MCC Daily Tribune

President's Wednesday Message

March is Women's History Month, and it offers an opportunity both to spotlight the historical accomplishments of women who have made a difference and to highlight women who are making a difference today. We are always looking for ways to showcase the wonderful work of the many faculty and staff who are dedicated to the success of our students, and this Women's History Month, we're focusing on some of the extraordinary women who make our College inspiring every day.

Rosanna Yule and Janet Ekis wanted to celebrate Women's History Month and educate MCC's social media followers and fans about the breadth of dedication and talent that helps provide an excellent educational experience for our students. According to Rosanna and Janet, these individuals weren't hard to find - they are everywhere. Their social media campaign (which can be found on Instagram @monroeccrochester or on the College's Facebook page) features MCC faculty and staff and their programs; it talks about their everyday accomplishments that add up to inspiration; it lets our remarkable employees shine.

You will recognize the faces in the social media posts as valued colleagues from across the College, and we hope our students will see possible futures in these posts: counselors, professors, scientists, business leaders, poets, advisors, artists, and more. The MCC women featured or anticipated to be featured during Women's History Month include Kathleen Borbee, Maria Brandt, Colleen Caruana, Kathleen Farrell, Tokeya Graham, Ambika Howell, Peggy Harvey-Lee, Sherri Kurtz, Christina Lee, Mary Mohr, Joan Moorehead, Kathleen O'Shea,Vilma Patterson, Laura Penman, Melany Silas, Angelique Stevens, Ann Tippett, Sherry Tshibangu, and Alexis Vogt. To be sure, if we were to feature every amazing MCC woman, we would need several years, not a single month.

The approach Marketing and Community Relations has taken for Black History Month and Women's History Month have proven to be very popular and have created a wonderful chance for MCC to showcase the talents of our students, faculty, and staff. Wilma Rudolph--who overcame childhood poverty and illnesses that included polio-induced paralysis to become a triple gold medalist in track and field, before going on to be a civil rights activist, teacher, goodwill ambassador, non-profit leader, television host, and hospital administrator--once noted, "We are all the same in this one notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us." I thank the two inspiring women behind the posts, Rosanna Yule and Janet Ekis, for this creative and innovative campaign that reminds us of the greatness that lives within MCC.

Kress, Anne
President's Office