the Learning Resources Center of the Campbell Academic Center.

Do you have a group project? You can work collaboratively in our group study rooms.

Want to practice your presentation or work as a group? Stop by and connecting your laptop to the display screens, brainstorm your ideas on the whiteboard wall or find the exact resources you need for your project. 

Simply stop by the reference desk, use our chat reference on the library website, or email for help with any of your research needs.


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Free Tutoring

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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