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e_id=_48595_1&amp;content_id=_3762200_1" target="_blank">research on&nbsp;care in higher education</a> (and on relationship-rich education) highlights the many benefits of care-based practices on student belonging and success.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

<p>Please join us remotely on <strong>Tuesday, April 26, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM</strong>, to learn from the student perspective.&nbsp;In partnership with the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, we are thrilled to feature&nbsp;this panel of current and former students who will speak about their experiences at MCC:</p>

<p><strong>Alumni </strong></p>

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<li><strong>Michaela Milillo graduated from Monroe Community&nbsp;College (MCC) in 2015.</strong> During her time at MCC, she majored in Psychology and was an Vice President in Phi Theta Kappa. Michaela was a presenter in the MCC &lsquo;s Annual &nbsp;Scholars&rsquo; Day and received a 1st place scholarship for her presentation. She graduated with honors from MCC. &nbsp;After graduating, she continued her education at the University of Michigan and earned her bachelor's degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience in 2018. Now, she is a research coordinator at the Mind Research Network, in forensic neuroscience, working with both incarcerated and community-based populations.</li>
<li><strong>Mariel Rivera is an alumnus of Monroe Community College, graduating in 2014 </strong>with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Communities and Diversity. While at MCC, Mariel was an active member and eventual president of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Project. She then earned her bachelor&rsquo;s in art in 2016 from SUNY Brockport majoring in Anthropology and Women and Genders studies. In 2019, Mariel earned her MA in Anthropology and completed a Certificate of Advanced Study in Women and Genders Studies from Syracuse University. Currently, Mariel is a doctoral candidate at Syracuse University in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests are within medical anthropology with a specific focus on reproductive health and addressing health inequities. She is interested in how race and gender influence reproductive and maternal health experiences. For her doctoral research, she is focusing on the use of community-based doulas in Syracuse, New York, who specifically work with Black women and other women of color. Mariel also works at SUNY Brockport as the academic coordinator of the Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program and the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Additionally, at SUNY Brockport Mariel is an adjunct professor of Women and Genders Studies and Anthropology. &nbsp;</li>
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<p><strong>Current students </strong></p>

<ul>
<li><strong>Landon Debes.</strong> I am a Liberal Arts and Science major at Monroe Community College.&nbsp;I started my leadership role at Monroe Community College as a Peer Navigator. The role of the Navigator is to make the transition from freshman to senior as seamless as possible, to be scholastic role models, and to lead programs held by First Year Experience.&nbsp;Due to my success at Monroe Community College, I will be able to transfer to my first-choice college, Environmental Science and Forestry college. I have been accepted for the Fall 2022 semester for Environmental: Policy, Planning, and Law.&nbsp;My ultimate goal is to become a Sustainability Analyst for the city of Rochester.&nbsp;</li>
<li><strong>Kristopher Hendrickson</strong> &ndash; I am a Liberal Arts and Science major with a focus on Sustainability. I am the current President of Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the Sustainability Club. My leadership role in Phi Theta Kappa has increase my leadership skills. I work with over 400 Phi Theta Kappa members and 6 Phi Theta Kappa officer team.&nbsp; I have applied to Cornell and I recently received the Sara Furguson Scholarship. &nbsp;</li>
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TCC: Spring Conversation #3--Student & Alumni Panel

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04/26/2022
Zoom
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

The TCC's Conversation series this year, built around the theme of Pedagogies of Care, has so far focused on what care-work means from the faculty and professional staff perspective. The research on care in higher education (and on relationship-rich education) highlights the many benefits of care-based practices on student belonging and success.  

Please join us remotely on Tuesday, April 26, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, to learn from the student perspective. In partnership with the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, we are thrilled to feature this panel of current and former students who will speak about their experiences at MCC:

Alumni

  • Michaela Milillo graduated from Monroe Community College (MCC) in 2015. During her time at MCC, she majored in Psychology and was an Vice President in Phi Theta Kappa. Michaela was a presenter in the MCC ‘s Annual  Scholars’ Day and received a 1st place scholarship for her presentation. She graduated with honors from MCC.  After graduating, she continued her education at the University of Michigan and earned her bachelor's degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience in 2018. Now, she is a research coordinator at the Mind Research Network, in forensic neuroscience, working with both incarcerated and community-based populations.
  • Mariel Rivera is an alumnus of Monroe Community College, graduating in 2014 with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Communities and Diversity. While at MCC, Mariel was an active member and eventual president of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Project. She then earned her bachelor’s in art in 2016 from SUNY Brockport majoring in Anthropology and Women and Genders studies. In 2019, Mariel earned her MA in Anthropology and completed a Certificate of Advanced Study in Women and Genders Studies from Syracuse University. Currently, Mariel is a doctoral candidate at Syracuse University in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests are within medical anthropology with a specific focus on reproductive health and addressing health inequities. She is interested in how race and gender influence reproductive and maternal health experiences. For her doctoral research, she is focusing on the use of community-based doulas in Syracuse, New York, who specifically work with Black women and other women of color. Mariel also works at SUNY Brockport as the academic coordinator of the Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program and the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Additionally, at SUNY Brockport Mariel is an adjunct professor of Women and Genders Studies and Anthropology.  

Current students

  • Landon Debes. I am a Liberal Arts and Science major at Monroe Community College. I started my leadership role at Monroe Community College as a Peer Navigator. The role of the Navigator is to make the transition from freshman to senior as seamless as possible, to be scholastic role models, and to lead programs held by First Year Experience. Due to my success at Monroe Community College, I will be able to transfer to my first-choice college, Environmental Science and Forestry college. I have been accepted for the Fall 2022 semester for Environmental: Policy, Planning, and Law. My ultimate goal is to become a Sustainability Analyst for the city of Rochester. 
  • Kristopher Hendrickson – I am a Liberal Arts and Science major with a focus on Sustainability. I am the current President of Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the Sustainability Club. My leadership role in Phi Theta Kappa has increase my leadership skills. I work with over 400 Phi Theta Kappa members and 6 Phi Theta Kappa officer team.  I have applied to Cornell and I recently received the Sara Furguson Scholarship.  

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CONTACT: Amy Burtner
SPONSOR: Teaching and Creativity Center