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Trailblazer Tutoring Center
April 5, 2023

The MCLA Trailblazer Tutor Center has been awarded certification as a Level I certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)

MCLA Alum
February 14, 2023

College sweethearts Bernadette Dineen and Satchel Lefebvre '18 met at MCLA in 2015 and are now pursuing their doctorate at Tufts University.

Emily Mahar & Student
February 14, 2023

For Dr. Emily Maher, MCLA Professor of Physics, coming together with other women in science is imperative for longevity in the field. That's why she attended a three-day Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) with her physics student Tea Caravello '26 last month at Brown University.

Messina Traveling
January 27, 2023

When Casey Messina '18 graduated from high school on Long Island, college was something she didn't consider until experiencing an overnight event for accepted students at MCLA.

Waiting room class
January 17, 2023

A cloud of surgical masks, stacked news headlines, voice recordings, and silhouettes of students surround a single white empty folding chair in the Bowman Hall Gallery space. The exhibit "Waiting Room" was created by 11 students in Dr. Victoria Papa's Fall '22 course Creativity & Survival as an immersive art installation about the pandemic and the student's understanding of intersected trauma. Each year students execute a collective project

Ryan Kiernan with an Emmy
January 5, 2023

"And the Emmy Award goes to ... Ryan Kiernan '03!" The English/Communication major with a broadcast media concentration used his MCLA degree as the springboard to a 19-year career at NBC in Washington, D.C. This fall, his hard work behind the scenes paid off when Kiernan and his team won the 2021-2022 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement.

Jean with Students
December 8, 2022

Dr. Jean Clarke-Mitchell '00, a member of the MCLA Foundation Board and Trustees Board, participated in a mentor-chaperoned service-learning trip to Accra, Ghana this summer with the Rites of Passage and Empowerment (R.O.P.E.) program. The program offers mentoring focused on affording students opportunities for academic, cultural, and traveling locally and internationally.

Marathon Running
November 28, 2022

In September, MCLA adjunct professor John Fries completed the Berlin Marathon - one of the largest races in the world. Fries works in the College's Business Department and also serves as a Career Law Clerk for a federal court in Connecticut.

South Africa Travel Course
October 31, 2022

MCLA students and faculty are gearing up for another year of travel courses and studying abroad.

Sienna Paulsen with Bird
October 4, 2022

While some recent college graduates move home, apply for jobs or continue their education, MCLA alumnus Sienna Paulsen '21 flew south for the birds.