MCC Daily Tribune

President's Wednesday Message

Each year at this time, it seems the beauty of the Brighton Campus is at its peak. Trees trade buds for stunning blossoms for a wash of green leaves in every shade and tone. Tulips fill the beds that were once covered with snow, and the grass grows lush beneath students studying on the quads. As the days grow longer, the golden afternoon light hits the brick and casts a rose glow on the entire scene, giving all of us a reason to linger in conversation in parking lots that only weeks ago seemed like the frozen tundra.

While the opportunities for green space are more limited at the Applied Technologies Center and at the Public Safety Training Facility, the beds at these centers are alive with bright flowers set off by sharp green grass. Planning is already underway for making the most of the planters at the new Downtown Campus, and even a brief tour reveals the care that has been put into making the inside of this urban site an oasis of color and light.

My appreciation goes out to all at the College who make our campuses and centers so engaging. The teams in Grounds and Housekeeping put their hearts into assuring MCC is welcoming, inviting, and inspiring. Thanks to these valued colleagues, our lots and walks are plowed in winter; our lawns and gardens tended in spring, summer, and fall; and our classrooms, hallways, offices, and public spaces are kept clean in all seasons.

I hope you will take a moment this spring to reflect on the beauty that surrounds us and thank those whose dedication and outstanding work helps to make our College inspiring inside and out.

If there is an aspect of a campus and/or center you would like to highlight, please do so on the blog.

Kress, Anne
Office of the President