Alumni Week & Homecoming

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AWH 2015

Sponsored by Verizon Wireless

Click here for highlights from our Homecoming celebration.

College Community and Volunteers Make Alumni Week and Homecoming a Success!

The MCC Foundation thanks the members of the Alumni Week and Homecoming 2015 Planning Committee for their outstanding effort to reconnect alumni, students and friends to MCC.  Together, we held a variety of very successful Homecoming events, raising $36,900 in support of student scholarships at MCC.  We are proud of our sponsors and all of our partners within the college community that made it possible. 

Our Homecoming Luncheon and Golf Classic honoring Dr. Jeffrey P. Bartkovich held at Eagle Vale Golf Club raised $10,500 in support of the Educational Technology Services Endowed Scholarship Fund. 

At the Damon City Campus, Homecoming sponsor Verizon Wireless held a career day event which was followed by a kick-off celebration hosted by the Office of Campus Life and the Student Events and Governance Association.  At the Brighton Campus, the Campus Activities Board hosted an outdoor Fall Festival for students and their families, staff and alumni.

The weekend began with students and staff celebrating Spirit Day with the annual Faculty vs. Students Basketball Game hosted by Athletics and music provided by WMCC The Pulse. 

Homecoming Day started with an alumni men’s soccer game, followed by the 9th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships.  Over 350 MCC faculty, staff, alumni and community members participated and raised $18,800 for student scholarships!  Scholarships totaling $5,000 were awarded to six current MCC students.  Medals were presented to our 5K top finishers and award winners.   Race results can be found at

The 5K Walk/Run was followed by MCC Tribunes games—both the men’s and women’s soccer teams outplayed their opponents—and a Tailgate Party sponsored by Sodexo, the MCC Association and GEICO. 

The day concluded with an alumni art exhibit and lecture in the Mercer Gallery.

Our Homecoming celebration concluded with alumni and guests enjoying an exceptional opportunity to learn cooking and wine pairing techniques from Dave Boni and members of the Hospitality Department, Michelle Bartell, Gerry Brinkman and Kim Joyce.  Lastly, alumni from the Alexander Street Campus gathered for dinner in the home of Lou and Marilyn Andolino.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported and participated in Alumni Week and Homecoming events, including our presenting sponsor Verizon Wireless and the many volunteers who helped make these events a success. THANK YOU to the following planning committee members for lending their leadership support to make this our most successful Homecoming celebration yet:

Alumni Week and Homecoming 2015 Planning Committee
Mike Bertolone ’81, Peter Fiannaca, Yolanda Johnson ’02
Erin Julian ’98, Steve Palmer ’97, Sue Rock-McCrossen ’98
Karen Shaw ’78, Betty Stewart, MacClurg Vivian ’64/’65
Sandy Warren ’07, Melissa Waughtel, Rosanna Yule

5K Walk/Run for Scholarships Planning Committee
Donald Bigelow, Donna Burke, Katherine DeRusso
Katie Nicholas, Kristen Love, Karen Shaw ’78
Courtney Sprague ’02, Dawn Quatro ’91

Questions or comments?
Send an email to Karen A. Shaw ’78, alumni and annual giving coordinator at the MCC Foundation, at or call

The Monroe Community College Foundation and Alumni Office are located in the Damon City Campus
228 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585.262.1500 Fax: 585.262.1515

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Contact Information

Damon City Campus
5th Floor, Room 5032
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(585) 262-1500
Fax: (585) 262-1515

Mailing Address
MCC Foundation
228 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604