Resolution J171-2013

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Monroe Community College



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  50th  Anniversary of Monroe
Community College

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  institutions  of  true purpose and high achievement whose exem-
plary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate  the  pursuit  of
excellence in education and service to the community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the 50th Anniversary of Monroe Community College; the celebration
of this auspicious event will continue through December 2012; and
  WHEREAS, Monroe Community College (MCC),  located  in  Rochester,  New
York,  opened  its  doors to students in 1962; today, it is ranked among
the top 15 community colleges  in  the  country  for  associate  degrees
awarded; and
  WHEREAS,  Annually,  MCC  serves  approximately 35,500 students on its
Brighton and Damon City campuses, Applied  Technologies  Center,  Public
Safety  Training  Facility  and  two extension centers; approximately 25
percent of recent high school graduates in the  Greater  Rochester  area
begin their higher education at MCC; and
  WHEREAS,  This  upstanding  institute  is  a member of the prestigious
League for Innovation in the Community College Board of  Directors;  MCC
offers  more  than  90 degree and certificate programs, residence halls,
and 60 student clubs and organizations; and
  WHEREAS, MCC's athletics program is ranked sixth in the country  among
NJCAA  programs; it transforms lives through a supportive and collabora-
tive learning environment that prioritizes completion and maximizes  the
goal attainment of individual learners; and
  WHEREAS,  MCC  collaborates with regional businesses and industries to
meet evolving workforce and employer  needs  within  a  global  economic
context;  it  also participates in strategic alliances which closes gaps
within the education pipeline and helps leverage learner success; and
  WHEREAS, Its foundation ranks first among SUNY community colleges  for
unrestricted  giving  from  private philanthropists and foundations, and
ranks second for total giving; and
  WHEREAS, The community invests in its future leaders through  the  MCC
Foundation,  as  well  as  private  public partnerships which enable the
college to remain innovative, grow  programs,  scholarship  dollars  for
students and enhance campus facilities; and
  WHEREAS,  Under the luminous direction of its President Anne M. Kress,
Ph.D. and Kenneth G. Goode, Chair of the Board of  Trustees,  MCC  is  a
leader  in  dual  degree programs and articulation agreements with four-
year institutions within and outside of New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Monroe Community College  is  a  dynamic  learning  community
where  access,  excellence,  and leadership are the College's hallmarks;
for the past five decades, nearly 458,000 students have attended MCC and
have stood faithful to its mission to educate and prepare diverse  lear-
ners to achieve scholarly, professional, and individual success within a
local  and  global  context;  the College serves as a catalyst for inno-
vation, economic development, lifelong learning, and  civic  engagement;
  WHEREAS, MCC's vision states it will champion opportunity, innovation,
and excellence to transform lives and communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Monroe  Community  College  continues to fulfill its
laudatory educational purposes, and eagerly fulfills its  commitment  to
its students, faculty, alumni and community; and

  WHEREAS,  Monroe  Community College's plans for growth will ensure all
that work and attend the college will have multiple choices, and tremen-
dous opportunities for success, in the years to come; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  practice  of this Legislative Body that when an
educational institution  of  such  noble  aims  and  accomplishments  is
brought  to  our attention, it should be recognized and applauded by all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 50th Anniversary of Monroe Community College; and be it
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Anne M. Kress, Ph.D., President of Monroe  Community  College
and Kenneth G. Goode, Chair of the Board of Trustees.


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