Riley Moody, Marketing & Communications Assistant

Monroe County Community College will host "The Importance of Mental Health,” presented by Sonya Quinn, community engagement coordinator, African American leadership initiative chair and Latino Leadership initiative chair of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo and is president of Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Equity on Thursday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom.  To attend the session, log in to

Sonya has been with NAMI for four years and has over 10 years experience working in the mental health field where she works with community agencies and consumers to help educate on the importance of mental wellness and the importance of breaking down the barriers and stigmas associated with mental health. In addition to her roles at NAMI and MRDE Sonya is a member of the Executive Committee for the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, Trauma Informed Care Advisory Board member and Toledo Minority Health Advisory Board member. 

"Why do we celebrate flag day?” will be presented by JJ Przewozniak on Thursday, June 23, at 2.00 p.m. via Zoom. To attend the session, log in to

Flag Day is one of the United States most patriotic holidays that might not get as much attention as others such as Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Regardless, the celebration of the adoption of the flag is both significant and interesting. Przewozniak will present the history behind the holiday and explore the role symbols play in our national identity. A graduate of Oakland University and Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Przewozniak has served the County of Monroe at the Museum System since May of 2020.

"Electric Vehicles 101,” will be presented by Karl F Bloss, EV education and outreach coordinator at Consumers Energy on Thursday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m. To attend log in to

Bloss' EV101 presentation will cover EV basic including how and where to charge, cost to charge, efficiency compared to gas vehicles, and how Consumers Energy can help residents get started on their journey to electrified transportation. Bloss retired from a 25-year engineering career in the chemical industry to focus on his passion of Electric Vehicles.  He has organized EV events like National Drive Electric Week and Drive Electric Earth Day, started multiple EV social media groups and a blog related to driving electric.  Karl is the owner of  four plug-in vehicles (Tesla Model S, Kia Niro EV, Chevrolet Volt, and a Zero SR/S motorcycle) and turned his passion into a second career as an EV education & outreach coordinator with Consumers Energy. 

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

Marketing & Communications

Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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