Cape Cod Community College
News from Cape Cod Community College
April 22, 2014


"Phenomenal Woman" Leads College's Learning Resource Center - and Much More! 

Each year, the Massachusetts Woman in Public Higher Education organization seeks to recognize the best-of-the-best women leaders on the public campuses of the Commonwealth. This is a very competitive field of candidates, recognizing excellence in many different ways. This year, nominees included women from 2-year and 4-year institutions across Massachusetts. 
At their recent state-wide conference MWPHE honored CCCC's Jeanmarie Fraser, Associate Dean of Academic Support Services and Learning Resources (shown to the right)  with of this year's Phenomenal Woman Award!
Please select this link to read the full nomination, written by her staff.


College Honored by Two Additional Nominees

Staff members of two other outstanding campus leaders felt so strongly about their colleagues, that they added their names in nomination, bringing to three, the total number of honorees from the College. Professor Claudine Barnes (shown in the photo to the left), and Associate Dean Rose Pena-Warfield were both recognized for excellence in personal and professional achievement and leadership at this year's statewide conference.



College Will Work to Match Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Grant of nearly $400,000 - Seen as First Investment in New Innovation Center

President Cox, seen here on the far left, was happy to be joined by Dean Bob Cody(far right) in welcoming (L-R) State Senator Therese Murray, and Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President & CEO of the MLSC this past Monday, as they awarded nearly $400,000 to the College for new science equipment over the next two years. This will be a major investment in the transformation of the College's life sciences laboratories that have remained essentially as built for nearly 45 years, and will be the first step in the College's pursuit of a new Science and Technology Innovation Center, now in the early stages of development through the State's Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

"We are extremely grateful for this significant award from the MLSC, and thank the MLSC Board for its recognition of our commitment to excellence, and in providing an outstanding student experience. This $400,000 grant, along with the equivalent leveraged funds to be raised, will allow the College to offer our students, faculty, and community access to state-of-the-art technology that will further enliven our learning in the life sciences, while preparing for tomorrow's career opportunities," stated President Cox.

The $395,485 grant will modernize facilities used by an average of 900-1100 students each year, including all of the students enrolled in the life sciences and STEM area degree programs, and workforce certificate programs. The estimated cost of the complete equipment upgrade is roughly $800,000. The college is committed to seeking support from a wide variety of sources to match the MLSC grant.


Graduates Will Hear From Joint Base Cape Cod Leader at This Year's Commencement

Cape Cod Community College's 2014 graduates, families, and friends will fill the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA on Thursday, May 22, 2014 and hear Colonel Virginia I. Doonan address them as Commencement Speaker 2014. Col. Doonan is Executive Deputy Director (Air) for Joint Base Cape Cod, and Vice Commander of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base (ANG), Massachusetts. 
Col. Doonan will have an amazing story to tell. She entered the Air Force in 1986, and trained as an avionics mechanic, repairing the highly sophisticated electronic displays and sensors in a variety of aircraft. Moving through assignments in North Dakota and Arizona, she landed at Otis in 1988 as an avionics mechanic for the 102nd Fighter Wing. From that point, with only a brief period of training during 1992-93, she never left the base, moving up through various leadership/command positions to the multiple ones she holds today.


Early Childhood Education Program Receives High Praise as it is Reaccredited

Cape Cod Community College's Associate of Science degree programs in Early Childhood Education, have earned Reaccreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation. This is the result of a long, deliberate self-study process, plus an on-site visit by a team of peer reviewers. This is a seven-year accreditation, after which the process repeats in 2021. "These programs have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement, transparency, and public accountability at a critical time when increased attention is being placed on the quality of the early childhood education professional pipeline," said Marica Cox Mitchell, Director of Higher Education Accreditation and Program Support at NAEYC. "This is a rigorous competency-based accreditation model. It requires programs to provide evidence that their students possess the nationally identified competencies needed to positively influence the development and learning of young children, birth through age eight. These programs should also be applauded for meeting the accreditation standards in a way that is innovative and responsive to their unique contexts." 

A Very Busy Week!
We're Closing in on Commencement (5-22) Campus Activities Ramp Up - "End of  the Year"  



12noon–2 p.m. 

7th Annual Honors Showcase
Tilden Main Lobby 

This is an outstanding display of student research and presentation. The photo is from last year's event. Nicholas Chu and partners investigated the relationship between music and Human Communication. The research focuses on the effects of instrumental music on human emotion. How does music communicate its meanings without the usage of words? The research considered techniques composers use to convey their messages, and how instrumental music affects emotion.



