TEMPERANCE — Monroe County Community College’s Whitman Center in Temperance will host a number of upcoming community events, including a Black History Month Movie Night, Career Technology Center Information Session, One Book One Community of Monroe County Book Discussion, a Transfer Fair, Dual Enrollment Night and MCCC Art Faculty Exhibit. 

Below are details on each event:

* Black History Month Movie Night – “The Help”, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m., Room 3.  At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step.  Seemingly so very different from one another, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk.  “The Help” will also be shown on Feb 20 at MCCC’s Main Campus in Monroe at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater, which is located in the Campbell Learning Resources Center.

* Career Technology Center Information Session, Wednesday, Feb.  27, 6 p.m., Room 3.  This session will update the community on the progress of the construction of the Career Technology Center, a $17 million, 60,000-square foot facility on Main Campus that will provide infrastructure to support state-of-the-art classrooms and lab space required to deliver instruction and skills necessary to secure high-growth, high-demand and high-paying jobs.

* Transfer Fair, Wednesday, March 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Atrium.  Students who are considering transferring to a four-year college or university will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from regional colleges and universities and learn about available majors, prerequisites, financial aid, scholarships, distance learning and more.  The colleges and universities will include Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Heidelberg University, Lourdes University, Madonna University, Mercy College, Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor University, Tiffin University and the University of Toledo.

* One Book One Community of Monroe County Book Discussion, Thursday, March 28, 1-2 p.m., Atrium.  Led by Cheryl Johnston, assistant professor of English and reading, and Bill McCloskey, professor of English, participants will explore the important themes of “One Amazing Thing” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and discuss their relevance in today’s society.

* Blood Drive, Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rooms 8-9.  The American Red Cross will partner with the Whitman Center to host a blood drive.  Almost 20 percent of the millions of blood donations made each year nationwide come from high school and college blood drives.

* Dual Enrollment Night, Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., Room 9.  Parents and students from all Monroe County high schools are invited to attend this information night concerning the dual enrollment of Monroe County high school students.  The event will feature a comprehensive presentation of the pros and cons of dual enrollment.  Staff from the Office of Admissions and Guidance Services and selective offices from around campus will be on hand to answer questions and to explain the procedures to dual enrolling.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Rachel Eagle, administrative assistant at the Whitman Center, at (734) 847-0559 or regale@monroeccc.edu.


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