The ACC Update Spring Semester 1998., December 1997, p. 1

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in the industrial or business world.” ALPENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Years 1952-1997 ‘<a eS 2) V \pena Coie College is. marking milestones of service in Northeast Michigan this academic year It was 45 years ago that ACC held its first classes in Alpena; and 30 ago, ACC began offering classes at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda for military personnel and Iosco County residents alike. While many things have changed, ACC continues today to fulfill the mission first expressed in 1952: to “provide the first two years of college work as well as ‘terminal’ courses for = training of students who .. seek to fit themselves for positions “Bach semester, more — 2,000 it Shores Chapte The "otal auniher of ACC graduates is nearing 10,000, and thousands more have come for a class or two to update job skills or simply to indulge an interest. Area employers, too, find ACC a resourceful partner for training programs and business consultation. As you read about some of our students and servicesin this UPDATE, you'll see that what we say is true: “Alpena Community College is where you start...few things so close can take you so far.” You are cordially invited to find out for yourself. The Spring Semester schedule is inside. Be with us when classes start January 12 in Alpena, Oscoda, Rogers City or Whittemore. % " . sees = nuapax B Ho the ACC : ena campus e re shores carous - are CLOSED . z pe 7* as Reguiar Nours en t Friday. Jan. 2 Huron Shores Campus 5800 Skeel Avenue ¢ Oscoda (517) 739-1445 Alpena Campus 666 Johnson Street ¢ Alpena (17) 356-9021 ‘Don’t ever think you're too old fo learn’ OSCODA— Velma Boyd-Demings had worked at the Wurtsmith Air Force Base Exchange as a civilian employee for 14 years when closure of the base put her out of a job. She qualified for retraining funded through the Region 7B Consortium and started taking classes in September 1993 at the Huron Shores Campus ofAlpena Community College. When the base closed, ACC was the only institution of higher education that made a commitment to the people of Iosco County. While others then providing services at the Base Education Center withdrew, ACE remained De new career Thipaeh 4 an ACC Contracting With Business and Industry (CWBI) program. and donors are Utility Technician Training Eugene Edwards of ACC worked with Oscoda radio station WCLS to develop an internship for Demings. That, combined with course work, led to a CWBI Certificate in Radio and Communications. Along the way, WCLS was so pleased with its intern | that she was hired by the station part time in May 1994. Later, she was promoted to full-time and office manager. In March 1996, she was named station manager. “I owe all that to ACC, ” Demings said. Although at first she was uncomfortable about going back to school because she was over 40, she is now is enthusiastic and plans to lege go and has this advice: “Don’t ever think you’re too old to learn.” z ENJOY RECEPTION — Among those enjoying a reception for scholarship recipients Program students (left to right) Dennis Achtabowski of Rogers City, Bradley Mcintyre of Kinde and John Kramen of Cedarville. The event was = ua the Alpena args College Foundation, which ed raises funds for donors to honor or ind als, ips established by livid Charles Scheutler Scholarship and Kramen id Mcintyre received the received the Frank Talento Scholarship. Velma Boyd-Demings INSIDE Semester. Artic! and photographs by Cariene Przykucki, ACC Director Public information, ($17) 356-902 215.

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