President’s Message February 2014

Feb 11, 2014

Artwork Displayed:

Top Left: Yellow by Janet Elvidge
Bottom Left: Seal Harbor by Janet Elvidge
Middle & Right: Mourning Glory by J’Hannah Glencross

The month of February is upon us. With it comes a time for great reflection and celebration, as we remember events that changed the course of history, and hail mankind’s greatest international sporting event.

February 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, which advanced equal opportunity amongst all Americans. The landmark legislation changed our country for the better. Yet, the challenge for equality continues, and I am so proud of the student groups on campus – such as Puma and the International Club – for participating and organizing events not just for EMCC, but others as well. Your actions help to spread equity across the campus and greater community.

This month also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to America, which added a new dimension of music that continues to impact the art, culture, and politics of our nation.  For those of you who don’t know, EMCC was not even in existence in 1964. But, I am sure when the college did open two years later, the effects of the Beatles, and other musical talent from that era, was prevalent throughout our small college.

Finally, February begins the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. What a spectacular global event that spotlights each country and its greatest athletes! Though it’s not Olympic gold from Sochi, I would like to congratulate two students who have won the gold as the Maine Academic All American Students from EMCC: Marc McCue, 2014 Business Management, and Christina Tirrell, 2014 Business Management Healthcare Secretary. Both of these full-time students carry GPAs above 3.7, are excellent student leaders, and two fine examples of the caliber of student at EMCC.

So, have a great month ahead! Reflect on the trials and tribulations of our past, strive for victory in the future, and keep singing that Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun,” in hopes of an early spring!

President Barrett

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