3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Start your afternoon in the 

Tilden Arts Center: tour campus, meet with faculty and staff, visit the College Resource Fair in the Grossman Commons



7 p.m. in the Tilden


Spring Concert Celebrates "Song and Dance" 

This Friday night, in the Tilden Main Theater at 7 p.m. please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the college food pantry. Students in the Select Chorus, Modern Dance Class, and Jazz Combo will be performing. "How Can I Keep From Singing... and Dancing... and Jamming." 

Select Chorus under the direction of Joseph Marchio has 18 voices and will perform pieces including "How Can I Keep From Singing," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," and "Praise the Lord" from Judas Maccabeus.

Modern Dance Class is directed by Suzette Hutchinson and features 10 student dancers, and will present two student works, and one by Ms. Hutchinson.

Jazz Combo, directed by Jerry Skelley, presents the talents of 10 students, performing a mix of Jazz tunes from the 1920s through the present.  Song selections include Basin Street Blues, Brazil, and Milestones (Miles Davis).



This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This is the ultimate "DIY" Experience! 

This Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival of do-it-yourself creativity, innovation and resourcefulness, in celebration of the Maker Movement. The Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire will feature both established and emerging local makers specializing in DIY technology, arts and crafts, hardware hacking, 3D printing, robotics, handmade goods, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, apparel, craft, food and drink, and more.

The College has held a variety of mini "maker workshops" throughout the year.  You can see images of some of that activity and get a flavor of what the day will be like by going to this link.



Focusing on Suicide
Right Here at Home 

The "In Their Shoes" art installation was created by the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands in 2012 as a part of its 35th anniversary event. It provides a visual representation of the number of suicide deaths on Cape Cod and the Islands from 2000-2009. The 249 pairs of shoes do not represent any person or persons who have died by suicide. They simply represent a statistic, to help us understand the extent of suicide in our community. By displaying the shoes, Samaritans hopes to make the numbers easier to understand, easier to relate to. And make it easier for people in pain to reach out for help, because with help, there can be hope.  

See more about the exhibit in this "YouTube" link




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The College maintains a "Campus Visit and Information Sessions" webpage. It has much more detailed information than is below.  Click here and go to our site.
If you are considering any of the College's Health Sciences programs,
please call the College Admissions office at (800) 362-2131 x 4311.
Students registering for health career courses must provide complete documentation of required immunizations prior to the start of classes. This may take several months to complete. Select this link  for more information.   
"On-the-spot" Admissions: Come and complete ALL elements of the admissions process including placement testing, admissions/financial aid/and academic advising. 

ACT - Accelerated Career Training Information Sessions: Hyannis Center: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  May 5, June 11, Aug. 6 West Barnstable Campus, Upper Lorusso Solarium: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. June 16, July 23, Aug. 11   6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  May 19, May 29, June 25, July 28, Aug. 13  

Adult Learner Information SessionPlease call (508) 362-2131 x4318 or check online at 

Dental Hygiene:  All sessions take place in Rm G-8 (lowest level) of the M.M.Wilkens Hall (formerly the South Bldg.)
Diagnostic Technician Certificate Program: Phlebotomy - All sessions begin at 5 p.m.  in North Rm 105
Tue. May 6
Massage Therapy: All sessions take place on the top floor of the Life Fitness Center  Conference Room PE106
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13 For more information or to register for a session please contact
Program Coordinator Val Voner directly: (508)-362-2131 x4536
Medical Assisting: All sessions take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Rm 116 of the M.M. Wilkens Building (formerly the South Building). Attendance at an information session is required before a student may declare MEA as a major. 
May 12.
Medical Interpreter:  All sessions start in the Admissions Office, Lower Floor of the Nickerson Admn. Bldg.
Tuesdays starting at 5 p.m.: Apr. 29. After the orientation, the session moves to Rm 207 North
Nursing:  All sessions take place at the Admissions Office, Lower Floor of the Nickerson Admn. Bldg. 
Paramedic Certificate: - All sessions begin in the College's Admissions Office, Nickerson Admn. Bldg.
Mondays starting at 4 p.m.: Apr. 28, Jun. 9, Aug. 4. After the orientation, the session moves to Rm 114 Lorusso Applied Technology Building
Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program: all sessions begin at 4 p.m in North Rm 106
Tue. Apr. 29,  Wed. May 14


Non Discrimination Policy

Cape Cod Community College policy prohibits discrimination in education, employment, and services due to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services to access any event at the College may contact The O'Neill Center for Disability Services at (508) 362-2131 x4533.

We welcome questions, comments or requests for information. Please ask about having a presentation about the College brought to your club or organization. Whatever the need or question, please reply to
Contact Info
Michael Gross, Director of College Communications, (508) 375-4003


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