SAVE FOR SUCCESS
Save for Success is an exciting five-year venture between ESL Federal Credit Union, Monroe Community College, the Monroe Community College Foundation and Hillside. The program allows eligible students from the Rochester and Finger Lakes region a chance to invest in their futures. Students who save up to $375 will have those savings matched 8-to-1 for a tuition grant of $3,000 at MCC. In addition, students receive one-on-one financial and life skills counseling from a professional mentor. This program can help you pay for tuition, books and other educational expenses. Click here to hear how Save for Success has helped Morgan plan for the next chapter of her life.
DiMarco Group, LLC
Duda Family Foundation/Jane ’72 & Zeke Duda
Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation
Cynthia & Wayne Gilman
Bob & Chris Latella
Mary & George Bauer
Estate of Jan Z. Wiranowski
The Community Foundation
Mr. Richard A. Kaplan
José & Karen Coronas
MCC offers a dynamic learning environment where excellent academics and innovative teaching approaches empower students to achieve their goals. The MCC Foundation awarded more than $20,000 in grants to the following MCC faculty and staff in order to take the student learning experience to the next level in 2017-2018.
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY INSTRUMENTATION TO BENEFIT FORENSIC SCIENCE STUDENTS - $4,016
Mary DiSano, Chemistry and Geosciences
The purchase of two Vernier Mini GC Plus Gas Chromatographs will allow students enrolled in the Introductory Forensic Science course to use GC instrumentation at the Downtown Campus by the end of the fall 2018 semester.
SCHOOL OF STEM AND ENGINEERING SCIENCE ADVISEMENT INSTITUTE - $504
Krista Tyner, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
The School of STEM, in collaboration with the Engineering Science/Physics Department (ESP), will host an advisement institute focused on developing advisement skills and knowledge needed to support the ESP student. The institute’s purpose is to prepare faculty to effectively advise outside their disciplines in an effort to better support the pre-program pathway students.
MCC UAV-SUAS DESIGN TEAM - $2,613
Christopher Kumar, Engineering Science & Physics
The Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) competition is an annual international competition located at the Patuxent River, Maryland Naval Air Base. Each year, students from numerous universities around the world design and build the best autonomous aerial vehicles and compete in this distinguished event. Last year, MCC was the first community college ever to participate in this event and placed 18th overall out of 54 teams. This introduced the MCC UAV team to the world stage of competition.
MURAL PROJECT TO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS FOR COLUMNS IN BOTH CLASSROOMS AND HALLWAYS - $4,000
Kathleen Farrell, Visual and Performing Arts
These murals seek to augment the beautifully designed building by adding color and life to the halls and walls of floors 2 through 6 of this newly renovated space. The Greater Rochester community, when visiting the campus, will experience the welcoming feeling developed from the display of artwork and murals of this collection. We seek to support multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to learning through the enhancement of this collection and mural displays.
THE FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS BANNERS AT DOWNTOWN CAMPUS - $1,225
Ann Topping, Student Services—Downtown Campus
These banners will help students to identify what services are available within seven service delivery areas at the Downtown Campus. The banners will also promote the value to students for seeking out these services.
SOLAR THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES EQUIPMENT UPGRADE - $4,000
Dale Pearce, Applied Technologies
Aquiring new equipment will allow students to have physical interaction with the components of a hydronics mechanical system in domestic hot water heating with a space-heating application. Being able to physically have this system will help with hands-on teaching and enhance student learning in a practical setting.
DOWNTOWN CAMPUS FOOD PANTRY - $3,502
Ambika Howell, Student Services—Downtown Campus
Approximately two-thirds of the students at the Downtown Campus receive some form of state or federal financial assistance. Increasing access to resources in the food pantry and strengthening collaborations with community partners will empower students with the services they need to support their student success.
MCC INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES - $3,000
Michael Jacobs, Liberal Arts
Our goal is to secure funding from numerous sources, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities NY. Our purpose in seeking a grant is to help support the planning and marketing phases of this initiative by subsidizing expenses associated with professional development, strategy sessions and printing.
MCC FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL GRANTS COMMITTEE 2017-2018
Andrea Wade, chair
Remegia Mitchell, ex-officio
Lisa Fluman, Foundation liaison
Susan Gurak, Foundation liaison
More than $3,500 in micro grants was awarded to the following Monroe Community College faculty and staff in order to take the MCC learning experience to the next level in 2018.
STEADICAM VIDEO STABILIZATION - $800
Jeremy Case, Virtual Campus
Steadicam systems have been effectively used in high-end video and film productions for decades to smooth out moving footage, but have been very expensive. Recently, a more affordable option has become available. This new equipment will enable the collection of higher-quality footage for use both in the classroom and in communications to the community at large. Being able to collect this quality of footage without having to hire outside firms will save the college (and ultimately students) money.
CHE 124 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FLASHCARDS/CHEMDRAW SOFTWARE - $852
Judith Mevs, Chemistry & Geosciences
This proposal aims to provide tools for students to review and identify basic functional groups, nomenclature, structural formulas, and chemical reactions of organic compounds covered in CHE 124 by creating sets of flashcards that would be made available in the Natural Sciences Education Center and MCC libraries. In addition, the use of ChemDraw Prime 17.0 chemical drawing software package will increase speed and efficiency for faculty in the design/process of creating flashcards, as well as other instructional or assessment materials for students.
COMMUNITY BUILDING - $900
Athesia Benjamin, Visual & Performing Arts
The goal of this proposal is to develop a more inclusive MCC community that will benefit all of us. Organized programs and events will provide opportunities for diverse interaction among students, and potentially faculty and staff, while also encouraging a community of consciousness of compassion and positivity. The funds will help establish a Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) chapter on campus, continue race forums and speed-meeting events in the campus center, using the MCC Facebook page, showcasing pictures of students interacting in diverse groups, drop-in participation for murals and starting a kindness club.
ON-SITE HOMELAND SECURITY COURSE IN ISRAEL - $1,000
John J. Perrone Jr., Homeland Security
Israel is considered to have some of the best homeland security practices and policies of any place in the world. Students attending the Israel program will have the opportunity to hear directly from security members of the police forces and Israeli defense forces. They will see homeland security measures from the experts at sea ports, airports, shopping malls, government buildings and critical infrastructure, and learn how they keep their country safe. Financial assistance will help to offset some of the cost of an additional day in Israel for meals, materials and travel escorts to allow the students a cultural and religious experience that is unparalleled and an opportunity of a lifetime.