Cape Cod Community College

April 14, 2014

News from Cape Cod Community College 


Student Leaders Gain New Skills and Earn Certifications at National Conference 

Members of the CCCC Student Senate, with Student Trustee Joshua Dykens, gained valuable leadership training this past week in Arlington, VA as participants in the 76th Annual Assembly of Student Leaders sponsored by the National Center for Student Leadership. This program delivers skills and experiences aimed at building strengths in: Self Leadership, Group Leadership, and Campus Leadership. As this semester winds down, each will return in the Fall as a Certified Student Leader, with new ideas to engage the College community.
Shown here with their certificates are (L-R) Will Brown, Josh Richards, Austin O'Donoghue, and Joshua Dykens.


CCCC's Peer Tutors Offer iPad Solution to Aid Academic Support

The days of the yellow highlighter and sticky notes attached to book pages, have given way to a wide variety of mobile technologies to aid students in grasping course material. CCCC's Peer Tutors(L-R): Mikalah Peterson, Kiara dePreaux, Alex Adinolfi, and Scott Smith have truly embraced the iPad as an excellent tool in their work helping students learn. The four presented at the New England Peer Tutor Association's 20th Annual Peer Tutor Forum at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, April 5th. Their presentation on incorporating iPad technology into academic support centers was well received.  Over 400 peer tutors from 2 and 4 year colleges in New England were in attendance. Kirara is shown holding an iPad with an image of the human skeleton just waiting for a student studying in the biological sciences.


College to Receive Major Grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center - All Are Welcome at 11 a.m. in the Lorusso Solarium, 2nd Floor - TODAY

We are proud to host The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) team who will be joined by Senate President Therese Murray to announce a major capital grant to the College, today at 11 a.m.

Through the MLSC, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state's life sciences ecosystem. These investments are being made under the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, proposed by Governor Patrick in 2007, and passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Patrick in 2008.

Also being celebrated are seven southeastern Massachusetts high schools that were authorized this past December to receive equipment and supply grants from the Center: Bristol County Agricultural High School; Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School; Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School; New Bedford Public Schools; Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School; South Shore Regional School District; and Sturgis Charter Public School.

Speakers today will include:

  • President of Cape Cod Community College, John Cox;
  • President & CEO of the MLSC, Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D.;
  • Senate President Therese Murray;
  • CCCC Dean of Science, Technology, Math, and Business, Robert Cody, Ph.D.

Please join us!


Last Poetry "Jam Slam" of the Semester TONIGHT at 6 p.m. - Bring Diapers for "A Baby Center" in Hyannis!

The final Poetry Jam Slam of the semester takes place tonight at 6 p.m. in the Studio Theater of the Tilden Arts Center, and there is a unique "price" to attend.  All are asked to bring a new package of diapers to be given to "A Baby Center" in Hyannis, which provides newborn supplies for mothers who need them.  
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with readings and presentations beginning at 6 p.m. All are welcome, and there is space open during the evening if you have a poem or reading (original or not) to present. See or email Kathy Andrews to get on the list:


Come Meet Student Artists This Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Higgins Gallery 

The Higgins Gallery, main floor of the Tilden Arts Center, is proud to showcase the work of the College's students, in a show running through May 5th.  This Tuesday from 12: 45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Gallery hosts a reception for the student artists and welcomes the public to join in. There is a wide variety of creative works in a number of different media. All are welcome, free of charge.





Collaboration with the Cotuit Center for the Arts has Been Getting Rave Reviews. This is Your Last Weekend to Enjoy this Outstanding Comedy

"Noises Off," by Michael Frayn, a collaboration between Cotuit Center for the Arts and Cape Cod Community College's Theatre Department, has been extremely well received by both the audience and the reviewers (something not always the case!). Most recently, the Barnstable Patriot's John Waters put it very directly, "Both theater organizations deserve applause for pulling together this fine collaboration."
We encourage you to read his entire piece by selecting this link, and then getting tickets for this final weekend.  Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and then again at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20, $10 for students. For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 428-0669.




FREE Tax Preparation - Right On Campus Thanks to Great Faculty and Student Volunteers

The Volunteer Tax Assistance Program is now open for 2014, located in Rm.12, ground floor of the Wilkens Library. 

Eleven students have been trained to prepare taxes for low to moderate income individuals and families. The service does not extend to Business Returns, and is booking appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Call (508) 375-4065 to book an appointment. (This phone is only answered when volunteers are there, but messages are checked every day and you will get a call back.) may call: (508) 362-2131 x4923 Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon to book an appointment through the Business Dept. Office Assistant, James Garland.

To file you MUST bring your photo identification card and a SOCIAL SECURITY CARD for yourself and any other individual who is mentioned on the tax return.  The program will "e-file" both the Federal and State tax return for free.


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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 x4311.
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 Building (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 Apr. 15, and 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. 
Apr. 14, and 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.

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Contact Info
Michael Gross, Director of College Communications, (508) 375-4003
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