Students at Middlesex Community College’s Meriden Center are enjoying improved and expanded library services thanks to a $3,000 grant awarded to the MxCC Foundation by the CUNO Foundation of Meriden. The grant was used to purchase new computer software and related equipment to allow students to register and check out materials including textbooks, DVDs and other reading materials. The library also purchased four eBook readers, which will be available for student use at the beginning of next semester.
“The Meriden Center has undergone some wonderful changes and upgrades, and our library expansion is one of our most important new services,” said Tami Christopher, director of the Meriden Center. “The CUNO Foundation grant allowed us to properly equip our library for lending, which is crucial to meeting the needs of students and faculty. We appreciate their support of this project, and are glad to offer these services to our student community.”
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. The school offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main, 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online. The Chronicle of Higher Education named MxCC a “Great College to Work For” in 2012. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. Current enrollment exceeds 2,900 full and part-time students, and 1,600 continuing education students.